• Silicon Valley TGIF Business and Social Networking

    Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

    @ideatoipo (https://twitter.com/ideatoipo) PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. Enter the Hyatt Regency via the main entrance on the front side of the hotel. Look to your right. Go to the bar area in the hotel lobby. Look for people with name tags. Look for the Meetup sign. This event is free to attend. Attendees must purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. There's no content or speaker at this event -- just business and social networking. Build your business and social network - face to face! Come out and enjoy a great evening of good food, liquid refreshments, and connecting. Come prepared with your best smile, a firm handshake, and a great personality. You may meet your next business collaborator, client, employer, employee, friend, or tennis partner! Getting away from a screen for a few hours will do you some good! : -) Meet Silicon Valley movers and shakers - Internet entrepreneurs, developers, engineers, mobile app coders, attorneys, bloggers, academics, financiers, and investors! It's okay if you have to come late and/or leave early. Feel free to drop in whenever you can. You can stay for 30 minutes or for two hours. PARKING: Park in the parking structure. Parking is free. COST: FREE to attend. All attendees will purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. Please support our host venue by purchasing at least one or two beverages. (Non-alcoholic beverages are okay.) DRESS CODE: BUSINESS ATTIRE Take the pledge: https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/ This event is organized in collaboration with other groups. Join the Bay Club/Silicon Valley Capital Club for great networking opportunities, great facilities and social activities! https://www.bayclubs.com/ http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Silicon-Valley-Capital-Club Our meetup members get a discount! Contact Greg Gonazales at: [masked] Mention "Idea to IPO" for personalized attention!

  • How to Successfully Pitch to Investors and Get Funded /Angel Investor Gary Jinks

    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. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $13 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $25 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-successfully-pitch-to-investors-and-get-funded-angel-investor-gary-jinks-tickets-68585548221 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $30 (cash) at the door. Agenda 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm How the Funding Process Works ; What You Need to Do to Prepare; How to Formulate Your Message 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm How to Prepare Your Executive Summary and Investor Presentation - Step-by-Step This is an interactive and dynamic workshop to help anyone learn how to get his or her business message right and deliver it confidently to investors. · This workshop is designed to address your questions and assess your current strategy and business case. · Learn to clearly communicate your vision, plan, and value proposition. · Learn step-by-step bullets for your executive summary and pitch deck. · Match funding strategy to “needs” -- i.e., how much do you need and why? and more! There will be opportunities to practice your pitch and find out what you need to do to get it right! If you have an elevator pitch or a pitch slide deck you would like to have reviewed at the workshop, email Gary at: [masked] About the Speaker: Gary Jinks has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley producing innovative products and getting them into the hands of customers. Gary is the President of GLJ Group, a consulting firm which focuses on strategic planning and new market entry. Their efforts have resulted in over $300M in new business for clients. Gary is also the founder, managing director and chairman of the board of South Valley Angels, angel investor group which he was launched in 2011. Gary is highly respected and very active in the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem, regularly mentor entrepreneurs at Santa Clara University, local accelerators and other investor organizations. In 2015 Gary worked with over 70 startups to establish strategic direction and launch. Previously, Gary spent 20 plus years at Fortune 1000 companies holding key positions in systems engineering, operations, project management and business development. If you have questions about the content of Gary's presentation, please email him at: [masked] Organizational Sponsor: Generate Your Patent Application 100% Free at https://www.getmeapatent.com/. This free system is provided as a courtesy by Chhabra Law Firm, PC. No Credit Card/Payment/Commitment Needed.

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  • The Ten Commandments of Raising Venture Capital

    Sandbox Suites

    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 to attend 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/the-ten-commandments-of-venture-capital-tickets-66796677661 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 cash at the door. What are the cardinal rules for pitching to venture capitalists? What do you say to hook them? More importantly, what don't you say? What are the things that are sure to kill a deal? How do you negotiate with a venture capitalist? When do you push hard, and when do you back off? How can you get venture capitalists to give you a term sheet on the day you want it? How do you create a bidding war? Steve Hoffman (Captain Hoff) will go over all this and more. Hoffman is an angel investor, LP in August Capital, and CEO of Founders Space. He invests in startups and works with hundreds of investors worldwide. Hoffman is also the author of the new book "Making Elephants Fly: the Process of Radical Innovation." Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Speaker Steve Hoffman, or Captain Hoff, is the CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading incubators and accelerators. He’s also an angel investor, limited partner at August Capital, serial entrepreneur, and author of Make Elephants Fly, the award-winning book on radical innovation. Always innovating on his life, Captain Hoff has tried more professions than cats have lives, including serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, studio head, computer engineer, filmmaker, Hollywood TV exec, published author, coder, game designer, manga rewriter, animator and voice actor. Hoffman was the Founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, Board of Governors of the New Media Council, and founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group. While in Hollywood, Hoffman worked as a TV development executive at Fries Entertainment, known for producing over a hundred TV shows (acquired by MGM). He went on to pioneer interactive television with his venture-funded startup Spiderdance, which produced interactive TV shows with NBC, MTV, Turner, Warner Brothers, History Channel, Game Show Network and others. In Silicon Valley, Hoffman founded two more venture-backed startups, in the areas of games and entertainment, and worked as Mobile Studio Head for Infospace, with such hit mobile games as Tetris, Wheel of Fortune, Tomb Raider, Thief, Hitman, Skee-Ball and X-Files. Hoffman went on to launch Founders Space. Founders Space has become one of the top startup accelerators in the world. Hoffman has trained hundreds of startup founders and corporate executives in the art of innovation and routinely works with the world’s largest global corporations and venture funds. Hoffman has a BS from the University of California in Computer Engineering and an MFA from the University of Southern California in Cinema Television. He currently resides in San Francisco but spends most of his time in the air, visiting startups, investors and innovators all over the world. You can contact Captain Hoff at: https://www.foundersspace.com/captainhoff/ Organizational Sponsor: Generate Your Patent Application 100% Free at https://www.getmeapatent.com/. This free system is provided as a courtesy by Chhabra Law Firm, PC. No Credit Card/Payment/Commitment Needed.

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  • AI and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

    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-66736856735 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 give 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: 8/8 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.

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  • What Every Startup Needs to Know about Hiring Immigrants- Immigration Law Part 2

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Access Silicon Valley. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. Our MeetUp members get 10% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO GET TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y48m84du ***DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE.*** Networking, dinner and refreshments included in ticket price. Space is limited so secure your spot early. This second part of a 2-part series will be presented by Sophie Alcorn, Silicon Valley Immigration Attorney. Sophie’s firm, Alcorn Immigration Law, helps corporations, start-ups and small businesses in Silicon Valley sponsor the biggest talent in technical fields for U.S. Immigration. Alcorn Immigration Law has a 95% success rate in defending immigration and innovation with visas, green cards and citizenship. Through her practice Ms. Alcorn has come to find the most commonly asked question around Startups and immigration is “How can I stay in the United States or how can I get into the United States”. Even though there are so many options and so many laws that allow for legal immigration to the United States it’s so confusing to try to decipher them and navigate them. This second part in the 2-part series will focus on the following topics: - How Founders Can Immigrate to the U.S. - What Every Startup Needs to Know About Immigration for International Employees - Watch Out! Immigration Red Flags for Startups You need not have attended session one to attend this LIVE attorney hosted workshop. The content is stand alone. AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - startup workshop and Q & A ******************************************************************* DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: 1 (one) event ticket ½ shared Demo Table Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm. Limited availability. ********************************************************************** About Alcorn Immigration Law: Alcorn is the fastest growing immigration law firm in Silicon Valley. It empowers global companies to influence change and connect people, regardless of geography. Although no outcome can be guaranteed, its H-1B approval rating has remained over 90% despite national average declining to approximately 70%. Alcorn specializes in visas and green cards for rapidly scaling companies, regularly helping rapidly growing technology companies backed by investors such as Sequoia, a16z and Softbank. LEARN MORE AND **BUY TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y48m84du Premiere Sponsor: www.Procopio.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. VOLUNTEER AND GET TO SEE THE PRESENTATION FREE. EMAIL [masked] TO SIGN UP.

  • How to ​Build a Successful Startup with Little or No Money!

    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 to attend 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/how-to-build-a-successful-startup-with-little-or-no-money-tickets-66795397833 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or pay $25 cash at the door. It is feasible to launch and scale a successful startup with millions of dollars in funding capital. But how does an entrepreneur launch and scale a successful startup if he or she has little or no money? This is the situation most startup founders find themselves in. They want to build a world-changing business, but they don't have enough money to rent a desk at a pricey co-working space, let alone launch their product. Captain Hoff (a.k.a. Steve Hoffman), angel investor and Captain of Founders Space, will tell you exactly what you need to do to succeed before the VCs and angels shower you with money (or in case no investors are willing to provide you with funding). Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Speaker: Steve Hoffman (https://www.foundersspace.com/hoffman/) (Captain Hoff) is an angel investor, LP in August Capital, serial entrepreneur, and author of the book Make Elephants Fly: The Process of Radical Innovation. Hoffman is also the Captain & CEO of Founders Space (https://www.foundersspace.com/), one of the world’s leading incubators and accelerators, with over 50 partners in 22 countries. Always innovating on his life, Captain Hoff has tried more professions than cats have lives, including serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, studio head, computer engineer, filmmaker, Hollywood TV exec, published author, coder, game designer, manga rewriter, animator and voice actor. Hoffman was the Founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, Board of Governors of the New Media Council, and founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group. While in Hollywood, Hoffman worked as a TV development executive at Fries Entertainment, known for producing over a hundred TV shows (acquired by MGM). He went on to pioneer interactive television with his venture-funded startup Spiderdance, which produced interactive TV shows with NBC, MTV, Turner, Warner Brothers, History Channel, Game Show Network and others. In Silicon Valley, Hoffman founded two more venture-backed startups in the areas of games and entertainment, and worked as Mobile Studio Head for Infospace, with such hit mobile games as Tetris, Wheel of Fortune, Tomb Raider, Thief, Hitman, Skee-Ball and X-Files. Hoffman went on to launch Founders Space, with the mission to educate and accelerate entrepreneurs. Founders Space has become one of the top startup accelerators in the world. Hoffman has trained hundreds of startup founders and corporate executives in the art of innovation and routinely works with the world’s largest global corporations and venture funds. Hoffman has a BS from the University of California in Computer Engineering and an MFA from the University of Southern California in Cinema Television. He currently resides in San Francisco but spends most of his time in the air, visiting startups, investors and innovators all over the world. The Book:http://www.MakeElephantsFly.com (http://www.makeelephantsfly.com/) You can contact Captain Hoff at: [masked]

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  • The Neuroscience of Magic/ Adam Gazzaley and Robert Strong

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by the Commonwealth Club. 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.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-07-31/adam-gazzaley-and-robert-strong-neuroscience-magic Our meetup members get the Commonwealth Club member rate! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. From ancient conjurers to quick-handed con artists to Las Vegas illusionists, magicians throughout the ages have been expertly manipulating human attention and perception to dazzle and delight us. The phenomena of cognitive and sensory illusions are responsible for the “magic” of a magic trick, but how and why? Come meet neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley and magician Robert Strong as they team up to demonstrate how magicians use our brains as their accomplices in effecting the impossible—and explain what scientists can learn about the brain by studying the methods and techniques of magic. NOTES In association with Wonderfest All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

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  • Venture Capital Panel: The Hottest Funding Trends of 2019 (so far) !

    Shenzhen Bay Innovation Center

    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. In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/venture-capital-panel-the-hottest-funding-trends-of-2019-so-far-tickets-65595063601 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 Please bring a printed copy of your ticket to the event. Or pay at the door: $25 (cash) A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss some of the trends in startup funding in Silicon Valley for 2019 (so far) and what to expect for the balance of the year and beyond. Please come with your questions and comments. (This is not a pitch event. The panel will not be taking pitches during the program.) If you would like a startup demo table for the networking portion of the event, please send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: T 7/30 Startup Demo Table Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) Holly Liu, Y Combinator Holly Liu is a visiting partner at Y Combinator. Holly founded Kabam, a company that started as a corporate social network then turned into fan communities for TV shows and sports, and exited as mobile gaming. Holly was in charge of product design and was lead designer on their flagship franchise Kingdoms of Camelot, a game that grossed over $250 million in revenue. She later oversaw the worldwide People and Culture function. Kabam grew to over 1,500 employees and sold to Netmarble and FoxNext in 2017. Vish Mishra, Clearstone Venture Partners Vish Mishra is a venture director at Clearstone Venture Directors. Vish joined Clearstone in March 2002 with over 30 years of leadership and management experience in the high tech industry including software, Internet, networking and telecommunications. He is a founder and served as a board member of Telera and was also co-founder of Excelan - companies which had very successful exits. Vish sits or has sat on boards of many venture-backed companies. Vish holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Technology at Benares Hindu University, an MS in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University and MBA work from the University of Minnesota. Nuno Goncalves Pedro, Grishin Robotics Venture Capital Nuno Goncalves Pedro is a venture partner with Grishin Robotics, a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm focused on smart hardware investments. He is also the founder and managing partner of Strive Capital, a quantitative early-stage venture capital fund focused on early-stage consumer mobile and deep software (artificial intelligence and blockchain). Joe Jasin, DNA Partners Joe Jasin is Managing Director of DNA Partners, LLC, an early stage venture capital investment firm. DNA invests in digital media value chain technology companies based in the U.S. and China. Joe spends about 20 to 30 percent of his time in China. Joe has over 20 years of experience in a career that spans globally in the mobile/wireless and digital media industries, having establishing a robust cross border presence in the U.S. and throughout Asia. About the Moderator: Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com (http://www.rroyselaw.com/)). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation.

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  • Top Ten Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs

    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/top-ten-leadership-skills-for-entrepreneurs-tickets-65349902317 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. The likelihood of getting funded and of actually succeeding with your new venture comes down to one word: leadership. A great product or service offering and superb technical know-how and talent is not enough. The common denominator in any business is people, and the ability to create a shared vision and provide a path for success is your role. At this event, you will learn what the key success characteristics of an entrepreneurial leader are and you will learn how to hone your leadership skills in order to achieve maximum effectiveness. Ten key tenets of leadership will be explored in practical take-away language. Be prepared to: 1. Expand your current definition of leadership 2. Explore and challenge your current thinking of leadership characteristics in an interactive session 3. Translate key learning points to practical application 4. Evaluate and score yourself on each leadership element 5. Create a personalized plan to address targeted areas for your personal growth and success. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Speaker Jeff Colvin has over 20 years in management consulting and training experience, delivering value to clients in diverse industries around the world ranging from startups in Silicon Valley to Google, IBM, Hewlett Packard. Jeff teaches leadership at Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development and leads advanced project management and strategy execution workshops. He also has taught leadership courses via Stanford Continuing Studies, including a class called Leadership for Collaborative Success and Building High Performing Teams. Jeff also provides mentoring and coaching to senior managers and teams as well as customized workshops in leadership, team leverage, and innovation. He has taught courses for Stanford University to over 6000 participants in over 20 countries. Venue Sponsor: www.SVIHub.com SVI Hub is the place in Silicon Valley where business meets innovation, where startups, entrepreneurs and corporations work side-by-side in a vibrant and nurturing community. Questions? Contact: [masked] Mention Idea to IPO for discounts on memberships at SVI Hub! Your email address may be shared with SVI Hub for the purpose of sending you news and invitations relating to events organized and hosted by SVI Hub. If you ever need to be removed from the SVI Hub mailing list, please send an email message to [masked] or follow the unsubscribe instructions within the email announcements from SVI Hub. Organizational Sponsor: Generate Your Patent Application 100% Free at https://www.getmeapatent.com/. This free system is provided as a courtesy by Chhabra Law Firm, PC. No Credit Card/Payment/Commitment Needed.

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  • Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in AI Startups

    The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. Park in student lots 8, 9, 6, or 2. Parking is okay in these lots and free for this event. (Normal campus parking regulations won't be enforced.) Lot 8 is closest to the meeting space. Go to College Center - Building 10, Bay View Dining Room (2nd floor). Please review the campus map in advance so you can find the meeting space and parking seamlessly. http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/map/docs/CSMCampusMap.pdf 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/venture-capital-panel-investment-and-latest-innovations-in-ai-startups-tickets-64640687035 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss investment AI startups and the latest innovations in AI -- and what to expect throughout 2019. (This is not a pitch event, so no startups will be pitching to the panel.) If you are an AI startup and would like space on a demo table for the networking portion of the event, please send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: T 7/23 Startup Demo Table Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Panel Discussion, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) Jennifer Vancini is a general partner with Mighty Capital. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience across a broad range of technologies, with extensive experience in the mobile and security industries. She has held management and executive roles in start-ups and innovation units of large organizations including Price Waterhouse, Nokia, the Symbian Foundation and Telefonica, and has served on several boards. Nuno Goncalves Pedro is a venture partner with Grishin Robotics, a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm focused on smart hardware investments. He is also the founder and managing partner of Strive Capital, a quantitative early stage venture capital fund focused on early-stage consumer mobile and deep software (artificial intelligence and blockchain). Homan Yuen is a Partner at Fusion Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on being the first institutional capital into innovative companies bringing technologies to market. The firm has over 50 industrial, enterprise, and healthcare technology companies in the portfolio. Homan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science from Stanford University and his B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley. Homan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science from Stanford University and his B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley. George Arabian is a start up veteran and managing partner of Steelhead Ventures, a micro venture capital fund with seed stage investments in companies his brother and partner, Gary and him truly believe in. He works with founders, other venture partners, thought leaders and executive teams who are making a positive difference in their communities and the future of our world. Steelhead’s portfolio includes 30+ visionary founders. About the Moderator: Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com (http://www.rroyselaw.com/)). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation.

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