Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation – San Jose – May 6

Kevin Dean will be speaking at the 5th Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit in San Jose, CA on Friday May 6.  Here is some information about it.  If you have a small business and are interested in topics from technology to marketing to funding, this is a great event!

“National Small Business Week:
Celebrating the  American Dream
In a Diverse Community”

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Date:  Friday, May 6th, 2016

Time:  8:00AM – 1:30PM

Location:  San Jose City Hall Rotunda

The 5th Annual Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation brings together Silicon Valley business and City leaders, assistance organizations, and entrepreneurs to encourage business growth in Silicon Valley.  The addition of workshops with simultaneous translation in Spanish and Vietnamese expands the event’s appeal even further.

Register today for this FREE event and discover new tools and perspectives to allow your company to grow.

 

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Conference Agenda

 

8:00 – 8:30 Registration, Networking, and Exhibits Refreshments will be available on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Rotunda from 8:00am until 12:15pm.
8:30 – 9:30 Welcome and Keynotes Mayor Liccardo – City of San Jose
Board President Cortese – County of Santa Clara
Maria Contreras-Sweet – US Small Business Administration
Andrew Ly – Sugar Bowl Bakery
Maria Castellon – Bench-Tek
9:30 – 10:00 Break Networking and Exhibits
10:00 – 11:00 Workshops Workshops subject to change
Access to Capital – Panel Introduced by Councilmember Khamis Moderated by Small Business Administration
Introduces funding options for startups and taking an existing small business to the next level with speakers from:

  • Wells Fargo
  • Small Business Development Center, Silicon Valley
  • Kiva
  • Opportunity Fund
  • Moderated by the Small Business Administration (SBA)
Understanding Business Dashboards – SCORE
Find out simple measures to keep track of your business’ health
Using Technology and Social Media – SCORE
Social Media and other technology can help you advance your company.  This workshop will provide an overview of current technologies.Kevin Dean – WSI Net Advantage
Borrowing to Expand – SBDC, Wells Fargo; Introduced by Councilmember Jones
This workshop will cover information about what lenders are looking for when considering loan applications from existing businesses. Other resources available for existing businesses looking for funding to expand or solve short-term cash needs will also be covered.
11:00 – 11:15 Break Networking and Exhibits
11:15 – 12:15 Workshops Access to Capital – Panel Introduced by Councilmember Khamis, Moderated by Small Business Administration
Understanding Business Dashboards – SCORE
Using Technology and Social Media – SCORE
Borrowing to Expand – SBDC, Wells Fargo; Introduced by Councilmember Jones
12:15 – 12:30 Break Networking and Exhibits
Downtown Lunch Options
12:30 – 1:30 Bonus Sessions Mentoring Meet Up – Silicon Valley Talent Partnership
Business Tax Modernization Briefing and Feedback Session – Kim Walesh, Director of Economic Development and Doug Whitman Deputy Director of Finance, City of San Jose
Networking

 

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