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500 Global – UpNext
Discover what’s UpNext: A conference by 500 Global
The global debate around a new era of advanced technologies is heating up. The narrative around tech in the U.S. and Europe is now focused largely on ways to control innovation. Emerging markets, on the contrary, see technology as the path to prosperity and economic growth. Tech companies are struggling to navigate an asymmetrical global regulatory landscape and policymakers are struggling to find the right balance between security, privacy, innovation, and economic growth. How can the global investment community, including venture capitalists, asset allocators, private equity leaders, and large financial institutions better support policymakers, entrepreneurs and each other in establishing a shared future for technology and innovation?
Over the past 15 years, venture capital has become one of the more exciting, lucrative – and stable – asset classes globally. Now, the venture community must become more active stakeholders in the design of public policies that shape the future of business and technology. Who knows better the influence of technology on the world — both successes and failures — and how to guide founders toward creating both social value and economic value.
Join 250+ asset allocators, innovators, policymakers, and investors to shape the future of business and tech and determine what’s #UpNext.
The agenda will focus on the intersection between technology, capital, and policy globally. Our speakers and participants will engage with data and insights from leading thinkers on the future of tech along with country-specific case studies about tech adoption.
UpNext will initiate a global dialogue that leads to action — one that aims to demonstrate the ways regulatory policies can influence healthy companies and healthy societies, and one that prepares investors, policymakers, asset allocators, and tech leaders, for the next decade of innovation across the startup ecosystem.
Venue: The Showroom, Washington, DC