Startup Team building and business introductions on steroids

This meetup is all about building your team, getting introductions 
- Helping you find a co-founder
- Helping you find team mates (engineering, marketing...)
- Helping you get introductions to specific customers
- Helping you get introductions to specific investors
- Helping you join a team that is looking for co-founders
- Helping you find a team that is looking for team mates

This is speed dating for business

The rules:
Everybody should feel good about openly talk to anybody
Nobody should be disappointed if they are turned down 

AGENDA
6:00 Networking
6:30 Welcome and introduction
          Featured guest speaker:
          Derek Henninger, VP Engineering TypeSafe
          Things startup CTOs should know about growing
          and scaling their infrastructure 

7:00 Open mic for everybody - 24 people max
7:01  First person - introduction and what you are looking for
7:03 Hand raises who might be interesting
7:04 Meeting, and business card exchange

7:05 Next person

IF YOU LIKE TO GET THE MIC
Please let us know in advance and you will be on the guaranteed speaker list
Thereafter it is open for everybody else, first come first serve 

Bring lots of business cards with you 

You have to be 21 or older to attend

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  • Elizabeth R.

    If your start-up team is looking for an inspiring place to work, come to SoMa Beach- a new coworking space. We're having a Happy Hour/Open House on Monday. All are welcome: http://www.somabeach.co/project/happy-hour-launch/

    July 11, 2014

  • Vasily K.

    Part 2.

    Ideas:
    1. Next time it might be good to make some kind of meeting topic (let's say co-founders or hiring, mentorship, fund raising). That might give a better focus and potential output of the meeting.

    2. And maybe it's better to move conversations to the end. First people present. Once all are done, they occupy corners of the room with their names/logos so people can go around and talk to them. Think like during a fair.

    Those are just my thoughts as I enjoyed the meeting and want to make it better.

    1 · July 10, 2014

    • Marita R.

      Great inputs - thank you very much Vasily -we absolute should do the "fair" style

      July 11, 2014

  • Robert

    It was good to see everyone. That was grate meeting. Thank you Axel and Marita for organize this meeting. Thanks for advices.

    1 · July 11, 2014

  • Vasily K.

    Part 1.
    Thank you Axel and Marita for the meeting. It was well organised as usual ))
    But since it was an experiment let me share my thoughts that might help to make it better. Pros:
    -Chance to talk to many people at once and get connections;
    - Relaxed and stress-free environment;
    - Fast and straightforward approach (1-2 min).

    Cons:
    - Too fast turnaround of speakers. Before you digest the details of speech and have a word or two with a previous speaker you have already missed a few next ones;
    - Difficult to get information without visuals (for me it was difficult to keep attention after 7th speaker).

    1 · July 10, 2014

  • Denis P.

    It was great seeing all of you guys yesterday! I like such events. Just networking and connections :) Thank you, Axel!


    PS. If you guys need some UX/UI design help for your startup, lets talk: [masked]

    1 · July 10, 2014

  • Keith R.

    It was great meeting everyone last night! If you know of any HR managers or owners of small businesses with 20+ employees, please direct them my way at [masked] :) We'd love to get them to test out our LMS product!

    July 10, 2014

  • Jess M.

    Thank you for throwing the event last night! It was great to meet everyone. For all you single people out there (or those with single friends) check us out at www.projectfixup.com

    July 10, 2014

  • AS

    How many people are actually there right now?

    July 9, 2014

  • Ray

    The bay bridge is :just so slow. :

    July 9, 2014

  • Manas M.

    Sorry I had to cancel my RSVP. Not feeling well so taking the day off today.

    July 9, 2014

    • Marita R.

      Manas, get well soon - hope to see you at one of our next events in September

      July 9, 2014

  • Mike H.

    Looking forward to meeting new friends

    1 · July 9, 2014

    • Marita R.

      great having you guys with us

      July 9, 2014

  • Robert

    Hi everyone !!! I am exited to go on my first SF meet up . I am exited to meet see you.

    1 · July 8, 2014

    • Marita R.

      thanks for joining Robert. Have a safe trip to SF

      1 · July 8, 2014

  • Shiela

    Hi . I am most likely not going to be able to attend tomorrow, please may I know how often this event repeats, it is a great way to connect. Thanks for organizing.

    1 · July 8, 2014

    • Marita R.

      Welcome to our meetup group Shiela, we have bi-weekly events - after the summer break the next San Francisco event will be on Sept 17th - Startup Night - Pitches, Traction & Funding http://www.meetup.com...­ Looking forward to meet you at one of our next events. Cheers

      July 8, 2014

  • Ashten H.

    Excited to go to my first SF meetup. Check out www.GetFlasky.com beforehand to see what we do.

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Keith R.

    Could I get a mic as well??

    1 · July 8, 2014

    • Marita R.

      on the list Keith - looking forward to learn more about onvard.com

      July 8, 2014

  • Ray

    I'd like to present. How can I get in line for the mic?

    1 · July 7, 2014

    • Marita R.

      Just added you to the line for the mic - see you on Wednesday Ray

      1 · July 7, 2014

    • Ray

      Thanks Marita

      July 7, 2014

  • Denis P.

    Nice meetup! See you guys soon :)

    3 · July 6, 2014

  • Vasily K.

    Hi Axel, I want to have a mic. Thank you and see you soon.

    2 · June 26, 2014

  • David L.

    Looks like it's going to be an exciting event!

    3 · June 27, 2014

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