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April 2017

Salesforce Venture’s Meredith Finn Joins us for 1/2 Hour Video Q&A!

April 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Downtown Campus

Join us after 1 Million Cups on April 12th for a 30-minute Q&A with Meredith Finn, Director of Salesforce Ventures. Meredith will answer questions about corporate venturing, Salesforce Ventures, Salesforces 2017 initiatives, and much more. The conversation will be moderated by Impact Venture Capital's General Partner, Jack Crawford.
We hope to see you as we bring one of the world's most iconic tech brands to our campus virtually. Get here early as seats are limited and sure to go fast for this event.

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Legal Office Hours

April 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Downtown Campus

Sign up for a 30 minute session with Mark Peterson from Diepenbrock to ask any legal questions you may have about your startup. Contact Natalie at natalie@impactvc.com to sign up.

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8th Annual Entrepreneurs Showcase Demo Day

April 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of the Pacific – McGeorge Campus – “Classroom C,D,E” Building, 3285 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento , CA 95814
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Our 8th annual Entrepreneurs Showcase Accelerator successfully kicked off with our largest cohort yet!

15 excellent startup teams have completed an 8-week business bootcamp, refining their companies, tapping into industry experts, and prepping for Demo Day and a roomful of investors.

And you're invited to that Demo Day! Join us at the University of Pacific's McGeorge Campus as these 15 companies share their pitch while the audience provides deep feedback, all while enjoying appetizers.

Register now because spaces are limited!

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May 2017

Social Media Office Hours with Cowbell Kingdom

May 24, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Downtown Campus

Have social media questions? Want to expand your reach, come meet with the masterminds behind Cowbell Kingdom! Founded in 2009, Cowbell Kingdom is a member of the ESPN TrueHoop Network. Its goal is to provide frontline, on-the-ground coverage of the Kings and NBA that leads to interesting and thought-provoking discussion amongst readers and viewers.

Cowbell Kingdom
Frontline Coverage of the Sacramento Kings on the ESPN TrueHoop Network
Twitter: @Cowbell_Kingdom
Instagram: @Cowbell_Kingdom

Contact Natalie at natalie@impactvc.com to sign up for a 30 minute time slot!

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June 2017

Legal Office Hours with Stoel Rives

June 28, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Downtown Campus

Get answers to any legal questions or struggles you may have with your startup in a 30 minute session with Chris Russell from Stoel Rives. Sign up for a session by contacting Natalie at natalie@impactvc.com

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August 2017

HR Office Hours

August 16, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Downtown Campus

Execustaff HR provides cost-effective HR programs, payroll services and large company health benefits to startup companies. We help you manage the back office services so you can focus on growing your business. Sign up for a free 30 minute time slot with Execustaff HR by emailing Natalie@impactvc.com.

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Accounting Office Hours

August 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Downtown Campus

Most startups hire outside professionals to help start their businesses; lawyers draft corporate documents, developers create a prototype, graphic designers for their logo, etc. However, many fail to work with an accountant until it is too late.
Many entrepreneurs have created a business plan but have not taken the time to put together a thorough financial projection. How are they going to make money? When do they plan to break even? How much capital do they need to raise? Proper financial forecasts will help you develop operational and staffing plans that will turn a business into success. Few investors will put money into a business without a set of thoughtful forecasts and excellent financial management.
Laying a foundation for sound financial processes early in your business will set you apart from the rest. A certified public accountant provides more than just tax planning; they are your business partner. Business decisions that are made can be tracked and analyzed to help ensure your personal and business goals are met. Proper policies and procedures can be put into place to reduce risk, increase efficiency, cut costs, and avoid fraud.

Sign up for a free 30 minute session with Dustin Dumars CPA by emailing natalie@impactvc.com to sign up!

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One-on-one Interview w/ Yamaha Motor Ventures Founding Partner George Kellerman

August 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Downtown Campus

Impact Venture Capital presents a one-on-one interview with Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley COO and General Partner George Kellerman on August 30th from 10:30-11:00 am. Jack Crawford, Impact Venture Capital General Partner, and George Kellerman will discuss topics such as corporate venture, the Tech Triangle, technology trends and much more. Background on George:  George Kellerman is a founding member of Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley where he serves as the Chief Operations Officer and General Partner.…

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September 2017

Digital Marketing Office Hours with WheelHouse Marketing

September 13, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Downtown Campus

Digital Marketing is something that is constantly changing and evolving. Do you know people used to buy Facebook followers and at one point in time that vanity metric could actually help a business. What you might not know is that now that action could actually destroy your business' Facebook presence. Why? Facebook is a product (just like Google, Bing, Youtube, etc.) and they want to provide the best experience for their customers. If you have thousands of people who like your business page but only 0.01% of those people engage (like, comment, share) with your posts then Facebook assumes your business probably isn't very interesting and Facebook's customers are going to leave Facebook because of your boring content. Your hard work will never get displayed to the real followers that you do have.
There are so many strategies for marketing your business online and they vary greatly from industry to industry. But! You have to have a strategy otherwise you will just be spending all your marketing dollars on wild stabs in the dark without ever really know if there has been any impact. We will discuss the best strategies for Attracting, Converting, Closing, and Delighting your potential customers.

For a free 30 minutes with WheelHouse Marketing contact Natalie@impactvc.com to reserve your spot!

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November 2017

Impact VCTV Presents: Heejin Chung Head of Venture Investing at SK Hynix

November 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Downtown Campus

Join us for a one-on-one interview with Heejin Chung is the head of Venture Investing at SK Hynix. Impact Venture Capital General Partner, Jack Crawford with be conducting the interveiw. In Heejin's role, he manages the company's investments into startups and venture funds.  Chung currently sits on the boards of Exnodes and NetSpeed Systems. Prior to his time at SK Hynix, Chung was the Vice President of SK Telecom. 

SK Hynix, headquartered in South Korea, is a top-tier global semiconductor supplier with annual revenues of $15 billion through sales of Dynamic Random Access Memory chips, Flash memory chips, and CMOS Image Sensors for a wide range of distinguished customers.

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