The Global Technology Symposium (GTS) is Silicon Valley's leading investment conference on global venture capital and entrepreneurship. For more than a decade, GTS has brought business leaders, policymakers, and hot international startups together to explore how to leverage globalization and identify compelling ideas in every corner of the world.
GTS Week 2017
Regions all over the world are eager to embrace innovation. At GTS Week 2017, themed “Silicon Valley Confidential,” leaders from innovation regions around the world will gather in the San Francisco Bay Area to unlock the secrets of Silicon Valley.
Day one, “spotlight on Tatarstan,” will feature an official visit by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov to the Bay Area. Tatarstan is rapidly becoming one of Eurasia’s leading innovation corridors, and at GTS, leading investors, companies, and business gurus will share their advice to President Minnikhanov on how to accelerate this economic transformation.
Days two and three feature the Global Innovator Competition (GIC), GTS’ annual business plan competition. Here, selected international and US startups pitch to a panel of venture capital investors. At GIC, promising entrepreneurs from all over the world unveil transformational products and visions. Previous GIC winners have a strong history of securing funding and delivering successful exits. It’s easily the most energizing part of GTS!
Day three will also conclude with a VIP reception and dinner.
On day four, “Silicon Valley Confidential,” participants will explore what to borrow, and what not to borrow, from California’s leading innovation region. Panels focus on finding innovation in unexpected places: in emerging markets, in America’s heartland, and among veterans of the armed services. Day four concludes with a reception and the presentation of the Global Innovator Award.
GTS 2017 will take place on October 24–27.