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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 Mexico and beyond.

Upcoming events (4+)

10% OFF! Global Developer Virtual Bootcamp-January to March 2022

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This workshop series is organized by Global Big Data Conference.

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There is a cover charge for these workshops.

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(The offer is good through 1/31/22.)

Global Big Data Conference is offering 15 workshops in the first quarter of 2022 (January to March 2022). Global Developer Virtual Bootcamp features the very best software development training available today.

Attendees will gain hands-on experience. Speakers will present the latest tools, techniques, and best practices for software developers and architects in the AI(ML,DL, NLP, data analytics, data engineering, data visualization), full stack, devops, database(SQL & NoSQL), multi-cloud, big data. open source and programming languages space.

Over three months, 15 half day/full day workshops will be offered on a variety of timely, highly-relevant topics taught by our world class speakers for you to attend!


Why you should send your employees to Global Developer Virtual Bootcamp ?

Unlike other training sessions, our virtual boot camp is unique in the following aspects:

Experts in the AI, full stack, devops, database(SQL & NoSQL), multi cloud, big data, programming languages from the U.S. with hands on experience provide the training.

Our training is vendor agnostic and provides hands-on exercises.

We can customize our training to your corporate needs.

Multiple days of intense training ( 2 to 8 hours a day) with multiple use cases to practice.

Certification will be provided upon completion of the multiple-days training.


Unlike other training sessions, our boot camp is unique in the following aspects:

Experts in the AI, full stack, devops, database(SQL & NoSQL), multi cloud, big data, programming languages from the U.S. with hands-on experience provide the training.

Multiple days of intense training (2 to 8 hours/day) with multiple use cases to practice.

Trainees will get a good overview of latest tools, techniques, and best practices and be able to gain employment in the highly lucrative IT industry.

Top performers in the class will get placement assistance from the trainers.

Our training is vendor agnostic and provide hands-on exercises.

Certification will be provided upon completion of the multiple days training.

Get hands-on experience in job-ready skills

Who Should Attend:


Beginners pursuing software and data science careers.

Those trying to decide on the right data science path.

Business analysts and data analysts seeking new skills.

Intermediates and Advanced

Software engineers, software architects, DBA, data scientists, data engineers, ML engineers, DBA, researchers, statisticians


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NOTE: Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice

Lab Requirements:

Each student should bring their own laptop(minimum 8GB ram and 25GB-50GB hard disk) with administrative privileges and wireless connectivity.




65%+ OFF! Blockchain User Certification Course (Self Paced)

This is a self-paced online web course. Participation is 100% online.

This course is organized and produced by Blockchain Educators.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this online course.

Course Preview Video: https://bit.ly/38py6FX (Youtube)

(Original Price: $299) Discounted Course Price: $97

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Blockchain Educators is providing their online Blockchain User Certification course (originally priced at $299) now for only $97!

This course is perfect for anyone who wants to learn blockchain and to certify their knowledge of Blockchain. No technical experience is necessary to take this course!

This course covers blockchain from A to Z and instruction is all done via a self-paced online platform. The course never expires. You can pause, rewind and fast forward.

At the completion of the course you will take an exam online. When you pass the exam you will be awarded a certificate and badge that can be shared on your LinkedIn profile or on your resume/ CV. This credential will document and verify your expertise in blockchain and will help you find employment in the growing blockchain industry!

Learn from home, self paced!

Gain a marketable credential ASAP!


Student Review:

"Excellent introduction class to blockchain concepts and technology. The depth and breadth of the course challenged this beginner to understand the fundamentals of the technology, the challenges, and the current state of affairs. The testing was comprehensive and thoughtful."

By: Vasudha Badri-Paul CEO at Rype Creative

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Course Syllabus:

What is Blockchain
Blockchain Glossary
We provide 64 technical terms and definitions that relate to blockchain technology.
Why is Blockchain a revolutionary Technology
Blockchain Applications by Industry
Blockchain Transaction Model
Bitcoin & Blockchain: how are they connected
What is a Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System
Benefits of using Blockchain Technology
Consensus Protocol
Fault Tolerance
Blockchain Fork
Consensus Failure
Poor Performance
Choosing the right blockchain
What is Cryptography
Cryptographic encryption
Elliptic-curve Cryptography (ECC)
What is Blockchain Mining (Bitcoin Examples)
The Computationally-Difficult Program
The Difficulty Metric
Block Reward
Blockchain Business Use Cases
Private vs. Public Blockchain
Permissionless vs. Permissioned
What is Ethereum
Proof of Work
Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)
Serenity (POS)
What is Microsoft Azure Workbench Blockchain
What is Hyperledger
Hyperledger Fabric
The Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (PBFT)
Cross-Fault Tolerance (XFT)
Hyperledger SawtoothLake
Proof of Elapsed Time
Hyperledger Iroha
Hyperledger Burrow
What is Ripple & Stellar Blockchain
Ripple Consensus Protocol Algorithm
Stellar Consensus Protocol Algorithm
What is a Smart contract
What is Proof of Stake
What is the EOS blockchain
Proof of Stake
EOS Vs. Ethereum
Denial of Service Attacks
Consensus Mechanism & Governance
What is Bitshares Blockchain & DEX
Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS)
Transaction Confirmation
Proof of Stake Consensus
Block Production by Elected Witnesses
Parameter Change by Elected Delegates
Changing the Rules (aka Hard Forks)
Double Spend Attack
Transactions as Proof of Stake
Blockchain Reorganizations
Maximally Decentralized
NEM Blockchain Review
AI / Quantum computing and Blockchain

This is a six hour intensive course covering blockchain from A to Z

Perfect for beginners, entrepreneurs, business leaders and blockchain enthusiast!

How to Build an MVP without a Technical Co-Founder

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This event is organized by TechSpeak.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, please register here:


(Registrants will receive login info right before the start of the event.)

Yes, you can launch a tech startup without a technical co-founder!

In the early days of your startup it will be hard to attract a technical co-founder to build your app. However, by knowing how to efficiently build your MVP and thus get some traction, you can de-risk the opportunity for the potential tech co-founder and change the conversation from "I Need You" to "Here's an Opportunity".

Learn how you can make the shift from struggling to develop your MVP and feeling uncertain of what you should be doing to successfully building your MVP in the next 3-4 months -- and start getting traction for your product and attract a technical co-founder or CTO!

The speaker will discuss:

1) Why it’s so hard to find a technical co-founder or CTO

2) A strategy for attracting a a technical co-founder or CTO

3) How not get ripped off in the process

and more!

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:


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

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:


Hurry! Slots are limited!

(Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link and info right before the start of the event.)

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.

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