San Francisco Bay Area
Events, Organizations, and Resources for the cities by the bay.
BASES Challenge - Stanford’s premiere entrepreneurial competition that seeks to inspire, develop, and fund Stanford affiliated startups by allowing teams to present their ventures to industry leaders for their share of 100K in prize money and mentorship opportunities.
SF New Tech - The Bay Area’s largest, longest-running, and most-loved monthly technology event and networking mixer for people who can’t get enough of technology.
Xconomy (SF) - dedicated to providing business and technology leaders with timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify today’s high-tech economy.
Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES) - Promotes entrepreneurship education at Stanford University in order to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Hackers/Founders - Through a services-for-equity model, which cuts the costs of funding, the Hackers/Founders Co‑op provides more value than traditional venture capital models and allows founders to focus on building their companies.
Startup California - Provides valuable resources and connections to help young companies grow. Supports regional startup ecosystems throughout the state. Recognizes startups as the drivers of our economy and their founders as American heroes.
San Jose Entrepreneur Center - Free or nominal cost business and technology consulting services, financial assistance, business training, international trade and immigrant business assistance.
Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center - SBDC offers a variety of services for present and potential small businesses. Services include no-charge expert counseling, low-cost training, information resources, events and seminars. All counseling services are confidential and free of charge.
SCORE Silicon Valley - Helps small businesses through mentoring and training. Volunteer counselors bring decades of experience in a variety of business disciplines. Counseling is provided at no charge.