3 Key Takeaways From The Venture Studio Conference 2023

Dianna Lesage
5 min readNov 10, 2023

2.5 hours, 5 speakers, 100+ insights, 600+ attendees, 1000+ connections — these are the indicators of a successful event that really shows the power of Venture Studios as a force in the startup ecosystem.

For those unaware, the Venture Studio Online Conference streamed live on November 8, 2023.

The fabulous line-up of speakers included:

The event was organized by Studio enthusiast Max Pog who recently published a massive report on the Studio ecosystem following 7 months of research.

Over 1000 people registered and 600+ were in attendance.

I was one of them.

Even as someone who has been in the Studio ecosystem for a long time, I learned so much.

In the spirit of democratizing information and supporting the Studio sphere, I want to share my top 3 key takeaways from the event.

🔑 #1: Bigger, Better, Faster

I have long been a fan and admirer of High Alpha.

Not only are they one of the OG Studios in the space but they are also constantly innovating on the Studio model.

Elliot Parker of High Alpha

Elliott Parker, CEO of High Alpha, took to the Studio conference stage to break down the intricate details of their various verticals which include a traditional Studio through which dozens of startups have been spun-out, their Capital vertical that functions much as a VC traditional firm, and their Innovation vertical which seeks to partner with organizations, institutions, and corporates to co-create startups.

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Dianna Lesage

Venture Studio expert. Creator capitalist. Lover of innovation.