What's behind LA's booming tech ecosystem?

Thursday, October 15 | One-day Conference | Los Angeles, CA

Speakers

Paige Craig

VC, Arena Ventures

Bambi Francisco Roizen

Founder and CEO, Vator

Alex Gurevich

Partner, Javelin Venture Partners

Brian Lee

CEO & Co-Founder, The Honest Company

Jeremy Liew

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Eric Manlunas

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Wavemaker Partners

Kara Nortman

Partner, Upfront Ventures

Erik Rannala

Co-Founder & Investor, Mucker Capital

Alex Roizen

Adviser, Ackrell Capital

Ezra Roizen

Digital Media Investment Banker, Ackrell Capital

Tianxiang Zhuo

Managing Partner, Karlin Ventures

Agenda

8:00AM,,9:00AM,,Registration,,

9:00AM,,9:10PM,,Opening remarks,,

9:10AM,,9:35PM,,Splash Keynote,,

9:40AM,,10:00AM,,Splash Keynote

10:00AM,,10:20AM,,Break

10:20AM,,12:15PM,, Breakout Sessions

,, ,, Track 1 - Entrepreneurs

,, ,, Track 2 - Investors

,, ,, Track 2 - Startup Toolkit

12:20PM,,1:45P,, Lunch and Keynote

1:45PM,,2:30PM,,Global competition: Top 4

2:30PM,,2:50PM,,VC panel

2:50PM,,3:30PM,,Global competition: Top 4

3:30PM,,4PM,,Break

4PM,,4:20PM,,

4:20PM,,4:55PM,,Closing Fireside

4:55PM,,5:30PM,,Announcement of Winners

Vator Partners

Reach hundreds of influencers within the entrepreneurship community.

Partners


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 sponsor@vator.tv


Partners that have attended Vator Splash events

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Previous Keynotes


Splash is one of the best startup competitions and educational events, attracting super smart thought leaders in the tech industry. It's an event that inspires. This is an event for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to innovate, raise money, and scale a company. It's also a place for new investors to learn about angel investing and established ones to sharpen their game.


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The Venue

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Make your next event a day at the beach with convenient access to everything Los Angeles has to offer.

1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, California, 90401

Getting there

Parking

Alumni

Vator alumni have raised $400M-plus in follow-on capital. Here are a few:



We had no idea of the power of Vator Splash until we found the event packed with representatives from many of the region's most renowned investment groups, journalists, elected officials, and professionals from tech and related fields. After OppSites was awarded first prize, our schedule rapidly filled with meetings with top venture capital investors, interviews with local media, and offers of support from business development professionals.

Ian Ross

Founder & CEO OppSites; Principal at City Design Collective

Vator Splash gives you a lot more than a fabulous evening of networking; it gives you access to an entire community of active investors and inspiring entrepreneurs that are making it happen. The event generated significant exposure for our online travel dashboard venture. Weeks after presenting we raised $100K from an investor who saw the online video of our Vator pitch.

Andres Fabris

Founder and CEO at Traxo

DogVacay.com won Vator Splash LA in June 2012. The competition allowed us an opportunity to meet and pitch against some of the great Los Angeles startups and further foster our entrepreneurial community. There was such a positive energy with so many great minds providing insightful feedback throughout the night. Two paws up, Vator!

Aaron Hirschhorn

Founder & CEO at DogVacay

Vator's competition platform made it simple to judge contestants by accessing video, PPT, ratings, executive summaries all in one place. It's the most efficient solution to judging competitions and it makes the process of judging a lot more fun! And the Vator Splash competition makes it easy and efficient to review a large number of early-stage startups that I would not otherwise have been exposed to

Jeremy Liew

The event provides results: a significant number of investors, advisors and business development opportunities arose after we won Vator Splash in front of a crowd of more than 200. Furthermore, one of the judges - Dave McClure - ended up investing in our company. Finally, VatorSplash was a great momentum-builder for us as we were getting ready to fundraise. The victory provided social proof to prospective investors and increased our chances of successfully attracting investment. We went on to raise $1M from a great group of angel investors!

Gagan Biyani

Co-founder, Udemy

The Vator community and its Splash event provided the perfect launch pad to generate exposure for our company. Winning Vator Splash 2013 SF gave us the exposure, quality venture capital meetings and network effect every startup needs to initiate and complete a successful round. The very next quarter, we raised a $4M Series A. Thanks Vator!

Lisa Maki

CEO, PokitDok

The VatorSplash events have been a fantastic opportunity to see great start-ups, connect with other investors, and hear from industry visionaries. Javelin has proudly sponsored the event for many years, and plans to keep actively supporting it for many more."

Jed Katz

Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners


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Team

Steven Janak

Video Producer

Kristin Karaoglu

Tech Ninja

Sumant Kaul

Media Partner Manager

Kurt Kumar

Presenter Host Manager

Kevin Lew

Registration Honcho

Nagesh Mallugari

Social Media Manager

Aljosha Novakovic

Investor Relations

Darwin Price

Kwisatz Haderach

Dylan Rosario

Director of Geek

Mitos Suson

Producer & Chief Happiness Officer

Fely Tchaco

Chief Stage Goddess

Volunteer

EVENT volunteers. We are looking for Ushers and Host for specific roles:

  1. Speaker Hosts
  2. Startup Finalist Host
  3. Mic Manager
  4. Ushers
  5. Sponsor Host
  6. Demo Host
  7. Stage Manager

Trainee Opportunities:

We are looking for energetic dynamic personalities who are passionate about the venture capital community and have one or more of the following skills:

  • PR
  • Writing
  • Communications
  • Finance, venture capital

We are also looking for:

Vator Investor Relations Trainee: This person loves startups and venture capital and would like an opportunity to learn more about how the startup ecosystem works, mainly from an investor standpoint. You will be in charge of interacting with angel investors and venture capitalists and learning more about what these investors look for in an investment. This job also helps you evaluate investors, based on their past investments. We're looking for someone who can commit six months (or until the end of the school year) for a five hours a week. This person can also come to any Vator event for free.

Learn more: contact Mitos at mitos@vator.tv or volunteer@vator.tv

Vator Splash Social Media Trainee: Do you want the opportunity to beef up your resume with experience learning how to use best practices to build a large, influential social community? Would you like an excellent reference to take to your next job? We need a social media trainee to help promote Vator Splash Events. These one and two day events have been held in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, New York and London. You will be responsible for helping manage and engage our growing social community on a variety of platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Linked In.

Learn more: contact volunteer@vator.tv

Apply here.

Requirements for Social Media trainees:

  1. Excellent written communication skills and fluent English language speaker.
  2. Comfort and familiarity with social networks and experience using them in a business context. (It's not enough to have 400 Facebook friends.)
  3. Ability to aggregate quality content to post and share. Available to spend at least 20 - 30 minutes daily (on average), focused on social marketing for Vator.
  4. A passion for marketing and excitement about growing a large, engaged community.
  5. Ability to work independently (after brief training) and with minimal supervision.
  6. Entering college senior or older, required.