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AI and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

One Piece Work/Shenzen Bay

This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Slots are limited. First come, first served! Take advantage of early responder pricing! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-and-the-future-of-autonomous-vehicles-tickets-54433765859 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 cash at the door. In California 50 companies have a license to test autonomous vehicles on public roads. Over 1,000 experimental vehicles are already operating in the U.S. And a dozen robotaxi fleets have been testing in multiple cities taking on passengers. While it seems autonomous cars are already here, others say it will still take at least a decade. Who is right? In this talk Mario Herger – author of the book “The Last Driver license Holder … Is Already Born” will deliver an overview of the state of self-driving technology, the leading companies, the problems still to solve and the impact of autonomous vehicles on jobs, our societies, and cities. If you are a startup in the autonomous vehicles space and would like a demo table for the networking portion of the event, send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: 1/17 Startup Tabler Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking About the Speaker Mario Herger (in his own words) I like all odd, innovative, artful, inspirational things. I trade in Silicon Valley mindset, innovation, foresight mindset, creativity, intrapreneurship and gamification. Born and raised in Vienna/Austria, I live now in Silicon Valley. I have a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an undergraduate degree in international business. I worked for SAP in Germany and California for many years in development and innovation management. I have been living in Silicon Valley since 2001 and worked with many startups. I founded two companies, organize conferences and meetups on innovative topics and do Silicon Valley inspiration tours. And I do speak at many conferences and events. I consult many Fortune 500 companies around the globe and conduct workshops on Foresight Mindset (http://foresightmindset.com/), Innovation, Silicon Valley-Mindset, Creativity, Intrapreneurship, and Gamification. I also look at signals of emerging technology trends and how they impact society, politics, or employment. I am a mentor at the German Accelerator (http://germanaccelerator.com/), work with startups from other accelerators including Upwest Labs and Bootstrap Labs. I serve as an adviser for multiple startups. I write books (12 so far) and regularly publish articles on technology topics. A recent book is Das Silicon Valley Mindset (http://www.amazon.de/dp/3864703549) (in German) and elaborates on 400 pages the elements that form the innovative and entrepreneurial mindset in Silicon Valley and how we can combine that with our own strengths. My most recent book The last driver license holder (https://thelastdriverlicenseholder.com/book/) came out in German on October 12th, 2017. On over 500 pages I look at converging trends such as autonomous driving, electric vehicles, or shared driving, which are heavily driven by Silicon Valley and discuss the potential implications for the automotive industry, cities, and societies at large.

Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs by Morrison&Foerster

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morrison-foerster-speaker-series-most-common-legal-mistakes-of-startup-entrepreneurs-tickets-50410908384?discount=IDEA-TO-IPO Our meetup members get 25% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. When legal issues rear their ugly head, many entrepreneurs put them off and hope that they'll be resolved somewhere down the road. Entrepreneurs have enough things to worry about, from developing a proof of concept to hiring the first employees; the life of a startup is incredibly busy. Moreover, with all of these demands on an entrepreneur's time, legal matters can slip through the cracks. In a misguided effort to save on expenses, many entrepreneurs hire inexperienced legal counsel or rely on the advice of friends, relatives, and co-workers. In doing so, the entrepreneur denies themselves the experience and legal expertise that can help them avoid many legal problems now and later on. Consider attending this session to learn more on what are most common pitfalls such as: - Not Defining a Founder Agreement - Not Forming the Business under a Legal Structure - Not Having Good Standard Form Contracts In Your Favor - Not Protecting Intellectual Property - Not Having the Right Legal Counsel In this session delivered by Morrison&Foerster we will cover this topic and much more. ABOUT PRESENTER: (From wiki) Morrison & Foerster represents a broad cross-section of clients, including technology and life sciences, Fortune 100 companies, and financial institutions.[3] The firm also advises startup companies and investment funds. In July 2013, Morrison & Foerster represented SoftBank in its $21.6 billion acquisition of a 78 percent stake in Sprint Nextel.[6] According to The Wall Street Journal, the transaction was "one of the most complex and unusual deals in the annals of takeovers."[7] The firm also represented SoftBank, a longtime client, in Alibaba's U.S. IPO—the largest IPO in history—and in the carve-out and restructuring of Alibaba's financial services businesses in preparation for the IPO Mofo is working with emerging companies and startups and speaking engagement at ActionSpot is great representation of such effort. This eight-part series will commence on September 21st and continue on the following dates FULL SCHEDULE: : 10/19 – IP Basics for Startups 11/16 – Raising Angel Investment (including Convertible Note and SAFE Financing) 12/14 – Raising Venture Capital Investment (Deal Terms and Structure) 1/18 – Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs 2/15 – Startup Equity Incentives 3/15 – Follow-on Venture Financing Complexities 4/19 – Selling Your Startup

How to Get Seed Funding for Your Early Stage Startup

This event is organized by : www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seed-funding-for-early-stage-startups-tickets-54443438791 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Stan Lewandowski of K & L Gates will discuss currently available ways for qualified startups to secure seed funding, the instruments issued by the startup to the investors in exchange for the capital provided and the terms associated with each type of an investment. Stan will cover: 1. Overview of issues you should address before you start seeking seed funding 2. Types of legal entities suitable for your startup needs 3. Initial capitalization for your startup 4. Items to address in your executive summary 5. Should you have a business plan? 6. Most important diligence issues for early stage investors 7. How much capital should you consider raising 8. Persons you should connect with while raising your initial seed funding 9. Platforms for early stage capital raising purposes 10. How to close your initial round of funding and more! Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Informal Q & A, Networking About the Speaker Stan Lewandowski is a partner at K & L Gates and is based in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Stan counsels companies in the U.S. and abroad on financing, operations, development and other strategic transactional issues, primarily in the technology and renewable energy sectors. Stan represents emerging growth companies at every stage of the pipeline—from start-up to liquidity. He works on a variety of strategic growth issues, including venture capital and private equity financings, private offerings, joint ventures and M&A. Combining his experience representing Central and Eastern European companies with his Silicon Valley background, Stan has worked closely with investors and companies on domestic, in-bound and out-bound transactions, as well as on-shore and off-shore structures. Stan also has significant experience advising developers, their affiliates and investors, and financial institutions in connection with the development and disposition of renewable energy projects, with a total value in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Stan earned his LL.M. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his master of laws and diploma from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. He also earned a diploma from the University of Cambridge in England. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can contact Stan at: [masked]

5% OFF! Global Artificial Intelligence Conference

Santa Clara Convention Center

Details PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by the Global Data Conference. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-global-artificial-intelligence-conference-santa-clara-january-2019-tickets-50334835849?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871 Our meetup members get 5% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Global Big Data Conference's vendor agnostic 3rd Annual Global Artificial Intelligence(AI) Conference will be held on January 23rd, January 24th, & January 25th 2019 and will cover all industry verticals(finance, retail/e-commerce/m-commerce, healthcare/pharma/bio tech, energy, education, insurance, manufacturing, telco, auto, hi-tech, media, agriculture, chemical, government, transportation etc.. ). It will be the largest vendor agnostic conference in the AI space. The annual Global AI Conference has been extended to three days in 2019 due to feedback from participants. The event will feature many of the AI thought leaders from the industry. The Global AI Conference is an event acclaimed for its highly interactive sessions. This conference provides insights and potential solutions to address AI issues from well known experts and thought leaders through panel sessions and open Q&A sessions. Speakers will showcase successful industry vertical use cases, share development and administration tips, and educate organizations about how best to leverage AI as a key component in their enterprise architecture. It will also be an excellent networking event for executives( CXO's, directors), managers, developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists, statisticians and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing AI. Speakers: Over 100 leading experts in Artificial Intelligence area will present at the conference. Who You Get To Meet: You get to meet investors, venture capitalists, technical experts, senior, and C-level executives from leading innovators in the AI space (executives from startups to large corporations will be at the conference.) What You Will Learn: You'll get up to speed on emerging techniques and technologies by analyzing case studies, develop new technical skills through in-depth workshop, share emerging best practices in AI and future trends. 1. Industry Vertical Use Cases ( Where AI applications are working/not working, What hot Technologies are used to implement AI, How to develop AI applications etc..) 2. Cognitive Computing 3. Chatbot 4. Data Science, Machine Learning & Deep Learning 5. IoT 6. Security 7. NLP 8. Computer Vision 9. Home Assistant 10. Robotics 11. Neural networks 12. Data Mining and Data Analytics 13. Speech Recognition, Image processing, Unsupervised Learning 14. Workshops Conference Highlights: 3000+ attendees 100+ Speakers 80+ Sessions Keynote Sessions Startup Pitch Great Networking opportunity Workshops See the latest conference agenda here: http://www.globalbigdataconference.com/santa-clara/3rd-annual-global-artificial-intelligence-conference/schedule-108.html For more info, email: [masked]

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