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LaunchFest at CES: Attracting Funding and Social Media/Mobile Marketing Trends
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM (PST)
LaunchFest Showcase in Las Vegas
Social TV, Social Media and Mobile Marketing Trends
Now in our 5th year, join iHollywood Forum's annual networking dinner, program and party held during CES. This year our theme is LaunchFest Showcase, an exciting event celebrating the launch of startups, new business strategies, new products, and new services.
Secure a ticket for $20 for the party after 8pm; or purchase a ticket for $60 which includes the four course buffet dinner, program, and party.
Free hotel parking or five minutes walk from Convention Center.
We do not issue any refunds for cancelled tickets but you can transfer to someone else by letting us know.
5:45-7:00 Networking, dinner and Expert Roundtables
Delicious four course buffet dinner available for purchase in advance.
You can choose to stand and network, sit at tables for casual conversation, or join a table for a topic led by experts and attendees. We will have signs with designated topics on specific tables.
7:00-8:00 Attracting Venture Capital, Social TV, Social Media and Mobile Trends
Hear from key influencers and investors about trends shaping the connected TV market, mobile and web apps, iPad, content discovery and hybrid TV standards and opportunities for advertising and marketing campaigns. Understand the top trends and how to form strategic partnerships. Share their perspectives for trends shaping the connected TV market, mobile and web apps, iPad, content discovery. Learn how to attract funding, planning an exit strategy, and where they are investing. We will select two startups to give a 3 minutes pitch and then hear 3 minutes comments from judges.
Art Jam Apps
- Yoav Tzuyra, Partner, Jerusalem Venture Partners
- Bruce Taragin, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital
- Adrian Sexton, Founder and President, New Medici
- Moderator: Amanda Coolong, CoFounder, Tech Zulu
8:00-10:00 Networking and Reception
GALA NETWORKING MIXER
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
If you are involved in consumer electronics, eCommerce, retail, online commerce,software, hardware, entertainment and media, digital media, broadband and web services, broadcast, film, cable, or web services and operations, TV, games; IPTV; mobile and wireless, telecom; technology, investing, finance, production: development, acquisition, pre-production, content creation, advertising, post production, marketing, distribution and exhibition.
STARTUPS, APPLY TO GIVE A DEMO OR PITCH FOR FUNDS TO INVESTORS:
Apply now to give a 3 minutes pitch to panel of investors and hear their feedback. There is no fee to apply or pitch but you must buy a dinner ticket. Past demos have received millions in funds from our events. Send us an email with "CESdemo" in subject line with company name, industry, website, your contact info, stage of funding, and amount of funding you are seeking to demo@AngelLaunch.com.
APPLY TO HOST AN EXPERT SESSION OR SPEAK ON PANEL:
If you want to apply to host an expert session, send an email to Speakers@AngelLaunch.com with "CESExpert" in the subject line, name of the event, contact info, bios, and areas of expertise. We do not charge to speak and speakers are selected based on expertise.
Experts will lead informal discussion during dinner at a table from 6pm-7pm. You will lead a small group discussion on the topic. We do not require a fee for experts, but we give priority to experts that sponsor who receive the entire attendee list and a demo table. You can select from our topics, or suggest a new topic. Send us your bio, areas of expertise, examples of customers or partners, and suggested topics to speakers@AngelLaunch.com the date with "ExpertSpeaker" in the subject line
APPLY TO SPONSOR: HOST AN EXPERT SESSION AND EXHIBIT AT A DEMO TABLE:
FOR SPONSORSHIP DETAILS, CALL 310 736-1541 or email email@example.com
We are now seeking Demos to show off their products at this event. Would you like to host a demo table and receive the entire attendee list? You will get a table to show demos during the networking mixer and the entire event attendee list
WHO SHOULD DEMO OR SPONSOR:
Tech solution providers such as: mobile apps, 3D, social media, web services and broadband, games, digital media, tech solutions, consumer electronics, equipment, hardware, software, services, applications, web services, broadband applications, devices, games, research firms, and professional service providers. You don't need to be an exhibitor on the show floor to demo at our event, and you can meet hundreds of prospective sales leads in a focused setting.
Sponsor and Demo Benefits at Different Levels Include:
Exhibitor tables are open for networking 6:00-7:00 and 8:00-10:00pm
Sponsors can also host an expert session, and present a seminar held from 4pm-6pm.
- Host expert sessions to meet prospective clients
- Exhibit at demo table during massive three hour networking mixer
- Host Seminar before dinner
- Meet buyers face-to-face, including senior executive decision makers who typically are not accessible on the show floor.
- Set up valuable meetings in advance from our exclusive advance attendee list with hundreds that have registered for our party
- Obtain press coverage and media exposure.
- We give you drink tickets to distribute at your table to drive traffic
- ADVANCE opt in attendee list with contact data (with permission from attendees) which you can use to set up client meetings while at CES on the show floor or hold meetings during our event.
- Listing and logo on website
- We send out dedicated emails to set up meetings for you at CES
These events are produced by iHollywood Forum and not affiliated with any trade shows.
When & Where
iHollywood Forum, and our new brand Angel Launch, produce dinners, venture forums, and seminars for entertainment, Web, Internet, mobile and tech ventures and startups. We connect entrepreneurs to investors over networking with demos and offer educational venture forums and panels to further deal making opportunities.
Yoav Tzruya, Partner, Jerusalem Venture Partners
Yoav brings strong background and industry recognition in the fields of digital media, content services, telecom value-added services and business support systems. Prior to joining JVP Yoav headed Altus Media Ltd., a venture capital consulting business, providing business, strategy and operational support for VCs and digital media and content related startups, including JVP portfolio companies. Prior to Altus Media, Yoav spent five years as General Manager/COO and CMO of Exent Technologies, leading its strategy, business and operations, positioning it as an industry leader in the space of video games digital distribution, growing the business 70% Y-over-Year_five years in a row. In this capacity Yoav was instrumental in building new offerings and revenue streams for industry leaders such as Verizon, Comcast, Intel, CBS, Time Warner and France Telecom.
Previously, Yoav spent five years with TeleKnowledge, an innovator in the space of business support systems, holding multiple executive level positions, including Product Management, Marketing and Business Development, helping define telecom value-added services and digital media strategies for the likes of Telefonica, Yahoo, Listen.com (Real Networks), Turbine Entertainment, FullAudio (AOL), StarMedia, TheStreet.com and others. Yoav further spent six years in the Israeli Air-Force, managing mission critical development projects, and is a decorated officer.
Yoav holds an International Executive MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern and Tel-Aviv University, as well as a M.Sc. in Computer Science (cum laude) and a B.Sc. in Mathematics (cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University.
Bruce Taragin, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital
Bruce has 17 years experience as a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, technology investment banker and corporate attorney. Prior to joining Blumberg Capital in 1998, Bruce co-founded and held several senior management positions within technology companies including Charles River Computers. Bruce also structured and managed early-stage technology transactions at Hambrecht & Quist, Mayer Brown & Platt and Bankers Trust Company. A native of New York, Bruce earned his BA in Finance and Communications, cum laude, from Yeshiva University, and his MBA and JD from Fordham University.
Bruce serves as a member or observer on the Board of Directors of DoubleVerify, CaseStack, Insightix, LiteScape, Correlix, Nolio, Revionics, Yap.tv, BringIt, NearbyAd, Mertado, Any.do, and Sonar. He also serves on the board and the investment monitoring committee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Northern California.
Past investments: eVoice - Acquired by AOL [TWX], PureSight - Acquired by Boston Communications Group [BCGI], Vista Research - Acquired by McGraw Hill [MHP], IP Infusion - Acquired by ACCESS CO., LTD [TSE: 4813], GO Networks - Acquired by NextWave Wireless [WAVEX], and Siperian - Acquired by [INFA].
Adrian Sexton, CEO, New Medici
Adrian Sexton is CEO of New Medici, a next generation media strategy + lifestyle network working with studios, consumer brands and social media startups. On a go-to-market basis, New Medici models new digital businesses, providing product strategy, social marketing and multiplatform distribution.
Prior to New Medici, he was Executive Vice President at Participant Media, managing the pro-social company’s expansion into global media. Sexton architected TakePart.com, a social action marketing portal. He worked on The Cove, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Kite Runner and the Academy Award®-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. He was a member of Participant’s executive committee, involving film greenlights and M&A investments including the $1B Summit Entertainment financing and $250M Abu Dhabi co-funding deals.
In 2006, Sexton co-founded TAG Strategic, a digital entertainment agency with clients including Qualcomm, LivePlanet, Sandisk and Lionsgate. From 1999-2006, he headed Lionsgate’s digital division, managing its 8,500 title library. Sexton oversaw day-to-day operations, production, media planning and business development, encompassing theatrical, home entertainment, television, international and physical studios. He produced digital campaigns for Best Picture Academy Award®-winning Crash, Monster’s Ball, Fahrenheit 9/11, and the SAW and Tyler Perry franchises; as well as digital cinema initiatives with BMW Films and Microsoft.
Sexton identified multiple-platform marketing, distribution and sales opportunities for the studio’s film library in such high-growth markets as broadband, mobile, digital cinema and IPTV. Lionsgate’s market capitalization rose from $60M to $1.2B during Sexton’s tenure; and, he was part of the team which secured the $350 million credit facility to acquire Artisa