• How to Split the Pie, Raise Money and Reward Contributors

    The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-split-the-pie-raise-money-and-reward-contributors-tickets-63357469898 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. What’s my startup worth? How much equity should founders have? How much equity should I give to employees and consultants? How much should I give the VC’s? Silicon Valley startup attorney Roger Royse of the Royse Law Firm discusses the basic valuation and ownership issues involved in a startup’s life, from formation to financing to exit, including how to value your company and the contributions of stakeholders and investors at each step with a particular emphasis on different models, best practices and traps to avoid. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Speaker Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com (http://www.rroyselaw.com/)). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include international emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can reach Roger at: [masked]

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  • How to Avoid Deadly Common Startup Mistakes

    K&L Gates LLP

    The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-avoid-deadly-common-startup-mistakes-tickets-62340242343 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Stan Lewandowski of K & L Gates will discuss how to steer your startup away from making deadly mistakes that could negatively impact your business in the following area: - business - financial - structuring - fundraising - intellectual property - contractual - employment and compensation - exit Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking About the Speaker Stan Lewandowski is a partner at K & L Gates and is based in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Stan counsels companies in the U.S. and abroad on financing, operations, development and other strategic transactional issues, primarily in the technology and renewable energy sectors. Stan represents emerging growth companies at every stage of the pipeline—from start-up to liquidity. He works on a variety of strategic growth issues, including venture capital and private equity financings, private offerings, joint ventures and M&A. Combining his experience representing Central and Eastern European companies with his Silicon Valley background, Stan has worked closely with investors and companies on domestic, in-bound and out-bound transactions, as well as on-shore and off-shore structures. Stan also has significant experience advising developers, their affiliates and investors, and financial institutions in connection with the development and disposition of renewable energy projects, with a total value in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Stan earned his LL.M. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his master of laws and diploma from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. He also earned a diploma from the University of Cambridge in England. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can contact Stan at: [masked]

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  • Understanding and Negotiating the "terms" in Term Sheets (for Startups)

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Access Silicon Valley. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://asv-startup-fun-3.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEAIPO&afu=3951017871 Our MeetUp members get 10% OFF! [ Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO ] ***DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE.** Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is limited. RSVP early. This workshop will focus on terms and term sheets for a seed, angel, convertible debt, and Series A (including a "Series A Lite") round, in an interactive, informative session with great take away materials and actionable items. In this session you will learn: • when and from whom to take money; • when is an amount raised too much or too little, and the perils of both; • the anatomy of a term sheet; • understanding the structure of, and the provisions that will most likely be included in, a convertible debt, angel and venture financing term sheet; • how to arrive at a realistic pre-money valuation; • the impact of term sheets on existing shareholders; • the provisions that will impact control of major and day-to-day decisions at your startup; • the most recent trends relating to: - liquidation preferences - participation rights - anti-dilution provisions - pay-to-play provisions - redemption rights - registration rights - rights of first refusal - drag along rights - co-sale rights MATERIALS A comprehensive printed workbook and reference materials is included in the price of the admission. ___________________________________________________________________________________ AGENDA: 6:00 P.M. - Networking, food and refreshments 6:45 P.M. Sponsor introductions 7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. - Startup workshop and Q & A __________________________________________________________________________________ SPEAKER BIO: Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. His practice is focused on assisting companies at all stages in their life cycle, from inception through seed, angel and venture capital raises, mergers and acquisitions and, drawing on his experience as an entrepreneur of 10 years, the implementation of effective strategies to achieve business objectives and ultimately a successful exit. Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company's formation and funding strategy. Get tickets here now before they're gone: https://asv-startup-fun-3.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEAIPO&afu=3951017871 SPONSORS: Procopio.com Thu Nguyen Financial Services Inception To Exit VOLUNTEERS WANTED - Dinner and admission are complimentary when volunteering. If interested please contact [masked] for more details on how to participate. #ASV #accesssiliconvalley #startupeducation #entrepreneurship #siliconvalley

  • Scott Kupor, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz: Secrets of Sand Hill Road

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by the Commonwealth Club. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scott-kupor-secrets-of-sand-hill-road-tickets-59933391387?aff=sv042219 Our meetup members get the Commonwealth Club member rate! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Scott Kupor, Managing Partner, Andreessen Horowitz; Author, Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It; Twitter @skupor In Conversation with Alison van Diggelen, Host, "Fresh Dialogues"; BBC Contributor As a managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, Scott Kupor has seen it all. He offers firsthand experiences and insider advice for every entrepreneur trying to secure venture capital funding. Kupor has been with Andreessen Horowitz since its inception in 2009 and has overseen the firm’s growth from $300 million in assets to over $7 billion. He is the co-founder and co-director of the Stanford Venture Capital Director’s College and was previously the chairman of the board of the National Venture Capital Association. Location: Oshman Family JCC, Schultz Cultural Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing Notes: Kupor photo by Aya Brackett All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

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  • Pitch to Investor Panel

    SVI HUB

    The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com There is a cover charge to for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pitch-to-investor-panel-tickets-62229091889 Take advantage of online advance registration and early responder pricing! Hurry! Slots are limited! First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. A distinguished investor panel will discuss the latest trends in startup funding. Pre-selected entrepreneurs in the formal line up will then pitch to our investor panel, followed by questions and feedback from the panel. Audience members (even those who are not pitching in the formal line up) will benefit from the insights offered by the investor panelists . All attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the Silicon Valley startup investment ecosystem. All attendees will have an opportunity to interact with investor panelists during the networking portions of the event. After the formal program has been completed, there will be an informal "speed pitching" session that will allow for all attendees to talk to investor panelists directly. If you would like to pitch to the investor panel in the official pitch line up, send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: Th 6/6 Pitch Event - Pitch Applicant The pitch format is: Two minutes, no slides, followed by four minutes of Q & A / feedback. Additionally, there will be startup demo tables and tables for startup service providers. If you would like space on a startup demo table, or if you are a startup service provider and would like a sponsor table, please send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: Th 6/6 Pitch Event - Tabler Agenda 6:00 PM to 7:00 pm Food, Networking, Demo Showcase Tables 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm Program 8:45 pm to 9:00 pm Networking Investor Panel (More investors TBA.) André Gueziac is an entrepreneur and executive with a unique combination of product vision, technical depth, and start-up expertise. His passion is to build a quality product and experience from the ground up. André founded Beat the Traffic and sold it to the Pelmorex Canadian media group (“The Weather Network”). André is also an angel investor and advisor to selected technology companies. His sweet spot is to be a catalyst in early stage opportunities where it also makes sense for him to actively participate in an advisory role. He has published about forty peer-reviewed papers, journal articles and book chapters and is an inventor of about 35 U.S Patents. He also wrote a book entitled “You can be a Silicon Valley Success”.

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  • 25% OFF! How to Generate Sales for Your Startup: a Guide for Getting Customers

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Silicon Valley Insights. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-do-sales-for-your-startup-step-by-step-guide-for-getting-customers-tickets-62295832512?aff=Sales&afu=3951017871 Our meetup members get 25% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Come learn how to do sales for your startup. This will be a step-by-step guide on how to get customers. You will learn how to prospect, how to communicate your product and talk about pricing, and ultimately how to close the sale and scale the process. Agenda: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Check In, Networking 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Presentation 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Q & A About the speaker: Chris Mossing is currently Director of Business Development for the Visa Commerce Network, a startup within Visa. He has spent his career working in “Startupville”, starting at the dawn of the PC age in the early 1980s. Chris has a wealth of experience selling enterprise software, consumer internet and mobile apps. He has managed startup sales teams of up to 25 people resulting in over $100 million in revenue. Chris started off his career with a pioneering company in the PC software business, Ashton-Tate. After Ashton-Tate’s successful exit, he went to work at Stac, where he was their VP of International sales based in the UK. He built their international business from scratch to an ARR of $15 million in just 18 months. Stac went public during his years there. Since his return to California, Chris has worked for a number of early stage startups, most notably TrialPay, where he generated over $70 million in revenue during his tenure. Visa eventually purchased TrialPay. Chris has broad international experience having worked or consulted for German, British, Canadian, Australian, Israeli, Ukrainian and Indian companies. He speaks German, Spanish and Portuguese. ____________________________________________________________________________ Sponsors: Mindrome http://mindrome.com Coworking space in Santa Clara for entrepreneurs and freelancers who love startups, technology and a fun working environment. VoxSnap https://voxsnap.com The easiest way for companies to create audio and voice experiences by converting written content into audio blogs, podcasts, and interactive content in voice assistants. The startup provides production of audio, distribution, measurement and analytics. In addition, VoxSnap's library provides an extensive resource for learning industry insights in 6 categories: business, technology, finance, marketing, health, self-improvement. Professionals, students, and anyone who wants to learn can enjoy the library for free at voxsnap.com/library

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  • How to Prepare Your Startup For Venture Capital Funding

    The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-prepare-your-startup-for-venture-capital-funding-tickets-60564992523 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $20 (cash) at the door. During the presentation and Q&A session, you will learn about the essential organizational- and ownership-related issues that need to be properly addressed by your startup so that you will be able to have discussions with early stage venture capitalists without any undesired surprises. The speaker will discuss the following: 1) What to consider when planning your own venture and still working for others 2) How to structure the initial allocation of equity among the founding team 3) What types of restrictions on the founder’s stock are required by investors 4) Impact of a Stock Option Plan on the company capitalization 5) How much capital should companies consider raising 6) What type of securities should a company consider issuing to investors 7) What are the most important due diligence issues for the investors 8) How to close a financing round without delays and more! Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Informal Q & A, Networking About the Speaker: Stan Lewandowski is a partner at K & L Gates and is based in Palo Alto and San Francisco. Stan counsels companies in the U.S. and abroad on financing, operations, development and other strategic transactional issues, primarily in the technology and renewable energy sectors. Stan represents emerging growth companies at every stage of the pipeline—from start-up to liquidity. He works on a variety of strategic growth issues, including venture capital and private equity financings, private offerings, joint ventures and M&A. Combining his experience representing Central and Eastern European companies with his Silicon Valley background, Stan has worked closely with investors and companies on domestic, in-bound and out-bound transactions, as well as on-shore and off-shore structures. Stan also has significant experience advising developers, their affiliates and investors, and financial institutions in connection with the development and disposition of renewable energy projects, with a total value in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Stan earned his LL.M. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He received his master of laws and diploma from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. He also earned a diploma from the University of Cambridge in England. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can contact Stan at: [masked]

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  • Adam Savage: My Life as a Maker

    Villa Ragusa

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by the Commonwealth Club. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adam-savage-my-life-as-a-maker-tickets-56073887507?aff=sv040119 Our meetup members get the Commonwealth Club rate. DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Adam Savage, Former Co-Host, “MythBusters”; Author, Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It; Twitter @donttrythis In Conversation with Kishore Hari, Host, "Inquiring Minds" Podcast This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Adam Savage is a maker. From his elaborate Comic-Con costumes to a 1,000-shot Nerf gun, he has built thousands of projects as a special effects artist and co-host of the hit TV show “MythBusters.” Savage will highlight some of his memorable ideas and shares what inspires him to build, make, invent, explore and above all else create. Savage spent 14 years as the popular co-host of “MythBusters.” He currently stars on Tested.com’s YouTube channel and is the host of “MythBusters Jr.” Location: Villa Ragusa, 35 S. Second St., Campbell, CA Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program Notes: In association with Wonderfest All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

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  • Early Stage Startup Valuation Workshop: What is Your Startup Worth?

    The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com There is a cover charge to attend this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-stage-startup-valuation-workshop-what-is-your-startup-worth-tickets-61961421279 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Have you ever wondered what your startup is worth? Do you have someone interested in investing in or even buying your startup? Do you need to grant stock options? If you are an early-stage startup that is looking for help in determining the value of your startup, come to this hands on valuation workshop. The speaker will discuss what valuation models to use in the early stages and will run some actual models, including: Cost Approach, VC Method, Discounted Cash Flow. He will also discuss and model the impact that funding rounds and their various terms and preferences can have on the common stock values. ** Due to the popularity of this event, we have split this workshop into early and mid-stage groups so we can dig deeper and be more relevant to your specific stage. [Early-Stage = pre-development, pre-alpha, pre-revenue and projections have not yet been built.] If you not an early-stage startup and are a mid-stage startup, that workshop will be held at a later date.** Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check in, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking About the Speaker: Jeff Faust, CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) is the director of valuation services at Abbott, Stringham and Lynch. Jeff has extensive experience in the valuation of start-ups / private companies for various purposes; fundraising, mergers/acquisitions, stock options grants (IRC § 409A) and more. He has provided valuation expertise to start-ups of all sizes and stages of development and in a wide variety of industries including hi-tech (Software, SaaS, Mobile, Telecom, Social Media, Cloud, Data, etc), bio-tech, manufacturing and many more. If you have questions about the content of this workshop, contact Jeff at: [masked]

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  • Leveraging Intellectual Property for Funding and Growth w/ Efrat Kasznik Part 2

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Access Silicon Valley. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://asv-financial-fun-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEAIPO&afu=3951017871 Our MeetUp members get 10% OFF! [ Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO ] ***DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE.** Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is limited. RSVP early. OVERVIEW This two-part series explores the fundamentals of financial modeling and valuation involving startups and emerging technologies, and how to leverage your intellectual property (IP)portfolio for funding and growth. Part 1 in the series, Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model, lays the foundation for the creation of a balanced, realistic and fundable financial model, while highlighting some of the pitfalls to avoid when presenting your financial plan to investors. Part 2 in the series, Monetizing Innovation: Leveraging Intellectual Property for Funding and Growth, explores the interaction between IP assets and corporate value, and how to manage your IP portfolio to support funding and growth. Efrat Kasznik, President of Foresight Valuation Group, Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Chair of the High Tech Sector of the Licensing Executives Society (USA-Canada), will share insights from her 25 years of experience as an IP valuation and strategy expert, as well as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, CFO, investor and advisor. Throughout her career, Efrat has advised hundreds of companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries, on how to extract value from innovation. Part 2 - Monetizing Innovation: Leveraging Intellectual Property for Funding and Growth Want to leverage your intellectual property (IP) for fundraising and exit? Want to become a Unicorn but not sure how your IP portfolio can support your valuation and growth? IP assets are the most valuable assets for high-tech startups, and yet companies are often struggling with how to manage and grow these assets so they adequately protect their core ideas and products, while at the same time increase corporate value and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. This is not a legal session, but rather a session exploring the intersection of IP management and corporate value, and is based on the curriculum of Ms. Kasznik’s MBA class at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Some of the topics that will be covered include: - How to create an IP portfolio that will increase your startup valuation - How to leverage your IP assets for funding - What are the types of IP value that investors are looking for - What are the common valuation methods for valuing IP - What are some of the mistakes to avoid when managing an IP portfolio for startup growth - How does IP impact Unicorn valuations AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - startup workshop and Q & A SPEAKER BIO Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group & Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business Ms. Kasznik is an intellectual property (IP) and valuation expert, with 25 years of consulting experience, focusing on assisting clients with the creation, commercialization and monetization of their IP assets. She specializes in analyzing and valuing IP portfolios for a range of purposes, including: mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, technology commercialization decisions, tax compliance, transfer pricing, litigation damages and business liquidations. She has worked with hundreds corporate clients that range in size from Fortune 100 to start-ups, as well as law firms, universities, research institutions, inventors, IP brokers and patent funds. LEARN MORE & GET TICKETS HERE: https://asv-financial-fun-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEAIPO&afu=3951017871

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