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Startup California and Startup Bay Area are regions of The Startup America Partnership a public private initiative founded by President Obama and former AOL Chairman Steve Case See www.startupcal.org for more information. The Startup America Partnership is based on a simple premise: young companies that grow create jobs. As a core American value, entrepreneurship is critical to the country’s long term success and it’s time to step up our game.

GOALS

We have three main goals:

1. Provide valuable resources and connections to help young companies grow

2. Support regional startup ecosystems throughout the country

3. Recognize startups as the drivers of our economy and their founders as American heroes

Upcoming events (4)

How to Prepare Your Startup for Venture Capital Funding

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. 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-prepare-your-startup-for-venture-capital-funding-tickets-71610162925 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. During the presentation and Q&A session, you will learn about the essential organizational- and ownership-related issues that need to be properly addressed by your startup so that you will be able to have discussions with early stage venture capitalists without any undesired surprises. The speaker will discuss the following: 1) What to consider when planning your own venture and still working for others 2) How to structure the initial allocation of equity among the founding team 3) What types of restrictions on the founder’s stock are required by investors 4) Impact of a Stock Option Plan on the company capitalization 5) How much capital should companies consider raising 6) What type of securities should a company consider issuing to investors 7) What are the most important due diligence issues for the investors 8) How to close a financing round without delays 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]

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.

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

Silicon Valley TGIF Business and Social Networking

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. Enter the Hyatt Regency via the main entrance on the front side of the hotel. Look to your right. Go to the bar area in the hotel lobby. Look for people with name tags. Look for the Meetup sign. This event is free to attend. Attendees must purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. There's no content or speaker at this event -- just business and social networking. Build your business and social network - face to face! Come out and enjoy a great evening of good food, liquid refreshments, and connecting. Come prepared with your best smile, a firm handshake, and a great personality. You may meet your next business collaborator, client, employer, employee, friend, or tennis partner! Getting away from a screen for a few hours will do you some good! : -) Meet Silicon Valley movers and shakers - Internet entrepreneurs, developers, engineers, mobile app coders, attorneys, bloggers, academics, financiers, and investors! It's okay if you have to come late and/or leave early. Feel free to drop in whenever you can. You can stay for 30 minutes or for two hours. PARKING: Park in the parking structure. Parking is free. COST: FREE to attend. All attendees will purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. Please support our host venue by purchasing at least one or two beverages. (Non-alcoholic beverages are okay.) DRESS CODE: BUSINESS ATTIRE Take the pledge: https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/ This event is organized in collaboration with other groups.

Past Events

Pitch to Investor Panel

Procopio

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