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Welcome to the SSV Network! The "Startups & Societal Ventures" Network http://www.ssvnetwork.com Discuss: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=48286 Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SSVNetwork Follow us on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/ycd24uk Check the SSV Network Innovation Hubs' Worldwide Map: http://www.communitywalk.com/SSVNetwork Entrepreneurs, investors and all other resources providers need better relationships matchmaking. SSVN is an internet-based entrepreneurship support system enabling socially conscious individuals and organizations to more effectively find, engage and support each other, work together and thrive locally, remotely and internationally. As Entrepreneurship and Innovation stakeholders, we would like to collaborate and share best practices. Please get involved, by joining today! Learn how you can collaborate and build a mutually beneficial relationship. Today, our Meetup groups are : http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkSILICONVALLEY/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkSANFRANCISCO/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkSEATTLE/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkLOSANGELES/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkDENVER/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkHOUSTON/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkMIAMI/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkNEWYORK/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkBOSTON/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkWASHINGTONDC/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkUSAFUNDING/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkCANADA/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkAUSTRALIA/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkUK/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkISRAEL1/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkSPAIN/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkGERMANY/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkFRANCE/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkHONGKONG/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkSHANGHAI/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkWUXI/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkSWEDEN/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkSOUTHAFRICA/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkBANGALORE/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkSLOVENIA/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkUAE/ http://www.meetup.com/SSVNetworkRUSSIA/

Upcoming events (5)

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

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 Hurry! Slots are limited! 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 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/ Organizational Sponsor: Need help with bookkeeping and accounting? Get a FREE trial with Bench! Visit: https://bench.grsm.io/idea-to-ipo SEMrush WHERE GOOD MARKETERS BECOME GREAT! Join 4 million SEMrushusers Analyze data on more than 580 million domains and more than 16 billion key words! Uncover your competitors' organic search, paid, content, PR and social media strategies! Find the most profitable keywords for your website! Get a FREE 7 Day TRIAL! Visit: https://www.semrush.com/sem/?ref=9340528129&refer_source=&utm_source=berush&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=link_7-day_pro_trial

FREE! How to Use Storytelling to Scale up Your Customer Base and Revenue!

This is an online event. Participation is 100% online. 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/how-to-use-story-telling-to-scale-up-customers-and-revenue-tickets-124216542021?aff=IdeaSViLabFreeTix33Comm&afu=3951017871 Hurry! Slots are limited! (Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link and info before the start of the event.) Find out how to use storytelling to build rapport and trust with your customers. Learn how stories help people gain insights and change behavior for mutual benefit. Marketing depends on connecting to prospects and customers with your branding message. The message should promise to to fulfill their needs. Storytelling lets us get personal with our customers. A good story invites the listener to engage with us. It’s a human moment that builds a bridge of connection and trust. People learn from stories. They inspire good ideas into movements. They change how people view the world. Join us to learn how to use a story to build trust and affinity with your customers. In this workshop you will: · Learn the six steps that make a great story · Find the story that reveals the insight and behavioral change you need · Match the story to the need; tell the story to reveal hidden insight and new belief and action. Participants are invited to share a short story to shape it into the six steps that make a great story. You will learn tips to make the story brief, personal and inspiring so the audience connects with you. Most importantly – learn how to get the listener to change behavior and take some type of action. Finally, we will review the differences between a story presented live and in person vs via video or in writing. This will be a powerful and entertaining event! About the Speaker Steve Austin is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley and founder of Silicon Valley iLab. He has worked with over 2,500 startups—giving him a unique insight into the patterns of success . Dozens of startups have raised funds and scaled up after attending the workshops. Steve has been the CEO, COO and VP Sales and Marketing. He has been responsible for driving company revenue through good times and 3 recessions. Steve is a serial entrepreneur. He has developed and launched a dozen high-tech products for making computer chips and enterprise billing. has managed global operations including personally making $100s of millions in B2B sales. 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 Techparks in Austria, Korea and Turkey. Steve has a BS in Finance and a major in Chemistry. He plays guitar and hikes for fun. https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveaustin/ Keywords: growth hacking, inbound marketing, sales and marketing, increase sales, seed funding, raise money, entrepreneur, story telling Organizational Sponsor: SEMrush WHERE GOOD MARKETERS BECOME GREAT! Join 4 million SEMrushusers Analyze data on more than 580 million domains and more than 16 billion key words! Uncover your competitors' organic search, paid, content, PR and social media strategies! Find the most profitable keywords for your website! Get a FREE 7 Day TRIAL! Visit: https://www.semrush.com/sem/?ref=9340528129&refer_source=&utm_source=berush&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=link_7-day_pro_trial

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: (Registration link TBA.) 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. 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: [masked] 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: [masked] Organizational Sponsor: SEMrush WHERE GOOD MARKETERS BECOME GREAT! Join 4 million SEMrushusers Analyze data on more than 580 million domains and more than 16 billion key words! Uncover your competitors' organic search, paid, content, PR and social media strategies! Find the most profitable keywords for your website! Get a FREE 7 Day TRIAL! Visit: https://www.semrush.com/sem/?ref=9340528129&refer_source=&utm_source=berush&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=link_7-day_pro_trial

FREE! Venture Capital Panel:   2020 in Review,  What's Ahead in 2021 

This is an online event. Participation is 100% online. 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 participate, you must register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-venture-capital-panel-2020-in-review-what-to-expect-in-2021-tickets-128289181395 Hurry! Slots are limited! (Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link right before the start of the event.) 2020 has been a turbulent and eventful year. A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will review 2020, the Silicon Valley and global startup ecosystem and funding for startups -- and what to expect going forward. Please come with your questions and comments. About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) SC Moatti, Managing Partner, Mighty Capital Nuno Goncalves Pedro, Venture Partner, Grishin Robotics Venture Capital / Managing Partner, Strive Capital Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures & Partner, Pegasus Tech Ventures Bios of the panelists can be viewed here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-venture-capital-panel-2020-in-review-what-to-expect-in-2021-tickets-128289181395 About the Moderator: Roger Royse, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP Roger Royse is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP and practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. He works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries. Roger has been an instructor or professor of legal, tax and business topics for the Center for International Studies (Salzburg, Austria), Golden Gate University School of Law and Stanford Continuing Studies 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.. Roger is the author of Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup and has been interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox Business, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, Tax Notes, Inc. Magazine, Nikkei Asian Review, China Daily, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, The Recorder, 7X7, Business Insurance and Fast Company. If you have questions for Roger, you can reach him at: [masked]

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