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 👇
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.
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.
Spiritual Women Leaders Network
Are you a brilliant woman leader or healer looking for nourishing community and events?
Join us for our monthly FEM Talks = workshops and networking for spirit-driven women entrepreneurs living NOW as the leaders and healers of tomorrow.
Prepare to inspire, and be inspired! — Join us to boost your vision and create new connections and alliances with heart-centered women like you
We Believe …
It’s all about the ripple effect: creating waves of practical change by connecting local women leaders to link up to unleash our gifts ... so we catalyze all women around us to live powerful, healthy, prosperous lives.
You are welcome.
Our community is a vibrant tapestry of inclusive, socially conscious women / womxn.
We honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. Inclusion across race, age, identity, and experience moves us forward. It is through our diversity that we learn and grow.
We pledge ourselves to co-creating an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences.
We Gather Each Month To ...
* Link Arms — to Form alliances and collaborations, unleashing the power of our collective Wisdom.
* Elevate Together — to consciously treat one another with reverence — Inspiring and be inspired by one another.
* Fortify and Nourish — to reveal our own gifts again and again. We celebrate each woman here for her Achievements, Power and Success.
Here’s to Women Elevating their Businesses and Their Lives through Sisterhood, Wisdom Sharing, and Supportive Community.
Jessica Hadari - Founder, FEM Talks
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
San Rafael, CA
What is Fore Us?
Fore Us is a loosely based organization whose “members” meet every other week to play a round of golf, socialize and network.
How do I join? What are the requirements?
There are no membership requirements other than enjoying a round of golf with a great group of people in or around fabulous Marin County. There are no dues associated other than paying for your round of golf. Just let us know if you would like to join us for a round by contacting Gary.
What courses do you play at?
Most of our rounds take place in Marin, although lately we have been venturing out to other courses outside of the county. For a list of recently played courses, click here, or you can view the announcements on our home page to some of our recent meetups.
What sort of networking activities do you have?
After each round, those who are interested can gather in the clubhouse or at a restaurant for drinks and/or dinner. Occasionally a member will make a presentation on their services or sharing information that they feel will be beneficial to others.