21st Century Manufacturing Advanced Technology Trends in Silicon Valley @ Santa Clara Convention Center
May 25 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Explore manufacturing trends in the Bay Area throughout a wide range of industries.


  • City Programs promoting manufacturing
  • IoT in the Industrial Environment
  • BioMedical Disruption in the Valley
  • Robotics/Automation in manufacturing
  • Career fair and mixer with local companies
  • You will hear from government representatives, industry leaders, speakers and panelists.

For more information, go to the Conference Website

Nonprofit Networking Event: The Nonprofit Board @ Silicon Valley SCORE
May 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

This Networking event is designed to cover topics and stimulate discussion on how to improve results with your board. The board may be the biggest key to success for an organization from fundraising, know-how, help in key areas to advice and oversight. We are going to discuss ways to make your board stronger. Be prepared to ask questions and share your knowledge as well as to listen to an expert in the field of nonprofit boards.

Key Topics:

  • Recruiting and Training of board members
  • Criteria for being a board member and expectations
  • How to use board members effectively
  • Where the board should provide critical assistance in running your nonprofit
Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Funding Sources @ San Jose King Library Third Floor, SJPL Works
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

May 31, Session 5: Funding Sources

The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session,
discussions include sources of funds, accounting, the six C’s of credit, banking relations, ratio
analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. At the end of the series, you have all of the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.

Is Small Business Ownership Right for You?
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this workshop we will cover the following topics:

–  Learn the different ownership options, giving you flexibility and the lifestyle you want
–  Learn the differences between starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business, and buying a franchise
–  Diversify your investment portfolio through business ownership
–  Learn about funding options: 401K Rollovers, SBA Loans, Credit Lines, Private Equity, etc.
–  Franchising Myths and misconceptions – Get informed!
–  Discover the reality of creating an asset for your future through a business
–  Personalized Assessments for finding the right business

Starting a Business: Write a Business Plan @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Commit your business idea to paper. It’s the key to Success!

This class is a follow-on and companion to Thinking of Starting a Business.  It walks you through the basics of putting your business idea on paper. It teaches the basic content of what is required and gives you help in thinking through some of the issues. It is aimed at folks who have a feasible business idea and are now ready to think through all of the details. It is the information that you need to attract people, money, and clients but it needs to be written. It helps you to describe your product or service, your market and your potential clients. Going through the Business Plan process reveals to you the strengths and weaknesses of your idea and how to improve it. It gives you the confidence to sell your idea to others. This process forces you to think through the critical issues in an organized way and sharpen your business skills. The business plan will help you prepare your roadmap for success.

This class teaches you the key elements of a business plan including:

  • How to find important market and competitive data relevant for your business;
  • How to figure out the unique benefits your business has to offer;
  • How to position your business and develop a realistic sales projection.
Taxes and the Small Business @ Silicon Valley SCORE
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Income Tax Basics for the Small Business

As a small business owner knowing the basics of taxes will help save you money and potentially keep you out of trouble. In this class we will discuss business entities and the different forms for each. We will talk about what is deductible and what is not and where to you use them. How profits and distributions effect your tax bill and many other important subjects that you should know as a business owner.

Key Topics:

  • Choice of business entity
  • The 1st years tax elections and their effect
  • How to deduct assets
  • Deducting your auto
  • The returns that you will need to file
  • The areas that the IRS focus on, should be audited
  • Tax planning techniques
Innovation and Impact Symposium
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

he Innovation and Impact Symposium focuses on emerging technologies in Mobility, Energy and the Built Environment. Join the region’s leaders from the startup, corporate, public and research communities to examine what it takes to integrate and implement solutions for maximum impact.

The Innovation and Impact Symposium, formerly the Connected and Charged Symposium, builds on its history since 2011 as Silicon Valley’s premiere forum for connected transportation, mobility and electrification.

Starting this year, the scope of this forum is expanding to recognize the convergence and interdependence of connected and charged mobility with advances in energy and building technologies. This event will be headlined by several plenaries with notable speakers. The remaining agenda will follow three tracks: Mobility, Energy and The Built Environment. Each track will have three breakout sessions throughout the day. Exhibitor booths will also be featured along the general floor space.