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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 throughout Silicon Valley and beyond.

One of the compelling features of our organization is our packed, busy calendar of informative programs and practical activities designed to help our entrepreneurial members achieve their objectives and realize their aspirations. Taking advantage of this vast array of relevant content will make you a better entrepreneur.

We believe in working together. We share resources, exchange ideas, and actively engage with each other -- on a personal level as well as on a business level. We participate in on-line as well as off-line events.

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

Many events on our calendar are in held in collaboration with other like-minded Silicon Valley organizations and institutions.

Our popular business and social networking mixers are festive occasions that allow you to meet new people from many different groups. We hold many social events to help members connect on a personal level and make friends.

Our network is expansive and global. We have members throughout the U.S. and around the world. We welcome international entrepreneurs from everywhere in the world to become part of our global community.

We are inclusive, not exclusive. : - )

We believe entrepreneurial educational opportunities should be accessible to anyone with a dream and ambition.

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Upcoming events (4+)

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

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

Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link right 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.

In order to participate, you must register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-to-investor-gary-jinks-managing-director-south-valley-angels-tickets-124660905123

(The deadline to register is two hours before the start of the event.)

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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.

This is a great opportunity to practice your pitch, get constructive feedback, guidance and investor insight.

Format:

3 minutes to pitch followed by 5 minutes one-on-one feedback and discussion; no slides.

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

Agenda

Opening comments, rules and format

Pitches

Open Q&A discussion (30min).

About the Speaker:

Gary is the founder and managing director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertise and an 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 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 450 startups, working with the top incubators and investors in 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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FREE! Pitch to Investor Gary Jinks, Managing Director, South Valley Angels

Organizational Sponsors:

KEAP

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Subscribe to our YouTube Channels:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjYga11avYH_CUpC0BSyDng

www.youtube.com/ideatoipo

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

Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link right 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.

In order to participate, you must register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-to-investor-gary-jinks-managing-director-south-valley-angels-tickets-124660905123

(The deadline to register is two hours before the start of the event.)

Hurry! Slots are limited!

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.

This is a great opportunity to practice your pitch, get constructive feedback, guidance and investor insight.

Format:

3 minutes to pitch followed by 5 minutes one-on-one feedback and discussion; no slides.

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

Agenda

Opening comments, rules and format

Pitches

Open Q&A discussion (30min).

About the Speaker:

Gary is the founder and managing director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertise and an 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 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 450 startups, working with the top incubators and investors in 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 Prepare for Venture Capital Investment PT 2-Venture Capital Terms

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Create Your App in Minutes!

Visit:

https://passion.io/?_go=idea-to-ipo

Email marketing for FREE!

Visit:

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Grow Your Instagram Fam Base with InstaChamp by Mobile Monkey!

Visit:

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

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

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

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 participate, you must register here

Hurry! Slots are limited!

Getting venture capital funding is the ultimate yet often elusive goal of many Silicon Valley startups. Venture capital funding dramatically improves a startup's chances of having a big IPO or buy out exit. Most startups at their inception have the hope, if not the expectation, that they will eventually receive venture capital funding.

In the current environment, venture capital funding has become more competitive, but it is still available. This presentation is the second of two parts and will cover typical venture capital deal terms and points, negotiating with venture capitalists and what to expect in the current environment.

Corporate, startup and venture capital attorney Roger Royse will discuss:

  1. Should you be approaching venture capitalists now
  2. How (and when) you should value your startup for venture capitalists
  3. What are typical venture capital financing terms
  4. What terms you may negotiate and what terms are standard
  5. How to protect yourself from dilution, freeze outs and forfeiture of shares
  6. How to manage your investors after the close
  7. Planning for a venture capital backed exit
  8. What to do when things go wrong
  9. Troubled company terms, down rounds and recaps
  10. How to access and leverage funding sources during a global economic crisis

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, domestic and international 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.

How Non-Techies Can Launch Successful Tech Startups

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Get a FREE trial here:

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Build and Grow Your Online Reputation with NiceJob.com!

For a FREE trial, visit:

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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!

Find the most profitable keywords for your website!

Get a FREE 7 Day TRIAL!

Visit:

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Need help with bookkeeping and accounting?

Get a FREE trial with Bench!

Visit:

https://bench.grsm.io/idea-to-ipo

@ideatoipo

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Subscribe to our YouTube Channels:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjYga11avYH_CUpC0BSyDng

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This event is organized by TechSpeak.

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This event is FREE to attend!

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As a non-techie, If you want to launch a successful tech startup your goal shouldn’t be to learn how to code and create your own app. Your goal should be to learn how to build the right team and implement the right processes to execute your idea. Then you need to go to market as fast as possible so you don’t miss out on the market opportunity.

Join us for a FREE 60 minute online masterclass and learn what non-technical founders need to know to launch a successful tech startup.

You will learn:

  1. The one most important skill that you must have in the early stages of your startup to be successful

  2. Why it’s so hard to find a technical co-founder or CTO and what you should do instead to get your idea off the ground

  3. Two money-saving skills you need in order to test ideas without engaging a developer

  4. How to define your MVP properly to reduce the cost and time required to develop your app

  5. The importance of process

and more!

Please come with your questions and scenarios.

About the Speaker

Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years of experience leading organizations 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 presented at many major industry 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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