Calendar

This calendar focuses on business and community events
of particular interest to Friend and Champion,
with a focus on southern Alameda County.

 

Apr
19
Thu
Rowell Ranch Rodeo Mixer – Hayward and Castro Valley @ Rowel Ranch Rodeo Park - Maggie's Patio
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Chambers Join for Rowell Rancho Rodeo Mixer

We’ll celebrate a networking mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo grounds along with the Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Come and join us for the April Networking Mixer hosted by Rowell Ranch Rodeo and Hayward Area Recreation and Park District! This is always a fun and educational mixer put on by the Castro Valley/Eden Area Chamber of Commerce and the Hayward Chamber of Commerce!

Rowel Ranch Rodeo Park – Maggie’s Patio

Rowell Ranch Rodeo is located at 9275 Dublin Canyon Road, between Castro Valley and Dublin, just off Interstate 580

 

 

Apr
25
Wed
Silicon Valley Business XPO @ Santa Clara Convention Center
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Don’t miss this very special event at the Santa Clara Convention Center! This fantastic experience, hosted by the Santa Clara Chamber in partnership with leading chambers in the region, is expected to feature over 100 exhibitors and over a thousand attendees. It’s a unique opportunity to learn about the vibrant businesses and non-profit organizations that embody innovation here in Silicon Valley.

You’ll see everything Silicon Valley has to offer for your business and lifestyle from exhibitors showcasing their offerings in:

· Technology
· Healthcare
· Food & beverage
· Retail
· And more

 

 

Apr
27
Fri
Latino Business Roundtable – Hayward @ St. Rose Hospital, Balch Pavillion
Apr 27 @ 8:15 am – 9:45 am
Doug Rosales

STEM Institute Bridges to Employers,
Hayward’s Diverse Community

The Hayward Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Roundtable will hear a presentation on the value to Hayward employers of the Institute for STEM Education at California State University, East Bay.

Doug Rosales and Janiene Langford, from the STEM Institute will share how businesses can connect to the local talent pool through their program. The Institute supports the diverse population of students, community, and the region by teaching teachers, reaching students, and bridging to employers. Cal State East Bay is the most diverse campus in the continental United States and recognized by the federal government as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

The Latino Business Roundtable is open to all chamber members and their guests.

 

May
5
Sat
Tech Talk 2018 @ Delta Products Corp
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Peter Hsieh is the General Partner of Acorn Pacific Ventures, and one of the few venture capitalists that has about 10 years of direct venture capital experience in Silicon Valley, and another 10 years of the same in China.

Diana Ding is the founder & CEO of Ding Ding TV, 1st Chinese American Internet TV, content and connection for Global Entrepreneurs. As a Silicon Valley media entrepreneur and business development & Operations Leader, Diana specializes in: Innovative Media Meets Smart Marketing.

David Jeng is the Chief Strategy Officer, Wintec and a member of the Board for Wintec. Prior to this role, David served as Vice President of the Retail division where he pivoted the business to a scalable business model. David also served as Vice President of Operations in which he oversaw the logistics and operating portions of the business.

Johnson Jeng is Founder @ StartPad.co , Klear Bottle, Elium, who is a brand and marketing specialist, a Silicon Valley Accelerator. Johnson has helped raised more than 20M+ on crowdfunding and help launched more than 60 products globally. Johnson currently advises startups on growth hacking, scaling, product design, and manufacturing.

Vince Wang is the founder of Vincent W. Enterprises LLC who runs/owns multiple E-Commerce brands and do marketing for a bunch of companies.

Sheena Chang is the Vice President of the global headquarter of Vantec Thermal Technologies in Fremont founded in 1993. Vantec established Taiwan branch office in 2001 and Shenzhen in 2007. Vantec is a leading brand of computer accessories that provides a complete line of Storage, Thermal, and Mobile solutions.

Chico Wu is co-Founder of FootPrintKu who is an entrepreneur with over a decade of hands-on engagement in the EDA field. As the design captain, Chico led PalPilot’s design division to record growth by focusing on value creation. Pinpointing challenges caused by manual processes, he co-founded FootPrintKu to increase representation of active automation in hardware design by harnessing robots and adaptive learning in hopes to transform EDA library development.

Wei-Fu Hsu was former Corporate Vice President and General Counsel of MediaTek, Inc. until late 2016. He joined MediaTek in late 2003 and has since built up the MediaTek’s legal department to become one.

Kai Chen is the Founder & Managing Director of OceanIQ Capital. As the company head, his primary role is to provide strategic vision, investment advisory, and relationship management. He started his investment management career at Goldman Sachs Private Wealth Management, specializing in asset allocation and investment strategies. He later spent 12 years at Credit Suisse and was most recently a Director and Relationship Manager.

Peggy Fong is is the CFO/COO of Gaatu. She is a senior executive with extensive experience in finance, operations, product plans, sales & marketing and executive functions. Peggy has experienced in VC funded, public and privately held companies. Peggy has worked in all sizes of organizations from early start up to multi-billion global organizations with experiences in both IPO and M&A, including COO / CFO of Fetch Robotics.

 

 

May
9
Wed
Fremont Mixer – TechCU @ Technology Credit Union
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Technology Credit Union is a not-for-profit full service financial institution operated for the benefit of our members, not stockholders. We invest our resources to deliver lower rates, outstanding service and a wide array of products and services.

 

May
10
Thu
LinkedIn Local San Jose – May 2018 @ Silicon Valley Capitol Club
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We got great feedback from our last event and are excited to announce our 3rd #LinkedInLocal San Jose! We’re trying a new venue this time around and are looking forward to seeing you all at the Silicon Valley Capital Club!

What’s special about a #LinkedInLocal Meetup?

#LinkedInLocal is a meetup concept with the purpose to meet the people behind the LinkedIn profiles. Many people connect with others on LinkedIn with the intention of meeting to explore the possibility of doing business in the future. But life often gets in the way and pretty soon that person becomes just another forgotten 1st level connection. No longer, with #LinkedInLocalSanJose.

Photo credit: XAtsukex - This file was derived from: Panoramic Downtown San Jose.jpg, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=55935645
Startup Grind – Sramana Mitra – Virtual Accelerator @ Peerbuds Innovation Labs
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Startup Grind Fremont – Sramana Mitra
Founder of World’s Largest Virtual Accelerator

Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), a global virtual accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. Sramana has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2015, Sramana was named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Influencers.

About Sramana Mitra

Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), a global virtual accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. Sramana has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2015, Sramana was named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Influencers.

 

May
11
Fri
Fremont Street Eats “First Bite” @ Downtown Fremont - the Place to Be
May 11 @ 6:00 pm

 

Street Eats is open from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

First Bite ceremony is at 6:00 PM.

May
26
Sat
4th Annual Burger and Brew Fest @ Downtown Fremont - the Place to Be
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Burger & Brew Fest was created to celebrate the variety of craft breweries in northern CA. The 4th annual event happening on May 26th will feature:

  • sampling from bay area breweries
  • mouthwatering burgers and sliders
  • gourmet snack vendors
  • local business booths, art and craft vendors
  • live entertainment
    including The Burger Throwdown – a burger cooking competition.

This is one tasty fest you won’t want to miss!