The SMU + GSV Mission Summit is an event to accelerate ideas that combine “purpose and profits.” Capitalism needs a refresh with our belief that the leading companies of tomorrow will have the ambition of a For Profit with the heart of a Not for Profit. The Summit community will have global leaders from business, investment, government, entrepreneurs and philanthropy. 

Michael Moe

Michael is the author of three books, “Finding the Next Starbucks”, “the Global Silicon Valley Handbook” and his most recent, “The Mission Corporation.”

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What is GSV?

“Global Silicon Valley (GSV) is a growth-based investment platform that focuses on identifying the stars of tomorrow. GSV’s founder, Michael Moe, was an early investor in many Silicon Valley successes like Starbucks, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Dropbox, and Coursera. During his time at GSV he founded the ASU + GSV Education Technology Summit which has turned into the leading summit in this sector, attracting speakers and guests like President Obama, President Bush, and Bill Gates. This will be the EdTech Summit’s 14th year, churning over $15 million in profit and priceless networking opportunities. As part of this, GSV hosts a pitch competition for startups to showcase their ideas live at the ASU + GSV Summit.       

Conference Hosts

Hosts of the Mission Summit

The SMU + GSV partnership fosters a community with global leaders from business, investment, government, entrepreneurs and philanthropy. 


A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, SMU is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU was founded on April 17, 1911, by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South—now part of the United Methodist Church—in partnership with Dallas civic leaders. SMU has over 12,000 students enrolled in both graduate and undergraduate programs.


GSV is a growth-focused investment platform that originated in Silicon Valley. GSV stands for “Global Silicon Valley,” inspired by the entrepreneurial mindset of Silicon Valley spreading throughout the world. GSV has invested in game-changing businesses such as Facebook, Twitter, Snap, Palantir and Spotify. Michael Moe is the Founder and CEO of GSV. Michael is also the co-founder of the ASU+GSV Summit, which Forbes called “the Davos of Education.”