The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (a.k.a. SVASE) is the largest and fastest growing nonprofit association in Northern California dedicated exclusively to helping startup entrepreneurs across all technology sectors build robust business plans, and find Venture Capital investors to fund their growing startups.
Founded by a group of software engineers in 1995 and growing steadily ever since, SVASE hosts 10-12 events each month, attended by 400-600 entrepreneurs, technology executives and press. Our weekly newsletters reaches over 10,000 entrepreneurs and executives, making ours one of the largest opt-in lists in the Valley. And with our web based services, including “24 Hour Networking,” the online “SVASE Yellow Pages,” the unique, searchable “Startup Reference Guide,” and “VC Database”, SVASE is able to help entrepreneurs build their business solutions in Silicon Valley, and around the world.
SVASE focuses on assisting technology and life science entrepreneurs through the following stages of startup growth:
Attend StartUp-U and Main Events to gain insights into key startup issues, evaluate market opportunities and explore the investment potential for your concept.
Having assembled your startup team and launched you company, attend CXO Leadership Forum lunches and Learn from a Legend dinners to gain insights into operational accelerators and pitfalls, flesh out your go-to-market strategy, and validate your value proposition.
Investors and Funding
Understand what investors looks for in a startup, and hone your elevator pitch and business proposition by attending our weekly VC Breakfast Club events. Understand the Funding Flow and develop your Investor presentation by participating in a Pitch Preparation Workshop, before delivering your funding pitch and receiving quality formal feedback on your business plan from Venture Capital investors and successful entrepreneurs at First Impressions pitch feedback events.
Launch: Silicon Valley provides the platform for introducing your new product to people that can make a difference. Attendees include Venture Capital investors and corporate execs, plus business and technology press and bloggers. It’s a unique opportunity to do real business and create real buzz in Silicon Valley. For further information go to www.launchsiliconvalley.org
Moving great ideas into business success stories is what we facilitate at the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. We empower entrepreneurs to be the best they can be, by exposing them to current best practices, providing the means to meet great people who can help them get where they want to go, and by providing opportunities to grow. As a result, SVASE members attracted over $76MM in Venture Capital in 2008. Join SVASE today and let our magic work for you too.