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Founders Space Startup Pitch Day - Entrepreneurs, Investors & Funding

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450 Townsend Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

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Come pitch your startup to our investor panel at Founders Space!

This event is for startups, angel investors and VCs. You can listen to all the pitches, meet the startup founders, and participate in our pitch event.

Founders Space's Global Investment Network works with hundreds of angels and VCs around the world, and we are looking for great startups to recommend to our investors.


• 2:00 pm - Doors Open

• 2:30 pm - How to Perfect Your Investor Pitch (seminar)

• 3:30 pm - PHASE 1: All startups can give Elevator Pitches

• 4:00 pm - PHASE 2: The 5 top startups will make a full pitch to our investor panel.

• 5:00 pm - Announce WINNERS and prizes!

How it Works:

Simply buy a ticket and you'll be eligible to pitch in Phase 1.

Phase 1:

All startups attending are invited to make a 30-second elevator pitch, which covers the following key points:

Startup Name

• Sector

• Three Sentence Description of Your Product

• Product Launch Date

Full-Time Employees

• Capital Raised

• Traction (Revenue, Growth, Engagement, etc.)

• Contact Information

Please bring printed copies of the above information that you can share with the judges. Even if you don't win, there may be opportunities with individual investors.

Phase 2:

The 5 most promising startups will be asked onto the stage to pitch our investor panel. You must have a 3-minute pitch with PowerPoint presentation to qualify. Please bring your PowerPoint on both your laptop and USB key. After you pitch, there will be questions, feedback and analysis from our investor panel.


The top 3 winners will receive the following benefits:

• Possible investment from panel members

• Listed in our Global Investment Network

• Prioritized for future investment and business opportunities

• Featured on the Founders Space website and social networks

• 3-Month Online Startup Program free of charge

• Permission to display the Founders Space Winners logo on pitch deck & website

Location & Directions:

The event will take place at Founders Space: https://www.foundersspace.com/map/


volunteer ((at)) foundersspace.com

Investor Panel:

• Alex Chompff, Silicon Valley Global Capital

• Terrance Yang, Yang Ventures

• Steve Hoffman, FOUNDERS.VC

• Eli Rubel, Mighty Capital

• Isaac Babbs, Handmade VC

Alessandro Zago, Enplas Venture Capital

• Eli Rubel, Mighty Capital

• Naomi Kokubo, FOUNDERS.VC

• And others!

Investors Who Came to Previous Events:

Abstract Ventures
Accel Partners
Addwings Capital
Air Liquide Ventures (ALIAD)
AME Cloud Ventures
August Capital
Azure Capital
B Capital Group
Bain Capital Ventures
Band of Angels
Battery Ventures
BCCL Worldwide, Brand Capital
Benhamou Global Ventures, BGV
Berkeley Angel Network, South Bay Angels
Bessemer Ventures
Blue Run Ventures
Brand Capital (investment arm of Times Group)
BV Capital / eVentures
Canaan Partners
Citi Ventures
ClearPath Capital Partners
CLI Ventures
Compass Technology Partners
Corporate investor
Cote Capital
Creative Ventures
Crosslink Capital
DAN Fund
Das Ethos
Dolby Labs
Doll Capital Management
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Draper Nexus
Eastlink Capital
Eleven Two Capital
Emergence Capital
Envision Ventures
Essential Angel Fund
Eumax Innovation Capital
Felicis Ventures
Fenox Venture Capital
First Round Capital
Forerunner Ventures
Formation 8
Freestyle Capital
Frost Data Capital
Garage Technology Ventures
Gateway Venture Partners
General Catalyst Partners
GGV Capital
Global Innovator Fund
Goodwater Capital
Granite Ventures
GSR ventures
Handmade Ventures
Hangzhou High-Tech Venture Investment
Harman International
Healthcare Angels
Highland Capital Partners
ICP Inventus Capital Partners
Innotech Capitals
Innovation Works
K Cube Ventures
Keiretsu Forum
Khazanah Nasional
LeEco (corporate investor)
Lightspeed Ventures
Lux Capital Management
Matrix Partners
Maveron Ventures
Microsoft Ventures
Moment Ventures
Morgenthaler Ventures
Motorola Solutions Venture Capital
Nautilus Venture Partners
New Angle Capital
New Enterprise Associates (NEA)
New Leaf Venture Partners
Newdo Ventures
NewGen Venture Partners
NexStar Partners
NIN Ventures
Northern California Investment Fund
Norwest Venture Partners
Onset Ventures
Opt Ventures
Perfect World Ventures
Pinnacle Ventures
Procyon Ventures
Propel Venture Partners
Redpoint Ventures
Rothenberg Ventures
RPM Ventures
Rubicon Venture Capital
Rungain Venture Capital
Ruvento Ventures
SAIC Capital / Shanghai Motors Ventures
Samsung Global Innovation Center
Samsung Ventures
Sand Hill Angels
SanDisk Ventures
Sazze Partners
Scale Venture Partners
Screens for M&A
Scrum Ventures
Shasta Ventures
Signia Ventures
SoftTech VC
Sparkland Capital
Stanley Ventures
Startup Capital Ventures
Steelhead Ventures
Strong Ventures
Structure Capital
SumaVision Venture
SVC Angel
Tandem Capital
TEEC Angel Fund
The Batchery
Thomvest Ventures
Translink Capital
Trinity Ventures
True Ventures
VantagePoint Capital Partner
Vertex Venture Holdings
Walden Venture Capital
Western Technology Investment
WestSummit Capital Management
WI Harper Group
XG Ventures
XSeed Capital
Yang Ventures
Yun Family Enterprises
Zenity Asset Management
Zetta Venture Partners
Zhen Fund
zPark Venture

And many more...


Steve Hoffman (Captain Hoff) is an angel investor, partner at FOUNDERS.VC, Eminence Ventures (China), LP in August Capital, serial entrepreneur, and author of the book Make Elephants Fly. Hoffman is also the Captain & CEO of Founders Space, one of the world's leading incubators and accelerators, with over 50 partners in 22 countries.

Naomi Kokubo is an angel investor, partner at FOUNDERS.VC, LP in August Capital, and serial entrepreneur. She is also the cofounder & COO of Founders Space, one of the world's leading incubators and accelerators, with over 50 partners in 22 countries.

The Book: Make Elephants Fly

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Make Elephants Fly reveals the process of radical innovation. Drawing on case studies from the most innovative startups in Silicon Valley, this step-by-step guide shows you how to develop, validate and launch your next huge idea.

Why It’s Important

In today’s world, everyone will need to innovate to stay competitive. It doesn’t matter if you’re a startup founder, corporate executive, small business owner, freelancer or professional, there’s a technology out there that’s going to upend your industry. And if you aren’t able to harness it to your advantage, someone else will. Innovation is no longer an option–-it’s the price of admission into the business world.

What You’ll Learn

The book is designed to help you implement the same innovation methodologies and processes as Silicon Valley startups. It will teach you exactly how startups come up with breakthrough products and services. What are the methods entrepreneurs use to innovate? How do you structure innovation teams? What are the best ways to identify and vet new ideas? What does it take to foster a culture of innovation? And how can you put in place a process of innovation throughout your organization?

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