October 2, 2013 – 3:30 pm to midnight – CafĂ© Du Nord, San Francisco

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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Keynote Speakers

Keith Krach, Chairman and
CEO, DocuSign

Jared Simon, Co-founder and
COO, HotelTonight

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.

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Zynga CEO, Mark Pincus

Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh

Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo

Peter Thiel, Founders Fund, Clarium Capital

Smule CEO, Jeffrey Smith

Pandora Founder/CSO, Tim Westergren

Ngmoco:) CEO, Neil Young

Demand Media Co-Founder/Head of M&A,
Shawn Colo

ReachLocal Co-Founder/CEO, Zorik Gordon

Eventbrite Founder/CEO, Kevin Hartz

BeachMint Co-founder/CEO, Josh Berman TrueCar CEO/Founder, Scott Painter

Sheila Marcelo, Founder/CEO, CBS Interactive, President, Jim Lanzone, Founder, Matt Coffin HomeAway, Co-founder/CEO, Brian Sharples

Jeremy Allaire, Founder/CEO, Brightcove

Big Fish Games Founder/Chairman/CSO,
Paul Thelen

Box, Founder/CEO, Aaron Levie

Spreecast, Founder/CEO and Co-founder of Stubhub, which was sold to eBay Jeff Fluhr
 Pearl CEO, Andy Kurtzig  Evernote CEO/Founder, Phil Libin Lending Club CEO/Founder, Renaud Laplanche   


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

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

Dave McClure from 500 Startups


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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