AGENDA PREVIEW

MONDAY, MAY 20

This year’s SEED gathering will focus around three intersecting themes that have been co-created through dozens of interviews with fellow practitioners about the gaps and opportunities in the ecosystem.

Cracking Code on Scale –

How can we sustainably scale seed stage funding and support when it tends to be right sized in the ‘artisanal’ end of the spectrum?

Centering Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

How can we ensure equitable access to funding and support for under-resourced entrepreneurs who identify as women and people of color?  

Alternative Financing Structures

What models are being developed beyond traditional venture capital equity? How can we develop options across the returns continuum?

On day one of the event, we’ll open up these threads of conversation that will weave throughout the gathering – and continue forward after the gathering through the work done in the innovation labs.

  • 8:30 AM – REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST
  • 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: OPENING GATHERING
    • Welcome
    • Pitch & Flow
    • Ignite Talks – SEED 2019 Edition
    • SEED Speed Networking
  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: CONCURRENT INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: LUNCH & NETWORKING
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: CONCURRENT INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
  • 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM: ANGEL TANK
  • 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM: FOOD TRUCK & NETWORKING PARTY

TUESDAY, MAY 21

Day two of SEED is centered on what’s next after the gathering – we don’t see it as closing the loop on open threads but rather, how can we keep pushing this work ahead in collaboration? We’ll finish our 3rd and final innovation lab in the morning and spend the afternoon sharing out bright spots, commitments and actions with which to move forward.

  • 8:30 AM – BREAKFAST & NETWORKING
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: MORNING GATHERING
    • Agree or Disagree?
    • Lightning Talks
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: CONCURRENT INTERACTIVE SESSIONS
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: LUNCH & NETWORKING
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: CLOSING GATHERING
    • Theme Recap Plenaries
    • World Cafe Harvest
  • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: WRAP UP & WINE DOWN

Speakers, Featured Entrepreneurs, and Detailed Agenda to be updated soon!