Events

UNCTAD Youth Forum 2018 – Apply by August 18


UNCTAD Youth Forum 2018 with the theme Youth Entrepreneurship: A Force Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth will take place from October 22 to 26 at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum.

Youth between the ages of 18 and 30 are invited to apply to the Youth Forum and join them as they discuss the role of youth in trade and development. A total of 250 seats are available. Applications must be received by August 15, 2018. Details and a link to the application are available on the UNCTAD Youth website.

PostalPitch Submissions Deadline August 19, 2018


PostalPitch 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. This event will take place at Post-Expo on October 9, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany.

Startups can present their idea, product or solution to a wide audience, and a jury of postal and logistics experts will select the Startup that ranks best according to the award criteria. The deadline for submissions is fast approaching!

August Tech Investor Party on August 20, 2018


Meet over 30 Accredited Investors at August Tech Investor Party on August 20, 4:30pm to 8:30pm in Menlo Park.

RSVP HERE

• Tech startups, ICOs and Crypto Ventures
• Free for accredited investors
• Startups can meet accredited investors for early and mid growth stage
• Short demos, speed networking, pitch, tables, networking
• Free delicious buffet dinner and drinks

This party is hosted by Angel Launch and includes speed networking where all attendees can have 3 minutes fast pitch with investors and mingle during dinner and drinks.

JHTC Speed Networking 2018


Don’t miss JHTC Speed Networking 2018 on August 14, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Networking can be one of the most powerful and productive activities an individual can do to launch and manage their career. Building an interconnected group of relationships with others is at the core of a person’s effectiveness both personally and professionally.

To be effective at your job, manage your career, and find new opportunities, it’s not just what you know and what you can do, but also who you know.

Transformative Tech Conference on Nov. 9th & 10th

Interested in using tech for joy, wellbeing and mental health? Join our partners at the 2018 Transformative Tech Conference on 11/9 & 11/10 in Palo Alto. You’ll find AI, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Neurotech, and Biotech for mental health, wellbeing, and joy.

Transformative Technologies are medically and scientifically validated technologies that support mental health, emotional wellbeing and human flourishing.

Register: https://ttc2018.eventbrite.com

About the Conference

Call for Code – Submit by September 28, 2018


Developers have revolutionized the way people live and interact with virtually everyone and everything. Where most people see challenges, developers see possibilities. That’s why David Clark Cause is launching Call for Code alongside Founding Partner IBM. This multi-year global initiative is a rallying cry to developers to use their skills and mastery of the latest technologies, and to create new ones, to drive positive and long-lasting change across the world with their code.

Katapult Ocean – Apply by Oct. 31, 2018


Katapult Ocean is an Ocean Impact Tech Accelerator based in Oslo, Norway. Their focus is broad, and includes transportation, aquaculture, fishing, energy, ocean health and new cutting edge projects related to the ocean.

They are looking for the 12 best startups globally to participate in their program that starts in January 2019. They provide a three month, hands-on program with global mentorship, access to pilot customers, investor network, demo day, partner services and offer $150K investment for each attending startup.

2018 1000 Plan Startup Contest in Silicon Valley


The 7th 1000 Plan Startup Contest is going to hit Silicon Valley on Friday July 20th!

Time: July 20th, 1 pm – 6 pm
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Theater (2nd floor)

It is an international event, and all startups will be presenting in English. If you are startup with innovative technologies/business models, regardless of your age, location or nationality, you are welcome to apply by sending a pitch deck/business plan to [email protected]

Check out more information here.

Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018


TechCrunch Disrupt is back in San Francisco at Moscone West (Sept 5-7), and they’re looking for awesome startups to be a part of Startup Alley. Startup Alley is where hundreds of early-age companies showcase their talent and technology to attendees, investors, and members of the press when you purchase the Startup Alley Exhibitor Package.

Open to both US and international startups that are pre-series A, Startup Alley is the perfect place to gain exposure for your company or launch a new product, as it boasts a variety of startup verticals, including VR, AI, Blockchain, Hardware, and many more.

Innovation Between China & Silicon Valley

Steve Hoffman will be giving a talk on Innovation Between China & Silicon Valley at the China-US Innovation Forum and Oversea Innovation Center.

Free Ticket – Sign Up Here

Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

Technology of Tomorrow & Startup Pitches

Sign Up:

https://startup-tech.eventbrite.com

Part 1: Technology of Tomorrow

First, Captain Hoff will give a talk on new, cutting-edge technologies and how they will transform our lives. He will cover everything from ingestible robots to biological computers, smart dust, nano bots, bionics, brain chips, and DNA editing. Hoffman will explain how we can use these fundamental technologies to seed other planets, create new species of plants and animals, and connect our brains directly to the internet.

Worldwide competition: Lock it & Relax!


Austrian Federal Railways, Austria’s largest mobility services provider, has launched a worldwide competition calling for innovative and market ready train luggage security systems for their premium long distance train Railjet. Lock it & Relax is a competition aiming at making train travel across Europe more relaxing, carefree, and effective in terms of baggage safety. Get on the train, store your baggage and enjoy the ride without ever having to worry about the safety of your belongings.

2018 Global Startup Competition in Silicon Valley


The finalists of this competition will have opportunity to win up to $780K, half in grants and half in VC.

July 14, 2018 – Application Deadline
July 26, 2018 – Semi Finals in Silicon Valley
Late September – Finals in Shanghai

$30 million in total prizes will be given out to the 100+ global finalists for incubation at Homevalley in Yangpu District of Shanghai, China. In addition to funding, Homevalley provides a full suite of business services to help entrepreneurs from around the world as they establish in China.

Growth Marketing Conference 2018


Growth Marketing Conference hosts world-class growth and marketing practitioners from brands like Spotify, Dropbox, Twilio, HubSpot, Lyft, Reddit, Atlassian + more!

Check out Growth Marketing Conference and get Summer Special at 20% discount.

Biological & Medical Aspects of Space Exploration, June 27, 2018


Panel discussion on biological & medical aspects of space exploration will be held on June 27, 2018 in Palo Alto:

Speaker:

Gary Hudson (president, Space Studies Institute; CEO, Oisin Biotechnologies);

David Loftus (medical officer & principal investigator, Space Biosciences Research Branch, NASA Ames Research Center);

Traci Parker (director of clinical performance management, Optum Health);

Jacques Vallee (investor & aerospace special interest group co-chairman, Band of Angels; president, Documatica Financial — portfolio includes Planet Labs, SpaceKnow, Materna Medical, Objectivity, MBA Polymers, Taulia, Cogent, AlterG);

Bay Angels Investors Event on June 26, 2018


Six companies listed are presenting. The event is free to accredited investors.

• Good valuation – Seed Stage, MVP, Pre-A, Bridge rounds, and revenue generating.
• Equity and Convertible Debt/notes.
• Some with revenue, some with MVP, many with very good value.
• Many X-CxO, new entrepreneurs, some with startup exists, engineers, PhDs, businesswomen and hackers, and as always domain experts.

Please join Bay Angels by registering here.

Neosapiens: Mind Tech, AI, Brain Chips & The Future of Humankind

I hope you can join us for Neosapiens: Mind Tech, AI, Brain Chips & The Future of Humankind. We will go deep on how technology is transforming the human species:

Register Here: https://braintech.eventbrite.com

• What is Mind Tech and how does it work?
• How will BCI, EGG and other technologies alter our lives?
• Can we connect our brains directly to the Internet?
• Will we be able to transfer knowledge from brain to brain?
• Where is the human species headed?

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 K-StartupGC.org

  • 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!