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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.

Our events feature expert speakers, networking opportunities, collaboration, community, and fellowship.

Upcoming events (2)

How to Get Seed Funding for Your Early Stage Startup

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. 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/how-to-get-seed-funding-for-your-early-stage-startup-tickets-70885005961 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Stan Lewandowski of K & L Gates will discuss currently available ways for qualified startups to secure seed funding, the instruments issued by the startup to the investors in exchange for the capital provided and the terms associated with each type of an investment. Stan will cover: 1. Overview of issues you should address before you start seeking seed funding 2. Types of legal entities suitable for your startup needs 3. Initial capitalization for your startup 4. Items to address in your executive summary 5. Should you have a business plan? 6. Most important diligence issues for early stage investors 7. How much capital should you consider raising 8. Persons you should connect with while raising your initial seed funding 9. Platforms for early stage capital raising purposes 10. How to close your initial round of funding and more! Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Informal Q & A, Networking About the Speaker Stan Lewandowski is a partner at K & L Gates and is based in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Stan counsels companies in the U.S. and abroad on financing, operations, development and other strategic transactional issues, primarily in the technology and renewable energy sectors. Stan represents emerging growth companies at every stage of the pipeline—from start-up to liquidity. He works on a variety of strategic growth issues, including venture capital and private equity financings, private offerings, joint ventures and M&A. Combining his experience representing Central and Eastern European companies with his Silicon Valley background, Stan has worked closely with investors and companies on domestic, in-bound and out-bound transactions, as well as on-shore and off-shore structures. Stan also has significant experience advising developers, their affiliates and investors, and financial institutions in connection with the development and disposition of renewable energy projects, with a total value in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Stan earned his LL.M. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his master of laws and diploma from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. He also earned a diploma from the University of Cambridge in England. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can contact Stan at: [masked]

Deep Learning 101

SVI HUB

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. 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/deep-learning-101-tickets-70850980189 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. The speaker will provide a primer on deep learning for both technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The following topics will be covered: 1) What is deep learning? 2) What is deep learning capable of and what are the limits of deep learning in terms of technological advancement? 3) How is deep learning related to machine learning and artificial intelligence? 4) How did deep learning originate and progress to it's present state? 5) How does deep learning work? 6) How can deep learning lead to the automation of intellectual and non-intellectual tasks and processes? 7) What are some barriers to entry for deep learning entrepreneurs and how can these barriers to entry be overcome? and more! Please come with your questions and comments. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Speaker Alexander Tsyplikhin has worked in the area of machine learning and AI for eighteen years. He holds a Ph.D. in speech biometrics. Alexander is a Senior AI Engineer at Graphcore, a company that has created the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) - a processor that is up to 100x more efficient for machine learning workloads compared to the fastest processors today. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, email Alex at: [masked] 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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