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can select sessions beginning JULY 28, 2014
RESERVED TICKET HOLDERS can select sessions beginning AUG 11, 2014
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET HOLDERS can select sessions beginning AUGUST 28, 2014 

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Thursday, September 11
 

9:00am

Brigade
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Session Description: A Brave New Tech-Centered Democracy. Brigade's CEO Matt Mahan will host a high level talk with Q&A that will articulate the problem with our current political system in a thoughtful way and challenge attendees to imagine a future where they are truly at the center of their democracy. In short, we believe the problems of low voter turnout; diminished trust in elected officials and government institutions; and average citizens’ lack of awareness about civic issues are all symptoms of a more fundamental breakdown in our democracy. They are forces that take root and grow slowly over time, and that call for a paradigm shift of the kind that only new technologies can spark. Brigade invites attendees to come prepared with questions and to share their own experiences with the current state of technology in our democracy.

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Matt Mahan

CEO, Brigade

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Brigade 548 4th Street 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94103
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  • Company Description Brigade is a technology company founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy. People feel powerless, disconnected, and disenfranchised by big interest groups, big money, and less representation at all levels of government. Brigade wants to reverse this trend, and make involvement easy, effective, and enjoyable—and in so doing, restore political power back to where it should be: the people. Brigade thinks there’s a huge opportunity to leverage technology to tackle this problem and that’s what we hope to do at Brigade.

9:00am

Autodesk Inc. (Instructables)
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Session Description: As the founder of Instructables and now the Director of Communities at Autodesk, Eric Wilhelm will share his story of the acquisition and the vision for Instructables as part of Autodesk into the future. Will a strong parent company allow Instructables to continue to grow and innovate? The presentation will include a showcase of successful case studies of do-it-yourself projects from Instructables users. Participants will also get a tour of the Autodesk workshop at Pier 9.

Presenters
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Eric Wilhelm

Autodesk Director of Communities, Autodesk Inc. (Instructables)

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Autodesk Inc. (Instructables) Pier 9, San Francisco, CA, 94111
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description Instructables is the most popular Do It Yourself community on the Internet. Started in August 2005, Instructables provides accessible tools and publishing instructions to enable passionate, creative people to share their most innovative projects, recipes, ideas, and hacks. The site is currently home to over 100,000 projects covering such diverse areas as crafts, art, kids, electronics, pets, bikes, cars, robotics, green projects, and cooking.

9:00am

PCH
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Session Description: Hear how PCH designs custom manufacturing solutions and solves challenging problems for startups and Fortune 500 companies. We will discuss what is fueling the renaissance in hardware as well as trends in the connected devices marketplace. Participants will tour the PCH Innovation Hub including its state-of-the-art prototyping facility, which includes a DMG Mori Seiki 5 axis milling machine, a Connex 350 Polyjet 3D printer and a ZUND Digital die-cuter. Our session will be led by PCH Lime Lab’s Program Manager, Lauren Meleney. Lauren, a Stanford Engineering alum, has developed technical soft goods and collaborated with clients and factory production teams on everything from pilot testing to production ramp.

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Lauren Meleney

PCH Lime Lab Program Manager, PCH

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
PCH 135 Mississippi Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood Dogpatch-Mission Bay-Potrero Hill
  • Company Description PCH designs custom manufacturing solutions for the world’s best brands. Whether design engineering and development, manufacturing and fulfillment, distribution or retail, PCH takes on the toughest challenges. If it can be imagined, it can be made. At PCH, we make.

9:00am

Project Frog
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: It takes 11 days to build a Boeing 737, yet more than a year to build a school. Ann Hand, Project Frog CEO, will discuss how the construction industry - traditionally lacking innovation - can be disrupted with a similar product approach.

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Ann Hand

CEO, Project Frog

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Project Frog 501 Second St. Suite 120, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Project Frog is on a mission to revolutionize the way buildings are created by applying technology to overcome the inefficiencies of traditional construction.

9:00am

Medium
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Session Description: Senior Editor Evan Hansen will be exploring Three Bets on the Future of Media: How high-design and networked publishing is changing the way people write and read online. He'll be discussing Medium's approach to innovation, and what we're focusing on in the months ahead. *Part of the Yahoo Media Innovation Sessions

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Evan Hansen

Senior Editor, Medium

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Medium 760 Market Street 9th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Union Square
  • Company Description Medium is a better publishing system for everyone, propelled to scale by network effects and reaching critical mass with flagship content.

9:00am

Imagine H2O
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Session Description: Imagine H2O’s Chief Operating Officer Scott Bryan will host a lively discussion with venture-backed water startup CEOs & founders, investors, and end users regarding opportunities for water innovations in the present and expectations for the future. The struggle for clean water is the challenge of our time. As entrepreneurs, it also means it’s our greatest opportunity. The availability of clean water and sanitation will be the dominant issue of the coming decades, touching everything from human life to health and economics. Come learn more about how our upcoming Infrastructure Challenge is catalyzing solutions to build a secure water future throughout the world.

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Scott Bryan

Chief Operating Officer, Imagine H2O

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Imagine H2O 212 Sutter Street Suite 200, San Francisco, CA, 94108
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description Imagine H2O is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire & empower people to solve water problems. Our vision is to turn water challenges into opportunities. Founded in 2007, we were surprised at how difficult it was to find basic information about the water industry. Driven by our entrepreneurial spirit and desire to see social change, we began hosting business plan competitions, initiated accelerator programs, and launched workshops to create pathways to connect innovators and entrepreneurs to world leaders in the water sector, government, and social enterprise to help turn new ideas into self-funding, high impact solutions.

9:00am

GitHub
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Session Description: Becoming the software company you already are: Every company, in every industry, depends on software to connect them to their customers. In this talk we'll review specific examples of how your company can work like a software company. Gather ideas and feedback from everyone. Have conversations with your customers. Deliver incrementally better experiences every day. Work well together, regardless of timezones or work styles. Work, learn, ship, and delight.

Presenters
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Brian Doll

VP of Strategy, GitHub

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
GitHub 88 Colin P Kelly Jr Street, San Francisco, CA, 94115
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description GitHub is the best place to build software together. Over six million people use GitHub to share code. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, our desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to write better code, faster.

9:00am

Townsquared
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Session Description: Join us to see what we’re making and speak with our co-founders, our team, and the business owners making connections through our platform. Start your morning off with breakfast treats and libations from member merchants.

Presenters
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Rohit Prakash

Co-Founder and CEO, Townsquared

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Townsquared 3180 17th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mission District
  • Company Description Townsquared is a private online community for local businesses. By making it easy and secure for small businesses within the same neighborhoods to connect with each other, we empower them to share local knowledge and collaborate. At scale, Townsquared can become the central intelligence platform for each business by equipping them with quality information and data – shifting power back to small local business. This helps everyone to prosper, creating thriving local economies and healthy communities. We believe that when local businesses work together, they can prosper together.

10:30am

5by
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Session Description: Join one of the world’s youngest venture capitalists, Greg Isenberg (5by Founder & CEO), in a discussion about the evolving relationship between video content and advertising, life after the acquisition by StumbleUpon and the future of entertainment. With over 100 hours of video added to YouTube every minute, wouldn’t it be great if you could only watch videos that peak your interest? 5by addresses that problem as your personal web video concierge, serving up the best online videos based on your mood and taste. *Part of the Yahoo Media Innovation Sessions

Presenters
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Greg Isenberg

CEO & Founder, 5by

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
5by 301 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description 5by is a personalized, curated video application that brings together the best videos on the web and delivers them to you as seamlessly as possible. Whether it's a viral video of a hamster eating a tiny burrito or an incredible animated short film, we gather the best videos for every mood to alleviate every possible minute of boredom.

10:30am

Nextdoor
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Session Description: Come join a panel of Nextdoor employees representing the product, support, marketing, and engineering teams to learn about how the company continues to innovate to meet the demands of its growing member base. Learn how Nextdoor has created a social network tailored specifically to the neighborhood, with features like defined neighborhood boundaries, a secure member verification process, and the ability to communicate with nearby neighborhoods.

Presenters
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David Weisen,Paul Howe, Kelsey Grady, Gordon Strause

Co-Founder and Director of Engineering, Senior Director, Core Product, Head of Communications, Director of Neighborhood Operations, Nextdoor

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Nextdoor 760 Market Street Suite 300, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Union Square
  • Company Description Nextdoor is the free and private social network for neighborhoods being used by more than 38,000 neighborhoods across the country. Nextdoor uses the power of technology to bring back a sense of community to the neighborhood, one of the most important communities in each of our lives. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world.

10:30am

AIA San Francisco
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Discover how the innovative work of architects impacts our everyday lives. Join AIA San Francisco for an engaging conversation about creative design for Live, Work, Learn, and Play environments in San Francisco and beyond. Led by Principals Seth Boor and Bonnie Bridges of Boor Bridges Architecture, one of the city’s leading architecture firms whose projects range from modest cottage residences to headquarters for leading technology firms, attendees will learn about their design process and how consistent design thinking with a focus on the lived experience creates authentic architectural design.

Presenters
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Seth Boor, AIA + Bonnie Bridges, AIA

Principals of Boor Bridges Architecture, AIA San Francisco

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
AIA San Francisco 130 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California, 94104
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description Serving the Bay Area for more than a century, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter is the Bay Area’s premier destination for architecture and design. Headquartered in the historic Hallidie Building—one of the world's first glass-curtain-wall-buildings, designed by Willis Polk and completed in 1917—AIA San Francisco is the Bay Area’s premier destination for architecture and design. As a resource for our members and the general public, AIA San Francisco strives to improve the quality of life in the Bay Area by promoting architecture and design. We further this goal through community involvement, education, advocacy, public outreach, member services, and professional excellence.

10:30am

Carbon Lighthouse
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: The “Why” Matters: Carbon Lighthouse’s success is measured by how well they accomplish their environmental mission to reach zero emissions today. Carbon Lighthouse, through case studies of successful projects in the Bay Area, will reveal the process it has developed to make it profitable for buildings to become carbon neutral and the solutions it has created to provide its clients with the financial incentives to do so.

Presenters
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Eric Brown

Director of Project Development, Carbon Lighthouse

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Carbon Lighthouse 870 Market Street Suite 628, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Union Square
  • Company Description Carbon Lighthouse’s mission is to use market forces to stop climate change. It provides a data driven process that combines energy efficiency, onsite generation, and carbon allowance retirement to make it profitable for buildings to become carbon neutral. It serves building owners and property managers of buildings of all sizes that include community centers, single tenant offices, historic high-rise buildings, multi-tenant offices, and schools.

10:30am

IFTTT
Limited Capacity full

Session Description: Big things start from small beginnings. Join Co Founders and brothers Linden Tibbets and Alexander Tibbets for a tour of IFTTT HQ in Central Market, San Francisco. Linden, CEO at IFTTT, will also present a short talk and open for QA from participants.

Presenters
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Linden Tibbets

CEO, IFTTT

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
IFTTT 923 Market Street STE 400, San Francisco, California, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description IFTTT lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement — if this then that.

10:30am

Amplifier Strategies
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Session Description: Founder Allison Duncan created Amplifier Strategies to help philanthropists and social enterprises become more impactful. In this session, she'll introduce you to the world of 21st century philanthropy and show how collaboration, strategy, design and technology can enhance (and Amplify!) social impact. Allison will share her experience bringing impact-driven investment strategy and creative technology together with a network of world-class implementing partners ready to take solutions to scale. She'll give examples from some of Amplifier Strategies' most innovative projects and partnerships. After the presentation, she'll gladly take your questions, ideas and inspirations.

Presenters
AD

Allison Duncan

Founder/CEO, Amplifier Strategies

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Amplifier Strategies 836 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description We are a full-service social impact agency whose mission is to help clients make impactful change in their chosen area of philanthropy. We equip our clients with the full set of tools they need to create transformational progress on the issues they care about most. We are a passionate, seasoned group of professionals committed to taking philanthropy to its highest potential.

10:30am

IDEO
Limited Capacity full

Session Description: This session will be hosted by two designers, Senior Project Lead Scott Paterson and Design Researcher Emily Eisenhart. You'll hear about IDEO's approach to design, dive deeper with a few of our current and past projects, and go on a tour of the San Francisco office to get a glimpse of our culture and see how we collaborate. Come with questions, as there will be time for Q&A! Attendees need to enter through Embarcadero entrance (not front door).

Presenters
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Scott Paterson, Emily Eisenhart

Senior Project Lead, Designer, IDEO

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
IDEO Pier 28 Annex The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California, 94105
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description IDEO has roots dating back to 1978. Today, IDEO is an award-winning global design and innovation consultancy. We create positive impact through design by taking a human-centered approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate, grow, and bring to market new ideas.

10:30am

Inner Circle Labs
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Session Description: PR MythBusters – exploring the truth & lies about the PR world. PR is often misunderstood – it’s referred to as spin & doesn’t drive ROI. Yet most companies use it. We’ll open your eyes to what PR can do by debunking PR myths through case studies, experiences and more.

Presenters
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Audrey Craipain

Vice President, Inner Circle Labs

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Inner Circle Labs 333 1st st Suite A, San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Inner Circle Labs brings passion, determination, accountability & integrity to everything we do. We believe our seven core values help guide us along the way, these include: 1) Bring passion & excitement to everything you do; 2) Build loyal & supportive relationships by communicating honestly with respect & compassion; 3) Communicate with confidence; always be deciding; 4) Be nimble, be a ninja; 5) Be accountable to your team & celebrate success; 6) Do the right thing; feel great about what you do & have fun along the way and 7) Take smart risks, be different, change the business, lead & leave a trail.

10:30am

Lundberg Design
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Session Description: The NY Times says “Olle Lundberg has a client list most architects would kill for.” Lucky attendees will join superstar architect Olle Lundberg for an inside look at his studio and 4,000 square foot metal fabrication shop, including a presentation of current projects, the pieces he is creating for them, and a discussion of how craft affects their design process and approach to architecture. Light refreshments will be provided by The Slanted Door.

Presenters
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Olle Lundberg

Design Principal, Lundberg Design

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Lundberg Design 2620 Third Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood Dogpatch-Mission Bay-Potrero Hill
  • Company Description We are a firm grounded in craft, providing modern architecture for our clients; buildings that enhance the lives of users, and the surrounding environment. Our studio includes a full metal shop, allowing us to create custom pieces, and always approach design as makers and experimenters.

10:30am

American Conservatory Theater / The Costume Shop
Limited Capacity full

Session Description: ACT will offer an exciting preview and hard-hat tour of the under-construction Strand Theater and lively discussion on the future of theater arts and its impact in SF with A.C.T.'s Director of New Works, Beatrice Basso, and Director of Strategic Partnerships, Randy Taradash.

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Beatrice Basso & Randy Taradash

Director of New Works & Director of Strategic Partnerships, American Conservatory Theater / The Costume Shop

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
American Conservatory Theater / The Costume Shop 1119 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description American Conservatory Theater nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Carey Perloff and Executive Director Ellen Richard, A.C.T. embraces its responsibility to conserve, renew, and reinvent the rich theatrical traditions that are our collective legacy, while exploring new artistic forms and new communities. A commitment to the highest standards informs every aspect of A.C.T.'s creative work.

10:30am

HUB Bay Area
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Session Description: Can you do well by doing good? What would your business plan look like? How would you attract investment? What makes a successful social enterprise "pitch" to investors? After a short tour of the space, you will learn how investors select social enterprises for investment. Then, Impact Hub members "pitch" their companies - and you choose the one to receive a free space rental for their launch party!



Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
HUB Bay Area 925 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mission District
  • Company Description The first Impact Hub was founded in London in 2005. Today - from Amsterdam to Johannesburg, Singapore to Mexico City - Impact Hub has evolved into a rapidly expanding global network of over 7000+ members in 40+ shared workspaces. Impact Hub Bay Area - founded in 2008 - is a local coworking space, event venue and community for individuals who are working to have a positive impact on our communities, our cities and our world at large. Our Kick incubator program for new social entrepreneurs starts in October.

10:30am

SV Angel
Limited Capacity full

Session Description: Join SV Angel Partner Kevin Carter to hear the lessons learned and exhilarating stories from founders of the companies SV Angel has backed and advised. Be sure to bring questions for the Q&A at the end of the session!

Presenters
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Kevin Carter

Partner, SV Angel

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
SV Angel 16 Maiden Lane 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California, 94108
  • Sort by Neighborhood Union Square
  • Company Description SV Angel is a SF-based angel firm. We help startups with business development, financing, M&A and other strategic advice.

12:00pm

Chute
Limited Capacity full

Session Description: Marketing is evolving. Today, the message is the medium, and the customer is the campaign. Chute co-founder Gregarious Narain will discuss how Chute powers the visual content engine for brands by putting their customers at the center of their marketing.

Presenters
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Gregarious Narain

co-founder and CTO, Chute

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chute 480 2nd St. Suite 302, San Francisco, California, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Chute helps organizations tell better stories. Social media transformed the way we do business. Visual media will have the same transformative effect. With 1 trillion photos shared last year, brands use Chute, to both manage and participate in this visual conversation.

12:00pm

HotelTonight
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Session Description: In this session at HotelTonight HQ, CEO Sam Shank will share insight on what it takes to launch and run a mobile-only start-up. He'll share more on what you need to create a winning app and where to start. Sam will also give you a tour of HTHQ, share insight on the design inspiration, and provide detail on why the office was modeled after some of our favorite hotels.

Presenters
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Sam Shank

CEO and Co-Founder, HotelTonight

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HotelTonight 901 Market Street Suite 310, San Francisco, California, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood Union Square
  • Company Description Just two years ago, HotelTonight was a diagram of smartphone screens on a piece of paper, a mobile commerce dream. Today, HotelTonight is a successful mobile-only business that engages its millions of users while enabling them to book hotel rooms at the last minute on their mobile devices.

12:00pm

Presidio Graduate School
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Adults learn best by doing. Presidio Graduate School's Experiential Learning program partners students with local, national and international companies to solve pressing business and public administration issues. Join Professor Steven Crane and learn how Presidio students have provided 63,000 project hours to more than 270 companies since 2007. Professor Crane will present some examples of real world projects students have worked on, similar those at SF Department of Planning and Google.

Presenters
BB

Bethany Baugh

Director of Admissions and Alumni Affairs, Presidio Graduate School

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Presidio Graduate School 925 Mission Street , San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mission District
  • Company Description Ranked the #1 MBA for Sustainability in the U.S. by Net Impact’s Business as Unusual Guide, Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through MBAs, MPAs, Dual Degrees, and Certificates in Sustainable Management, and a flexible, affordable hybrid residency model, PGS activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries, and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good. For more info, contact Director of Admissions Bethany Baugh at Admissions@presidioedu.org or call 415-655-8976.

12:00pm

Rickshaw Bagworks, Inc.
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Session Description: "Every bag tells a story." Join company founder, Mark Dwight, for a personal tour of the Rickshaw Bagworks sewing factory in San Francisco's historic Dogpatch neighborhood. Before he started designing and making bags, Mark spent 20 years working in various Silicon Valley technology companies. Mark is also the founder of SFMade, an organization supporting San Francisco-based manufacturers and promoting job growth in the local manufacturing sector. Mark presently serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Small Business Commission.

Presenters
MD

Mark Dwight

Founder & CEO, Rickshaw Bagworks, Inc.

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rickshaw Bagworks, Inc. 904 22nd St, San Francisco, California, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood Dogpatch-Mission Bay-Potrero Hill
  • Company Description Rickshaw Bagworks designs and manufactures custom messenger bags, backpacks, computer carrying cases, tote bags, laptop/tablet sleeves and related accessories. Rickshaw specializes in custom bags for individuals and corporations. Rickshaw produces its own products in its own cut and sew factory in San Francisco. Since its founding in 2007, Rickshaw has grown to 30 full-time employees.

12:00pm

StumbleUpon
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Session Description: CEO Mark Bartels will walk attendees through StumbleUpon’s platform, explaining how it tours users around the best of the internet. He will discuss the company’s latest innovations, what to expect in the future and its transformational place in content discovery space. As a pioneer in native advertising, 120,000 brands and publishers have turned to StumbleUpon to distribute their content and Mark will lead the audience through case studies showing how the company has empowered content creators. *Part of the Yahoo Media Innovation Sessions

Presenters
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Mark Bartels

CEO, StumbleUpon

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
StumbleUpon 301 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description StumbleUpon is the easiest way to discover new and interesting things from across the web. More than 36 million people turn to StumbleUpon to be informed, entertained and surprised by content and information recommended just for them. In addition, more than 120,000 brands, publishers and other marketers have used StumbleUpon's Paid Discovery platform to tell their stories and promote their products and services.

12:00pm

Inkling
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Session Description: Inkling’s CEO will share a candid story of how Inkling made a strategic shift from operating a B2C business into the B2B enterprise software company it is today. He’ll walk you through Inkling’s start as a creator of digital textbooks for iPad. Then explain how a few years later, he realized the company’s true opportunity lie in something much bigger: an enterprise-scale digital publishing platform for the world’s largest publishers and corporations.

Presenters
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Matt MacInnis

Founder & CEO, Inkling

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Inkling 153 Kearny Street 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94108
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description Named to Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list, Inkling’s software helps companies build and manage learning content for tablets, phones and the web. Its collaborative authoring tool, Inkling Habitat, lets anyone create media-rich, interactive content, which is accessible on virtually any device thanks to its powerful mobile applications.

12:00pm

Pilot44
Limited Capacity full

Session Description: Pilot44 & Silicon Valley Bank are co-hosting a session about closing the innovation divide between startups and brands. We will be discussing techniques that both corporations and startups can leverage in order to work more effectively with one another. Continuous digital innovation is essential to engaging today’s consumers & creating competitive advantage and existing accelerator & “tech tourism” models do not go far enough in delivering tangible innovation outcomes. We will discuss how actionable knowledge is best achieved through a direct connection with entrepreneurs and hands-on pilots. Snacks & Refreshments will be provided!

Presenters
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Andrew Backs

Founder, Pilot44

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pilot44 25 Taylor Street , San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Union Square
  • Company Description Pilot44 Labs is the first of a new class of technology innovation labs focused specifically on enabling top brands to more efficiently DISCOVER, PILOT and EMPLOY emerging digital technologies, from across today’s global start-up ecosystem. Our goal is to accelerate the innovation lifecycle by providing specialized expertise and services to off-load the complex tasks associated with evaluating & deploying early-stage technologies, as well as testing new go-to-market models. We believe that actionable knowledge is best achieved through a direct connection with entrepreneurs and hands-on pilots with quantifiable metrics. - Silicon Valley Bank is the premier bank for technology, life science, cleantech, venture capital, private equity and premium wine businesses. SVB provides industry knowledge and connections, financing, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide through 28 US offices and six international operations. By leveraging their extensive network of corporate relationships, SVB helps clients like Pilot44 access targeted technologies and partnerships in the innovation economy at pivotal times in their lifecycle. SVB’s private client space at WeWork Golden Gate provides companies with a physical presence in the center of San Francisco’s massive and accelerating startup ecosystem when they need it most.

12:00pm

The Trium Group
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Innovation is critical in today’s fast-moving, competitive marketplace - but if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. So what separates innovative leaders, teams and organizations from their less creative counterparts? The answer is mindset - the underlying beliefs and assumptions that you bring to any given situation – conscious or unconscious – that determine the action set available to you. During this interactive session, participants will be asked to identify a personal belief that blocks their ability to innovate and be guided through an experiential exercise that allows them to “turn around” the belief as a way of opening new possibilities for creativity.

Presenters
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Catherine Gray

Partner, The Trium Group

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Trium Group 909 Montgomery St 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94133
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description Trium is a management consultancy that helps clients solve their most complex strategic, operational, cultural and leadership challenges. We believe the fundamental drivers of success and change lie in things that are hard to see and manage - things like trust, relationship and mindset - and approach our work through a systems-view that intentionally connects organizational challenges and human dynamics.

12:00pm

Center for New Music
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: What's the difference between "brand" and "belonging"? The backbone of the Center for New Music is its community of practitioners, comprised of performers, composers, organizations big and small, teachers, students, scholars, and more. They will discuss their membership program, a gateway that holds our community accountable to the mission of our organization, establishes a baseline level of engagement, and allows the wide variety of entities in the new music community to participate collectively in supporting each other, and truly becoming a part of the Center for New Music.

Presenters
AF

Adam Fong

Re-inventing Membership to Engage a Full Community, Center for New Music

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Center for New Music 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Union Square
  • Company Description Established in 2012, The Center for New Music fosters contemporary music's growth by giving practicing artists access to professional resources and expertise, and by providing them with opportunities for sharing knowledge and exploring new ideas. Located in San Francisco's historically downtrodden Tenderloin District, the Center is growing amidst a tense atmosphere of urban revitalization, skyrocketing real estate prices, and nationwide investment in placemaking, and in a time when nearly every relevant paradigm in the music world is shifting.

12:00pm

Runway
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Session Description: Killing The Myth of the Garage Startup. Runway is an invitation-only startup co-working space. We’re home to 75 brilliant companies and the 200 entrepreneurial residents who run them—placing Runway at the epicenter of the San Francisco startup scene. Learn how Runway founder, Allan Young created this 30,000 square foot startup incubator, and how it’s changing the way startups grow and scale.

Presenters
AY

Allan Young

Founder, Runway

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Runway 1355 Market St Suite 488, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description Runway is a 30,000 square foot invitation-only startup co-working space. We're building the best community of founders and entrepreneurs in San Francisco. Located in the “Twitter Building” at 1355 Market St. Runway is home to 75 awesome startups.

1:30pm

RadiumOne
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Session Description: The advertising industry has been evolving at a rapid rate with digital advertising leading the charge. With the introduction of new technologies, learnings, and proven effectiveness, it’s moved beyond the desktop to mobile, tablets and newer technologies. RadiumOne will shed light on the top trends in online advertising, the future of programmatic, and what this means for all of us as consumers in this digital age.

Presenters
EB

Eric Bader

RadiumOne

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
RadiumOne 55 2nd Street Ste 1800, San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description RadiumOne builds intelligent software that automates media buying, making big data actionable for marketers and connects them to their next customer. RadiumOne generates first-party data about actual customers -- from their behaviors, actions and interests demonstrated across the web and mobile. First-party data allows us to create accurate, transparent and scaled audiences for marketers so we can execute precise targeting and bid valuation to identify customers that are in-market for their products, putting the power back into the marketers’ hands.

1:30pm

Watchwith
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Session Description: Watchwith session attendees will be treated to a demonstration of the Watchwith-powered Syfy Sync app with Philips Hue Personal Lighting System for Sharknado 2: The Second One! In addition to learning more about Multiscreen entertainment and the world of Social TV, the presentation will focus on an overview of Watchwith’s unique sync-to-broadcast audience engagement software products with examples of how they are being used to help television network customers including Syfy, Bravo, USA Network, Telemundo, FOX Broadcasting and CBS deliver enhanced viewing experiences to multi-tasking audiences on the web, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, Xbox One SmartGlass, Twitter and Facebook.

Presenters
GK

Geoff Katz

VP, Business Development, Watchwith

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Watchwith 66 Mint St. 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Watchwith provides a unique hosted software platform that television networks use to create, schedule and deliver perfectly timed interactive content, advertising and commerce in sync with their shows and commercials.For the first time in the history of the television medium, Watchwith makes TV programming interactive for consumers across every connected screen.

1:30pm

the melt
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Session Description: Hot & Fresh Off The Press: What happens when grilled cheese happiness meets innovative tech? Based in a food paradise like San Francisco, The Melt will lead you through its innovation process: from the Smart Box to online ordering technology. You will learn how to translate customer-centric insights into powerful ideas and prove food is truly an experience, not just fuel.

Presenters
KM

Kerri Martin

VP Marketing, the melt

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
the melt 58 tehama st, san francisco, California, 94105
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description Currently operating throughout California, this fast casual eatery combines chef-inspired, all-natural, wholesome food with innovative online ordering technology in an eco-friendly environment.

1:30pm

Fashion Incubator San Francisco
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Session Description: How do we bring manufacturing and fashion creation back to San Francisco? FiSF’s Executive Director and a Board Member will look beyond the big companies like Levi's and GAP and speak to the transformative effects of the yearlong business and production training offered by their Designers in Residence program. FiSF’s premiere workshop space in downtown San Francisco is the backdrop and the locale where experts in the San Francisco fashion and economic development communities lead programs aimed at changing the face of San Francisco fashion manufacturing. As primary mentors for 15 thriving San Francisco Bay Area brands, get an insider's look at the "refreshed" face of the San Francisco fashion industry and the trends and talents FiSF is seeing that is uniquely San Francisco.

Presenters
JA

Jeanne Allen/Betsy Nelson

Executive Director & Board Member, Fashion Incubator San Francisco

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fashion Incubator San Francisco 50 O'Farrell, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood Union Square
  • Company Description FiSF is a non-profit, 501c3 incubator committed to turning fashion apparel designers into successful San Francisco entrepreneurs and employers. Each year FiSF provides six Designers in Residence with premiere workshop space at Macy’s offices in downtown San Francisco and offers yearlong business and production training from experts in the San Francisco fashion and economic development communities.

1:30pm

Quri
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Session Description: If you could command a crowd of thousands of people, what would you do? At Quri’s NewCo presentation, they will give you the experience of sending a nationwide crowd out to answer your burning questions and take photos of what is happening in the real world. You'll also learn about how Quri is revolutionizing the retail industry by leveraging the power of crowdsourcing to collect in-store data and perform innovative analytics. Come prepared with your curiosity caps on and megalomaniacal desires... because for 1 hour, our crowd is yours!!

Presenters
MC

Mark Cook

VP Product and Data, Quri

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Quri 340 Brannon, San Francisco, California, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Quri is changing the way retail is managed by delivering in store conditions data and tools that provide control via unprecedented visibility and performance insights

1:30pm

Shopseen
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Session Description: Founder and CEO Adeel Ahmad will guide attendees through his team’s innovation process and explain how he incorporates the needs of the over 5000 clients he serves into each new version of his company’s product. His presentation will include a discussion on “being a non-tech business in a high-tech world” and how Shopseen is bridging the tech gap for so many traditional businesses. Shopseen merchants will share their personal examples of successful stories of growing their business through Shopseen.

Presenters
AA

Adeel Ahmad

Founder / CEO, Shopseen

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Shopseen 651 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA, 94109
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description Shopseen is a platform that provides mission control for merchants. Shopseen helps merchants manage and grow their business through multi-channel listing, marketing, order management, and shipping.

1:30pm

Thanx, Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Consumer Loyalty and Frictionless Experiences: For most products to succeed you have to encourage long-term changes to consumer behavior (e.g. always open MY app when you need X). But what happens when you strip out that friction and lower the barrier to participation? How can these principles be incorporated into any product, not just loyalty programs. Founder and CEO Zach Goldstein will share how Thanx has set itself apart from other loyalty programs by using credit/debit card-linked technology to deliver loyalty and data-driven marketing tools with none of the hardware or integration associated with traditional solutions.

Presenters
ZG

Zach Goldstein

Founder / CEO, Thanx, Inc.

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Thanx, Inc. 180 Redwood St. Suite 200, San Francisco, California, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description Thanx helps merchants identify, engage, and retain their best customers with the goal of growing revenue and reducing customer churn. Our credit/debit card-linked technology delivers loyalty and data-driven marketing tools with none of the hardware or integration associated with traditional solutions. As a result, Thanx is truly the easiest way for consumers to automatically earn rewards at their favorite merchants — no plastic cards to carry or no check-ins required.

1:30pm

DODOcase
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Session Description: Check out traditional bookbinding right here in San Francisco when you visit DODOcase, the Bay Area’s premier iPad case manufacturer. Craig Dalton, CEO and Co-Founder, will walk you through the company’s Dogpatch headquarters, which includes a Stitchery, Silkscreening Studio, Bookbindery, Woodshop and Foil Stamping Station) and show you how DODOcase's skilled craftsmen make beautiful products to meet today's modern needs using age-old techniques. You will also be able to take a ride into the world of Virtual Reality with the new DODOcaseVR Smartphone Viewer, the company’s latest product inspired by Google Cardboard to support mobile VR experiences in a cost-effective and attainable way.

Presenters
CD

Craig Dalton

CEO/Co-Founder, DODOcase

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
DODOcase 2525 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood Dogpatch-Mission Bay-Potrero Hill
  • Company Description At DODOcase, we foster creativity while protecting inspired human endeavors from extinction. We create a human connection between craftsmen and consumers, and aspire to create unexpected joy and fun. Our growing team of professional woodworkers, bookbinders, sewers and silk screeners share a common vision of striving for excellence and building quality products.

1:30pm

SoundCloud
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Session Description: In this session, VP Platform Manolo Espinosa will discuss the company's importance of having a SF-based office despite HQ being in Berlin -- relationship building opportunities, networking, and balancing internal comms despite timezones. After the opening remarks, attendees will be welcome to talk to individual teams and learn more about the world's largest community of music and audio creators.

Presenters
ME

Manolo Espinosa

VP of Platform, SoundCloud

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
SoundCloud 510 Treat Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94110
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mission District
  • Company Description SoundCloud’s mission is to enrich lives through the shared love of sound. It is the world’s leading social audio platform, where anyone can create sounds and easily share them privately with friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks and on apps built on the SoundCloud platform.

1:30pm

Turner Broadcasting / Media Camp
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Session Description: Ever wonder how tech meets entertainment? Hear how 27 early-stage startups with technologies related to video, social media, advertising and more have worked to help properties like CNN, Cartoon Network, NBA.com and Warner Bros. Entertainment generate larger audiences and ad dollars while acquiring big name customers and inside knowledge on how to sell to them. You'll hear stories and tips straight from the founder of Media Camp, the first accelerator program in the entertainment industry.

Presenters
BG

Balaji Gopinath

VP Emerging Technology & Founder of Media Camp, Turner Broadcasting / Media Camp

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Turner Broadcasting / Media Camp 25 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description Media Camp, a Turner/Warner Bros. initiative, is a comprehensive accelerator program that educates entrepreneurs and enables them to build innovative media businesses. Key features of Media Camp include presentations and workshops focused on media technology, formal mentorship, community events and knowledge sharing, as well as direct investments and access to executives across the media and entertainment industry.

1:30pm

ShareThis*
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: In their NewCo presentation, Sharethis will explore the important steps involved in their process, from idea to creation to deployment pipeline. They will also dive into company culture, the glue to tie it all together. *Part of the Yahoo Media Innovation Sessions

Presenters
SS

Sean Shadmand

VP Publisher and Consumer Products, ShareThis*

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
ShareThis* 450 Townsend St. #102, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Sharethis makes social data actionable. Creating publisher products, processing big-data, and growing an ad-based platform is a tall order, especially when it spans six cities and three countries. They have created a scalable culture that shares knowledge actively under a repeatable process and keeps the company from falling into chaos…at least the bad kind of chaos!

1:30pm

Earnest
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Session Description: Earnest CEO, Louis Beryl, will talk about why he left his partnership at Andreesen Horowitz to start a fin-tech company. He'll then discuss why the current lending system is broken and how Earnest’s merit-based lending technology is out to solve these issues. We'll also highlight why the current intersection of finance and innovation is poised to change the world.

Presenters
LB

Louis Beryl

Founder and CEO, Earnest

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Earnest 3001 19th St., San Francisco, CA, 94110
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mission District
  • Company Description We believe the purpose of all banks and lenders is to help their clients realize their hopes and dreams, but we are fed up with a financial system that has forgotten this primary purpose. We started Earnest to bring back the trust that is so sorely missing from the current financial system and to build a modern financial institution that actually delivers on the goal of making our client‘s lives better.

1:30pm

KITE Solutions Inc.(Emb)
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: The world's biggest brands are coding innovation into their corporate DNA. Learn about innovation wins (and losses) from those on the front lines; KITE’s bringing together executives from giants like Walmart, Unilever and Big Heart Pets to discuss scalable innovation strategies.

Presenters
MS

Mark Silva

Founder & CEO, KITE Solutions Inc.(Emb)

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
KITE Solutions Inc.(Emb) 55 Union Street, San Francisco, California, 94111
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description Startups seek opportunities to find product market fit. Agencies and brands seek to keep pace with rapid developments and partner with the best emerging technologies to drive innovation in all areas of their business. We’re on a mission to create great outcomes for all sides of this ecosystem.

1:30pm

The VAULT
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Session Description: What budding entrepreneur would not like an experienced team of venture, investment and legal advisors to help with every step, from getting "investable" to growing intelligently? The VAULT is on a mission to cultivate the next generation of innovation. The VAULT presentation will include a tour of the unique facilities, a discussion of their mission with Kevin Smith, the founder of seedchange and The VAULT. They will even feature testimonials by two different founders of startups working out of The VAULT and on the seedchange platform.

Presenters
KS

Kevin Smith

Founder, The VAULT

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The VAULT 415 Jackson St. Suite B, San Francisco, California, 94111
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description Aiming to foster the creative and entrepreneurial spirit, The VAULT is on a mission to cultivate the next generation of innovation. The VAULT is an incubator for early stage technology companies that provides expert advising, educational programming, and the infrastructure necessary to accelerate a startup's journey to success. Membership provides access not only to a private, supportive community day-to-day, but offers opportunities for collaboration, socialization, education, and development long term.

3:00pm

AdStage
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Session Description: Will the future of advertising be a blessing or a curse? Will connected and embedded devices improve your quality of life or mine your data and deliver targeted native advertising? Come check out AdStage’s new 4,500-square-foot loft in San Francisco and talk about the real future of advertising with Sahil Jain, CEO and cofounder of AdStage.

Presenters
SJ

Sahil Jain

CEO & co-founder, AdStage

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
AdStage 461 Bush St FL 4, San Francisco, California, 94108
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description Founded in 2012 and based in San Francisco, AdStage is a self-serve cross-network advertising platform that integrates campaigns across Google AdWords, Bing, Facebook and LinkedIn Ads. The AdStage platform also integrates a suite of apps built on the AdStage API to simplify advertising for businesses of all sizes.

3:00pm

Fastly
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Session Description: With the onslaught of dynamic content and streaming video, businesses need a more powerful content delivery solution. We’ll discuss how companies can make websites, mobile applications, and APIs faster and how CDNs can allow them to scale and innovate rapidly. *Part of the Yahoo Media Innovation Sessions

Presenters
AB

Artur Bergman

Founder and CEO, Fastly

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fastly 651 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Fastly is on a mission to change the way the world experiences the Internet. We’ve built the most flexible and future-ready content delivery network on the market, and we’re redefining web performance in the process. We approach our customers’ business challenges the way we’d solve our own: with creativity, thoughtfulness, and total transparency. Fastly’s optimized software gives companies the ability to accelerate any type of content, enabling faster, consistent, and more reliable user experiences across websites, mobile applications, and APIs.

3:00pm

Off the Grid
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Session Description: Off the Grid develops mobile food markets that are located in under utilized public spaces. Starting with one market in 2010 at Fort Mason Center, Off the Grid now operates over 37 weekly markets across the Bay Area. Owner Matt Cohen will provide an insider’s look into the operation or organizing, promoting and managing all of Off the Grid’s weekly markets, as well as a sneak peak into future innovations in the mobile food business and beyond.

Presenters
MC

Matthew Cohen

Owner, Off the Grid

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Off the Grid The Long Now Foundation 2 Marina Blvd Building A, San Francisco, CA, 94123
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description Off the Grid began in June of 2010 with the simple idea that grouping Street Food vendors together similar to an “asian night market” would create an experience that would allow neighbors to connect with friends, and families to reconnect with each other. Since then Off the Grid has worked hard to develop markets that are both located in urban cores of cities, and that utilize spaces that are not easily activated effectively throughout the day. In 2010 Off the Grid opened 3 markets. In 2011 Off the Grid opened 9 more. Off the Grid is proud of its role organizing, promoting and managing all of its markets, and the small mobile food businesses that we work with. We currently operate 30 markets in the Bay Area.

3:00pm

Betabrand
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Session Description: Betabrand CEO, Chris Lindland will either (A) attempt to eat a 20 lb. turkey while back-flipping on a trampoline or (B) deliver a speech about Betabrand's open design platform. Note that this San Francisco-based e-commerce company designs, manufactures, and releases new products every day.

Presenters
CL

Chris Lindland

CEO, Betabrand

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Betabrand 780 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA, 94110
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mission District
  • Company Description Betabrand is a San Francisco-based e-commerce company which designs, manufactures, and releases new products every day.

3:00pm

8tracks Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Against the backdrop of the digital music graveyard and well-funded incumbents like Pandora and Spotify, how does 8tracks thrive as an independent, innovative and profitable startup? CEO David Porter will talk about what inspired 8tracks; their approach to bootstrapping the company with $1.5m over 7 years; how both product and value proposition differ from other digital music offerings; and our ever-challenging economics. As time allows, he’ll drill down on our most pressing challenges and opportunities in the coming months

Presenters
DP

David Porter

CEO, 8tracks Inc.

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
8tracks Inc. 51 Sharon Street, San Francisco, California, 94114
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mission District
  • Company Description 8tracks is the #3 internet radio network on iOS and amongst younger demos broadly (after Pandora and iHeart). It takes a unique approach to music programming and consumption by providing the best place for people who care about music to make and discover refreshingly human playlists.

3:00pm

Lithium Technologies
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Session Description: Extreme Expectations: The Demanding Consumer: Join Lithium CMO Katy Keim as she challenges leading brands to meet and exceed customer’s extreme expectations to thrive. When a customer has a question, they want the answer now – wherever they are, on any device, and from a source they trust. This quest for help is no longer private: an irate customer complaint is now a tweet; a personalized sales experience is now an ecommerce review. People want and are looking for immediate information that they can trust, wherever they are in their journey. Learn the best ways to address these customer’s extreme expectations and set your business up for success. Tours of our 78,000sq’ office will be available following Katy’s presentation. NOTE TO ATTENDEES: Please sign in with building security at the front desk of the east entrance (near Coffee Cultures).

Presenters
KK

Katy Keim

Chief Marketing Officer, Lithium Technologies

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lithium Technologies 225 Bush Street 15th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94104
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description Lithium's software helps companies reinvent how they connect with their customers. We work with more than 300 of the world's best brands— including AT&T, Best Buy, Indosat, Sephora, Skype and Telstra — to respond on social networks and to build trusted content on a community they own. Now with Klout, Lithium reaches more than 500 million consumers across 10,000 specific interest areas to establish trust and reputation. Together, we represent one of the biggest collections of data on consumer attitudes, preferences and digital activities. Our 100% SaaS-based Lithium Social Customer Experience™ platform enables brands to build and engage vibrant customer communities to drive sales, reduce service costs, accelerate innovation and grow brand advocacy. We are experiencing rapid growth and are recognized as a leader by top analyst firms, including Gartner and Forrester. And because our culture is as exciting as our products, we’ve been ranked as one of Glassdoor’s Best Place to Work. Come check us out!

3:00pm

Bluxome Street Winery
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Our NewCo presentation will begin by acknowledging the winemaking rebels that called SF home a century ago, then we'll describe how Bluxome has revitalized this history by bringing wine making back to the city. We'll offer the audience a window into our winemaking style and community programming that both pair perfectly with San Francisco's dynamic epicurean culture. Given that NewCo will be onsite during harvest, hopefully there will also be an opportunity to interact with the winemaking process if grapes are coming in that day.

Presenters
WM

Webster Marquez; Faith Lemon

Winemaker/Partner; Business Development & Partnerships, Bluxome Street Winery

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bluxome Street Winery 53 Bluxome Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Bluxome Street Winery crafts some of Northern California's finest Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a dozen varietals that are built for the table and made to transmit the characteristics of their unique sites. We seek the highest quality grapes from cool-climate pockets in Sonoma County, including our own certified organic Balinard Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. As important as our wine is to us, the team at Bluxome is also bent on providing an exceptional hospitality experience and reestablishing the winemaking tradition in San Francisco - the heart of the industry prior to the 1906 earthquake and Prohibition.

3:00pm

Exygy
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: We will talk about how we act as a skunkworks-for-hire lean startup. We can demonstrate our methodology and results.

Presenters
PC

Phil Clark and Dave Kaplan

CCO and CTO, Exygy

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Exygy 4053 18th St., San Francisco, CA, 94114
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description We design and build software for the world's leading change-makers and innovators.

3:00pm

Artful Gentleman.
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Fast and disposable fashion versus making clothes that matter: Artful Gentleman will explore our relationship with our clothing in the context of their beautiful space on Market Street. Co-founders Jake Wall and Nathan Johnson will take you through a real "tales from the trenches" exploration of fashion entrepreneurship. Artful Gentleman goes against the grain by focusing on brick and mortar, in a way uniquely San Francisco, eschewing the over-crowded Internet "me too" marketplace. There is definitely a place and reason for "fast and disposable fashion,"however, at Artful Gentleman, we believe in the dynamic consumer brand relationship, buying experience and the power of driving your business with a guiding principle: making clothing that matters.

Presenters
JW

Jake Wall/Nathan Johnson

Co-Founders, Artful Gentleman.

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Artful Gentleman. 1687 Market St. 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description Classic. Modern. With a defiant twist. Artful Gentleman. specializes in fine clothing for ALL. We started Artful Gentleman. for one very simple reason: because we believe that style is about the individual and we think it is high time you had a caliber of clothing that actually makes that commitment to you.

3:00pm

City & County of San Francisco
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Learn more about San Francisco's ground-breaking programs that invite entrepreneurs to tackle some of the most challenging problems faced by cities. San Francisco is home to the world’s greatest entrepreneurs, the ones who have disrupted numerous industries, and now City Hall is bringing those same disruptive technologies to improve delivery of government services to residents.

Presenters
JN

Jay Nath

Chief Innovation Officer, City & County of San Francisco

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
City & County of San Francisco 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place Room 201, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description We champion new ideas, tools, and approaches in city government. We aim to harness the power of the entrepreneur and creative community to solve civic and social challenges. We do this by creating new platforms for engagement.

3:00pm

Kiva Zip
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Session Description: KivaZip’s NewCo session will feature case studies of success stories from entrepreneurs around the world using the Kiva platform. Senior Director Jonny Price will talk about the culture of Kiva as well as his professional story at the company – from volunteering on a 5-month externship to becoming the senior director.

Presenters
JP

Jonny Price

Senior Director, Kiva Zip

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kiva Zip 875 Howard Street Suite 340, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood Union Square
  • Company Description We are radically disrupting the way small businesses access capital in the United States by leveraging social underwriting loans, and connecting borrowers to hundreds of potential customers, business advisers and brand ambassadors. KivaZip makes crowdfunded 0% interest microloans to entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Kenya.

3:00pm

AppMesh Inc.
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Take a peek behind the scenes at Appme.sh to see how innovation comes to life, from ideation, to planning, to execution. We will explore the triumphs and tribulations along the way, in full transparency here at our office in Union Square. We take a "beginner's mind" approach and ask ourselves: what would/should the world look like if employees only used mobile devices? We see the rise of a new market blending enterprise and consumer aspects we call "ensumer". The result: magical user experiences and a shifting center of gravity to individuals vs companies.

Presenters
LT

Leo Tenenblat

CEO, AppMesh Inc.

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
AppMesh Inc. 228 Grant Ave 4th Fl, San Francisco, CA, 94108
  • Sort by Neighborhood Union Square
  • Company Description AppMesh is building the next generation business platform and apps for mobile devices. Founded by salesforce.com veterans, we believe that in the post-PC era business applications need to be personal, contextual, and intuitive.

3:00pm

Neustar
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Neustar’s Immediate and Long Term Goals on Business, Social and Community: Neustar is in the process of a unique transformation internally and externally driven by innovation, technology and social awareness and this business analytics and insights engine will open up its brand new Bay Area offices. Get a tour of the office and learn why Neustar chose San Francisco as their pivot point and are they likely to open up their office for co-working partnerships with the likes of LinkedIn and others? Attend their session to find out. Explore the company’s motivations behind the eco-friendly office décor and layout, its goals for their business and other hot initiatives Neustar is dedicated to achieving in its new home.

Presenters
ND

Natalie Diggins

VP of Cloud Strategy and Platform, Neustar

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Neustar 505 Howard Street Suite 500, San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description Be the single most trusted source of commercial insight and analytics for our clients. Neustar identifies prospects and targets audiences with authoritative data in order to engage with them consistently across multiple screens. In concept this has existed for quite some time, however never before in practice. Neustar's services enable exactly this, a customer journey that can be personalized across all offline and online marketing efforts.

3:00pm

Lit Motors
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Lit Motors CMO Ryan James will welcome attendees with an “in the driver’s seat” look at the company’s fully electric, fully enclosed, self-balancing two-wheeled vehicle, the C-1. Ryan will explain why the time is ripe for Lit Motors’ release and paint a picture of a brave new world of personal transport and Lit Motors important place it that world.

Presenters
RJ

Ryan James

Chief Marketing Officer, Lit Motors

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lit Motors 1086 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Lit Motors is a San Francisco-based start-up that designs fully electric two-wheeled vehicles. Lit Motors combines the romance and efficiency of a motorcycle with the safety and comfort of a car to create an entirely new vehicle platform. We're reinventing the way people transport themselves.

3:00pm

SoftTech VC
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Seed Stage Startups: Funding Market Realities. Managing Partner Jeff Clavier will candidly share some of SoftTech VC’s most critical insights for seed stage entrepreneurs. Seeking a first round of institutional financing in today’s market? Jeff will share his view of the realities of the funding market and discuss their respective challenges for the benefit of all.

Presenters
JC

Jeff Clavier

Managing Partner, SoftTech VC

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SoftTech VC 500 2nd Street 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood Dogpatch-Mission Bay-Potrero Hill, SOMA
  • Company Description As one of the original micro-VCs, investing in seed stage startups for 10+ years, we've backed 150+ teams of founders on a quest to build consumer and B2B services that will leave a lasting footprint in their industry.

4:30pm

WideOrbit Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: FUTURE OF MEDIA AND AD TECHNOLOGY + DRINKS + APPETIZERS: WideOrbit will host an interactive presentation on the future of media and ad technology followed by a reception. We’ll discuss how consumers are changing the way media companies deliver and monetize content, and how we’re helping those companies prepare for the future shift to 100% digital delivery. Drinks and appetizers will be served immediately following the presentation.

Presenters
ER

Eric R. Mathewson

Founder and CEO, WideOrbit Inc.

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
WideOrbit Inc. 1160 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA, 94111
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description WideOrbit is revolutionizing the buying and selling of media by providing the first online ad marketplace that directly connects buyers and sellers of broadcast media, the first ad sales platform that manages both linear and non-linear, and an intelligent Programmatic Buying Platform for Broadcast Television.

4:30pm

Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: SoSF Bike Tours will lead a unique presentation at their HQ made out of re-purposed shipping containers. Attendees will get an introduction to the cutting edge of boutique tourism in San Francisco with an engaging talk lead by Co-Founder Daniel Watson-Weller. Four years ago SoSF Bike Tours started in a residential garage and they look forward to telling their story of growth and transformation within their bustling industry. Their ethos is mirrored by their physical location and the vibrant neighborhood they share, Hayes Valley. Of note the SoSF Bike Tours session will be given standing outside in a circle next to their shipping containers. They do not have a conference room and love fresh air!

Presenters
DW

Daniel Watson-Weller

Co-Founder / Director, Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Streets of San Francisco Bike Tours 370-B Linden Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description SoSF Bike Tours are professional bicycle guides, world travelers, adventurous backpackers, bicycle tourists, and culinary connoisseurs. They have lived and worked around the world, and understand the value of experiencing local culture and getting off the beaten track.

4:30pm

General Assembly
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Ever wonder what it's like to be a student at General Assembly? Get an inside look at our 'What is This UX Thing' workshop. This session will be led by instructor, Rob Young. Rob runs a product design consultancy called Young & Co in San Francisco. Previously, he led design initiatives at Google, Apple, and Adobe, as well as at various advertising agencies, startups, and record labels. You'll find out how UX relates to your role and your business and get an overall 'nuts and bolts' understanding of the world of UX.

Presenters
RY

Rob Young

Instructor, General Assembly

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
General Assembly 501 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California, 94105
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description At General Assembly, we are creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing. Established in early 2011 as an innovative community in New York City for entrepreneurs and startup companies, General Assembly is an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design at eleven campuses across four continents.

4:30pm

Ancestry.com
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Attendees will learn about the unique and meaningful business of building an ultra-personal trove of family history data and the tech, science and product experience that enables millions of people to make meaningful discoveries about their ancestors and themselves.

Presenters
ES

Eric Shoup

EVP of Product, Ancestry.com

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Ancestry.com 153 Townsend St Ste. 800, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description At our heart, we are a fast-paced, high-tech company guided by a very human mission: to help every person discover, preserve and share their family history. We work together across the globe to provide something truly priceless - authentic family stories. To that end, these are the qualities that matter to us most: leadership, passion, innovation, collaboration, smart execution.

4:30pm

Good Eggs
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: How does a pound of locally-grown tomatoes get from the vine to your door? Come get a close-up view inside our 10,000 sq ft SF foodhub, and see our innovative local grocery model in action. Right alongside our team, you’ll take part in getting local food from harvest to hub to home.

Presenters
AJ

Andrew Johnson

Visual Brand Director, Good Eggs

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Good Eggs 630 Tennessee St., San Francisco, CA, 94107

4:30pm

Pinterest
Limited Capacity full

Session Description: Join Pinterest's Head of Product, Tim Kendall, for a fireside chat and Q&A about the product, business and culture of Pinterest.

Presenters
TK

Tim Kendall

Head of Product, Pinterest

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Pinterest 808 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Pinterest is a visual discovery tool people use to plan everyday projects and get inspiration from people with related interests. On Pinterest, people get ideas for recipes to cook, places to travel, things to buy, and more. The company's mission is to help people discover the things they love and inspire them to do those things in their real life. Launched in 2010, Pinterest is based in San Francisco, California, and is available at pinterest.com, and on iOS and Android.

4:30pm

Twitter
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Twitter for Good: Partnering with the Mid-Market Neighborhood: Twitter's NewCo Presentation will provide a hyper-local snapshot on Twitter for Good's work in the Tenderloin/Mid-market area and highlight some of our digital citizenship and internet safety programs from around the world. We built the Twitter service to foster communication on a global scale, because we believe the open exchange of information can be a compelling force for good in the world. Our mission for corporate philanthropy at Twitter is to reflect and augment the positive power of our platform through civic engagement, employee volunteerism, charitable contributions, and in-kind donations. In these ways, our company can foster greater understanding, equality, and opportunity in the cities and countries where we operate.

Presenters
CB

Caroline Barlerin

Head of Community Outreach & Philanthropy, Twitter

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Twitter 1355 Market St, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description By developing a fundamentally new way for people to create, distribute and discover content, Twitter has democratized content creation and distribution, enabling any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered. Our mission for corporate philanthropy at Twitter is to reflect and augment the positive power of our platform through civic engagement, employee volunteerism, charitable contributions, and in-kind donations. In these ways, our company can foster greater understanding, equality, and opportunity in the cities and countries where we operate.

4:30pm

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Clear Channel will host an interactive panel of media veterans on the evolution and future of the media & entertainment industry. Panelists include Lee L’Heureux (National Head of Rhthmic Promotion for Warner Bros. Records), Alan Wilkis (front-man of Electro-Pop Alternative band Big Data), and more TBA. Moderated by Clear Channel San Francisco’s VP of Programming & Operations, Don Parker. Join us for Mix & Mingle immediately following panel—Wild 94.9’s DJ Magic Matt spins 5:30-7pm, appetizers, beer, wine, and limited parking available. Questions, comments? E-mail alysonsprague@clearchannel.com. Follow us @iheart_results

Presenters
PD

Panel Discussion - see names above

Various, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment 340 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Clear Channel's mission is to provide outstanding entertainment and information products and services to our communities and effective solutions to advertisers.

4:30pm

SocialChorus
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Join us for drinks and discussion on the challenge of engaging employees in the Bay Area. Dylan Dibona, The Future of Work Founder, will moderate a panel featuring Tony Levitan, SVP, Proteus Digital Health, Jim Barnett, Glint’s CEO & Co-founder and SocialChorus Founder & CEO, Greg Shove. Attendees need to bring photo I.D.'s for the security guards.

Presenters
GS

Greg Shove

CEO, SocialChorus

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
SocialChorus 123 Mission Street 12th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description SocialChorus powers tens of thousands of brand advocates – employees, customers and bloggers – to experience, create and share authentic content about brands they love. We call this new marketing category Advocate Marketing. Our award-winning Advocate Experience™ solution makes Advocate Marketing easy. We combine a comprehensive SaaS platform with a dedicated, expert team and best practices to deliver measurable social engagement with millions of people every month. Leaders in every industry, including consumer packaged goods, retail, technology, telecommunications, travel, automotive and financial services have chosen SocialChorus, the recognized leader in Advocate Marketing.

4:30pm

Yahoo
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Get a behind the scenes look at how Yahoo is reimagining and reinventing itself. As a company with a new brand image and innovative product launches, Yahoo is connecting with millennials in inspiring and delightful ways. Witness a demonstration of how Yahoo is reinventing itself, while also transforming the media industry in innovative ways. *Part of the Yahoo Media Innovation Sessions

Presenters
Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Yahoo 901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Yahoo makes the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining

4:30pm

TechSoup Global
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Founder and Chief Instigator Daniel Ben-Horin will talk about how he guided the evolution of TechSoup Global from a San Francisco grassroots nonprofit to a global network of 58 partner NGOs that has touched over 600,000 NGOs worldwide and saved the social sector $4.4 billion in technology products. In addition to explaining the unique social-enterprise model at TechSoup Global, Daniel will also share the opportunities and challenges TechSoup Global is currently facing and how he envisions the organization’s role in empowering the global social sector of the future. For close to 30 years, TechSoup Global has been accelerating change in civil society. Today, serving NGOs in 112 countries, TechSoup Global’s reach is greater than that of numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Presenters
DB

Daniel Ben-Horin

Founder and Chief Instigator, TechSoup Global

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
TechSoup Global 435 Brannan Street Suite 100, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood Dogpatch-Mission Bay-Potrero Hill
  • Company Description Serving 112 countries, TechSoup Global and its 57 partner NGOs help mission-based organizations change the world. Core competencies include one of the world’s biggest technology philanthropy programs; NGO validation services, social sector data collection and analysis, and catalyzing community-oriented technology innovations.

4:30pm

The Long Now Foundation
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: The Long Now Foundation will present an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at The Interval, our unique new space that is equal parts bar, museum, library, and café in historic Fort Mason Center. Executive Director Alexander Rose will discuss using entrepreneurial methods to achieve non-profit goals. In addition to a tour of the space he will give background on the design process of The Interval and Long Now's signature project, the 10,000 Year Clock. Attendees will enjoy some delicious Sightglass coffee and other samples from The Interval's menu. And since we are the last session of the day, we invite you to stick around afterwards and enjoy our drink menu and hospitality first-hand.

Presenters
AR

Alexander Rose

Executive Director, The Long Now Foundation

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Long Now Foundation 2 Marina Blvd Fort Mason Center Building A, San Francisco, CA, 94123
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description The Interval café, bar, and museum is the latest project by The Long Now Foundation, a nonprofit that provides a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture and helps make long-term thinking more automatic and common, instead of difficult and rare.

4:30pm

DocuSign
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description:21st Century Security: How To Protect Your Customers (and Your Company) From The Bad Guys- The news is full of tales of mass credit card theft, stolen credentials, and thriving crime syndicates. What can a company do to proactively stay out in front and protect itself and its customers? In this session, DocuSign's Chief Information Security Officer – formerly of JPMorgan Chase, Visa and the US Secret Service – will take you through some of the Internet’s shadiest corners and today's most pressing threats. Learn how to anticipate the next attack with the right intelligence and resources so you can protect yourself, your company and its reputation.

Presenters
TP

Tom Pageler

Chief Information Security Officer, DocuSign

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
DocuSign 221 Main Street Suite 1000, San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description DocuSign empowers anyone to transact business anytime, anywhere, on any device.

4:30pm

ODC/Dance
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: ODC serves the community at the intersection of members’ interests, expertise, and curiosity, exploring what it is to live in these times. Brenda Way, founder and artistic director, will be joined by board members to discuss how you can give back and utilize your skills in new meaningful ways by serving as a nonprofit board member. In addition, attendees will experience a rare opportunity to view a rehearsal of our professional dancers while enjoying drinks and food.

Presenters
BW

Brenda Way/Michelle Hansen/Emily Golembiewski

ODC Artistic Director and Founding Member/Film and Media Producer / ODC Board Member/West Coast Practice Co-Director - Strategy+ at AECOM / ODC Board Member, ODC/Dance

Host Companies


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
ODC/Dance 351 Shotwell St., San Francisco, California, 94110
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mission District
  • Company Description ODC, through its Company, School and Theater, is dedicated to the life cycle of the artistic process. ODC's mission is to inspire audiences, cultivate artists, engage community, and foster diversity and inclusion through dance.
 
Friday, September 12
 

9:00am

iSocket
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Join VP of Product, Casey Saran, as he details the potential for innovation in the $50+ billion market for media sales. Most of us don't realize the media sales process is quite so antiquated. The majority of innovation in ad tech has focused on building complex algorithms to target users, not to alleviate the pain of the media buyers and sellers whose transactions make up the vast majority of digital media spend. Casey will explain how iSocket's San Francisco-based product organization surmounts the challenges that come from building an innovative enterprise tool to support a customer who is accustomed to manual data entry and legacy software.

Presenters
CS

Casey Saran

VP, Product Management, iSocket

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
iSocket 2 Shaw Alley 2nd Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description iSocket's mission is to simplify the buying and selling of fixed price, premium, reserved inventory. Through automation, iSocket for Advertisers (iFA) and iSocket for Publishers (iFP) are able to eliminate many of the errors and overhead costs that plague the manual media sales process, allowing people to focus on what they do best.

9:00am

Blossom Coffee Inc.
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: We will showcase our design and prototyping space, tell the story of Blossom's founding, describe our open design process (hybrid between Apple and Tesla design methodologies), as well as brew coffee for the guests to showcase the product.

Presenters
JK

Jeremy Kuempel

CEO, Blossom Coffee Inc.

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Blossom Coffee Inc. 210 Clara St., San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description We believe the application of scientific and engineering principles to coffee brewing will empower roasters to serve better tasting coffees faster and more consistently, and that internet connectivity will change forever their business by providing smart control over final product quality.

9:00am

Salesforce.com
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Thanks to the Cloud, it has never been cheaper and easier than today to create a company. That said, many startups waste time as they are reinventing the wheel instead of focusing on their idea and their competitive advantage. Time to market is of the essence and many fail because they cannot attract customers fast enough. Bringing 15 years of cloud leadership, Salesforce will share with entrepreneurs everything you need to know to build the next generation of enterprise SaaS leaders like salesforce.com itself, Veeva Systems, ServiceMax or Gainsight. Coffee will be served and all attendees will need to check in at the desk to get a badge.

Presenters
LU

Ludovic Ulrich

Head of Startup Relations, Salesforce.com

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
salesforce.com 1 Market Suite 300, San Francisco, CA, 94111
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description Salesforce.com is the world’s largest provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software. For more information about salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.

9:00am

Practice Fusion
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Practice Fusion will take attendees through our innovation story—describing our disruption of nearly every sector of the healthcare industry by delivering best-in-class technology—with a panel of leaders within our organization, from technology to BD, marketing and inside sales.

Presenters
MD

Matt Douglass; Michael Wilson; Dan O’Neill; Lisa Bari

Co-founder and VP, Platform; Director, Inside Sales, Customer Success; Associate Vice President, Business Development; AVP, User Growth, Marketing, Practice Fusion

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Practice Fusion 650 Townsend Street Suite 500, San Francisco, CA, 94103

9:00am

Bloomberg
Limited Capacity full

Session Description: Get a taste of the inner workings of Bloomberg West with renowned anchor Cory Johnson. Walk with Cory through the lifecycle of a breaking business story right in the newsroom where it all happens. Attendees will get a real-world taste of how this cutting edge network uses technology to bring viewers the latest stories from the front lines of business and tech. Additionally, Zach Haehn, the head of Bloomberg's new San Francisco engineering office, will talk about technology at Bloomberg which is driving research and innovation in quantitative finance, open technologies, and machine learning to advance the tools and services provided to customers.

Presenters
CJ

Cory Johnson

Anchor, Bloomberg

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Bloomberg Pier 3 Suite 101, San Francisco, CA, 94111
  • Sort by Neighborhood Embarcadero
  • Company Description Bloomberg connects influential decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. Our strength - quickly and accurately delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology - is at the core of everything we do. With over 15,000 employees in 192 locations, we deliver business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

9:00am

Adobe
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Adobe will lead attendees through a recap of the company’s 32-year history of innovation via its best-in-class tools. They will also explain the company’s latest innovations, such as allowing creativity to be more measurable through its analytics functionality. The presentation will take place in Adobe’s gorgeous San Francisco office on Townsend, a comfortable mix of vintage industrial and contemporary.

Presenters
Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Adobe 601 Townsend, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. As the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions, Adobe tools and services allow customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. Adobe helps customers make, manage, measure, and monetize their content across every channel and screen.

9:00am

San Francisco Opera
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: We will demonstrate how SFO has adapted opera to the digital landscape through its media distribution channels and how it has capitalized on technology to translate free community events like its annual simulcast to new audiences and ticket buyers. We will showcase our in-house media suite, the first of its kind in the industry, and will highlight the capabilities of our world-class theater in the areas of stagecraft, digital projections, and automated fly systems that have transformed the way audiences experience live performing arts. **Attendees will need to enter the space through the North Stage Door which is located on the corner of Franklin & Fulton Streets.

Presenters
JK

Jessica Koplos and Sean Waugh

Director of Electronic Media and Artistic Planning Manager, San Francisco Opera

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
San Francisco Opera 301 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94102
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description San Francisco Opera aims to be the most exciting force in the opera world. Our Mission is to present opera performances of the highest international quality that is available to the widest possible audiences and which helps perpetuate and enrich the operatic art form. San Francisco Opera aims to be creative and innovative in all aspects of opera by taking a leadership role in the field via training, arts education and audience development.

9:00am

PUBLIC Bikes
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: The PUBLIC Bikes Story - Year 5 in Building An Innovative Design-Oriented National Bicycle Company: Hear from PUBLIC executives about the company's growth and product road map for the next several years. PUBLIC, an urban bicycle and gear company based, is in our fifth year in business as a designer, manufacturer, retailer, and e-tailler of our own PUBLIC branded bikes. PUBLIC is one of the only primarily "direct to consumer" bicycle brands in the country. Our mission is to encourage people to ride bikes and become more closely connected with their communities and public spaces. We've got ambitious growth plans for the next five years.

Presenters
DN

Dan Nguyen-Tan

Founding Executive, PUBLIC Bikes

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
PUBLIC Bikes 549 Hayes, San Francisco, CA, 94117
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description PUBLIC is both a retailer and manufacturer of designer-oriented city bicycles for everyday transportation. We are one of the few bicycle companies that sell bikes and gear direct to consumer through our e-commerce site and PUBLIC-branded retail stores, in addition to selling through a network of dealers and corporate channels.

9:00am

Tumml
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: The world is rapidly urbanizing, but many of our urban problems are getting worse (transportation, education, waste management, etc). How do you launch a startup to improve city living? How can you overcome the regulatory and legislative challenges that come with launching an urban impact company? Hear case studies and pitches from entrepreneurs currently in the Tumml Program who are developing scalable consumer products and services that solve some of our most pressing urban challenges. We will encourage all visitors to ask questions of these companies as they try to pitch you their ideas and solicit your feedback as you get to understand the urban impact space in better detail!

Presenters
CB

Clara Brenner (CEO) and Julie Lein (President)

Co-Founders, CEO and President (respectively), Tumml

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Tumml 645 Harrison St. Suite 200, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Tumml is an urban impact accelerator supporting early stage entrepreneurs who are developing innovative consumer products and services to improve urban living. Tumml connects social entrepreneurs with funding, mentors, and a community of people dedicated to urban impact. By targeting “smart cities” sectors like transportation, education, waste management and healthcare, to name a few, we are addressing problems that all citizens care about. Through an extensive application process, we select promising young companies to spend four months working in our offices. During that time, Tumml provides these startup teams with seed funding, a customized curriculum based on their specific needs, legal services, access to top-flight mentors and support staff, as well as opportunities to connect with civic leaders. Our extensive list of mentors and advisors, such as Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco Jay Nath, Director of Civic Partnerships Molly Turner and Kristen Tobey, co-founder of Revolution food, guide these companies from conception to full-fledged roll out.

10:30am

Extole, Inc.
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Learn how marketers are bringing to heel the ultimate untamed channel: customer referrals. As with search before, we can now scale customer acquisition in a way that had previously eluded marketers' grasp. In the heart of our office, CEO Matthew Roche will present and lead discussion around how the Extole platform enables marketers to finally drive, measure, and control referrals to create a reliable, repeatable, and scalable acquisition channel.

Presenters
MR

Matthew Roche

CEO, Extole, Inc.

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Extole, Inc. 274 Brannan St. Suite 602, San Francisco, CA, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description Extole helps brands acquire new customers at scale by rewarding existing customers. Using our industry-leading platform, over 400 retail, financial services, consumer subscription, and B2B companies have built referral programs to create a measurable, reliable customer acquisition channel.

10:30am

August
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: August’s NewCo presentation will be led by CEO Jason Johnson and will include a tour of the design and prototyping studio. Industrial designer Yves Behar has an unrivaled eye for design, allowing the August smart lock to be developed into a product that brings style as well as security. Johnson will take his audience through a discussion of the role of competition in innovation, answering the question: how are August’s competitors fueling his company’s innovation curve and assisting in the adoption of August’s technology?

Presenters
JJ

Jason Johnson

CEO, August

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
August 665 3rd St Suite 100, san francisco, California, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description August was founded by tech entrepreneur Jason Johnson and industrial designer Yves Behar. The August Smart Lock is the safe, simple, and social way to manage your home’s lock. Now you can control who can enter and who can’t—without the need for keys or codes. And you can do it all from your smartphone or computer. August can be an expressive and fun tool that reaches far beyond basic home security, creating a social platform via the app’s Guestbook function; share photos, stories and comments for owners or guests to make them feel more at home.

10:30am

TechShop San Francisco
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: The Maker Transformation: How to Change Your World (and Others) in 90 Days ... or Less: TechShop founder and chairman Jim Newton and TechShop CEO Mark Hatch will share how members acquire the critical skills they need to take an idea from concept to product and create world changing technologies – and how they undergo a radical transformation in the process. Learn how everyday people have become makers, entrepreneurs and leaders by mastering tools that enabled them to develop products that launched new businesses and went to market in under 90 days. After the discussion and Q&A, attendees will participate in a guided tour of TechShop.

Presenters
CS

Coming Soon

TechShop San Francisco

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
TechShop San Francisco 926 Howard St, San Francisco, CA, 94013
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description TechShop is a membership-based, DIY workshop and fabrication studio that provides access to a highly creative, collaborative community of makers, tinkerers, students, academics and entrepreneurs—and more than $1 million worth of machines, tools and software for design and prototyping. In short, we’re a playground for creativity and a platform for innovation. TechShop’s mission is to democratize access to the tools of innovation. We provide a transformational experience that fosters innovation and creativity for our members and local communities. We attract a diverse, interdisciplinary, intergenerational and highly creative membership, resulting in a hub of collaborative innovation for communities and universities. TechShop works best with a consortium of higher education institutions, private companies, and public and non-profit entities.

10:30am

St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Transitioning from the status quo with regards to housing the homeless to a more nimble and compassionate business model of humane SROs

Presenters
ME

Margi English

Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco 1237 Van Ness Avenue Suite 200, San Francisco, CA, 94109
  • Sort by Neighborhood SOMA
  • Company Description The mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco is to offer hope and service on a direct person-to-person basis, working to break the cycles of homelessness, substance abuse and domestic violence.

10:30am

salesforce.com
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Run Your Nonprofit From Your Phone: In this session, Salesforce.com Foundation COO Rob Acker will discuss the need for cloud, mobile and social technology for nonprofits, providing a demonstration of the Foundation's offerings and examples from nonprofits powered by Salesforce.

Presenters
RA

Rob Acker

COO, Salesforce.com Foundation, salesforce.com

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
salesforce.com 1 Market Suite 300, San Francisco, CA, 94111
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description Founded in 1999, salesforce.com is the #1 CRM platform and the clear leader in sales, service, marketing and cloud platforms. Salesforce.com has four core product lines—Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, and the Salesforce1 Platform—giving companies the tools they need to transform the way they sell, service, market and innovate. Salesforce.com today is leading the shift to cloud, social, mobile and connected devices, and with this next generation of technology solutions, our customers are connecting with their customers in entirely new ways.

10:30am

UrbanSitter
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: The session will focus on best practices for building a successful marketplace and establishing user trust for consumer-facing businesses. UrbanSitter’s key learnings regarding product, user acquisition, and customer support will be covered. The discussion will also include information on leveraging mobile to create ‘aha’ user moments and to influence supply-side behavior.

Presenters
LP

Lynn Perkins

CEO, UrbanSitter

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
UrbanSitter 601 California Street Suite 607, San Francisco, CA, 94108
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description UrbanSitter is an online and mobile marketplace for parents and sitters to connect through people they know, leveraging the social graph. UrbanSitter makes booking a trusted babysitter as easy as booking dinner reservations. The service enables parents to search, book, pay and review trusted sitters within minutes. UrbanSitter went from notion to national marketplace in less than one year. The company has raised over $22 million in venture funding to date.

10:30am

Highwire Public Relations
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Session Description: Join Highwire for an interactive panel on how creating an entrepreneurial culture affects all aspects of your business. Culture is living and constantly evolving. It’s not just about hiring talent, but empowering them with the knowledge and skills to be your company’s best advocate; whether it be reaching your target audience, client and employee retention, new business, funding, or recruiting efforts. Delicious snacks and refreshments provided.

Presenters
KG

Kathleen Gratehouse

Co-Founder, Principal, Highwire Public Relations

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Highwire Public Relations 727 Sansome Street Suite 100, San Francisco, CA, 94111
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  • Company Description We are a modern high tech PR agency designed for disruptive companies. Our roots in journalism and Silicon Valley give us the drive, imagination, and experience to create meaningful business results for our clients though smart communications programs.

10:30am

Faraday Bicycles
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Session Description: Transportation is becoming increasingly short-range as cities densify and a younger generation eschews an auto-centric lifestyle. Yet, short-range transportation options remain expensive, inefficient, or inaccessible. E-bikes are an ideal solution; Faraday is finally designing the e-bike you WANT to own.

Presenters
AV

Adam Vollmer

CEO, Faraday Bicycles

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Faraday Bicycles 360 Langton St Suite 105, San Francisco, CA, 94103
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  • Company Description Faraday Bicycles aims to accelerate the adoption of electric bicycles as a mainstream transportation alternative. We make cycling more accessible, more attractive, and more fun, and we do the unthinkable by turning your commute into the highlight of your day.

10:30am

Lemnos Labs
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Session Description: Lemnos Founding Partner Jeremy Conrad will talk about the various hardware startups in our portfolio and the emerging hardware startups trends Lemnos is seeing in San Francisco.

Presenters
JC

Jeremy Conrad

Founding Partner, Lemnos Labs

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Lemnos Labs 1155 Indiana St, San Francisco, California, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood Dogpatch-Mission Bay-Potrero Hill
  • Company Description We want to be the first investor in your hardware startup. Hardware startups require capital and hands-on expertise, so we blend the best elements of a seed stage firm and incubator. For early-stage hardware startups driving towards prototypes, we invest up to $250K ($100K for 10% is typical) and provide intensive, hands-on time with the Lemnos Labs partners, mentors, and our thriving alumni community. We only invest in 8-12 startups per year because of the huge time investment we place in each of our portfolio companies

12:00pm

University of San Francisco - School of Management - Analytics Program
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Session Description: Birthing the Next Generation of Data Scientists: USF Graduate program will highlight its distinctive practicum partnerships with Bay Area companies. Their analytics programs deliver rigorous training in mathematical and computational techniques related to big data that can drive effective business decision-making.

Presenters
JH

Jeff Hamrick and David Uminsky

Director, MS Analytics Program and Assoc. Professor of Finance & Analytics;Director, BS Data Science Program and Asst. Professor of Mathematics, University of San Francisco - School of Management - Analytics Program

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
University of San Francisco - School of Management - Analytics Program 101 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105
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  • Company Description The University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.

12:00pm

Automattic
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Session Description: Since our start in August 2005, Automattic, best known for its work on WordPress.com, has embraced a distributed workplace. We’re up to 263 Automatticians in 31 countries. Come hear about the tools we use and the lessons we’ve learned.

Presenters
LM

Lori McLeese

HR Lead, Automattic

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Friday September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Automattic 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
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  • Company Description WordPress is democratizing publishing by offering is the easiest, most secure way for anyone to begin web publishing immediately.

12:00pm

yerdle
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Session Description: Rachel Barge will chronicle the way the yerdle marketplace has been reshaping modern consumerism and contributing to the sharing economy. She will outline yerdle’s central place in the post-consumerist society. The session will feature a hands-on yerdle experience! Attendees should bring to the session an item that they would like to place on yerdle in order to be able to experience the company’s community first hand.

Presenters
RB

Rachel Barge

Director of Marketing, yerdle

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
yerdle 82 2nd St, San Francisco, California, 94107
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  • Company Description Yerdle is an online store where people give and get things for free. People give away things on yerdle like Patagonia jackets, Apple TVs, kitchen tools, camping gear, kid's clothes, and more. Members can get their items shipped to them for low flat rates, or opt for local pickup. Using yerdle's alternative currency, "yerdle credits", it's now easier (and cheaper) to get something second hand, rather than buy new..

12:00pm

FORA.tv
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Live Streaming in Twitter and the Advantage of Micro-Length Videos - Live video is one of the most powerful ways to reach new audiences for conferences, sporting events and news. With Twitter’s increased emphasis on video, live video tweets -- as well as on-demand media -- can exponentially multiply viewership. We’ll show you techniques and case studies to deepen branding, increase engagement and achieve rapid-fire distribution for online video.

Presenters
BZ

Blaise Zerega

CEO and President, FORA.tv

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
FORA.tv 75 Arkansas St, San Francisco, California, 94107
  • Sort by Neighborhood Dogpatch-Mission Bay-Potrero Hill
  • Company Description FORA.tv is the leader in video production, online distribution and monetization services for the conference and event industry.

12:00pm

AKQA
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Session Description: Visit AKQA to learn how they drive innovation through creative technology and an entrepreneurial spirit. Their approach combines the speed, agility and creativity of a start-up with best practice organization and delivery capabilities. Get hands on with some of the industry-first digital products and services they’ve brought to life on behalf of their clients, and meet the people behind the work.

Presenters
NS

Nick Strada

Group Creative Director, AKQA

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
AKQA 360 Third St 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94107
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  • Company Description AKQA is an ideas and innovation company. We exist to create the future for our clients.

12:00pm

Schaffer&Combs
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: What does it mean to apply a design thinking approach to management consulting services? Through five years of working with nonprofits, for-profits, advocacy organizations, startups, and social enterprises, we’ve learned that working with our clients to solve profound global issues takes a humble, rigorous, and innovative approach. Schaffer&Combs’s (S&C) ingenuity lives in its method of solving growth challenges for its clients. Though we have over 100 years of combined experience, S&C leverages a design thinking approach when [facing] each of our clients’ problems to achieve a DNA-level understanding of what makes the challenge unique. Stakeholder engagement is taken to a new level, so that our strategies for a solution are catered to our clients’ exact needs. S&C’s team of local and global experts in their fields then blend our business acumen and expertise in mission-driven companies and nonprofit organizations to achieve an inventive approach to the challenge.

Presenters
AC

Arthur Combs

Managing Partner, Schaffer&Combs

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Schaffer&Combs 901 Mission Street The Impact Hub, San Francisco, CA, 94103
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  • Company Description Schaffer&Combs solves problems and creates growth for mission-driven organizations that possess the vision and ambition to make genuine change. Our work combines a powerful, and practical set of management solutions, tools and expertise to support mission-driven organizations, including: growing organizational capacity, supporting leadership development, and developing financial roadmaps.

12:00pm

twofifteenmccann
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Session Description: “Storytelling” is marketing’s favorite buzzword today. But not everyone knows how to tell stories that truly connect with their audience. They ignore what neuroscience is telling us about how emotion drives behavior. Come hear how much of the marketing industry is getting it wrong and the steps you can take to get it right.

Presenters
GT

Gabrielle Tenaglia

Director of Strategy, twofifteenmccann

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
twofifteenmccann 215 Leidesdorff Street 4th Fl, San Francisco, CA, 94111
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  • Company Description We are an agency that believes in the power of stories. Stories that create a deep emotional connection, stories that inspire you to smile, laugh and feel a twinge of nervousness or a rush of adrenaline. Stories that inspire you to share them with friends and family. Stories that impact culture and change individual behavior. Ultimately, stories that solve business problems and drive growth.

12:00pm

Whisk
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Session Description: What if Banksy had a say in your company culture? Company culture is an ever-curious topic of conversation among forward-thinking leaders, but what does it actually mean for your company? We’ll discuss the journey that has led us to our latest engagement, The Residency, an ‘artist in residence’ style immersion helping define and embed culture—not just perks—as the foundation for keeping employees engaged, agile, and creating a lasting legacy for your brand.

Presenters
MS

Maggie Spicer

Founder + Chief Creative, Whisk

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Whisk 1217B Fell St, San Francisco, CA, 94117
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  • Company Description We believe our environment & the people that surround us can inspire greatness. We design experiences and shape company culture to maximize potential and activate people. We create environments that enable corporate teams to thrive, catalyze brand evangelism, and spur a core-values-driven life.

12:00pm

Founders Circle Capital & Shasta Ventures
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Session Description: South Park: the “new & improved Sandhill Road”. Founders Circle Capital & Shasta will present a moderated conversation about building breakaway growth companies with the founders & CEOs of Zenprise & Ticketfly. We are excited to be part of the San Francisco innovation community that is helping to build world-changing companies. We will be discussing challenges of scaling companies to $200M; the decision of when to sell your business, the impact of new technologies opening up room for start ups; managing changes in team or markets; and an open Q&A session

Presenters
JB

Jayaram Bhat, Andrew Dreskin, Sean Flynn, Chris Albinson

Founder & CEO of Zenprise, Founder & CEO of Ticketfly, Partner Shasta Ventures, Founder & MD Founders Circle Capital, Founders Circle Capital & Shasta Ventures

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Founders Circle Capital & Shasta Ventures 27 South Park Street #101, San Francisco, California, 94107
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  • Company Description Founders Circle Capital is a technology focused growth fund. Created in strategic partnership with Silicon Valley Bank, we invest in leading private technology companies primarily by providing liquidity to founders, employees and early investors. We believe that individuals should have the opportunity to reap the rewards of their hard work. We also deeply appreciate the importance of alignment between investors, management and employees when building a leading technology company and work cooperatively to identify the right solutions to create that alignment. Being an investor in a private company is a privilege; when we invest, we strive to leverage our industry relationships to deliver value.

1:30pm

VigLink
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Session Description: In his talk CEO and founder Oliver Roup will define and explore the growing native advertising landscape, which VigLink is firmly embedded in. He will talk to the audience about how and why it is becoming so effective in an age where facebook’s organic reach has plummeted to 1% and the “old marketing supply chain” of advertising becomes more and more redundant. Content now must be king for business engagement and brands need to become publishers. He will talk empirically about the growing influence of mobile and the role that native advertising is playing to leverage mobile “advertising” effectively.

Presenters
OR

Oliver Roup

CEO and Founder, VigLink

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
VigLink 539 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107
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  • Company Description VigLink enables online publishers to monetize content via our innovative Link Exchange, VLX. This new advanced technology ensures publisher’s links are directed to the highest paying advertisers, earning the best returns, and changing the future of how content marketing functions.

1:30pm

Airbnb
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Session Description: Get a behind the scenes look at Airbnb’s San Francisco headquarters, the ultimate reflection of the company’s culture and the tech world’s new way of working. Molly Turner, Public Policy for Airbnb, will lead the tour and speak of Airbnb’s community and its effect on the way people around the world connect with each other, bringing new and unique meanings to traveling and sharing.

Presenters
MT

Molly Turner

Civics, Airbnb

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Airbnb 888 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
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  • Company Description Airbnb is the world’s largest community-driven hospitality company. Whether it’s a chic urban loft, a stylish treehouse, or an artist’s garden retreat, with unique listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries, travelers can feel at home wherever they go. Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone.

1:30pm

Backplane
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Session Description: Backplane's NewCo presentation will focus on detailing a "network of networks" and what this means for the future of social media. Tomorrow's social networking does not lie in an all-encompassing network, but in niche networks with purpose. The NewCo presentation will explore what this new social economy means -- to people and existing social media businesses. *Please note that this session is at the offices of WSGR SOMA.

Presenters
SH

Scott Harrison

President & COO, Backplane

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Backplane 139 Townsend Street Suite 150, San Francisco, CA, 94107
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  • Company Description Backplane is known for launching Lady Gaga’s crazed fan network, LittleMonsters.com, and has continued its innovative approach to online community with an impressive list of clients. Backplane's mission is to create a platform that will also serve as the basis for an entire social economy and allow organizers to retain the value in their network.

1:30pm

Weebly
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Session Description: Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything: Join Weebly founder and CEO, David Rusenko, for a fireside chat and Q&A as he shares the story behind the company, its culture, and the lessons learned while growing the business to profitability and over 20 million users. Plus, tour Weebly’s brand new office, a historic warehouse in SOMA that was formerly used to make wine by Gundlach Bundschu before the 1906 earthquake.

Presenters
DR

David Rusenko

Co-founder & CEO, Weebly

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Weebly 460 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA, 94107
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  • Company Description Our vision is to encourage millions of people to start a website, blog or online store that’s as unique as they are. Weebly helps entrepreneurs take their dreams and make them real – from artists to business owners, inventors to independent professionals and teachers to non-profits. So, whether your great idea is a business, a place to showcase your talent, or a social hub for family and friends, it’s easy to start your something right now. By making the process of starting something intuitive and affordable, Weebly is a service that helps everyone succeed.

1:30pm

Hightail, Inc.
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Session Description: Join Hightail in their San Francisco loft space where two of their senior staff engineers, Hunter and Justin, unravel the art of rapidly streamlining large-scale web development. They’ll highlight valuable tips and tricks used in the development and deployment of our new web framework where Nodejs, Angular and tools like Grunt, Yeoman and Bower were used to quickly build high quality web apps.

Presenters
HN

Hunter Novak and Justin Fieldler

Senior Staff Engineers, Hightail, Inc.

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hightail, Inc. 539 Bryant Street Suite 210, San Francisco, California, 94107
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  • Company Description Hightail is a cloud based service that empowers you to share and control your digital content like a professional.

1:30pm

Life of Two
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Session Description: Over German beers, the siblings and founders Bianca and Roman will take lucky attendees on an insider’s journey; they’ll reveal insights that are normally not exposed to the outside. Curious about the things that startup founders learn along the way, how they suffer, have the time of their lives or why timing is everything? Be prepared, like they were in their journey, for the unexpected! Expect a shocking revelation by a startup and an entertaining but painful San Francisco story told by tenacious founders who wanted to change the world.

Presenters
BL

Bianca Loew and Roman Weishäupl

CEO, Founder and CIO Founder, Life of Two

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Life of Two 303 2nd Street South Tower 8th floor, San Francisco, CA, 94107
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  • Company Description Life of Two was started with a vision to change how couples communicate, by providing them with a mobile platform for their most important relationship.

1:30pm

Microsoft
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How we build productivity tools for a new world of digital work and life: The world of work is changing. People around the globe now have an almost infinite number of digital tools at their disposal to help them get things done. Not only that, these tools continue to blur the lines between work and life. In this changing environment, the way we build products to enhance people's productivity needs to keep up. Join a panel of team members from Yammer and the Microsoft Experience Design team as they share their thinking about thriving in this changing landscape. Members of the Yammer team will then provide you with a tour of our innovative office space on 1355 Market St and show you how we get our work done. Session presenters include: 1) Ron Blandford, Yammer Product Manager - a long time Yammer employee, will share Yammer's data driven, iterative product development methodology. 2) Hilarie Mazur, Senior Data Scientist, Yammer - an expert in Product Analytics and A/B testing, Hilarie will share how Yammer uses data science to drive product engagement. 3) Peter Martin, Director of Engineering at Microsoft Experience Design - will share how XD approach innovation and demonstrate some of their design explorations in to smart apps – ones that exhibit ambient intelligence, anticipate our needs, and optimize for work and life.

Presenters
Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Microsoft 1355 Market St, San Francisco, CA, 94103
  • Sort by Neighborhood Mid-Market
  • Company Description Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more.

1:30pm

ShareThis
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Session Description: In their NewCo presentation, Sharethis will explore the important steps involved in their process, from idea to creation to deployment pipeline. They will also dive into company culture, the glue to tie it all together.

Presenters
SS

Sean Shadmand

VP Publisher and Consumer Products, ShareThis

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
ShareThis 450 Townsend St. #102, San Francisco, California, 94107
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  • Company Description Sharethis makes social data actionable. Creating publisher products, processing big-data, and growing an ad-based platform is a tall order, especially when it spans six cities and three countries. They have created a scalable culture that shares knowledge actively under a repeatable process and keeps the company from falling into chaos…at least the bad kind of chaos!

1:30pm

frog
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Session Description: frog will host a provocative and participatory event to share our observations on the evolving role of design in new ventures, and to offer demonstrations from some of our portfolio companies, co-workers, and collaborators.

Presenters
EI

Ethan Imboden

VP, Head of Venture Design, frog

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
frog 660 3rd Street 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94107
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  • Company Description frog is a global product strategy and design firm. Our work solves problems, anticipates the future, and advances the human experience. We are more than 600 strategists, researchers, designers, and technologists who consult and partner with clients across industries. Headquartered in San Francisco, we have offices in Amsterdam, Austin, Boston, Milan, Munich, New York, Seattle, Shanghai, and Singapore.

3:00pm

Cloverpop
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Session Description: The human decision experience is a mess. Decisions stress, confuse and distract us. Science shows our brains are biased, blocking the path to better decisions. Cloverpop changes the game, using crowdsourced data and social storytelling to upgrade our decisions. NewCo attendees get special early access to Cloverpop private beta! Use this link: www.cloverpop.com/users/sign_up?ffr=4NewCoSF

Presenters
EL

Erik Larson

Founder & CEO, Cloverpop

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cloverpop 415 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA, 94111
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description Cloverpop is an anonymous social experience for making big decisions in life and business. Use our site, our stories and our coaches to get perspective, avoid mistakes and work through challenges. Explore the decisions we’re making. Join Cloverpop!

3:00pm

Delectable
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Session Description: Can you use data to make the world a more delicious place? Delectable is on a mission to make the world's most exciting wines understandable and accessible to everyone. Join CEO and Founder Alex Fishman to learn about our approach to taming the complexity of wine. Stay for a unique wine tasting where we put our theories into practice.

Presenters
AF

Alex Fishman

CEO, Delectable

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Delectable 224 11th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
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  • Company Description We're a team of technologists, designers, winemakers and artists building technology to reinvent wine. Using groundbreaking technology, and with a keen understanding of wine's inherent complexity, we've built tools that help consumers share, discover and drink awesome wine.Our mission is to make the world a more delicious place.

3:00pm

SEAGLASS Restaurant @ the Exploratorium
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Session Description: Chef Loretta Keller and Clay Reynolds will host a lively discussion about the innovative integration that has taken place between the Exploratorium Museum and Seaglass Restaurant since the location opened in April of last year. They will showcase items that stimulate and provoke thought ... highlighting fermentation, talking (and tasting!) vinegars and shrubs, honey in its comb.

Presenters
LK

Loretta Keller and Clay Reynolds

Partners, SEAGLASS Restaurant @ the Exploratorium

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SEAGLASS Restaurant @ the Exploratorium Pier 15, San Francisco, CA, 94111
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  • Company Description SEAGLASS restaurant @ the Exploratorium is trying to change the way people eat when attending the museum by integrating the museum experience into the dining experience. Yes, we are serving a unique, high quality cuisine focused on the local bounty of northern California, but we stand apart because we are challenging our guests to ask questions, just like the museum. The Exploratorium teaches through active participation. We engage the guests by presenting interesting items in unique ways which force you to ask questions. Why are they serving this? What is going on here? What process is taking place here and how does it effect what I’m eating? This changes the dynamic and creates an environment of learning. This makes the partnership special. This is what defines and drives SEAGLASS and our team.

3:00pm

The Orange Chef Co.
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Session Description: Get a behind the scenes look at The Orange Chef Company’s "heart-of-the-home" kitchen-centered workspace. Dive in deep to find out how they are crafting the future of the connected kitchen. You'll discover the tools and ideas they’re concocting to enable confidence and discovery around food. Santiago Merea, CEO and Founder, will lead this talk on the company's impact on food and food's impact on the company and its culture.

Presenters
SM

Santiago Merea

CEO, The Orange Chef Co.

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Orange Chef Co. 188 King Street PH3, San Francisco, California, 94107
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  • Company Description At The Orange Chef Co. we're making the kitchen a place of confidence and discovery. We are creating a smart ecosystem for the kitchen, made up of quality products built with an emphasis on simple design, maintaining the craft of cooking, and using local and sustainable materials. We strive to give our customers the tools to understand and navigate their nutritional, culinary and spoon-licking lives. Whether you’re a cupcake baker, a kimchi pickler, a quinoa connoisseur, or a leftover-reheater—whoever you are, whatever you’re eating, we’re here to connect you to your food.

3:00pm

OpenTable
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Session Description: OpenTable changed the way we make dining reservations and now its re-imagining how we pay the bill. Join the OpenTable team at their SF headquarters for a delicious discussion about the future of paying your bill with OpenTable, complete with beverages and bites.

Presenters
SJ

Scott Jampol

VP, Marketing, OpenTable

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OpenTable 120 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104
  • Sort by Neighborhood Financial District
  • Company Description OpenTable is dedicated to powering great dining experiences. We strive to continually find ways to enhance enjoyment when people go out to eat. By delivering access, insights and expertise, we nourish great relationships between restaurants and diners, locally and globally. OpenTable seats more than 15 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 31,000 restaurants.

3:00pm

Crave
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Session Description: Sex + Tech + Design: Crave will discuss manufacturing, their unique approach to business, and things they are doing differently now and in the future. The tone of the presentation will be provocative to disrupt and break through this traditional perception, considering there is still stigma around the sex toy industry. Founders will share their stories of how Crave was created and how they overcame the stigma around their business (both personally and professionally).

Presenters
MT

Michael Topolovac

Founder, Crave

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Crave 1234 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA, 94103
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  • Company Description In the spirit of continuing to elevate and re-imagine what a sex toy could be, Crave was created to change the way women experience sex toys. Crave’s products are both functional and elegant. The company has generated a lot of buzz by creating high quality vibrators that can be worn as a beautiful piece of jewelry.

3:00pm

Code for America
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Session Description: Learn about Code for America’s unique mission of building a government for the people, by the people in the 21st century. Meet Fellows who are working on innovative civic tech projects around the country in partnership with local government.

Presenters
AT

Alex Tran + others

Fellowship Manager + 2-3 Fellows, Code for America

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Code for America 155 9th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
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  • Company Description Founded in 2009, Code for America (CfA) is a national nonprofit that partners with local governments and citizens to foster civic innovation. By working to reinvigorate civic participation, accelerate the civic startup marketplace, facilitate collaboration between government leaders, and build new tools that enhance and strengthen communities, CfA is helping governments solve old problems in new ways.

3:00pm

FlexScore
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Do you procrastinate in dealing with your personal finances? If so, come to the FlexScore office and see how FlexScore is making financial planning easy, free, and fun. FlexScore co-founder Jason Gordo will lead a discussion about the shortcomings of the traditional financial planning industry and why it’s ripe for disruption. Visitors will get a chance to see a FlexScore demo and learn how the new trend towards “gamification” will shake up financial services in the near future.

Presenters
JG

Jason Gordo

CEO, FlexScore

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
FlexScore 156 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105
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  • Company Description We’ve done for the financial planning industry what the FICO score did for the lending industry 40 years ago. We’ve simplified the process to determine how well you’re doing with your personal finances today and what steps you should take to improve and get on the right path. FlexScore is not your dad’s financial planner. It doesn’t play golf, drive a BMW, or wear a necktie. Instead, it’s a web-based platform that interacts with users where they feel comfortable—on their computers and smart phones. Created by two financial advisors, FlexScore "gamifies" financial planning by giving you a score based on your overall economic health. After aggregating your financial data, FlexScore assigns you a score and provides a list of recommended Action Steps to improve your financial well-being. Each time you complete an Action Step, you earn points as your FlexScore gets ever closer to a perfect 1000, which represents financial independence.

3:00pm

KITE & Wearable World
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Session Description: Join KITE and Wearable World to discuss the roles of tech accelerators, incubators, and shared workspaces in harboring and igniting the innovation ecosystem. The KITE app connects leading brands and agencies to innovative startups. Wearable World connects businesses to the social fabric of the Internet of Wearable Things through news content, incubator and accelerator programs, and events. Hear from top industry minds about the organizations, spaces and brands that are betting big on innovators and helping startups flourish.

Presenters
MS

Mark Silva

CEO and Founder, KITE & Wearable World

Host Companies


Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
KITE & Wearable World Wearable World 600 HARRISON STREET 4TH FLOOR, San Francisco, CA, 94107
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  • Company Description Startups seek opportunities to find product market fit. Agencies and brands seek to keep pace with rapid developments and partner with the best emerging technologies to drive innovation in all areas of their business. Until now, no single solution connected the dots and presented solutions efficiently and thoughtfully. We’re on a mission to change this. KITE's innovative platform allows amazing partners and the world’s top agencies and brands to engage with innovation at scale.

3:00pm

Scoot Networks
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Session Description: Scoot is mobility for the city: shared, smartphone-enabled, electric, Vespa-style scooters. Scoot will once again open its doors to the public! CEO, Micheal Keating will discuss the latest projects they are working on from new communication methods to cutting-edge battery technology, from member engagement to fleet expansion, and future growth beyond San Francisco.

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Michael Keating

CEO, Scoot Networks

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Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Scoot Networks 756 Natoma St, San Francisco, California, 94103
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  • Company Description Scoot is a new mode of urban transportation in San Francisco — combining electric motorscooters with smartphone technology in a system that allows for quick, $3 trips from one part of the city to another. As fast as a taxi at a fraction of the price, Scoot is the ideal form of mobility for our increasingly connected and crowded city lives. Scoot is making on-demand, electric, affordable transportation available to everyone. Scoot opened its beta in September of 2012 and has grown to dozens of locations, 100+ scooters, and seen more than 40,000 rides — and continues to grow. Down the road, Scoot will be expanding outside San Francisco to other cities in the US, and beyond.

4:30pm

Jawbone
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Session Description: Chief of Staff Andrew Lindsay will present the history, present and a peek at the exciting future of Jawbone and the existing and future markets in which it plays. This session is not to be missed!

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Andrew Lindsay

Chief of Staff, Jawbone

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Friday September 12, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Jawbone 99 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
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  • Company Description Jawbone® is a world-leader in consumer technology and wearable devices, building hardware products and software platforms powered by data science. Jawbone’s UP® system helps people live better by providing personalized insight into how they sleep, move and eat. Its open API – the UP Platform – includes an ecosystem of apps and services that integrate with UP to offer new, customized experiences. The company’s approach to lifestyle tracking is unique, with over 600 patents granted or pending related to its ecosystem and wearable technology manufacturing processes. Jawbone is also the creator of the best-selling JAMBOX® family of wireless speakers, the award-winning Jawbone ERA® Bluetooth® headsets, and NoiseAssassin® technology. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices globally, Jawbone products are available in over 40 countries around the world.

4:30pm

Quantcast
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Session Description:Tesla, Earthquakes, and Dentists — Big Data demystified. Come learn about some unique insights from Quantcast's world wide web visibility and how Quantcast is applying its proprietary first party data set to help publishers understand their audience, and advertisers reach their most important customers and prospects across the web. Rich Wing, Head of Global Sales Training, will present three unique case studies that demonstrate the power of real time data, its broad application, and an "under the hood" view of one of the world's top five data processing organizations.

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Rich Wing

Head of Global Sales Training, Quantcast

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Friday September 12, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Quantcast 201 3rd St 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94103
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  • Company Description Quantcast is a digital advertising company specialized in audience measurement and real-time advertising. As the pioneer of direct audience measurement in 2006, Quantcast has today the most in-depth understanding of digital audiences across the web, allowing marketers and publishers to make the smartest choices as they buy and sell the most effective targeted advertising on the market.

4:30pm

Hampton Creek
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Session Description: Josh Tetrick, Founder and CEO, will dive into why Hampton Creek is such a unique company. While we are a food company, we operate like a technology company, and all for a deeper mission: to make food healthier and affordable for everyone, everywhere. We'll provide a slide show, tour, and taste of our products, too!

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Josh Tetrick

CEO/Founder, Hampton Creek

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Friday September 12, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Hampton Creek 371 10th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
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  • Company Description Hampton Creek's mission is to make food healthier and affordable for everyone, everywhere. Hampton Creek is about finding a way to make sure the food that goes to our families is healthier, more affordable, 10x more sustainable, and even more delicious. That is Hampton Creek.

4:30pm

Comcast Ventures
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Session Description: We love working with entrepreneurs who have ideas that will shift industries and impact the way people interact with their worlds. And we thrive on helping make those ideas big. We will formally announce new programs to help start-ups scale like Wired in a Week, Comcast Accelerate and Comcast Purchase Power.

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Amy Banse

Head of Funds, Comcast Ventures

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Friday September 12, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Comcast Ventures 23 Geary Street 10th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94108
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  • Company Description At Comcast Ventures, we invest in innovative businesses that represent the next generation of entertainment, communications and digital technology. We partner with entrepreneurs who have the vision, passion and tenacity to succeed and who understand how innovation is changing the way the world communicates, creates and consumes. Helping our portfolio companies flourish is a priority… whether that means working with founders to build a management team or offering them access to the deep resources of our parent, Comcast Corporation. We are excited by the future and look forward to working with the entrepreneurs who are changing our industry together.

4:30pm

Trulia
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Session Description: How to Innovate Year-Round for A Double-Sided Marketplace: Trulia CTO Daniel Farnedi will discuss why prioritizing is important for his company. He will take a dive deep into its latest innovations including wearables, user experience, mobile web and consumer and agent apps. Daniel will also share a few of case studies from Trulia’s "Innovation Week" where engineers can dedicate one week on unique projects for the company. The focus will be on those projects which were ultimately implemented into the product roadmap.

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Daniele Farnedi

CTO, Trulia

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Friday September 12, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Trulia 116 New Montgomery FL 3, San Francisco, CA - California, 94105
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  • Company Description Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) gives home buyers, sellers and real estate agents all the tools and valuable information they need to be successful in the home search process. Through its innovative mobile and web products, Trulia provides engaged home buyers and sellers essential information about the house, the neighborhood and the process while connecting them with the right agents. For agents, Trulia, together with its Market Leader subsidiary, provides an end-to-end system that enables them to find and serve clients, create lasting relationships and build their business. Founded in 2005, Trulia is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, Denver and Seattle.

4:30pm

Sidecar
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Session Description: Visit the home offices of one of the most innovative transportation companies in the world. In this session Sidecar co-founder and CEO will discuss the innovations that will enable Sidecar to create the most affordable and accessible transportation marketplace created for and powered by everyday people. After inventing instant rideshare, Sidecar introduced the first transportation marketplace, which gives drivers and riders control to find the ride they want at the price they decide. In May, Sidecar began testing Shared Rides – shareable Sidecars where riders split the cost of the ride with someone going the same direction. More than 13,000 people have booked Shared Rides in San Francisco since May. In this session Sidecar co-founder and CEO discusses the innovations that will enable Sidecar to create the most affordable and accessible transportation marketplace created for and powered by everyday people. We’ll wrap things up with a happy hour with (what else!) Sidecar cocktails with a modern twist.

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Sunil Paul

Co-founder and CEO, Sidecar

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Friday September 12, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sidecar 360 Pine St., San Francisco, California, 94104
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  • Company Description Sidecar's mission is to build the largest transportation network created for and powered by everyday people.

4:30pm

RocketSpace
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Session Description: Are you looking for a birth place of the next Uber or Kabam? Founder and CEO Duncan Logan will explain how Rocketspace helps early stage startups leverage the network eco-system they created. Duncan will invite startup founders to tell their personal “case studies” of growth and success in Rocketspace's coworking environment. The opportunities such as RocketU and the open innovation programs at Rocketspace will be presented.

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Duncan Logan

Founder, CEO, RocketSpace

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Friday September 12, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
RocketSpace 180 Sansome St. 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94104
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  • Company Description RocketSpace is a world-renowned technology campus that connects tech startups, innovative corporate brands and entrepreneurs to bring the future to market. RocketSpace is the place for developer bootcamps and technology events. 30 months, 130 companies, 75K square feet, graduated another 270 companies, RocketSpace is the nucleus of tech.