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.

Meet Taipei Startup Festival 2017


In Meet Taipei, you will see all kinds of ideas and imagination of future life, such as “Smart Hardware & IoT”, “ AI & Big Data”, and “Future life” We sincerely invite you to see the energy of innovation and the audacity of action through 250 startups and 10 cities in the world.

Sign up here:

US Startups can also apply for a free booth here:

Entrepreneurship Star Contest in Silicon Valley on September 23, 2017

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The 2017 Shenzhen Nanshan Innovation “Venture Star” Startup Competition is open for registration. This competition offers receive cash reward to the winners.

If you’re a startup with technology-enabled innovative products/services that can solve big real world problems, benefit a large population and like to get exposure to China, please apply to be an in-person contestant.

You can find more details here.

“2017 Chuangxiang China” Silicon Valley Tech & Investment Summit

“2017 Chuangxiang China” Silicon Valley Technology & Investment Summit is a global investment, innovation and entrepreneurship summit, which aims to strengthen international science and technology cooperation, accelerate the economic transformation, and provide strong supports for the emerging technologies and innovative projects.

It is held on Oct 15 at the heart of Silicon Valley. It is hosted by Anhui Development and Reform Commission, Anhui Association for Science and Technology, and Anhui Provincial Investment Group Holdings Co.,Ltd.

2017 SVIEF-Star Startup Competition

Apply to pitch your startup at the SVIEF Startup Competition 2017 on September 29 in Silicon Valley and win cross-border investment and expand influence for your startup company!

As one of the largest innovation and technology forums held in the U.S. and China, SVIEF has successfully made an influence in both the Silicon Valley and the mainland China in the past 6 years. The Startup Competition is part of the SVIEF Expo with 150 exhibitors and over 7,000 attendees. SVIEF will be having investors coming from all over the world to hear the startup pitches.

Extreme Tech Challenge 2018

With a mission to empower entrepreneurs, the Extreme Tech Challenge offers incredible opportunities, visibility and resources to contestants at every level of competition, so contestants can take their company to the next level. The contest occurs in key stages, with each round bringing contestants critical exposure to a singular audience and community of tech and business stakeholders.

They’ve extended the deadline for the application to August 31, 2017, so there’s still some time! Please look for more information here.

Gateway to Asia: Hong Kong’s Thriving Tech Scene


Thu August 17th, DocuSign , 221 Main Street, San Francisco

“Gateway to Asia: Hong Kong’s Thriving Tech Scene”


6:00 – 7:00 pm – Registration, networking, light refreshments
7:00 – 7:10 pm – Opening remarks: Denyse Cardozo, Executive Director of Silicon Valley Forum
7:10 – 7:30 pm – Keynote: Stephen Philips, Director-General of Investment Promotion, InvestHK
7:30 – 8:15 pm – Panel Discussion: Investment Opportunities in Hong Kong, mainland China and the region (including Q&A)
8:15 – 9:00 pm – Conclusion and networking

The Startup Societies Summit

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What is the Startup Societies Summit?

The Startup Societies Summit is a trade show for “startup societies” or small experimental governments such as smart cities, special economic zones, eco-villages, micro states, intentional communities, and even “seasteading”.

The conference will take place at City College San Francisco on August 11th-12th, 2017. The Foundation has already held conferences in New York City, New Hampshire, Palo Alto, and Greece. This conference will be the biggest trade show of its kind.

Tech Against Terrorism in San Francisco


Tech Against Terrorism is a global campaign designed to help fight terrorist exploitation of technology. Together with leading tech companies, their focus is on building practical tools to help startups develop responses to the exploitation of their services, whilst reinforcing the importance of human rights and protecting fundamental freedoms.

You can find more information here.

Training for Women Entrepreneurs (Sep 21-23, 2017)

Fund and Fuel Your Dreams is a 3-day event that offers hands-on, expert training on how to raise money. They promise that you will leave with a step-by-step plan and resources to take the plan forward. At the event there will be opportunities for support from experts on messaging, financials, and more. It is also a place to connect with like-minded mission-driven, heart centered women entrepreneurs in a supportive fun environment. You’ll even have an opportunity to meet socially conscious investors that are especially interested in women-led businesses.

Global Launchpad: Apply By Aug 10, 2017


The Global Launchpad to be held in Tel Aviv provides a unique possibility to discover the Israeli way of doing entrepreneurship, and enable the startups to gain valuable experience from working methodologies, leadership mindset and a Global Mindset.

The program is open for startups in leading verticals: Fintech, Insurance Tech, E-commerce,Cyber, Mobility, food tech, e-health & IOT.

You can find more information here.

Untapped Opportunities in Asian Fintech


Experts & VCs Fireside Chat on Asian Fintech on July 27 at 6 PM

With the pace of investments exceeding the pace recorded in the US and Europe, Asia is quickly growing as the next frontier for business opportunities in Fintech. Especially given an increase of Fintech-oriented initiatives launched by local governments and big appetite for Fintech solutions shown by customers, and banks. What are the main trends within Asian Fintech? What initiatives have been recently launched to support Fintech startups in Asia?

Designing our Super Future (July 27, 2017)


Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality represent a seismic shift in how people will discover the world, entertain themselves, connect with friends and family, create art and shop for products. At the same time, these super realities will disrupt the way we do business, from the way we design user experiences, to the way we design our organizations and business models. In this talk, Drew Bamford, VP of Creative Labs at HTC, will discuss the mind-bending opportunities in immersive technologies that lie ahead, as well as how he and the Vive team are addressing the challenges to adoption today.

Apply to Speak at Next-Gen Entertainment (Hollywood + China)


Founders Space is working closely with RDR in Shanghai to host The Sino-US Innovation Platform of Film and Technology.

We’re looking for creative thinkers from Silicon Valley, Hollywood, New York, and other film hubs. If you have a strong background in filmmaking, TV, online entertainment or tech, like Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, VR, AR or live streaming, you can apply to speak at our events.

If you’re selected, all travel expenses will be paid. We can also pay a speakers fee, if you’re well-known in the industry.

The Brand Prize 2017 – Apply by July 14


The Brand Prize has been driven by a mission to elevate progressive startups in North America through an annual contest, open to anyone with a solid idea and vetted business plan. The prize has been a comprehensive branding package, valued at $40,000.

You can find more detailed information here.

Axioms of Persuasive Communications – A Geometric Approach to Influencing Others

Date: Monday, June 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Place: Sofia University, 1069 East Meadow Circle, Palo Alto

Following Euclid, the session proposes several easily understood axioms, and from those derive useful techniques for improving BOTH the appeal of your marketing message AND also your ability to command an audience. Attending is a time-effective way to get up to speed on what recent science says is the most effective way to arouse and maintain an audience’s attention.

Tencent WeStart Entrepreneurship Competition AI Boston on July 12, 2017


Tencent WeStart Entrepreneurship Competition is a global entrepreneurship competition powered by Tencent, and Tencent WeStart is an entrepreneurial community and international platform. The Tencent WeStart Entrepreneurship Competition in Boston will focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Tencent WeStart will host the event, supported by BRC’s future lab (AIRx Labs) and MIT CHIEF. The 10 teams will be selected under the guidance of world-class instructors in the AI industry, VCs and Tencent executives.

2017 International Transpersonal Conference


The mission of this conference to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, is to present an exclusive series of lectures, panel discussions and experiential workshops delivered by legendary founders of transpersonal psychology and key figures of the current transpersonal movement, as well as by young and progressive adepts. Their aim is to facilitate a major gathering of scholars, researchers, practitioners, supporters and all other kinds of people interested in transpersonal movement and new paradigm sciences.

The 2017 New York Venture Summit, July 18-19


Whether you’re a startup seeking angel or venture funding, register today and/or apply to present at The New York Venture Summit, NY’s largest annual venture conference. Save additional $100 off with code: FSPACEVIP

Don’t miss connecting with more than 500 attendees, gaining insight from more than 50 VCs/Angels on interactive panels; hearing presentations by more than 50 Top Innovators.

K-Startup Grand Challenge 2017: Application Due June 14


Would you like to win $140K in prize without having to give up your equity? Is Asia a strategic region for you? If you have answered YES to any of the above, consider applying to Grand Challenge 2017, a global startup competition hosted by South Korean government. You will have chance to win upto $140K in cash prizes, live and work in one of the hottest cities in the world, and connect with global companies like Samsung, LG, SK, Hyundai, and more.