Global Launchpad: Apply By Aug 10, 2017

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The Global Launchpad to be held in Tel Aviv provides a unique possibility to discover the Israeli way of doing entrepreneurship, and enable the startups to gain valuable experience from working methodologies, leadership mindset and a Global Mindset.

The program is open for startups in leading verticals: Fintech, Insurance Tech, E-commerce,Cyber, Mobility, food tech, e-health & IOT.

You can find more information here.

Andrew Koob, Co-owner of ViewPointSystem (Austria)

Andrew150Having the opportunity to participate at the Founders Space accelerator program was a one in a lifetime experience I will never forget. If I think of it, the program already started weeks before in Vienna when Steve Austin clearly made me understand how things work in Silicon Valley and what I need to learn to make things happen here – Thanks Steve!

Untapped Opportunities in Asian Fintech

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Experts & VCs Fireside Chat on Asian Fintech on July 27 at 6 PM

With the pace of investments exceeding the pace recorded in the US and Europe, Asia is quickly growing as the next frontier for business opportunities in Fintech. Especially given an increase of Fintech-oriented initiatives launched by local governments and big appetite for Fintech solutions shown by customers, and banks. What are the main trends within Asian Fintech? What initiatives have been recently launched to support Fintech startups in Asia?

Designing our Super Future (July 27, 2017)

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Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality represent a seismic shift in how people will discover the world, entertain themselves, connect with friends and family, create art and shop for products. At the same time, these super realities will disrupt the way we do business, from the way we design user experiences, to the way we design our organizations and business models. In this talk, Drew Bamford, VP of Creative Labs at HTC, will discuss the mind-bending opportunities in immersive technologies that lie ahead, as well as how he and the Vive team are addressing the challenges to adoption today.

Jimmy Hsu, Co-founder of Flexwave (Taiwan)

Jimmy150In the journey of startup, it is rare to have everything well-prepared in the beginning, so everyone learned how to do during the process. The thing is how to learn it efficiently and effectively.

Founders Space is a right place to go for a startup seeking for the missed pieces in their business. Such as a reasonable business model, how to pitch to VC, growth hacking, business development, etc. No matter you are doing hardware or software, you can always find your answer here.

Equbot is First to Take IBM Watson to Wall Street

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Founders Space alumni Equbot is the first use IBM Watson to help pick stocks.

“Each day, the Equbot Model ranks each company based on the probability of the company benefiting from current economic conditions, trends and world events and identifies approximately 30 to 70 companies with the greatest potential for appreciation and their corresponding weights, while maintaining volatility comparable to the broader U.S. equity market.”

CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/16/ai-assault-on-stock-market-ibms-watson-is-getting-into-etf-business.html?view=story&%24DEVICE%24=native-android-tablet

ETF-com: http://www.etf.com/sections/daily-etf-watch/etf-watch-ibms-watson-drive-fund?nopaging=1

Smart: http://www.smart2zero.com/news/ibm-watson-pick-stocks-new-etf

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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I just reread THE BELL JAR by Sylvia Plath. It was even more powerful the second time. What a brilliant and tragic story. The fact that it’s based on her actual experience makes it all the more poignant. She captures her emotions and crystalizes them for all to see. Few authors can be this honest and raw in the face of a cruel world.

Apply to Speak at Next-Gen Entertainment (Hollywood + China)

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Founders Space is working closely with RDR in Shanghai to host The Sino-US Innovation Platform of Film and Technology.

We’re looking for creative thinkers from Silicon Valley, Hollywood, New York, and other film hubs. If you have a strong background in filmmaking, TV, online entertainment or tech, like Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, VR, AR or live streaming, you can apply to speak at our events.

If you’re selected, all travel expenses will be paid. We can also pay a speakers fee, if you’re well-known in the industry.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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I just finished reading THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls. If you like memoirs, this is as good as it gets. It’s the true story of a girl growing up in America with two wild parents. Her mother is a carefree artist, and her father is philosophical dream and town drunk.

I won’t spoil it for you. Just read it!

The Brand Prize 2017 – Apply by July 14

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The Brand Prize has been driven by a mission to elevate progressive startups in North America through an annual contest, open to anyone with a solid idea and vetted business plan. The prize has been a comprehensive branding package, valued at $40,000.

You can find more detailed information here.

Axioms of Persuasive Communications – A Geometric Approach to Influencing Others

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Place: Sofia University, 1069 East Meadow Circle, Palo Alto

Following Euclid, the session proposes several easily understood axioms, and from those derive useful techniques for improving BOTH the appeal of your marketing message AND also your ability to command an audience. Attending is a time-effective way to get up to speed on what recent science says is the most effective way to arouse and maintain an audience’s attention.

Tencent WeStart Entrepreneurship Competition AI Boston on July 12, 2017

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Tencent WeStart Entrepreneurship Competition is a global entrepreneurship competition powered by Tencent, and Tencent WeStart is an entrepreneurial community and international platform. The Tencent WeStart Entrepreneurship Competition in Boston will focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Tencent WeStart will host the event, supported by BRC’s future lab (AIRx Labs) and MIT CHIEF. The 10 teams will be selected under the guidance of world-class instructors in the AI industry, VCs and Tencent executives.

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by Ron Chernow

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I just finished reading the book Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by Ron Chernow.

John D. Rockefeller was a mystery, even to his closest friends and family. He was a living contradiction: a ruthless oil baron, who amassed an incredible fortune by driving competitors to the point of bankruptcy by any means possible; and a deeply religious man who shunned displays of wealth, went to Church every Sunday, loved his family, and gave away most of his fortune to charity.

Philipp Baldauf, Co-Founder at myAlfred (Austria)

Execustaff HR

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Execustaff HR wants to INVEST in your BUSINESS.

Small businesses that work with a PEO grow 7 to 9 percent faster, have employee turnover that is 10 to 14 percent lower, and are 50 percent less likely to go out of business. — NAPEO.org

About Execustaff HR:

  • Founded in 1993
  • Never forget the “H” in HR
  • Clients with 2 to 200+ employees
  • SOC1 Accredited

What they offer:

  • Fortune 500 Benefits Package

Ayse Zamboglu, Start-up Advisor & Angel Investor

AyseZamboglu150Ayse Zamboglu joined Founders Space as a mentor. She is an angel investor, a member and one of the past Co-Chairs of the Device&Digital Screening Committee at Life Science Angels (#1 angel investment group in the US by CB Insights in 2014). Ayse has extensive medical device and pharmaceutical industry experience at start-ups, technology transfer offices and with multiple clients. She comes with a diverse product portfolio history and expat experience.

2017 International Transpersonal Conference

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The mission of this conference to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, is to present an exclusive series of lectures, panel discussions and experiential workshops delivered by legendary founders of transpersonal psychology and key figures of the current transpersonal movement, as well as by young and progressive adepts. Their aim is to facilitate a major gathering of scholars, researchers, practitioners, supporters and all other kinds of people interested in transpersonal movement and new paradigm sciences.

Art Amador, Co-founder & COO of EquBot (USA)

Art150v2Our team was honored to be part of such an exceptional program. Additionally, it was a humbling experience to be surrounded by some of the world’s top startups, and it was this diversity that helped make the program so special.

The two-week intensive program challenged us on multiple fronts. So much so, that we dismantled every aspect of the business. This allowed us to re-build a solid foundation and an even stronger company. My partner and I now have the tools and know how to execute on our business plan. I would highly recommend the program to any entrepreneur.

Kwon Sit, Founder & CEO of COMIVO (USA)

Kwon150Founders Space program is very useful for entrepreneurs who want to be a success.

You can learn how to build successful business model, how to tell your story, and how to communicate with your customers.

All the instructors are real entrepreneurs and they know what customers think about your products, service and what investors want.

I would like to say the program is awesome and you can learn a lot from it!

The 2017 New York Venture Summit, July 18-19

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Whether you’re a startup seeking angel or venture funding, register today and/or apply to present at The New York Venture Summit, NY’s largest annual venture conference. Save additional $100 off with code: FSPACEVIP

Don’t miss connecting with more than 500 attendees, gaining insight from more than 50 VCs/Angels on interactive panels; hearing presentations by more than 50 Top Innovators.