Winners of Founders Space Pitch Day

Here are the winners of Founders Space’s Pitch Day:

1) VanGoux is a browser based UI design editor that automatically generates frontend code from UI designs. https://vangoux.com/

2) Andaman7 makes it easy to manage your health data. You are in control. No health data in the cloud. https://www.andaman7.com

3) Delivery Zone is the ultimate platform for restaurants and retail stores. https://deliveryzone.net/

4) Paul Hardt makes exceptionally high-quality footwear for professionals who work on their feet. https://paulhardt.com/

Aingel makes fundraising faster, easier and smarter


Startups use Aingel to fundraise faster and find the right investors

About Aingel:
• Founded in 2015
• AI-powered platform
• Startup-investor matchmaking
• Patent-pending algorithm developed at NYU

What they offer:
• Exhaustive analysis of VC portfolios
• Startup-investor matching report
• Interactive dashboard for selecting VCs
• Introductions to VCs in their network

DoraHacks – Blockchain For Future Hackathon, June 27

In partnership with the Blockchain Connect Conference, DoraHacks presents the Largest Blockchain for Future Hackathon.

Register Here

The top 5 winners of this hackathon will present on the mainstage of the Blockchain Connect Conference in front of investors, blockchain founders in US and China and hundreds of industry leaders with the opportunity to win $10,000 in prizes and TONS OF CRYPTOS!

DoraHacks is China’s largest hackathon organizer and they are coming to the Bay Area again!

BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown: 10 Lessons on Teamwork

BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown is the story how a group of boys from Washington State went on to win the 1936 Berlin Olympics against all odds.

It’s a fantastic story, but even more important, it will teach you the essence of building a winning team. In this way, it’s one of the best business books ever written.

Here are 10 lessons on teamwork learned from Boys in the Boat:

The K-Startup Grand Challenge 2018 – Apply by June 14


Have an idea for a startup? Looking for funding? The South Korean government is offering support and up to US$133,000 to startups to come to Korea and build their startups in Korea.

Deadline: June 14 Apply TODAY!
Apply at K-Startup Grand Challenge at K-StartupGC.org

  • 80 companies invited to work in Korea
  • Startup ideas may be in video, cars, transportation, city life, cosmetics, games, cloud, IoT, software, finance, security, 5G, Wifi, smart devices, and big data. All ideas are possible!
  • The Big Picture of Photography, June 12


    ‘The Big Picture of Photography’ is a multi-media experience with traveling pro’ photographer Bob Ray on how to take better pictures with whatever you take pictures with: DSLR, point-and-shoot, iPhone or tablet. It’s a program for everyone who loves to take pictures of people, places, memories and moments!

    Bob offers unique insights, techniques and images from 8-weeks’ of adventures in The Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Oman and Dubai. Plus a special segment on iPhone photography and editing!

    Hunting Unicorns: The Art of Investing in Silicon Valley Startups

    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.

    Radical Innovation

    By Steven Hoffman, the author of Make Elephant Fly!

    The Hidden Brain by Shankar Vedantam

    THE HIDDEN BRAIN by Shankar Vedantam is a fun read. It’s filled with stories about how our unconscious minds control much of what we do.

    It’s similar to THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman but less academic and more readable.

    It’s filled with stories on how our subconscious can lead us to mistakes, when electing presidents, investing in stock markets, identifying criminals, and waging wars.

    It’s also a popular Podcast. Either way, it’s worth tuning in!

    Bluetooth World 2018 on September 18 & 19


    Get inspired to create ‘the next big success story’ and discover the potential of Bluetooth® technology at Bluetooth World 2018 to be held at Santa Clara Convention Center.

    Discover how Bluetooth innovations will solve the world’s challenges, large and small, and make our world a better, safer, and smarter place. Hear inspirational speakers who will inspire and excite you including founders, engineers, innovative designers and designers from well-known brands.

    Access to the exhibition is completely free and ‘Access all areas’ passes just $99.

    Webit.Festival Europe 2018


    Webit.Festival Europe 2018 on 25-27 June 2018 in Sofia – the Digital Capital. Top investors, Global Industry executives, innovators, Prime Ministers, EU Commissioners and best founders get together in scale.

    Startups can apply for the Webit’s Founders Games startup challenge and win 200K EUR cheque.

    See some of the speakers here, and use special code foundersspace for 20% discount on all tickets.

    Spaceship Cyber Security Discussion on May 24

    A panel discussion for Spaceship Cyber Security will be held on May 24 in Palo Alto.

    Speakers:
    Ray DeMeo (Co-founder & COO, Virsec Systems);
    Biren Gandhi (founder & CEO, Speak to IoT; former Drone Business Head, Cisco);
    Wallis Laughrey (VP Space Systems, Raytheon);
    Brad Lunn (Managing Director – Strategic Financing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems);
    Bradley Rotter (venture investor — security).

    Schedule (May 24, Thursday):
    10:00-10:30 — networking;
    10:30-11:50 — panel discussion;
    11:50-12:30 — networking.

    Larry (Nanlei) Wang, PhD, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Startup Mentor

    Larry Wang joined Founders Space as a mentor. He is the CTO of Information and Communications Labs with 1000 researchers for ICT technologies in Taiwan. This is a NGO research institute that works closely with the industry. He was also the founding CEO of Taiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center which helped bring the best startups from Taiwan to Silicon Valley.

    The Sentient Machine by Amir Husain

    I just read “The Sentient Machine” by Amir Husain. It’s an insightful and well-constructed overview of AI in today’s world. There’s no big idea, but it will give you a solid foundation for where things are headed. Husain is a computer scientist, but his writing is very readable, without a lot of jargon or technical terms.

    Blockchain & ICO Funding Summit on June 7, 2018


    This event is for startups, tech execs, engineers, angels, VCs, corporate and institutional investors, and tech professionals who need to understand investing and tech opportunities for blockchain, ICOs, tokens, bitcoins and crypto currency trends.

    This summit takes place at the gorgeous conference center at the College of San Mateo in the heart of Silicon Valley with free parking. Hosted by the San Mateo Small Business Development Center and the Tech Futures Group.

    You can find more information here.

    China blitz! Back to Asia…

    China blitz! I’m heading back. We’re opening Founders Space in Xi’an.

    But first I’ll be collaborating with Huawei in Shenzhen, then speaking at the VC Conference.

    Then I’ll fly to Xi’an to officially open Founders Space and collaborate with Xidian University. After that, I fly to Hefei to sign a deal with the Mayor.

    Next, I fly to Beijing to collaborate with Wanda Group. Then I’m off to Hangzhou for the 2050 Conference.

    Winners: Super Startups Pitch at Founders Space

    We had a fantastic group of startups at Founders Space this week.

    The winners were:

    • Ditto, a SaaS-based syncing platform
    • MeetCareerGivers, a marketplace for caregivers and seniors
    • Blumio, a heart-rate monitoring system
    • AnCatt, a nanotech corrosion-free paint producer

    We also enjoyed the other pitches.

    Startup Pitch Event & Raising Venture Capital Seminar

    Register: https://pitch-contest.eventbrite.com

    This event will have two parts:

    1) First, Captain Hoff will give a talk on raising venture capital.

    • What are investors in Silicon Valley looking for in startups?

    • How do you perfect your startup pitch?

    • What strategies work best for closing funding?

    Blockchain in Health Care, May 16, 2018


    Blockchain can impact and revolutionize health care in meaningful ways — reduce costs, improve service, minimize the bureaucracy between patients, doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, and other players in the ecosystem. To help you envision the future of the health care industry, they’re putting together a panel of startup impactful leaders and experts to talk about the current health care landscape and how game changers are aiming to disrupt it.

    You can find more information here.