Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sept 11th: Tahoe Pitch Showcase + Tahoe Pitch Camp

Tahoe Pitch Showcase 


September 11th, 2017, 6pm, Pizza on the Hill in Truckee

A showcase for Tahoe/Truckee entrepreneurs, startups, and founders to present to the community their innovative companies & ideas. Entrepreneurs at any stage, startups, founders, and established businesses are all welcome to apply to present:

Apply to present at Tahoe Pitch Showcase by August 7th:
https://goo.gl/forms/ijyKGPLTZYtcAS1Q2

Tahoe Pitch Camp

August 16, 23, 30, 2017, 6-8pm, Sierra Business Council Office

Tahoe Pitch Camp is a series of workshops presented by Sierra Business Council and is designed for entrepreneurs to hone their skills, learn about successful pitch techniques, and craft a winning pitch.

Taught by SBC’s Kristin York in collaboration with Tahoe Silicon Mountain, participants will hone their presentation skills and information into a five-minute presentation, referred to as a pitch, identifying their value proposition and their organization’s capital needs.

Entrepreneurs at any stage, startups, founders, and established businesses are all welcome to apply for Tahoe Pitch Camp. The series will begin on August 16th and continue on August 23rd and 30th from 6-8pm at the Sierra Business Council Office in Truckee. In addition to the classes, entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of free one-on-one consulting with SBC’s Small Business Development Center staff.


What You'll Learn at Tahoe Pitch Camp


Pitch Deck Overview
What do Investors look for?
Business Plan vs Pitch Deck
Review examples of pitch decks
Business Model Canvas
Proof of Concept/MVP
Go through all 10 slides + Template

Pitch Deck Elements
Clarify Vision & Value Proposition
Define problem & solution
Define Market & Competition
Proof of Concept / Market traction
Revenue Model & Financials
The Deal & exit strategy
Team


The Tahoe Pitch Showcase will feature some of the entrepreneurs from the Pitch Camp.

Sign up for Tahoe Pitch Camp here by August 7th: https://goo.gl/forms/ijyKGPLTZYtcAS1Q2

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

August 14th: How Analyzing Real-Time Energy Data Helps The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Save $300,000+ Per Year


We are pleased to welcome Anna Klovstad to present at Mountain Minds Monday: “How Analyzing Real-Time Energy Data Helps The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Save $300,000+ Per Year”

In 2008, the economy was down and Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) jobs were at stake, so the District asked its staff for ideas to save money.

Anna Klovstad, Sustainability and Project Supervisor at TTUSD, proposed and successfully implemented a real-time monitoring and data analysis system to reduce costs and save jobs, all while contributing to the sustainability goals of the district.
 
Come learn from Klovstad how analyzing the District’s utility usage data, in combination with weather, past performance and other industry data can be used to make money-saving energy decisions, and how students of all ages are involved in the process.

You can learn more about TTUSD’s system here: http://buildingdashboard.com/clients/ttusd/

Mountain Minds Monday will be on Monday, August 14th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders and Holland & Hart LLP.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/TSMEmail

Thursday, June 22, 2017

July 10th: How “Civic Technologies” Can Create Happy Citizens and Improve Local Government


RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/438809923158586/

We are is pleased to welcome Kevin Lyons to present at Mountain Minds Monday: “How Civic Technologies Can Create Happy Citizens and Improve Local Government.”

At a time when citizens’ satisfaction with national and state government is low, there is a need for innovation at the local level to better serve citizens.

Kevin Lyons, serial entrepreneur and a longtime “good governance geek,” is Co-Founder and CEO of Governance Sciences Group, the creator of FlashVote, which helps governments get rapid feedback from busy citizens.

In this interactive discussion, Lyons will present the science of good government and discuss how and why government can end up off track. Learn how the future is bright for fixing these problems with technology all while saving money, providing more value and making citizens happier.

You can learn more about Lyons’ company here: www.flashvote.com

Mountain Minds Monday will be on Monday, July 10th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Holland & Hart LLP, and The Lift.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/TSMEmail

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

June 12th - B Corps: Using Business as a Force for Good™





Maiya Holliday
Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of entrepreneurs and professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Maiya Holliday and Marie Koesnodihardjo to present: “B Corps: Using Business as a Force for Good™” at the Mountain Minds Monday event.

Many businesses already operate using a triple bottom line framework, but consumers don’t necessarily see companies’ environmental and sustainability initiatives as authentic. Come learn how the B Corp certification defines and upholds standards for environmental and social accountability that creates benefit for stakeholders and shareholders and how your company can become a certified B Corp.

Marie Koesnodihardjo
Maiya Holliday, Founder and Technical Lead at Mangrove Web Development, and Marie Koesnodihardjo, Project Manager and B Keeper at Mangrove Web Development, will talk about how your business, whether large or small, can join the growing community of more than 1,600 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and over 120 industries to redefine success in business.

You can learn more about Holliday and Koesnodihardjo here: mangrove-web.com

Mountain Minds Monday will be on Monday, June 12th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Pizza and salad is available for $5. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Holland & Hart LLP, and The Lift.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/TSMEmail

Friday, April 14, 2017

May 8th - Agile Government: How Technological Transformations Shift Organizational Culture


Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of entrepreneurs and professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Rob Klopp to present: “Agile Government: How Technological Transformations Shift Organizational Culture.”


The Social Security Administration delivers checks each week that represent 5% of the U.S. GDP. Come learn how it’s possible to transform an organization with a legacy system into a recognized leader in government technological change.



Rob Klopp, former CIO and Deputy Commissioner of Systems at the Social Security Administration, will turn buzzwords such as agile, cloud computing, and continuous integration into meaningful examples of how a large organization like the Social Security Administration can go through a complete digital transformation in a short amount of time. Learn why true technological change is about more than technology and how shifting organizational culture is critical to success.

You can learn more about Klopp at his blog: https://skylandtech.net/
 
The meeting will be on Monday, May 8th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking.

The event will also be livestreamed and available online as it happens on YouTube: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

This month’s event is sponsored by New Leaders, Holland & Hart LLP, and The Lift.

You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/TSMEmail