February 24 - 26, 2014
The best place to launch your startup, raise money and learn about starting a company.
SAN FRANCISCO DESIGN CENTER CONCOURSE
"Launch 2012 was the best tech founder conference I've ever been to. Period."- George Zachary, Charles River Ventures
"In the coming years, we should expect to see many of the LAUNCH 2012 upstarts grow into significant businesses."- Tim Lee, Sequoia Capital
"...I was honored to be in the company of such passionate people creating, building, and sharing new ways of positively impacting the world."- Gina Bianchini, Mightybell
"...they raised the bar for startup conferences. The quality of the companies was world class."- Don Dodge, Google
"Launch had a great selection of companies, made better by a rigorous pitch training process for the entrepreneurs."- Rafe Needleman, Evernote
"I was blown away by the quality of the startups that presented... the energy was off the charts."- David Cohen, Techstars
"Launch is the best conference for tech start-ups. "- Gigi Brisson, Attractor Management
"...attention to detail, entrepeneur-friendly focus and Jason's curation make it a one-of-a kind event."- Naval Ravikant, Angelist
"LAUNCH has become a MUST-ATTEND event for founders, angel investors and VC's - really, anyone who is part of the startup-community."- Thomas Korte, AngelPad
"It's *the* place to discover the next hot startup.""- Aarron Walter, Mailchimp
"Outstanding companies from start to finish at LAUNCH!"- Steve Chen, angel investor
"In two short years, LAUNCH has stolen the pole position in the launch conference business."- Brad Gerstner, Altimeter Capital
"This is a must attend event for early stage companies and investors. A smorgasbord of interesting ideas and people, and a lot of fun."- Steve Bochner, WSGR
"..entrepreneurs get incredible guidance from the LAUNCH team along with access to great investors and press."- Jay Levy, Zelkova
"...I found three new companies to invest in, I met tons of new people, and I had a lot of fun."- Bill Warner, angel investor
"Better and better. Great energy and ideas worth funding"- Matt Coffin, angel investor
"Launch has become a must-attend conference. Jason and team provide a great selection of top-notch, early-stage startups year in and year out."- Jorge Espinel, NewsCorp
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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 8,000 attendees making it the largest live audience in technology. $250K will be available from the LAUNCH Fund.
WSGR Startup Stage
Ask great investors/entrepreneurs your burning questions, learn important entrepreneurial skills from thought leaders, and hear founders give 20-minute deep dives into their startups
Private meeting rooms available so you can have a pop-up office during the event.
Request your own: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in becoming a partner? email@example.com
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. Plus we'll have hundreds of already launched startups in our Demo Pit-- those that impress the Grand Jury will get to present on stage. The Launch Fund will also invest $250K in the winners.
We love new products and we're looking for companies to launch great ones onstage and compete for titles like:
- Best New Enterprise Product
- Best New Product in Robotics & Drones
- Best New Product in Mobile & Wearables
- Best New Product in Enabling Technology
- Best New Product in Commerce
- Best New Social Product
- Best New Product in Media: Video, News, & Music
- Best New Hardware [not robotics or wearables]
Is there a category you'd like to see? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAUNCH 1.0 - This competition is for completely new companies who haven't had press or public demos, and whose services are currently in closed alpha or beta.
Deadline to apply is 2/1/14; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Not sure if you qualify? Check out the FAQ.
This competition is for the best LAUNCH Hackathon project. Hacking will start the weekend before the Festival (Feb 21-23). 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.
Builder Tickets - $49 - SOLD OUT!
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.