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Connect with a Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist | TiEcon 2024

VC Connect

VC Connect is your opportunity to get valuable and timely feedback from seasoned Silicon Valley venture capitalists. These VCs have invested in and helped grow startups from the earliest stages to exit. Their expertise spans AI, blockchain, security, cloud, enterprise applications and more.    

Date: Thursday – May 2, 2024

Time:  2:30pm – 5pm PST

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center


                                                                                                                                 2:30pm – Registration and Networking
                                                                                                                                 3:00pm – Roundtable Round 1
                                                                                                                                 4:00pm – Roundtable Round 2


Who should attend


  • Entrepreneurs working full-time on their startup
  • Entrepreneurs seeking advice related to company building topics like team, marketing, sales, and, of course, fundraising.
  • Only 1 founder per startup is allowed to participate.


Event Format


  • This is not a formal pitch session and slides are not allowed.
  • Up to 3 entrepreneurs will have a roundtable discussion with a VC for 50 minutes. Then, VCs will be rotated and you will have a second session with a different VC. This lets you get feedback from 2 investors over nearly 2 hours.




  • After registering, submit the qualification form sent for consideration.
  • Eligible participants will receive an email with their assigned session time and VCs by April 29. 
  • Anyone who does not qualify for the program will have their VC Connect fee refunded after TiEcon.
  • Space is limited and assigned first-come, first-served.
  • Deadline to register and submit your application: April 15.

Satya Bajpai
VC Connect Track Leader

Andrew Shoenthal
VC Connect Track Leader