Startup Grind Beijing Hosts Steven Hoffman

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by Samantha Kwok on March 13th, 2017   230 views

When and Where

  • 13/03/2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Tech Temple
    TechTemple(Sanlitun Lounge), Third Floor of 80 office, No. 4 Gongti North Road
    Beijing
    China
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Startup Grind Beijing Hosts Steven Hoffman

Event Details

Always innovating on his life, Hoffman has tried more professions than cats have lives, including serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, mobile studio head, computer engineer, filmmaker, Hollywood TV exec, published author, coder, game designer, manga rewriter, animator and voice actor.In Silicon Valley, Steven Hoffman is known as Captain Hoff. He’s the Captain and Chairman of Founders Space, where he has educated and trained hundreds of startup founders and corporate executives in the art of innovation.

Always innovating on his life, Hoffman has tried more professions than cats have lives, including serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, mobile studio head, computer engineer, filmmaker, Hollywood TV exec, published author, coder, game designer, manga rewriter, animator and voice actor.

As a boy, Hoffman dreamed of making movies and games. He created over 50 short films and 80 games before graduating high school. Pursuing his passions, he earned a BS in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters in Cinema-Television from USC.

His first job in Hollywood was reading TV scripts, but he quickly rose to development executive. Moving to Japan, he went on to work at Sega, where his group collaborated with Hollywood on interactive movies and games.

Upon returning to Silicon Valley, Hoffman founded LavaMind, which produced dozens of online and mobile games, as well as designed digital products for Disney, Qualcomm, Intel, MetLife and Sesame Workshop.

Hoffman launched Spiderdance, his second startup, producing interactive TV shows for MTV, NBC, Warner Brothers, TBS, Sony, and A&E. At the same time, Hoffman helped found the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group and the Producers Guild New Media Council.

After writing a book on game design, Hoffman joined Infospace, as their North American Studio Head, where he ran US mobile games. Hoffman then cofounded three venture-funded startups focused on media, games, and entertainment.

Today, Hoffman heads Founders Space and works with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and investors in 22 countries to create innovations that rock the world!

About Steven Hoffman

In Silicon Valley, Steven Hoffman is known as Captain Hoff. He’s the Captain and Chairman of Founders Space, where he has educated and trained hundreds of startup founders and corporate executives in the art of innovation.

Always innovating on his life, Hoffman has tried more professions than cats have lives, including serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, mobile studio head, computer engineer, filmmaker, Hollywood TV exec, published author, coder, game designer, manga rewriter, animator and voice actor.

As a boy, Hoffman dreamed of making movies and games. He created over 50 short films and 80 games before graduating high school. Pursuing his passions, he earned a BS in Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters in Cinema Television from USC.

His first job in Hollywood was reading TV scripts, but he quickly rose to development executive. Moving to Japan, he went on to work at Sega, where his group collaborated with Hollywood on interactive movies and games.

Upon returning to Silicon Valley, Hoffman founded LavaMind, which produced dozens of online and mobile games, as well as designed digital products for Disney, Qualcomm, Intel, MetLife and Sesame Workshop.

Hoffman launched Spiderdance, his second startup, producing interactive TV shows for MTV, NBC, Warner Brothers, TBS, Sony, and A&E. At the same time, Hoffman helped found the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group and the Producers Guild New Media Council.

After writing a book on game design, Hoffman joined Infospace, as their North American Studio Head, where he ran US mobile games. Hoffman then cofounded three venture funded startups focused on media, games, and entertainment.

Today, Hoffman heads Founders Space and works with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and investors in 22 countries to create innovations that rock the world!

 

 

About Founders Space

Founders Space is the world’s leading Global Incubator + Accelerator. With over 50 partners in 22 countries, it has built an international startup community. Founders Space is ranked a Top 10 Incubator in Forbes and Inc. Magazine.

 

 

Event Info

Time: March 13 (Monday), 2017, 6:30PM-9:00PM
Location:   TechTemple(Sanlitun Lounge), Third Floor of 80 office, No. 4 Gongti North Road – Nearest Metro Station: Line 10: Tuanjiehu Exit D

 

 

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