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Super Early Bird Sale Ends 4.30th – Join Tim Draper at the 8th SVIEF, “Converge & Exchange” , 9.29-9.30, Santa Clara

Tickets: https://svief2018.eventbrite.com (Super Early Bird Sale Ends 4.30)
Date: September 29th-30th
Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center

Submit project: http://www.svief.org/apply
Call for speakers / sponsors / exhibitors: 
http://www.svief.org/2018/sv/ApplyForSponsor.html#details
The 8th SVEIF launched under the theme of “Converge & Exchange”—featuring 8 vertical industry summits including AI+ Summit, Global Blockchain Summit, Global Next Car Summit, US China New Media Summit, Innovative Education Summit, MedTech Summit, Silicon Valley Developer’s Summit and Silicon Valley Venture & Investment Summit.  Meantime, the SVIEF STAR 2018 Finale will take place at the Venture & Investment Summit. 10 out of 1,000+ projects selected by the judge committee will pitch on-stage competing for Top Prize.
Mr. Tim Draper, founder of DFJ Capital will be the Chairman of the 8th SVIEF, leading the conference to achieve higher standards by gathering the most cutting-edge technology founders to give talks that foster learning and provoke conversations that matter.

Call for speakers / sponsors / exhibitors: 
http://www.svief.org/2018/sv/ApplyForSponsor.html#details
About Tim Draper

Tim Draper
FOUNDER, DRAPER ASSOCIATES / FOUNDER, DFJ CAPITAL / FOUNDER, DRAPER VENTURE NETWORK / CHAIRMAN, SVIEF

Tim Draper is the founding partner of Draper Associates and DFJ. Tim’s original suggestion to use viral marketing as a method for spreading a software application from customer to customer was instrumental to the successes of Hotmail, Skype, and others.
 
Tim has been recognized as a leading supporter of entrepreneurship with numerous awards and honors. He was listed as #46 of the most outstanding Harvard alumni, #7 on the Forbes Midas List, #1 of the Most Networked Venture Capitalists by Always On, and #98 in Worth Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful People in Finance. Tim also received the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s “Entrepreneur for the World” in 2015. Tim received a BS from Stanford University with a major in electrical engineering and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

SVIEF Expo --- Silicon Valley Innovation Exhibition & Exchange Fair:
Each year, the SVIEF Expo invites 150+ projects in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Robotics, Smart Technology, Autonomous Driving, Smart Manufacturing and Fintech. The Exhibition & Exchange Fair attracts over 5,000 investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, providing an unparalleled opportunity for Chinese and US investors and ventures to connect and collaborate with each other.

Call for speakers / sponsors / exhibitors: 
http://www.svief.org/2018/sv/ApplyForSponsor.html#details
SVIEF STAR Startup Competition
Application Now Open
Submit your projects: http://www.svief.org/apply 
or send your bp to bp@svief.org

As one of the sub-brands of the SVIEF, the “SVIEF-Star” Startup Competition is held quarterly for consecutive 7 years. 1,000+ projects have given elevator-style pitch presentation on the SVIEF STAR stage. Among those projects, 300+ teams have the opportunity to gain press coverage such as one-on-one interview session with mainstream media; Over 150+ projects have received investment or acquired by large corporations from both China and the U.S.

In order to provide more support for startups in the Silicon Valley, SVIEF recently launched the SVIEF Capital, an early-stage U.S.-RMB dual-currency fund to accelerate promising startups and spur innovation and entrepreneurship. All qualified projects enrolled in the SVIEF-Star Startup Competition will be reviewed by SVIEF research team and have the opportunity to be invested directly by SVIEF Capital.
【past SVIEF Media Partner】
Visit SVIEF official website http://www.svief.org/2018/sv/ for more information.
About SVIEF
Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum was first established in 2011 in Silicon Valley. For consecutive 7 years, SVIEF has been devoted to fostering innovation and promoting the exchange of Talent, Technology & Capital between China and the U.S. We have grown and developed into a leading professional platform providing services for Business Partnerships and Venture Capital Investments.

In 2016, SVIEF was first brought into China in Beijing and Chengdu. In 2017, SVIEF further expanded in Xi’an and Shenzhen and this year, SVIEF will continue to grow its footprint in China to serve as the bridge to connect resources and capitals between China and the U.S’ venture capital markets.

The 7th SVIEF was held from September 28th- September 29th, attracting a total of over 10,000 attendees from all over the world during the two days. Our past events have boasted many high profile speakers and influencers such as Bill Clinton, 42nd US President; Al Gore, Former U.S. Vice President; Ira Ehrenpreis, Managing Director and early stage investor in Tesla; Tim Draper, Founder of DFJ Capital; Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Inc; Kaifu Lee, Founder and Executive Officer of Innovation Works; Draymond Green, 2 Time NBA All Star Golden State Warrior and Businessman and other industry elites.
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