StartUP World 2017

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Date: May 4th, 2017
Location: 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA

VC Taskforce StartUP World conference is a program of panels, workshops and pitching opportunities including face-time with investors organized specifically to help start-ups in the funding process. At this event you’ll get funding advice & guidance directly from Investors as to what they want and expect from a start-up company seeking funding.

You can find more information and register here.

The 1000 Plan Startup Contest on June 10, 2017

Backed by Oriza Holdings and hosted again by SVC Venture Club, this competition is an excellent demo opportunities for highly innovative tech startup teams in AI, Biotech, FinTech, VR/AR, HCI, IoT, TMT, Wearable Tech etc. Distinguished industry experts and top-tier investors from China and the U.S. will join together to judge the contest and provide valuable insights on innovative trends in the Silicon Valley and in China.

You can find more information here.

The Secret Playbook (May 9 at 6 PM)

Why do some ideas make it and other great ideas die on the vine? Why do some founders get funded and others don’t? Tim Harkness, a serial life sciences entrepreneur, will give you his perspective on what you need to know to get money and build a real company in the life sciences technology space. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what it takes to build something from nothing and Tim is prepared to debunk them all and give you his secret, insider’s guide to building a valuable life science technology company.

DECODE Silicon Valley – Insider’s Guide for Entrepreneurs @ SBC Pitch Night (April 20)


BREAK RULES to grow & scale your start-up. Learn which rules & other valuable insights from VC & Silicon Valley Insider, Jon Baer @ SBC Pitch Night.

You can find more information here.

Brave News World (6:30-9:00pm on April 18, 2017)

Making Sense of News & Information in the Digital Age

The importance of journalism and a free press is one of the pillars of a democratic society. But what is “real” and what is “fake” when absolutely everything can be questioned? The news has never been more important, but at the same time, confidence and viewership of traditional news sources is declining, while emerging media, crowd-sourced news and digital sharing is on the rise. Consumers are bombarded with “alternative facts,” misleading advertising, hoaxes, and politically-slanted humor. Join this event for a panel discussion that explores the reliability of different information sources and learn how we can make better informed judgments as we sift through the onslaught of information rushing at us 24×7.

Shenzhen Nanshan “Entrepreneurship Star” Contest

The 2017 Shenzhen Nanshan “Entrepreneurship Star” Contest (Round 1 of 2) is now opened for registration for startups in Silicon Valley.

Blue Angel Startups & Innovation Club, the co-organizer of this year’s Contest for the Silicon Valley round, will select 20 innovative startups from Silicon Valley to participate in this year’s contest that offers 3.1 million RMB in total prizes.

You can find more information here.

TiECon 2017 in Santa Clara (May 5-6)

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TiEcon is the largest technology anchored conference dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. Ranked alongside Demo, TED and World Economic Forum among top 10 conferences worldwide for ideas and entrepreneurship by Worth magazine, TiEcon attracted over 50,000 entrepreneurs and professionals from over 50 countries in the past. Last year alone, there were over 4,700 participants from 22 countries.

Register to attend or exhibit.

Dru’s Bootcamp: Get over the 7 Massive Mistakes


At this Bootcamp on April 22, 2017, learn how to get your dream product off of the runway, make an impact in the world, and get funded:

  • Find Your Peak-performance, Success Mindset formula during this full day of world-class Business Coaching by Dru Babcock of Power Curve Coaching.
  • Leave with clear, intelligent and inspiring actions on your calendar for all of 2017! Know exactly what to do and when!
  • Disc / Values assessment reports

ECI Awards 2017 is calling for entries now!

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ECI Awards 2017 is currently open for entries. ECI Awards made quite a few changes this year to categories, judging standard, eligibility, etc.

Early bird deadline is March 31, 2017.

Final deadline is April 30, 2017

You can find out more here.

Startup World Cup in San Francisco on March 24th

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Register with promo code Startup (case sensitive) for 50% discount at SWC website.

Startup World Cup is a global series of pitch competitions organized by Fenox Venture Capital. They organized 16 regionals events in 13 different countries throughout last year, and they are bringing the winners to San Francisco on March 24th to fight for a $1M investment prize. This will be a day-long global conference and pitch contest and there will be top notch industry speakers on stage, including Steve Wozniak (Co-founder, Apple), Phil Libin (Co-founder, Evernote), Alexis Ohanian (Co-founder, Reddit), Daymond John (Investor @ ABC’s SharkTank), Guy Kawasaki (Co-founder @ Garage Technology Ventures), and many others.

HardwareCon, March 24th – 25th, 2017


HardwareCon is this week on March 24th-25th and our friends at HardwareCon are offering our community a special 15% discount off one-day and two-day passes. If you haven’t gotten your ticket there is still time.

HardwareCon is a 2-day conference devoted to helping hardware startup founders & CEO’s take their startup to the next level. They bring numerous hardware experts with various backgrounds and expertise ranging from designers to investors to answer your toughest questions about how to build your hardware product and business. If you attend, you will learn something new about how to make, sell and grow your hardware product into a robust hardware company.

Healthcare & Biotech Startups Invited to Investment Summit in China (All Travel Expenses Paid)


Anhui Provincial Investment Group, a largest capital operating company in Anhui Province, is holding an Investment Summit in Hefei, Anhui Province, and they would like to invite foreign healthcare and biotech startups to participate.

The summit will be held on April 10-11.

If you are healthcare or biotech startup, and if you are interested in raising money in China or penetrate Chinese market, please contact Xi Fang at xi.fang [at] buttoninvest [dot] com and mention Founders Space. You will have the opportunities to have face to face meetings with investors.

Silicon Valley VC and Angel Roundtable on March 30th

Interested in meeting early-stage Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists in Silicon Valley? Then register for the FundingPost event on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.

$20 discount code: norcal

3DHeals Event on April 20, 2017


#3DHEALS2017 to be held at UCSF Mission Bay Campus is the first collaborative conference in U.S. aiming to create a truly collaborative global community focusing on healthcare applications using 3D printing and 3D printing related technologies (i.e. VR/AR, 3D scanning, digital manufacture, bioprinting).

Additional details and registration here.

Artificial Intelligence event on March 21


Click here for more information and registration.

Game Thinking Live

AJK-speaking-happy-handsGot churn? Get the blueprint for building long-term engagement into your product experience at Game Thinking Live, March 31 & Apr 1 2017.

At this high-impact global workshop you’ll learn a proven system for building a coherent path to mastery – and get expert advice from experts in Game Design, Lean UX, Product Management, and Systems Thinking that will inspire you and help you solve tough problems.

The World of IoT with Mike Bell, CEO of Silver Spring Networks


Date: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm

Venue: Fenwick & West, 801 California St., Mt. View, CA

Additional details and registration here.

Poe Man’s Challenge San Francisco

poemanThe Poe Man’s Challenge is a pitch competition that has two components. The first is entrepreneurs will teach students about their company so they are founders for a day. The second is an opportunity for you to pitch your company in front of judges, such as Dontari himself, partners from 500 Startups and TechStars to win a $15k investment from NFL Star and KC Chief Dontari Poe.

10 entrepreneurs will get selected to participate.

Great Design has a Story

What are the elements of great design, and how can we achieve it? JHTC brings together three experts to share their outlook and approach to doing great design. Through the lens of three different design environments – physical products, software and the world of art and fashion – the panelists will talk about how they use design to improve everyday experiences and change lives.

Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Place: Fenwick & West, 801 California St., Mt. View, CA
Register Here

The 2nd “AngelsGlobal” Cup Startups Competition & US Finals

This year, AngelsGlobal will host 2nd Global Elite Entrepreneurs and Investors Competition in Shanghai again, and good news is that we will add a north American regional competition in Bay Area on July 22, 2017. We are currently calling for best startups to join the competition.

Register Here: