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

Grand Finale

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:

Clash of AI Bots

Demos and discussions from various startups and companies building bots across industries – travel, fashion, enterprise, bot platforms/builders, etc.

Register Here:



HardwareCon, presented by Hardware Massive, is a two-day conference designed and developed exclusively for hardware startup entrepreneurs. This conference & convention is structured to help founders catapult their business to the next level of success.

Register Now!

Growth Marketing Conference


Growth Marketing Conference is the only actionable, hands-on educational event dedicated to the most important business issue today – growth. Join industry-leading Fortune 500 execs, high-growth startup founders, and growth marketing leaders and innovators to learn how to supercharge your company’s growth – quickly, cost-effectively, and sustainably in 2017 and beyond. 

New York – May 3-4

San Francisco – June 28-29

San Francisco – December 6-7

REGISTER TODAY  and save  20% with FS20

The Seeds of Our Future: AgTech and the Connected World

Hellow“The Seeds of Our Future: AgTech and the Connected World” will bring together 100 industry leaders to discuss the future of agriculture.

Together with leading organizations such as Driscoll’s, Western Growers, Climate Corporation, UC Davis, and more, we will address topics like Big Data, Robotics, Controlled Environments and Traceability.

3-day Program + Conference:
1-day Conference:

Participants come from various parts of the world, and the goal of the program is to facilitate connections to encourage cross-border collaboration and investment opportunities.

Shenzhen Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition

1st China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition—Silicon Valley Sector, which will be held at Santa Clara Convention Center on March 19th, 2017.

Startups Can Apply Here:

Register for Tickets Here:
30% off gold pass ticket code:30FounderSpace

The competition is open to all high-caliber overseas talents and projects regardless of nationality (To apply, please send the business plan to or apply online: It will offer generous awards totaling RMB 9,120,000 to the winners. Individual competitors can be awarded up to RMB 1,250,000 (government subsidies and venture capital investment not included).

Fireside chat with André Borschberg

André Borschberg is a Swiss entrepreneur, explorer, pilot and speaker. He is a co-founder of the Solar Impulse project, the first ever round-the-world solar flight, successfully completed in July 2016.

HP, building 3 main lobby,
1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA.

André Borschberg, a graduate engineer in mechanics and thermodynamics from the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and holder of a Master’s in Management Science from the Sloan School, MIT Boston, has a solid background in creating and managing companies.

Great Design has a Story

What are the elements of great design, and how can we achieve it? In this panel presentation, we bring 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 – our panelists will talk about how they use design to improve everyday experiences and change lives.

Register Here

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1-Day Intensive Founders Bootcamp

druDru is offering a $197 bootcamp on the webinar but will allow Founders Space people to do it for $15. Huge discount!

Here is the link to the recorded webinar and the Eventbrite link to register with the deep discount.

What is included in the Bootcamp?

Get over the 7 Massive Mistakes: Learn How To Get Your Dream Product off of the Runway, Make an Impact in The World, and Get Funded NOW!