C2SV (Creative Convergence Silicon Valley) Music and Tech Conference will be returning to Downtown San Jose from September 10th – 14th.
C2SV began in 2012 and is modeled after conferences like SXSW and NXNE. It was founded as a way for Silicon Valley to celebrate their tech and music scenes.
The conference is young and relatively small, but has pulled in some big names in the past. Last year, Steve Wozniak, John McAfee, Robert Scoble (Rackspace), and Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese) spoke at the conference. This year’s speakers haven’t been announced yet, but there will be an emphasis on women in tech.
C2SV features a VC pitch competition for startups. Young startups can submit their pitch online. The ten best submissions will present their pitch to venture capitalists at the conference
The music festival portion of C2SV 2014 will feature The Breeders, Kelley Stoltz, The Neptunas, and Gateway Drugs. An electronic music stage and club performances will also be announced.
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