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Elevator Pitch to Adeo Ressi, CEO, Founder Institute

Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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Do you have an idea for a startup, but don't know  if that idea  is worth pursuing full time? 


Would you like to get feedback on your  business model and startup  pitch from a Silicon Valley veteran and pitch expert?


If so,  join us for this event featuring one of the iconic personalities of the  Silicon Valley ecosystem.


Adeo Ressi is an 8X entrepreneur, founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, and founding member of TheFunded.com. At this collaborative, hands-on workshop, Adeo will discuss the elements of a good startup idea, and show you  step-by-step how to deliver a  successful  startup pitch. 


After a brief presentation, Adeo will listen to short startup pitches from the audience and provide  candid feedback to pitchers on both the viability of their  business models and the effectiveness of their pitches  - while providing them with specific recommendations on how to improve.


Potential pitchers will be selected from a pool of applicants to pitch on stage to Adeo before a live audience. 


If you would like to pitch, please complete the  application below as soon as possible: 




During the networking portions of the event, there will be startup demo tables and tables for startup service providers.

If you  are a startup and would like a space on a demo table, or  you are a startup service provider and would like a sponsor table,  please send an email message to:





6:00 pm to 7:00 pm    Check In,  Food, Demo Tables, Networking

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm    Program

8:30 pm to 9:30 pm    Networking


About Our Speaker:

Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder InstituteAdeo Ressi is the Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, an entrepreneur training and startup launch program that has helped start over 1000 companies across six continents.

 He is also the Founding Member of TheFunded.com, an online community to research, rate, and review VCs. The Institute is the eighth start-up that Adeo has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating.  

Adeo is regarded as a worldwide expert on early-stage startups and venture capital, with numerous appearances in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Time Magazine, Entrepreneur, CNN, and more.

Have questions about Elevator Pitch to Adeo Ressi, CEO, Founder Institute? Contact Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

When & Where

Silicon Valley Innovation Center
3200 Coronado Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley -- the innovation capital of the world. Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".

We are a community of entrepreneurs, technologists, academics, financial professionals, business writers, venture capitalists, investors, attorneys, consultants, and corporate executives.

We meet regularly to share resources, exchange ideas, and network. We participate in both on-line and off-line events.

Our events feature expert speakers, networking opportunities, collaboration, community, and fellowship.

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