Suggested Career & Business Groups near California
[SV-MIC] Silicon Valley Multifamily Investors Club
Santa Clara, CA
This group is for people who are interested in out of state real estate investment and how to participate in institutional sized apartment opportunities. We'll cover topics on:
• Tax benefits, cash flow, and appreciation of various asset types
• Finding investments that are downturn resistant
• How to find opportunities and evaluate deals
• Investing in real estate passively using retirement account
• Pitfalls to watch out for in different
I started this group to meet other like minded investors and share my experience investing in Texas multifamily syndications. Together we can expand our network and find more quality deals to invest in. Come join our discussions!
Join our newsletter / deal announcements 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.
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:
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:
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.
Open Source Real Estate
Mountain View, CA
Welcome prospective and active real estate investors!
The goal of this group is to deconstruct how real estate “has always been done” and then build a better approach together. For a long time, real estate was only accessible to the wealthy, deals were found exclusively through brokers, and you had to live where you were investing. Zillow alone, made all of these constraints, and many more, obsolete. In the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion of technology and evolving culture that is reshaping real estate investing.
As technology makes real estate more accessible, it’s actually NEW investors, not institutional groups, that are more likely to see real estate through the proper lens. Help us break down real estate investing so we can separate the timeless truths from the B.S. baggage that’s accumulated over the years.
Topics that we'll cover:
- How to start successfully investing in real estate despite analysis paralysis, insufficient funds, or too many blindspots
- How to find deals, or use creativity to make them
- How to mitigate risk when investing
- How to structure and finance deals effectively
You should join us if you're:
- Looking to get started in real estate
- Looking for guidance or mentorship
- Looking for partners
- Looking for tricks/tips from other investors
- Looking to build your network
- Looking to bounce ideas off of other real estate investors
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.
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.
Finance Meets Real Estate - Sacramento
This is Finance Meets Real Estate, Sacramento chapter.
To get the most out of our group, please Sign Up here: https://bit.ly/3pb3H5G
Subscribe to our Group's channel on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2N1qdRl
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 meetup 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:
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").
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.
Investor's Business Daily Bay Area Money Makers (BAMM)
San Jose, CA
The Bay Area Money Makers (BAMM) team is a group of dedicated options and technical analysis traders working together to achieve financial freedom and build wealth by following IBD Stock Picking and trend trading techniques. The team was originally formed in 2004 in the Bay Area and has expanded to include serious traders who have obtained advanced educations in the industry and are committed to achieving success in this business.
The group meets monthly and discusses market posture, sector rotation, specific strategies designed for the current market environment, trade candidates, trading systems based on technical analysis, trading psychology, key learnings, and targeted topics of interest.
Set Up Your Tax Free Retirement Income Now (California)
Santa Clara, CA
Ask yourself this question. Would you rather pay taxes while you’re working and saving up for retirement OR pay taxes when you’re no longer working and spending the retirement fund that you had saved?
We will explore and discuss the merits of two ways you can get tax free income during retirement. If you’re curious on how to have tax free income when you retire, come and join the discussion. Ideal members are 30y/o and above up to those who are 5 years away from retirement.
No tax or legal advice will be given. Discussions are educational in nature and consists of general and product specific information.
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
SF Toastbusters - A Toastmasters Meetup
San Francisco, CA
Welcome to SF Toastbusters! We're a Toastmasters International club based in San Francisco that meets every Tuesday 6-7pm PT (now on Zoom) to practice communication, public speaking, and leadership skills in a fun, supportive environment. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting link, and mention you heard about us on Meetup.
Aligned with the Toastmasters mission, we aim to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
Our meetings center around a fun new theme each week and include opportunities for 1. Prepared speeches, 2. Speech evaluations, and 3. Table Topics, extemporaneous "mini-speeches" in which members and guests (if they choose!) speak for 1-2 minutes on a given topic to build impromptu speaking skills.
Whether you want to stay sharp on your presentation skills, build new communication skills for an increasingly virtual world, become a more confident speaker, build your project portfolio, or join a fun, like-minded community to stay sane during a pandemic, SF Toastbusters is a great place to start.
Guests are always welcome. The great part about virtual meetings is that you can visit from wherever you are in the world! Since launching our Zoom meetings, we've had guests join us from all over the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Japan. We'd love to see you next!
Visit one of our upcoming online meetings to see if SF Toastbusters is a fit for you. We meet every Tuesday, 6-7pm PT on Zoom. Please email us at email@example.com for the meeting link, and mention you heard about us on Meetup. We hope to see you soon!
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!
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 @firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow our community:
Listen in to our On-Demand Programming: www.resetforwomenunplugged.com
Join us on Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/club/reset-for-women-360