When and where is it on?

Venture Summit West will take place on March 13th & 14th, 2018, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

How many years has it been going?

YoungStartup Ventures has been going for 18 years. The event has been going for 6 years.

What was the inspiration to start it?

We understand how important it is to meet the right people and network with like-minded individuals. NEVS 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 50VCs 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.

What opportunities are on offer for those attending?

The Venture Summit has a special focus on bridging the gap with a strong emphasis on equality and diversity.

Who will be speaking?

VCs for the 2018 event will be listed on the event site here: https://www.youngstartup.com/VSWest/index.php#speakers-sec

VCs already confirmed to speak at Venture Summit West 2018 include:

Shan Aggarwal
Greycroft Partners

Rashmi Gopinath
Microsoft Ventures

Eylul Kayin

Shripriya Mahesh
Omidyar Network

SC Moatti
Managing Partner
Mighty Capital

Ben Narasin
Venture Partner

Lindsay Sharma
Vice President
Industry Ventures

Li Sun
Bessemer Venture Partners

Sydney Thomas
Investor & Head of Operations
Precursor Ventures

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, VCs, Angels and Startups should come with an open mind and clear vision.

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

Registration is via our website http://bit.ly/2AA8loa . Irish Tech News network can take advantage of the discount code ITNVIP which entitles them to 10% off in addition to the 50% early bird reduction.

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