VatorSplash LA
June 7, 2012 – Los Angeles

IMPORTANT: The event venue has been changed to the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica.

Splash is a single-track evening event and startup competition. Splash gathers leading entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists and angel investors across technology to inspire and energize the audience about entrepreneurship and innovation.

Splash brings together high-caliber speakers who talk about how to build and scale great successful companies, how their industries are changing and the opportunities those changes are creating.

Splash also allows the audience to mingle with top venture capitalists and angels who are funding tomorrow's next Google and Facebook. These influencers will give you insights into how they think when it comes to investments and they'll also talk about their changing investment strategies in light of the emergence of super angels, angels, micro-VCs and incubators.


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See Sept 2011 Competition , Feb 2011 Competition, Sept Competition, May Competition and Feb Competition.



    Keynote Speakers

Matt Coffin, Founder of, which
was bought by Experian for
$330 million

Scott Painter CEO and
founder of TrueCar

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.


Mark Pincus,CEO of Zynga, which IPO'd
Aaron Levie , Co-founder 
and CEO of
Jeff Fluhr, Founder and CEO of
Spreecast,Co-founder Stubhub,
which sold to eBay

Peter Thiel;
Founders Fund, Clarium Capital


Jim Lanzone, President
CBS Interactive

Tony Hsieh,  CEO of Zappos, which 
sold to Amazon for $1B 

Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter



Smule CEO, Jeffrey Smith

Pandora Founder/CSO,
Tim Westergren


Neil Young, CEO/founder of Ngmoco:),
which sold to DeNA for $400M



Brian Sharples Co-founder/CEO
HomeAway ,which IPO'd 2011

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.

Aydin Senkut from Felicis Ventures

Dave McClure from 500 Startups 

Charles Moldow from Foundation Capital and Howard Hartenbaum from August Capital

Jeff Clavier from SoftTech VC

Jeremy Liew from Lightspeed Venture Partners

Jed Katz from Javelin VP

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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