Events

TIME Best Inventions 2019 Accepting Submissions


TIME has officially opened the submission process for our 2019 edition of Best Inventions.

This annual list is dedicated to recognizing the Best Inventions making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun—everything from diet-friendly ice cream to groundbreaking gadgets. It’s also one of TIME’s biggest editorial franchises, garnering some 250 million media impressions each year, in addition to coverage in TIME Magazine (18 million weekly readers) and on TIME.com (32.5 million monthly unique visitors).

Digitalization in the Built Environment on May 15, 2019

With new technologies including drones, autonomous equipments, IoT, collaboration softwares, AR/VR as well as 3D printing revolutionizing the Construction industry, Paris Region Entreprises is hosting a TechMeeting in San Francisco on Construction and Real Estate. Join the TechMeeting and enjoy the great line-up of speakers and startup pitches followed by networking cocktail.

You can find more information and register here. Use promo code GUESTBUILT for 50% discount.

JHTC: Future of Transportation, May 14, 2019


Changes in the way people and goods are transported are happening at a rapidly growing pace, from electric and autonomous vehicles to delivery drones. We are entering a new era of transportation. California Governor Jerry Brown has set a target in the state for 5 million electric vehicles on our roadways by 2030 – that’s an almost 900% growth rate from where we are today. Furthermore, all major automakers have allocated significant funding to the development of self-driving vehicle technology and many have targets to reach some level of autonomy by the early 2020s. With significant changes in our mobility patterns and increased complexity in the technology, the transportation industry is undergoing a transformation. This session will ask their panelists: What is the future of transportation? Is it realistic? How will these new trends affect how we interact with the world around us? What are some of the advantages and perhaps, challenges to these changing trends?

EuroCruise 2019 on May 9

Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Bay celebrating Europe Day 2019.

The European-American business organizations of the Bay Area cordially invite you to celebrate Europe Day 2019 on May 9th. This networking cruise will promote and connect values, people and businesses from the Bay Area and Europe. Enjoy a glass of champagne, music and delicious appetizers and network with the most prominent members of the European business community while looking at beautiful sunset views.

Startup World Cup 2019 Grand Finale on May 17


Startup World Cup is a global event where startups from around the world will be coming to San Francisco to battle for a US$1,000,000 grand prize in investment.

Startup World Cup is partnering with some of world’s largest conferences and tech events to host 40+ regional startup competitions across 6 continents – North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. The goal of Startup World Cup is to create innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup ecosystems all over the world. Entrepreneurs from many different countries will be able to use the Startup World Cup platform to build great companies and improve the possibilities for themselves.

The Future of FinTech: Pitch Night on April 24, 2019

April is FinTech month at Startup Basecamp! Join Startup Basecamp for an exciting Pitch Nigh on the future of FinTech!

This is a pitch event where fintech startups (seed/series A) will have the opportunity to pitch to investors and industry leaders to get feedback on their pitch and connect with significant Silicon Valley players. Expect drinks, an awesome crowd and significant opportunities to connect with the best people in the fintech space in a fun environment!

2019 Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Festival (May 2)

The 4th Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Festival (SVEF), jointly presented by Ding Ding TV, China-US Business Summit, and sponsored by Acorn Campus will be held on May 2, 2019 at Santa Clara Convention Center. We are offering 100 free tickets with the discount code FOUNDERSPACE when registering here by April 15, 2019.

Traction Conference, August 7-8, 2019


Traction Conference will bring Silicon Valley to Vancouver on August 7-8, 2019. Our friends at Launch Academy and Boast.AI have just announced the first round of speakers for Traction Conference 2019.

You can use May promo code COMMS2019 for 40% discount starting May 1, 2019 when you register here.

Some of the confirmed speakers include:

Promise and Peril of Quantum Computing II (4/18/2019)

Promise and Peril of Quantum Computing Session II will be held on Thursday, April 18, 5:00-8:30pm at Google Cloud Building 1155 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

Within the next decade it’s realistic the bit will be replaced by the qubit, a change that will radically transform society preparing Homo Sapiens like no other technology since fire, to step boldly into the solar system and beyond.

Smart Mobility Pitch Night on Feb 27, 2019

PRIME and French Tech Hub are hosting Smart Mobility Pitch Night on Feb 27, 2019 in San Francisco, showcasing many business opportunities.

Innovative companies will pitch the latest trends and solutions in Smart Mobility, followed by a panel discussion with industry experts during this Pitching and Networking event powered by MobiGoIn-Action.

You can find more information and register here.

2019 Most Fundable Companies Competition


Pepperdine University’s annual startup competition is coming up. Winners earn a spot on the annual Most Fundable Companies List, which garners national publicity and recognition. Last year’s list was published in Entrepreneur Magazine.

It’s all completely free. Affiliation with Pepperdine is NOT required. The only requirements are that the companies be based in the United States and have less than $10 million in revenue.

VIP Investor Dinner and Demo Showcase on Feb 13, 2019

Angel Launch is hosting their 10th VIP Investor Dinner for startups and investors in an informal environment for massive networking on Feb 13th.

Startups can participate in speed networking pitch with investors for 1 on 1 private meetings. It’s a casual networking style dinner with demo showcase where you can enjoy two hours of delicious food and drinks.

It’s free for accredited investors.

You can find all the information and register here.

Startup Survival Guide & Investor Pitches (Entrepreneurs, Angels & VCs)

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Part 1: Startup Survival Guide
First, Captain Hoff will share his insights and first-hand experience on what it takes to survive and win in the hyper-competitive world of Silicon Valley. This includes cracking the code on raising venture capital, how to manage your company, avoiding hidden traps that kill startups, and breaking out of a failed plan.

Photonics: trends and applications in the Industry 4.0 on Feb 4, 2019

French Tech Hub/PRIME will be hosting an event on photonics and its applications in the industry 4.0 at their French Tech Hub offices in San Francisco, starting from 5:30pm. Join angel investors, VCs, analysts, M&A specialists, and big company scouts at this Industry 4.0 event showcasing many business opportunities.

If you are startup and interested in pitching at the event, you can apply here.

You can find the event details and register here.

Federal Funding & Beyond on March 29, 2019

The U.S. government invests billions of dollars in hi-tech companies every single year. In 2018 that number was roughly $60B. They take 0% equity and the IP is yours.

Eagle Point Funding is offering a free lecture on how start-ups and tech industries can get a hold of federal grants and what the process implies. It will be held on Friday, March 29th, 9-10 am at 450 Townsend Street in San Francisco. You can find more about it and register to attend here.

Free Seminar: Run your entire business online with Zoho One – Jan. 8, 2019


Zoho’s holding a free, educational seminar on their complete business suite, Zoho One, in San Francisco on January 8th, and would love to have you all join!

Whether you’re moving your business online or looking to try out some new apps, they welcome all experience levels. They’ll be discussing how you can enhance your business’ productivity and drive growth using their cloud-based suite of comprehensive and fully-integrated apps for everything from sales and marketing, to HR and accounting, and more. You can find more information and register here. Hope to see you there!

Q2B Quantum For Business on Dec 10-12, 2018

At Quantum For Business, find out about the current state of quantum computing. Listen and talk to key players in government, industry and academia, and discuss the latest developments with researchers and practitioners. Attending is an especially effective way to come up to speed in this intrinsically exciting sector on the cusp of commercializing. Choose from Application Tracks – Bootcamp, Optimization, Simulation, Machine Learning, Cryptography.

Go here for more information and use this code Q2BFS40 for 40% discount.

Startup Fundraising Panel on Nov. 27, 2018

Startup fundraising can be an arduous journey, especially when it’s done alone. Would it be easier if you had a specialized team to call on for help? Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) and K&L Gates will be hosting a free event on Tuesday, November 27th, at 5:30pm. The panel of VC, lawyer and other experts will share their fundraising experience, stories, and knowledge with you as they discuss strategies on startup fundraising.

The Promise and Peril of Quantum Computing – Nov. 13

The Promise and Peril of Quantum Computing – An expert panel blending both theoreticians and practitioners will bring you up to speed on this genuinely transformative technology moving briskly toward commercializing.

Attending is an especially time-effective way to become acquainted with both the technology and major players in this intrinsically exciting sector sure to make a historical impact in both commerce and culture.

Silicon Valley Meets GDPR on Nov 7, 2018

Data privacy affects all of us, whether you are an entrepreneur, a tech giant, a citizen or a consumer. The European Union and Open Austria invite you to join public and private stakeholders for a discussion, followed by a Q & A session on different approaches to data protection and explore the way forward.

Sponsored by the European Union, this event will be held on Nov. 7 at 5:30 PM in San Francisco. Food and drinks will be provided.