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SheLovesTech Global Pitch Competition

2020 SheLovesTech Global Pitch Competition — USA Round
Calling all female tech founders — 2020 SheLovesTech Global Pitch Competition is open for applicationsDeadline for the USA round is 09/22/2020.

SheLovesTech is an international community that houses the world’s largest pitch competition for women-led / women-impact tech startups. This year we are live in 30+ countries and are seeking tech startups that fit the following criteria:

  1. Having an MVP ready
  2. Having raised <US$5M
  3. Having at least one female founder or a business positively impacting female
The global winner will receive an equity-free cash prize of US$15,000, fast track access to our partner funds and accelerator programs, mentorship and advisory from top VC partners and seasoned entrepreneurs, and unparalleled international media exposure.
Startups that pitched through SheLovesTech have received fundings from Sequoia, Vertex Ventures, Wavemaker, Microsoft, and Amazon, aggregating to $100mm+ in capital.
We would love to see you apply!

Apply for the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Award

Apply for the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Award

Startup Grind: The Startup Program

Here is an exclusive opportunity for our startups to join Startup Grind and get three months free access (if accepted).

Check out their Startup Membership.

Use this referral link to apply and get three months free access (if approved): http://zpr.io/Hp2DH

True Entrepreneurs Realize their Dreams or Die Trying

True entrepreneurs realize their dreams or die trying…

5 Accelerators Helping Startups Succeed

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All businesses must start with a concept, but expanding that concept into a successful, fully functioning venture involves significant work, money, time, and patience. Understanding these entrepreneurial challenges, accelerators such as the ones listed here offer vital support through funding, professional networks, events, and other resources necessary to take any startup to the next level.

2020 Startup Law Initiative at Berkeley Law

The Startup Law Initiative at Berkeley Law (SLI), an initiative of the University of California, offers free incorporation services to entrepreneurs.

SLI’s services allow founders to overcome costly barriers to conducting business. Founders work with Berkeley Law students and top Bay Area law firms that specialize in corporate law and emerging markets.

Other services include stock purchase agreements, indemnification agreements, and corporate bylaws. We are currently accepting applications for entrepreneurs looking to incorporate their businesses this fall.

Is Implanting Microchips in Employees a Good Idea?

Companies are beginning to implant microchips in employees to improve productivity, security, and healthcare. No, this is not a scene out of a dystopian sci-fi film, it’s happening right now. The chips are typically the size of a grain of rice and are inserted under the skin in a relatively painless process.

Join Startup Research 2020

Researchers from the University of California (Irvine), Notre Dame University, and the University of Colorado Boulder are looking for startup teams for a research study with the goal to understand factors that lead to effective, high-performing teams. Participation in this study is a unique opportunity for you and your team to gain invaluable and actionable insights into your team’s performance and how to improve it. At the same time, your participation will help to improve the lives of people who are living and working through both current and potential future pandemics.

Lawnboy Ventures – Restoring a Sense of Smell

Scott Moorehead suffered a traumatic brain injury when fell in the driveway, while teaching his 6-year-old son how to skateboard. He recovered from the internal bleeding and concussion but never regained his smell. The connection between the olfactory nerves in his nose and his brain had been severed.

HICOOL Global Entrepreneur competition

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创想未来!

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My Trek Around the World

I’m continuing my worldwide speaking tour. Yesterday, I gave a talk in Nanjing, China. Before that Australia. This morning I was in Great Britain, and this afternoon Nova Scotia, Canada. Tomorrow, I’ll be back talking in Silicon Valley.

I’m doing all this from the comfort of my bedroom thanks to modern technology. It’s amazing that I can participate in events all over the world without ever hopping on a plane, losing luggage, or getting jet lag!

The Silicon Valley Podcast by Shawn Flynn

I highly recommend the The Silicon Valley Podcast by Shawn Flynn.

You can see the latest podcasts here: https://thesiliconvalleypodcast.com/blog-page/

If you want to listen to Captain Hoff’s interview, click here:

Part 1: Captain Hoff

Part 2: Captain Hoff

Russian Space Art

This Russia space art from the Cold War is priceless. Watch out Elon!

Investing in HealthTech, MedTech & Biotech Startups: Raising Venture Capital in Silicon Valley

Join us for a discussion with three Silicon Valley investors on health, medical and biotech startups.

Startup Survival Guide in the Age of COVID-19

Captain Hoff discusses how entrepreneurs can keep their startup businesses afloat during the coronavirus crisis.

Founders Space Launches in Hangzhou

Vegetarian Challenge


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While flying to Asia and lamenting how much meat is being consumed around the world, I had an idea… One way to promote vegetarianism is to make it a personal challenge. People love challenging themselves. The reward comes in the form of that feeling of accomplishment we all crave.

Personal Motivation:

Free Legal Services for Startups – Apply by Dec 15, 2019


Every startup needs a solid legal foundation. The Startup Legal Garage at UC Hastings Law School is now accepting applications from early-stage companies to be part of its Spring 2020 cohort.

Their program matches select law students with attorneys from top-flight Bay Area law firms to provide free legal services to qualified startups, including incorporation, equity splits, terms of service, vendor, customer, and employment contracts, basic funding work, and more.

The Bleeding Edge

“The Bleeding Edge” shows how medical device companies are treating human beings as guinea pigs when testing out their new devices. Not all innovation is good, especially when it’s being done at the cost of patient safety. This film has changed how I view the healthcare system and medical device startups. Something needs to be done about the lax regulation and cronyism before more lives are destroyed.

AI & the Future of Education

A group from South Korea came to Founders Space today. We talked about how AI is going to impact education. It’s my belief that teachers and even universities won’t be necessary in the future.

Right now, we use universities to filter people. If you went to MIT or Harvard, everyone assumes you’re brilliant and companies line up to hire you. But all it really means is that you are great at taking tests.