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:

Concept Phase
Attend StartUp-U and Main Events to gain insights into key startup issues, evaluate market opportunities and explore the investment potential for your concept.

Business Planning
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.

Product Launch
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

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.

Comments & Advice:
  1. Vijay says:


    As a way of introduction I am Vijay working as Project Manager with Trescon Global.

    We have launched an initiative called World Start Up Expo 2016 which will take place in Bangalore India during the month of Novemeber from 231st – 23rd

    I am looking to understand if you would interested in coming on board as a partner for our initiative

    If interested please drop me an email with your contact details to discuss about things in detail

    Appreciate your quick and positive response

    Thank you

  2. Vijay says:


    I tried reaching you today but unfortunately couldn’t get you on call.

    As a way of introduction I am Vijay working as Project Manager with Trescon Global. I am responsible in producing the World Start Up Expo 2016 which will be taking place in Bangalore, India during the month of November from 21st – 23rd

    We have been reaching out to organisation like yours around the world to understand if you would be interested in being a part of our World Start Up Expo 2016.

    Could you please help me with your direct phone number to discuss about things in detail.

    Appreciate your quick and positive response

    Thank you

  3. Damas Nawanda says:

    Yeah SVASE merged with SVForum and also operates under the name SVForum

  4. I don’t think SVASE exists anymore after it merged with another organization. This page needs an update.

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