Today, AngelLaunch produces its newest conference, Startup Venture
Summit, held at the Courtyard Marriott Culver City, 6333 Bristol
Parkway, Culver City, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event features keynotes
and fireside chats by leading investors, incubators and startups
transforming traditional business models and fueling the growth of
entrepreneurial ventures. View at www.StartupVentureSummit.com.
The sold-out summit also includes a Venture Forum in which 18 highly
promising carefully selected startups can pitch panels of venture
capitalists, corporate investors, and angel investors. All attendees can
attend the venture pitch sessions to hear how investors evaluate
startups. At lunch, all attendees can pitch investors in a short
3-minute fast pitch session in the hope of finding investment capital.
Speakers will offer fresh ideas, real-world strategies, and practical
hands on tools for startups to launch new ideas and grow existing
ventures to the next level. Topics include social media, donation and
equity crowdfunding, how to get funded, media and entertainment
financing, developing partnerships with Silicon Valley, perfecting your
pitch, attracting venture capital, exit strategies, mobile apps,
protecting intellectual property, acquisition strategies, bootstrapping,
twitter for marketing, public relations, accelerators and incubators,
and much more.
The program opens with a keynote panel featuring Nicole Glaros, managing
director of highly successful incubator TechStars from Boulder, CO.
TechStars provides seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms
and angel investors who are vested in the success of your startup, as
well as intense mentorship from hundreds of the best entrepreneurs in
The other keynote speaker is Brad Wyman, Vertical Lead for Film, TV,
Web, Media from Indiegogo, who will discuss opportunities to raise
capital from wildly popular crowdfunding platforms with a focus on media
and entertainment. Over 40 other speakers and investors will participate.
"Our top-of-the-line speakers deliver cutting-edge content that help
executives develop business strategies and make successful deals.
Startup Venture Summit is a fast-paced, jam-packed conference giving
entrepreneurs and investors the tools they need to launch and succeed.
We provide a high-energy forum to share innovative ideas and create
lasting business opportunities," said AngelLaunch Founder and Conference
Producer Zahava Stroud. "On our panels, we're pairing accredited
investors with tech experts with `game changers' from technology
startups. The goal is for sparks to fly and deals to close."
About AngelLaunch and iHollywood Forum:
iHollywood Forum, based in Los Angeles, has been the leading producer of
business summits for executives, investors and entrepreneurs involved in
digital entertainment, media, telecom, mobile and emerging technologies.
Two years ago we created a new brand, AngelLaunch, producing evening
mixers, seminars and conferences on issues relevant to entrepreneurs
seeking to grow their business with a focus on tech, web, mobile and
digital media ventures. Follow us at twitter @AngelLaunch and like us on
Press Credentials to attend Startup Venture Summit:
All qualified editorial media may receive a basic ticket and
complimentary admission. Journalists are invited to attend the event
today without any advance registration.
STARTUP VENTURE SUMMIT AGENDA
9:00-9:40 | Investors & Entrepreneurs with Successful Exits that Sold
9:40-9:45 | Forging Deals Between US Startups, Japan and China
9:45-10:20 | Fireside Chat --How Accelerators and Crowdfunding
Sites are Fueling Entrepreneurship With a New Approach to Investing
10:20-10:25 | Demo: Wade Fenn, Founder, The Navvo Group
10:25-10:30 | Charley Wang, LA Producer, General Assembly
10:30-11:15 | Panel : Attracting Venture Capital for Early and Mid
11:15-11:20 | ViewPhone Demo
11:20-11:45 | Networking Break and Demo tables - Palisades (1st
11:45-12:30 | Content, Games, Entertainment: Distribution, Funding
and Strategic Partners
(Studio 2nd floor)
Understand specific strategies for media, games, film, TV, video and
entertainment startups including attracting customers, forging
partnerships, managing eCommerce, pricing, negotiating deals, and
formng relationships with traditional media powerhouses like studios
and broadcast networks.
11:45-12:30 | Acquisition Strategies are About Timing-When is the
right time to sell (Santa Monica 1st floor)
Every day we hear about large companies like Google, Facebook and
Comcast acquiring startups with unique features such as innovative
technologies, massive audience reach or highly sought-after management
teams. Many companies get offers but its viewed as too low a valuation.
How do you know the right timing of when to sell, and how to evaluate an
offer What are current trends in acquisition
What are essential issues for both startups and acquiring companies to
11:45-12:30 |Venture Pitch Session I, Judges: Marina ( 2nd
Presenters: Adaia Devices Enlightened.org Enplug Pasadena Labs
Hive Lighting Locbit
12:30 -1:30 | Networking Lunch and Visit Demo Showcase (Palisades
1:00-1:30 | 3-Minute Fast Pitch Our investors are seated
at tables. You can stand in line and get 3 minutes to pitch investors.
Be prepared to hand them your card. They will keep track of companies
which interest them for a follow-up call or meeting. At 2:00 we will
prepare and post a list of companies where investors request follow-up
discussion, and you can contact them for follow up calls or meetings.
1:30 -2:10 | Crowdfunding for Equity & Donation Platforms: Best
Practices to Raise Funds
(Studio 2nd floor)
Hear from experts and entrepreneurs who raised funds for media,
nonprofits, entertainment and tech ventures using crowdfunding. Learn
how startups can use these new laws to raise up to $1 Million from
friends, family and complete strangers. Understand implications,
regulatory issues, and opportunities created by new Jobs Act for
startups and investors.
1:30 -2:10 | Partnerships from Silicon Valley: How Startups and Investors
Can Partner with Bay Area Investors
Hear from bay area firms for early stage funds, and LA based startups
with Bay Area investors on their perspectives of the significant
economic, market and competitive dynamics shaping the Bay Area current
investment strategies. Learn how to work with Bay Area or strategic
investors as partners or investors to maximize your success. Can you get
funded without being based in the Bay Area or should you move
1:30 -2:20 | Venture Pitch Session II, Judges:
Marina (2nd floor)
Presenters Go Trexx Tapshare ViewPhone Vomodo Supper King
2:30-3:15 | Accelerators, Incubators and Education: A New
Approach to Investing and Mentorship
2:30-3:15 | Exit Strategies and Early Stage IP
Opportunities and Risks in Today's Market
Culver (2nd floor)
How does the view of the IPO market impact your investments. Before
investing, you need to know the key issues related to liquidity and exit
opportunities including current trends in mergers and acquisitions. How
is the economy impacting IPO How do you find a buyer What is the
outlook for financial markets to impact exits and M&A activity. How will
investors strengthen their interests and portfolio company growth in
light of these market conditions Learn about current expectations from
prospective acquiring companies, the public capital markets and address
governance and regulatory issues related to liquidity events.
2:30-3:15 | Bootstrapped, Single Founder, Self Funded, and
Loving It Or Should You get Funding
Santa Monica (1st floor)
Many startups don't want outside investments and turn them down.
Instead, they deliberately choose to bootstrap and grow organically on a
lean budget without third-party funding. Hear from a self-funded founder
who made this choice, and learn the pitfalls and opportunities they
encountered. Also hear contrasting perspective from an angel investor
who founded an incubator on the advantages of seeking funding from an
2:30-3:15 | Venture Pitch Session III, Judges:
Presenters: Flinja My Bean Jar Social Tagg Vomodo Nuvoo GX Stream
3:30-4:15 | Breakout Sessions
3:30-4:15 | Best Practices for Protecting Intellectual Property and
Studio (2nd floor)
Startups need to protect their ideas, but the same time you need to
disclose your concept to investors and partners. Learn how you can
protect your ideas and assets while still attracting partners. Learn how
to maximize and commercialize the value of your assets while protecting
them from theft or copycats.
3:30-4:15 | Best Practices for Creating Professional Facebook Pages
75% of consumers now go to Facebook as opposed to a web page to engage
with brands. Can you reach consumers from your Facebook page Learn how
marketing, PR and brand managers are using Facebook to deliver complex
brand messages and increase public exposure. Improve your social media
presence, increase email responses, and understand best practices to
make your Facebook page professional to drive sales.
3:30-4:15 | Using Pinterest and Twitter to Grow Your Business (Marina
Learn how to use these social media tools to grow your business, engage
customers, and increase sales.
3:30-4:15 | Getting Funding: Pitfalls and Challenges from
Entrepreneurs that Got Funded
Hear from startups that raised funding about their strategies, how they
met angels and VC firms, due diligence, lessons learned, and tips for
4:30-5:15 | Practical Tips and Best Practices to Raising Money from
Learn step-by-step practical steps and best practices on how to use
crowdfunding platforms to meet your goals and raise funds for media,
nonprofits, entertainment and tech. Justin has raised over $250,000 for
film projects in Kickstarter and will share his insider secrets.
4:30-5:15 | Beyond Buzz: Using PR to Grow Your Business and Media
Public relations and media exposure offers a low-cost way to engage your
target market, attract partners and investors, and increase your
profile. But you can spend a lot of money creating social media buzz and
increasing the interest in your site, but it's a waste unless you have a
well thought-out strategy to convert those fleeting viewers to long-term
paying customers. Learn how to tell a story to the media, and give
compelling media interviews.
4:30-5:15 | Using Mobile Apps and Strategies for Small Business Owners
This session will explore best practices to develop a mobile app, using
mobile apps to bolster your brand, revenue opportunities and cost for
apps, and successful partnerships.
4:30-5:15 | Planning and Presenting your Pitch
Best practices for investor presentations with a focus on how to
position your company as an attractive investment opportunity. Included
in this session will be the essentials for presentations to angels,
venture capitalists, strategic investors, potential partners and other
investment sources with samples of slides.
5:15-7:00 | Networking Reception and Demo Showcase
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