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Compelling content is key to many entrepreneurial ventures in Silicon Valley. Whether you are a content creator, aggregator, or broker, you realize that content is king.

This meetup group is forum to connect entrepreneurs, technologists, and investors in the content creation, distribution, and entrepreneurship, including AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality).

Upcoming events (5)

FREE! Monday Night Silicon Valley Business and Technology Mixer

www.idea-to-ipo.com @ideatoipo (https://twitter.com/ideatoipo) https://www.facebook.com/IDEA.TO.IPO www.youtube.com/ideatoipo This event is 100% online. Participants can be located anywhere in the world. This event is free to attend. In order to attend, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-valley-monday-night-business-social-networking-mixer-online-tickets-122199547135 (The login link will be emailed to registered participants right before the start of the event.) Hurry! Slots are limited! There's no content or speaker at this event -- just business and social networking. Build your business and social network - face to face (online)! Come out and enjoy a gathering of professionals from all walks of life, right from the comfort of your own home office! You may meet your next business collaborator, client, employer, employee, friend, or tennis partner (once social distancing passes)! Meet other Silicon Valley movers and shakers - Internet entrepreneurs, developers, engineers, mobile app coders, attorneys, bloggers, academics, thought leaders, community organizers, artists, 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 15 minutes or the full three hours. COST: FREE to attend. This event is organized in collaboration with Albert's List, a job search community based in Silicon Valley with 42,000+ job seekers, hiring managers, recruiters, and career service providers. Join us at bit.ly/findyournextjob. Organizational Sponsors: SEMrush WHERE GOOD MARKETERS BECOME GREAT! Join 4 million SEMrushusers Analyze data on more than 580 million domains and more than 16 billion key words! Uncover your competitors' organic search, paid, content, PR and social media strategies! Find the most profitable keywords for your website! Get a FREE 7 Day TRIAL! Visit: https://www.semrush.com/sem/?ref=9340528129&refer_source=&utm_source=berush&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=link_7-day_pro_trial CRATUS is Silicon Valey's IoT Technology and Product Design Company. CRATUS Provides Engineering Innovation Services for creating IoT Products and Platforms. www.cratustech.com ASSET-Rx is the operational intelligence software that connects the shop floor to the top floor in manufacturing facilities, factories, medical institutions, repair centers, and assembly lines. ASSET-Rx provides you quick and easy access to your KPIs by autonomously harvesting intelligence from the interactions between your inventory, your assets, and your team. www.cratustech.com/asset-rx PHYSICAL | DIGITAL | CONNECTED For more info on Idea to IPO events, visit: www.idea-to-ipo.com Get B2B contacts for over 30 million organizations, powered by Machine Learning!For 100 free leads, mention Idea to IPO and send an email message to:[masked] spend time prospecting again!

FREE! How to Do Online B2B Sales & Communication for ACTION 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! This event is FREE to attend. 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/how-to-do-online-b2b-sales-get-results-in-a-covid-19-world-12-2pm-tickets-121085470903?aff=IdeaSVilabFrTix33Com&afu=3951017871 Hurry! Slots are limited! Work and business are now online. We must be able to persuade and MAKE-It-HAPPEN online! Learn how to LEAD and SELL by asking the right questions, hearing the unspoken and gaining agreement. Please bring a specific issue or goal you have to use for the discussion. You will be invited to try your message online during the workshop. You will get friendly feedback that will help lift your game and have fun at the same time! You will learn how to get the job done working in the online world. It is an intro to a longer B2B sales and leadership training program. Leadership and persuasion are essential to B2B selling. Its all about making things happen. Learn how to communicate for ACTION: to discover needs, overcome issues and LEAD PEOPLE TO MAKE DECISIONS to act or buy. We will assume that we don’t have access to face to face, in person communications going forward – all the work and communication will be done online. 1. Discover how to lead, sell, and persuade using QUESTIONS to MOVE FORWARD. 2. Use the 5-Step Goal Model to SIMPLIFY THE TALKS. 3. Learn the DACI model for FACT-BASED DECISIONS based on data. 4. Use RAPPORT methods to better understand people and build TRUST. 5. Learn the BIG-5 Model to understand a person’s NEEDS. These are well-proven processes. We have used these methods to generate nearly a $1B of consulting sales in the U.S. and other countries. Join us to learn how to take your career or business to the next step by learning to PERSUADE online and Make-it-Happen! 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, he enjoys playing the guitar and hiking. You can reach Steve at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveaustin/ Organizational Sponsor: SEMrush WHERE GOOD MARKETERS BECOME GREAT! Join 4 million SEMrushusers Analyze data on more than 580 million domains and more than 16 billion key words! Uncover your competitors' organic search, paid, content, PR and social media strategies! Find the most profitable keywords for your website! Get a FREE 7 Day TRIAL! Visit: https://www.semrush.com/sem/?ref=9340528129&refer_source=&utm_source=berush&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=link_7-day_pro_trial

Recruiter Panel: Job Hunting Best Practices During COVID-19

This event is organized by Albert's List. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. In order to attend, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recruiter-panel-job-hunting-best-practices-during-covid-19-tickets-122197707633 COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way professionals hunt for work, transforming a formerly hot job market overnight. Opportunities are still available, but for the shrewd and strategic. With 44,000 members and growing, Albert's List has been at the center of job hunting. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we've helped connect job seekers, hiring managers, recruiters, and career coaches to drive meaningful career conversations. In this event, we're proud to bring together a panel of recruiters in Silicon Valley (and beyond) who will share their best practices, tips, and tricks with interested job seekers. You'll hear about topics including: - How to get the attention of those hiring and secure interviews in these times. - The interview questions and answers hiring managers are looking for - How to negotiate once you get an offer. - And much more! This event will be hosted and moderated by Albert's List moderator Elisa Huang. Come with your questions and scenarios. ABOUT THE PANEL Aaron Rhodes is a Technical Recruiter for Rakuten Americas, where he teams with leaders in engineering and product on talent searches across the US and Canada. Having worked with series A-E funded startups and large brands early in his career, Aaron brings a unique knowledge of interview and negotiation practices, vital to any jobseeker’s success. Brian Kwa is currently a recruiter at Google and always intrigued by technology, digital marketing, and social media. A former dropshipping business owner, his mission is to help others by leveraging his previous experiences and learnings. Paul has been sourcing and recruiting for Robert Half, Google, Uber, and Afterpay for the past 7 years. He is an active volunteer at Year Up, where he helps individuals touch up their resumes, provides interviewing tips, and conducts mock interviews. Elisa Huang is a results-oriented sales and marketing leader skilled at aligning company vision with actionable objectives to drive business outcomes in the B2B space. She lives in Los Angeles and is an Albert's List moderator.

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

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! This event is FREE to attend. 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: (Registration link TBA.) Hurry! Slots are limited! 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/ Organizational Sponsor: SEMrush WHERE GOOD MARKETERS BECOME GREAT! Join 4 million SEMrushusers Analyze data on more than 580 million domains and more than 16 billion key words! Uncover your competitors' organic search, paid, content, PR and social media strategies! Find the most profitable keywords for your website! Get a FREE 7 Day TRIAL! Visit: https://www.semrush.com/sem/?ref=9340528129&refer_source=&utm_source=berush&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=link_7-day_pro_trial

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