June Startup Events

I’m excited to tell you that Udemy is offering a huge deal to WebWallFlower subscribers for their startup courses. Over the past 6 months, they’ve convinced some of the best startup minds to share their knowledge on camera. Folks like Dave McClure, Naval Ravikant, Dan Martell, Adeo Ressi, Aaron Patzer and more. This resulted in 4 amazing online video-based courses on Raising Capital for Startups, Hiring the Best People, Social Marketing and “Startup and Go” series, with over 20 lectures and 15+ hours of content.

Normally, these retail for $297, which I know is a lot of money for startup founders. So I’ve convinced them to offer, just for you, the 4-course bundle for $59 just this week! Grab them while they’re hot at http://www.udemy.com/bundle/web-wall-flower-deal.html/?tc=webwallflower52411

And did you know, FailChats are back!  On June 13th, we’ll be discussing Startup PR with Brandee Barker (recently of Facebook) on what lean startups can do for PR, and what to do if it goes wrong.  Info at http://failchat.mogotix.com
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UPCOMING BAY AREA STARTUP EVENTS
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FailChat: Do Startups Need PR?
June 13th, 6:30 – 9:30pm
NextSpace (28 2nd Street)

Startup PR continues to be an evolving issue – just what is it and when do you really need it?  Clearly the “Press Release” sent to dozens of random outlets is dead; but what should you be doing?  Some founders choose to stay lean, managing their online presence and PR on their own; others hire a specialist or intern; and still more take it to a firm.  We’ll discuss what might be right for you and your budget, and most importantly what to do if PR starts going bad…  Join us for an informative dialogue with Brandee Barker as we discuss how PR is changing and what startup’s should know.   Plus, enjoy the company of some incredible early-stage founders, developers, and designers as we share ideas and help one another avoid common startup mistakes.  Reserve a spot at http://failchat.mogotix.com/

20% off – Girls in Tech presents: GIT a Job!
May 24th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Founder’s Den (665 3rd St)

This unique networking mixer will connect job-seekers with hiring parties and recruiters, will get your resume directly to relevant interested parties, and will provide some keynotes from BranchOut, Twitter and more- with advice on the tech-related job market in the Bay Area today. Representatives from startups and established companies in various areas of tech and the surrounding industries will be in attendance, from Cloud Computing to PR, looking for people to fill positions from Engineering to Marketing. Employers and recruiters interested in participating may follow the link below or reach out to sanfrancisco (at) girlsintech.net for further information. Get 20% off tickets for WebWallflowers “GITWallflowers” at http://gitajob2011.eventbrite.com

YC Reject Application Due
May 31st Deadline
YC Reject is a program that helps entrepreneurs pursue their dreams through collaboration and mentorship.  Started in April 2011 after founder Allan Teruel was rejected from Y Combinator, YCReject has already drawn numerous mentors and investor funding for it’s members. YCR’s purpose is to ensure that dreams don’t die and everybody has a chance to succeed if they are determined.  We want to bring together the right people, build great products and give teams an opportunity to further their venture.  Be sure to apply at: http://www.ycreject.com/p/hi-webwallflower-readers-apply-for-ycr.html

Quova Dev Challenge
June 1st Deadline
The idea is to use Quova IP location data services to serve geotargeted ads, coupons or other content to users of your Web app or website. Essentially, just build the coolest location enabled Web app or website that captures users’ attention, engagement and clicks using Quova’s API. Prizes include cash, advertising, job offers, and more.  Get the details at http://quovadevchallenge.com/

15% off – Semantic Technology Conference
June 5th – 9th
Hilton Union Square, SF

Now in its seventh year, SemTech 2011 is the world’s largest educational conference for the community of executives, technologists, researchers, investors and customers involved with semantic technologies.  SemTech 2011 features five days of presentations, panels, tutorials, announcements, new company/product launches, and conversations.  It’s a place for new learning, professional networking, and business development.  More information and discount at http://semtech2011.semanticweb.com/?c=stbate/

35% off – New York PR Summit
June 9, 8:00a – 5:30p
Hilton New York

This conference will explore how business and public relations organizations can go beyond the clutter to create impactful campaigns and real-world coverage. Our panelists & keynote speakers provide key intel on the best-in-class communications programs. What works? Why and how? Attendees will be engaged and participate in an open dialogue and conversation with panelists, with ideas shared and solutions created.  More information at http://nyprsummit.eventbrite.com/ and get 35% off with the code “NYCPRSUM2011″

15% Off The 7th Founder Showcase
June 15th, 3:30pm – 10:00pm
Adobe Offices, SF

See Mark Suster and Naval Ravikant speak at The 7th Founder Showcase, which will be our largest Showcase yet with over 400 in attendance. This quarterly startup pitch and networking event brings together leading investors, founders, and members of the press for one action-packed night to network and help launch a startup company to greatness. Guests will be treated to Keynote Speeches by two of today’s most influential figures in venture capital: Mark Suster, General Partner at GRP Ventures, Writer at “Both Sides of the Table,” and host of “This Week in Venture Capital; and Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder of AngelList and Venture Hacks. We’ll also be serving up an entertaining pitch competition, as well as drinks and appetizers in a networking hall full of emerging startups demoing their wares. This event has sold out the last four times, so purchase your inexpensive tickets or Demo Tables today. Web Wallflower readers get a 15% discount by using the code web_wallflower. For more information go towww.FounderShowcase.com.

.SAN FRANCISCO EVENTS:

20% off – Girls in Tech presents: GIT a Job!
May 24th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Founder’s Den (665 3rd St)

This unique networking mixer will connect job-seekers with hiring parties and recruiters, will get your resume directly to relevant interested parties, and will provide some keynotes from BranchOut, Twitter and more- with advice on the tech-related job market in the Bay Area today. Representatives from startups and established companies in various areas of tech and the surrounding industries will be in attendance, from Cloud Computing to PR, looking for people to fill positions from Engineering to Marketing. Employers and recruiters interested in participating may follow the link below or reach out to sanfrancisco (at) girlsintech.net for further information. Get 20% off tickets for WebWallflowers “GITWallflowers” at http://gitajob2011.eventbrite.com

SF NewTech
May 25th, 5:30 – 10:30p
Mighty Bar

SF NewTech is one of the largest and longest running startup mixers in the Bay Area, and continues to feature high quality new demos and complimentary tacos!  This week, join Foodia, Hollrback, Schedulicity, StudySyn, and more, plus get a chance to network some of the key players in the San Francisco startup and technology community.  More information athttp://sfnewtech.com

Women In Games International SF Chapter Meetup
May 25th, 6:00p – 9:00p
The Bubble Lounge, SF

Join us for our First WIGI WAM Mixer with a special LIVE music performance at the famous Bubble Lounge. Enjoy a refreshing glass of champagne while you network with local SF game developers, marketers, publishers and inspiring industry leaders. WIGI works to promote the inclusion and advancement of women in the global games industry. We will be recruiting for new members for our local chapter so come speak with any women dressed in Red.  Please do RSVP at their Facebook event - http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=218434194834883

SF AppShow
May 25th, 6:00 – 9:00p
Mission Bay Conference

The SF AppShow brings together app developers to demo their newsworthy new apps and unrecognized app gems to a live audience with an exciting social backdrop. The events are also streamed live on the web via Ustream.tv (and archives are available to view online). Past presenters have been featured in the New York Times, BBC, network television and the iTunes App Store home page after appearing in the SF AppShow!  More information and tickets available at http://may25sfappshow.eventbrite.com/

Designers + Geeks
May 25th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
John Collins Bar

Designs + Geeks is a monthly meetup where we’ll have some drinks and talk about what’s cool in the worlds of technology and design. We network and meet people we might not have met otherwise.  For more information, check out http://www.meetup.com/desidevs/events/16041415/

Booming Social Media from the Bay
May 26th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
James Flood Building: 870 Market St, Suite 828

Want to know what makes social media so successful in SF? Find out from the CEOs themselves: meet Noah Kagan (founder of AppSumo, Gambit, Facebook’s 1st team of and Marketing Director at Mint.com) and Daniel Ha (founder and CEO of Disqus.) Both Noah and Daniel will come together and talk about their journey of entrepreneurship in social media. Sharing their secrets on how they made their business boom! Network, meet, and learn from these top startups and entrepreneurs.  More information at http://www.efactor.com/socialmediabay

May Meetup ~ Cooliris @ YouNoodle
May 26th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
101 South Park St.

Cooliris has partnered with YouNoodle to co-host the May Meetup!  It has been way too long since the last gathering at YouNoodle HQ. Network with other folks in the tech community and check out what the Cooliris team has been working on!  Enjoy great music, food and drinks, and enter a drawing for an Xbox 360 with Kinect.  More information at http://www.meetup.com/Cooliris-Enthusiast-Meetup/

TechCocktails
May 26th, 6:30 – 9:00p
Roe Lounge

After a week in San Diego and LA, we’ll head north to San Francisco to host our classic Tech Cocktail mixer event showcasing a number of local, early stage startups. We invite all friends, technology enthusiasts, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, developers, designers and social media folks to join us for an evening of fun as we showcase these emerging technology companies and take a closer look at their latest achievements.  Information athttp://techcocktail.com/

TechKaraokeSF
May 29th, 9:00pm – 2:00am
Butter Bar

We’re changing things up a bit this month and doing a TKSF on a Sunday to Join Marlon for his Birthday over at Butter.  If you’re worried about it being on a Sunday night, fret not! Monday is the Memorial Day holiday. Most of us will have the day off so we can party hard and sleep in the next day.  As usual, our epic KJ will be Roger Niner. Don’t forget to bring cash to for tips for our favourite most epic KJ ever.  More information at their Facebook Event.

Fireside Chat with David Chiu
June 2nd, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Rocketspace, SF

Current mayoral candidate and President of the SF Board of Supervisors, David Chiu will discuss the work he’s doing to build a 21st century economy in San Francisco. He will be addressing the audience on his policy proposals to reform San Francisco’s business tax, to award more contracts to local businesses, and to revamp city government’s use of technology, as well as current issues affecting entrepreneurs and small businesses in San Francisco.  More information at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1713965517

SF Pitch Bootcamp
June 2nd, 6:00 – 9:00pm
DLA Piper Offices (555 Mission St, ste 2400)

The Founder Institute will be hosting a complimentary Pitch Bootcamp to help you articulate your startup business ideas. In just three hours we’ll help you refine your idea, improve your pitch, and find a cofounder. Plus, there will be food, and many experienced CEOs will be in attendance. This hands-on, intensive workshop will be led by Adeo Ressi, Founder of TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute. Space is extremely limited so register today at http://sf-pitchbootcamp.eventbrite.com/

TEDxSF – ALIVE!
June 4th, 12:00n – 6:00p
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Join your TEDxSF colleagues, meet world famous researchers, inventors, authors and performers who are coming to speak, and experience new concepts and presenters that are just coming into consciousness.  LIVE! will examine the human lifecycle from many angles: vibrant aging, meaning, mission, family, identity, sexuality, living in community, parenting, coming of age, childhood, birth and conception.  For more information, check out http://tedxsf.org/events/

15% off – Semantic Technology Conference
June 5th – 9th
Hilton Union Square, SF

Now in its seventh year, SemTech 2011 is the world’s largest educational conference for the community of executives, technologists, researchers, investors and customers involved with semantic technologies.  SemTech 2011 features five days of presentations, panels, tutorials, announcements, new company/product launches, and conversations.  It’s a place for new learning, professional networking, and business development.  More information and discount at http://semtech2011.semanticweb.com/?c=stbate/

WWDC
June 6th – 10th
Moscone West

You guys all know about this, right?  This is Apple’s big-deal developer event.  I’m really only including it so you know the dates and can get them in your calendar. For more information, check out http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/

FailChat: Do Startups Need PR?
June 13th, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Nextspace Co-working

Startup PR continues to be an evolving issue – just what is it and when do you really need it?  Clearly the “Press Release” sent to dozens of random outlets is dead; but what should you be doing?  Some founders choose to stay lean, managing their online presence and PR on their own; others hire a specialist or intern; and still more take it to a firm.  We’ll discuss what might be right for you and your budget, and most importantly what to do if PR starts going bad…  Join us for an informative dialogue with Brandee Barker as we discuss how PR is changing and what startup’s should know.   Plus, enjoy the company of some incredible early-stage founders, developers, and designers as we share ideas and help one another avoid common startup mistakes.  Reserve a spot at http://failchat.mogotix.com/

15% Off The 7th Founder Showcase
June 15th, 3:30pm – 10:00pm
Adobe Offices, SF

See Mark Suster and Naval Ravikant speak at The 7th Founder Showcase, which will be our largest Showcase yet with over 400 in attendance. This quarterly startup pitch and networking event brings together leading investors, founders, and members of the press for one action-packed night to network and help launch a startup company to greatness. Guests will be treated to Keynote Speeches by two of today’s most influential figures in venture capital: Mark Suster, General Partner at GRP Ventures, Writer at “Both Sides of the Table,” and host of “This Week in Venture Capital; and Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder of AngelList and Venture Hacks. We’ll also be serving up an entertaining pitch competition, as well as drinks and appetizers in a networking hall full of emerging startups demoing their wares. This event has sold out the last four times, so purchase your inexpensive tickets or Demo Tables today. Web Wallflower readers get a 15% discount by using the code web_wallflower. For more information go to www.FounderShowcase.com.

Vator Splash
June 18th, 4:00 – 11:30p
Cafe du Nord

The evening gathering brings together high-profile, successful tech entrepreneurs sharing their lessons and advice alongside promising startups showcasing their innovative ideas.  Hear their lessons and advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur.  Meet up-and-coming entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that could change the world. Ten companies selected by their peers and vetted by VC judges will get a chance to present onstage with a 4-minute presentation. At the Splash event, one company will be voted by the audience to present one more time on the segment Splash Box – Vator’s American Idol for startups, with venture capitalists as panelists.  More information at http://vatorsplash-sept-2010.eventbrite.com

CityCamp SF
June 18th, 9:00a – 4:00p
1 So. Van Ness – Technology Atrium

CityCampSF is municipal employees, journalists, developers and neighborhood leaders working on solutions for better communities and government. CityCampSF is also happy to join with SFOpen 2011 and TechCentralSF in four full days of open government and technology innovation events, beginning June 16 with an opengov mayoral forum and running through Sunday with a gamification and technology conference.  More information at http://ccsf2011.eventbrite.com/

Structure 2011
June 22nd – 23rd
Mission Bay Conference Center

Structure is GigaOM’s flagship conference on Cloud Computing and Internet Infrastructure, bringing together the most influential thinkers in the space for two days. Be sure to join us.  More information at http://gigaom.com/structure/

.BAY AREA EVENTS:
Yeah, so I know Bay Area Events section is a little weak this week.  I don’t live down there, so I need you guys to tell me what is happening.  Let me know what else I should list here! :D

Startup Grind Hosts Naval Ravikant
May 26th, 7:00p – 10:00p
Vaporware Labs HQ

Join us as we host Naval Ravikant for a fireside chat. Naval needs little introduction as the founder at Epinions, Vast, 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 combined with great speakers and food.  More information at http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Grind

O’Reilly Velocity Conference
June 14 – 16th
Santa Clara Convention Center

Velocity is the premier event for web performance and operations professionals and companies, from O’Reilly Media. Velocity is three days of practical training, case studies, strategies, and networking that have a critical impact on your company’s user experience, online strategy, and bottom line.  More information at http://velocityconf.com/velocity2011

Silicon Valley Pitch Bootcamp
June 20th, 6:00 – 9:00p
Microsoft Bldg 1, Mountain View

The Founder Institute will be hosting a complimentary Pitch Bootcamp to help you articulate your startup business ideas. In just three hours we’ll help you refine your idea, improve your pitch, and find a cofounder. Plus, there will be food, and many experienced CEOs will be in attendance. This hands-on, intensive workshop will be led by Adeo Ressi, Founder of TheFunded.com and the Founder Institute. Space is extremely limited so register today athttp://sv-pitchbootcamp.eventbrite.com/

Sonic.net Business Mixer
June 21st, 4:00 – 7:00pm
Xanh Restaurant

Sonic.net was voted #1 ISP in the North Bay, and we want to show you what we’re all about! Please join us along with other top vendors and executives to learn more about the technology world in relation to internet connectivity, voice products, internal wiring, and IT support. This is a great way to learn more about new products, services, and network with others in relation to business connectivity. Have a drink and hors d’oeuvres on us, along with your business cards for a chance to win a iPad. See you there! Register at http://sonic.eventbrite.com

Startup Grind
June 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00p
Vaporware HQ

Anthony Soogoo is the former GM of Entertainment at CBS Interactive.  Anthony is one of Silicon Valley’s most respected interactive entertainment executives.  Before co-founding Dotspotter (Aquired by CBS), he held various roles at companies like Yahoo!, Apple, Inktome, and Bain Capital.  More information at http://www.meetup.com/startup-grind/events/16615644/

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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