• Venture Capital Panel: Finding the Right Investors for the Long Term

    This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge to attend this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/venture-capital-panel-finding-the-right-investors-for-the-long-term-tickets-79383822149 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Are you an entrepreneur looking for investors for your startup but don’t know which ones are right for you? A distinguished panel will discuss what entrepreneurs need to consider when selecting investors that will not only provide the funding you need, but who can be long-term partners that can help you through the critical years of your company’s development. The panel will discuss: 1) the different types of investors in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem 2) the best way of identifying and reaching investors that are right for your company 3) the questions you should ask potential investors 4) the kind of due diligence you should conduct on potential investors 5) how to close the deal and more! Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking About the Panelists (More panelists TBA.) SC Moatti, Mighty Capital SC Moatti is the managing partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, one of the largest communities of early adopters in the world. Previously, she built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts. Andrew Chen, one of Uber’s top executives, called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.” For more information, visit scmoatti.com. Fabian Hansen, Presight Capital Fabian Hansen is the co-founder of Presight Capital, the San Francisco-based international venture arm of Apeiron Investment Group. Since launching the fund in early 2019, Fabian has invested in 14 companies based in the US. Presight is sector and stage agnostic and targets initial investments of $1M. Besides Presight, Fabian also manages the fund investments of Christian Angermayer's Family Office Apeiron Investment Group. Fabian invested as an LP into several venture capital funds prior to Presight and Apeiron, Fabian worked at Prehype, a company builder in New York, and PROfounders Capital, one of EU's leading seed stage funds. Originally from Germany, he holds a masters degree from the London School of Economics. Anna Fokina, DCVC Anna Fokina is a Senior.Associate at DCVC Bio, an early stage VC fund focused on agtech and computational life science. Previously she was on the investment team at Monsanto Growth Ventures (MGV), the Venture Capital arm of Monsanto, which was one of the most active investors globally in agriculture. Prior to joining MGV, Anna was a long-short equity analyst at Moore Capital Management and SC Fundamental. Before that, she was an investment banking analyst in the M&A group at Centerview Partners. Anna received a BA in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. About the Moderator: Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. His practice is focused on assisting companies at all stages in their life cycle, from inception through seed, angel and venture capital raises, mergers and acquisitions.

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  • 50% OFF! American Association for Precision Medicine Annual Meeting 2019

    Santa Clara Convention Center

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by the AAPM. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-association-for-precision-medicine-annual-meeting-2019-tickets-63472976381?aff=IDEAtoIPO&afu=3951017871 Our meetup members get 50% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. AAPM 2019 will be one of the largest gatherings of thought leaders and stakeholders with a common goal to accelerate precision medicine. The AAPM Annual Meeting 2019 (http://www.a2pm.org/) will bring together top experts and thought leaders in the fields of precision medicine, life science, biotech, medtech and pharma to Silicon Valley. With the theme as “Accelerating Precision Medicine and Transforming Patient Health,” AAPM2019 is designed to bring the community together and serve as a leading forum for new medical breakthroughs as well as cutting-edge basic, translational, and clinical research. To fulfill this vision, AAPM2019 is showcasing thought leaders involved in innovative research, developing new capabilities, developing technological interventions to speedup the delivery of personal health. AAPM 2019 will also showcase new solutions to clinical and omics data collection, transfer, storage, analysis, security as well as designing and implementing new big data solutions and artificial intelligence in the industry. The summit is bringing together, scientists, clinicians, patient advocates, entrepreneurs, investors, industry executives as well as other precision medicine experts, to share their insights. APM2019 is also designed to facilitate a dialogue between the 4-P’ of precision medicine: patients, providers, public health planners (Government) and payers to work together to achieve the goal of delivering improved outcomes at reduced costs. The conference is also designed to set the research and development goals for the international precision medicine community. Questions? Visit: http://www.a2pm.org/contact/

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  • Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in AI

    This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investor-panel-investment-and-latest-innovations-in-ai-tickets-77946310513 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss investment AI startups and the latest innovations in AI -- and what to expect for the balance of 2019, in 2020 and beyond. (This is not a pitch event, so no startups will be pitching to the panel.) If you are an AI startup and would like space on a demo table for the networking portion of the event, please send an email to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: Th 11/7 Startup Demo Table Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking About the Panelists (More panelists TBA) Kanu Gulati is a Principal at Khosla Ventures, focused on investments in data and ML-enabled enterprise applications. Kanu has over 10 years of operating experience as an engineer, scientist, and strategist. She developed advanced parallel CAD solutions and owned Intel’s multicore CAD algorithms research roadmap. Kanu has led early-stage investments in high performance computing (HPC), distributed systems and ML-enabled systems at Intel Capital and Zetta Venture Partners.She has a PhD and master’s degree from Texas A&M University and an undergraduate degree from Delhi College of Engineering. Kanu completed her MBA at Harvard Business School, where she was co-president of the annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference. Michael Dolbec is Senior Managing Director of Investing at GE Ventures. Based in Menlo Park, he joined GE in 2012. Michael leads a team that invests in digital infrastructure and enterprise productivity applications. His focus is on the digital transformation of industries. Current investment interests include Industrial IoT, edge computing, digital twin, big data, AL/ML/machine intelligence, and cybersecurity. Previously, he worked at LG Electronics where, he led venture capital and innovation activities. Prior to that, he led the venture capital groups at Orange, 3Com, and IBM. Vijay Reddy is an investment director at Intel Capital and leads investments in artificial intelligence infrastructure, as well as applications of AI in several domains. Vijay is a board observer and/or has responsibility for Matroid, Sambanova, AEYE, DataRobot, Mesmer, Zumigo, Paperspace etc. Previously Vijay sourced and led Nervana engagement that ultimately lead to the acquisition to form the AI products group. Prior to joining Intel Capital, Vijay held leadership business development and product management positions in communications, software and wireless domains. He began his career as a researcher and an entrepreneur in wireless and software engineering. Vijay is a Kauffman Fellow. He holds an MBA from Chicago Booth and has a BS & MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering. About the Moderator: Glenn Luinenburg is an experienced corporate lawyer who provides technology-focused clients with sophisticated legal counsel and practical business advice. He counsels companies at all stages of development on transactions—ranging from IPOs and acquisitions to seed and venture capital financings, and growth equity rounds—for entrepreneurial tech startups and venture capital firms making investments in that sector.

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  • 20% OFF! Hardware Summit 2019

    Mind the Bridge

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Hardware Massive. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. In order to attend, please register here: https://summit.hardwaremassive.com/?promo=IDEA-TO-IPO Our meetup members get 20% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Hardware Massive has invited us to join them for the 2nd annual Hardware Summit SF taking place on Nov. 6th at Mind the Bridge. Join 200+ hardware entrepreneurs, innovators and industry leaders from the Hardware Massive community for an afternoon of discussion and debate around how to solve the toughest problems facing hardware startups today.! The theme of this summit is “From Prototype to Sustainability for Consumer Hardware" and will feature two panels aimed at helping your hardware startup successfully navigate getting a product to market! Here is why you should attend the Hardware Summit: ✅Learn up to date best practices and strategies for bringing consumer products to market! ✅Get the latest scoop on common pitfalls and unknown unknowns when scaling your consumer hardware company! ✅Network with the best and brightest minds in the San Francisco Bay Area hardware ecosystem! The conference will feature a great agenda with leading experts speaking on topics spanning from product issues to the business side of consumer hardware innovation. Our meetup group gets discounts on attendee tickets and startup booths. You can save over 20% on full-price tickets or get $500 off their startup exhibitor package by using the discount links below! Save 20% on Tickets => https://bit.ly/2kKzFdN Get $500 off Startup Exhibitor booth => https://bit.ly/2kJzH5C Hurry! Slots are limited!

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  • Funding 101 for Tech Entrepreneurs

    Sandbox Suites

    This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/funding-101-for-tech-entrepreneurs-tickets-78106447487 Take advantage of online advance registration and early responder pricing. Slots are limited! First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Attorney Roger Royse, the founder of Royse Law Firm, will discuss, compare and contrast the various options available to entrepreneurs when it comes to funding their startup. The speaker will address some common questions when it comes to funding for startups, including: 1) What are the best funding options for entrepreneurs to scale their business? 2) When should entrepreneurs pursue external funding? 3) How do entrepreneurs choose the right investor? 4) What alternative sources of funding are available? 5) How and why should a founder stage their funding rounds? 6) When should a founder think about exiting? 7) How can advisors help with the funding process? and more! Please come with your questions and scenarios. Agenda 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 Networking About the Speaker Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include nternational emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo. You can reach Roger at: [masked]

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  • Investor Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in Health Tech

    This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm on the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge to attend this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investor-panel-investment-and-latest-innovations-in-health-tech-tickets-77574957787 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. A distinguished panel will discuss the latest developments in health tech and funding for health tech startups. Please come with questions and comments. If you are a health tech startup and would like space on a demo table for the networking portion of the event, please send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: Th 10/29 Health Tech Startup Demo Table Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Panel Discussion, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) Ravi Mistry is a leader, entrepreneur, angel investor, educator and mentor. His professional career has spanned several industries. He has managed closing of seed, series A/B funding totaling over $35M. Ravi is a Gold Medalist from Gujarat University, India with a BE degree in civil engineering. He received his masters degree in structural engineering from Stanford University and an MBA in finance from CSUEB, Aldo Carrascoso is an angel investor focusing on NOVEL AI/ML, health tech, nextgen cleantech, and blockchain opportunities. A serial entrepreneur, Aldo is the is co-founder and CEO of InterVenn. InterVenn Biosciences utilizes a proprietary glycoproteomic biomarker interrogation platform using AI and mass spectrometry for next-gen precision medicine. He has an MBA in entrepreneurship from Babson and and is a graduate of the Ateneo De Manila University. Mohan Uttarwar is an angel investor the heath tech space. He serves on the board of directors of Hemex Health, a very innovative point of care malaria and sickle cell diagnostics company Mohan is the co-founder and CEO of iNDX.AI, a Silicon Valley-based healthcare informatics company. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in successfully founding, establishing and exiting high-tech and biotech start-ups in Silicon Valley, raising over $50M in funding and generating over $500M in shareholder value. Jeremy Joseph is a senior associate at DCVC Bio in Palo Alto. Jeremy has served in senior strategy and investment roles at Genentech and GE Healthcare Ventures. He was an equity research analyst covering the US pharmaceutical, life science and medical diagnostic industries for Credit Suisse. Jeremy also worked in investment banking roles at Lazerd, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse. Jeremy received a BS in bioengineering from Rice University and an MS in bioengineering from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a Sloan Fellow with an MS in mangement from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. About the Moderator: Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. His practice is focused on assisting companies at all stages in their life cycle, from inception through seed, angel and venture capital raises, mergers and acquisitions.

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  • SPECIAL FREE TICKETS! ($399 Value) Samsung Developer Conference 2019

    San Jose McEnery Convention Center

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Samsung. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. Tickets are normally $399, but our meetup members get FREE tickets! In order to attend, please register here: https://www.samsungdeveloperconference.com/?utm_source=IPOVIP&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sdc2019&utm_content=october_ad For FREE tickets, use promo code: SDC19-IPOVIP Hurry! Slots are limited! Or, you can purchase tickets at 50% off the regular price of $399 and you will receive a pair of Galaxy Buds, onsite swag and Samsung goodies! Use promo code: SDC19-IDEA-TO-IPO Hurry! Spots are limited! DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Hear from world-renowned speakers like DJ Koh, Vitalik Buterin, Adam Cheyer, and Taher Behbehani at Samsung Developer Conference 2019! Experience cutting-edge keynotes, tech sessions, 1:1 training with Samsung experts, and more! You won't want to miss these two days of nonstop innovation and fun! Network, socialize and connect with up to 4000 tech professionals, entrepreneurs and investors! Enjoy world-class content, fun and interactive networking sessions and receptions! See the full conference event schedule here: https://www.samsungdeveloperconference.com/schedule/ See you at the San Jose Convention Center on October 29th - 30th! For more info, contact: [masked]

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  • $100 OFF! Confluence Summit (Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley)

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Winston Baker. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confluence-summit-tickets-70070650201?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871 Our meetup members get $100 OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Join the next generation of innovators and content creators in San Francisco on October 24th! About this Event The goal of the Confluence Summit is to bring together thought leaders working at the intersection of entertainment and technology, including innovators, storytellers, strategy executives, financiers and deal makers. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE: -- Baron Davis - 2-time NBA All Star / Studio Analyst, "The NBA on TNT" / Founder @ Business Inside the Game (BIG) -- David Rogier - CEO & Co-Founder @ MasterClass -- Samuel Yam - CTO & Co-Founder @ Patreon -- Stanley Tang - Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder @ DoorDash -- Kai Huang - Co-Founder @ Guitar Hero -- Kun Gao - Co-Founder @ CrunchyRoll -- Matthew Pohlson - CEO & Co-Founder @ Omaze -- Jen Hollingsworth - COO, Motion Picture Group @ Lionsgate -- Larry Cutler - CTO & Co-Founder @ Baobab Studios -- Tim Chang - Managing Director @ Mayfield Fund -- Elizabeth Yin - General Partner @ Hustle Fund -- Courtney Chow - Investor @ Battery Ventures -- Gloria Zhu - Engagement Manager @ BlackRock For more information, visit www.ConfluenceSummit.com.

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  • 10% OFF! How to Minimize Your Business Data Breach Risk

    1117 California Ave

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Access Silicon Valley. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://asv-data-privacy-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871 Our meetup members get 10% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO Hurry! Slots are limited! DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Dinner, refreshments and networking included. Space is limited. Save your seat now! Join Access Silicon Valley for a live workshop on how to avoid data breaches presented by Procopio attorney Elaine Harwell. SUMMARY From Facebook to Equifax, the last couple of years have seen no shortage of high profile privacy scandals and security mishaps. The damage from a data breach on an established business can be devastating. For startups and emerging growth companies, a data breach can be catastrophic, resulting in the loss of reputation, potential customers or even investors. Data privacy now consistently ranks as a top issue Americans would like businesses to address. Join us to discuss the particular risks startups face when utilizing customer data. We will discuss how to minimize those risks and instead design effective data management processes at the outset to create a competitive advantage for your business. Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is extremely limited. RSVP early. ******************************************************************* AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Check In, Food, Networking 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Demo Table/Sponsor Introductions 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Program ******************************************************************* ABOUT THE PRESENTER Elaine F. Harwell is an experienced business litigation attorney and a trained privacy professional. Her practice focuses on representing clients in privacy and data security matters, including litigating claims involving privacy issues, helping clients manage emerging risks and conduct privacy risk assessments, and advising on regulatory and compliance issues. Elaine thrives on counseling clients through a complex and ever-changing data privacy landscape and strives to find effective business solutions for clients in every situation. Elaine has also been involved in numerous trials as well as arbitration proceedings related to contract and general business disputes, complex unfair competition and business practice claims, and professional liability. She has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Elaine is also a frequent speaker and writer on legal issues surrounding privacy and data governance. SAVE YOUR SEAT NOW - https://asv-data-privacy-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871

  • Filmmakers and Photographers Open Forum

    SVI HUB

    This event is organized in collaboration with the Silicon Valley Filmmakers, Photographers and Film Society and www.idea-to-ipo.com. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized in collaboration with other groups. This event is free to attend. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/filmmakers-and-photographers-open-forum-tickets-75610126925 Video and photos are important for promoting your startup, building your personal brand, and marketing products. Come out and meet other filmmakers and film buffs and photographers and photo bugs! 1) Bring some food to share. This is a potluck! (Suggested food: pizza, sandwiches, ethnic foods, fruit, salad, dessert.) No alcohol please. Water will be provided. 2) You can set up a table to demo your film and photography work. 3) You can take pics and video at the venue. 4) Attendees interested in getting head shots / portraits are welcome! 5) Lightning talks to go over what you are working on and what you are looking for. Use this platform to network, socialize, and connect! Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Check In, Food, Networking, Tabling, Photo Shoots 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Open Forum (5 to 10 minute lightning talks) 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm Networking, Photo Shoots, etc. Organizational Sponsor: Generate Your Patent Application 100% Free at https://www.getmeapatent.com/. This free system is provided as a courtesy by Chhabra Law Firm, PC. No Credit Card/Payment/Commitment Needed.

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