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Funding 101 for Tech Entrepreneurs

Innerstate Coworking

This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funding-101-for-tech-entrepreneurs-tickets-70846755553 Take advantage of online advance registration and early responder pricing. Slots are limited! First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Attorney Roger Royse, the founder of Royse Law Firm, will discuss, compare and contrast the various options available to entrepreneurs when it comes to funding their startup. The speaker will address some common questions when it comes to funding for startups, including: 1) What are the best funding options for entrepreneurs to scale their business? 2) When should entrepreneurs pursue external funding? 3) How do entrepreneurs choose the right investor? and more! Please come with your questions and scenarios. Agenda 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Program 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM Networking About the Speaker Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include nternational emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo.

How to Get Seed Funding for Your Early Stage Startup

This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-get-seed-funding-for-your-early-stage-startup-tickets-70885005961 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Stan Lewandowski of K & L Gates will discuss currently available ways for qualified startups to secure seed funding, the instruments issued by the startup to the investors in exchange for the capital provided and the terms associated with each type of an investment. Stan will cover: 1. Overview of issues you should address before you start seeking seed funding 2. Types of legal entities suitable for your startup needs 3. Initial capitalization for your startup 4. Items to address in your executive summary 5. Should you have a business plan? 6. Most important diligence issues for early stage investors 7. How much capital should you consider raising 8. Persons you should connect with while raising your initial seed funding 9. Platforms for early stage capital raising purposes 10. How to close your initial round of funding and more! Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Informal Q & A, Networking About the Speaker Stan Lewandowski is a partner at K & L Gates and is based in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Stan counsels companies in the U.S. and abroad on financing, operations, development and other strategic transactional issues, primarily in the technology and renewable energy sectors. Stan represents emerging growth companies at every stage of the pipeline—from start-up to liquidity. He works on a variety of strategic growth issues, including venture capital and private equity financings, private offerings, joint ventures and M&A. Combining his experience representing Central and Eastern European companies with his Silicon Valley background, Stan has worked closely with investors and companies on domestic, in-bound and out-bound transactions, as well as on-shore and off-shore structures. Stan also has significant experience advising developers, their affiliates and investors, and financial institutions in connection with the development and disposition of renewable energy projects, with a total value in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Stan earned his LL.M. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his master of laws and diploma from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. He also earned a diploma from the University of Cambridge in England. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can contact Stan at: [masked]

Deep Learning 101

SVI HUB

This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-learning-101-tickets-70850980189 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. The speaker will provide a primer on deep learning for both technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The following topics will be covered: 1) What is deep learning? 2) What is deep learning capable of and what are the limits of deep learning in terms of technological advancement? 3) How is deep learning related to machine learning and artificial intelligence? 4) How did deep learning originate and progress to it's present state? 5) How does deep learning work? 6) How can deep learning lead to the automation of intellectual and non-intellectual tasks and processes? 7) What are some barriers to entry for deep learning entrepreneurs and how can these barriers to entry be overcome? and more! Please come with your questions and comments. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Speaker Alexander Tsyplikhin has worked in the area of machine learning and AI for eighteen years. He holds a Ph.D. in speech biometrics. Alexander is a Senior AI Engineer at Graphcore, a company that has created the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) - a processor that is up to 100x more efficient for machine learning workloads compared to the fastest processors today. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, email Alex at: [masked] Organizational Sponsor: Generate Your Patent Application 100% Free at https://www.getmeapatent.com/. This free system is provided as a courtesy by Chhabra Law Firm, PC. No Credit Card/Payment/Commitment Needed.

10% OFF! Top Three Data Privacy Laws Startups Need to Know!

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Access Silicon Valley. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://asv-startup-privacy-1.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871 Our meetup members get 10% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO Hurry! Slots are limited! DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Dinner, refreshments and networking included. Space is limited. Save your seat now. Join Access Silicon Valley for a live workshop on data security presented by Procopio attorney Elaine Harwell. SUMMARY From Facebook to Equifax, the last couple of years have seen no shortage of high profile privacy scandals and security mishaps. Given the seemingly constant barrage of headlines, it should come as no surprise that the legal landscape for data privacy laws has experienced a monumental shift. California has contributed to that shift by passing the nation’s first comprehensive data privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). If you intend to collect information from your customers (and let’s be frank, who doesn’t?), join us for Part 1 of this 2-part data privacy series to discuss how the top three data privacy laws might impact your startup. The speaker will discuss the CCPA, Europe’s comprehensive data privacy law, the GDPR and state data breach laws. Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is extremely limited. RSVP early. ******************************************************************* AGENDA 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm: Dinner/refreshments, networking, 6:45 pm - 7:00 pm: Demo Table/Sponsor Introductions 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Presentation, Q & A ********************************************************************** About the Speaker: Elaine F. Harwell is an experienced business litigation attorney and a trained privacy professional. Her practice focuses on representing clients in privacy and data security matters, including litigating claims involving privacy issues, helping clients manage emerging risks and conduct privacy risk assessments, and advising on regulatory and compliance issues. Elaine thrives on counseling clients through a complex and ever-changing data privacy landscape and strives to find effective business solutions for clients in every situation. Elaine has also been involved in numerous trials as well as arbitration proceedings related to contract and general business disputes, complex unfair competition and business practice claims, and professional liability. She has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Elaine is also a frequent speaker and writer on legal issues surrounding privacy and data governance.

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