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victoria slivkoff headshotSpeaker: Victoria Slivkoff, Global Head Of Strategic Partnerships For Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University Of California


Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Donato Enoteca
1041 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063


6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Victoria serves as Global Head of Strategic Partnerships for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the University of California (UC) system. In this role, Victoria leads the coordination of systemwide efforts to empower greater collaborations and translation of research and innovation into the marketplace. Operating from the Office of the President, She serves as a bridge to connect UC inventors & startups with investors, corporations, philanthropic funds, and government entities to drive the commercialization of UC innovations and to scale the growth of UC startups globally.

With an annual operating budget of over $36.5 billion, UC is the largest public research university in the US with 10 campuses, 5 medical centers, 3 affiliated national laboratories, and a California statewide agriculture and natural resource program. The UC system has more than 273,000 students, 223,000 faculty and staff, and 2 million living alumni. UC’s vast innovation ecosystem is comprised of the 60 incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurial programs across the UC systemwide as well as off-campus networks of global startups founded by UC alumni, faculty and students.

Victoria also drives the monetization of UC system’s patent portfolio (the largest IP portfolio of any academic institutions in the US). UC research generates on average 5 inventions per day. In FY2018, UC's royalty income reached $200 million.

Prior to UC, Victoria spent over 10 years in the cleantech industry as an investor, business operator and entrepreneur operating in the US, Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. She’s experienced in forming strategic public-private partnerships to drive investment and adoption of nascent technologies. Earlier in her career, Victoria was a management consultant at Accenture.

Victoria holds an MBA in finance and strategy from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

Special Guest: Paolo Marenco, Silicon Valley Study Tour

$65.00 per person (until Monday, August 19, 2019)

$85.00 per person (on or after, Tuesday, August 20, 2019)

Please reserve no later than Friday, August 23, 2019. We recommend that you reserve early, as we typically sell out.

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