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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.

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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.

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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.

Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Innovations in Health Tech

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Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

This FREE event is sponsored by K & L Gates and will be moderated by Jason Gordon, a K & L Gates venture capital attorney.

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A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss investment in health tech startups and the latest innovations in health tech -- and what to expect for 2022 and beyond. The current global health crisis and how innovations in health tech may offer solutions will be front and center.

(This is not a pitch event, so no startups will be pitching to the panel.)

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(More panelists TBA.)

Naeem Raza, Partner, Mighty Capital

Gary Goldman, Managing Director, Global Health Impact Fund

Ephraim Lindenbaum, Managing Director, Advance Ventures


Jason Putnam Gordon, Venture Capital Attorney, K & L Gates

Jason Putnam Gordon is a results-oriented corporate attorney in the Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice of the San Francisco office of K&L Gates. Jason has a passion for working with experienced entrepreneurs and executives to make their vision a reality.

In his practice, he regularly represents companies throughout their life cycle in matters related to venture capital financing, strategic corporate relationships, corporate formation, complex mergers and acquisitions, sales, and divestitures. Jason also works with angels and venture capitalists as they deploy capital. With industry focuses in health and technology, because of his broad skill set and deep network, Jason regularly works in a wide array of verticals including life sciences, digital health, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, software, hardware, the internet of things, and agricultural technology.

Jason works with companies based locally, elsewhere in the U.S. and internationally. Jason brings a unique skill set to the negotiating table and to litigation-minimization strategies in the boardroom. He started his career as a federal law clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then continued as a litigator handling corporate, securities, intellectual property, and commercial litigation before establishing a transactional practice.

Pitch Practice: How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal in a COVID-19 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 hikng.

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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.

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