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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:
 
 
rawshorts

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
 
 
 
 
VINEBOX
 
VINEBOX
Matt Dukes, CEO
Monthly wine-by-the-glass membership club, Birchbox for wine.
 
 
 
 
WILL SOMEONE
 
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
 
 
 
 
FireEye
 
FireEye
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
 
 
 
AND MORE FROM THE RUNWAY FAMILY OF AMAZING COMPANIES!
 
 
 
 
 SF New Tech Sponsors
 
 
Authy
 
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
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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2.18: SFNT @WearableWorld!

2.18: SFNT @WearableWorld!



SFNT will be the “opening act” for the big Wearable Wednesday event on February 18, 2015!
 
Join us for cocktails and conversation @ WearableWorld’s new amazing HQ inside the Palace of Fine Arts (formerly known as the Exploratorium) for some amazing demos and talks from SFNT… and then buckle up for “Developing the Modern Work Culture” an amazing panel discussion on how to develop the ideal work culture for your business in 2015.

It’s going to be a great night and we can’t wait to see you!




** Note: NO Entry Before 6:00pm & No Admittance After 7:00pm **
 


SFNT Demos Start at 6:30pm Sharp!
 

Pick
Pick
RyaMindigo, CEO
Pick eliminates the back and forth of scheduling. We connect calendars to you can find time in one step.
http://www.pick.co // @ pick_HQ
 

smartnews
Smartnews
Vincent Chang, Evangelist
Your news in a minute, powered by machine learning. With over 10M downloads, SmartNews is the #1 News app on the App Store and Google Play. Unlike typical aggregators, SmartNews is 100% algorithmically generated, scouring 10M+ articles, social signals and reading behaviors to give you the top trending articles that really matter – in real-time.
http://www.smartnews.com // @smartnews_en
 
 
 
Sckipto
Sckipio Technologies
Michael Weissman, VP, Marketing
Sckipio is a chip company that makes G.fast chipsets. These chipsets support the ITU’s new ultra-broadband standard (approved in December 2014). G.fast will be the replacement for DSL and will deliver up to 1Gbps over existing copper wiring.
http://www.sckipio.com // @sckipiotech
 

Archive.org
Archive.org
Jason Scott, Internet Archive Software Archivist
Jason will give a quick demonstration of how The Internet Archive is dedicated to bringing computer history, playable and usable, in your browser.  You may remember when ~1000 old school coin-op arcade games were unleashed onto the Internet a few months ago?  That was all Jason!
http://www.archive.org
 
 
AND THEN . . . 


An amazing workshop led by:

 

 

The Great Work Cultures Credo

Great Work Cultures is a community dedicated to unleashing the power within every human organization. In working together, we have learned that the primary purpose of an organization is to create value for the people it serves.

Through our efforts we have come to value:

  • Collaboration over control

  • Human experience over bureaucratic rules

  • Networks over hierarchies


While there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.


 

 

Creating a happier world.One person, community and company at a time.

 

Science tells us that people are bad at predicting what keeps us happy. It also says that focusing on our passions and purpose can create sustainable happiness. Yet, here we are, a global society of people that are unhappy (or think they could be happier) in life.

 

Simply put, everyone wants to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. To have a higher purpose. That’s where we come in. We believe by prioritizing happiness in work and life, together we can create change in the world more than we ever thought possible.

 

Startup Spotlight: Skully Helmets Inc.

 

Great work culture will make or break a startup. Mitch Weller, VP of Business Operations  will provide behind the scenes insight on how Skully created and sustains a work environment that supports productivity, creativity, and community.

 

 

 


 Speakers

 

 

Benay Dara-Abrams

Great Work Cultures

Lead Link

Benay Dara-Abrams is the Co-Founder and Lead Link for Great Work Cultures, an international community dedicated to unleashing the power within every human organization. Benay is on the faculty for the new Gore School of Business Center for Innovative Cultures, training organizations in using Collaborative Tools and Practices and Design Thinking to create strategies to build highly productive, engaged teams that cross geographical, organizational, and functional boundaries. Also, as Founder and CTO for BrainJolt, Benay is currently working in the intersection of Data Science, Wearable Technology, and Digital Health & Wellness. With help from two NIH grants, she has developed a sensor-enabled social support platform, combining device measurements, caregiver observations, and self-reports to detect anomalous patterns in chronic conditions and provide support for older adults.

 

Sunny

 

Sunny Grosso

Delivering Happiness

Coaching & Culture Chief

 

Sunny Grosso has spent a colorful career building relationships, from sake

trainings in California to coaching teams around the world. An ORSC trained coach (Organizational Relationships Systems) with a background in psychology, Sunny joined Delivering Happiness to build and expand the coaching team. She now holds the role of Coaching & Culture Chief, leading the team to create more successful companies through sustainable workplace change and the science of happiness.

 

 

 

Bill Sanders

Great Work Cultures champion

Roebling Strauss Principal & Sr. Consultant


Bill Sanders is Principal and Sr. Consultant with Roebling Strauss, a boutique consultancy that specializes in delivering dramatic improvements in organizational effectiveness: co-founder and Advisory Board Member of Alynd, software that facilitates and supports team alignment through commitments: and Co-Lead Link of the Finance Circle for Great Work Cultures, a community dedicated to creating a new norm for work cultures that optimize worker effectiveness and human happiness. Connect with Bill on twitter at @technacea.

 
 

 

Mitchell Weller

Skully Helmets Inc.

Co-Founder & Vice President, Business Operations


Mitchell has shared his brother’s passion for motorcycling since before he can remember. This same passion eventually led him to join SKULLY in 2013 after holding Director positions in human resources, operations, and materials logistics. Mitchell served in the US Army, holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and enjoys getting his hands dirty working on motorcycles and cars.

 

 

Myriam Joire

 

Myriam Joire (tnkgrl) was born wearing combat boots and holding a keyboard; moments later she picked up a soldering iron. She’s been stomping, typing and hacking ever since. After spending years being a code-monkey in the video game industry, she joined Engadget as Senior Mobile Editor and later Pebble as Chief Evangelist. Today she advises founders and startups on their media and product strategy with a focus on evangelism and crowdfunding. She’s based in San Francisco.  

 

 

Redg Snodgrass

Wearable World & Readwrite

CEO, Founder


Redg Snodgrass is a hybrid entrepreneur / corporate executive who understands how big companies can partner with and strategically leverage innovative startups. He has been a lean mean branding positioning junkie, beating competitors with larger resources and deeper experience most of his career. Unlike most corporate mavericks, he’s maintained the respect of his colleagues, and works to raise the bar so that everyone shares in the victory, and gets equal praise.

 

As a founding member of SKOUT, Redg helped create the first social mobile application for iPhone that was profitable as well as viral. When SKOUT reached 2.5 million users and sustainable profitability, he left for the opportunity to head Innovation at Alcatel-Lucent / Bell Labs, where he created the first-ever Open API Service across multiple global carriers, working with companies such as SFR, French Telecom, AT&T, VzW, Sprint, and Tmobile. Redg then led the company’s Open Innovation Unit, helping over 400 startups connect with top carriers globally, generating tens of millions in revenue. This experience allowed him to connect with and develop relationships with many of the top C-level telecom executives in nearly every content around the world. He went on to found The Taploid, a lauded innovative startup leveraging Facebook’s Open Graph.

 

Currently Redg serves as CEO of Wearable World, Inc., a San-Francisco based incubator / accelerator that has created the first self-sustaining technology ecosystem that generates deal flow and revenue for clients. He also sits on the board of several startups, managing their go-to-market strategies.

 

 

 


 Wearable Wednesday

Wearable Wednesday events are an open community forum focused on the blending of technology, art and humanity in the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things ecosystem.   Our goal is to provide a platform for industry innovators, entrepreneurs, builders and investors to connect with like-minded, motivated people with the knowledge, vision and partnerships that will move the Internet of Wearable Things ecosystem forward. Group Meetups will include both technical and market-oriented sessions. Wearable Wednesdays are held globally across the world’s top tech centers, including San Francisco, New York, Dallas and London, and we continue to launch new locations periodically. Meet the most innovative wearable tech entrepreneurs in your community, demo products, share ideas and discuss trends in both local and global markets.

 

 
 
 SF New Tech Sponsors
 
 
 
Fathom Law
 
 We recommend Fathom Law for all your startup’s legal needs. http://www.fathomlaw.com
 
 
 

  


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The FoodBytes! Summit (2/25/15 – SF, CA)

The FoodBytes! Summit (2/25/15 – SF, CA)

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THE FOODBYTES! SUMMIT

–  Cricket-flour Cookies, Probiotic Sodas, Algae Proteins, “Smart” Beer and Much More –

REGISTER NOW http://www.foodbytessummit.com

On Wednesday, February 25th from 2:00-7:00pm, join us and our esteemed partners at the first-ever FoodBytes! Summit to see the newest startups in the food tech industry and learn about investment opportunities that will shape the future of food.

FoodBytes! — a production of Rabobank, the world’s premier bank to the food, agribusiness and beverage industry and SF New Tech, San Francisco’s largest and longest-running tech showcase event — is dedicated to helping investors in the food industry meet new companies that are disrupting and/or innovating in food-related software and applications, distribution, manufacturing, production and more.

Presenting companies include:

  • Kuli Kuli (Founder & CEO, Lisa Curtis) – Introducing a new superfood, moringa, to the US market.
  • Patrick’s Fine Sodas (CEO, Shawn Patrick) – Drinks capitalizing on the collision of the rise of probiotics and new awareness around sugary soda.
  • Bitty (Co-Founder, Megan Miller) – Making delicious baked goods powered by cricket flour.
  • The Algae Factory (Co-Founder, Pierluigi Santoro) – Addressing the need of alternatives to animal proteins and soy based products.
  • RapidBio Systems, Inc. (CEO & President, John Erickson) – Developing a unique and fast food borne bacteria pathogen detection system.
  • Agerpoint (CEO, Thomas McPeek) – Developing industry-leading technologies that redefine data acquisition, analysis, and translation for growers of fruit bearing trees and vines.
  • Cherrysh (Co-Founder & COO, Bhushan Surve) – Bringing revolution to the soda industry by creating bubbly drink using fruits and vegetable juices with zero sugar added but tastes refreshingly sweet without a sense of guilt!
  • BagIQ (CEO, Matthew Stanfield) – Helping consumers make better informed decisions on purchases that impact health, budget and lifestyle.
  • Pantry (Co-Founder & COO, Alex Yancher) – Making fresh food accessible. Anytime. Anywhere!
  • FarmX (Co-Founder & CEO, Sanjay Rajpoot) – Solving problems in Food, Water, Education, Poverty and the Environment – deploying FarmMap Soil to create an IT infrastructure for outdoor industrial farms.
  • Rocket Brewing Company (CEO, Ulrik Lehrskov-Schmidt) – “Beer that makes consumers smart!”
  • Produce Pay (Founder & CEO, Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck) – A payment platform that connecting Farmers, Distributors and Banks to ensure faster cash turnover and provide necessary financing throughout the supply chain.

We’ll also sit-down for a spirited fireside chat with Nick Fereday, Executive Director, Senior Analyst – Food & Consumer Trends atRabobank and Deven Clemens, Managing Partner at White Road Investments.

AND, we’re offering a chance for YOUR food-related to be featured on stage during the “60 Second Spots”. We will provide a mic and an audience… you’ll have 60 seconds to impress.

Plus, visit the Investor’s Den where you can meet leaders in food and ag investments including White Road Investments, Anterra Capital, DFJ Global Network, Boulder Food Group, and Barnraiser. 

All tickets include food, wine, option for the 60 seconds pitch, and access to the Investor’s Den.

Big thanks to our partners:

WisePR, Crowdfooding.co, The Vault SF, Credibles, eFactor, Keiretsu Forum, The Food Business School, The Bold Italic, GoodCall.io, Parisoma, Food + Tech Connect, DoubleDutch, and UpOut.
To register, visit http://www.foodbytessummit.com

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SF New Tech and Rabobank Announce Lineup for Inaugural FoodBytes! Summit

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Most Innovative and Promising Startups in Food and Technology to Demo: Cricket-Flour Cookies, Probiotic Sodas, Algae Proteins, “Smart” Beer and Much More

“Investor’s Den” to bring Startups and Investors together

Rabobank, the world’s premier bank to the food, beverage and agribusiness industry, and SF New Tech, San Francisco’s largest and longest-running tech showcase event have announced the lineup for FoodBytes!, a unique half-day conference to bring together new ideas in food, innovation, and technology, with venture capital.

FoodBytes! is scheduled for Wednesday February 25, 2015 at the Bluxome Street Winery in San Francisco starting at 2:00pm PT. The half-day event is dedicated to helping investors in the food industry meet new companies that are disrupting and/or innovating in food-related software and applications, distribution, manufacturing, production and more. The event is expected to draw 200 attendees. For more information, the full agenda or to purchase a ticket to attend FoodBytes!, visit: http://www.foodbytessummit.com.

FoodBytes! attendees – investors, technologists, media, and others – will see live demonstrations from rising stars who are innovating and disrupting in the food industry, converse with food industry leaders, and network with food industry peers and opinion leaders, among many others.

The event will include a fireside chat between Nick Fereday, Senior Analyst for Food & Consumer Trends at Rabobank, and Deven Clemens, Managing Partner at White Road Investments, which will be a spirited conversation on the intersection of food and technology.

Trends in Food & Technology

According to Dow Jones VentureSource, food- and beverage-related startups attracted $1.1 billion in venture capital world-wide in the first half of 2014. In all of 2013, the industry saw $1.59 billion in venture funding, which constitutes a 39% increase from the $1.14 billion the industry saw in 2012.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations predicts a 60% increase in food demand by 2050, but reduced land, water and other resources. Rabobank’s 2014 report Unleashing the Potential of Global F&A calls on the global food and agriculture industry to invest in innovation to meet that demand and overcome resource limits by focusing on three core areas: R&D, new technology, and leadership.

Presenting Companies

A call for demos by companies looking to present at FoodBytes! went out in December 2014. From over 100 applicants, only 12 were selected. From consumer goods (food and beverages) to AgTech and software, these companies are innovating for a more sustainable, smart and healthy future.

Demo companies at the first-ever FoodBytes! Summit will include:

  • Kuli Kuli (Founder & CEO, Lisa Curtis) – Introducing a new superfood, moringa, to the US market.
  • Patrick’s Fine Sodas (CEO, Shawn Patrick) – Drinks capitalizing on the collision of the rise of probiotics and new awareness around sugary soda.
  • Bitty (Co-Founder, Megan Miller) – Making delicious baked goods powered by cricket flour.
  • The Algae Factory (Co-Founder, Pierluigi Santoro) – Addressing the need of alternatives to animal proteins and soy based products.
  • RapidBio Systems, Inc. (CEO & President, John Erickson) – Developing a unique and fast food borne bacteria pathogen detection system.
  • Agerpoint (CEO, Thomas McPeek) – Developing industry-leading technologies that redefine data acquisition, analysis, and translation for growers of fruit bearing trees and vines.
  • Cherrysh (Co-Founder & COO, Bhushan Surve) – Bringing revolution to the soda industry by creating bubbly drink using fruits and vegetable juices with zero sugar added but tastes refreshingly sweet without a sense of guilt!
  • BagIQ (CEO, Matthew Stanfield) – Helping consumers make better informed decisions on purchases that impact health, budget and lifestyle.
  • Pantry (Co-Founder & COO, Alex Yancher) – Making fresh food accessible. Anytime. Anywhere!
  • FarmX (Co-Founder & CEO, Sanjay Rajpoot) – Solving problems in Food, Water, Education, Poverty and the Environment – deploying FarmMap Soil to create an IT infrastructure for outdoor industrial farms.
  • Rocket Brewing Company (CEO, Ulrik Lehrskov-Schmidt) – “Beer that makes consumers smart!”
  • Produce Pay (Founder & CEO, Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck) – A payment platform that connecting Farmers, Distributors and Banks to ensure faster cash turnover and provide necessary financing throughout the supply chain.

Investor’s Den

A featured component of FoodBytes! is the “Investor’s Den”, a special tasting room inside Bluxome Winery dedicated to providing investors and food entrepreneurs a comfortable environment to get to know each other, and where potential deals will be made.

Investors interested in participating with FoodBytes! should contact Myles Weissleder, Founder, SF New Tech at myles@sfnewtech.com.

“FoodBytes! is a perfect example of the support that SF New Tech shows to the local tech community. With Rabobank as a committed partner, together we are thrilled to help nascent companies who are innovating in the food industry find capital and partners to help their businesses grow,” said Weissleder. “We’re equally excited to help investors connect with companies who may not have been on their radar screens. When we say we’re bringing new food ideas and new capital to the plate, we mean it!”

“Rabobank has been investing in the food and agriculture sector for over 100 years, but new challenges are arising from increased demand for food, changing consumer preferences and the need for sustainable food production. We want to help spur the leaders and technology solutions that will help address the world’s food challenges,” said Manuel Gonzalez, Managing Director and Rabobank’s West Coast Head of Corporate Clients. “Through FoodBytes!, we can leverage our experience and knowledge to connect innovators with investors, and create a platform to turn today’s new ideas and technologies into tomorrow’s solutions.”

About Rabobank

Rabobank Group (www.Rabobank.com) is a global financial services leader providing wholesale and retail banking, leasing, real estate services and renewable energy financing in more than 40 countries worldwide. Founded a century ago as a Dutch farmers’ cooperative, Rabobank today ranks as one of the largest banks in the world, with nearly $1 trillion in assets, and remains committed to its core mission to create customer value. Rabobank is recognized as a premier bank to the global food, beverage and agribusiness industry, providing a compelling combination of deep sector expertise, strategic counsel and specialized financial solutions to clients across the entire food value chain. Rabobank. The financial link in the global food chain.® @RaboWholesale

About SF New Tech

SF New Tech (SFNT) is a world-renowned live platform for technology startups to showcase their latest innovations in front of 100s of tech-minded founders, engineers, investors, media, and more. Since 2006, over 700 companies have leveraged SFNT to launch and/or demo their new products, services, and features, including such internet luminaries Evernote, Waze, 23andMe, Flipboard, Twilio, Splunk and many other pre-fame startups. As a cornerstone of the San Francisco technology community and as SF’s largest, longest-running, and most-loved technology event, SFNT is laser-focused on putting innovators and their innovations in the spotlight in front of their peers — and beyond. SF New Tech is been supported by amazing companies including Fathom Law, Akamai, Microsoft, Twitter, DoubleDutch, Telerik, Macworld, The New York Times, and many others. For more information, visit http://www.sfnewtech.com @sfnewtech

______________________________________Myles Weissleder
Founder, SF New Tech
sfnewtech.com / @sfnewtech  / #sfnt
415-843-1850

SF New Tech (SFNT) is a world-renowned live platform for technology startups to showcase their latest innovations in front of 100s of tech-minded founders, engineers, investors, media, and more. Since 2006, over 700 companies have leveraged SFNT to launch and/or demo their new products, services, and features, including such internet luminaries Evernote, Waze, 23andMe, Flipboard, Twilio, Splunk and many other pre-fame startups.  As a cornerstone of the San Francisco technology community and as SF’s largest, longest-running, and most-loved technology event, SFNT is laser-focused on putting innovators and their innovations in the spotlight in front of their peers — and beyond. Big thanks to Fathom Law, Akamai, Microsoft, Twitter, DoubleDutch, Telerik, Macworld and [YOU?] for sponsoring SFNT in 2014.

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Call for Demos: Sharing Economy, Finance, IoT, EdTech, 3D Printing…

Happy Monday!

We’re gearing up for some really great events over the next few months and are specifically on the look-out for amazing strides in :

– Personal & Small Business Finance Tech
– Sharing Economy / Collaborative Tech
– “Internet of Things” Tech
– EdTech
– 3D Printing

If you’re innovating in any of these catagories, please visit http://www.sfnewtech.com/demo and let us know what you’re doing … you may find yourself in the spotlight sooner than you think!

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