TechCrunch has been throwing an annual summer party at August Capital since 2006, the point at which Michael Arrington realized it had gotten too big for his Atherton back yard. And this year we’re doing it again, on the same big sunny Sand Hill balcony at the venture firm’s headquarters. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes til 9:00 p.m.
And, we’ll also be back with our fourth-ever CrunchUp earlier that day, at Fox Theater in Redwood City — with a new, more specific theme. TechCrunch has looked at The Mobile Web Wars, The Real-Time Stream, Social Currency and Mobile First in previous years. Now lots of developers and investors in Silicon Valley are focused on a big and newly-public company: Facebook.
Its social ads and developer ecosystem have disrupted other industries online and off. But what can it do about mobile? Its native apps are big, but it doesn’t own the platforms and it can’t monetize as easily. For all of Facebook’s successes, its products and platform have a lot of adapting to do for the mobile-first era.
Come hear from leading developers, Facebook executives and industry experts about the state of Facebook’s platform, products, ads and mobile initiatives. And beyond Facebook, learn about what’s working (and what’s not) in designing and growing mobile apps.
About the Facebook Ecosystem Conference at the Fox Theater (capacity limited to 600 participants)
August 3, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City CA 94063, Map
12:00 – 1:00 Registration and lunch
1:00 – 5:00 Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp
Get Tickets @ Eventbrite: $180 based on availability. Tickets INCLUDE admission for one (1) to the August Capital party and expedited fast-pass door entry. You DO NOT need to purchase a separate August Capital Party ticket if you purchase a CrunchUp ticket. Tickets are non-transferable, based on availability. Limited seating for the CrunchUp. #crunchup
CrunchUps are highly participatory mini conferences hosted by TechCrunch where we focus in on important “now” themes in non-traditional formats. Join us for the afternoon to help shape the future of mobile platforms and services.
About the 7th Annual Summer Party at August Capital
August 3, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
2480 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park CA 94025, Map
Get Tickets @ Eventbrite: $50 based on availability. Tickets to be released weekly in batches. Stay tuned to TechCrunch for releases as they sell out quickly. #tcaugustcapital
Join us for a great mix of start-up demos, networking, giveaways, drinks and fun on the best deck on all of Sand Hill Road.
Due to limited capacity and strong demand for tickets, we regret tickets are NOT TRANSFERABLE and NOT REFUNDABLE. If you use your name to purchase multiple tickets, your guests must arrive with you to check in at the door. Attendee identification will be checked at the door against the guest list; paper tickets not necessary.
Parking will be extremely limited so we encourage you to leave plenty of time to find parking, or carpool with friends and co-workers.
The combined CrunchUp – Summer Party also gives us a great sponsorship platform for start-ups and brands to reach both conference and networking attendees.
* Align around top mobile themes
* Awareness and brand-building with top VCs, corporates and startups
* Demo tables for show-and-tell and swag
* Custom sponsorships: live-streaming, check-in games, etc.
* Summer party sponsor favorites: specialty cocktails, beer, photo wall, music, giveaways, games, desserts, etc.
Please contact Leslie Hitchcock or Rahul Nihalani at email@example.com to learn more about sponsorship packages and custom opportunities.
A huge thank you to our sponsors.
For fun, check out last year’s CrunchUp and Summer Party. Hope to see you all there this year!
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