ABC News: SF Tech Crawl Gets An Inside Look At Startups (Video)

 

ABC News:  SF Tech Crawl Gets An Inside Look At Startups

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) –

A large crowd of techies wandered around Downtown San Francisco Friday, some of them in strange costumes, as part of a tech crawl.

The group was led by a woman wearing Google Glass and a couple of guys in orange astronaut suits — a gaggle of mainly 20- and 30-somethings that snaked its way through the streets of San Francisco. The group resembled a pub crawl and that’s because it’s exactly like a pub crawl. There’s free popcorn and there are glasses, the safety kind, not the drinking kind.

Myles Weissleder is the founder of San Francisco New Tech, the monthly mixer that’s like speed dating, but for startups.

This year, for the second time, he’s took that show on the road for the New Tech Crawl. With help from the mayor’s office, he’s asked local tech companies to open their doors as a sort of open house for fellow techies.

“We have a lot of startup founders, we have a lot of engineers, we have a lot of people working for their next opportunity and a lot of people who are just curious to get behind the doors of a lot of these companies that they’ve heard so much about,” Weissleder said.

From design labs to co-working spaces, the crowd got to see the creatures of tech in their natural habitat.

“This is one way, not just to see them present, but actually go to their place of work, which shows a lot of about a company,” Luxer One creative director Andres Acosta said. “And I think you learn a lot meeting their employees at their place of business, at their home.”

The tech crawl is about learning, networking, and for the companies presenting, it can also be about recruiting.

There are big names involved like LinkedIn and GitHub. For people who are new in town, it’s the best way to see why San Francisco is the capital of innovation.

Source: http://abc7news.com/technology/sf-tech-crawl-gets-an-inside-look-at-startups/355684/
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Instacart: Nope!

He just doesn’t learn!  Don’t be like Myles!  See you on Friday for the #newtechcrawl!

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Wearable World: Not Yet!

Guess what happens if you show up at Wearable World HQ a little too early for the #newtechcrawl? Hint: The cool kids at Wearable World have some great beanbag throwing skillz!

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Prezi: You need to go!

We showed up at @prezi a bit too early for the #newtechcrawl and got a resounding “You need to go!”

Yikes!

Check out the video!

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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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