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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.

We will be working in collaboration with other groups, including:

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Most of our events are free and open to all.

Upcoming events (5)

Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in Health Tech Startups

This event is organized by: www.idea-to-ipo.com The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm on the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. 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 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-health-tech-tickets-56078803210 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. A distinguished panel will discuss the latest developments in health tech and funding for health tech startups. Please come with questions and comments. If you are a health tech 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: Th 2/21 Health Tech 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.) Rich Simoni is a partner at Asset Management Ventures, which he joined s in 2002. He combines a deep technical background with extensive operational business experience. Over the past 20 years Rich has been involved with numerous start-up companies, in both management and consulting roles. He was a co-founder of Talkway Communications, a provider of Internet video services such as video email to major providers including AT&T and British Telecom. Rich has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Two of his academic publications were chosen for inclusion in the 25-year retrospective of the International Symposium on Computer Architecture, the premier conference in the computer architecture field. Gabriel Alvarado is an investor at Comet Labs, where he focuses on early stage industrial AI/ML startups. Gabe is excited about opportunities to leverage AI within healthcare to improve pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and patient care. Prior to Comet Labs, Gabe was an investor at Creandum, a failed startup founder, and consultant in the biotech and pharma industry at IMS Health. Gabe graduated from Stanford University as a student athlete with a degree in Economics and Management Science and Engineering. Ephraim Lindenbaum is the founder and managing director of Advance Ventures, a Silicon Valley ­based venture investment fund and venture accelerator that invests in seed and early­ stage start­ups. Founded in 1999, Advance Ventures has consistently achieved meaningful exits with its portfolio companies across its core market sectors. About the Moderator: Arman Pahlavan is a corporate attorney and partner at the Perkins Coie's Emerging Companies and Private Equity groups in Palo Alto. He advises venture capital and private equity funds and their portfolio companies across their legal needs. He counsels them on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, intellectual property transactions and fund formation matters. Arman has extensive experience advising clients with emphasis on cross border transactions for corporate clients and in his investment company practice. His knowledge runs across industry lines including operating in the software information technologies, life sciences and energy.

Silicon Valley TGIF Networking Mixer

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

@ideatoipo (https://twitter.com/ideatoipo) PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. Enter the Hyatt Regency via the main entrance on the front side of the hotel. Look to your right. Go to the bar area in the hotel lobby. Look for people with name tags. Look for the Meetup sign. This event is free to attend. Attendees must purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. There's no content or speaker at this event -- just business and social networking. Build your business and social network - face to face! Come out and enjoy a great evening of good food, liquid refreshments, and connecting. Come prepared with your best smile, a firm handshake, and a great personality. You may meet your next business collaborator, client, employer, employee, friend, or tennis partner! Getting away from a screen for a few hours will do you some good! : -) Meet Silicon Valley movers and shakers - Internet entrepreneurs, developers, engineers, mobile app coders, attorneys, bloggers, academics, financiers, and investors! It's okay if you have to come late and/or leave early. Feel free to drop in whenever you can. You can stay for 30 minutes or for two hours. PARKING: Park in the parking structure. Parking is free. COST: FREE to attend. All attendees will purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. Please support our host venue by purchasing at least one or two beverages. (Non-alcoholic beverages are okay.) DRESS CODE: BUSINESS ATTIRE Take the pledge: https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/ This event is organized in collaboration with other groups. Join the Bay Club/Silicon Valley Capital Club for great networking opportunities, great facilities and social activities! https://www.bayclubs.com/ http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Silicon-Valley-Capital-Club Our meetup members get a discount! Contact Greg Gonazales at: [masked] Mention "Idea to IPO" for personalized attention!

Investment Crowdfunding for Startups (including Direct Public Offerings -DPO's)

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 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 Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investment-crowdfunding-for-startups-including-direct-public-offerings-dpos-tickets-55690915026 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. In this presentation the speaker will provide an overview of crowdfunding options and discuss how crowdfunding differs from traditional sources of capital. There will be a discussion on how to determine what crowdfunding option makes sense for particular startup organizations, including yours. The speaker will then compare the various investment fundraising strategies, including direct public offerings (DPO's) and the new Title III exempt crowdfunding. Finally, the speaker will describe the process of investment crowdfunding via direct public offering. (Often referred to as "investment crowdfunding", DPOs ( direct public offerings) are increasingly becoming a popular option for bypassing the traditional route of raising capital for startups and providing a way to engage individual investors directly in the success of community enterprises. The speaker will discuss what a DPO is, what types of companies use this tool, and successful examples of its implementation.) 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 Q & A, More Networking About the Speaker Brian Beckon is an attorney with over twenty-five years of experience working for nonprofits, start-ups, and publicly-traded companies. As a principal of both Cutting Edge Capital and sister law firm Cutting Edge Counsel, Brian’s work is now focused on direct public offerings, corporate structuring, and strategies for community capital, with the goal of building a more equitable economy. Brian has served as General Counsel for RSF Social Finance, Clean Power Finance, and LendZoan; and before that as Corporate Counsel for Sybase and Catellus Development Corporation. He earned his J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and started his legal career with the North Bay law firm of Gaw Van Male. Brian is a member of the California Bar and serves on the boards of the National Coalition for Community Capital, the Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation, and the Neto Community Network.

Doing a Startup Right and Avoiding the Most Common Mistakes and Pitfalls

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-1-2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871 Our MeetUp members get 10% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO ***DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE.** If you are looking to build a successful, fundable startup that is based on a sound financial model, and is ready to be pitched to investors in Silicon Valley, you won’t want to miss this workshop! Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is limited. RSVP early. AGENDA: 6:00 P.M. - 6:45 P.M. networking, food and refreshments 6:45 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Speaker and sponsor introductions 7:00 P.M. - 9:00: P.M. - startup workshop and Q & A This is the first workshop in a series of 3 sessions for startup founders, startup executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and developers. MATERIALS A comprehensive printed workbook and reference materials is included in the price of the admission. CURRICULUM Besides building and selling a product, entrepreneurs need to worry about many other things: - How to form a company - How to hire the right people - How to compensate the team - How to split the pie with the co-founders and the team members - How much equity to give investors and at what valuation - How to raise money and under what terms - And many more Often times these issues seem overwhelming, and traps for the unwary or uninformed are numerous. However, successfully avoiding the most common pitfalls can make a significant difference: - as to whether or not your startup is fundable - the sources and types of capital that you will attract - who controls the company - how much you will make upon exit - and your startups overall likelihood of success. In this first segment of the Startup Fundamentals series, Roger Rappoport, a partner and leader of the Emerging Growth & Venture Capital practice at Procopio, a respected law firm in Silicon Valley, will conduct an interactive, informative session with great take away materials and actionable items. Startup issues that will be covered in this workshop (among others): • choices in entity selection; • creating an appropriate capitalization table; • co-founders vs early employees (should they be treated differently?); • appropriate allocations of founders’ stock (including Series FF Preferred Stock) between founders and vesting, repurchase rights and rights of first refusal; • determining if and when it is appropriate to obtain proxies from co-founders/early employees; • stock allocation for employees, consultants, board and advisory board members, and the perils of Section 409A under the Internal Revenue Code when granting options; • when milestone based vesting, as opposed to time based vesting, is appropriate; • the assignment of intellectual property, and ensuring that all IP created belongs to the company; • executing employment/consulting agreements; and • the value of developing an intellectual property strategy early on. SPEAKER BIO Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. 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. Before attending law school, he was the founder of a technology company with $10 million... READ FULL BIO HERE:https://asv-startup-fun-1-2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871

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