• Product Validation Through Productization

    PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION! YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND: https://tfgevent20.eventbrite.com THIS EVENT IS CO-ORGANIZED WITH "TECH FUTURES GROUP". THIS IS A FREE EVENT. (TFG is funded primarily by the Small Business Administration. TFG receives funds from State of California, city governments and etc...) LEARN HOW TO VALIDATE YOUR OFFERINGS WITH PRODUCTIZATION The success of any business begins with MARKETING. Why? Without an offering of value, that many will benefit from using, at a price-point they'll pay for, there's nothing to market/brand/sell. “Product Validation Through Productization,” is a 50 minute talk on the process of becoming intimate with your potential, or developed offering. Determine 'Product/Market Fit,' then concisely, and specifically label the features of the product or service you envision (or have produced). Identify a benefit or solution each feature provides, as well as likely customers who will find value in your offering. Learn how to: ● Perform the Productization process on each offering conceived, or developed (better late than never!), to produce marketable offerings of value, for profit. ● Construct dynamic lists of keywords and phrases all related to your offering, your target markets, your business, and industry. ● Utilize Productization Lists for iterative discovery, as well as SEO content when marketing your [fully-productized] offering. Neglect to productize each and every offering, and at best, you'll likely waste a lot of time and money on misdirected marketing that gets little traction. At worse, ignoring Productization leads to business failure. The Productization process is time-consuming, detail-oriented, and necessary to perform, continually, to produce tightly targeted marketing that motivates clicks, downloads, and/or purchases of your products or services. Begin marketing each offering with Productization to build a sustainable, thriving business. YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND: https://tfgevent20.eventbrite.com Agenda: 6:30pm-7:00pm Registration, Food & Networking 7pm-8pm Presentation 8pm-8:30pm Q&A 8:30pM-9pm Networking Speaker Bio Creative Director, and Stanford marketing educator, Jeri Cafesin, inspired by over two decades marketing Silicon Valley seed startups to Fortune 100s, has developed the RAF Marketing Method, a practical, efficient three-step marketing process for sustained business growth.

  • Startup Saturday - Improve Your Pitch Deck for Investors

    sFoundation / OnePiece Work

    ************ PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-saturday-improve-your-pitch-deck-for-investors-tickets-83373176415 Advance ticket purchase is required. ************ ****************************************************************** Note: Please arrive before 10:15 AM 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. _________________ 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

  • What financial and tax matters startups should consider in fundraising?

    YOU MUST RSVP: https://tfgevent19.eventbrite.com THIS EVENT IS CO-ORGANIZED WITH "TECH FUTURES GROUP". THIS IS A FREE EVENT. (TFG is funded primarily by the Small Business Administration. TFG receives funds from State of California, city governments and etc...) Description: What to look out for in startup fundraising stage from financial statement and tax perspectives. The following points will be covered: What are the common information buyers/investors ask for on due diligence reports? Is historic data important or only projection matters? What tax matters should be considered? Common mistakes during startup stage Agenda 6:30pm - 7pm Registration and food 7pm-8pm: Presentation 8pm - 8:30pm Q&A session. YOU MUST RSVP: https://tfgevent19.eventbrite.com Speaker Bio Jie is a CPA and a Partner with Petrinovich Pugh & Company, LLP (PP&Co). PP&Co was founded in 1951 and is a full‐service accounting firm serving the Silicon Valley and clients worldwide for over 65 years. Jie relocated to the United States from Beijing in 1996. She has been with the firm for over 20 years. Jie is the Chair of PP&Co’s International Department and the Education Committee and is also a member of AICPA, CalCPA, and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Jie is very active in local communities. She is a business mentor for SVI Academy and US Market Access and a member of Parisi House on the Hill Finance Committee. Jie was awarded as one of the Women Of Influence of 2019 by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Jie is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English. Her specialties include the following: Assisting international businesses with accounting and tax needs; helping international investors with tax planning and tax compliance; pre‐immigration tax planning for EB‐5 investors and other interested parties; income tax planning and compliance for domestic business entities and individuals; and estate and gift tax planning and compliance. Jie finds the diversity in cultures and complexity of the tax laws related to international tax very appealing. It is her interest and enthusiasm that drive her commitment to provide stellar service to PP&Co’s International clients.PP&Co is in a unique position to assist clients with International issues, as we are an active member of PrimeGlobal, the third largest international accounting association in the world. With over 320 firms in 90 countries, PrimeGlobal provides the necessary resources to serve clients wherever they choose to live and/or do business. The knowledge and skills of Jie and her International team, paired with the connections of PrimeGlobal, make an unbeatable combination to meet your international needs.

  • 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-83419653429 Advance ticket is required. ************ INTERESTED IN PITCHING OR SPONSORING THE EVENT? https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sfoundation-onepiece-pitch-night-tickets-80740132911 ************ ******************************************** Join our Virtual exhibition to showcase your startup or to sponsor our event (contact [masked] for further information): For Corporate Sponsorship - Virtual: https://ezxpo.net/sfoundation/packages/sponsor For Startup Virtual Exhibition: https://ezxpo.net/sfoundation/packages/exhibitor ******************************************** 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). 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): Eric Malis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericmalis/) Eric is a co-founder of Lincode Labs, an AI and computer vision startup enabling manufacturing companies to automate QC and adopt smart factory solutions at scale. He also leads the Startup Innovation program at BootUP Ventures and the Silicon Valley Center for Mindset and Innovation. Peter Morris (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pcmorris99/) Peter 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: • Cash forecasting and reporting • Insurance/risk negotiation • Tax research, strategic planning and analysis Joanne Tan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanneztan/) Joanne develops, refreshes and manages business brands for small, mid sized, and large companies, technology startups, professionals and nonprofits as a brand strategist, creative director and business consultant. She is also an outsourced chief marketing officer for growth companies, and a PR consultant for mid sized organizations. 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 Jens Weitzel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenseweitzel/) 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 corporates and startups. His strengths are in market assessment, strategy development, and business development. Agenda 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Networking 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm – Introduction of the panelist 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm – Pitch by 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 at sFoundation Accelerator Event Organizations: sFoundation – 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 SVIC http://svic.co/ OnePiece Work https://www.onepiecework.com/

  • 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.

  • Startup Founders Breakfast Networking

    SVI HUB

    YOU MUST RSVP ON THE LINK PROVIDED TO ATTEND: https://svifoundersbreakfast.eventbrite.com SVI Founders Breakfasts Come grab coffee and join us for SVI Founders Breakfast. Meet other interesting entrepreneurs, founders, global startups and network, socialize, and connect here, in Silicon Valley. Special Guest Speaker at Each Event Build Your Community All Industries Welcome Complimentary Breakfast Provided Select Thursdays at svihub.eventbrite.com or for more info contact us [masked] YOU MUST RSVP ON THE LINK PROVIDED TO ATTEND: https://svifoundersbreakfast.eventbrite.com

  • Startup Matchup and Networking Event at Founders Floor

    SECURE YOUR TICKET:https://foundersfloor.com/sumu-12-4-19/?utm_campaign=SUMU-12-4-19&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=meetup-svcafe 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 and Drinks are provided. /////////////////////////////////////////// *** SECURE YOUR TICKET:https://foundersfloor.com/sumu-12-4-19/?utm_campaign=SUMU-12-4-19&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=meetup-svcafe /////////////////////////////////////////// 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/sumu-12-4-19/?utm_campaign=SUMU-12-4-19&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=meetup-svcafe /////////////////////////////////////////// [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] 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.

  • How to look hot for Sand Hill Road VC's?

    YOU MUST RSVP HERE : https://tfgevent18.eventbrite.com THIS EVENT IS CO-ORGANIZED WITH "TECH FUTURES GROUP". THIS IS A FREE EVENT. (TFG is funded primarily by the Small Business Administration. TFG receives funds from State of California, city governments and etc...) Description: In this session, you will dive into the details of marketing your company to investors. Henry Wong will take you behind the scenes of what investors look for in companies and help you understand how to get there. During this program, you can expect engaging discussion in the following topics: Understanding your target VC, so you connect Focusing your presentation with relevant content, market data What investors want to see and hear in your presentation How to Build & expand your network and finding the right people Planning and resourcing your Off shore operations Actual examples of what works and what doesn’t Agenda: 6:30pm-7:00pm Registration, Food & Networking 7pm-8pm Presentation 8pm-8:30pm Q&A 8:30pm-9pm Networking YOU MUST RSVP HERE : https://tfgevent18.eventbrite.com Speaker Bio: Henry Wong has been a prolific and successful venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and Stanford University Mentor in Silicon Valley during the last 35 years.After working for various Fortune 500 companies, Henry channeled his entrepreneurial spirit to go and “change the world.”After working for various Fortune 500 companies, Henry channeled his entrepreneurial spirit to go and “change the world.” Frustrated with existing sloppy edge technologies, Henry founded, seed-funded, and exited five successful startups, including SS8 Networks (ADC Telecom), IP Communications (Nokia), XaQti Semiconductor (Vitesse), CNet Technology (IPO), and Combinet (Cisco Systems). He is always the founder, chairman, first president, and CEO. Realizing that “money makes the world go round,” Henry founded Diamond TechVentures, a Trans Pacific Venture Investment firm. In parallel, he was also the venture partner to Guy Kawasaki’s Garage Technology Ventures, and before that, Crystal Ventures. With the fast growth in Silicon Valley and the ever-changing landscape of technological advancement, a different ecosystem is needed to accommodate growth and accelerate prosperity. To address this, Henry founded TechLAB Innovation Center, where he coined the term, “Find it, Fix it & Fund it.” Pre-qualified startups or companies that Henry continues to start are incubated inside this accelerator under a secured environment. A full-time IP lawyer processes the filing of new patentable technologies on-site.

  • Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Everybody, Spark Your Creative Genius Poetically!

    Do you believe you are exceedingly ingenious and creative? Yes you are smarter than people think. You can not only invent things as entrepreneurs but also write down unique feelings and ideas to create literary works - the poetry! Yes you can do it! Please come and join the online poetry at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/poetryvalley (https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/poetryvalley) and your inspired mind. Poetry Valley (https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/poetryvalley) is an online poetry community for EVERYBODY, from beginners to experts. Join Poetry Valley (https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/poetryvalley) to read poems and boost your inspired mind, and express your own feelings and thoughts by creating your own poems! For more details, please join Poetry Valley. (https://groups.google.com/forum/#%21forum/poetryvalley)