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:


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:


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

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

SVE.io Community Media:


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 (4+)

Valley to Wadi: Israel’s Economic Ties With California - BAC Economic Institute

Invitation from Bay Area Council Economic Institute - Release of California-Israel Economic Report (Partner Event)

Exploring the incredible rise of Israel’s innovation and technology economy, its deep ties with California and the Bay Area, and the value those ties produce for the state’s economy.

We (BAC EI) are pleased to invite you the virtual release of the Economic Institute’s latest report, on the deep economic ties linking the Bay Area and California with Israel. Israel’s role as a major startup hub and source of innovation in fields such as water, agtech, fintech, healthech, mobility and cyber connect it intimately with Silicon Valley. That relationship is reflected in growing venture investment, large-scale acquisitions of Israeli companies, successful Israeli-founded unicorns and public companies in Silicon Valley, and extensive corporate and binational R&D. The release event, featuring Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll, Israel Innovation Authority CEO Dror Bin, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, and Senior Adviser to California’s Governor Dee Dee Myers, will discuss the roots of Israel’s innovation economy, California’s economic footprint in Israel, Israel’s economic presence in California, key technologies where that activity is focused, and opportunities for the future. We hope that you can join us on October 18 for this exploration of the relationship’s key connectors and the road that lies ahead.

Valley to Wadi: Israel's Economic Ties with California

Join the Bay Area Council Economic Institute for the presentation of its new report on the rise of Israel’s innovation and technology economy, its deep ties with California and the Bay Area, and the value those ties produce for both economies. Economic Institute Senior Director Sean Randolph will review key findings from the report in a program that features a discussion of future ties with Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll, California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Israel Innovation Authority CEO Dror Bin, and California GO-Biz Senior Advisor and Director Dee Dee Myers.

Detail and Registration

AMA with David Cao - SVE Demo 2021: how to participate

Online event

AMA with SVE Demo 2021 Organizer David Cao

How to apply
How to becoming volunteers
How to volunteer
How to become partner / sponsor of the event

About David Cao
David Cao, Founder, SVE | Managing Partner, F50 Ventures
Sector interest: healthTech, wellness, fintech, property tech, deeptech.

David manages a family of three investment vehicles. Some of David's investments:
Doc.AI (ShareCare IPO 2021)
Knightscope (IPO 2021)
Plastiq (A soon to be unicorn)
GummiCube (Leading ASO)
Oculii (Raised $50M in 2021)
Voke VR (Sold to Intel)
Invi (Sold to Google)
Posh Wellness
Pandoodle Corp (Acquired by AMCOR)
Cyber Pulse
Sightly Enterprise

About SVE Demo 2021 (Annual event)
2nd annual SVE Demo 2021 globally online. The event is hosted by the SVE (Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs), the largest grassroots community from Silicon Valley.

Startup Application: https://sve.io/demo/apply/
Home: https://sve.io/demo/
Judge nomination: https://sve.io/sve/speaker-nomination/
Sponsorship: https://sve.io/sve/sponsorship/

SVE Demo Day went online in March, 2020. The SVE Youtube Channel which hosted the first SVE Demo 2020 as part of F50 Global Capital Summit 2020, and also SVE Demo Monthly, SVE Mixer and many other activities online since 2020, had attracted 110K views since early 2020. The 2020 Grand winner AgriBody was acquired by Global Clean Energy Holdings in 2021, PhableCare raised $15M in 2021.

For the past decade, as the oldest and largest grassroot pitching meetup in Silicon Valley, SVE Demo monthly has been the place for founders to watch pitches, listen to investors, network and be part of a unique community。 The SVE Demo honored nearly 100 winners over the past 10 years, including several F50 Ventures Portfolio companies Oculii (Recently raised $50M), Invi (Acquired by Google), GummiCube (ASO SAAS), and many more..

Starting Dec 1st, 2021, in five tracks, with live pitches, mentor insights, featured startup presentations, etc.. Each sector will be live for over 4 hours and many members of this community and global audience joined to watch founders, judges, investors and thought leaders share their views.

SVE Demo 2021 Summary (Formal Draft)ursday.

Five Tracks
Ag & FoodTech
Property Tech
General (All others, FinTech, DeepTech etc)

Content format for each tech track
Keynote & Welcome Remark
Speakers & Presentation
Startup Pitch and Demo (4minutes each, plus Q&A)
Judge Feedback & Roundtable
Winner Announcement

Organizational structure for each track:
Judging committee
Chair of track: lead the judging process
Secretary (Organizer): lead the preselection and logistic process

Award for each category (TBC)
SVE Startup of Year 2021: selected by Judge for each category
Best Pitch
General Award
Most Potential Founders
Best Women Founder
Best Texas Founder
SVE Entrepreneur's Choice: by popular vote (TBC)

Prize for the winner (TBC, T&C applies):
Special Marketing & Mentoring Package by SVE & F50 (50K value, no cost to founder, T&C applies)
$100K investment rights (T&C apply)
Prize from our partners and sponsors (Coming soon)
2 mentoring sessions by judge
For Finalists (All presenters)
Perks from sponsors and partners, details coming soon.
For detail, visit sve.io/demo

SVE Hiking Monthly

Lower Wunderlich parking

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
11:15 AM - End hiking

**Please note that we'll meet 50 yards south of the Lower Wunderlich Parking Lot (see map)**

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.

#SVEMixer: Match your cofounder, CTO, Partner, Advisor @ Mountain View

The Face to Face SVE Mixer is back!
Looking for your cofounder, CTO, Partner, Advisor, Investor? or core team members? Join The monthly SVE Mixer & Happy Hour.

The monthly SVE Mixer & Happy Hour at the out door patio of Sports Page Bar in Mountain view

The SVE Mixer is co-hosted with:
Silicon Valley Developer Network

Together with Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, we make Start-up's fun with pool, darts, ping pong, beer, friendship and much more.

We reserved a private area at end of the bar, pass the first pool table. Be sure to bring cash or credit card for Happy Hour Food and Drinks

Join the conversion
Tag: #SVEMixer
Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/IEtC6BTPEyax8kzbo1IS8g
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1812781/

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

And have your business cards and smile ready :-)

How to post:
If you are are looking for co-founders, partners, core team members, advisors, developers, or opportunities, you can post as comments at this meetup. Please no repeat, no sales, no spam.
You can also share to Twitter, linked in using tag #SVEMixer

Past events (901)

SVE Hiking Monthly @ Stanford Dish

2673 Alpine Rd

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