West Coast Challenge

Best In Class Start Up Event

Application Due Dates

December 7th

December 21st

Early Decision Top 25

Decision on Final 25

Start Here

On January 12 and 13, 2019

USC Tutor Campus Center, Trojan Grand Ballroom

Day One

Venture Exhibition

Pitch Competition

Job Fair

Investor Cocktail Reception

Day Two

Accelerator Panel

Early & Late Stage VC Panels

Successful Entrepreneur Teaching

Winner Announced

Event Speakers

Christine Harada

i (x) Investments

Laurent Grill

Luma Launch

Elaine Russell

PLG Ventures

Brett Munster

Sway Ventures

Howie Diamond

Alpha Bridge Ventures

Maureen Klewicki

CrossCut VC

Mike Fernandez

B Capital

Rick Smith

CrossCut

Alex Mojtahedi

Plug and Play

Austin Clements

TenOneTen Ventures

Yipeng Zhao

Embark Ventures

Kiyan Yazdi

Mucker Capital

Brian Horner

Tech Coast Angels

Howard Ko

Morpheus Ventures

Kat Yalung

Bixel Exchange

Miki Renolds

Grid110

Anton Zietsman

3L Capital

Danny Brown

Atom Factory & Cross Culture Ventures

Marissa Peretz

Silicon Beach Talent

Drew Leahy

Hawke Ventures

Randy Hetrick

TRX

Demarcus Williams

SVB

Kai Blache

Ticket Socket

Shawn Sheikh

Sophia Khan

Greycroft

Karl Alomar

Digital Ocean

Ethan Austin

Techstars

Brian Landers

Backstage

Michele Floriani

Sequoia

Russ Heddleston

DocSend

Christine Harada

i (x) Investments

Laurent Grill

Luma Launch

Elaine Russell

PLG Ventures

Brett Munster

Sway Ventures

Howie Diamond

Alpha Bridge Ventures

Brian Landers

Backstage

Ethan Austin

Techstars

Karl Alomar

Digital Ocean

Michele Floriani

Sequoia

Sophia Khan

Greycroft

Shawn Sheikh


Kai Blache

Ticket Socket

Demarcus Williams

SVB

Randy Hetrick

TRX

Drew Leahy

Hawke Ventures

Marissa Peretz

Silicon Beach Talent

Danny Brown

Cross Culture Ventures

Anton Zietsman

3L Capital

Miki Renolds

Grid110

Howard Ko

Morpheus Ventures

Brian Horner

Tech Coast Angels

Kiyan Yazdi

Mucker Capital

Yipeng Zhao

Embark Ventures

Austin Clements

TenOneTen Ventures

Alex Mojtahedi

Plug and Play

Rick Smith

CrossCut

Mike Fernandez

B Capital

Maureen Klewicki

CrossCut VC

Kat Yalung

Bixel Exchange

Panelists

Acceleration

Brian Horner

Tech Coast Angels

Brian Landers

Backstage

Eric Pakravan

Amplify

Ethan Austin

Techstars

Kat Yalung

Bixel Exchange

Miki Renolds

Grid110

Why Ventures Capital?

Christine Harada

i (x) Investments

Danny Brown

Atom Factory & Cross Culture Ventures

Drew Leahy

Hawke Ventures

Kiyan Yazdi

Mucker Capital

Rick Smith

CrossCut

Yipeng Zhao

Embark Ventures

Misnomers in the Startup World

Brian Horner

Tech Coast Angels

Brian Landers

Backstage

Eric Pakravan

Amplify

Ethan Austin

Techstars

Kat Yalung

Bixel Exchange

Miki Renolds

Grid110

The Late Stage Jump

Christine Harada

i (x) Investments

Danny Brown

Atom Factory & Cross Culture Ventures

Drew Leahy

Hawke Ventures

Kiyan Yazdi

Mucker Capital

Rick Smith

CrossCut

Yipeng Zhao

Embark Ventures

Day 1 Schedule - January 12

9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Doors Open/
Welcome Registration

Venture Exhibition

Lunch Break

Pitch Competition

Job Fair

Investor Cocktail Reception

Ballroom

Ballroom

Ballroom

Tommy's Place

Ballroom

Tommy's Place

Day 2 Schedule - January 13

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

11:05 AM - 11:20 AM

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM

11:35 AM - 12:25 PM

12:25 PM - 12:40 PM

12:40 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

2:50 PM - 3:05 PM

3:05 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM - 3:35 PM

3:35 PM - 4:25 PM

4:25 PM - 4:40 PM

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Doors Open/
Welcome Registration

Opening Remarks
Lucas Pols

Joe Daniels
83B Convertible Notes

Acceleration Panel

Matt Roberts
Sequoia

Break

Shawn Sheikh
Growth Hacking

Why Venture Capital
Panel

Russ Heddleston
CEO of DocSend

Lunch Break

Kai Blanche
CEO of Ticket Socket

Misnomers in the
Startup World

Fox Rothschild

Break

Marissa Peretz,
Silicon Beach Talent
Scaling & Culture

The Late Start Jump

Karl Alomar
Digital Ocean COO

Winner Announced &
Closing Remarks

All on Stage

2,000+

Startup
Applicants

50+

Venture
Exhibitors

100+

Investors
& VC Firms

Unlimited

Network
& Recruiting

The winner wins a spot in Quake LA accelerator and receives

In
Funding

"Top 10 most active seed fund."
"Venture Capital Firm you need to meet."

"#2 investor in female founder's in
the world"