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Startup Demo Showcase /The Cloud and the Future of Entrepreneurship

  • Mar 28, 2013 · 6:00 PM

This event is sponsored by Elance.

This event is free to attend.

Please only RSVP "Yes" if you plan on attending.

If you RSVP "Yes" and find out later that you cannot attend, please adjust your RSVP response accordingly.


Find the freelance tech talent you need for your startup, or find gigs as a tech freelancer.

Click here:


Post. Hire. Done.



Startup Demo Showcase:


During the networking session, there will be startups on hand displaying their products on tables.

There are no formal pitch presentations, but entrepreneurs can interact with attendees informally by showcasing their startups via demo tables.

If you would like to have a spot at a table to demo a product, please send an email to:



Learn best practices for building and running your business in the talent cloud.

Bootstrapping a startup business is challenging.  The advent of the "talent cloud" has enabled entrepreneurs to take advantage of  global talent and accelerate the growth of their enterprises like never before.

Our speaker will discuss the following:

1) online freelancing options for techies

2) how entrepreneurs can leverage online talent pools to accelerate the development of their startup and maximize ROI

3) the range of projects online freelancers work on for entrepreneurs

4) what skill sets are in highest demand

5) how online freelancers are hired and managed

6) a case study of a hybrid organization combining online and on-site staff


and more......!




About Our Speaker:

Ved Sinha
Vice President, Category Management

Ved is responsible for launching and growing the categories of service available on the Elance platform. Prior to this role, Ved built and led the product management team and the online marketing team. Ved joined Elance at the company's inception and has helped the company grow from zero customers to over $700 million in online payments.

Ved holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.



6:00 pm to 7:00 pm     Networking, Startup Demo Tables

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm     Speaker Presentation, Announcements, Raffle

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm     Networking



There will be time set aside for "lightning announcements".


Enjoy food and refreshments  courtesy of Elance.

Some lucky attendees will go home with some great door prizes.

Microsoft representatives will be on site and will be giving out some great Microsoft products during the raffle drawing.




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  • Sree V.

    Informative, Thank you, Rob.
    missing beers ?!

    please post all those announcements in here. so i can touch base with those i could not.

    March 28, 2013

  • OneHotDish

    Informative & format made it easy to connect. Thx Rob & all!

    March 28, 2013

  • OneHotDish

    Anyone up for "afterparty" beers at @SteakOut in mtn view? All the talent/talking at booths are awsome but making me thirsty. Who's in to continue the awesome?

    March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can't make it tonight, but thanks for the invite!

      1 · March 28, 2013

    • OneHotDish

      Who's here? Saw someone sneak to restaurant across the st. come back: don't make me drink alone!

      March 28, 2013

  • Macelle L.

    I represent Exist and we offer consulting and software development services. If working with freelancers isn't your sweet spot, let's chat :-)

    March 28, 2013

  • oscar v.

    late at work

    March 28, 2013

  • Robert C.


    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    March 28, 2013

  • Frank

    We are looking for iOS, Android, Windows Phone mobile engineers /cloud computing gurus. We are developing world’s most innovative social mobile eCommerce platform. We are the experts and pioneers in this field with patent-pending proprietary technologies. Please email me with your phone No and look for me i interested.

    March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Frank. We are in the business for over 2 years and have experience in working with entrepreneurs and businesses. You can take a look at our portfolio at­ and I have emailed you my contact details.

      March 28, 2013

    • Sanjay S.

      Am available

      Seeking position as Software Devl/Architect/Mgr.­

      March 28, 2013

  • Artem F. is looking for a front end developer, who is not afraid to experiment with new technologies and take a challenge of building something very different. We are a team of 8 people, with an office in SOMA. There is lots of communication, team work and everyone has ability to make decisions and guide the product to its potential! Check out the product to make sure you are up for this challenge, and email [masked] if interested talking more about this opportunity. See you at the event!

    March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Artem! just checked out , I gotta say it intrigues me a lot. Still needs some polishing but the idea is there and I can see it becoming something that people would definitely use. the whole Room thing?? really nice concept, props on that one.

      I would love a sit down with you and your team to see if I can be useful and be part of this. I love working with startups with crazy different ideas.

      What stack are you guys on? if I may ask. shoot me a email at [masked] to establish a connection. hope to hear from you. Thanks :)

      March 28, 2013

    • Artem F.

      Thank you, John I will get back to you via email!

      March 28, 2013

  • Michael R.

    Please reserve a demo table for

    March 27, 2013

  • Ronald Z.


    March 27, 2013

  • Sled

    work overtakes the event for me.

    March 25, 2013

  • Olga m.

    I would like a table.

    March 25, 2013

  • Scott W.

    First meeting

    March 14, 2013

  • Scott W.

    First meeting

    March 14, 2013

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