What we're about

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 (5+)

Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in Robotics

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/venture-capital-panel-investment-and-latest-innovations-in-robotics-tickets-79386652615 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss investment in robotics startups and the latest innovations in robotics -- and what to expect throughout 2019. (This is not a pitch event, so no startups will be pitching to the panel.) If you are a robotics 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: Th 11/21 Startup Demo Table Agenda 6:00 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 Networking About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) Nuno Goncalves Pedro, Grishin Robotics Venture Capital, Strive Capital Nuno Goncalves Pedro is a venture partner with Grishin Robotics Venture Capital, 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). At the same time, Nuno has served and continues serving as a board member for various start-ups and non-profits in the US, Europe and Asia. Elana Lian, Intel Capital Elana Lian is an Investment Director at Intel Capital. She drives investment in Retail, Internet of Things (IoT), AI, Robotics, etc. She is currently on the Boards of Rubikloud, Bossa Nova Robotics, Fictiv and Venafi. Before joining the IoT investment team, she made and/or supported investments in Airware, Tier3 (acquired by CenturyLink), Aldebaran (acquired by SoftBank), and InVisage. Negar Rajabi, SK Telecom Ventures Negar Rajabi, SK Telecom VenturesNegar Rajabi is an investor SK Telcom Ventures where she focuses on evaluating and sourcing early to mid-stage investment opportunities. She is an engineer turned investor with several years of experience developing and commercializing disruptive technologies at startups and top-tier engineering companies across the US and Canada. Previously she was an entrepreneur-in-residence at SRI International where she explored commercializing several patented technologies focused on robotics, computer vision, artificial intelligence and advanced sensing. Before that, she worked at Presidio Partners to identify, assess and source investment opportunities in the areas of 3D printing, drones, Industrial IoT and digital manufacturing. Negar has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. About the Moderator: Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. His practice is focused on assisting companies at all stages in their life cycle, from inception through seed, angel and venture capital raises, mergers and acquisitions.

Workshop: Peak Performance: -Turning Action into Results

🚀LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT HERE: https://foundersfloor.com/workshop-11-21-19/?utm_campaign=workshop-11-21&utm_medium=meetup-listing-idea-to-ipo&utm_source=referral THE EVENT https://foundersfloor.com/workshop-11-21-19/?utm_campaign=workshop-11-21&utm_medium=meetup-listing-idea-to-ipo&utm_source=referral If you are a founder or entrepreneur, then this is a workshop you cannot afford to miss! You must purchase a ticket to attend. Food and beverages are provided. Free parking. /////////////////////////////////////////// *** SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/workshop-11-21-19/?utm_campaign=workshop-11-21&utm_medium=meetup-listing-idea-to-ipo&utm_source=referral /////////////////////////////////////////// [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] AGENDA: 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Registration, Dinner & Networking 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Workshop Presentation 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Networking, Meet the Speaker BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO THIS LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: http://foundersfloor.com/disclaimer /////////////////////////////////////////// *** SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/workshop-11-21-19/?utm_campaign=workshop-11-21&utm_medium=meetup-listing-idea-to-ipo&utm_source=referral /////////////////////////////////////////// [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST Subscribe to our newsletters to be the first to know about our popular startup events. We also provide plenty of useful tech news and content full of insights, ideas and inspiration from our network of VCs and startup experts. SUBSCRIBE HERE: https://foundersfloor.com/events/ [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] WHO IS FOUNDERS FLOOR? Founders Floor is a co-working accelerator for tech startups. We provide low cost co-working office space to select startups including mentorship & advice, a 3 month accelerator program, funding opportunities via our VC network, & monthly events . Find out more about our co-working options (http://foundersfloor.com/coworking) and accelerator program (http://foundersfloor.com/accelerator-program). Find out more about our upcoming events here: http://foundersfloor.com/events [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] FREE PARKING: Free street parking and free parking garage. Easy access to public transportation. See event description link above for details.SA MEEETUP

Intro to Python (Full Day Workshop)

Hacker Dojo

The deadline to register and pay online is 11 PM the day before 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. In order to attend, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-tickets-80000466549 First Responders $77 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $97 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $117 plus Eventrite fees Fourth Responders $137 plus Eventbrite fees Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $150 (cash) at the door. Hurry! Slots are limited! Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided! -No prior programming experience is necessary. - Please bring your laptop and charger. This workshop will provide an introduction to Python and all the basic rules: · Rules and regulations · What to expect · Setting up the interpreter on each computer · Indentation · Running a program · IPython Basic Syntax · Print statement · Single and multiline comments · Standard input/ standard output functions Basic Operators · Arithmetic operators · Comparison operators · Assignment operators · Logical operators · Membership operators · Identity operators Variables and Data types Numbers String Boolean Defining variables Typecasting from datatype to another String Operations String manipulations String methods like split, strip, join etc. String functions like len Loops if-else while-loop for-loops Data structures · List · Dictionary · Tuples · Several list functions and methods Functions · Arguments and outputs · Default argument · Keyword based arguments File input output · Reading text files · Writing to text files Agenda 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Check In, Refreshments, Networking 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Session 1 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM Break 11:20 AM to 1:00 PM Session 2 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Session 3 3:30 PM to 3:50 PM Break 3:50 PM to 5:30 PM Session 4 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Office Hours (optional) About the Instructor: Dr. Sri Pudipeddi holds a Ph.D. in mathematics. She has expertise in mathematics, image processing, machine learning and Python. She taught at UC Santa Cruz Extension and is currently teaching at UC Berkeley Extension. She conducts corporate training. She co-authored two textbooks, “Image Processing and Acquisition using Python” and “Essential Python.” Her LinkedIn profile can be found at: www.linkedin.com/in/sridevi-pudipeddi If you have any questions about the content of this workshop, please contact Sri at: [masked]

How 5G Will Change Everything

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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: (Registration link TBA.) Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $20 (cash) at the door. "With 3G, it took about a day to download an HD movie. LTE networks, available now, slashed the time to minutes. A 5G network would reduce the wait time to seconds. That kind of speed changes everything. Latency would disappear. Engineers could build networks of connected vehicles that would relay relevant traffic information, and automatically maintain safe driving distances. Telemedicine would become viable. Imagine a world where doctors in Boston use cutting-edge robotics to perform delicate surgeries in Mumbai. Drones and self-driving cars would be able to build real-time 3D maps to operate more efficiently. The stakes are high." ---Forbes.com The advent of 5G will usher in a new era in high tech and will change life as we know it. The speaker will discuss the impact of 5G and the opportunities -- and pitfalls -- that lie ahead. Please come with your questions and comments. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking

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