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Palo Alto meets Hollywood. This is a group for the tech entrepreneurs in the film, motion picture and entertainment industries. We look forward to meeting everyone from startups, entrepreneurs, investors, techies, film writers, producers, crew and everyone who's a fan of entertainment or tech.

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FREE! Pitch to Angel Investor Gary Jinks, Managing Director, South Valley Angels

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

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Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend.

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Space is limited.

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Your ability to present your business case confidently and clearly is critical for funding, partnerships and building your team. Most people are not born natural speakers we must work on it. This forum will allow you to pitch or listen to others and hear the guidance and discussions from a Silicon Valley thought leader.

This is a great opportunity to practice you pitch, get constructive feedback and guidance.

Format:

Three minute pitch followed by five minutes of one-on-one feedback and discussion.

a) elevator pitch with no slides

or

b) pitch with slide deck

If you would like to pitch and get feedback during the webinar, email Gary at:

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Since this is a public forum do not ask for any funding or discuss your use of funds.

Agenda

Opening Comments: Guidelines and Format

Pitches

Open Q&A

About the Instructor:

Gary is the Founder and Managing Director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertise and extensive track record developing high yield innovation ecosystems and building up high growth exit focused start-up ventures. Gary has created, transformed and launched innovation in the Silicon Valley his entire career, from combat vehicles to lifestyle apps. Gary founded GLJ Group in 2005 and has led engineering, strategic direction and, business development for corporate clients resulting in over $300M in new business. In 2010 he shifted complete focus to the Startup community, advising over 400 Startups, working with the top incubators and investors in the Silicon Valley, launching innovation centers and developing regional ecosystems around the globe. He is a regular speaker, evangelist and lead executive advisor helping clients formulate custom strategies and implementation of the next evolution of the Startup Model, “Precision Innovation”

If you have any questions about the content and format of this webinar, contact Gary at:

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How to Find Product Market Fit Quickly

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Product-market fit is one of the most important Lean Startup concepts, yet it is also one of the least well defined.

Join us for a FREE online masterclass, where Nelly Yusupova, CTO with 18 years experience, Startup Tech Advisor, and creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, will share what is product market fit and the importance of reaching product market fit quickly.

You will learn:

  • What is Product Market Fit (PMF)
  • Product Market Fit metrics
  • A method of reaching PMF quickly
  • How to define your MVP properly to reduce the cost and time of development
  • A framework for releasing code more often so you can learn faster
  • A tactic you can use to improve your product

And more!

About the Speaker

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

Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes and through her online masterclass 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 a Wall Street Journal’s “Woman on the IT Fast Track”.

Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, NY Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and has been featured in INC Magazine, NBC Today Show, Fast Company Magazine, NewsDay.com, O’Reilly, SmartMoney, SmallBiz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio.

How to Negotiate with Venture Capitalists

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Venture capital is the holy grail of funding for successful startups.
Startups that successfully close a venture capital funding round will have access not only to money but also experience, expertise and connections.

Silicon Valley has many success stories of venture-backed companies that went on to successful exits. However, there are as many stories of founders who lost their companies, exited too early or gave up too much to the venture capitalists.

If a startup is lucky enough to get a venture capital term sheet, how can the startup founder protect herself? What should be negotiated, and what should she expect?

Join us as veteran Silicon Valley startup and venture capital attorney Roger Royse discusses how to negotiate with venture capitalists.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  1. How to do due diligence on a venture capitalist
  2. How to prepare your company for a venture capital financing
  3. How to best position yourself for a successful raise
  4. What terms to expect and what traps to avoid
  5. What terms are standard, and what terms you should never agree to
  6. What is a term sheet, and what can you expect to be in it
  7. How to protect yourself from overreaching investors
  8. How to position yourself for the future after the funding closes
  9. What to expect after the close….

And more!

Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios.

About the Speaker:

Roger Royse is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP and practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, tax, mergers and acquisitions and fund formation. He works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries. Roger has been an instructor or professor of legal, tax and business topics for the Center for International Studies (Salzburg, Austria), Golden Gate University School of Law and Stanford Continuing Studies and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo..

Roger is the author of Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup and has been interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox Business, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, Tax Notes, Inc. Magazine, Nikkei Asian Review, China Daily, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, The Recorder, 7X7, Business Insurance and Fast Company.

How to Get Pre-Seed and Seed Funding without Giving Up Equity or Control

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All Eventbrite registrants will receive a FREE soft copy of the book The Business Funding Formula written by the speaker, Leo Kannell.

Getting startup funding is challenging for many entrepreneurs. Pre-seed and seed funding doesn't always come easy and some options involve giving up equity and even control of your startup company.

Getting funding without giving up equity and without giving up control of your company is a viable option.

In this webinar, the speaker will discuss:

  1. How to secure up to $150K to help you achieve proof of concept and build a viable MVP
  2. How to get funding and keep your equity
  3. How to get funding without having to answer to investors
  4. How get zero interest funding
  5. How get funding quickly
  6. How to leverage initial funding (pre-seed and seed) so you can gain traction and then land larger funding sums to scale your startup

and more!

Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios.

About the Speaker

Leo Kannell is the founder and CEO of 7 Figures Funding, Funding CEO Academy and the 7 Figures Club Podcast. He is the author of the best selling book The Business Funding Formula. He and his teams have secured over half a billion in funding for thousands of clients.

Leo's calling is to provide funding for startups and newer small business owners with aggressive funding solutions on his funding marketplace and to provide practical and actionable education to empower his clients. He has pioneered the buildout of the premier funding partner portal tracking software in the funding industry, with over 3,000 users nationwide, including loan brokers, consultants and coaches who are are able to quickly secure funding at a zero percent interest rate for up to 20 months to help entrepreneurs build their dream businesses.

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