Oct 13-14, 2018

Igniter

Conference

#1 International Startup Conference
Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California



Early Bird Tickets

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Igniter International Conference 2018 brings a unique opportunity for Startups around the world to meet Silicon Valley investors. Our theme this year is "Invest in the Future". Join us for two days of fund raising with top investors in Silicon Valley.

IgniterCon 2018 is packed with Startup sessions by Industry experts on Marketing, Finance, PR, Immigration, Fund-raising and Branding, workshops by Stanford lecturers on Team building, Leadership and 4 dedicated Expert Panels and Pitch Competitions tracks for AI, Blockchain, Enterprise, Consumer products, Hardware and more.

Our Keynote speakers this year are Nancy Duarte, TED Speaker and Author of slide:ology, Don Peppers, Author of Customer Experience: What, How, and Why Now and Ravi Belani, Managing Director, Alchemist Accelerators.

Who Should Attend?

Startups looking for fund-raising if you are interested in

  • Pitching and fund raising in front of 40+ Silicon Valley Investors
  • Showcase your product and network with 500+ Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs and Investors
  • Latest trends on Marketing, PR, Branding, Immigration and Legal issues for Startups from Industry Experts
  • Learn from Industry Experts on AI, Blockchain, Robotics, Enterprise and Consumer Products
  • Participate in team building, leadership, Pitching workshops by Stanford Lecturers

Investors looking to invest in top pre-screened startups. If you are interested to

  • Checkout Pitches from state of the art startups on AI, Blockchain, Robotics, Enterprise and Consumer Products
  • Participate in fireside chat with Industry Experts on AI, Blockchain, Robotics, Enterprise and Consumer Products
  • Meet 500+ startups from Silicon Valley and around the world
  • Interested to help startups in one-on-one consultation for Fund raising
When
Saturday - Sunday October 13-14, 2018
Where
Mountain View, California. Computer History Museum
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500+ Attendees

Igniter Conference bring together top Silicon Valley Investors, Stanford Entrepreneurs and Startup Founders from all over the world.

14 Startup Sessions and Workshops

Learn Startup trends on Marketing, PR, Legal, Branding, Finance and Immigration topics from Industry Experts. Participate in workshops for Leadership, Team building, Pitching and Communication.

40+ Investors and 2 Expert Panels

Learn from Silicon Valley experts on AI, Blockchain, Robotics, Enterprise and Consumer Products.

28 Startups, 4 Pitch Competitions

Join us at our biggest Pitch Competition in front of 40+ investors in the Silicon Valley.

Join the Event

The Igniter Conference has a variety of ticket types to suit the variety of entreprenurs out there. Find out the best option for you and your team! Limited Early Bird Tickets

Expo Pass

$ 100

Access both days after 2PM

Includes access to Expert Panels, Pitch Competitions, Startup Expo and Wine and Cheese reception

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  • Regular Seating
  • T-shirt and Goodie bag
  • Startup Sessions & Workshops
  • Pitch CompetitionYes
  • Expert PanelsYes
  • Startup ExpoYes
  • Wine and Cheese ReceptionYes
  • VIP Dinner with Investors

Standard Pass

$ 425

Two full day Access

Includes access to a full day of talks across the 2 days a lovely lunch and plenty of coffee

Book Now
  • Regular Seating Yes
  • T-shirt and Goodie bag Yes
  • Startup Sessions & WorkshopsYes
  • Pitch CompetitionYes
  • Expert PanelsYes
  • Startup ExpoYes
  • Wine and Cheese ReceptionYes
  • VIP Dinner with Investors

VIP Pass

$ 1000

Front Row tickets and VIP Dinner with Speakers & Investors

Includes access to a full day of talks across the 2 days a lovely lunch and plenty of coffee.

Book Now
  • Front Seats Yes
  • T-shirt and Goodie bag Yes
  • Startup Sessions & WorkshopsYes
  • Pitch CompetitionYes
  • Expert PanelsYes
  • Startup ExpoYes
  • Wine and Cheese ReceptionYes
  • VIP Dinner with InvestorsYes

Below you'll find the schedule for Igniter 2018. We'll keep this page regularly updated with all new Investors and Industry Experts for Panel, who will be joining us, or any changes in the schedule, so be sure to keep checking in!

8:30 AM 9:00 AM

Welcome & Registration

Continental breakfast and registration for IgniterCon'18. Pick up your name badge, t-shirt and goodie bag.


9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Leadership Workshop

David Joud - Business Coach and President, Dynamic Strategic Alignment

Challenge of Leadership: How to Transform Your Startup Do you have a clear, succinct and energizing Vision? If you could exploit your strengths and overcome your weaknesses better than your competitors, what would it mean to your future? Find out how in this interactive and dynamic program.


10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Keynote: Power Pitching for Investors

Nancy Duarte

Author of Slide:ology, TED Speaker, Principal at Duarte Inc.


10:45 AM 11:00 PM

Coffee Break

Checkout our Startup Expo, network with other Startups with coffee and light snacks.


11:00 AM 12:30 AM

How to Raise a Series A

Hank Barry - Chair, Sidley's Emerging Companies and VEnuter Capital(ECVC), and Former CEO of Napster.

Learn how to get to the next level after getting bootstrapped or seed funded.

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Finance Hacking

Lili Balfour, Founder of Atelier Advisors + Creator and Host of Finance for Entrepreneurs

Learn the mechanics of Finance for Startups early years with Lili Balfour.

12:00 PM 12:30 PM

The Rise of Viral Content Marketing

Ben Kaplan, Founder and CEO PR Hacker

How to Get 6M+ People to Love Your Brand

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

Afternoon Lunch Break

Head out & our organizers will direct you to one of the places lunch is being served.

1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Startup Networking Hour + Expo

Igniter Signature Networking Game

Don't miss the Igniter signature networking game. You will learn how to make long lasting relationships, get to mingle with other startups, talk to investors and find your potential partners.


2:00 PM 2:45 PM

Keynote: The Art and Science of Fundraising

Ravi Belani, Managing Director, Alchemist Accelerator

The Art & Science of Fundraising will deep dive into two areas: the psychology of a VC and Term Sheets - how they work, what to look out for, and how to negotiate for a better deal.


2:45 PM 3:00 PM

Coffee Break

Checkout our Startup Expo, network with other Startups with coffee and light snacks.


3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Pitch Competition - Enterprise Track

See 7 pre-screened Startups pitching on stage with a Panel of Investor Judges.

4:00 PM 4:30 PM

Fire Side Chat - A.I. and Robotics

Learn from Industry Experts on AI & Robotics trends in the Startup World.

4:30 PM 5:30 PM

Pitch Competition - AI + Robotics Track

See 7 pre-screened Startups pitching on stage with a Panel of Investor Judges.

5:30 PM 7:00 PM

Igniter Expo

Check Startup Demo and network with entreprenurs.

7:00 PM 9:00 PM

VIP Dinner*

Mingle with our VIP Speakers and Investors in a private Dinner. VIP Pass required.

8:30 AM 9:00 AM

Day 2 Registration

Continental breakfast and registration for IgniterCon'18. Pick up your name badge, t-shirt and goodie bag.


9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Story Telling for Startups - Workshop

Kevin Rolston, Founder Power Lines, Instructor, Stanford.

Learn from Instructor at Stanford.


10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Keynote: How to Excel Customer Experience

Don Peppers

Author of Customer Experience: What, How and Why Now.

How to build and maintain a truly customer-centric business.


10:45 AM 11:00 PM

Coffee Break

Checkout our Startup Expo, network with other Startups with coffee and light snacks.


11:00 AM 11:30 AM

How to Humanize your Brand

Sonia Hunt, Marketing + Product Leader, Digital Media Entrepreneur, and TEDx speaker

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Immigration Hacking

Sweta Khandelwal, Top 10 Immigration Attorney for Startups

Get answers for all your immmigration challenges in the Startup world.

12:00 PM 12:30 PM

Go-To-Market Hacking for Startups

Learn with the Industry expert Soren Bested on how to get Customers

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

Afternoon Lunch Break

Head out & our organizers will direct you to one of the places lunch is being served.

1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Startup Networking Hour + Expo

Igniter Signature Networking Game

Don't miss the Igniter signature networking game. You will learn how to make long lasting relationships, get to mingle with other startups, talk to investors and find your potential partners.


2:00 PM 2:45 PM

Keynote: How to Build Trust

Speaker To Be Announced

Learn how to build trust in your startup.


2:45 PM 3:00 PM

Coffee Break

Checkout our Startup Expo, network with other Startups with coffee and light snacks.


3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Pitch Competition - Consumer Product Track

See 7 pre-screened Startups pitching on stage with a Panel of Investor Judges.

4:00 PM 4:30 PM

Fire Side Chat - Blockchain + Security

Learn from Industry Experts on Block Chain & Security trends in the Startup World.

4:30 PM 5:30 PM

Pitch Competition - Blockchain + Security

See 7 pre-screened Startups pitching on stage with a Panel of Investor Judges.

5:30 PM 6:00 PM

Award Ceremony

See the Finalist from all the Pitch Compeitions with the final award ceremony.

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Wine and Cheese Reception

Relax with our cocktail reception as the conference ends.

Rand Fishkin - Speaker 2017, Igniter Conference!

Our last year speakers includes Scott Sonenshien, Luke Wroblewsky, Rand Fishkin, and more.

After the huge success of our biggest Pitch competition last year, we have added 4 dedicated tracks for Startup Pitching Contest covering topics, A.I. Blockchain, Robotics, Enterprise and Consumer Products.

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With more than 6000 members in Silicon Valley, Igniter is the largest Stanford Entrepreneur community.

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A limited number of passes are now available for $250 , but for a short time only. Register now at http://ignitercon2018.eventbrite.com.

Computer History Museum is the perfect place to make history, Get funded, Pitch in-front of top Silicon Valley Investors, Network with other Startups.

Computer History Museum

1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA, United States



This museum is the world’s largest and most significant history museum for preserving and presenting the computing revolution and its impact on the human experience. Established in 1996, the Computer History Museum is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. This includes many rare or one-of-a-kind objects such as a Cray-1 supercomputer, the 1969 Neiman Marcus (HoneywellKitchen Computer, an Apple I and an example of the first generation of Google‘s racks of custom-designed web servers. The collection comprises nearly 50,000 objects, photographs and films, as well as 4,000 linear feet of catalogued documentation and several hundred gigabytes of software.

Driving - From 85 N

From 85 N, Take the Shoreline Blvd. At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Shoreline Boulevard. 1401 Shoreline is on the SE corner of the intersection. Turn into the first driveway on the right. Drive around towards the back of the building for parking.

Coming from San Jose

From Highway 101 N (From San Jose), take the Shoreline Blvd. exit toward Mountain View. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Shoreline Boulevard. 1401 Shoreline is on the SE corner of the intersection. Turn into the first driveway on the right. Drive around towards the back of the building for parking.

Coming from San Francisco

From Highway 101 S (From San Francisco), take the Shoreline Blvd. exit toward Mountain View. Turn left on N. Shoreline Blvd. and cross over the freeway. 1401 Shoreline will then be on your right after the first intersection. Turn into the first driveway on the right. Drive around towards the back of the building.

Taxi By Phone

Taxi by phone: In Mountain View: 1-650-938-7711
In San Francisco: 1-415-333-3333

SFO Airport Shuttle And Limo Services

Car Rental in Mountain View

Hertz – 650-968-2100
Enterprise – 650-843-4990

Near by Restaurants

Mountain View Restaurants

Finding a good hotel can be tricky. So here are some of our favorite hotels nearby our event location

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Holiday Inn Express

$113/night

852 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale CA

4.5 miles away from Computer History Museum
Provide group # 47383138 and group Code Name: "IgniterCon2018"

+1(408) 773 1234

Website

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Quality Inn at Nasa Ames

$269/Night

5 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA

1.8 miles to Comouter History Museum

+1 650 934 0155

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Aloft Sunnyvale

$139/Night

170 S Sunnyvale Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

5 miles to Computer History Museum

+1(408) 736-0300

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Hampton Inn

$179/Night

390 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

1.3 miles to event location

+1(650) 988-0300

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If you are coming to Melbourne on a low budget, but yet, don’t want to compromise on quality, try AirBnB or Hotels Scanner services for accommodation