Innovation Boom: What Are the Next Silicon Valley Trends?

What are the next Silicon Valley trends that will change our future?

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Is Your Business Killing You? – Dr. Richard Shuster

Mentors & Masters Podcast – Dr. Richard Shuster, a clinical psychologist and CEO of Your Success Insights, nearly died due to overwork. Now, he’s dedicated his life to saving entrepreneurs from themselves.

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Future Forward Sales with Lynn Whitbeck

Future Forward Sales’ community is full of business leaders, who reject complacency and focus on innovative thinking to thrive. Their audience sees value in listening to the shared wisdom of their guests that share their best practices and the secret sauce that has set them apart in their industry.

In this episode, Lynn Whitbeck interviews Captain Hoff, she asked:

Absolute Business Mindset with Mark Hayward

This podcast interviews entrepreneurs, business owners, career-ists, and authors.

Mark Hayward delves into their journey to success, key life milestones and go deep into their area of expertise. There will be a focus on the start-up period of these entrepreneurs to gain insight for his audience.

Here is an episode with Captain Hoff you can listen to.

Experts Speak Podcast with Michael DeLon

Starting and growing a company has many challenges. Startup accelerators like Founders Space exist to help you survive and thrive in any environment. That’s what Captain Hoff discussed with Michael DeLon, founder of Paperback Expert, on Experts Speak podcast.

When you listen to their in-depth conversation, you’ll learn:

★ How to divorce yourself from your product so you aren’t paralyzed by rejection
★ How to listen to your audience to know what they really want
★ How to know if your message is being understood by your prospects

Silicon Dragon HK 2012: Keynote by John Chambers

Don’t miss Silicon Dragon HK 2012
November 2, 5:30pm-6:45pm PT

John Chambers, VC, JC2Ventures, Cisco CEO (former)

Join the debate over which hub is best for your startup landing and take off. With KPMG pros who reveal the latest results of the top tech hubs globally.


Three Cyberport tech entrepreneurs pitch for your money! Hear what their strategies are to pay dividends.

Startup Hustle Podcast

Everything you need to know and more about “How to Survive Startup Life!

Listen to this episode of the Startup Hustle Podcast where Captain Hoff got to talk shop with Matt DeCoursey.

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Cyberport Venture Capital Forum

I’ll be speaking at Cyberport Venture Capital Forum on 2-3 Nov to decode emerging issues on Investment Trends in Silicon VAlley.

Register now: to join this regional hybrid event for insights and capital opportunities!

#CVCF2021 #Cyberport

How to Negotiate Like a Pro with Mike Lander

Mentors & Masters Podcast – Mike Lander is a master negotiator, author, and CEO of Piscari, which trains execs how to negotiate the right way. He shares the structure and process that professional negotiators use to get what they want.

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How to Close VCs? Importance of Investor Updates.

Most investors don’t close right away. In fact, it typically takes 4 updates before an investor commits. Many startups simply fail to send updates and therefore don’t close deals.

For all the investors in your pipeline, be sure to follow up every 3 to 4 weeks with the following progress report:

SALES – What sales have you closed in the past month? What’s in the pipeline for next month?

From Impressed to Obsessed by Jon Picoult

Jon Picoult’s new book From Impressed to Obsessed is a must read for any entrepreneur aspiring to satisfy their customers.

Acclaimed customer experience expert Jon Picoult explains why building customer loyalty requires leaving indelible positive impressions on everyone you work with―not just shaping their experiences, but also shaping their memories.

Valuable Resources for Entrepreneurs from TEN Capital

TEN Capital eGuides
TEN Capital’s eGuides can help you raise funding, learn how to invest, see what other investors are doing, and generally improve your startup fundraising and investing skills.

Link to access our eGuides:

Startup Funding Espresso DailyShot Newsletter
For investors and startup founders who want to learn more about the fundraising process, persons can sign up to receive the Startup Funding Espresso at no cost.

Investor Connect launched the Startup Funding Espresso in 2019 to provide education to startups and their investors.

It’s a daily lesson in a short, concise format delivered to your inbox every day, Monday through Friday. Each posting takes only a minute or two to read.

Link: Startup Funding Espresso #DailyShot Newsletter Form

Innovation & Technology Opportunities in HK

5 Things You Want to Know:  Webinar (9/29)

Below is the content of our flyer:

REGISTRATION (complimentary webinar)

Wed Sep 29, 2021 at 5:00pm – 6:00pm (PDT)

Aspire to Achieve More @Hong Kong:
Explore the Opportunities in Asia’s Leading Innovation and Technology Hub

5 Things You Want to Know

1. Opportunities
 – HK:  Platform for your business growth & tech development in APAC/China
2. Funding
 – Tap into HK VC & public venture funding, R&D grants; Cyberport & Science Park
2. Founders
 – From Silicon Valley to HK – Jumpstart, Accelerate & Scaleup; Strategic Partners
4. Markets & Growth
 – Ride on spectacular growth in Asia; your companies’ supply & demand
5. Greater Bay Area of China
 – Fastest growing market and most dynamic region in the world


The Positive Culture Blueprint with Gary Wilbers

Mentors & Masters Podcast – Gary Wilbers, serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, and coach, talks about creating a winning company culture.

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Reinventing Nerds Podcast with Joanie Connell

Nerds are increasingly being asked to have it all—technical expertise and people skills. Join engineer-turned-psychologist Joanie Connell as she interviews nerds and people experts to uncover the best communication strategies for technical people.

Joanie brings in everyone from big name scientists and computer geeks to everyday working ones as well as other entertaining and insightful people in a quest for the keys to help nerds interact more successfully with people of all types. Asking thoughtful questions of her guests, she affectionately gives self-proclaimed nerds insights into important people strategies in a light-hearted, conversational style.

The Misfit Entrepreneur with Dave Lukas

This weekly podcast with serial entrepreneur, Dave M. Lukas, is devoted to giving you incredibly useful and unique insight from the world’s top entrepreneurs with a focus on their non-traditional methods for achieving success, their Misfit side.

Misfit was created to give YOU the best, actionable advice to accelerate your success! The show’s open format and Misfit 3 concept, combined with Dave’s intuitive and engaging interview style quickly uncovers each guest’s key tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can start using in their lives right now.

Democratizing Access to Capital with Cheryl Contee

Mentors & Masters Podcast – Cheryl Contee, venture capitalist, social activist, and author of Mechanical Bull, shares alternative ways to access capital and the need for diversity in venture funding.

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Global Climate Tech Online Pitch Competition 2021

Startup Basecamp is hosting their 2nd Global Climate Tech Online Pitch Competition with Mehrad Yaghmai (Climate Foundry), Tristan Pollock, (500 startups) and Juan Bautista Pinilla (BlueYard Capital) on September 23rd for Pre-Seed and Seed startups!

To learn more about the event and submit your team, see here.

China Start Unicorn Camp: Apply by Oct. 27, 2021

China Start Unicorn Camp is a one-month online acceleration program for fast-growing start-ups and scale-ups with disruptive technologies and products/services to learn from China’s economic disruption, social innovation, and digital transformation. This program helps start-ups with great potential to gain access to one large market and more capital to develop into potential unicorns.

They have successfully completed 10 China Start Unicorn Camps with almost 200 entrepreneurs from over 35 countries in the past 6 years.

Pat McCarthy, Fractional CFO and startup investor

Pat McCarthy is a Fractional CFO and startup investor who’s helped startups grow from founder to 30 people company, raise over $15M in funding, and grow revenue from 10K annually to more than $10M while partnering with some of the largest advertisers and companies in the world.