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October 2019

The IT Factor: Connecting Vietnam to Silicon Valley

October 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Silicon Valley Organization, 101 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States

It's the best-kept secret in IT: Vietnam's booming software industry is a hot spot for US investment and innovation - everything from FinTech and ecommerce to blockchain and AI has seen rapid development and research investment, with a talented and dedicated workforce behind a new era of Vietnamese innovation. Join us on Friday, October 4th to find out more about how Vietnam's tech economy is a rising star on the IT scene. Spots are limited - don't wait to sign…

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Halt & Catch Failure: Startup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

October 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The road to startup success is filled with uncertainty—and while Silicon Valley is powered by “failing fast,” most entrepreneurs would still prefer to keep mistakes to a minimum. If you’re feeling the need for some guidance on your startup journey, you won’t want to miss our October 8th webinar "Halt and Catch Failure" in partnership K&L Gates! Hosted by longtime KLG partner Stan Lewandowski, this one-hour online session provides a unique opportunity to learn startup essentials from an expert legal perspective: Business…

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Applications Open! Office Hours with Avanta Ventures

October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

AboutPitch nights and networking mixers are fun, for sure—but sometimes what entrepreneurs really need is an informal AMA with a VC. That’s why SVF is proud to partner with Avanta Ventures on a series of Office Hours sessions in each of Avanta’s investment verticals – starting this October 10th with a focus on Mobility! There is no fee to participate if your startup is selected. Applications are open until October 9th. How it WorksEach session hosts up to six early-stage startups at Avanta’s offices in Mountain View.…

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November 2019

The Deal With Drones

November 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Avanta Ventures, 444 Castro Street, Suite 200
Mountain View, CA 94041 United States

From data analytics to disaster relief, drones and UAVs have added a remarkable new perspective to a broad range of use cases, changing the way we interact with--and analyze--the world around us. The drone marketplace is constantly evolving, as new discoveries, innovations, and investments bring sophisticated new products to the market--could your industry be next? Join Silicon Valley Forum and Avanta Ventures this November to hear a panel of experts discuss investment trends and predictions for drone technology, how far…

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December 2019

The Silicon Valley – New Jersey Connection

December 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DocuSign, 221 Main St #1000
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States

Silicon Valley has the world’s attention today, but New Jersey was the original hub of innovation—it’s the place where Edison quite literally turned on the lights for the world. The Garden State has been growing fast in the tech world, with a thriving software community, competitive market, and a talent force to be reckoned with. Whether you’re looking to build, begin, or invest in a company, New Jersey just might have what you’re looking for. Want to know more? Join…

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Apply! Office Hours with Avanta Ventures – Mobility and InsurTech

December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

AboutAre you in need of some in-depth guidance for your Mobility or InsurTech startup from an expert VC? SVF is proud to partner with Avanta Ventures on a series of Office Hours sessions in each of Avanta’s investment verticals – our next session will be held December 5th. Apply for one of just six spots at the table to participate in an informal, in-depth AMA with an Avanta Ventures investor. Applications are open until December 1st. How it WorksEach session hosts up to six…

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SOLD OUT! Japanese Pitch Night: Winter 2019

December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HanaHaus, 456 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States

This event is now SOLD OUT! Due to limited space, walk-ins will not be available. NEDO and Silicon Valley Forum welcome you to our 8th Japanese Pitch Night, our longest-running international series! Meet an amazing new group of technology startups from Japan, who will present their companies onstage for the first time ever in Silicon Valley. In addition to the pitching, this event will also feature a panel discussion on the latest trends in health tech investment trends in Japan…

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January 2020

SOLD OUT! Startup Pitch Night: Focus on Fashion & Beauty Tech

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
K&L Gates LLP, 4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States

This event is SOLD OUT!! Please note - due to limited space, walk-ins will not be available.  Who will be Best Dressed at our first Startup Pitch Night of 2020?? Each installment of this ongoing series invites a handpicked group of entrepreneurs to pitch their product in front of an audience and panel of expert judges. Our next edition invites fashion and beauty startups to take the stage to show off their stuff - join us on January 22nd to meet…

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February 2020

The 22nd Annual Visionary Awards

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Domenico Winery, 1697 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94070 United States

The 20th Anniversary Visionary Awards February 6th, 2020 | Domenico Winery San Carlos, California Please join us on February 6th, 2020, for the 22nd anniversary celebration of Silicon Valley Forum’s annual Visionary Awards! The Visionary Awards are where legendary colleagues and past honorees come together to celebrate the spirit of innovation, and honor those who have made Silicon Valley synonymous with creativity and life-changing advancements in technology. Our 2020 honorees follow in the footsteps of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Linda…

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April 2020

Anatomy of a Successful Pitch: Startup Workshop Webinar with Chris Yeh

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

An audience with an investor is a measure of success, but it's just the beginning: now you've got just a few minutes to put the spotlight your product—and yourself—as a worthy risk in a competitive marketplace. How do you structure an irresistible pitch? What are the key highlights you need to ensure you'll get potential partners on the hook? How do you distill a complete view of your company into a few intense minutes? What's the ultimate secret about pitching…

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