Entrepreneur Commons 

Announcing 1 new chapter in San Francisco,

and Embarkons P2P Financing event

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We are happy to report that the launch of our 3 new chapters in Oakland (CA), New York and Paris went very well. It is a pleasure to see the energy and the great value that you can get from these peer-support groups regardless of location and culture.

Moving forward, we are looking at adding one new chapter in March in San Francisco. And we will have an opportunity to spread the concept further at the Embarkons Peer-to-Peer Financing Conference, where I have been invited to talk in a panel discussion on 3/19.

A new chapter in San Francisco

The Regus San Francisco-Soma office and Entrepreneur Commons are happy to announce the launch of a new Entrepreneur Commons chapter in San Francisco on March 25,2010.  This meeting will start promptly at 8:30am.

LOCATION: Regus San Francisco-Soma, 795 Folsom Street - 1st floor, San Francisco CA 94107

WHEN: 3/25/2010 at 8:30am

PURPOSE: Come and meet other entrepreneurs to network, learn from their experiences, and share your with others.

To attend, please register here: http://entreco100325.eventbrite.com/

For this launch event, all interested entrepreneurs are welcome to join. After the launch meeting, the group will be closed, and any new members will need to be approved by that core group.

We look forward to seeing you there.

To see a list of our other chapters click here

Entrepreneur Commons at the Embarkons Peer-to-Peer Financing Conference

I have been invited to a panel discussion on "The first $25K - how to get the funds that get you started". The panel will be moderated by Laurie Lumenti-Garti, who head the entrepreneur services group at Silicon Valley Bank. Other panelists are Chris Gill, president and CEO of SVASE, and Raymond Lau, co-founder and CEO of PlayHaven.

The conference is a half day conference where leading industry experts will discuss a fundamentally new approach to funding for concepts, prototypes and finished products.

Who Should Attend

Developers and Content Creators: smartphone application developers, games developers, entrepreneurs, writers, film makers who are looking for new and innovative ways to finance their projects.

What You'll Learn

  • How entrepreneurs are funding their ideas, projects and ventures through peer-to-peer financing

  • What new platforms have been created to connect ideas with money
  • How new tools like PayPal adaptive payments are revolutionizing how money can travel seamlessly from peer-to-peer
  • Why your venture may never need venture financing
  • How funders are looking for ways to share risk and are interested in meeting the next generation of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial financing

8:30 - 8:45 AM Welcome
8:45 - 9:30 AM The First $25,000. How to get the funds that get you started.
9:30 - 10:15 AM Available Alternatives to Traditional Funding
10:30 - 11:00 AM The Future of the API: PayPalX
11:00 - 12:00 PM The Future of Peer-to-Peer Financing
12:00 - 12:30 PM The Future of Micro Finance: appbackr
12:30 - 1:30 PM Working Lunch - Roundtable discussions on Peer Financing options by business type (Mobile, Gaming, Internet Apps, etc.)

To attend, please register here: http://peerfinancing.eventbrite.com

Feel free to spread these news to anybody you know who could be interested. And thank you for being part of the Entrepreneur Commons ecosystem.


Entrepreneur Commons is a network of entrepreneurs that provides peer mentoring. Entrepreneurs meet on a regular basis (typically once a month) to share issues and successes on their current projects with other entrepreneurs. These meetings are an opportunity for all to exchange information, knowledge and contacts in a trusted environment. Members of Entrepreneur Commons also have access to the global network of entrepreneurs who have already joined local chapters in other places, or who have joined the online community through the Entrepreneur Commons Academy.