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Food & Restaurant Tech Expert Panel and Networking Mixer - Google on 5/29/18 6pm
Join us for an Food & Restaurant Tech Expert Panel and Networking Mixer on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at Google, 345 Spear St, San Francisco, CA 94105 (6th Floor, "Top of The Mark" room). Are you interested in learning about restaurant technology? Do you want to network with professionals who are particularly interested in advancing restaurant technology? Come and meet other professionals in this growing industry. This event is open toanyone from other industries and backgrounds who want to network and learn more in general. We encourage everyone to come enjoy this panel and networking event at Google on 345 Spear St. RSVP Now at ( Event Agenda and Info: 6:00pm to 7:00pm: Networking 7:00pm to 7:15pm: Google Introduction 7:15pm to 7:45pm: Expert Panel 7:45pm to 8:00pm: More Networking START-UP TABLING OPPORTUNITY: During the event, we'll have 5 Complimentary Tablesfor 5 lucky start-ups. It will be a chance for startups to talk about their brand and product, have marketing materials to display and share ideas with event attendees-- they'll for sure give you lots of useful feedback and tips to grow your business. Don't miss the chance to RSVP for one of our start-up tables. All start-up tables are subject to review in order to confirm they are a good fit for the group are not a conflict of interest and to make sure we provide the start-ups with the most value. Register for a "START-UP TABLE OPPORTUNITY" ticket to be considered for this opportunity. A limited number (5) of tables are available. EMAIL us at [masked] with the SUBJECT LINE "Applying for start-up table" and include your email, contact info, company website and we'll let you know if you've been selected. Registering for a Startup Table ticket does NOT give you a ticket for the event; only a direct email confirming your table spot from our Professional Connector Team will count as an event access ticket. RSVP Now at ( Early Bird tickets available for $12 or General Tickets for $15. ~~EXPERT PANEL~~ Raf Peeters, Founder and CEO of Qcify ( Raf Peeters is currently Founder and CEO of Qcify Inc, a technology company developing the next generation of quality control solutions to the food processing industry. Qcify's AI technology helps reduce costs, improve efficiency and take the human subjectivity out of quality control. Their technology is currently used across Australia, Europe and the USA. Raf is also President and CEO of Innova Food Tech, a consulting firm that's active in the food industry and more specifically on the food equipment and processing side. In the 6 months prior to Innova Food Tech he was Co-founder and VP of Business Development at CottageMeal (now part of GrubMarket), an online marketplace where you can find locally made and grown food items. During this time he helped the company gain traction in the SF Bay Area and help them secure initial funding. Prior, he was Technical Sales Support Manager, Optical Sorting at Key Technology, Inc from April 2013 to October 2014. He held the position of Area Sales Manager and Director US Operations at Visys from 2007 to 2013. Since moving to the USA in 2010 he has generated over $15M in sales and helped successfully launch 5 equipment companies in Northern America. ~~ SPONSOR ~~ CLEAN NUTRITIONAL BLENDS FOR YOUR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE Not energy drinks and never any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Supplement Your Lifestyle™ ( RSVP Now at RSVP Now at ( Early Bird tickets available for $12 or General Tickets for $15. Food & Restaurant Tech Expert Panel and Networking Mixer at Google on 345 Spear Street, San Francisco 5/29/18 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT) Launchpad Space is an event-based community space in San Francisco. Developers and startups can attend to receive free technical training, one-on-one mentoring and more education aimed at driving their success. Professional Connector ( A vision of Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. ( We organize and promote hundreds of Bay Area business networking and social mixers to specifically target Business Strategies and Small Medium Business Enterprises and provide industry professionals with a chance to make new business and personal connections, build their network, find new clients, and expand their business. We bring the SF Bay Area working community together and strive to promote positive business relationships. David is a sought after speaker and the founder and chief business consultant for Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. ( where he and his San Francisco Bay Area based team create brand awareness, strengthen customer loyalty and generate new business by leveraging new technologies. Through his consulting, lectures, training's and keynotes David Mitroff, Ph.D. ( has educated more than 35,000 business owners. Dr. Mitroff is an Instructor for several college programs including the University of California at Berkeley's International Diploma Business program and a Google Mentor for the Google Startup Launchpad Accelerator program. He has been a featured media expert for NBC, ABC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, Hospitality Technology, Hospitality Net and more. RSVP Now! At this point, you have all the information you need... However, if you want even MORE information, feel free to keep reading. Why & Who should attend this event? Professionals who want to socialize, entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, bankers, real estate developers, physicians, technology gurus, sales and marketing experts, and others will greatly benefit from attending and networking with each other at this event. Want to learn the Importance of Streamlining Business Processes ( )? Come join us at our event and let's discuss these processes! Is your restaurant Social Media ready ( )? Let's talk about our 3 tips to help get your restaurant social media ready at our event! Do you want to know how Email Marketing benefits your business ( )? Attend our event and learn more about our 3 benefits of Email Marketing! How many people show up? Our events usually see anywhere from 45 to 400 people depending on the venue. We make sure people are open and approachable, regardless of how many people show up. You will be able to meet and talk to anyone; our greeters will be there to make introductions and keep things moving. What to Bring: Bring your business cards. Bring at least one card for the event organizer, so we can enter you in a raffle. How to Dress: This is after work networking, so even if you did not work...pretend and dress like you did! We all look good when we dress professionally. We always take pictures at our events, so you want to look your best! Photography: Our events are photographed for our Websites and Social Media sites. By attending our event, you give us permission to take photographs and use the images. All participants at our events are beautiful people and are subject to be photographed and used to promote future events. Our Partners and Sponsors WP Engine is a Hosted service provider, specifically tailored to WordPress websites and apps. More info and sign up at vCita allows businesses to capture more clients and provide better service to your existing clients. vCita provides lead generation, online scheduling, and invoicing for small businesses all in one easy to use resource. Learn more at RSVP Now at RSVP Now at ( Early Bird tickets available for $12 or General Tickets for $15.


345 Spear Street · San Fransisco, CA


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Business and Social Networking Events for San Francisco Bay Area Entrepreneurs and Professionals to create new business and personal connections, find new clients, and identify business opportunities.

Our members include successful entrepreneurs, startup founders, small business owners, business executives, technology gurus, attorneys, bankers, angel investors, real estate developers, franchise owners, local retail and restaurant owners, physicians, and other San Francisco Bay Area professionals. Our events are attended by 45 to 75+ professionals from our groups on Meetup, Linkedin, Biznik, Facebook and more.

Our organizer David Mitroff, Ph.D. ( is the Founder and Chief Consultant of Piedmont Avenue Consulting (, which was built around his networking, marketing, and creative business consulting skills. David invites high level professionals from his expansive network of contacts, internet and social media groups, client portfolio, friends, and you to our networking events. David introduces the right people to each other resulting in greater business and personal growth.

We make our networking events easy by having greeters at the door to not only welcome you - they introduce you to others, along with having events in elegant San Francisco East Bay locations, making it fun to meet new people.

We keep you informed and connected to the best San Francisco Bay Area networking, social, business, music, charity, and after work events - If we post an event, members of the group will be their to enjoy the event with you!

We encourage and support businesses our members represent, however do not allow promoting or recruiting other members to sell third-party products or services. We have a no MLM Policy. (

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