Events

Global Launchpad: Apply By Aug 10, 2017

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

1000 Plan Startup Contest on June 10, 2017

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Date & Time: June 10, 2017, 1:30PM – 5:30PM
Place: Santa Clara Convention Center, Theater
Promo Code for Founders Space Community: FSFRIENDS

The 1000 Plan Startup Contest is going to hit Silicon Valley on June 10 this year! As one of the most influential US-China startup events of the year, it will gather top-notch startups and renowned U.S.-China investors in defining the most trending technological innovations in the area. Investors from Softbank China, Medirian, GSR Ventrues and Fosun Kinzon etc. are judging the contest, while 150+ VCs and 250+ startup founders will gather and mingle!

Next Gen Movie Making: Hollywood + China

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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.

NOTE: Travel expenses & speakers fee will be paid.

Growth Marketing Conference B2B

Growth Marketing Conference B2B is coming to San Francisco this June!

Join 250 Fortune 500 execs, high-growth startup founders, and growth teams from around the world at the first-ever B2B growth event. You’ll learn B2B-specific growth strategies and tactics from industry leading experts.

Featured Topics:

  • Growth Marketing for Enterprise
  • Account-Based Marketing & Sales
  • Multi-Touch Marketing Attribution
  • A Customer-Centered Approach to Everything
  • Employer Branding and Recruitment Marketing
  • Next-Gen Automation & AI

Fighting the Good Fight: Preventing and Resolving Conflicts in Tech Startups

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 6:30 – 9:00pm

This session focuses on managing conflict in startups — both harnessing conflict’s power to spur excitement and innovation while also avoiding the potential negatives of lost morale, anger, and recrimination.

You can find more information here.

Founders Space Pitch Day!

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!

Program:

  • 2:45 pm – Doors Open
  • 3:00 pm – Food & Drinks
  • 3:15 pm – Networking with Startups, Angels & VCs
  • 3:30 pm – Introduction to Judges (Investors)
  • 3:45 pm – Startup Pitches Begin

LebNet French Tech Hub Pitch Night (May 12)

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8 top-notch startups from Lebanon will be put under the spotlight of a panel of investors, leadership experts and successful entrepreneurs from the Bay Area.

– 3 minutes pitches
– Feedback from the jury
– Cocktail reception sponsored by LebNet

You can find more information here.

StartUP World 2017

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Date: May 4th, 2017
Location: 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA

VC Taskforce StartUP World conference is a program of panels, workshops and pitching opportunities including face-time with investors organized specifically to help start-ups in the funding process. At this event you’ll get funding advice & guidance directly from Investors as to what they want and expect from a start-up company seeking funding.

You can find more information and register here.

The 1000 Plan Startup Contest on June 10, 2017

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Backed by Oriza Holdings and hosted again by SVC Venture Club, this competition is an excellent demo opportunities for highly innovative tech startup teams in AI, Biotech, FinTech, VR/AR, HCI, IoT, TMT, Wearable Tech etc. Distinguished industry experts and top-tier investors from China and the U.S. will join together to judge the contest and provide valuable insights on innovative trends in the Silicon Valley and in China.

You can find more information here.

The Secret Playbook (May 9 at 6 PM)

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Why do some ideas make it and other great ideas die on the vine? Why do some founders get funded and others don’t? Tim Harkness, a serial life sciences entrepreneur, will give you his perspective on what you need to know to get money and build a real company in the life sciences technology space. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what it takes to build something from nothing and Tim is prepared to debunk them all and give you his secret, insider’s guide to building a valuable life science technology company.

DECODE Silicon Valley – Insider’s Guide for Entrepreneurs @ SBC Pitch Night (April 20)

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BREAK RULES to grow & scale your start-up. Learn which rules & other valuable insights from VC & Silicon Valley Insider, Jon Baer @ SBC Pitch Night.

You can find more information here.