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Silicon Valley Area Events

The CIE is pleased to share Silicon Valley event attendance opportunities from our community partners like the Churchill Club, SD Forum, CCICE, and others.  Students enrolled in the Undergraduate or Graduate Entrepreneurship Program receive advance notice of these offers,  discounts or free tickets. 

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2014-2015 SV Area Events

February 28, 2015 - HardwareCon



When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM (PST) 
Where: ZNE Center 14600 Catalina St., San Leandro, CA 94577

HardwareCon is a conference for both hardware entrepreneurs and VCs. Our keynote speaker is Carl Bass - CEO of Autodesk. We will be showcasing many companies from hardware, wearables, solar, gaming and makers.


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February 19, 2015 - Startup Socials Mixer Silicon Valley February Mixer


Startup Socials Mixer Silicon Valley February 2014

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM - Friday, February 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM (PST) 
Where: Palo Alto

Event Features: 
* Network with 400+ of Silicon Valley and Bay Area’s most talented (and charming)entrepreneurs, investors, developers, designers, and professionals 
* Opportunity to meet venture capitalists, angels, mentors and Startup Socials partners led by our expert Social Architects 
* Enjoy a full non-hosted bar and dance the night away to our DJs 
* See what surprises our sponsors have in store


Save 30% with code startupsocials

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February 26, 2015 - Lesbians Who Tech Summit


Lesbians Who Tech Summit

When: February 26 - March 1, 2015 
Where: Castro Theater, San Francisco, CA

The Lesbians Who Tech Summit, which brings over 1,000 LGBTQ women (and allies) across all areas of technology, is the only event focused on increasing visibility and tech participation in two historically underrepresented communities: the women’s and queer communities.


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February 18, 2015 - Big Data: Everything You Need to Know!


Big Data: Everything You Need to Know!

When: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST 
Where: Sheppard Mullin, 379 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

This is our Big Data Event of the Year -- covering everything you need to know about big data. We'll have a panel of top big data experts & VCs. Also, we're delighted to have David Feinleib, angel investor and author of Big Data Bootcamp, as our guest and speaker.


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February 9, 2015 - Startup Grind 2015


Startup Grind 2015

When: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM (PST) 
Where: Fox Theater, 2215 Broadway St.,Redwood City , CA 94063

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


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February 6-12, 2015 - Developer Week 2015


DeveloperWeek 2015

When: February 6 - 12, 2015 
Where: Pier 27, San Francisco, CA

DeveloperWeek 2015 is San Francisco’s largest one-week tech event series with over 60 week-long events including the DeveloperWeek 2015 Conference & Expo, Accelerate 2015 (1,000+ attendee hackathon) GirlDevWeek Events, Robotics Dev Summit, DevOps Summit, 1,000+ attendee tech hiring mixer, and 60+ city-wide workshops, open houses, drink-ups, across San Francisco!


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February 26, 2015 - Startup Sales Conference


GET EARLYBIRD TICKETS: Startup Sales Conference February 2015

When: Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST) 
Where: Founders Space, 450 Townsend St San Francisco, CA

Conference Features:

▪ As many talks as you can fit into one evening on how to sell, as a startup, from startups that have proven sales numbers in the $1M-70M range including Cloudflare, McCafee, Eloqua and Clearslide.
▪ A channel sales focus so you don't have to go out and buy expensive (and out-of-date) channel sales books.
▪ Killer Wines From Wente If you're going to network with the smartest startup sales VPs and Directors in San Francisco, you might want the East Bay's best wines.


Only 15 tickets left at this price

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March 7th, 2015 - Women in Tech Festival


March 7th, 2015
8:00 am — 7:00 pm

Silicon Valley, California

A Day to Celebrate Women in Technology

When women support, assist, and encourage each other's achievements, incredible things happen. Our current technology landscape would not exist without the achievements and contributions of incredible tech women pioneers thoughout history—and the communities and teachers who supported them. This March, we're celebrating both the communities and companies built upon that very idea. 
SVForum's Women in Technology Festival is a one-day event dedicated to women in the technology community. In addition to keynote speeches, panel discussions, and mentorship sessions, we'll be highlighting the achievements of women from all across the Silicon Valley landscape, from company founders and entrepreneurs to VCs and investors. Get your festival pass today! 

This event is in celebration of International Women's Day,March 8th, 2015.


Don't wait to get your Women in Tech Festival Pass! Early-bird pricing ends on February 6th

Be part of this amazing event! If you are interested in...
Speaking or joining a panel: Email your bio and a list of past events to Sepideh Nasiri.
Becoming a Sponsor: Email Sepideh Nasiri.
Becoming a volunteer: Click here or email


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February 5, 2015 - Work & the Workplace



7:30AM Registration & Breakfast | 8:00 AM Program
Location: Citrix Conference Center | Directions & Parking Information
Stowe Boyd, Web anthropologist, futurist, researcher 
Betsy Flanagan, CEO WorkStrenghts 
Sudhakar Ramakrishna
, SVP, GM Desktop and Cloud Division, Citrix   
Toni Schneider, CEO, Automattic
Additional speaker pending

This candid, forward-looking discussion explores unfolding trends, implications and strategies for advancing work and the workplace, from culture, virtual working, self-quantification and people analytics technologies, to emerging tools and methods for communication, collaboration and productivity.  




Corporate Members
: Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 business hours in advance. Please e-mail   

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January 28, 2015 - Data Privacy Tends 2015



5:30 PM Registration | 6:00PM Dinner | 7:00 PM Program
Location: W San Francisco | Directions & Parking Information


Chris Babel, CEO, TRUSTe 
NEW! Malcolm Harkins, VP/CSPO, Intel Corporation 
Casey Oppenheim, Co-founder & CEO, Disconnect
NEW! Christina Peters, Chief Privacy Officer, IBM 
Justin Somaini, Chief Trust Officer, Box 
 Moderator: Fatemeh Khatibloo, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

The ever-growing demand for big data. Increasingly effective "bad actors," leading to the worst year on record for data breaches. Privacy practices designed only to deal with compliance or breach response. Conflicting global privacy laws. A growing concern among consumers about who's doing what with their data.


These and other factors are impacting corporate and consumer needs and behaviors around data privacy like never before. Consumers are increasingly aware of the risks and options as their personal data has effectively become a form of currency. Forrester Research predicts that privacy will be a top business technology agenda item for 2015. Here's your chance to hear candid, up-to-the-minute views from an impressive panel of leading thinkers about what matters most in data privacy for the year ahead. 


Presented by Churchill Club, TRUSTe, and the National Cyber Security Alliance in support of Data Privacy Day on January 28-an annual, international day of awareness designed to educate people on privacy issues and how to safeguard personal information. Be among the first to gain access to new NCSA and TRUSTe research with the latest insights into consumer attitudes about privacy.







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: Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 business hours in advance. Please e-mail  
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January 22, 2015 - Trends in Journalism: When Critics Become Capitalists



5:30 PM Registration & Hors d'oeuvres | 7:00 PM Program
Location: Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco | Directions & Parking Information


Cory Johnson, Anchor and Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg TV 
Sarah Lacy, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, PandoDaily 
Josh Quittner, Head of Partnerships and Editorial, Flipboard Inc.  
Moderator: Alan Deutschman, Professor and Reynolds Chair, Business 
Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno 

Journalists perform an important role as critics and watchdogs of some of the world's most powerful people and companies. How have these vital functions been affected by escalating trends such as ownership changes, the demands of 24/7 online news, and star journalists leaving major news institutions to work for other types of companies or become startup media entrepreneurs? What happens to service in the public interest when journalists accept the role of working to help people make money-or making it themselves?  





Corporate Members
: Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 business hours in advance. Please e-mail   

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January 21, 2015 - Silicon Valley: What's in the Sauce?


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January 21st, 2015
6:00 — 9:00 pm

Runway Incubator
1355 Market Street #488
San Francisco, CA 94103


Innovation Immersion Program

*This day was incorrectly listed as Thursday in the previous emailWednesday, January 21st is the correct date.

There's something simply amazing about Silicon Valley...

Whether it's our dedication to ideas and innovation, our incredible global talent pool, our VC investment reach (almost 1/3rd of all US investments happen here) or the endless possibilities for success, there's something rare and undefinable that makes the Valley such an amazing place for entrepreneurs to live, work, and grow. 

So how do we do it? What's in the sauce?

Join us on January 21st for a fun and informative evening, featuring lots of great networking and a panel discussion with some of the Valley's best experts, who will explore and discuss the key ingredients in Silicon Valley’s secret sauce. You’ll also be able to meet MBA students from the University of Illinois Innovation Immersion Program--they'll be concluding a same-day program visiting some of Silicon Valley’s coolest companies and accelerators.

Connect on social media with #SVIIP15 to follow IIP adventures throughout the day - and join the conversation during the event!


6:00 pm Registration, networking, and refreshments
6:30 pm Welcome and Introductions with Rob Valli, Faculty Advisor to the Innovation Immersion Program (IIP) and Adiba Barney, CEO of SVForum
6:45 pm Lightning Talk: A Startup Entrepreneur's Journeywith Risto Lähdesmäki, CEO of Idean Enterprises 
7:00 pm Panel discussion: What's In the Sauce of Silicon Valley? 
8:00 pm Conclusion and networking
Please note: Program is subject to change without notice. Walk-in registration will be available, space permitting.




Moderator: Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Bill has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies.



Adiba Barney, CEO, SVForum

Adiba worked for 13 years within the Swedish innovation ecosystem, where she focused on creating sustainable networking platforms, developing/executing high-profile PR projects, and coaching hundreds of startup entrepreneurs in international marketing, business development, market entry, communication, PR and branding. 



Fadi Bishara, Founder and CEO, Blackbox

For over 15 years, Fadi has been successfully matching human and venture capital needs across the globe, guiding talented technology entrepreneurs in their path. He has in-depth experience related to building successful startups in Silicon Valley.



Risto Lähdesmäki, CEO, Idean Enterprises

Risto has a background of over ten years as entrepreneuer-sprited-jack-of-all-trades-creative-director and has been involved in hundreds of design projects, from traditional marketing to mobile UI & UE development and writing & lecturing.



Deborah Magid, Director of Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group

Deborah represents IBM’s $25 B software business in the company’s 14-year old Venture Capital Group. She is responsible for sharing insights about emerging markets, technologies, and business models with venture firms and entrepreneurs around the world.



Michael Torosian, Partner, DLA Piper

At DLA Piper, Michael focuses on a variety of corporate and securities law matters in the high tech, clean tech and life sciences industries. He regularly acts as outside general counsel to public and private companies at all stages of development.



Rob Valli, Faculty Advisor, Innovation Immersion Program

Dr. Valli has forged long-term relations around the globe as a lecturer and adviser to a number of entrepreneurs and government policy- makers. His academic focus on entrepreneurship and technology management at Berkeley, Stanford, Cambridge and Illinois serves innovators striving to commercialize ideas and build sustainable enterprise.




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February 26-27, 2015: BioBasics: Biotech for Non-Scientists

the biopharma industry. Building on this basic knowledge, the course delves into the drug discovery process and culminates in an exploration of biologics on the market and in the clinic.  Develop a working knowledge of biotechnology used to treat disease. Learn the science of monoclonal antibodies, stem cells, immunotherapies, inhibitors, CART, exon-skipping, RNA therapies and much, much more. Be informed!   

This class is available for $995 for non-members of BayBio and $895 for BayBio Members

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December 11: Churchill Club Presents: Mobile Innovation in China




Join three successful east-west innovators for a forward-looking conversation about mobile Internet company trends in China, and their implications for future innovation and economic growth.

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Member Price: $39

Non Member price:  $69

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December 7-10: Big Ideas Fest, Half Moon Bay (Scholarship Application Link Included)

Big Ideas Fest 2014
Dec. 7-10: Educational Innovation for a Small Planet  

Big Ideas Fest brings together mavericks and change-makers from around the world to transform the future of education. From December 7 to 10, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA, a dynamic slate of speakers and action-based design thinking workshops will inform and renew your role as an education innovator.   

Produced annually by ISKME, a global nonprofit known for its pioneering role in open education, design-thinking, and transformational research, Big Ideas Fest will inspire you with Rapid Fire speakers’ stories of innovation in action. Action Collab workshops will enable you to apply design thinking to create solutions to education challenges that you can bring back home to empower change in your community. 

Whether you are an educator, policymaker, researcher, administrator, edupreneur, student, or funder, treat yourself to three days at this innovation playground at Big Ideas Fest 2014. Register at Register Now! Big Ideas Fest 2014. For more information email: Big Ideas Fest 2014
Dec. 7-10: Educational Innovation for a Small Planet  

Big Ideas Fest brings together mavericks and change-makers from around the world to transform the future of education. From December 7 to 10, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA, a dynamic slate of speakers and action-based design thinking workshops will inform and renew your role as an education innovator.   

Produced annually by ISKME, a global nonprofit known for its pioneering role in open education, design-thinking, and transformational research, Big Ideas Fest will inspire you with Rapid Fire speakers’ stories of innovation in action. Action Collab workshops will enable you to apply design thinking to create solutions to education challenges that you can bring back home to empower change in your community. 

Whether you are an educator, policymaker, researcher, administrator, edupreneur, student, or funder, treat yourself to three days at this innovation playground at Big Ideas Fest 2014. Register at Register Now! Big Ideas Fest 2014. For more information email:

Why Big Ideas Fest is Different Than other Educational Conferences

It is a very interactive and hand-on experience with lots of opportunities to try out ideas and meet a range of forward thinking and action-oriented educators. Big Ideas Fest 2013 Highlight Reel

Scholarships To The Rescue!
Are you hoping to experience Big Ideas Fest but financial limitations are hindering participation? We want to help! A limited number of scholarships are available and we encourage you to apply. Submit your application here.

Group Discounts
The registration fee to attend Big Ideas Fest 2014 is $735 per person.
  • Group Discounts: If three people sign up from same group, all get $100 off (bif3 group code). If five people sign up from same group, the 5th person should use this code to register for free (bif5 group code).
The registration fee includes all Big Ideas Fest program activities and the following meals:
  • Sunday, December 7th: Dinner
  • Monday, December 8th: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Tuesday, December 9th: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Wednesday, December 10th: Breakfast and lunch 


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November 3: Silicon Vikings Presents: A Conversation About Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Silicon Vikings

Silicon Vikings and Babson College Present: A Conversation About Entrepreneurship and Sustainability
Babson College

135 Main Street
San Francisco

Monday, November 3, 2014
5:30-9 pm

Tickets are $20


Click here to register

Please join Babson College and Silicon Vikings for an event that will bring together entrepreneurs and social innovators to address emerging opportunities around Environmental Sustainability. This discussion, led by Jim Poss, founder of BigBelly Solar and entrepreneurship faculty member at Babson College, will feature experts in clean-tech, climate protection, social marketing, and impact investing. We will focus the conversation on the role of business in promoting sustainability, the opportunities that are emerging from environmental needs, and the unique challenges associated with being a social entrepreneur. The session will be interactive, with plenty of time for Q&A as well as networking.

Please join us at 5:30 pm for networking and light refreshments.


5:30 – 6:15         Registration/Networking
6:15 – 7:30         Panel/Q&A
7:30 – 8:00        Networking/Social

Jim Poss. Jim is a technology innovator, entrepreneur and adjunct faculty member at Babson College. Jim is the founder of BigBelly Solar, and is a globally-recognized innovator and entrepreneur. He founded BigBelly Solar in 2003 based on the idea of applying renewable energy to the complex and expensive process of waste collection.

Over the following years and after four product generations, BigBelly Solar now brings operational efficiency and environmental benefits to customers in virtually every US state and in more than 30 countries. Jim began his career in renewable energy with a Pew Foundation grant to build a wave-powered energy generator. He further developed his focus on renewable energy in technical and business roles with Spire Corporation (solar manufacturing) and Azure Dynamics (hybrid and electric vehicles).

Jim has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and as one of Businessweek Magazine’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs. He is also an instructor in environmental entrepreneurship and other entrepreneurship courses in Babson College’s MBA and undergraduate programs and a clean-technology speaker. Jim proudly served the U.S. State Department as a clean technology lecturer to government, academics, civic leaders and students in Australia and Japan in 2011-2012.

Jim received his MBA from Babson College with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and dual undergraduate BA in Environmental Science & Policy and Geology from Duke University.

Wood Turner. Wood was most recently VP of Sustainability Innovation for organic yogurt pioneer Stonyfield Farm and is the company’s lead advocate, facilitator and educator on sustainability issues. He is responsible for catalyzing efforts that fulfill Stonyfield’s mission of not only minimizing negative environmental impact in all areas of its operations, but also advancing innovative impact-reduction solutions. Previously, he was the founding executive director of Climate Counts, a leading corporate rating organization. Wood holds degrees from Duke University and the University of Washington. He has advised many high-profile projects, including the Seattle mayor’s Green Ribbon Commission on Climate Protection and Newsweek Magazine's corporate green rankings.

Melanie Nutter. Melanie is the Principal of Nutter Consulting and provides sustainability strategy development and implementation for cities, foundations and companies. Melanie is also a consulting partner in PR & Company, a full service communications strategy firm for social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, foundations and for-profits with a social mission to propel, scale and accelerate world-changing work through innovative strategy, cross-sector connections and communications campaigns that achieve results.

Prior to this role, Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Melanie as the Director of the San Francisco Department of Environment, where she continued to serve for Mayor Edwin Lee through February 2014.

The Department or Environment helps all San Francisco residents and businesses take an active role in protecting the urban environment, develops "first in the nation" policy initiatives, conducts outreach and education on sustainable practices, and runs innovative environmental programs on zero waste, green building, climate and energy, toxics reduction and clean transportation, among others.

During her tenure, San Francisco achieved an 80% waste diversion rate, reduced its carbon emissions to 14.5% below 1990 levels and was named the Greenest City in North America by Siemens and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Under Nutter’s leadership, the Department expanded its focus on community outreach and engagement, released an updated Climate Action Strategy, launched a citywide adaptation effort and started a biodiversity program. Nutter also championed smart city strategies to help San Francisco meet its sustainability goals.

Gene Ramirez. Gene is Managing Director and Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications at Morgan Joseph TriArtisan (MJTA), a privately held merchant banking firm focused on principal investing and investment banking. In the session, Gene will address financing challenges and issues facing clean tech companies. Prior to MJTA, Gene was Founder of DaVincian Technologies, Founder of Vitalz, and has also been Technology Equity Analyst at Robertson Stephens. Gene has a Master of Business Administration (MBA), with focus on Entrepreneurship from Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business and has a BA in Economics and Finance from The University of Texas, Austin. 


Type in "Babson San Francisco" here for many options: Park in San Francisco

Standard Parking (in the Rincon Center)
121 Spear Street

ABM 75 Howard Garage
75 Howard Street (open until 11 PM)

Tower Valet Parking, Inc.
124 Folsom Street (open 24 hours)

Propark Hills Plaza Garage
25 Folsom Street (open until 11 PM)





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November 18-SV Forum Startup Pitch Contest


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November 18th, 2014
1:00 — 6:30 pm

Location announced soon!
Silicon Valley, California

SVForum Startup Expo 2014 - Apply now!

Polish your pitches - Startup Expo is approaching! A selected group of tech startups will have the opportunity to showcase their product to respected investors, VCs, Corporate Venture and Angels. A distinguished panel of Silicon Valley investors, experts and thought leaders will also give their insights on the future of investing and what to expect when pitching to them. Startup Expo is in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship WeekThis event is by-invitation-only! Tickets will be limited to participating startups and invited investors only. If you'd like to request an invitation, please email Sepideh Nasiri


Application Criteria:

  • We’re tech agnostic, but we do require that you have a tech company with great growth potential
  • You have a verified product/solution, and it is live (beta is okay)
  • Your startup is actively seeking funding
  • Your company is incorporated
  • You've assembled a team


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October 22- VLAB Presents: Big Data from Space: Satellite Technology for Startups



Big Data from Space: Satellite Technology for Startups


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Networking Reception
7:00pm - 8:30pm: Event Program 

Stanford Graduate School of Business - Cemex Auditorium 

Register Now! Advance registration closes this weekend. 

The number of earth-gazing satellites nearly doubled in 2014 alone. Ambitious startups launch large fleets of small, interconnected satellites and develop cutting-edge analytics to match. As a result, earthling entrepreneurs and business can access not just raw pixels, but actionable data, from space. Quality data from space now disrupts industries on earth like never before. 

Join us on Wednesday, October 22nd, to find out which markets will be transformed and why industry giants are eager to consume data from the sky. 

Amaresh Kollipara, Principal, Space Angels Network, and Managing Partner, Earth2Orbit 

Pavel Machalek, CEO, Spaceknow
Theresa Condor, Vice-President Sales & Business Development, Spire
Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder, President and COO, Planet Labs
Shay Har-Noy, Ph.D, Senior Director – Geospatial Big Data, DigitalGlobe
Julian Mann, Co-Founder and Vice-President Product Management, Skybox Imaging (acquired by Google)

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September 30-SV Forum Presents 3D Pringing & Scanning SIG Aerospace: Emerging Technologies & Future Possibilities with SSL

For Full Details and to Register, please Click Here

SVForum 3D Printing and Scanning SIG

Aerospace: Emerging Technologies & Future Possibilities with SSL

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 06:30PM to 09:00PM

Location: GrowShapes office
                 3030 Olcott St., Santa Clara, CA 95054
More info

Presenter: Hale Reynolds, Engineer, Space Systems/Loral (SSL;

Cost:  $20; Free to SVForum members and all educators/teachers (contact Cheryl Downing, cheryldowning (at) growshapes (dot) com, or call for the educational code)

Registration: See "Register" button above


** Joint meeting with 3D Printing for Education Meetup **

Join us for an opportunity to learn from Hale Reynolds of Space Systems/Loral (SSL) about the emerging technologies and future possibilities in additive manufacturing for aerospace.

Paradigm shifts spark revolutions. We have examples of this with machines, semiconductors, and digital technology in the Industrial, Semiconductor, and Technology Revolutions. With the advent of the 3D printer and additive manufacturing in the 1980s, manufacturing paradigms again began to shift. Now, only a few decades after the introduction of the basic concepts of additive manufacturing, the rate of technology and capability development only seem to be accelerating. We are witnessing the beginnings of a new manufacturing revolution. Soon, engineers won't ask themselves what is possible; they'll ask themselves what is imaginable.

This talk will explore how the current manufacturing paradigms are shifting as a result of additive manufacturing, and assess exciting aspects of the current state of additive manufacturing, especially tied to the aerospace industry. I will then examine some of the key enablers currently being worked, which will allow for the continued accelerating growth of additive manufacturing. I will then review some exciting emerging technologies, and explore where this latest manufacturing revolution may take us in the years to come.

About Our Speaker
Hale Reynolds
Engineer, Space Systems/Loral (SSL;

Hale Reynolds has worked in aerospace in Silicon Valley since 2010, primarily in roles focusing on internal research and development in areas ranging from robotics and autonomous systems, to antenna subsystems, material and process development, and additive manufacturing. A Silicon Valley native, Hale graduated from UC Berkeley as a double-major in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering before entering industry. Hale is a champion of innovation and innovators, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving in the typically heritage-driven aerospace industry.

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM      Registration & Networking
7:00 PM – 7:10 PM      Announcements & Introductions
7:10 PM – 7:20 PM      Sponsors: GrowShapes & Octave Systems
7:20 PM – 8:00 PM      Hale Reynolds, Engineer, Space Systems/Loral (SSL)
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM      Q&A
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM      Networking

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October 8: EveryCircle Workshop: Deliver Your Business Message

everyCircle (formerly and is the premium networking venue for business owners and professionals in SF Bay Area since 1998. cordially invites you...
Deliver Your Business Message:
How to Focus Your Plan,
Clarify Your Message and
Clearly Communicate `Why You`
Wed. October 8, 2014, 6-8pm
Pacific Workplaces
111 N. Market St, Tower 2, Ste 300, Downtown San Jose

Learn new skills to help grow and improve your business or career. 
Experience 5-star hospitality, meet your next clients, and network with decision-makers, executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals.

6:00-6:30pm Networking
6:30-7:30pm Workshop, Q&A
7:30-8:00pm Networking

Hosted by
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     Connecting Circles of Influence



Wed. October 8 
  Early Bird: $10 (by 11pm Oct 7)
  Advance:   $15 (by 4pm Oct 8)
  Door:         $20 (cash or check)

Please bring your receipt. Refunds must be requested at least 24 hrs in advance.
Info: Cesar Plata, 408 352-5932, 239-9006c

Deliver Your Business Message:
How to Focus Your Plan, Clarify Your Message and Clearly Communicate `Why You`

Clearly and concisely delivering your business message to a potential customer, investor or strategic partner is critical in establishing the relationship and closing the deal. This is an interactive and dynamic workshop organized to deliver the information and address your questions and challenges. Seating is limited.

  • Assess your strategy and business case; clearly communicate your vision, plan, and value proposition (Entrepreneurs)
  • Get your prospects attention and interest during introduction or in the first meeting (Sales)
  • Deliver an intelligent concise business message (Executives)


About the Presenter
Gary Jinks, President, GLJ Group
Managing Director, South Valley Angels

Gary is a dynamic speaker that blends a mixture of detailed information, insight and humor in a compelling and entertaining format. During his 20 year corporate tenure Gary developed complex advanced technologies, managed multimillion dollar budgets, and developed high performance teams. As owner and President of GLJ Group Gary has generated over $300M in new business for his clients. As the Founder and Managing Director of South Valley Angels Gary has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and early stage companies to develop their business and go to market strategies, plans and launch. Gary’s unique perspective comes from his unique experience in Systems Engineering, Operations, Business Development and Project Management
408 420-3650

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