September 14-15, 2016 GSVlabs, Silicon Valley, USA

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What makes the GSV Pioneer Summit different from other tech conferences?

This event is focused on truly transformative technologies and it’s right-sized for real connections. There will be hundreds of real innovators on-site, but the Pioneer Summit isn’t a cattle call for just any entrepreneur. The Pioneer Summit attracts the investors and founders who are looking to change the world through break-through technologies.

10 Things You Should Know About The GSV Pioneer Summit

  1. The GSV Pioneer Summit is THE conference for breakthrough innovation and game-changing entrepreneurs.

    This year’s agenda will feature programming around Exponential Machines, Human Renaissance, Sustainable World, Commerce Reimagined, and Moonshot Ideas. We aim to bring provocative, purposeful thinking and dialogue among motivated members of the innovation economy, with an aspiration of being the best forum to connect leaders using technology to solve the challenges facing humanity.

  2. Pioneer Summit brings together people from important segments of the tech industry.

    In 2015, we convened 1,300+ pioneers, innovators, and daring thinkers who are transforming the Global Silicon Valley. The GSV Pioneer Summit is a highly curated event connecting the people building the industries of tomorrow.


    Past attendees include (a) technology entrepreneurs building venture-backed companies; (b) executives at global corporations; (c) venture stage and growth stage investors; and/or (d) select student entrepreneurs who apply to attend. We also attract policymakers, educators, members of the media, and other fellow fanatics of the innovation and growth economy.

  3. The GSV Pioneer Summit takes place in the heart of Silicon Valley.

    It’s a two-day event at GSVlabs’ Bay Area campus located at 425 Broadway St., Redwood City, California, 94063.

  4. This year's Pioneer Summit will culminate with GSV's Second Annual Global Silicon Valley Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony.

    Like all GSV events, the Pioneer Summit attracts business luminaries and Valley legends. Last year, we inducted our inaugural class, highlighted by an inspiring roundtable of honorees: Bill Campbell, Coach of the Valley, Larry Sonsini, Counsel to Titans, Diane Greene, Technology Maverick, and Dick Kramlich, Venture Capital Trailblazer, along with posthumous recognition of Mike Homer, Creative Force of Nature.

  5. GSV is the creator and producer of the Pioneer Summit.

    GSV, which stands for Global Silicon Valley, is a modern merchant bank with a family of businesses centered around identifying, advising, investing in, and accelerating the fastest-growing, most dynamic companies in the world.

  6. The 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit will sell out.

    Our inaugural Pioneer Summit, held last October, brought together more than 100 speakers and 1,300 attendees. While the GSVlabs venue is spacious and dynamic in its layout, we expect to reach capacity.

  7. There's a limited number of speaking/presenting slots at the 2016 Pioneer Summit.

    We’re accepting applications for featured speaker and panel participant spots for our sessions. Please contact the GSV Team to submit your credentials and ideas for consideration.

  8. The Pioneer Summit agenda offers of a variety of session formats.

    Our program is a lively combination of keynotes, panel discussions, interactive workshops, pitch competitions, hackathon action, networking, and purposeful fun!

  9. You never know who—or what—will show up at the Pioneer Summit!

    Last year at GSV events, in addition to participants from around the globe, we had astronauts, robots (including a giant “MEGABOT”), a mind-boggling magician, and a virtual reality demo station that transported guests into their own perceived environment.  Wonder what’s in store in 2017…?

  10. The 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit took place September 14th and 15th.

    Look for announcements about the 2017 Pioneer Summit in the near future—and be sure to reserve your spot(s) early!

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