IDEAS, Associated Students, and Startup Grind SJSU are collaborating to host a day-long event called Innovation Celebration! This event is meant to recognize the innovative culture our students bring to SJSU and to the heart of Silicon Valley. Stop by and witness innovation fueled by students.
Have you wondered what a virtual assistant is? If you value the power of your brand, want to reduce your stress, release your time to start growing your business and let someone else take up the slack then it’s time to take action and start understanding the power of a team by learning value of virtual assistants. Sam Kabert, also known as SwagSam is the Founder of WhatUp Silicon Valley, a podcast that brings the latest South Bay news in business, sports, networking, and innovation. Sam has worked with virtual assistants in his businesses and has even written a book on this subject.
For more info about WhatUp Silicon Valley check out their website at: https://whatupsv.com/
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.
Join us to learn the in’s and out’s of what it takes to write an effective business plan for your company as well as to prepare for San Jose State’s annual Business Plan Competition in May!
Tony Vega, IDEAS Mentor and Co-Founder of Brilliant Technologies will be leading this workshop. Make sure to bring your laptops and business plan drafts!
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 the basics of the VC world from Professor Steve Bennet, a venture capital expert! 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.
The collab event will include a workshop on the basics/process of programming and designing a game! Afterwards, we'll have a workshop on how to market/pitch your product and bring it to the market. Make sure to stick around till the end as we'll be having PIZZA, use the VR set and play other games in the IDEA Lab!
It’s almost 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. Lloyd Jacob, an experienced entrepreneur and IDEAS mentor will be leading this hands-on and valuable workshop!
Eric Migicovsky, General Partner at Y Combinator and founder of Pebble Technology will be speaking about entrepreneurship and the world of venture capital. Y Combinator is one of the most well known and successful startup accelerators in the world and has helped launch companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, DoorDash, and more!
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 & Positioning Workshop where an IDEAS mentor will be teaching you how you position your product or service, understand your buyers’, optimize your brand, and most effectively communicate to the marketplace!
Join us to learn more about IDEAS, San Jose State’s premier startup accelerator for student entrepreneurs! Be ready hear about some of the current startups within IDEAS, network and meet students, join a team, and if you’re up for it, pitch your startup idea!
Join us to hear from Eric Migicovsky, Partner at Y Combinator, talk about Y Combinator, share some funding tips, and more. Y Combinator is one of the most well known funding and accelerator programs for early stage startups. Eric focuses on finding, funding and helping great founders. He also founded Pebble Technology which was backed by YC.
IDEAS and SHRM are collaborating to host a negotiation workshop this Thursday at 6 PM in the Student Union 1A Room. Come and learn how to master a skill vital to your future success. RSVP at this link below:
Join us to hear Angela Tran Kingyens, General Partner at VersionOne, speak on "VC101: Where & Why I'd Invest". Angela will share her investment philosophy and offer tips to entrepreneurs on how and when to pitch their startup ideas to venture capitalists.
Most startups fail due to a lack of customers! An IDEAS mentor 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. Professor Joe Giglierano and David McFeely will be leading the workshop!
Join us to hear entrepreneurial couple, Atiq Raza and Nandini Saraiya, speak on "Startups that Change People's Lives".
Atiq is Chairman & CEO of Virsec, a next generation cybersecurity company, and Chairman, Peernova, a company using blockchain technology for banking applications. He is a semiconductor industry veteran, who has held senior leadership positions in numerous companies over the past 37 years. He founded Raza Microelectronics, which was acquired by NetLogic. Prior to that, he was President & COO of AMD. Atiq has been on the boards of several successful startups including Magma, Mellanox, Siara, SiByte, and VxTel. He holds a Master's degree in Material Sciences & Engineering from Stanford University, and Bachelor's degrees in Physics & Philosophy (Punjab University) and Electrical Engineering (University of London).
Nandini is a jewelry designer and founder/owner of Reveti Jewelry. She broke the shackles of an arranged marriage to gain a degree in Computer Science from San Jose State University against overwhelming odds. Upon graduating from SJSU, she joined Hewlett Packard. While building her career at HP, Nandini realized that her true passion was jewelry design. Under the guidance of her mother, who had retired from a long career in jewelry design at a famous European design store, Nandini began to explore her creative artistry in designing jewelry that earned her international acclaim. She went on to start Reveti Jewelry, which has become a trademark of taste and prestige.
Learn more at http://www.sjsu.edu/svce/events/
Call for Code is a challenge that asks developers to create AI, Cloud, Data, IoT, or blockchain solutions for global disaster relief. Hardware projects are highly encouraged. This joint project supports the UN Human Rights office and The International Network of The American Red Cross, and is being sponsored by IBM. IDEAS is collaborating with the Colleges of Business and Engineering, other student orgs, and startup sponsors to host our own Call for Code event at SJSU as a two-day hackathon.