Bringing Vator Splash to London

Thursday, November 7 | Level39, Canary Wharf | London


The inaugural event will be held at Level39, Europe's largest FinTech accelerator. Splash is Vator's premier startup event and competition, that seeks promising startups to present on stage and win prizes, such as sit-down meetings with leading VCs/angels.

Startups win: 20k GBP in prizes, plus lunch with Ben Holmes (Index Ventures), and one-hour sit-down meetings with Wellington Partners, Passion Capital and DFJ.

Join us? Buy tickets for networking, presentations, and free beer and pizza!

Previous Keynotes

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About Splash

The premier entrepreneurship conference.



Jon Bradford

Managing Director, Techstars

Nic Brisbourne

Managing Partner, Forward Partners

William Bryant

Venture Partner, DFJ

Jeff Burton

Exec. Dir., Skydeck Berkeley

Stephen Chandler

Managing Partner, Notion Capital

Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder & CEO, Vator

Scott Gallacher

Director, The Aston Group

Laurence Garrett

Partner, Highland Capital Europe

Stefan Glaenzer

Founding Partner, Passion Capital

Joseph Hawayek

Principal Partner, International Venture Associates

Ben Holmes

Partner, Index Ventures

Andrew Humphries

Co-Founder, The Bakery

Emma Lloyd

Partner, Sky Media

Neil Martin

Business Development Director, News UK

Danny Meaney

Managing Director, New Media Partners

Frank Meehan

General Partner, SparkLabsGlobal Ventures

Richard Muirhead

Managing Partner, Firestartr

Ezra Roizen

Founder, advsr

Nilesh Shah

Partner, Blick Rothenberg

Rory Stirling

Partner, MMC Ventures

Fabio Torlini

VP of Marketing, International, Rackspace

Simon Walker

Partner, Taylor Wessing

Nina Faulhaber

Associate, Index Ventures

Sitar Teli

Managing Partner, Connect Ventures

Mike Turner

Partner, TaylorWessing

Daniel Waterhouse

General Partner, Balderton Capital

John Webb



2:30PM,,4:30PM,,Socializing, time to see demo tables,,See demo tables

4:30PM,,4:40PM,,Welcome Remarks,,Bambi Francisco (Vator), Andrew Humphries (TheBakery)

4:40PM,,5:20PM,,US vs UK panel: How is the US venture market different from the UK market and how can the UK market benefit from the longevity and successes of what's happened there?,,Jeff Burton (Berkeley Skydeck), Jon Bradford (TechStars), Bill Bryant (DFJ), Ben Holmes (Index Ventures); Frank Meehan (Spark Lab Global), Moderator: Joseph Hawayek (International Venture Associates)

5:20PM,,5:30PM,,Startup growth options (Financing, Strategic business development, M&A),,Ezra Roizen (Ackrell Capital)

5:30PM,,5:45PM,,Networking break, open beer bar, time to see demo tables,,See demo tables

5:45PM,,6:25PM,,First five startup pitches (3 minutes each),,Richard Muirhead (, Rory Stirling (MMC Ventures), Nilesh Shah (Blick Rothenberg), Daniel Waterhouse (Wellington Partners), Frank Meehan (Spark Labs Global); Moderator: Joseph Hawayek (International Venture Associates)

6:25PM,,7:05PM,,Second five startup pitches (3 minutes each),,Danny Meaney (New Media Partners), Scott Gallacher (Angel Investor), Fabio Torlini (Rackspace), Emma Lloyd (BSkyB)

7:05PM,,7:35PM,,Networking break (open beer bar/pizza), time to see demo tables,,See demo tables

7:35PM,,8:05PM,,Investor panel: State of venture capital, how is it changing, and what's the next big thing?,,Stefan Glaenzer (Passion Capital), Laurence Garrett (Highland Capital Partners), Bill Earner (Connect Ventures), Nic Brisbourne (Forward Investment Partners), Steve Chandler (Notion Capital), Moderator: Simon Walker (Taylor Wessing)

8:05PM,,8:20PM,,Announce winner and Closing remarks,,

8:20PM,,10:00PM,,Networking (more beer/pizza),,

Vator Partners

Reach hundreds of influencers within the entrepreneurship community.


Reach hundreds of influencers in the high-tech entrepreneur community.

  • Be in front of entrepreneurs leading innovation, disrupting industries and redefining the economy.
  • Be in front of emerging startups while they’re young.
  • Get exposure online well before the event during the online competition as more than 100 startups compete for the top 10 spots.
  • Get online across the competition and event pages, in newsletters and emails, and at the event through banners, tables, etc.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email

Partners that have attended Vator Splash events

The Venue


Level39 is Europe’s largest accelerator space for finance, retail and future cities technology companies.

One Canada Square, Canary Wharf E14 5AB

Getting there



Check back after the event is over for press coverage.



VATOR SPLASH EVENT volunteers. Day of.

Click here to volunteer.

EVENT volunteers. Day of.

  • Speaker Hosts
  • Finalists Hosts
  • Stage Hands
  • Ushers
  • Sponsor and Demo Host
  • Stage Manager
  • Social Media


  1. Team call meeting 10 days to 2 weeks prior
  2. Day-before-event meeting at venue (1 hour) to prep, or as early as 6:00 am, day of event
  3. Arrival at event
  4. Venue visit (1 month prior – for Usher Lead, Stage Manager, Speaker Host)

PRE-PRODUCTION volunteers. Up to 5 months prior.

  • Startup Scout Master
  • Startup & Finalist Host
  • Director of Investor Relations
  • Accelerator Partner Relations
  • Media Partner Relations
  • Social Media
  • Press Relations


Be able to start several months prior to the event. Must have solid writing, communication skills.

For those interested in working with startups.

Details about pre-production roles:

Startup Scout Master, Startup Finalist Host: This person loves to work with startups and would love to learn more about them. Your job will be to identify promising startups, interact with them and help prep finalists to get on stage. This job is great for someone who wants to work at a startup or invest in them.

Director of Investor Relations, Accelerator Partner Relations: This person wants to interact with venture capitalists and angel investors and corporate investors – in short – investors. You will engage with them around 5 to 6 weeks prior to the event. Your job is to get to know them and their investments and to help them to evaluate the startups in the finalist competition. The Accelerator Partner Relations person will communicate with accelerators to engage their startups in the event and competition.

Social Media and Press: This person(s) is proficient at putting press releases together and posting social media updates on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Vator. This person has excellent writing skills and is fluent in English. This person has comfort and familiarity with social networks. This person must spend at least 20 minutes daily posting for Vator one month prior to the event about the event speakers, relevant news and throughout the day of event. Press person should work on at least one press release.

Also contact: (with any questions) or