Events

Enter the 2020 Edge Startup of the Year Competition


Edge Computing World is excited to announce the first-ever Edge Startup of the Year Competition!

Edge Computing World will showcase the best startups in Edge Computing through this new competition to highlight the quality and breadth of emerging companies in the vibrant edge computing space.

10 lucky startups have the opportunity to win a package of enhanced promotion by joining the Shortlist for the final Award.

Silicon Valley AgTech Conference, August 10, 2020


The Silicon Valley AgTech Conference is where technology meets agriculture. It will be held at Internet of Things World that takes place in San Jose Convention Center. There will be unrivaled access to emerging technologies, investment opportunities, informative programming, and world-class networking.

You can find more information and register here.

LTV Conf 2020, May 18-20 in San Francisco


LTV Conf announced that it will host its fifth annual three-day conference, its biggest and most expert-packed event yet in San Francisco. With leading founders, investors, and executives all in one place, LTV Conf brings together the most influential minds, tech leaders, and successful SaaS companies to an inclusive and intimate setting.

All tickets to the conference include full-day access, main-stage talks, invitations to evening networking events; breakfast and lunch; exclusive offers from event partners, and first access to post-event recordings.

Startup World Cup Silicon Valley Regional, Application due by March 4, 2020


Apply to compete in Startup World Cup Silicon Valley Regional to be held on March 18, 2020. Don’t forget, the application is due by March 4, 2020.

Startup World Cup will have 40+ regional events across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Each regional winner will compete in Silicon Valley at Startupup World Cup Grand Finale in San Francisco on May 22, 2020 at Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, for the investment prize of $1,000,000.

International Fundraising Event on April 2, 2020


Ramp-Up Lab and French Founders are hosting an International Fundraising event in San Francisco on April 2, 2020, 5:30-8:30 PM. They will explore key success factors and best practices for international entrepreneurs who wish to get the attention (and funding) of U.S. VCs.

You can find more information about their panel discussion and networking cocktail event here.

Startup Challenges Update


VivaTech Startup Challenges is where startups and established companies work together to create shared future. Startups are invited to come up with innovative responses to challenges proposed by some of the world’s leading businesses.

This challenge is hosted by VivaTechnology, but the planned event to be held in Paris, France, has been either cancelled or postponed. This international event usually gathers the world’s brightest minds, talents, and products and celebrates today’s innovations and tomorrow’s possibilities for everyone who believes in the power of technology to transform business and society.

Legal Basics for Start-ups Seminar on Jan 14, 2020


This special seminar to be held at Squire Patton Boggs‘ downtown San Francisco office aims to equip executive officers and founders of new start-ups, as well as those who help counsel them or finance their ventures, with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the various legal aspects of launching and growing a new business. Designed as a highly interactive and engaging event, they will discuss a range of topics of interest to start-up companies.

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Planetary Robotics event on Jan 23, 2020


Join the event in Palo Alto where Planetary Robotics’ panel will discuss robotics, rovers for planetary and asteroid missions. This event starts at 6:00pm with the following panelists:

• Terry Fong (intelligent robotics group director, NASA Ames Research Center)
• Liam Pedersen (head of autonomous mobility, Nissan; former NASA Ames robotics researcher)
• Don Pickering (CEO, Olis Robotics)
• Michael Sims (founder & CEO, Ceres Robotics)
• Kris Zacny (VP & exploration technology group director, Honeybee Robotics)

Apply For The S Factory Program by Dec 17, 2019


Our friends at Start-Up Chile is accepting application for The S Factory program. This is for female founders with startups younger than 12 months, that have an innovative and technological idea. Eligible female founders can apply through December 17, 2019.

Participants will experience a 4 month acceleration process to validate their business and make it global, this includes mentoring, pitch training and workshops, among other activities.

Google Hackathon, Nov-Dec 2019 & Jan 2020


Google is running a different type of Hackathon in mid Nov 2019 in San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a 3-day Hackathon, offering up to $11k per app for three days of participant’s time.

Google is also holding Remote Hackathonfor startups around the world in Dec/Jan.

They are accepting participants on a rolling basis for both 3-Day Hackathan and Remote Hackaton.

If you are interested, you can sign up here.

Professional Networking Event on Oct 16, 2019 in Silicon Valley

Join us on October 16th at 6:30pm for a Professional Networking Event full of talented entrepreneurs, innovative ideas and Steve Hoffman as Keynote!

Enjoy wine and finger food as you listen to Captain Hoff talk and network with other entrepreneurs & professionals. In his talk, he will reveal the secrets of Silicon Valley and how the top entrepreneurs overcome obstacles and change the world. How do you deliver what it takes to launch a successful startup? What type of team do you need? How do you prepare? What mistakes do startups make? To succeed, you must have all the right elements. Your startup must understand how to innovate, lead the market, and beat out competitors.

Founders Space Coming to Australia Oct 29, 2019

Together with Campsie RSL Group, Founders Space will develop a world-class Technology & Innovation Learning Hub in the Canterbury Bankstown Region of Sydney, Australia.

Join us at our launch event in Sydney, Australia on October 29.

You can find more information and register here.

Hustle Con 2019 • Dec 2-3 at Paramount Theatre


We scored you $50 off Hustle Con!

Hustle Con is a 2-day conference about startups. Attendees learn the strategies and tactics used to grow a company from day 1 to 1000 from the exciting line-up of Silicon Valley’s leading founders. Network with 2,000+ entrepreneurs, business professionals, and all-around do-ers, and attend intensive, hands-on breakout sessions on day two.

Here’s just a few of the pioneers you’ll meet:

TransTech Conference & Expo 2019


If you’re interested in leveraging technology to promote human flourishing, you’re going to love this:

Our friends at Transformative Technology Conference are hosting their 5th annual, two-day conference on November 15-16, and they’ve got something special in store for you…

The Transformative Technology Conference is the only conference focused on tech for mental health, emotional wellbeing, and human flourishing. It sits at the intersection between neuroscience, psychology, technology, and entrepreneurship.

2019 Beyond The Next Revolution, Sept 7-8

The 2019 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum/Fair (SVIEF) will be held on Sept 7-8, 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, California. The conference first started in 2011 and has become one of the largest & popular innovation technology events in Silicon Vally. With the theme Beyond the Next Revolution, this two-day event is designed to be intense, informative and interactive. It features 100+ high-profile speakers, 150+ tech exhibitors, 100+ startup projects and over 10,000 professional audiences from fields of investment, entrepreneurship, technology, and government. You can use promo code for 30% discount on All Access Pass: Founderspace

How to Build a Successful Startup with Little or No Money

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Okay, so you have no money?

Surprisingly, money isn’t what makes most startups succeed or fail. You can launch a successful startup without a big bank account, if you know exactly what you’re doing.

Steve Hoffman (Captain Hoff) is the CEO of Founders Space and author of the award-winning book Make Elephants Fly. In this seminar, he explains how startups survive and thrive with little or no venture capital in fiercely competitive markets. Captain Hoff has done this himself several times, so he understands how hard it is and knows what it takes to break through.

The Ten Commandments of Raising Venture Capital

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In this talk, Captain Hoff, the CEO Founders Space and author of the award-winning book Make Elephants Fly, explores the cardinal rules for pitching VCs.

What do you say to hook them?

More importantly, what don’t you say?

What are the things that are sure to kill a deal?

How do you negotiate with a VC?

When do you push hard, and when do you back off?

HealthTech: NeuralLink, Brain Hacking & MindTech – The Future of Brain Computer Interfaces

HealthTech & MedTech Forum

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Steve Hoffman is the Captain & Chairman of Founders Space and author of the award-winning book Make Elephants Fly. In this talk, Hoffman will discuss the latest brain technologies and how they will transform our lives and the world. Find out how will brain chips, EEG, dream readers and BCI devices will change the way we think, communicate and interact with one another. Discover the promise and perils of a world where everyone’s mind is connected to the Internet. And learn how this new technology will transform every business on the planet.

Quantum Computing Double Play, August 1, 2019

Quantum Computing Double Play: Tutorial + Industry Experts event will be held on August 1 at ColorBloq, 435 Brannen Street, San Francisco.

An informative combo of learning and expert panel will bring you up to speed on this transformative technology moving briskly toward commercializing. Attending is a time-effective way to become acquainted with both the technology and major players in this exciting sector.

Session 1:
5:00 – 6:00 Quantum Programming Tutorial

K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019

K-Startup Grand Challenge was established with the goal of promoting the expansion of an open entrepreneurship ecosystem in Asia and assisting in South Korea’s evolution into a prominent startup business hub in the region, and this year marks the 4th year. The program invites startups with creative and innovative ideas from all around the world to Korea and helps them to settle in the Korean startup ecosystem through various support programs. The application deadline is June 14th 13:00 GMT +9.