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Top 5 Things Entrepreneurs Must Know – Week of November 30, 2010 (San Francisco)

From: Edith Y.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:10 AM
Hey you,

Happy Tuesday!

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving weekend. :) I am finally back from Hong Kong and had a blast visiting family there. Now back to work! Guess what... The District would not work for our Thursday night meeetup... there are too many of us! Luckily I found another spot (joining force with the Renaissance Entrepreneur Center). Yay! See details below.

Here comes the weekly update on some of the hottest entrepreneurial thoughts, news and events in the San Francisco/Silicon Valley area:



1. Drinks and Social - December 2 (Thursday) @ The Old MacArthur Park Restaurant (Not District!)
Come and hang out with some amazing entrepreneurs, investors, media rockstars, designers, developers or simply just amazing people!

RSVP here.

Note: This meetup is happening in conjunction with the Holiday Gift Bazaar hosted by the Renaissance Entrepreneur Center. Yes - there will be a HUGE crowd. :)

2. Entrepreneurship - Where do ideas come from? by Seth Godin
An idea must come from somewhere, because if it merely stays where it is and doesn't join us here, it's hidden. And hidden ideas don't ship, have no influence, no intersection with the market. They die, alone. Check it out.

3. Branding ? How to build a real and remarkable brand on Social Media by Ben Huh
Learn social media branding from Ben Huh, founder of LOlcats and Cheezburger Network. Watch this.

4. Quality - Better
I want to become an evangelist for hard work, and I want to get to a place where it shows in everything that I do, make, and share. Read more.

5. Rumor ? Google brought Groupon?
Google Groupon acquisition for real? Check it out.




Sponsor News: UC Berkeley Extension Offering New Class!
Managing a Small Business Venture: Business Operations, Systems, and Action Planning
5 meetings in San Francisco
Sat, 9-4, Nov 13-Dec 18
$675 (EDP[masked])
Click here to learn more.

Sponsor News: GE: ecomagination Innovation Challenge Winners Announced!
This week, GE and its partners announced the 12 start-ups, emerging businesses and university ideas selected for investment as well as the five winners of their open innovation challenge.
Click here to learn more.

Sponsor News: HP: Check out HP ProBook 4425s powered by AMD
"In many ways, entrepreneurs are better at innovating than large enterprises." - Phil McKinney, Chief Technology Officer for HP's Personal Systems Group.
Click here to read more.



Net:Work 2010 - The Future of Work, Dec 9, 2010 at UCSF Mission Bay SF
Join GigaOM and WebWorkerDaily for the first Net:Work, and our last conference of 2010. Led by GigaOM editors and Pro analysts, take part in the conversation on the new way to work and the future of business collaboration. Learn more.

NextGen Conference, Jan 12, 2011 at Stanford
The NextGen Conference brings together young, aspiring entrepreneurs and young, rock star entrepreneurs with more experienced entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Speakers include: Peter Thiel (Founder of PayPal, Clarium Capital, and the Founders Fund), Keith Rabois (COO of Square), Mark Suster (2x entrepreneur turned VC), Travis Kalanick (serial entrepreneur and angel investor), and more! Learn more. (Use promo code ?20NGC? for 20% off)




P.S. We would love to hear any feedback, suggestions, or comments you may have. Email me or Linda!

Cheers,
Edith
Your Organizer, Executive Producer of BizTechDay
P.S. Now you can follow me on Twitter.

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