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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 from Silicon Valley to Izmir and beyond.

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How to Find Product Market Fit Quickly

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This event is 100% online.

Attendees can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, please register here:

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Product-market fit is one of the most important Lean Startup concepts, yet it is also one of the least well defined.

Join us for a FREE online masterclass, where Nelly Yusupova, CTO with 18 years experience, Startup Tech Advisor, and creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, will share what is product market fit and the importance of reaching product market fit quickly.

You will learn:

  • What is Product Market Fit (PMF)
  • Product Market Fit metrics
  • A method of reaching PMF quickly
  • How to define your MVP properly to reduce the cost and time of development
  • A framework for releasing code more often so you can learn faster
  • A tactic you can use to improve your product

And more!

About the Speaker

Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies to technical excellence. She is a start-up tech advisor, outsourced CTO, and the creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs.

Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes and through her online masterclass 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 a Wall Street Journal’s “Woman on the IT Fast Track”.

Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, NY Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and has been featured in INC Magazine, NBC Today Show, Fast Company Magazine, NewsDay.com, O’Reilly, SmartMoney, SmallBiz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio.

How to Get Pre-Seed and Seed Funding without Giving Up Equity or Control

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Participants can participate in the webinar remotely!

This event is FREE to attend!

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

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(The login link will be sent via email to Eventbrite registrants right before the start of the event.)

All Eventbrite registrants will receive a FREE soft copy of the book The Business Funding Formula written by the speaker, Leo Kannell.

Getting startup funding is challenging for many entrepreneurs. Pre-seed and seed funding doesn't always come easy and some options involve giving up equity and even control of your startup company.

Getting funding without giving up equity and without giving up control of your company is a viable option.

In this webinar, the speaker will discuss:

  1. How to secure up to $150K to help you achieve proof of concept and build a viable MVP
  2. How to get funding and keep your equity
  3. How to get funding without having to answer to investors
  4. How get zero interest funding
  5. How get funding quickly
  6. How to leverage initial funding (pre-seed and seed) so you can gain traction and then land larger funding sums to scale your startup

and more!

Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios.

About the Speaker

Leo Kannell is the founder and CEO of 7 Figures Funding, Funding CEO Academy and the 7 Figures Club Podcast. He is the author of the best selling book The Business Funding Formula. He and his teams have secured over half a billion in funding for thousands of clients.

Leo's calling is to provide funding for startups and newer small business owners with aggressive funding solutions on his funding marketplace and to provide practical and actionable education to empower his clients. He has pioneered the buildout of the premier funding partner portal tracking software in the funding industry, with over 3,000 users nationwide, including loan brokers, consultants and coaches who are are able to quickly secure funding at a zero percent interest rate for up to 20 months to help entrepreneurs build their dream businesses.

How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal in a COVID-19 World

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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.

There is a cover charge to attend this event.

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

Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending

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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/

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

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This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, please register here:

http://www.techspeakforentrepreneurs.com/how-to-cut-product-development-costs-by-up-to-50/?utm=ideatoipo

(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:

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