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From: Chris McCann <>
Date: May 23, 2011 8:11:05 AM PDT
To: Ana Lucia Novak <>
Subject: Silicon Valley StartupDigest – May 23, 2011
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Silicon Valley StartupDigest

After launching our VIP jobs product last week and hiring someone ourselves (Dan Thompson you rock!) we want to help other founders who are hiring too.

Check out our new post on the best resources on hiring for founders and let me know what you think in the comments.

On to this week’s events!

– Chris

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What’s Going On in the Silicon Valley Startup Community

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 (20% Off)
When: Monday, May 23
Where: Hotel Nikko, SF

The lean startup conference of the year organized by Eric Ries and Charles Hudson. 

UnBrainstorming Session (Free)
When: Monday, May 23 @ 6:30pm
Where: Lunar, Palo Alto

An “unbrainstorming session” hosted by 2 Stanford students

Hackerati: The Evolution of Apps (Private)
When: Tuesday May 24 @ 5:30pm
Where: Mozilla, Mountain View

A small private event around engineering centric topics, hosted by Mike Hanson (Mozilla) and Ben Zotto (Cocoa Box Design). Request an invite by emailing

10 Things Not To Do In Your Social Sharing Dialogs (Free) 
When: Tuesday, May 24 @ 6:30pm
Where: Hacker Dojo, Mountian View

The name of the event says it all. The speaker will be Jonathan Trevor, creator of Yahoo! Pipes and Polyvore.

Commonwealth Club with Jack Dorsey ($25)
When: Wednesday, May 25 @ 6pm
Where: Blue Room, The Commonwealth Club

A discussion with Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square. 

Co-Founder Meetup (Free)
When: Wednesday, May 25 @ 5:30pm
Where: Greenberg Traurig, SF

A co-founder meetup session including speakers Nathan Blecharczyk (Airbnb), Charlie Graham (Shop it to me) and Nathan Stoll (Aardvark).

SF AppShow ($30)
When: Wednesday, May 25 @ 6pm
Where: Mission Bay Conference Center, SF

An mobile app demo event with 10 apps scheduled to demo. 

When: Thursday, May 26 @ 6pm
Where: IMVU, Palo Alto

With the co-founders of Wealthfront, Votizen, IMVU, & Industrial Logic. Apply here to attend.

Soapbox with Matt Mullenweg (Free)
When: Friday, May 27th at 12 noon
Where: Zurb, Campbell

A conversation with Matt Mullenweg who started WordPress at the age of 19.

One Meetup – Hangover 2! ($12.50)
When: Friday, May 27 @ 7:40pm
Where: Century Centre 9, SF

Come with Hangover 2 with a bunch of other founders/investors. Organized by Cory Levy.

Top Upcoming Silicon Valley Startup Events

June 16 – GAME Meetup


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