Suggested Career & Business Groups near California
Job Search 101 San Jose - Online Job Search Classes
San Jose, CA
This is a group for anyone in a job search and looking for guidance, information, and a plan forward! JS101 is a nonprofit organization offering free online job search and motivation-related classes for the unemployed nationwide. All classes are taught by professional career coaches and experts. There are no charges or fees to the recipients for the classes provided. Our classes are 100% free! We hope to see you in our classes soon to help you navigate modern job search!
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.
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:
Real Estate, Stocks or Business Opportunities
Daly City, CA
Anyone interested in exploring opportunities in investments, stocks, real estate, doing your own business development or developing your career to get a better paying job will learn from invited successful workers, business development people, entrepreneurs or participate in startup companies’ endeavors. This group is co-sponsored by Eveenow.com, evcarentals.com, Stayluxlife.com and Hanana.org
Bay Area Content Marketing
Redwood City, CA
For the past 5 years, we've brought marketers together around an expert presentation. We hosted presenters from leading companies like VMware, SiriusDecisions, Flipboard, Marketo, InVision and Demandbase.
We also hosted our local Congresswoman, Representative Jackie Speier, and Content Marketing Institute (CMI) Founder Joe Pulizzi.
Guests have traveled from near (e.g., Palo Alto) and far (e.g., Tokyo and Kazakhstan).
We used to meet once a month (in the Bay Area) over pizza. These days, we're 100% online and meet more often. All of our online Meetups are hosted on Zoom and free to attend. All are welcome!
Hope to see you on Zoom! Our upcoming Meetups are here 👇
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.
San Francisco Options Trading Group for Monthly Income
San Francisco, CA
This group is for "serious" individuals looking to learn how to trade options to supplement their monthly income, be a primary source of income, or to enhance their retirement investments. This group was started to help others learn about options by having a discussion with a private volatility fund manager.
Each meetup will go over a option topic or strategy that can be used to gain income or to enhance a retirement account. In addition, live trading with real money will take place. This group welcomes beginners and experienced traders. Everyone will be treated with respect!
The main meetup will be monthly and lite refreshments will be served (possibly wine).
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs
Welcome to women business owners all over the country!
We are like minded women entrepreneurs who come together to network, share ideas on growing our businesses and doing business together as opportunities arise. We are about leveraging our business and expertise.
We also welcome women in transition who desire supplemental income as some of us are involved in a lucrative internet brokerage company. (It's all about leveraging our contacts and businesses)
Our motto is BE fabulous, BE in service and BE empowered.
We meet on Zoom the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month unless noted otherwise.
Women L.E.A.D Toastmasters
Santa Clara, CA
Women L.E.A.D. Toastmasters’ Purpose: to provide a safe platform to practice public speaking, build future leaders, empower others, find our voice, and share ideas across cultures. Our mission is to empower people like you. Anyone can join. Weekly (on Wednesday at 7 pm PT) theme-based meetings to practice prepared speeches, impromptu speeches, and evaluations.
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!
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.
Improve Professional and Social Communication Skills Group
This group is designed for improving your professional life and social life, but, as a result, your personal life will likely improve, too. Some of the issues this group will cover include: \- How to do well in job interviews \- How to improve your public speaking skills \- How to get rid of anxiety of talking to a large group of people \- How to be comfortable and be at ease in communication \- How to flow your words and be fluent \- How to project your voice and authority with little effort \- How to start conversations \- How to not run out of things to talk about in conversations \- How to build relationships with people \- How to be confident and happy \- How to be a more positive person It should be apparent by now how valuable this group can be. Your success and happiness in your career and life depend on the above skills. Having good relationships with people requires the above skills, too. If you wish to improve your professional or social life, this group may be exactly what you are looking for. We will have free weekly group meetings on Zoom to learn communication and self-improvement tools. This group is created by the Dianetics & Scientology life improvement center in Sacramento, California. The instructor for this group has over 20 years of experience coaching communication skills.
Professionals & Social Networking Group - Bay Area
Come and join the group! Find out what your next opportunity may be.
This meetup group is for professionals like you to network and meet people in your own profession or of other professions that are of interest to you all over lunch.
We will be hosting monthly events with different professions like marketing, legal, medical, engineering, interpreters, education, entrepreneurs, etc. Our events will be held in safe, private nice environments and locations during lunch hours. We will also be inviting and preparing a well experienced professional for each event to give a talk and answer questions.
Silicon Valley Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals
Our non-profit organization is dedicated to helping Silicon Valley Young entrepreneurs and professionals to share resources and promote collaborations amongst students, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators, business owners, startup founders, executives and investors. Besides hosting educational, technical and business events as well as social networking mixers, we provide an effective supporting network and platform by bringing together all kinds of young talents of different technology backgrounds and competences. This group is open to everybody. Please join us!
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!
SF Bay Area Evaluators (and Applied Researchers)
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Bay Area Evaluators is for anyone working in or interested in program evaluation or applied research in the Bay Area. Our aim is to create a member-led space to share experiences and resources, brainstorm ideas and ask questions about our fields and make stronger connections. We discuss topics such as evaluation use, applied research techniques, managing expectations, internal evaluation issues, consulting, technology in evaluation and cultural competence, to name a few. We also work to support professional development opportunities and educational activities in areas of interest to members.
Join our efforts and become a member to continue these discussions and opportunities!
All are welcome to join: program evaluators, consulting professionals, applied researchers , nonprofit administrators and anyone new to or interested in these professional areas.
Let's grow in numbers!
SFBAE Planning Committee
Indian Startups - America
Palo Alto, CA
**Indian Startups, a 100,000+ member community,** is a startup ecosystem bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and partners throughout USA, India and across the globe to help nurture, nourish and empower new and growing startups. The focus of Indian Startups USA is to help entrepreneurs & startups in different states of USA. Indian Startups has chapters across the globe. This Indian Startups USA Meetup group is focused on startups entrepreneurs, startups, investors and partner ecosystem in USA. Indian Startups is a community provides /facilitates incubation, accelerators, co-working space, seed funding, crowd funding, investor connections, co-founders, mentors, advisers. Indian Startups Network seeks to build partnership with organizations geared to play a vital role in building the entrepreneurial ecosystems in India. Along with its partners, The Network aims to provide entrepreneurs across the country with a platform to interact with successful entrepreneurs and established professionals and receive their guidance towards building a quality organization. **Social Links to Join Indian Startups Community** [Meetup](http://meetup.com/indianstartups) [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/indianstartupsnetwork)[ ](https://www.facebook.com/indianstartupsnetwork) [Linked In](http://in.linkedin.com/in/indianstartups) [Google Group- Global](http://groups.google.com/d/forum/indianstartupsglobal) [Google Group - Volunteers](https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ishyderabadvolunteers) **Skype**: 'indianstartups' To get a list of Indian Startups upcoming events, please visit [http://indianstartups.com/events](http://indianstartups.com/events) Most of Indian Startup events are free events. **Please join our popular Metro Chapters in India** [Indian Startups - USA](http://meetup.com/indianstartupsamerica) [Hyderabad Chapter ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Bangalore Chapter ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Mumbai Chapter ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Chennai Chapter ](http://indianstartups.com/) [New Delhi Chapter ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Kolkata Chapter ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Pune Chapter ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Kochi Chapter ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Jaipur Chapter ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Ahmedabad Chapter ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Indian Startups - America ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Indian Startups - Canada ](http://indianstartups.com/) [Website](http://indianstartups.com/) **Just a few group policies:** **RSVPing for events:** We understand that life happens and now and then you may miss an event that you signed up for but please do your best to keep your RSVP up to date. Organizers are volunteers who do a lot of work to create great events for us all! Some events require that the host have an accurate idea of how many people are attending, as they may have to reserve a table or other accommodations for a certain # of people.
Finance Meets Real Estate - Oakland
To get the most out of Finance Meets Real Estate, please Sign Up here: https://bit.ly/3pb3H5G
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Who we are:
Asset Managers, Private Equity Investors, Venture Capitalists, Financial Advisors seeking opportunities outside their current investment domain
Investors, Developers, Syndicators, Flippers seeking funding or active partnerships
What we do:
Guest Series charity event
What we offer:
Current Deals Booklet
Investor Profiles Booklet
Finance Meets Real Estate is a newly established meetup in Oakland linking finance professionals with real estate investors to partner on active and passive real estate investment opportunities.
Our goal is to:
- Organize networking socials to establish friendships, partnerships and provide quality investment opportunities to our members.
- Organize deals workshops to discuss prospective opportunities with viable partners and grow our joint investor capacity to source deals.
- Organize educational guest series to build knowledge among our members and fund social causes for underprivileged children through our charity partners.
- Maintain a proprietary booklet of current high-quality off-market or MLS deals accepting funding, as well as investor profiles of deal sponsors or limited partners to potentially partner with.
Disclaimer: By joining this group, you agree to be contacted with investment prospects, research, or educational information on the topic of real estate.
I am a financial engineer/real estate investor. Please add me on LinkedIn or BiggerPockets to learn more about what I do: