Disrupt SF - Live Stream - Day 1


Live Stream from Disrupt SF 2017 Day 1

TechCrunch Disrupt is the world’s leading authority in debuting revolutionary startups, introducing game-changing technologies and discussing what’s top of mind for the tech industry’s key innovators.

Disrupt gathers the best and brightest entrepreneurs, investors, hackers, and tech fans for on-stage interviews, the Startup Battlefield competition, a 24-hour Hackathon, Startup Alley, Hardware Alley, and After Parties.


9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Opening Remarks: Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief

9:05 AM – 9:25 AM Fireside Chat with Heather Adkins (Google) How a founding member of Google’s security team sees today’s security landscape after having kept the company’s data out of the hands of hackers for 15 years.

9:25 AM – 9:45 AM Fireside Chat with Herman Narula (Improbable) One of the top minds behind VR and video games will sit down to discuss how 3D simulations will change the way we work and play.

9:45 AM – 10:10 AM Understanding ICOs with Eyal Hertzog (Bancor Protocol), Dan Morehead (Pantera Capital), and Jun Hasegawa (OmiseGO) A panel of cryptocurrency experts will discuss how token sales are changing the way startups are funded and how ICOs will affect venture capital.

10:10 AM – 10:20 AM Founder’s Spotlight on Breast Milk as a Service Medolac‘s mother-daughter duo, Adrianne Weir and Elena Taggart Medo, walk us through the economics of selling shelf-ready human breast milk.

10:20 AM – 10:55 AM BREAK

10:55 AM – 11:15 AM In Conversation with Moxie Marlinspike (Open Whisper Systems) The CEO behind Signal will talk about how encryption schemes have reinvented communication and business and explain how the biggest change is still to come.

11:15 AM – 11:35 AM Fireside Chat with Yuri Milner (DST Global) One of the world’s most noted investors and entrepreneurs will talk about investing across the globe.

11:35 AM – 12:05 PM Ethereum’s Future with Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum Foundation) and Naval Ravikant (AngelList) The founder of Ethereum will chat with noted investor and AngelList CEO and founder about Ethereum’s quest to balance decentralization and usability the right way.

12:05 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM In Conversation with Brian Krzanich (Intel) Intel’s CEO will sit down to talk about his company’s position within the landscape of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous driving.

1:20 PM – 1:40 PM In Conversation with Ben Silbermann (Pinterest) Pinterest’s co-founder and CEO will explain how Pinterest grew to be a $12 billion visual discovery company while carving out a niche among the Snaps and Facebooks of the world.

1:40 PM – 1:45 PM How the Startup Battlefield works with Anthony Ha

1:45 PM – 2:35 PM Startup Battlefield Competition – Session 1
Judges: Rebecca Lynn (Canvas Ventures), Aparna Chennapragada (Google), Niko Bonatsos (General Catalyst), Shauntel Poulson (Reach Capital), Ravi Mhatre (Lightspeed Venture Partners)

2:35 PM – 2:55 PM Fireside Chat with Steve Jurvetson (DFJ) Legendary venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson has a penchant for anticipating the future, as proven by his early investments in SpaceX, Tesla and Planet. We’ll talk with him about what’s coming next.

2:55 PM – 3:25 PM BREAK

3:25 PM – 3:35 PM Special Announcement Jacob Mullins of Shasta Ventures joins us on stage for a special announcement.

3:35 PM – 3:55 PM Fireside Chat with Luke Woods (Facebook) How is Facebook’s style evolving for the age of visual communication? Head of Design Luke Woods will discuss what makes apps cool, how interfaces will evolve for AR and voice, and balancing innovation with proven patterns.

3:55 PM – 4:15 PM Fireside Chat with Bob Xu (ZhenFund) The founder of ZhenFund and one of China’s most celebrated angel investors, Bob Xu will discuss his investment strategy and what he looks for when investing in China’s early-stage founders.

4:15 PM – 4:35 PM Premiere of Bubbleproof An all too real comedy about our surreal industry – followed by a discussion with David Cowan (Bessemer Venture Partners), Michael Fertik (Heroic Ventures), and Martin Sweeney (Borracho Pictures).

4:35 PM – 5:05 PM Augmented Reality Present and Future A discussion of the realities of AR at its turning point and its potential to be the next big platform with Cyan Banister (Founders Fund), Ross Finman and Diana Hu (Escher Reality), Phil Keslin (Niantic Inc.) and Nathan Kong (The CurioPets Company).

5:05 PM to 5:55 PM Startup Battlefield Competition – Session 2 Judges: Anna Fang (ZhenFund), Patricia Nakache (Trinity Ventures), Shawn Carolan (Menlo Ventures), Charles Hudson (Precursor Ventures), Rob Coneybeer (Shasta Ventures), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC)

5:55 PM – 6:00 PM WRAP

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