What we're about

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs (SVE) is the largest grassroots movements of startup founders in the Silicon valley Bay Area since 2008. This community organization provides opportunities for startups to pitch, demo their startup and share their passions with other members broader startup ecosystem.

SVE Pitch and Demo is the largest and oldest community startup pitching meetup in Silicon Valley.

Now with 30,000+ members, we have events every week! So join us be a part of our pitch events, co-founder matching nights, panel discussions and even our fun mixers!

Watch us on youtube:

http://youtube.com/c/SVESiliconValley

Blog: SVE.io (http://sve.io)

Our regular activities

• SVE Pitching and Demo

• SVE Mixer

• SVE Talk

• Developer Night

• Startup Boot Camp

• Founder Hiking

• Monthly Standing Meditation

Join us online

Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/IEtC6BTPEyax8kzbo1IS8g

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1812781/

Follow us on: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3532521/

Twitter: @SVEntrepreneur

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sventrepreneurs

Sponsor our event:

https://goo.gl/forms/PjfNAUeiU1NGS0Nu2

Nominate a judge/speaker: https://goo.gl/forms/GtKz2YlinTRLJU5W2

Volunteer for the event: https://goo.gl/forms/fTuHREP37hHSsyNv1

SVE.io Community Media:

http://sve.io

Join as a contributor: http://sve.io/join

Apply to be interviewed at SVE.io: sve.io/interview-request

Follow the founder David Cao: http://linkedin.com/in/davidcao01

Upcoming events (5)

SVE Demo 2021 @Clubhouse

Online event

#SVE Demo is the oldest and largest community startup pitching and demo meetup in Silicon Valley / SF, now a global online pitching meetup on youtube and zoom.

Please fill the application form in the link below to pitch your startup at this event :
http://sve.io/demo/apply

Subscribe to SVE Youtube channel and watch recent demo
https://www.youtube.com/c/SVESiliconValley

SVE Hiking Monthly @ Stanford Dish

2673 Alpine Rd

Join this social hiking event with SVE (Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs). It's an ideal way to practice your pitch, make new connections and get some fresh air. We'll hike approximately 4 miles round trip.

Here's our agenda:

8:45 AM - Arrive
9:00 AM - Introductions
9:15 AM - Start hiking
10:00 AM - Pitching (near the Stanford Dish)
11:15 AM - End hiking

**Please note that we'll meet at the Alpine Road entrance (see map), not the Stanford Avenue entrance. Parking is available on both sides of Alpine Road.**

It can be sometimes be chilly until we begin hiking, so consider bringing a jacket. Bring water on warm days.

This hiking is not for people who rarely exercise - it's medium difficulty. Hike at your own risk.

Release of Liability:

In consideration for being allowed to participate in this activity, on behalf of yourself and your next of kin, heirs and representatives, you release SVE from all liability and promise not to sue its hosts and participants from any and all claims resulting in any physical or psychological injury, illness, damages, or economic or emotional loss you may suffer because of your participation in this activity.

SVE Talk @Clubhouse: Can Robot make us safer? AMA w Bill Li KnightScope

Knightscope, Inc. (also known as Knightscope) is an American security camera company that was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California. The goal of Knightscope is to design, build and deploy robots called Autonomous Data Machines (ADMs) for use in monitoring people in malls, parking lots, and neighborhoods.[1][2] Knightscope's founders state that they started the company in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and to prevent future crimes.[1][2]

About Bill Li
Bill is an American entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience and has a broad and deep range of expertise gained from several global assignments in the automotive sector and a number of startups. He is presently the Chairman and CEO of Knightscope, developer of crime-fighting Autonomous Security Robots (ASRs).

At Ford Motor Company, Bill held over 12 business and technical positions, focused on 4 continents, cutting across each functional area. These positions ranged from component, systems, and vehicle engineering with Visteon, Mazda, and Lincoln; to business & product strategy on the US youth market, India, and the emerging markets in Asia-Pacific and South America; as well as the financial turnaround of Ford of Europe. In addition, he was on the AMAZON team, which established an all-new modular plant in Brazil. Subsequently, he served as Director of Mergers & Acquisitions.



After internally securing $250 million, Bill founded and was COO of GreenLeaf, a Ford subsidiary that became the world’s 2nd largest automotive recycler. Under his leadership, GreenLeaf grew to a 600-employee operation with 20 locations and $150 million in sales.

At the age of 28, Bill was the youngest senior executive at Ford worldwide.

Bill was then recruited by SOFTBANK Venture Capital to establish Model E Corporation as its President and CEO, a new car company where the "Subscribe and Drive" philosophy was first pioneered in California. He subsequently co-founded Build-To-Order Inc. (BTO) as its President and CEO, a new car company based on the direct distribution of build-to-order products. Bill also founded Carbon Motors, and as its Chairman and CEO, focused it on developing the world's first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle. He also built a world-class advisory board comprised of senior officials that had worked directly for 3 different U.S. Presidents.



Bill earned a BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy.

SVE Hiking Monthly @ Stanford Dish

2673 Alpine Rd

Join this social hiking event with SVE (Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs). It's an ideal way to practice your pitch, make new connections and get some fresh air. We'll hike approximately 4 miles round trip.

Here's our agenda:

8:45 AM - Arrive
9:00 AM - Introductions
9:15 AM - Start hiking
10:00 AM - Pitching (near the Stanford Dish)
11:15 AM - End hiking

**Please note that we'll meet at the Alpine Road entrance (see map), not the Stanford Avenue entrance. Parking is available on both sides of Alpine Road.**

It can be sometimes be chilly until we begin hiking, so consider bringing a jacket. Bring water on warm days.

This hiking is not for people who rarely exercise - it's medium difficulty. Hike at your own risk.

Release of Liability:

In consideration for being allowed to participate in this activity, on behalf of yourself and your next of kin, heirs and representatives, you release SVE from all liability and promise not to sue its hosts and participants from any and all claims resulting in any physical or psychological injury, illness, damages, or economic or emotional loss you may suffer because of your participation in this activity.

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