When and where is it on?
Venture Summit West is 6-7 March, 2019 at the Hyatt, Regency, San Francisco, California

How many years has it been going?
YoungStartup Ventures has been going for 19 years. This is the 7th Annual Venture Summit West.

What was the inspiration to start it?
We understand how important it is to meet the right people and network with like-minded individuals. Venture Summit West connects the most innovative, promising venture backed, emerging growth and early stage companies with active Investors, Investment bankers, advisors and corporate professionals.

What exciting things can people look forward to?

This year people can look forward to over 50 VCs and over 50 Top Innovators. Startups will hugely benefit from the high-level networking with Angels and early stage VCs as well as the opportunity to find prestigious VCs to join their advisory board. There were over 1,000 participants last year.

What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

A select group of more than 50 Top Innovators from the Technology, CleanTech, Life Sciences, Healthcare, MedTech, and FinTech sectors will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, Corporate Investors, and Strategic Partners.

Who will be speaking?

VCs for the 2019 event will be listed on the event site here: https://www.youngstartup.com/west2019/index.php#speakers-sec

VCs that attended and spoke at Venture Summit West 2018 included:

Shawn Ahdout, Associate, Alsop Louie Partners | Navid Alipour, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Analytics Ventures | Grant Allen, Managing Director, ABB Technology Ventures | Dan Altschuler Malek, Venture Partner, New Crop Capital | Alexei Andreev, Co-founder & Managing Director, Autotech Ventures | Alex Quarles Arrivillaga, Manager, Village Capital | Konrad Augustin, Investment Director, E.ON Strategic Co-Investments | Jennifer Azapian, Partner, Mighty Capital | Seth Bannon, Founding Partner, Fifty Years | Ethan Batraski, Vice President, Venrock | Andrew Beebe, Managing Director, Obvious Ventures | Jacques Benkoski, Partner, U.S. Venture Partners | Ashley Bittner, Investor, Owl Ventures | Ryan Bloomer, Managing Director, Kairos Fund | Eric Breese, Investment Director, Evonik Venture Capital | Edouard Bulteau, Investment Manager , Total Energy Ventures | Gareth Burns, Managing Director, Statoil Energy Ventures Fund | Leah Busque, General Partner, FUEL Capital | Alicia Castillo Holley, Investor, Sand Hill Angels | Bryan Chang, Principal, Collaborative Fund | Amit Chaturvedy, Head of IoT Investments, Cisco Investments | Sunil Chhaya, Investor, NextWorld Capital | Jeremy Chiu, Director, WestSummit Capital | Asha Collins, Investor, Pipeline Angels | Kathleen Collins, Principal, Industry Ventures | Rafael Costa, Partner, Vulcan Capital | Heather Crawford, Investor, Band of Angels | Sanjit Singh Dang, Director, Intel Capital | Marianne De Backer, Vice President Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson Innovation | Angelo Del Priore, Partner, HP Tech Ventures | Lidiya Dervisheva, Investor, G2VP | Cong Ding, Investor, Comcast Ventures | Dan Doble, Investor, SABIC Ventures | Yizhen Dong, Investor, 11.2 Capital | Vijay Doradla, Director, Verizon Ventures | Tim Draper, Founder & Managing Partner, Draper Associates | Tom Eggleston, Managing Partner, Charmides Capital | Laura Evans, Investor, Wildcat Venture Partners | Michael Fanfant, Investor, Runa Capital | Ali Farahanchi, Vice President, Danhua Capital | Banafsheh Fathieh, Principal, Naspers Ventures | Curtis Feeny, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Data Capital | Zoe Feldman, Managing Director, Almanac Investments | Victoria Fram, Co-Founder & Managing Director, VilCap Investments | Ann Gaddy, Co-Founder and Managing Director, BioPacific Investors | Tarik Galijasevic, Director, Allstate Strategic Ventures | Shruti Gandhi, Founder & Managing Partner, Array Ventures | John Giannuzzi, Managing General Partner, Sherbrooke Capital | Yael Gilboa, Investor, DBL Partners | Andrew Goldberg, Principal, Vivo Capital | Zach Gonzales, Investor, Norwest Venture Partners | Rich Grant, Founder & Managing Director, Touchdown Ventures | Daniel Greene, Principal, Wipro Ventures | Kanu Gulati, Principal, Khosla Ventures | Baris Guzel, Senior Associate, BMW i Ventures | John Hartnett, Co-Founding Partner, SVG Partners | Yash Hemaraj, Principal, Benhamou Global Ventures | Scott Horner, Managing Director, Middleland Capital | Carolina Huaranca, Principal, Kapor Capital | Wally Hunter, Managing Director, EnerTech Capital | Villi Iltchev, Partner, August Capital | Ray Jang, Associate, Rex Health Ventures | Michael Janse, Investor, Samsung Ventures America | Noel Jee, Investor, Illumina Ventures | Alexis Ji, Partner, Illumina Ventures | Jennifer Kaehms, Investor, Canvas Ventures | Eylul Kayin, Investor, NEA | Eva Khoo, Principal, Vertex Ventures | Albert Kim, Head of Ericsson Ventures, Ericsson Ventures | Maxwell Kim, Investor, Interwest Partners | Howard Ko, Principal, Morpheus Ventures | Lauren Kolodny, Partner, Aspect Ventures | Alex Kopelyan, Partner, IndieBio | Gabriel Kra, Managing Director, Prelude Ventures | Shrina Kurani, Investor, Better Ventures | Michael Lavin, Founder, Germin8 Ventures | Rob Leclerc, Cofounder, AgFunder | John Lin, Associate Partner, Trinity Ventures | Roberto Machado, Member, Tech Coast Angels | Raghu Madabushi, Director, GE Ventures | Shripriya Mahesh, Partner, Omidyar Network | Lisa Marrone, Principal, August Capital | Susan Mason, General Partner, Aligned Partners | Tom Mastrobuoni, Chief Financial Officer, Tyson Ventures | Melina Mathur, Associate, Asset Management Ventures | Irem Mertol, Director, McKesson Ventures | Ben Metcalfe, Principal, Ridge Ventures | SC Moatti, Managing Partner, Mighty Capital | Alex Morgan, Principal, Khosla Ventures | Ravi Mulugu, Principal, Next47 | Ami Naik, Principal, Radicle Impact | Ben Narasin, Venture Partner, NEA | Suman Natarajan, Vice President, Citi Ventures | T.T. Nguyen Duc, Managing Director, Pearson Affordable Learning Fund | Marlon Nichols, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Cross Culture Ventures | Alex Niehenke, Partner, Scale Venture Partners | Jay Owen, Managing Partner, DOM Capital Group | Ronke Oyekunle, Associate, NextEquity Partners | Diane Palme, Investor, Sand Hill Angels | Luke Pappas, Investor, NEA | Preetha Parthasarathy, Investment Director, Intel Capital | Heidi Patel, Partner, Rethink Impact | Lauren Michelle Pfeifer, Investor, Maschmeyer Group Ventures | Ulrich Quay, Managing Partner, BMW i Ventures | Aanand Radia, Managing Director, University Ventures | Vivek Ramaswami, Investor, Redpoint Ventures | Brandon Reeves, Investor, Lux Capital | Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures | Lucas Rocha, Investor, JetBlue Technology Ventures | Michael Rose, Partner, Better Food Ventures | Priya Saiprasad, Principal, Microsoft Ventures | Maria Salamanca, Investment Associate, Unshackled Ventures | Parsa Saljoughian, Vice President, IVP | Uday Sandhu, Principal, Presidio Partners | Shrikant Sathe, Partner, Vedanta Capital | Ken Sawyer, Partner, Saints Capital | Carol Schrader, Investor, Astia Angels | Reese Schroeder, Managing Director, Tyson Ventures | Abhishek Sharma, Investor, Nexus Venture Partners | Ajay Sharma, Principal, JetBlue Technology Ventures | Lindsay Sharma, Vice President, Industry Ventures | Han Shen, Founding Partner, iFly.vc | Abhishek Shukla, Managing Director, GE Ventures | Monica Simo, Investor, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative | Richard Simoni, Managing Partner, Asset Management Ventures | Ajit Singh, Partner, Artiman Ventures | Ishan Sinha, Associate, Point72 Ventures | Tanya Soman, Venture Partner, 500 Startups | Pedro Sorrentino, Co-founder and Managing Partner, ONEVC | Ben Stanzl, Principal, Energy Innovation Capital | Michael Stewart , Principal, Applied Ventures | George Straschnov, Managing Director, Bisk Ventures | Ed Suh, Principal, Goodwater Capital | Li Sun, Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners | Rajesh Swaminathan, Investment Director , Applied Ventures | Chuck Templeton, Managing Director, S2G Ventures | Sydney Thomas, Investor & Head of Operations, Precursor Ventures | Leigh Thompson, Investor, Dow Ventures | Esther Tricoche, Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund | Jeff Truong, Investor, Altos Ventures | Grant Van Cleve, President, Tech Coast Angels | Marc van den Berg, Partner, DBL Partners | Anarghya Vardhana, Principal, Maveron | Kamal Vasagiri, Senior Associate, GE Ventures | Sophia Viklund, Managing Director, Golden Seeds | Tim Wang, Investor, Westly Group | Nic Wetzler, Director, Augment Ventures | Dea Wilson, Investor, Tech Angels | Jen Wolf, Partner, Initialized Capital | Wei Wu, Investment Director, BOE Ventures | Matthew Wukasch, Managing Director, Charmides Capital | Brandon Yahn, Principal, Convivialite Ventures | Chris Yeh, Co-founder and General Partner, Wasabi Ventures | Elizabeth Yin, Partner, Hustle Fund | Kevin Zhang, Investor, Bain Capital Ventures | Lu Zhang, Managing Partner, Fusion Fund | Zara Zhang, Investor, GGV Capital and many more.

What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?

To get the most out of it, startups should aspire beyond all their expectations and investors should prepare to be astounded by them.

How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?

Registration is via our website http://bit.ly/2SRiAu0 . Our last few events sold out a week before registration closed.

Anything else you’d like to add / we should have asked?
Irish Tech News network can take advantage of the dedicated discount code ITNVIP which entitles them to an additional 10% off the Early bird rates which are 50% reduced.

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