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1st annual   launch fest
impact report
so, what is launch fest?
We decided to build on one of our city’s
premier events, Jazz Fest, to throw an
entrepreneurship ...
a fun conference for
serious entrepreneurs
                   3 days
              16 speakers
         3 evening mixers
1...
3 days of entrepreneurship
200+ people came out
we had spectacular
            speakers
! 16 speakers presented at Launch Fest

! 4 out of 16 were flown in from out of to...
launch fest inspired


       Speakers,
     Sponsors, &
Launch Festers
all left inspired
no one wanted to leave…
everything was
broadcast live worldwide
! Launch Fest was broadcast live on the internet
  to an audience of over 50 viewe...
but don’t take it from us...




         See that? Yeah, we killed it.
launch fest fast pitch
10 Local Entrepreneurs pitched to several venture
  capitalists and angel investors including Steve...
launch fest fast pitch
       delivered results
! 70% of Fast Pitchers were asked to follow up
  with investors after thei...
lessons learned
  @launchfest
#launchfest
twitter madness
t-shirts were a huge hit
thank you to all our
     wonderful sponsors




! We could not have done it without you!
see ya next year!
 love, launch fest
questions?
want to get in on 2011?
     www.launchfest.net
    www.launchpadnola.com

         Chris Schultz
   chris@vood...
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This is the impact report of the 1st Annual Launch Fest: a Fun Conference for Serious Entrepreneurs in New Orleans. It was inspiring and educating, and down right fun.

I was the event producer.

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  1. 1. 1st annual launch fest impact report
  2. 2. so, what is launch fest? We decided to build on one of our city’s premier events, Jazz Fest, to throw an entrepreneurship conference. Since people are coming for the music over the weekends, let’s give them something great to do during the week.
  3. 3. a fun conference for serious entrepreneurs 3 days 16 speakers 3 evening mixers 10 local startup pitches 200+ attendees all free and open to the public
  4. 4. 3 days of entrepreneurship
  5. 5. 200+ people came out
  6. 6. we had spectacular speakers ! 16 speakers presented at Launch Fest ! 4 out of 16 were flown in from out of town ! Presentations were mostly ranked “awesome” by Launch Festers in our post-fest survey
  7. 7. launch fest inspired Speakers, Sponsors, & Launch Festers all left inspired
  8. 8. no one wanted to leave…
  9. 9. everything was broadcast live worldwide ! Launch Fest was broadcast live on the internet to an audience of over 50 viewers each day. ! The live stream was then recorded & captured for future viewing here: http://bit.ly/lptv ! This guy watched Launch Fest from Delaware.
  10. 10. but don’t take it from us... See that? Yeah, we killed it.
  11. 11. launch fest fast pitch 10 Local Entrepreneurs pitched to several venture capitalists and angel investors including Steve Schlafman from The Kraft Group & David Safaii from Windspeed Ventures Ben Rosen, former “I admired the enthusiasm of the speakers. Chairman of They all have a dream, and however realistic, Compaq Computer, are determined to see it through. The attended Launch panelists were quite good – knowledgeable and Fest Fast Pitch! asking the right questions of the Rosen said: entrepreneurs.”
  12. 12. launch fest fast pitch delivered results ! 70% of Fast Pitchers were asked to follow up with investors after their pitches ! Launch Fest is helping entrepreneurs launch their companies
  13. 13. lessons learned @launchfest
  14. 14. #launchfest twitter madness
  15. 15. t-shirts were a huge hit
  16. 16. thank you to all our wonderful sponsors ! We could not have done it without you!
  17. 17. see ya next year! love, launch fest
  18. 18. questions? want to get in on 2011? www.launchfest.net www.launchpadnola.com Chris Schultz chris@voodooventures.com Townsend Jordan townsend.jordan@gmail.com
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