Val Vacante



Valerie is the Founder of Collabsco. In a connected world of entertainment, play, living and learning Valerie has pioneered award-winning digital products and experiences.


In 2018, Valerie launched the first-ever connected play landscape; this year, her latest iteration maps over 260 connected play experiences, emerging technologies and business growth opportunities.


She is also the Co-Founder of TechUp, a curated service that showcases innovative products on a global stage as featured at WIRED Live, WIRED Next Generation, CES and SXSW. In between driving what’s next in technology, culture and design, Valerie has recently been named one of the “Top 25 Women in Technology,” according to PCR magazine - she serves on the SXSW Innovation Advisory Board, as a CES KAPi Awards Judge, a Global Expert to MassChallenge, an international speaker and technology writer.

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