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Visit http://www.sviacademy.com to learn more about the organizer and the community!

SVI Academy is your resource to network, explore, teach and learn the trends and best practices in your industry. Gather together with top-tier entrepreneurs and experts in Silicon Valley to establish a community built on trust and mutual benefit. We host demo days, networking events, conferences, workshops, fireside chats and coffee talks – all designed to help you take on the challenge of building your business, product, or market.

You will get the opportunity to participate in surprising and fun networking opportunities and meet with entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors in Silicon Valley. Ultimately, you will gain insider insight into industry trends and develop the network connections you need for your startup launch.

At SVI Academy events, you will:

Participate in a workshop with an executive in an established company to learn directly from experience

Gain direct access to the infrastructure and synergy of Silicon Valley

Sit down with seasoned veterans and other startups in the Valley to share coffee and ideas

Learn from the successes and failures of others and share your own

Come away with strategies to tackle the challenges your venture is facing

Validate your ideas with others in the Silicon Valley world (you’re not alone!)

Build a network of partners, clients, and mentors (trust us, if you get those right, investors won’t be too far behind!)

Visit http://www.sviacademy.com to learn more about the organizer and the community!

Upcoming events (5+)

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

In order to attend, you must register and pay via Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-get-the-patent-protection-vcs-crave-and-cut-patent-related-costs-by-90-tickets-63577163006 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Description: Venture capitalists 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 speaker 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 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.

SVI Founders Breakfast


SVI Founders Breakfasts Select Thursdays at svihub.eventbrite.com -Special Guest Speaker at Each Event -Build Your Community -All Industries Welcome -Complimentary Breakfast Provided

How You Can Become a Silicon Valley Success : Angel Investor Andre Gueziac

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. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-you-can-become-a-silicon-valley-success-angel-investor-andre-gueziac-tickets-64039978299 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Andre Gueziac, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and angel investor, will describe how he became a Silicon Valley success -- and provide tips on how entrepreneurs can succeed in today's startup ecosystem. Andre will discuss the following: 1) how to start and grow your high-tech business. 2) alternative paths to Silicon Valley ventures 3) creative ways to raise money (if you need to) 4) discerning the fine line between persistence and obstinacy 5) how you can create a positive, vibrant culture 6) how to sell your high tech business 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 Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Q & A, Networking About the Speaker: André Gueziac is an entrepreneur and executive with a unique combination of product vision, technical depth, and start-up expertise. André founded Beat the Traffic and sold it to the Pelmorex Canadian media group (“The Weather Network”). André is an angel investor and advisor to selected technology companies. His sweet spot is to be a catalyst in early stage opportunities where it also makes sense for him to actively participate in an advisory role. He has published forty peer-reviewed papers, journal articles and book chapters and is an inventor of about 35 U.S Patents. He also wrote a book entitled “You can be a Silicon Valley Success”.

Friday Night Social Night / Movie Night - "Avengers: Infinity War"

This event is free to attend! RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friday-night-social-night-movie-night-avengers-infinity-war-tickets-64204184444 Hang out on Friday night at Silicon Valley's newest hub! Meet other entrepreneurs and techies. Network, socialize, and connect! SVI Hub is the place in Silicon Valley where business meets innovation, where startups, entrepreneurs and corporations work side-by-side in a vibrant and nurturing community. Enjoy snacks, beverages, and pizza! Watch the 2018 blockbuster, "Avengers: Infinity War" in SVI Hub's event room. Or, you can hang out in the community area and just network, socialize and connect all night! There will be startup demo tables and startup service provider tables. If you would like a table, send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: F 6/28 Tabler Agenda 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm Network, Socialize and Connect 7:45 pm to 8:00 pm Announcements 8:00 pm to 10:40 pm Movie: "Avengers: Infinity War" (watch it in the event room) Or, hang out and network, socialize and connect in the social hub area. 10:40 pm to 11:00 pm Networking and Wrap Up About "Avengers: Infinity War", the Movie: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS812US812&ei=XQ4QXfT1Mv640PEPm-SFmAg&q=avengers+infinity+wars&oq=aveng&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.35i39j0i67l7j0l2.58934.60681..62296...1.0..2.113.1702.20j1......0....1..gws-wiz.....6..0i71j0i131j0i20i263.vkyd-9dNAFM

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