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.

Startup Night with San Jose Sharks on March 22

Join startups, investors, tech and sports leaders at SAP Center 5-9pm with PodiumVC for an exclusive pregame event. Featuring a startup showcase, VIP sports panel and networking, followed by the NHL game between the Vegas Golden Nights vs San Jose Sharks and a postgame fan experience on center ice.

Use Discount Code: STARTUP

You can find more information here.

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Festival on May 2, 2018

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Festival, jointly presented by Hanhai Holdings, Ding Ding TV, China-US Business Summit, and Co-hosted by Nebulas, Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, will be held in Santa Clara Convention Center on May 2, 2018.

The Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Festival is a premier platform and networking opportunity for innovators from the United States and Asia. It is anticipated that conference will draw leading innovators, emerging entrepreneurs and investors, famous economists, business decision-makers and media professionals to exchange ideas and shape the future of technology and its applications.

Startups Can Get Sponsorship From Startup League For Collision 2018

The Startup League is selecting 5 amazing startups to exhibit at Collision, New Orleans, at 100% sponsorship on their ALPHA booth! (priced at $745)

All startups that are not selected for 100% sponsorship will receive a 25% sponsorship on their booth cost.

Startup League will also be supporting startups with:

• Free branded goodies and t-shirts
• PR shout-outs on media like Alleywatch, TNW etc
• Blog, social media and newsletter promos
and much more!

X-Summit on June 20, 2018 in Shanghai

Under the guidance of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Management Committee, X-Summit Global Innovation and China will be held in Shanghai on June 20, 2018.

If you are a startup founder and would like to be considered for participation, please contact [email protected] by March 12, 2018.

Startup founders that qualify will be invited to participate in a five- to seven-day Chinese innovation journey and may receive investment in addition to other benefits offered.

Machine Learning Innovation Summit, May 9-10, 2018 in San Francisco

Machine Learning Innovation Summit brings together leaders in the field to discuss the application of machine learning, deep learning, and AI in solving real business problems.

Speaker lineup includes leading data scientists, software engineers, and machine learning researchers discussing their work applying machine learning to real-world problems.

As organizations evolve and embrace technological advances, data becomes a key currency on which they can hope to gain an advantage over competitors and push business success. Machine learning offers a new solution – the ability for algorithms to learn without the need to be programmed.

Postal Pitch StartUp Challenge, April 3-5, 2018

The first Postal Pitch StartUp Challenge will be held during the PostalVision2020 Conference taking place from April 3-5, 2018 in Arlington (VA), USA (just outside Washington, DC).

Postal Pitch invites StartUps to present innovative products or solutions with a unique value proposition that may have the potential to change the postal and logistics market or even create a new market. StartUps can present their idea, product or solution to a wide audience, and a jury of postal and logistics innovation experts will select the StartUp that ranks best according to the award criteria. This is the first startup competition of its kind to be held in the U.S.!

SplashX Invent Health – Future of Clinics on March 15, 2018

SplashX Invent Health, produced by HP and Vator, is an intimate gathering taking a deep dive into a healthcare topic during an evening gathering at HP headquarters in Palo Alto. This time, it’s the Future of Clinics, a highly-curated, salon-styled gathering with hors d’oeuvres and wine on March 15, 2018.

Use promo code FOUNDS25 for 25% discount when registering here and hear conversations and network with executives from Walgreens Health, Sutter Walk-in Care, Kaiser, HP, Omada Health, Health IQ and healthtech VCs.

Investor Pitch in San Francisco Feb 27 2018

Bay Angels invites you to join them on Feb 27, 2018 in the evening and review their new line-up of startups. This event is free to all accredited investors.

Presenting companies are from early stage to significant traction, from Seed to Angel to Pre-A.

You can find more information, including the list of presenting startups, and register for the event here.

Raising Capital, Closing Deals & Understanding China – March 13

We will have three exciting talks about raising capital, closing deals and understanding Chinese businesses and investors at Founders Space on March 13, 2018, from 6:30-9:00 PM:

• Raising Capital – by Mike Xu, Managing Director of Fosun Capital
• Understanding China – by Yingying Li, Founder of Yingfluencer
• Closing Deals – by Steve Hoffman, Captain of Founders Space & Author of Make Elephants Fly

ICOs & the Token Economy: Disruption or Deception, Feb 27, 2018

This event will be hosted at Stanford University, Faculty Club on Tuesday, February 27th featuring some of the most successful innovators in the ICO space.

The event is expected to draw 400+ attendees and will be an excellent opportunity to connect with other like-minded disruptive innovators and technologists. You can register for this event here.

Amy Wan, Founder,

International Startup Competition: Application Deadline Feb 28, 2018

2nd Shenzhen Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Competition will be held on March 30 at Santa Clara Convention Center. As the home to more than 8,000 high-tech companies, the city is a booming center for electronics manufacturing and known as “The Silicon Valley of Hardware”.

The competition is organized by the Shenzhen Municipal Government of the P.R.C. and high tech startup projects are expected to compete for over million dollars in financial awards as well as other incentive prizes.

MEET THE VC at WeWork on March 1, 2018

Calling all Entrepreneurs to come meet a panel of awesome VCs, learn about their take on early stage companies, what they like to see in entrepreneurs and feedback on how your startup should be shaping up to secure funding.

TriNet, Silicon Valley Bank and Early Growth Financial Services are hosting a VC panel featuring:

Vignesh Ravikumar of Sierra Ventures
Wendy Kok of Mighty Capital
Brent Freeman of Stealth Venture Labs
Nima Widlake of ThomVest

Blockchain Intensive at Draper University, April 2018

Tim Draper has created a 4 day blockchain bootcamp to teach you about the fundamentals, opportunities and limitations of the technology. Ultimately he will help you create a blockchain strategy to lead innovation within your industry.


You can find out more here.

Neosapiens: MindTech, DNA Editing, Brain Chips & Transhumanism

Join us for Neosapiens: MindTech, DNA Editing, Brain Chips & The Future of Humanity! We will go deep on how technology is transforming the human species:


• What is MindTech and how does it work?
• Will everyone have a chip in their brain someday?
• How can we extend life, and is immortality possible?
• How will virtual worlds alter our reality?
• What future technologies will redefine the human race?
• Using CRISPR and DNA editing will we become a new species?