SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bay Area nonprofit Silicon Valley Forum is having a birthday, and the whole Valley is invited: their 35th Anniversary is a party and a pitch night rolled into one epic evening, to be held January 31st at Opal in Mountain View, CA. The evening kicks off with a lightning introduction to their newly revamped Startupedia, a one-of-a-kind online learning tool for startup entrepreneurs. The main event will feature a pitch battle between former champions and audience favorites from Silicon Valley Forum’s Startup Pitch Night series, an ongoing event held in partnership with K&L Gates.
“With so many wonderful things happening for our organization at once, we knew we had the makings of a fantastic evening—we’ve got a lot to celebrate!” said Denyse Cardozo, CEO and president of Silicon Valley Forum. “Our 35th year, our beautiful new Startupedia website, and, at the center of it all, our most epic Startup Pitch Night yet. We’ve got fan favorites and former champs returning to the stage for a shot at being number one. You won’t want to miss this!”
“As incoming Chairman of the Board at Silicon Valley Forum, it’s my pleasure to help kick off the organization’s 35th year,” said Michael Torosian, partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. “Silicon Valley Forum’s commitment to startup entrepreneurship has been a guiding light in Silicon Valley since the very beginning, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with an event like this one.”
The 35th Anniversary celebration will kick off on January 31st, 2018, from 5-9 p.m. Tickets are available on the event page. For event updates, follow Silicon Valley Forum on Twitter (@SVForum) or track dedicated hashtags #SVFStartupBattle, #Startupedia, and #SVF35.
About Silicon Valley Forum:
At Silicon Valley Forum, we facilitate connections and provide resources for entrepreneurs and innovators to build and grow a successful company. While we focus on technology and startups in practice, in spirit we build our work around anyone who wants to run their business the Silicon Valley way—this is a place where creativity and innovation are crucial components of success. Our events, customized programs, Startupedia, and strategic partnerships provide the necessary tools to thrive in today’s fast-paced digital economy.
Our organization has been a key part of Silicon Valley’s vibrant ecosystem since 1983. We organize over 70 different activities per year, and have worked with over 40 countries. Our partners include global leaders Accenture, IBM, Microsoft, Mercer, and K&L Gates, just to name a few; as well as leading 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/.