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:

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:


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:

• 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

  • 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.