Please join us on November 29 at Stanford University for the Silicon Valley Venture Day, a competition for North American innovators working on democracy-affirming technologies, jointly hosted by Stanford’s Global Digital Policy Incubator, IE University, the U.S. State Department, and Microsoft. The competition is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Challenge, a major initiative stemming from the U.S. Summit for Democracy at which President Biden convened world leaders in December 2021 to renew democracy globally.
The Global Entrepreneurship Challenge is an IE University-led initiative comprised of five Venture Day competitions across five continents: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and South America. The Venture Day competitions will bring together researchers, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs to identify and highlight key innovations as well as to give shape to the global effort to develop technology for democracy. The winner of the North American Silicon Valley Day competition will receive a $1,000 prize. Regional winners will then compete for a monetary prize.
12:30 pm – Registration and Lunch
1:00 – 1:10 pm – Welcome Remarks by the following:
Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Stanford University’s Global Digital Policy Incubator
Irene Blázquez, Director, Center for the Governance of Change at IE University
Lila Tretikov, Deputy CTO of Microsoft (formerly, head of Wikipedia/Wikimedia Foundation)
1:10 – 1:30 pm – Opening Comments by Judges moderated by Eileen Donahoe