Spark XYZ Venture Conference, Quake Capital Ranks Startups

VC conference meets January 12th to 13th, 2019, at USC in Los Angeles

Spark XYZBy Robin Rowe

LOS ANGELES CA (Venture Hollywood) – Sponsored by Quake Capital, the West Coast Challenge is a two-day event with startup showcase, entrepreneurship panels, venture talks, a pitch competition, and a career fair. Startups, investors, executives and professionals join to discover, create and build ventures together.

One lucky attendee will win a $400k startup package and be invited to coffee have with a Quake partner to discuss his or her startup.

Tickets at Eventbrite. Use the code “QuakeConnection” for 50% off.

Spark.XYZ AGENDA – JANUARY 12th, 2019

  • 9:00AM – Welcome Registration – TCC Ballroom
  • 9:00AM to 12:30PM – Venture Exhibition TCC – Ballroom
  • 12:30PM to 2:00PM – Lunch Break
  • 1:00PM to 2:30PM – Pitch Competition – Tommy‚Äôs Place
    • Athent
    • CityGrows
    • CLQSIX
    • Kitterly
    • MrktStar
    • nedl
    • OOTify
  • 2:00PM to 5:00PM – Career Fair – TCC Ballroom


  • 9:00AM to 9:30AM – Welcome Registration
  • 9:30AM to 9:45AM – Opening Remarks by Lucas Pols, Quake Capital
  • 9:45AM to 10:00AM – Entrepreneur Talks Series by Joseph Daniels, McCarter English
  • 10:00AM to 10:50AM – Acceleration Panel
  • 10:50AM to 11:05AM – Entrepreneur Talks Series by Matt Roberts, Sequoia
  • 11:05AM to 11:20AM – Break
  • 11:20AM to 11:35AM – Entrepreneur Talks Series by Shawn Sheikh
  • 11:35AM to 12:25PM – Why Venture Capital Panel
  • 12:25PM to 12:40PM – Entrepreneur Talks Series by Russ Heddleston, DocSend


  • 12:40PM to 1:45PM Lunch Break
  • 1:45PM to 2:00PM Entrepreneur Talks Series Kai Blache, TicketSocket
  • 2:00PM to 2:50PM Misnomers in the Startup World Panel
  • 2:50PM to 3:05PM Entrepreneur Talks Series by Daniel Wu, Fox Rothschild
  • 3:05PM to 3:20PM Break
  • 3:20PM to 3:35PM Entrepreneur Talks Series by Marissa Peretz, Silicon Beach Talent
  • 3:35 PM to 4:25PM The Late Stage Jump Panel
  • 4:25PM to 4:40PM Entrepreneur Talks Series by Karl Alomar, Digital ocean
  • 4:40PM to 5:00PM Pitch Competition Winner Announced & Closing Remarks