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Blockchain Silicon Valley Alliance focuses on San francisco based startups, entrepreneurs, investors and community. We bring industry leaders to our Keynote speakers events and panel sessions to share their knowledge and expertise with our community. Come and discover the innovators, leaders, and philosophers in the space showcasing their solutions and meet the technologists who can support your needs.

Goal:
Monthly Meetup group focused on leveraging blockchain technology, bringing news and tech. We aim to bring together interested parties, developers, and thought leaders to discuss potential applications of blockchain technology, and potentially move forward on creating humanitarian solutions.

Participants:
Participants will range from people directly involved in the blockchain and people interested in emerging technologies, potential humanitarian/political ventures, and socially conscious citizens of the world. Developers, tech entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, impact investors.

Speakers:
Each event will include multiple speakers from various backgrounds. Speakers may be developers creating fintech spaces, blockchain dapps, or solutions, consultants, institutions, charities using blockchain solutions, humanitarian workers interested in exploring blockchain tech, and thought leaders in both spaces. Bitcoin, ethereum and other blockchain applications. Join us!

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Upcoming events (3)

How to Split the Pie, Raise Money and Reward Contributors

The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com 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-split-the-pie-raise-money-and-reward-contributors-tickets-63357469898 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. What’s my startup worth? How much equity should founders have? How much equity should I give to employees and consultants? How much should I give the VC’s? Silicon Valley startup attorney Roger Royse of the Royse Law Firm discusses the basic valuation and ownership issues involved in a startup’s life, from formation to financing to exit, including how to value your company and the contributions of stakeholders and investors at each step with a particular emphasis on different models, best practices and traps to avoid. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More 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 (http://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 international 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. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can reach Roger at: [masked]

How I Invest in Startups : SC Moatti, Managing Partner, Mighty Capital

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 to attend 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/fireside-chat-with-sc-moatti-managing-director-mighty-capital-tickets-62290050217 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. In this fireside chat, SC Moatti, the managing partner of Mighty Capital, will discuss how she invests in startups. Mighty Capital is an early growth Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm that invests in companies building “products that count”: products that transform business and life at scale. They invest in companies that have: 1) a strong leadership team 2) achieved product-market fit, and 3) a clear go-to-market strategy Amplitude, a Mighty Capital portfolio company, says Mighty delivers the “best value for the dollar invested.” The combination of a diverse partnership expertise and exclusive access to Products That Count, the world's most influential network of product managers allows Mighty Capital to provide unique and proprietary value to the startups they invest in, according to SC. Products That Count, a network of over 200,000 product managers, allows startup companies to: A) sell products, B) develop new ideas, and C) potentially exit via corporate sale, since it is often executive product manager who initiate M&A transactions According to SC, this unique value proposition is a prime reason why larger firms enjoy partnering with Mighty Capital - a startup venture firm, and why Business Insider says Mighty Capital has come up with “a new way of doing venture capital.” 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 Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Informal Q & A, Networking About SC Moatti: SC Moatti is the managing partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, one of the largest communities of early adopters in the world. Previously, she built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts. Andrew Chen, one of Uber’s top executives, called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.” For more information, visit scmoatti.com. About Mighty Capital: Mighty Capital is a boutique venture capital firm that invests in companies building “products that count:” products that transform lives and create value at scale. Its unique model relies on a handpicked group of extremely successful Silicon Valley investors, and proprietary access to one of the largest pools of product managers in the world (>200,000). Visit: oumighty.capital/category/news. About the Moderator: Roger Rappoport a partner at Procopio Law Firm. Roger is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and clean tech industries. Roger’s practice focuses on venture capital and angel investor financings (including convertible notes, SAFEs and other debt financings), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution, development, manufacturing and licensing transactions, executive compensation, including the establishment of equity incentive plans and general corporate governance. For more info on Roger and how he can be reached, visit: https://www.procopio.com/attorneys/view/roger-c-rappoport

How to Get the Patent Protection VCs Crave and Cut Patent-Related Costs by 90%!

The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com There is a cover charge to attend 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-the-patent-protection-vcs-crave-and-cut-patent-related-costs-by-90-tickets-63410579751 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. VCs love it when they know you’re protecting a critical component of your company’s value -- your intellectual property (IP). From patent prosecution to patent litigation defense, statistical analysis suggests that most startups are probably paying up to 10X more than necessary for potentially worse results. At this event, the speakers will discuss how entrepreneurs can cut their patent-related expenses by 90 percent and get the patent protection that venture capitalists want to see in the startups they invest in. 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 More Q & A, Networking About the Speaker: Bill Ahmann is founder and managing partner of Ahmann Law Firm. Bill focuses on intellectual property law in the fields of wireless networks, telecommunications, computers, software, semiconductors, electronics, security, business methods, and the Internet. Other areas of his practice include patent prosecution, licensing, litigation, copyright, trademark procurement, and designs protection. Bill has worked with a number of clients, rendering patent opinions, including invalidity and noninfringement opinions, focusing on patent prosecution and patent analysis, and establishing internal patent procurement programs and competitive analysis. Bill has drafted, supervised, and/or prosecuted approximately 600 patent applications, and has filed and/or prosecuted dozens of reexaminations. He has been involved in multiple litigations matters and monetization efforts. He also has served as primary counsel in many licensing negotiations. Bill holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri.

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