Atleast 40 up and coming startups will debut their product, service or app for the first time publicly at the first ever Launch Conference on February 23rd, 24th 2011 in San Francisco, California.
Launch is the brainchild of former mega-blogger and current CEO of Mahalo.com – Jason Calacanis. Previously, Jason has co-organizer other wildly popular tech startup events, like for example the Techcrunch50 event.
The Launch event runs in 2 tracks as follows.
LAUNCH 1.0: This competition is for completely new companies that have never had any press, public demos and whose services are currently in closed alpha or beta. You (the startup) get to show off your baby infront of an audience and judges made up of the movers and shakes of The San Francisco and Silicon Valley tech scene.
LAUNCH 2.0:This competition is for existing companies that are launching new products, or significant new versions of an existing product. For example, if Microsoft, Google or Aol were to launch a completely new social network, that would qualify. Additionally, if Twitter were to launch a completely new interface–like they did in the fall of 2010–that would qualify as a “significant new version” of an existing project.
Launch Conference Agenda
Launch Conference runs from 7:30 am to 6:15 pm on Wednesday Feb. 23rd, 2011 and from 7:30 am to 8 pm on Thursday Feb. 24th, 2011 with the event ending in the award ceremony (7:45 pm – 8:00pm).
For a latest detailed agenda visit the agenda page on launch.is here. here.
Launch Conference Tickets
The price of tickets to attend Launch Conference varies based on who you are, and how much of it you want to attend.
- $400 for Bootstrapping Startups
- $1,000 for Conference Ticket
- $4,000 for VIP Passes
- $4,000 for Scholarship
- $1,500 for LAUNCH Pad Demo Pit
Launch Conference Location, Address
The LAUNCH Conference is taking place in the 125,000 square foot San Francisco Design Center‘s Concourse Exhibition Center located at 635 8th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 on February 23rd & 24th 2011.