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2019 Most Fundable Companies Competition


Pepperdine University’s annual startup competition is coming up. Winners earn a spot on the annual Most Fundable Companies List, which garners national publicity and recognition. Last year’s list was published in Entrepreneur Magazine.

It’s all completely free. Affiliation with Pepperdine is NOT required. The only requirements are that the companies be based in the United States and have less than $10 million in revenue.

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VIP Investor Dinner and Demo Showcase on Feb 13, 2019


Angel Launch is hosting their 10th VIP Investor Dinner for startups and investors in an informal environment for massive networking on Feb 13th.

Startups can participate in speed networking pitch with investors for 1 on 1 private meetings. It’s a casual networking style dinner with demo showcase where you can enjoy two hours of delicious food and drinks.

It’s free for accredited investors.

You can find all the information and register here.

How China Works

Check out the podcast How China Works by Brendan Davis and Yingying Li. If you’re planning on doing business in China, you don’t want to miss this!

APPLE: https://tinyurl.com/HowChinaWorks-iTunes

ANDROID: http://howchinaworks.libsyn.com

SOUNDCLOUD: https://tinyurl.com/HowChinaWorks-Soundcloud

STITCHER: https://tinyurl.com/hcw-stitcher

WEB: https://www.howchinaworkspodcast.com

The Hidden Lesson in Life

What this video doesn’t tell you is that if you put the beer into the jar first, you can drink as much as you like and still fill it with pingpong balls, and then add even more beer. LESSON: Party first. Big things second. Party more! And don’t get stuck in the sand. That’s the secret to enjoying life.

Startup Survival Guide & Investor Pitches (Entrepreneurs, Angels & VCs)

Register for Event:
https://startup-event.eventbrite.com

Part 1: Startup Survival Guide
First, Captain Hoff will share his insights and first-hand experience on what it takes to survive and win in the hyper-competitive world of Silicon Valley. This includes cracking the code on raising venture capital, how to manage your company, avoiding hidden traps that kill startups, and breaking out of a failed plan.

Austin Degenhardt, Founder of Paul Hardt (US)

Founders Space adds value in ways you don’t always see. Their online resources are great with boiler plate documents, a video / email series, advice, and connections for early stage companies that only a long career and Silicon Valley can get you.

If you want to learn how to pitch this is the place for you. Steve Austin is the Pitch-Trainer and he does not play around. He will tell you exactly what you need to do to get your message across clearly – AND IT WORKS. I now can pitch my business in 45 seconds, two minutes and 3 minutes.

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou is a must-read book for every startup founder. It shows exactly what happens when an entrepreneur has no values.

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes cared about nothing but herself and her image, and as a result, she was willing to betray everyone she came across. She hurt so many people in the process, jeopardized the lives of patients, squandered huge amounts of capital, and wound up with nothing to show for it.

Photonics: trends and applications in the Industry 4.0 on Feb 4, 2019


French Tech Hub/PRIME will be hosting an event on photonics and its applications in the industry 4.0 at their French Tech Hub offices in San Francisco, starting from 5:30pm. Join angel investors, VCs, analysts, M&A specialists, and big company scouts at this Industry 4.0 event showcasing many business opportunities.

If you are startup and interested in pitching at the event, you can apply here.

You can find the event details and register here.

Federal Funding & Beyond on March 29, 2019


The U.S. government invests billions of dollars in hi-tech companies every single year. In 2018 that number was roughly $60B. They take 0% equity and the IP is yours.

Eagle Point Funding is offering a free lecture on how start-ups and tech industries can get a hold of federal grants and what the process implies. It will be held on Friday, March 29th, 9-10 am at 450 Townsend Street in San Francisco. You can find more about it and register to attend here.

I’ve Had More Careers Than Cats Have Lives!

You can have another life. Just change what you do.

I have lived many lives because I am always changing what I do. I’m interested in so many things, and I don’t want to miss out on anything.

I began my career as an electrical computer engineer. That’s what I studied in college. But I wanted a more creative job, so I went to work in Hollywood and became a TV executive.

Free Seminar: Run your entire business online with Zoho One – Jan. 8, 2019


Zoho’s holding a free, educational seminar on their complete business suite, Zoho One, in San Francisco on January 8th, and would love to have you all join!

Whether you’re moving your business online or looking to try out some new apps, they welcome all experience levels. They’ll be discussing how you can enhance your business’ productivity and drive growth using their cloud-based suite of comprehensive and fully-integrated apps for everything from sales and marketing, to HR and accounting, and more. You can find more information and register here. Hope to see you there!

Sangwoon Chie of WiseJet (Korea)

Participating in the Founder Space Program was a valuable experience for our company as well as myself. I truly appreciate the help from Captain Steve Hoffman, Naomi Kokubo, Steve Austin and all other speakers.

From the 2 weeks program, I learned about the essential values of the start-up and how to apply them to our case. It was also a great opportunity to improve my pitch deck with the training of Steve Austin and all advices from the experienced mentors.

Q2B Quantum For Business on Dec 10-12, 2018

At Quantum For Business, find out about the current state of quantum computing. Listen and talk to key players in government, industry and academia, and discuss the latest developments with researchers and practitioners. Attending is an especially effective way to come up to speed in this intrinsically exciting sector on the cusp of commercializing. Choose from Application Tracks – Bootcamp, Optimization, Simulation, Machine Learning, Cryptography.

Go here for more information and use this code Q2BFS40 for 40% discount.