Startups at Founders Space

Don’t Take Life Too Seriously

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Don’t take life too seriously. Don’t worry about each decision you make. In life, you never know if you are making the right decision. Life is too complex, and there are too many variables. Sometimes it’s better to go with your heart and see what happens.

Many of the greatest opportunities in my life came out of nowhere. They came when I was just having fun. Coming to China was one of those decisions. If I had thought too much about it, I wouldn’t have come. Or I would have come but not invested the time to grow my business.

Andrew Koob, Co-owner of ViewPointSystem (Austria)

Andrew150Having the opportunity to participate at the Founders Space accelerator program was a one in a lifetime experience I will never forget. If I think of it, the program already started weeks before in Vienna when Steve Austin clearly made me understand how things work in Silicon Valley and what I need to learn to make things happen here – Thanks Steve!

Jimmy Hsu, Co-founder of Flexwave (Taiwan)

Jimmy150In the journey of startup, it is rare to have everything well-prepared in the beginning, so everyone learned how to do during the process. The thing is how to learn it efficiently and effectively.

Founders Space is a right place to go for a startup seeking for the missed pieces in their business. Such as a reasonable business model, how to pitch to VC, growth hacking, business development, etc. No matter you are doing hardware or software, you can always find your answer here.

Philipp Baldauf, Co-Founder at myAlfred (Austria)

Art Amador, Co-founder & COO of EquBot (USA)

Art150v2Our team was honored to be part of such an exceptional program. Additionally, it was a humbling experience to be surrounded by some of the world’s top startups, and it was this diversity that helped make the program so special.

The two-week intensive program challenged us on multiple fronts. So much so, that we dismantled every aspect of the business. This allowed us to re-build a solid foundation and an even stronger company. My partner and I now have the tools and know how to execute on our business plan. I would highly recommend the program to any entrepreneur.

Kwon Sit, Founder & CEO of COMIVO (USA)

Kwon150Founders Space program is very useful for entrepreneurs who want to be a success.

You can learn how to build successful business model, how to tell your story, and how to communicate with your customers.

All the instructors are real entrepreneurs and they know what customers think about your products, service and what investors want.

I would like to say the program is awesome and you can learn a lot from it!

Philipp Lechner, Founder & CEO of BACKBONE Electronics (Austria)

Philipbackbone150I had an incredible time at Founders Space, I have never learned so much in such a short time – not even close.

Everything, from Naomi telling me to create an ecosystem and not to “only sell boxes”, to Steve kicking our a**** in relation pitch, to the quality of mentors giving priceless advice from all kinds of directions, was incredibly helpful !!!

I am starting to understand the Silicon Valley culture and format and will now be ready to start implementing all that into our US approach…

David Chang, CEO of P-microbiome / Zymolo (Taiwan / USA)

DavidChang150Joining Founders Space was a great experience both personally and for business. During the two weeks intensive program, we are not just learning how to polish the PPT but really changing our perspective of our business.

All the mentors and instructors share valuable advices and experiences according to their expertise. It’s helping us to address the U.S. and global market.

David Dubbs, Founder & CEO of MyDigitalHealth Network (USA)

DavidDubbs150The Founders Space program was extremely valuable.

Instructors/mentors were great; the training was worthwhile; the energy of the FS team was very high; and the exposure to angel investors was productive.

Kudos to Captain Hoff, Naomi, and Steve Austin.

DH Kim, Co-founder & CEO of ROBORUS (Korea)

Roborus150I am a very lucky man who could participate in the intensive Founders Space’s program @ San Francisco twice.

My big mentors, Captain Hoff and Sergeant Austin, again changed me a lot in the two weeks and made my pitching more attractive and convincing.

Their mentoring with sincere attitude and professionalism based on perfect understanding of ROBORUS’ tech and biz, really propelled me toward investors with great confidence and enthusiasm.

Dane Madsen, Serial Entrepreneur (USA)

Dane150I’ve been involved with 21 startups either as Founder, Co-Founder, CEO, Director, angel, or venture investor; in many of those 21, I filled several roles. And with my 21st startup, I attended Founders Space.

My attraction to Founders Space was the non-nonsense approach. This is not about spending months in a flexible environment hoping you adsorb some skills. It is an intense process preparing you for the real world of not only getting your investor pitch right, but being able to think different about your business, its application, and you as an entrepreneur.

Ryan Choi, CEO & Founder of Chowis (Korea)

Ryan150Being a part of Founders Space program was a great opportunity for us to have new perspectives on business operations with tremendous energy. I would highly recommend joining the program in the early stage of your business so that the CEO and the founders can maximize the benefits of the program by immediately applying knowledge and know-hows from the experienced mentors with various professional backgrounds. It is the best to encapsulate the essence of start-up business in such a short time!

Yongsun Na, CEO of eAutoin.com (Korea)

Yongsun150We find global accelerator because we are startup providing Global B2B e-marketplace for automotive industry.
Exactly, Founders Space is the only one excellent accelerator for overseas startups.

1. We joined Founders Space’s Online Program for a month in Korea before coming to San Francisco. We could prepare for Founders Space’s programs, such as pitch deck, sales marketing, business plans ahead of visiting.

2. We could meet excellent mentors/advisors during mentor day (one on one). I appreciated mentors and advisors meeting us.

Vineeth Veetil, Founder & CEO of DeepView.AI (USA)

veetil150Being accepted into the prestigious Founders Space as one among 10-12 startups globally was a true honor for us. It turned out to be a superb experience overall, in terms of focusing on the right aspects of the business and staying lean. I would recommend the program to any startup that wants to take their game to the next level.

Mayasari Lim & Prashanth Asuri, Cofounders of SE3D (USA)

Maya150The Founder Space program is an outstanding resource for first time founders like us. The program helps cultivate a variety of skills critical for every startup, including developing the right product-market-fit and business model as well as delivering a compelling elevator and 3 minute pitch. Although the two-weeks fly by in a daze of myriad video lectures, mentor sessions, and speakers, knowledge gained from the program will guide our business for years to come.

Kos Lin, Cofounder of Theia (Taiwan)

Kos150Thanks for TIEC helping Theia to Founders Space Program. TIEC is the accelerator that bridges Taiwan Startups and the US market. Thanks for Founders Space, we learned a lot from the very intense 2-week program.

Henry Chang, Founder & CEO of Fufilo (Taiwan)

henry150Joining Founders Space was an invaluable experience for me. Not only did I learn a lot from the many resource materials and lessons, I was also immediately immersed in the local network of mentors and professionals in Silicon Valley. They have many years experience in the startup world. Everybody was eager to help and share their own knowledge and experience. I received more contacts in the intense two weeks program than I could ever normally get in a month!

Kali Ilunga, Founder & CEO of SeeSayDo (USA & South Africa)

Kali150We picked Founders Space because we wanted an incubator that understood what it means to be a global start up from the ground-up. The two weeks helped clarify our sales strategy, our investor pitch and gave us perspective on the Silicon Valley ecosystem. It also put us in a place with energized, hard-working and focused founders from around the world. Finally, the pitch day opened up some doors we are hoping to take advantage of. Thanks to the Founders Space team for the experience!

Cristian Busoi, Cofounder of Justimmo (Austria)

Cristian150Participating at the Founders Space accelerator program was a one in a lifetime experience. Especially coming from overseas, it helped us a lot to learn and understand the business environment in the US.

Captain Hoff and Naomi have compiled a tremendous schedule. The variety of lectures, mentoring by very experienced serial entrepreneurs and information sessions about outsourcing activities during your early start-up phase, was a perfect combination of all you need to know, in order to succeed in Silicon Valley; even more we also received valuable input for our overall strategy and improvement ideas for the European market.

Joseph Sokol, Founder & CEO of OlehPay (USA)

joeyOlehPlay150Thank you Founders Space for a priceless opportunity to get into the inner circles of the Silicon Valley network.

The rigor of top Silicon Valley introductions, classes on business development, fund-raising, and go-to-market strategy, and all finally culminating in a grand pitch event make participating in Founders Space a key milestone for any startup. Founders Space does not offer funding like other accelerators in the valley. Though, its value is made up in the resources Captain Hoff and his team bring to your startup. I enjoyed meeting like minded entrepreneurs at the accelerator and gaining exposure to the newest ideas in tech. I thank the Founder Space team tremendously for a fine program.