SOURCE: Corporate Innovation Summit

Corporate Innovation Summit

April 02, 2014 11:57 ET

Silicon Valley Bank, DLA Piper, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Vodafone Among Sponsors of Corporate Innovation Summit on April 30

SAP Ventures, Intel Capital, Dell Ventures, Experian, Microsoft, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, Speck Design and More to Participate in Event Bringing Venture Capitalists and Emerging Start-Ups Together

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2014) - Silicon Valley venture capitalists, executives and entrepreneurs are pleased to announce a truly innovative lineup of speakers and panelists for the first annual Corporate Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., on April 30, 2014. Some of Silicon Valley's finest including SAP Ventures, Intel Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Dell Ventures, Experian, Google Ventures and more, will come together to discuss how to build and maintain a dynamic conduit between corporate investors and promising start-ups. The Summit is the first in delivering actionable information, strategies and best practices for the success of all attendees.

Summit highlights include:

  • Keynote: Donpaul Stephens, Founder, CEO, Pi-Coral; Founder and past President, Violin Memory
  • Fireside Chat: David Brown, President and Founder, Techstars, with Judy Estrin, CEO, JLabs and author of "Closing The Innovation Gap"
  • Panel Discussions:
  • Corporate Speed Dating: Corporate VCs and Entrepreneurs

Event sponsors include:

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About Corporate Innovation Summit
Co-founder, Lara Druyan, and other advisers of the Corporate Innovation Summit are long-time Silicon Valley venture capitalists, executives and entrepreneurs with extensive experience in and with corporate venture capital. This experience includes having corporate venture as co-investors and limited partners as well as working with corporate venture as a vehicle to engage corporations as strategic partners. Corporate venture capital continues to be a major contributor to the success of viable start-ups. Our goal is to create a conference that serves both corporate venture capitalists and start-ups in order to accelerate synergies and opportunities and to maximize outcomes for all. Silicon Valley denizens, including Silicon Valley Bank, DLA Piper, PWC, Vodafone and others, have been instrumental in making this conference come to life. For more information, go to or follow us on Twitter @CorpInnSummit.

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