The Startup Conference 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)
Mountain View, CA
Join 600 entrepreneurs on May 2, 2012 for the largest entrepreneur conference of Silicon Valley, covering: how to launch and get press and traction, how to improve your pitch to investors, finding co-founders and more.
If you are interested in the Demo Pit or exhibiting, check out the Startup Village.
NO WALK-INS - YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND - THE CONFERENCE WILL SELL-OUT
The Startup Village is open and free to the public, more information here.
2012 Announced Speakers
500 Startups / Founding Partner. Dave's ominous past includes work at Founders Fund, Facebook fBFund, PayPal, Mint.com, and SimplyHired.
Danae Ringelmann co-founded IndieGoGo - an online crowdfunding platform for ideas - to democratize fundraising. Fast Company Magazine recently named Danae one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Technology.
Mr. Kaplan is widely known in the computer industry as a serial entrepreneur, executive, technical innovator, and author. He is currently CEO of Winster.com, a social game company. He wrote a best-selling book entitled "Startup--A Silicon Valley Adventure".
Timothy C. Draper is the Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Tim serves on the boards of DoAt, Glam, Meebo, Prosper, SocialText.
Justin Kan is the founder and CEO of Exec, a platform for outsourcing your jobs or errands in real time. Prior to founding Exec, Justin founded Justin.tv, one of the world's largest live video sites.
Joyce Chung is a Managing Director at Garage Technology Ventures, a seed and early stage fund focused on emerging technologies. Prior to Garage, she was a founding partner of Cardinal Venture Capital, a $125 million early stage venture fund.
2012 Tentative Program
|9am - 9:10am||Alain Raynaud Organizer, The Startup Conference||Co-Founder Issues|
|9:10am - 9:30am||Dave McClure, 500 Startups||Opening Keynote|
|9:30am - 10:15am|| Danae Ringelmann, Founder, IndieGoGo
Chance Barnett, Co-Founder, Crowdfunder
Sherwood Neis, The Startup ExemptionAnthony Ha, TechCrunch (moderator)
|break - Startup Village opens|
|10:30am - 10:50am||Ranjith Kumaran, PunchTab||How to Survive a Founding Team Trainwreck|
|10:50am - 11:10am||Steven Aldrich, Outright||Are You Ready To Be a CEO?|
|11:10am - 12pm||Dave McClure, 500Startups
Thomas Korte, AngelPad
|Elevator Pitch Competition
apply to pitch here
|1:30pm - 2pm||Justin Kan, Justin.TV||Afternoon Keynote|
|2pm - 2:45pm||Russell D'Souza, SeatGeek
Patrick Llewellyn, 99designs
Bill Clerico, WePay
Ryan Junee, Inporia
|It's All About Traction (Panel)|
|break - last chance to browse Startup Village|
|3:15pm - 4pm||Joyce Chung, Garage Technology Ventures
Tony Conrad, True Ventures
Heidi Roizen, DFJ
Stephanie Palmeri, SoftTechVC
Manu Kumar, K9 Ventures
Pemo Theodore (moderator)
Best pitches from the morning will pitch the panel
|4pm - 4:30pm||Jerry Kaplan, Winster.com||The Five Biggest Mistakes Founders Make|
|5pm||After Party at the ZEN Lounge
(conference badge required for access)