Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Jun 11th: Fast Tracking Your Business in a Startup Accelerator



RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/936955819811109/

We are pleased to welcome Allison Clift-Jennings, Adam Kiefer, and Aaron Sturm to discuss their experiences participating in startup accelerator programs.

It’s not easy to get a startup off the ground and highly competitive startup accelerator programs like Techstars and Y-Combinator (whose graduates include Airbnb and Dropbox) have become a way for startups to grow a network, get advice, and receive investment to catalyze their growth.

Join us for a moderated panel discussion with three local founders, Allison Clift-Jennings, CEO of Filament, Adam Kiefer, CEO and Co-founder of Talage, and Aaron Sturm, Head of Business Development for StreamLoan, each of whom has been through two accelerator programs.

Targeting their discussion to both those generally interested in startups and startup founders ready to explore applying to an accelerator, they’ll discuss the pros and cons of startup accelerators, how you get into these highly competitive programs, and what startups can expect to get out of them during these 3-month intensives.

Mountain Minds Monday will be held on Monday, June 11th from 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Pizza and salad are available and we use a pay-what-you-can model ($5 minimum). Before and after the panel discussion, 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, The Lift, Molsby & Bordner, LLP, and Mountain Workspace.

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

June 1-3: Startup Weekend Tahoe

June 1-3, 2018 (Friday evening thru Sunday evening)
(New) Rec Center, 8924 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA


What's Startup Weekend?

At Startup Weekend you'll have the opportunity to build a business with a team you meet at the event over the span of the weekend.

That Sounds Like I Have to Know Something About Business....

Nope! Absolutely no experience in business or startups is necessary. Come ready to learn what it takes from fellow participants and our team of mentors, who will guide you through the experience. 


Who Should Sign Up?

Anyone and everyone should sign up for a memorable weekend experience to meet new people, learn something new and create something special.
  • high school students (discounted rate)
  • college students (discounted rate)
  • professionals
  • ski bums 
  • retirees
  • anyone, seriously!
While no particular skills are required (we'll teach you!), definitely join us if you have experience in:
  • graphic design
  • programming
  • marketing
  • business
  • entrepreneurship
  • project management
  • writing
  • public speaking

Is it Just for People in Tech?

No, far from it! It's for everyone!


Why Should I Participate?

While you get the opportunity to build a startup at Startup Weekend, which is exciting, challenging and fun, the event is about so much more than that. 

Most attendees are there to connect with other people, learn about what it takes to create a business and be a part of something they've never tried before. This event is for anyone who wants to learn from our incredible mentors, and have fun, whether you want to start a company now, in the future, or never.

You'll be a part of the movement to diversify our local economy to make it easier for us all to live, work, and play in Tahoe.

Join us!

What If I'm Not Sure?

Do it!  Be Sure! Really though, if you have questions we're friendly!

Come meet other participants at our happy hour on May 24th, 5-7:30 pm at The Lift, 12242 Business Park Drive, Suite 19, Truckee, California 96161 (scroll down for more info).

You can always send us a line at: truckee@startupweekend.org 


Register Now

This event sold out last time, so get your tickets now!

And since you're receiving this email, that means you get a coupon code!

Coupon Code: TSM2018
Price with coupon code: $79.20
Student price with coupon code: $40

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May 14th: Keep Your Data Private in the Age of Facebook and Equifax Breach

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/908090039369541/


We are pleased to welcome Laura Louthan to present at Mountain Minds Monday: “Keep Your Data Private in the Age of Facebook and Equifax Breaches”

With cybersecurity and privacy issues regularly making headlines, privacy concerns have come to the forefront of our digital lives. Yet, most people don’t understand how their data is being used and how to protect themselves and their business.

Laura Louthan, cybersecurity and information technology expert and Founder of Angel Cybersecurity, will go over common pitfalls that could leave us unprotected from a malicious attacker or allow us to unknowingly give up our private data.

Louthan will touch upon how leaving ourselves vulnerable can impact both individuals and organizations and provide simple recommendations we can all implement right now to better protect our private data.

Mountain Minds Monday will be held on Monday, May 14th from 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Pizza and salad is available and we use a pay-what-you-can model ($5 minimum). 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, The Lift, Molsby & Bordner, LLP, and Mountain Workspace.

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

Monday, March 26, 2018

April 9th: Virtual Reality: The Path to the Future



We are pleased to welcome Michelle Rebaleati to present at Mountain Minds Monday: “Virtual Reality: The Path to the Future”

Though perhaps most well-known for its applications in the entertainment industry, virtual reality has the potential for much deeper and life-changing impacts.

Michelle Rebaleati, Multimedia Production Specialist at the University of Nevada, Reno, will explain how through using virtual reality, people can share new perspectives and access experiences they might not have otherwise engaged in.

Come learn how this can help create a culture of innovation and empathy and perhaps you’ll be one of a lucky few who can try out the virtual reality headsets for yourself.

Mountain Minds Monday will be held on Monday, April 9th from 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Pizza and salad is available and we use a pay-what-you-can model ($5 minimum). 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, The Lift, Molsby & Bordner, LLP, and Mountain Workspace.

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, February 20, 2018

March 12th: Running A Global Nonprofit from a Mountain Town




Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of entrepreneurs and professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Maria Tran to present at Mountain Minds Monday: “Running A Global Nonprofit from a Mountain Town”

Haunted by the photo of the body of a 3-year-old refugee washed up on a beach in Greece, Truckee’s Maria Tran decided to do something about it.

First as a volunteer, and next as co-founder of Sea of Solidarity, a nonprofit that supports grassroots humanitarian and educational projects in Greece and Turkey, Tran has taken advantage of technology to save lives, organize relief efforts, raise awareness, and to galvanize people from around the world (including Truckee) to volunteer.

Come hear Tran’s story of running a highly responsive global nonprofit from Truckee, including how she began as a product manager in Silicon Valley and transitioned to Truckee, how she’s been able to involve local students who will be traveling to Greece and how forming partnerships with local entrepreneurs can strengthen Sea of Solidarity’s efforts.

Mountain Minds Monday will be held on Monday, March 12th from 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Pizza and salad is available and we use a pay-what-you-can model ($5 minimum). 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, Molsby & Bordner, LLP, and Mountain Workspace.
You can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook and at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/TSMEmail

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Feb 12th: Why Tahoe Is a Rural Capital Desert and How We Can Change

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/564212370600536/



Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a network of entrepreneurs and professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is pleased to welcome Stacy Caldwell to present at Mountain Minds Monday: “Why Tahoe Is a Rural Capital Desert and How We Can Change”

The Tahoe region attracts the wealthiest people in the U.S., yet is continuously overlooked for large investments and philanthropic funding.

Stacy Caldwell, CEO of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation will introduce the concept of the Tahoe region as a capital desert and explain how our region fits into the broader picture of rural America.

Caldwell will explain how we can identify new streams of capital, take bold approaches to catalyzing innovation and be ready to access new financial resources to transform our area from a capital desert to a thriving and resilient economic region.

Mountain Minds Monday will be held on Monday, February 12th from 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Pizza and salad is available and we use a pay-what-you-can model ($5 minimum). 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


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