After a boom year, the stock market opened 2014 in full retreat, even as mini-bubbles in tech and biotech produce hard-to-imagine valuations for companies with no earnings. Cyber security concerns are pervasive, yet we gladly open our personal lives for the sake of convenience in everything from shopping to travel to keeping up with friends. Technology is disrupting education and healthcare, but we have yet to see significant gains in learning and wellness. Meanwhile, bottom-up movements like makerspaces, crowdfunding, and the sharing economy hold the promise of revolutionizing how startups get going—but while the economy is growing, jobs are still not coming back.
Napa Summit 2014 is an intimate and interdisciplinary gathering where passionate tech and life science entrepreneurs, executives, and investors join to talk through today’s biggest challenges and brainstorm about the future. Together we’ll examine the state of the global economic recovery and work through looming challenges in areas like education, energy, aging, healthcare, genomics, food, cybersecurity, R&D, and investing strategy.
Attendance is invitation-only and limited to fewer than 100 guests. Join an extraordinary group of entrepreneurs, CEOs, angel and venture investors, technologists, and other innovators for this unique retreat, featuring:
Confirmed speakers include:
Rick Wagoner, former Chairman and CEO, General Motors
Leroy Hood, Founder, Institute for Systems Biology
Trip Hawkins, Founder, Electronic Arts; Founder and CEO, If You Can
Mick Mountz, Founder and CEO, Kiva Systems (Acquired by Amazon)
Robert Ackerman, Managing Director and Founder, Allegis Capital
David Berry, Co-founder and CSO, Pronutria; Partner, Flagship Ventures
Leah Busque, Founder and CEO, TaskRabbit
Amanda Cashin, SVP, Alexandria Venture Investments
Stephen Ciesinski, VP and General Manager, SRI International
Michael Finney, President and CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Andras Forgacs, Co-founder and CEO, Modern Meadow
Ric Fulop, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
Jon Haveman, Principal, Marin Economic Consulting
Jody Holtzman, Senior VP, Thought Leadership, AARP
Daniel Imrie-Situnayake, Co-founder, Tiny Farms
Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva
Claire Lee, Head of Corporate Venture, Silicon Valley Bank
Lawrence Lee, Senior Director of Strategy, PARC
David Lindeman, Director, Center for Technology and Aging
Sean MacLeod, President, Stratos Product Development
Aaron Marcus, President and Principal Designer, Aaron Marcus and Associates
George McLendon, Provost, Rice University
Jon Medved, Founder and CEO, OurCrowd
David Merkoski, Partner and Chief Designer, Greenstart
Ljuba Miljkovic, Chief Product Officer, Automatic
Ben Nelson, Founder and CEO, Minerva Project
Jon Oberheide, Co-founder and CTO, Duo Security
Mok Oh, Co-founder and CEO, Moju Labs
Patrick Pohlen, Partner, Latham & Watkins
Danae Ringelmann, Founder and Chief Development Officer, Indiegogo
Benjamin Schlatka, Co-founder and VP, Corporate Development, MC10
Raj Shah, Senior Director, Cybersecurity, Palo Alto Networks
Lisa Suennen, Managing Partner, Venture Valkyrie
Aamir Virani, Co-founder and COO, Dropcam
Brian White, Principal, The Chertoff Group
Rob White, Chief Innovation Officer at City Manager's Office, City of Davis
Brian Wong, Founder and CEO, Kiip
Full agenda here
June 2, 2014
Silver Oak Cellars Napa Valley Winery, 915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville, CA
5:30 PM • Wine reception and vineyard tours commence
7:00 PM • Dinner commences
June 3, 2014
Villagio Inn & Spa, 6481 Washington Street, Yountville, CA
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM • Continental breakfast
8:15 AM - 3:45 PM • Program
4:00 PM • Wine Tasting – Sustainably Produced Wines
Chris Hall, Long Meadow Ranch
Registration includes all meals during the event. Hotel is not included, however we have blocked out rooms at the Villagio for this event. Detailed information about accommodations and other logistics will be sent following your registration.
Startup Tickets: We offer a limited number of tickets at a discounted rate for startups (companies that are less than three years old, with 20 or fewer employees). If you would like to apply for a startup ticket, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for this event is not refundable. Your registration may be transferred to an associate with approval of the event organizers, or to someone on our waiting list, if applicable.
*This is an invitation-only event. If you have not received an invitation and would like to request one, please send an inquiry to email@example.com.
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