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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 Johannesburg and beyond.

Upcoming events (5)

FREE! Intro to Python: Part 3

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This event is organized by Learn to Code and Hack Reactor.

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This event is 100% online.

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend!

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This is part three of an event series for beginners who want to start learning the basics of programming with Python.

During this workshop, we will recap concepts covered in Part 2:

- Functions

- Scopes

- Working with libraries

In this session we will move on to some of the other object types used in the Data Science Immersive at Galvanize, and then touch on how to use python with Math and statistics. We will jump into new concepts as they relate to the following:

- Iterators

- Generators

- Coding with math and statistics

How to Prepare:

- Install Google Chrome (any modern browser should work): https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/

- Sign up for a Google account if you don't already have one (We will be using an online code editor by Google)

- Have the Zoom Client for Video Meetings installed well before the webinar begins: https://zoom.us/download

Taught live online:

- Link to join the workshop will be provided to you once you RSVP.

*You must RSVP on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link*

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-part-3-live-online-tickets-142300262917?aff=ipo

About Your Instructor:

James Skelton is a developer evangelist for Galvanize New York City. He is a trained data scientist whose focus is on improving the early stages of enrollment for incoming students to Galvanize programs. He specializes in Natural Language Processing and Recommender Systems written in Python.

To learn more about Galvanize, visit https://glv.nz/2NeUCve

Connect Before and After The Event

Want to connect with others in tech before the event? Join us in the Galvanize Tech Community Slack (https://glv.nz/36wVLoQ) to discuss topics in the industry, meet other coders ranging from rookies to veterans of their industry, cheer each other on while learning how to code, and more. Use the hashtag #StartAConversation to get the topics flowing!

About Galvanize:

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth

Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit https://glv.nz/2NeUCve

To apply to the immersive, visit https://glv.nz/3aNQYQY

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:

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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.

This is a great opportunity to practice your pitch, get constructive feedback, guidance and investor insight.

Format:

3 minutes to pitch followed by 5 minutes one-on-one feedback and discussion; no slides.

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

Agenda

Opening comments, rules and format

Pitches

Open Q&A discussion (30min).

About the Speaker:

Gary is the founder and managing director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertise and an 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 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 450 startups, working with the top incubators and investors in 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! How to Prepare Your Startup for Venture Capital Investment

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This event is FREE to attend.

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Getting venture capital funding is the ultimate yet often elusive goal of many Silicon Valley startups. Venture capital funding dramatically improves a startup's chances of having a big IPO or buy out exit. Most startups at their inception have the hope, if not the expectation, that they will eventually receive venture capital funding.

In the current environment, venture capital funding has become more competitive, but it is still available. This presentation will cover what a startup should do to prepare for venture funding, what essential steps to take, what venture capitalists expect and how to avoid venture capital deal breakers.

Corporate and startup attorney Roger Royse will discuss:

1) What types of startups are viable candidates for venture capital funding

2) What types of startups are being funded now

3) How much money is being deployed and where

4) The essential assets, traction and qualities that your startup must have to even have a chance at success when approaching a venture capitalist

5) How you can make your startup more attractive to venture capitalists

6) How (and when) you should value your startup for venture capitalists

7) How to get your starutp in front of venture capitalists

8) How you can protect yourself against dilutive rounds, losing control and being removed from management

9) How to establish and maintain good relationships with venture capitalists

10) How to build a strong personal brand when dealing with venture capitalists -- and why this is critical

and more!

Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios.

About the Speaker

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.

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FREE! 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.

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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:

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