SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Impact Venture Capital announced that it will host the IMPACT GLOBAL VENTURE SUMMIT '18 on May 8th at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. The event will focus on the collision of technology and policy with expected attendance of more than 1,000 participants.
Impact Venture Capital will host hundreds of investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and policymakers for this all-day event. The event is garnering participation from dozens of venture groups, including SK Hynix, SAP, GE Ventures, Fidelity, Ford, ZZ Ventures, Orange, Westlake Ventures, Dekrypt Capital, Mark IV, and Sand Hill Angels.
The Summit’s open-floor format is purposefully designed to promote engagement and interaction, allowing participants to attend programs most relevant to them. The Summit will feature scores of 75 exhibiting startups, a massive subject matter expert mentoring event for entrepreneurs called Epic Office Hours, live radio, and television.
15 highlighted panel discussions on 5 stages of industry and policy experts will focus on key program tracks including: Platforms & Markets; Blockchain & the Data Economy; Mobility & Infrastructure; AI & Employment; and Analytics & Governance.
Event speakers include Betty Yee (California State Controller), Darrell Steinberg (Mayor of Sacramento), Saqib Rashid (Abraaj Group), and Allen Taylor (Endeavor Global).
Jeff Harbach, CEO of the Kauffman Fellows said, "By bringing world class investors, market innovators, and policy makers together, the Impact Global Venture Summit is setting the stage for technology to serve venture ecosystems in the US and beyond. We're thrilled to support the team at Impact Venture Capital."
General Partner of Impact Venture Capital Jack Crawford said, “This Summit will kick start amazing opportunities to solve global challenges for the next decade with innovations happening today."
Last year’s Summit included over 700 investors, corporate innovators, and entrepreneurs -- and some are forecasting the event will double its number of attendees this year. For more program details, attendees and sponsors can register here: www.impactglobalventuresummit.com
About Impact Venture Capital
Impact Venture Capital invests alongside corporate venture groups and top tier investors in early stage information technology startups with a focus on Technology Media & Telecom, Fin Tech, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, and Civic Tech.