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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:00AM

Abusive patent claims have been hot topic over the last few years among technology companies, their lawyers and policymakers.  We invite you to join us for a breakfast panel that will focus on a different and largely unexplored dimension of this topic: the efforts that state lawmakers and attorneys general are taking to address patent abuse.

As the prospects for federal legislation dim, efforts to address patent abuse through legislative, regulatory and enforcement responses have moved to the forefront.  Orrick Public Policy Co-Chair and former Washington State...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:00AM

Qualcomm® Uplinq™ 2014 is the conference that focuses on the intersection of mobile, computing and wireless through technical education sessions, business content and networking opportunities.

At Uplinq 2014 your members get exceptional keynotes, network with mobile industry experts, see amazing demos of the latest advancements in technology, discuss opportunities...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 06:00PM

Carol Sands,  the founder and managing member of the The Angels Forum, is one of the most prominent investors in Silicon Valley. Her investment focus includes new disruptive technologies or business models in software (SaaS, enterprise, mobile), tech (big data, big storage, hardware), mobile and media (the Internet of things,  financial tech, and security), life sciences (devices, health tech, tools), and consumer and retail.

Carol is also the founder and managing general partner of The Halo Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on high-growth...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 06:30PM

Learn more about Cloudant's DataBase as a service, and how to integrate it onto your applications in Bluemix. Listen to experts provide an overview and live demo of Bluemix.

IBM Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps and services of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source — all through an as-a-service model in the cloud.

The IBM Bluemix events include Bluemix Meetups,...

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 09:00AM

Be Bold, Be Powerful…Imagine 3 months among other founders who are!

WSLab continues our efforts in support of creating a diverse community of amazing women founders. We are helping each other accelerate our leadership and startup journeys by providing a unique environment that offers the opportunity for women leaders in various startup stages to learn and connect in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment! All in the effort to make a social and business impact to the world….


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 07:30AM

Master Social Media Marketing to Reach Business Goals!

Why You Have to Attend:

Over 4,000 marketers have attended the Social Media Strategies Summit, and 85% of attendees are manager level or higher. At SMSS, you will meet valuable business contacts among marketers facing the same social media and business challenges as you.

We handpick speakers who provide relevant, real-life insights and best practices into building and maintaining powerful social media plan that aligns with your business...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 09:30AM

The internet of things is no longer just hype, but an emerging reality. Devices, people, and information are all able to communicate with each other to create a new connected ecosystem. 

As we look to the future of IoT, though, changes are inevitable. New enabling technologies, new business models, and new players are to arise, and the competition will force companies to cooperate across industries and regions in order to develop standards, ensure compatability...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 05:30PM

A great evening for Women in Tech! Vivek Wadhwa has been featured in thousands of articles in worldwide publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Forbes magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and Science Magazine. He also lectures on entrepreneurship at Stanford and Duke, and is a Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University. He has made many appearances on U.S. and international TV stations, including CBS/60 Minutes, PBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC, and the BBC. TIME Magazine listed him as one of The 40 Most...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 06:00PM

Founders Space is BIG on the Internet of Things!
At Founders Space, we believe the Internet of Things is poised for exponential growth over the coming decade. Soon enough, practically every device, object and machine will connect to the internet, share data, and radically alter how we do business, manufacture goods, experience medical care, and live our lives. Join us and find out why VCs are investing heavily in this sector:

  • How does this impact your startup?
  • Why can't you afford...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 06:00PM

Join Founders Space for our Angel Pitch Event Thursday, Sept 25!

You must have a ticket to attend--get yours now!

Ten startups will pitch to an investor panel and demo their products or services. There is a Q&A session with leading...

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 09:00AM

SVIEF is a great international conference for you to

• Inspire yourself with entrepreneurship and innovative concept
Various topics are presented in dynamic styles, including forum, panel discussion, round-table meeting, startup contest, banquet, etc. Come enjoy the blast and refresh yourself again with the motivation of being an entrepreneur and innovator.

• Learn about cutting-edge high tech information
Keynote speeches from industry and...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 04:30PM

@Venture PITCHING & DEMO Day is back!  It’ll be bigger and bolder than before!

We will be selecting 10 promising startups to pitch and showcase their ventures, with focus on mobile, social media, cloud, wearables, e-commerce, big data, and IoTs. Application instructions below. The winner's prize worth $7,500*!

@Venture promises to continue its reputation as one of the best Pitching & DEMO events in town; you will meet face-to-face with key Silicon Valley investors and get invaluable advice/lessons from our notable panel judges. We have helped bridge...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 06:30PM

Who will create the next big idea? It could be you. Peter Thiel is a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur who invested in hundreds of startups, including Facebook, Space X, and Spotify. Hear Thiel discuss what’s behind the Zero to One philosophy and becoming successful and unique in today’s business world.

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Peter Thiel, Co-founder, PayPal; Author, Zero to One: Notes...

Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 06:15PM

Everyday millions of people use Google to email, work, search, network and shop. What started as a research project by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin has expanded to become a company well known for its unique philosophy, culture and innovative spirit. From wearable devices to self-driving cars, Google continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with technology. Join Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg as they reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing the company and the lessons they have learned along the way.


Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 05:30PM

Event Overview

ITLG welcomes you to join us and our Chairman Dr. Craig R. Barrett for a VIP evening of networking on October 8th at the Stanford Faculty Club. We will be joined by our prestigious Silicon Valley 50 – the top Irish & Irish American technology leaders in Silicon Valley. The highlight of the evening will be our renowned Annual Gala Dinner now in its 7th year, where we will announce the winners of the ITLG/Irish Times Silicon Valley Global Awards. We...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 08:00AM

“In the next 40 years, farmers will have to grow as much food as they have in the last 10,000 years - combined.”
-Norman Borlaug-

SVG Partners present THRIVE ACCELERATOR - with Forbes

10 Companies. 8 Weeks. Up to $5 Million Funding. YOUR SOLUTION DEPLOYED IN A TOP AG...

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:30AM

For entrepreneurs, a great chance to apply--for everyone else, a great event to attend! 

This season, founders are getting funded with investments of $500k-3 million for their startups!  F50: Season 2 is designed specifically for ambitious startup founders to meet qualified investors who are ready to  invest now. Startups that are raising $500k-3 million, have a rockstar team, and previous investor funding can apply here for funding opportunities. Get your startup...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:00AM

4 World-Class Keynotes. 8 interactive expert sessions. Lean Marketing Workshop. Networking with Amazing People. 

Are you looking for low-cost and high impact strategies to drive revenue for your organization? Join a community of data-driven and innovative marketers who will learn the advanced techniques of rapid growth and digital marketing best practices in just one day.Startup Marketing Conference is the ONLY digital and lean marketing education event for startups and...

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 08:30AM

The Manos Angel Network and the Angel Resource Institute are partnering to deliver to all angel investors, including seasoned and aspiring angels a complete overview of the angel investing process at the Manos Angel Network One Day Conference.

Venture capital is giving less money to startups and making fewer seed-stage investments. And, less than 1% of venture-backed companies are founded by Latinos. More angels and...