February 2013 Startup Events


Will you be going down to SXSW in a few weeks?  I’m debating putting together a list of good SXSW startup events together, just for that week, but haven’t received enough submissions.  If you know of awesome startup events happening around SXSW, please send them along!  Maybe I’ll put something together?

Me?  Oh, I’ll be hanging out in good ol’ San Francisco.  It takes on a certain charm when half the population moves to Austin. 😉  Maybe I’ll see you around!

-=Cass Phillipps=-
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15% off SF MusicTech Summit XII
February 19, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco
The SF MusicTech Summit XII brings together visionaries in the music/technology space, the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. Held on October 9th at San Francisco’s Hotel Kabuki, we meet to discuss the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem in a proactive, conducive-to-dealmaking, B2B environment. For tickets and more information, visit sfmusictech.com and save 15% with the code “webwallflower“.

$5 off Designers + Geeks
February 21st, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Yelp, 706 Mission St, SF
From Vannevar Bush in 1945 to Marc Andreessen in 1993, the web’s visionaries have imagined it to be read/write by design. Till now, it’s been just a dream. Learn how a new W3 standard called Open Annotation promises to change that, and with it everything about how we explore, connect, share and assess human knowledge.  Learn more and get $5 off your tickets at http://designers-geeks-sanfrancisco-february2013-ww.eventbrite.com/?discount=FWW
20% off The Future of Dating
February 22, 7:00 – 10:00pm
4th Street Studios – 560 4th Street, San Francisco
Join us as we explore the latest trends in online dating and the entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of how we discover, meet, and date people.  Our audience includes entrepreneurs, investors, journalists, and those passionate about building meaningful connections with individuals who dare to change the world. Wine, beer, and drinks will be provided. FounderLY events showcase the entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of their industries.   Get 20% off with code “Webwallflower” at  https://cosemble.com/founderly/chapter-1-the-future-of-dating
10% off Lean Startup Machine Workshop Silicon Valley
March 29 – 31, 10:00 – 5:00pm
nestGSV, Redwood City
Build better products faster. The only workshop of its kind.  Lean is going global and we’re spearheading the movement. The three day workshop that teaches entrepreneurs how to build what their customers want. Be lean. . Fail Fast. Succeed Faster.  Save 10% off registration with promo code WWF at http://leanstartupmachine.com/events/silicon-valley-march-29-31/


February 19th,  6:00 – 8:30p
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2 Palo Alto Square
One of the most important things an entrepreneur needs to do is learn how to clearly articulate his or her business proposition to others.  Yet many entrepreneurs fail to develop an effective “elevator pitch” – the quick, compelling summary of what makes your company extraordinary.  Learn more about this important skill and class at http://vctaskforce.com/content/view/1076/

Growth Matters: Where Are My Users?
February 20th, 5:30 – 9:00pm
Pillsbury Law Firm, 4 Embarcadero SF

Here is another exciting gathering form 800 Birds, about growth of your startup, whether you are dealing with big data or small data, you need to foster healthy growth.  It takes precise measurement and studies of your data, understand your users or where your users come from.  If no one wants to use what you produced, reflect and adjust.  Learn more at http://800birds-growthmatters.eventbrite.com

Conceptual Models: Core to Good Design
February 20th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
HP, 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto

People make use of software applications in their activities, applying them as tools in carrying out tasks. That this use should be good for people — easy, effective, efficient, and enjoyable — is a principal goal of design. In this talk, we briefly present the notion of Conceptual Models, and argue that Conceptual Models are core to achieving good design.  Learn more at http://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-ACM/

February 21st, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2 Palo Alto Square, Palo Alto
Angel Elevator Pitch is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to network with Angels and other CXOs, to present their company and ideas, and learn first-hand how to raise early-stage capital in today’s market.  If you are an entrepreneur in a startup that is currently seeking capital and would like to present your best two minute elevator pitch to a panel of Angels, you must register in advance and have confirmation from the program manager that you are on the list of presenters. Learn more at Learn more at http://vctaskforce.com/content/view/1072/
February 21st, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Computer History Museum, Mountain View
Hewlett & Packard. Jobs & Woz Famous duos revolutionized computing and the world at large by uniting big ideas with technical prowess… and it all began with two friends in a garage. Join us for a celebration of computer history’s perfect pairings. As the first ByteNight of 2013, you’ll have the opportunity to rub shoulders with Silicon Valley’s finest, and take an exclusive tour of history-making partnerships in Revolution: The First 2,000 Years of Computing. And let’s not forget wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres!  Learn more at http://chmpair.eventbrite.com/?ww

The Pointerless Web
February 21st, 6:30 – 9:00pm
PayPal Town Hall, 2161 North 1st St, San Jose

Not everyone uses a computer in the same way… yet many developers tend to build web experiences as if they do.  Nicholas Zakas is a renowned engineer, known for his leadership in front end architecture, including performance and maintainability.  Learn more at http://www.meetup.com/TechXploration
February 22, 12:00 – 2:00pm
ZURB HQ, 100 W. Rincon Ave., Campbell
Stocktwits CEO and Co-Founder Howard Lindzon will get on his soapbox to tell us when it’s the right time to invest — and when it’s not. He’ll also talk about bringing down the walls of the banking industry and turning investing into a social platform.  Learn more at http://www.zurb.com/soapbox/rsvp

February 22nd – 24th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Parisoma Loft (169 11th St, San Francisco)
In a hackathon style, teams have 54 hours to create a startup prototype, and the winning team will win $1,000 from our sponsor Wix. It’s a great hands-on event for both technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Anyone who has previously attended a Startup Weekend can use promo code swalumni to receive a discount code of 40% off. Students with valid IDs can use promo code STUDENT to receive a 50% off discount.  Learn more at http://swbaywix.eventbrite.com/
Feb 26th, 8:00-10:30pm
Every year for the past two years, Robert Scoble and Larry C. pick the winners of SXSW before sxsw. We do this in Palo Alto annually.  If you’d like to submit your company, RSVP & email Larry Chiang: chiang9@ duck9.com. Event is free to first 35 rsvp’s that leave a refundable deposit.  Learn more at https://robert-scoble-at-stanford-entrepreneur-week.eventbrite.com/

Designs & Developers Tech Talk
February 26th, 6:30 – 9:00
Twilio HQ, 501 Folsom St, SF

Join us for a meetup exploring the relationship between design and development. Designers and engineers work closely together, and are equally important in getting product to the finish line. During this meetup we’ll look at both ends of the spectrum and where they intersect. Join us for snacks, drinks, networking and two great talks from designers and developers.  Learn more at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4537648228/
February 27, 6:00 – 8:00pm
SOMAcentral, San Francisco
How can you excite investors by making a positive impact in your community? Investors are attracted to companies that make a positive impact–they know it’s good business. How can you make your startup more appealing to investors, partners, customers and the business community by incorporating goodness?  Learn more at http://fssffeb2013.eventbrite.com

February 27th, 6:00 – 8:30p,
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2 Palo Alto Square
Your company presentation is your most important fundraising document. Your pitch defines; whether your company is worth a more critical look.   Delivered to VCs at a conference or a partnership meeting, your pitch defines who you are, what you do and whether your company is worth a more critical look.  Most presentations simply miss the mark, however.  In this VC taskforce seminar, learn how to make sure you stand above your competition.  Learn more at http://vctaskforce.com/content/view/1077/

February 28, 6:00 – 8:00pm
nestGSV, Redwood City
Get Plugged In: How to Connect with Investors
Want some tips on establishing a meaningful relationship with investors? Investors want to be found–by startups with great potential. Don’t wait until you need the cash to get relationships in place. Whether you are a serial entrepreneur or a first-time founder, get great tips on how to approach and develop a relationship with multiple investors.  Learn more at http://fssvfeb2013.eventbrite.com

March 2nd-4th, 12:00 – 5:00p
635 8th St, San Francisco
The Launch Festival is throwing a Hackathon and it’s going to be all kinds of awesome. They’ve partnered with AngelHack and are offering a grand prize of $50k investmentor $20,000 in cold hard cash! Awesome food, VIP service for all participants, additional prizes from API partners, and all participants get a free LAUNCH Festival pass ($395 value)! Space is limited and applicants must apply to go–  http://festival.launch.co/hackathon.html
LAUNCH Festival & Hackathon
March 4 – 6, 9:00am – 5:30pm
San Francisco Design Center Concourse (635 8th St)
The LAUNCH Festival and Hackathon is the best place to launch your company, raise money, and learn about building great startups.  As a developer, you can apply for free tickets at http://festival.launch.co/builder.html or learn more at http://festival.launch.co

PariSoma Think&Act Party: ‘Hello Advertising, Meet Big Data’
March 6th, 6:00-10:00pm
PariSoma, 169 11th street, SF
PARISOMA THINK&ACT PARTY is a series of monthly events dedicated to new ideas put into action. Drawing innovators and envelope-pushers from small startups, big companies, non-profits, investment firms and more, they present an opportunity for all to meet, share ideas, and put them in action together. Equal part social mixer and demo fair, the PARISOMA THINK&ACT PARTY is a new generation of event – fast, fun, no holds barred innovation. This first edition ‘HELLO ADVERTISING, MEET BIG DATA’ will bring together startups, advertisers, media and ad agencies interested in their industry’s upcoming revolution.  Learn more at http://www.parisoma.com/think-act/advertising/r
6th Annual Handset & Gadget Innovation Review
March 12, 8:30am – 2:00pm
TBD, Silicon Valley
Fresh on the heels of many big device announcements at CES, MWC, and CTIA, our speakers can show-and-tell their new handsets and gadgets, explain what is new and different, and let this select group of operators, entrepreneurs, and investors in the room try them out. Mobile Forum meetings are free for Telecom Council members or $200 for non-members. Registration at http://telecomcouncil.cvent.com/handsets2013

April 1-3 8:00am – 6:00pm
Palace Hotel, San Francisco
The HTML5 Developer Conference is back with new speakers, expanded training, and more. Early Bird registration is live at an incredibly low price with renowned software experts such as core team jQuery and Ruby on Rails member Yehuda Katz, CSS3 and HTML5, Mozilla Web Standards Lead Tantek Çelik, W3C Interaction Domain Lead Philippe Le Hegaret, consultant and author Nicholas Zakas, and Hampton Catlin: inventor of SASS. April 3rd is dedicated to in-depth training classes covering Git, Functional JavaScript, Backbone.js, Ember, and HTML5. To register visit http://html5devconf.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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