LAUNCH Mobile & Wearables Wrap-Up

 Jason Calacanis in conversation with Sean Rad (Tinder). Photo: Mark Rahmani

Thank you for attending LAUNCH Mobile & Wearables. Your energy and enthusiasm made it a success and we have some information for you:

1. Company Demos

9 companies debuted their new products on the Mobile & Wearables stage, for an opportunity at a $100k investment prize from The LAUNCH Fund.  The 10 judges voted on their favorites (and to keep the playing ground level, @jason did not vote). The winners are:

1. MyTime

2. SoundHound

3. Zepp Labs

In addition, judge and TenOneTen Managing Partner David Waxman selected 3 companies with debuts, and an additional presenting company, for consideration to receive an additional $50k investment.  They are (in no particular order):

The remaining 6 companies that launched products were:

2. Photos

Video from the event will be up shortly, but you can check out images from the all the action on DAY 1 and DAY 2 now.

3. Press Coverage

Have press or blog post to share? Send us the link:

4. Partners and Sponsors

Finally, in addition to our presenting partner, Xtreme Labs, we’d like to thank our partners and sponsors for helping to make this event possible: Microsoft Ventures, Factual, New Relic, Dyn, Expedia, Cater2me, HasOffers, Tandem, Rackspace, Cotap, Unleash and TenOneTen.

5. Videos

Videos will be released over the coming weeks on our podcast This Week in Startups. You can subscribe here on Youtube:, or in iTunes here:

6.  LAUNCH Hackathon: November 8th - 10th (San Francisco)

We’re excited for the LAUNCH Hackathon, which will offer a $850k grand prize to the winning team.

Teams (1 to 4 members) can apply to take part of the largest hackathon in the world.

This will take place over two days, and feature fireside chats with distinguished entrepreneurs like Kevin Rose (Digg, Google Ventures).

To learn more about LAUNCH Hackathon (presented by Capital One Labs) and to register your team, visit: