What we're about

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

The advent of the Digital Age has democratized innovation and entrepreneurship.

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

HP, Intel, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, Google, Facebook and many, many, many other iconic companies all started with just an idea.

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

We are a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, engineers, venture capitalists, angel investors, educators, financial professionals, corporate executives, attorneys, academics, bloggers, writers, content creators, and social activists.

Our mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge, guidance, tools, and connections they need to succeed. Our goal is to build a strong, vibrant, collaborative entrepreneurial community with deep, lasting business and social relationships from Silicon Valley to Shenzen and beyond.

Upcoming events (5)

FREE! Intro to Functional JavaScript

Online event

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION.

This event is organized by Learn to Code and Hack Reactor.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This event is 100% online.

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend!

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

In order to participate, you must register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-functional-javascript-live-online-tickets-136979327857?aff=ipo

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(The login link will be emailed to Eventbrite registrants right before the event begins.)

We will be covering the foundations necessary to begin writing JavaScript in a functional style.

Topics covered:

The philosophy of different programming paradigms: Imperative (e.g. Object-Oriented Programming) vs. Declarative (e.g. Functional Programming)

Core concepts in Functional Programming: side effects, pure functions, function composition via higher-order functions, immutability, and more

JavaScript's Native Array Methods: each, filter, map and reduce (among others)

Who this workshop is for:

This workshop is for learners with some programming experience, preferably with JavaScript. You should understand JavaScript syntax and fundamental concepts like arrays, objects, loops, and functions.

If you are earlier along in your learning journey, you should look for other introductory-level workshops (https://www.hackreactor.com/events) that are better suited for your skillset and study progress.

How to Prepare:

- Have the Zoom Client for Video Meetings installed well before the webinar begins: https://zoom.us/download

- Any other relevant information and download requirements before the event

Taught live online:

- Link to join the workshop will be provided to you once you RSVP.

**You must RSVP on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom Link**:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-functional-javascript-live-online-tickets-136979327857?aff=ipo

About Your Instructor:

Eric Chiu is a Hack Reactor alumnus who currently works as a Software Engineer at The Home Depot. He graduated with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and decided that the rig life was not for him and signed up for Hack Reactor. He enjoys running in the morning rain and snow and loves spending time with his puppy in the evening.

To learn more about Galvanize, visit https://glv.nz/2NeUCve

About Galvanize:

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth

Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit https://glv.nz/2NeUCve

To apply to the immersive, visit https://glv.nz/3aNQYQY

Silicon Valley Career Fair (Online)

Online event

This event is 100% online!

This event is organized by Albert's List and Highre.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This event is FREE to attend for job seekers!

In order to attend, please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-valley-career-fair-tickets-130731010973?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871

Hurry!

Slots are limited!

Spring into the new year and a new job by attending this virtual tech career fair! Over 3,000 professionals attended the last Albert's List career fair and this event will help marketing, engineering, data science, software development, product management, and non-profit professionals like yourself land your next role!

Albert's List has partnered up with event platform Highre to provide a safe and socially distanced fair that you can attend right from the comforts of your own home office.

There is a a convenient window for you to attend virtually. The event is live online from 1 PM to 7 PM Pacific Time.

Hiring organizations who have attended previously include Rakuten, Hired, Karma Automotive, Zillow, BlueVine, Rakuten Medical, Anthem, FortressIQ, Nova Works, NPower, Women Who Code and Pathrise.

Job openings are typically in the the following spaces:

1) Software

2) Hardware

3) Ecommerce

4) Automotive

5) EdTech

6) Health care

7) Machine Learning

8) Data Science

9) UX Design

10) Finance

and more!

This is a great opportunity to interact with company founders, HR teams and managers to discuss what it's like to work at their organizations, check out their job openings and apply for exciting jobs!

Hiring organizations of all sizes and types are invited to participate, including companies outside Silicon Valley that are open to hiring remote talent from around the U.S.

If you are a hiring organization interested in securing exhibitor tables or sponsor booths, please email [masked]

Mention Idea to IPO for personalized attention.

FREE! Intro to Python: Part 2

Online event

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION.

This event is organized by Learn to Code and Hack Reactor.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This event is 100% online.

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend!

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

In order to participate, you must register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-part-2-live-online-tickets-140645788339?aff=ipo

Hurry! Slots are limited!

(The login link will be emailed to Eventbrite registrants right before the event begins.)

This is part two of an event series for beginners who want to start learning the basics of programming with Python.

Topics covered in Part 2 of Intro To Python:

- Functions

- Scopes

- Working with libraries

We'll put together what we learned making useful code we can re-use on different datasets.

In Part 1 we covered:

Getting started with programming

Overview of careers using python

- Variables

- Strings

- Numbers

- Lists

- Dictionaries

- Conditionals

- Loops

How to Prepare:

- Install Google Chrome (any modern browser should work): https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/

- Sign up for a Google account if you don't already have one (We will be using an online code editor by Google)

- Have the Zoom Client for Video Meetings installed well before the webinar begins: https://zoom.us/download

Taught live online:

- Link to join the workshop will be provided to you once you RSVP.

*You must RSVP on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link*

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-part-2-live-online-tickets-140645788339?aff=ipo

About Your Instructor:

Andrew Means

I'm passionate about solving problems. I've leveraged this passion to explore innovative solutions to uncover new areas of opportunity that were previously unknown.

My background in software development, data engineering, and data science lets me solve these problems creatively and from different angles. From recognizing pain points and collecting data about the issue to creating a developer tool that when integrated would save thousands of engineering hours on manual processes.

I am on a mission to create beautiful experiences using a synthesis of data science, creative feature engineering, and scalable design.

To learn more about Galvanize, visit https://glv.nz/2NeUCve

About Galvanize:

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

Education - part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

Workspace - whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth

Networking - events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit https://glv.nz/2NeUCve

To apply to the immersive, visit https://glv.nz/3aNQYQY

How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal in a COVID-19 World

This is an online event. Participation is 100% online.

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.

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

In order to attend, please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-pitch-practice-how-to-pitch-to-investors-successfully-raise-money-tickets-122887079563?aff=IdeaSViLabFreeTix33Comm&afu=3951017871

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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. He has spoken at conferences at Tsinghua, Geju and SUES Universities in China and at incubators and accelerators in in Austria, Korea and Turkey.

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, enjoys playing the guitar and hikng.

You can reach Steve at:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveaustin/

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