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Visit http://www.sviacademy.com to learn more about the organizer and the community!

SVI Academy is your resource to network, explore, teach and learn the trends and best practices in your industry. Gather together with top-tier entrepreneurs and experts in Silicon Valley to establish a community built on trust and mutual benefit. We host demo days, networking events, conferences, workshops, fireside chats and coffee talks – all designed to help you take on the challenge of building your business, product, or market.

You will get the opportunity to participate in surprising and fun networking opportunities and meet with entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors in Silicon Valley. Ultimately, you will gain insider insight into industry trends and develop the network connections you need for your startup launch.

At SVI Academy events, you will:

Participate in a workshop with an executive in an established company to learn directly from experience

Gain direct access to the infrastructure and synergy of Silicon Valley

Sit down with seasoned veterans and other startups in the Valley to share coffee and ideas

Learn from the successes and failures of others and share your own

Come away with strategies to tackle the challenges your venture is facing

Validate your ideas with others in the Silicon Valley world (you’re not alone!)

Build a network of partners, clients, and mentors (trust us, if you get those right, investors won’t be too far behind!)

Visit http://www.sviacademy.com to learn more about the organizer and the community!

Upcoming events (4)

Marketing Practice for Sustained Business Growth

THIS EVENT IS CO-ORGANIZED WITH "TECH FUTURES GROUP". THIS IS A FREE EVENT. HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO ATTEND USE THE LINK BELOW TO REGSITER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marketing-practice-for-sustained-business-growth-tickets-74511043537 (TFG is funded primarily by the Small Business Administration. TFG receives funds from State of California, city governments and etc...) Most entrepreneurs are hoping to build thriving companies, but the fact is, most will not survive without effective marketing. Marketing PRACTICE for Sustained Business Growth is a 50 minute talk, exposing a distinct pattern that leads to business failure time and again, then introduces a unique marketing paradigm that makes effectively marketing a business doable, in sequential, actionable steps. Business Marketing PROCESS, step-by-step, not MBA theory, or entrepreneurs stories (which worked for them, but likely won't for most of us). Bio Jeri Cafesin: Veteran Creative Director, and Stanford marketing educator, Jeri Cafesin, inspired by over two decades marketing Silicon Valley seed startups to Fortune 100s, has developed the RAF Marketing Method, a practical, efficient three-step marketing process for sustained business growth. Agenda: 6:30pm-7:00pm Registration, Food and Network 7pm -8pm Presentation 8pm-8:30pm Q&A 8:30pm -9pm Network

Startup Founders Breakfast Networking

SVI HUB

SVI Founders Breakfasts Come grab coffee and join us for SVI Founders Breakfast. Meet other interesting entrepreneurs, founders, global startups and network, socialize, and connect here, in Silicon Valley. RSVP: https://svifoundersbreakfast.eventbrite.com Special Guest Speaker at Each Event Build Your Community All Industries Welcome Complimentary Breakfast Provided Select Thursdays at svihub.eventbrite.com or for more info contact us [masked]

Secrets of Persuasion in Selling

SVI HUB

THIS EVENT IS CO-ORGANIZED WITH "TECH FUTURES GROUP". THIS IS A FREE EVENT. HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO ATTEND USE THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER: https://tfgevent6.eventbrite.com (TFG is funded primarily by the Small Business Administration. TFG receives funds from State of California, city governments and etc...) Your startup depends upon inducing clients to change and buy.The session reveals the essential secrets of persuasion. The tools are put to work in a compelling conversation - leading to a sale. Sharpen your understanding, elevate your influence, and grow your company. Speaker, David Walling advises startup founders and leaders on persuasion and selling. During his nearly thirty years at IBM, he sold new and established products into emerging and mature segments. As a consultant and coach, he has adapted tested IBM influence skills for new companies. He was vice president of sales at two startups prior to founding his company. Tuesday, October 29,[masked]:30pm-8:30pm Agenda: 6:30pm-7pm Registration, Food & Network 7pm-8pm Presentation 8pm-8:30pm Q&A 8:30PM-9PM

Scaling Startup Success

SVI HUB

THIS EVENT IS CO-ORGANIZED WITH "TECH FUTURES GROUP". THIS IS A FREE EVENT. HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO ATTEND USE THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER: https://tfgevent7.eventbrite.com (TFG is funded primarily by the Small Business Administration. TFG receives funds from State of California, city governments and etc...) Description Startups are naturally agile. With a great idea, a couple of people, and regular pizza deliveries, a new venture is born. But what happens as your startup begins to grow up? With more funding, more people, and more space – new ventures often hit a scaling speed bump. Lines of communication multiply. Decisions take longer. People aren’t clear on who’s doing what – and why. Progress towards the next business milestone can slow to a crawl – or worse – stall. What’s a founder or business leader to do? Over the last decade, product organizations of all sizes have used Agile techniques to get twice the work done in half the time – producing products and systems that are transforming our world at scale. Join us tonight to explore the world of Agile and Scrum. No Powerpoint poisoning in this session – we’ll use hands-on, interactive activities to illustrate how Agile can help ventures keep their startup magic as they scale. Agenda: 6:30pm-7:00pm Registration, Food & Networking 7pm-8pm Presentation 8pm-8:30pm Q&A 8:30pM-9pm Networking Speaker Bio Laura M. Powers is an international speaker, trainer and coach with over twenty-five years of professional experience at Procter & Gamble, HP, Sales.com, and eBay, well as several ill-fated start-ups you never heard of. Known for her people-first approach, Laura is committed to growing work environments where teams love what they do and produce extraordinary business outcomes. She is the founder of the consultancy “Powered By Teams,” and holds enough Agile certifications to make a large bowl of alphabet soup – including CSP, CSM, CSPO, SAFe SPC4, ICP-ACC, ICP-ATF, ICP-ALP, and ICP-Mkg. She holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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