Launch Circuit

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The SVLG Launch Circuit initiative seeks to bolster the region’s vibrant innovation ecosystem by building bridges between SVLG established member companies and next generation entrepreneurs, with a particular focus on female founders and founders of color. This ecosystem prioritizes networking, learning and access to capital opportunities, providing a space for entrepreneurs to learn, grow, and progress with the help of a network of experienced professionals and established firms.

100 Startups

Launch Circuit dovetails with SVLG’s 100 Startups Initiative. With 100 Startups, SVLG will add to its membership at least 100 high potential or venture-backed startups over the next two years, with at least 25% of their founders from underrepresented groups. To date, SVLG has added dozens of leading startups, including Drift, Udacity, R-Zero, Numly Inc., and Kloudspot Inc.

Launch Circuit Office Hours

Launch Circuit helps connect founders with complimentary access to industry-leading experts in legal, marketing, human resources, finance, fundraising and business development. The monthly programming features drop-in style conversations that are open to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds.

Launch Circuit Speaker Series

The Launch Circuit Speaker Series is an exclusive track of programming that features dynamic Silicon Valley senior executives networking with emerging startup leaders.

Pedro David Espinoza Joins the HITEC 100

The Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC) names SVLG's VP of Business Development, Pedro David Espinoza, as one of the 100 most influential Hispanic leaders in technology in 2021.

News Articles


The Silicon Valley Leadership Group has launched a new networking group, hoping to help non-traditional founders

The Business Journals covered the kickoff of Launch Circuit with insights from Pedro David Espinoza. "He and the [Silicon Valley Leadership Group] just launched a networking group designed in part to give a boost to non-traditional founders."

Don’t believe the hype: Silicon Valley is still the global epicenter of entrepreneurism

SVLG CEO Ahmad Thomas penned a special article for the Sacramento Bee on how Silicon Valley should be the next Silicon Valley. "We should embrace the startup mindset we’ve famously pioneered to create a brighter collective future."

Faces of Entrepreneurship: Pedro David Espinoza, Pan Peru

Nasdaq highlights SVLG's VP of Business Development, Pedro David Espinoza, for their Faces of Entrepreneurship series. They discuss his founding of Pan Peru USA, which is a 501(c)3 social venture that empowers under-estimated Andean women to become entrepreneurs.

San Jose aims to be friendlier to small businesses

San Jose Spotlight speaks to SVLG's VP of Business Development, Pedro David Espinoza, and touches upon our 100 Startups initiative, which supports female founders and entrepreneurs of color through funding, resources and corporate partnerships.

Latinx Leadership Awards 2021: How SVLG's Pedro David Espinoza plans to treat 'country club syndrome' in hiring

The Silicon Valley Business Journal names Pedro David Espinoza as an honoree of the 2021 Latinx Leadership Awards. They featured his role at SVLG and the 100 Startups Initiative, which aims to support female founders and entrepreneurs of color through funding, resources and corporate partnerships.

Launch Circuit Members


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To learn more about Launch Circuit, please contact us at [email protected]