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Alligator Zone - Sunnyvale Public Library, Sunnyvale CALIFORNIA


Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Sunnyvale, CA

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AlligatorZone is where kids meet cool startups.  Parents, children and youth can meet and talk to local startup founders in a community-gathering that celebrates entrepreneurship.  Guide the entrepreneurs so they can avoid the metaphorical alligators that can hurt their enterprise.  Steer them successfully across the AlligatorZone and participate in local innovation in a unique and exciting way.  Bring your family along to learn about the local startups' offerings, and share your perspective with the founders in a live interactive exchange.  Let the entrepreneur(s) tap into the collective wisdom of the community!  Here's a link to a report of a recent session in another location.  We encourage kids and youth in the audience to also join the others in asking the entrepreneurs questions about their offerings and voicing their opinions.  For parents, current and future entrepreneurs, please read the philosophy behind AlligatorZone. 

Featured startups and founders:


Jake Heller, Founder, Casetext, which makes understanding the law easier.

Bruce Kim, Founder ExtraMile (, a cloud-based service that helps non-profits and social enterprises amplify their reach and access new supporters with social media.


Parag Tope, Founder, (, a DIY software for staging spaces with simple swipes, serving the real-estate industry.


Sunnyvale Public Library, Sunnyvale, California is supporting Alligator Zone, a concept and program of @SiliconGlades, making it available for free to the entrepreneurs and the community. 

Have questions about Alligator Zone - Sunnyvale Public Library, Sunnyvale CALIFORNIA? Contact SiliconGlades

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Sunnyvale Public Library
665 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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AlligatorZone is where kids get to talk to entrepreneurs and cool startups.  AlligatorZone is a program of SiliconGlades ( being brought to the community with the support of the public library, as a free interactive program to provide much needed support and feedback to the entrepreneurial community.  AlligatorZone will help entrepreneurs obtain direct input from members of the public, especially kids and teenagers.  For those who love jargon, this program is a 'public forum to tap into the wisdom of crowds'.  Literally. 

This program could not have been launched so quickly and efficiently without the generosity and the forward-thinking leadership of the library and their team members who have been providing incredible support, space and promotional efforts.  This would also not have been possible without the encouragement of the leadership and members at entrepreneurship-organizations in the area.

To recommend entrepreneurs who could be featured, please send an email to events [at] siliconglades [dot] com.

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