4th Annual Launch Fest Impact Report


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Launch Pad produces Launch Fest every year, a startup conference and demo day for the Launch Pad 2013 class.

Check out the impact of Launch Pad on the community and the 8 startups that pitched.

Thanks to all our speakers, sponsors, mentors, volunteers & founders who made Launch Fest 2013 such a success!

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4th Annual Launch Fest Impact Report

  1. 1. 4th Annual Launch FestImpact ReportMay 2nd, 2013Monday, May 13, 2013
  2. 2. Launch Fest brought an awesome lineup of speakersto inspire the next generation of founders#couragewolfMonday, May 13, 2013
  3. 3. #launchfestlessonsEach speaker shared great advice:Be F-ing Awesome, Have an Idea, Start Doing It,Don’t Ask PermissionAlexis Ohanian - Reddit, Hipmunk, BreadpigPaul Singh - Dashboard.io, 500 StartupsRyan Delk - GumroadDick Talens - FitocracyAndrew Yang - Venture for AmericaTaylor Davidson - kbs+venturesBrent McCrossen - AudiosocketRoss Hinkle - LivesetPatrick Comer- Federated SampleSteve Schlafman- Lerer VenturesKumar Thangudu - Talented DudeMonday, May 13, 2013
  4. 4. Later, our 8 Launch Festcompanies had 7 minutes to be awesomeChrome extensionfor enhancedGmail trackingStaffing solutionsfor substituteteachersnWeb platform &iOS applicationsfor practicing musicwith mastersMarketplaceexchange for statetax creditsAndre Feiglerfounders@enrichedschools.comangel.co/enriched-schoolsDavid Johnstonfounders@engine.coangel.co/engineDarren HoffmanKristen McEntyrefounders@tuttidynamics.comangel.co/tutti-dynamicsPeter Loopfounders@etaxcreditexchange.comtransparency and security.Friday, April 26, 13Monday, May 13, 2013
  5. 5. And they all rocked their pitchesFundraising platform forcauses, non-profits & politicalcampaignsPremium vacationproperty rental platformCloud workforceproductivity softwarefor hospitals &nursing homesChris Laibefounders@staffinsight.comangel.co/staffinsightAndrea Primeauxfounders@dreanie.comangel.co/dreanieWeb-based trainingfor restaurantsMax Gaudinfounders@gosidework.comangel.co/sideworkPaul Dietzelfounders@anedot.comangel.co/anedotMonday, May 13, 2013
  6. 6. In front of local angel investors and earlystage VC’s from New York and Silicon Valley.“Monday, May 13, 2013
  7. 7. After weeks of mentoring sessions, pitch practice &non-stop hustleTaylor Cowan- Microsoft BizsparkGabe Benveniste - Dashboard.io, 500 StartupsPatrick Comer - Federated SampleMichael Johnston - Mark Cuban Companies, Naked PizzaAndrew Yang - Venture for AmericaTaylor Davidson - kbs+venturesMonday, May 13, 2013
  8. 8. Our Community is Paying Attention & Excited for theFutureMonday, May 13, 2013
  9. 9. We even inspired a comdey web series aboutentreprenuers called Our Sunken City#synnovation!OurSunkenCity.com#mydea!Monday, May 13, 2013
  10. 10. It’s a good day when you’re covered by both TechCocktail and the Times Picayune.“The goal of this year’s Launch Fest, from the startup perspective, was to showcase the bestinvestment-ready companies in New Orleans to local angel and national VC communities.Entertainment was plentiful, with a jam-packed roster of speakers during the morningsegment – including Alexis Ohanian – and impressive company demos in the afternoon.Launch Fest, timed to the Thursday session of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalPresented by Shell and the affiliated Sync Up music business conference, also includedspeeches by New Orleans and out-of-town entrepreneurs, advice from representatives ofinvestor funds and presentations by eight start-ups to an auditorium of potential investorsat the New Orleans Museum of Art.“The Launch Pad class took on a new twist this year with a stage agnostic approach whichcombined a class of companies some of which were brand new with several that hadalready raised capital and had significant traction. The goal was the showcase the bestinvestment-ready companies in New Orleans to the local angel and national VCcommunity.“Monday, May 13, 2013
  11. 11. A HUGE thanks to our sponsors.We couldn’t have done it without you.Monday, May 13, 2013
  12. 12. Ready to share YOUR genius? Join our teamlp.coMonday, May 13, 2013