Tuesday, October 29, 2019

November 11th: How Olympians Reduce Injury and Improve Peak Performance

Volunteer and attend free! https://signup.com/go/ZqXeaVN

Improve peak performance
Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to welcome Dr. Barry Triestman D.C. to discuss how to benefit from medical technology used at the U.S. Olympic Center to help with injuries and obtain peak performance.

Triestman will share his experience working with athletes at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, and will educate the audience on the care and technology used to keep the USA’s Olympic hopefuls in tip-top condition and injury free. He will also encourage the audience to employ these techniques in their daily routine to reduce injury and improve their performance.

Dr. Barry Triestman D.C. is a local Truckee Healer and Chiropractor with 30 years of experience. He is master certified in the Active Release Techniques as a “Gold Standard” in soft tissue treatment. Triestman has volunteered at the Olympic Training Center in the Sports Medicine Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO to help hone his skills as a healer.

Please join us at Mountain Minds Monday on November 11th from 6-8pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. 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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October 14th: Unlocking The Mystery Of Coffee

Volunteer and attend free: https://signup.com/go/ZqXeaVN

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/553624378512500/ 

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to welcome a panel of experts, Scott Coleman, David Wilson and Gale Klenk, who will enlighten Tahoe Silicon Mountain on the “Mystery of Coffee”.

The Esteemed Panel will educate the audience on the never-ending mystery that is called coffee, from the sourcing and picking of the bean through the roasting process, to the delivery of the final product. They will also discuss how they provide opportunity for coffee producers who otherwise might not have access to the USA market. The format will be a panel discussion with a period of prepared questions, and then time for questions from the audience.

Klenk is the founder of Sierra Pacific Coffee Roasters and head roaster for Sierra Pacific Coffee Roasters and Twisted Tree Coffee Roasters, Wilson is the director of coffee at Coffeebar, and Coleman is the co-owner Glory Cloud Coffee.


Please join us at Mountain Minds Monday on October 14th from 6-8pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. 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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

This month's Mountain Minds Monday is a Special Event!
(at a different location)

Tahoe Pitch Showcase


Date/Time: September 9
Time: 6-8pm (doors open at 5:30)
Location: Community Arts Center in Truckee
Cost: Pay What You Can

Buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-tahoe-pitch-showcase-tickets-65191357104

Sierra Business Council (SBC) and Tahoe Silicon Mountain (TSM) are excited to announce the return of Tahoe Pitch Camp and Tahoe Pitch Showcase, a series of workshops culminating in a showcase for Tahoe/Truckee entrepreneurs, startups, and founders to present to the community their innovative companies & ideas.

On September 9th at 6pm at the Community Arts Center in Truckee, entrepreneurs will present their pitch deck for the chance to win prizes and receive feedback from an expert panel of judges, as well as the audience of community members.

Tahoe Pitch Camp, a series of workshops delivered by Sierra Business Council, is designed for entrepreneurs to hone their skills, learn about successful pitch techniques, and craft a winning pitch. Taught by SBC’s Kristin York and other seasoned mentors 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. The Showcase will feature the finalists of the entrepreneurs from the Pitch Camp.

Entrepreneurs at any stage, startups, founders, and established businesses are all welcome to apply for Tahoe Pitch Camp and Showcase. In addition to the classes, entrepreneurs are encouraged to take advantage of free one-on-one consulting with SBC’s Sierra Small Business Development Center staff.

Kristin York is director of the Sierra Small Business Development Center, VP of Business Innovation at Sierra Business Council, and a Professor of Sustainable Urban Development and Implementation of Sustainable Business at Presidio Graduate School. Sierra Business Council pioneers innovative approaches and solutions to increase community vitality, economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada.

Tahoe Silicon Mountain is the hub for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, tech and other professionals who live, frequently visit, or own a second home in the Truckee-‐Tahoe region. Find out more here: http://www.tahoesiliconmountain.com/

Sponsor the Pitch Showcase for just $25: http://bit.ly/sponsor25

Our local Truckee/Tahoe/Reno entrepreneurs are coming together to sponsor our 3nd Annual Pitch Showcase. We've set the sponsorship level at just $25 per company, because it is our goal to have a show of force of how many startups we have.

Sponsors are encouraged to submit a logo to be displayed on an Entrepreneur Sponsors slide at the Pitch Showcase.

Don't be left out, commit to sponsoring today!
http://bit.ly/sponsor25

Please Get Your Tickets in Advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-tahoe-pitch-showcase-tickets-65191357104

Supported by:  Town of Truckee, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Nevada County Tech Connection, Plumas Bank, and MOBO Law.


Saturday, July 27, 2019

August 12th: Unhustle and Shift Your Perspective

Volunteer and attend for free: https://signup.com/go/ZqXeaVN

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2557845814265933/

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to welcome Milena Regos who will discuss how to Unhustle. Unhustle is a new way of living. We slow life down, become mindful, take time for ourselves, connect with nature, claim back our lives, dream, create, and achieve bigger things. 

Regos will discuss how by unhustling, we can improve our mind body wellbeing, create extraordinary experiences and meaningful work, claim back our time, and shift our perspective to redefine success. Regos believes in living an Unhustled way of life. It’s a lifestyle design and human movement base upon the following four pillars:


● Mindbody wellbeing 
● Experiences 
● Digital wellbeing 
● Shift your perspective 

Regos is the Cofounder of the Unhustle, and works as an Entrepreneur, Lifestyle Designer, Marketer, and is a Certified Human Potential Coach.

Please join us at Mountain Minds Monday on Monday August 12 th from 6-8pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner located at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. 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 

Monday, June 24, 2019

July 8th: Mitigating Climate Change, How Truckee Locals Are Helping

Volunteer and attend for free: https://signup.com/go/ZqXeaVN

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to welcome Deirdre Henderson and Matt Tucker who will present on how Truckee locals are working to mitigate climate change.

Henderson and Tucker will discuss the different actions being taken both nationally and in the local community to help address climate change, and let the attendees know how they can help.

Henderson is the founder of the North Tahoe chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and is co-chair of 100% Renewable Truckee, the citizens’ group that initiated the Town of Truckee’s 100% renewable resolution. She sits on the Climate Action Subcommittee of the Truckee’s General Plan Advisory Committee. Tucker is the Citizens’ Climate Lobby liaison to California District 4's member of congress Tom McClintock and is the co-lead of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Outdoor Industry Action Team.

Please join us at Mountain Minds Monday on Monday July 8th from 6-8pm 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 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

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

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

Thursday, May 23, 2019

June 10: Locomotives Past & Future


Volunteer and attend for free: https://signup.com/go/ZqXeaVN

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to welcome Jerry Blackwill to present on Locomotives Past & Future.

One hundred fifty years ago railroad locomotives were complex mechanical machines powered by steam. Today that has been replaced by diesel electric or purely electric. And in the future, the world is moving toward high speed rail, vacuum tubes and mag-lev propulsion.

Jerry Blackwill is president of the Truckee Donner Railroad Society, board member of the new Museum of Truckee History, and member of Truckee's planning group for the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike. He has done research and made presentations about the transcontinental railroad, the Truckee to Lake Tahoe railroad, and the area logging railroads. He also teaches economics at Truckee’s Sierra College. Previously he was board president of the Sierra State Parks Foundation.

Please join us at Mountain Minds Monday on Monday, June 10th from 6-8pm 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 presentation, there will be time for networking.

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

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

Thursday, May 9, 2019

May 13th: Raising Startup Capital in Tahoe


RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2252628655000784/


Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to welcome Dave Sick to present on Raising Startup Capital in Tahoe.

Come hear first hand the stories and lessons learned from someone who has spent the last three years raising capital and starting and growing a company. Dave also brings a unique perspective of someone who has been on both sides of the table, as previous roles include analyst at a VC fund, small time angel investor, and startup founder. His presentation will cover what you need to be ready to start pitching and how to find capital for your startup.

Dave Sick is the Co-Founder and CTO at Stomp Sessions and a Truckee local. His resume touts Silicon Valley Startups, Marketing and Technology at Booth Creek (acquired by Vail), and Product Management at Clear Capital.

Please join us at Mountain Minds Monday on Monday, May 13th from 6-8pm 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 presentation, there will be time for networking.

This month’s event is sponsored by Holland & Hart LLP and Molsby & Bordner, LLP.

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April 8th: Building Thriving Mountain Town Entrepreneurial Ecosystems




Volunteer and attend free: http://signup.com/go/rWZWPtl
 


We are pleased to welcome Pamela Hurt Hobday and Colleen Dalton to present the key takeaways from the recent Mountain Ventures Summit held in Mammoth, California.

The Summit hosted over 41 mountain town communities aspiring to diversify their towns and grow their middle class and economy with year-round sustainable startups. Hobday will discuss how the 41 mountain towns are taking action to improve their communities. Dalton, who was the keynote speaker at the event, will discuss protecting and measuring the quality of life in mountain towns and Truckee specifically.
Dalton is the Brand Communications Director at the Truckee Chamber, and Hobday, who will be representing Truckee Tomorrow, a Truckee Chamber initiative, is CEO of Pamela Hurt Associates.

Please join us at Mountain Minds Monday on Monday April 8th from 6-8pm 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 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
 
This month’s event is sponsored by Holland & Hart LLP and Molsby & Bordner, LLP.

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

Sunday, February 24, 2019

March 11th: Biohacking: Finding Your Way to Better Health and Productivity


Volunteer and attend free!

http://signup.com/go/rWZWPtl

Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to welcome Dr. John Limansky, a board-certified physician in internal medicine, who will discuss improving your health and your business’s profitability through biohacking and nutrition.

The loss of productivity and cost of healthcare can be a significant burden for families, small businesses, startups, and corporations alike. Combining biohacking techniques like low carb or ketogenic diets, improved sleep habits, stress reduction, exercise, photo bio-modulation, cold and heat stress, and more can positively affect health, productivity, longevity, and well-being.

This talk will be geared towards both individuals and business owners who are interested in improving health, combatting the effects of a modern western diet and lifestyle, re-gaining productivity, and working at optimal levels.

You can learn more about Dr. Limansky, his writing, and his podcast, KetoHacking MD, on his website: https://johnlimanskymd.com.

Please join us at Mountain Minds Monday on Monday March 11th from 6-8pm 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 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

This month’s event is sponsored by Holland & Hart LLP and Molsby & Bordner, LLP.

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Feb 11: Hibernate, Hoof It, or Hang Tough: Winter Wildlife Survival

Volunteer and attend free!
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Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, is pleased to welcome Will Richardson to discuss winter wildlife adaptations in his presentation: “Hibernate, Hoof It, or Hang Tough: Winter Wildlife Survival.”


Richardson will discuss how the different animals of the Tahoe ecosystem combat the elements to make it through the winter. He will delve into where animals go and what they do to survive the cold and the snow to be able to emerge again in the spring.

Richardson is the Co-founder and Executive Director for the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and received his Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno, studying bird communities in Sierra Nevada aspen habitats.

Please join us at Mountain Minds Monday on Monday February 11th from 6-8pm 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 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

This month’s event is sponsored by Holland & Hart LLP and Molsby & Bordner, LLP.

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