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Silicon Valley to Welcome First Annual Corporate Innovation Summit to Connect Corporate VCs With Entrepreneurs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- Silicon Valley venture capitalists, executives and entrepreneurs are coming together on April 30, 2014, for the first annual Corporate Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The summit will focus on how to build and maintain a dynamic conduit between corporate investors and promising start-ups, delivering actionable information, strategies and best practices for the success of both. With the support of Silicon Valley denizens, including Silicon Valley Bank, DLA Piper, PWC and others, the summit will facilitate a forum in which Corporate Venture Capital and start-ups will meet and learn from each other.

"Out of the innovative minds of some of Silicon Valley's best has come what we hope will be a lively and interactive conference with great return on investment for all attendees, sponsors and speakers," said Lara Druyan, co-founder and creator of Corporate Innovation Summit. "We've lined up an impressive group of speakers, experts and startups that will allow the opportunity to deliver attendee messages to the right partners for better relationships throughout Silicon Valley."

The Corporate Innovation Summit is a one-day conference created to serve both corporate venture capitalists and start-ups accelerating synergies and opportunities to maximize outcomes for all. The summit will take place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., on April 30, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT. For more information and to register for the Corporate Innovation Summit, go to http://corporateinnovationsummit.com/cis2014/.

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About Corporate Innovation Summit
The founders and advisers of the Corporate Innovation Summit are long-time Silicon Valley venture capitalists, executives and entrepreneurs with extensive experience in and with corporate venture capital. This experience includes having corporate venture as co-investors and limited partners as well as working with corporate venture as a vehicle to engage corporations as strategic partners. Corporate venture capital continues to be a major contributor to the success of viable start-ups. Our goal is to create a conference that serves both corporate venture capitalists and start-ups in order to accelerate synergies and opportunities and to maximize outcomes for all. Silicon Valley denizens, including Silicon Valley Bank, DLA Piper, PWC and others, have been instrumental in making this conference come to life. For more information, go to http://corporateinnovationsummit.com/cis2014/ or follow us on Twitter @CorpInnSummit.

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