This is a private event for Core Members and invited guests only
It’s clear to us that the power of the Underscore model is not in our team, it’s in the remarkable energy and talents of our community. Watching our Cores come together over the past year, it is obvious to us that the sooner and better we can connect this community, the better off the tech industry will be.
Join us to experience the strength of this community for yourself at our first-ever Underscore VC Core Summit.
The summit will provided curated learning opportunities for you to engage with your peers in meaningful dialogue on relevant topics related to your current functional areas of interest. Additionally, we will bring together industry thought-leaders to expand our horizons with discussions on the future of cloud intelligence and venture investment.
We will also have plenty of time designed for you to meet your peers and have meaningful dialogue with them while building new relationships with other leaders in the Underscore entrepreneurial community.
Lastly, you’ll have the opportunity to engage directly with the next generation of great entrepreneurs by meeting some of Underscore’s first portfolio companies and understanding how you can contribute to their success.
We are excited to have you join us!
|12:00 PM||Lunch & Registration|
|12:30 PM||Underscore VC Welcome & Introduction
Over the past year building the Underscore Core model, we have been humbled by the power of the community. We are excited to welcome you to the Core Summit, share with you some of what our Core Member have accomplished over the last year and explain the potential we see in enabling an aligned community of entrepreneurs and investors to support the next generation of great companies developing the future of cloud intelligence.
|12:45 PM||Funding the Next Generation of Great Entrepreneurs
The last decade has seen a paradigm shift in venture. The advent of AngelListing, Kickstarting, Crowdfunding, Accelerating, Incubating, etc. has made capital a commodity. Brining together perspectives from the successful ‘Founding’ VC mindset, to the recent approach of entrepreneurial investors and the platforms that enable this transition to occur, we will pose the question of what it takes to fund the next generation of great entrepreneurs.
|1:45 PM||Meet the Underscore Portfolio
Hear from the founders of some of Underscore’s initial portfolio companies to understand how they are changing our world and how the community can help them to make an impact that we can all be proud of.
|2:15 PM||Developing Best Practice – Core Functional Roundtables
Join your peers in meaningful and intimate session to discuss the challenges, opportunities and uncertainties you experience in your day-to-day functional role. These curated and peer-led dialogues will provide all a meaningful opportunity to learn, share and question how to best lead your company to an enduring success. Six simultaneous session will focus on different functional areas: CRO – Sales, CMO – Marketing, CEO – Leadership, CTO – Technology & Engineering, CPO – Product, and Board Membership – Mentoring
|3:30 PM||Looking Into The Future – Core Domain Roundtables
The future of cloud intelligence is an ever emerging concept evolving as new technologies emerge in different domains and bold entrepreneurs seek to commercialize groundbreaking products. These peer-led dialogues will expand everyone’s horizons to thinking about and question the cutting edge innovations that will change each domain in the next decade.Six simultaneous session will focus on the future of: eCommerce & Marketplaces, Open Source, Cloud Infrastructure, Big Data & Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and Security.
|5:00 PM||Building an Enduring Company Stage-by-Stage
Building a successful company is not a simple thing, and building an enduring multi-billion dollar business is something very few people can say they’ve done. We are bringing together CEO’s that have achieved this to talk about the challenges and differences in needs when building their business stage-by-stage to explore what support is needed to enable the next generation of entrepreneurs to follow in their footsteps.
|5:45 PM||2016 Core Awards
In just the first year, the Core community has invested in and supported entrepreneurs at a scale we could never have imaged. We are proud of what the community has accomplished and are excited to celebrate their successes with our 2016 Core Awards. We’ll also welcome new Core members to the community as we continue to bring alignment to the way we underscore entrepreneurs.
|6:00 PM||Cocktail Reception
The Core community is a remarkable group of entrepreneurs and operators who have built remarkable companies. We know that the sooner we can connect these individuals, the better the tech industry will be. Join us over food, drinks and music featuring our Core Members and extended community for the opportunity to see some of the best of your peers and connect with incredible founders, movers and shakers you must meet.