The 30 regionally-based businesses will be prominently featured at the morning event and its 700 attendees, including at least 100 venture capitalists.
“From startups to larger companies, ‘the COOL’ are just a snapshot of what is happening in San Diego Venture Economy,” said David Titus, President of the San Diego Venture Group. “These businesses were selected from a field of 180 very competitive applicants. The 30 selected will get a display table at Venture Summit, a pre-event networking reception, an annual membership in SDVG and other benefits. The Cool Companies have been a popular part of this program for the last three years, and our June 19 event will be no exception.”
The complete list of the 2014 Cool Companies is available at http://www.sdvg.org/
The Venture Summit is one of the most popular events produced by SDVG and connects numerous top entrepreneurs from the region with many investors from Southern California, the Bay Area and other areas to see the innovation climate that thrives in San Diego. Hot topics will include:
Daniel Obodovski, “The Silent Intelligence:
Dr. Ron Reedy, ”The End of Moore’s Law”
Greg Lucier, ”Knowing Yourself, Will Change You”
Soraya Darabi “The Entrepreneur in All of Us”
Brock Pierce, “You Want to Pay Me With WHAT?”
Larry Smarr, “The Quantified Self”
Mark Mills, “The Next Revolution”
Also on tap will be a live Skype interview with renowned venture capitalists Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates and investor in successful companies that include Skype, Hotmail, Tesla, Baidu, Theranos, Athenahealth, Solar City, Box and Parametric Technology.
The program will take place June 19 from 7:30 a.m. to Noon at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, Calif. 92101. Cool Company sponsors are Mintz Levin and Grant Thorton. Venture Summit sponsors include DLA Piper, Qualcomm Ventures, Cooley LLP, Comerica Bank and EY. Details and registration information on the Venture Summit are available at www.sdvg.org/
About San Diego Venture Group
The San Diego Venture Group is a non-profit business organization that fosters relationships and ideas to form, fund and build new ventures. SDVG is helping San Diego evolve into a significant entrepreneurial and venture center. Visit www.sdvg.org for more information.