• Top SEO expert presents: Outsmarting Google

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    $10.00

    We are going to start the 2012 with a huge bang! We are very lucky to have Evan Bailyn a top expert in SEO do a presentation for us. Evan Bailyn is an internet entrepreneur, bestselling author, and child advocate. He is primarily known as a search engine optimization expert, having used his ability to rank at the top of Google to build and sell five businesses, including one of the largest children's websites online. His first book, Outsmarting Google, debuted to rave reviews in mid-2011. Its sequel, Outsmarting Social Media, comes out in early 2012. Presentation Abstract: Dominating Search and Social Media in 2012 Bestselling author and serial entrepreneur Evan Bailyn explains the strategies used by the largest and most popular content-driven websites on the internet. He begins with a strategy called the Nuclear Football. Drawing from numerous personal case studies, he elucidates the secrets of creating truly great content and attracting links to your website. The result is a site that ranks for tens of thousands of niche search terms and goes viral on social networks, attracting attention, donors, partners, and press. Next, he explains how to make any Youtube video go viral, gaining 100,000 views within 48 hours. Finally, he describes the techniques that allow you to acquire a large, targeted audience on Facebook inexpensively. Participants will walk away with a tremendous amount of immediately-applicable knowledge. 6:30 Registration & networking 7:00 Presentation 8:00 Question and answer 8:30 More networking Starbucks Coffee and Gourmet Cookies will be there Don't Miss!

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  • Content Distribution and Talent Handling: The Process and The Legal Issues

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    We are very lucky to have these extremely resourceful panelists (Lawyers and Entertainment specialists) who will help us understand the process of content(video) distribution and legal issues surrounding the production and the distribution process. Numerous companies/film makers are distributing contents using various means for number of reasons: promoting their product and services, trying make profit on the content via distribution, etc. Lets try to understand the content creation and distribution process as well as the legal issues surrounding such process to try to make sure we take the best paths and use the proven methods. This is an amazing opportunity to gain great perspective on content distribution. whether you are a seasoned film maker or new startup trying to distribute content, you all will have something valuable to take home by the end of this panel discussion. Just don't miss!!! Schedule 6:00 Sign in, Snack and Networking -- Starbucks Coffee and Cookies!! 6:15 Announcements 6:25 Panel Discussion 7:45 Q and A, Networking Fee $10 (you can prepay or pay upon arrival) Must bring exact change. Panelists: Roger Royse Royse Law Firm is a business, corporate and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California. Roger is a domestic and international speaker, writer and blogger on tax and corporate legal topics. He has several prepared presentations that may be of interest to your group, including “Top 10 Legal Mistakes Made by Startup Companies,” and “Buying or Selling a Business: Practical Tax Consequences” Lizbeth Hasse Lizbeth Hasse's practice encompasses intellectual property (IP), media, entertainment and business counseling for corporate and individual clients. She has provided legal services to businesses and non-profits in international and domestic transactions, as well as litigation and litigation avoidance counsel in state and federal matters. Shridan Tatsuno Sheridan is a film maker known for features such as Murasaki, Valentine, and The Ghosts of Normandy among many many other films and documentaries. He advised the director for "Survivors" (1980, PBS), "The Creative Spirit" (1991, PBS), and " Japan Dreaming" (1994, Nova). He is also an adviser, reviewer, and business plan screener for Film Angels. Lyn Williams As Chief Executive Officer, Manager and Founder of the Company, brings 17 years of operational, marketing, and business expertise. With degrees in engineering, an MBA from NYU, and an aptitude for art, Lyn has leveraged her experience in the corporate technical world, as a manufacturing engineering manager to conceptualize, build and create the current MySoirée website, online community, live show, and reality TV concept.

  • Understanding Cash Flow and Financials successful financing

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    To understand costs needed for any business, we need to properly budget and account for a proper war chest to cover costs to give the business enough legs to run. Attending several of these meetups, I think this is an area that entrepreneurs needs help in... budgeting correctly for a VC, Angel, Loan. We are very fortunate have Gary help us learn how to prepare Cash Flow section of your business plan. This workshop is a great way to get started and prepare for the event we are planning for the entrepreneurs to present their ideas to the angels and VC's. Get ready to write professionally appealing business plan! 6:30 Sign in, Snack and Networking 6:45 Announcements 7:00 Presentation/Workshop 8:00 Q and A 8:15 More Networking Presenter: Gary Geschwind After receiving my Ph.D. in Materials Science from Columbia University he worked for Grumman Aerospace, where he was responsible for managing the Materials Research group. There he started a program of process materials in zero-gravity which led to over $5M in NASA contracts. From there he moved to the Raychem Corp. (now Tyco Electronics) where he ran several groups and worked in product development, business development and marketing. While there, with two colleagues, we started ELF to commercial a series of patents that one of the founders had developed and raised $8M in VC funding. Upon leaving that company, he did consulting and worked for several small companies. At the same time, he next started Dollar-Dollar.com and raised $1M just before the dot-com collapse. Following that, he managed a large group at a consulting company, EPRI servicing the electric power industry. Several years ago, he was one of the co-founders of wearephotographers.com and is currently engaged in starting another company in the iPhone app space.

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  • Common Legal Issues for Startups

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    $10.00

    We are very lucky to have Roger Royse as a guest speaker this month! He will share with us his valuable experience in helping countless businesses in legal matters. Follow along in this presentation as Roger explains vital legal issues common to startup companies, including taxation, securities filings, intellectual property, and employment. As you see and resolve these issues, you can keep your startup company on the right track. Schedule 6:30 Sign in, Snack and Networking -- Starbucks Coffee and Cookies!! 6:45 Announcements 7:00 Presentation/Workshop 7:45 Q and A 8:15 More Networking Fee $10 (you can prepay or pay upon arrival) Must bring exact change. Presenter: Roger Royse About Roger Royse and His Firm Royse Law Firm is a business, corporate and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California. Roger is a domestic and international speaker, writer and blogger on tax and corporate legal topics. He has several prepared presentations that may be of interest to your group, including “Top 10 Legal Mistakes Made by Startup Companies,” and “Buying or Selling a Business: Practical Tax Consequences”

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  • Executive Summary Pitch Session

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    Hi ambitious entrepreneurs! Practice writing an executive summary! Those of you who are thinking of writing a stellar business plan and planning to get funding, we'll be doing a executive summary practice/review meeting on March 14th. You don't have anything written? No problem, join us and listen in to others who have brought theirs. We'll all have fun and learn. Network with the likely minded folks and make a step closer to your goal! Gary, who has successfully written numerous business plan and managed to get VC funding will be with us to give feedback. There is an example business plan on our meetup site you can download. go to More->Files. I hope to see you there! Snacks and drinks available. Be always be ready to pitch your business flawlessly! See you soon, Linda

  • Business Plan Writing Basics for Film Funding

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    A great number of our members have been interested in topic relating to gaining better understanding of how to raise fund for feature films. I am happy to announce we finally have such topic presented to us by a very seasoned film maker Sheridan Tatsuno. We are very lucky to have Sheridan Tatsuno, a film maker known for features such as Murasaki, Valentine, and The Ghosts of Normandy among many many other films and documentaries. He advised the director for "Survivors" (1980, PBS), "The Creative Spirit" (1991, PBS), and "Japan Dreaming" (1994, Nova). As an adviser, reviewer, and business plan screener for Film Angels, he is going to guide us in writing effective business plan outlining some of the key concepts as well as the financial breakdown of some of the categories to help write more robust and appealing business plan for the film you would like to get funding for. Don't miss out on this rare and great opportunity! We are very fortunate to have him do a presentation for us! Schedule: 6:30-7:00 Networking and Announcements 7:00-8:00 Featured Speaker Sheridan Tatsuno 8:00-8:30 Q and A *Starbucks* Coffee and Cookies will be provided

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  • Writing A Successful Business Plan: Cash Flow + Pitch Sessions

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    We are very fortunate have Gary help us learn how to prepare Cash Flow section of your business plan. In this meetup, we'll be focusing on cash flow as well as quick speed pitching of your business plan to practice toward creating a impressionable pitch in front of investors. In this meetup: 1. Learn how to prepare cash flow for your business plan 2. Practice pitching your business plan This workshop is a great way to get started and prepare for the event we are planning for the entrepreneurs to present their ideas to the angels and VC's. Get ready to write professionally appealing executive summary and business plan! 6:30 Sign in, Snack and Networking 6:45 Announcements 7:00 Presentation/Workshop 8:00 Q and A 8:15 More Networking Fee $10 (you can prepay or pay upon arrival) Presenter: Gary Geschwind Gary's Bio After receiving my Ph.D. in Materials Science from Columbia University he worked for Grumman Aerospace, where he was responsible for managing the Materials Research group. There he started a program of process materials in zero-gravity which led to over $5M in NASA contracts. From there he moved to the Raychem Corp. (now Tyco Electronics) where he ran several groups and worked in product development, business development and marketing. While there, with two colleagues, we started ELF to commercial a series of patents that one of the founders had developed and raised $8M in VC funding. Upon leaving that company, he did consulting and worked for several small companies. At the same time, he next started Dollar-Dollar.com and raised $1M just before the dot-com collapse. Following that, he managed a large group at a consulting company, EPRI servicing the electric power industry. Several years ago, he was one of the co-founders of wearephotographers.com and is currently engaged in starting another company in the iPhone app space.

  • 5 Ways a Blog Can Benefit the Entrepreneur

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    Hello members! We are very lucky to have Bill Belew a professional blogger and an enterpreneur to help us understand how blogging can help entrepreneurs. Bill Belew, author of the best read series "How to blog for money", is no ordinary blogger. He has taken 9 different topics - Asia, Japan, China, India, Cricket, Christian, Blogging, Green, and Education to more than 1 million unique visitors EACH. He is a professional blogger which by his definition means he pays his Silicon Valley mortgage with his blogging revenue. Bill says, "If I got lucky with one topic I wouldn't feel like I had something to share. If I got lucky with two, I'd still hold my tongue. But 9 unrelated topics, all have more than 1,000,000 unique visitors each. I think I know the formula." Bill has had more than 35 million pages viewed at his blogs. Bill's topic for this Meetup - 5 Ways a Blog Can Benefit the Entrepreneur. Bill spent nearly 20 years in Asia after serving Uncle Sam in the Far East. It is from that experience that he gained an interest in all things Asian, specifically Japan, China, Russia and India. PanAsianBiz came first, then RisingSunOfNihon followed by TheBizOfKnowledge, then Greenpacks. Those undertakings eventually led to the establishment of the CosmoFairNetwork. IHe also maintains Christian Worldview Examiner, Cricket Examiner, Blogosphere Buzz Examiner and India Headline News Examiner. Bill started a company in Japan and in his second language over 25 years ago. It is still operating. Bill started a similar company in the Valley that is now 8 years old. His online venture is the largest blog network in Asia and 6th largest blog network online. http://www.billbelew.... (http://www.billbelew.com/blog/how-to-blog-for-money/) AGENDA: 6:30 Networking 6:50 Various Announcements and Updates 7:00 Presentation Bill Belew 8:00 Q&A 8:15 Networking 9:15 Finish Light snacks will be provided. Look forward in seeing you at the meetup!

  • Executive Summary Pitch/Review/Practice

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    Hi ambitious entrepreneurs! Practice writing an executive summary! Those of you who are thinking of writing a stellar business plan and planning to get funding, we'll be doing a executive summary practice/review meeting on Nov 4th. You don't have anything written? No problem, join us and listen in to others who have brought theirs. We'll all have fun and learn. Network with the likely minded folks and make a step closer to your goal! Gary, who has successfully written numerous business plan and managed to get VC funding will be with us to give feedback. There is an example business plan on our meetup site you can download. go to More->Files. I hope to see you there! Snacks and drinks available. Best Regards, Linda

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