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+)

Lifograph SV Pitch Night w/ Global Tech Ventures and 3 angel investors

Silicon Valley Innovation Center

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: _________________________________ YOU CAN NOW BECOME AN INVESTOR IN LIFOGRAPH! Starting at $100 Watch 2-minute video to learn more: http://bit.ly/ev-mt-wf _________________________________ You are invited to meet investors and pitch at our Lifograph Palo Alto Pitch Night in front of a Venture Capitalist from Global Tech Ventures, an Angel Investor from Wharton Angels, and two other Accredited 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. ______________________________ 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. At the end of the event, the investor panel will choose three pitch winners who will be able to choose one of the free prizes. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/64204150342 ______________________________ INVESTOR PANEL ______________________________ KAYVAN BAROUMAND Kayvan Baroumand is the Founder of GSV Labs (NestGSV). He is also the Founder / CEO at Global Tech Ventures. Kayvan spent one year as the President of AlwaysOn Network and was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Plug and Play Tech Center, a business accelerator that supported over 1000+ startups. Kayvan helped Plug and Play companies get accelerated access to angel capital, institutional and corporate venture funding, product development, recruiting services, events, and other startup services. Kayvan holds a degree in Economics and Business Management from the University of California, Irvine. ______________________________ STEVEN COLBY Steven is an Accredited Angel Investor who invests in several startups a year. He is the Director of Patent Strategy at Royse Law Firm, a law firm that provides general and transactional tax, business and corporate law services to closely held, emerging growth and middle market companies. Steven is a Patent Attorney specializing in a wide range of technology areas and a former CTO with 20 years experience working on and advising startups. Steven holds a J.D. in Law from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University Bloomington. ______________________________ ROGER ROYSE Roger is an Accredited Angel Investor who invests in several startups a year. He is the Founder of Royse Law, a Silicon Valley law firm involved daily in VC financing and M&A transactions with the largest angel groups and VC firms. Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area and New York City law firms. He is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist. Roger was named a "Northern California Super Lawyer", and is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo, the leading authority in lawyer ratings. Roger was twice the recipient of the Innovator Award, presented by The Recorder. He organized, hosted and moderated many startup events but also a first ever Presidential Candidates Forum in which 5 presidential candidates participated. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/64204150342 ______________________________ ORGANIZER: ______________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections on Lifograph for FREE As seen in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Investor Business Daily, TheNextWeb, etc. ______________________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________________ SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION CENTER - http://www.svicenter.com/ Tours and executive education programs for corporate executives, business owners, board members of global businesses and government leaders.

Women Founders Workshop Series- with Lital Cohen!

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. 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:RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-founders-workshop-series-with-lital-cohen-tickets-64992791188 Or, pay $20 (cash) at the door. About this Event Being brave doesn't mean you are not scared, it just means that you do it anyway. We all have goals we wish to achieve. Goals can make us passionate and excited about the future. They can also arouse insecurities and doubts about the decision-making process, which can influence the life path we choose to pursue or avoid. In this workshop, I will share inspirational stories that touch upon the process of conquering fears, in order to reach one’s highest potential. Lital will provide practical and user-friendly tools that enable participants to see themselves compassionately. The tools function to empower participants to conquer insecurity, procrastination and self-doubt, resulting in behaviors that lead to taking active steps towards pursuing life in “power mode” and achieving what they desire to become. Let’s be our own sculptors, chipping away at old patterns. About the speaker: Lital Cohen, is the Founder of CORE. She helps people free themselves from blocking patterns and find ways to love themselves enough, to put their best foot forward and express themselves in the most desirable way possible. Lital has over eleven years’ experience worldwide as a professional speaker in various companies and organizations. She has worked with small audiences, and large ones of over 3000 people at high-tech companies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, women’s empowerment groups, underrepresented populations, with prisoners and prison guards. Since Lital is all about the people, she holds a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences and a M.A. Social Sciences. In her free time she is a theater actress in a local theater group. For more information about our speaker visit www.COREbylitalcohen.com Agenda: 6:30PM - Meet and Mingle (wine and light snacks will be provided) 7:00PM - Welcome & Introduction 7:05PM - How Do I Live Courageously? by guest speaker Lital Cohen 8:15PM - Q&A, Networking 9:00PM - Doors Close *Wine and light snacks will be provided.

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.

Silicon Valley Networking Mixer!!

Keller Williams Realty Office

Dear entrepreneurs, business owners, startup founders, engineers, developers, hackers, investors, students and all professionals, please come to our startup entrepreneurship networking event. This is an event open to everybody who wants to meet entrepreneurs, business or technical partners; or to learn new technologies and innovations. There are tremendous business and entrepreneurship opportunities in our networking mixer events. No matter what you plan to do, creating or joining a startup, dating business or technical partners, acquiring top talents or finding a dream job, or simply attending a high value social networking event, you are very welcome to join our event which is open to anyone in Silicon Valley. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kae. Get to know Kae in 83 seconds! - https://vimeo.com/325349756 Website: http://EnterpriseGuy.io Other Meetups: https://www.meetup.com/StocksAllDay/ https://www.meetup.com/VolatilityClub/ https://www.meetup.com/EnterpriseAdventures/ Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/enterpriseadventures/ https://www.facebook.com/Enterprise-Adventures-778026182658099/

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