LAUNCH Festival Judges and Grand Jury Members: Robert Scoble, Tony Hsieh, Tony Conrad and More

[ Row 1: Robert Scoble, Tony Hsieh, Tony Conrad, Jennifer Lum. Row 2: Don Dodge, Greg Tseng, Chamath Palihapitiya, Thomas Korte. Row 3: Jay Levy, Cyan Banister, Bill Warner, Adeo Ressi. ]

By Jason Calacanis

Man, I'm the luckiest guy on the planet!

Over the past two weeks almost everyone I've asked to join me as a judge or Grand Jury member at the LAUNCH event has said yes!

This is my fifth year hosting the LAUNCH Festival (the first three we called it TechCrunch50), and I'm thrilled to announce the following judges/speakers are on now on board [ see the list below ]. Plus Andrew Warner of Mixergy and Jason Nazar of Docstoc will moderate our second stage, "Office Hours with Angels and Entrepreneurs," where you can have an intimate 30-minute discussion with people who can answer your burning startup questions.

If you're a startup and want to rock LAUNCH with us like Mint, Yammer, PowerSet, FitBit, Cabana, Room77 and 200+ other awesome startups have over the past four shows, be sure to apply. The early application deadline is Jan. 15 and our second deadlne is Jan. 31. After the 31st, we will accept applications on a rolling admissions process -- room permitting. 

Get tickets before we sell out.


Bios for all judges and Grand Jury members here.


Cyan Banister, Zivity
David Cohen, TechStars
Tony Conrad, True Ventures
Tony Hsieh, Zappos
Dave McClure, 500 Startups
Chamath Palihapitiya, The Social+Capital Partnership
Naval Ravikant, AngelList
Kevin Rose, Milk
Greg Tseng, Tagged

Grand Jury

Don Dodge, Google
Thomas Korte, AngelPad
Jay Levy, Zelkova Ventures
Jennifer Lum, Apricot Capital
Adeo Ressi, The Founder Institute
Robert Scoble, Rackspace
Bill Warner, angel investor