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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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12.17 SF New Tech: Bina, Versal, Fitmo, Postmob, Xero, GoodCall and more!

12.17 SF New Tech: Bina, Versal, Fitmo, Postmob, Xero, GoodCall and more!

 
SFNT @ RS 
 
 
 
Discover & Discuss!
 
 
An inspiring evening of live demos from innovators
with an open floor for tough questions from SF’s digerati. 
 

 

Schedule:
6:15 – 7:30 pm     Free drinks thanks to Sage Human Capital
7:30 – 9:30 pm     Live Demos & Spirited Discussions
 

 

Moderated by:
 
Myles Weissleder
Myles Weissleder
Founder, SF New Tech
DEMOS ON TAP . . .

Bina
Bina Technologies
Sharon Barr, CTO
 
Bina builds software products that analyze Genomic data at speed, accuracy, and comprehensive manner.  The human genome was first sequenced in 2003 after fifteen years of hard work and cost three billion dollars. Today, the recent availability of sequencing the entire human genome with ~$1000 and 24 hours brings a once-in-a-lifetime technology disruption. This disruption has brought great challenges and opportunities to the data analytics market, all the way up to personalized medicine practices, and Bina is positioned at the heart of this value chain. Bina innovation includes distributed system infrastructure to process genomic data in parallel, at speed and ease of use. the technology stack includes system level and unix programing, distribution system best practices, Hadoop, NoSql, REST API, Angular for UI and more.  http://www.bina.com // http://www.twitter.com/binaTechs
 
Versal
Versal
Carlos Cuadra, Head of Content & Author Relations
Versal is a new way for teachers to easily create fun and interactive online courses, homework assignments, in-class lessons and more…no coding required. Share your creations via Versal, or embed courses directly into a blog, class website, or an LMS. Versal is free and open to anyone with knowledge and the desire to share it. http://www.versal.com //  https://twitter.com/versal
 
 
Fitmo
Fitmo
Steijn Pelle, Co-Founder & COO
 
Make a real personal trainer 24/7 available & affordable for everyone. Because you probably lie to Runkeeper, but not to a human being who’s motivating you on top of your health data.
 
 

 

Postmob
Postmob
Ibian Hodgson CEO
Tomo Marinkovic, CMO
 
Postmob wants to connect all travelers with packages.
Xero
Xero
Arthur Garcia, Regional Sales Director
 
Xero is beautiful online accounting software for your small business with access anytime, anywhere. See why Xero is loved by over 370,000 small businesses at http://www.xero.com // http://www.twitter.com/xero
GoodCall
Nick Holmes à Court, CEO
Lee Shepard, Growth
 
Smart automation and deep insights to help you get the most out of outbound email.
http://www.goodcall.io
 
 
 SF New Tech Sponsors

 

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

 

Download the doubledutch SFNT app and participate in the event!
Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.doubledutch.sfnewtech
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sf-new-tech/id853270433?mt=8

 

Sage Human Capital
Sage Human Capital is disrupting the recruiting industry by introducing the very first fully data-driven recruiting model.  Our success lies on a foundation of incorporating mindfulness into the recruiting process.  http://www.sagehumancapital.com

 

 

 

 

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10.17: #newtechcrawl with Prezi, Medium, Wearable World, Instacart, DOZ @ 500 Startups, Eco-Systm, Countable, Geekdom, Style Lend, TechShop, and others!

10.17: #newtechcrawl with Prezi, Medium, Wearable World, Instacart, DOZ @ 500 Startups, Eco-Systm, Countable, Geekdom, Style Lend, TechShop, and others!

#newtechcrawl

#newtechcrawl

 

The big SF #newtechcrawl is on Friday, October 17.  Join us and get INSIDE!

SF New Tech and the SF Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation invite you to join hundreds of tech lovin’ geeks at the 2nd Annual SF #newtechcrawl when we’ll take to the streets of San Francisco to check in with some of our city’s most amazing and innovative companies.

Come with us as we pay a visit to Prezi, Medium, Wearable World, Instacart, DOZ @ 500 Startups, Eco-Systm, Countable, Geekdom, Style Lend, TechShop, and others!

The day-long #newtechcrawl will kick off at Prezi in the morning at 9:00 am, stop for a CozyMeal lunch at Wearable World, and ultimately end up at GitHub for a party!

You’re also invited to “Code for Change”, a very special celebration of Bay Area cause-based organizations that are leveraging technology to innovate for social good.  Join us (whether you crawl with us or not) and get to know Litterati.org, Handup.us, ZeroDivide.org, TNDC.org, Code2040.org — our cause-based heroes — over drinks and music.

This day-long event is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsoring partners: Prezi, LinkedIn, Wearable World, GitHub, CozyMeal, While42.

Get on board at:  http://newtechcrawl.com/

Come one, come all!

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10.15 SF New Tech w/ Banter!, Do, Cloudstead, odrive, Masu, Superfish, TechCrunch, Visionect & more!

10.15 SF New Tech w/ Banter!, Do, Cloudstead, odrive, Masu, Superfish, TechCrunch, Visionect & more!

SFNT @ RS 
 
 
Discover & Discuss!
 
An inspiring evening of live demos from innovators
with an open floor for tough questions from SF’s digerati. 
 
Schedule:
 

 

 

6:15 – 7:30 pm     Free drinks thanks to Sage Human Capital
7:30 – 9:30 pm     Live Demos & Spirited Discussions
 

 

 

Moderated by:

 

 

 

Myles Weissleder

 

Myles Weissleder
Founder, SF New Tech

 

 

 

&

 

 

 

Sarah Buhr

 

Sarah Buhr
Reporter, Techcrunch

 

 

 

STARTUPS ON TAP:

 
Superfish
Superfish
Kevin Akira Lee, Chief Product Officer
Superfish is a pioneering visual search company that’s opening up a new way to search.  Using Superfish’s patented visual search technology, LikeThat Décor makes it possible to search for products with images – not keywords. Simply take a photo of furniture you like – or use one off your phone – to get instant access to similar looking pieces.  http://www.superfish.com // http://www.twitter.com/superfishteam
 
Do
Do
Jason Shah, CEO
Do.com: Run Productive Meetings.  No one likes meetings. We have fixed that. And we’re building a product that helps you love work.
http://Do.com // http://www.twitter.com/domeetings
 
 
 

 

Banter!
Banter!
Diego Villarreal, CEO
Banter! is a mobile app with a slick UI that provides users with a pulse of nearby fun activities, all in real-time through a map (i.e. happy hours, live music, food trucks).
http://www.thebanterapp.com // http://www.twitter.com/thebanterapp

 
 

 

cloudstead

 
Cloudstead
Jonathan Cobb, CEO
Cloudstead, a private cloud operating system in which you can use all the internet services you want and need (for example, file storage, email, calendar, etc), without sacrificing your privacy. Not only will we not use your data, Cloudstead is built so that we cannot use your data — for profit, or anything else.   http://cloudstead.io //  http://www.twitter.com/cloudstead
 

odrive

odrive

 Julia Mak, Marketing
odrive is your folder to everything online. Link everything across all your apps and storage together into a single sync folder. Easily get to all your stuff in one place, so you can simplify how you manage your digital life. odrive beta is available for free at www.odrive.com  // http://www.twitter.com/odrive
 
Masu
 Masu
Alf Watt, CTO
Masu is the Internet for Everyone and Everything.   Masu aims to provide a ubiquitous Wi-Fi Access Network with universal free access for people and the internet of things. We are developing a new crypto-currency to reward people who share bandwidth, the Masu coin is optimized for low-value retail transactions, and can be used to get priority access to the network.  http://masunet.com // http://www.twitter.com/istumbler
Masu
 Visionect
Matej Zalar, CEO

We make electronic paper work.  Think of a world where all printed surfaces (millions of bus stops, road signs, outdoor ads, billboards…) are replaced with self‐sustainable displays and connected to the internet. That’s what we do.  We enable the use of digital signage displays in environments never before thought possible. Digital Signage with Visonect ePaper Solutions. Visionect ultra low-power electronic paper platform is designed to disrupt the $36B digital-out-of-home industry.  http://www.visionect.com // @visionect

 
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 Next Event:  November 12, 2014
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SF New Tech Sponsors
 
Telerik empowers its customers to create compelling app experiences across any screen. Our end-to- end platform uniquely combines industry-leading UI tools with cloud services to simplify the entire   app development lifecycle. Telerik tools and services can be adopted individually or as a platform and   seamlessly integrated with other popular developer solutions. More than 130,000 customers from   40,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the   Fortune 500®, academic institutions, governments and non-profits. For additional information about   Telerik, please visit telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.
 
Telerik empowers its customers to create compelling app experiences across any screen. Our end-to- end platform uniquely combines industry-leading UI tools with cloud services to simplify the entire   app development lifecycle. Telerik tools and services can be adopted individually or as a platform and   seamlessly integrated with other popular developer solutions. More than 130,000 customers from   40,000 organizations in 94 countries depend on Telerik products, including more than 450 of the   Fortune 500®, academic institutions, governments and non-profits. For additional information about   Telerik, please visit telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.
Fathom Law
 We recommend Fathom Law for all your startup’s legal needs. http://www.fathomlaw.com
doubledutch
Download the doubledutch SFNT app and participate in the event!
Google Play:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.doubledutch.sfnewtech
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sf-new-tech/id853270433?mt=8
 
Sage Human Capital
Sage Human Capital is disrupting the recruiting industry by introducing the very first fully data-driven recruiting model.  Our success lies on a foundation of incorporating mindfulness into the recruiting process.  http://www.sagehumancapital.com
 
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