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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 throughout Silicon Valley and beyond.

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How to Build a Fundable Startup BEFORE Fundraising

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Too many founders chase startup funds before they are fundable. Premature fundraising results in wasted time and effort. Even if funds are raised, they come at lower valuation, with investor-friendly terms, often from less qualified investors.

Building a fundable startup requires seven key elements:

Foundation

Funding strategy

Validation

Execution

Talent

Metrics

Speed

Over 90% of startups fail. Learn how each of these seven keys dramatically improve your chance of success.

Fundable Startups provides coaching, training, and tools that helps founders build healthy, fundable companies. As a published author and a CEO, CTO or tech VP of five startups with three exits, Sam Wong leads Fundable Startups in creating premium, deep-dive, visual training and tools to help founders with great execution.

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Startup World Cup Grand Finale (In-Person)

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The Startup World Cup is a global series of conferences and competitions that bring together the top startups, investors, entrepreneurs and tech CEOs around the world. Starting with regional competitions in nearly 70+ countries across six continents, hundreds of selected top technology startups compete for the chance to move onto the Grand Finale event in San Francisco to win a $1 million investment grand prize.

The Startup World Cup is organized by Pegasus Tech Ventures in partnership with investors and local sponsors. For more information on the Startup World Cup, please visit:

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Check it out: https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/21/vietnam-startup-wins-1-million-grand-prize-at-2019-startup-world-cup/
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FREE! Pitch to Angel Investor Gary Jinks, Managing Director, South Valley Angels

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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 from a Silicon Valley thought leader.

This is a great opportunity to practice you pitch, get constructive feedback and guidance.

Format:

Three minute pitch followed by five minutes of one-on-one feedback and discussion.

a) elevator pitch with no slides

or

b) pitch with slide deck

If you would like to pitch and get feedback during the webinar, email Gary at:

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Since this is a public forum do not ask for any funding or discuss your use of funds.

Agenda

Opening Comments: Guidelines and Format

Pitches

Open Q&A

About the Instructor:

Gary is the Founder and Managing Director of South Valley Angels and an executive level leader with deep expertise and 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 the 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 400 Startups, working with the top incubators and investors in the 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”

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FREE! 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.

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