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Read the LAUNCH Festival 2014 wrap-up



February 24 - 26, 2014

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


635 8th Street @ Brannan, San Francisco, CA 94103

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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 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

More info & agenda

Meeting Spaces



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

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Exhibitor Partners

Media Partners



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]

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Launch 1.0


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.

Apply for LAUNCH 1.0 


Launch 2.0


This competition is for existing companies that are launching new products or significantly new features of an existing product.

Deadline to apply is 2/1/14; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Not sure if you qualify?  Check out the FAQ.

Apply for LAUNCH 2.0


Launch Alpha


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

Apply for the Hackathon


Dyn Demo Pit


This competition is for existing companies that have already launched.  The Grand Jury 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 demo pit table



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.

Festival Pass - $495

Badge includes access to all stages (Main, Office Hours & Update Stage, and Skills Stage) with priority desk seating (power/ethernet connection). Also includes lunch and access into The Lounge.

Private offices available upon request.



VIP Pass - $1495

Executives who want entry into the Yammer Founders party and the best seats in the house -- with VIP waiter service! If you're a lawyer, VC, angel, etc. this is your ticket.  


Super VIP Pass - $4995

VIP Pass + an invite to the exclusive VIP Angel Dinner and the VIP Winners Dinner.



Dyn Demo Pit Options

Demo Table - $1500

Five 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

Exhibitor Table - $5000

Eight tickets, 6ft x 3ft table with ethernet and power.  10'x10' footprint to demo your product.

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