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Founders Space is ranked a Top Ten Accelerator in Forbes, Entrepreneur and Inc. Magazines. With over 50 partners in 22 countries, we’ve built an international community of startups, investors & innovators.

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Make Elephants Fly
Hardcover | Ebook | Audiobook | Languages

Winner of the Axiom Book Awards in Entrepreneurship

Winner of the CMI Book Awards in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

What is your big idea?
And how do you get it off the ground?

Make Elephants Fly is all about the process of radical innovation. How do the smartest companies in Silicon Valley out innovate and out compete the rest of the world? Drawing on Captain Hoff’s experience incubating and accelerating hundreds of startups as the CEO of Founders Space, this book shows you everything it takes to make your big idea fly.

“This is a must read for anyone who wants to imagine what it is like to have all the brains in Hoffman’s enterprise innovating while they work.”
Tim Draper, Founder of DFJ, Forbes Midas List of Top Venture Capitalists

“As an experienced entrepreneur and coach of many startups, Hoffman provides a roadmap and set of tools that can help both entrepreneurs and executives master the art of innovation.”
Gil Penchina, Partner at IDG Ventures, Investor in Linkedin, Paypal & Indiegogo

“With so much going against you as an entrepreneur, prep for the adventure by first reading Hoffman’s Make Elephants Fly to gain key insights and increase your chances of success.”
Howard Hartenbaum, Partner at August Capital, Forbes Midas List of Top Venture Capitalists, founding investor in Skype


Mentors & Advisors


John Giddings
Angel Investor


Shirley Gee
Due Diligence


Ali Wasti
Venture Capital

Martyn Crew

Martyn Crew

Roger Royse

Roger Royse

Monica Pal

Monica Pal


Greg Viloria


Allesandro Zago



Speakers & Investors

Charles Hudson

Charles Hudson
SoftTech VC

Howard Hartenbaum

Howard Hartenbaum
August Capital

Carol Sands

Carol Sands
The Angels' Forum

Bob Ackerman

Bob Ackerman
Allegis Capital

Brian Ascher

Brian Ascher

Sharon Wienbar

Sharon Wienbar

Bill Reichert

Bill Reichert
Garage Ventures

Jay Eum

Jay Eum
TransLink Capital

Una RyanGolden Seeds

Una Ryan
Golden Seeds

Ron Weissman

Ron Weissman
Band of Angels