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The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 11,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 60 chapters across 17 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

The foremost and most widely known event that TiE hosts is TiEcon, which is the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs. TiE also hosts a wide range of programs events catering to various industry verticals, educational events hosted by TiE Institute, TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) program to foster entrepreneurship in our youth, and TiE Women’s Forum for empowering women entrepreneurs.

Besides its flagship event, TiEcon, TiE has a wide range of programs including Special Interest Groups (SIGs), TiE Institute, TiE Young Entrepreneurs, Billion Dollar Babies, and more.

Date: May6 & 7, 2016

Time: 8am - 6 pm

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Pkwy Santa Clara, CA 95054

Register Here.

 


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TFG Advance | TBA

Join us for a half-day workshop offered exclusively to TFG Clients. In an intimate setting, you’ll have preferred access to TFG’s specialty advisors as they discuss topics such as positioning your company, funding your startup, and IP considerations for your business strategy

More info: tfgadvance.eventbrite.com




PAST EVENTS


Expanding Global Sales in Europe: How to Maximize IPR Protection, Cross-Border Licensing and International Trade Shows to Grow Profits

Date: December 7th, 2015

Time: 1-3pm

Location: USPTO-Silicon Valley Office, 26 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112.

Register here.

Speakers:

Joanne Vliet, U.S. Commercial Service-Silicon Valley Patent Regime in Europe, Madrid Protocol for Trademarks, and US-Europe IPR Issues,
John Cabeca, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office-Silicon Valley Cross Border Licensing Between U.S. & Europe,                           Soody Tronson, Licensing Executive Society U.S. Commercial Service Initiatives to Support Intellectual Property-Intensive Exports to Europe,
Bill Czajkowski, Foreign Commercial Service-Warsaw Protecting Intellectual Property at International Trade Shows,                   Markus Schorak, Deutsch Messe International Business Development Opportunities at Hannover Messe (Germany), April 2016,
Aryan Zandieh, Hannover USA Q&A and 1:1 Meetings 

For details and questions please contact:

Shannon.Fraser@trade.gov, 408-535-2757, ext. 106


STLGip and TechLAB Innovation Center are proudly hosting a local competition for InnovateHER 2016.

Date: November 19th, 2015

Location: Santa Clara

Application Deadline: November 15th, 2015

The SBA is looking for innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. To participate in the contest, we are looking for companies that are developing a product or service that meets the following three Challenge criteria:

• Has a measurable impact on the lives of women and families (30%)
• Has the potential for commercialization (40%) and
• Fills a need in the marketplace (30%)

Prizes for Finalist at National Level

Cash prizes totaling $70,000 will be awarded to the three highest-rated contestants in the "final national round" of the Challenge in the following amounts:

For details and registration please see:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovateher-2016-tickets-19066677947


Startup Conference in Silicon Valley

Are you interested in learning about the business tools and resources that can help you launch and run a successful startup? Do you want to know more about intellectual property (IP) rights, and how to incorporate them in your business model? The United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Regional Office in the Silicon Valley is hosting a free one day workshop on October16, 2015, at its newly opened location in San Jose City Hall. This is the ideal conference for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses looking to build out their companies in the heart of America’s innovation ecosystem.

Even in Silicon Valley, where many of the world’s most influential and profitable companies were born, starting a company is still a difficult and daunting task. Knowing how to manage resources, develop and deploy products, and strategically plan for the future are just a few of the skills necessary for maintaining successful business operations. A thorough strategy for managing and leveraging intellectual property (IP) assets is a key component of any businesses strategy, though one that companies often overlook or delay in addressing when developing their business. Studies show over and over the importance of patents and trademarks in attracting venture capitalists and investors. In fact, 3 out of 4 venture-backed firms report that their investors counted the firm’s patents as an important factor in making a funding decision*.

At the Startup conference, you learn about:

  • The different types of intellectual property and how they’re related
  • How to file a Patent or a Trademark Application
  • IP Strategy IS a business strategy – understanding the risks and rewards
  • Licensing strategies
  • Leveraging Local, State, and Federal Resources
  • Business Networking and Relationship Building
  • And much more!

For more information, contact the USPTO at 866-767-3848.

Speakers: http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/SV_bios1.pdf

DateOctober 16, 2015
Time: 8am - 5pm
Location: 26 South 4th Street

San Jose, CA 95113

Registration


Tech Off the Bench: How SBIR grants can bring technology from lab to market

Tech startups, scientists, and engineers are invited to join us for a workshop featuring Dr. Manny Oliver, Director of the SBIR/STTR Programs Office at the US Department of Energy. Dr. Oliver will explain the ins and outs of the SBIR grant process and how to submit competitive proposals. Attendees will also hear from Sandstone Diagnostics founder Greg Sommer about how he used SBIR grants to bridge his tech from the lab to the market.

Sponsors:
TFG and 
i-GATE Innovation Hub

Date: July 28rd 2015
Time: 12 pm – 2:30 pm
LocationInnovate Pleasanton;
4464 Willow Rd. 
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Registration



The Secret to Getting Funded Without Dilution

Tech Futures Group is proud to collaborate with Idea-to-IPO on an educational workshop about grant funding your startup!  Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is the federal government's largest R&D grant program targeted to the small business community.  With $3 billion available annually, the programs are a source of seed capital to help
fund the development of promising new technologies.

Speaker: Charles Eason

Sponsors:
TFG and Idea-to-IPO

Date: July 23rd 2015
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: Parisoma;
169 11th Street, San FranciscoCA
Registration

 


TFG Office Hours | July 21st, July 23rd and Aug 3rd.

Tech Future Group Office Hours brings TFG clients and other tech startups one-on-one access to the entire team of TFG Advisors at no-cost! This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with your favorite advisor, and also explore the expertise of other advisors. 

Grab up to two 45-minute appointments with the
advisors of your choice at tfgofficehours.eventbrite.com

 


SVE South Bay Pitch and Demo Fest

SVE entrepreneurs community for an evening of pitches and learning! Learn valuable skills from our featured speakers on how to grow your companies and make money! We welcome startups to apply, to pitch and meet with our investors and fundable founders. 

Tonight's event is in partnership with the Tech Futures Group. They will answer questions about getting government funding and resources for your startup.

Speaker: Charles Eason


Sponsors:
TFG and SVE South Bay

DateJuly 8th 2015
Time6 pm – 9 pm
Location: Prysm, Inc;
180 Baytech Drive #200, San Jose, CA 


TFG and CCICE Present |
Grants: The Secret For Getting Funded Without Dilution


One of the best-kept secrets for entrepreneurs is the ability to raise non-dilutive financing via government grants. Join TFG alongside the Chamber of Commerce International Consortium for Entrepreneurs (CCICE), TechLAB Innovation Center, and Soody Tronson Law Group for this event to learn about grant funding for your startup.

Speakers
SBIR/STTR Specialist with the Norcal Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Chuck Eason and DNATREK CEO, TFG client, and two-time SBIR grant winner Anthony Zografos

Program Detail:
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration & Networking
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Presentation
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Q & A

Sponsors:
TFGCCICETechLAB, and 
STLGip

DateMay 8, 2015
Time1 pm – 3 pm
Location: TechLAB Innovation Center;
2040 Martin Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Registration


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TFG Office Hours | March 16th - 20th

Tech Future Group Office Hours brings TFG clients and other tech startups one-on-one access to the entire team of TFG Advisors at no-cost! This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with your favorite advisor, and also explore the expertise of other advisors. 

Grab up to two 30-minute appointments with the
advisors of your choice at tfgofficehours.eventbrite.com


Hardware Mentoring Happy Hour

Wednesday, January 29th  |  5:30pm-7:30pm at WeWork Golden Gate

Indiegogo is joining with Tech Futures Group to host a Hardware Mentoring Happy Hour at WeWork Golden Gate to bring together hardware startups and industry mentors. 

The event will run from 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, Jan. 29th. We'll provide beer, pizza, and space to mingle and connect with other Hardware Startups. Our mentors will offer office hours from 6-7pm to consult with hardware startups one-on-one to address specific issues.

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TFG New Applicant Orientation | January 30th

We bring together all applicants for a webinar to learn more about our program and the perks of becoming a client. We chat about: TFG's unique ecosystem, acceptance process, TFG Client Success Stories, and next steps.

More info: tfgorientation.eventbrite.com 

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PARTNER EVENTS

Grants: Getting Funded without Dilution | Feb. 25th 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Tech Futures Group is proud to collaborate with TiE Launchpad on an educational workshop about grant funding your startup!  Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) is the federal government's largest R&D grant program targeted to the small business community.  With $3 billion available annually, the programs are a source of seed capital to help
fund the development of promising new technologies.

Click here to learn more and register: http://sv.tie.org/event/grants-getting-funding-without-dilution/
TFG Clients receive a 50% discount on tickets.  Contact Sarah Dolph sdolph@techfuturesgroup.org for the code.


HardwareCon3 | Feb. 28th - Mar. 1st

HardwareCon3 is an interactive experience designed exclusively for hardware entrepreneurs and structured to help founders catapult their businesses to the next levels of success.  Over the two-day event, participants will interact with subject matter experts running hands-on workshops, attend mentor and funder one-on-one sessions and enjoy content focused building a company to take innovative products to market.

Register here and get 15% off: HardwareCon2015.eventbrite.com



Signature TFG Events


Funding Your Early Stage Tech Company

Our signature event brings together a panel of successful startup founders and angel and VC investors will share their insights to funding an early stage tech company. 

Takeaways: smart funding strategies, opportunities in crowdfunding, and funding insights from angels and VCs.

Next Session: Spring 2014

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