WOODSIDE, Calif., April 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GSV Capital Corp., ("GSV"), (Nasdaq:GSVC), will co-host the Fifth Annual ASU + GSV Education Innovation Summit April 21-23 at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 Arizona State University + GSV Education Innovation Summit, known to many as "Davos in the Desert," is a dynamic, three-day convergence of industry leaders and visionaries - educators, investors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs representing over 230 disruptive education companies. The summit brings together some of the world's most passionate and energetic players in the education innovation space to stimulate opinions, debate, fundraising, strategic alliances and overall community activism toward global enrichment.
This signature event features a comprehensive agenda including company presentations, workshops, panels and keynote speakers. Summit 2014 speakers include former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, NBA legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Coach Lou Holtz, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Chegg CEO Dan Rosensweig, former North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue, and the CEO of GSV Capital and GSV Asset Management Michael Moe, among others.
Summit participants range from established dignitaries to youthful up-and-comers — including governors and mayors, founders and CEOs, venture capitalists, and world-renowned philanthropists. Additionally, a number of GSV portfolio companies will present at this year's Summit including 2U Inc., Chegg, CorpU, Coursera, Curious.com, DreamBox Learning, EdSurge, Fullbridge, General Assembly, Global Education Learning (GEL), JAMF Software, Knewton, Ozy Media, Parchment, rSmart, Silicon Valley Data Sciences, Stormwind, and Tynker.
"Over the past five years, we have seen tremendous growing interest in education innovation. This interest stems from all stakeholders including educators, policy makers, entrepreneuers, and investors. Today it is clear that education matters not only for how an individual performs, but also for how a company succeeds, and for that matter, how a country evolves," commented Michael Moe, founder and CEO of GSV Capital.
"With the Education Innovation Summit, we're creating a platform for the transformation and advancement of education to address the challenges we face as a global community; unemployment, inequality, and soaring dropout rates. We have over 2,000 participants coming together to confront these issues head on through their passion towards transforming the education industry and the global Silicon Valley."
For more information about the Education Innovation Summit and ongoing initiatives please visit edinnovation.gsvadvisors.com.
About GSV Capital Corp.
GSV Capital Corp. (GSVC) is a publicly traded investment fund that seeks to invest in high-growth, venture-backed private companies. Led by industry veteran Michael Moe, the fund seeks to create a portfolio of high-growth emerging private companies via a repeatable and disciplined investment approach, as well as to provide investors with access to such companies through its publicly traded common stock. GSV Capital is headquartered in Woodside, CA. www.gsvcap.com
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