What we're about
You may have read the books, watched the movies, or heard the stories of the great entrepreneurs and their wildly successful startups. But how did they actually do it? Where did they start? This group is for anyone seriously interested in discovering if starting a startup is for them. We will tap Silicon Valley for a series of recorded presentations and lectures given by the people who have actually done it. These lectures will cover topics from nitty-gritty company formation tasks, such as how to incorporate your business, when and how to secure intellectual property, and company capitalization - to essential skills development, such as how to build a product customers will love, execute a focused business plan, hire and retain a talented team, build an organizational culture; and the where, whens and hows of raising capital. Each video will be preceded by networking and followed by an open discussion on the topic. By the end of the series you'll know just about everything you can learn about startups, without actually starting one - including, perhaps, if starting a startup is really for you.