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ABOUT THE EVENT

The VC Platform Global Summit is the largest and most diverse gathering of platform professionals in the venture capital industry each year. Our members participate to establish authentic peer-to-peer networking opportunities and collaborate to build critical solutions. This year, we are welcoming members to Miami for unparalleled peer-to-peer mentorship, candid discussions, and networking.

Last year, we welcomed discussion leaders and participants from top-tier venture funds:

About
Speakers

DISCUSSION LEADERS

More speakers to be announced closer to the event and listed individuals may be subject to change.
What to Expect

SCHEDULE

Our Summit is designed to unite the ambitious operators who move the VC industry forward. We convene leaders focused on elevating their firm's platform, operations, marketing, communications, talent, operations, community, BD, and/or IR functions.

Venture capital is not a zero-sum game. We collaborate to drive value and accelerate our performance. At our Summit, participants can expect to discuss the most pressing trends and opportunities in our ecosystem in a supportive environment.

Below is an outline of our schedule (which may be subject to change) - more details will be announced closer to the event:

DAY 0 | APRIL 15

1:30 - 4:45 PM

Pre-Registration

5 - 10 PM

Opening Reception

DAY 1 | APRIL 16

7:30 - 8 AM

Morning Meditation

9 - 9:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

10 - 10:15 AM

Break

11 - 11:15 AM

Break

 

Community Building

  • Building a real community amongst portfolio founders

  • Best practices for engaging later-stage companies & founders

  • Building mentor communities

  • Establishing closer relationships with your portfolio

  • Tracking community metrics

  • What sponsors look for when considering your event

 

Marketing & Comms

  • How to help a portfolio company navigate its first crisis

  • Insight-driven marketing

  • The power of storytelling

  • Build a small but impactful in-house media team

  • Aligning your content strategy and creative direction

 

Talent

  • Helping portfolio companies navigating growth

  • I've been tasked with talent - where do I start?

  • Insights from a global talent market

  • Founder assessments

  • Re-thinking a stronger candidate experience

  • Scaling talent initiatives

12 - 12:15 PM

Break

1 - 2 PM

Lunch

 

Finding Your Focus

Designed for those 1-3 years into platform

  • Building a network when you are new to platform

  • How to make the most of your first year in platform

  • Building a platform from scratch

  • Making an impact as a team of one

  • Setting and maintaining goals

 

Levelling Up in Platform

Designed for those 8+ years into platform

  • Operating on Boards as a Platform leader

  • Bridging into investment responsibilities

  • What do you do after platform?

3 - 3:45 PM

Common Challenges in Platform

Small group dialogues designed to overcome common challenges (e.g. working with tough personalities, operating as a generalist with too many roles, etc.)

4 - 4:45 PM

Lightning Talks

A VC Platform community tradition! 5-minute "lightning" fast talks on the tricks and tools most relevant to our community.

8 - 8:45 AM

Breakfast

9:15 - 10 AM

How Platform Accelerated My Business

10:15 - 11 AM

Peer Connect

Small peer mentorship and support groups built to connect participants based on tenure, fund size, functional expertise, geography, and other useful connection points

10:15 - 11 AM

Curated Roundtables: Tracks

Expert-led tables of 15-25 people to collaborate and discuss the most frequently repeated topic requested data from our registration process.

 

BD, GTM, & Partnerships

  • From $1M to $100M in revenue: the common mistakes

  • Helping portfolio companies scale through partnerships

  • When and how should we approach conversations about M&A?

  • Tracking BD introductions

  • Using case studies to showcase value creation

 

Ops & Product (Tech Stack)

  • Building a platform grounded by tools

  • Implementing a tracking system for your portfolio

  • Building a unique platform strategy suited to your founders

  • An onboarding system for new portfolio companies

  • How can you measure the ROI of your tech stack?

 

Investor Relations

  • How platform leaders can work with LPs: fundraising, AGMs, & communications

12:15 - 1 PM

Curated Roundtables: Tracks

A second version of the previous roundtables with slightly altered topics & new facilitators.

2 - 2:45 PM

Curated Roundtables: Tenure

Expert-led groups based on your experience in the industry to build solutions and receive peer-support in the most critical areas of the platform journey.

 

Scaling Your Platform

Designed for those 4-7 years into platform

  • Building out your platform team

  • Building rapport with the investors

  • How to uplevel your self and command influence

2:45 - 3 PM

Break

3:45 - 4 PM

Break

Time for each dinner will be shared

Dine-Arounds

A series of community-hosted private dinners around Miami where we place attendees at a thematic dinner with their peers.

DAY 2 | APRIL 17

8 - 9 AM

Breakfast

9:45 - 10 AM

Break

10:45 - 11 AM

Break

12 - 1 PM

Lunch

9 - 9:45 AM

AI Bootcamp

Presentations on how to use artificial intelligence to make you a better platform leader, understand the evolving landscape, and support your founders.

10 - 10:45 AM

Community's Choice

We are bringing back a deeper dive into the most highly-rated talks from last year's VC Platform event!

11 AM - 12 PM

Curated Roundtables: Trends

Roundtable peer-to-peer discussions on the focus areas of Summit attendees (including global expansion, ESG, leveraging data, etc.)

1 - 2 PM

Measuring Your Impact & Closing Remarks

Sponsors

SPONSORS

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FAQs

Do I have to be a member of the community to attend?

Yes, this is a members-only event. Apply here to be considered. Membership is only available to individuals who meet our community criteria and are current full-time members of a venture capital firm in a platform-focused role. Interns, part-time employees, and investment-focused professionals are not eligible for membership in the community or to attend the Summit.

Will this event be held virtually?

As we adapt to survey feedback from last year, our community wants more smaller, curated discussion sessions and less larger panels. We therefore are not planning to offer a robust virtual program option. The ideal experience is to join in person. We will do our best to capture some highlights and learnings at the program but there will not be a full virtual package at this time. 

What is the agenda for the Summit?

The agenda is crowd-sourced and therefore will be developed in early 2024. We will circulate and publish the agenda as soon as a critical mass of applicants are registered and the program priorities are established. The agenda from last year can be found above to get a sense of what we prioritize.

Where is the event taking place?

The main event will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis. Other components of the event such as side events or an afterparty may take place in other parts of Miami.

Can I be a speaker at the Summit?

The number of speaker requests we receive always exceeds the number of speaking slots we have available. In the registration process, you can highlight your desire to speak and also share details about your area of expertise. We also crowd-source our agenda and determine topics based on strong member interest and therefore we will reach out to you if we think you are well suited for a topic.

What is the cost of attending the Summit?

The cost of attending the Summit is $549 to $749. Fund AUM determines one's ticket price. Discounted early-bird tickets were previously available but are now sold out.

What is your cancellation or refund policy?

No fee will be charged for canceling your attendance. We do not offer refunds on purchased tickets. For extenuating circumstances (such as COVID-19), please email our team at admin@vcplatform.com and we can work towards a solution. All hotel bookings are subject to their own policies.

What does my ticket include?

Onsite tickets will give you access to all parts of the Summit including all meals and drinks. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

My colleague wants to attend instead of me, can I transfer my ticket?

The Summit is open to anyone who is a current member of the VC Platform community. If your colleague is not a member, please have them apply to join the community so that they can attend. Membership is only available to individuals who meet our community criteria.

Can I host a side event at the Summit?

If you're interested in hosting a side event or informal gathering during the Summit, we ask that you please inform us first by email (admin@vcplatform.com). Events hosted in partnership with or by external companies or service providers are strictly prohibited and any violations will be penalized by the community. Individually or firm hosted events are okay but we ask that you seek approval first. Please be transparent and ask first as we will find out about side-events and want to ensure they don't conflict with other events already planned and are not in violation of our community's sponsor commitments.

Are there discounts or scholarships available for tickets?

We do not have any discounts available. Our goal is that all attendees will have the cost of the ticket covered by your firm given the value of the content, learning and networking you'll get at the Summit and the return it will produce for your firm. If your firm is unable or unwilling to cover the ticket's cost, please reach out to admin@vcplatform.com. We do have some scholarships available to ensure that as many people can participate as possible, regardless of cost.

I have other questions that weren't answered!

Email us at admin@vcplatform.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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