SEATTLE, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VICIS (VYE-sis), developer of high-tech football helmets, has been selected from 4,000 applicants to present at the Montgomery Summit, the leading business and technology conference. Dave Marver, CEO of VICIS, will present an overview of the company's journey from theoretical concept to disruptive technology to an exclusive audience of innovators, investors, and business leaders. The Montgomery Summit takes place on March 8 and 9 in Santa Monica, Calif.
"The invitation to present at the Montgomery Summit is the latest indication that VICIS has developed a technology and business strategy likely to upend the helmet market," said Dave Marver, CEO of VICIS. "We're honored to be one of the innovative companies selected to tell our story."
"The caliber of companies nominated for this year's Summit was higher than ever and the selected presenters will provide excellent insight and expertise into their respective and rapidly evolving fields – from enterprise data to financial technologies to connected devices," said Jamie Montgomery, founder of The Montgomery Summit. "Our goal is to connect technology's best entrepreneurs with incredible investors, partners, and advisers, and to facilitate meetings that will lead to success for all parties."
This year, a global committee of senior investors from top venture capital and growth funds, prior Summit attendees, researchers, entrepreneurs, and Summit partners and staff selected 140 companies to present from more than 4,000 nominations. Nominations were evaluated by each company's sector, stage, growth, and engagement metrics, as well as criteria including management, vision, and more.
In addition to presentations from top private growth company CEOs, the two-day event features industry leaders and top innovators in a series of keynotes, panels and salons. Speakers at this year's Summit include David Petreaus, Former Director of the CIA, Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VM Ware, John Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft, Spencer Raskoff, CEO of Zillow, Joe Lonsdale, Founder of Palantir. Additionally, a Female Founders program that will highlight the rising role of female entrepreneurs and investors in the technology world is scheduled on March 7th. Speakers include Cindy Crawford, Fashion Icon and Successful Entrepreneur, Lynda Weinmam, Founder of Lynda.com
VICIS was created in 2013 to develop an improved football helmet. The company leverages technology initially developed at University of Washington. VICIS investors include several prominent spine and neurological surgeons, current and former NFL players, The Peregrine Group, the W Fund, Alliance of Angels, angelMD, and Trilogy Equity Partners. VICIS founders are Per Reinhall, PhD, Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at UW; Samuel Browd, MD, PhD, Pediatric Neurosurgeon and Medical Director of the Sports Concussion Program at Seattle Children's Hospital; and Dave Marver, CEO and veteran of the medical technology industry. Inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.vicis.co.
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