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Read the LAUNCH Festival 2014 wrap-up || See you next year!

March 2 - 4, 2015

The best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company.


Festival & Herbst Pavilions

2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

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Previous Keynotes

Main Stage


40 companies will launch for the first time (1.0 Track) or launch new products (2.0 Track) and compete for titles like Best Design, Best Technology and Best Overall with 10,000+ attendees making it the largest live audience in technology. $250K will be available from the LAUNCH Fund.

Meeting Spaces



Private meeting rooms available so you can have a pop-up office during the event.

Request your own:


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Our Grand Jury of seasoned investors and top journalists will observe all of the main-stage action and choose our winners, while our judges will sit on stage and give instant feedback on every demo. The Launch Fund will also invest $250K in the winners. 



LAUNCH your company on stage for the first time ever.

No screenshots, no press, no social media, no AngelList profile, no nothing! You are hidden and people see your product for the first time on stage. You don’t pre-brief the press, you don’t do a demo day before the Festival. You’re on lockdown!

Companies accepted into 1.0 must have their websites behind a LaunchRock (or equivalent) with no product shots or videos on their site. You may have company name, logo, and a box to collect emails. 

Any press or pre-briefs will disqualify you from the competition.

Not sure if you qualify?  Check out the FAQ.

Apply for LAUNCH 1.0


Your company has already launched, and now you have a MASSIVELY compelling new product or feature. 

You will only be judged on totally new stuff the world has not seen. 

The NEW product or feature MUST be significant. Ask yourself these questions:

a) Will press like GigaOm, New York Times, TechCrunch, etc. want to cover the new product or feature?

b) Will the audience pull out their iPhones, snap a picture and say, "WOW."

Again, zero press around the new feature or product. Any screenshots or hints will disqualify you from the competition.

Not sure if you qualify?  Check out the FAQ.

Apply for LAUNCH 2.0


You have an ACTIVE kickstarter, indiegogo, tilt, etc. campaign running during the Festival (March 2-4)

Apply for Crowdfunding Competition

Launch Hackathon


This competition is for the best LAUNCH Hackathon project. Hacking will start the weekend before the Festival (Feb 27-March 1). Five companies will be chosen to present their projects on the main stage. The winner will be eligible for a $100K optional investment from the LAUNCH Fund

Apply for the Hackathon


Demo Pit


This competition is for existing companies that have already launched.  LAUNCH Staff will select companies from the Demo Pit to present their products on the Main Stage.  Questions about the Demo Pit? Check out the FAQ.

Buy a table



Builder Tickets - $49  

For broke founders, UI/UX designers thinking of starting a company, tech enthusiasts bored at work and looking for a better gig, bloggers, writers and students. Builders!

The wristband gives you access to the Demo Pit & seats/standing at the back of the stages (Office Hours & Update Stage, Skills Stage & Main Stage). Does NOT include lunch or access into The Lounge. Priority seating will be given to regular Conference Passes+.

Food Trucks available to purchase Lunch.

Festival Pass - $995

Badge includes access to 3 cocktail parties + all stages at the conference with priority desk seating (power/ethernet connection). Also includes lunch.

Private offices available upon request.

Super VIP Pass - $4995

Access to all the exclusive VIP dinners and parties (Angel Dinner, Founders Party & VIP Winners Dinner). Plus access to all stages with priority desk seating (power/ethernet connection) & VIP wait service. 

Buy Tickets!


Demo Pit Options

Demo Table - $1500

Three tickets, 30'' round table with power and ethernet.  Chance to make it on to the main stage if selected by the Grand Jury. 

Apply for a Demo Pit Scholarship

Buy a Demo Table



Exhibitor Table - $5000

Five tickets, 100 sqft space with multiple furniture configurations available. *Email for more.

Buy an Exhibitor Booth


Double Exhibitor Table - $8000

10 tickets, 200 sqft space with multiple furniture configurations available. *Email for more.

Buy a Double Exhibitor Booth

Questions?  Check out the Demo Pit FAQ

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