Trends in Angel Investing

Trends in Angel Investing

Columbia, South Carolina (map)

Angel investing is a $25B business in the US with global growth on the rise.  Today, the U.S. has over 300,000 angels who help entrepreneurs secure financial and intellectual capital to grow their companies.  

SIBF & VentureSouth invite you to learn more about this exciting venture capital source and 
hear from angel experts.  Program highlights:

• Arrive early and enjoy a day of golf in the beautiful Palmetto State
• Catch up & connect with friends during Cocktails at Forest Lake Country Club
• Hear from VentureSouth principals on what they look for from their investors and lessons learned 
• Gain new insights from angels on the art of the deal, how they got started, and how they evaluate potential investments
• Watch brief presentations from companies in the VC market – from true start-ups to second stage companies – and give feedback on their pitches

VentureSouth, one of the largest angel investment groups in the US and based in Greenville, develops and manages angel groups and funds comprising more than 200 accredited investors across the Southeast.

Lunch with Senator Bob Corker

Lunch with Senator Bob Corker

Nashville, Tennessee (map)

On Wednesday, October 31, SIBF has been invited to attend a lunch with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker hosted by the World Affairs Council. Spots are limited and filling up fast, so please do not wait to register.

South East Asia Leadership Academy

South East Asia Leadership Academy

Hanoi, Vietnam (map)

The SEALA Academy is a 10-day immersion in a demanding environment. It is a leadership boot camp whose watchwords are purpose, authenticity, character, values. You will need all your skill to master the high refinements of leadership arts. But you will need all your courage to go deep in exploring your default reaction to authority – how to manage the stress of handling systems – your true ability to work with power – before, as a leader, you can fulfill your potential and promise.

SEALA is not all lectures and general theory. Plenary learning sessions alternate with breakout groups facilitated by experienced businesspeople, seasoned practitioners from around the world. Every idea is up for discussion; every lesson is tested against experience to prove its worth. SEALA focuses on the real-life applications of leadership skills especially seen against the developing needs of South East Asia today.

Our aim is not 10 days of “chalk-and-talk” and a handsome certificate at the end of the office wall. Our aim is a transformation of business and society in South East Asia.

SEALA Reunion

SEALA Reunion

Hanoi, Vietnam (map)

Network reunions offer the educational opportunities to improve upon the foundation of your SEALA membership, but more importantly, they offer the environment to meet and become friends with great people and refresh already existing relationships. From these friendships come personal and professional connections. Membership in the SEALA network has always been about an opportunity to meet others and actively pursue those connections.

To register, please complete the following online form and we will email you an invoice with payment instructions.

Band of SIBF Sisters

Band of SIBF Sisters

Charleston, South Carolina (map)

BOSS is open to all SIBF female members and spouses/partners. This program presents an excellent opportunity to introduce potential female members to SIBF. 

Silicon Valley Business Forum

Silicon Valley Business Forum

Palo Alto, California (map)

Age of the Machines: Demystifying Machine Learning

Machine learning and AI is the latest buzzword that has captured Silicon Valley’s imagination. What is the impact this technology will have on the economy, jobs, life-style and our humanity? Leading investors, entrepreneurs and experts who are at the cutting edge of this field will engage in a compelling discussion. Topics would include applications of AI such as autonomous cars, the next conceptual leaps in this field such as unlabeled learning and the ethical implications of AI.


3D: Diagnostics, Data and Digital: Healthcare’s New Future

As America and the world struggles with healthcare costs and an ageing demographics, technologies that are revolutionizing health care are coming of age. From Point of care diagnostics that brings the lab to your friendly retail store or even to your cellphone to discoveries in genomic therapies that are seeking a breakthrough to deadly diseases by cracking the code of life, technology is an ally - bringing down costs while delivering superior value. An expert panel shares some of the exciting trends in healthcare.


Making Disruptive Innovation work for Corporate America

The valley has long been an island. Innovation happened in garage start-ups with maverick founders in the virtual world. Corporate America recognized innovators by buying them out. Efforts to repeat the valley magic in the corporate offices have invariably failed. New technologies have increasingly linked the real world to the virtual world. Corporates have reached out to work with innovative start-ups to engage with disruptive technologies at their inception. Corporate venturing is a new trend in the valley. The pioneers of corporate venturing talk about examples how corporate America is leveraging the valley.

Washington Briefing

Washington Briefing

Washington, District of Columbia (map)

SIBF will again host the highly rated Washington Briefing, May 5-7, 2019. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in Washington on domestic and international policy issues and hear perspectives from all sides of the political spectrum. The Washington Briefing has a tradition and established track record for introducing SIBF members to unique venues and exclusive programs and speakers that go far beyond the typical business group Washington fly-in. In addition, springtime is one of the most beautiful times of year in our nation’s capital.

Global Network Summit hosted by CELA

Global Network Summit hosted by CELA

CELA teams from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are honored to host their friends and peers from SIBF, CELA, MELA, and SEALA at the 2019 Global Network Summit (GNS) – a moveable feast of learning, sharing, and connecting leaders from across the world. Your hosts are waiting with open arms to introduce you to fascinating people and places, ideas and unique experiences which ordinary visitors could never access, and which you will remember with pleasure for the rest of your life!

Located on the Great Silk Road, one of the most significant achievements in the history of World civilization, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan envelop visitors with stunning land and seascapes; a myriad of highly ornate mosques, madrasahs, and palaces, as well as the modern capitals. During the trip, you will be hearing from regional experts on how the Silk Road influenced the development of the region throughout their histories.

Fellows' International Conference South Africa

Fellows' International Conference South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa (map)

South Africa is a country rich in natural resources. It boasts some of the planet’s most extraordinary scenery and wildlife. South Africans are known for their hospitality, and living standards are, for some, much higher than those elsewhere in Africa. At the same time, political events are moving rapidly, and major economic and social problems pose complex challenges.

Our itinerary allows you to see South Africa through a variety of lenses: historic, economic, cultural and scenic. Our aim, as always, is a unique SIBF blend of high-level content, person-to-person contact with local business and community leaders, unparalleled cultural experiences—and a few surprises.