Check detail schedule for the Igniter Conference

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 11:30 AM

Learn about Term Sheets in Fund Raising

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

Learn the mechanics of Term sheet.

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Finance Hacking

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

Master your company’s growth equation, demystify startup finance, and learn VC math.

12:00 PM 12:30 PM

Go-To-Market Hacking for Startups

Soren Bested

You’ve done your homework, had your stars read and are now ready to unleash your unicorn to the world and transform the industry forever. But how do you get started?

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

Workshop - Innovation at the intersection of Art and Storytelling

Jeremy Capdevielle

During this highly interactive experience participants will work together to create an extraordinary work of art. Together, we will explore how personal stories can create relationship foundations that can withstand tests of time and lead toward greater fulfillment, interpersonal ingenuity, and overall business success. Expect to get out of the head and into the heart for a fun and enlivening hour.


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.

Learn from Industry Experts on the rise of the A.I. trends in the Startup World.

4:30 PM 5:30 PM

Pitch Competition - A.I. + Blockchain Track

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

5:30 PM 6:00 PM

Pitch Competition - Award Ceremony

See the Finalist from the Pitch Competitions with the final award ceremony.

6:00 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

Workshop - Building the A Team

Jennifer Peatman, Executive Coach.

How to Build a Highly Effective Team for Startups


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

Crowd Funding

Khierstyn Ross

Crowdfunding is tough. Only proper execution is going to help make sure you are successful. As a Crowdfunding Product Launch Specialist, I’ve created this Field Guide to help you know exactly what you need to do for your launch. Not only will you be able to validate your idea, but you can build an audience of RAVING fans.

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 - Hardware and Robotics

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 - Consumer Products

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 the Pitch Competitions with the final award ceremony.

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Wine and Cheese Reception

Relax with our cocktail reception as the conference ends.