Impact Global Venture Summit

Event has passed (Mon Nov 14, 2016 - Mon Nov 14, 2016)
Golden 1 Center
2:00 AM - 9:00 PM
City, Conference


Join entrepreneurs, investors, and students for Northern California’s first ever Impact Global Venture Summit on the floor of the brand new Golden 1 Center, the most high tech arena in the world.

The Impact Summit will feature some of Northern California’s best startups in a day-long event:

IGNITE (2PM): An open-floor trade show featuring some of Northern California’s most exciting technologies and companies

Northern California’s top startups show off their technology and pitch their companies
Hundreds of students, entrepreneurs, and investors come together at one of Northern California’s largest technology “job fairs”

Recognized as the most high tech arena in the world, the brand new Golden 1 Center will showcase top flight media technologies, including the world’s largest indoor video screen

ACCELERATE (4PM): A demo-day pitch event starring 20 of Northern California’s best startups on a 360 degree stage

Twenty of the region’s most promising startups pitch their companies on center stage
Over one hundred top angel investors, VC’s, and corporate venture groups ready to invest in the most promising companies

Features alumni of some of California’s leading accelerators

Select concessions inside of the arena will be open for the duration of the event

KEYNOTE (6PM): Special guest speaker and venture industry icon Dixon Doll + former Oracle treasurer Eric Ball and a panel discussion on the future of corporate venturing

Industry Icon, Dixon Doll, just off keynotes in Tokyo and Berlin “Venture Capital Ecosystems around the World.” Doll has spent nearly four decades in venture capital, having previously started the industry’s first fund focused on telecommunications technology at Accel. He later founded Doll Capital Management (DCM) and helped grow it to $3 billion. DCM is widely recognized as the first Silicon Valley venture firm to enter China successfully. Doll’s firm has had extraordinary investing success, including investments in more than 20 startups that have attained valuations in excess of $1 billion. A regular on the “Midas List,” Doll also served as Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and on the Board of DirectTV during its acquisition by AT&T for $49 billion.

Silicon Valley investing and finance veteran, Eric Ball “The Rise of Global Corporate Venture Capital.” Ball has spent over twenty years in corporate technology and finance. He managed over $50 billion as the Treasurer for Oracle and founded Targhee Investments, where he invested in 18 startup companies. He was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” and wrote his PhD dissertation on venture capital.

CAPITALIZE (7PM): Entrepreneurs Organization Liquidity Event celebrating some of California’s most successful start exit
Panel discussion featuring innovative corporate venture groups
VIP cocktail reception in the Private Lexus Lounge for exclusive Event Partner
Moderator: Jack Crawford, General Partner, Impact Venture Capital
“From Idea to Successful Exit” Crawford has over 20 years of experience with venture capital and entrepreneurship. Prior to the launch of Impact Venture Capital, Crawford ran Velocity Venture Capital which operated primarily inside of California’s technology triangle (bounded by San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento), with a long history of investing in early stage companies including the first round investment in Soft Machine, recently acquired by Intel for $270 million. Crawford was selected for the Kauffman Fellows program- a prestigious leadership program that identifies, develops, and networks emerging global leaders in venture capital and received a leadership award upon his graduation from the program.


  1. Golden 1 Center
    547 L Street, Sacramento, CA