Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley - the innovation capital of the world.
Never before has it been so 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.
Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".
We are a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, academics, financial professionals, corporate executives, attorneys, academics, bloggers, writers, content creators, and social activists.
One of the compelling features of our meetup group is our packed, busy calendar full of informative programs and practical activities designed to help our entrepreneurial members achieve their objectives and realize their aspirations.
We meet regularly to share resources, exchange ideas, and network. We participate in on-line as well as off-line events.
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Andre Gueziec, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and angel investor, will describe how he became a Silicon Valley success -- and provide tips on how entrepreneurs can succeed in today's startup ecosystem.
Andre will discuss the following:
1) how to start and grow your high-tech business.
2) alternative paths to Silicon Valley ventures
3) creative ways to raise money (if you need to)
4) discerning the fine line between persistence and obstinacy
5) how you can create a positive, vibrant culture
6) how to sell your high tech business
Please come with your questions and comments.
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Q & A, Networking
About the Speaker:
André Gueziec is an entrepreneur and executive with a unique combination of product vision, technical depth, and start-up expertise. André founded Beat the Traffic and sold it to the Pelmorex Canadian media group (“The Weather Network”).
André is an angel investor and advisor to selected technology companies. His sweet spot is to be a catalyst in early stage opportunities where it also makes sense for him to actively participate in an advisory role. He has published forty peer-reviewed papers, journal articles and book chapters and is an inventor of about 35 U.S Patents. He also wrote a book entitled “You can be a Silicon Valley Success”.
Books will be on sale for $15 and Andre will be signing books!