December 5, 2012 – 3:30 pm to 10 pm – Le Poisson Rouge, New York

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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Vist for the past Splash events


  Splash NYC Keynote Speakers



Jeremy Allaire, Founder and CEO, Brightcove

  Sheila Marcelo, Founder and CEO,

 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, Clarium Capital;
Peter Thiel

Smule CEO, Jeffrey Smith

Pandora Founder/CSO,
Tim Westergren

gWallet Chairman & CEO,
Gurbaksh Chahal

 Ngmoco:) CEO,
Neil Young

TrueCar CEO &
founder, Scott Painter


CBS Interactive,
President, Jim Lanzone, Founder,
Matt Coffin

HomeAway, Co-founder/CEO,
Brian Sharples

Eventbrite Founder & CEO, Kevin Hartz


Box Founder & CEO,
Aaron Levie

Spreecast Founder & CEO,
Jeff Fluhr



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.


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!