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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. One of the compelling features of our organization is our packed, busy calendar of informative programs and practical activities designed to help our entrepreneurial members achieve their objectives and realize their aspirations. Taking advantage of this vast array of relevant content will make you a better entrepreneur. We believe in working together. We share resources, exchange ideas, and actively engage with each other -- on a personal level as well as on a business level. We participate in on-line as well as off-line events. Our events feature expert speakers, networking opportunities, collaboration, community, and fellowship. Many events on our calendar are in held in collaboration with other like-minded Silicon Valley organizations and institutions. Our popular business and social networking mixers are festive occasions that allow you to meet new people from many different groups. We hold many social events to help members connect on a personal level and make friends. Our network is expansive and global. We have members throughout the U.S. and around the world. We welcome international entrepreneurs from everywhere in the world to become part of our global community. We are inclusive, not exclusive. : - ) We believe entrepreneurial educational opportunities should be accessible to anyone with a dream and ambition. We support: http://www.khanacademy.org/donate http://thelifeyoucansave.com/ http://www.hackerdojo.com/ We are inspired by: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.a...

Upcoming events (4+)

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

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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!

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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, enjoys playing the guitar and hikng.

You can reach Steve at:

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

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How to Leverage Instagram For Branding, Sales, and Networking

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Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, you must register here:

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(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

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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!

Questions?

Contact Albert at:

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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:

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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