- Silicon Valley TGIF Networking Mixer
@ideatoipo (https://twitter.com/ideatoipo) PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. Enter the Hyatt Regency via the main entrance on the front side of the hotel. Look to your right. Go to the bar area in the hotel lobby. Look for people with name tags. 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! It's okay if you have to come late and/or leave early. Feel free to drop in whenever you can. You can stay for 30 minutes or for two hours. PARKING: Park in the parking structure. Parking is free. COST: FREE to attend. All attendees will purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. Please support our host venue by purchasing at least one or two beverages. (Non-alcoholic beverages are okay.) DRESS CODE: BUSINESS ATTIRE Take the pledge: https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/ This event is organized in collaboration with other groups. Join the Bay Club/Silicon Valley Capital Club for great networking opportunities, great facilities and social activities! https://www.bayclubs.com/ http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Silicon-Valley-Capital-Club Our meetup members get a discount! Contact Greg Gonazales at: [masked] Mention "Idea to IPO" for personalized attention!
- Movie Night: Love Notes to Newton
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by the Computer History Museum. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. This event is free to attend! In order to attend, please register here: https://connect.computerhistory.org/pages/events/2019-04-love-notes-to-newton DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. The Newton, created by Apple, arrived on the scene in 1993 and was an early pen-based mobile computer. It spent six years in production, was elegantly designed, and highly anticipated. But the dream didn’t last long and in 1998 Apple stopped selling the product. Despite its short time on the market, the device resonated with its disciples and a community of Newton lovers emerged. Join us for a screening of Love Notes to Newton, a film about a little green computer and the people who love it. The film features over 40 interviews including Steve Capps (responsible for much of the software design of the Apple Lisa, Macintosh, and Newton), John Sculley (former CEO of Apple Computer), as well as the quirky and unique fans of the platform. Filmmaker Noah Leon, early Apple Newton team members Steve Capps and Walter Smith sit with CHM's Marc Weber prior to the screening to discuss the beloved (but short-lived) Personal Digital Assistant and the community that celebrates it. Agenda 6:00 pm Check-in and Networking 6:30 pm Panel Discussion Filmmaker Noah Leon, early Apple Newton team members Steve Capps and Walter Smith sit with CHM's Marc Weber prior to the screening to discuss the little green computer and the community that celebrates it. 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Film Screening 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking Lights out at 9 pm.
- Investment and Latest Innovations in FinTech
The deadline to register online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge to attend 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/investment-and-latest-innovations-in-fintech-tickets-59854733118 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. A distinguished panel will hold a lively discussion on the latest innovations in fintech and investment in fintech. Please come with questions and comments. If you are a fintech 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 4/18 FinTech 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 More Networking About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) Jeff Cain directs the Envestnet|Yodlee Incubator. He has extensive technology and startup experience, having been a business development and M&A executive at companies such as Common Sense Media, Cadence Design Systems and Red Herring. He built an ecosystem of wireless startups for Rutberg & Company and ran a consultancy that provided M&A, partnership and business planning services to technology and media companies. Jeff also started two consumer products companies and was even an investment banker. Jeff holds a BA in economics from Stanford and an MA in religion from Harvard. Gopi Rangan is the founder and General Partner at Sure Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in InsurTech startups. The mission of the firm is to enable peace of mind for individuals and businesses. Portfolio: Blitzz, Decent, Hi Marley, Mile Auto, Rocket Dollar and SpotAngels. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. Gopi has an M.B.A. from INSEAD, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, and a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology in India. Jordan Wahbeh partners with startups and investors to grow, scale, fund raise and achieve their objectives through operations, fundraising, business development, product development, and team leadership. As an experienced leader and advisor, he assists or leads in business operations and development, market growth, org transformation, and customer management. As a Partner at Andra Capital, and Bay Angels’ Managing Partner, Jordan has a strong network of resources and SMEs along with a varied portfolio of startups companies. Peter Wycisk serves as an Investor at Pegasus Tech Ventures, managing investments in the US and Europe. Prior to his role at Pegasus, Peter worked in investment banking and municipal finance. His responsibilities included execution of diverse quantitative analyses, and development of innovative financing and rating agency strategies for various issuers. To date he worked on over 30 transactions totaling approximately $2 billion. Peter holds a degree in Management and Finance from Case Western Reserve University. About the Moderator: Arman Pahlavan is a corporate attorney and partner at the Perkins Coie's Emerging Companies and Private Equity groups in Palo Alto. He advises venture capital and private equity funds and their portfolio companies across their legal needs. He counsels them on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, intellectual property transactions and fund formation matters.
- Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Access Silicon Valley. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://asv-story-telling-with-numbers.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEAIPO&afu=3951017871 Our MeetUp members get 10% OFF! [ Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO ] ***DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE.** This two-part series explores the fundamentals of financial modeling and valuation involving startups and emerging technologies, and how to leverage your intellectual property (IP)portfolio for funding and growth. Part 1 in the series, Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model, lays the foundation for the creation of a balanced, realistic and fundable financial model, while highlighting some of the pitfalls to avoid when presenting your financial plan to investors. Part 2 in the series, Monetizing Innovation: Leveraging Intellectual Property for Funding and Growth, explores the interaction between IP assets and corporate value, and how to manage your IP portfolio to support funding and growth. Efrat Kasznik, President of Foresight Valuation Group, Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Chair of the High Tech Sector of the Licensing Executives Society (USA-Canada), will share insights from her 25 years of experience as an IP valuation and strategy expert, as well as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, CFO, investor and advisor. Throughout her career, Efrat has advised hundreds of companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries, on how to extract value from innovation. Part 1 - Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model If you are looking to build a successful, fundable startup that is based on a sound financial model that is ready to be pitched to investors in Silicon Valley, you won’t want to miss this workshop! Creating a set of realistic financial projections is critical to effectively communicating valuation expectations to investors and potential business partners, while at the same time serving as an important tool to prioritize spending and guarantee the economic survival of your startup. Based on her experiences as a valuation expert, CFO, start-up advisor and Stanford Lecturer, Efrat Kasznik will provide practical insights and hands-on tools on: Growing startup value through the funding cycle Startup valuation methods in the early stage Selecting the right business and revenue models for your venture Understanding your cost structure and funding needs How to build a balanced financial model using Unit Economics and People Metrics Key mistakes to avoid in your financial model How to successfully communicate your financial plan to investors --------------------- AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - startup workshop and Q & A ************** DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: 1 (one) event ticket ½ shared Demo Table Limited availability. *************** SPEAKER BIO Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group & Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business Ms. Kasznik is an intellectual property (IP) and valuation expert, with 25 years of consulting experience, focusing on assisting clients with the creation, commercialization and monetization of their IP assets. She specializes in analyzing and valuing IP portfolios for a range of purposes, including: mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, technology commercialization decisions, tax compliance, transfer pricing, litigation,.... SEE FULL BIO & GET TICKETS HERE: https://asv-story-telling-with-numbers.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEAIPO&afu=3951017871
- FREE Co-Working Day at SVI Hub
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized in collaboration with SVI Hub. http://svihub.com/ Come and work in a friendly, cozy and productive setting for the day! Take advantage of free wifi, free refreshments and free parking! Meet other entrepreneurs and techies. Network, socialize, and connect! SVI Hub is the place in Silicon Valley where business meets innovation, where startups, entrepreneurs and corporations work side-by-side in a vibrant and nurturing community. Questions? Contact: [masked]
- 30% OFF! HardwareCon 2019
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by HardwareCon. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://www.hardwarecon.com/?promo=IDEA-TO-IPO Our meetup members get 30% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO Hurry! Slots are limited! Prices go up soon! DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. HardwareCon brings together over 500+ of the best hardware startups, innovators, investors and industry leaders across the hardware ecosystem for two days of discussions, networking and deal-making around everything hardware. ● Dates: Wednesday April 17th - Thursday, April 18th, 2018 ● Time: 9am-6pm ● Location: Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA HardwareCon 2019 will focus on how the latest advancements and innovations in AI and Machine Learning are impacting hardware development and products. This year Dr. Ashwin Ram, the Technical Director of AI at Google and Ivo Bolsens the Senior Vice President and CTO at Xilinx will take the main stage to deliver keynote addresses on AI innovations in both software and hardware. Conference attendees will look forward to: ● Keynotes, panels and breakout sessions with investors, top journalists and hardware thought leaders ● Expo hall featuring leading hardware and software companies ● Hardware Blvd showcasing the hottest innovative hardware startups ● Matchmaking powered by Brella and Closing Happy Hour Networking Receptions ● Alpha Lab Gear HardwareCup competition featuring prizes valued over $50K The conference boasts two full days of breakout sessions, panels and workshops all focused on the most important topics around building a successful hardware company as well as trends impacting verticals and sectors such as IoE, Robotics, Manufacturing, Transportation and much more. Check out the full agenda and amazing lineup of speakers here: https://www.hardwarecon.com/?promo=IDEA-TO-IPO Our meetup members get 30% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO Hurry! Slots are limited! Early Bird Special ends soon!
- Shoreline Lake: Power Walk and Networking Lunch
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is free to attend. Attendees must purchase their own lunch. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. Bring a hat and sunscreen.' Let's meet at the American Bistro at beautiful Shoreline Lake in Mountain View. We will network, socialize and connect, then walk to the end of the lake and back. We will have lunch at the American Bistro Cafe and continue to network, socialize and connect. Agenda 11:00 am to 11:30 am Networking at American Bistro Cafe (Look for the Meetup sign.) 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Power Walk 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch at American Bistro Cafe (Optional if you have to leave early) https://www.yelp.com/biz/shoreline-lake-american-bistro-mountain-view https://shorelinelake.com/ Public Transportation and Parking: https://shorelinelake.com/hours.html
- Startup Matchup and Networking Event at Founders Floor
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This this event is organized by Founders Floor. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay below. DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-matchup-networking-event-04-11-19/?utm_source=meetup-idea-to-ipo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sumu-04-11 Connect with Founders, Investors, Developers & More! Startup Matchup is a networking event unlike any other. Founders Floor helps tech startups matchup with investors, skilled professionals, and quality business resources from the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Silicon Valley. At this startup event you will meet and network with: = Founders looking for Co-founders = Investors looking for quality early-stage startups. = Developers and engineers looking to work with interesting startups. = Marketers, designers and business developers who want to work with startups. = Entrepreneurs looking for their next big idea or startup to join. = Skilled persons in the corporate world who want to build their entrepreneurial network or join a startup. You must purchase a ticket to attend. Food, beer and wine are provided. /////////////////////////////////////////// *** SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-matchup-networking-event-04-11-19/?utm_source=meetup-idea-to-ipo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sumu-04-11 /////////////////////////////////////////// Come to this event to GIVE just as much as you GET. Our event structure allows attendees to briefly introduce themselves and share what they are looking for. As you hear people state their needs during the introductions, think about how you can help other attendees. Then, reach out to these individuals during general networking time, just the same as others will reach out to you with ways that they can help you. The network effect of all attendees helping each other magnifies the total reach and increases the chances of finding what you are looking for. /////////////////////////////////////////// *** SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-matchup-networking-event-04-11-19/?utm_source=meetup-idea-to-ipo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sumu-04-11 ///////////////////////////////////////////  AGENDA: 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Registration, Dinner & Networking 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Startup Introductions 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO THIS LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: http://foundersfloor.com/disclaimer  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 coworking 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.
- Top Ten Legal Mistakes that Could Kill Your Startup
The deadline to register and pay is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge to attend 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/top-ten-legal-mistakes-that-could-kill-your-startup-tickets-58901137889 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Silicon Valley attorney Roger Royse, the founder of Royse Law Firm, will deliver his popular presentation: “Top Ten Legal Mistakes that Could Kill Your Startup", which is based on his popular book, Dead on Arrival, Avoiding the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your StartUp The presentation will summarize the most common legal mistakes that startup companies and their lawyers make and how to avoid making those mistakes. Some of those mistakes can be rectified, but many will result in your startup company being "dead on arrival" when it come time for for funding or acquisition opportunities. Knowing what those mistakes are and how to avoid them is essential to starting and building a successful company. Roger will cover corporate, securities, tax, employment and technology law and more! Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Speaker Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include nternational emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo.
- FREE Coworking Day at Innerstate
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Innerstate Co-Working. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. This event is FREE to attend. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-monday-at-innerstate-coworking-tickets-59180388134 Innerstate Coworking offers a warm and welcoming professional environment to get your best work done. Come drop in for a few hours or for the whole day! FREE parking, Free blazing fast wifi, phone booths, FREE coffee, FREE tea and more! Ride your bike or go for a jog at lunch on the Bayfront trail across the street, No matter what state your business is in, Innerstate is here to help! Questions? Visit: https://innerstatecowork.com/