DoraHacks – Blockchain For Future Hackathon, June 27

In partnership with the Blockchain Connect Conference, DoraHacks presents the Largest Blockchain for Future Hackathon.

Register Here

The top 5 winners of this hackathon will present on the mainstage of the Blockchain Connect Conference in front of investors, blockchain founders in US and China and hundreds of industry leaders with the opportunity to win $10,000 in prizes and TONS OF CRYPTOS!

DoraHacks is China’s largest hackathon organizer and they are coming to the Bay Area again!

The K-Startup Grand Challenge 2018 – Apply by June 14

Have an idea for a startup? Looking for funding? The South Korean government is offering support and up to US$133,000 to startups to come to Korea and build their startups in Korea.

Deadline: June 14 Apply TODAY!
Apply at K-Startup Grand Challenge at

  • 80 companies invited to work in Korea
  • Startup ideas may be in video, cars, transportation, city life, cosmetics, games, cloud, IoT, software, finance, security, 5G, Wifi, smart devices, and big data. All ideas are possible!
  • The Big Picture of Photography, June 12

    ‘The Big Picture of Photography’ is a multi-media experience with traveling pro’ photographer Bob Ray on how to take better pictures with whatever you take pictures with: DSLR, point-and-shoot, iPhone or tablet. It’s a program for everyone who loves to take pictures of people, places, memories and moments!

    Bob offers unique insights, techniques and images from 8-weeks’ of adventures in The Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Oman and Dubai. Plus a special segment on iPhone photography and editing!

    Bluetooth World 2018 on September 18 & 19

    Get inspired to create ‘the next big success story’ and discover the potential of Bluetooth® technology at Bluetooth World 2018 to be held at Santa Clara Convention Center.

    Discover how Bluetooth innovations will solve the world’s challenges, large and small, and make our world a better, safer, and smarter place. Hear inspirational speakers who will inspire and excite you including founders, engineers, innovative designers and designers from well-known brands.

    Access to the exhibition is completely free and ‘Access all areas’ passes just $99.

    Webit.Festival Europe 2018

    Webit.Festival Europe 2018 on 25-27 June 2018 in Sofia – the Digital Capital. Top investors, Global Industry executives, innovators, Prime Ministers, EU Commissioners and best founders get together in scale.

    Startups can apply for the Webit’s Founders Games startup challenge and win 200K EUR cheque.

    See some of the speakers here, and use special code foundersspace for 20% discount on all tickets.

    Spaceship Cyber Security Discussion on May 24

    A panel discussion for Spaceship Cyber Security will be held on May 24 in Palo Alto.

    Ray DeMeo (Co-founder & COO, Virsec Systems);
    Biren Gandhi (founder & CEO, Speak to IoT; former Drone Business Head, Cisco);
    Wallis Laughrey (VP Space Systems, Raytheon);
    Brad Lunn (Managing Director – Strategic Financing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems);
    Bradley Rotter (venture investor — security).

    Schedule (May 24, Thursday):
    10:00-10:30 — networking;
    10:30-11:50 — panel discussion;
    11:50-12:30 — networking.

    Blockchain & ICO Funding Summit on June 7, 2018

    This event is for startups, tech execs, engineers, angels, VCs, corporate and institutional investors, and tech professionals who need to understand investing and tech opportunities for blockchain, ICOs, tokens, bitcoins and crypto currency trends.

    This summit takes place at the gorgeous conference center at the College of San Mateo in the heart of Silicon Valley with free parking. Hosted by the San Mateo Small Business Development Center and the Tech Futures Group.

    You can find more information here.

    Startup Pitch Event & Raising Venture Capital Seminar


    This event will have two parts:

    1) First, Captain Hoff will give a talk on raising venture capital.

    • What are investors in Silicon Valley looking for in startups?

    • How do you perfect your startup pitch?

    • What strategies work best for closing funding?

    Blockchain in Health Care, May 16, 2018

    Blockchain can impact and revolutionize health care in meaningful ways — reduce costs, improve service, minimize the bureaucracy between patients, doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, and other players in the ecosystem. To help you envision the future of the health care industry, they’re putting together a panel of startup impactful leaders and experts to talk about the current health care landscape and how game changers are aiming to disrupt it.

    You can find more information here.

    Growth Marketing Conference 2018 (Dec 11-12)

    Growth Marketing Conference is the leading growth marketing event in the industry. You’ll learn the latest and greatest ROI-driving growth strategies and tactics from the growth marketing legends who pioneered, practiced, and perfected them, while power-networking with Fortune 500 decision-makers, high-growth startup founders, and the most accomplished growth marketing thought leaders alive today.

    Save 20% On Global Growth Marketing Conference 2018 Now

    Startup World Cup Grand Finale on May 11, 2018

    On Friday, May 11, the top celebrities of the startup world will be speaking at the Startup World Cup Grand Finale at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. All Star line-up of featured tech celebrities include Reid Hoffman, John Chambers, Vinod Khosla, Ron Conway, and others.

    This event will also host the winners of 30 regional competitions from around the world. The winner will receive a $1 million prize in the form of an investment from Fenox Venture Capital, the sponsor of the Startup World Cup.

    Silicon Valley AgTech Conference, May 3, 2018

    5th Annual Silicon Valley AgTech Conference is coming up! Don’t miss an incredible day of panel discussions, breakout sessions, technology demos, startup pitches, and industry updates. Attendees find partners, investors, and customers every year.

    Use code FOUNDERSSPACE20 for a 20% discount!

    Startup Secrets – Why Some CEOs Breakout, Raise Capital & Rise to the Top

    Register for Startup Secrets

    Captain Hoff reveals the secrets of Silicon Valley’s top startups and how their CEOs overcome obstacles and beat the odds.

    • What does it take to launch a successful startup?
    • Why are some startups able to quickly close funding while others struggle?
    • What mistakes do most startups make when launching?
    Easy Parking!

    We’re right near the CalTrain station and BART. Also, the parking is easy around Founders Space, and most of it is free at night:

    Innovation The Right Way With Steve Hoffman (Podcast)

    Listen to Steve Hoffman and master innovation strategies that successful company CEOs and Founders use to move their companies ahead.

    Tune in to learn the following:

    From Outer Space to Underwater – April 26, 2018

    From Outer Space to Underwater event will be held in San Francisco on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT).

    Why should we invest in underwater vehicles and robotics?

    Speakers (panel discussion):

    Erika Montague (Consultant, Schmidt Marine Technology Partners);
    Dirk Rosen (Founder & Executive Director, Marine Applied Research & Exploration);
    Sean Casey (Director, Silicon Valley Space Center);
    Ben Levy (Co-founder, BootstrapLabs AI VC);
    Chris Moran (Executive Director & General Manager; Lockheed Martin Ventures).

    Band of Angels Mentor Day on May 2 (apply by 4/20)

    Band of Angels will hold its annual Mentor Day for companies considering raising Angel capital. The event is open to startups in any sector or industry. Companies are invited to sign up for a 45-minute meeting with one or more Band mentors to learn about the Band’s investment process and to receive no risk feedback about the readiness of their venture for Angel investment.

    It will be held on May 2, 2018, 12:00-6:00 PM at Hanson Bridgett (425 Market St, 26th Fl, San Francisco), and its application deadline is April 20, 2018.

    StartUP World 2018 on April 25

    Date: April 25th, 2018
    Location: 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA
    Register here with promo code SUW2018 for 50% discount.

    StartUP World provides a very high investor-to-attendee ratio, which means you can easily meet investors on the panels. The conference also makes time for you to question the panelists.

    Their goal is to make it more favorable for investors to remember you.

    Join them to hear issues investors say stand in the way of you or your company being considered for funding.

    ART+TECH Festival, June 4-7, 2018

    Annual CODAME ART+TECH Festival, a four-day conference with workshops, talks and nightlife will be held at The Midway, San Francisco, June 4-7, 2018.

    This year’s ART+TECH Festival, codenamed #ARTOBOTS, examines the ever expanding and ever more tangible sphere of robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence.

    Through art, discussion, play and performance, CODAME probes these potentials.

    Startup Conference 2018 on May 17

    Startup Conference and International Startup Fair will be held on May 17, 9am – 5pm, at Fox Theater in Redwood City.

    With close to 2,000 entrepreneurs, 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.

    Global Blockchain Investment Summit on March 30

    The 2018 Global Blockchain Investment Summit, hosted jointly by HYSTA and GBIB (Global Blockchain Investment Bank), will take place on Friday Mar 30th in Santa Clara, USA.

    With the theme “Unraveling Mysteries of the Future-changing Blockchain Technology”, this event aims at bringing the deepest insights in blockchain technology, especially from the perspectives of technology, investment and entrepreneurship. It will feature 30+ industry experts, top-tier investors and successful entrepreneurs in one of the most in-depth discussions of blockchain as a technology, an industry and the core of many emerging business opportunities.