Thursday, September 3, 2020

September 14: Impact Pricing & Value-Based Pricing Strategies

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Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals is pleased to have Dr. Mark Stiving present on Value Pricing. Stiving will present at the September 14th, virtual Mountain Minds Monday via livestream using the Tahoe Silicon Mountain YouTube Channel and will be discussing the question: “Am I pricing my product or service correctly?”

Stiving discusses impact pricing, the importance of pricing, and will educate us on how to price products to gain the optimum value for a company. Most companies can increase profits immensely by better understanding and implementing value-based pricing, but historically, this is a huge market problem. B2B companies do not always understand value or how to value their product. Stiving is passionate about pricing and education, and will discuss how to properly price a subscription service, which will help to educate the audience on how to see value and price appropriately.
Stiving is the Chief Pricing Educator at Impact Pricing LLC where he educates companies on pricing. The goal of this business is to find ways to help small businesses use pricing to capture more of the value they create. Prior to Impact Pricing, Stiving worked as a speaker and author, an instructor at Pragmatic Marketing, Director of Pricing at Maxim, and Pricing Expert at National Semiconductor. Stiving has a PhD. from UC Berkeley, Hass School of Business, an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Please join us on Monday, September 14, at 5:00 PM online at bit.ly/YouTubeTSM. The event will be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event. Livestream for this event starts at 5:00 PM on bit.ly/YouTubeTSM Or log onto YouTube and search for Tahoe Silicon Mountain.
A suggested donation of $5.00 will help TSM to defray the expenses of live streaming the event. Please donate at www.Tahoesiliconmountain.com
You can find us at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/TSMEmail
A big thank you to our Gold Sponsor Holland and Hart, and our Silver Sponsor MOBO Law.

Monday, August 3, 2020

August 10: Impact of Digital Disruption


Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to host Terry Jones Innovator and Speaker who will present on the impact Digital Disruption is having on businesses and what you can do about it. Jones will present at the August 10th virtual Mountain Minds Monday via livestream, using the Tahoe Silicon Mountain YouTube Channel.

Jones will speak on how digital disruption is growing rapidly and the impact it is having on businesses. Jones will highlight the top 10 technical forces of disruption, and will discuss how to make disruption your catalyst, and innovation your superpower. He will speak on how business models and innovation are created from disruption, how startups are shedding old concepts to create new models, and how to “own the edge”. His fast-paced multi-media presentation style engages audiences and will make the virtual hour fly by.


Jones is managing principal of ON Inc, a consultancy he co-founded to help companies in transition to the digital economy. He is the author of ON Innovation, and Disruption OFF, and is a sought-after keynote speaker. Jones is also the founder of Travelocity, Founding Chairman of Kayak.com, and the former Chief Information Officer of Saber Inc. He also served as the Chairman of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and serves on several boards and as a special venture partner with General Catalyst Partners of Boston.

Please join us on Monday, August 10, at 5:00 PM online at bit.ly/YouTubeTSM. The event will be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event. Livestream for this event starts at 5:00 PM at bit.ly/YouTubeTSM or log onto YouTube and search for Tahoe Silicon Mountain.

A suggested donation of $5.00 will help TSM to defray the expenses of livestreaming the event. Please donate at www.tahoesiliconmountain.com
You can find us at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/TSMEmail

A big thank you to our Gold Sponsor Holland & Hart Foundation, and our Silver Sponsor MOBO Law, LLP.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 13: Minds at Work: How to Keep EVERYONE From “Flipping Their Lid”


Tahoe Silicon Mountain
, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to host Marcia Ramstrom, who will present on Minds at Work: How to De-escalate Conflict and Keep EVERYONE From “Flipping Their Lid”, during the July 13th virtual Mountain Minds Monday via live stream using the Tahoe Silicon Mountain YouTube Channel.

Ramstrom will speak on how to cope with emotions during these tough times. Working under the current strained conditions created by dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic can put even the calmest person at risk of losing it. Understanding the brain under pressure and learning how to calm down the stress response system can help you and those you are working with, regulate the nervous system and remain calm. Knowing when it is beyond your ability to support yourself or others and where to turn for help can be life-saving. The presentation will explain the science behind our stress response system, and how to use nervous systems' relaxation mechanism to manage stress and other emotions.

During this pandemic, it is critical that you recognize what stress looks like, take steps to build your resilience, manage job stress, and know where to go if you need help. Whether you are going into work or working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic has probably changed the way you work. Fear and anxiety about this new disease and other strong emotions can be overwhelming, and workplace stress can lead to burnout, or worse. How you cope with these emotions and stress can affect your well-being, the well-being of the people you care about, your workplace, and your community

Ramstrom has been an educator and mental health clinician for over 30 years. She loves sharing information and resources helping community members increase their mental health literacy and make their lives easier and more enjoyable! Ramstrom received her B.A. from Chico State and her M.S. from University of La Verne.

Please join us on Monday, July 13, at 5:00 PM on line at bit.ly/YouTubeTSM. The event will be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event. Livestream for this event starts at 5:00 PM on bit.ly/YouTubeTSM Or log into YouTube and search for Tahoe Silicon Mountain.

A Suggested donation of $5.00 will help TSM to defray the expenses of live streaming the event. Please donate at www.Tahoesiliconmountain.com
You can find us at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/TSMEmail

A big thank you to our Gold Sponsor Holland and Hart, and our Silver Sponsor MOBO Law, LLP.

Monday, June 1, 2020

June 8: Virtual Mountain Minds Monday - Climate Change and How to Follow Through

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Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to host Dr. John Henry Beyer, who will present on Climate Change: its causes, the severity, and how to help mitigate the impact of climate change. Beyer will present during the June 8th virtual Mountain Minds Monday via live stream using the Tahoe Silicon Mountain YouTube Channel.

Beyer will explain the science behind global warming and climate change in a way that is engaging and understandable. By representing large datasets visually, explaining complex concepts in accessible language, and drawing on psychologists’ research on reactions to disturbing information, Beyer will offer us a path forward under what might otherwise feel like insurmountable challenges.

Beyer received his Ph.D. in Geophysics from UC Berkeley, which led to a management career in geophysical exploration of geothermal energy sources for power generation. Beyer has managed geothermal exploration projects in Japan, Indonesia, and the Azores.

More recently Beyer has been involved in research management, developing technologies to mitigate climate change. At the California Energy Commission Beyer managed research focused on increasing efficiency and reducing emissions from electricity generation systems. At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory he managed research on the geologic storage of carbon dioxide to reduce the carbon dioxide build up in the atmosphere.

Please join us on Monday, June 8, at 5:00 PM on line at bit.ly/YouTubeTSM. The event will be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event. Livestream for this event starts at 5:00 PM on bit.ly/YouTubeTSM Or log into YouTube and search for Tahoe Silicon Mountain.

A Suggested donation of $5.00 will help TSM to defray the expenses of live streaming the event. Please donate at www.Tahoesiliconmountain.com

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

A big thank you to our Gold Sponsor Holland & Hart Foundation, and our Silver Sponsor MOBO Law, LLP.




Tuesday, May 5, 2020

May 11: Virtual MMM - Got Plants? How to use IPIA’s to Improve Water Conservation

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Tahoe Silicon Mountain a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, will host its May Mountain Minds Monday meeting on May 11, via live stream using the Tahoe Silicon Mountain YouTube Channel.

Please join us online at 5:00PM for a presentation by Peter Stock, VP Marketing/Sales Western Region for EnviroTech Soil Solutions, Inc. and the owner of Peter Stock Press Inc. Stock will focus on using Internally Porous Inorganic Amendments (IPIAs) to improve soils water holding ability, such that 20-30% less irrigation may be needed.

Water as a commodity is becoming more precious every day. Reducing water use and eliminating runoff are two key areas of importance for the Lake Tahoe basin. Stock will present on how IPIAs can be used in all soil conditions to allow a better air-water exchange for a more dynamic soil profile that increases water infiltration, water-holding and drainage. Using IPIAs means less water, less runoff, and a healthier lawn or garden.

Please join us on Monday, May 11, at 5:00 PM online at bit.ly/YouTubeTSM


The event will be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event. Livestream for this event starts at 5:00 PM on bit.ly/YouTubeTSM. Or log into YouTube and search for Tahoe Silicon Mountain.

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

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/89675910061

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

April 13: Positive Business Shifts During the Stay at Home Order


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Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, will host its April Mountain Minds Monday meeting on April 13, via livestream using the Tahoe Silicon Mountain YouTube Channel.

Please Join us at 5:00 PM for a presentation that will focus on Positive Business Shifts during the Stay at Home Order.

Several local businesses will join TSM for a discussion on how they have pivoted their businesses to adjust to the stay at home order. Each presenter will share their insights on the impact this sudden and major shift in the world has had on running a small business.

Please join us on Monday, April 13 at 5:00 PM online at bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

The event will be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event. Livestream for this event starts at 5:00 PM on bit.ly/YouTubeTSM.

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

Monday, March 2, 2020

March 9: Exploring the Depth of Chocolate

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Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to welcome Krysta Bea Jackson who will present on the intricacies and creativity that go into making chocolate.

Jackson will take a deep look into chocolate, one of the world’s most interesting and tasty delicacies. She will discuss the best ingredients, the history, gender studies of chocolate, and the economics of the industry.

Jackson is the creator and owner of Sugar Love, founded in 2015, a company that prides itself on creating imaginative chocolates to always bring you something new to experience. Jackson is the lead organizer for Startup Weekend Reno and 1 Million Cups Reno and has been involved in multiple organizations promoting entrepreneurship in the region.

Jackson was awarded the 2016 Faculty Advisor Special Recognition Award from the Governor’s Cup. In 2018, she received the Swimming Upstream award from the Nevada Business magazine which recognizes women business owners. She likes to sum it up as, “I’m a nerd for business.”

Please join us on Monday, March 9 at Alder Creek Cafe, located at 15275 Alder Creek Road in Tahoe Donner, Truckee. Registration begins at 5:30pm. Dinner will be 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 available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event: bit.ly/YouTubeTSM

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