US$1M Social & Environmental Innovation Challenge

6th annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from early-stage entrepreneurs around the world.

$1,000,000 USD in prize money will help accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technology, products, and services that drive economic development and/or solve social or environmental problems.

Apply here by February 11th, 2022.

Techlink Challenge 2021

Techlink Challenge 2021 is a global competition sponsored by Haier’s global R&D centers in China, North America, Europe and Japan. Relevant solutions, will be reviewed and evaluated by Haier’s experts, covering 6 Smart Home Scenarios:

Register Here

· Kitchen – Refrigerators
· Clothes-care
· Kitchen – cooking
· Kitchen – Dishwashing
· Air quality & air-conditioning
· Water use in the home

Techlink Smart Home Solutions Challenge 2021

Techlink Challenge 2021 is a global competition sponsored by global R&D centers of Haier in China, North America, Europe and Japan. Relevant solutions, will be reviewed and evaluated by Haier’s experts, covering 6 Smart Home Scenarios:

· Kitchen – Refrigerators
· Clothes – Care
· Kitchen – Cooking
· Kitchen – Dishwashing
· Air quality & air-conditioning
· Water use in the home

Eliminate the 5 Layers of Buyer Resistance

Even if you are not a sales professional, if you want to sell without being pushy, icky, manipulative, join this FREE workshop with Connie Whitman in November 2021.

Here’s just some of what you’ll get on this free training:

• Get crystal clear on the 5 Layers of Buyer Resistance and exactly what it takes to eliminate each one.

• Discover the Secret Sales Ingredient guaranteed to make you more first-time and repeat sales.

The Funding Summit starts on Oct 15, 2021

Need help funding your project?  Don’t miss The Funding Summit.

Our friend, Dominique Vescuso, has put together The Funding Summit where she interviews experts on different types of funding. She and her experts will walk you through the steps along the way. By the end of The Funding Summit you should have a plan of what you need to do to get the funding you need.

Silicon Dragon HK 2012: Keynote by John Chambers

Don’t miss Silicon Dragon HK 2012
November 2, 5:30pm-6:45pm PT

John Chambers, VC, JC2Ventures, Cisco CEO (former)

Join the debate over which hub is best for your startup landing and take off. With KPMG pros who reveal the latest results of the top tech hubs globally.


Three Cyberport tech entrepreneurs pitch for your money! Hear what their strategies are to pay dividends.

Cyberport Venture Capital Forum

I’ll be speaking at Cyberport Venture Capital Forum on 2-3 Nov to decode emerging issues on Investment Trends in Silicon VAlley.

Register now: to join this regional hybrid event for insights and capital opportunities!

#CVCF2021 #Cyberport

Innovation & Technology Opportunities in HK

5 Things You Want to Know:  Webinar (9/29)

Below is the content of our flyer:

REGISTRATION (complimentary webinar)

Wed Sep 29, 2021 at 5:00pm – 6:00pm (PDT)

Aspire to Achieve More @Hong Kong:
Explore the Opportunities in Asia’s Leading Innovation and Technology Hub

5 Things You Want to Know

1. Opportunities
 – HK:  Platform for your business growth & tech development in APAC/China
2. Funding
 – Tap into HK VC & public venture funding, R&D grants; Cyberport & Science Park
2. Founders
 – From Silicon Valley to HK – Jumpstart, Accelerate & Scaleup; Strategic Partners
4. Markets & Growth
 – Ride on spectacular growth in Asia; your companies’ supply & demand
5. Greater Bay Area of China
 – Fastest growing market and most dynamic region in the world


Global Climate Tech Online Pitch Competition 2021

Startup Basecamp is hosting their 2nd Global Climate Tech Online Pitch Competition with Mehrad Yaghmai (Climate Foundry), Tristan Pollock, (500 startups) and Juan Bautista Pinilla (BlueYard Capital) on September 23rd for Pre-Seed and Seed startups!

To learn more about the event and submit your team, see here.

TransVision Future Summit 2021

Spain will host the next World Futurist Summit on October 8-10, 2021 followed by UNESCO World Heritage Sites around Madrid tours on October 11-12, 2021. Humanity+ will be the main international organizer of this world congress.

You can find more information and register here. They offer 20% discount with FOUNDERS20.

VC Camp Georgia

Join VC Camp Georgia. It’s now open to investors:

Meet international VCs, business angels, Tribe-V fellows.

Adventures together with peers in the Borjomi region

Interactive masterclasses and group discussions

Networking breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Physical and mental reboot and recharge in the mornings and during the day

New friendships and partnerships

Knowledge and insights sharing

Amazing Georgian gastronomy

Open to:

VCs and business angels

2021 National SBIR Week (July 19 – 23)

If you are looking to raise money to bring your research ideas to the marketplace, register for the 2021 National SBIR Week.

It is a free virtual event connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $4 billion in funding through over 7,000 new awards to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas.

Policy Hackers: Apply Now for the 2021-2022

Policy Hackers: Apply Now for the 2021-2022 Cohort

The application deadline is July 18, 2021.

Fellows will remain in their current roles while engaging with policy experts, lobbyists, academics, and government officials throughout the year-long program, including summits in DC and the Bay Area. The programming is aimed at helping fellows build the skills to navigate and engage effectively in the policy arena, while developing a principled framework for thinking about the regulation of emerging technologies.

Innovation Challenge Application due by July 9, 2021

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is accepting submissions through July 9, 2021, for its Innovation Challenge.

NAB is inviting startups to apply in the following areas:
• Products that leverage edge technologies: geo-targeted content, location-based advertising, accurate audience measurement, augmented experiences, etc.
• Technologies that enhance broadcast journalism to help viewers and listeners get more from their most trusted source of local news.
In-vehicle technologies that deliver more value out of broadcasting: radio, back-seat entertainment etc.

UC Hastings Law School Legal Garage 2021

UC Hastings Law School Startup Legal Garage in San Francisco is now accepting the applications from tech startups to receive free legal work for the Fall 2021 Semester.

The Startup Legal Garage is a law school experiential learning clinic that provides corporate work and patent work to exciting startups. The clinic partners with supervising attorneys from top Bay Area law firms—including WSGR, DLA Piper, Orrick, Hogan Lovells, Troutman Pepper, Hanson Bridgett, Morrison & Foerster, Pillsbury, and more—to prepare select UC Hastings students for real-world practice with real-world clients.

Want to participate in NAIRI Institute proposal?

The Proteus Institute is dedicated to facilitating the creation of bio-inspired AI, and they are inviting biotech and AI startups to participate in NAIRI proposal.

To learn more about who they are and how you can participate in this project, join their information session on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11am PST / 2pm EDT. A zoom link will be available here on the day of the session.

The Future of Climate Tech GLOBAL Startup Competition on June 30, 2021

The Future of Climate Tech GLOBAL Startup Competition will bring together high-potential startups from 6 continents that are seeking to have a global impact in Climate Change. This is a great opportunity for ClimateTech Founders. Apply by June 23 to get your ideas in front of top investors!

Leading Entrepreneurs of the World Conference

Join me at the Leading Entrepreneurs of the World Conference

Innovations in Culinary Health on June 7, 2021

University of San Francisco is introducing a new free seminar that focuses on improving your health and environment through your daily food choices, to be held on June 7 from 5–6:30 p.m. PT.

Whether you work in the culinary, hospitality, or healthcare industries, or are interested in wellness for yourself and your loved ones, this 90-minute seminar will empower you with nourishing new strategies you can use to protect your health and the health of those you serve.

CHINA START Webinar & Investor Pitch on June 23, 2021

China Start in collaboration with Founders Space is hosting a webinar, which includes a keynote speech by Captain Hoff, followed by 10 Investment Pitches. Panel of 5 VCs will give feedback, revealing what Chinese investors are looking for in startups interested in doing business with China or expanding to China.

You can find more information and register here.