Events

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?

Founders Space Opens in Guangdong China

You’re invited to the Grand Opening of Founders Space in the heart of the Shenzhen Hong Kong Greater Bay Area. Join us for the Grand Opening and Conference.

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.

Startup Conference 2019 on June 17


Startup Conference and International Startup Fair
June 17, 2019 10am – 5pm
Computer History Museum, Mountain View

Founder Space is a supporting organization of Startup Conference 2019. The Startup Conference is one of the larger conferences in Silicon Valley for starting your startup, learning how to pitch VCs, find co-founders, launch your product to the press, reach early adopters and influencers.

Past conference speakers include Guy Kawasaki, Drew Houston, Ben Parr and many more entrepreneurs and VCs.

TIME Best Inventions 2019 Accepting Submissions


TIME has officially opened the submission process for our 2019 edition of Best Inventions.

This annual list is dedicated to recognizing the Best Inventions making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun—everything from diet-friendly ice cream to groundbreaking gadgets. It’s also one of TIME’s biggest editorial franchises, garnering some 250 million media impressions each year, in addition to coverage in TIME Magazine (18 million weekly readers) and on TIME.com (32.5 million monthly unique visitors).

Digitalization in the Built Environment on May 15, 2019


With new technologies including drones, autonomous equipments, IoT, collaboration softwares, AR/VR as well as 3D printing revolutionizing the Construction industry, Paris Region Entreprises is hosting a TechMeeting in San Francisco on Construction and Real Estate. Join the TechMeeting and enjoy the great line-up of speakers and startup pitches followed by networking cocktail.

You can find more information and register here. Use promo code GUESTBUILT for 50% discount.

JHTC: Future of Transportation, May 14, 2019


Changes in the way people and goods are transported are happening at a rapidly growing pace, from electric and autonomous vehicles to delivery drones. We are entering a new era of transportation. California Governor Jerry Brown has set a target in the state for 5 million electric vehicles on our roadways by 2030 – that’s an almost 900% growth rate from where we are today. Furthermore, all major automakers have allocated significant funding to the development of self-driving vehicle technology and many have targets to reach some level of autonomy by the early 2020s. With significant changes in our mobility patterns and increased complexity in the technology, the transportation industry is undergoing a transformation. This session will ask their panelists: What is the future of transportation? Is it realistic? How will these new trends affect how we interact with the world around us? What are some of the advantages and perhaps, challenges to these changing trends?

EuroCruise 2019 on May 9


Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Bay celebrating Europe Day 2019.

The European-American business organizations of the Bay Area cordially invite you to celebrate Europe Day 2019 on May 9th. This networking cruise will promote and connect values, people and businesses from the Bay Area and Europe. Enjoy a glass of champagne, music and delicious appetizers and network with the most prominent members of the European business community while looking at beautiful sunset views.

Startup World Cup 2019 Grand Finale on May 17


Startup World Cup is a global event where startups from around the world will be coming to San Francisco to battle for a US$1,000,000 grand prize in investment.

Startup World Cup is partnering with some of world’s largest conferences and tech events to host 40+ regional startup competitions across 6 continents – North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. The goal of Startup World Cup is to create innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup ecosystems all over the world. Entrepreneurs from many different countries will be able to use the Startup World Cup platform to build great companies and improve the possibilities for themselves.

The Future of FinTech: Pitch Night on April 24, 2019


April is FinTech month at Startup Basecamp! Join Startup Basecamp for an exciting Pitch Nigh on the future of FinTech!

This is a pitch event where fintech startups (seed/series A) will have the opportunity to pitch to investors and industry leaders to get feedback on their pitch and connect with significant Silicon Valley players. Expect drinks, an awesome crowd and significant opportunities to connect with the best people in the fintech space in a fun environment!

2019 Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Festival (May 2)


The 4th Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Festival (SVEF), jointly presented by Ding Ding TV, China-US Business Summit, and sponsored by Acorn Campus will be held on May 2, 2019 at Santa Clara Convention Center. We are offering 100 free tickets with the discount code FOUNDERSPACE when registering here by April 15, 2019.

Traction Conference, August 7-8, 2019


Traction Conference will bring Silicon Valley to Vancouver on August 7-8, 2019. Our friends at Launch Academy and Boast.AI have just announced the first round of speakers for Traction Conference 2019.

You can use May promo code COMMS2019 for 40% discount starting May 1, 2019 when you register here.

Some of the confirmed speakers include:

Join Founders Space in Shenzhen on April 13

Attend our Billion Dollar Business Program in Shenzhen on April 13.

Join Founders Space in Beijing on April 2

Attend our third Unicorn Training Camp in Beijing at Peking University on April 2.

Promise and Peril of Quantum Computing II (4/18/2019)


Promise and Peril of Quantum Computing Session II will be held on Thursday, April 18, 5:00-8:30pm at Google Cloud Building 1155 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

Within the next decade it’s realistic the bit will be replaced by the qubit, a change that will radically transform society preparing Homo Sapiens like no other technology since fire, to step boldly into the solar system and beyond.

2019 Shenzhen-Silicon Valley Startup Competition


2019 China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition (Silicon Valley Division) will take place on March 31st in Santa Clara, CA.

Total amount of prizes to be awarded will be USD 1.62 Million. The winner will receive up to CNY 1.4 Million (USD 200K) in prize. 50+ well-known investment companies and 200+ investors are expected to participate along with hundreds of other attendees.

If your startup is interested in competing at this event, please apply here. The deadline for the application is February 28, 2019.