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Silicon Valley LaunchFEST on July 21 – Why is Pokemon Go So Popular? Hear investors on VR, Robotics, AI, FinTech


Get your Silicon Valley LaunchFest ticket on this page! Hear panels and seminars on tech trends with angels, experts, and 12 investors on such topics as Virtual Reality, Mobile apps, AI/Robotics, Sensors, Enterprise, Consumer, Consumer Products, Devices, Health, FinTech, Internet of Things, Drones, Entertainment, Connected cars. Pitch to investors, enjoy delicious Chinese dinner, networking, and demo tables.

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Silicon LaunchFest SPEAKERS and INVESTORS:


1:30 – 2:00 | Registration

2:00-2:30 Market Opportunities & Challenges for Connected & Autonomous Cars
How car makers and suppliers should cope with the demands of automated and connected driving and the resulting industry disruption

  • Roger C. Lanctot, Associate Director, Global Automotive Practice, Strategy Analytics

2:00-2:30: User Experience & Design Trends for Consumer Products and Mobile Apps
Learn about the latest trends for attracting customers for consumer products or mobile apps. We discuss user experience trends, how to create new markets, attracting users to download; cultivating user loyalty; and low cost strategies to generate revenue.

  • Wendell Adams, CEO, AB Mobile Apps

2:40-3:10 Leadership Strategies to Raise Early and Mid Stage Financing
Presenter: George Arabian, Partner, Steelhead Ventures
Learn how to attract a management team and use your board of advisors to help secure funding.

2:40-3:10 Investing Trends and Market Outlook for Semiconductors, Sensors, Internet of Things, and MEMS

  • Larry Chao, Partner, Silicon Catalyst
  • Michael Minkevich, Venture Partner, Maxfield Capital

3:10-3:50 Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Trends for Enterprise and Consumers

Making Money from VR: Business Opportunities including pricing models, revenue projections, sales, investment trends, and market opportunities.
Alexis Maclin, Analyst, Greenlight VR
Ryan Wang, VR Investor

4:00-5:00 | Session One: Raising Financing for Seed, Early and Series A-C and Tech Trends: Top Trends to Watch– What’s Hot, Uncertain, and Hype

Session Topics: Consumer services and platforms, Virtual Reality, FinTech, Mobile Apps and Devices, Internet of things, eHealth, Security, EdTech

  • George Arabian, Partner, Steelhead VC
  • Hon Wong, TIE Angel Launchpad
  • Ryan Wang, VR investor
  • Anette Nordvall, Stockholm Business Angels
  • Daria Dubinina, Founder, FinHub Global
  • Michael Minkevich, Partner, Maxfield Capital
  • Moderator: Chris Kryzan, Brilliant ThingsPresenters:
    1. Learning Counsel-5
    2. Genesys, LLC-5
    3. NoPassword-4
    4. The Kalki Project-4
    6. Camellia Labs-3
    7. AgiVox-3
    8. Hoppin Ride-3

5:15-6:15 | Session Two: Raising Financing for Seed, Early and Series A-C and Tech Trends: Top Trends to Watch– What’s Hot, Uncertain, and Hype

Session Topics: Hardware, Chips, SaaS, Internet of things, Mobile devices, Sensors, drones, robotics, AI, security, big data, cloud computing.

  • Curtis Feeny, Managing Director, Voyager Capital
  • Jake Chapman, Partner, Gelt Venture Partners
  • Larry Chao, Partner, Silicon Catalyst
  • Jason Sydow, Investment Partner, Siemens Venture Capital
  • Vasily Nikolaev, Venture Partner, Quantum Wave Fund.
  • Moderator: Chris Kryzan, Brilliant Things
    • Sandstone Diagnostics-3
    • CoreReoot, LLC-3
    • SoundOfMotion-3
    • My Prospects Inc-3
    • Paper Battery Company-3
    • SoundOfMotion-1
    • Rave Relay-1, LLC
    • Evlo-1
    • Preppers Network-1
    • roomioTV-1
    • NANOGAP-1

6:15-8:30 Networking and Demo Showcase; Chinese food and drinks

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    July 27-29 at Expert Dojo Santa Monica
    Meet many investors, private pitch, parties
  • Sept 22, Singular Investment Conference LA
    Free for investors to attend
    Startups or public companies apply to present
  • Jan 5, Silicon valley LaunchFEST before CES
    Las Vegas. Panels, Pitch Investors, Demo Showcase, Free party RSVP


Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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