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SF & Bay Area Startup Community isi exactly what they sound like; home to both seasoned and fledgling technologists alike. They are down-to-earth, agenda-free community events where talented, enthusiastic tech nerds gather to socialize, wax technological, and meet future co-founders, employees, funders, and friends

We are a bunch of local technologists who love to learn anything and everything having to do with local and global technology trends, challenges, success stories and real life experiences. Each month, we bring together a panel of technologists with diverse topical perspectives, and moderate a lively, energized talks.

Topics will range across the spectrum of computer science and technology, including software engineering, hardware hacking, user experience design, cloud computing, programming languages, computer security, and more!

Our MEMBERS are diverse, highly skilled, and passionate about their industry. Developers, designers, engineers, business/marketing/sales-types, entrepreneurs, investors, and others regularly attend and participate in our universally-acclaimed events and communities.

Upcoming events (4)

Pivoting Your Startup During a Global Pandemic

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****VIRTUAL EVENT***** California Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition NOTE - THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT TIME : 3:30 PM PST >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> COVID 19 Pandemic has brought upon has some very unique challenges which have forced startup founders to go back to the drawing board and re-think their entire game plan. Join us for an information packed session where speak with founders, VC's and Business experts to get an idea as to how the world will be in 2021 The conversation will be around successful pivot stories, tactics, strategies and planning for 2021 RSVP ON EVENTBRITE BELOW MANDATORY FOR ZOOM LINK https://bit.ly/3nn1qUx Panelist: Mahbod Moghadam - Internet Entrepreneur and Investor Mahbod Moghadam is an internet entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of Genius - an app annotating the meaning of lyrics - and Everipedia, which is the "chill" version of Wikipedia. Mahbod is Iranian but was born in Los Angeles. He is currently angel investing and looking to build a third app in Brooklyn. Linked in - https://bit.ly/3nhFB8y Alexa Binns - Investor on Jesse Draper's team at Halogen Ventures Alexa Binns is an investor with a talent for spotting the latest consumer trends and technology. She is on Jesse Draper's team at Halogen Ventures where they invest in the top consumer technology startups with female founders. Previously Alexa was at Maven Ventures, another seed stage venture fund focused on consumer tech. She launched the Cheeky brand with Target, as well as two national public health campaigns with MTV, Walgreens, and the NBA. Alexa’s specialty is deploying the latest marketing techniques: she wrote her master’s thesis on how to build a brand on YouTube, was nominated for a Mashable Award for social media marketing with Foursquare, and helped sell the Twitch influencer marketing platform NoScope. She's an angel investor in Chubbies, Flex, Mented, Sana Benefits, Chipper Cash, among others. Linkedin - https://bit.ly/3ltap5S Natasia Malaihollo - Head of Business Development for PopCom $3.3 M raised from angels/VC’s, Techstars and a crowd-equity campaign on StartupEngine Natasia Malaihollo is the Head of Business Development for PopCom, a tech company that builds software for automated retail. At PopCom, Natasia leads sales and client-relation management, tracks new markets and emerging trends, and develops strategic partnerships to guide long-term business objectives. Prior to PopCom, Natasia was the co-founder of Wyzerr, a tech company that gammifies surveys. At Wyzerr, Natasia grew its’ customer base to over 2,100 small and large businesses in 42 countries in less than 2 years, and counts Google, Facebook, P&G, Unilever, Walmart, and Disney as clients. Linkedin - https://bit.ly/2IrVsSY Diane Prince - Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon, sold her first startup for $28 million dollars Diane Prince is the entrepreneur's secret weapon. She scaled a company from zero to million-dollar weekly sales, has been through 5 exits and sold her first startup to a public company for $28 million dollars. Now she helps entrepreneurs to start, scale and sell their companies too. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianeprincejohnston/ RSVP ON EVENTBRITE BELOW MANDATORY FOR ZOOM LINK https://bit.ly/3nn1qUx YOU CAN SIGNUP TO PITCH YOUR STARTUP TO INVESTORS AND AUDIENCE. 2 TYPES OF SLOTS 1) 3 MINUTE SLOT WITH PITCH & FEEDBACK 2) 1.5 MINUTE SLOT WITH PITCH & FEEDBACK Hosted By - Los Angeles Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition. Facebook Group- https://bit.ly/2YtL6rv Meetup Group - https://bit.ly/37TmcEL Instagram - www.instagram.com/professionalunite/ RSVP ON EVENTBRITE BELOW MANDATORY FOR ZOOM LINK https://bit.ly/3nn1qUx

Exclusive Virtual Business & Startup Networking- Do 1 on 1 chat with Attendees

MUST CONFIRM RSVP ON EVENTBRITE WITH BELOW LINK LOGIN INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED AFTER REGISTRATION. https://bit.ly/305IUqt Don't miss out on this opportunity to make meaningful connections with other entrepreneurs, professionals, and leaders, all from the comfort of your own home or office. Do 1 on 1 chat with All Attendees Share Your Experiences Ask Questions Exchange Career Tips Build your Professional Network All Online From Any Device - Computer, Laptop, Tablet Or Phone. From Your Home Or Office We use an online, cloud-based platform to make it easy and fun for you to participate. After signing in from your home, office, smartphone or tablet, you’ll participate in 1 - on - 1 chats with other attendees in smaller chat rooms. Make sure your video and voice is enabled. Once you register, you’ll receive a link with login instructions MUST CONFIRM RSVP ON EVENTBRITE WITH BELOW LINK LOGIN INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED AFTER REGISTRATION. https://bit.ly/305IUqt Important COVID-19 Related Topics To Be Discussed 1) Career Related How to Look For Job During COVID-19. Best Online Interviewing Tips 2) Start-Up Related Do & Don’t Startup Pitch What Are VCs Looking for In Startup 3) Business Related How To Manage Your Business During COVID-19 We’re passionate about creating meaningful connections to help you be successful in your business. That’s why we’re keeping this event intimate with attendance being capped at 20 people. Given the nature of the event, we guarantee 1-on-1 with at least 10 networkers. You’ll also have two seasoned facilitators to guide your conversations and help you get the most out of this event. MUST CONFIRM RSVP ON EVENTBRITE WITH BELOW LINK LOGIN INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED AFTER REGISTRATION. https://bit.ly/305IUqt Limited Tickets Don't wait, register now to attend!

Pitches Your Ideas to Most Sort-out VCs

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****VIRTUAL EVENT***** California Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition Meet Venture Capitalists & Angel Investors- Pitch Your Idea (ON ZOOM) + 1:1 VIRTUAL NETWORKING Pitch Your Idea Are you a startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert Startups, VC's and Audience? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors and Audience Meet the VCs and get advice on how founders should calculate and justify their valuation at an early stage? RSVP Mandatory on below link- https://bit.ly/3e6GQEu Agenda & Learning - Introduction - What can companies do to get off the ground and raise VC money - How to get featured in popular publications - What do VCs want in the founder? - What is the best way to get in touch with Angel Investors or VCS? - What are the biggest mistakes founders make when pitching VCS? HOW THIS WORKS Interested startups are required to block a slot in the ticket section on the event. There are 2 types of slots available; 3 MINUTES PITCH SLOT OR 1.5 MINUTES PITCH SLOT Joshua Siegel - General Partner of Acronym Venture Capital Joshua Siegel is the General Partner of Acronym Venture Capital, and oversees the day to day activities and operations including evaluating early stage technology companies seeking funding, assisting current portfolio companies with development and interaction with LPs, attracting LP capital, and developing Acronym's professional network. Joshua has extensive experience and connections in technology, real estate, luxury lifestyle brands, digital media, and consumer products. Joshua was formerly the General Partner of Rubicon Venture Capital, a top performing US VC, Director of Market Intelligence at Citicorp Debt Capital Markets, Manager Eastern European Banking Systems at Citibank and was with the Overseas Private Investment Corp (OPIC). He has invested into such companies as Daily Harvest, Super Coffee, Nylas, Superhuman, Todaytix, LISNR, Unikrn, Domio, NexHealth and Easyship to name a few. RSVP Mandatory on below link- https://bit.ly/3e6GQEu Chris Eng - Investor at Sands Capital Ventures Chris is an investor at Sands Capital Ventures where he focuses on investments in the AI/ML, cybersecurity, and IT infrastructure sectors. Prior to Sands Capital, Chris worked as a Business Operations Manager at Merlon Intelligence, a machine learning startup helping financial institutions to prevent financial crime. He also has previous experience as a product manager and consultant at Promontory Financial Group. Chris received his MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and has a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Emily Bestwick - Program and Investment Officer at ECMC Foundation Emily Bestwick supports Education Innovation Ventures, ECMC Foundation’s Program-Related Investment portfolio, with a specific emphasis on linking the Foundation's impact investment activity with its focus on improving student success. Prior to joining ECMC Foundation, Emily was an associate at Prudential Financial,She’s committed to leveraging capital for improving equitable outcomes among learners and jobseekers. RSVP Mandatory on below link- https://bit.ly/3e6GQEu Hosted By - Los Angeles Entrepreneurs, Startup & Business Coalition. Facebook Group- https://bit.ly/2YtL6rv Meetup Group - https://bit.ly/37TmcEL Instagram - www.instagram.com/professionalunite/ RSVP Mandatory on below link- https://bit.ly/3e6GQEu

SF's Biggest Professional Networking Mixer -Entrepreneur Tech & GameChanger

***EVENTBRITE RSVP MUST TO ATTEND*** https://bit.ly/39kx4uO MAKE SURE TO RSVP ON EVENTBRITE TO ATTEND Highlights From Previous Events - Media Link Below https://youtu.be/9epSNzTL2tc ***EVENTBRITE RSVP MUST TO ATTEND*** https://bit.ly/39kx4uO This is the largest networking event for Entrepreneurs , Startups and Business Professionals. Calling All: Tech Startups! Entrepreneurs ! Artists ! Professionals ! Free-lancers, Thinkers, Game-Changers, and Heroes! Are you looking for co-founders, partners, coaches or core team members for your start-up? Please join us for an evening of creativity, inspiration and passionate conversations. Hosted By - SF Entrepreneurs & Startup Network (SFESN) Facebook - www.facebook.com/groups/SFESN/ Instagram - https://bit.ly/2PDP37f Please use @TechWebTalks to share your comments/pics for this event. Ambiance: - Name Tags will be provided to everyone who attends.We request you put your name and industry on your name tag. - Make sure you bring enough business cards. - The dress code is Business Casual. Timings: - Event is from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.***Arriving on time recommended. Admission: ***EVENTBRITE RSVP MUST TO ATTEND*** https://bit.ly/39kx4uO Support The Space: Since the venue is lets us use the space for the event, please support them buy ordering (one mandatory) beverages and food. ***As alcoholic drinks are served at this venue, all attendees must be 21+.*** Venue Sponsor: Hardwood Bar And Smokery For Business Queries: [masked] www.professionalunite.com All Future Events - http://bit.ly/2hdLvXU Hosted By - SF Entrepreneurs & Startup Network (SFESN) Facebook - www.facebook.com/groups/SFESN/ Instagram - https://bit.ly/2PDP37f

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