• [PAID] AI Bootcamp-2: End to End Deep Learning for Computer Vision - SF/Bay

    ZGC Innovation Center @ Silicon Valley

    End to End Deep Learning for Computer Vision - 2 day in-person instructor led hands-on workshop, taught by Google AI Engineer. Early bird tickets (50% off) is on sale until 8/1 . Group (5+) discount is available. This is paid workshop/bootcamp, you must buy ticket here: https://learn.xnextcon.com/course/coursedetails/B19082209 Objectives: This two day immersive instructor-led training will teach everything you need to know to become a software engineer in computer vision and deep learning! You will learn: * Recognize problems that can be solved with deep learning and Select the right technique for the problems. * Master deep learning algorithms, models and computer vision tech * Master the most popular tools like numpy, Keras, Tensorflow, and openCV * Master google cloud machine learning pipelines The course is packed with practical exercises and code labs which are based on real-life examples. not only will you learn the theory, but you will also get hands-on practice building your own models, tuning models, and serving models. Include: * Practical walkthroughs that present solutions to actual, real-world image classification problems and challenges. * Hands-on tutorials (with lots of code) that not only show you the algorithms behind deep learning for computer vision but their implementations as well. * A no-nonsense teaching style that is guaranteed to cut through all the cruft and help you master deep learning for image understanding and visual recognition. * End to end machine learning pipeline from building models to deploy and serve models * Limited to 50 students * Breakfast, lunch and coffee/snack breaks Outline: https://learn.xnextcon.com/course/coursedetails/B19082209 photos of previous workshops: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nextcon/albums Date and Locations: * 6/15-16 in Seattle * 8/6-7 in Portland * 8/22-23 in San Francisco More courses by AICamp: * Online AI webinars, workshops, courses, bootcamps. https://learn.xnextcon.com * AI Developers Conference (Seattle, NYC, San Francisco, Beijing). http://www.xnextcon.com

  • Silicon Valley Networking Mixer!! (entrepreneurs, startups, investors, & more)

    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. For more information about this event please reach out to Kae. Get to know Kae in 83 seconds! - https://vimeo.com/325349756 Website: http://EnterpriseGuy.io Other Meetups: https://www.meetup.com/StocksAllDay/ https://www.meetup.com/VolatilityClub/ https://www.meetup.com/EnterpriseAdventures/ Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/enterpriseadventures/ https://www.facebook.com/Enterprise-Adventures-778026182658099/

  • Startup Tuesday - What Is A Term Sheet?

    sFoundation / OnePiece Work

    ************ PURCHASE YOUR TICKET HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-tuesday-what-is-a-term-sheet-tickets-69803475073 Advance ticket purchase is required. ************ Join us for a presentation on the following topic: CFO Series - What is a Term Sheet? 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. _________________ Who should attend? _________________ 1. Entrepreneurs 2. Founders and co-founders 3. Technologists 4. Software developers 5. Professionals 6. Investors 7. and many more… ______________________________________________ Speaker ______________________________________________ Delia Sabau https://www.linkedin.com/in/delia-sabau/ _________________ 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

  • Startups seeking cofounders and recruiting top talents

    Needs a location

    [Courtesy Notice: This is only a friendly online email communication reminder. No physical meetup for this event] High tech startups are seeking cofounders and recruiting top talents to form core teams! You have talent and ambition. Please join one of the high tech startups still looking for cofounders and core team members. The most demanded openings for startup cofounders, CTOs, and core team members are the technologists with the following experiences and expertise: - AI, machine learning and data science - Computer visions, robotics and manufacturing automation - Blochchain, smart contracts and crypto exchange platforms - Internet, web, app and software programming - IoT, hardware, chip design and manufacturing Please feel free to contact us by sending an email to [masked] together with your résumé. If your domain expertise is not included in the above list, you are still welcome to contact us, as we have more startups from different kinds of industries and technologies looking for a wide range of talents. Don't hesitate. Let your talent shine. Let's build our success together for tomorrow!

  • ASV Fireside Chat w/ Canaan VC ($5B VC fund) and Apex.AI ($15.5M series A)

    Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

    RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/canaan-vc-08-28-19 ASV SPEAKERS: RAYFE GASPAR-ASOAKA - VC at Canaan Partners, a venture capital firm who invested in many successful companies, including Match.com, Ebates, Kabam, Lending Club, and hundreds more. JAN BECKER - Lecturer at Stanford University and Founder of Apex.AI, one of the hottest startups in the mobility software space, which raised $15.5 Million Series A round led by Canaan, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners who invested in Apex’s seed round. ROGER RAPPOPORT - independent Angel Investor making 6-7 personal investments per year and overseeing hundreds of funding rounds and acquisitions as Partner at Procopio. Networking, dinner and refreshments are provided. This event is expected to sell out. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/canaan-vc-08-28-19 RAYFE GASPAR-ASAOKA Rayfe is the Principal VC at Canaan an early stage venture capital firm with $5B under management and a lot of exits to date. He focuses on deep tech investments including AI / ML, Space, Robotics, and Autonomous Vehicles, as well as enterprise and infrastructure software. He is a Board Member at Apex.AI as well as a Board Observer at Aeva Inc, ClimaCell, Komprise, MindTickle and PerimeterX. Previously Rayfe has been a Course Advisor at Stanford University, a Senior Associate at Keystone Strategy, an Options Trader at Wolverine Trading and an Electrical Engineer at Raytheon. Rayfe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/canaan-vc-08-28-19 ABOUT JAN BECKER Jan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Apex.AI, a Palo Alto based computer software company specializing in autonomous mobility software. He is a pioneer in automated driving and a leader in robotics that has been innovating in autonomous/automated driving, robotics, artificial intelligence, and hardware/software design and development. Jan is the Board Director at The Autoware Foundation and Lecturer at Stanford University. Previously Jan held several positions at Bosch such as Senior Research Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Manager, Principal Engineer and Director. Jan holds a M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in Control Engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig. RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/canaan-vc-08-28-19 ABOUT 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: http://bit.ly/canaan-vc-08-28-19 _____________________ EVENT SPONSORS: _____________________ LIFOGRAPH - The Wiki of People - https://www.lifograph.com Discover 500,000 profiles and 1.2M connections for FREE Become an investor in Lifograph. Starting at $100. Watch a 2-minute video to learn more: http://bit.ly/ev-mt-wf ______________________ ORGANIZER: ______________________ AccessSiliconValley ______________________ VENUE SPONSOR: ______________________ Procopio

  • Fireside Chat "UNLEASHED" w/ Apex.AI & Canaan (Match.com, Ebates, Lending Club)

    **THERE IS A COVER CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT** BUY TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y5yznwfr Networking, dinner and refreshments are provided. ASV Firesides frequently sell out quickly; get your tickets now to reserve your seat. Access Silicon Valley invites you our next Fireside Chat-- "Investors and Their Portfolio Companies," where investors and their star portfolio companies discuss topics relevant to entrepreneurs and investors. Joining us for this rare edition is Jan Becker, founder of Apex.AI, one of the hottest companies in the mobility software space. He is joined by Rayfe Gaspar-Asoaka, a VC (Principal) at Canaan Partners, one of the hottest, most innovative and sought after venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. You may have heard of a few of their investments: Match.com, Ebates, Kabam and Lending Club, along with many more, some of which are listed below. Founded in 2017, Apex came to Canaan in October/November of 2018 seeking funding. After connecting with Rayfe, the group was able to raise a $15.5 Million Series A round led by Canaan, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners who invested in Apex’s seed round. Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is extremely limited. RSVP early. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/y5yznwfr *************** AGENDA 6:00pm - 6:45pm: Dinner/refreshments, networking, 6:45pm - 7:00pm: Demo Table/Sponsor Introductions 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Fireside discussion with Rayfe and Jan *************** Roger Rappoport, founder of Access Silicon Valley, and leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice group, will moderate this Fireside Chat “Unleashed” discussing: the most efficient and effective ways to raise capital in today’s environment; the do's and don'ts of fundraising and, building and scaling a company and the culture of that company, from both the investors' and founder's perspective. Guests will gain a practical perspective and insight into: - the fundraising process, - what investors are looking for, - how to reach them, - what entrepreneurs need to do (and not do) to get a meeting and raise a successful round, - common early stage mistakes that entrepreneurs make that can impact fundability, Additionally Roger will explore Apex’s relationship with Canaan, honing in on that unique bond between a VC and entrepreneur, as well as Jan’s journey, from his early days and what led up to him becoming the CEO and co-founder of Apex.ai. Join ASV for this interactive, audience-driven evening of insights from the perspectives of two of the most interesting and inspiring leaders who’ve made it big in Silicon Valley! Don't miss RAYFE GASPAR-ASAOKA & JAN BECKER “UNLEASHED”!! Reserve your seat now: https://asvfireside-apex-canaan.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup ABOUT THE SPEAKERS About Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka Principal/ West Coast With engineering roots, Rayfe brings technical knowledge to Canaan. He focuses on deep tech investments including AI / ML, Space, Robotics, and Autonomous Vehicles, as well as enterprise and infrastructure software. Rayfe previously worked on Cloud and IoT projects at Keystone Strategy. Prior to that, he developed machine learning algorithms for Wolverine Trading and was a hardware engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. About Jan Becker Co-founder & CEO Apex.AI, Lecturer at Stanford University Pioneering Automated Driving and Robotics leader who has been engineering innovations in autonomous/automated driving, robotics, artificial intelligence, and hardware/software design and development. History of working on robotics and automotive projects in the US & Europe. Learn more about the speakers and their companies HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y5yznwfr

  • (paid)AI Workshop: Build AI applications from end to end with AWS and Sagemaker

    This is paid online workshop. You must register and pay at the link below. You can watch, follow, Q&A with instructors from anywhere around the world. Miss the live session due to time zone or conflict? you can learn session replay at any time afterwards. AI Workshop: Build AI applications from end to end with AWS and Sagemaker Date/time: Aug 29th, 9am-12pm PT (US pacific time), check your local time. Registration: https://learn.xnextcon.com/course/coursedetails/C19082909 (you must pay and register at the website to receive the unique link to join the workshop). Format: online lectures + hands-on code labs Details: In this course you will learn how to train and deploy ML models in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. This includes how to use Amazon S3 to store your data, AWS Sagemaker to train ML models, how to deploy these models as a REST Endpoint, and how to use Amazon Lambda serverless features to connect these models to an external URL to use with your applications. We will also test out the REST endpoint using a Python application. For this exercise we will use an example of Bank Churn (predicting whether a bank customer is likely to leave the bank). We will provide sample datasets and python programs to run with this use case. This workshop is fun and exciting and will show you how to use Cloud AI services to not just train your models but also how to deploy them and use them in real life for your smart applications. You can use these techniques to add ML to your development projects, add ML to your applications, or to build new applications. Topics covered: *AI Cloud services overview, focusing on using AWS Cloud *Full model lifecycle - how to train your model, deploy it, and connect it to an application *A business use case - Bank Churn *Dataset preparation and feature engineering *Model training with several ML techniques for Classification (KNN, Linear Learner, XGBoost and Factorization Machines) *Model evaluation metrics (Accuracy) *Model deployment as a REST endpoint *How to use your model predictions inside a Python application, deploy and test

  • Leadership training: Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Open Meeting

    NEW convenient Permanent! Location In Mountain View Agenda: 12:10 pm: Open for Registration 12:15 pm: Networking 12:30 pm: Toastmasters Meeting 1:45 pm: Adjourn This is a WEEKLY EVENT. AND: Every first Thursday of the month, we have a "pitch training session" specially designed for entrepreneurs and startup founders. That's pitch practice once per month. Toastmasters once per week. Objectives: Whether you are just at the ideas stage or have a fully fledged start-up, getting your ideas and business across to investors, partners and the general public is essential. Our group welcomes both those who need help getting over their public speaking jitters and seasoned speakers looking to perfect their presentation. Benefits of joining this group: 1. This group is especially designed for entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors and anyone who wishes to become one. 2. New group that provides supportive opportunity to practice public speaking and learn leadership skills. Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Club http://svetc.org (http://svetc.org/) Also, read this: Five Reasons All Entrepreneurs Should Join Toastmasters http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Entrepreneurs-Toastmasters/pages/Entrepreneurs_and_Toastmasters/

  • Want to start your startup? Sign up for incubator/coach/investor private meeting

    [Courtesy Notice: This is only an online email communication reminder. No physical meetup for this event] If you want to start your startup, please sign up for a private meeting with your incubator, mentor or investor now. We prefer startup teams with a solid pitch deck to contact us. But we also welcome any entrepreneurs, no matter whether you have simply an idea, or just want to join another startup team, or have already a solid business plan. We encourage any startup teams at any stage to come to talk to us. Please do not hesitate and sign up for a private meeting to talk to us for any of the following reasons: • You have a startup idea; you want to start a business; Or you want to join a startup; • You wish to build up a startup team; You want to find technologists or domain experts; • You have already a core team, but you want to get professional opinions or seek helps from entrepreneurship mentors; • You have a business plan and you want to find investors; • Your startup needs supports such as fundings, incubation or acceleration services; • Your startup seeks for demo and other opportunities; You want to set up partnerships. We are more focused on AI, VR/AR, IoT, mobile, internet and software, but we welcome any kinds of startups of any industries. Submit Your request for private meetings with incubators, entrepreneurship mentors, startup fund investors as well as domain experts, we will arrange a private meeting for you. This is going to be a private meeting, not a public networking event. In order to set up a private meeting for you, we will need you to contact us by sending your inquiries to [masked] and please include in the email an brief introduction about yourself (for example a resume) and the projects / products you are working on (for example a business plan or pitch deck) so that we can arrange the most qualified experts for you.