How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg


HOW GOOGLE WORKS, by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, is must read for every aspiring entrepreneur. It’s a well documented account of exactly how Google was born what makes it so valuable. It’s full of useful tips and practical advice. Big thumbs up!

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn is one of the most entertaining novels I’ve read this year. It’s about an American couple who have the perfect marriage, until it isn’t.

As the back story unravels, the reader is treated to a rollercoaster ride of deception, murder and double crosses. It starts slow but gradually becomes a wild tromp with too many twists and turns to count.

Enablers of Autonomous Driving & Mobility Revolution (Oct. 24)

The age of autonomous driving vehicles is quickly approaching and mobility as we know now will be transformed permanently. Artificial intelligence, powerful sensors and in-vehicle computation are the key enablers of this development. The future is exciting. The details are yet to be worked out.

Please join CHAIN for a panel discussion on the progress of these fronts of autonomous driving and how they will shape the future of mobility.

Start, Love, Repeat by Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

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Okay, if you’re doing a startup AND you’re married, you MUST read this book: Start, Love, Repeat by Dorcas Cheng-Tozun. It could save you a lot of grief.

Even if you aren’t married but have a boyfriend or girlfriend, this book may make the difference between a lasting relationship and another breakup.

It provides practical tips and strategies from top experts and dozens of entrepreneurial couples on how to keep your relationships strong while pursuing a startup.

EquBot, The First AI-Powered ETF


Founders Space alumni, EquBot, launched its ETF on the NYSE on Wednesday under AIEQ, and it’s taking off! In just two weeks, investors have placed $60 million in the fund.

There has been 26 articles that have been written about EquBot in the last 3 days. Here are three of my favorites, please share our success!


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Start Writing Apps with Watson AI & Swift – Oct. 18

If you are an iOS/Swift developer, and would like to expand your skills to the server-side and leverage advanced Watson AI services in the cloud, this workshop is for you.

It’s a free event in Santa Clara on Oct. 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Feel free to bring a +1 and learn about:

* How to use Watson APIs
* How to use Watson SDK for Swift
* Build a real Watson conginitive mobile app using server-side Swift in the cloud

40 Rules for Hiring, Firing & Inspiring Employees

Captain Hoff (Steve Hoffman) is giving a talk on 40 Rules for Hiring, Firing & Inspiring Employees at General Assembly located at 225 Bush Street in San Francisco.

Don’t miss this admission free event on Nov 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Every venture capitalist will tell you that the key to building a billion-dollar business is hiring the right people — especially at the beginning. Who you hire at the start will make or break your company. The talk will cover…

Live Sharks Tank, Oct. 20, 2017, $50K Prize


Live Sharks Tank® is a monthly event produced by Startups Showcase Group, a women owned business. Their 52th episode will be held at Temple SF located at 540 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 on Oct. 20, 2017.

The winning Startup will receive a $50,000 prize.

They’ve seen over $228 million in financial transactions for Startups after participating on their stage.

You can buy ticket to the event as well as apply to be on stage here.

Rethinking Financial Services (Really), Nov. 1, 2017

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Imagine a world without bank accounts in the next ten years: a peer-to-peer world where currency is digital and financial managers have been replaced by tech giants. How will emerging tech change the financial sector?

It’s time for a conference with an open-minded view of the banking horizon: critical, meaningful, and engaging dialogue about what’s coming next. A place where the people designing the future can connect and learn.

Will Wang, Founders Space Innovation Partner

Will Wang Director of Innovation

Will Wang
Corporate Innovation

Founders Space Innovation Program Partner & CEO of Golden Sailing International Business Investment Management Co., Ltd.

• One-stop innovation platform for businesses, which empowers business leaders to innovate with freedom, creativity and agility as Silicon Valley startups

Previous Work History

BestBuy General Manger Training/Customer Solution Manager

• BestBuy Retail Strategies
– Sales strategy
– Service strategy
– Product/Merchandising strategy
– Pricing strategy
– Brand strategy

New Developments in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies


Captain Hoff will talk about digital currency, blockchain and ICOs.

Bitcoins and blockchain are the new internet technology with the potential to transform the financial industry and disrupt markets around the world. Join entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders as we explore the market opportunities of blockchain technology, business, and investment and its immediate implications for FinTech.

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Project Heha Super Happiness Challenge


Angel Launch is a leader of tech events connecting startups and investors in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. We are pleased to partner with Project Heha to produce the Super Happiness Challenge Final Pitch Day.

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The Super Happiness Challenge is one of the first initiatives of Project HeHa—a worldwide movement to help people achieve super happiness, and co-create a happier world. The Super Happiness Challenge calls for ideas and startups that share the same mission as Project Heha to co-create a happier world.

Founders of the Month


Our Founders of the Month are Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana, who started Millbug, an electronics manufacturing company which developed Africa’s first solar-powered tablet PC, as well as Tuse, an Android app that tackles connectivity issues by allowing users to create wireless mesh networks.

What did it mean for your business to be selected for the Founders Space program and why are accelerators important for entrepreneurs?

Carley Jacobson, Strategy Designer

Carley150x150Carley Jacobson joined Founders Space as a mentor. She is a Strategy Designer at Business Models Inc. Through Business Models Inc she supports organizations with strategy, business model generation and validation, and value proposition design.

For 6 years prior, Carley helped grow Autodesk’s maker community Instructables. With over 115 do-it-yourself tutorials, Carley has gained over 13 million page-views and recognition from major publications such as The Huffington Post, GQ Magazine, Popular Mechanics, and more. She uses her experience in online community building, hackathons, content creation, and customer development to build new innovative strategies.

Kintone Connect, Nov. 3, 2017

KintoneConnect 560Every team needs a hero, every project needs a hero and it’s due time that this hero was you! Join Kintone Connect this November and expand your digital transformation toolkit to solve both every day and mission-critical problems across your company and industry.

This one-day conference will gather change leaders from around the world to share digital workplace tools and best practices through inspirational talks and collaborative workshops.

2017 Social Media Strategies Summit in New York

The Social Media Strategies Summit is the must-attend event for marketers. These 2-3 day events, featuring hands-on intensive workshops and talks, focus on brand case studies, how-to tutorials, and best practices.

They cover more than just social media – attendees will leave with actionable takeaways in content strategy and marketing, ROI, analytics, employee and brand advocacy, social selling, technology and much more.

Oct 17: Pre-Summit Social Media Training
Oct 18-19: General Summit

You can register for their New York Summit here.

Singapore Airlines App Challenge, October 2017

The Singapore Airlines app Challenge is touching down at BLOCK71 San Francisco on October 14th & 15th. Be part of SIA’s digital transformation, and stand a chance to win a trip to Singapore for the Finale, not to mention the grand prize of return air tickets and S$5,000 cash.

You can find more details and register here.

Humaniq Global Challenge 2017

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Humaniq opened an international competition of blockchain projects to improve the lives of the world’s unbanked people by integrating them into the global financial system. Winners of Humaniq Global Challenge will refine their ideas on an all-expenses-paid trip to Kenya, then receive support in launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and an opportunity to join the Humaniq accelerator.

They welcome entrepreneurs, blockchain projects developers, programmers, marketing specialists, and economists to enter the competition in teams or individually.

Global Times Interview

Future Competition