Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

IDEAS Pitch Tank

  • SJSU Student Union Theatre (Ground Level) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

IDEAS is proud to announce it's first ever Pitch Tank Event! SJSU's brightest student entrepreneurs and ZinnStarter teams will be pitching their startups before a panel of judges. Our judges will consist of IDEAS mentors, professors, and even investors. We hope to show our mentors and outside investors how hard our student entrepreneurs have been working on their startups for the past year through this pitch event. Please join us afterwards for a reception filled with food and networking in the IDEA Lab. 

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Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Pitch Development Workshop

It’s time to compete in the IDEAS Pitch Tank, SVBPC, and maybe even start raising money for your startup – are you ready? Learn how to properly develop a slide deck and verbal pitch for your business by an industry professional who has also been in your shoes before. 

This workshop will consist of understanding the basics of what investors look for in a slide deck, learning the fundamentals of a pitch, and practicing in front of your peers. 

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Apr
12
3:30 PM15:30

End of the Year Showcase

The IDEAS Showcase will bring the top student-led businesses selected by the ZinnStarter Program and our accelerator to showcase their businesses to the San Jose State community. The showcase will feature the university’s brightest students and founders all in one room. The IDEAS startups will have a booth where they'll be demoing their products. Additionally, students will also have the opportunity to network with the diverse student population at SJSU.

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

SWAG! DAY!

COME GET YO SWAG!!

During our General Meeting, we will be passing out IDEAS swag!
Come by to grab your t-shirts and stickers. Swag is for IDEAS Members only, if you're not a member yet, now is the time to sign up and get your swag on!

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Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Early Stage Capital: Bootstrapping, Crowdfunding, & VCA

In order to scale, most businesses need capital. There are a few different ways an entrepreneur can raise money early on in their business venture.

Come to the IDEA Lab and learn from Professor Steve Bennet, a raising capital expert, and professor at SJSU! In this workshop, you'll learn about the different, and best ways you can raise money based on the vision for your business. Learn about bootstrapping, crowdfunding, and raising venture capital. 

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Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Product Exposure & Positioning/Building a Landing Page

Let's face it. Breaking through in today’s market is no walk in the park. Competition is fierce and noisy. Customers are distracted and hard to find. If you don’t want to be ignored, you have to position your brand. 

Come to the IDEA Lab and take part in our Product Exposure/Building a Landing Page workshop where Jenn Mendoza from Cisco will be teaching you how you position your product or service, understand your buyers’, optimize your brand, and most effectively communicate to the marketplace! 

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Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

IDEAS Mentor-Student Networking Event

IDEAS will be hosting a mentor and student networking event so that our mentors can meet all of our wonderful members and student entrepreneurs! All mentors will give an introduction about themselves and take part of a Q&A discussion. After, we'll leave time for a meet and greet networking period. Food will be provided!!

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Radivision Mixer Event

Mona DeFrawi, Founder, and CEO of Radivision, an interactive digital TV and social network world of entrepreneurship will be hosting a fun mixer event in the IDEA Lab to learn more about her new online platform for entrepreneurs! Stop by for a fun and interactive event. Food will be provided!

https://www.radivision.com/index.html

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Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

SVAcademy: Close the Gap Between College and Career

Want a hands on internship in tech that leads to a career at a hot startup?

On February 26th, Rahim Fazal (Inc. Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30, former CEO of Involver acquired by Oracle) will share his secret to fast tracking a high paying business job in tech -- even before you graduate college.

Rahim has helped several San Jose State students get jobs paying $70,000 to 90,000 a year at venture-backed companies like Lever, Apptimize, Contrast Security, Prysm, Evident.io and Qubole.

This IDEAS event will showcase tips and strategies from a four-time founder on how to succeed in business development. A few lucky students will also get the opportunity to receive a $10,000 scholarship to Rahim’s exclusive SVAcademy Business Development Fellowship.

SVAcademy provides recent college graduates with training, internships, connections and jobs with hot startups and NASDAQ-list public technology companies headquartered in Silicon Valley. SVAcademy has recently been featured in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and Fast Company.

This event is open to all SJSU students, but is only limited to 70 students. It will be held in BBC 032 at 6 PM. RSVP today to secure your ticket.

Sign up at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScCZAOADHcWgOuPwzdmdlZDV87hBKbW_s9xWxMnqYVVLIvxnA/viewform

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Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

SVCE Presents: Turning Your Product Into a Successful Company: The Importance of Great UX Design

  • San Jose State University Student Union Theater (Ground Floor) (map)
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The Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship is hosting Turning Your Product Into a Successful Company: The Important of Great UX Design presented by Alfonso de la Nuez, founder, and CEO of UserZoom, serial entrepreneur, digital marketing industry expert, and SJSU alumnus. 

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/svce-eminent-speaker-event-tickets-42977332358

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Customer Development/Sales Workshop Lead By Lloyd Jacob

Most startups fail due to a lack of customers! Lloyd Jacob, entrepreneurship, mentor, and SJSU alumnus will be hosting a workshop on how to interview and sell your product or service to potential customers. Come learn some of the tools and skills needed to get valuable information from potential customers so you can set up your business for success. 

 

 

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Nov
16
5:15 PM17:15

SVA Business Development Speaker Event

Want a hands on internship in tech that leads to a career at a hot startup?

On November 16th, Rahim Fazal (Inc. Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30, former CEO of Involver acquired by Oracle) will share his secret to fast tracking a high paying business job in tech -- even before you graduate college.

Rahim has helped several San Jose State students get jobs paying $70,000 to 90,000 a year at venture-backed companies like Lever, Apptimize, Contrast Security, Prysm, Evident.io and Qubole.

This IDEAS event will showcase tips and strategies from a four-time founder on how to succeed in business development. A few lucky students will also get the opportunity to receive a $10,000 scholarship to Rahim’s exclusive SVAcademy Business Development Fellowship. 

SVAcademy provides recent college graduates with training, internships, connections and jobs with hot startups and NASDAQ-list public technology companies headquartered in Silicon Valley. SVAcademy has recently been featured in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and Fast Company.

This IDEAS event is open to all SJSU students, but is only limited to 50 tickets. To secure your ticket, RSVP here.

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Keynote Speaker: Raymond D. "Ray" Zinn

In collaboration with the SVCE, IDEAS is proud to present:

SJSU alumnus Raymond D. "Ray" Zinn

Ray Zinn is an inventor, entrepreneur, and Silicon Valley's longest serving CEO.

Ray is best known for conceptualizing and inventing the Wafer Stepper and co-founding Micrel Corporation (acquired by Microchip in 2015). He served as Micrel's Chief Executive Officer, Chairman & President between 1978-2015. Ray holds over 20 patents for semiconductor design. He is a prolific writer of blog posts and journal articles, and author of Tough Things First, published by McGraw Hill Education in 2015.

Ray earned a BS in Industrial Management from Brigham Young University and an MS in Business Administration from San Jose State University

- This event is open to the general public and will be held in the SJSU Student Union Theater.

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