What we're about

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.

Upcoming events (4+)

FREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App

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:

https://www.techspeakforentrepreneurs.com/outsource/?utm=ideatoipo

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

If you are a non-technical person with an idea for an app, you’re probably looking for a technical co-founder to help you build the app.

However, you can launch a tech startup by outsourcing code!

In the early days of your startup it can be challenging to attract a technical co-founder to build your app. But by knowing how to efficiently outsource the building of your MVP and gain some traction, you can de-risk the opportunity for the tech person and change the conversation from "I Need You" to "Here's an Opportunity".

In this webinar, the speaker will discuss the best way to outsource the development of your app, including:

1) Why outsourcing may be the best way to find a technical co-founder

2) Outsourcing best practices

3) How not get ripped off in the process

and more!

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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How to Navigate A Performance Review

Online event

This event is organized by Albert's List.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

To RSVP for this event, click here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-navigate-your-performance-review-ii-tickets-178443909537

Our meetup members get 10% OFF!

Use promo code:

IDEA-TO-IPO

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Performance reviews can be hard & stressful for everyone involved but they don't have to be. Performance reviews are an opportunity for you to highlight your accomplishments & get constructive feedback for growth. How can we take what may be perceived as "scary" and turn it into something that is valuable, tangible & productive? In this workshop, learners will:

- Identify what makes a performance review great & the components involved
- Gather tools to successfully prepare for a performance review
- Re-shift the fear of a performance review to an opportunity to showcase & highlight work

ABOUT PRIYA SODHA

Priya Sodha has been leading trainings and workshops for organizations & companies for over 10 years. Her specialty lies in transformational workshops focused on preparing individuals for the workplace & developing a deeper understanding of self-promotion through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

She is the founder of Innergem, a coaching & training business, where she provides 1:1 coaching for women in career transition and creates engaging trainings for staff and members. Priya also served as the Executive Director for the Youth Business Alliance where she launched career development workshops for schools all over LA. Additional to hosting workshops, Priya is a career coach who runs bi-monthly cohorts for individuals in career transition or looking for strategies to navigate the workplace. Her workshops are engaging, reflective, and action-oriented. Priya's passion truly lies in that of giving people the tools they need to succeed in their personal and professional life

Learn more about her business at http://www.innergemworks.com/

FREE! QS MBA Event

Online event

This event is organized by QS.

Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event.

This is an online event.

This event is FREE to attend.

In order to attend, please register here:

https://qs.topmba.com/events/virtual/mba/usa-west?utm_source=Idea_to_IPO&utm_medium=event_listing&utm_campaign=World-MBA-Tour_F21_usa-west&partnerid=9764

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Join the QS Virtual MBA Event USA West – MBA admissions is competitive –don't miss out on the opportunity to get ahead of the competition by speaking with admissions representatives online at the QS Virtual MBA Event on October 27.

You’ll also have the opportunity to register for the QS Virtual Connect MBA - online personal meetings where you’ll get to meet with top schools during 25-minute small group meetings. Just check that you’re interested and someone from our selections team will reach out closer to the event date to set-up meetings based on your ambitions and goals.

QS MBA events are FREE! You’ll meet top global universities such as University of Southern California, Claremont Graduate University, University of California, San Diego, University of Maryland, Washington University and more!

You can also get:

• Opportunity to network with alums and admission reps

• Get expert advice on choosing a grad program

• Get access to a $5.8M Scholarship Pool

Register Now:

https://qs.topmba.com/events/virtual/mba/usa-west?utm_source=Idea_to_IPO&utm_medium=event_listing&utm_campaign=World-MBA-Tour_F21_usa-west&partnerid=9764

FREE! Pitch Practice: How to Pitch to Investors and Get the Deal

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

Participants who have registered and paid via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link and info 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. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending

In order to attend, please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-pitch-practice-how-to-pitch-to-investors-successfully-raise-money-tickets-122887079563?aff=IdeaSViLabFreeTix33Comm&afu=3951017871

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Raising $ is tough- and now it's all changed. PRACTICE your PITCH, get facts & inside info to RAISE $ & Scale your Innovation into Revenue!

You are invited to a live-steam webinar/workshop.

*** BRING YOUR PITCH DECK. Two or more Founders will pitch and get feedback. ***

*** Audience members will get a chance to make a NEW ELEVATOR PITCH and get feedback. THIS IS A REAL WORKSHOP! ***

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, he enjoys playing the guitar and hiking.

You can reach Steve at:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveaustin/

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