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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 DC. and beyond.

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

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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.

You can reach Steve at:

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

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

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KEAP

Close more leads consistently!

Create a repeatable sales process for your team by making it easy to set-up appointments, track leads, and send quotes, all from your CRM.

Get a FREE trial here:

https://keap.com/lp/get-the-business?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=i2ipo&utm_campaign=i2ipoweb&utm_content=

Build and Grow Your Online Reputation with NiceJob.com!

For a FREE trial, visit:

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SEMrush

WHERE GOOD MARKETERS BECOME GREAT!

Join 4 million SEMrushusers

Analyze data on more than 580 million domains and more than 16 billion key words!

Find the most profitable keywords for your website!

Get a FREE 7 Day TRIAL!

Visit:

https://www.semrush.com/sem/?ref=9340528129&refer_source=&utm_source=berush&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=link_7-day_pro_trial

Need help with bookkeeping and accounting?

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https://bench.grsm.io/idea-to-ipo

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Subscribe to our YouTube Channels:

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This event is organized by TechSpeak.

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This event is FREE to attend!

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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!

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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 Prepare Your Startup for Venture Capital Funding

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Stay at Startup House in Palo Alto - the heart of Silicon Valley - for as low as $50 a night!

-Network, socialize and connect with entrepreneurs all over the world!
-Enjoy social events and startup and venture capital-related programming!
- Have access to world class amenities, iconic tech companies, top tier venture capital firms, Stanford University, etc. - all within walking or biking distance!

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The speaker will discuss:

  • Types of Funding
  • Investor Rights
  • Due Diligence Overview
  • Transaction Documents
  • Savvi Legal Overview
  • Entity and Banking Set Up
  • Founder Onboarding
  • Cap Table Creation
  • Due Diligence and Data Rooms
  • Investor Onboarding

And more!

Please come with your questions and scenarios.

Speaker: Dan Roberts

  • Dan Roberts is the co-founder and president at Savvi Legal. He is a venture capital attorney with 10+ years of experience. Dan has advised over 300 startups and participated in over 100 financing rounds. Dan holds a B.S. from BYU, a J.D from the University of Chicago Law School, and an LL.M. from Duke University Law School.

How to Raise Pre-Seed/Seed Startup Funds: Full Day Workshop - Silicon Valley

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Less than 1% of startup pitches result in funding. While most entrepreneurs over-emphasize pitch decks, smart founders focus on fundability. Fundable companies raise funds faster, easier, at higher valuations and with better terms.
Successful founders follow a proven five-step Prepare, Plan, Execute, Sell, and Close (PPESC) process to efficiently raise Pre-seed and Seed funds for their early-stage startup.
This full-day class dives into important keys to launch a startup, build momentum, and raise early-stage funds, including:

  1. Startup roadmap & blueprint
  2. Startup formation & equity (cap tables, etc.)
  3. Funding strategy
  4. Inflection points and funding milestones
  5. Product/market fit and idea validation (Lean Startup principles)
  6. Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and go-to-market
  7. Customer sales and investor fundraising
  8. Financial models and projections
  9. How to crack the code on startup talent
  10. Building a pitch deck
  11. Coaching on pitch delivery
  12. Navigating the fundraise (engaging investors, term sheets, etc.)

Attendees will learn the basic PPESC process to effectively build a fundable startup and then close Pre-Seed and Seed funding.

Fundable Startups normally charges $750 per day for their premium in-person training. But they are offering deep discounts on their training for December 2022!

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