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On a SVBBDev (http://www.meetup.com/SVBBDev-Silicon-Valley-BlackBerry-Jammors/) Meetup group, Mobile meets Web meets Cloud, cross platform BlackBerry Developers hack and have fun together. Use this Meetup to fill gaps in your personal tech stack. This Meetup has a strong educational focus through project deployment. We learn by watching, asking, listening, and doing. We use a combo of Paired Programming, brain power, and a project deployment to help you stay caught up. Usually we meet at a WIFI cafe or a co-working location like Ground Floor, Hacker Dojo, or NextSpace.

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Doing a Startup Right and Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes and Pitfalls

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. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://asv-startup-fun-1-2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871 Our MeetUp members get 10% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO ***DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE.** If you are looking to build a successful, fundable startup that is based on a sound financial model, and is ready to be pitched to investors in Silicon Valley, you won’t want to miss this workshop! Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is limited. RSVP early. AGENDA: 6:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M. networking, food and refreshments 6:45 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Speaker and sponsor introductions 7:00 P.M. - 9:00: P.M. - startup workshop and Q & A This is the first workshop in a series of 3 sessions for startup founders, startup executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and developers. MATERIALS A comprehensive printed workbook and reference materials is included in the price of the admission. CURRICULUM Besides building and selling a product, entrepreneurs need to worry about many other things: - How to form a company - How to hire the right people - How to compensate the team - How to split the pie with the co-founders and the team members - How much equity to give investors and at what valuation - How to raise money and under what terms - And many more Often times these issues seem overwhelming, and traps for the unwary or uninformed are numerous. However, successfully avoiding the most common pitfalls can make a significant difference: - as to whether or not your startup is fundable - the sources and types of capital that you will attract - who controls the company - how much you will make upon exit - and your startups overall likelihood of success. In this first segment of the Startup Fundamentals series, Roger Rappoport, a partner and leader of the Emerging Growth & Venture Capital practice at Procopio, a respected law firm in Silicon Valley, will conduct an interactive, informative session with great take away materials and actionable items. Startup issues that will be covered in this workshop (among others): • choices in entity selection; • creating an appropriate capitalization table; • co-founders vs early employees (should they be treated differently?); • appropriate allocations of founders’ stock (including Series FF Preferred Stock) between founders and vesting, repurchase rights and rights of first refusal; • determining if and when it is appropriate to obtain proxies from co-founders/early employees; • stock allocation for employees, consultants, board and advisory board members, and the perils of Section 409A under the Internal Revenue Code when granting options; • when milestone based vesting, as opposed to time based vesting, is appropriate; • the assignment of intellectual property, and ensuring that all IP created belongs to the company; • executing employment/consulting agreements; and • the value of developing an intellectual property strategy early on. SPEAKER BIO Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company's formation and funding strategy. Before attending law school, he was the founder of a technology company with $10 million... READ FULL BIO HERE:https://asv-startup-fun-1-2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871

Big Data on BlackBerry
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In this event, we'll talk about deploying scalable, cost effective big data solutions, involving distributed data systems, Hadoop and MapReduce, Linux, application scalability, cloud architecture.

BlackBerry GitHub
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We'll talk about NME, which is an exciting cross-platform framework with support for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Flash and even HTML5.

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