Finally, the economy seems to be heading in the right direction, but frustratingly slowly—and peril lurks around every sequester corner. Is that the new normal in this age of rising healthcare costs, venture capital belt-tightening, and a nearly broken Congressional system that can’t see fit to invest properly in vital areas such as research and education?
Well, it doesn’t have to be. And fortunately, incredibly innovative people and organizations are working tirelessly to invent new technologies, business models, and strategies to overcome the conditions that have brought us almost five years of outright recession and lackluster growth.
Now, it is our pleasure to announce the second incarnation of an exclusive Xconomy event dedicated to gathering some of the country’s leading innovators and investors together for a front and center view of these efforts—from healthcare to cyber security to education, food technology, energy, personalized medicine, e-commerce and retail, and much, much more.
The Xconomy Napa Summit: New Rules for Growth will be held this year on June 3 and 4. We are once again convening an amazing body of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate innovators, and Xconomists—our editorial advisors—to explore this vital topic in a spectacular setting. We’ll have plenary chats and small, interactive panels, along with three special deep dive breakout sessions in healthcare, food and the environment, and energy. And plenty of wine.
Among our participants: Ray Rothrock of Venrock, chairman of the National Venture Capital Association; lean startup guru Steve Blank; Zynga co-founder Steve Schoettler; Juan Enriquez of Excel Medical Ventures; Tibco CEO Vivek Ranadivé; Poshmark founder Manish Chandra; Internet and quantified self pioneer Larry Smarr; John Poisson of Wantful; and Get Satisfaction CEO Wendy Lea. You can see the full lineup to date and request an invitation here (read on for more details)—and we will be posting the initial version of the agenda soon.
June 3, 2013: Silver Oak Vineyards (Oakville, CA)
Registration and cocktail reception begins 5:30 PM
Vineyard tour and dinner commences at 6:30 PM
June 4, 2013: Villagio Inn & Spa (Yountville, CA)
Program from 8:15 AM to 3:30 PM
Did I mention wine? We’ll be experiencing some incredible vintages both at our dinner at Silver Oak on June 3 and after our sessions on June 4, when venture capitalist Kevin Kinsella of Avalon Ventures (one of our speakers) will lead a special tasting of Kinsella Estates 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon that garnered a 94 from Wine Spectator.
We only have room for a small number of attendees at this invitation-only event. General registration is $1,250 (you can apply for a discount if you’re from a government organization, non-profit, or startup, or you are a student), and includes wine reception, vineyard tour, and all meals (lodging is separate).
To request an invitation–and for more event information, including the full list of speakers–please visit our Napa Summit event listing here.