The Startup Conference 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 9AM-5PM

Fox Theatre, 2223 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063

SF New Tech is proud to support the organization of the Startup Conference 2014. Discover how to start your own startup and network with 2,000 fellow entrepreneurs and engineers. Journalists from TechCrunch and other media will be present as well. Conference speakers include Guy Kawasaki, Tim Draper, Vivek Wadhwa, David Hornik, Christine Herron, Bill Reichert and many more. If you just want to learn about hot new startups, stop by the International Startup Fair on the Courthouse Plaza in front of Fox Theater and browse the aisles of an outdoor street festival for startups. Exhibitors include venture capital firms and startups launching new products in the Demo Pit. The Startup Fair is free and open to the public –  SF New Tech members receive a 20% discount for the Startup Conference and demo tables at the fair, please use promotion code “SFNT20″.



Monday, May 19, 2014 | 8AM-6:30PM

Grand Hyatt, San Francisco

Big data analytics will continue to ignite explosive growth for those able to leverage it in 2014.

But while the data-science field continues to evolve at warp speed, companies are moving to a more practical stage this year: They’re seeking real results from their investments in analytics tools. They’re looking to boost revenue or curtail costs — or best of all, both.

VentureBeat hosted our inaugural DataBeat event in 2013, and it was a smash success, bringing together some of the top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs in the field of big data.

This year’s DataBeat will be laser focused on helping companies increase profitability through smart analytics and big data tools. We’re gathering the brightest minds to filter through the noise and give new insights on the people, technologies, and strategies that will accelerate growth.

Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $300!


The 5th Annual PR Summit Conference: Content Connect

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 9AM-6PM

The Old Mint 54 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103

On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 join 500 executives, top media influencers & entrepreneurs discuss the latest trends and best practices in business communications, story telling and content marketing.  Spend One-on-one time with this industry visionaries, and leaders from the world of publishing, public relations, marketing, branding, advertising agencies, and other verticals and brands with a vested interest in the future of social journalism and digital storytelling.


USA Today, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur TechCrunch, Venture Beat, GigaOM, San Jose Mercury News, Google, Wall Street Journal, AirPR, Thrillist & LinkedIn


Content Marketing, and PR Thought Leadership.


1. Ben Parr, (Co-Founder & Managing Partner DominateFund)

2. Cotton Delo (San Francisco Bureau Chief, Advertising Age)

3. Jon Swartz (SF Bureau Chief, USA Today)

4. Josh Constine, (Writer, TechCrunch)

5. Paul Walborsky (CEO, GigaOM)

6. Porter Gale (Author, Marketer, Tech-Lover and Start-up Advisor)

7. Rebekah Iliff (Chief Strategy Officer, AirPR)

8. Sarah Buhr (Writer, USA Today)

9. Tim Draper (Founder, Draper Fisher Jurvetson)


Promo of 20% off (Only 10-Available)

Promo of 15% off (Open)


Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 1:30PM – 7PM

Parc 55 Wyndham, San Francisco

CloudNOW, the non-profit consortium of the leading women in cloud and emerging technologies, invites you to attend our Third Annual CloudNOW Top Women in Cloud Innovation Awards. This year the focus of the Awards is on the end-user customer. We hope that you will join us for CloudNOW’s flagship event featuring the Top Women in Cloud, industry pioneers, and leading academicians from Stanford. Enjoy no-host bar, and an elegant dinner buffet at one of the most exclusive hotels in SF!

The Innovation Awards recognize the Top 10 cloud end-user customers for outstanding cloud and converging technology projects and implementations. During the event, the Top 10 Women will present their projects in a pitch-style competition where the Top Woman in Cloud will be named on-site for a real-time award of the title, Top Woman in Cloud.

Attendees: Cloud end-users, analysts, tech thought leader/ pioneers, VCs, and entrepreneurs

Sponsors: Dell, Cisco, GreenQloud, HP, IBM, VMware

Speakers: Manjula Talreja, VP Cloud Practices, Cisco; Margaret Dawson, Chief Cloud Evangelist, HP; Vanessa Alvarez, cloud thought leader, former Forrester analyst; Dr. Andrea Davies, Stanford.

Judges: Gia Scinto, Partner Andreessen Horowitz, employee #8; Amber Osborne, CMO Meshfire, Twitter “Top CMO”


SF New Tech will consider spreading the word about your event if you tell us more about it here.

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UI/UX + MVP = SFNTx1000

UI/UX + MVP = SFNTx1000


SFNT is seeking a UI/UX designer to polish up an MVP that we’re building to give startups an amazing new way to showcase their work.   Since we’re zero-funded on this project, we’re looking for your love in exchange for ours.  You’ll work with great people and, at the least, walk away with a great portfolio piece. This is just the beginning.  Big things are afoot!  Ping us here.
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We debuted a brand new mobile app at our last event.  And it’s now open for everyone!

If you download it now and leave notifications on, you’ll get a free ticket to our next event!

We’re set on set on making mobile your spot for all-things-SFNT.

Now, you can:

  • interact with others in the room when you join us live
  • get tips on free stuff (tickets, prizes, discounts) at and in between events
  • access to video archives of past demos
  • access to SFNTinvest
  • much, much, more.

Big thanks to DoubleDutch!

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Ride on, Danny!

Ride on, Danny!

Daniel Jabbour



Daniel Jabbour, pictured above, helped us build SFNTinvest.  As the leader of a team of hackers at Amoeba Consulting and as the founder of The Psychedelic Society of San Francisco, Daniel was always up to something mind-bending.  He was an amazing collaborator with a heart of gold.  We lost Danny a few weeks ago and we will miss him. You can read more about Daniel here.

Ride on, Danny.  Thanks for everything!

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HD Video of SFNT 4.16 w/The Secret of Raising Money, Crossfader, Digify, Firechat, Discover.ly, more!

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Avegant Glyph and Petcube Named Winners of First-Ever 6 About to Break Competition LIVE at Macworld/iWorld 2014


Photo Courtesy of Haj Matsukata

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Live from the Expo Hall, Macworld/iWorld 2014 attendees and a panel of all-star judges have named the co-winners of the inaugural Macworld/iWorld and SF New Tech 6 About to Break competition. Out of more than 100 entrants, Avegant Glyph and Petcube emerged tied as the overall winners based on their innovative design and technology. 6 About to Break was created to spotlight the most innovative apps, accessories, software, hardware and utilities uniquely positioned to breakout as leaders in the Apple marketplace. Read more…

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Pics from the 6 About to Break Twitterverse

What a great experience to do an SF New Tech pitch event at MacWorld 2014. We thank some of our regulars who came by to check it out. Enjoy the pictures.

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4.16: SFNT: 8th Anniversary Blow Out! With The Secret of Raising Money, Crossfader, Digify, Firechat, Discover.ly, Twibfy, & more!

4.16: SFNT: 8th Anniversary Blow Out! With The Secret of Raising Money, Crossfader, Digify, Firechat, Discover.ly, Twibfy, & more!

SF New Tech

Raise a glass and a plate of tacos in the air to help us 

celebrate 8 years on the bleeding edge of innovation!



Mighty is a 21+ venue.
Free Tacos for the first 150 people in the door.
ON TAP . . .
 Book Talk 

The Secret of Raising Money

The Secret of Raising Money
Seth Goldstein & Michael Simpson

We’ll check in with Seth & Michael, who’s new book shares amazing insight from top investors on how startups can raise money more effectually.  http://www.thesecretofraisingmoney.com





Seth Goldestein, Founder & CEO

Crossfader is Instagram for Music. It is the ultimate music mashup app, and turns anybody into a DJ in a matter of seconds, and allows users to discover and share amazing remixes with others around the world. http://www.crossfader.fm // @djz


Augustine Lim, CEO

Digify is a platform for sending self-destructing, protected documents and photos across the mobile and desktop.   http://digify.com // @digify


Open Garden

Greg Hazel, Co-Founder & Chief Architect
Christophe Daligault, VP, Sales & Marketing 

The chat app that adapts whether connected or off the grid! Firechat from Open Garden takes advantage of one of Apple’s iOS 7 most advanced technologies (the Multipeer Connectivity Framework) to let you chat with peers without internet connectivity.  The purpose of FireChat is to show what’s possible over peer-to-peer networks, similar to what Open Garden enables on Android.  Whether you’re on the beach or in the subway, at a big game or a trade show, camping in the wild or at a concert, or even abroad, simply fire up the app with a friend or two and find out who else is there.  https://opengarden.com // @opengarden


Ted Summe, CEO

Discoverly found a way to marry Facebook and LinkedIn data. Keeping the two worlds separate, Discoverly layers the best of each network on the other.  http://discover.ly // @Discoverly

David Robustelli, Founder & CEO
Twibfy will show how they are disrupting the space of visual inspiration and interacting and engaging with like-minded creative people. Introducing the second generation of a visual platform.  http://www.twibfy.com // @twibfy




Outlook.com is free, personal, and productive email from Microsoft built to keep you connected like never before. Share your photos and videos more easily, manage your inbox effortlessly, and stay up-to-date with your Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn friends—all from one place. http://bit.ly/meetoutlook

 SF New Tech Sponsors
Microsoft Twitter
  doubledutch     Fathom Law
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3.27: 6 About To Break @ Macworld

3.27: 6 About To Break @ Macworld

 SF New Tech



SF New Tech & Macworld/iWorld 2014 are pleased to present “6 About To Break” – the first-ever competition to be held at Macworld/iWorld to spotlight the most innovative apps, accessories, software and utilities that are uniquely positioned to breakout in the Apple marketplace.

We reviewed over 100 global companies spanning hardware, software, mobile apps, accessories and utilities who applied for a chance to be one of the 6 About To Break.

This very special event will be structured in the same format as SF New Tech: each company will receive five minutes to present and five minutes to answer robust audience questions.

And, to keep things interesting, we’ve rounded up an all-star panel of judges to provide expert commentary on each company while the audience (you!) will vote in the very first winner of the 6 About To Break competition!

Judges include:

* Andy Grignon, Founder, Quake Labs (Served under Steve Jobs at
Apple and was the first person to receive a phone call from Jobs on an
* Leander Kahney, Publisher, Cult of Mac
* Paul Kent, GM IDG Macworld/iWorld Expo
* Heather Meeker, Principal, MeekerQuinn

Immediately following the competition, Macworld/iWorld and SF New Tech will host a cocktail party to raise a glass to innovation.

Join us to see and celebrate the 6 About To Break!




Fernando Cuscuela, Co-Founder & CEO

An easy and convenient mobile social media app where anyone manage and publish content to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, tumblr, and many others social networks all at once, from one place. (@everypostme)  



Yobie Benjamin, COO & Chief Software Officer

A wearable mobile personal theater device that allows users to experience all media with vivid life-like clarity and exceptional sound. Glyph combines a unique flip-down form factor, super sharp imagery and premium noise-cancelling audio that is a revolution in personal display technology. (@avegant)



John Branderhorst, Business Development

MotionPortrait is a Japanese startup with technology that allows a user to upload any photo of a face and have that rendered into 3D animation. (@motionportrait)   



Orbeus – ReKognition
Yi Li, CEO

Orbeus empowers automatic multi-media content management, based on industry-leading face/object/scene recognition technology. (@Orbeus_inc)



Scott Bolinger, Founder

A plugin framework with a set of tools that gives you the ability to create a native iOS and/or Android app using WordPress. AppPresser brings the power of building native apps with WordPress available to everyone.  (@apppresser)



Yaroslav Azhnyuk, CEO

A home gadget that enables you to watch, talk and play laser games with your pet through an app on your mobile phone. Petcube is a sleek box that includes a laser pointer, wide angle camera lens, speakers and Wi-Fi. (@petcube)



6 About To Break Sponsors




Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX) is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. Hundreds of thousands of customers look to Rackspace to deliver the best-fit infrastructure for their IT needs, leveraging a product portfolio that allows workloads to run where they perform best—whether on the public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, or a combination of platforms. The company’s award-winning Fanatical Support® helps customers successfully architect, deploy, and run their most critical applications. Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Rackspace operates data centers on four continents. Rackspace is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.  http://www.rackspace.com


Telerik empowers over 1,000,000 developers 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’s tools and services can be adopted individually or as a platform and seamlessly integrate with other popular developer solutions.  http://www.telerik.com

6 About To Break
Media Partners



Cult of Mac


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SF New Tech @ Macworld/iWorld : 6 About to Break

SF New Tech @ Macworld/iWorld : 6 About to Break

We are pleased to announce the 6 Finalists for the First Ever ’6 About to Break’ Competition

Macworld/iWorld 2014 and SF New Tech have partnered to produce  the first-ever competition spotlighting the most innovative apps, accessories, software and utilities uniquely positioned to breakout in the Apple marketplace. The six final products span mobile, wearables, home automation, 3D and social media, and include:

AppPresser: A plugin framework with a set of tools that gives you the ability to create a native iOS and/or Android app using WordPress. AppPresser brings the power of building native apps with WordPress available to everyone. http://apppresser.com/

Everypost: An easy and convenient mobile social media app where anyone can manage and publish content to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, tumblr, and many other social networks all at once, from one place:  http://www.everypost.com

Glyph: A wearable mobile personal theater device that allows users to experience all media with vivid life-like clarity and exceptional sound. Glyph combines a unique flip-down form factor, super sharp imagery and premium noise-canceling audio that revolutionize personal display technology. http://avegant.com

MotionPortrait: An app that enables users to transform a facial photo into a realistic 3D avatar that can talk and mimic words. The avatar moves and reacts with touch controls and can be customized and shared. http://www.motionportrait.com

Petcube: A home gadget that enables users to watch, talk and play laser games with their pet through a mobile phone app. Petcube comes in a sleek box that includes a laser pointer, wide angle camera lens, speakers and Wi-Fi. http://petcube.com

ReKognition: A cloud-based open API platform which helps developers incorporate state-of-the-art computer vision capabilities of facial recognition, object recognition and scene understanding into their apps or software. http://rekognition.com/

Join us LIVE on March 27 from 4:30-5:30pm on Macworld/iWorld’s Second Stage as the ‘6 About to Break’ finalists battle it out in front of thousands of conference attendees and hundreds of media. Each finalist will do a 5-minute demo and a 5-minute audience Q&A. An all-star panel of judges from Cult of Mac, Quake Labs, Macworld/iWorld, SF New Tech and more, will help determine the final winner.

Register for your discounted tickets @ http://www.macworldiworld.com with the code SFNT



6 About to Break Sponsors:

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