The 6th Global Venture Forum (2018 “Gateways & Hyperloops”) is an invitation-only program for 200 VC, Corporate and Emerging Tech leaders to ‘create value and get returns’. GVF Day 1 (sold out for five years) provides an anchor event to the tier one and two leaders active in cross-Atlantic and Pacific tech and is one of three ingredients of the Hyperloop for Global Venture Growth. In 2017 hosted by Microsoft Ventures (San Francisco) and in 2018 returns to San Francisco, Berkeley and Calistoga wine country this year.
Who Attends the GVF?
The Corporate Innovation in Silicon Valley program now is a co-creation between GVF and two world class corporate innovation teams active in the Europe and the US, as well as Shell Technology Ventures, Deloitte M&A and Berkeley faculty.
Invited Corporate leaders & VCs Register Here:
The GVF program Day 1 is — as always — designed around the needs of scaleups and practitioners from Corporate, VC and Angel communities who are short on time. The GVF selection team includes top VCs and corporates to ensure quality, one of the hallmarks of the GVF:
Delegates should expect benefits like:
National, City and Accelerator leaders partner with the GVF and Global Venture Labs for long-term Gateways across US & European relationships vital for their portfolio. The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs funded the GVF in 2013 to target global investors and corporates. Poland’s Cybersec Hub partnered to establish a direct connection to US industry and global investors. Flanders’ Investment & Trade Agency created more visibility for the R&D specialization and innovation funnel from Belgium. The Estonian & Dutch EU Presidencies have used GVF as a platform to engage 100 top tier VCs, industry and emerging tech companies and keynotes like Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt.
In addition to compelling panels and decision makers active in cross-border tech, GVF offers a safe environment for investors, corporates, startups and trade agencies to share insights into real industry pains and navigating competitive international waters. San Francisco’s best Barista the Coffee Shop will be stirring bulletproof coffees for the fourth year in a row.
The Top25 Global Venture-ready companies are chosen over the year by a dozen domain experts and professional VCs using the GVF selection methodology. Domains include Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Things, Analytics, Cloud Services, Cyberecurity, Data Privacy, Mobility, Mobile, Enterprise Cloud and Digital Health.
The GVF begins with a VIP Drinks for 60 registered Delegates on the evening before the main program. “CXOs Who Changed the World”, past examples include Shazam, Adyen, Blockchain Executives & Founders.
Invited Corporate leaders & VCs are welcome to register here.
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