ABOUT the summit

Why We Created ASU+GSV

12 years of impact

GSV takes on society’s greatest challenge:

Ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the future

Started in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual ASU+ GSV Summit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Our north star is that ALL people have equal access to the future.

Innovation Powers the new American University in creating the next generation of leaders

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. ASU has been named the Most Innovative University by U.S. News and World Reports for 5 years running.

GSV is a global community and investment platform singularly focused on elevating the scope and scale of innovation in the $7 trillion education and workforce sector.

GSV Ventures Funds I and II are early stage venture funds focused on investment in world changing education and talent technology. GSV Ventures has over $200 million of committed capital with investments in companies that include Outlier.org, Verto Education, Coursera and Course Hero. We invest in entrepreneurs and their companies that are Bending The Arc of Human Potential to give ALL people access to the future. The GSV ecosystem includes the world renowned ASU+GSV Summit co-hosted for 11 years with Arizona State University – rated the US’s most innovative university every year since 2016. Past keynotes at the ASU+GSV Summit include Bill Gates, Marian Wright Edelman, Tony Blair, Howard Schultz, President George Bush, Priscilla Chan, Reed Hastings, Common, Angela Duckworth, Sal Khan, Steve Case, Cindy McCain, Carla Harris and many, many more.