April Startup Events 2013

Are you working in mobile and looking to make deals with global carriers?  There’s only one place I know where you can meet with 20+ global telcos (including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, China Mobile, Orange, NTT Docomo and more) is at Telecom Council’s annual TC3.  This intimate summit of 400 telecom executives allows you to request private meetings with the innovation scouts from the companies you need to partner with, learn what’s on their innovation roadmaps for 2014, and build executive-level relationships.  It’s already April, so be sure to take advantage of our Wallflower discount soon – summer always makes it feel like this one always sneaks up on us! Use discount code “WebWALLFLOWERSatTC3” by June 1st, at telecomcouncil.com/tc3 to save 40% off attendance and demo tables!

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STARTUP EVENT DISCOUNTS:

$5 off Designers + Geeks: The Future of Infographics
April 18th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Yelp Offices, SF
Infographics are timeless, but practitioners must evolve to remain effective and combat the oversaturated media landscape. This presentation will examine the continued innovation in the field, identifying applications in which information visualization can create the appeal and soundness necessary to deliver a powerful message.  Learn more at http://designers-geeks-sanfrancisco-april2013-ww.eventbrite.com?discount=FWW

April 24th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Stanford University
Future Energy is an investor conference showcasing revolutionary energy and cleantech startups.  At each Future Energy event, 8 startups present to a panel of energy and cleantech investors for feedback, advice, and a chance to win prizes.  Learn more at http://futureenergysiliconvalley.eventbrite.com/ and save 50% off with the code “WebWallflower
SOMAcentral, San Francisco
Are you ready to wow investors at your next pitch event or meeting?  Find out what venture capitalists care about, and how to present your information to get to yes. Our panel will discuss how to tell your story, how to explain market potential, how to share your model, and how to personalize your story.  Learn more and register at http://fssfapr2013.eventbrite.com and use code “webwallflower” for $5 off.

April 30th, 9:00 – 6:00p
Mission Bay Conference Center, SF
The Third Annual Data 2.0 Summit 2013 in San Francisco is one of San Francisco’s largest and longest-running data innovation event. From the producers of DataWeek and DeveloperWeek, Data 2.0 Summit is the one-day conference for executives, influencers and entrepeneurs interested in the ideas driving data innovation.  Learn more and get 25% your ticket at http://d2summit13.eventbrite.com/?discount=D2Partner13
April 30, 6:00 – 9:00p
nestGSV in Redwood City
Which risk factors are non-starters for investors?  How can you minimize risk to look like a sure bet? Even if you have a killer business concept and team, VCs and angels are weighing the risks. There are steps you can take to minimize perceived risk and get the funding you need.  Our expert panel will share knowledge on these questions and more, so be sure to register now at http://fssvapr2013.eventbrite.com and use code “webwallflower” for $5 off.
May 3rd, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Broadway Studios, San Francisco, CA
The next Growth Hackers Conference will be on May 3rd in San Francisco. The event is an intimate, get-shit-done-focused event centered around startup marketing. It will cover viral acquisition, paid marketing, B2B sales hacking, content marketing and more. Speakers include Keith Rabois, Sean Ellis, Josh Elman, Dan Martell and Mike Greenfield. The last event sold out in 3 weeks so we recommend getting your tickets soon. Web Wallflower readers get a 10% discount by using the code “web_wallflower”. For more information go to http://growthhackersconference.com/.

May 4th – 5th
1355 Market St, 3rd floor, SF
Ready to take your big idea to the next level? Then join us for AngelHack’s global hackathon competition, where you can win $100,000’s in prizes including seed capital, acceptance into a global accelerator program, and trip packages to Silicon Valley!  It all starts at your local AngelHack where you can work with 100’s of other developers and designers, as you build new ideas through the night! Learn more at http://ahsp13sanfrancisco.eventbrite.com/ and get 40% off with code WWF.

10% off 500 Startups’ MamaBear Conference

May 10, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Microsoft Conference Center, Mountain View

Moms today are economic powerhouses – and like mama bears, are loving, nurturing, and fiercely protective. MamaBear is a 1-day conference for 300+ startups, platforms, and thought leaders to explore new technology for moms, kids, and families —from education to safety, and health & wellness to community. Our 2012 speakers & attendees included folks from Disney, Sesame Street, Citrus Lane, BabyCenter, Circle of Moms, YouTube, Mind Snacks, ToyTalk, Wittlebee, Plum District, Motion Math, LinkedIn & more! Check out more at http://mamabeartech.co/ and use code “webwallflower” for 10% off.

$100 off Under the Radar: Consumerization of IT (CoIT)
May 22-23, 8:00-5:00pm
Mission Bay Conference Center, SF
People are accustomed to using their beautifully-designed and easy-to-use productivity tools in everyday life. As employees, they have the same expectation for their work environment. While companies are allowing employees to use their own devices at work (BYOD) and are adopting low-cost SaaS-based solutions to save on IT costs, security and compliance remain a high concern. There is a big opportunity for startups who can couple simplicity, clean design and speed with enterprise-level security and compliance. These product benefit both the CIO and CMO in delivering a flawless experience to both employee and enterprise. Smart startups who are meeting this challenge will be presenting at Under the Radar.  Learn more athttp://utrconf.com/ and use code WebWallFlower for $100 off!
May 28, 8:50 am – 6 pm + Parties!
Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco
The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to do business and discuss, in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment. There will be panels, parties, presentations, elevator pitch and speed networking sessions, and tons of opportunities. For more information, please visit http://www.sfmusictech.com and use code “Webwallflower” for 10% off.
May 30, 9:00am – 6:00pm
downtown Redwood City
Join 2,000 entrepreneurs for the Startup Conference 2013, one of the largest entrepreneur conferences in Silicon Valley. Discuss how to launch your startup, create buzz and traction, improve your elevator pitch and learn the latest fundraising trends. Browse the aisles of the outdoors Startup Village, free to the public.  More info http://thestartupconference.com. Use promo code “cass” for 10% off

May 30, 3:00 – 9:00pm
Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
Splash is a single-track evening event and startup competition. Splash gathers leading entrepreneurs, innovators, venture capitalists and angel investors across technology to inspire and energize the audience about entrepreneurship and innovation.  We discuss how to build and scale great successful companies, how industries are changing, and the opportunities those changes are creating.  Learn more at http://vator.tv/events/splash-la-may-2013 and use code “FailCon” for 15% off.

OTHER COOL STARTUP EVENTS:

$5000 Mobile Remix Hackathon
April 2nd through May 1
Online
$5000 in prizes! Finally a hackathon on your schedule! We’re challenging web developers and designers to show us how they would redesign GitHub.com for the mobile web using HTML/CSS/JavaScript and the Moovweb SDK in our virtual hackathon. It’s a month long online hackathon going on NOW until May 1st. Need help or inspiration? We’ll give you a template to get you started and checkout our Hacker News example on remix.moovweb.com. Learn more at http://remix.moovweb.com/hackathon

What VCs Look For In Series A Deals Today
April 19th,  9:00 – 11:15am
Bingham McCutchen, 1117 California Ave, Palo Alto

Do you know how VCs evaluate Series A deals today from the team, IP, market opp and business model to revenues, customers, partners and milestones? What must the companies have already in place? How far along do the companies have to be? And, how do VCs decide your company are fundable?  eynote by Ken Elefant, Intel Capital. Panel joined by Pat Kenealy, IDG Ventures etc. Learn more at http://www.rhpartners.com/event_execution_matrix.html

San Francisco CEO Ladies Run
April 20, 2013, 9:00 AM
Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F Kennedy Dr
The CEO Ladies Run running group is a fun way to stay fit and feel connected. In our busy schedules as business owners, it is hard to find time to exercise and stay healthy. This running group will be a fun, supportive environment for us to encourage each other in our journey to eating healthy, exercising regularly, and living healthy lives. There is no need to be a CEO, anyone interested in connecting with CEO ladies for inspiration and fun is welcome.  Learn more at  http://www.meetup.com/ceoladiesrun/San-Francisco/906562/
April 23, 6:00 – 9:00p
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, 4 Embarcadero Center , 22 Fl
Network with investors, founders and the international community while gaining information on “The Silicon Valley Way” of doing business to connect with investors and get traction.  Our experts will share shortcuts to connecting with investors, how to find the right investors, what turns off an investor, what kind of traction you’ll need, and more!  Register at http://waveplaydojoapril2013.eventbrite.com

Near Future Predictions about Personal Computing
April 23rd,  6:30 – 8:30pm
Samovar Conference Hall, 1077 Independence Ave, Mountain View

Thanks to Moore’s law, computers have been steadily getting smaller.  Starting with today’s powerful smartphones, our personal computing devices are finally on the verge of completely disappearing into the background.  This talk explores some of the possibilities.  Our speaker Pasha Sadri is a technologist, best known for creating Yahoo! Pipes. He is a co-founder of Polyvore. Learn more at http://tedxbayareaapril2013.eventbrite.com/

SF NewTech
April 24th, 5:30 – 10:30pm
Mighty Bar, San Francisco

SF New Tech is San Francisco’s largest, longest-running, and most-loved technology event and networking mixer for people who can’t get enough of technology.   SF New Tech’s mission is to help startups get noticed, raise money, and establish valuable industry connections in Silicon Valley — and beyond.  Learn more about this week’s companies and demos at http://april24sfnt-eorg.eventbrite.com/

MLOVE Confestival
April 24th – 26th
Asilomar, Monterey

We invite thought leaders and innovators to discuss the powerful and inspiring potential of Mobile as a catalyst for change and opportunity.  Over three nights and 2 days, global mobile start-up leaders, brand executives, entrepreneurs and visionaries will mix with artists, scientists and musicians to share experiences in a highly interactive format and learn from each other about the disruption that mobile already presents today.  Learn more at http://www.mloveconfestival.com/usa/2013/

Startup Grind hosts Adam Goldstein
April 25th, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Pivotal Labs, SF

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 40 cities and 15 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. This month, join Adam Goldstein, co-Founder of Hipmunk.  Learn more at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5627124882/es2005/

VC TaskForce – Dynamic Demo Workshop
April 30th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2 Palo Alto Square
If you are like many founders and early stage CEOs, you can’t wait to demo what you’re developing. A great demo can excite investors and make them want to learn more about your business. A bad demo can be a serious turn-off. What are the elements of a great demo? What are the common, avoidable mistakes that many founders make?  Learn more athttp://vctaskforce.com/content/view/1013/

May 14th and 15th
Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
LoCo Summit takes a deep dive into the exploding innovation, disruption, and friction surrounding the trillion dollar local ecosystem, highlighting the opportunities and misconceptions that exist in an ever more connected world. Hear from Belly, Citi, Constant Contact, GrubHub, LivingSocial, MyTime, Postmates, Retailigence, Shopkick, TeleNav, Yelp & Many More.  Topics include the Secrets to Local Sales, From Check-in to Check-out, and How to Make Your Product Go from Not Interested to Can’t Live Without.  Now, imagine getting to see it all for $100’s less, in fact, for not even $200 total. But, you must use this link to access your savings. Offer valid through April 30, 2013.  Learn more at http://www.locosummit.com/register-loco/

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