2010 was an awesome year for SFentrepreneur! We hosted 12 awesome Meetups. Brought together almost 1800 people! Our annual BizTech Conferences in San Francisco, New York and Seattle were amazing, featuring Seth Godin, Ben Huh (LOLcats), Peter Shankman (HARO), Simon Sinek, Dave McClure (500 Startups), Jessica Jackley (Kiva), Naval Ravikant (Venture Hacks), Colleen McCreary (Zynga), Megan Casey (Squidoo), Ben Parr (Mashable), Lisa Gansky (The Mesh) and many other inspiring entrepreneurs.
Big thank you to our very generous 2010 sponsors: Comcast Business Class, Infusionsoft, HP, Elance, Wells Fargo, UC Berkeley Extension, GE who were invaluable in making SFetnrepreneur and BizTech events successful. =)
For 2011, we will kick the year off with our first event - China Night. In addition to the 15 executives visiting us from China, Japan and Singapore, HYSTA, CNetwork, DingDingTV, Henry Wong (VC, Garage.com) and Forbe Columnist Rebecca Fanning (Author of Silicon Dragon) are all joining us!
If you are curious about the China market join us
. If you want to sponsor a table, email me
Happy New Year and I will see you on 1/11/11!
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 Demos [China Night] - January 11 (Tuesday) @ Rocket Space
Entrepreneurship does not JUST happen in Silicon Valley. It happens in China too. Meet the movers and shakers who are involved in the China Web and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem on 1/11/11!RSVP here.
Want to sponsor a demo table at China Night? Email me
.2. SFentrepreneur 2011- Whats new?
Meetups: Starting 2011, We will meet every other month (instead of every month) and gather a minimal of 200 - 300 movers and shakers at each Meetup. Our theme for this coming year Meetups will include: China, Small Business Technology, Event Technology, Mobile, Gaming and Women in Entrepreneurship.
Newsletter: Starting Jan 3, I will send out this weekly newsletter every Monday (instead of Tuesday). :) I will also include news including product announcements, funding news, job postings and all the ?latest and greatest? that entrepreneurs in the Bay Area must know about based on your input in our discussion forum. Feel free to post your announcement, job posting, events here. 3. Review ? The World's BillionairesCheck this out.4. Research - Generations Online in 2010 by PEW Research
Gen X (those ages 34 to 45) and older are more likely than Millennials (18 to 33) to visit government websites and getting financial information online. Read more.5. News - Zynga is John Doerr's best investment? by TechcrunchRead more.
White House Initiative Summit on Entrepreneurship & Small Business Growth, Jan 7, 2011 at Microsoft
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders play a key role in driving entrepreneurship and small business growth in communities across the U.S. This Summit in Silicon Valley will raise awareness of the Administration?s efforts to incentivize entrepreneurs and small businesses to drive economic growth. 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!
Your Organizer, Executive Producer of BizTechDay
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