Faith Driven Entrepreneur Group of Silicon Valley

THe Origin Story Of Inklings

Many of our contributors participate in a community of more than 150 entrepreneurially minded Christ followers that get together monthly in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We call it Inklings in homage to the original Inklings (C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield and others) who got together for fellowship and to sharpen each other's lives and work.  We've been parts of other Inklings groups in North Carolina, Jakarta and Singapore.

There is something very powerful about getting together in community and encouraging each other in the pursuit of faith, family and vocation.  There is also something remarkably special about being able to share your entrepreneurial journey and all that it entails (how do I hire?  where should I get funding? how do I balance this crazy season I'm in with family responsibilities, etc.) with others that are, or have gone through similar things.  Our hope is that you'll seek out similar groups in your home city. 

Next gathering

November 6th | 6:30-9:30pm, Dutch Goose

Upcoming speaker

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Eff Martin

Eff Martin is a private investor and a founding partner of Anthos Capital and is a former General Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Martin spent 32 years in the investment banking industry, the last 22 at Goldman Sachs.

He was one of the founders of Goldman Sach's High Technology business and became a partner of the firm in 1988. Mr. Martin led Goldman Sachs’ coverage and notable transactions for many of the most prominent technology companies including Apple Computer, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Juniper Networks, and Microsoft.

Mr. Martin is active in a broad array of community affairs and currently serves on the governing or advisory boards of Pepperdine University, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, San Francisco Symphony, Music@Menlo and the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation. Mr. Martin is a past chairman of the board of Menlo School and has also served on the boards of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Hoover Institution, Stanford Athletics, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Phillips Brooks School, and The Greater Ravalli Foundation.

He is currently engaged in several areas of Christian spiritual formation ministry as disciple, teacher, and leader of retreats for men’s groups. Mr. Martin is also an elder at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

past speakers

Called to start one in your citY?

Would you like to lead a gathering in your area?  In addition to the Inklings format, we’re happy to share with you some of the other nationwide groups are doing and ideas of how you can start an Inklings group. Let us know, we'd love to help and we'd also love to be able to help others in your market learn about what is going on.

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