When and where is it on?

July 10th & 11th 2018 at the Convene in New York City.

How many years has it been going?

18 Years.

What was the inspiration to start it?

youngStartup’s Venture Summits seek to connect 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?

The New York Venture Summit will bring together over 500 Venture Capitalists, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and CEOs of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will feature more than 50 VCs on interactive panels; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators and high-level networking opportunities.

What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

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

Apply to Present / Nominate a company:

For more information or to be considered for one of the Top Innovator slots click here.

Seed Pitchfest:

If you are a seed stage company seeking angel funding of less than $1M (and have raised less than $300,000) click here to apply for our Seed stage track.

Who will be speaking?

Partial list of VCs confirmed to speak and judge (over 100 attending):

Mark Austin, Partner, Bright Capital | Gil Beyda, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures | Wes Blackwell, Partner, Scout Ventures | Sim Blaustein, Partner, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments | Meghan Cross Breeden, Managing Partner, Red Bear Angels | Vijay Doradla, Director, Verizon Ventures | Meredith Finn, Senior Director, Salesforce Ventures | Elizabeth Galbut, Founding Partner, SoGal Ventures | Stephen Gilfus, Founder, Blackboard Inc. | Ali Iz, Managing Partner, NewWorld Capital Group | Jalak Jobanputra, Founder & Managing Partner, FuturePerfect Ventures | Habib Kairouz, Managing Partner, Rho Capital Partners | Jiong Ma, Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures | Olga Maslikhova, Managing Partner , Phystech Ventures | T.T. Nguyen Duc, Managing Director, Pearson Affordable Learning Fund | Jean-Noel Poirier, Managing Partner, Clean Energy Venture Group | Gopal Rajaraman, Investment Principal, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital | Mark Roehrenbeck, Principal , Rho Acceleration | Mike Rogers, Partner, Interplay | David Rogg, Vice President, FirstMark Capital | Shardul Shah, Partner, Index Ventures | Saurabh Sharma, Partner, Jump Capital | Amit Srivastava, Senior Partner , Cycle Capital Management | Laurel Touby, Managing Partner, Supernode Ventures | Catherine Ulrich, Partner, FirstMark Capital | Holly Zimmerman, Managing Director, Golden Seeds and many more.

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

Register early to take advantage of the early bird rates.

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

Tickets are available here via the website. The early bird rates end on the 14th of June and the event usually sells out, probably by July 1st.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Use the discount code ITNVIP and get an additional 10% off the early bird rates.


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