Raising Capital, Closing Deals & Understanding China – March 13

We will have three exciting talks about raising capital, closing deals and understanding Chinese businesses and investors at Founders Space on March 13, 2018, from 6:30-9:00 PM:

• Raising Capital – by Mike Xu, Managing Director of Fosun Capital
• Understanding China – by Yingying Li, Founder of Yingfluencer
• Closing Deals – by Steve Hoffman, Captain of Founders Space & Author of Make Elephants Fly

ICOs & the Token Economy: Disruption or Deception, Feb 27, 2018

This event will be hosted at Stanford University, Faculty Club on Tuesday, February 27th featuring some of the most successful innovators in the ICO space.

The event is expected to draw 400+ attendees and will be an excellent opportunity to connect with other like-minded disruptive innovators and technologists. You can register for this event here.

Amy Wan, Founder, Sagewise.io

How do you come up with new ideas for a startup?

How do you find an A-list tech team for a startup?

How do young talent in developing countries connect with companies in Silicon Valley and Europe?

How long should you wait before sending a follow up email to someone in Silicon Valley?

Is it normal for venture capital brokers to charge a fee?

2Questions.TV just launched on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio & TuneIn

Great news for all you entrepreneurs looking to learn something. 2Questions.TV just launched on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio & TuneIn. Check it out! Links to the show are below:


Google Play




Should you hire a developer or find a technical cofounder?

What are things that will provide the most value in fintech?

The StartUp to ScaleUp Game Plan

Captain Hoff just appeared on the podcast The StartUp to ScaleUp Game Plan. Listen and learn how to scale-up your venture through innovation!

What funds and accelerators are interested in AI startups?

What is the hardest thing about doing a tech startup vs a traditional business?

What stage is pre-revenue in venture capital?

Why is there so little money from venture capital for higher education?

International Startup Competition: Application Deadline Feb 28, 2018

2nd Shenzhen Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Competition will be held on March 30 at Santa Clara Convention Center. As the home to more than 8,000 high-tech companies, the city is a booming center for electronics manufacturing and known as “The Silicon Valley of Hardware”.

The competition is organized by the Shenzhen Municipal Government of the P.R.C. and high tech startup projects are expected to compete for over million dollars in financial awards as well as other incentive prizes.

MEET THE VC at WeWork on March 1, 2018

Calling all Entrepreneurs to come meet a panel of awesome VCs, learn about their take on early stage companies, what they like to see in entrepreneurs and feedback on how your startup should be shaping up to secure funding.

TriNet, Silicon Valley Bank and Early Growth Financial Services are hosting a VC panel featuring:

Vignesh Ravikumar of Sierra Ventures
Wendy Kok of Mighty Capital
Brent Freeman of Stealth Venture Labs
Nima Widlake of ThomVest

Blockchain Intensive at Draper University, April 2018

Tim Draper has created a 4 day blockchain bootcamp to teach you about the fundamentals, opportunities and limitations of the technology. Ultimately he will help you create a blockchain strategy to lead innovation within your industry.


You can find out more here.

Neosapiens: MindTech, DNA Editing, Brain Chips & Transhumanism

Join us for Neosapiens: MindTech, DNA Editing, Brain Chips & The Future of Humanity! We will go deep on how technology is transforming the human species:

Register: https://neosapiens.eventbrite.com

• What is MindTech and how does it work?
• Will everyone have a chip in their brain someday?
• How can we extend life, and is immortality possible?
• How will virtual worlds alter our reality?
• What future technologies will redefine the human race?
• Using CRISPR and DNA editing will we become a new species?

HardwareCon Annual Pitch Competition: Apply by March 15, 2018

HardwareCon is currently taking applications for their annual pitch competition. Last years prize was valued over $30K.

They will select the top five product submission finalists to pitch their idea to investors, industry experts and a live audience for a chance to win mentoring and prizes from leading hardware startup investors and service providers.

Application deadline is March 15. You can find more information or to apply go here.