What we're about

Our group is the ideal place for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley to find startup cofounders, business partners and core team members. We provide valuable entrepreneurship resources and connections for high potential startup entrepreneurs to launch their thriving ventures.

We are committed to organizing startup events and helping talented people find their cofounders with complimentary skills as well as compatible personalities and goals to build their high-performing startups.

Our regular cofounder mixer events give startup founders and cofounders interactive accesses to largest groups of entrepreneurs looking to join a startup or be joined on their venture.

We host technology seminars and business panels for cofounders to share experiences and learn from each other. This provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to work on the same projects and find the partners with the same vision.

We provide training classes and other educational programs to help potential cofounders to connect and build successful startup companies. Successful executives are invited to give presentations for like-minded entrepreneurs to fully benefit from the speed dating processes.

Upcoming events (5)

Learn How an Incubator Can Help You Grow Your Startup

Online event

************ Get your FREE ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/114999749346 ************ Join us for a Zoom presentation on: Learn How an Incubator Can Help You Grow Your Startup. We will talk about what an incubator is and what sFoundation does to help startups. We will start promptly at 12:30 PM. Our presentations and workshops are part of sFoundation Startup Incubator program framework in which we offer education and mentorship, access to investors and capital, and idea generation. Our mission is to provide anyone who is interested in starting or growing a company with the knowledge, help, and connections they need to move to the next stage of their startup life. We want to help founders to enhance their strengths, tackle their weaknesses, and build a collaborative startup community. _________________ Who should attend? _________________ 1. Entrepreneurs 2. Founders and co-founders 3. Technologists 4. Software developers 5. Professionals 6. and many more… _________________ Zoom info found in your Eventbrite registration _________________ Organizer _________________ sFoundation – Startup Incubator | Advisory Services – https://www.sfoundation.io https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Tuesday/ https://www.meetup.com/Startup_Wednesday/ https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Saturday-SV/ https://www.sfoundation.io/disclaimer

VC Panel & Pitch Day w/ Techstars ($13.9B), SOSV ($700M) & Newark Ventures

RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/112873531772 Join us at a VC Panel and Pitch event with three investors from Techstars ($13.9B), SOSV ($700M), and Newark Venture Partners. Our guest venture capitalists will be sharing tactics and strategies for getting into startup accelerators, scaling startups and raising angel and VC money, then they will listen to your startup pitch. You can pitch at the event or just attend as a spectator to enjoy the investor panel, pitch presentations and participate in a couple of networking sessions as well. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/112873531772 ____________ INVESTORS: ____________ 1. LESA MITCHELL Managing Director at Techstars Lesa is Managing Director at Techstars Kansas City, a worldwide network that helps tech entrepreneurs connect with other experts, mentors, alumni, investors, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow. Techstars portfolio includes more than 1,500 companies with a market cap of $13.9 Billion. Techstars operates three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships. Her career has included roles as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, and consultant to multi-national corporations expanding their innovation footprints. For 10 years Lesa was VP Innovation & Networks at the Kauffman Foundation where she designed, implemented, and scaled models focused on initiating new markets and recovering markets in support of economic growth. Lesa is an Advisor for Modern Meadow (NYC), CapLinked (LA), Neighborly (SF), and Copia (SF). Lesa is a long time Sr. Fellow at Milken Institute and is on the Board of Directors at the Althea Foundation in San Francisco. ____________ 2. GRANT WEICHANG Investment Analyst at SOSV Grant Weichang is an investment analyst at SOSV, a venture accelerator running investment programs for hardware (HAX), robotics, and connected devices. SOSV has $700M+ in assets under management and provides seed, venture, and growth-stage funding to startups. Over the past 20 years, the firm has funded over 900 startups and currently to fund over 150 startups per year. Weichang's responsibilities include sourcing deals, evaluating investment opportunities, and managing the portfolio for the SOSV fund. In addition, he also works with startups in the HAX program as well as the ones already graduated from the program to support their business needs and fundraising plans. Previously, Weichang worked at various venture capital firms both in China and in the U.S. A. He is a technology enthusiast and is passionate about innovations across borders. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in NanoEngineering from the University of California at San Diego and a Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Columbia University. ____________ 3. SEAN SIMONS Program Manager at Newark Venture Partners Sean Simons is Program Manager at NVP Labs, a “bridge-to-seed” accelerator program at Newark Venture Partners, a company that invests in early-traction B2B businesses. NVP has a direct investment arm, investing up to $1 million in seed and Series A companies, and NVP Labs, a bridge-to-seed accelerator arm, which invests in up to 10 companies twice a year. Sean is involved with investment research and NVP Labs portfolio management in addition to working with Labs founders in support of their business development needs. Sean also manages a team of BDRs that are assigned to each startup. Sean's personal interests include ice hockey, history, and the outdoors. He received a B.S. in Management from Quinnipiac University. ____________ Event attendees and speakers can network with each other after the event here: https://www.lifograph.com/lifograph

FREE: Lifograph Online Networking & Business Matching - NEEDS & LEADS

RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/114345149420 Do you need customers, partners, cofounders, employees, service providers, and other people who can make a difference in your business? Join us at our online networking event to connect with people from all over the world from the comfort of your home. This is an interactive online session of structured networking and business matching. This event is FREE for Lifograph members. To sign up for a free Lifograph membership go here: https://www.lifograph.com The moderator of the event is Dea Wilson, Founder and CEO at Lifograph - the Wiki of People. She is also an Angel Investor at Wharton Alumni Angels and Sacramento Angels. Event attendees will be able to network with each other during and after the event here: https://www.lifograph.com/lifograph RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/114345149420 _______________ NETWORKING FORMAT: _______________ During the event: Each attendee gives a 1-2 minute presentation: - Introduction: your name, title, and company - Company: products and services offered - Needs: what you are looking for (ex: team, intros, leads, customers, jobs, funding, services, etc). - Offers and Referrals: what can you offer to the attendees (ex: skills, advice, referrals, discounts, free stuff, etc.) After all attendees have introduced themselves we break out into a speed networking session with one-on-one sessions where you can follow up with each other. After the event: After the event, all attendees will be connected to Lifograph so you can keep in touch with each other via Lifograph's messaging platform. https://www.lifograph.com/messaging _______________ MODERATOR: _______________ DEA WILSON Dea Wilson is the Founder of Lifograph - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com/dea-wilson - a free online networking platform with 7.35M+ profiles and 4.71M+ connections that helps match people and companies based on their needs, skills, interests and real-life relationships. Dea is a serial entrepreneur and Managing Director of Silicon Valley Incubator. She is also an angel investor at the Wharton Angels, Sacramento Angels and Tech Angels, her investment interest being in consumer, mobile and SaaS startups. Dubbed "Ms. Silicon Valley", Dea is what people call a "super-connector", her expansive network including the "Who's Who" in startups, venture capital, technology, entertainment, etc. She is a big car racing fan and is currently serving as a Director in the Board of Directors and Vice-President of the Ferrari Club of America, Pacific. She earned a Master's Degree from the University of Washington on a full scholarship and she also graduated with an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania), majoring in Entrepreneurship. _______________ EVENT SPONSORSHIP _______________ Become an event sponsor if you want to do an online demo of your products or services, or if you want to share a sales pitch deck with the attendees. Your company will also be promoted to over 50,000 people in our network. _______________ COMPANY ADVERTISING _______________ Interested in promoting your company on Lifograph? Our experts can create, enhance and promote your Lifograph company page for you. We will create between 10-25 lifoposts about your company to promote your team and company (expertise, products, services, clients, partners, projects, etc.) Then we will promote your company to over 50,000 people in our network. ______________ ORGANIZER: _______________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com Discover 7.35M+ profiles and 4.71M+ connections on Lifograph for FREE As seen in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Investor Business Daily

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmasters VIRTUAL Open Meeting

340 E Middlefield Rd

We are going virtual! Everyone is invited to attend, here how to log-in: https://zoom.us/j/843376779 One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US [masked] US (Chicago) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ahWhFaLrn The Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Club welcomes all entrepreneurs, engineers, professionals and students to join the meetings. Please join us if you want to enhance your professional leadership effectiveness and improve your public speaking and communication skills. Agenda: 12:10 pm: Open for Registration 12:15 pm: Networking 12:30 pm: Toastmasters Meeting 1:45 pm: Adjourn This is a WEEKLY EVENT. AND: Every first Thursday of the month, we have a "pitch training session" specially designed for entrepreneurs and startup founders. That's pitch practice once per month. Toastmasters once per week. Why Should You Join Toastmasters? Everyone has their own personal reasons for joining Toastmasters, but here are a few of the most common: Become a Better Public Speaker Members work through a series of educational programs (at their own pace) designed to improve their ability to write speeches, design presentations, and deliver them. Overcome Public Speaking Fears The most positive and supportive audience in the world is a Toastmasters club audience. Speaking regularly in front of a group helps you calm your nerves and communicate effectively. “Practice” Presentations for Other Audiences Everyone has different motivations for wanting to speak better. Maybe you want to hone your presentation skills for your career. Perhaps you want to be able to speak out in your volunteer organization. Maybe you want to complement your portfolio as an author, manager, or other professional with speaking gigs? Whatever the case, Toastmasters is a wonderful laboratory for you to practice your presentations and gain valuable feedback. Gain the Confidence and Courage to Lead Leadership and communication skills are intimately bound. Some might argue that leadership is nothing more than the ability to effectively communicate a vision. As your communication skills improve, your ability to lead will improve as well.

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