Friday, July 12, 7:30 am – noon
This was our best and biggest Venture Summit ever! A fantastic combination of COOL Companies and HOT Topic speakers. So big, you were not able to see and hear it all!
More than 700 people, including 100+ VCs, 30 COOL Companies, great networking, and an out-of – this-world keynote speaker. They got to see and hear what is new, exciting, thought-provoking, HOT to talk about and COOL to see!
Our Keynote Speaker: Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX
Gwynne Shotwell joined SpaceX in 2002 as Vice President of Business Development and built the Falcon vehicle family manifest to more than 50 launches, representing over $5 billion in revenue. Shotwell is a member of the SpaceX Board of Directors. Prior to joining SpaceX, she spent more than 10 years at the Aerospace Corporation.
Shotwell was named winner of the 2011 World Technology Award for Individual Achievement in Space, and in June 2012 she was inducted into the Women In Technology International Hall of Fame. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Space Security. Shotwell received, with honors, her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics.
Gwynne will talk about how this venture-backed company has managed to go where no private company has gone before!
After the keynote, choose from nine entertaining and informative “HOT Topics” about the future of technology, innovation, and venture capital. Speakers will include:
- Chris Anderson, 3-D Robotics, “Come Fly With Me”
- Rebecca Boudreaux, Oberon Fuels, “Energy, Innovation & the Environment”
- Charles Cantor, Ph.D. Sequenom, “The $100 Genome”
- Stephen Coggeshall, ID Analytics, “Big Data. Big Dilemma.”
- Dr. James Mault, Qualcomm Life, “Calling Doctor Wireless”
- Sharon Presnell, Organovo, Here comes the BIOnic Man (or Woman)!”
- Larry Smarr, Calit2, “Possible Futures of the Internet”
- Larry Stambaugh, San Diego Zoo Bioinspiration Centre, “Mother Nature Knows Best”
- and the VC View from the Valley
You can click here for details on all the speakers!
7:30-8:30 Networking, Continental Breakfast and COOL Companies showcase
9:00 Program Begins
10:30 “HOT Topics” speakers – choose from 3 different tracks!
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noon Program concludes
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