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6th Annual Summit on Entrepreneuship and Innovation

  • San Jose City Hall Rotunda 200 East Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA, 95113 United States (map)

6th Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The 6th 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. Workshops cover a wide range of topics with simultaneous translation in Spanish and Vietnamese to expand access to the event even further.

            Conference Agenda

8:00 - 8:30   Registration, Networking, and Exhibits

8:30 - 9:30   Welcome and Keynotes

Mayor Liccardo –City of San Jose
Damien Hooper-Campbell – Chief Diversity Officer at eBay
Trami Cron – Owner, Chopsticks Alley

9:30 - 10:00  Break Networking and Exhibits

10:00 - 12:15 Workshops (subject to change)

Thông dịch qua tiếng Tây Ban Nha và tiếng Việt

Traducción de Talleres a Español y Vietnamita

Access to Capital - Explore funding options for starting and taking an existing small business to the next level with speakers from:  Wells Fargo, Small Business Development Center, Silicon Valley, Kiva and Meriwest

Real Estate Basics for Small Business - Understand how to get the best deal to help your business thrive 

Selling Services and Products to Government and Large Companies - Discover how to make the leap to selling to big customers

Social Media and Branding - Expand your business by attracting new customers and clients

Manufacturing: From Garage to Giant - Find ways to take your company from small to large by protecting your Intellectual Property and leveraging the local manufacturing ecosystem. 

Restaurant Permitting - Avoid common restauranteur mistakes and take advantage of programs from the City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara to get up and running faster.

Library Resources for Startups - Leverage resources at your local library or online to plan or expand your business

12:15 - 12:30 Break Networking and Exhibits
12:30 - 1:30 Bonus Sessions

Recent Changes to Business Regulations - Find out more about: Business Tax, Minimum Wage  and Opportunity to Work

Validated Parking is available to attendees parking below City Hall (enter from 6th St.) or at the 4th St. Garage at the corner of San Fernando and 4th St. Attendees are also encouraged to use public transit.

Earlier Event: April 27
Silicon Valley Business XPO
Later Event: May 11
Small Business Marketing