Startup Matchup & Networking Event

Date: July 18 2017. Network, Matchup and Grow Your Startup.

Startup Matchup is a structured networking event that aims to help tech startups matchup with skilled individuals and quality resources from the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Silicon Valley. 

At this event you will meet and network with:

  • Founders looking for CoFounders
  • Investors looking for quality early-stage startups.
  • Developers and engineers looking to work with interesting startups.
  • Marketers, designers and business developers who want to work with startups.
  • Entrepreneurs looking for their next big idea or startup to join.
  • Skilled persons in the corporate world who want to build their entrepreneurial network or join a startup.

    Food, beer and wine are provided.


6:00pm – 7:00pm – Registration, Dinner & Networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Startup Introductions
8:00pm – 9:30pm – Networking

Who Should Attend

Come to this event ready to GIVE just as much as you GET.

Our event structure allows attendees to briefly introduce themselves and share what they are looking for.

As you hear each other state their needs during introductions, think how you could help other attendees.   Then, reach out to these individuals during general networking time, just the same as others will reach out to you with ways they can help.  

The network effect of all attendees helping each other, magnifies the total reach and increases the chances of finding what you are looking for.


Event Starts In









Tuesday, 07/18/2017


6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Founders Floor

2 North 1st St., 5th Floor

San Jose, CA 95113



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The Startup Matchup Format

    1. The Startup Matchup event starts with each attendee giving a quick 30 second introduction to the group, providing your:
      • Name and title, 
      • Company you work for, 
      • What your company does, 
      • What you are looking for or need.  

      For example, persons might have a need for a technical cofounder, or need advice regarding how best to set-up a crowd funding campaign, or a referral to a reasonably priced startup lawyer, or a Cassandra noSQL database developer, or referrals to a good social marketing consultant…etc.

    2. As you listen to each attendee’s introductions, take note and think about the needs each have and whether you could help.  Each chair will have a stack of blank business cards and a pen.  During the general networking session, seek out individuals that you could help and if appropriate write down information on the blank business cards and exchange info.  This is a good ice-breaker and reason to start a conversation.As you seek out individuals to potentially provide help, you in-turn will be sought out and engaged with by others willing to help you. This is part of the GIVE and GET relationship that produces valuable connections and a quality networking event for all.

Free street parking

Abundant street parking is available for free after 6:00 p.m. in downtown San Jose. Streets closest to Founders Floor with free street parking are Santa Clara St., North Market St. and St. John St.

Free parking garage

Founders Floor will provide a 2 hour free parking voucher to the Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage. This garage is only one block away from Founders Floor. It’s located at 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. Upon check-in at the Founders Floor event, make sure you ask for the 2 hour free parking voucher.

Public transportation

VTA Light Rail is right outside our building, and runs every 20 minutes making public transportation fast and easy.  Both the Mountain View-Winchester and the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa VTA light rail stop at the Santa Clara Station(s) which is located just a block away.

Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.


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