Media Alert: TechCode Executives to Discuss Cross-Border Investing at Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival

TechCode's panel discussion will also cover commercializing university IP and entrepreneurship

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2017) -

WHO: 
TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems.

WHAT: 
TechCode will host a keynote and panel at the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival (SVEF) on Tuesday, May 2. The keynote will discuss cross-border entrepreneurship and be given by Luke Tang, General Manager of TechCode US, at 5:10pm. Immediately following the keynote, Ted Kraus, Investment Director at TechCode US, will moderate a panel discussing cross-border investing, entrepreneurship and commercializing university IP at 5:20pm. Panelists include:

  • Karen Ebert Matthys, Executive Director, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) Stanford
  • Mike Cohen, Director, Innovation Ecosystem Development & Associate Director, OTL Berkeley
  • David Allen, Ph.D Vice President, Tech Launch Arizona
  • Pushkar Apte, Director of Strategic Initiatives for CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, UC Berkeley
  • Lucy Lu, President, Hanhai International
     

The 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival brings together entrepreneurs, investors and leaders of local incubator and accelerator programs to discuss innovative ideas and strategies as well as opportunities and considerations for national and international investment communities.

All TechCode executives as well as David Allen from Tech Launch Arizona are available for in-person interviews at the event. Please contact the press contact listed below if you are interested in scheduling an interview.

To learn more about TechCode, visit http://us.techcode.com/. To learn more about the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival, visit https://svef.biz/.

WHEN: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
5:10-6:00pm PDT

WHERE: 
Santa Clara Convention Center
Conference Hall D
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

TechCode and Silicon Catalyst Collaboration to Rev Up Semiconductor Start-Up Ecosystem

Incubators combined strength creates unprecedented global support network for siicon-focused start-ups

SAN FRANCISCO – MARCH 7, 2017 – TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, and Silicon Catalyst, the world’s leading incubator focused on silicon and electronics systems, today announce a partnership to support startups set to deliver innovative silicon and electronics systems. Leveraging the unique strengths of each program, startups from the TechCode cohort can utilize the Silicon Catalyst extensive semiconductor ecosystem to develop products in a variety of industries including healthcare, robotics, artificial intelligence and more, while Silicon Catalyst startups benefit from TechCode locations and investor network.

“As TechCode’s startups today increasingly focus on innovations that require tapping into the semiconductor ecosystem, Silicon Catalyst will provide a critical element vital to the success of these startups,” said TechCode CEO Erica Huang. “No one has built a better position in this ecosystem than Silicon Catalyst and we’re thrilled to add them to our growing list of best-in-class partners in an effort to further assist the startups in our global accelerator programs.”

With an extensive global network of incubators across locations such as Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Berlin, Finland and Tel Aviv, TechCode is uniquely capable of helping startups scale globally. To help startups enter the China market, TechCode has a strategic partnership with CFLD, a leader in investment and operation of new industrial cities. CFLD integrates industry, university, research, government and finance resources in over 40 industrial new cities across the world.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley and servicing startups globally, Silicon Catalyst also offers silicon-focused startups opportunities to partner with leading industry players such as TSMC and Synopsys to provide guidance and connections throughout the semiconductor ecosystem. With the focus on developing an ecosystem that makes it feasible for semiconductor and electronic systems startups to thrive, the TechCode and Silicon Catalyst partnership will further allow participating startups to spur innovation in the semiconductor industry.

 “TechCode’s extensive global reach will allow us to work with entrepreneurs around the world as the startup ecosystem rapidly expands beyond Silicon Valley,” said Silicon Catalyst CEO Rick Lazansky. “The TechCode worldwide presence provides an opportunity for global incubation at any of the TechCode’s international locations for Silicon Catalyst’s startups.”

To learn more about TechCode, visit http://us.techcode.com/ and to learn more about Silicon Catalyst, visit http://siliconcatalyst.com/.

About Silicon Catalyst

Silicon Catalyst is the only incubator focused exclusively on solutions in silicon, building a coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. With a world-class network of mentors to advise startups, Silicon Catalyst is helping startups address challenges moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies startups with facilities, a path to funding, tools, networking and marketing acumen to successfully launch their companies’ novel technology solutions. Silicon Catalyst was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 ACE Award for Start-Up Company of the Year.

Media Alert: TechCode to Host AI+ Accelerator Demo Day at Upcoming AI Frontiers Conference

A strategic partner of the event, TechCode will feature startups from its global AI+ accelerator program with a focus on artificial intelligence during the demo day

SAN FRANCISCO – January 3, 2017

WHO:

TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems.

WHAT:

TechCode, through a strategic partnership with the new AI Frontiers Conference, will host a demo day on Thursday, January 12, featuring startups with a niche focus on artificial intelligence. The TechCode AI+ Accelerator Demo Day will include demos from fifteen startups and a Q&A session from a panel of Venture Capitalists.

In its first year, the AI Frontiers Conference brings together leaders in applied artificial intelligence from companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon to share insights into the latest deep learning advancements and products. The conference will cover six major areas including speech-enabled assistants, Internet of Things, natural language processing, computer vision, deep-learning frameworks and autonomous driving. The autonomous driving featuring a panel presentation from the Machine Learning Lead at Tesla Autopilot, Technology Lead at Google Self Driving and the Director of Baidu Self Driving.

All the startups featured in the demo day will be available for in-person interviews at the event. Please contact the press contact listed below if you are interested in scheduling an interview.

To learn more about TechCode, visit http://us.techcode.com/. To learn more about the AI Frontiers Conference visit www.aifrontiers.com.

WHEN:

Conference Dates: Wednesday, January 11 and Thursday, January 12, 9am – 6pm PT

Demo Day: Thursday, January 12, 3pm – 5:30pm PT 

WHERE:

Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy

Press Contact

Janice Gebhardt, Uproar PR for TechCode

jgebhardt@uproarpr.com, 312-878-4575 ex. 244

Fifty Startups Join TechCode’s First Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator

The new cohort includes startups from ten countries working in a variety of verticals, including robotics, VR and AR, healthcare, wearable technology, food, education, IoT, among others

SAN FRANCISCO – November 16, 2016 – TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, today announces the first cohort for its new accelerator program named the Global AI+ Accelerator. The accelerator will help startups build their product, streamline their supply chain, find and hire the right talent, syndicate and close funding rounds, strengthen their IP portfolio and gain access to global distribution channels

The cohort comprises fifty startups from ten countries, including the United States, China, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Israel, Korea, Mexico and Spain, who are integrating artificial intelligence in their technology, such as voice recognition, machine learning, natural language processing and more. Some of the participating startups include:

  •  Calibrate Education, Inc. creates tools that will allow students to learn in new ways and develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter
  •  Eggcyte builds personal cloud devices that let users store, search and privately share photos and videos
  • Jasper is an AI-powered virtual recruiter
  • Sereneti Kitchen uses its robotic chef, Cooki, and food ecosystem, Foodi, to help users cook fresh, modern cuisine  
  • Slick is a motorized 3-axis stabilizer for GoPros, allowing action sports lovers to better capture their experiences
  • Smartypans, a CES Innovations Award honoree, is a pan that computes nutrition, teaches users how to cook and documents recipes via an accompanying mobile app
  • Solidface enables teams to create 3D designs, edit and collaborate in real time through its 3D CAD solution
  • Sutro monitors water quality in pools or spas and allows users to administer chemicals or connect with a pool technician via a mobile app
  • Titanium Falcon is a smart ring that uses motion or gestures to control apps on smart devices
  • Yono is the first in-ear basal body temperature thermometer to collect data comfortably and accurately

“International expansion is becoming more of a priority for today’s startups, especially within the artificial intelligence field as the technology grows rapidly across the globe,” said Luke Tang, Head of the TechCode Global AI+ Accelerator Program. “Our first-of-its-kind accelerator program enables our startups, who are from all over the world, to tap into our global resources to quickly commercialize their technologies and scale up their business. In doing so, we hope to further advance the artificial intelligence industry and help these promising startups find new ways to solve existing problems.”

Each startup will also benefit from TechCode’s strong connections in China, including its strategic partnership with CFLD, a leader in investment and operation of new industrial Chinese cities. TechCode will help the startups enter the Chinese market and establish relationships with manufacturers and distributors. Additionally, ten of the startups will receive a financial capital investment of at least $50,000 USD, or in their local currency where applicable.

“TechCode's virtual accelerator allows our team to experience all the benefits of a Silicon Valley accelerator and leverage the benefits of Kansas City's growing tech scene at the same time,” said Andrew Noel, co-founder at Calibrate Education. “We're taking advantage of all the amazing resources TechCode has to strengthen our technology for teachers and students.”

The Global AI+ Accelerator is the second accelerator program launched from the TechCode Silicon Valley office. TechCode has established 16 incubators across the world, including Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing and more. To learn more about TechCode’s Global AI+ Accelerator visit http://us.techcode.com.

The University of Arizona Tech Launch Arizona Partners with Global Startup Incubator TechCode

The partnership will leverage the global reach of TechCode to increase commercialization for Tech Launch innovations

Mountain View, CA and Tucson, AZ (October 18, 2016) - The University of Arizona (UA), through its invention commercialization unit called Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) has partnered with TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneurial ecosystems. TechCode will provide networking resources to increase the reach and effectiveness of TLA’s technology innovations and startups.

With an extensive global network of incubators across locations such as Silicon Valley, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Seoul, Berlin and Tel Aviv, TechCode is uniquely capable of helping startups scale globally. To help startups enter the China market, TechCode has a strategic partnership with CFLD, a leader in investment and operation of new industrial cities. CFLD integrates industry, university, research, government and finance resources in over 40 industrial new cities across the world. TLA startups will gain supply chain support and access to all of these resources. This will help speed up commercialization and test global market entry for TLA companies.

Ted Kraus, Investment Director at TechCode and a University of Arizona alumni, helped create the partnership after serving as one of TLA’s Commercialization Partners, comprised of volunteer executives who provide market insight and product perspectives on technologies in development at UA.

“Formalizing this partnership highlights another step toward the TechCode goal of cultivating a strong global entrepreneurial ecosystem,” says Ted Kraus. “The collaboration with UA will provide TechCode with many things, including access to strong talent and deal flow for our accelerator and funds. The partnership also provides UA-affiliated technologists and startup founders with additional access to human, intellectual and financial capital from Silicon Valley and beyond.”

“This agreement is advantageous for the University and UA inventors in any number of ways,” says David Allen, Ph.D., UA Vice President. “It enables TLA to become part of an established, effective commercialization ecosystem that will provide the services and connections essential to moving nascent technology into the marketplace with speed and at a global scale.”

Since the TLA began in 2012, the University has created 42 startups, and patented and licensed hundreds of inventions.  As the UA culture shifts, researchers are increasingly engaging with TLA to commercialize the results of their research. Currently, TLA has 20 Commercialization Partners who volunteer time and expertise to the University. These Commercialization Partners are augmented by TLA’s 1,300-member network of domain experts.

For more information about Tech Launch Arizona, visit techlaunch.arizona.edu. To learn more about TechCode, visit us.techcode.com.

Media Alert: TechCode Executives Discussing Global Startup Growth, Artificial Intelligence at Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum

Also an event sponsor, TechCode will leverage its global perspective to provide insight to local startups on growth and innovation

SAN FRANCISCO – September 29, 2016

WHO: TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems.

WHAT: TechCode is a sponsor at the Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF), which will feature a keynote presentation from Luke Tang, General Manager of TechCode US, discussing global innovation and entrepreneurship on Saturday, October 1.

In addition, Mr. Tang and Michael Zhong, Vice General Manager of TechCode U.S., will both moderate panels at the event. Investment Director Ted Kraus will also partake in a panel discussion on accelerators and incubators. TechCode’s positioning as a global organization will allow its executives to provide a unique perspective to the panel. Also, TechCode has a strategic partnership with CFLD, a leader in investment and operation of new industrial cities in China.

All of the TechCode executives are available for in-person interviews at the event. Please contact the press contact listed below if you are interested in scheduling an interview.

To learn more about TechCode, visit http://us.techcode.com/. To learn more about the Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum, visit http://www.svief.org/2016/.

WHEN: Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. PT

WHERE: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 

 

TechCode Now Accepting Applications for First-of-its-Kind Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator

Startups from all over the world who are solving problems and building products related to artificial intelligence are encouraged to apply

SAN FRANCISCO – September 8, 2016 – TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, today announces its new accelerator program called the Global AI+ Accelerator. This new accelerator program is now accepting applications and is open to startups across all industry verticals who are utilizing artificial intelligence in their technology, such as voice recognition, machine learning, natural language processing and more. Applications for the accelerator program are due no later than October 10, 2016.

“This program is unlike any other, as it not only has a niche focus on artificial intelligence, but is also the first global accelerator program, which means startups can participate from a number of different locations all over the world,” said Luke Tang, General Manager of TechCode’s U.S. Accelerator program. “Our global presence puts us in a unique position to offer this type of accelerator and help startups in the fields of robotics, virtual and augmented reality, smart home, IoT, medical devices, wearables and more, to build international relationships.”

The TechCode Global AI+ Accelerator program invests in three types of capital: financial, human and intellectual. Specifically, the TechCode accelerator program helps startups build their product, streamline their supply chain, find and hire the right talent, syndicate and close funding rounds, strengthen their IP portfolio and gain access to a global distribution channel.

Through mentorship, supply chain resources and programming available both online and offline, startups in the accelerator will gain insights and resources to quickly commercialize their technologies and scale up their business. To help startups enter the China market, TechCode has a strategic partnership with CFLD, a leader in investment and operation of new industrial cities in China.TechCode will accept fifty startups into the new program. Ten of the startups will receive a financial capital investment of at least $50,000 USD, or in their local currency where applicable.

The Global AI+ Accelerator is the second accelerator program launched from the TechCode Silicon Valley office. TechCode has established 12 incubators across the world, including Tel Aviv, Berlin, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and more, and is slated to open 10 more in the next year.  

To apply for TechCode’s Global AI+ Accelerator visit the website or AngelList.

Media Alert: TechCode's U.S. Accelerator to Host First Demo Day, Showcasing Startups Working With Artificial Intelligence

Media Alert: TechCode's U.S. Accelerator to Host First Demo Day, Showcasing Startups Working With Artificial Intelligence

TechCode Will Also Host the Shenzhen Innovation Entrepreneurship Regional Competition at Its Mountain View Location

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2016) -

WHO: 
TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems

WHAT: 
TechCode is hosting its first Demo Day for its new U.S. accelerator. All nine startups in TechCode's inaugural cohort will be available to provide demos and interact one-on-one with attendees.

The Demo Day will highlight TechCode's artificial intelligence and hardware startups, which range from connected car technology to smart glasses and robotics. Startups also have opportunities to partner with China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) on its China plans. CFLD is the largest industrial city operator in China and a strategic partner of TechCode.

Additionally, TechCode will welcome the regional round of the Shenzhen Innovation Entrepreneurship Competition, which will also feature some of the startups in TechCode's U.S. accelerator. 

TechCode's Global CEO Erica Huang will be present at both events and is available for in-person interviews. Please contact the press contact listed below if you are interested in scheduling an interview.

To learn more about TechCode, visit http://us.techcode.com/. To learn more about the Shenzhen competition, visithttp://competition.seto.org.au/about-the-competition/.

WHEN: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
5:30-9:30 p.m. PT

WHERE: 
TechCode Headquarters
1172 Castro Street
Mountain View, Calif.
94040

TechCode Launches U.S. Accelerator Program for Artificial Intelligence and Hardware Startups

Eight Startups Have Been Selected for the Program, Including Connected Car Technology, Robotics, Smart Glasses, Radio Control Wearables and More

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2016) - TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneur ecosystems, today launches its accelerator program for artificial intelligence and hardware startups in the United States. The first cohort will compromise of at least eight exciting international startups, including:

  • ActiveScaler Inc. builds innovative connected car products and services to help transform any car into a smart car within a few minutes.
  • AquaSeca Inc. creates leak detection and water use optimization technology to address undetected or delayed detection of water leaks that often lead to significant property damage or water loss
  • ChemiSense, Inc. develops indoor air quality monitors that detect all the major components that make up air pollution with a proprietary sensing platform
  • Metron Force builds wearable technology that lets users tap into the dynamic use of gesture control for products such as drones or remote-controlled cars
  • RoboMing has created the latest video collaboration device that turns iPads into self-balancing telepresence robots, so people can easily listen and collaborate with others face-to-face no matter where they are
  • Palo Alto Scientific develops ultra-thin, pressure-sensing insoles that sync with smartphones and provides real-time feedback
  • Tiger Lifescience Inc. is a medical device company that creates reliable and innovated products and services to promote human health
  • Mirama Inc. develops smart glasses with unique features including a proprietary operating system, intuitive gesture control, and ultra-thin hologram waveguide displays

"TechCode's accelerator program is unlike any other available right now," said Luke Tang, General Manager of TechCode Accelerator U.S. "We're focusing our resources and connections specifically to startups in the AI and hardware spaces who already have a prototype -- what we call Phase-II Acceleration. Our goal is to help speed up commercialization for these startups by introducing them to partners and investors, all while helping them test global market entry and fine tune or add artificial intelligence elements to their products." 

With a global presence and especially strong connections in China, TechCode will provide its accelerator participants with hands-on supply chain support, distribution, manufacturing and retail connections in the U.S., China and Europe and mentorship and technical support for artificial intelligence applications. TechCode has also a strategic partnership with CFLD, a leader in investment and operation of new industrial cities in China. Throughout the six-month program, the startups will be given various resources and partner recommendations in order to choose the best fit for their roadmap and goals.

"Participating in TechCode's accelerator program was an easy decision for us because of the company's unmatched global network of resources," said Will Hubbard from ChemiSense, Inc. "The unique focus on artificial intelligence and hardware technology also ensures that we are surrounded by experts and mentors who truly know our space and can help us reach the next level."