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Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Palo Alto, CA

Silicon Valley Startup:   Idea to IPO


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.

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We are inspired by:

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SF Free School

San Francisco, CA

SF Free School

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.

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District 4 Toastmasters Public Speaking & Leadership Meetup

San Francisco, CA

District 4 Toastmasters Public Speaking & Leadership Meetup

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.

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Finance Meets Real Estate - Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

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:

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Who we are:

Asset Managers, Private Equity Investors, Venture Capitalists, Financial Advisors seeking opportunities outside their current investment domain

Real Estate
Investors, Developers, Syndicators, Flippers seeking funding or active partnerships

What we do:
Networking Social
Deals Workshop
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.

Organizer Info:

I am a financial engineer/real estate investor. Please add me on LinkedIn or BiggerPockets to learn more about what I do:

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SF Toastbusters - A Toastmasters Meetup

San Francisco, CA

SF Toastbusters - A Toastmasters Meetup

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 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 for the meeting link, and mention you heard about us on Meetup. We hope to see you soon!

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Reset for Women 360 | Global and Locale

Westlake Village, CA

Reset for Women 360 | Global and Locale

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

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