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Sold-out Startup Venture Summit Takes Place Today in Los Angeles Connecting Promising Startups to Multimillion-Dollar Investors

Today, AngelLaunch produces its newest conference, Startup Venture Summit, held at the Courtyard Marriott Culver City, 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event features keynotes and fireside chats by leading investors, incubators and startups transforming traditional business models and fueling the growth of entrepreneurial ventures. View at www.StartupVentureSummit.com.

The sold-out summit also includes a Venture Forum in which 18 highly promising carefully selected startups can pitch panels of venture capitalists, corporate investors, and angel investors. All attendees can attend the venture pitch sessions to hear how investors evaluate startups. At lunch, all attendees can pitch investors in a short 3-minute fast pitch session in the hope of finding investment capital.

Speakers will offer fresh ideas, real-world strategies, and practical hands on tools for startups to launch new ideas and grow existing ventures to the next level. Topics include social media, donation and equity crowdfunding, how to get funded, media and entertainment financing, developing partnerships with Silicon Valley, perfecting your pitch, attracting venture capital, exit strategies, mobile apps, protecting intellectual property, acquisition strategies, bootstrapping, twitter for marketing, public relations, accelerators and incubators, and much more.

The program opens with a keynote panel featuring Nicole Glaros, managing director of highly successful incubator TechStars from Boulder, CO. TechStars provides seed funding from over 75 top venture capital firms and angel investors who are vested in the success of your startup, as well as intense mentorship from hundreds of the best entrepreneurs in the world.

The other keynote speaker is Brad Wyman, Vertical Lead for Film, TV, Web, Media from Indiegogo, who will discuss opportunities to raise capital from wildly popular crowdfunding platforms with a focus on media and entertainment. Over 40 other speakers and investors will participate.

“Our top-of-the-line speakers deliver cutting-edge content that help executives develop business strategies and make successful deals. Startup Venture Summit is a fast-paced, jam-packed conference giving entrepreneurs and investors the tools they need to launch and succeed. We provide a high-energy forum to share innovative ideas and create lasting business opportunities,” said AngelLaunch Founder and Conference Producer Zahava Stroud. “On our panels, we’re pairing accredited investors with tech experts with `game changers’ from technology startups. The goal is for sparks to fly and deals to close.”

About AngelLaunch and iHollywood Forum:

iHollywood Forum, based in Los Angeles, has been the leading producer of business summits for executives, investors and entrepreneurs involved in digital entertainment, media, telecom, mobile and emerging technologies. Two years ago we created a new brand, AngelLaunch, producing evening mixers, seminars and conferences on issues relevant to entrepreneurs seeking to grow their business with a focus on tech, web, mobile and digital media ventures. Follow us at twitter @AngelLaunch and like us on facebook.com/angellaunchevents.

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Press Credentials to attend Startup Venture Summit:

All qualified editorial media may receive a basic ticket and complimentary admission. Journalists are invited to attend the event today without any advance registration.

STARTUP VENTURE SUMMIT AGENDA

9:00-9:40 | Investors & Entrepreneurs with Successful Exits that Sold Their Ventures

  • Gil Ebaz, Founder, Factual, Serial Entrepreneur
  • Michael Metzger, Principal, Covert & Co. Investment Banker
  • Jon Ferrera, Founder and CEO, Nimble, Serial Entrepreneur
  • Thomas McInerney, Angel Investor, TCM
  • Moderator: Mark Landay, Owner, Dynamic Synergy Executive Recruitment and Angel Investor

9:40-9:45 | Forging Deals Between US Startups, Japan and China

  • Jim Maricondo, VP Strategic Alliances, Silicon Valley, ISI-Dentsu of America, Inc.

9:45-10:20 | Fireside Chat --How Accelerators and Crowdfunding Sites are Fueling Entrepreneurship With a New Approach to Investing

  • Nicole Glaros, Managing Director, TechStars Boulder
  • Brad Wyman, Vertical Lead Media, Entertainment, Film, and Video, Indiegogo
  • Moderator: Roger Royse, Partner, Royse Law

10:20-10:25 | Demo: Wade Fenn, Founder, The Navvo Group

10:25-10:30 | Charley Wang, LA Producer, General Assembly

10:30-11:15 | Panel : Attracting Venture Capital for Early and Mid Stage Startups

  • Ryan Azlein Partner, Stubbs Alderton
  • Jon Basset, Analyst, DFJ Frontier
  • Jim Andelman Managing Partner, Rincon Ventures
  • David Traverse, Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners
  • Moderator: Len Lanzi, Executive Director, LAVA (LA Venture Association)

11:15-11:20 | ViewPhone Demo

11:20-11:45 | Networking Break and Demo tables - Palisades (1st floor)

11:45-12:30 | Content, Games, Entertainment: Distribution, Funding and Strategic Partners

(Studio 2nd floor)

Understand specific strategies for media, games, film, TV, video and entertainment startups including attracting customers, forging partnerships, managing eCommerce, pricing, negotiating deals, and forming relationships with traditional media powerhouses like studios and broadcast networks.

  • Moderator: John Lasko, Business Advisor, Funimation Entertainment
  • Page Ostrow, Founder, Producers Representative, Ostrow and Company
  • Julia Verdin, Producer and President, Rough Diamond Productions
  • Sujay Tile, VP Business Development, Scopely
  • Brad Wyman, Vertical Lead Film, TV, Video, Indiegogo
  • Todd Eichner CEO, CEO/Founder, NDMS

11:45-12:30 | Acquisition Strategies are About Timing–When is the right time to sell? (Santa Monica 1st floor)

Every day we hear about large companies like Google, Facebook and Comcast acquiring startups with unique features such as innovative technologies, massive audience reach or highly sought-after management teams. Many companies get offers but its viewed as too low a valuation. How do you know the right timing of when to sell, and how to evaluate an offer? What are current trends in acquisition?

What are essential issues for both startups and acquiring companies to consider?

  • Moderator: Howard Levine, Partner, Cypress LLP
  • Steve Schlenker, Partner, DN Capital

11:45-12:30 |Venture Pitch Session I, Judges: Marina ( 2nd floor)

  • Andrew Tweed, Associate, Thomvest Ventures
  • Richard Morganstern, Angel Investor
  • Joe Platnick, Angel Investor, Pasadena Angels
  • Jon Bassett, Analyst, DFJ Frontier
  • Mark Schwartz, Angel Investor, Harvard Business Angels
  • Terry Moore, Partner, Moore Venture Capital

Presenters: Adaia Devices Enlightened.org Enplug Pasadena Labs Hive Lighting Locbit

12:30 -1:30 | Networking Lunch and Visit Demo Showcase (Palisades 1st floor)

1:00-1:30 | 3-Minute Fast Pitch Our investors are seated at tables. You can stand in line and get 3 minutes to pitch investors. Be prepared to hand them your card. They will keep track of companies which interest them for a follow-up call or meeting. At 2:00 we will prepare and post a list of companies where investors request follow-up discussion, and you can contact them for follow up calls or meetings.

Investors:

  • Andrew Tweed, Associate, Thomvest Ventures
  • Ray Chan, Co-Founder, K 5 Launch
  • Richard Morganstern, Angel Investor
  • Joe Platnick, Angel Investor, Pasadena Angels
  • Jon Bassett, Analyst, DFJ Frontier
  • Mark Schwartz, Angel Investor, Harvard Business Angels
  • Brad Feldman, Angel Investor, Member, Tech Coast Angels
  • Jeff Lapin, Angel Investor
  • Howard Leonhardt. Founder, Leonhardt Ventures
  • Michael Green, President, Tech Coast Angels
  • Scott Sangster, Organic Startup, Member Tech Coast Angels
  • David Carter, Co-Founder, Amplify
  • David Austin, Sr Director Emerging Technology, Turner Broadcasting Media Camp
  • Terry Moore, Founder, Moore Venture Capital
  • Mark Kapczynski, VP Corporate Development, Experian Interactive

1:30 -2:10 | Crowdfunding for Equity & Donation Platforms: Best Practices to Raise Funds

(Studio 2nd floor)

Hear from experts and entrepreneurs who raised funds for media, nonprofits, entertainment and tech ventures using crowdfunding. Learn how startups can use these new laws to raise up to $1 Million from friends, family and complete strangers. Understand implications, regulatory issues, and opportunities created by new Jobs Act for startups and investors.

  • Moderator: David Harviiliz, Founder and CEO, When You Wish
  • David Carter, C0-Founder and Strategic Advisors, Amplify LA
  • David Navama, Head of Product, Crowdfunder.com
  • Mark Schwartz, Angel Investor, Harvard Business Angels, Investor for Invested.In

1:30 -2:10 | Partnerships from Silicon Valley: How Startups and Investors Can Partner with Bay Area Investors

Hear from bay area firms for early stage funds, and LA based startups with Bay Area investors on their perspectives of the significant economic, market and competitive dynamics shaping the Bay Area current investment strategies. Learn how to work with Bay Area or strategic investors as partners or investors to maximize your success. Can you get funded without being based in the Bay Area or should you move?

  • Sam Friedman, CEO and Founder, ParkMe
  • Andrew Tweed, Associate, Thomvest Ventures
  • Terry Moore, Founder, Moore Venture Partners
  • Moderator: Robert Reyes, CEO, StartupCircle, Partner, Plug and Play San Diego

1:30 -2:20 | Venture Pitch Session II, Judges:

Marina (2nd floor)

  • Brad Feldman, Angel Investor, Member, Tech Coast Angels
  • Jeff Lapin, Angel Investor
  • Scott Sangster, Organic Startup, Member Tech Coast Angels
  • David Austin, Sr Director Emerging Technology, Turner Broadcasting Media Camp
  • Mark Kapczynski, VP Corporate Development, Experian Interactive
  • Michael Green, President, Tech Coast Angels

Presenters Go Trexx Tapshare ViewPhone Vomodo Supper King

2:30-3:15 | Accelerators, Incubators and Education: A New Approach to Investing and Mentorship

  • Howard Marks, Founder, Start Engine, Los Angeles
  • David Austin, Sr Director Emerging Technology, Turner Broadcasting Media Camp
  • Charley Wang, Los Angeles Program Producer, General Assembly
  • Sebastien Torre, President, European American Enterprise Council
  • Moderator: Ray Chan, K5 Launch

2:30-3:15 | Exit Strategies and Early Stage IP Opportunities and Risks in Today’s Market

Culver (2nd floor)

How does the view of the IPO market impact your investments. Before investing, you need to know the key issues related to liquidity and exit opportunities including current trends in mergers and acquisitions. How is the economy impacting IPO? How do you find a buyer? What is the outlook for financial markets to impact exits and M&A activity. How will investors strengthen their interests and portfolio company growth in light of these market conditions? Learn about current expectations from prospective acquiring companies, the public capital markets and address governance and regulatory issues related to liquidity events.

  • Ivan Nikkhoo, Managing Director, Siemer & Associates
  • Mark Kapczynski, VP Corporate Development, Experian Interactive

2:30-3:15 | Bootstrapped, Single Founder, Self Funded, and Loving It? Or Should You get Funding?

Santa Monica (1st floor)

Many startups don't want outside investments and turn them down. Instead, they deliberately choose to bootstrap and grow organically on a lean budget without third-party funding. Hear from a self-funded founder who made this choice, and learn the pitfalls and opportunities they encountered. Also hear contrasting perspective from an angel investor who founded an incubator on the advantages of seeking funding from an accelerator.

  • Babette Pepaj, CEO, BakeSpace
  • Scott Sangster, Organic Startup, Angel Investor

2:30-3:15 | Venture Pitch Session III, Judges:

Marina (2nd floor)

  • Howard Leonhardt, Founder, Leonhardt Ventures
  • Michael Green, President, Tech Coast Angels
  • David Carter, Co-Founder, Amplify
  • Robert Reyes, Partner, StartupCircle, Plug and Play San Diego
  • Minda Wilson, member, Tech Coast Angels

Presenters: Flinja My Bean Jar Social Tagg Vomodo Nuvoo GX Stream

3:30-4:15 | Breakout Sessions

3:30-4:15 | Best Practices for Protecting Intellectual Property and Business Assets

Studio (2nd floor)

Startups need to protect their ideas, but the same time you need to disclose your concept to investors and partners. Learn how you can protect your ideas and assets while still attracting partners. Learn how to maximize and commercialize the value of your assets while protecting them from theft or copycats.

  • David Sharifi, Attorney, LA TECH & MEDIA LAW

3:30-4:15 | Best Practices for Creating Professional Facebook Pages

75% of consumers now go to Facebook as opposed to a web page to engage with brands. Can you reach consumers from your Facebook page? Learn how marketing, PR and brand managers are using Facebook to deliver complex brand messages and increase public exposure. Improve your social media presence, increase email responses, and understand best practices to make your Facebook page professional to drive sales.

  • Apryl DeLancey, Director of Marketing & Social Media, Blaze Public Relations

3:30-4:15 | Using Pinterest and Twitter to Grow Your Business (Marina 2nd floor)

Learn how to use these social media tools to grow your business, engage customers, and increase sales.

  • Josh Ochs, Founder, MediaLeaders

3:30-4:15 | Getting Funding: Pitfalls and Challenges from Entrepreneurs that Got Funded

Hear from startups that raised funding about their strategies, how they met angels and VC firms, due diligence, lessons learned, and tips for success.

  • Alex Capecelatro, Founder and CEO, At The Pool
  • Holden Steinberg, Co-Founder and President, PageWoo
  • Jeff Lapin, Angel investor

4:30-5:15 | Practical Tips and Best Practices to Raising Money from Crowdfunding

Learn step-by-step practical steps and best practices on how to use crowdfunding platforms to meet your goals and raise funds for media, nonprofits, entertainment and tech. Justin has raised over $250,000 for film projects in Kickstarter and will share his insider secrets.

  • Justin Massion, Founder, Jam Studios, Raised $250,000 for Film and TV Projects on Kickstarter
  • Aggie Kobrin, Founder, CrowdFunding Live

4:30-5:15 | Beyond Buzz: Using PR to Grow Your Business and Media Interviews

Public relations and media exposure offers a low-cost way to engage your target market, attract partners and investors, and increase your profile. But you can spend a lot of money creating social media buzz and increasing the interest in your site, but it’s a waste unless you have a well thought-out strategy to convert those fleeting viewers to long-term paying customers. Learn how to tell a story to the media, and give compelling media interviews.

  • Gayle Murphy, Broadcaster and Media Consultant

4:30-5:15 | Using Mobile Apps and Strategies for Small Business Owners

This session will explore best practices to develop a mobile app, using mobile apps to bolster your brand, revenue opportunities and cost for apps, and successful partnerships.

  • Rob Mallery, Dir of Corporate Development, Originate
  • Sam Friedman, Cofounder-CEO, ParkMe

4:30-5:15 | Planning and Presenting your Pitch

Best practices for investor presentations with a focus on how to position your company as an attractive investment opportunity. Included in this session will be the essentials for presentations to angels, venture capitalists, strategic investors, potential partners and other investment sources with samples of slides.

  • John Lasko, VP Business Development, American United Media
  • Andrew Tweed, Associate, ThomVest

5:15-7:00 | Networking Reception and Demo Showcase

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