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:
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.
East Bay Cashflow Meetup
Union City, CA
Learn how to get out of the Rat Race. The Cash Flow game is a board game created by Robert Kiyosaki the Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. The game helps you raise your financial IQ. Come learn in a fun environment how anyone could become rich and financially free even on any salary.
Come join us for a game of CASH FLOW 101 / 202 online
Whether this is your 1st time or your 100th time come join us.
6:30pm to 7pm: Networking ...promote your business! This is your opportunity to expand and grow your network (and possibly your business) by talking with like-minded individuals. Having said that, we are here to play CF, so once the game starts, stop selling...
7pm - 9pm: Play CashFlow 101 CF 101 is an educational boardgame that teaches accounting, finance, & investing and makes learning fun!
7pm - 9pm: Play CashFlow 202 CF 202 teaches advanced business and investing techniques by adding volatility to the game. You'll learn about concepts such as short-sales; stock options; calls & puts; hedging; real estate exchanges and more. You must have played CF 101 at least six times in order to play CF 202.
9pm - 9:30pm: Group Discussion Share with the group what you've learned by playing 101 / 202. It's an open discussion forum for all CF players
By playing the CashFlow boardgames, we learn how the money game is played and begin to change our thinking about the actions necessary to become financially free.
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.
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.
Professional Taiwan Women in America
San Francisco, CA
The key purpose of this group is to support Taiwanese women on their journey towards building a professional network in America. The virtual event is conducted at a bi-weekly cadence. This could change in the future as we’re finding ways to best help as many people as we can.
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:
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.
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.
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 👇
Power of Speaking
We're all about fun and interesting speeches!
This group is comprised of Toastmasters clubs in Fremont, Newark, and Union City (California). Take your pick.
There's something for everyone — everything from humorous talks to educational presentations to just practicing English words in front of a live audience.
Our members are always social, conversational and supportive! We’re very diverse.
Public speaking doesn't have to be stressful. Event sizes are small to medium and always friendly. Get involved for self improvement and personal/professional development. It's good leadership training, social/professional networking, and definitely self-empowering. Improve your communication skills for a better life transformation, whether you're single, newly married, new in town, student, entrepreneuer, mid career, or retired. Everybody is welcomed.
Every club is free to attend as guest. Learn effective techniques. Gain power in your speaking.
Come to our next meeting!
MultifamilyMasters.com - San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA
Are you new to Real Estate investing but don’t know how to start? Perhaps you an experienced investor with properties but you aren’t getting the returns you desire. Are you interested in cash flow, value-add properties, and opportunities outside of CA? Do you want the financial power of multifamily real estate working for you?
If so come join us. We invest in apartments in cash flow markets that simply make sense (or dollars!). Our members have closed properties in markets such as AZ, TX, FL, GA, IN, IL, OH, MD, MO, ID, UT, & TN. Apartment investing is a team sport. So come join the best team around, the Multifamily Masters.
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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 email@example.com
Silicon Valley Chinese Engineers, Entrepreneurs & Startups
Mountain View, CA
This is our meeting group, open to the public, co-hosted by SV Cafe, SV Idea, PuQuan Investment Club, SV Align and SV Universe.
Our organizations are dedicated to helping Silicon Valley Chinese engineers, entrepreneurs and startup team members to share resources and promote collaborations amongst engineers, innovators, entrepreneurs, students, business owners, startup founders, executives and investors.
Besides hosting technical and business events as well as social networking mixers, we provide an effective supporting network and platform by bringing together all kinds of talents of different technology backgrounds and competences.
Please join us!
SV Cafe, SV Idea, PuQuan Investment Club, SV Align and SV Universe are built to provide Silicon Valley elites with all backgrounds a place to communicate and interact with each other, as well as to pool all resources and connections to achieve cross-border conversation. The platforms differentiate themselves from similar kinds by primarily focusing on talent, idea and connection "crowdfunding" instead of the traditional money crowd-funding. In the mean time, unlike an incubator, the organizations emphasize the importance of communication, networking and opportunity developing and sharing.
SV Cafe, SV Idea, PuQuan Investment Club, SV Align and SV Universe devote themselves to combining the the experience from the success of a variety of funding models – with the Silicon Valley features, the core of which is the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. This meetup group expects to contribute to the formation of a stronger bond between Silicon Valley and China by hosting and organizing a series of inspiring cross-border events.
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.
Volatility Club - a Silicon Valley Alternative Investment Club
"1 + 1 = 3" <-- the result of Synergy, that extra value derived from participating in this meetup!
In early 2017, Volatility Club™ had its first meetup at a local Starbucks with just 2 attendees.
Fast forward to today (1.15.2018; 50+ meetups and 100+ hours together), we are now a growing group of sophisticated investors that meetup every Sunday to discuss the ongoing action in both the public and private markets. The club normally discusses investment techniques that are used by institutions rather than retail/average-Joe investors. Topics in the past have included everything from trading stocks, investing, financial markets, theories, financial instruments, speculation, investment strategies, venture capital, local businesses, real estate, economics, macro economics (secular trends), opportunistic strategies, thinking frameworks, derivatives of derivatives, mergers and acquisitions, advanced financing, quantamental analysis, multi-angle analysis, business models, SaaS investing, Silicon Valley developments, transaction dynamics, digital disruption, enterprise sales, deal sourcing, deal making, and more (Yes, we geek out real hard).
Moving forward, Volatility Club™ will continue to meet both physically and digitally to support the development and interest of people who genuinely want to become professionals in the world of finance, economics, and business.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Kae.
Disclaimer <br>All information provided or contained in this Meetup is for educational and informational purposes only and does not purport to show actual results. Nothing contained herein should be regarded as personalized investment advice or as a recommendation regarding any particular security or course of action. Opinions expressed herein are current opinions as of the date appearing in this material only and are subject to change without notice. Investing involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. By accepting this material, you acknowledge, understand and accept the foregoing. <br>
Fresno Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Investors
Let's talk about Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. Many have already made millions of dollars by positioning themselves correctly with cryptocurrencies, let's learn from each other on how we can benefit in the growing world of cryptos!
This group started meeting in person in Fresno, California in 2018 but with the Covid situation we've been online and have had people join in from a number of states and well as a few different countries. Everyone anywhere is welcome!
What are Bitcoins? Check out the videos below:
Short Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um63OQz3bjo
Detailed Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SDnI3fNl0&t=25s
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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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