LAUNCH 2017 came and went!!
LAUNCH Festival, a two-day event hosted by Jason Calacanis, was held from April 3, 2017 till April 7, 2017 at Innovation Hangar & Palace of Fine Arts Theater, 3601 Lyon St & 3301 Lyon St , San Francisco, California, USA. Live crowdfunding was offered for a handful of companies that were simultaneously listed on the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform. These companies each delivered a 3 minute explanatory pitch to a host of judges.
While SharkTank is entertainment based on business, LAUNCH Festival is the real deal where promising early stage companies present their concepts to experienced judges uncluttered by the need to artificially generate unnecessary drama. Calacanis navigated the proceedings while a diverse group of VCs and other experienced investors asked questions, gave advice and then shared their favorite startups.