• U.S. Visa Options for Int'l Tech Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Investors

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    This workshop will cover various U.S. visa options for tech professionals, entrepreneurs and investors, including employment-based visas and the best visa options for starting your own company.

    We will also discuss the different challenges to getting visas to the U.S. and strategies for successfully overcoming these obstacles.

    We will close with a discussion on what changes we can expect with the Biden administration.

    The speaker will go over:

    1) Visas for exploring business and employment opportunities in the United States

    2) Visas for employment and investment, such as the E, H-1B, L-1 and O-1 and the advantages and disadvantages of each

    3) An overview of the paths to permanent residence, including employment, family and investment

    4) Common obstacles to obtaining a visa and how to overcome these obstacles

    5) What to expect from the Biden administration and what that means for you and your visa options

    and more!

    Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios.

    About the Speaker:

    Nadia Yakoob has over 20 years of experience in U.S. immigration law. She began her career at Fragomen, which is the world's largest immigration law firm, and spent eight years in their New York, Brussels and San Francisco offices. From there she went to work as a staff attorney for the federal courts (Ninth Circuit) in their immigration unit. After five years with the federal courts, she decided to start her own immigration practice. She works primarily with start-ups, emerging companies, and tech entrepreneurs. She graduated from Georgetown University's Law Center in 2000 where she was the Editor in Chief of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.

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  • How to Attract Customers and Scale Your Business Using LinkedIn

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    This webinar centers around “Social Selling”, and is for entrepreneurs, small business owners, contractors, sales people and investors, or anyone looking to leverage social media for business development.

    We will be teaching specifically on how to use LinkedIn as a platform to generate actualized business, as we have seen an absolute explosion in the platform, and have watched over 100 clients' business change over the past year as we've begun implementing LinkedIn specific sales strategies!

    We will discuss everything from profile optimization and daily engagement tactics, to ensuring your organization as a whole is equipped to “socially sell” and leverage ALL social media platforms.

    If you are looking for next level approaches to LinkedIn that will bring results in the first 30 days that are market tested, this is the webinar for you!

    The webinar will cover:

    1) How to create, optimize and promote your personal and company page on LinkedIn

    2) How to identify and describe your specific your niche market to maximize your competitive advantages

    3) How to expand your professional network by creating relationships that last

    4) How to share and publish content on LinkedIn and be seen as a leader in your industry

    5) How to Increase your connection rate in a world of automation

    6) How to craft messages that separate you and your brand from the “noise” currently on LinkedIn

    7) How to select, interact and generate leads with groups

    8) How to create a prospect pipeline

    9) How to actually convert your social brand awareness to revenue on the books

    10) How to effectively prospect on LinkedIn

    11) LinkedIn Etiquette, tips and tricks

    And more!

    Come with questions and scenarios.

    About the Speaker

    Lorenzo Johnson is a partner at Sociallyin, and has over 12+ years of B2B marketing experience with some of the worlds largest brands such as Conde Nast! He brings a wealth of sales knowledge having been an executive leadership and sales coach for the oldest direct marketing training consulting company in the world.

    Lorenzo is passionate about helping businesses navigate the ever changing world of social media AND SUCCEEDING, taking their brands to heights they've never imagined!

    Company Bio

    Sociallyin is a full-service social media agency, located in the United States. Sociallyin helps brands with different aspects of their social media marketing strategy by deploying result-driven services around social strategy, content production, community management, paid social advertising, influencer marketing and more. Sociallyin is rannked among the top ten social media agencies in the U.S. and has locations across the U.S. and employees worldwide.

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

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    Space is limited.

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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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  • How to Find a Marketing Job in 8 Weeks

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    With tens of millions of marketers worldwide and the median marketing manager making $140k in 2020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so the marketing field is brimming with opportunity! Learn how you can break into the marketing field and find your next gig in eight weeks — or less.

    Now more than ever, the job search has become overwhelming as we create our new normal. Almost everyone already feels underworked and overpaid, and we all know finding a job feels like a job in its own right. It takes time to not only figure out how to present yourself, but also to fill out applications, network, interview, etc. Without the right organizational structure, strategy, and thought process, it can be very overwhelming — especially when competing against other marketers who have mastered their craft.

    At Albert's List, we've spent the past six years thinking about the job search, serving these career fields, and dissecting what makes one successful. With a community of 46,000+, we've discovered the keys to that success and are excited to present those findings in this upcoming webinar featuring marketing veterans Andrea Misir (The Millennial Career Coach) and Albert Qian (Albert’s List). The two possess a combined 25 years of digital, traditional, product, content, social media, and events marketing, and are excited to share their secrets with you. Whether you are a new graduate looking to break in or an experienced professional seeking an edge, this presentation will have something for you.

    You'll learn:

    The proven model we've developed that addresses each part of the marketing job search
    How you can apply this model to your own marketing job search search — including success in interviewing, resume writing, and personal brand building
    An opportunity to get started immediately, so that you can start — and find — your next job by the start of 2022.
    And more!

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  • How to Leverage Instagram For Branding, Sales, and Networking

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    Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

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    Learn how to leverage Instagram to grow your brand and your business.

    The speaker will discuss five simple, easy-to-implement hacks to make Instagram work for your business.

    1) Who should use Instagram (and who shouldn't), and the answer to the question, WHAT SHOULD I POST?!

    2) How to position yourself to get found in Instagram's search engine

    3) The DM Secret: how to use messaging to reach out to influencers to help rep your brand or service.

    4) How to create beautifully branded graphics even if you're not a designer.

    5) How to make sure you don't spend all day on Instagram

    and more!

    Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios.

    About the Speaker

    Jessie Sanchez is the creative mastermind behind Happy Brand Company. She creates and grows brands for purposeful businesses through strategic design. With clients such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Modern Mood Jewelry, and startups of all kinds, her personal and professional dream is to leave a legacy of love with skillful and polished designs.

    As a global traveler and digital nomad, she is endlessly inspired by the surroundings and the ever-changing landscape that she calls home.

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

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    There is a difference between releasing code and releasing code effectively and efficiently. That difference is having an efficient process
    - a repeatable way to produce consistent results over and over again.

    In this webinar, Nelly Yusupova, a CTO with 18 years of experience, a startup tech advisor, and the founder of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, will share the process she uses to manage teams and projects to deliver projects on time and on budget.

    You will learn:

    1) The lean way vs. traditional way of building products

    2) Two money saving things you should do before you build anything

    3) How to define your MVP properly to reduce the cost and time of development

    4) How to see the red flags sooner and minimize mistakes

    and more!

    Please come with your questions and scenarios.

    About the Speaker

    Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies 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 major industries 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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  • FREE! Pitch Practice: How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal!

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    Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

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    Raising money is a difficult and stressful task for startup Founders.Founders struggle to get the right combination of facts and projections to persuade investors to put in money.

    This workshop is an intro to the longer pitch program. It covers to the two main parts of pitching:

    1) What to say

    2) How to say it

    On this webinar you will learn:

    1) The five step elevator pitch to get to the point in 60 seconds.

    2) The standard topic for each page of the pitch deck, (for 90% of the startups)

    3) How to use your customer “use case” in a story to show what your product does

    4) The four key background points to set your pitch in the right direction

    5) The key item two thirds of startup pitches leave out that is critical to customer adaption

    6) The essential key points investors are looking for

    and more!

    This workshop is an intro to a four day workshop that speaker, entrepreneur and thought leader Steve Austin has presented to accelerators in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, in Asia and Europe.This content was derived from interviews with angel investors and venture capitalists in attendance at over 100 pitch to investor events where Steve’s students have pitched.

    This workshop focuses on what angel investors and venture capitalists have indicated they are looking for in startup pitches.

    Don’t waste more time with weak pitches.

    Learn how to focus on the essential points and get the deal.

    Scale your Innovation into Revenue!™

    About the Speaker:

    Steve Austin is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley and the founder of Silicon Valley iLab.He has worked with over 2,500 startups—giving him a unique insight into challenges and secrets to success when it comes to being an entrepreneur. Dozens of startups have raised funds and scaled up after attending Steve's workshops.

    Steve has presented workshops in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and around the world. He has spoken at conferences at Tsinghua, Geju and SUES Universities in China and at incubators and accelerators in in Austria, Korea and Turkey.

    Steve is a serial entrepreneur. He has developed and launched a dozen high-tech products for making computer chips and enterprise billing. He has been the CEO, MD, and vice president of sales and marketing for several organizations. Steve has managed global operations including personally generating hundreds of millions of dollars in B2B sales.

    Steve holds a BS in Finance and Chemistry. For fun, enjoys playing the guitar and hiking.

    You can reach Steve at:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveaustin/

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  • How Non-Techies Can Launch Successful Tech Startups

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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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  • Panel: Investing in Space Tech

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    Space Tech has become an area of rapid development and investment as companies are creating new solutions for space travel, satellites, exploration, mining, food production and more. Investment interest in the space tech sector in increasing among both corporates and VCs and technologies such as AI, robotics, imaging, automation, and software are developing rapidly for this new and emerging market.

    A diverse panel of experts will discuss the current state and future of spacetech, investment in spacetech, and what technologies are in demand.

    Panelists:

    Solene E Goycochea, Lockheed Martin

    Meagan Crawford, Spacefund

    Matt Kozlov Techstars

    Darryll DiPietro, Future Stuff

    Alexandru Knight, Wells Fargo

    Brian Talebi, Ahura AI

    Moderator: Roger Royse, Haynes Boone

    Roger Royse is a corporate and tax partner in the Emerging Growth and venture capital group in the Palo Alto, CA office of Haynes Boone, an AmLaw 100 law firm.

    If you have questions for Roger, you can reach him at:

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

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    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

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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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    Albert's List is a job search community helping facilitate the career journey, helping 43,000+ job seekers, hiring managers, career service providers, and industry leaders discover the qualities of meaningful work. Join us to meet your next new hire, professional contact, or support network and take your career to the next level.

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