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Quick Pitch - Be Ready to Pitch in a Pinch

You never know if the next person you meet could change your startup! You want to be armed with the perfect story of your venture at any given moment. Donna Griffit, an International Corporate Storyteller and Founder of invisu.me will share insider tips for getting your story straight and sounding great telling it.

About the Speaker: Donna Griffit, Corporate Storyteller, has worked globally for over a decade with Fortune 500 companies, Start-Ups and investors in a wide variety of industries. She has consulted and trained clients in over 30 countries, helping them create, edit and deliver verbal and written presentations, pitches and messages. Donna has the ability to magically spin raw data into compelling stories that captivate audiences and drive to results. Through her guidance clients have raised hundreds of millions of dollars. Donna is Co-Founder and CEO of www.invisu.me – a tool that helps startups create their pitch to investors and get the meetings they want!

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XDSD : Meetings-Free Software Development Methodology (February 11, 2016)

XDSD is the first and the only team on the market that is creating software products in remotely distributed teams of freelancers, without using any meetings, chats, phone calls or emails. Our unique lightweight process called XDSD allows us to manage programming activities in micro-tasks of 30 minutes size. This is the next generation of Agile. We're taking programming to the next level, where there are no overtime, frustration, missed deadlines, broken builds, low quality or unhealthy competition between engineers. There will be a number of practical examples to demonstrate XDSD in action.

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Guy Kawasaki: ‘How to Publish a Book’

By Lesya Pishchevskaya
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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.

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The Entrepreneurs Club (TEC) : Steven Blank New Book Presentation

Steve Blank is one of the rule-breakers of Silicon Valley, a co-founder of 8 startups, a lecturer at Stanford and UC Berkeley, named one of the 10 influencers of Silicon Valley, author of two books -- Four Steps to Epiphany and The Start-up Owner's Manual, and the originator of the "customer development" methodology for getting a technology startup off the ground.

For full presentation video check http://www.tecglobal.org/tec_20120503_video

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TEC World Leaders Series : Marten Mickos, MySQL/Eucalyptus/Nokia

Marten Mickos currently is the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, the leader in open source cloud computing. Also, he has recently been nominated for the board of Directors of Nokia Corporation.

As the CEO of MySQL AB for seven years, Marten grew that company from a garage start-up to the second largest open source company in the world. After the acquisition by Sun Microsystems of MySQL AB for $1bn, he served as Senior Vice President of Sun's Database Group.

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TEC World Leaders Series : Steve Blank Presents his New Book! (May 3,2012)

Steve Blank is one of the rule-breakers of Silicon Valley, a co-founder of 8 startups, a lecturer at Stanford and UC Berkeley, named one of the 10 influencers of Silicon Valley, author of two books -- Four Steps to Epiphany and The Start-up Owner's Manual, and the originator of the "customer development" methodology for getting a technology startup off the ground.

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TEC Panel on Entrepreneurship (Dec 6,2011)

Participants:
Mike Cassidy, built and sold 4 companies -- Stylus Innovations, Direct Hit (built in 500 days and sold for $532M), Xfire, and Ruba (sold to Google)
Stan Chudnovsky, sold 2 companies, one for over $100M
Alex Miroshnichenko, serial entrepreneur, CTO, Virsto, the "hottest" startup in the Valley

Moderator: Ilya Strebulaev, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

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TEC Fireside Chat with Vlad Shmunis, CEO, RingCentral (Feb 8,2012)

Vlad Shmunis is one of the most successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs of Russian origin. He was recently named as one of 25 technology innovators by the World Economic Forum in Davos. Learn how to bootstrap, make your company grow, get funded -- over $50M in total - by such top funds as Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, DAG Ventures and Scale Venture Partners, and manage more than 300 people. Demonstrating a unique mix of technical vision, marketing and business acumen, Vlad is building this company to become the industry leader, and is willing to share his experience with you.

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Heidi Roizen Venture Partner DFJ at Stanford University

Heidi Roizen, one of the leading VCs in Silicon Valley, first looks for size of opportunity in startups and at the people who are developing it.

Interview by Angelika Blendstrup

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