MARCH 15th, 2024
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM


CVC Leadership Investment and AI Impact Summit with attending top CVC/VC, and Angel investors @SJSU

Hosted by San Jose State University and Co-Hosted by the California Governor’s Office of Economic Development in conjunction with SBDC NorCal.

FOCUS: Investment Thesis, AI Impact, and Funding

view our Funding Success Case Study on NorCal’s SBDC website:

A Partnership Event

The Pitch Global CVC Summit Partners


Confirmed Investors and Speakers

This is Your Summit where our Investor guests give you deep insides into their investment thesis.  This teaches how to approach them and understand if your company is aligned with what THEY are looking for.  And of course this covers their opinion on AI and AI related investments.  This is your chance to pitch your company and lay the foundation for your next round of investment.

Where: The event will take place at the Martin Luther King Library (library.sjsu.edu) in room 225 for a minimum 150 participants. We also have a Demo Room (Exhibition Room) in the adjacent Room 213. Presenting startups can be build-up there for one on one conversations.  Our VIP/Green room, for speakers and guests, is also in the same vicinity (Room 255).

Pitch Global CVC Leadership Conferences are a part of our outreach on behalf of NorCal SBDC (funded through California Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Small Business Administration) and are designed to reach out to CVC’s and other investors who are investing in Silicon Valley in startups. Their Interest? Creating Economic Impact for the State of California.

Check out the intros of 25 CVC’s & VC’s and keynotes from our recent CVC Summits on our YouTube Channel in particular: https://youtu.be/BwRApwcDulE

The Los Angeles Tribune (which also covered our DEI event) highlights the type CVC’s and other investors that took part in our recent Climate Tech and Deep Tech events (Https://thelosangelestribune.com/2023/12/27/unique_startup_investment_updates_from_our_cvcs_vcs_and_angels) .
These events were attended by senior investors from Aramco, Schlumberger, SK Group, National Grid, Khosla etc.

Our constantly growing list of attending key-investor with Climate Tech and Deep Tech investments includes so far

Participants in Pitch Global have raised over $1B in the last 8 years subsequent to being part of the Pitch Global Universe

This Year's FOCUS


Note: Some of the Panels might be converted to Q&A type mini-keynotes for the right opportunity or we will add some extra keynotes to the Agenda. The Agenda is also subject to change


SJPL Works Space
WORKS, 3rd Floor in the San Jose Public Library
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12:30 PM - 1:00 PMRegistration and Setup.
  1:00 PM - 1:05 PMOpening Remark & Sharing of the Vision for PG CVC Leadership Summit
  1:05 PM - 1:20 PMOpening keynote: “AI Investments: A CVC perspective” by
Tarik Galijasevik Managing Director& CVC head of Allstate Ventures, ranked one of the top CVC’s in the world.
  1:20 PM - 1:40 PMCVC& AI Panels How entrepreneurs can connect with EU &Asian CVC’s.
Participants confirmed include Sebastian Spitzer of Schaffler, Ryu Fukuda of Panasonic, Sushil Kalyam, Director of Singtel Ventures
  1:40 PM - 2:30 PMSelected startups presenting
  2:30 PM - 2:45 PMQ&A Style keynote: How entrepreneurs can approach CVC’s for both funding& Partnerships.
by Dong-Su Kim, CEO at LG Technology Ventures
  2:45 PM - 3:25 PMSelected Startups Present
  3:25 PM - 3:40 PMQ&A style interview/chat: "How entrepreneurs can connect with AI investors?"
with Gayathri Radhakrishnan, Partner Hitachi Ventures by R. Paul Singh longterm board member of TIE SV, Startup Educator/Adjunct Prof. at UC Berkeley and COO at Modern Data
  3:40 PM - 3.55 PMQ&A Style keynote: "How entrepreneurs can Partner with Corporates"
by Raymond Zheng, Sr. Managing director of Honda Xcelerator Venture
  3:55 PM - 4.10 PMQ&A Style keynote: "How entrepreneurs can approach CVC’s for Funding especially in AI
by TBD
  4:10 PM - 4:25 PMQ&A Style keynote: “How entrepreneurs can connect with Semiconductor CVC’s for both funding & partnerships”
by Dr Kevin Chen, CVC Head of Lam Research Cap
  4:25 PM - 4:30 PMAward Ceremony Silicon Valley Platinum Impact Award to Tarik Galijasevik, CVC Head of Allstate Ventures.
Award ceremony & Closing Remarks conducted by Thomas Kluz, Managing Director of Niterra Ventures & PG Board member.
Award given by last year’s awardee, Hee Suk Jung CVC Head of Korea’s SK Group
  4:30 PM - 5:00 PMNetworking: Participants include: Pramilla Mullan IBM Ventures, Deepak Mishra of Hitachi, Elias Chavarria of TDK Ventures, Investor from Bosch, Mds Bering of State Farm Ventures, Ravi Mulugu of UL, and more.
  5:oo PM - EndAfter event Networking at Scott's Seafood (9 min from MLK Library)
Join us for networking with Hors d'oeuvre and Wine

Refund Policy: Credit may be provided for a future event at the discretion of the organizer.
Any questions please write to : startups@pitchglobal.com

Where we will be
How to get there (straight down the street - 7 min)


The Governor’s Office pf Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader of job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts.
Funded in part thorugh a Grant with the Office of the Small Business Advocate. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the California Office of Small Business Advocate.



From government officials to industry insiders from CVCs, Investors, and other influential figures in the entrepreneur ecosystem.


Topics include Semiconductor Insides, Deep Tech Insides, State of the Affair for Climate Tech


We have two major blocks of Pitch Events:
- We will group the by topics
-We also offer special exposure via sponsorship tickets with extra perks, as compared to regular pitch tickets.


For example, The role of AI in the investment decision


We designed the two days for plenty of opportunity to network. The evening event in a more casual way, but also the various coffee breaks on the conference day, coupled with the networking opportunity at the end of the official program. This is the stuff where connections are made, and it is not unheard of that deals happen too.


The Startups can buy the extra Demo space, located at the entrance of the conference area on the third floor. This gives investors and other visitors all-afternoon access to the dedicated area. Here you can discuss your individual business opportunity and gauge in one-on-one meeting the investor interest.

CVC Innovation Funds and Partners

more to be announced

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