Third annual event invites entrepreneurs, investors and startups to join the discussion on innovation for better lives
SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics announces the return of the LG NOVA Innovation Festival, October 25 and 26, 2023 at historic Hibernia in San Francisco. Hosted by LG NOVA, the North American innovation center of LG Electronics. The two-day event invites startups, entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders and the broader innovation ecosystem to come learn, engage in discussions and share interactive ideas, and connect in person with their peers.
The festival, which celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit, is an annual gathering of innovators working on big ideas, such as next-generation digital health technologies, immersive AI and the metaverse, cleantech, sustainability , mobility, smart living solutions and other emerging areas. This year’s event will focus on “growth through innovation” and the next steps towards realizing the vision of a better, more sustainable future. The focus on growth builds on the momentum of last year’s event, which brought together innovators from around the world to launch collaborations aimed at building a better future.
The festival will also focus on LG NOVA’s “Mission for the Future” initiative, a focused effort to drive collaboration and create momentum across the ecosystem to develop viable solutions to the challenges people face and the planet today.
The Innovation Festival program will feature thoughtful keynotes, presentations from tech luminaries and plenty of opportunities for attendees to actively participate in interactive sessions, including:
- Startup pitch competition – Fifteen selected startups will compete to win cash prizes and recognition in front of a panel of judges comprised of business executives, investors and industry veterans. Interested startups can submit their business to www.lgnova.com/innofest/call-for-startups.
- Session facilitator, discussion facilitator and idea presenter – Apply to speak, present an idea or lead an interactive discussion at the Innovation Festival. Opportunities for speaking and moderation are available. Learn more about www.lgnova.com/innofest/call-for-speakers.
- Interactive sessions – The festival will host ad hoc presentation opportunities, interactive discussions and workshops as well as public engagement sessions. Be prepared to participate and share ideas and stories.
“LG NOVA is committed to working with pioneering startups to co-create truly innovative businesses that will lead us to a better future. We have a unique approach to achieving this; We bring together diverse innovation stakeholders for thoughtful and proactive discussions on how to best solve the challenges ahead. And we offer participants the opportunity to build meaningful relationships that can help fuel the growth and success of their business,” said Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, LG Electronics, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Head of LG NOVA . “Our goal is for the Innovation Festival to create energy and enthusiasm for the work we must do together to create a better future.”
At the 2023 Innovation Festival, startups, entrepreneurs and businesses will also have the opportunity to network with LG NOVA’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence team and learn about the LG NOVA program and how to collaborate with LG to accelerate the growth of the company. Learn more about www.lgnova.com.
Registrations for the Innovation Festival are now open at innofest.lgnova.com.
About LG NOVA
LG NOVA, the North American innovation center of global innovation leader LG Electronics, is a team focused on bringing innovation from outside LG. LG NOVA is based in Santa Clara, California. The center’s mission is to create, nurture and develop innovations that impact the future. Learn more about LG NOVA at www.lgnova.com.
About LG Electronics UNITED STATES
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $68 billion global technology and manufacturing innovator. In the United States, LG sells a wide range of innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, solar energy solutions and automotive components. LG is a ten-time ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. The company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and its marketing theme “Life’s Good” illustrate how LG is dedicated to making people happy by exceeding expectations of today and tomorrow. www.LG.com.
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