• Lifograph Palo Alto Pitch w/ VC from Emergent Ventures and two angel investors

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    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 panel of 3 investors representing Emergent Ventures and Wharton Angels. In the panel there will also be an Angel Investor who makes 6-7 investments a year. 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. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/63590932190 ______________________________ 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/63590932190 ______________________________ 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 top tier VCs like 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 top tier VCs like Accel, Khosla Ventures and Samsung Ventures. He joined YuMe at an early stage and experienced its evolution into a public company going IPO on NYSE. Alok also held multiple product management roles at Microsoft, with the last one being Founding PM of Windows Azure, for which he received the Gold Star Award (given to top 1% of Microsoft staff). Earlier in his career he also worked at Intel and several tech startups. Alok is also a co-inventor of three technology patents. Alok holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. ______________________________ ROGER RAPPOPORT Roger Rappoport is an independent Angel Investor making 6-7 personal investments per year and overseeing hundreds of funding rounds and acquisitions as Partner at Procopio. He is also the Leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology. He has extensive experience in investing and advising startups 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 in revenue. Roger is very connected with investors in Silicon Valley and beyond. He has advised many startups on multi-million funding rounds and M&A transactions. RSVP HERE: https://www.lifograph.com/events/63590932190 ______________________________ ORGANIZER: ______________________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People BECOME AN INVESTOR IN LIFOGRAPH! Starting at $100 Watch 2-minute video to learn more: http://bit.ly/ev-mt-wf ______________________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________________ PROCOPIO LAW FIRM Law firm specializing in tech startups.

  • 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-64581195093 ************ 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? _________________ Tuesday, July 16,[masked]:30 PM to 1:30 PM sFoundation / OnePiece Work 3120 Scott Boulevard 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

  • Startup Saturday - Improve Your Pitch Deck for Investors

    sFoundation / OnePiece Work

    ************ GET YOUR TICKET HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-saturday-improve-your-pitch-deck-for-investors-tickets-64314234607 Advance ticket purchase is required. ************ ******************************************************************************** Note: Please arrive before 10:30am as the door will be closed after that. ******************************************************************************** Practice and improve your pitch deck! You have 5 minutes to pitch You have 5 minutes to get feedback from your peers Learn from all the pitches Whether you have no pitch deck or a 10-page pitch deck; whether you have an idea or a prototype? Come and show case your idea! If you have a pitch but not sure if it is investor-ready, this is the event for you. The format is simple: you pitch, you get feedback, you provide feedback, you learn from other founders and entrepreneurs from a non-judgmental environment. You get to practice your pitch and make all the mistakes before you make them in front of any VCs, Angels, or investors! We will be mixing pitching with networking social. This pitching event is 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? _________________ Saturday, July 13,[masked]:00 AM to 12:00 PM Shenzeng Bay Innovation Center 3120 Scott Blvd, 3rd floor Santa Clara, CA 95054 _________________ Who should attend? _________________ Entrepreneurs, founders, and co-founders Technologists Software developers Professionals 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

  • 🎉Silicon Valley Networking Mixer #10‼️ 🎉🎉🎉

    Silicon Valley Networking Mixer Hey guys, this event is a collaboration between Volatility Club and SVSIAN. Details about the other Meetup can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/svsian/ https://www.meetup.com/VolatilityClub/ Hope you can make it to the event! - Kae Get to know Kae in 83 seconds! - https://vimeo.com/325349756 Message from Dr. Yang below: 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.

  • Marketing Practice for Sustained Business Growth

    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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marketing-practice-for-sustained-business-growth-tickets-63612919956 Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Marketing can make or break your business. Most entrepreneurs are hoping to build thriving companies, but the fact is, most will not survive without effective marketing. “Marketing PRACTICE for Sustained Business Growth,” is a 50-minute presentation exposing a distinct pattern that leads to business failure time and again, then introduces a unique marketing paradigm that makes effectively marketing a business doable, in sequential, actionable steps. Business Marketing PROCESS, step-by-step, not MBA theory, or entrepreneurs stories (which worked for them, but likely won’t for you). Veteran Creative Director, and Stanford marketing educator, Jeri Cafesin, inspired by over two decades of marketing Silicon Valley seed startups to Fortune 100s, has developed the RAF Marketing Method, a practical, efficient three-step marketing process for sustained business success. “Marketing PRACTICE for Sustained Business Growth,” will deliver a clear and specific path to consistently creating digital, print and viral marketing that gets response. Attendees will learn how to set up a solid foundation for marketing their offerings, and branding their business into a sustainable company. In this presentation you will learn: Marketing PROCESS, like never before, whether MBA or novice marketer. The RAF Marketing Method to avoid the 3 primary points of business failure. Productization of your product, service, or nonprofit, into a marketable offering of value. How to effectively build Brand awareness of your offerings and company. Effective Multichannel marketing for branding and conversion at launch and beyond. Q & A follows presentation. Speaker Bio Jeri Cafesin is a veteran creative director, a Stanford marketing educator, and the founder of IPP Global—educating entrepreneurs in the practice of marketing a business to thrive. A Silicon Valley MarCom specialist since the dot-com boom, from Fortune 100s, to seed-funded fledglings, her marketing strategies for 1928 Jewelry Co., Southland Associates, Location Labs, Bay Networks, Xerox FCU, Intuit, The Learning Company, and many others, have helped create sustainable companies, many ultimately selling for millions. A 10+ yr university instructor, Ms. Cafesin has also taught hundreds of college students, CEOs to CMOs, how to maximize the ROI on their marketing efforts to build and grow their business.

  • Startup Matchup and Networking Event at Founders Floor

    SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-matchup-networking-event-07-11-19/?utm_source=meetup-svcafe&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sumu-07-11 Connect with Founders, Investors, Developers & More! Startup Matchup is a networking event unlike any other. Founders Floor helps tech startups matchup with investors, skilled professionals, and quality business resources from the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Silicon Valley. At this startup event you will meet and network with: = Founders looking for Co-founders = Investors looking for quality early-stage startups. = Developers and engineers looking to work with interesting startups. = Marketers, designers and business developers who want to work with startups. = Entrepreneurs looking for their next big idea or startup to join. = Skilled persons in the corporate world who want to build their entrepreneurial network or join a startup. You must purchase a ticket to attend. Food, beer and wine are provided. /////////////////////////////////////////// *** SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-matchup-networking-event-07-11-19/?utm_source=meetup-svcafe&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sumu-07-11 /////////////////////////////////////////// Come to this event to GIVE just as much as you GET. Our event structure allows attendees to briefly introduce themselves and share what they are looking for. As you hear people state their needs during the introductions, think about how you can help other attendees. Then, reach out to these individuals during general networking time, just the same as others will reach out to you with ways that they can help you. The network effect of all attendees helping each other magnifies the total reach and increases the chances of finding what you are looking for. /////////////////////////////////////////// *** SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-matchup-networking-event-07-11-19/?utm_source=meetup-svcafe&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sumu-07-11 /////////////////////////////////////////// [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] AGENDA: 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Registration, Dinner & Networking 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Startup Introductions 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO THIS LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: http://foundersfloor.com/disclaimer [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] WHO IS FOUNDERS FLOOR? Founders Floor is a co-working accelerator for tech startups. We provide low cost co-working office space to select startups including mentorship & advice, a 3 month accelerator program, funding opportunities via our VC network, & monthly events . Find out more about our co-working options (http://foundersfloor.com/coworking) and accelerator program (http://foundersfloor.com/accelerator-program). Find out more about our upcoming events here: http://foundersfloor.com/events [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] FREE PARKING: Free street parking and free parking garage. Easy access to public transportation. See event description link above for details.

  • Seed Raising with Top-Tier Investors: OnePitch & sFoundation Santa Clara

    ************ GET YOUR FREE TICKET HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seed-raising-with-top-tier-investors-onepitch-sfoundation-santa-clara-tickets-63994560453?aff=eac2 Advance ticket purchase is required. ************ INTERESTED IN PITCHING AT SANTA CLARA LOCATION? FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION FORM HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/qeFzik6o7na2Ql413 Formation OnePitch brings together presenters and panelists for demonstration and feedback. During pitches, each presenter will have 5 minutes to present (with a warning at the 4-min mark) and 5 minutes for Q&A (with a warning at the 4-min mark). At the end of all presentations, the panelists will select 1 winning companies among all presenters based on presentation quality, business strategy, and the potential for growth. The winning companies will receive prizes from sponsors. Judging categories: Introduction Product / Service: Solves a needed problem. Market: market size, customer research, etc. Marketing strategy: go to market, channels, etc. Competitive Advantages Revenue Model Value Proposition Major Milestones: past, current, and future Management Team Startup Capital Requirements Panelists (judges): Tony Clemendor (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tclemendor/) Tony works with founders and first time CEOs to help them successfully launch, fund and scale. As a founder coach and executive coach, he helps his clients create strategies for success, develop a concrete action plan, and hold them accountable for execution. Clemendor helps skilled and talented executives improve their self-awareness, focus, and clarity. He is most effective with first-time founders or executives looking for an experienced guide to brainstorm with or to help them achieve specific goals. Jens Weitzel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenseweitzel/) Jens Weitzel - As a technology executive with 20+ years of international experience, He has worked in large enterprises and startups and is passionate about enabling productive collaboration between corporate and startups. His strengths are in market assessment, strategy development, and business development. Peter Morris, MBA, CPA (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pcmorris99/) Peter Morris is a seasoned finance professional with a treasury management career spanning more than fifteen years. His wide skill-set includes, but is not limited to the following: Shriram Natarajan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shriramnatarajan/) Successful in : developing business strategy intertwined with technology; discovering and delivering compelling digital experiences; building cross-site, dynamic and multi functional teams; internal processes development and implementation Linda Yu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-yu-5052919/) Linda has 40 years in financial services for business, individuals, and families. Financial Analysis, Strategic Planning, Risk Management/Assets Protection, Wealth Management, Tax & Liability, Cash Flow, M & A, for both business and Families, also, involving new immigration and international corp.services. Linda services the society with industry professionals as a team, including CPAs, Attorneys, Investment and Insurance specialists, Real Estate and Land investment specialists. Business evaluation firm and more. Agenda 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Networking 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm – Introduction of the panelist (30 seconds each) 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm – Pitch by startups (there will be seven startups) 8:00 pm – 8:15 pm – Tallying and Announcing Winner 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm – Networking 9:00 pm – End Prizes: 1st place – Two-week desk space at OnePiece Work 2nd place - 3 Training sessions/Workshops at sFoundation Accelerator Event Organizations: 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 OnePiece Work https://www.onepiecework.com/

  • Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmaster Open Meeting

    340 E Middlefield Rd

    ONE TIME ONLY: Pitch practice segment moved to July 11th! 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.

  • Workshop: U.S. Visa, Green Card, Citizenship- Immigration Policies for Startups

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    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 _________________________________ Networking, dinner and refreshments included in ticket price. Space is limited so secure your spot early. The most commonly asked questions around startups and immigration is “How can I stay in the United States or how can I get into the United States”. Even though there are so many options and so many laws that allow for legal immigration to the United States they are really confusing. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/immigration-07-10-19 This workshop will be presented by Sophie Alcorn, a Silicon Valley Immigration Attorney who studied at Stanford and Washington University. Alcorn Immigration Law helps corporations, start-ups and small businesses in Silicon Valley to sponsor tech talent with a 95% success rate in defending immigration and innovation with visas, green cards and citizenship. Many judges have complained that immigration law it’s even more complicated than our complex tax law system, which is made even more difficult given that most people who need to navigate U.S. immigration laws are from countries where English is not the first language. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/immigration-07-10-19 This workshop will include topics related to: - How to Come to the U.S. Temporarily to Begin Your Startup - How to Move to the U.S. Permanently and Get a Green Card - How to Sponsor Your International Employees for U.S. Immigration - How to Get U.S. Citizenship RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/immigration-07-10-19 AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - startup workshop and Q & A RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/immigration-07-10-19 DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: 1 (one) event ticket ½ shared Demo Table Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:30pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:30-6:45pm. Limited availability. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/immigration-07-10-19 SPEAKER BIO Sophie Alcorn is a Founding Partner at Alcorn Immigration Law, a law firm specializing in helping startup founders hire and sponsor immigrant talent. Alcorn Immigration Law obtains U.S. visas, green cards, and citizenship for entrepreneurs, investors, technology professionals, and their families. Sophie is a Certified Specialist Attorney in Immigration and Nationality Law, a rare accreditation from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Before founding Alcorn Immigration Law Sophie worked with The Law Offices of John R. Alcorn and was a Legal Intern in the US Department of Justice, American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office, ACLU of Missouri and the United States Attorney's Office. Sophie holds a B.A. in International Relations and Affairs from Stanford University and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/immigration-07-10-19 EVENT ORGANIZER AccessSiliconValley EVENT SPONSORS: Lifograph - The Wiki of People Procopio Law Firm 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 _________________________________

  • 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.