Agenda Las Vegas 1/5/16

Silicon Valley LaunchFEST
Jan 5 2016 at Tuscany Suites, Las Vegas
View attendee list here

BASIC TICKETS:
The program takes place with keynotes, breakout sessions, and venture forum sessions.  The venture forum sessions will be held in simultaneous tracks during the conference.  Basic ticket attendees can attend any session except the DELUXE INVESTOR SESSIONS which are for deluxe ticket holders only.
The Demo Showcase is open from 1:00 to 4:30 for networking and demo tables.

 DELUXE TICKET BENEFITS: 
Fast Pitch Lunch with Investors:  You can meet investors during lunch where they will sit at your tables.  Each person at table will get 1 minute to give pitch or demo.

VENTURE FORUM SESSIONS focus on general investing and startups will pitch with comments from judges
All sessions address both consumer and enterprise trends.
Consumer: Mobile, digital media, entertainment, music, audio, games, virtual reality, TV, hardware, Internet of Things, apps,  wearable tech, retail, health, wearables, Internet of Things, Connected cars.
Enterprise:
Mobile, big data, analytics, communications,  hardware, Internet of Things, apps,  eCommerce, security, infrastructure, chips.
We address these issues:

  • Investors on all sessions will discuss these topics on doing deals with Silicon Valley:
  • How they select a management team
  • Best practices to develop a revenue strategy
  • Attracting a purchaser
  • Tips on negotiating deal terms and determining valuation
  • How to pitch and contact investors
  • How they evaluate startups and revenue potential
  • Hear firsthand insights from successful angels about  current market trends and unique attributes of angels.
  • How to find angels, what they look for when evaluating startups, and what they expect from your team.

9:30 – 10:00 | Registration
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10:00-11:15 | Raising Financing and Tech Trends: Top Trends to Watch– What’s Hot, Uncertain, and Hype
Angels, VCs and corporate investors from Silicon Valley and other regions share their insights on the current market trends for investing. Learn how to attract funding; what they are looking for; and what they consider to be the hot market trends for next year.

FOLLOWED BY STARTUP PITCH PRESENTATIONS

  • Ray Chan, Managing Director, K5 Ventures
  • Ed Fernandez, Co-Founder and Partner, NAISS
  • Craig Mullett, Founder, Angel Investor Forum
  • Matthew Growney, Founder and Partner, Rudyard Partners
  • Dr. KRS Murthy, Angel Investor
  • Ethan Pierse, Managing Partner Paris, Nest Venture Capital
  • Peter Simons, Partner and CoFounder, NAISS
  • Moderator: Mei Tsang, Managing Partner, Fish & Tsang LLP

STARTUP PRESENTERS AND MINUTES:

  1. Aira 10
  2. Privity Ventures 6
  3. Roadgazer 5
  4. Holyvent 5
  5. ComicBlitz LLC 5
  6. Freeeats 3
  7. Crze 3
  8. thenewsbubble.com 3
  9. Cloudwear 1
  10. Masqurade Media 1

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11:15-11:45 | 
Raising Funding for US and Foreign Based Startups: Financing and Regulation for Global Startups Seeking Funding or Business Operations in the US

  • Learn how US startups and investors can raise funding and partnerships in US and abroad; and foreign based startups seeking funding and partnerships in the US
  • Understand regulatory requirements  to raise funding or open offices in the US for foreign startups
  • Hear examples from Canada of how you can receive  huge tax credits and R and D incentives for US companies to open offices or headquarters in Canada.
    Want a free consult? Our speakers for this session are available for free consults after their session at their demo table. Contact them to set up at: bhatia@bhatiaco.com

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11:45-1:00 | How to Attract Funding: Seed, early stage, and series A-C funding
Hear firsthand from investors on what they look for when considering investment opportunities at all stages. Learn how to contact them, how they select a management team, develop a revenue strategy, , attract a purchaser, negotiate deal terms and determine valuation.  Discover examples of their past investment strategies and what theyi are seeking in markets below:
Markets include Consumer and Enterprise  Trends:
Consumer:
Mobile, digital media, entertainment, music, audio, games, virtual reality, TV, hardware, Internet of Things, apps,  wearable tech, retail, health, wearables, Internet of Things, Connected cars.
Enterprise:
Mobile, big data, analytics, communications,  hardware, Internet of Things, apps,  eCommerce, security, infrastructure, chips.
FOLLOWED BY STARTUP PITCH PRESENTATIONS

  • Alen Chen, Perfect World Ventures
  • Curtis Feeny, Managing Director, Voyager Capital
  • Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Partners
  • Robin Pimental, Partner, K5 Ventures
  • Ryan Wang Investor CLI Ventures
  • Elaine Pan, Associate, Nautilus VC
  • Shaun Arora, Founder, Make in LA
  • Peter Simons, Partner and CoFounder, NAISS
  • Moderator: Michael Wu, Partner, Winston and Strawn, San Francisco

STARTUP PRESENTERS AND MINUTES:

  1. Social Source 10
  2. Akonia Holographics 6
  3. foodjunky.com 6
  4. Ibis Networks 5
  5. H2Tran Inc. 4
  6. Lai Global 4
  7. Case Western 3
  8. Nanotrik 3
  9. Ascenden 3
  10. Everykey 2
  11. Pilot Angel 1

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1:00 -1:45 | FastPITCH Investor Lunch for Deluxe Tickets Only
Demo Showcase Open to 4pm.
FastPITCH: Give 1 minutes pitch or demo for funding or partners at your table before lunch begins
Network with investors at your lunch table.
Reception: At end of lunch we ask investors to stand and rotate tables so you can meet other investors.

Basic Tickets: Not allowed to investor lunch or investor reception. You can network in Demo Showcase or attend session. Free tickets are seated on a first come, first serve basis until we fill up. Paid tickets  guaranteed seating.

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1:45-2:45 | Determining Market Valuations and Preparing for Acquisition and Funding
How do you know the right timing of when to sell, and how to evaluate an offer?
When should you take cash?
What are current trends in acquisition?
What are essential issues for startups and acquiring companies to consider?
How do you maximize your valuation?
What is the outlook for financial markets to impact  exits and M&A activity?
FOLLOWED BY STARTUP PITCH PRESENTATIONS

  • Michael Minkevich,Venture Partner, Maxfield Capital
  • YuTing Ren, CFO, Paren Investments
  • Michael Gurevich, Managing Principal, USBC Investments
  • Alex Suh, California Technology Partners
  • John Occhipinti, Partner, Relay Ventures
  • John Richards, Founder/CEO, Startup Ignition
  • Moderator: Jon Pasky, Founder, DevNetwork
  • STARTUP PRESENTERS AND MINUTES:
    1. Hotel Communication 10
    2. Tekoia 7
    3. Switchbee 5
    4. Convectium 5
    5. Cloudwear 4
    6. Pushkart.ph 4
    7. Smark 3

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1:45-4:30  | Networking Reception in Demo Showcase and Drinks

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4:00-5:30 | Session Hosted by European Enterprise Business Council but open to all COCKTAIL PARTY and EVENT attendees 

US, Europe and Asia: Global Funding Opportunities and Partnerships for Small and Medium Based Enterprises (SMES)

Keynote 

  • DOC – Marcus Jadotte, Assistant Secretary for Industry & Analysis
  • DG GROW – Kristin Schreiber, Director for SME Policy and COSME

Welcome

  • DOC/USEAC Las Vegas — Andrew Edlefsen, Director

DOC – DG GROW/EEN SME Cooperation Arrangement and Activities — CES and Beyond

  • EAEC/EEN — Sebastien Torre, President
  • DOC/ITA — Lori Cooper , Director Transatlantic SME Program

Panel:   Enhancing Opportunities and Funding Strategies between US, Europe and Asia: Best Practices for Startups, and Small and Media Based Enterprises

  • DOC/EDA — Thomas Guevara, Deputy Assistant Secretary
  • SelectUSA – Nathan Regan and Seth Isenberg
  • DOC/NIST — Kyle Johnson — FIWARE and Smart Cities Global City Teams Challenge
  • TradeUp Capital Fund –  Kati Suominen, CEO and Founder
  • K5 Venture Capital Firm — Amir Banifatemi , Managing Partner
  • DNA Partners Venture Capital — Joe Jasin, Managing Director
  • Vegas Tech Fund / Work In Progress Las Vegas — George Moncrief, Director 
  • Moderators:  Sebastien Torre / Lori Cooper / Vincent Tran

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STARTUP PRESENTERS AND AMOUNT OF MINUTES:

Aira 10
Social Source 10
Hotel Communication 10
Tekoia 7
Akonia Holographics 6
foodjunky.com 6
Roadgazer 5
Ibis Networks 5
ComicBlitz LLC 5
Convectium 5
Switchbee 5
Lai Global 4
Cloudwear 4
Pushkart.ph 4
H2Tran Inc. 4
Smark 3
Freeeats 3
Nanotrik 3
Ascenden 3
Crze 3
Case Western 3
The new Bubble 3
Everykey 2
Cloudwear 1
Masquerade Media 1
Pilot Angel 1

INVESTOR LIST

  • Shaun Aurora, Founder, MakeinLA
  • Ray Chan, Managing Director, K5 Ventures
  • Claire Chang, Managing DIrector, IgniteXL
  • Alen Chen, Corporate SVP, Perfect World Ventures
  • Rose Chen, Founder and Venture Advisor, VegaLabs Ventures
  • Curtis Feeny, Managing Director, Voyager Capital
  • Ed Fernandez, Co-Founder and Partner, NAISS
  • Matthew Growney, Founder and Partner, Rudyard Partners
  • Michael Gurevich, , Managing Principal, USBC Investments
  • Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Partners
  • Ken Kousy, Executive Director, BlueWater Angels Investment Network
  • Michael Minkevich,Venture Partner, Maxfield Capital
  • Craig Mullett, Founder, Angel Investor Forum and Bransion Group
  • Dr. KRs Murthy, Angel Investor
  • John Occhipinti, Partner, Relay Ventures
  • Elaine Pan, Associate, Nautilus VC
  • Ethan Pierse, Managing Partner Paris, Nest Venture Capital
  • Robin Pimental, Partner, K5 Ventures
  • YuTing Ren, CFO, Paren Investments
  • John Richards, Founder, Startup Ignition
  • Alex Suh, California Technology Partners
  • Ryan Wang Investor CPI Ventures