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Food Startups is a community of food lovers, food producers, chefs, entrepreneurs, investors, designers, engineers, and thought leaders who are passionate about food innovation.

We started Food Startups because of the growing demand for improving how we produce, distribute, discover, consume, and share food through the use of good technology and design.

We bring together industry experts, entrepreneurs, investors, journalists and thought leaders, fostering collaborative dialogues to better understand these issues and devise solutions for improving food and the human experience.

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

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This is an online 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.

In order to participate, you must register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-attract-high-net-worth-individuals-and-investors-using-linkedin-tickets-154635764735

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

Do you want to attract high net worth individuals and investors?

Do you want to attract more exciting and scalable opportunities?

If so, the the best social media platform to focus on is LinkedIn!

Over 760 million professionals globally use LinkedIn. 41% of millionaires and senior-level influencers use LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the premier platform to grow your business and attract investors.

However, most LinkedIn users just create a profile and never do anything beyond that. Additionally, there are some LinkedIn users who pester other members with annoying sales pitches that result in poor outcomes.

Most LinkedIn users are not leveraging the platform as effectively as possible. There are optimal ways to use LinkedIn to generate game-changing results.

This webinar will provide you with practical, actionable strategies to empower you so that opportunities and investors will come to you.

The speaker will discuss:

  1. How to Build Your Professional Brand

  2. How to Build & Nourish Relationships

  3. How Create & Tell Your Business Story

  4. Your 10-Minute Daily Plan

and more!

Please come with your questions and scenarios.

About the Speaker:

Oscar Garcia is the Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer of Aspira Consulting, a Silicon Valley training and consulting firm. Oscar's career journey includes business development roles at five startups, co-founding a nonprofit, Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, and Community Partnerships Manager at LinkedIn.

He is an introvert turned international speaker. Oscar has conducted over 400 seminars and trained over 16,000 professionals across five continents. His training style is that of a “practrainer” - that is, he actively practices what he trains others to do. His clients include startup incubators, educational institutions, and enterprise organizations such as Oracle, Aruba Networks, Palo Alto Networks, McKesson, Genentech, Wells Fargo, the US Embassy, the University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford University.

Oscar has received numerous awards recognizing his leadership and community work in Silicon Valley. Oscar is the host of the dynamic and engaging podcast, Career Talk With OG.

Silicon Valley Thursday Night Networking

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Enter the Hyatt Regency via the main entrance on the front side of the hotel. Meet in front of Peet's Coffee at 8 PM. Look for the Meetup sign.

This event is free to attend.

Attendees must purchase their own liquid refreshments and food.

There's no content or speaker at this event -- just business and social networking.

Build your business and social network - face to face!

Come out and enjoy a great evening of good food, liquid refreshments, and connecting. Come prepared with your best smile, a firm handshake, and a great personality.

You may meet your next business collaborator, client, employer, employee, friend, or tennis partner!

Getting away from a screen for a few hours will do you some good! : -)

Meet Silicon Valley movers and shakers - Internet entrepreneurs, developers, engineers, mobile app coders, attorneys, bloggers, academics, financiers, and investors!

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 and pay here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-to-investor-gary-jinks-managing-director-south-valley-angels-tickets-124660905123

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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.

Format:

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

a) elevator pitch with no slides

or

b) pitch with slide deck

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

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

Agenda

Opening Comments: Guidelines and Format

Pitches

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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FREE! Pitch Practice: How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal

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

Participants who have registered and paid via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link and info 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. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending

In order to attend, please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-pitch-practice-how-to-pitch-to-investors-successfully-raise-money-tickets-122887079563?aff=IdeaSViLabFreeTix33Comm&afu=3951017871

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Raising $ is tough- and now it's all changed. PRACTICE your PITCH, get facts & inside info to RAISE $ & Scale your Innovation into Revenue!

You are invited to a live-steam webinar/workshop.

*** BRING YOUR PITCH DECK. Two or more Founders will pitch and get feedback. ***

*** Audience members will get a chance to make a NEW ELEVATOR PITCH and get feedback. THIS IS A REAL WORKSHOP! ***

Raising money is a difficult and stressful task for startup Founders.Founders struggle to get the right combination of facts and projections to persuade investors to put in money.

This workshop is an intro to the longer pitch program. It covers to the two main parts of pitching:

  1. What to say

  2. How to say it

On this webinar you will learn:

  1. The five step elevator pitch to get to the point in 60 seconds.

  2. The standard topic for each page of the pitch deck, (for 90% of the startups)

  3. How to use your customer “use case” in a story to show what your product does

  4. The four key background points to set your pitch in the right direction

  5. The key item two thirds of startup pitches leave out that is critical to customer adaption

  6. The essential key points investors are looking for

and more!

This workshop is an intro to a four day workshop that speaker, entrepreneur and thought leader Steve Austin has presented to accelerators in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, in Asia and Europe.This content was derived from interviews with angel investors and venture capitalists in attendance at over 100 pitch to investor events where Steve’s students have pitched.

This workshop focuses on what angel investors and venture capitalists have indicated they are looking for in startup pitches.

Don’t waste more time with weak pitches.

Learn how to focus on the essential points and get the deal.

Scale your Innovation into Revenue!™

About the Speaker:

Steve Austin is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley and the founder of Silicon Valley iLab.He has worked with over 2,500 startups—giving him a unique insight into challenges and secrets to success when it comes to being an entrepreneur. Dozens of startups have raised funds and scaled up after attending Steve's workshops.

Steve has presented workshops in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and around the world. He has spoken at conferences at Tsinghua, Geju and SUES Universities in China and at incubators and accelerators in in Austria, Korea and Turkey.

Steve is a serial entrepreneur. He has developed and launched a dozen high-tech products for making computer chips and enterprise billing. He has been the CEO, MD, and vice president of sales and marketing for several organizations. Steve has managed global operations including personally generating hundreds of millions of dollars in B2B sales.

Steve holds a BS in Finance and Chemistry. For fun, he enjoys playing the guitar and hiking.

You can reach Steve at:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveaustin/

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