Steve is the only person that I have ever met who matches my enthusiasm about my business! (that says a lot!) He is a strategic thinker who understands both the business side as well as the design/product...more side. A rare breed indeed.Nancy Slotnick
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What I Do
Steve Hoffman (Captain Hoff) is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, LP in August Capital, and CEO of Founders Space (www.FoundersSpace.com). Hoffman is also the author of Make Elephants Fly: The Process of Radical Innovation (www.MakeElephantsFly.com).
Steve Hoffman, or Captain Hoff as he’s called in Silicon Valley, is the CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading incubators and accelerators. He’s also an angel investor, limited partner at August Capital, serial entrepreneur, and author of Make Elephants Fly, the award-winning book on radical innovation.
Always innovating on his life, Captain Hoff has tried more professions than cats have lives, including serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, angel investor, studio head, computer engineer, filmmaker, Hollywood TV exec, published author, coder, game designer, manga rewriter, animator and voice actor.
Hoffman was the Founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, Board of Governors of the New Media Council, and founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group.
While in Hollywood, Hoffman worked as a TV development executive at Fries Entertainment, known for producing over a hundred TV shows (acquired by MGM).
Now retired ski bum living the dream on 20 acres in Carson National Forest outside of Taos, New Mexico at 9,000ft.
Steve is the only person that I have ever met who matches my enthusiasm about my business! (that says a lot!) He is a strategic thinker who understands both the business side as well as the design/product side. A rare breed indeed.
Founder of Rootz Incorporated, Inventor of 3 US Patents, a Degree in Business Entrepreneurship
We at Medical Datasoft International (MDI) are pleased that our path crossed with Steve and his staff of mentors and instructors at Founder's Space Boot Camp. The knowledge, guidance and inspiration received sharpened our focus and fine-tuned our approach in the presentation of our proprietary product.
We went through the Founders Space program in Sept. I wish we had done it when we first started. Steve is such a positive inspiration. I love getting his advice and direction everyday. Its positive and teaches me something new everyday. If you are thinking about Founders Space...Just Do IT!