Start your New Year with TEC Club event and join us on Thursday, January 9th, for a discussion with Carol Sands, Founder and Managing Partner, The Angels’ Forum and The Halo Funds. Carol teaches a course on Angel Investments at Stanford University. Carol kindly agreed to deliver a short overview version of the course at TEC.

Making an investment in an early-stage startup is fun and easy to do, but making a profit from angel investment is not a trivial task. Carol teaches how to increase the probability of success by modifying the initial selection process, productively monitoring the investment’s progress, and monetizing investment at the right point.

Carol Sands started her career working for large companies but switched to owning and running startups in the 1980s. She founded The Angels’ Forum, a group of professional private equity investors, in 1997. The Halo Funds, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, raised its first fund in 2000 and is currently investing from Halo III. Carol also works with both commercial and nonprofit boards.

Eventbrite - TEC Meeting - Angel Investing for Serious Investors

WHEN : Thursday, January 9, 2014, 6:30-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304
Agenda :
6:30pm – 7:00pm - Registration and networking with light food and drinks
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Presentation and Q&A
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Networking


From Startup To IPO

Join us on November 14th to get the latest insights into the success story of RingCentral and its founder and CEO, Vlad Shmunis.

Vlad went all the way from founding a startup, bringing in on board some of the best venture funds in the Valley (Sequoia & Khosla Ventures), and taking RingCentral to a $100M IPO just last month.

Don't miss this exciting story and an opportunity to learn from the first-hand experience straight from the founder! Learn his business secrets and ask him questions. Hang out and share drinks and snacks with Vlad as well as a group of like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, executives and other professionals - members of AmBAR (www.ambarclub.org) and TEC Club (www.tecglobal.org).

Also, young startups, if you wish to pitch to the audience of angels and VCs, apply now to participate in a short DEMO night. The number of companies is limited! If you interested to present your startup at future Pitch events, please apply at http://www.tecglobal.org/PitchingApp

WHEN : Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:30-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304

Details and registration : http://tec20131411.eventbrite.com/


Partners Event: Videos from SVOD Summer'13


Silicon Valley Open Doors Investment Conference SVOD2013

Spaces for SVOD’13 are filling up quickly! With exceptional roster of speakers, startups and VCs this year’s conference is shaping up to be the main technology and entrepreneurship event of the season. Network in the informal (no jackets or ties) atmosphere and make deals! 

Do not miss the chance to move your business forward, go to www.svod.org/attend and register now! 

Amazing value for startups:

  • Present to major Silicon Valley investors: top angels and Venture funds
  • Present to international VCs and Angel investors from EMEA and APAC
  • Market your business to 600+ industry attendees of the conference 

Unique opportunity for international investors:

  • Gain access to the largest selection of vetted top-notch startups
  • Participate in SVOD Investor Workshop following the main conference
  • Share investment insights with industry peers from Silicon Valley VC funds
  • Get the most out of unlimited business development opportunities

If you wish to present your company at SVOD DEMO to the audience of angels and venture capitalists, please shoot us an email at info@svod.org. Also, if you know some forward-thinking entrepreneurs building the next big company around you, do not hesitate to let us know asap!

SVOD’13 will feature the following amazing speakers, and more to be announced soon: 

Leroy Chiao
Astronaut, scientist and venture capitalist
Phil Libin
CEO of Evernote
Pitch Johnson
Legendary investor - Founder of Silicon Valley
Theresia Gouw
Partner, Accel Partners
Aydin Senkut
Founding Partner, Felicis Ventures
Brian Jacobs
Founding Partner, Emergence Capital
Chris Gerdes
Vehicle dynamics scientist, developer of the self-driving car
Robert Scoble
Famous blogger, technical evangelist, author
Vivek Wadhwa
Investment visionary, advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs



"Myself, Inc." Workshop Series for Entrepreneurs


 Myself, Inc

Offered by TEC, AMBAR and The Shirman Group


Myself, Inc.  

Join us for this series of actionable, interactive, hands-on workshops taught by experts in the field. 

Hone your leadership and management skills and take charge of your career and your company’s success.  Discover how to develop a personal brand, build and leverage relationships on-line and off, and lead your team and company with confidence.    You will leave these hands-on workshops with specific ideas and best practices to put into action immediately. 

Dates and Topics

  • Thursday, April 18 – Build Your Personal Brand
  • Thursday, April 25 – Presentations that Get What You Want From Decision Makers
  • Thursday, May 2 – Effective Negotiation Strategies
  • Thursday, May 9 – Raising Your Game as a Leader

Eventbrite - "Myself, Inc." #4 : Raising Your Game as a Leader


Israeli Startup Demo Day

Join TEC and JHTC celebrating Israel's birthday Silicon Valley style, by checking out a sampling of innovative Israeli startups.

This unique event will bring together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, potential partners and employees for a night of exceptional networking opportunities.

There will be six early stage startup companies present.  They will each give brief pitches and then be available at individual tables for further discussions and demos.

What better way to celebrate the birth of Israel as a nation than to witness the birth of these high tech Israeli companies.

WHEN : Tuesday, April 9, 6:30p.m
WHERE: Fenwick & West, 801 California St., Mountain View, CA (Note a new address!)

Eventbrite - Israeli Startup Demo Day


TEC Pitch March 21 - early stage companies

Mark your calendars and join us on March  21 (Thursday) in Palo Alto for our famous TEC Pitch! 

The event includes a panel of venture capitalists, 10 min pitches from 8 pre-selected companies and extensive networking.

If you interested to present your startup at future Pitch events, please apply at http://www.tecglobal.org/PitchingApp

WHEN : Thursday, March 21,2013, 6:00-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304

Eventbrite - TEC Pitch March 21 - early stage companies


Guy Kawasaki: ‘How to Publish a Book’

By Lesya Pishchevskaya

On January 24, 2012 The Entrepreneur’s Club hosted Guy Kawasaki at the WilmerHale Headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Kawasaki shared advice from his new book, “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur - How to Publish a Book”.  Abundant with useful advice and ingenious remarks, Kawasaki’s speech was acclaimed by the crowd of Silicon Valley professionals.

Kawasaki opened up by sharing his impressive bio and then explained why Google+ was the “Macintosh of social media”. Kawasaki went on to state that many speakers in Silicon Valley weren’t skilled in public speaking and had two “fail flaws“ -  “they sucked as speakers” and “went long.”

Kawasaki presented an example of what a proper speech should encompass, breaking it down into 10 distinct parts.


TEC Pitch - mobile app, cloud services, medical devices

Mark your calendars and join us on February  21 (Thursday) in Palo Alto for our famous TEC Pitch! 

The event includes a panel of venture capitalists, 10 min pitches from 8 pre-selected companies and extensive networking.

If you interested to present your startup at future Pitch events, please apply at http://www.tecglobal.org/PitchingApp

WHEN : Thursday, February 21,2013, 6:00-9:00pm
WHERE: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304

Agenda :

6:00pm – 6:30pm  - Registration and networking with light food and drinks
6:30pm – 8:30pm – Startup presentations
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Networking 

Eventbrite - TEC Pitch - early stage companies


TEC World Leaders Series with Guy Kawasaki


Dear Friends:

Mark your calendars and join us on Thursday, January 24th in Palo Alto for an exciting evening with Guy Kawasaki – a bestselling author of 10 books on entrepreneurship, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, a legendary Apple Fellow, and now an Android Fan.

TEC World Leaders Series are exciting and enlightening keynotes or fireside chats with the gurus of the technology world. Among our speakers were: Pitch Johnson with the stories from the Silicon Valley tranches, Steve Blankwith manual for startups, Tim Draper on how to become a venture capitalist, Marten Mickos with his life story and vision on how to build successful businesses, and Charles Giancarlo on how to buy Skype , turn it around and make $5B of profit in less than two years.


  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm     Registration and Reception
  • 7:00pm-8:15pm       Fireside Chat with Guy Kawasaki
  • 8:15pm-9:00pm       Networking

When: January 24, 2012, Thursday
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: WilmerHale, 950 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 USA

Eventbrite - TEC World Leaders Series: Guy Kawasaki


What They Say About Us

"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart