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Saturday Startup Intensive Workshop

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This event is sponsored by Silicon Valley Pad.

Attendees get $100 off the first 3 months of membership!

(Certain restrictions apply.)

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There is a cover charge to attend this event.

A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation.

Please register and pay here:

$77 plus Eventbrite fees if you register in advance

Please bring your printed ticket to the event.

Or, pay $100 (cash) at the door (Mention that you are an Idea to IPO member.)

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided!

Learn from an angel investor and gain the tools you need to develop your idea, build a team, formulate a strategy, and obtain funding

There are outstanding resources available to help entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground --from accelerators and incubators to the big consulting firms on Page Mill Road.

If you are fortunate enough to have the resources to hire one of these consulting firms, or are able to get into one of these accelerators or incubators, you may be on your way.

However, not everyone has the resources they need to hire a pricey consulting firm. And not everyone can get accepted into highly competitive programs like Y-Combinator.

How does one level the playing field?

This workshop is geared to provide the insight and knowledge a budding entrepreneur needs to get on track for success.


10:00 am -10:30 am Networking
10:30 am -12:00 pm Workshop I
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Workshop II
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop III
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking

I How to Get Your Idea Funded
II Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs
III How to Write an Executive Summary and
Develop Your Investor Presentation

This overview will provide the fundamental building blocks for creating and launching an idea, along with a basic understanding of the startup and product realization processes and lifecycle. After this workshop you will understand the startup roadmap, how to develop and build a team, how to develop your strategy, and how to get others interested in your idea.

You will gain a fundamental understanding of funding options, their impact and how to determine which one is right for you. You will have an understanding of the various funding options available to you, their pros and cons, and what you need to develop a successful strategy to fund your idea.

Finally, you will be equipped with the tools and understanding to create the key documents required to obtain funding. Learn how to avoid the common mistakes that most startups make in this crucial step. After this workshop you will know how to develop a compelling executive summary and investor presentation that will inform and help persuade investors to fund your startup.

This workshop I and III are conducted by investor Gary Jinks.

Gary is the founder and managing director of South Valley Angels and president of GLJ Group. ( (

GLJ Group facilitates, coordinates and manages the flow of quality deal flow and opportunities to achieve realization, launch and financial success. GLJ Group and partners provide resources, services, and/or professional networks that enable quality deal flow and subject matter experts to help entrepreneurs achieve success.

South Valley Angels (SVA) works with entrepreneurs to build the great companies of tomorrow. SVA is comprised of entrepreneurs and senior executives from a wide range of industries who are passionate about investing for the future.

South Valley Angels funds innovative startup companies with compelling ideas and promising teams. We review companies from all regions and have a special interest in nurturing the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

SVA provide funds to compelling start-ups and seed-stage companies while offering hands-on mentoring to ensure success for the company and a viable return on investment for investors.


Workshop II is conducted by Ashitha Bhagwan, attorney at law.

Ashitha Bhagwan's practice focuses on entrepreneurs and their corporate and legal needs. Ashitha has worked on the formation, development and financing of emerging growth and early stage companies located in the US and foreign jurisdictions. She regularly counsels on a wide range of corporate issues such as formation, equity structure, employment, general corporate governance, intellectual property protection and commercial transactions.

As part of her cross-border practice, Ashitha helps foreign companies enter the US market by advising on optimal structures for US presence, resolving cross-border issues, and advising on intellectual property strategy and foreign direct investment reporting requirements in the US. Ashitha's experience with the Indian legal system makes her uniquely suited to better serve clients doing business in or with India. She is fluent in English, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi.

• LL.M., Corporate Law, New York University School of Law
• LL.B., University Law College, Bangalore, India
• PGDIPR, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India
• B.A., Laws, University Law College, Bangalore, India

Admitted To Practice:
• California
• India

• American Bar Association
• Bar Council of India
• San Mateo County Bar Association
• South Asian Bar Association
• The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE)

If you have questions for Ashitha, please email her at: