The Napa Summit 2013: New Rules for Growth

How can entrepreneurs today build big new global companies—what ideas are paying off, and what previously successful strategies no longer work? Which fields or geographies likely hold the keys to future success? This year’s Napa Summit will bring together leading high-tech innovators, executives, and investors with unique perspectives on the U.S. and global innovation landscapes for an intimate, invitation-only summit in the heart of California’s wine country.

This extraordinary day-and-a-half-long retreat will feature candid chats, entrepreneur and investor stories, interactive panel (and unpanel) discussions, lots of networking time, and great food and wine. The conference registration fee of $1250 includes wine reception, vineyard tour, and all meals (lodging is not included).

The Napa Summit is by invitation only. If you’d like to request an invitation, please send us an e-mail at [email protected]. Include your name and contact information, title, company, and a brief bio. If selected, we will send you registration information. The deadline for invitation requests is May 21.

Startup Tickets: We offer a limited number of tickets at a discounted rate for startups (companies that are less than three years old, with 20 or fewer employees). If you would like to apply for a startup ticket, please send details to [email protected]

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Featured Participants:

We are putting together a fantastic group of speakers. Among the participants who have confirmed so far are:

  • Robert Ackerman
    • Managing Director & Founder, Allegis Capital
  • Bill Aulet
    • Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
  • Steve Blank
    • Author of The Startup Owner’s Manual and The Four Steps to the Epiphany
  • Gerald Brady
    • Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Michael Breen
    • CEO, GELI
  • Jon Carder
    • Founder and CEO, Mogl
  • Jennifer Carolan
    • Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund
  • Manish Chandra
    • Founder and CEO, Poshmark
  • Brian Chee
    • General Partner, Polaris Partners
  • Eric Danziger
    • Co-founder, Genability
  • Juan Enriquez
    • Managing Director, Excel Medical Ventures
  • Dave Feller
    • CEO, Yummly
  • Malay Gandhi
    • Chief Strategy Officer, Rock Health
  • Stephen Hoover
    • CEO, PARC
  • Naithan Jones
    • CEO, AgLocal
  • Kevin Kinsella
    • Founder & Managing Director, Avalon Ventures
  • Wendy Lea
    • CEO, Get Satisfaction
  • Ellen Leanse
    • Executive Vice President and Strategic Director, Eastwick
  • Tom Lee
    • Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Mitch Lowe
    • Founding and Managing Partner, Greenstart
  • Hillary Mickell
    • Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Foodily
  • Kiki Mills Johnston
    • CEO, Full Circle Fund
  • John Poisson
    • CEO, Wantful
  • Phil Porras
    • Program Director and Internet Security Group Leader, Computer Science Laboratory, SRI International
  • Vivek Ranadivé
    • Founder and CEO, TIBCO
  • Robert Rodriguez
    • Chairman and Founder, Security Innovation Network
  • Ray Rothrock
    • Partner, Venrock; outgoing Chair, National Venture Capital Association
  • Andy Ruben
    • Co-founder, Yerdle
  • Adam Salomone
    • Associate Publisher, Harvard Common Press
  • Albert Santalo
    • President and CEO, CareCloud
  • Steve Schoettler
    • Founder and CEO, Junyo; Co-founder, Zynga
  • Aydin Senkut
    • Founder and Managing Director, Felicis Ventures
  • Larry Smarr
    • Founding Director, Calit2
  • Peter Stern
    • Former CEO, bitly
  • Scott Stern
    • School of Management Distinguished Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, MIT
  • Josh Stevens
    • CEO, Keas
  • Lisa Suennen
    • Co-founder and Managing Member, Psilos Group
  • Jeremy Toeman
    • CEO, NextGuide
  • Matthew Wise
    • Co-founder and CEO, Cosemble; Organizer, FoodStartups

Full agenda here

More Details:

The event will kick off with a special wine tasting and dinner to be held the evening of Monday, June 3, at the Silver Oak Cellars winery in Napa Valley. The summit itself will take place the next day at the nearby Villagio Inn and Spa in Yountville. All told, the event will run from about 5:30pm on June 3 through about 3:30pm on June 4.

June 3, 2013: Silver Oak Cellars Napa Valley Winery

915 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville, CA

Wine reception and vineyard tours begin at 5:30 PM

Dinner commences at 7:00 PM

June 4, 2013: Villagio Inn & Spa

6481 Washington Street, Yountville, CA

Continental breakfast 7:00-8:15 AM

Program from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM

More Great Wine:

Following the last presentation, we are pleased to present an exclusive tasting of Kinsella Estates cabernet sauvignon from the winery owned by venture capitalist and presenter Kevin Kinsella of Avalon Ventures. Kinsella Estates has become the top rated cabernet in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, with the 2008 and 2009 vintages receiving 95 and 94 point scores from Wine Spectator and The Wine Advocate. Although it is offically sold out, Kevin will pour a few bottles of the ’09 from his private cellar for those who can stay.

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