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Need a reason why you can't miss Splash LA on 10/2? Check out the agenda
If you haven't already registered to Vator Splash LA, you better do so quickly. The event is three days away. If you need reasons to attend, just check out the agenda. It's no easy feat to get this caliber of speakers together in one room.
As a Vator reader and member, feel free to use "vator20" as the code to register here: vatorsplashla.com
Not only do we have the biggest entrepreneur names in LA - Brian Lee, Jessica Alba, Scott Painter, Michael Heyward, to name a few - we have the founders of the most active investment firms fueling LA's tech growth.
Don't take my word for it.
"Javelin has been a big supporter of the Vator Splash events for years, and we've invested in several companies that competed there [Thumbtack]," said Jed Katz, co-founder and Managing Director of Javelin Venture Partners. "Thursday's event has a spectacular agenda and promises to a very valuable use of time for those in attendance."
Here's the agenda and if you're so inclined, feel free to post a comment with a question you'd like to be asked of the panelists and Keynote Speakers.
Session 1 - 9:40 am to 10:00 am - Bill Gross (Founder of Idealab) - What makes startups successful
Session 2 - 10:05 am to 10:25 am - The rise of the LA tech ecosystem. A chat with active accelerators, angel investors, and pioneering VCs who are shaping the tech scene through the investments they make. Panelists: Erik Rannala (Founder,Mucker Capital), Eric Manlunas (Founding Partner, Wavemaker Partners), Dana Settle (Greycroft), Paige Craig (Angel Investor); Moderator: Bill Woodward (Founder, Anthem Venture Partners)
-- 10:25 am to 10:35 am (10 min) - Break, See Demo Tables
Session 3 - 10:35 am to 11:20 am - Global Splash Competition Presentations - First 5 Finalists; Emcee: Alex Roizen (Ackrell Capital); Judges: Scott Painter (Founder & CEO, TrueCar), Alex Gurevich (Javelin Venture Partners), Robert Kornegay(Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati), Ezra Roizen (Ackrell Capital); Ethan Applen, (Executive Director, Warner Bros. Media Camp)
Session 5 - 11:45 am to 12:30 pm - Global Splash Competition Presentations - Second 5 Finalists; Emcee: Alex Roizen(Ackrell Capital); Judges: Brian Garrett (Crosscut Ventures), Paul Bricault (Amplify), Sean Flynn (Shasta Ventures), Eric Martineau-Fortin (Partner, White Star Capital), Mike Walsh(Structure Capital)
Session 7 - 2:10 pm to 2:30 pm - From Hollywood scripts to Startup decks, the media industry is embracing entrepreneurial talent and getting into the investing game. What are they looking for? Robyn Ward (United Talent Agency); Adam Lilling (Plus Capital); Molly Matthieson ( WME); Moderator: Cody Simms (TechStars Disney Accelerator)
Session 8 - 2:30 pm to 2:50 pm - Founder Panel on scaling your startup and getting the marketplace flywheel going - Aaron Hischhorn (Founder & CEO, DogVacay), Lynn Perkins (Founder & CEO, UrbanSitter), Jordan Metzner (Founder & CEO,Washio); Moderator: Ezra Roizen (Ackrell Capital)
-- 2:50 pm to 3:10 pm Break (20 min) - Phew! Those were long sessions. Candy at Demo Tables
Session 9 - 3:10 pm to 3:40 pm - Finalist Showdown! Emcee: Alex Roizen (Ackrell Capital); Judges: Jed Katz (Javelin Venture Partners), Peter Lee (Baroda Ventures), Dana Settle (Greycroft), Swagar Ryan(Venture51)
Session 10 - 3:40 pm to 4:40 pm - Special Session: Technology and the LA Culture - Mike Bonin, City of LA, District 11; Panelists: Nate Redmond (Rustic Canyon), Rob Kornegay (Wilson Sonsini), Peter Marx (City of LA), Ashish Soni (USC Viterbi School of Engeineering, Viterbi Startup Garage & VSi2), Eva Ho (Susa Ventures), Tara Roth (Goldhirsh Foundation, LA 2050); Moderator: Kevin Winston (Founder, Digital LA)
Session 11 - 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm - Michael Heyward (Founder & CEO, Whisper) and Bambi Francisco (Founder & CEO, Vator)
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Joined Vator onJed Katz is the Managing Director of Javelin Venture Partners. One of the pioneers of online commerce, Jed has spent his 20 year career developing, advising & investing in early stage tech ventures.