Upcoming Startup Event Discounts

I wanted to take a bit of space in this newsletter to thank you for all of your support through 2012.  Just by opening and reading these, you make me know that they are helpful.  I’ve been torn this year on how much to stay involved in the startup community, since taking a new job.  But with every newsletter I send and the replies I get, I am reminded how awesome the community is here in the Bay Area.  So thank you, and Happy Holidays!

-=Cass Phillipps=-
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UPCOMING BAY AREA STARTUP EVENTS
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STARTUP EVENT DISCOUNTS:

Dec 20th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Yelp (706 Mission St, SF)
How does technology change the way we think about design of next generation cities? A fast paced, provocative look at urban futures seen through the lens of developing China, sustainability, and the Bay Area.  Jeff Till is Design Director, Global Leader Sustainability at Woods Bagot, leading projects for clients with high level sustainable design goals. His focus on research informed urban design and architecture allows him to find innovative sustainable solutions to complex building types. Join Jeff in this discussion and get $5 off at at http://designers-geeks-sanfrancisco-december2012-ww.eventbrite.com/?discount=FIVER20% off Startup Exits: Deal-Making In The Cloud
January 17, 5:00 – 9:30pm
Rocketspace, San Francisco

Cloud, enterprise, and b2b startups are red hot.  Deal making in the industry is accelerating at a torrid pace, fueled by numerous fast-growing, well-funded competitors chasing market and mind share.  Is this a long-term macro trend, or a short window of opportunity for startups?  Will funding continue, or will we see more early stage exits and/or acqui-hires? What companies are making acquisitions and what are they looking for?  How can cloud startups use M&A and strategic partnering to drive growth?  How are privately-held companies planning their exit?  These and other topics will be discussed by our panel of experts. Come join in the fun. Register now at http://startupexitscloud.eventbrite.com/ and use “webwallflower” for a 20% discount.

$5 off WavePlay’s International Founder ASK Party
January 29, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton (379 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto)

What do you need?  International founders, are you looking for talent, an introduction, funding, advice? Join WavePlay’s International Founder ASK Party for informal networking, drinks and appetizers with the international Silicon Valley community of investors, domestic and international founders, and experts. International founders, you will have the microphone for one minute to ask for what you need. Those present will hear you and provide ideas and advice. This event is open to the Bay Area/Silicon Valley international community. Sign up at http://wpinternationaljan2013.eventbrite.com and use code webwallflower for $5 off!

.OTHER COOL STARTUP EVENTS:

Top 30 Startup Mistakes to Avoid
December 18, 10:00am – 1:00pm PST
Online

Even the most successful entrepreneurs make mistakes! The good thing is that you can learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by founders. Register early to join us for this FREE webinar.  Register now at http://www.efactor.com/webinarmistakes1212TechHub Holiday Mixer
December 18th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Minna Gallery, SF

On Christmas morning, millions of people will unwrap new iPads, iPhones, Nexus 4s, Galaxy, Galaxy Tabs — and immediately start downloading applications for them.  It is the biggest day of the year for app sales, which can mean big money for brands and developers.  How can brands and developers position themselves for the upcoming record breaking holiday download smart device influx on Christmas Day 2012?  Hear from experts who share what\’s worked for them, and how they’ll approach this Holiday season.  Learn more at http://www.meetup.com/TechHub-SF/

Startup Finance: Valuation
December 19th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Sandbox Suites (567 Sutter St, SF)

Valuation is the key component that enables the sales and purchase activity of startups. It is the very component that enabled Instagram’€™s sale for $1 Billion.  This class is purely focused on startup valuation with entrepreneurial and non-public valuation needs in mind. We cover concepts such as pre-money, post money valuation and valuation equations used for private companies. We will be looking at Startup Valuation strictly from the financial perspective. You can expect to walk away with a few equations and ideas on how to make financial projections.  Learn more at http://startupsaturdays.eventbrite.com/

PassBan Open Beta Launch
December 20th, 6:00 – 9:00p
PassBan Office (607 Market St. Suite 200, SF)

PassBan invites you for an evening in San Francisco to celebrate the release of its first mobile security application! Join the team for snacks, drinks, and great conversations with members, fans, and developers. PassBoard is a multi-factor security system that lets you not only specify which applications you want to protect, but also allows you to mix & match from a selection of verification types to create your own security process for that application or site. Best part? Its free at http://passboard.eventbrite.com/

Girls in Tech Holiday Happy Hour
December 21st, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Minna Gallery, SF

As we deck the halls, look back at a wonderful 2012, and welcome in an exciting new year!
With the season of giving in full swing, Girls in Tech encourages our wonderful members and guests to donate to The Red Cross, Hurricane Sandy Response. All contributions are greatly appreciated and will help spread warmth and joy to those in need.  Learn more at http://gitsfholiday2012.eventbrite.com

Hiring Your First Employee: What You Need To Know
January 7, 2013, 5:30-7:30pm
Berkeley Public Library

Are you ready to hire some help for your growing business?  First: Congratulations!  Second:  Do your homework.  Hiring workers can open up a Pandora’s box of legal issues.  The attorneys from Berkeley-based mod4 LLP will give a presentation and then answer audience questions on: the difference between an employee and independent contractor, compliance with federal and California employment laws, using interns without violating labor laws, incentivizing your employees, and protecting your IP.  Learn more at http://hiringyourfirstemployee.eventbrite.com/

Education Startups Happy Hour
January 10th, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Columbia Business School, SF

Come and network with fellow startups in the Education space.  40 Columbia MBAs will be in attendance on a Silicon Valley Trek – and are looking to network with Education startups and other individuals in the bay area.  Learn more at http://educationstartups.eventbrite.com/

Can Tech Power the Next Jobs Boom?
January 16th, 6:00 – 8:30p
Wharton (2 Harrison Street, San Francisco)

In recent years, tech has been a major source of job growth for the U.S. economy. One study shows more than 500,000 “App Economy” jobs created since 2007. From Austin to Detroit to Louisiana to New York, state and local governments are starting to focus on attracting tech firms and startups. Will the tech jobs boom continue? Does faster and more disruptive innovation lead to more jobs created or more jobs destroyed?  Learn more at http://transition.churchillclub.org/eventDetail.jsp?EVT_ID=968

SF Beta: Developer Week Kickoff
Feb 4th, 5:30 – 9:30pm
Minna Gallery, SF

SF Beta is San Francisco’s premier startup mixer, combining live demos, interactive competition, and open socializing.  Join hundreds of the Bay Area’s leading founders, developers, investors, designers, media professionals, and more.  There are no structured talks or presentations — we offer pitches and pints without the PowerPoint. Instead, meet amazing people, engage with groundbreaking startups, and dive deep into conversation.  Learn more at http://sfbeta.eventbrite.com/

Founders Space
Founders Space brings together founders, angels, VCs, advisers, and innovators to help start-ups rock the world. You can ask questions, join a Founders Round Table, tell your story, or become an Adviser. Visit http://FoundersSpace.com

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