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Founders Space Angel Pitch Competition

    The Event
  • This competition is for early-stage startups seeking angel funding
  • Winners will receive angel investment, acceleration and more!
    The Process
  • We haven’t set the date for the next competition
  • But there’s limited room, so Apply Now and reserve your spot
  • We’ll notify you as soon as the date is set!

NOTE: You must be able to come in person to pitch in Silicon Valley to participate.

    The Booty
  • This event is sponsored by Fibernet and Founders Space
  • Every startup selected to pitch will receive free hosting from Fibernet

VC Taskforce’s Investor & a Bottle of Wine Contest

Enter this contest to pitch Ron Weissman one-on-one, get a bottle of great wine, and sign up here:


The Investor: Ron Weissman, Band of Angels

Ron Weissman, has been an active Silicon Valley VC (Apax Partners) and angel investor (chairman of the Band of Angels’ Software SIG and an advisor to the Band’s Acorn Fund) and has trained many companies in the art of successful fundraising. He has advised more than 50 companies and has been on more than 20 early stage Boards. As a VC, he has critiqued hundreds of pitches and has read thousands of presentations. As a former high tech executive, he authored and delivered hundreds of pitches himself locally and on Wall Street for private and public companies.

How Not to Name Your Startup

No investment you make in your start up will last longer or get used more than the name. Don’t get stuck with one that looks like someone got drunk and played Scrabble. In this engaging and enlightening presentation, you will learn:


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  • Why most names suck
  • How to avoid naming pitfalls
  • What makes a name sticky
  • Where to access free online brainstorming tools
  • Creative ways to get around domain names that are not available

Game of Drones HQ – Battling, Crashing, Breaking & Fixing UAVs

Captain Hoff visits the Game of Drones HQ and talks to the co-founders Eli Delia and Marque Cornblat about their indestructible airframes. If you’re interested in joining, visit the Game of Drones website: http://www.gameofdrones.biz/

Splash LA (Santa Monica)

Apply to Splash LA startup competition by August 22; Founder Space readers save $300-plus off the retail price by using our code for the Early Bird prices!

Vator, one of the largest business networks for high-tech entrepreneurs and investors, is holding its popular Splash event in Casa del Mar in Santa Monica on Oct. 2. Get energized and inspired by the hottest LA-based startups, as they share their lessons learned about their success and failures scaling their startups from the ground up. And hear what top investors, civic leaders and entrepreneurs have to say about LA’s booming tech scene and how it’s re-shaping the LA culture.

Brand Strategy & Design for Startups

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Every Startup Founders’ Sweet Dream: BackJoy’s Pillow & Chair

I’m always looking for ways to both sleep better and sit better. I’m not a good sleeper, and I slouch.

That’s why when I saw BackJoy at a recent startup event, I jumped on it. They’re a startup themselves, and they’ve got two pretty cool products.

First I’ll start with their SitSmart seat that you can use with any chair. It’s surprisingly comfortable. And it’s supposed to help improve your posture and lessen back strain. I’ve had back issues, so I’m always looking for innovative solutions. I found that SitSmart works best on hard chairs. If the chair is too soft, it doesn’t work quite as well.

Angel Launch Tech Crawl

Welcome to Angel Launch Tech Crawl in SF!

You get the benefit of meeting many experts and colleagues thru awsome networking in one huge location. Event includes delicious free food and drinks!
First 50 free tickets are now gone, but get earlybird rates for only $15. Then goes to $20 next week.

Hosted by Angel Launch, Founders Space and Pay It Forward Labs

Get visibility in the SF community, meet investors, launch your product, practice your pitch, and recruit talent.

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