Although social distancing has put a stop to in-person gatherings, you can still find ways to connect with these five events.
Silicon Valley Meets L.A. Tech: Exploring Future Trends & Opportunities
This virtual summit will feature a panel of experts sharing knowledge, expertise and experience on a variety of issues regarding startups, corporations and investors based in Los Angeles, as well providing advice for mentors and organizations who wish to partner with or start their own tech and startup ventures in Los Angeles. In light of COVID-19, experts will also address the impact of the virus on the tech industry and how best to navigate this new normal as an entrepreneur.
Coffee and Conversations in Los Altos
Join the Ethical Cultural Society of Silicon Valley, a charitable democratic fellowship based in San Jose, for a virtual discussion on philosophical topics ranging from the human experience to the pursuit of happiness. Two event hosts will moderate the Zoom conversation, which encourages the free-flowing exchange of ideas in an inclusive and non-judgmental environment.
Businesswomen Stepping Up: Entrepreneur Conference
This three-day entrepreneur conference will feature lectures by seven highly successful businesswomen including Chandra Brooks, the founder of The Powerhouse Academy and recipient of The Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2015 One of the Most influential Women in Silicon Valley award; Tracey Lee Davis, the founder of Zingpop Social Media; and Stacy Weber, the founder of Tru You Training. These powerful speakers will discuss social media marketing, sales tactics, leadership and vision, among other topics. $97-$147
Cocktails and Connections
The professional community Network After Work is hosting a virtual networking session that facilitates a dialogue between business owners, entrepreneurs, executives and career-minded people from the West Coast. Meet industry colleagues and like-minded go-getters to generate ideas, receive feedback and establish useful connections.
San Jose Virtual Speed Dating
The singles night event works just like in-person speed dating. A host will moderate and move participants two at a time into their own private virtual rooms, where they will have seven to eight minutes to get to know each other before moving on. At the end of the night, results are recorded and sent via email. The event offers a chance to meet new people at a time when connecting is harder than ever. $27-$29
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