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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 from Silicon Valley to Orange County and beyond.

Upcoming events (4+)

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

Online event

This event is organized by TechSpeak.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, please register here:

http://www.techspeakforentrepreneurs.com/how-to-cut-product-development-costs-by-up-to-50/?utm=ideatoipo

(Registrants will receive the login info right before the start of the event.)

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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E-commerce 101: How Entrepreneurs Can Profit from the $1 Trillion Spent Online!

This event is organized by ASM.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This event is 100% online.

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is FREE to attend!

In order to attend, please register here:

https://learn.amazing.com/free#a_aid=80c3d03e&a_bid=cba86f46

(If you cannot access the registration link by clicking on it, copy and paste the registration link into your browser.)

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Create A Massive Revenue Stream In 12 Months Or Less.

The internet has created one of the biggest opportunities to create wealth in history.

E-commerce is on track to hit $1 TRILLION dollars in 2022...and people who are selling online are raking in passive profits.

But not all Internet ventures are created equal.

One e-commerce platform, in particular, has 4 different ways to earn passive income, and to date has created over 40,000 millionaires.

Maybe you’ve heard of these income models already:

Dropshipping. Wholesaling. Retail Arbitrage. Private Labeling.

Each of these models is based on selling physical products to customers online, but the risk, returns, and investment to play vary.

Learn the pros and cons of each and discover the right passive revenue stream for you.

About the Speakers:

Mike McClary

Mike McClary is Chief Product Officer at Amazing.com and the co-creator of the Amazing Selling Machine (ASM) course. ASM has helped thousands of entrepreneurs build profitable businesses selling products on Amazon. Mike has sold millions of dollars of his own products on Amazon through multiple successful businesses. He loves teaching entrepreneurs how to exceed to their highest potential.

Dan Ashburn

Dan Ashburn and his industry-leading team are responsible for delivering 8-figures in annual sales on Amazon. Operating in online marketing for 17 years, he is an international speaker, advisor, co-founder of SellerEvents, co-founder of Titan Network, head mentor on China Magic and more recently the co-creator of ASM.

Devin Dorosh

Devin Dorosh is a 7-figure Amazon seller and ASM member. Devin launched his first product while on his honeymoon in the Caribbean and quickly grew sales to $10,000 a month in sales within 2 months. Within 1 year, the business grew to $450,000 a year. His company, Grillaholics, has since been named one of Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies in America.

Startup Fundamentals #1/3 : Start Right, Avoid Common Mistakes and Pitfalls

This is an online event.

Attendees can be located anywhere in the world!

This event is organized by Silicon Valley Access.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

There is a cover charge for this event.

In order to attend, please register here:

https://asv-startup-fun-1-2021.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEATOIPO

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This is the first workshop in a series of 3 sessions for startup founders, startup executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and developers. This series is designed optimize your startup stardom journey all but insuring you avoid common follies that threaten startup success.

This series teaches how to startup right, the first time, from formation to exit based on the hands-on lessons of well-know startup attorney, Roger Rappoport.

If you are looking to build a successful, fundable startup that is based on a sound financial model, and is ready to be pitched to investors in Silicon Valley, you won’t want to miss this workshop!

Space is limited so hold you seat now. 50+ page digital workbook as a takeaway to demystify implementation of what you'll learn!

MATERIALS

A comprehensive 50-page digital workbook with an actionable step-by-step guide will be distributed to all registered event attendees the day of the webinar.

CURRICULUM

Besides building and selling a product, entrepreneurs need to worry about many other things:

- How to form a company

- How to hire the right people

- How to compensate the team

- How to split the pie with the cofounders and the team members

- How much equity to give investors and at what valuation

- How to raise money and under what terms

- And many more

Often times these issues seem overwhelming, and traps for the unwary or uninformed are numerous.

However, successfully avoiding the most common pitfalls can make a significant difference:

- as to whether or not your startup is fundable

- the sources and types of capital that you will attract

- who controls the company

- how much you will make upon exit

- and your startups overall likelihood of success.

In this first segment of the Startup Fundamentals series, Roger Rappoport, a partner and leader of Emerging Growth & Venture Capital Practice Group at Procopio, an AMLAW 200 law firm in Silicon Valley, will conduct an interactive, informative session with great take away materials and actionable items.

Startup issues that will be covered in this workshop (among others): choices in entity selection; creating an appropriate capitalization table; co-founders vs early employees (should they be treated differently?) appropriate allocations of founders’ stock (including Series FF Preferred Stock) between founders and vesting, repurchase rights and rights of first refusal determining if and when it is appropriate to obtain proxies from co-founders/early employees stock allocation for employees, consultants, board and advisory board members, and the perils of Section 409A under the Internal Revenue Code when granting options when milestone based vesting, as opposed to time based vesting, is appropriate the assignment of intellectual property, and ensuring that all IP created belongs to the company executing employment/consulting agreements and the value of developing an intellectual property strategy early on.

AGENDA: (California PDT time)

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM - Speaker and sponsor introductions

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM - Startup workshop Part A

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Intermission

2:45 PM -4:00: PM - Startup workshop Part B

4:00 PM - Audience Q & A
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In order to attend, please register here:

https://asv-startup-fun-1-2021.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEATOIPO

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

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

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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 from a Silicon Valley thought leader.

This is a great opportunity to practice you pitch, get constructive feedback and guidance.

Format:

Three minute pitch followed by five minutes of one-on-one feedback and discussion.

a) elevator pitch with no slides

or

b) pitch with slide deck

If you would like to pitch and get feedback during the webinar, email Gary at:

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Since this is a public forum do not ask for any funding or discuss your use of funds.

Agenda

Opening Comments: Guidelines and Format

Pitches

Open Q&A

About the Instructor:

Gary is the Founder and Managing Director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertise and 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 the 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 400 Startups, working with the top incubators and investors in the 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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