It’s my pleasure to announce that for the first time ever NVCA is opening the doors of VentureScape to CEOs and founders of venture-backed companies.
For a nominal registration fee of $300, CEOs and founders of companies venture-backed by NVCA members are invited to come to San Francisco May 13-14 to enjoy compelling content, invaluable networking and premium entertainment alongside some of the biggest names in venture.
Specifically, CEOs and founders are invited to attend NVCA After Hours the evening of Tuesday, May 13 and all programming during the general session on Wednesday, May 14. All of the Deep Dive sessions on the opening day of VentureScape 2014 will remain exclusively for venture capitalists.
As I said in my statement announcing the programming change, opening the VentueScape doors to CEOs and founders of venture-backed companies is a natural progression for the NVCA given the tight-knit innovation ecosystem in which VCs and entrepreneurs both lend considerable talents, skills and creativity. With some modest programming changes, we are able to preserve the camaraderie and networking our members have come to expect from this event while creating new opportunities to convene investors and entrepreneurs in the same room.
I, for one, am extraordinarily excited about this programming change and believe it will help make VentureScape an even bigger success. I hope the NVCA membership agrees and will join me in welcoming the CEOs and founders with open arms. I encourage all our members, whether or not they can be with us in San Francisco, to encourage CEOs and founders at their portfolio companies to take advantage of this opportunity by personally inviting them to attend VentureScape 2014.