HighTech

——————————————————--—-——————————————————-
UPCOMING BAY AREA STARTUP EVENTS
——————————————————————————————————————-

STARTUP EVENT DISCOUNTS:

50% off Crash Course in HTML5 and Backbone.JS
January 11, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Hacker Dojo, Mountain View

Want to learn the basics of of rapid development of a web application? Interested in being able to build your own app? Would you like to understand the future of technology using HTML 5 and Backbone JavaScript? Would you like to will be able to communicate with developers? Well then this crash course is for you.  Learn more at http://codinghouse.co/events-2/ and use code “HALF-OFF-WWF” for 50% off.
January 14th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton, 379 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto
This is Founders Space’s much anticipated “Myth Busters” Event!  It will be a packed house with plenty of drinks, food and networking.  What you believe about fund raising isn’t necessarily true.  Find out what the biggest myths are when closing a Round, negotiating with VCs, assigning Board Seats, and setting Liquidation Preferences.  Learn more athttp://www.foundersspace.com/answers/myth-busters-funding-facts-fiction/ and use code “25_PERCENT_OFF

 

$5 off Designers + Geeks
January 16th, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Yelp HQ, San Francisco

On the surface, content is king online. But digging deeper into the underbelly of the web reveals a complex ecosystem of communication and contribution that shapes the web and how we interact with it. What lessons can we learn from the web’s inner workings as we move to a mobile-driven, multi-device internet? Luke will not only lift the covers on where we need to focus our efforts but share lots of practical advice on how as well.  Learn more https://designers-geeks-sanfrancisco-20140116-ww.eventbrite.com and get $5 off with “WWFiver

30% off boostrapLIVE 2014
January 22nd 7pm-10pm
620 Folsom St, CA 

Starting a company is all about raising money RIGHT??! Nope! Hear live lessons from our panel of top entrepreneurs who bootstrapped their companies from Zero to $30 million in revenue. Featuring: Andrew Warner, Chris Herndon, Neville Medhora and Nikhil Arora.  Learn more athttp://bootstraplive.com/ and use code “studysoup” for 30% off.

20% off SFActivate 
January 30, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Digital Garage, 717 Market Street, SF

SF Activate Series is a monthly community event for IT security and operations practitioners, developers, and decision makers. The event will feature short presentations by industry leaders, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and ample  time for networking.  20% Discount to the first 60 people! Proceeds go to charity!
https://sfactivate.eventbrite.com/?discount=FNCS2133445

10% off Startup Grind Conference
February 4 – 5, 10:00 – 6:00p
Computer History Museum, Mountain View

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.  Their annual conferences bring together hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the world for two days of seminars, classes, and discussions.  Learn more athttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-grind-2014-tickets-8311605235 and use code “StartupMontlySUG” for 10% off.

33% off AlwaysOn Venture Summit
February 13, 9:00a – 6:00p
Draper University, San Mateo

Venture Summit Silicon Valley is the premier annual gathering of the brightest minds and top entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate players in the Global Silicon Valley. This one-day exclusive event treats attendees to a high-level debate and discourse on top trends and opportunities in the booming digital media and entertainment and on-demand and cloud computing sectors. Learn more and get your discount here.

20% off Startup Marketing Conference 2014
March 27th 8:30am – 9:00pm
RocketStudios (344 Pine St.)

Introducing the largest social media and digital marketing education event for entrepreneurs and startups. The conference features 7 sessions and discussion panels covering the foundational best practices, case studies and new trends in digital marketing, customer development and growth hacking optimized for startups and small businesses.  Learn more and register with code webwallflower to save 20% off admission at http://bit.ly/1fdTpsP 

OTHER COOL STARTUP EVENTS:

SF Beta: Future of HR
January 8th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
111 Minna Gallery, SF

As Silicon Valley’s hiring boom shows no sign of slowing, it’s time to refocus on HR like never before.  Join hundreds of founders and community leaders at #sfbeta :: The Future of HR, Presented by SmartRecruiters.  Connect with people from GigaOm, Yelp, Google, ZenDesk, CrunchFund, Evernote, Bessmer Venture Partners, Palantir, Meraki, and more — all of whom are already on the list.   Learn more at http://sfbeta.comBrainstorming Puzzle Fuel for Enterprise Developers
January 23rd, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Mocana Corp, 710 Sansome St., SF

Mocana meet-ups are all about building community, having fun, and encouraging mobile app developers to try out the Mobile App Protection Developer Platform for free. There will also be guest speakers, yummy food, puzzle giveaways and great guests!  Sign up athttp://www.meetup.com/Secure-Enterprise-Developer-Program/events/154814172/She’s Geeky Bay Area 2014
January 24 – 26, 8:15am – 6:00pm
Microsoft Silicon Valley, 1065 La Avenida St, Mountain View

Join us for She’s Geeky Bay Area 2014! She’s Geeky is the premier networking conference for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  We have hosted 11 successful events in the last six years around the country, inclusive of women of all ages who self-identify as geeks. We attract women from a broad spectrum of technological specialties, professions, industries, levels of expertise, and across generations.  Learn more at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shes-geeky-bay-area-2014-tickets-9193673525

Founder Dating Application
Deadline: January 27th

For those of you starting or thinking about starting your next company, you should know about a network that’s bringing together like-minded entrepreneurs, FounderDating. FD (no, it’s not romantic) is an invite-only, online network for entrepreneurs to start side projects & connect with cofounders. They are known for having high caliber people (everyone is referenced/screened), 50% engineers, and incredible reach (the network spans N.America, Israel and London).  Their next deadline to apply is Dec 1st, so check it out athttp://members.founderdating.com/application/?s=webwall

Data Privacy Trends 2014
January 30th,  5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
SF Marriott Union Square, San Francisco

Managing privacy practices isn’t about having your attorney draft a privacy policy and periodically auditing your data practices to make sure you don’t need to update that privacy policy anymore. Today, companies need to have a clear understanding of the data they collect online via sites, apps and ads, as well as what they collect offline in stores, call centers, and CRM systems.  Don’t miss this up-to-the minute conversation about emerging trends and strategies to get ahead of privacy requirements and needs.  Learn more athttp://transition.churchillclub.org/eventDetail.jsp?EVT_ID=1004

Apps World North America 2014
February 5 – 6th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Moscone Center West, San Francisco

The global multi-platform event Apps World show will be returning to San Francisco for two days of engagement and high level insight and discussion around one of the largest growing industries – apps.  There are 5 free developer workshops happening on the expo floor and innovative new start ups can apply for a free start up stand at the show on the expo floor – visit the website for more details!  Learn more at http://www.apps-world.net/northamerica

T-Group Weekend for Startup Leaders
February 7 – 9th, various times
San Carlos

Anyone who leads a startup knows just how emotionally challenging it can be to manage and motivate a diverse, fast-growing team. And while there is no quick or easy way to “hack” the emotional intelligence required to lead a startup, a T-Group weekend will give entrepreneurial leaders like you a chance to raise your self-awareness and develop more effective interpersonal skills over the course of a single weekend. Applications for the next T-group weekend in Feb are due Jan 13th. Learn more at http://www.tgroupsforstartups.com/ 

February 14, 2014
Various SF Locations
Learn to build your technical product using lean methodologies in our Lean Product Development course. This is an 8-week online course that  is taught in real time by star instructors such as the founding engineer of Mint.com, Poornima Vijayashanker and Amazon Best-selling “Design for Hackers” author, David Kadavy amongst others. The course will begin with your idea which is later refined into a product. The course will be offered in February, 2014. Scholarship opportunities are also available.  Learn more at http://femgineer.com/learn/lean-product-development/
February 24 – 26
San Francisco Design Center Concourse
The 7th annual LAUNCH Festival is coming up in San Francisco, February 24-26. Join the largest live audience in technology, watch the next Dropbox, Yammer or Mint launch on stage, and learn about building great startups! They’re offering 200 free tickets to WebWallflower readers. Just use the code webwallflower here http://launch.ticketleap.com/launch-festival-2014/to register for a Builder pass.  More info coming soon: http://hackathon.launch.co/500 Startups’ COMMERCISM Conference
March 21, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Microsoft, Building 1, Mountain View

COMMERCISM is a 1-day conference about innovative tactics and strategies for building online companies in the commerce
space. Bringing together startups, investors, platforms, services, press and influencers, we’ll feature real-world case studies and discuss new models, platforms, tools, and players that are changing the game forever. For more information, visit http://commercism.co/.Startup Marketing Conference 2014
March 27, 8:30am – 6:00pm
RocketStudios 344 Pine St. SF

Introducing the largest social media and digital marketing education event for entrepreneurs and startups. Due to unprecedented demand, Startup Socials has partnered with the Online Marketing Institute and leaders growth experts to create an educational event solely focused on user acquisition and retention. Proven digital marketing strategies will be amplified by cases successful in leveraging growth hacking techniques.  Learn more athttp://www.startupmarketingconf.com/

Marketing Tools Showcase
March 27, 2014 6pm -10pm
RocketStudios 44 Pine St. SF

In conjunction with the long-awaited Startup Marketing Conference, Markting Tools Showcase is the largest in its class and is dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs and marketing professionals with tools and solutions for today’s startup marketing challenges.  Learn more athttp://www.startupsocials.com/marketing-tools-showcase.html

Founders Space
Founders Space brings together founders, angels, VCs, advisers, and innovators to help start-ups rock the world. You can ask questions, join a Founders Round Table, tell your story, or become an Adviser. Visit http://FoundersSpace.com