Global Technology Symposium

The Global Technology Symposium is a high-profile conference for leaders in venture capital, politics, and technology. Previous speakers include Tim Draper, Dave McClure, Guy Kawasaki and Pitch Johnson.



Global Innovator Competition

The Global Innovator Competition gives the best entrepreneurs from around the world the opportunity to pitch in front of top Silicon Valley venture capitalists and get their startups in front of a high-profile audience of investors and business leaders.



Global Innovator Seminars

As part of the GIC, we will offer workshops and seminars hosted by venture capitalists, designers, engineers and some of the best speakers in the Valley. We aim to inform and inspire the next generation of leading entrepreneurs from around the globe.


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Alexandra “Sasha” Johnson

Founder, Global Technology Capital

President, Global Technology Symposium

Sasha is a premier investor conference on global emerging markets held annually in Silicon Valley since 2003. She is a board member of several tech companies, including Grid Dynamics, VisionLabs, and Rolith. She was previously the managing director of DFJ VTB Aurora


Catherine Yushina

Director, Global Innovator Competiton

Prior to that, Catherine was an Analyst for DFJ VTB Aurora and a member of the GTS Organizing Committee. She was a Research Assistant for the International Politics Program at Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences where she conducted a workshop on the nuclear proliferation and security in theory of international relations.


Jason D. Rowley

Entrepreneur in Residence

Jason D. Rowley comes to GTC with over six years of experience as an entrepreneur, consultant and community builder. Jason loves to help entrepreneurs with design, story-telling, and product strategy. He studies the role of networks in determining success for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at the University of Chicago.