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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.

Upcoming events (4+)

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 from a Silicon Valley thought leader.

This is a great opportunity to practice you pitch, get constructive feedback and guidance.

Format:

Three minute pitch followed by five minutes of one-on-one feedback and discussion.

a) elevator pitch with no slides

or

b) pitch with slide deck

If you would like to pitch and get feedback during the webinar, email Gary at:

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

Agenda

Opening Comments: Guidelines and Format

Pitches

Open Q&A

About the Instructor:

Gary 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 the 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 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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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:

https://trainings.techspeakforentrepreneurs.com/a/2147504306/9agLFgrB

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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.

In order to attend, please register here:

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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.

FREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App

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This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, please register here:

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If you are a non-technical person with an idea for an app, you’re probably looking for a technical co-founder to help you build the app.

However, you can launch a tech startup by outsourcing code!

In the early days of your startup it can be challenging to attract a technical co-founder to build your app. But by knowing how to efficiently outsource the building of your MVP and gain some traction, you can de-risk the opportunity for the tech person and change the conversation from "I Need You" to "Here's an Opportunity".

In this webinar, the speaker will discuss the best way to outsource the development of your app, including:

  1. Why outsourcing may be the best way to find a technical co-founder

  2. Outsourcing best practices

  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:

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