What we're about

This is our meeting group, open to the public, co-hosted by SV Cafe, SV Idea, PuQuan Investment Club, SV Align and SV Universe.

Our organizations are dedicated to helping Silicon Valley Chinese engineers, entrepreneurs and startup team members to share resources and promote collaborations amongst engineers, innovators, entrepreneurs, students, business owners, startup founders, executives and investors.

Besides hosting technical and business events as well as social networking mixers, we provide an effective supporting network and platform by bringing together all kinds of talents of different technology backgrounds and competences.

Please join us!

SV Cafe, SV Idea, PuQuan Investment Club, SV Align and SV Universe are built to provide Silicon Valley elites with all backgrounds a place to communicate and interact with each other, as well as to pool all resources and connections to achieve cross-border conversation. The platforms differentiate themselves from similar kinds by primarily focusing on talent, idea and connection "crowdfunding" instead of the traditional money crowd-funding. In the mean time, unlike an incubator, the organizations emphasize the importance of communication, networking and opportunity developing and sharing.

SV Cafe, SV Idea, PuQuan Investment Club, SV Align and SV Universe devote themselves to combining the the experience from the success of a variety of funding models – with the Silicon Valley features, the core of which is the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. This meetup group expects to contribute to the formation of a stronger bond between Silicon Valley and China by hosting and organizing a series of inspiring cross-border events.

Upcoming events (5+)

Monthly Mixer: Find your startup cofounder!

385 Moffett Park Dr

Techcode has moved! Check new location! A TechCode event sponsored by SV Café, SVSIAN and BACES Looking for a cofounder for your startup? Do you want to start a new business? Do you have new ideas or try to get inspired? Are you in the process of building up business connections or finding your partners? Come to join our monthly networking mixer! Our event is open to everybody: entrepreneurs, innovators, developers, executives, startup founders and business owners, please join us if you want to get help with business basics, participate in networking activities and choose cofounders, find marketing resources and strategic partners, seek investors and raise venture capital, get access to advisory boards and mentors, as well as improve entrepreneurship skills in various training programs. For the meeting efficiency, no lunch will be provided. You will hear from every cofounder or techie in the room: 1) Who they are, 2) What they are working on, and 3) What they are looking for in people or resources. Plenty of time to network before and after and over the quick lunch break.

Taking Your Startup to The Next Level Through a Startup Accelerator Program

************ Get your FREE ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-your-startup-to-the-next-level-through-a-startup-accelerator-program-tickets-84661124703 ************ Join us for a presentation on: Taking your startup to the next level through a startup accelerator program. We will talk about what a startup accelerator is and what sFoundation does to help startups. We will start promptly at 12:30 PM. Our presentations and workshops are part of sFoundation Startup Accelerator program framework in which we have CEO series, CTO series, CFO series, and CMO series of talks, workshops, training sessions, and interactive sessions – all provided by our subject matter experts. Our mission is to provide anyone who is interested in starting or growing a company with the knowledge, help, and connections they need to move to the next stage of their startup life. We want to help founders to enhance their strengths, tackle their weaknesses, and build a collaborative startup community. _________________ When and where? _________________ Wednesday, December 11,[masked]:30 PM to 1:30 PM Shenzhen Bay Innovation Center 3120 Scott Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95054 _________________ Who should attend? _________________ 1. Entrepreneurs 2. Founders and co-founders 3. Technologists 4. Software developers 5. Professionals 6. and many more… _________________ Organizer _________________ sFoundation – Startup Accelerator | Advisory Services – https://www.sfoundation.io https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Tuesday/ https://www.meetup.com/Startup_Wednesday/ https://www.meetup.com/Startup-Saturday-SV/ https://www.sfoundation.io/disclaimer

Lifograph Pitch Night w/ Emergent Ventures, Wharton Angels and 2 Angel Investors

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/82690450363 You are invited to meet investors and pitch at our Lifograph Pitch Night in front of a panel of 4 investors representing Emergent Ventures and Wharton Angels, plus two independent Angel Investors. Event attendees and speakers can network with each other here: https://www.lifograph.com/lifograph Limited availability. RSVP early. Food and drinks are provided. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/82690450363 _______________________ WHO SHOULD ATTEND: _______________________ Startups looking for funding are invited to pitch. You may also attend as a spectator and take advantage of a great learning and networking opportunity. _________ FORMAT: _________ 90-second verbal elevator pitch (no deck) followed by non-rebuttal feedback from the investor panel. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/82690450363 __________________ INVESTOR PANEL __________________ ALOK NANDAN Alok Nandan is a Managing Partner at Emergent Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund investing in Seed to Series A tech startups located in the United States and India. Previously, Alok was an advisor to several high growth tech startups and was a Director of Product at TempoAI, a startup backed by Relay Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Qualcomm, Mayfield and HorizonVentures. TempoAI was later acquired by Salesforce. Earlier, Alok led product teams at YuMe (IPO: NYSE), a company backed by Accel, Khosla Ventures and Samsung Ventures. Alok also held multiple roles at Microsoft, Intel and several tech startups. Alok is also a co-inventor of three technology patents. _________________________ ED LAMBERT Ed Lambert is and Angel Investor and Senior Vice President of Technology Banking Group and Market Manager at Bridge Bank with more than 30 years of experience working with startups and technology companies. Ed has strong skills in entrepreneurship and venture capital, having worked with many companies from early-stage startups to IPO. He has helped finance iconic companies like Cisco, Sybase, BioMarin, Atmel, CNET, Solar City and Pandora. _________________________ ELI MANSOUR Eli is an Angel Investor and Partner at Procopio Law Firm, where he counsels clients on a variety of Intellectual Property transactional matters. Eli makes select investments throughout the year. His experience focuses on the development, protection and licensing of technology and related intellectual property, including drafting and negotiating technology development, manufacturing, distribution and licensing agreements. ____________________________ DEA WILSON Dea is the Founder of Lifograph - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com - a free online networking platform with 7.3M+ profiles and 4.7M+ connections, that helps match people and companies based on their needs, skills, interests and real-life relationships. Dea is a serial entrepreneur and Managing Director of Silicon Valley Incubator. She is also an angel investor at the Wharton Angels and Tech Angels, her investment interest being in consumer, mobile and SaaS startups. Dea has been a guest speaker at numerous events and she has also been featured and interviewed in many media publications, including Entrepreneur Media, Yahoo Finance, Investor Business Daily, Crunchbase, Startups.co, Sociable, 150sec, Repatriot, Startup Grind, TheNextWeb, ProTV, NationalTV, Profit.ro, etc. She earned a Master's Degree from University of Washington and an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania), majoring in Entrepreneurship. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/82690450363 _____________ ORGANIZER: _____________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People Discover 7.3M+ profiles and 4.7M+ connections on Lifograph for FREE As seen in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Investor Business Daily, TheNextWeb, etc. __________________ VENUE SPONSOR: __________________ PROCOPIO LAW FIRM Law firm specializing in tech startups.

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmaster Open Meeting

340 E Middlefield Rd

NEW convenient Permanent! Location In Mountain View The Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Club welcomes all entrepreneurs, engineers, professionals and students to join the meetings. Please join us if you want to improve your public speaking and communication skills, or enhance your professional leadership effectiveness. Agenda: 12:10 pm: Open for Registration 12:15 pm: Networking 12:30 pm: Toastmasters Meeting 1:45 pm: Adjourn Every first Thursday of the month, we have a "pitch training session" specially designed for entrepreneurs and startup founders. Why Should You Join Toastmasters? Everyone has their own personal reasons for joining Toastmasters, but here are a few of the most common: Become a Better Public Speaker Members work through a series of educational programs (at their own pace) designed to improve their ability to write speeches, design presentations, and deliver them. Overcome Public Speaking Fears The most positive and supportive audience in the world is a Toastmasters club audience. Speaking regularly in front of a group helps you calm your nerves and communicate effectively. “Practice” Presentations for Other Audiences Everyone has different motivations for wanting to speak better. Maybe you want to hone your presentation skills for your career. Perhaps you want to be able to speak out in your volunteer organization. Maybe you want to complement your portfolio as an author, manager, or other professional with speaking gigs? Whatever the case, Toastmasters is a wonderful laboratory for you to practice your presentations and gain valuable feedback. Gain the Confidence and Courage to Lead Leadership and communication skills are intimately bound. Some might argue that leadership is nothing more than the ability to effectively communicate a vision. As your communication skills improve, your ability to lead will improve as well.

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