About

SF New Tech is the Bay Area’s largest, longest-running, and most-loved monthly technology event and networking mixer for people who can’t get enough of technology. It’s made possible thanks to Myles Weissleder (Founder, Producer & Host), Greg Viloria (Media Ninja) and when he’s in town, Matthew M. Gonzales (Deputy of Propaganda).

Why SF New Tech?

SF New Tech’s stage is a platform for young startups and established companies alike, to show off what they’ve been working on in front of a room full of people who actually care.

Most demos are done by the founders, CEOs, or lead developers of some of the most innovative companies around.

Each company (or developer) gets 5 minutes (sharp!) to strut their stuff under the spotlight and on the big screen and then another 5 minutes (sharp!) to answer tough questions from the audience.

Live demos and hot-seat discussions are what it’s all about. When tough questions from SF’s digerati cause the presenters to squirm, we know we’re doing something right.

First SF New Tech Meetup at Mars Bar in San Francisco (April 2006).

Hundreds of companies have taken to the SF New Tech stage to demo their latest and greatest and thousands of companies have been in attendance.

Top companies have sponsored SF New Tech, including but not limited to Microsoft, AT&T, Flurry, Bullivant Houser Bailey, Motorola, Sun (now Oracle), Cisco, PayPal, The New York Times, and CALinnovates.org.

 

SF New Tech evolved from its first “meetup” of eight geeks talking about tech over cold pints at the Mars Bar back in April 2006, to a cornerstone of the Bay Area technology community; now serving over 10,000 tech industry movers and shakers, VCs, journalists, hackers, developers, recruiters and more who attend our events.

It’s the Bay Area’s most-loved tech event.  But don’t take our word for it…

Check out what folks are saying:

“SF New Tech is the best place in San Francisco to launch, meet or recruit for young tech companies.” –  Lars Leckie, Partner, Hummer Winblad

“SF New Tech is a great environment to meet the movers and shakers in the startup community. Being a Friend of New Tech gives us the exposure we want in order to highlight our expertise in advising entrepreneurs and their companies. In addition, it allows us to meet other like minded resource partners that also specialize in working with startups and their founders.” – John Lin, Wealth Manager, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

“SF New Tech is the Daddy of all tech events in San Francisco. Where laid trails many have followed.” – Duncan Logan, CEO & Founder, RocketSpace, Inc.

“SF New Tech is a great place to meet entrepreneurs and to be part of the exciting enterprise of the launch of new businesses and even whole new markets. I always discover something new and surprising at each event and meet new and interesting people from all over the world.” – Matt Perez, COO & Co-founder, Nearsoft, Inc

“SF New Tech is the best opportunity for my firm to reach out and become part of an established new tech community. It’s the real deal … interesting people, interesting companies and a great platform for me to grow my business.” – Kevin Waldron, CEO, Waldron Consulting Group

SF New Tech is the “Place to see and be seen… One of the best shows in town.” — John Katsaros, Analyst, Internet Research Group

“One of the tech community’s longest-running traditions  — where the beer is cold and the ideas are red hot.” — ABC News

“SF New Tech is a networking event in which the -next big thing- in web developments meets the audience looking out for the hot new tip.” — BBC News

“SF New Tech is a fun factory for serious entrepreneurs… an event which brings together hot startups, aspiring startups, and the groupies who love them. Add a little booze and an industrial-design bar venue, and you have a gathering which transcends a business event, and becomes a monthly destination for the hip in high-tech” — SF Examiner

 

About the Founder

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Myles and his BFF Pico working from their Floating HQ

SF New Tech was founded by, and is produced & hosted by Myles Weissleder, who’s been dancing with pixels since 1994. Myles learned a lot about bringing like-minded folks together to make a difference as one of the “founding fathers” of Meetup.com. He is proud to have been able to grow what was once just a tiny “meetup”, into what’s now a Bay Area institution.

The SF New Tech office was once anchored off the shore of Sausalito, CA and was perhaps one of the only floating offices at the center of the technology world and in the middle of the San Francisco Bay.  The “SS SFNT” has since been decommissioned.  It’s a long story — a true fable of the sea — and you’re encouraged to ask Myles about it when you see him.

Here to Help

SF New Tech operatives are available to help your organization reach influencers in the Bay Area (and beyond) via custom consulting programs. Put the power of our team to work for you.

Get in touch with us at consulting@sfnewtech.com with your needs, dreams and desires (and your budget) and we’ll propose a strategy for success!

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