- One day ticket
- Parking place
Hawaii (Exact location coming soon)
Join us on November 2015 for an exciting two-day adventure (November 13-14, 2015) under the Hawaiian sun to meet and connect with entrepreneurs, Athletes, startups, VCs, angels, and media from around the world, who share our love for wearable tech and IoT.
Pioneers, thinkers, athletes and investors from entertainment, health, sports, fashion and IoT will join us to discuss how wearables are evolving and becoming an integral part of our life
|6:30 am - 10:30 am||
“Dawn Patrol” surf & kitesurfing sessions (*Retreat members only)
VR content recording the experience (GoPro / 360 camera)
Special instructor: Jesse Richman (professional kitesurfer)
With the participation of GoPro and JauntVR
|12:00 pm - 2:00 pm||
AR & VR Presenters and Keynote (*Pass holders only)
- Nicole Relyea JauntVR
- Dustin Wish (Samsung VR)
- Matt Reyes (GoPro)
- Ka’i Kau (Co-founder of Hawaii VR meetup)
Location: the spalding house museum
capacity 150 to 200 (Honolulu)
|2:00 pm - 4:00 pm||
AR & VR Demo Exhibit (*Pass holders only)
Location: TBA (Honolulu)
|7:00 pm - 10:00 pm||
Showdown presents VR Filmmaker Competition Screening & Main Event (*Open to the public)(Free for pass holders)
Presented by Samsung VR, JauntVR, and Hawaii Filmmakers Collective.
12 local teams will be presented with a topic and a limited amount of time to write shoot and edit a short film in virtual reality. Screening will be live and open to the public to experience through the VR lens.
|7:00 am - 9:00 am||
Dawn of Danger (*Retreat members only)
Demo-ing wearable technologies in tracking vitales and sensor reactions
Special instructor: Jesse Richman (professional kitesurfer)
|9:00 am - 10:00 am||
Wet & Wearable Networking Brunch (*Retreat members only)
After a morning of surf and sea meet the brains behind the build.
|12:00 pm - 2:00 pm||
Presenters (*Badge holders only)
- Anouk Wipprecht, world's class fashion designer
- Cival Van Der Lubbe, Kanoa CEO (Talk on wearable and music)
- David Troup, Xsenr CEO (3D sports motion sensors)
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||
Wearable Tech & Fashion Demo Exhibit (*Pass holders only)
Media & Sponsor Cocktail party (*Private invite only)
Private party & networking event
|7:00 pm - 10:00 pm||
Glow Hawaii Fashion Tech Showcase presented by Anouk Wipprecht. (*Open to the public)(Free for pass holders)
Hawaii's first wearable fashion show. Showcasing Fashion Tech designs by Anouk Wipprecht and local fashion designers.
Anouk Wipprecht will be hosting a series of workshops with local fashion designers & coders. Teaching them how to work with combining fashion and technology.
Zach Vorhies, Founder
Zackees makes the world first turn signal gloves, which allows cyclists to communicate their turning intentions to other vehicles on the road. Zackees Turn Signal Gloves have won numerous awards in design: The Wall St. Journal said it was the '#1 Way to carify your ride.' CNBC said it was "a savior to cyclists all over the world". Founded by Google Engineer Zach Vorhies who previously brought Google Earth to the Audi Navigation System, Zackees strives to merge fashion and technology to bring affordable wearables to a mass market. The Zackees team can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Hansen, Founder and Chief Fashion Engineer, Enlighted Designs
Janet Hansen is the founder and Chief Fashion Engineer of Enlighted Designs, based in Encinitas, California, where she has been creating custom illuminated clothing for over fifteen years. Her clothes are worn by a wide variety of professional entertainers, such as sports mascots, dancers, and musicians, including Daft Punk, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Macy Gray, Muse, 50 Cent, Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock, M.I.A., Incubus, R. Kelly, Pink, Kacey Musgraves, and the Radio City Rockettes. Her clients light up stages all over the world, and have been televised on Dancing with the Stars, America's Got Talent, the Grammy Awards, the MTV Movie Awards, and the Today Show. Janet's work combines her interests in art, fashion, design, and entrepreneurship, as well as her formal training in engineering. A former rocket scientist, Janet holds a B.S. in General Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, and a Ph.D. in Biomechanical Engineering from UC San Diego.
Myriam Joire, VP Developer Relations at CleverTap, Tech Advisor, Tech Journalist, Former Chief Evangelist at Pebble, and Former Senior Mobile Editor at Engadget
Myriam Joire (tnkgrl) was born wearing combat boots and holding a keyboard; moments later she picked up a soldering iron. She's been stomping, typing and hacking ever since. After spending years being a code-monkey in the video game industry, she joined Engadget as Senior Mobile Editor and later Pebble as Chief Evangelist. Today she is VP of Developer Relations at CleverTap, and sometimes freelances as a product/media strategy consultant, and as a tech journalist for TWiT and other major publications. She's based in San Francisco.
Bill Sautter, Chairman, Investor, Galaxy Ventures
Bill Sautter is a Silicon Valley-based private investor & entrepreneur. He manages Galaxy Ventures, a venture investment bank. He has co-founded, managed and been an investor/advisor with successful firms resulting in sizable IPO, VC, M&A, private equity and other financing & liquidity events. He founded & managed North America for BusinessObjects, the first European-based, VC-funded start-up to go public in the U.S [acquired by SAP for nearly $7 billion]. Previously, he held worldwide marketing & national sales positions with ORACLE Corp. [NASDAQ: ORCL]. He was an executive with Trillian Corp., a VC-funded firm maker of multimedia & workstations and co-developed the technology that became Flash [following its acquisition by ISI, Macromedia and ultimately Adobe Systems]. Previously, he was in product marketing for Informix [acquired by IBM] and began his career as a software developer & systems engineer. He earned a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University and attended Stanford University Graduate School of Business/AEA Executive Institute. A Silicon Valley native, he supports various charities & the arts, and is a Board Member of the Bob Moog Foundation (music/math/STEM education focus).
Hap Klopp, Founder of The North Face; Executive Chairman of Osbcura Digital
Among his many exploits, Mr. Klopp was the founder of The North Face, where he served as President and CEO for 20 years. During that time The North Face was honored with many awards for being the best managed company in its industry, including being lauded by Business Week Magazine for providing one of the highest quality products of any company in the United States. Mr. Klopp led The North Face to its position as the largest and most technically advanced company in its industry and one of the largest privately held companies in the San Francisco East Bay. Adventurer and executive, Hap Klopp has run numerous companies and spoken around the world on adventuring, leadership, entrepreneurship and the human side of management. Among other achievements, he established the mountaineering and backpacking industry through the development of his own company, The North Face, and along the way was highlighted on national television and in such publications as BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Success, and San Francisco Focus Magazine. After selling his highly successful company, he began an international management consulting firm, HK Consulting, with offices in Berkeley, CA and Tokyo, Japan. He presently is Executive Chairman of two entrepreneurial companies: Obscura Digital, a data visualization and digital marketing company located in San Francisco, and Cocona Inc., a nano-scale particles company that creates fabrics for the sport apparel and textile industries. He has simultaneously invested in and participated in the development of a number of entrepreneurial ventures. Concurrently he has written the highly acclaimed book on leadership called: “Conquering The North Face, an Adventure in Leadership” available in e-book, hard cover and paperback formats. And, he is the process of publishing a second business book called “ALMOST—12 electric months chasing the Silicon Valley dream.” He combines all of this with his ongoing sporting and adventuring activities.
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Yobie Benjamin, founder of Avegant and currently an angel investor, mentor and advisor to multiple startups
Yobie Benjamin’s experience has spanned startups to mega enterprise companies. From Global Chief Technology Officer of Citibank’s Global Transaction Services, Partner and Chief of Global Strategy at Ernst and Young to currently being co-founder of Avegant – a cutting edge virtual retinal device. He has founded a web-based social enterprise – GoodStorm (acquired by Zazzle) and led volunteer projects to track hurricanes, disaster response and the Gulf Coast oil spill. Yobie has always been ahead of the curve seeking to push the boundaries of design, technology, human interface and experience. Always tinkering with code, his personal projects include a globally compliant Bitcoin, payments, games indigenous to Asia, Africa and Latin America and re-inventing the search paradigm to meet the challenges of monetization and the creation of beautiful human interface and experience. Yobie is invested and advises several startups and is a unabashed evangelist for wearable computing and ocular/visual compute devices. Yobie sits on both Intel Capital and Sierra Ventures’ enterprise technology boards. Avegant, Follow on Twitter: @yobie
Julien worked in the mobile space for 10 years. Currently advising several wearable computing startups such as Kenzen Wear, LENS, Optinvent, Craven Media, he previously worked for Samsung where he shaped the strategy and built contextual experiences as well as services such as Samsung Hub, an iTunes type service and Samsung WatchON, a video aggregation engine, two services currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S4. He is the founder of Gizworld (www.gizworld.com), a global wearable computing consultancy. Julien is also the co-founder of Wearable Tech LA (www.wearabletechla.com) and Wearable Tech Israel (www.wearabletechisrael.com), Israel's first major wearable computing event. Julien has been quoted in leading publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Dow Jones, and BusinessWeek. Gizeworld, Smart World AllianceJulien Blin, Managing director, Gizworld & IOT startup advisor