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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!

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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.

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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.

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)

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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.