2016 Sep 30 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM - DEN Street Eats (San Francisco)

Dyslexics are 10% of the population, 35% of entrepreneurs and 41% of prisoners. DEN is going to change the story of dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD and similar labels into one of strengths, not shame. With support, all members of DEN will be able to own who they are, understand it and, best of all, love it.

Come down to the SOMA Street Food Park and join us for a bite to eat while you network with fellow dyslexics. We will plan on meeting at noon in the main building and will put signs on a couple tables so you can find us.

2016 Feb 12 - 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM - DEN: Campfire Un-Conf

Keen.io will be hosting the second event, and the first of monthly gatherings put on by DEN and it's members. This even will be an un-conference style event, with 3 speakers talking about some aspects relvent to Dyslexia and Entrepreneurship to kick things off, followed by breakout session which will be drawn from attendee submitted ideas in addition to a number of topics thought about by members of DEN in advance. Attendees will decide which of the topics are most interesting. Some examples:

  • Dyslexia Life Hacks
  • The flow of Capital -- outline of the flow of capital, LPs, VC, stages
  • Communicating to non-Dyslexic people
  • Why did you become entrepreneur
  • I can write code but not prose
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Problem Solving
Agenda:
  • Registration & Introduction (host: Justin Johnson)
  • Three 10-minute speakers
  • 2 hours of breakout sessions
  • 5 Minute closeout
  • 1 hour reception

More details to come as the event gets closer.

2016 Jan 25 - SVB Launch: Dyslexia Entrepreneurship Network

Silicon Valley Bank is proud to host the launch of the Dyslexia Entrepreneurship Network on Jan. 25th, 2016 at Lucasfilm in the Presidio of San Francisco. This private event will include an intimate conversation with successful dyslexic members of the innovation economy including Charles Schwab, Scott Sandell as well as a number of emerging dyslexic entrepreneurs.

Dyslexics are 10% of the general population but are 35% of the entrepreneurs in the US. Speakers and panelists will highlight their experiences and the strengths that came from dyslexia that help them on their path as well as offer insight on how other dyslexic entrepreneurs can avoid some of the pitfalls that they encountered.

The gathering will bring together dyslexic entrepreneurs from across the country and especially those from Silicon Valley. Audience members will have an opportunity to participate in a Q&A with panelists and be invited to participate in future events organized by the Dyslexia Entrepreneurship Network (DEN).

There are a limited number of tickets for this event. Use password “svb” when you register to attend. Please contact sferreira@svb.com for more information about the event. If you are interested in future DEN events but are unable to attend this event, please e-mail sferreira@svb.com to be added to our mailing list.