Tuesday, October 9

LAUNCH Scale kick off party.

Hosted by Good&Co at Trademark & Copyright

Register Here (open to all)


Wednesday

October 10

8:00AM Registration. Sign up for Office Hours with Jason Calacanis

9:00AM Startup Tune-up: On-stage pitching & office hours with Jason Calacanis

9:30AM Future of Angel & Early-Stage Investing: Garry Tan, Initialized Capital; Andrea Zurek, XG Ventures; Hunter Walk, Homebrew

10:00AM Fireside Chat with Samar Birwadker, Good&Co

10:15AM Fireside Chat with Nirav Tolia, Nextdoor

10:45AM James Currier, NFX: “Move Fast, Maximize Network Effects”

11:10AM Clara Brenner, Urban Innovation Fund: “Fundraising versus Bootstrapping: Opportunities & Dangers Ahead”

11:35AM Jason Demant & Ashley Whitehurst, LAUNCH: "Fundraising through Incubators & Syndicates"

12:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch & Exhibitor Pit

2:00PM Fireside Chat with David Cohen, TechStars

2:30PM Startup Showcase with Italian Trade Agency (ITA): judges Jenny Lefcourt, Freestyle Capital; Ed Roman, Angel; Kira Noodleman, Bee Partners

3:30PM Fireside Chat with Chamath Palihapitiya, Social Capital

4:00PM Emuye Reynolds, Superhuman: “Scaling Apps: 0 to Initial Product Market Fit”

4:25PM Michael Keating, Scoot Networks: “Scaling a 3-Sided Marketplace (& Winning the SF Scooter Wars)”

4:50PM LAUNCH Incubator 8 Demo Day: judges Sara Deshpande, Maven Ventures; Stonly Baptiste, Urban.us, Ed Roman, Angel

6:00 DINNER (VIP)

Thursday

October 11

8:00AM Registration. Sign up for Office Hours with Jason Calacanis

9:00AM Startup Tune-up: On-stage pitching & office hours with Jason Calacanis

9:30AM Future of Venture Capital: Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures; Stacey Bishop, Scale Venture Partners; Adam Draper, Boost VC

10:00AM Fireside Chat with Craig Newmark, Craigslist

10:40AM Sonny Mayugba, Waitr: “Next-Level Marketing: Taking It to the Streets”

11:05AM Alex Nucci, Blanket: “Connections & Hustle to Raise VC”

11:30AM Mar Hershenson, Pear: “The 0 to 1 Investor: Determining which Startups are Series A Ready”

12:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch & Exhibitor Pit

2:00PM Fireside Chat with Alex Tew, Calm

2:30PM Startup Showcase with SeedInvest: Mentors Jason Calacanis, Ryan Feit, SeedInvest, Monique Woodard, VC (prev. 500 Startups)

3:30PM Founder Lessons: “Why It’s Working & Why It Failed: Learn from Our Successes & Mistakes”: Allen Chen, Fitbod; Cooper Harris, Klickly; David Temple, Pinterest; Jordan Stone, Project Admission; Abby Kiefer, prev. Red Clay

4:20PM Madhavan Ramanujam, Simon-Kucher & Partners: "Monetizing innovation: Pricing Tips and Tricks for Founders"

4:45PM LAUNCH Incubator 9 Demo Day: judges Annie Kadavy, Redpoint; Jenny Fielding, TechStars; Julie Lein, Urban Innovation Fund

6:00 DINNER (VIP)

Friday

October 12

6:00PM - 10:00PM: Innovation Days 2018 Hosted by Italian Trade Agency

During the event, a panel of tech CEOs based in Silicon Valley, moderated by Jason Calacanis, will discuss their experience leading a successful dual company. Among them: Andrea Calcagno (CEO of Cloud4Wi), Luigi Congedo (VC, Bootstraplabs), Simone Brunozzi (Founder/CEO of Fabrica) and Fabrizio Capobianco (CEO of TOK.tv). A priceless opportunity for emerging startups to get first-hand advice from realities that have established themselves as leaders in all sectors of technology. The panel will be followed by a networking dinner.

Location (same as SCALE): BeSpoke San Francisco, Westfield San Francisco Center, Level 4, 845 Market Street, Suite 450.

Please RSVP to losangeles@ice.it