Impact Global Venture Summit 2019

Powered By Impact Venture Capital

The Impact Global Venture Summit is a day-long exhibition focused on the innovation and regulation of emerging tech. Attendees will gain insights on the potential impact of foundation technologies, hands-on demonstrations of early applications, and access to the real innovators and policymakers shaping their adoption in our markets and communities.

Technology and policy are colliding everywhere you look; those who understand these collisions will create the greatest opportunities.

Technology and institutions are colliding everywhere you look; as tech scales and policy rushes to keep up, can you afford to be left behind?  

June 19th, Golden 1 Center             Doors Open at 11:00

Countdown to Summit


Event Overview

  • 3 running stages & exhibition areas

  • 15 expert panels & presentations

  • 25+ tech exhibitors

  • Office Hours sessions

  • Women’s Business Forum

  • VIP & LP reception + green room

  • Media & Press interview space


11:00 AM
Grand Entrance Opens
General Session / Trade Show
  • Discover top startups navigating the tech and policy intersection today
  • Women’s Business Forum commences
11:50 AM
Epic Office Hours Session 1
  • Launching a startup?  Register to meet industry and subject-matter experts that will help you avoid common pitfalls.  Think of it as speed dating for startups!
12:15 PM
Welcome Panels
  • Main Stage:  Startup Capital, Tax Law, and FDI:  How financial policy will direct startup investment flows.  Sponsored by EY
  • Stage B:  Blockchain and the Data Economy:  Blockchain technology will revolutionize data ownership.  Understand what this means for the future of the data economy.
  • Stage C:  Ag Tech and the Future of Food:  Robots, drones, sensors, and big data are transforming this ancient industry.  Learn what that means for your dinner table.
12:50 PM
Emcee Comments
Welcome Keynote
  • Mark Randall: Former Chief Strategist for Adobe:  Randall recently joined the Kickbox Foundation from Adobe where he was Chief Strategist and Vice President of Creativity, incubating disruptive new businesses and leading the company’s global innovation program. To empower Adobe’s 20,000 employees to launch their own ideas Randall designed the Kickbox innovation process, a unique innovator’s toolbox which Fortune Magazine called “a magical cardboard bundle to kickstart creative problem solving”

1:45 PM

Afternoon Panels Session 1
  • Stage A: Global Venturing: Learn how investing is shaping innovation and the world beyond US borders. Moderated by Jack Crawford, Impact VC General Partner
  • Stage B:  Regions Rise Together:  Learn how the State of California is working with key partners to spark investment across the state. This panel will feature Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic & Business Advisor State of California
  • Stage C:  Intellectual Property:  How do startups maintain a competitive advantage?  What role does gov’t play?  What role must the company lead itself?
Epic Office Hours Session 2
  • Launching a startup?  Register to meet industry and subject-matter experts that will help you avoid common pitfalls.  Think of it as speed dating for startups!
2:15 PM
Afternoon Panels Session 2
  • Main Stage:  Autonomous Vehicles and Smart Cities:  What will the cities of tomorrow look like?  How are we planning for the transportation revolution?  Sponsored by SMUD
  • Stage B:  Women in Tech:  The tech economy has done a poor job serving women.  Learn how women are transforming tech inside and out.
  • Stage C:  The Future of Work – AI and its Consequences  Artificial Intelligence is transforming the way machines and people interact.  Will this be a benefit to the working world?  What should we expect?  

2:30 PM

Epic Office Hours Session 3
  • Launching a startup?  Register to meet industry and subject-matter experts that will help you avoid common pitfalls.  Think of it as speed dating for startups!
2:45 PM
Afternoon Panels Session 3
  • Main Stage:  Health Tech:  Tech will change the way we care for ourselves.  Everything from diagnostics to treatment is changing.
  • Stage B:  Corporate Venturing:  Learn how this trend is growing year over year and playing a massive part in today’s venture capital landscape.
  • Stage C:  Privacy, Media, and the Fake News  What role does a free press play in an age of alternative media?
3:10 PM
Concluding Remarks 
Closing Keynote
  • Jan Geldmacher, President of Sprint:  
4:00 PM
Post Summit Recovery and Networking Cocktail Reception. Party like an entrepreneurial and investment ROCKSTAR!

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Hey Startups! Want to pitch your ideas and get invaluable feedback from, INVESTORS and subject matter experts… for FREE! Apply for our Epic Office Hours session. Think of it as “speed dating” for startups and mentors. Last year’s Office Hours was wildly popular, so register today to assure a seat at the table! Ticket purchase required.

Epic Office Hours


Mark Randall

KickBox & Adobe (Formerly)
Chief Creative Strategist

Jan Geldmacher

Sprint Business

Stacy Lewis Daher

University San Francisco
AVP, Finance & Treasury

Michael Beaudoin

Mark IV Capital
Director of Private Equity

Kathy McKim

Hawksbill Group (Formerly AT&T)
Senior Vice President

Lenny Mendonca

Chief Economic & Business Advisor
State of California

Jack Crawford

Impact Venture Capital
General Partner

James Thayer

Clarke Capital Partners
Managing Partner

Eric Ball

Impact Venture Capital
General Partner

Ram Jumbunathan

Corporate Venture Investor

Dixon Doll

Impact Venture Capital
General Partner

G. Radhakrishnan

Micron Technologies
AI Fund

Dan Becker

Disney Streaming
VP Strategy

Konrad Jarausch

Capricorn Investment Group
Entrepreneur in Residence

Linda Farley

Girl Scouts Heart of California

Heejin Chung

SK Hynix
Head of Venture Investment

Arlen Orchard


Brissa Quiroz

Fresno State
Director of VIP Program

Aaron Anderson

Impact Venture Capital

Ori Sasson

Primera Capital
General Partner

Shawn Garvey


Louis Stewart

City of Sacramento

Mohsen Moazami

Venture Investor

Barry Broome


Michael B Moore

Ernst & Young LLP
Senior Manager

Brandon Weber

I/O Labs

Katalin Walcott

Intel Corp.
Intelligent Silicon Architectures

Carly Tortorelli

The Impec Group
SVP of Workplace Technology

Greg Loos

Pondera Solutions

Rosibel Ochoa

UC Riverside
Associate Vice Chancellor

Ross Haley

Lbs. Distribution

Alan Benjamin

GigaIO Networks

Suzanne Andrews

Founding Partner

Klair White

Senior Vice President

Michael Ward

Impact Venture Capital
Venture Partner

Chris Hendricks

Impact Venture Capital
Venture Partner

Seana Day

Better Food Ventures

Jon Allen

Dekrypt Capital
Managing Partner

Nasir Qadree

Impact Investor


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