Suggested Career & Business Groups near California
District 101 Toastmasters
San Jose, CA
Practice Makes Perfect. Toastmasters: Where Great Speakers and Leaders Emerge.
Toastmasters International is an organization where members learn, practice, and improve communication, presentation, and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment.
District 101 Toastmasters clubs span from Mountain View down to Monterey! Each club has its own unique club culture, and some even have a specialty focus, such as improvisation, storytelling, and even practicing and improving non-English languages.
We welcome visitors to all our clubs to see how you can benefit from Toastmasters!
Once you are a member of the District 101 Meetup site, you may request to add a Meetup event by submitting event details using the following form:
American Association of Individual Investors: Silicon Valley
We are the Silicon Valley Chapter for the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) and our mission is to educate and empower individual investors in their quest for achieving financial independence. To that end, we strive to bring compelling and accomplished speakers to present timely, relevant and actionable information on personal financial planning, wealth building, and investing.
Want to easily get started? Join this Meetup group and you will be notified of future meetings and events. Beginners and advanced investors are welcomed!
* See our website at www.siliconvalleyaaii.org
The AAII Silicon Valley Chapter holds several monthly events:
* Main Events features renowned speakers on a variety of topics! A nominal fee of $10 to attend covers the overhead of speaker costs, facility rental and event expenses.
* Free to attend: Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetups meet monthly on four topics: 1. Financial Planning SIG; 2. Investment Discussion SIG; 3. Computerized Investing SIG; and 4. FinTech SIG.
We are not here to sell anything - only to create an open and friendly environment for like-minded people to learn, share and explore investing. We are an all-volunteer organization and are always seeking additional members who can help with various planning and administrative issues.
We protect your privacy and work to prevent any spam from being posted to our website or to your email account.
Please join us!
Feel free to contact us at mailto:email@example.com with any questions, comments or feedback. This is YOUR organization!
The American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1978 for the purpose of assisting individuals in becoming effective managers of their own assets through programs of education, information and research. National membership is $29 per year, but you do NOT need to be a member to attend our local Silicon Valley Chapter meetings and events.
Now for the legal stuff.... (sorry, it's required)
The AAII Silicon Valley Chapter and its directors offer their social media and website pages for educational purposes only. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of AAII or the AAII Silicon Valley Chapter, whose only intent is to provide a background for understanding investment, personal finance and wealth management theory and practice. Nothing on these sites should be considered solicitations or offers to buy or sell any financial instrument or specific trading advice for individuals. The appearance of information or links to other sites does not constitute endorsement by AAII, the AAII Silicon Valley Chapter or their directors. Investing and trading carry risk and may not be suitable for everyone; we recommend augmenting the information here with advice from a financial professional. Any investment information is provided without consideration of your financial sophistication, financial situation, investing time horizon, or risk tolerance. The AAII Silicon Valley Chapter and its directors make no representations of accuracy and assume no responsibility
SF Investors Social Club
San Francisco, CA
We're a San Francisco-based community of stock market investors who are entrepreneurs or have an entrepreneurial spirit. We believe everyone can profit from investing in stocks. As a new group we’re excited to meet other people who enjoy investing in stocks. No matter how much you know about investing, we’d love to have you join a meeting. Our group meets twice a month, with our meetings happening on the first and third Mondays. During our meetings we have presentations, discussions and social time. Since we are looking to build an active club, we do require members to pay modest membership dues to attend our meetings. All are welcome to join us for a meeting before deciding whether to become a member. If you like what you see, we look forward to having you in our group.
Everything Real Estate Investing Networking Group
San Jose, CA
This group is for anyone interested in meeting other real estate investors or real estate professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a place to build your knowledge base, discuss strategies, and get inspired!
I started this group so that like-minded real estate investors can gather and talk about real estate without any hard sales pitches that come with other real estate investing groups. All levels are welcome.
Looking forward to meeting you all at our meetups!
If you want to learn more, check out my podcast about real estate investing: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/everything-real-estate-investing-show-with-sean-pan/id1437898064
Feel free to email me
Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO
Palo Alto, CA
Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley - the innovation capital of the world.
The advent of the Digital Age has democratized innovation and entrepreneurship.
Never before has it been more 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.
HP, Intel, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, Google, Facebook and many, many, many other iconic companies all started with just an idea.
Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley and beyond. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".
We are a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, engineers, venture capitalists, angel investors, educators, financial professionals, corporate executives, attorneys, academics, bloggers, writers, content creators, and social activists.
Our mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge, guidance, tools, and connections they need to succeed. Our goal is to build a strong, vibrant, collaborative entrepreneurial community with deep, lasting business and social relationships throughout Silicon Valley and beyond.
One of the compelling features of our organization is our packed, busy calendar of informative programs and practical activities designed to help our entrepreneurial members achieve their objectives and realize their aspirations. Taking advantage of this vast array of relevant content will make you a better entrepreneur.
We believe in working together. We share resources, exchange ideas, and actively engage with each other -- on a personal level as well as on a business level. We participate in on-line as well as off-line events.
Our events feature expert speakers, networking opportunities, collaboration, community, and fellowship.
Many events on our calendar are in held in collaboration with other like-minded Silicon Valley organizations and institutions.
Our popular business and social networking mixers are festive occasions that allow you to meet new people from many different groups. We hold many social events to help members connect on a personal level and make friends.
Our network is expansive and global. We have members throughout the U.S. and around the world. We welcome international entrepreneurs from everywhere in the world to become part of our global community.
We are inclusive, not exclusive. : - )
We believe entrepreneurial educational opportunities should be accessible to anyone with a dream and ambition.
We are inspired by:
European Expats in Silicon Valley (EUEXSV)
Palo Alto, CA
Are you a European expat and now living in Silicon Valley?
Do you miss Europe?
Do you like to go out, meet new people, make friends, explore the area and have fun along the way?
We like active EUROPEANS who can bring energy, wicked ideas, stories to share and great sense of humor to EUEXSV!
Interesting people and outgoing personalities, who are well traveled, live locally on the Peninsula, open minded, smart, positive, communicative, curious and over 21, meaning young (at heart)!
If you think you are one of us, please feel welcome to join us and meet us in person.
There is a genuine, 3 months grace period for every new member to join one of our gatherings. You also have to be born and raised in (or very close to) Europe to be able to join our group.
We also ask new members to be visible themselves on their profile picture, so that we can welcome them personally at their first meetup.
Once accepted, PLEASE BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER, who is willing to participate rather than claim EUEXSV membership only!
P.S. An expat is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person's upbringing or legal residence. The word comes from the Latin terms EX ("out of") and PATRIA ("country, fatherland").
Silicon Valley Startup Incubation And Acceleration
Santa Clara, CA
The Silicon Valley Startup Incubation And Acceleration is a non-profit organization for startup entrepreneurs to attend networking sessions, seminars, workshops, coaching and mentoring programs organized by incubators and investors.
Entrepreneurs, innovators, developers, executives, startup founders and business owners, please join us if you want to get help with business basics, participate in networking activities and cofounder mixers, find marketing resources and strategic partners, seek investors and venture capital, get access to advisory boards and mentors, as well as improve entrepreneurship skills in various training programs.
Central Valley Real Estate Investing/Wholesaling Meetup
This group is for expert and novice wholesalers alike. We meet up to share deals, experiences, troubles and to keep a pulse on the local real estate market of the boom and bust cycles. Even if you would like to learn how to wholesale your first deal or have 100's of wholesale deals under your belt you are welcome to join us. Our community can help its members take down almost any type of deal.
SF Free School
San Francisco, CA
Throughout the week the SF Free School offers free classes to anyone and everyone who wants to learn, have fun and meet new people. Classes we've offered have been in music and dance, martial arts and yoga, meditation and philosophy, dating and relationships, acting and improvisation, networking and social media, foreign languages, computer use, job hunting, startups - and many other topics as well.
The SF Free School is focused on sharing activities and teaching skills which are fun, healthy and useful. We are currently only listing classes that are located in the SF area. Our events are often styled as potlucks, classes, workshops and public talks. We go on field trips, so we can explore new areas and discover new things, and we like to gather in parks and public areas. Indoors we gather in community centers and community meeting rooms, or we might be found in cafes, private homes and in public classrooms.
All classes and events at our locations are free of charge and open to all. We do not ask for cash for any of our classes and events and everyone is always welcome to attend our classes and events free of charge. Though our instructors and event hosts can accept donations which are freely offered for the classes and events they hold with us they may never ask for cash or donations from anyone who attends the classes and events they make available through the SF Free School.
We only have one rule at the Free School: Be Excellent to Each Other – and that is the only payment we ever require.
So come and enjoy yourself, start training your body and your mind, meet new people - or teach and share what you know. You are always welcome.
District 4 Toastmasters Public Speaking & Leadership Meetup
San Francisco, CA
Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Win that job interview? Ignite your career?
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 270,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 13,000 clubs that make up our global network of meeting locations.
Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. At $55 every six months, it is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere. Individual clubs may require extra nominal payments for club dues.
District 4 Toastmasters comprises about 230 clubs from San Francisco to Monterey! Each Toastmasters club provides a safe and supportive environment to practice communication and leadership skills. We will post significant Toastmasters events in this Meetup where you can drop in and meet other Toastmasters and see how they have benefited from being Toastmasters. Speech contests, District conferences and Club Open Houses are opportunities to experience Toastmasters.
How Does It Work?
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.
There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success.
Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.
Members learn communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.
Oakland Public Speakers
Welcome to our network of non-profit Toastmasters clubs in Oakland which exist to help YOU with your public speaking, storytelling and communication skills. You're welcome to visit a few club meetings based on the time and place that works for your schedule.
Sample the public speaking waters and see how our diverse, friendly community is a great way to connect and make new friends!
Toastmasters International is a worldwide community with proven speaking and communication programs to take scared public speakers, self-professed introverts and unskilled managers and grow them into confident, competent, and even amazing leaders and presenters — all at your own pace, based on your own goals.
We're a non-profit, so we're cheap to join, and all we really want is for you to come grow in our safe environment, joining our supportive and amazing community!
Silicon Valley Public Speaking Skills for Quiet People
Mountain View, CA
Maybe you are a technical person who usually works with machines or books, but you need to do presentations from time to time. Maybe in order to move up to the managerial level, you need better public speaking skills. Maybe you hold the position of a chief or an executive in some way already, but talking to a group of people is not one of your strong suits. Whatever your reasons, if you are usually a quiet person, but you wish to be a good public speaker, then this group is for you.
We will learn effective tools to
- Improve self-confidence in public speaking
- Get rid of nervousness
- Not get tongue-tied
- Feel comfortable in front of people
- Connect and engage the audience
To accomplish the above, we'll have free weekly practices at the Silicon Valley Scientology Event Center near Hwy 101 and Shoreline in Mountain View.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZER: I used to be one of the quiet people, but now I have been helping people with communication skills at a non-profit organization for over 30 years. I'm organizing this group because I like helping people with communication and public speaking skills. To me, true communication is the most valuable thing in this universe. Feel free to call me (Pete, the group organizer) at 650-969-5262.
District 39 Toastmasters
Toastmasters allows people to build the skills they need to become more confident public speakers and stronger leaders in every area of their lives. Along with delivering speeches, members are asked to evaluate other member's speeches while also developing their own listening and interpersonal skills.
WHY TOASTMASTERS https://www.toastmasters.org/membership/why...
To find a club near you, check out our growing Meetup groups or visit
For more information please email,
Club Growth Director Denise Alder Gutherz ClubGrowth@district39.org or
Club Quality Chair, Katherine O'Ray, DTM at firstname.lastname@example.org
South Bay Improv Fun
Mountain View, CA
Join us for a weekly meetup of 2 to 3 hours of improv games and performances in a positive, supporting environment. We'll start with warm up games and exercises, and then do more advanced scene work later in the class. Everyone from first-timers to advanced improvers is welcome!
San Jose Real Estate Networking Club (SJRENC)
Mountain View, CA
The San Jose – Real Estate Networking Club (SJRENC)– is a trade association and networking club where local Bay Area investors go to network, partner, sell and buy deals, and learn the latest trends and strategies for investing in real estate.
Our focus is on San Francisco Bay Area area real estate investing. After all, Real Estate markets are local and you need a network of local resources to invest safely and profitably.
The San Jose Real Estate Networking Club pledges to bring you speakers and discussion topics that are relevant to building the investment knowledge you need to be successful in San Jose and the greater Bay Area. We believe in education and getting our membership the most accurate and up-to-date information about what’s going on in California as well as what’s working in TODAY’S real estate market.
Our presenters are highly vetted so you only see the best people speaking directly about topics that affect your business. We are not a multi-level marketing group, never have been, never will be. We have a stringent focus on networking, education, investment strategies, deal pitching, and knowledge sharing, not on selling products or services. These are just a few things that differentiate us and make our group a stand-out for both accomplished and brand new real estate investors.
To understand the language of real estate, it helps to network with others who are fluent in Real Estate Investing. The San Jose Real Estate Networking Club members are a diverse group of aspiring and accomplished real estate investors of varying levels. We hope you’ll join us at our next meeting!!
Joining SJRENC is fast and easy. Just enter your information in the opt-in form on the right of this page.
For any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at any time: Networkingclubre@gmail.com
San Jose Real Estate Investment Hour
San Jose, CA
Real Estate Investment Hour (REIH) is a monthly presentation and networking event that teaches you how to build long-term wealth and save for major life events by investing in real estate. During the session, we share our personal stories, why we decided to invest in real estate, and the success our investments have brought us. We know no one wants to listen to a long presentation, which is why we make it short, easy to understand, and relatable.
Our networking group takes what you want to get out of real estate and transforms your needs into a personal path toward financial independence. We are owners at heart and we’re passionate about empowering you to achieve your goals. We understand that it’s not dollars we’re dealing with here. It’s the opportunity to invest in your child’s future education. It’s the pursuit of a retirement dream that’s finally within reach. We give you the tools to invest in what’s important, and we do so with a personal touch rooted in genuine care for you and your future.
Reset for Women 360 | Global and Locale
Westlake Village, CA
It's a NEW Meetup Group for RESET for Women 360! We’re entrepreneurs and creatives working our businesses inside-out. This group is for women who want to do the work after building community and content and take those next steps in bring BOLD.
RESET for Women 360 links women together from near and far for virtual events and discussions, and holds a GLOBAL presence. Our LOCAL audience will enjoy QUARTERLY in-person wellness and social functions in and around the Westlake Village, CA area.
Our ELITE group is for the "doers" who really want to grow their community, business, and creative programming.
RESET your Mind | Body | Spirit
Virtual activities include:
"The Entrepreneur" Strategy Sessions | Meet & Greet Social Zoom Events | Virtual Retreats | Women & Wellness Discussions led by members | Workshops | Women In BIZ Networking | Virtual Summits | Online Courses
RESET for Women is a community, a network, and place to connect for women - based in Westlake Village, CA, and welcoming women globally to connect. English will be the spoken language for virtual event meetups.
Member Dues: $15 USD per Year
All activities will indicate FREE or any specified event costs.
Stipe is set up for dues payments, however, if you are having trouble with the link, please submit dues by PayPal @email@example.com
Follow our community:
Listen in to our On-Demand Programming: www.resetforwomenunplugged.com