Our Mission

Founders Space brings together founders, angels, VCs and advisors to help startups rock the world. View our Startup Events, join our Accelerator, or be an Advisor.

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The Holiday Startup Party: 600+ Founders, VCs, Angels & Techies

There will be 600+ startup founders, investors and influencers coming!

Join us for our Holiday Party – our biggest event of the year!

8:00 pm – 2:00 am - Networking, Drinking, Dancing and Frolicking!

Sign up here: https://holidayparty2014.eventbrite.com
25% Off with Promo Code = 25OFF

Highlights:

* Mingle with top entrepreneurs, investors, designers & creatives
* Network with our venture capitalists, angels, advisors and mentors
* Enjoy a full non-hosted bar and dance the night away to our DJs
* See what Xmas surprises our sponsors have in store!

SF Beta: The Mobile Stack

SF Beta is the Bay Area’s premier startup mixer, bringing together hundreds of founders, developers, investors, and technologists.

http://sfbeta.eventbrite.com/?discount=foundersspace

Get 50% off with the promo code = foundersspace

Join us on November 12 as we focus on The Mobile Stack, featuring startups that help app developers scale, optimize, and grow.

EVENT SCHEDULE

4:00 PM: Registration & Networking
5:00 PM: Panel Discussion — The Business of Mobile Optimization
5:30 PM: Socializing & Startup Demos
7:00 PM: Event Ends

Pitch Camp is Part Cocktail Hour and Part Pitch Training

Pitch Camp is part cocktail hour and part pitch training. I’ve invited a great group of people who have experience building and/or investing in companies. Expect lots of great pitching feedback.

Details below:

Pitch Camp: How to Pitch Investors — https://howtopitchinvestors.eventbrite.com Use code LB10 to save $10.

Are you ready to learn how to pitch investors?

Join us for a fun, informal pitch event!

6:00 to 7:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00 to 7:30 How to Pitch Investors
7:30 to 8:00 Audience Pitches + Feedback

Nathan Beckord, Principal of VentureArchetypes LLC

Nathan Beckord

Nathan Beckord

Finance & Business Advisor

Nathan Beckord is Principal of VentureArchetypes LLC, a startup consulting firm. Nathan has provided strategy, finance, and business development consulting to more than 100 companies across a broad range of industries—from software, SaaS, and social media, to mobile/wireless, entertainment, and consumer products. His startup clients have collectively raised more than $88 million in seed, Series A, and Series B financing.

3 Things Investors Look for in a Startup Founder

Securing funding from a venture capitalist can often be a difficult process. There is a large amount of competition to go through, as well as the difficulties of starting the business itself. Whether you are a beginner in business or a veteran of industry, there are certain skills that are requisite to receiving funding.

While, finding the right venture capitalist can be a tricky job, with enough perseverance you will be able to find the right funding for you and your company. In the meantime, it may help to review some traits that nearly all successful entrepreneurs have.

SalesHack – The Ultimate Sales Competition

When we set out to do ProtoHack, the code-free hackathon, we wanted to help every non-technical person in the world who has an idea to validate it and launch it with ease, with no worries about code.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20141027212131-23237116-saleshack-the-ultimate-sales-competition?_mSplash=1

We’ve had great success so far. After companies started approaching us for help with their own hackathons and build-a-thons, it became more clear that the hackathon concept could be applied to many things. The hackathon concept, from our perspective is to take a shortcut to solve a problem, and it doesn’t have to just be about coding!


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How to Succeed in Silicon Valley

Networking and Education Event for Polish High-Tech Companies Interested in Entering the US Market:

https://polska.splashthat.com/

The technology scene in Poland is booming. In just the last 12 months, Polish tech companies have won prestigious awards, such as: Best Hardware at Tech Crunch Disrupt, Best Technical Achievement at LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco, and Best Startup at LeWeb in Paris, while raising money from top-tier investors right here in Silicon Valley as well as in Europe.

Sherlock Holmes (Startup Tips)