What we're about

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 throughout Silicon Valley and beyond.

Upcoming events (4+)

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

Online event

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:


(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:


How to Leverage Instagram For Branding, Sales, and Networking

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

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, you must register here:


.Hurry! Slots are limited.

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

Learn how to leverage Instagram to grow your brand and your business.

The speaker will discuss five simple, easy-to-implement hacks to make Instagram work for your business.

1) Who should use Instagram (and who shouldn't), and the answer to the question, WHAT SHOULD I POST?!

2) How to position yourself to get found in Instagram's search engine

3) The DM Secret: how to use messaging to reach out to influencers to help rep your brand or service.

4) How to create beautifully branded graphics even if you're not a designer.

5) How to make sure you don't spend all day on Instagram

and more!

Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios.

About the Speaker

Jessie Sanchez is the creative mastermind behind Happy Brand Company. She creates and grows brands for purposeful businesses through strategic design. With clients such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Modern Mood Jewelry, and startups of all kinds, her personal and professional dream is to leave a legacy of love with skillful and polished designs.

As a global traveler and digital nomad, she is endlessly inspired by the surroundings and the ever-changing landscape that she calls home.

How to Find a Marketing Job in 8 Weeks

Online event

This event is organized by Albert's List.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, please register here:


Hurry! Slots are limited!

With tens of millions of marketers worldwide and the median marketing manager making $140k in 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so the marketing field is brimming with opportunity! Learn how you can break into the marketing field and find your next gig in eight weeks — or less.

Now more than ever, the job search has become overwhelming as we create our new normal. Almost everyone already feels underworked and overpaid, and we all know finding a job feels like a job in its own right. It takes time to not only figure out how to present yourself, but also to fill out applications, network, interview, etc. Without the right organizational structure, strategy, and thought process, it can be very overwhelming — especially when competing against other marketers who have mastered their craft.

At Albert's List, we've spent the past six years thinking about the job search, serving these career fields, and dissecting what makes one successful. With a community of 46,000+, we've discovered the keys to that success and are excited to present those findings in this upcoming webinar featuring marketing veterans Andrea Misir (The Millennial Career Coach) and Albert Qian (Albert’s List). The two possess a combined 25 years of digital, traditional, product, content, social media, and events marketing, and are excited to share their secrets with you. Whether you are a new graduate looking to break in or an experienced professional seeking an edge, this presentation will have something for you.

You'll learn:

The proven model we've developed that addresses each part of the marketing job search
How you can apply this model to your own marketing job search search — including success in interviewing, resume writing, and personal brand building
An opportunity to get started immediately, so that you can start — and find — your next job by the start of 2022.
And more!


Contact Albert at:


FREE! Pitch to Angel Investor Gary Jinks, Managing Director, South Valley Angels

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

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

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend.

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

Space is limited.

In order to participate, you must register here:


Hurry! Slots are limited!

Your ability to present your business case confidently and clearly is critical for funding, partnerships and building your team. Most people are not born natural speakers we must work on it. This forum will allow you to pitch or listen to others and hear the guidance and discussions from a Silicon Valley thought leader.

This is a great opportunity to practice you pitch, get constructive feedback and guidance.


Three minute pitch followed by five minutes of one-on-one feedback and discussion.

a) elevator pitch with no slides


b) pitch with slide deck

If you would like to pitch and get feedback during the webinar, email Gary at:


Since this is a public forum do not ask for any funding or discuss your use of funds.


Opening Comments: Guidelines and Format


Open Q&A

About the Instructor:

Gary is the Founder and Managing Director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertise and extensive track record developing high yield innovation ecosystems and building up high growth exit focused start-up 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 advisor helping clients formulate custom strategies and implementation of the next evolution of the Startup Model, “Precision Innovation”

If you have any questions about the content and format of this webinar, contact Gary at:


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