Inventures: Ignite Innovation, Break Boundaries
Inventures is where the best minds from all around the world come together–in real life and virtually–to learn, to share and to experience awe-inspiring creative collisions.
Due to concerns for the health and safety of our participants, staff and community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Inventures leadership team rescheduled 2020’s in-person event to September 22-24, 2021 and launched new, virtual programming.
Meet Inventures Unbound
Unbound is our way of staying together as a community of innovators and investors come what may. It’s digital-only programming that will help startups, scaleups, investors and thought leaders stay linked no matter the boundaries placed before us.
Unbound is the ultimate platform to share, inspire and interconnect virtually—-now and moving forward. Access exclusive live-stream experiences, expert content, pitch events, and engage in a vital, growing community of innovators, investors, and service providers. Passes are FREE, and if you have a pass to Inventures 2021, then you also have access to Unbound.
Looking Forward to Inventures 2021
In 2021, engage with 4000+ ambitious startups, scaleups, influential investors, international thought and industry leaders, all covered by local and national media. This will be an unforgettable experience that opens doors, opens minds and erases boundaries, bringing entrepreneurs and startups together with venture capitalists, angel investors, service providers and thought leaders. Passes are on sale now.
WHO IS INVENTURES FOR?
Connect with entrepreneurs, startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking partners, advisors and capital. Inventures is a one-stop opportunity to assess fast-growing players and discover investment gems!
Access investors, thought leaders and fellow entrepreneurs through keynotes, panels, pitch competitions and informal networking opportunities. Come pitch the pros!
RESEARCHERS, ACADEMICS & THOUGHT LEADERS
Inventures provides multiple programming streams for discovery, sharing and deeper learning in emerging and transforming industries. This is your front-row seat to innovation!
BUSINESS, INVESTMENT AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROVIDERS
Showcase solutions for the startup, scale and spread of networks that tap into and feed the exponential growth of the global innovation knowledge hub. Be where the future is!
Inventures 2021 Speakers
Priscila Chaves has worked at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and impact for over 15 years, collaborating with multinationals and startups in North & Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. She's a technology ethicist, impact entrepreneur and keynote speaker on topics related to the future of our society.
Mara Lewis is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and was previously the Managing Director at the Start Co. accelerator. In 2016 Mara co-founded ID8, a corporate innovation and CVC consulting firm. ID8 works with some of the world’s most recognized companies to help them pursue strategic partnerships, invest capital in startups, and overcome innovation hurdles. Mara sits on the Board of the Consumer Technology Association (producers of CES) and is the Chairman of the CTA Investment Committee, overseeing a $100M venture capital fund.
Jilliane Yawney has helped over 1000 people get onstage to share their story. She is a Story Coach and the creator of the Core 7 Stories for Business™ framework.
Charlton Cunningham serves as the Ecosystems Program Manager at HBCUvc, an organization dedicated to bringing more diversity into the venture capital industry.
Alfredo is Co-CEO of US Market Access Center, a Silicon Valley-based accelerator that helps international startups with global market expansion via Silicon Valley. Since 2011, more than $1.5 billion in funding has been raised by 224 startup alumni.
Senator at World Business Angel Investment Forum; Serial Entrepreneur.Angel investor ,VC; Founder/ Partner of Invert UP a Seed Capital fund registered at the National Stock exchange, Costa Rica www.invertup.com; Founder and CEO of Parque Tec an accelerator and Business incubator specialized in ICT, Costa Rica, ,www.parquetec.org; Founder / Partner of the first financial newspaper in Costa Rica : El Financiero.www.elfinancierocr.com; Co founder of the First Financial newspaper in Panama: Capital Financiero.www.capitalfinanciero.com; Founder of the Costa Rica Business Angel Network Link Inversiones
Ebrahim is the President & Co-Founder of Patronicity, a civic & community crowdfunding platform built to inspire growth and change in placemaking throughout cities and towns, both urban and rural, across the country. Growing Patronicity to be more than just a civic crowdfunding platform, he has led Patronicity to change the way grants are administered and how communities come together to envision, build and create more sustainable and impactful projects meaningful to them.
P.K. Newby, ScD, MPH, MS is a scientist, author, food personality, and entrepreneur who has dedicated her career to researching and communicating what we eat and why it matters, from farm to fork. An internationally recognized expert on plant-based diets and disease prevention, she refocused her career on science communication in 2012 to bring evidence to today’s food and nutrition conversations and launched Food Matters Multimedia, LLC, in 2019.