President and CEO of New America, a renowned foreign policy expert, best-selling author and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, Dr. Slaughter returns to her hometown to share her remarkable founding story touching on moments from her distinguished career as well as beginning a national conversation on gender equality and work-life balance.
As founding partner, Dave built a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator that now has more than $300 million in committed capital. 500 Startups has invested in 1,600 technology startups in more than 60 countries.
As cofounder and CEO, Laura brings her background in youth development and technology to CODE2040, which seeks to create access and opportunities for Black and Latinx tech talent, ensuring their leadership in the innovation economy.
A leader in digital media, Mike created an online platform with more than 125 million readers in just three years. The Mighty is a community helping those who face mental illness, disability, autism and disease.
Back by popular demand, Craig is the award-winning creative genius behind hello, the no.2 natural oral care brand in the U.S. He’s also the force behind the eos lip and skincare brand, and Popcorn, Indiana.
As founder and Creative Director of Rule29, Justin speaks the languages of business and design. Throughout his career, Justin has upheld a commitment to give his time and talents to support important social causes.
Emigrating from a fishing village in Shanghai when she was 19, Ting started sewing garden flags to sell at the Virginia State Fair. Thirty years later, she has built an international enterprise with annual revenues exceeding $300 million and 1,500 global employees.
A weeklong celebration of bold ideas—and of the power of innovation to renew our communities and reshape our world. Day-to-night events include: transformative Summits; electrifying performances; exciting pitch competitions; thought-provoking art; and the very best of local cuisine.
Highlights from Past Summits
From Silicon Valley executives to music industry titans, from polar explorers to fashion designers, the 2016 Founders Summit defined entrepreneurship with a wide range of themes.