1000+ Awesome Attendees

100+ Startup Presenters

100+ Featured VCs

Santa Clara Convention Center United States California
May 5 - 6, 2020
Date range
From 395 USD
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The 8th annual Venture Summit | West, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new deals, or founder and/or CEO of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, Venture Summit | West 2020 is one event you won't want to miss.

Venture Panels

Hear top tier VCs, Corporate VCs and Angel Investors on the key issues facing Investors and Startup CEOs alike. Industry experts will provide updated analyses and share their experience with the audience.

Company Presentations

Discover more than 100 of the hottest early stage and emerging growth technology, mobile, life sciences, healthcare IT, clean-tech and ed-tech innovators as they present live to leading investors.

High Level Networking

Connect with investors, startups and potential partners.


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Reviews from 2019

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Konstantine A. Drakonakis


The youngStartup Ventures conference was well structured, with a very high bar for presenters, which is the major draw for VC’s to consider when selecting events.

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Renee Compton Ryan


Venture Summit West 2016 was a great two-day event – I connected with new companies and new investors in a super-positive, engaging environment. Hope to come back next year!

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Carl Berke


The interaction between entrepreneurs, CEOs, the venture community, and investors is an extraordinary, strong, very productive mix. No conference brings it to bear like this youngStartup Ventures conference does.

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Speakers 21


Ben Abadi

  • Managing Director Energy Innovation Capital

Wade Bitaraf

  • Founder, Energy & Sustainability Plug & Play Tech Center

Greg Bohlen

  • Managing Director Union Grove Venture Partners

Anna Fokina

  • Senior Associate Data Collective

Najib Khouri-Haddad

  • General Partner Sway Ventures

Elaine Kunda

  • Founder & Managing Director Disruption Ventures

James Lee

  • Investment Associate Director Photon Fund

Darwin Ling

  • Founding General Partner Good AI Capital

Manan Mehta

  • Founding Partner Unshackled Ventures

Ivan Nikkhoo

  • Managing Partner Navigate Ventures

Damien Petty

  • Principal Morpheus Ventures

Patrick Pfeffer

  • Lead Investor Juniper Networks

Bill Reichert

  • Managing Director Garage Technology Ventures

Mario Ruiz

  • Investor Paypal Ventures

Charles Sidman

  • Managing Partner ECS Capital Partners

Li Sun

  • Partner Foundation Capital

Erica Van

  • Investor Charles River Ventures

Kutral Veerabadran

  • Principal Flow Capital

Elaine Zelby

  • Principal & Director of Growth SignalFire

Stephanie Zepeda

  • Senior Associate Arbor Ventures

Simin Zhou

  • VP & Managing Director UL Ventures



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