SplashX - Networking Event for Startups and Investors

Thursday, July 28, Oakland, CA


SplashX isn't Splash - our full-day event and startup competition. SplashX is an intimate (100 people) evening gathering for startups (and investors), designed to be part networking, and part learning (particularly about the startup ecosystem in a particular city/location). After all, it's great to talk and make connections, but it's even better if you can do so while also being informed, and having something to talk about, or something to break the ice - like some awesome Splash Talks.

Previous Keynotes

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About Splash

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David Kaplan

David Kaplan, CFO 99designs

John Hubinger

Managing Director, Hub and Spoke Ventures

Anand Kulkarni

Founder & President, LeadGenius


Cindy Padnos

Founding Managing Director,
Illuminate Ventures

Wes Selke

Managing Director, Better Ventures

Ruben Hernandez

Co-Founder, Devlabs

Nat Goldhaber

Managing Director & Founder, Claremont Creek Ventures

Erin Flynn

Managing Director, Vator Investment Club

Anthony Shell

Principal, Avison Young

Tifani Resch

Registration Manager


5:30pm,,6:15pm,, Registration,, See demo tables

6:15pm,,6:30pm,, Opening Remarks ,,Emcee: Tifani Resch (SplashX Associate Producer, Vator), Anthony Shell (Senior Vice President, Avison Young)

6:30pm,,6:55pm,, Session 1: Lessons Learned ,, David Kaplan (CFO, 99designs)

6:55pm,,7:30pm,, Session 2: What does Venture Capital look like in 2016?,,Cindy Padnos (Partner, Illuminate Ventures), Wes Selke (Managing Director, BetterVC), Nat Goldhaber (Managing Director & Founder, Claremont Creek Ventures), Ruben Hernandez (Co-Founder, DevLabs), Erin Flynn (Managing Partner, VIC) as Moderator.

7:30pm,,7:40pm,, Break,, See Demo Tables

7:40pm,,8:05pm,, Session 3: "What do you think about the M&A landscape?" ,, John Hubinger (Managing Director, Hub and Spoke Ventures)

8:05pm,,8:25pm,, Session 4: "Lessons Learned - Fundraising" ,,Anand Kulkarni (Founder & President, LeadGenius)

8:25pm,,9:00pm,, Networking ,, Soft drinks & Pizza - Beer & Wine (cash bar)

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 sponsor@vator.tv

Partners that have attended Vator Splash events

The Venue


EMBARCADERO COVE 1755 Embarcadero | Oakland, CA 94606

Getting there




Check back after the event is over for press coverage.



Kristin Karaoglu


Mitos Suson

Producer and Director, Vator Events

Tifani Resch

Registration Manager

Darwin Price

Kwisatz Haderach


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