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Successful entrepreneurship requires many things, including: resourcefulness, tenacity, creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

Our mission is to provide numerous quality events to help our entrepreneurial members achieve their objectives and realize their aspirations.

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5% OFF! Global Artificial Intelligence Conference

Santa Clara Convention Center

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by the Global Data Conference. 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/3rd-annual-global-artificial-intelligence-conference-santa-clara-january-2019-tickets-50334835849?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871 Our meetup members get 5% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Global Big Data Conference's vendor agnostic 3rd Annual Global Artificial Intelligence(AI) Conference will be held on January 23rd, January 24th, & January 25th 2019 and will cover all industry verticals(finance, retail/e-commerce/m-commerce, healthcare/pharma/bio tech, energy, education, insurance, manufacturing, telco, auto, hi-tech, media, agriculture, chemical, government, transportation etc.. ). It will be the largest vendor agnostic conference in the AI space. The annual Global AI Conference has been extended to three days in 2019 due to feedback from participants. The event will feature many of the AI thought leaders from the industry. The Global AI Conference is an event acclaimed for its highly interactive sessions. This conference provides insights and potential solutions to address AI issues from well known experts and thought leaders through panel sessions and open Q&A sessions. Speakers will showcase successful industry vertical use cases, share development and administration tips, and educate organizations about how best to leverage AI as a key component in their enterprise architecture. It will also be an excellent networking event for executives( CXO's, directors), managers, developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists, statisticians and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing AI. Speakers: Over 100 leading experts in Artificial Intelligence area will present at the conference. Who You Get To Meet: You get to meet investors, venture capitalists, technical experts, senior, and C-level executives from leading innovators in the AI space (executives from startups to large corporations will be at the conference.) What You Will Learn: You'll get up to speed on emerging techniques and technologies by analyzing case studies, develop new technical skills through in-depth workshop, share emerging best practices in AI and future trends. 1. Industry Vertical Use Cases ( Where AI applications are working/not working, What hot Technologies are used to implement AI, How to develop AI applications etc..) 2. Cognitive Computing 3. Chatbot 4. Data Science, Machine Learning & Deep Learning 5. IoT 6. Security 7. NLP 8. Computer Vision 9. Home Assistant 10. Robotics 11. Neural networks 12. Data Mining and Data Analytics 13. Speech Recognition, Image processing, Unsupervised Learning 14. Workshops Conference Highlights: 3000+ attendees 100+ Speakers 80+ Sessions Keynote Sessions Startup Pitch Great Networking opportunity Workshops See the latest conference agenda here: http://www.globalbigdataconference.com/santa-clara/3rd-annual-global-artificial-intelligence-conference/schedule-108.html For more info, email: [masked]

AI 101

Alley ( powered by Verizon)

This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. 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/ai-101-tickets-54554149931 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. The speaker will provide a primer on artificial intelligence for both technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. The following topics will be covered: 1) What is AI and how does it compare to deep learning? 2) What are AI and deep learning capable of, and what are their limits in terms of technological advancement? 4) How did AI originate and progress to it's present state? 5) How does AI work? 6) What are some barriers to entry for AI entrepreneurs and how can these barriers to entry be overcome? 7) How can AI lead to the automation of intellectual and non-intellectual tasks and processes? 8) How to identify the opportunities for AI-based automation across different industries? 9) Successful use cases of AI implemented to solve real world problems, and more! Please come with your questions and comments. 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 More Networking About the Speaker Alexander Tsyplikhin has worked in the area of machine learning for eighteen years. He holds a Ph.D. in Speech Biometrics. Alexander is with Graphcore, a company that has created the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) - a processor that is up to 100x more efficient for machine learning workloads compared to the fastest processors today. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, email Alex at: [masked]

Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs by Morrison&Foerster

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/morrison-foerster-speaker-series-most-common-legal-mistakes-of-startup-entrepreneurs-tickets-50410908384?discount=IDEA-TO-IPO Our meetup members get 25% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. When legal issues rear their ugly head, many entrepreneurs put them off and hope that they'll be resolved somewhere down the road. Entrepreneurs have enough things to worry about, from developing a proof of concept to hiring the first employees; the life of a startup is incredibly busy. Moreover, with all of these demands on an entrepreneur's time, legal matters can slip through the cracks. In a misguided effort to save on expenses, many entrepreneurs hire inexperienced legal counsel or rely on the advice of friends, relatives, and co-workers. In doing so, the entrepreneur denies themselves the experience and legal expertise that can help them avoid many legal problems now and later on. Consider attending this session to learn more on what are most common pitfalls such as: - Not Defining a Founder Agreement - Not Forming the Business under a Legal Structure - Not Having Good Standard Form Contracts In Your Favor - Not Protecting Intellectual Property - Not Having the Right Legal Counsel In this session delivered by Morrison&Foerster we will cover this topic and much more. ABOUT PRESENTER: (From wiki) Morrison & Foerster represents a broad cross-section of clients, including technology and life sciences, Fortune 100 companies, and financial institutions.[3] The firm also advises startup companies and investment funds. In July 2013, Morrison & Foerster represented SoftBank in its $21.6 billion acquisition of a 78 percent stake in Sprint Nextel.[6] According to The Wall Street Journal, the transaction was "one of the most complex and unusual deals in the annals of takeovers."[7] The firm also represented SoftBank, a longtime client, in Alibaba's U.S. IPO—the largest IPO in history—and in the carve-out and restructuring of Alibaba's financial services businesses in preparation for the IPO Mofo is working with emerging companies and startups and speaking engagement at ActionSpot is great representation of such effort. This eight-part series will commence on September 21st and continue on the following dates FULL SCHEDULE: : 10/19 – IP Basics for Startups 11/16 – Raising Angel Investment (including Convertible Note and SAFE Financing) 12/14 – Raising Venture Capital Investment (Deal Terms and Structure) 1/18 – Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs 2/15 – Startup Equity Incentives 3/15 – Follow-on Venture Financing Complexities 4/19 – Selling Your Startup

Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in AI Startups

This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. 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/venture-capital-panel-investment-and-latest-innovations-in-ai-startups-tickets-54761877249 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. A distinguished panel of venture capitalists will discuss investment AI startups and the latest innovations in AI -- and what to expect throughout 2019. (This is not a pitch event, so no startups will be pitching to the panel.) If you are an AI startup and would like space on a demo table for the networking portion of the event, please send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: T 1/29 Startup Demo Table Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Panel Discussion, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Panelists: (More panelists TBA.) Kristen Faulkner, DFJ Kristen Faulkner is an investor at DFJ, where she focuses on B2B SaaS and healthcare. Kristen is excited about opportunities to leverage AI within healthcare to improve diagnostics and patient care. Prior to DFJ, Kristen was an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners, where she sourced investments in B2B software and developer tools. Kristen graduated from Harvard College with a degree in computer science. Nuno Goncalves Pedro, Grishin Robotics Nuno is a venture partner with Grishin Robotics, a Sand Hill Road venture capital firm focused on smart hardware investments. He is also the founder and managing partner of Strive Capital, a quantitative early-stage venture capital fund focused on early-stage consumer mobile and deep software (artificial intelligence and blockchain). At the same time, Nuno has served and continues serving as a board member for various start-ups and non-profits in the US, Europe and Asia. Ivy Nguyen, Point 72 Ventures Ivy is an associate at Point 72 Ventures. Previously, she was an investor at Zetta Venture Partners and NewGen Capital, a venture capital firm providing early stage deep tech startups with growth opportunities in China and the greater APAC region. During her tenure at NewGen she sourced and led investments in several companies including Constructor, NuCypher, Assembly, and Agridata. Ivy earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, where she served as News Managing Editor of the Stanford Daily. About the Moderator: 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. Organizational Sponsor: Optimal for Business is a new kind of benefit: Financial Well-Being for your employees. With no account minimums, no service tiers, and no hidden fees, our goal is to build wealth for every employee at every stage in their career. If you’re interested in helping your employees build a better financial future, while providing access to the financial advice they want and often need, Optimal for Business can help. Coming soon @ http://optimalam.com

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