27 March 2013, 10:10
Silicon Valley Open Doors (SVOD) – the annual global technology entrepreneurship and investment conference opens its doors to the prominent business community from all over the world for the 8th year on June 10 – 11, 2013, in Silicon Valley.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, June 10, 2013 – Silicon Valley Open Doors (SVOD) is the annual global technology entrepreneurship and investment conference that has brought together numerous innovators, venture capital firms, and leading technology, business and media companies over the past seven years. Building on its tradition of laying the groundwork for collaboration between entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, this year’s SVOD will continue to facilitate exchange of ideas and growth of partnerships on local and international scale.
The theme of this year’s SVOD is “Ignite!” symbolizing its proven ability to serve as a catalyst for business ideas and numerous successful business collaborations. The event will feature the keynote addresses by Leroy Chiao - entrepreneur, motivational speaker, engineering consultant, and ASTRONAUT; one of the most charizmatic figure in the Silicon Valley - Pitch Johnson, Founder of Asset Management Co, which has made over 250 venture investments during its more than 47 years of operation; legendary venture capitalist, considered by many a founder of Silicon Valley; and Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote, a provider of note-taking and archiving technology - one of the coolest and hottest companies in the Silicon Valley. In addition, the conference guests will see presentations, ask questions and interact with thought leaders and business luminaries from a wide range of industries including Chris Gerdes, Director, Center for Automotive Research, School of Engineering, Stanford University working on Self-Driving Race Cars! Made @ Stanford and Vivek Wadhwa - academic, researcher, writer and entrepreneur. SVOD is the key event to attend for those who want to meet face-to-face with the stakeholders who matter to their business.
“We are very pleased and proud to be able to attract such high caliber participants,” says Anna Dvornikova, SVOD Chair.
Some of the SVOD’s past speakers and participants are: VinodKhosla, Founding Partner, Khosla Ventures, Charles Giancarlo, Managing Director, Silver Lake, Steve Blank, Serial Entrepreneur; Founder, Epiphany; Lecturer, Stanford University, Graduate School of Engineering, Ron Conway, Founding General Partner, Angel Investors LP, Adam Lashinsky, Editor at large, Fortune magazine; regular panelist and business commentator for Fox network programs, Esther Dyson, Director, 23andMe, Principal, EDventure Holdings (sold to CNet), VivekMehra, General Partner, August Capital, Ping Li, General Partner, Accel Partners, KittuKolluri, General Partner, New Enterprise Associates, Franklin Pitch Johnson, Founding Partner, Asset Management Company, Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures, Phil Libin, CEO, Evernote, VladShmunis, CEO, RingCentral, Sequoia-backed company, George Zachary, Partner, Charles River Ventures, and John Morgridge, former CEO and Chairman of the Board, CISCO.
One of the highlights of the conference is the annual SVOD Business Plan competition, which will feature 20 startups from Russia, Ukraine, Eastern and Western Europe, Israel, and Asia. In addition, SVOD will feature a number of cool startups from the US, which will pitch their companies to international angel investors and foreign venture funds. Participants will also compete for a number of prizes from the SVOD sponsors, as well as for the prestigious title of the winner of the traditional Golden Lock award.
Register here: http://svod2013.eventbrite.com/
We are proud to annouce partnership with United Airlines and Star Alliance Partners - 20% discount is given to the partcipants of the SVOD Conference.
MARCHMONT is a media partner of SVOD.
Contact Information: Anna S. Dvornikova Founder, SVOD 555 Bryant Street, Suite 392 Palo Alto, CA 94301 Tel: (650) 278-0431 E-mail: email@example.com www.svod.org