SAM to Sponsor LA Demo Day – Thursday, May 10, 2012

By May 9, 2012 No Comments

Come see the next class of great LA tech companies demo their startups to the LA community of entrepreneurs, investors and techies as well as a number of esteemed guests.  Over 1000 people will be attending this special event.

LA Startup Demo Day, will kick off with keynote speaker Bill Gross, founder of IdeaLab.  We will then showcase the latest batch of up-and-coming LA Startups.  Companies will have 5 minutes to present their product which will be followed by feedback from a panel of all star judges.

The event will take place at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA from 1:00 – 5:00pm.  Attendance is free, but you must reserve your space in order to guarantee entrance.  SPACE WILL SELL OUT.  LA Demo Day will be followed by Startups Uncensored #26, “How to Pitch Investors”, which does require a ticket purchase.

Event Schedule w/ Keynote Speaker and esteemed Judges :

1:00 – 1:30  Intros and Keynote Speaker Bill Gross

1:30 – 2:15  Pitch Panel 1:

Judges: Paige Craig (CEO and Co-Founder of BetterWorks), Rick Smith (Co-Founder and Managing Director of Crosscut Ventures) ,Keith Richman CEO of Break Media) , Jason Calacanis (Founder and CEO of Mahalo.com)

Companies: Bitium (http://www.bitium.com ),  look.io (http://www.look.io), BarMax (http://www.getbarmax.com), Surf Air (http://www.surfair.com)

2:15 – 3:00  Pitch Panel 2:

Judges: Shawn Colo (EVP, Corporate Developement of Demand Media), Kamram Pourzanjani (Founder and CEO of Bestcovery.com), Jarl Mohn (Founding President and CEO of Liberty Digital), Jim Andelman (Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Rincon Venture Partners)

Companies: invested.in (http://platform.invested.in ), Crowdfunder (http://crowdfunder.com ), Instacanvas (http://InstaCanv.as. ), Addroidhttp://addroid.com/ )

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:00 Pitch Panel  3:

Judges: Tom McInerney (Active angel investor and advisor), Jim Armstrong (Managing Director of Clearstone Venture Partners), Mike Jones (Internet executive, investor, and strategic advisor), Brian Mesic (Partner at Anthem Venture Partners)

Companies: Capsule (http://www.trycapsule.com ), Retention Science ( http://retentionscience.com/), Eventup (http://eventup.com/), Roozt (http://www.roozt.com)

4:00 – 4:45 Pitch Panel  4:

Judges: Dana Settle (Founding Partner with Greycroft LLC), Jeff Tinsley (Founder and Chairman and CEO of MyLife.com), Scott Alderton (Co-Founder Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP)

Companies: Penango (http://www.penango.com/), Dog Vacay (http://DogVacay.com), PayDragon http://www.paydragon.com ), Social Annex (http://www.socialannex.com/public/)

4:45 – 6:00 BREAK / DRINKS

6:00pmStartups Uncensored #26 “How to Pitch Investors”

Both the LA Startups Demo Day and Startups Uncensored 26 will be hosted at the Fairmont Miramar hotel in Santa Monica.  The Fairmont is graciously joining as a co-sponsor to make the event possible.  They’re also currently modernizing the entire hotel to make it a crown jewel of Santa Monica.  Please join us is expressing your support for the Fairmont by visiting www.FriendsoftheMiramar.com 


LA Startup Demo Day is being Co-Hosted by Docstoc, Rustic Canyon, & Greycroft Partners.  And our Platnium Sponsor for the event is Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

For more information, visit:  http://lademoday-estw.eventbrite.com/