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1520 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

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February 27, 2013

LaunchFEST LA- February 27th in Santa Monica- Register Today!

We are pleased to be co-hosting LaunchFEST LA, a venture pitch program produced by AngelLaunch on Feb 27 in Santa Monica. This event is hosted by AngelLaunch, General Assembly, FilmBreak, B Revolution Capital, and Excel PR.
We hope you will join us! Space is limited, and this event will sell out. This event features startups and investors in four distinct markets, including tech, entertainment, mobile and digital health, and social entrepreneurship.

Event: LaunchFEST LA
Place: General Assembly 1520 2nd Street Santa Monica. Parking in public lot.
Date: Wed. Feb 27 3pm-9pm
Event Producers: AngelLaunch, B Revolution Capital, Film Break, General Assembly, and Excel PR
Contact: Zahava Stroud 310 736 1541 Zahava@angellaunch.com
Website: www.launchfestla.eventbrite.com
Cost: $35 program, dinner and drinks; $55 for demo spot.

Startups, apply to pitch for funds on website. Selected companies pitch for 3-5 minutes, and then hear comments from judges. The judges evaluate the pitches and investment prospects for the company.

Investors can apply to judge venture forum.

Each session consists of a 30 minutes panel, and 45 minutes of venture pitch presentations with comments from judges. The judges evaluate the pitches and investment prospects for the company.

Here is the program:
Session 1: Creative Content Projects-FILM, TV, VIDEo, WEB, GAMES, MUSIC
Session 2: Digital and Mobile Health, Fitness, and Wellness Ventures
Session 3: Tech/Web Ventures: Digital media, web, mobile, software, hardware, devices. 
Session 4: Social Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship 
Keynote: Rob Tercek

Schedule: 3pm-8pm
3:00-4:15 Creative Content Ventures
Understand specific strategies for media, games, film, TV, video and entertainment startups including attracting customers, forging partnerships, managing eCommerce, pricing, negotiating deals, and meeting producers. Learn how to attract customers, forging partnerships, pricing, negotiating deals.
Brad Wyman, Indiegogo, Vertical Lead for Film, Web, Video, TV
Melinda Moore, SVP, Entertainment Media Ventures
Jennifer Collins, Vice President of Digital Revenue, Los Angeles Times
Yair Laundau, Founder, MK Capital

3:00-4:15 SESSION 2: Mobile and Digital Health, Wellness and Fitness
Mobile and digital solutions have huge market opportunities with impending Obama care. These solutions are changing the way healthcare is delivered and received. Our experts discuss key players in this market and funding strategies—tech startups, incubators, angels, hospital providers, physicians, patients, pharma, payers, and programmers. Understand their unique goals, perspectives, and challenges to growing and implementing mobile and digital health strategies.
Houman Haghighi, QUALCOMM, Manager of Business Development, North America
Howard Leonhardt, Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Founder
Marcus Filipiovich, Emeritus Director Pasadena Angels, Founder Ikona Medical Corp
Scott Sangster, Founder, Health in Reach, Member Tech Coast Angels
Ahmed Enany, President & CEO, Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio)

4:15-4:30 Networking and snacks

4:30-5:45 SESSION 3: Raising Money from Crowdfunding and Angels for Tech Ventures
Learn how to raise funds for startups, tech ventures, business ideas, inventions, nonprofits, and entertainment projects. Understand differences between equity funding, donations, and crowdsourcing. Hear insider tips on how to reach your goals, use your existing network for marketing, and how angels can use crowdfunding to enhance their investments.
Ray Chan, Founder, K5 Launch
Steve Schlenker, Partner, DN Capital
Marcus Filipovich, Director Emeritus Pasadena Angels, Entrepreneur Ikona Medical Corp

4:30-5:45 SESSION 4: Social Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship hosted by B Revolution Capital
We discuss funding strategies for social impact or sustainable ventures, and the metrics and investment strategies for socially responsible investments. Understand how to collaborate with nonprofits and for-profit social enterprises and corporate social responsibility initiatives which are designed to foster common social missions.

5:45-6:15 Networking and food

6:15-7:00 Keynote with Rob Tercek


Digital media veteran Robert Tercek has spent his entire career launching successful new media services by identifying opportunities long before they become mainstream. He launched the first massively successful online games, the first interactive television shows and the first mobile video networks, the first mobile games, and much more. Every time, he proceeded from a hypothesis grounded in market data. Now, at LaunchFest, Tercek plans to share his vision for the single biggest trend that will change everything. Don’t miss this keynote speech if you want to learn about the trend that will reshape entire industries and expose colossal new business opportunities.

7:00-9:00 Networking Reception with Investors over drinks and food.
Date: February 27, 2013 3:00 pm
Cost: $35.00