What we're about

Access Silicon Valley (http://www.accesssiliconvalley.net/) is the “virtual bridge” to Silicon Valley, where startup entrepreneurs and serial entrepreneurs in real time, get access to and interact with, angels, VCs and great entrepreneurs that they otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to see, hear or possibly connect with. In addition we have put together valuable workshops to prepare startup entrepreneurs for the roller coaster ride of the startup world!! We encourage you to join us. Access Silicon Valley is an extension of the overall global vision to build “virtual bridges” between those cities that have great startup communities and Silicon Valley.

Access Silicon Valley began with a vision to provide startup founders access--access to educational and other information that every first time founder should know or be exposed to. This includes access to high caliber angels, VCs and “been there done that” successful, serial entrepreneurs. The Silicon Valley ecosystem is unique, which is why ASV extends beyond the geographical borders of Silicon Valley!

This community is much more than just a Meetup group…it’s the opportunity to become part of the Silicon Valley ecosystem or “mindshare” as we like to think of it. Stay tuned for an exciting journey as we deliver events and workshops that you won’t want to miss!!

For more information on many of our past events (and videos of these events), please visit our Access Silicon Valley website (http://accesssiliconvalley.net/).

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Upcoming events (1)

Startup Fundamentals #1/3: Start Right , Avoid Common Mistakes & Pitfalls

What we'll do

This is the first workshop in a series of 3 sessions for startup founders, startup executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and developers. This series is designed optimize your startup stardom journey all but insuring you avoid common follies that threaten startup success.

This series teaches how to startup right, the first time, from formation to exit based on the hands-on lessons of well-know startup attorney, Roger Rappoport.

If you are looking to build a successful, fundable startup that is based on a sound financial model, and is ready to be pitched to investors in Silicon Valley, you won’t want to miss this workshop!

Space is limited so hold you seat now. 50+ page digital workbook as a takeaway to demystify implementation of what you'll learn!


A comprehensive 50-page digital workbook with an actionable step-by-step guide will be distributed to all registered event attendees the day of the webinar.


Besides building and selling a product, entrepreneurs need to worry about many other things:

- How to form a company

- How to hire the right people

- How to compensate the team

- How to split the pie with the cofounders and the team members

- How much equity to give investors and at what valuation

- How to raise money and under what terms

- And many more

Often times these issues seem overwhelming, and traps for the unwary or uninformed are numerous.

However, successfully avoiding the most common pitfalls can make a significant difference:

- as to whether or not your startup is fundable

- the sources and types of capital that you will attract

- who controls the company

- how much you will make upon exit

- and your startups overall likelihood of success.

In this first segment of the Startup Fundamentals series, Roger Rappoport, a partner and leader of Emerging Growth & Venture Capital Practice Group at Procopio, an AMLAW 200 law firm in Silicon Valley, will conduct an interactive, informative session with great take away materials and actionable items.

Startup issues that will be covered in this workshop (among others): choices in entity selection; creating an appropriate capitalization table; co-founders vs early employees (should they be treated differently?) appropriate allocations of founders’ stock (including Series FF Preferred Stock) between founders and vesting, repurchase rights and rights of first refusal determining if and when it is appropriate to obtain proxies from co-founders/early employees stock allocation for employees, consultants, board and advisory board members, and the perils of Section 409A under the Internal Revenue Code when granting options when milestone based vesting, as opposed to time based vesting, is appropriate the assignment of intellectual property, and ensuring that all IP created belongs to the company executing employment/consulting agreements and the value of developing an intellectual property strategy early on.

AGENDA: (California PDT time)

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM - Speaker and sponsor introductions

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Startup workshop Part A

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Intermission

2:45 PM -4:00: PM - Startup workshop Part B

4:00 PM - Audience Q & A



Sponsor Support Available- Learn more: https://asv-startup-fun-1-2021.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup

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