SF New Tech @ Wearable World Congress – Free!

SF New Tech @ Wearable World Congress – Free!

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Hey everyone –

Here’s something super-cool …

SF New Tech is showcasing some of the hottest wearable and IoT startups on May 19th and you’re invited — for free!

Join us at Wearable World Congress (WWC15) as we hold court inside the “Startup City” exhibition at the iconic Palace of Fine Arts to see and hear from some of the best companies to come out of the latest class from Wearable World Labs.

Wearable World Congress is a two day mega-event I’ve been working on that’s for anyone wishing to do business with the leaders of wearable and IoT tech. Wearable tech and IoT revolution represents the next —and likely the most significant— wave of tech innovation, representing billions of dollars of opportunity. Will you be a part of it?

The Startup City exhibit is free but you must register at http://www.wwcongress.com

Now, by securing a full conference pass, you’ll reap even more benefits of this amazing event. Since I’m knee-deep in WWC and I have the keys to the discount code thing-a-ma-jigger — I carved out an exclusive discount just for SFNT. (Shhhhh..)

Plug in the code “SFNT” upon registration, and roll back to early bird pricing to save a whopping $504 dollars on a full conference pass.

Please hit it now before my boss finds out. ;)

More info and registration @ http://www.wwcongress.com

I really hope to see you at Wearable World Congress!


– Myles



The Palace of Fine Arts Theater
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA

May 19: 10:00 am – 5:05 pm
May 20: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SFNT goes live at 1:50pm on Tuesday, May 19.

Wearable World Congress presents STARTUP CITY a FREE exhibit of the most innovative Wearable Tech on the planet!

** Discover products from 50 of the most innovative Wearable Tech startups in the world demonstrating products that are the leading edge of Wearable Tech innovation. ** Talk to Wearable Tech / IoT developers about where the industry is going

** Network with other Wearable Tech professionals and enthusiasts and market opportunities

BONUS – in addition to the STARTUP CITY exhibits, you can enjoy our EXPO STAGE:
– SF New Tech presents THE BEST of WEARABLE WORLD DEMO DAY (Awesome Startup Demos)
– A Special Wearable Wednesday program focus on Designing Wearable Apps
– Sponsor Clinics and Workshops by StretchSense and
– Special Crowdfunding presentation by Indiegogo

Discover cool products, learn, network and be a part of the Wearable Tech revolution! We’re celebrating and you’re invited!

Join us May 19, 20 at the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts for Wearable World Congress STARTUP CITY!

Register today at http://www.wwcongress.com


Come meet and do business with 1000+ leaders in wearable and IoT tech!

Notable brands joining us to chart the future at Wearable World Congress, including but not limited to:

Abbott Labs
Bose Corporation
Dolby Laboratories
General Motors
Intel Corporation
Movado Group Inc
Samsung Electronics
Swiss Re
Under Armour
United Airlines
Verizon Innovation Program
— and many, many others.


Amazing Speakers convening at Wearable World Congress:

Aarthi Ramamurthy, Founder and CEO @ Lumoid
Adriana Lee, Tech Reporter / Editor, ReadWrite
Albert Lee, VP of Product, Connected Fitness North America, Under Armour
Alberto Torres, CEO, Atheer
Alex Wellen, Chief Product Officer, CNN
Andrew Dix, CEO and Co-Founder, Crowdfund Insider
Andrew Dix, Co-founder @ Crowdfund Insider
Andrew Flanagan, CEO @ TelCare
Ariel Garten, CEO & Founder @ InteraXon
Ayse Ildeniz, VP & GM for Business Development & Strategy, New Devices Group @ Intel Corporation
Casper de Clercq, Partner @ Norwest Venture Partners
Chris Bruce, Founder & CEO @ Sproutling
Deepa Sood, Founder @ Cuff
Eric Migicovsky, Founder & CEO @ Pebble
Ethan Schur, Chief Operating Officer @ Grush
Gawain Morrison, CEO & Co-Founder @ Sensum
Greg Ferenstein, Founding Editor, Ferenstein Wire
James Harrison, Vice Chairman of the Board & CEO @ Contour
Jay Nath, CIO @ City of San Francisco
Jeannine Sargent, President, Innovation and New Ventures @ Flextronics
John Dillon, Vice President of Marketing EMEA, Akamai
Josh Constine, Senior Writer @ TechCrunch
Kelly Starrett, Founder, SF Crossfit
Kevin King, President, CEO & Director @ iRhythm
Laurent Le Pen, Founder and CEO @ Omate
Lindsey Irvine, Global Director, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships @ Salesforce
Marcus Weller, Chairman and CEO @ Skully Helmets
Mat Honan, San Francisco Bureau Chief @ Buzzfeed
Matt Galligan, CEO & Co-Founder @ Circa
Neha Sampat, CEO, built.io
Owen Thomas, Editor-in-Chief @ ReadWrite
Philippe Kahn, CEO @ Fullpower
Redg Snodgrass, CEO @ Wearable World
Sam De Brouwer, Co-founder @ Scanadu
Signe Brewster, Science/technology journalist
Sridhar Solur, General Manager, Wearables and IOT @ Hewlett-Packard
Stephane Wyper, VP, Startup Engagement & Acceleration @ Mastercard
Tan Le, Founder & CEO @ Emotiv
Theo Forbath, Global Vice President of Digital Transformation @ Cognizant
Todd Greene, Founder & CEO @ PubNub
Urska Srsen, Co-founder & Head of Product @ Bellabeat
Yobie Benjamin, Industry Leader Wearable Technology & IoT
… and others!

We’ll be discussing all-things-wearable and IoT, honing in on …

The Horological Smartwatch
Pioneering Medicine with Connected Devices
IoT for Cities
Transforming Media for New Form Factors
Brands Leveraging Wearable Tech
Connecting the Internet of Things
Blending Fashion and Technology
The Evolution of Crowdfunding
Connected Parenting in a Wearable World
Transformational Design & Wearable Technology

… and MUCH more.



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5.13 SFNT @ Mighty!

5.13 SFNT @ Mighty!

SF New Tech
Free tacos for the first 150 people in the door!
Amazing new tech and fascinating people all night long!


5:30 – 7:30   Mingling & Networking
7:30 – 9:30   Demos & Discussions
9:30 – 10:00   60 Second Spots
 10:00 – 10:30     Wrap up & Last call







Pankaj Tibrewal, CEO

Chartcube is the synthesis of analytics and collaboration for data-driven teams.  http://chartcube.com


John Adams, Founder & CEO
Simple schedule, media, and cue management for conferences, festivals, and meetings, with real time notification and show coordination.






Tanner Stephens – CEO
The IMDb of sports. Every athlete, coach, team, venue and sport — all in one app.  http://www.sportlocker.com
Tribe of Noise 

Tribe of Noise
Hessel van Oorschot, Chief of Noise

 Music licensing company Tribe of Noise connects musicians with media professionals and businesses around the world in need for original, all rights included music. Individual artists preserve their music rights and at the same time take advantage of the collective business deals, exploitation models and contacts facilitated by Tribe of Noise. Tribe of Noise represents 26.000 artists from 185 countries today and provides music (licenses) to the film, TV, video production, gaming and in-store media industry.  http://www.tribeofnoise.com


Rodeo Software

Pieter Vos, Managing Director

Rodeo Software is building a project administration tool for creative companies. The look and feel (UX design) is very much focused on the creative who does not want to be sucked up by administrative hassle. The beta version is completed in August 2015 and will be rolled out in the Netherlands and also, in the near future, in the US. http://www.rodeo-software.com



Koen Stam, co-founder
 WeHandcraft is an easy-to-use (e)retail software for both online or offline commerce. By living on the web the platform is acting as a full API which makes integration accessible for all local e(retail) software-vendors like: Point-of-Sale, bookkeeping, web shops, loyalty, payments, ERP, and many more.  http://www.WeHandcraft.com



Free Tacos!



 SF New Tech Sponsors
Consulate General of the Netherlands
 The Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco helps build more opportunities for Dutch businesses in the Western United States.Please check out http://www.hollandinthevalley.com for more information about our initiatives. We are proud to present several Dutch tech entrepreneurs at this event who are visiting the Valley in search for inspiration and for opportunities of new co-operation with US counterparts. http://sanfrancisco.the-netherlands.org
Fathom Law
 We recommend Fathom Law for all your startup’s legal needs. http://www.fathomlaw.com
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Today I am beyond thrilled to make a few BIG announcements.Make that HUGE announcements.

No wait, F’IN AMAZING announcements.

Let’s just say we’ve got some real KICK ASS stuff in the works!

In waaaay too many words… please check what’s news!

This month SFNT enters its 10th year of bringing together the tech community of SF. Happy Birthday to us! I haven’t done a full audit — but since we started, it’s safe to say we’ve seen 800+ startups hit the SFNT stage, over 5000 unique companies in the house, over 16,000 members across all our media, and god knows how many millions of dollars and found dream jobs have filtered through our community since our very first gathering in 2006.   We’ve come a long way, baby!  And that’s thanks to YOU.

The way SF New Tech brings together the tech community apparently has not gone unnoticed!  I’m excited to report Megan Smith, the CTO of the United States of America and Assistant to the President, has invited me to the White House (gulp!) on April 17 to represent SFNT as part of the very first White House Tech Meetup!  Crazy, eh?!  If you’ve got anything you’d like to relay to POTUS, let me know!   Check out the official invitation below.   :)

I’ve spent most of my time building the SFNT community through producing compelling events.  Big wheels are turning and today I’m officially announcing that I am joining the awesome team at Wearable World as Vice President of Marketing.  Wearable World’s job is to connect the market makers that drive the Wearable Tech and IoT revolutions forward. We’re in the business of creating mutually beneficial opportunities.  It’s a perfect match — WW has done what I’ve always wanted to do with SFNT through creating an ecosystem for startups (here, largely in wearable and IoT tech) to interface with corporates (and vise versa), to find funding/support, and to go big, fast. I’ve known and been friends with Redg Snodgrass, WW’s CEO, for a long, long time and our coming together makes perfect sense. SF New Tech will continue operate independently —it’s not going away by any means— but you will, no doubt, begin to see more opportunities through our new extended family come through the ether … starting today.

Enter Wearable World Congress! I’m helping to produce and promote this down-home 2-day wearable-and-IoT-love-and-business-conference at Wearable World’s super-cool HQ inside the Palace of Fine Arts.  We’re expecting over 2000 people to join the conversation about all-things wearable and IoT. This is the BIG one, folks. If you have any business in the ever-evolving world of the Internet and the connected society, you NEED to be here.  Trust me, you’ll hear more about this from me in the coming days and weeks.  Early bird tickets are available NOW.  And because you’re in the SFNT family, you can apply and additional 15% off discount right now.  Use the the code SFNT at http://www.wwcongress.com to score.

Our first-ever FoodBytes Summit event produced in partnership with Rabobank (the world’s largest food/agtech bank) was so amazing — we’re doing it again!   Save the date: June 25, 2015 at the Bluxome Winery.   More info soon … but if you’re innovating with food or agriculture, we want to hear from you.  Apply to demo in front of leaders in the food world (BIG brands, investors) who want to do business with you. AND … we’re going to bring FoodBytes to NYC in the fall, too!  Apply to demo here!


SFNT in March at Runway rocked. We love Runway!  Authy stepped in as a special sponsor and they brought sandwiches! (Bulletproof 2-Factor Auth FTW!)  Akamai was back to share their latest dev and career opportunities.  And Eric Ferraro of Fathom Law was there in spirit — probably too busy with legal stuff from startups!  And, the beer was delivered by Instacart because, why not?

For our April event, SF New Tech has partnered with Kontakt.io and Wearable World for “Beacons & Retail: Putting Proximity to Work!” — a very special event being held at Wearable World HQ inside the Palace of Fine Arts on April 16th.  Expect a formal invitation from SF New Tech soon… but act now and you can score early bird tickets at http://sfntbeaconweek-mail.eventbrite.com


If you’ve got what it takes to help organize killer events for the tech community, please get in touch — we’re looking for help!  We love working with bright, amazing people. Like Russel Clímaco-Estardo! Big ups for helping me wrangle the tiger that is SFNT. And like John-Paul Bulow, for kicking ass with FoodBytes 1.0 & 2.0!  Like Matthew Gonzales who calls it in from Dublin-town, old school: far out but not far gone! And of course, @socialgreg and JimmyG for plugging in and making shit happen.

And … here’s the invitation I received from the White House.   Sorry but it’s not transferable.  :)

You represent the incredible local community organizing that happens every day across this country, connecting people who share common passions and who would otherwise be strangers to one another. By sharing your talents and knowledge with your neighbors and peers, organizing meetups, investing in people’s development, and helping connect people to reach their goals, you’re keeping our nation on the cutting edge of innovation. In short, the work you do is critically important on so many levels.
We also know that more Americans need to plug into the new interconnected ecosystems we live in, to surface their talents, and connect them to opportunities they deserve, and we know that there are more ways than ever to leverage networks and technology to improve lives. We have a lot of work to do to bridge connections and ensure all of our neighbors can participate.
On April 17, we’re hosting community organizers, city and state officials, and technology thought leaders for a Tech Meetup at the White House. Our goals in gathering are to support America’s innovators, to better bridge digital divides, to interconnect us on common topics, to better collaborate on challenging projects where we have deep need and passion to solve them, and figure out how to include all Americans everywhere in our #InnovationNation.
I hope you will be able to join us!
U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President
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4.16 SFNT – It’s BeaconWeek! Beacons & Retail: Putting Proximity to Work!

4.16 SFNT – It’s BeaconWeek! Beacons & Retail: Putting Proximity to Work!

SF New Tech has partnered with Kontakt.io & Wearable World, to host a special event at Wearable World’s HQ at the Palace of Fine Arts to explore Beacons & Retail.

This time we’re going to focus on how to use the power of proximity and how to make it work in retail. Join us and see why you should jump on the beacon bandwagon!

What is the BeaconWeek event?

BeaconWeek is a unique event themed around the Internet of Things and talking about hands-on experiences of beacon deployments. Twice a month in different locations around the world, Kontakt.io hosts special events to build communities and together make our world a better place thanks to beacons.

This event is in partnership with Wearable World and SF New Tech. And you’re invited!

Speakers Include:

  • Marcin Kasz, Beacon Ambassador, Kontakt.io
  • Kyle Ellicot, Co-Founder & CTO, Wearable World
  • Garrett Dodge, Rockbot, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Ketu Patel, Rockbot, Co-Founder & CTO
  • (And a few others TBA!)

Who can join the event?

BeaconWeek is a networking & business opportunity for:

  • Entrepreneurs and startups interested in the Internet of Things
  • Developers working with iBeacon technology
  • Technology and marketing-based media looking for inspiration

Why you shouldn’t miss it?

  • Beacons can increase conversion rates of advertising 1600+% Don’t believe us? Come see how!
  • Learn about the best use cases that Kontakt.io, with more than 9,000 clients deploying beacons around the world, has seen to date.


  • All attendees get: snacks, drinks, a handy BeaconWeek demo kit ($60 value), and the chance to meet the best and brightest in proximity and beacon-based marketing in San Francisco!



Kontakt.io’s platform puts the real world in contact with the Internet of Things by connecting devices with proximity awareness to the cloud. We go beyond beacons to do this, and have a full suite of innovative technology, starting with bluetooth low energy beacons and moving on with a variety of other hardware and software technologies, and we make it simple for any business or serious hobbyist to create the bluetooth application or business of their dreams.

Find out more at www.kontakt.io


The Location Based Marketing Association is a international group dedicated to fostering research, education and collaborative innovation at the intersection of people, places and media. Our goal is to educate, share best practices, establish guidelines for growth and to promote the services of member companies to brands and other content-related providers. Find out more at www.thelbma.com.

Wearable World, headquartered in San Francisco with active Wearable World communities in 18 cities around the globe, is an organization dedicated to creating the social fabric for business around Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. Our Mission is to connect technology experts, thought-leaders, corporate/startup executives, and investors to build these game-changing emerging technologies.
Find out more at www.wearableworld.co



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3.25 SFNT @Runway

3.25 SFNT @Runway

SFNT @ Runway 
We are ready for take-off at the vernerable Runway incubator!
Join us for amazing demos, great conversations, a tour of Runway… and beer!
Demos on tap:

Raw Shorts
Antonio Otalvaro, CEO & Founder
Raw Shorts will demo how businesses use their platform to produce their own explainer videos in house instead of having to hire an animation studio. The ease of use that Raw Shorts provides allows businesses to think of video beyond the 30 second spot and instead how they can use explainer videos throughout various touch points.  http://www.rawshorts.com
Matt Dukes, CEO
Monthly wine-by-the-glass membership club, Birchbox for wine.
Turn your task list into an ask list
Chris Heuer, Founder
These days it seems everyone has too much to do. While some eagerly await the arrival of human cloning, smart people like you are gaining exponential productivity by enlisting the support of others. Will Someone provides an easy way to track what you have asked other to do for you, through the clarifying conversations and to completion.     To put it simply, Will Someone turns your task list into an ask list. Get more work done in less time by asking others to do it for you. Now you can easily stay on top of the things you asked others to do for you as well as the things you need to get done yourself, all in one place.   Forget to pick up the copies from the printer on your way to the big meeting? UseWill Someone to send a request to your team. Want some friends to review your blog post before publishing? Ask them using Will Someone. Seeking volunteers for your community day? Ask your social network using Will Someone. Seeking a reccommendation for a moving company? Send the request to your Facebook friends using Will Someone? All of this and much more is possible if you only ask, Will Someone?   http://www.willsomeone.com
Jari Salomaa, Head of Mobile Product Management
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. http://www.fireeye.com
 SF New Tech Sponsors
Authy’s SaaS application protects individuals and online businesses against phishing and other malicious attack via two factor authentication (2FA) services that are technologically strong, fast to implement, and highly user-centric. Our global customer base includes the brightest innovators in the sharing economy including CloudFlare, CEX.io, Coinbase and MercadoLibre.  http://www.authy.com
Fathom Law
 We recommend Fathom Law for all your startup’s legal needs. http://www.fathomlaw.com
Akamai® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with first class reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamairemoves the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

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