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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.

We support:

http://www.khanacademy.org/donate

http://thelifeyoucansave.com/

http://www.hackerdojo.com/

We are inspired by:

http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.a... (http://www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx)

Upcoming events (4+)

Silicon Valley Thursday Night Networking (In-Person) - Santa Clara

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

Organizational Sponsors:

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PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION.

Enter the Hyatt Regency via the main entrance on the front side of the hotel. Meet in front of Peet's Coffee at 8 PM. 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!

How to Build a Fundable Startup BEFORE Fundraising

Online event

Organizational Sponsors:

Startup House

Need a place to stay short term in Silicon Valley?

Stay at Startup House in Palo Alto - the heart of Silicon Valley - for as low as $50 a night!

-Network, socialize and connect with entrepreneurs all over the world!

-Enjoy social events and startup and venture capital-related programming!

- Have access to world class amenities, iconic tech companies, top tier venture capital firms, Stanford University, etc. - all within walking or biking distance!

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KEAP

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This event is an online event.

This is an online event. Participation 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:

How to Build a Fundable Startup BEFORE Fundraising Tickets, Fri, Dec 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

Hurry! Slots are limited!

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

Too many founders chase startup funds before they are fundable. Premature fundraising results in wasted time and effort. Even if funds are raised, they come at lower valuation, with investor-friendly terms, often from less qualified investors.

Building a fundable startup requires seven key elements:

Foundation

Funding strategy

Validation

Execution

Talent

Metrics

Speed

Over 90% of startups fail. Learn how each of these seven keys dramatically improve your chance of success.

Fundable Startups provides coaching, training, and tools that helps founders build healthy, fundable companies. As a published author and a CEO, CTO or tech VP of five startups with three exits, Sam Wong leads Fundable Startups in creating premium, deep-dive, visual training and tools to help founders with great execution.

For more info on Idea to IPO events, visit:

www.idea-to-ipo.com

Meet New People! Friday Night Networking (In-Person)

Panera Bread

Look for the MEETUP sign!

Organizational Sponsors:

KEAP

Close more leads consistently!

Create a repeatable sales process for your team by making it easy to set-up appointments, track leads, and send quotes, all from your CRM.

Get a FREE trial here:

https://keap.com/lp/get-the-business?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=i2ipo&utm_campaign=i2ipoweb&utm_content=

Create Your App in Minutes!

Visit:

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

Email marketing for FREE!

Visit:

https://www.aweber.com/easy-email.htm?id=533058

Grow Your Instagram Fam Base with InstaChamp by Mobile Monkey!

Visit:

https://app.mobilemonkey.com/instachampIPO

Look for the MEETUP sign!

Come out and meet new people!

Network, socialize and connect!

This event is free to attend.

Please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-new-people-friday-night-networking-in-person-tickets-400543926667

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! (in-person)

Come out and enjoy a great evening of good food, liquid refreshments, and connecting.

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, marketing professionals, community organizers and investors.

This event is organized in collaboration with other groups!

@ideatoipo

www.idea-to-ipo.com

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

(videos of online events)

Look for the MEETUP sign!

Meet New People! Saturday Night Networking (In-Person)

Panera Bread

Look for the MEETUP sign!

Organizational Sponsors:

KEAP

Close more leads consistently!

Create a repeatable sales process for your team by making it easy to set-up appointments, track leads, and send quotes, all from your CRM.

Get a FREE trial here:

https://keap.com/lp/get-the-business?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=i2ipo&utm_campaign=i2ipoweb&utm_content=

Create Your App in Minutes!

Visit:

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

Email marketing for FREE!

Visit:

https://www.aweber.com/easy-email.htm?id=533058

Grow Your Instagram Fam Base with InstaChamp by Mobile Monkey!

Visit:

https://app.mobilemonkey.com/instachampIPO

Look for the MEETUP sign!

Come out and meet new people!

Network, socialize and connect!

This event is free to attend.

Please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-new-people-saturday-night-networking-in-person-tickets-384391544457

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! (in-person)

Come out and enjoy a great evening of good food, liquid refreshments, and connecting.

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, marketing professionals, community organizers and investors.

This event is organized in collaboration with other groups!

@ideatoipo

www.idea-to-ipo.com

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

(videos of online events)

Look for the MEETUP sign!

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