LOS ANGELES -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, AngelLaunch produces its newest conference, Startup Venture Summit, held at the Courtyard Marriott Culver City, 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event features keynotes and fireside chats by leading investors, incubators and startups transforming traditional business models and fueling the growth of entrepreneurial ventures. View at www.StartupVentureSummit.com.
The sold-out summit also includes a Venture Forum in which 18 highly promising carefully selected startups can pitch panels of venture capitalists, corporate investors, and angel investors. All attendees can attend the venture pitch sessions to hear how investors evaluate startups. At lunch, all attendees can pitch investors in a short 3-minute fast pitch session in the hope of finding investment capital.
Speakers will offer fresh ideas, real-world strategies, and practical hands on tools for startups to launch new ideas and grow existing ventures to the next level. Topics include social media, donation and equity crowdfunding, how to get funded, media and entertainment financing, developing partnerships with Silicon Valley, perfecting your pitch, attracting venture capital, exit strategies, mobile apps, protecting intellectual property, acquisition strategies, bootstrapping, twitter for marketing, public relations, accelerators and incubators, and much more.
The program opens with a keynote panel featuring Nicole Glaros, managing director of highly successful incubator TechStars from Boulder, CO. TechStars provides seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of your startup, as well as intense mentorship from hundreds of the best entrepreneurs in the world.
The other keynote speaker is Brad Wyman, Vertical Lead for Film, TV, Web, Media from Indiegogo, who will discuss opportunities to raise capital from wildly popular crowdfunding platforms with a focus on media and entertainment. Over 40 other speakers and investors will participate.
“Our top-of-the-line speakers deliver cutting-edge content that help executives develop business strategies and make successful deals. Startup Venture Summit is a fast-paced, jam-packed conference giving entrepreneurs and investors the tools they need to launch and succeed. We provide a high-energy forum to share innovative ideas and create lasting business opportunities,” said AngelLaunch Founder and Conference Producer Zahava Stroud. “On our panels, we’re pairing accredited investors with tech experts with `game changers’ from technology startups. The goal is for sparks to fly and deals to close.”
About AngelLaunch and iHollywood Forum:
iHollywood Forum, based in Los Angeles, has been the leading producer of business summits for executives, investors and entrepreneurs involved in digital entertainment, media, telecom, mobile and emerging technologies. Two years ago we created a new brand, AngelLaunch, producing evening mixers, seminars and conferences on issues relevant to entrepreneurs seeking to grow their business with a focus on tech, web, mobile and digital media ventures. Follow us at twitter @AngelLaunch and like us on facebook.com/angellaunchevents.
Press Credentials to attend Startup Venture Summit:
All qualified editorial media may receive a basic ticket and complimentary admission. Journalists are invited to attend the event today without any advance registration.
STARTUP VENTURE SUMMIT AGENDA
9:00-9:40 | Investors & Entrepreneurs with Successful Exits that Sold Their Ventures
9:40-9:45 | Forging Deals Between US Startups, Japan and China
9:45-10:20 | Fireside Chat --How Accelerators and Crowdfunding Sites are Fueling Entrepreneurship With a New Approach to Investing
10:20-10:25 | Demo: Wade Fenn, Founder, The Navvo Group
10:25-10:30 | Charley Wang, LA Producer, General Assembly
10:30-11:15 | Panel : Attracting Venture Capital for Early and Mid Stage Startups
11:15-11:20 | ViewPhone Demo
11:20-11:45 | Networking Break and Demo tables - Palisades (1st floor)
11:45-12:30 | Content, Games, Entertainment: Distribution, Funding and Strategic Partners
(Studio 2nd floor)
Understand specific strategies for media, games, film, TV, video and entertainment startups including attracting customers, forging partnerships, managing eCommerce, pricing, negotiating deals, and forming relationships with traditional media powerhouses like studios and broadcast networks.
11:45-12:30 | Acquisition Strategies are About Timing–When is the right time to sell? (Santa Monica 1st floor)
Every day we hear about large companies like Google, Facebook and Comcast acquiring startups with unique features such as innovative technologies, massive audience reach or highly sought-after management teams. Many companies get offers but its viewed as too low a valuation. How do you know the right timing of when to sell, and how to evaluate an offer? What are current trends in acquisition?
What are essential issues for both startups and acquiring companies to consider?
11:45-12:30 |Venture Pitch Session I, Judges: Marina ( 2nd floor)
Presenters: Adaia Devices Enlightened.org Enplug Pasadena Labs Hive Lighting Locbit
12:30 -1:30 | Networking Lunch and Visit Demo Showcase (Palisades 1st floor)
1:00-1:30 | 3-Minute Fast Pitch Our investors are seated at tables. You can stand in line and get 3 minutes to pitch investors. Be prepared to hand them your card. They will keep track of companies which interest them for a follow-up call or meeting. At 2:00 we will prepare and post a list of companies where investors request follow-up discussion, and you can contact them for follow up calls or meetings.
1:30 -2:10 | Crowdfunding for Equity & Donation Platforms: Best Practices to Raise Funds
(Studio 2nd floor)
Hear from experts and entrepreneurs who raised funds for media, nonprofits, entertainment and tech ventures using crowdfunding. Learn how startups can use these new laws to raise up to $1 Million from friends, family and complete strangers. Understand implications, regulatory issues, and opportunities created by new Jobs Act for startups and investors.
1:30 -2:10 | Partnerships from Silicon Valley: How Startups and Investors Can Partner with Bay Area Investors
Hear from bay area firms for early stage funds, and LA based startups with Bay Area investors on their perspectives of the significant economic, market and competitive dynamics shaping the Bay Area current investment strategies. Learn how to work with Bay Area or strategic investors as partners or investors to maximize your success. Can you get funded without being based in the Bay Area or should you move?
1:30 -2:20 | Venture Pitch Session II, Judges:
Marina (2nd floor)
Presenters Go Trexx Tapshare ViewPhone Vomodo Supper King
2:30-3:15 | Accelerators, Incubators and Education: A New Approach to Investing and Mentorship
2:30-3:15 | Exit Strategies and Early Stage IP Opportunities and Risks in Today’s Market
Culver (2nd floor)
How does the view of the IPO market impact your investments. Before investing, you need to know the key issues related to liquidity and exit opportunities including current trends in mergers and acquisitions. How is the economy impacting IPO? How do you find a buyer? What is the outlook for financial markets to impact exits and M&A activity. How will investors strengthen their interests and portfolio company growth in light of these market conditions? Learn about current expectations from prospective acquiring companies, the public capital markets and address governance and regulatory issues related to liquidity events.
2:30-3:15 | Bootstrapped, Single Founder, Self Funded, and Loving It? Or Should You get Funding?
Santa Monica (1st floor)
Many startups don't want outside investments and turn them down. Instead, they deliberately choose to bootstrap and grow organically on a lean budget without third-party funding. Hear from a self-funded founder who made this choice, and learn the pitfalls and opportunities they encountered. Also hear contrasting perspective from an angel investor who founded an incubator on the advantages of seeking funding from an accelerator.
2:30-3:15 | Venture Pitch Session III, Judges:
Marina (2nd floor)
Presenters: Flinja My Bean Jar Social Tagg Vomodo Nuvoo GX Stream
3:30-4:15 | Breakout Sessions
3:30-4:15 | Best Practices for Protecting Intellectual Property and Business Assets
Studio (2nd floor)
Startups need to protect their ideas, but the same time you need to disclose your concept to investors and partners. Learn how you can protect your ideas and assets while still attracting partners. Learn how to maximize and commercialize the value of your assets while protecting them from theft or copycats.
3:30-4:15 | Best Practices for Creating Professional Facebook Pages
75% of consumers now go to Facebook as opposed to a web page to engage with brands. Can you reach consumers from your Facebook page? Learn how marketing, PR and brand managers are using Facebook to deliver complex brand messages and increase public exposure. Improve your social media presence, increase email responses, and understand best practices to make your Facebook page professional to drive sales.
3:30-4:15 | Using Pinterest and Twitter to Grow Your Business (Marina 2nd floor)
Learn how to use these social media tools to grow your business, engage customers, and increase sales.
3:30-4:15 | Getting Funding: Pitfalls and Challenges from Entrepreneurs that Got Funded
Hear from startups that raised funding about their strategies, how they met angels and VC firms, due diligence, lessons learned, and tips for success.
4:30-5:15 | Practical Tips and Best Practices to Raising Money from Crowdfunding
Learn step-by-step practical steps and best practices on how to use crowdfunding platforms to meet your goals and raise funds for media, nonprofits, entertainment and tech. Justin has raised over $250,000 for film projects in Kickstarter and will share his insider secrets.
4:30-5:15 | Beyond Buzz: Using PR to Grow Your Business and Media Interviews
Public relations and media exposure offers a low-cost way to engage your target market, attract partners and investors, and increase your profile. But you can spend a lot of money creating social media buzz and increasing the interest in your site, but it’s a waste unless you have a well thought-out strategy to convert those fleeting viewers to long-term paying customers. Learn how to tell a story to the media, and give compelling media interviews.
4:30-5:15 | Using Mobile Apps and Strategies for Small Business Owners
This session will explore best practices to develop a mobile app, using mobile apps to bolster your brand, revenue opportunities and cost for apps, and successful partnerships.
4:30-5:15 | Planning and Presenting your Pitch
Best practices for investor presentations with a focus on how to position your company as an attractive investment opportunity. Included in this session will be the essentials for presentations to angels, venture capitalists, strategic investors, potential partners and other investment sources with samples of slides.
5:15-7:00 | Networking Reception and Demo Showcase