Founders Space Startup Pitch Day

Come pitch and learn at Founders Space!

This event is for startups, angel investors and VCs. You can listen to all the pitches, meet the startup founders, and participate in our pitch event.

Founders Space’s Global Investment Network works with hundreds of angels and VCs around the world, and we are looking for great startups to recommend to our investors.

The partners of FOUNDERS.VC and Founders Space will be judging all pitches.



• 2:00 pm – Doors Open

Silicon Valley Frontier Technology Spotlight

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Organizer: Silicon Valley Innovation Channel Ding Ding TV

Co-Organizers: FoundersSpace | F50 | RAVV |Skychee Venture | TSVC

Partners: Stanford University | Acron | Great Wall Strategy |Chengdu Innovation Development Zone | JITRI | Keiretsu Forum | NewGen Capital | Cybernaut | Alchemist | Always on | Angels Global | Coretronic Venture Capital

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Hunting Unicorns & Making Elephants Fly

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Join us for Hunting Unicorns: How Smart VCs Invest in Startups.

• Are you an entrepreneur?

• Are you raising venture capital?

• Or are you investing in startups?

This is the perfect event for you. We’ll go deep on exactly how the smartest venture capitalists in Silicon Valley invest in startups:

• What criteria do they have?

• What do they look for in the founders?

• What business models do they prefer?

ICO Funding Summit: Bitcoins, Blockchain, Digital Currency and FinTech


Captain Hoff is speaking about the promise and perils of ICOs. Join us along with leading cryptocurrency and blockchain experts.

Bitcions and blockchain are the new internet technology with the potential to transform the financial industry and disrupt markets around the world.

See you at the ICO Funding Summit: Bitcoins, Blockchain, Digital Currency and FinTech.

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Founders Space Holiday Party & Book Signing

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Founders Space invites you and your friends to our Holiday Party with plenty of startups, VCs, angel investors, service providers and creative types!

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It will be a great events with lavish food, unlimited drinks, demo tables and plenty of engaging people. We’ll also have the Make Elephants Fly book signing. This year it will be our best yet, with our partners at 1 Piece Work and Angel Launch.

The Ten Commandments of Raising Venture Capital (hosted by Google Launch Pad)

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  • What are 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?
  • How can you get VCs to give you a term sheet on the day you want it?

Distinguished Author Series – Make Elephants Fly

Make-Elephants-Fly-Cover-FoundersIt’s a no-brainer: You gain from understanding your brain.

So you can afford to skip the gym, yoga and Netflix one time and instead on Monday, Nov 20 pamper the most deserving organ in your body by taking it out to this Double Play where a significant advance in Evolutionary Psychology meets a highly-regarded book – Make Elephants Fly – The Process of Radical Innovation.

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Investing in Innovation: Emerging Trends

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Asia Society and the Bay Area Council are organizing a conference that will look at the trends and issues in the emerging narratives around Chinese innovation and China’s rise as a significant source of foreign direct investment into the U.S. Building on both organizations’ growing portfolio of reports and dialogues on these issues, the conference will serve as the backdrop for the release of two reports: the first of which will explore China’s drive for innovation and the second report which will provide a comprehensive look at China’s investment into California.

IBM: 5 More Workshops in November 2017

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Date: November 10th, 2017
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Central Computers 3777 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA
Topic: How to Build Blockchain Apps
Insight: Blockchain is everywhere in the news these days, but how do you actually develop your very own Blockchain app? Come to Galvanize to learn how to develop Blockchain apps with the Open Source Hyperledger Composer Playground web sandbox and the Hyperledger Fabric. And of course, Hyperledger, hosted by the Linux Foundation, is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. We will develop a Perishable Goods Network, an Auto Dealer Network and time permitting, a Decentralized Energy Network that all will run on your laptop.

Founders Space Pitch Day – Make Elephants Fly!

Join us for Founders Space Pitch Day & Mixer in San Francisco.

Judging the startups will be top VCs, Angels & Corporate Investors.

There will be incredible startup pitches, investors, networking, food and drinks! We’ll also be celebrating the launch of Captain Hoff’s new book: Make Elephants Fly!


  • 2:45 pm – Doors Open
  • 3:00 pm – Food & Drinks
  • 3:15 pm – Networking with Startups, Angels & VCs

VC Perspectives: A Journey from Innovation to IPO


“I’ll be speaking passionately about what it takes create a startup from scratch that can go all the way to IPO!” – Captain Hoff

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You have an idea and start a startup wanting to change the world for the better. While exciting, startups are also challenging. You face problems in funding, product-market fit, talent acquisition, and scale-up.

Enablers of Autonomous Driving & Mobility Revolution (Oct. 24)

The age of autonomous driving vehicles is quickly approaching and mobility as we know now will be transformed permanently. Artificial intelligence, powerful sensors and in-vehicle computation are the key enablers of this development. The future is exciting. The details are yet to be worked out.

Please join CHAIN for a panel discussion on the progress of these fronts of autonomous driving and how they will shape the future of mobility.

Start Writing Apps with Watson AI & Swift – Oct. 18

If you are an iOS/Swift developer, and would like to expand your skills to the server-side and leverage advanced Watson AI services in the cloud, this workshop is for you.

It’s a free event in Santa Clara on Oct. 18, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Feel free to bring a +1 and learn about:

* How to use Watson APIs
* How to use Watson SDK for Swift
* Build a real Watson conginitive mobile app using server-side Swift in the cloud

40 Rules for Hiring, Firing & Inspiring Employees

Captain Hoff (Steve Hoffman) is giving a talk on 40 Rules for Hiring, Firing & Inspiring Employees at General Assembly located at 225 Bush Street in San Francisco.

Don’t miss this admission free event on Nov 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Every venture capitalist will tell you that the key to building a billion-dollar business is hiring the right people — especially at the beginning. Who you hire at the start will make or break your company. The talk will cover…

Live Sharks Tank, Oct. 20, 2017, $50K Prize


Live Sharks Tank® is a monthly event produced by Startups Showcase Group, a women owned business. Their 52th episode will be held at Temple SF located at 540 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 on Oct. 20, 2017.

The winning Startup will receive a $50,000 prize.

They’ve seen over $228 million in financial transactions for Startups after participating on their stage.

You can buy ticket to the event as well as apply to be on stage here.

Rethinking Financial Services (Really), Nov. 1, 2017

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Imagine a world without bank accounts in the next ten years: a peer-to-peer world where currency is digital and financial managers have been replaced by tech giants. How will emerging tech change the financial sector?

It’s time for a conference with an open-minded view of the banking horizon: critical, meaningful, and engaging dialogue about what’s coming next. A place where the people designing the future can connect and learn.

New Developments in Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies


Captain Hoff will talk about digital currency, blockchain and ICOs.

Bitcoins and blockchain are the new internet technology with the potential to transform the financial industry and disrupt markets around the world. Join entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders as we explore the market opportunities of blockchain technology, business, and investment and its immediate implications for FinTech.

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Project Heha Super Happiness Challenge


Angel Launch is a leader of tech events connecting startups and investors in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. We are pleased to partner with Project Heha to produce the Super Happiness Challenge Final Pitch Day.

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The Super Happiness Challenge is one of the first initiatives of Project HeHa—a worldwide movement to help people achieve super happiness, and co-create a happier world. The Super Happiness Challenge calls for ideas and startups that share the same mission as Project Heha to co-create a happier world.

Kintone Connect, Nov. 3, 2017

KintoneConnect 560Every team needs a hero, every project needs a hero and it’s due time that this hero was you! Join Kintone Connect this November and expand your digital transformation toolkit to solve both every day and mission-critical problems across your company and industry.

This one-day conference will gather change leaders from around the world to share digital workplace tools and best practices through inspirational talks and collaborative workshops.

2017 Social Media Strategies Summit in New York

The Social Media Strategies Summit is the must-attend event for marketers. These 2-3 day events, featuring hands-on intensive workshops and talks, focus on brand case studies, how-to tutorials, and best practices.

They cover more than just social media – attendees will leave with actionable takeaways in content strategy and marketing, ROI, analytics, employee and brand advocacy, social selling, technology and much more.

Oct 17: Pre-Summit Social Media Training
Oct 18-19: General Summit

You can register for their New York Summit here.