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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+)

Why Quantum Computing Deserves Your Attention, But Especially Now

This event is FREE to attend!

Attend online or in-person on the UC Berkeley campus!

If you cannot attend in person -- attendees can be located anywhere in the world and attend online!

In order to attend, please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/why-quantum-computing-deserves-your-attention-but-especially-now-tickets-208907767757

The event is a no-cost time-effective triple play:

1) learning for beginners,

2) Quantum Computing professional speaker

3) interaction with industry providers.

The Quantum Computing at Berkeley (QCB) team will introduce fundamental ideas behind this exciting technology, as well as talk about relevant research and initiatives happening on campus.

Jack Hidary, Director of AI/QC at Alphabet and author of Quantum Computing: An Applied Approach, will discuss the impact of quantum technologies in both research and industry.

The pace of investment in quantum computing platforms has increased significantly in the last six months which is already bringing more talent into the sector. Jack will discuss the various approaches that different companies are taking to build these machines and the development of applications for quantum platforms.

Jack will also cover quantum technologies beyond computing, such as quantum sensing and quantum secure communications. The talk is for a general audience; no knowledge of quantum physics is required.

Please forward this announcement to those who might find this event interesting.

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Top Five IP Mistakes that Could Derail Your Startup

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This is an online 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.

In order to participate, you must register here:

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

Veteran intellectual property attorney Dr. Colby will discuss the top intellectual property related mistakes made by businesses and in particular startups. The top two being related to “ownership.” Ownership deservedly occupying the top two spots because of the many ways in which IP ownership can derail a company.

Other common mistakes include waiting to secure IP rights, a lack of strategy and a lack of understanding of patents.

The presentation will be directed at founders and executives of early stage companies and will give attendees an introduction as to how they may avoid these critical mistakes.

Top five IP mistakes:

Ownership
Ownership
Waiting
No Strategy
Understanding the Patent

Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Steven Colby is a partner and an intellectual property attorney at Rimon Law. He focuses on early stage startups and develops IP with a view towards increasing company valuation.

Dr. Colby received his Ph.D. from Indiana University at Bloomington, where he focused on the development and design of scientific instruments. He has over 40 published scientific papers and abstracts and holds several patents.

Prior to becoming an intellectual propery attorney, Dr. Colby was director of product development for a scientific instrument company. His professional background extends to software and hardware development, website development, manufacturing management, electronics, sensors, measurement devices, control systems, mass spectrometry, chromatography, and bioanalysis.

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

Organizational Sponsors:

KEAP

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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?

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Visit:

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Subscribe to our YouTube Channels:

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

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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! Global Growth Accelerate Conference Dec. 7-9

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This event is organized by Growth Blazers.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This event is online.

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, please register here:

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The Global Growth Accelerate Conference will be held virtually on December 7 - 9, 2021. Get a front-row seat and hear talks from the world's top marketing minds!

Speakers include:

Kieran Flanagan, SVP Growth at Hubspot

Vivan Chang, VP Growth at Clorox

Darrel Alfonso, Marketing Ops Leader at AWS

Michelle Killebrew, Products & Technology Marketing Leader at PwC

Gaurav Vohra, Head of Growth at Superhuman

Rebecca Kline, SVP Marketing at Loom

Vidya Peters, CMO at Marqueta

Monica Silvestre, Head of Global Community at Canva

And more!

You will get access to 50+ expert-led sessions in a variety of formats to encourage collaboration rather than one-to-many conversations.

Here's what to expect:

1) 50+ Actionable Sessions and Tactical Workshops

2) Case studies from AWS, Canva, Superhuman, HubSpot & More

3) Hypergrowth, Brand, B2B & B2C, Leadership Keynotes

4) Live Real-Time Website Teardowns & Feedback

5) Network with 7,000+ Like-Minded Attendees

6) Learn the Latest Marketing Tech Strategies

and more!

Get Your Free Starter Pass Today!

Register here:

https://growthaccelerateconference21.growthblazers.com/?utm_source=idea-to-ipo&utm_medium=idea-to-ipo&utm_campaign=GGAC2021

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How to Cut Product Development Costs by up to 50%!

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