Alloy 2019

A quick look at our Alloy conference in San Francisco

Video by Zach McFarlen

On Wednesday, February 5th, 2019, our team hosted our inaugural Alloy conference, a half-day conference focused on The Science of Startup Engagement, at SFJAZZ in San Francisco.

In the science of metallurgy, an alloy is the union of two or more base metals resulting in a wholly new, stronger, lighter, and more useful compound. Alloy is a fitting metaphor for large corporations and startups that successfully work together. Enterprises that are positioned to win the future will know how to purchase, invest, partner, and collaborate to build high-growth startups.

The day was a huge success, bringing together 250+ investors, startups, and leading Fortune 500 innovators who are interested in learning how to better engage with startups. Below are some highlights from the day!


Sr. Designer, Kolby McElvain, worked hard on our incredible brand and venue designs! Check out our fantastic venue below:

The entrance at SFJAZZ.
The stage —set for our incredible speakers!
The #Alloy2019 mobile wall

The speaker line-up for the day was truly world-class. Alloy had an all-star agenda featuring Aaron Levie of Box, Greg Becker of Silicon Valley Bank, David Horowitz of Touchdown Venture, Ian Small of Evernote, Lisa Coca of GE Ventures, author Dave Knox, David Cohen of Techstars, Julie Sandler of PSL, Joe Gerber of IDEO CoLab, and Kate Mitchell of Scale Venture Partners.

Our own Managing Director of Business Design and Corporate Innovation, Elliott Parker, kicked-things off sharing the science of startup engagement.

For a full view of the day’s agenda, we encourage you to visit #Alloy2019 on Twitter.


If you have any specific questions about this year’s Alloy event, feel free to reach out to alloy@highalpha.com.

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