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Silicon Valley NewTech (SVNewTech) Pages

Running for over 7 years, and now at 11,000 members+, we're a strong an active group of web entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts. Each month there is a new line-up of hot and interesting companies with a good mix of returning and new members.

The meetup is free - but there is a catch. Each meetup is limited to the first 200 people that RSVP, and with a group of 11,000 strong, you gotta act fast!

The NewTech Meetup inspiration & vision
Brian Solis interviewed Vinnie Lauria on Aug 14, 2006, the interview is reposted below.

What was the inspiration behind starting this series?
The founder of meetup, Scott Heiferman, runs a similar session in NYC that I used to attend before coming out here. I loved the event and always met interesting people. When I came out here, I saw a bunch of tech events, but nothing had the 'organic' feel of a meetup. I really liked that nature, so I decided to start my own.

How has it/is it changing/evolving over time?
Well, most meetups are small groups of folks who meet in coffee shops or bars. This meetup actually started at a coffee shop in Palo Alto. It's been growing steadily since. We've moved from a coffee shop, to DFJ, and now finally to DLA Piper. Who knows where we'll go next if/when it outgrows DLA.

What's your vision for the event?
Two fold. For one, to allow early'ish stage companies to demo their product to an active and interested audience. Second, to create a networking event of eager entrepreneurs looking to meet similar folks, learn new ideas, and hopefully form some valuable relationships (whether that be professional or simply for friends.) The Valley has a lot of churn, so it's very valuable to for both newbies and seasoned pros to meet each other.

What type of companies are you looking for?
The meetup is called 'NewTechnology' which basically correlates to web2.0 companies. I enjoy presenting companies as small as two founders, pre-funding, to companies who have established a team and already may be earning revenues or have VC investment.

Who's your target audience?
Entrepreneurs, a few investors, some recruiters, and anybody who is interested and passionate about new and exciting web ideas.

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* Previous Video & Live Steam @ meetup each month
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About Silicon Valley NewTech (SVNewTech) January 6, 2014 12:51 PM Nisha B.

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