If you can’t come to the event live, don’t worry, we got your back. You can watch the action live here. Live streaming by Ustream


If you can’t come to the event live, don’t worry, we got your back.

You can watch the action live here.

Live streaming by Ustream

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Make Connections and Get Up Close & Personal with the Latest in IoT at GROW

Garibaldi Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park

As you may already know, GROW Conference is heading to Whistler for their 5th Annual event August 20-22, 2014 with 1000+ attendees and some of the tech world’s top thinkers.

GROW is a place where founders, brands, retailers, investors and startups will explore how to build and leverage technology for living in a connected world. This is your opportunity to hear leaders from Google Glass, Qualcomm, Lululemon, Life360, SmartThings, Mondelez, Flextronics and Jawbone (to name but a few) talk about building context aware and personalized customer experiences, new app ecosystems on device platforms and the connected stores of the future – not to mention, test out the latest tech making waves in our space.

We’ll explore the mountain terrain with the latest in wearable tech and beacons to understand context, engagement and what experiences we would actually want in a connected environment. The GROW Conference will give you insight into the future. Join us in the mountains and meet your future partners, customers, investors and mentors at GROW.

We’ve spoken to the organizers and secured a $100 discount off the regular price. Use Promo Link: http://bit.ly/GROWtixSFNT with the access code: SFNewTech to get the deal.

They also have the “Lean Pass” for $195!


// Outdoor Fitness Activities: Lululemon Execs are leading early morning and late afternoon group yoga sessions, mountain biking and mountain top hikes. Bring your fitness trackers, download the Strava routes and let’s quantify ourselves.

// Invite-Only Founder Event: For the first time we are hosting an invite-only, closed doors sessions for Founders on the top of the mountain.

// Gondola Talks: Ride up the mountain in our Gondola Talks with founders, partners and investors.

// Game of Drones: Meet us in the Olympic Plaza and fly your RC Helis, Quadcopter or Drone. Sign up HERE

// Pitch at the Smackdown: Companies have 1 minute to WOW the panel of VCs and Press. Sign up HERE

// Hardware Talks: Meet founders who are building the latest hardware products and learn how they’re incorporating software models on top of the mountain.

// Connected Resort of the Future: Help us make Whistler the most “connected resort in the world”.

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#NewTechCrawl ’14 — Get on board!


It’s official!

We’re producing the 2nd Annual #NewTechCrawl on October 17th in SF!

You’re invited to join the fun as 100s of tech lovin’ geeks take to the streets of San Francisco to check in, first-hand, with innovative companies who put our little town on the map.

If you’re a startup based in SF and want entrepreneurs visiting your space en masse, want to volunteer, or sponsor this city-wide event, please tell us who you are here.   Big thanks to Prezi for jumping in and making this happen!

Check out how things went down last year via ABC News: http://abc7news.com/archive/9301925/

Come crawl with us!

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Demo @ Techmanity’s Startlandia (for free!)


We see a lot of conferences come and go.  When we learned about Techmanity we quickly realized how this event really stands out from the crowd and is poised to kick some serious ass as they bridge together tech, culture, and community … like rock stars.

And we’re thrilled to invite you to exhibit your startup as a part of it, for free.

Techmanity is looking for the most dangerous and disruptive startups in the world to feature as part of their special Startlandia exhibit at our upcoming launch event October 1 – 2 in San Jose. If selected you will be showing your innovations in front of the Bay Area’s tech elite – market movers and influencers that can help launch your project into the stratosphere. Are you dangerous and disruptive?

Check out http://www.techmanity.com and apply!

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Show off your startup @ TEDxMarin


Isn’t it about time you showed off your startup to the Marin crowd?

TEDxMarin is search of great new tech that really wants to make the world a better place to be a part of their startup showcase.

TEDxMarin’s 650+ attendees are progressives, mostly 40+, mostly affluent, early adopters, some angels and VC’s (high net worth investors), as well as very green, health and fitness oriented, philanthropic, and outdoor focused.

The startup showcase will commence between 5:45 and 7:30.  If your startup is accepted, you’ll receive a 6-foot table and access to power and your logo goes up on all-things-TEDxMarin until April 2015.

Apply at http://www.tedxmarin.org/innovator-showcase-application/

(And definitely say SFNT sent ya.)

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8.27: SF New Tech: Waze, CloudHQ, DocSend, HashtagSell, ComfortWay, more!  (Free Drinks, Free Tacos!)

8.27: SF New Tech: Waze, CloudHQ, DocSend, HashtagSell, ComfortWay, more! (Free Drinks, Free Tacos!)

SF New Tech
Free tacos for the first 150 people in the door!
Free drinks from 5:30 – 6:30 while supplies last!
Amazing new tech all night long!

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



ON TAP . . .


Di-Ann Eisnor, Head of Partnerships, Global
We’ll be checking in with Di-Ann Eisnor (SFNT alum: 6/12, 9/09) to see what’s new with everyone’s favorite traffic avoidence and navigation app.
http://www.waze.com // @waze


Brad Davis, Founder
Search all the Internet’s online classified ads in one app. Sell items in seconds. Real-time alerts.  Simple “Google-like” search experience, “Pinterest-like” results organization, “Twitter-like” posting of new ads for sale. Realtime commenting and notifications.  http://www.hashtagsell.com // @hashtagsell


Russ Heddleston, CEO
DocSend provides analytics and control for documents you send. Know more. Work smarter. Move faster.  DocSend makes business communication with documents more effective and actionable by providing analytics and control for the documents you send. Hundreds of companies use DocSend for everything from sales and marketing to fundraising. DocSend allows you to see who’s viewing your documents and how long they’re viewing each page. You’re also able to make edits or restrict access to your documents at any time. DocSend is taking the current means of document sending and transforming it into a new and intelligent way of communicating.  https://docsend.com // @docsend



Senad Dizdar, CEO
Sync your cloud for backup and collaboration.  cloudHQ is a service that continuously synchronizes your data between multiple cloud services and accounts in real-time.  We backup and sync your files so that if you change them, they are synched to the other service you backed them up on. I.e. If you have an Evernote notebook that you backed up onto Gdocs and Dropbox, all your changes that you make in Evernote, will be reflected in real time on Dropbox and Gdocs.  http://cloudhq.net // @cloudhq_net


Oleg Pravdin, CEO
“ComfortWay” is a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot that provides High Quality Free and Unlimited Mobile Internet around the world. We’re breaking roaming data barrier!  We’ve developed proprietary firmware, billing and service platform, which works with multiple mobile carriers around the world. Integration with popular booking systems provides free access to Mobile Internet during the whole trip.  http://www.comfortway.com 

Event Sponsors

The Twitter Developer Advocacy team is looking forward to meeting with developers and startups at SF New Tech, and happy to connect about jobs at Twitter! @JoinTheFlock // http://t.co/awesomejobs

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.
 SF New Tech Sponsors
    Sage Human Capital
  doubledutch     Fathom Law


 Mighty is a 21+ Venue
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SF New Tech Live! Outside the Boxes Event Video

Here is the latest event video at AKQA – Outside the Boxes – Tales of UX Less Ordinary. Enjoy!

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7.9:  MORE Tales of UX Less Ordinary with Samsung, Salesforce, Oracle, Yelp, and AKQA

7.9: MORE Tales of UX Less Ordinary with Samsung, Salesforce, Oracle, Yelp, and AKQA

Outside the Boxes - tales of UX less ordinary

UX is at the heart of modern product development. But what techniques, practices and tools are necessary when those products are outside of what we might consider normal?

Join us for insights as we look outside the boxes and share tales of UX less ordinary.

Pizza and beer will be served, consumed.

speakers include:

Steven Rahman

Steven Rahman   Samsung

Steven Rahman is the Director of Technology and Strategy at Samsung where he seeks to make life easier through augmented and virtual reality.

Denis Griffith

Denis Griffith   Salesforce

Denis Griffith recently joined as head of UX for marketing at Salesforce, mandated with building the first UX department for marketing and the Salesforce.com website. He ran Global UX for BBDO Proximity in NYC where he served as creative director for the Emirates Airline redesign.

Daniel Schwartz

Daniel Schwartz   Oracle

Daniel Schwartz is a Senior Interaction Designer, Oracle Applications User Experience at Oracle Corporation.  He has been designing the UI/ UX of enterprise software for over a decade, working on a variety of challenging projects such as CRM and enterprise gamification.

Yoni De Beule

Yoni De Beule   Yelp

Yoni De Beule is a Mobile Product Designer at Yelp. With a passion for engaging and intuitive experiences, Yoni pursues delightfulness as a product strategy.

Jordan Manning

Jordan Manning   AKQA

Jordan Manning is an interaction designer interested in cities, the people in them, and everything in between.

Christopher Marsh

Christopher Marsh   AKQA

Christopher Marsh is Director of Technology Operations at AKQA, and works on blurring the boundaries between user interaction and technology.


06:00 – 07:30 Mingling & Networking
07:30 – 08:30 Tales of UX Less Ordinary
08:30 – 09:00 Q&A, Discussion
09:00 – 09:30 Wrap up & Last call

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6.26: SF New Tech: The Belgian Webmission 2014 : Belgian Startups, Belgian Chocolate, Belgian Food & DJ Party

6.26: SF New Tech: The Belgian Webmission 2014 : Belgian Startups, Belgian Chocolate, Belgian Food & DJ Party

SF New Tech


The Belgians Are Back!


DOORS OPEN @ 5:30 pm


 @ 10:00 pm

Folke Lemaitre, CEO

Engagor helps companies effectively engage with their customers on social media. Engagor is an online tool to monitor everything said about a brand, their competitors and their industry in general. The tool monitors millions of sources, offers powerful analytics and enables brands to efficiently manage their customer engagement with real-time workflow capabilities and a social CRM. Engagor works with leading brands worldwide, including Evernote, T-Mobile, Volvo, Carlsberg and the European Parliament.  engagor.com // @engagor

Sébastien Leidgens, CEO

Cubr is a messaging app.
Use colorful cubes to leave messages… in real life!
Each cube has a unique code and is connected to a chat.
That’s simple.

You can stay in touch with someone you just met.
Or chat with people after seeing them.
Or start a conversation easily.
Or leave a note

Instant messaging in real life for Iphone, Android and Web.
cubr.com  // @cubrapp


Marcus Perezi-Tormos, Founder

Increasing Sales Rep productivity is a perpetual goal. Mobile Sales Solutions are being employed and/or discussed in virtually every industry. TappCtrl is at the forefront of the growing trend of using tablets as a B2B tool to increase productivity. The TappCtrl solution is unique as it meets sales reps needs in a state of the art and comprehensive way. We greatly improve productivity by eliminating inefficiencies at each stage of the sales process. TappCtrl offers tangible, measurable productivity optimization for sales teams supported by a comprehensive solution for managing the sales cycle (presentations, product catalog, CRM integration, geo localization, visit reports, purchase orders, including signatures on sent purchase orders…). All of which is interfaced real time with any CRM and/or ERP. tappctrl.com // @tappctrl

Michel van den Hove, Co-Founder
Paynut is a worldwide network to give and receive objects in your neighborhood.
Every object is worth 1 nut and you receive 2 free nuts when you subscribe.
 paynut.org // @paynut


Odoo Inc.
Fabrice Henrion, Director America
Odoo, previously known as OpenERP, is a suite of integrated business applications. Odoo is similar to many open-source projects where customized programming, support, and other services are provided by an active global community and partners network. The community is comprised of more than 1,500 active members and has contributed more than 4,000 modules to the ongoing enrichment of Odoo. The network of certified partners, established in more than 100 countries, deploys the solution locally. The software, with more than 1,500 downloads a day, is one of the most frequently installed business suites worldwide. All Odoo Apps such as Odoo CRM, Odoo Sales, Odoo Accounting, Odoo WMS (Warehouse Management), Odoo HR, Odoo Project, Odoo Events, Odoo Marketing, etc. are integrated with each other. Odoo is an open source alternative to many software packages. It can be used by any retailer with its POS (Point Of Sales), and in any website with its CMS (website builder) synchronized with the e-Commerce app. In the enterprise resource planning software field, Odoo is an alternative to SAP ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics, Netsuite, and others. Odoo has offices in the US, Belgium, Luxembourg, India and Hong Kong. odoo.com // @odooapps
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Brussels Invest & Export
Brussels Invest & Export is the first point of contact for Belgian companies interested in doing business in the U.S. and offers a significant array of tools to ensure a successful market entry. As a government agency, we actively provide support to U.S. investors wishing to expand their business to the capital of Europe.  Brussels Invest & Export, your bridge between Brussels and Silicon Valley.


Webmission is a 1 week trip of Belgian Tech entrepreneurs to global hotspots of web/tech innovation. Our mission, promote Belgian Web, Tech & Mobile entrepreneurship abroad, by increasing its visibility, international network and business opportunities.  http://webmission.be // @webmission
 SF New Tech Sponsors
  doubledutch     Fathom Law
Note:  Mighty is a 21+ Venue
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6.18: SF New Tech + I Do PR Present: Wed Tech!

6.18: SF New Tech + I Do PR Present: Wed Tech!


The wedding season is officially here, so to celebrate we’ve partnered with wedding pros at I DO PR to bring you some of the leading tech pioneers shaking up the $72 billion dollar wedding industry.

Cocktail Hour 
5:30 – 7:30 pm 
Wine, Snacks & Conversations
The Ceremony
7:30 – 10:00 pm
Live Demos & Discussions Featuring Wed Tech Innovators:


Rob Farrow, CEO

Cloud based wedding planning and design tools for the modern bride. Aisleplanner connects couples, planners, and vendors through interactive planning tools, resources and rich wedding-centric content. Planning starts here.
http://www.aisleplanner.com // @aisleplanner
Sara Osias, Global Partnership Director

Our mission is simple: make gift giving memorable. Wanderable is a premium online honeymoon registry that helps engaged couples plan and then get gifted travel experiences for their honeymoon. No more meaningless pillowcases or pots and pans, Wanderable helps couples receive experiences and adventures that create memories that last a lifetime. Couples can register for anything on their upcoming honeymoon, from hotel stays to couples massages to snorkeling expeditions. Couples also receive support in planning their honeymoon from our carefully vetted list of merchant partners who offer experiences such as a Private Tour of the Royal Jewels in the Tower of London to a day spent as an Elephant Mahout in Thailand. Planning your dream honeymoon is made easy at Wanderable.  http://www.wanderable.com // @wanderable

Wedding Spot

Wedding Spot
Tina Hoang-To, CEO & Founder

The only place to search, price, and book wedding venues. Think of us as the OpenTable for the wedding industry.  http://www.wedding-spot.com // @weddingspot

Gift Gather

Gift Gatherer
Cynthia Kellogg, Co-Founder

Gift Gather is changing the way people give gifts. It is providing a place for a group of people to all chip in for one awesome gift, instead of each individual wasting time and money shopping on their own. Gift Gather is the perfect place for couples to register for their honeymoon, a down payment on a new home, or collect money/donations for a charitable cause.  http://www.giftgather.com // @giftgather


Two Bright Lights
Siri Eklund, CEO

Two Bright Lights is a collaborative network where spectacular images are simply sourced and globally published. Our software platform makes it easy for over 13,000 professional photographers to submit their work to be featured in magazines, blogs and newspapers around the world. In tandem, our system allows editors to manage large volumes of incoming submissions and streamline communications. We also offer a robust sharing service for photographers to distribute images to other businesses to encourage referrals. Headquartered in San Francisco, Two Bright Lights’ membership includes over 500 publications, 15,000 photographers and 30,000 businesses in 100 countries. To date, our software platform has enabled nearly 50,000 editorial features to be sourced and published.   http://twobrightlights.com/ // @twobrightlights 

Treats kindly provided by:

Culinary Eye Events

Sprinkles Cupcakes

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 SF New Tech Sponsors

  doubledutch     Fathom Law

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