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FoodBytes on ABC News!

With close to 300 people in attendance and some of the most promising (and exciting) innovations in food and agriculture tech in the house — yesterday’s FoodBytes Summit with Rabobank was 120% awesome!

Check us out on ABC News!

The “rest of the story” . . .


And here’s “the rest of the story” from our big Video 3.o “It’s Your Story” event held last week….

We kicked off the evening by welcoming everyone to the conversation and introduced the panelists: Veronica Belmont, Host of “Dear Veronica” on Engadget; Chris Painter, Director of Product for GoPro; Allison Gay, Filmmaker for Airbnb, and Magisto CEO Oren Boiman.  Before the conversation commenced, each panelist explained why video storytelling is changing the way people interact with the world.

Speaking on behalf of Magisto, CEO Oren Boiman touched upon the unique stories that each of us carries inside. Video is the best way to release these ideas that are in our heads and Magisto’s technology makes it easy for anyone to share their inner stories through video–on the go. GoPro’s Chris Painter provided adrenaline fueled moments and aerial views that adeptly embraced the GoPro moto, ‘This Is Your Life. Be Your Own Hero’, reinforcing the passion aspect of documenting your story through video.

This ability to use your device to role play as a hero, world traveler or director flowed seamlessly into the next guest speaker, Airbnb filmmaker Allison Gay. Lending a heartbeat to the evening, Allison spotlighted a film she created around a daughter who reconnected her father to a house he lived in when he was born, on another continent, decades ago. Now imagine for a moment if the daughter knew about this once in a lifetime coincidence ahead of time and was able to document those precious moments using her phone and Magisto technology. This is the future: unlocking the story inside all of us, magically, instantly.

For more about MagistoAirbnbGoProSF New Tech and “Dear Veronica” please visit the links below.

Magisto:Blog Entry:

Magisto Video From Evening:

Nielsen Study:


Video 3.0 – It’s Your Story.  With Magisto, Airbnb, GoPro, Veronica Belmont, Readwrite, and more.

Video 3.0 – It’s Your Story. With Magisto, Airbnb, GoPro, Veronica Belmont, Readwrite, and more.



We’re at the dawn of a new age of video expression – “Video 3.0”.

From sharing personal life experiences to real time video reporting, we’re witnessing a new web that is permeated by user generated video.

It’s exponentially the most powerful consumer language that includes live personal streams, video messaging and produced personal movies at unprecedented scale.

Join Magisto’s CEO Oren Boiman and esteemed thought leaders for an insightful evening of presentations and conversations on the future of online video.

Speakers include:

  • Veronica Belmont, Host of “Dear Veronica” on Engadget
  • Chris Painter, VP, Product, GoPro
  • Allison Gay, Filmmaker, Airbnb

Discussions moderated by:

  • Jolie O’Dell, ReadWrite
  • Myles Weissleder, SF New Tech
 Magisto will also release staggering statistics from a recent Nielsen study on personal media capturing, production and sharing.  An evening you don’t want to miss.

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FoodBytes 2.0 – Bringing New Food Ideas & Capital To The Plate (6.25)

FoodBytes 2.0 – Bringing New Food Ideas & Capital To The Plate (6.25)

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Join SF New Tech and our partners at Rabobank for FoodBytes 2.0, the second installment of this amazing series, at Bluxome Winery on June 25th from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

At FoodBytes, you will learn a thing or two from those on the cutting edge of food and ag tech, meet fascinating new people who are innovating with food, and discover how the appetite for investing in innovative food and agriculture companies is on the uptick.

In addition to 10 amazing live demos from pioneers in food and agriculture, we’ve also scheduled a ground-breaking fireside chat with Sofia Elizondo, Director Business Intelligence of Hampton Creek; William Rosenzweig Dean and Executive Director of The Food Business School; and Rob Leclerc, CEO, AgFunder on the implications of technology on the future of food.

In addition, expect a plethora of 60-second spots (for anyone innovating with food to share what they’re working on) and a variety of barrel top demos from select food and beverage startups who will be serving up their creations, as well as ample glasses of Bluxome Wine and feasts from gourmet food trucks that will be on-hand throughout the event.

Reid Rosenberg, Founder & CEO

Back to the Roots is on a mission to make food personal again through its award-winning line of “ready-to-grow” and “ready-to-eat” products that include the Mushroom Farm, Water Garden, Garden-in-a-Can, Stoneground Flakes Cereal, and Breakfast Toppers.

Daniel Imrie-Situnayake, Founder & CEO

Tiny Farms is building a platform for the production and distribution of insects as commodity agricultural products.

Claude Burns, Founder & CEO

Noble Brewer is the only craft beer subscription service that works with home brewers to bring their masterpieces to life and ship them directly to craft beer lovers’ doors.

Ashwin Cheriyan, Founder & CEO

Thistle is building a brand aimed at making eating nutritious, organic and local foods incredibly convenient and accessible.

Betty Toth, Founder & CEO

Matching people with food based on their preferences.

August de Vocht, Founder & CEO

NoFoodWasted connects grocery inventory systems to consumer facing mobile apps to provide real-time deals for best before date products on consumers’ interest and location.

Michael Woelk, CEO & Founder

Corigin converts forest & farm waste into bio-sustainable products for farmers including broad spectrum organic pesticides and soil amendments that help growers cut water & fertilizer use, increase crop yield and sequester carbon for centuries.

Regina Gindin, CEO & Founder

NoukaTech provides actionable intelligence to a variety of agricultural industries strongly improving productivity of assets and driving higher returns. We are testing a robust suite of crop attribute sensors carried by small, agile, low flying aerial robots capable of coordinated, independent semi-autonomous operation.

Alan Hahn, CEO & Founder

MycoTechnology has created a food processing platform that uses gourmet fungi to transforms agricultural products (coffee, tea, chocolate, grains, stevia) to improve their taste, value and nutritional characteristics and eliminates the need for masking ingredients such as sugar which will have a significant impact on reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Edward Robinson, CEO & Founder

Acadia Harvest is a land-based sustainable producer of premium marine seafoods.




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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

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 @

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


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,
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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