This stage is home to important discussions between luminaires and our founder, angel investor Jason Calacanis, as well as to our startup competition. Our startup alumni include Dropbox, Mint, FitBit, Red Beacon, Brilliant.org, Yammer, and 400 other exceptional companies! You’ll be inspired and educated by the legends--and future legends--in technology.


Wednesday March 2

8:00AM - 10:00AM BREAKFAST + DEMO PIT

10:00AM - 12:00PM MORNING SESSION

VC Panel: Aileen LeeJed Katz

Partner Presentation: Sandy Carter, IBM

George Zachary, CRV & Sebastian Thrun, Udacity

The Future of Flight: Arca Space Corp.

Will Marshall, Planet Labs & The Future of Space Startups

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 5:30PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Sam Shank, Hotel Tonight

Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow

Partner Presentation

14 LAUNCH Incubator Companies Launch on Stage

5 Demo Pit Companies Pitch on Stage


Thursday March 3

8:00AM - 10:00AM BREAKFAST + DEMO PIT

10:00AM - 12:00PM MORNING SESSION

Accelerator Panel: Dave McClureCameron Teitelman

Partner Presentation

Adi Tartarko, Houzz

Shervin Pishevar & Brogan BamBrogan, Hyperloop

Joe DeSimone, Carbon3D & The Future of 3D Printing

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 5:30PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Keith Rabois, Khosla Ventures

Partner Presentation

7 Stealth Companies Launch on Stage

3 IBM SmartCamp Companies Launch on Stage

4 Stealth Companies Launch on Stage

3 Demo Pit Companies Pitch on Stage


Friday March 4

8:00AM - 10:00AM BREAKFAST + DEMO PIT

10:00AM - 12:00PM MORNING SESSION

Angel Panel: Gil PenchinaPaige Craig

Partner Presentation

Zander Lurie, SurveyMonkey

Chamath Palihapitiya, SocialCapital & The Future of Health

Marco Zappacosta, Thumbtack

12:00PM - 2:00PM LUNCH + DEMO PIT

2:00PM - 5:30PM AFTERNOON SESSION

Adam Nash, Wealthfront

Partner Presentation

5 Hackathon Projects Pitch on Stage

2 Stealth Companies Launch on Stage

7 Demo Pit Companies Pitch on Stage

LAUNCH Awards Show