Giancarlo Mori, Digital Strategist, Executive Board Advisor & Investor

Giancarlo Mori joined Founders Space as a mentor. He is the CEO and Chief Architect at Movyl Technologies, an AI-powered platform for social communications and analysis.

Prior to starting Movyl Technologies, he was EVP of Strategy at Atari and CCO at Glu Mobile. Giancarlo has spent 20 years in technology and media as a technology and product executive at companies such as Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Activision-Blizzard. Giancarlo has founded several companies with multiple successful exits.

George Chamales, Computer Security Expert

George Chamales joined Founders Space as a mentor. He has nearly 20 years of computer security experience that includes leading R&D work to detect & deceive hackers for DARPA, securing financial, medical, and technology firms with Deloitte, and the end-to-end security assessment of nation-wide critical infrastructure systems.

He has provided strategic and technical security advice to dozens of startups in numerous fields and sizes ranging from angel-funded to post-acquisition. His startup work includes building security programs, designing and reviewing security architecture, ferrying teams through compliance regimes and everything in between.


Join CODAME at “Intersections” as part of Leonardo/ISAST 50th year celebration of visionary collaboration between art and science.

In “Intersections,” CODAME showcases work that defies boundaries: Where art meets technology, experiment and play collide, and new media wander curiously in the footsteps of old. Featuring gallery installations, screenings, and performances, “Intersections” explores the surprising, inspiring, and challenging crossings of art, science, and technology.

You can find more information and register with 25% discount here.

Frontier Technology Summit on Oct 29, 2018

Eventblock, Fintech4Good along with their global strategic partners, are hosting the Frontier Technology Forum and Responsible Blockchain World Champion at Santa Clara Convention Center on October 29.

The summit will cover range of topic, such as blockchain & crypto currency, new energy, genetic fortune telling, artificial embryos, AI, VR, AR & MR, smart city & smart home, self-driving vehicles, unmanned aircraft, car networking, IoT & cyber security, entertainment, media and sports.

Founders Space Launching in Singapore

We’re happy to announce that we’re opening up Founders Space in Singapore. If you want to be a part of it, let us know.

Jagdish Pandya of FTAG will be heading up the operations.

• Founders Space runs over a dozen types of startup programs.
• These programs range from one day to several months.
• Some programs are designed for early-stage startups, while others focus on later stage.
• Some programs are focused on particular sectors, like Fintech, Agtech, Health, Advertising, Big Data, AI, SaaS, etc.
• We offer programs in Silicon Valley, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Awesomers Podcast: Captain Hoff’s Story (Podcast)

Listen to the Awesomers Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud.

In today’s episode, Captain Hoff tells his story and more…

01:29 Intro
07:04 Captain Hoff’s story
25:41 Difference between an incubator and an accelerator
28:16 Raising outside capital
32:44 Make Elephants Fly
53:11 What the future holds!

Machine, Platform, Crowd by Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee‎

Review: Machine, Platform, Crowd by Erik Brynjolfsson & Andrew McAfee‎ is a solid book focused on the digital-powered shift.

There’s no single big idea. Instead, it covers the integration of people, products and platforms, and ties this into the core and the crowd. It’s a good overview of what’s happening and why the changes are taking place.

Rating: ★★★★

Naeem Zafar (Author of Get Funded & CEO of TeleSense) on Founders Space Podcast

Captain Hoff interviews Naeem Zafar, author of Get Funded and five other books. Zafar is also the CEO of TeleSense. His last company, Bitzer Mobile, was acquired by Oracle.

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Join XingShi-Cup Int’l Industrial Design Hackathon, Sept 29-30, 2018, and Win $15K

XingShiCup International Industrial Design Competition is a 24-Hour hackathon from September 29-30. It is co-hosted by HackHub and Hanhai BioLabs in Silicon Valley. Apply to be a part of the action to test your next unicorn startup ideas!

The theme this year is “Empathy with End Users”

If you have any questions, feel free to email them at [email protected] or visit their website for more information!

Jon Littman (Author of The Art of Innovation) on The Founders Space Podcast

Captain Hoff interviews Jon Littman, the bestselling business author. Jon spent six years interviewing and studying the key principals at IDEO, the renowned design and innovation consulting firm. His eight works of non-fiction published with major NY houses include two collaborations with Tom Kelley of IDEO – the international bestsellers The Art of Innovation, and Ten Faces of Innovation (over 750,000 copies sold worldwide in 11 languages), taught at business schools worldwide.

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Dr. Ryan Spitler (Deputy Dir of Precision Health & Integrated Diagnostics at Stanford) on Founders Space Podcast

Captain Hoff interviews Dr. Ryan Spitler, the Deputy Director of the Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center at Stanford University.

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Riding a Wave of Hype: Blockchain, AI, VR & More

My friends at Angel Camp visited us today, and we discussed how to invest in startups. One of the best questions was how do you know if a tend is worth investing in or overhyped?

MY ANSWER: Don’t bet on the trend alone. You need to look deeper. You need to analyze what value the startup is creating for their customers. It’s not enough to be using a new technology like AI or blockchain.

Jerry Tarasofsky (Author of The HALO Effect) on Founders Space Podcast

Captain Hoff interviews Jerry Tarasofsky, serial entrepreneur, speaker, and author of The HALO Effect ( – an innovative approach to creating long-term successful businesses. The HALO Effect is the methodology behind the MRI for Businesses diagnostic, the application that has effectively helped many businesses grow.

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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!

CASPA 2018 Annual Conference Startup Pitch

CASPA 2018 Annual Conference

Our startup pitch offers startups a free opportunity to pitch their venture for instant inputs from fellow entrepreneurs. Join us to talk about your great product that will change the world!

If you are interested in pitching, showcase your product and network with 500+ Silicon Valley Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Investors, please select the ticket “startup company enrollment” to request for pitch session and display table. This is only an enrollment request and subject to review. We will notify you if it is accepted. Display table and pitch time are also subject to availability.

Bay Angels Investors Event on Sept 25, 2018

Bay Angels Pitch Event is an investors’ event for which all are welcome. Presenting companies are from early stage to significant traction – from -Seed to Angel to Pre- A.

Door tickets are not available, so please register here in advance.

Travel Pitch Night on Oct. 9, 2018

The first West Coast edition of Voyager HQ’s Travel Pitch Night will bring together entrepreneurs, corporate partners, and investors from around the world for an inside look at the next generation of travel industry products and services.

If you want to pitch, please apply here by Friday, September 21.

For 25% off tickets and additional information, please go here.

Silicon Valley Code Camp 2018

Use FoundersSpace10 for a 10% discount.

Don’t miss one of my favorite geek events of the year: Silicon Valley Code Camp.

Code Camp is a community event where developers learn from fellow developers. We also have developer related topics that include software branding, legal issues around software as well as other topics developers are interested in hearing about.

Register Here