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The advent of the Digital Age has created new platforms for entrepreneurship that scale relatively easily, including social media and mobile apps.

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Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in AI Startups

The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. Park in student lots 8, 9, 6, or 2. Parking is okay in these lots and free for this event. (Normal campus parking regulations won't be enforced.) Lot 8 is closest to the meeting space. Go to College Center - Building 10, Bay View Dining Room (2nd floor). Please review the campus map in advance so you can find the meeting space and parking seamlessly. http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/map/docs/CSMCampusMap.pdf PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for 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. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/venture-capital-panel-investment-and-latest-innovations-in-ai-startups-tickets-64640687035 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss investment AI startups and the latest innovations in AI -- and what to expect throughout 2019. (This is not a pitch event, so no startups will be pitching to the panel.) If you are an AI startup and would like space on a demo table for the networking portion of the event, please send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: T 7/23 Startup Demo Table Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Panel Discussion, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) Jennifer Vancini is a general partner with Mighty Capital. Jennifer has over 20 years of experience across a broad range of technologies, with extensive experience in the mobile and security industries. She has held management and executive roles in start-ups and innovation units of large organizations including Price Waterhouse, Nokia, the Symbian Foundation and Telefonica, and has served on several boards. Nuno Goncalves Pedro is a venture partner with Grishin Robotics, a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm focused on smart hardware investments. He is also the founder and managing partner of Strive Capital, a quantitative early stage venture capital fund focused on early-stage consumer mobile and deep software (artificial intelligence and blockchain). Homan Yuen is a Partner at Fusion Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on being the first institutional capital into innovative companies bringing technologies to market. The firm has over 50 industrial, enterprise, and healthcare technology companies in the portfolio. Homan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science from Stanford University and his B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley. Homan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science from Stanford University and his B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley. George Arabian is a start up veteran and managing partner of Steelhead Ventures, a micro venture capital fund with seed stage investments in companies his brother and partner, Gary and him truly believe in. He works with founders, other venture partners, thought leaders and executive teams who are making a positive difference in their communities and the future of our world. Steelhead’s portfolio includes 30+ visionary founders. About the Moderator: Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com (http://www.rroyselaw.com/)). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation.

Top Ten Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs

This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for 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. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/top-ten-leadership-skills-for-entrepreneurs-tickets-65349902317 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. The likelihood of getting funded and of actually succeeding with your new venture comes down to one word: leadership. A great product or service offering and superb technical know-how and talent is not enough. The common denominator in any business is people, and the ability to create a shared vision and provide a path for success is your role. At this event, you will learn what the key success characteristics of an entrepreneurial leader are and you will learn how to hone your leadership skills in order to achieve maximum effectiveness. Ten key tenets of leadership will be explored in practical take-away language. Be prepared to: 1. Expand your current definition of leadership 2. Explore and challenge your current thinking of leadership characteristics in an interactive session 3. Translate key learning points to practical application 4. Evaluate and score yourself on each leadership element 5. Create a personalized plan to address targeted areas for your personal growth and success. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Speaker Jeff Colvin has over 20 years in management consulting and training experience, delivering value to clients in diverse industries around the world ranging from startups in Silicon Valley to Google, IBM, Hewlett Packard. Jeff teaches leadership at Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development and leads advanced project management and strategy execution workshops. He also has taught leadership courses via Stanford Continuing Studies, including a class called Leadership for Collaborative Success and Building High Performing Teams. Jeff also provides mentoring and coaching to senior managers and teams as well as customized workshops in leadership, team leverage, and innovation. He has taught courses for Stanford University to over 6000 participants in over 20 countries. Venue Sponsor: www.SVIHub.com SVI Hub is the place in Silicon Valley where business meets innovation, where startups, entrepreneurs and corporations work side-by-side in a vibrant and nurturing community. Questions? Contact: [masked] Mention Idea to IPO for discounts on memberships at SVI Hub! Your email address may be shared with SVI Hub for the purpose of sending you news and invitations relating to events organized and hosted by SVI Hub. If you ever need to be removed from the SVI Hub mailing list, please send an email message to [masked] or follow the unsubscribe instructions within the email announcements from SVI Hub. Organizational Sponsor: Generate Your Patent Application 100% Free at https://www.getmeapatent.com/. This free system is provided as a courtesy by Chhabra Law Firm, PC. No Credit Card/Payment/Commitment Needed.

What Every Startup Needs to Know about Hiring Immigrants- Immigration Law Part 2

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Access Silicon Valley. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. Our MeetUp members get 10% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO GET TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y48m84du ***DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE.*** Networking, dinner and refreshments included in ticket price. Space is limited so secure your spot early. This second part of a 2-part series will be presented by Sophie Alcorn, Silicon Valley Immigration Attorney. Sophie’s firm, Alcorn Immigration Law, helps corporations, start-ups and small businesses in Silicon Valley sponsor the biggest talent in technical fields for U.S. Immigration. Alcorn Immigration Law has a 95% success rate in defending immigration and innovation with visas, green cards and citizenship. Through her practice Ms. Alcorn has come to find the most commonly asked question around Startups and immigration is “How can I stay in the United States or how can I get into the United States”. Even though there are so many options and so many laws that allow for legal immigration to the United States it’s so confusing to try to decipher them and navigate them. This second part in the 2-part series will focus on the following topics: - How Founders Can Immigrate to the U.S. - What Every Startup Needs to Know About Immigration for International Employees - Watch Out! Immigration Red Flags for Startups You need not have attended session one to attend this LIVE attorney hosted workshop. The content is stand alone. AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - startup workshop and Q & A ******************************************************************* DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: 1 (one) event ticket ½ shared Demo Table Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm. Limited availability. ********************************************************************** About Alcorn Immigration Law: Alcorn is the fastest growing immigration law firm in Silicon Valley. It empowers global companies to influence change and connect people, regardless of geography. Although no outcome can be guaranteed, its H-1B approval rating has remained over 90% despite national average declining to approximately 70%. Alcorn specializes in visas and green cards for rapidly scaling companies, regularly helping rapidly growing technology companies backed by investors such as Sequoia, a16z and Softbank. LEARN MORE AND **BUY TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y48m84du Premiere Sponsor: www.Procopio.com VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. VOLUNTEER AND GET TO SEE THE PRESENTATION FREE. EMAIL [masked] TO SIGN UP.

Silicon Valley TGIF Business and Social Networking

Santa Clara Hyatt Regency

@ideatoipo (https://twitter.com/ideatoipo) PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. Enter the Hyatt Regency via the main entrance on the front side of the hotel. Look to your right. Go to the bar area in the hotel lobby. Look for people with name tags. Look for the Meetup sign. This event is free to attend. Attendees must purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. There's no content or speaker at this event -- just business and social networking. Build your business and social network - face to face! Come out and enjoy a great evening of good food, liquid refreshments, and connecting. Come prepared with your best smile, a firm handshake, and a great personality. You may meet your next business collaborator, client, employer, employee, friend, or tennis partner! Getting away from a screen for a few hours will do you some good! : -) Meet Silicon Valley movers and shakers - Internet entrepreneurs, developers, engineers, mobile app coders, attorneys, bloggers, academics, 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 30 minutes or for two hours. PARKING: Park in the parking structure. Parking is free. COST: FREE to attend. All attendees will purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. Please support our host venue by purchasing at least one or two beverages. (Non-alcoholic beverages are okay.) DRESS CODE: BUSINESS ATTIRE Take the pledge: https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/ This event is organized in collaboration with other groups. Join the Bay Club/Silicon Valley Capital Club for great networking opportunities, great facilities and social activities! https://www.bayclubs.com/ http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Silicon-Valley-Capital-Club Our meetup members get a discount! Contact Greg Gonazales at: [masked] Mention "Idea to IPO" for personalized attention!

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