For the third year running, the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) convened 24 leading venture philanthropy executives to Venice – the Davos of Venture Philanthropy. These thought leaders gathered to discuss the latest developments, tackle strategic issues and agree on a common agenda for the future of venture philanthropy. The Venice meeting is a unique opportunity for European VP leaders to network and debate with peers.
The event was hosted by Fondazione di Venezia and organized by the EVPA and Luciano Balbo, founder of Oltre Venture, Italy’s first VP fund and a founder of the EVPA. Participants travelled from across Europe and included many of the pioneers who initiated the VP ‘movement’ in Europe, as well as some new members who were eager to learn from the experienced players.