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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 Lagos and beyond.

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U.S. Visa Options for Int'l Tech Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Investors

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This workshop will cover various U.S. visa options for tech professionals, entrepreneurs and investors, including employment-based visas and the best visa options for starting your own company.

We will also discuss the different challenges to getting visas to the U.S. and strategies for successfully overcoming these obstacles.

We will close with a discussion on what changes we can expect with the Biden administration.

The speaker will go over:

  1. Visas for exploring business and employment opportunities in the United States
  2. Visas for employment and investment, such as the E, H-1B, L-1 and O-1 and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  3. An overview of the paths to permanent residence, including employment, family and investment
  4. Common obstacles to obtaining a visa and how to overcome these obstacles
  5. What to expect from the Biden administration and what that means for you and your visa options

and more!

Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios.

About the Speaker:

Nadia Yakoob has over 20 years of experience in U.S. immigration law. She began her career at Fragomen, which is the world's largest immigration law firm, and spent eight years in their New York, Brussels and San Francisco offices. From there she went to work as a staff attorney for the federal courts (Ninth Circuit) in their immigration unit. After five years with the federal courts, she decided to start her own immigration practice. She works primarily with start-ups, emerging companies, and tech entrepreneurs. She graduated from Georgetown University's Law Center in 2000 where she was the Editor in Chief of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.

How to Prepare Your Startup for Venture Capital Funding

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-Network, socialize and connect with entrepreneurs all over the world!
-Enjoy social events and startup and venture capital-related programming!
- Have access to world class amenities, iconic tech companies, top tier venture capital firms, Stanford University, etc. - all within walking or biking distance!

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The speaker will discuss:

  • Types of Funding
  • Investor Rights
  • Due Diligence Overview
  • Transaction Documents
  • Savvi Legal Overview
  • Entity and Banking Set Up
  • Founder Onboarding
  • Cap Table Creation
  • Due Diligence and Data Rooms
  • Investor Onboarding

And more!

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Speaker: Dan Roberts

  • Dan Roberts is the co-founder and president at Savvi Legal. He is a venture capital attorney with 10+ years of experience. Dan has advised over 300 startups and participated in over 100 financing rounds. Dan holds a B.S. from BYU, a J.D from the University of Chicago Law School, and an LL.M. from Duke University Law School.

How to Build a Fundable Startup BEFORE Fundraising

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-Network, socialize and connect with entrepreneurs all over the world!

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How to Build a Fundable Startup BEFORE Fundraising Tickets, Fri, Dec 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

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Too many founders chase startup funds before they are fundable. Premature fundraising results in wasted time and effort. Even if funds are raised, they come at lower valuation, with investor-friendly terms, often from less qualified investors.

Building a fundable startup requires seven key elements:

Foundation

Funding strategy

Validation

Execution

Talent

Metrics

Speed

Over 90% of startups fail. Learn how each of these seven keys dramatically improve your chance of success.

Fundable Startups provides coaching, training, and tools that helps founders build healthy, fundable companies. As a published author and a CEO, CTO or tech VP of five startups with three exits, Sam Wong leads Fundable Startups in creating premium, deep-dive, visual training and tools to help founders with great execution.

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FREE! How to Pitch to Investors and Get Funded /Angel Investor Gary Jinks

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Almost all entrepreneurs are seeking funding and want to get funded. However, most entrepreneurs have never taken an idea to market or raised private investment or run a startup or had a successful exit.

Our goal is to accelerate your progress, reduce your risk, and if all works out, share in the success.

This webinar sets the stage and gives you a strategic understanding of the successful startup business model as well as why most startups fail. This will help you understand the critical path and provides the foundation for successfully launching your startup. This webinar is also a great opportunity for entrepreneurs already looking for funding to get an investor view on why you may not be closing the deals.

By attending this webinar, you can begin your journey, get your questions answered, gajn insight from a veteran Silicon Valley investor and become part of a global ecosystem.

Agenda

  1. Why Investors See Your Business Different than You Do

  2. Why the Startup Model is Different

  3. How the Funding Process Works Today and How It has Changed

  4. What You Need Before You Pitch to Investors

  5. Pitching and Pitch Decks

  6. Talk Like a CEO; How to Think Strategically

  7. What is Important to Investors

  8. Open Forum: Ask an Investor!

About the Speaker:

Gary Jinks 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 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 adviser helping clients formulate custom strategies and implementing the next evolution of the startup model, “Startup 3.0 Precision Innovation”.

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