Founder Field Day

May 16, 2016

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    Join us for Founder Field Day, our signature event for founders, VCs, partners and our community on Monday, May 16! Founder Field Day is a free, invite-only event hosted by Rothenberg Ventures at the iconic AT&T Park.

    Founder Field Day is designed to help founders learn from Luminaries, meet VCs, showcase their startups, and have fun in the ballpark. The morning Luminary Sessions are exclusively for founders, and in the afternoon we open up the event to our community.

Opening Ceremony

The day starts with our Founder & CEO Mike Rothenberg kicking off the event.

Guests receive breakfast, sunscreen and a t-shirt to wear for the day.

Opening Opening2


We believe founders learn best from other founders. Luminary Sessions are off-the-record conversations with experts about important company-building topics like fundraising, marketing, scaling, recruiting and M&A. Each session is limited to 15 founders.

Previous Luminaries

Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
Meraki, acq Cisco
Co-Founder & COO
General Assembly
Co-Founder & CEO
Crashlytics, acq Twitter
Senior Director of Product
Co-Founder & President
Tech Inclusion


After the Luminary Sessions, founders join the Rothenberg Ventures team for lunch, lounging and a photo op on the field.


After lunch, we fire up the pitching machine and open the baseball field to our entire community for batting practice. Be sure to arrive in time for our announcement of the new River Accelerator frontier technology startups!


We love when members of our community learn from one another. This year we’re excited to announce a special panel series on frontier technology featuring thought leaders in autonomous vehicles, space and satellites, and tech inclusion.

Frontier Tech Expo

If you were at Founder Field Day last year, you got to try the world’s leading Virtual Reality (VR) demos. This year’s demos go beyond VR by including startups that are pushing technology's boundaries in new industries. Come try fun, immersive experiences with VR, augmented reality, 3D manufacturing, robotics, space, computer vision, and drones.


The Frontier Tech Expo features dozens of never-before-seen demos from startups in the Rothenberg Ventures portfolio and from our friends in our community. We are excited to announce the following startups, who will be demoing on Founder Field Day:

Happy Hour

After a fun day at the ballpark, we invite founders, VCs, partners, and our community to the terrace for drinks. We look forward to seeing you on May 16, 2016!