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Table of contents:
- Event of the Week
- Table of Contents
- Events 10/26 - 11/2
- Feedback, Suggestions, Contact Info, and Even more Events
Hi everyone and welcome to my 4th edition of the Startup Digest! If you are new to the Digest this is where I publish all of the top tech and entrepreneurship events in the silicon valley, San Francisco, and bay area.
This week we have a new section called the "Event of the Week" where we will be giving away two free tickets to our readers for being subscribed to this list! Check out the section and apply to win. Now on to the events:
Event of the Week - Virtual Goods Summit 2009
This week the Startup Digest is giving away two free tickets to the Virtual Goods Summit 2009 coming up this Thursday and Friday for our community. Tickets are normally priced $449.00 but two lucky winners will get these tickets for free to attend the summit. Click here http://bit.ly/377BKL for your chance to win and see below for the details of the event:
Virtual Goods Summit 2009
Where: Westin San Francisco (Market Street), 50 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA
When: October 29th and 30th
More Info: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/256639616
The US market for "Virtual Goods" will reach $1 billion dollars in 2009, and $1.6 billion in 2010. The market opportunity for virtual goods continues to expand as developers and publishers get a deeper understanding of how virtual goods work and how best to maximize the business opportunity around them. The 2009 edition of the Virtual Goods Summit will bring together thought leaders in this space to talk about what's changed, what's working, and the key challenges facing the industry.
Again we are giving away two free tickets exclusive to the BASES Digest community and click here http://bit.ly/377BKL for your chance to win.
> SNAP Summit: FailCon
> EcoTuesday :: Featuring Steve Newcomb of Virgance :: October 27
> Plug and Play Acceleration and Collaboration Track (PACT)
> Virtual Goods Summit 2009
> Lean Startups - Do They Really Work?
> Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, ArcticStartup and Stanford BASES
> Bay Area Startup Weekend
Monday, October 26th:
> Opportunities for Clean Energy in the Us
Tuesday October 27th
> Startup-U: Fostering a Start-Up Environment / Building the Right Culture with Jim Long, Kevin Spain, Mark Mangiola & Greg Pappas
> "Benchmarking the Global VC Industry--Emerging vs. Mature Markets."
> SF Beta: FailCon After Party
> Government and Non-Profits 2.0: Social Media - Lessons Learned
> MobiTechFest Venture Conference
> News Beyond Newspapers: Social, location and mobile innovations
> Zip Talks
Wednesday October 28th
> Emerging Media Morning Forum
> “The Western Canadian High Tech Mission to the Silicon Valley”
> FWE&E Event: When Women Lead
> Build your Business in a Slow Growth Economy
> Digital Media Conference West
> 8th Annual BIO Investor Forum
Thursday October 29th
> Luncheon with Craig Newmark - the founder of Craigslist
> Stanford Entrepreneurship Network – Coaches on Call - Nicola Corzine, Band of Angels
> SF New Media Drinkup
> Energy Efficiency - An Innovation and Business Opportunity
> SIG Cleantech: Green Building Materials
Friday October 30th
> SDForum's Collaboration2.0 Conference: Collaborating in the Next Decade
Saturday & Sunday October 24th and 25th
> Have a Happy Halloween!!! :)
Monday November 2nd
> The Leading Enterprise Communication Event
SNAP Summit: FailCon
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Kabuki Hotel, 1625 Post Street, San Francisco, CA
More Info: http://snapsummit4.eventbrite.com/ and 25% off tickets can be had at: http://snapsummit4.eventbrite.com/?discount=RFoP25
SNAP Summit: FailCon” is a full-day conference focusing on the trials and tribulations of successful entrepreneurs. You aren’t a real entrepreneur until you’ve had to deal with failure, and recovering from it - financially, emotionally, and practically - can be challenging. Hear how some major players in the industry have dealt with startup troubles, recovered, and kept a positive, tenacious, and energetic attitude through it all.
EcoTuesday :: Featuring Steve Newcomb of Virgance :: October 27
When: Tuesday, October 27 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 450 Powell Street off Sutter, San
More Info: http://ecotuesday.com
Steve Newcomb will talk on how can we restructure the way we do business to create a more sustainable economy? Steve will talk about “What Comes After Capitalism?" Steve is a successful serial entrepreneur who has been involved in building 6 companies prior to Virgance, resulting in over $3 billion in market value.
Plug and Play Acceleration and Collaboration Track (PACT)
When: Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM (PT)
Where: Plug and Play Technology Center, 440 N Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, 94085
More Info: http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/pact/index.php , 50% off tickets can be found here http://fallpact2009.eventbrite.com/ type in “DigestRocks” in the discount code section
The Plug and Play Acceleration and Collaboration Tract is the premier international entrepreneurship event of the Silicon Valley. Join top Silicon Valley Venture Capital firms and the Plug and Play team as we review some of the most promising international startup companies in Digital, ICT, Web 2.0, Software as a Service, and other high tech arenas.
Plug and Play will select ~30 international high tech startups to pitch in front of a live audience of Silicon Valley Executives, Venture Capital groups, and successful Entrepreneurs.
This event is perfect for:
• VC's seeking diverse, pre-screened deal flow
• Companies seeking to learn more about Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship
• Entrepreneurs interested in international expansion
• Individuals interested in staying connected with the hottest high tech ventures in one of the leading entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Virtual Goods Summit 2009
When: Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 12:00 PM - Friday, October 30, 2009 at 5:00 PM
Where: Westin San Francisco (Market Street), 50 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA
More Info: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/256639616 , the Startup Digest is giving away two free tickets! Click here to enter http://bit.ly/377BKL
The market opportunity for virtual goods continues to expand as developers and publishers get a deeper understanding of how virtual goods work and how best to maximize the business opportunity around them. The 2009 edition of the virtual goods summit will bring together thought leaders in this space to talk about what's changed, what's working, and the key challenges facing the industry.
Lean Startups - Do They Really Work?
When: Thursday, October 29 @ 6pm
Where: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 101 California Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
More Info: http://www.svase.org/?q=node/3155.
Come and hear this lively debate, to understand if the Lean Startup route is for you!
· What are the characteristics of a lean startup?
· Will a lean startup business model lead to significantly greater returns for the investor?
· What is minimum viable product?
· How do you define your market?
· Steve Blank, Founder, E.piphany
· Rob Hayes, Partner, First Round Capital
· Craig Jacoby, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
· Sean K. Murphy, CEO, SKMurphy, Inc.
· Rashmi Sinha, Cofounder & CEO, SlideShare, Inc.
Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, ArcticStartup and Stanford BASES
Where: Wallenberg Hall, Stanford University
When: October 30, 2009, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, ArcticStartup and Stanford BASES will bring together a panel of startup founders and VCs speaking about their experiences in building companies in the Valley. Event is organized in co-operation with Silicon Vikings.
Meet with Aalto and Stanford University entrepreneurial students, Finnish and Valley startup founders
and people alike. Come and join for some free beer, insights and good company.
Bay Area Startup Weekend
When: November 20-22nd
Where: The Hacker Dojo - 140 South Whisman Rd, Mountain View, CA 94041
More Info: http://bayarea.startupweekend.org/ - Register Now for 20% off – Use code “swearlybird”
Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects.
The participants that attend a Startup Weekend decide what they want to tackle over the weekend and come out at the end with several developed companies or projects. Attendees are responsible for bringing the same desire and passion to the project and walk out of the room with the task at hand, in a short 54 hours. Sound intense? It is.
Opportunities for Clean Energy in the Us
When: Monday October 26, 2009 @ 7pm
Where: Tresidder Oak Room East, Stanford
When: 10/27/2009 @ 11:45am – 1:30pm
Where: Mintz Levin, 5 Palo Alto Square, 1st Floor Conference Room, 3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306
More Info: http://svase.com/?q=node/1961
"Benchmarking the Global VC Industry--Emerging vs. Mature Markets."
When: Tuesday October 27th @ 12pm – 1:30[m
Where: 3rd Floor Philippines Conference Room, Stanford
More Info: http://sprie.stanford.edu/events/benchmarking_the_global_vc_industry__emerging_vs_mature_markets/
Government and Non-Profits 2.0: Social Media - Lessons Learned
When: Tuesday, October 27 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Samovar Conference Hall, 1077 Independence Ave, Mountain View
More Info: http://www.meetup.com/CIO-IT-Executives/calendar/11558949/
MobiTechFest Venture Conference
When: Tuesday, October 27 @ 9:00am - 7:00pm
Where: SUN Santa Clara Campus, 4030 George Sellon Circle, Santa Clara
More Info: http://www.mobitechfest.com
News Beyond Newspapers: Social, location and mobile innovations
When: Tuesday, October 27 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, 650 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto
More Info: http://vctaskforce.com/content/view/599/
When: Tuesday, October 27 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Sandbox Suites[masked]th St. San Francisco, CA
More Info: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Coworking/calendar/11034916/
Emerging Media Morning Forum
When: Wednesday, October 28 @ 8:30am – 10am
Where: cott's Seafood Restaurant and Grill 855 El Camino Real, Town, (Embarcadero and El Camino) Country Shopping Center Palo Alto, CA
More Info: http://www.svama.org/morningforum.html#EmergingMedia
“The Western Canadian High Tech Mission to the Silicon Valley”
When: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 4:30 – 6:30pm
Where: Rudy’s Bar - 117 University Avenue – Palo Alto
When: 10/28/2009 @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Symantec 350 Ellis Ave, Building D Mountain View, CA 94043
More Info: http://svase.com/?q=node/3499
Build your Business in a Slow Growth Economy
When: Wednesday October 28th @ 8:30am – 4pm
Where: KPMG, 500 E. Middlefield Rd, Mountain View, California
More Info: http://www.silicomventures.com/bootcamp/10_28-9_2009.html
Digital Media Conference West
When: Oct. 28th @ 8pm – 6pm
Where: Hotel Kabuki, SF
More Info: http://www.digitalmediaconference.com/west/
Luncheon with Craig Newmark - the founder of Craigslist
When: Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 12:00 PM (PT)
Where: Urban Tavern, 333 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA
More Info: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/439337069
Stanford Entrepreneurship Network – Coaches on Call - Nicola Corzine, Band of Angels
When: October 29th 2009
Where: Terman Engineering Center, room 419
More Info: http://sen.stanford.edu/coaches
When: Thursday, October 29, 2009 @ 6pm – 9pm
Where: Otis, 25 Maiden Ln, San Francisco, CA
More Info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152349689698
Energy Efficiency - An Innovation and Business Opportunity
When: Thursday, October 29 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: SAP Labs, Building D, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto
More Info: http://www.gaba-network.org
SIG Cleantech: Green Building Materials
When: Oct 29th, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Where: TiE Office, Suite Number: 108, 2903 Bunker Hill Lane, Santa Clara , CA
More Info: http://sv.tie.org/TGS/EM/viewevent/viewEventPT?id_event=3829
SDForum's Collaboration2.0 Conference: Collaborating in the Next Decade
When: Friday, October 30 @ 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: TechMart Center, 5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
More Info: http://www.sdforum.org/collaboration
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