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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 Tehran 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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Michael Ignatieff – On Finding Solace in Dark Times

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This event is organized by How to Academy.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This is an online event. Participants can be located anywhere in the world!

In order to attend, please register here:

https://howtoacademy.com/#IPO

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Political leader, philosopher, historian, journalist, broadcaster, and Booker shortlisted literary novelist: Michael Ignatieff is a twenty-first century renaissance man.
There has never been anyone like Michael Ignatieff.

As a young historian at Cambridge and Oxford, he did not rest in the ivory tower but brought his erudition on the great stories and crises of the day, travelling widely and becoming one of our most celebrated broadcasters and influential public intellectuals. Later, he returned to his native Canada to become leader of the Liberal Party: a scholar whose commitment to democratic ideals earned him widespread admiration on the global stage.

Now he joins us to reflect upon a philosophical question touching upon each of our lives: how do we console one another and ourselves in an age of unbelief?

When we lose someone we love, when we suffer loss or defeat, when catastrophe strikes—war, famine, pandemic—we go in search of consolation. In this moving and moving exploration of this essential idea, Ignatieff will show how men and women in extremity have looked to each other across time to recover hope and resilience.

Recreating the moments when great figures found the courage to confront their fate and the determination to continue unafraid, this talk will take those stories into the present, movingly contending that we can revive these traditions of consolation to meet the anguish and uncertainties of the twenty-first century.

Praise for Michael Ignatieff’s On Consolation:
‘An extraordinary meditation on loss and mortality – drawing on all of Michael Ignatieff’s powers as a philosopher, a historian, a politician and a man. His portraits of figures such as Hume and Montaigne are sharp and dignified, troubling and consoling, thoughtful and deeply humane.’ – Rory Stewart

‘In an age when we are so much in need of solace, Michael Ignatieff went looking for it in texts and times whose assumptions are profoundly different from our own. The result is a secular reinterpretation of a landscape that has often seemed visible only through a religious lens: it is elegant, humane and intensely rewarding.’ – Kwame Anthony Appiah

How to Build a Startup Funding Strategy

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

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.

In order to participate, you must register here:

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Too many founders rush into fundraising without a clear strategy. Diving right into a pitch deck is alluring and fun, but failing to understand the right funding approach, sources, vehicles and targets leads to higher stress, increased risk, and -- most importantly -- greatly reduced founder payouts.

Learn the right way to fund your startup by first determining:

1) How much to raise

2) When to raise

3) From where to raise

4) What type of funds to raise

5) From whom to raise

Learn how to maximize valuations, improve fundraising terms, and minimize founder dilution by strategically identifying and leveraging your startup’s inflection points.

Come with your questions, concerns and scenarios.

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:

(Registration link TBA.)

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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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