What Happens to the Founders After a Startup Fails?

2019 Shenzhen-Silicon Valley Startup Competition


2019 China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition (Silicon Valley Division) will take place on March 31st in Santa Clara, CA.

Total amount of prizes to be awarded will be USD 1.62 Million. The winner will receive up to CNY 1.4 Million (USD 200K) in prize. 50+ well-known investment companies and 200+ investors are expected to participate along with hundreds of other attendees.

If your startup is interested in competing at this event, please apply here. The deadline for the application is February 28, 2019.

Radical Innovation

By Steven Hoffman, the author of Make Elephant Fly!

AI, Mind Tech & the Future of Humankind

Steve Hoffman, the author of Make Elephant Fly, imagines a future where mind technology, brain chips and neuroscience come together to reshape the human species.

Transhumanism is already happening. We are evolving beyond our current physical and mental limitations by using science and technology to augment our bodies and minds. In the near future, we will radically redefine what it means to be human.

Hunting Unicorns: The Art of Investing in Silicon Valley Startups

By Steven Hoffman, the author of Make Elephant Fly!

Make Elephants Fly Wins Gold Medal for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Book of the Year

Make Elephants Fly just won the CMI Management Book of the Year Awards for Innovation & Entrepreneurship!

CMI Awards: CMI Book of the Year Awards

Buy on Amazon: Make Elephants Fly

The Bonanza King by Gregory Crouch

The Bonanza King by Gregory Crouch can teach entrepreneurs more about business than most business books. It’s the fascinating tale of the discovery of the Comstock Lode, the largest silver mine in the world.

Born in 1831, John W. Mackay was a penniless Irish immigrant who came of age in New York City, went to California during the Gold Rush, and mined without much luck for eight years. When he heard of riches found on the other side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1859, Mackay abandoned his claim and walked a hundred miles to the Comstock Lode in Nevada.

Smart Mobility Pitch Night on Feb 27, 2019


PRIME and French Tech Hub are hosting Smart Mobility Pitch Night on Feb 27, 2019 in San Francisco, showcasing many business opportunities.

Innovative companies will pitch the latest trends and solutions in Smart Mobility, followed by a panel discussion with industry experts during this Pitching and Networking event powered by MobiGoIn-Action.

You can find more information and register here.

Why Do Scientists Want to Grow Human Organs in Pigs?

What is Quantum Computing?

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.

What Do You Say to a Venture Capitalist?

What Makes Entrepreneurs Successful?

You Can Now Detect Skin Cancer from Your Phone!

How will Emerging Technologies Impact the World?

How Should Startup Founders Handle Stress & Setbacks?

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.