SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silicon Valley Forum, the Bay Area’s leading nonprofit for startup events and education, today announced the launch of their new web portal www.siliconvalleyforum.com, a comprehensive, interactive learning and information platform for entrepreneurs around the world. The portal will also allow users to learn everything they need to know about starting a company—or improving the one they’re in.
“Silicon Valley is where dreams come true—and challenges arise in-kind,” stated Executive Director Denyse Cardozo. “We’re delighted to debut a website that will help entrepreneurs the world over navigate the rough road towards realizing their dreams—whether they’re making the journey here or building their own Silicon Valley at home.
“We’re already known in the Valley for our tech- and entrepreneur-focused programs and events—we work to bring the best the Valley has to offer to the global community,” added Cardozo. “Our new portal will complete the circle. We can’t wait for entrepreneurs worldwide to get started!”
In addition to Silicon Valley Forum’s signature tech events, pitch nights, and conferences, the new portal will also feature blogs, partner pages, and a video channel with exclusive interviews and success stories. Also featured is “Your Guide to Silicon Valley,” a complete guidebook for entrepreneurs who want to build a business in Silicon Valley: accelerators, law and accounting firms, international hubs and connections, and more.
The apex feature of Silicon Valley Forum’s portal is Startupedia™, an interactive learning platform for entrepreneurs looking to build their knowledge. Startupedia™ consists of 2-minute videos that answer key startup questions, featuring expert advice from top Silicon Valley CEOs, founders, and investors. Interviews already in place include investors and founders of Indiegogo, SugarCRM, InDinero, Symphony, Canvas Ventures, Founders Institute, 500 Startups, and many more. Videos will be introduced on a continuous and rolling basis. “Everything happens quickly in Silicon Valley,” Cardozo stated. “Startupedia™ has the answers that up-and-coming business owners need to know to stay ahead of the game.”
"Silicon Valley Forum's portal debut isn't just another website—it's a gateway into the Valley itself," said Kevin Surace, Appvance CEO and Chair of Silicon Valley Forum's board of directors. "Entrepreneurs face myriad challenges in their climb toward creating a successful company, and Silicon Valley Forum's new portal contains a wealth of information along with many critical insights to guide them on that journey."
“It has been a challenge of the most enjoyable sort, working with the Silicon Valley Forum team to realize their dream website,” said Martin Brakenhielm, owner and founder of web developer company BizPart Engage. “We are happy that Silicon Valley Forum has chosen leading-edge technology to drive engagement. We are proud of what we have accomplished together to improve user experience and increase value both for members, partners, visitors and Silicon Valley Forum.”
About Silicon Valley Forum:
For over 30 years, Silicon Valley Forum (previously known as SVForum) has fostered innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership in Silicon Valley. We function as a center of knowledge and connections, covering everything from the latest tech trends to the startup and investment ecosystem. We have a long history of creating successful events, programs and conferences that educate, train, inspire, and connect technologists, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, innovation and startup hubs, and students—in Silicon Valley, throughout the U.S., and globally. We organize about 150 different activities per year, have over 20,000 subscribers/users, and work with over 40 countries worldwide.
Our partners include global leaders Accenture, Bank of the West, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Siemens, and TriNet, as well as leading law and venture capital firms and service providers. Silicon Valley Forum is a fully independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.siliconvalleyforum.com/.