Welcome To Silicon Valley Forum

Silicon Valley Forum has been the hub of the Silicon Valley software community since the Software Entrepreneurs Forum (SEF) was founded in 1983. Started as a volunteer group of software entrepreneurs and developers who wanted to help each other and advance the software industry, the organization grew to more than 1000 members, meeting regularly for monthly dinners and special interest groups.

The Silicon Valley Academy of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) and its members joined forces with SVForum in January 2012, making Silicon Valley Forum the largest not-for-profit organization for technologists and entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 200 events held annually, Silicon Valley Forum is the best way for entrepreneurs and industry professionals to get educated and get connected.  Silicon Valley Forum serves the entire footprint of the technology, venture capital, and startup industries – including clean tech, software, internet, life sciences, and mobile.

Wharf42 is proud to be a Global Outreach Partner for Silicon Valley Forum.

Silicon Valley Forum Benefits

With sponsorship from many leading technology companies and venture capital firms, SVForum not only offers seminars and special interest groups on key business and technical topics, it also provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to meet with venture capitalists, angel investors, coaches and attorneys.
With over 200 events held annually, SVForum organises a wide range of conferences and forums which cover all aspects of the Valley’s emerging innovation trends and investment landscape.
For early stage Kiwi tech start-ups, these events provide an ideal opportunity to meet and engage with key representatives of the region’s vast innovation ecosystem.
In May 2015, Adiba Barney, CEO of SVForum joined Bill Reichert, MD of Garage Technology Ventures, to spend a week meeting early stage tech entrepreneurs and investors in New Zealand.

As a follow-up to this visit, SVForum and Wharf42 are currently building a program of events to raise New Zealand’s profile in the Valley during 2016.

The International Membership category is available for anyone living outside the US.

For just USD50 per annum, international membership provides the opportunity to learn from industry experts and engage with professionals at events and special interest groups at the member rate. It’s an incedibly low cost investment for Kiwi entrepreneurs to connect with, and learn more, about the Valley ecosystem.

Email Denise Cardoza, SVForum COO, at denyse@svforum.org for more information.

Silicon Valley Forum Statistics

200+ Events Annually 100
Host – World Cup Annual Tech Challenge 100
Host – Silicon Valley Annual Visionary Awards 100
Wharf42 – Global Outreach Partner 100

The Silicon Valley Forum Visionary Awards 2015 Video Introduction

Wharf42 is proud to be an Silicon Valley Forum Global Outreach Partner

To find out more, please contact Peter Wren-Hilton at peter@wharf42.co.nz