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Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley - the innovation capital of the world.

Never before has it been so possible for anyone from anywhere, with a great idea and a burning desire to succeed, to make it big and change the world in a relatively short period of time.

Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".

We are a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, academics, financial professionals, corporate executives, attorneys, academics, bloggers, writers, content creators, and social activists.

One of the compelling features of our meetup group is our packed, busy calendar full of informative programs and practical activities designed to help our entrepreneurial members achieve their objectives and realize their aspirations.

We meet regularly to share resources, exchange ideas, and network. We participate in on-line as well as off-line events.

Our events feature expert speakers, networking opportunities, collaboration, community, and fellowship.

Upcoming events (4+)

10% OFF! Global Developer Virtual Bootcamp-January to March 2022

This workshop series is organized by Global Big Data Conference.

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There is a cover charge for these workshops.

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(The offer is good through 1/31/22.)

Global Big Data Conference is offering 15 workshops in the first quarter of 2022 (January to March 2022). Global Developer Virtual Bootcamp features the very best software development training available today.

Attendees will gain hands-on experience. Speakers will present the latest tools, techniques, and best practices for software developers and architects in the AI(ML,DL, NLP, data analytics, data engineering, data visualization), full stack, devops, database(SQL & NoSQL), multi-cloud, big data. open source and programming languages space.

Over three months, 15 half day/full day workshops will be offered on a variety of timely, highly-relevant topics taught by our world class speakers for you to attend!


Why you should send your employees to Global Developer Virtual Bootcamp ?

Unlike other training sessions, our virtual boot camp is unique in the following aspects:

Experts in the AI, full stack, devops, database(SQL & NoSQL), multi cloud, big data, programming languages from the U.S. with hands on experience provide the training.

Our training is vendor agnostic and provides hands-on exercises.

We can customize our training to your corporate needs.

Multiple days of intense training ( 2 to 8 hours a day) with multiple use cases to practice.

Certification will be provided upon completion of the multiple-days training.


Unlike other training sessions, our boot camp is unique in the following aspects:

Experts in the AI, full stack, devops, database(SQL & NoSQL), multi cloud, big data, programming languages from the U.S. with hands-on experience provide the training.

Multiple days of intense training (2 to 8 hours/day) with multiple use cases to practice.

Trainees will get a good overview of latest tools, techniques, and best practices and be able to gain employment in the highly lucrative IT industry.

Top performers in the class will get placement assistance from the trainers.

Our training is vendor agnostic and provide hands-on exercises.

Certification will be provided upon completion of the multiple days training.

Get hands-on experience in job-ready skills

Who Should Attend:


Beginners pursuing software and data science careers.

Those trying to decide on the right data science path.

Business analysts and data analysts seeking new skills.

Intermediates and Advanced

Software engineers, software architects, DBA, data scientists, data engineers, ML engineers, DBA, researchers, statisticians


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NOTE: Agenda and speakers subject to change without notice

Lab Requirements:

Each student should bring their own laptop(minimum 8GB ram and 25GB-50GB hard disk) with administrative privileges and wireless connectivity.




FREE! Pitch Practice: How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal

This is an online event.

Participants who have registered and paid via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link and info before the start of the event.

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend.

Space is limited.

In order to attend, please register here:


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Raising $ is tough- and now it's all changed. PRACTICE your PITCH, get facts & inside info to RAISE $ & Scale your Innovation into Revenue!

You are invited to a live-steam webinar/workshop.

*** BRING YOUR PITCH DECK. Two or more Founders will pitch and get feedback. ***

*** Audience members will get a chance to make a NEW ELEVATOR PITCH and get feedback. THIS IS A REAL WORKSHOP! ***

Raising money is a difficult and stressful task for startup Founders.Founders struggle to get the right combination of facts and projections to persuade investors to put in money.

This workshop is an intro to the longer pitch program. It covers to the two main parts of pitching:

1) What to say

2) How to say it

On this webinar you will learn:

1) The five step elevator pitch to get to the point in 60 seconds.

2) The standard topic for each page of the pitch deck, (for 90% of the startups)

3) How to use your customer “use case” in a story to show what your product does

4) The four key background points to set your pitch in the right direction

5) The key item two thirds of startup pitches leave out that is critical to customer adaption

6) The essential key points investors are looking for

and more!

This workshop is an intro to a four day workshop that speaker, entrepreneur and thought leader Steve Austin has presented to accelerators in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, in Asia and Europe.This content was derived from interviews with angel investors and venture capitalists in attendance at over 100 pitch to investor events where Steve’s students have pitched.

This workshop focuses on what angel investors and venture capitalists have indicated they are looking for in startup pitches.

Don’t waste more time with weak pitches.

Learn how to focus on the essential points and get the deal.

Scale your Innovation into Revenue!™

About the Speaker:

Steve Austin is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley and the founder of Silicon Valley iLab.He has worked with over 2,500 startups—giving him a unique insight into challenges and secrets to success when it comes to being an entrepreneur. Dozens of startups have raised funds and scaled up after attending Steve's workshops.

Steve has presented workshops in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and around the world.

Steve is a serial entrepreneur. He has developed and launched a dozen high-tech products for making computer chips and enterprise billing. He has been the CEO, MD, and vice president of sales and marketing for several organizations. Steve has managed global operations including personally generating hundreds of millions of dollars in B2B sales.

Steve holds a BS in Finance and Chemistry. For fun, he enjoys playing the guitar and hiking.

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How To Create a Hit Podcast – a Three-Part Masterclass: Part 1

This event is organized by How to Academy.

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Anyone can launch a podcast – but with two million other shows competing for listeners, you will need an edge to turn an idea into a chart-topper.

Renowned broadcaster Edie Lush is here to help.
We live in a golden age of audio. Unlike television, film, and radio, the podcast medium gives every aspiring storyteller a way to cut through the noise and reach an ever-expanding global audience.

Whether your taste leans towards the pioneering journalism of This American Life, the unmissable cultural conversations of The High Low, or the startling and innovative sonic landscapes of Love and Radio, podcasting is a playground where creators can communicate directly with listeners, sharing ideas and stories without the eye-watering costs, gatekeepers, or technical skill bar that restrict access to traditional broadcast media.

But standing out in the marketplace is not easy. As every podcaster knows, your competitors included some of the best funded and most experienced broadcasters and commentators of our time.

So how do you go about turning your dream into a reality?

Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist and renowned podcaster Edie Lush, this three-part livestream course will guide you through the fundamentals of devising, producing and launching a podcast series, with insider advice to save you months of research and ensure you don’t make mistakes that could hold back the potential of your show. We’ll help you hone your editorial, journalistic, and storytelling skills to gain a competitive edge and reach heights of excellence. And no less critically, we’ll help you develop a sponsorship model and get noticed – growing your audience and your finances to ensure your series is around for the long-haul.

Don’t miss this opportunity to receive expert guidance from two of veterans of broadcasting and podcasting.

Thursday 27th Jan – Session 1: The Format. What story are you trying to tell? Who are your team? Should you use scripts? How often should the podcast go out? This session will look in-depth at the creative process of defining and refining the core concepts of your show.

Thursday 3rd Feb – Session 2: The Launch. Show I use show notes and transcripts? What’s the social media strategy? Should I partner with other shows? This session focuses on how to find your audience.

Thursday 10th Feb – Session 3: The Tech. What’s the best microphone to use? What editing software should I use? How do I interweave music and silence do create the right atmosphere? What platforms should I target?

How to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!

Online event

This event is organized by TechSpeak.

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This event is FREE to attend!

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(Registrants will receive the login info right before the start of the event.)

There is a difference between releasing code and releasing code effectively and efficiently. That difference is having an efficient process
- a repeatable way to produce consistent results over and over again.

In this webinar, Nelly Yusupova, a CTO with 18 years of experience, a startup tech advisor, and the founder of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, will share the process she uses to manage teams and projects to deliver projects on time and on budget.

You will learn:

1) The lean way vs. traditional way of building products

2) Two money saving things you should do before you build anything

3) How to define your MVP properly to reduce the cost and time of development

4) How to see the red flags sooner and minimize mistakes

and more!

Please come with your questions and scenarios.

About the Speaker

Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies to technical excellence. She is a startup tech advisor, outsourced CTO, and the creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs.

Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes. Through her online master class TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, she provides the roadmap to successfully manage technology teams and projects.

Just recently included in Fast Company’s, “League of Extraordinary Women”, Nelly has been at the forefront of the women’ s movement online since 1999 and is one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Women on the IT Fast Track”.

Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, New York Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and more.

She has been featured in Inc. Magazine, NBC's Today Show, Fast Company, NewsDay.com, O’Reilly, Smart Money, Small Biz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio and more.

Nelly can be reached at:


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