San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event is sponsored by Elance.
This event is free to attend.
Find the freelance tech talent you need for your startup, or find gigs as a tech freelancer.
During the networking session, there will be startups on hand displaying their products.
If you would like to have a spot at a table to demo a product, please send an email to:
Learn best practices for building and running your business in the talent cloud.
Bootstrapping a startup business is challenging. The advent of the "talent cloud" has enabled entrepreneurs to take advantage of global talent and accelerate the growth of their enterprises like never before.
Our speaker will discuss the following:
1) online freelancing options for techies
2) how entrepreneurs can leverage online talent pools to accelerate the development of their startup and maximize ROI
3) the range of projects online freelancers work on for entrepreneurs
4) what skill sets are in highest demand
5) how online freelancers are hired and managed
6) a case study of a hybrid organization combining online and on-site staff
About Our Speaker:
Vice President, Category Management
Ved is responsible for launching and growing the categories of service available on the Elance platform. Prior to this role, Ved built and led the product management team and the online marketing team. Ved joined Elance at the company's inception and has helped the company grow from zero customers to over $700 million in online payments.
Ved holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA in Computer Science and Philosophy from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Networking, Startup Demo Tables
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Speaker Presentation, Announcements
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Networking
There will be time set aside for "lightning announcements".
Enjoy food and refreshments courtesy of Elance.
Some lucky attendees will go home with some great door prizes.
When & Where
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.
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