February 3, 2011 – 4pm to midnight – CafĂ© Du Nord, San Francisco

Vator Splash is Vator’s once-a-quarter evening event, celebrating entrepreneurship with seasoned entrepreneurs sharing lessons and advice, and 10 promising startups pitching onstage.

The top 10 are chosen through an online competition. Do you want to enter the competition, nominate a startup or just vote for your favorite?

The event draws some 350 to 400 attendees in the entrepreneur community, from seasoned to emerging entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and media.

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Past Splash events:

See Vator Splash SeptVator Splash May and Vator Splash Feb event agenda.
See Splash Sept competition, May competition and Feb competition.

      Keynote Speakers

Tim Westergren

Tim Westergren

  Ngmoco:) CEO,
  Neil Young


Past Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers bring experience to the stage, sharing lessons, failures and advice on how to build lasting companies, what it means to be a leader and to innovate.

Zynga CEO, Mark Pincus

Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh 

Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo

Founders Fund Managing Partner,
Peter Thiel

Smule CEO, Jeffrey Smith

gWallet Chairman & CEO,
Gurbaksh Chahal

Eventbrite Founder & CEO, Kevin Hartz


Venture capitalists and angel investors from top-notch firms bring insight, feedback and sometimes tough love to the entrepreneurs onstage.

Vibrant Demo Pit

The demo area is bustling with activity as 30 companies get space to promote their services and products and network with the hundreds of participants.

Startup Winner Highlighted

Top winner chosen by the audience wins prizes and gets to go onstage once again and pitch in front of VC/panelists in a 20-minute Splash Box segment.

Rocking Afterparty with CoverFlow

By day they're serious venture capitalists and executives, by night they're jamming onstage at Splash. Top off the evening with dancing and mingling as venture capitalists and executives strip off their button-down shirts to sport their gold blazers, or whatever it is that makes them feel cool and hip to put on a stellar show.

An overall fun evening

The Café du Nord and Swedish American Hall make for a funky and edgy experience, filled with a lot of fun, wine, learning, absorbing, networking and dancing! 

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