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Startup California and Startup Bay Area are regions of The Startup America Partnership a public private initiative founded by President Obama and former AOL Chairman Steve Case See www.startupcal.org for more information. The Startup America Partnership is based on a simple premise: young companies that grow create jobs. As a core American value, entrepreneurship is critical to the country’s long term success and it’s time to step up our game.

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We have three main goals:

1. Provide valuable resources and connections to help young companies grow

2. Support regional startup ecosystems throughout the country

3. Recognize startups as the drivers of our economy and their founders as American heroes

Upcoming events (4+)

How to Pitch to Investors and Get Funded/Investor Gary Jinks

361 Lytton Ave

The deadline to register and pay online is 10 AM the day of the event.

This is an in-person event.

There is a cover charge for this event.

A "Yes" RSVP on our meetup site does not guarantee your reservation.

In order to attend, please register and pay here:

How to Pitch to Investors and Get Funded/Investor Gary Jinks (In-Person) Tickets, Thu, Jan 26, 2023 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

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Almost all entrepreneurs are seeking funding and want to get funded. However, most entrepreneurs have never taken an idea to market or raised private investment or run a startup or had a successful exit.

Our goal is to accelerate your progress, reduce your risk, and if all works out, share in the success.

This workshop sets the stage and gives you a strategic understanding of the successful startup business model as well as why most startups fail. This will help you understand the critical path and provides the foundation for successfully launching your startup. This workshop is also a great opportunity for entrepreneurs already looking for funding to get an investor view on why you may not be closing the deals.

By attending this workshop, you can begin your journey, get your questions answered, gajn insight from a veteran Silicon Valley investor and become part of a global ecosystem.

Agenda

  1. Why Investors See Your Business Different than You Do
  2. Why the Startup Model is Different
  3. How the Funding Process Works Today and How It has Changed
  4. What You Need Before You Pitch to Investors
  5. Pitching and Pitch Decks
  6. Talk Like a CEO; How to Think Strategically
  7. What is Important to Investors
  8. Open Forum: Ask an Investor!

Gary will also take some pitches and provide feedback.

If you would like to pitch to Gary and get feedback, send an email message to:

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About the Speaker:

Gary Jinks 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 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 adviser helping clients formulate custom strategies and implementing the next evolution of the startup model, “Startup 3.0 Precision Innovation”.

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Chess, Checkers and Networking

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

This event is FREE to attend.

Please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chess-checkers-and-networking-in-person-tickets-499370981047

Meet at Peet's Coffee inside the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.
Look for the MEETUP sign!

Play chess, checkers and meet new people!

Network, socialize and connect -- in-person!

Players of all levels are welcome!

Ideally, please bring your chess / checkers set.

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8 PM to 10 PM.
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PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION.

Enter the Hyatt Regency via the main entrance on the front side of the hotel. Meet in front of Peet's Coffee at 8 PM. 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!

FREE! How to Conceptualize Your Idea into a Fundable Startup/Investor Gary Jinks

This is an online event. Participation is 100% online.

Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link right before the start of the event.

This event is FREE to attend.

A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation.

Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending.

In order to participate, you must register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-conceptualize-your-idea-into-a-fundable-startupinvestor-gary-jinks-tickets-125966730883

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In this webinar angel investor Gary Jinks will walk you step by step through a proven framework to help you create or refine your idea into a fundable startup. One area that differentiates successful entrepreneurs from entrepreneurs that fail is their ability to clearly communicate (and see) the pathway from vision to opportunity -- and market fit (right product).

Webinar participants will be able to go through this process together with a seasoned angel investor who has worked with many entrepreneurs and helped them take their startups to the next level.

AGENDA

• Why your Vision is Important

• Defining your Opportunity vs Market Size

• Solving the Right Problems vs “Me Too”

• Competitive Landscape vs Product Comparison

• Q&A

About the Speaker:

Gary Jinks 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 startup 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 adviser helping clients formulate custom strategies and implementing the next evolution of the startup model, “Startup 3.0 Precision Innovation”.

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