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Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley - the innovation capital of the world.

The advent of the Digital Age has democratized innovation and entrepreneurship.

Never before has it been more possible for anyone from anywhere, with a great idea and a burning desire to succeed, to make it big, and in the process, change the world in a relatively short period of time. HP, Intel, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, Google, Facebook and many, many, many other iconic companies all started with just an idea.

Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley and beyond. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".

We are a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, engineers, venture capitalists, angel investors, educators, financial professionals, corporate executives, attorneys, academics, bloggers, writers, content creators, and social activists.

Our mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge, guidance, tools, and connections they need to succeed.

Our goal is to build a strong, vibrant, collaborative entrepreneurial community with deep, lasting business and social relationships from Silicon Valley to Germany and beyond.

Upcoming events (4+)

How to Get Pre-Seed and Seed Funding without Giving Up Equity or Control

This is an online event.

Participants can participate in the webinar remotely!

This event is FREE to attend!

A "Yes" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation.

In order to attend, please register here:

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(The login link will be sent via email to Eventbrite registrants right before the start of the event.)

All Eventbrite registrants will receive a FREE soft copy of the book The Business Funding Formula written by the speaker, Leo Kannell.

Getting startup funding is challenging for many entrepreneurs. Pre-seed and seed funding doesn't always come easy and some options involve giving up equity and even control of your startup company.

Getting funding without giving up equity and without giving up control of your company is a viable option.

In this webinar, the speaker will discuss:

  1. How to secure up to $150K to help you achieve proof of concept and build a viable MVP
  2. How to get funding and keep your equity
  3. How to get funding without having to answer to investors
  4. How get zero interest funding
  5. How get funding quickly
  6. How to leverage initial funding (pre-seed and seed) so you can gain traction and then land larger funding sums to scale your startup

and more!

Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios.

About the Speaker

Leo Kannell is the founder and CEO of 7 Figures Funding, Funding CEO Academy and the 7 Figures Club Podcast. He is the author of the best selling book The Business Funding Formula. He and his teams have secured over half a billion in funding for thousands of clients.

Leo's calling is to provide funding for startups and newer small business owners with aggressive funding solutions on his funding marketplace and to provide practical and actionable education to empower his clients. He has pioneered the buildout of the premier funding partner portal tracking software in the funding industry, with over 3,000 users nationwide, including loan brokers, consultants and coaches who are are able to quickly secure funding at a zero percent interest rate for up to 20 months to help entrepreneurs build their dream businesses.

How to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!

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This event is organized by TechSpeak.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, please register here:

http://www.techspeakforentrepreneurs.com/how-to-cut-product-development-costs-by-up-to-50/?utm=ideatoipo

(Registrants will receive the login info right before the start of the event.)

There is a difference between releasing code and releasing code effectively and efficiently. That difference is having an efficient process

  • a repeatable way to produce consistent results over and over again.

In this webinar, Nelly Yusupova, a CTO with 18 years of experience, a startup tech advisor, and the founder of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, will share the process she uses to manage teams and projects to deliver projects on time and on budget.

You will learn:

  1. The lean way vs. traditional way of building products

  2. Two money saving things you should do before you build anything

  3. How to define your MVP properly to reduce the cost and time of development

  4. How to see the red flags sooner and minimize mistakes

and more!

Please come with your questions and scenarios.

About the Speaker

Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies to technical excellence. She is a startup tech advisor, outsourced CTO, and the creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs.

Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes. Through her online master class TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, she provides the roadmap to successfully manage technology teams and projects.

Just recently included in Fast Company’s, “League of Extraordinary Women”, Nelly has been at the forefront of the women’ s movement online since 1999 and is one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Women on the IT Fast Track”.

Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, New York Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and more.

She has been featured in Inc. Magazine, NBC's Today Show, Fast Company, NewsDay.com, O’Reilly, Smart Money, Small Biz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio and more.

Nelly can be reached at:

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FREE! How to Conceptualize Your Idea into a Fundable Startup/Investor Gary Jinks

This is an online event. Participation is 100% online.

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link right before the start of the event.

This event is FREE to attend.

A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation.

Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending.

In order to participate, you must register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-conceptualize-your-idea-into-a-fundable-startupinvestor-gary-jinks-tickets-125966730883

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In this webinar angel investor Gary Jinks will walk you step by step through a proven framework to help you create or refine your idea into a fundable startup. One area that differentiates successful entrepreneurs from entrepreneurs that fail is their ability to clearly communicate (and see) the pathway from vision to opportunity -- and market fit (right product).

Webinar participants will be able to go through this process together with a seasoned angel investor who has worked with many entrepreneurs and helped them take their startups to the next level.

AGENDA

• Why your Vision is Important.

• Defining your Opportunity vs Market Size

• Solving the Right Problems vs “Me Too”

• Competitive Landscape vs Product Comparison

• Q&A

About the Speaker:

Gary Jinks is the founder and managing director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertise and an extensive track record developing high yield innovation ecosystems and building up high growth exit focused startup ventures. Gary has created, transformed and launched innovation in the Silicon Valley his entire career, from combat vehicles to lifestyle apps.

Gary founded GLJ Group in 2005 and has led engineering, strategic direction and, business development for corporate clients resulting in over $300M in new business. In 2010 he shifted complete focus to the startup community, advising over 400 startups, working with the top incubators and investors in the Silicon Valley, launching innovation centers and developing regional ecosystems around the globe. He is a regular speaker, evangelist and lead executive adviser helping clients formulate custom strategies and implementing the next evolution of the startup model, “Startup 3.0 Precision Innovation”.

If you have questions about the content of Gary's presentation, please email him at:

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How to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!

Needs a location

This event is organized by TechSpeak.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, please register here:

http://www.techspeakforentrepreneurs.com/how-to-cut-product-development-costs-by-up-to-50/?utm=ideatoipo

(Registrants will receive the login info right before the start of the event.)

There is a difference between releasing code and releasing code effectively and efficiently. That difference is having an efficient process

  • a repeatable way to produce consistent results over and over again.

In this webinar, Nelly Yusupova, a CTO with 18 years of experience, a startup tech advisor, and the founder of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, will share the process she uses to manage teams and projects to deliver projects on time and on budget.

You will learn:

  1. The lean way vs. traditional way of building products

  2. Two money saving things you should do before you build anything

  3. How to define your MVP properly to reduce the cost and time of development

  4. How to see the red flags sooner and minimize mistakes

and more!

Please come with your questions and scenarios.

About the Speaker

Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies to technical excellence. She is a startup tech advisor, outsourced CTO, and the creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs.

Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes. Through her online master class TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, she provides the roadmap to successfully manage technology teams and projects.

Just recently included in Fast Company’s, “League of Extraordinary Women”, Nelly has been at the forefront of the women’ s movement online since 1999 and is one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Women on the IT Fast Track”.

Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, New York Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and more.

She has been featured in Inc. Magazine, NBC's Today Show, Fast Company, NewsDay.com, O’Reilly, Smart Money, Small Biz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio and more.

Nelly can be reached at:

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How to Find Product Market Fit Quickly

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