February 2012 Events Continued

I’m excited to tell you that we’ve launched this year’s series of FailChats early!.  These are more intimate and engaging events based on our successful conference, FailCon.  On February 22nd at Citizen Space, we’ll be discussing what to do if you fail to raise funding: living lean, alternate sources of funding, and what might have gone wrong.  Join speakers from Intel Capital, SoftTechVC, AppBakr, and more.  Reserve your spot at http://fundyourself.eventbrite.com

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.EVENT SPECIALS:

10% off – Women 2.0 PITCH Event
February 14th, 9:00a – 5:00p
Mountain View, CA

Women 2.0 PITCH is a full day of product innovation leaders from Flickr, Facebook, Zipcar, TaskRabbit, LARK and more. Both men and women working in technology (from early-stage startup to corporate) are invited to learn from our speakers sharing best practices, growth strategies and stories of disruptive product development at their ventures. Hear about launching products from concept to cash – and customers! Watch the Women 2.0 Startup Competition finalists pitch live to a panel of investors for feedback and prizes. Network with 800+ members of the Women 2.0 community at our biggest event of the year! To register, visit http://women2.org/conference2012 and save 10% with discount code “CASSIE”.

15% off for Employers – Ruby on Rails Employer-Developer Speed Dating
Feb 16, 7-9:30 pm
pariSoma @ 169 11th St, SF

Since our last RoR Employer-Developer Speed Dating event was such a success, we couldn’t help hosting another! We had hot startups like Square, Groupon, & AirBnB there recruiting! This event will give you 15 face-to-face meetings (duration: 5 minutes each) with either top RoR developers or employers. We’ll start and wrap up the event with a free-form social hour where you will be able meet up to 35 more developers and up to 25 employers.

$30 off – ClickMinded SEO Foundations Training
February 18th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
524 Union Street, SF

This is an awesome 1-day SEO training class based in San Francisco. The training is designed to lay the foundation for how search engine optimization works. Students will learn about on-page and off-page optimization, keyword research and searcher intent, link building strategies, competitive link analysis and more.  We’ll do keyword research and analyze searcher intent, audit your on-page content and do a deep evaluation of your competition and their backlink profile. Consider this a personalized, consultative session where you’ll get instant action items on changes to make on your website.  There’s no previous experience required and the class has a 5 student maximum capacity.  More info at http://clickminded-seo-training-february-18.eventbrite.com/?discount=webwallflower

Founder Dating
APPLICATION DUE: February 20th
EVENT: March 1st

Looking for your co-founder? FounderDating is back in San Francisco. What is FounderDating? A great team is the best predictor of a new venture’s success. Great teams are composed of high caliber people with complementary skills, this is where FounderDating comes in. FounderDating brings together super talented, handpicked entrepreneurs with different backgrounds and skill sets who want to start companies. We help them find the right match by giving them access to invitation-only events and an online member network across t. What differentiates FounderDating is the extreme quality of its members and their commitment to start something now! Apply now at http://members.founderdating.com/application/

FailChat: Go Fund Yourself
February 22nd, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Citizen Space, SF

Having a hard time raising money? Failing to manage your funds? Join AppBakr, Intel Capital, SoftTech VC and other leading funding experts to share how you can survive withOUT raising stacks of cash. Whether you believe in organic growth, the power PR, crowdsourcing, or personal investments – it’s time to discuss how to avoid common mistakes and learn how to navigate funding in a way that’s best for your situation.  Reserve a spot now at http://fundyourself.eventbrite.com

$5 off – Designers + Geeks Speaker Series
February 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Yelp Offices (706 Mission St, SF)

“The Future Will Be Made Of Screens” presented by Rachel Binx of Stamen Design. As screens become more ubiquitous in our daily lives, designers must understand how to create engaging content for different platforms. Rachel will speak about designing works that span mobile, computer, and television, and highlight some of the considerations and constraints found in each of these devices.   Get $5 off at http://designers-geeks-speakers-february2012.eventbrite.com/?discount=FIVERWW

15% Off – EduTech Mixer
Feb 23, 6:30-8:30
pariSoma @ 169 11th St

pariSoma invites you once again to the latest iteration of the Mixer Series: The EduTech Mixer! Our last Mixer was so successful — with almost 200 attendees and 15 demoing companies — that we couldn’t resist the urge of hosting it again! So come on over to rub shoulders with cutting edge developers, educators, and VCs in our trendy loft. Teams from the hottest EduTech startups will be pitching the next groundbreaking products/services, providing demos and Q&A sessions. Register at http://edutechmixer-webwall.eventbrite.com/?discount=WebWallflower for 15% off.

$30 off – ClickMinded SEO Foundations Training
February 25th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
524 Union Street, SF

This is an awesome 1-day SEO training class based in San Francisco. The training is designed to lay the foundation for how search engine optimization works. Students will learn about on-page and off-page optimization, keyword research and searcher intent, link building strategies, competitive link analysis and more.  We’ll do keyword research and analyze searcher intent, audit your on-page content and do a deep evaluation of your competition and their backlink profile. Consider this a personalized, consultative session where you’ll get instant action items on changes to make on your website.  There’s no previous experience required and the class has a 5 student maximum capacity.  More info at http://clickminded-seo-training-february-25.eventbrite.com/?discount=webwallflower

10% off – Fundraising: Creating the Perfect Pitch for Angels and VCs
Feb 28, 12:30-2pm
pariSoma @ 169 11th St

Due to its popularity, we’re teaching this class for the fourth time!! So bring your lunch and come to learn from Pascal Levy-Garboua’s extensive experience!You have a startup idea, possibly a product, users or paying customers, and now you are looking for money from outside investors. In order to pitch to angel investors or VCs, you will need to be prepared, and this course will give provide you with the necessary tools to be successful! Beyond the typical advice on how and when to approach investors, this class will focus on the actual presentation (pitch deck and demo) and the story you are going to tell your investors. Learn more at http://fundraisingivparisoma-webwall.eventbrite.com/?discount=webwallflower10

30% off AngelHack 2
March 3 & 4th, 9:00a – 10:00p
Adobe Office at 601 Townsend

Do you want to launch your startup on the fast track to success? Join us on March 3-4th for AngelHack, the largest US hackathon competition, where you can build cool shit and win over $50,000 in prizes, including seed investment and co-working space. Compete with the brightest minds on the East and West coast, as you hack the night away and pitch your startup to Angel Investors. Get 30% off when you use discount code ‘WebWall’ @ http://angelhacksf2.eventbrite.com

15% Off Flash Gaming Summit 2011!
March 4, 2012
Mission Bay Conference Center, SF

Now in our 4th year, Flash Gaming Summit (FGS) continues to be the leading annual one-day conference dedicated to fostering the growth and success of the Flash games community. Join us as we bring together leaders in the Flash games space to share industry insights and strategies on successful game design, development, and monetization.  To redeem your discount, register here and use the code “WebWallFlower”.

25% off – Structure: Data 2.0
March 21st & 22nd
New York, NYC

Are you sitting on un-mined gold? As the volume of enterprise data created has moved past terabytes to petabytes, companies need to determine the best way for them to store, manage and analyze all that information. GigaOM’s Structure:Data will assemble the world’s leading technologists, practitioners and business leaders to offer solutions to the questions posed by the growth of big data, including storage needs, data analysis and the uncovering of new business opportunities.  The world’s leading technologists, practitioners and business leaders will answer the questions posed by the growth of big data.  Friends of WebWallflower save 25%, register at http://structuredata2012-wwf.eventbrite.com/?discount=WEBWALLFLOWER

.SAN FRANCISCO EVENTS:

SF NewTech: Chinese Night
February 15th, 5:30 – 9:30pm
Mighty Bar

SF NewTech is one of the largest and longest running tech mixers in the Bay Area, and they are at their best when they welcome international teams to demo their newest innovations and technology!  Join them here for some of the best Chinese startups, plus drink and mingle with some of the most well-connected industry veterans.  Learn more at http://sfnewtech.com

Future of Education – Learn Anything, Anytime, Anyplace through Informal Learning
February 16, 6:00p – 9:00p
RocketSpace – 181 Fremont

Check out this EdTech featuring Sifteo, Udemy, Junyo, GoGoMongo, EdSurge, and Pearson. The panel include the co-founder of Zynga, head of Starup Weekend Education SF, as well as demo of the Sifteo cubes as featured on TED.  More information at http://pearson-future-of-education.eventbrite.com/

15% off for Employers – Ruby on Rails Employer-Developer Speed Dating
Feb 16, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
pariSoma @ 169 11th St, SF

Since our last RoR Employer-Developer Speed Dating event was such a success, we couldn’t help hosting another! We had hot startups like Square, Groupon, & AirBnB there recruiting! This event will give you 15 face-to-face meetings (duration: 5 minutes each) with either top RoR developers or employers. We’ll start and wrap up the event with a free-form social hour where you will be able meet up to 35 more developers and up to 25 employers.

$30 off – ClickMinded SEO Foundations Training
February 18th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
524 Union Street, SF

This is an awesome 1-day SEO training class based in San Francisco. The training is designed to lay the foundation for how search engine optimization works. Students will learn about on-page and off-page optimization, keyword research and searcher intent, link building strategies, competitive link analysis and more.  We’ll do keyword research and analyze searcher intent, audit your on-page content and do a deep evaluation of your competition and their backlink profile. Consider this a personalized, consultative session where you’ll get instant action items on changes to make on your website.  There’s no previous experience required and the class has a 5 student maximum capacity.  More info at http://clickminded-seo-training-february-18.eventbrite.com/?discount=webwallflower

FailChat: Go Fund Yourself
February 22nd, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Citizen Space, SF

Having a hard time raising money? Failing to manage your funds? Join AppBakr, Intel Capital, SoftTech VC and other leading funding experts to share how you can survive withOUT raising stacks of cash. Whether you believe in organic growth, the power PR, crowdsourcing, or personal investments – it’s time to discuss how to avoid common mistakes and learn how to navigate funding in a way that’s best for your situation.  Reserve a spot now at http://fundyourself.eventbrite.com

$5 off – Designers + Geeks Speaker Series
February 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Yelp Offices (706 Mission St, SF)

“The Future Will Be Made Of Screens” presented by Rachel Binx of Stamen Design.  As screens become more ubiquitous in our daily lives, designers must understand how to create engaging content for different platforms. Rachel will speak about designing works that span mobile, computer, and television, and highlight some of the considerations and constraints found in each of these devices.  Get $5 off at http://designers-geeks-speakers-february2012.eventbrite.com/?discount=FIVERWW

Betts Recruiting Networking Mixer
February 23rd, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Roe Lounge

Join Betts Recruiting on February 23 at Roe to celebrate for the sake of celebrating! While we won’t be wearing crazy Halloween costumes or holiday-inspired antlers, we will be toasting to good company while we network with Bay Area sales professionals and hiring managers at some of the top tech startups in Silicon Valley.  As always, drinks will be provided by Betts Recruiting to the first 100 people who arrive. Learn more at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2830308529/autohome

15% Off – EduTech Mixer
Feb 23, 6:30-8:30
pariSoma @ 169 11th St

pariSoma invites you once again to the latest iteration of the Mixer Series: The EduTech Mixer! Our last Mixer was so successful — with almost 200 attendees and 15 demoing companies — that we couldn’t resist the urge of hosting it again! So come on over to rub shoulders with cutting edge developers, educators, and VCs in our trendy loft. Teams from the hottest EduTech startups will be pitching the next groundbreaking products/services, providing demos and Q&A sessions. Register at http://edutechmixer-webwall.eventbrite.com/?discount=WebWallflower for 15% off.

$30 off – ClickMinded SEO Foundations Training
February 25th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
524 Union Street, SF

This is an awesome 1-day SEO training class based in San Francisco. The training is designed to lay the foundation for how search engine optimization works. Students will learn about on-page and off-page optimization, keyword research and searcher intent, link building strategies, competitive link analysis and more.  We’ll do keyword research and analyze searcher intent, audit your on-page content and do a deep evaluation of your competition and their backlink profile. Consider this a personalized, consultative session where you’ll get instant action items on changes to make on your website.  There’s no previous experience required and the class has a 5 student maximum capacity.  More info at http://clickminded-seo-training-february-25.eventbrite.com/?discount=webwallflower

Startup Grind Hosts Naval Ravikant
February 28th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Fairmont Hotel, SF

Join us as we host Naval Ravikant for a fireside chat. Naval needs no introduction as the founder @ Epinions, Venturehacks, and the red hot AngelList. Feeling inadequate yet? He’s also an investor in FourSquare, Twitter, Jambool (Google), Plancast, Uber, DISQUS, and more.  Come mingle with other entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs. It’s the best place to be each month if you’re a founder.  Learn more at http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Grind-SF/events/48963592/

10% off – Fundraising: Creating the Perfect Pitch for Angels and VCs
Feb 28, 12:30-2pm
pariSoma @ 169 11th St

Due to its popularity, we’re teaching this class for the fourth time!! So bring your lunch and come to learn from Pascal Levy-Garboua’s extensive experience!You have a startup idea, possibly a product, users or paying customers, and now you are looking for money from outside investors. In order to pitch to angel investors or VCs, you will need to be prepared, and this course will give provide you with the necessary tools to be successful! Beyond the typical advice on how and when to approach investors, this class will focus on the actual presentation (pitch deck and demo) and the story you are going to tell your investors. Learn more at http://fundraisingivparisoma-webwall.eventbrite.com/?discount=webwallflower10

30% off AngelHack 2
March 3 & 4th, 9:00a – 10:00p
Adobe Office at 601 Townsend

Do you want to launch your startup on the fast track to success? Join us on March 3-4th for AngelHack, the largest US hackathon competition, where you can build cool shit and win over $50,000 in prizes, including seed investment and co-working space. Compete with the brightest minds on the East and West coast, as you hack the night away and pitch your startup to Angel Investors. Get 30% off when you use discount code ‘WebWall’ @ http://angelhacksf2.eventbrite.com

15% Off Flash Gaming Summit 2011!
March 4, 2012
Mission Bay Conference Center, SF

Now in our 4th year, Flash Gaming Summit (FGS) continues to be the leading annual one-day conference dedicated to fostering the growth and success of the Flash games community. Join us as we bring together leaders in the Flash games space to share industry insights and strategies on successful game design, development, and monetization. To redeem your discount, register here and use the code “WebWallFlower”.

EWIP’s 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference & Award Presentation
March 7, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Parc55 Hotel

Exceptional Women in Publishing’s (EWIP) Women’s Leadership Conference is designed to give attendees a clear window into emerging best practices in publishing with a highly interactive program featuring cross-platform expertise, examples of great partnerships and collaborations, and an all-female speaker list. The event draws innovative speakers from technology, education, journalism, and print and digital media. The 14th annual EWIP Award will be presented to Michela O’Connor Abrams, president of Dwell Media, during the luncheon. Full day conference registration ($249) and luncheon only tickets ($75) are available. Everyone is welcome.  More information at http://www.ewip.org/conference/ewip-leadership-2012/

Launch Conference
March 7th – 8th, 9:00a – 5:00pm
The Concourse

Forty cutting edge, and never-before seen, technology companies will debut at this year’s LAUNCH Conference, one of the newest but also most popular startup conferences in the Bay Area!  Learn more at http://conference.launch.is/

.BAY AREA EVENTS:

10% off – Women 2.0 PITCH Event
February 14th, 9:00a – 5:00p
Mountain View, CA

Both men and women are invited to attend the 5th Annual Women 2.0 PITCH Conference. Meet and network with over 800 investors, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, product managers, marketers, biz dev, etc. at our biggest event of the year! The agenda is packed with top speakers, case studies and dynamic panel discussions on women-led technology solutions from companies like Facebook, Zipcar, Chomp, TaskRabbit, LARK and more. Save 10% with discount code “CASSIE” when you register at http://www.women2.org/conference2012

SV IGDA Presents: New Frontiers in Gaming
February 15th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Google Campus, Mountain View

Join over 300 game developers for this incredible evening of speakers from across the industry.  They’ll be discussing a fantastic assortment of the newest tech, tools, and concepts entering the market to help developers and designers build better games.  Learn more at http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Game-and-App-Development-Group/

3rd.Thursdays, with Jonathan Siegel
February 16th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Citrix, 4555 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara

Jonathan Siegel is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and advisor to many cloud companies. He is the founder of 4 Internet companies: ELC Technologies (acquired by PriceGrabber’s Kamran Pourzanjani), RightCart (acquired by Buy.com), RightScale, and RightSignature. In 2010, Jonathan joined Accel Partners London before returning to San Francisco in March 2011. Jonathan will discuss the entrepreneur spirit, learning from failures, and be available for a conversation on all things Cloud.  3rd.Thurs is a monthly speaker series at the Citrix Startup Accelerator. We bring together great people and engaging content every third Thursday of the month.  Learn more at http://startupaccelerator.eventbrite.com/

Pitch Mixer – Oakland
February 16th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

Pitch Mixer Entrepreneur Forum is open to East Bay aspiring and current entrepreneurs, technologists and innovators to pitch their ideas to a panel on investors and experts and is free to those who attend and pitch. Aftwards, there will be an opportunity for attendees to network and connect.  Learn more at http://pitchmixer.eventbrite.com/

Berkeley Entrepreneur Forum
February 23rd, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Haas School of Business, Berkeley

Come hear from David Weild, former vice chairman of the NASDAQ Stock Market – and one of the world’s top experts on equity capital markets, IPO management and aftermarket support – discuss developments in Washington, equity financing trends, and how entrepreneurs and management teams might adjust strategy to improve their chances for success.  Tickets at http://beffeb2012.eventbrite.com/

SuperHappyDevHouse
February 25th, 1:00pm – 11:55pm
Palantir HQ, Palo Alto

Hey everybody, it’s time for SuperHappyDevHouse 48! Grab your laptops, breadboards, friends, hopes and dreams, and come to downtown Palo Alto for a hackstravaganza!  What interesting stuff are you working on? Are you hacking some fancy hardware? Are you starting up with Haskell/Ruby/Node/PHP? When you come, find the “Birds of a Feather” room and signup for a session — anybody can fill a slot! You’ll meet some cool new people and learn something while you’re at it! Don’t forget to share the experience with your friends! http://shdh.org/HowToInviteFriends

Startup Grind hosts Pinterest Founder
February 29th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
AOL Headquarters, Palo Alto

Ben Silbermann is a co-founder of Pinterest, an online Pinboard that lets you organize and share things you love. It also just happens to be one of the fastest growing website in the world with more than 5MM active monthly users, and doubling in growth almost every month. Learn some of his tricks at this month’s Startup Grind!  Information at http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Grind/events/33435042/

PlugandPlay TechCenter Events
Daily!
So PlugandPlay TechCenter has a ton of awesome events, and it would take an entire newsletter just to share them all. Skim their calendar regularly to see what they have to offer.http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/calendar/

SVASE Series
Weekly
SVASE, the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs, is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit association in Northern California dedicated exclusively to helping early stage tech entrepreneurs. They hold events regularly in the peninsula, and occasionally the city itself. There are too many to name in my brief email, but be sure to check them out for advice on investment, team development, financing, corporate leadership, and much more: http://www.svase.org/

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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