Silicon Valley Business XPO @ Santa Clara Convention Center
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley is excited to co-host the annual 2017 Silicon Valley Chamber Business XPO, featuring over 100 exhibitors. Learn about their business while networking with other business professionals. Participate in the Passport program to enter for a chance to win prizes from local businesses and organizations! Advance registration is suggested so that you can avoid any delay in getting into the XPO.

6th Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation @ San Jose City Hall Rotunda
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Second Women Empowered Event @ Dr, Martin Luther King Library
May 10 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This event is to help women who are courageous Sponsored By:
enough to choose the difficult but tremendously
rewarding path of business ownership. It is a place for
women in all stages of business to share their
experiences and challenges, learn from others, borrow
ideas, find a mentor and gain faith in their ability to
Agenda includes a keynote presentation by Kristi
Royse, CEO and Founder of KLR Consulting, Open
Networking, Panel Discussions on the different stages
of business led by industry leaders, categorized as,
“Get Started…”, “Get Going!” and “Now What?.”

IDEAS TO ASSETS – A Practical Guide to Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks @ SBDC Silicon Valley
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Volunteer presenter will introduce legal principles and considerations likely to be encounted while converting ideas to assests, requirements and procedures associated with protecting an invention (patent), a work of art (copyrights), and a brand (trademark) and transferring intellectual property rights (either acquiring or conveying ownership or use rights by assignment or license), or dealings with others, such as manufacturers and distributors. Time permitting, enforcing (or defending against) claims of possible infringement will be discussed. This class does not constitute legal advice. Registration required.

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

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.