• HTF Code a Thon - Platforms for the underserved
    Please RSVP at the Eventbrite - http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5993527803/eorg Do you want to tackle the BIG problems? Are you ready to change someone's life? The Health Technology Forum's Code-a-thon "Platforms for the Underserved" is your opportunity! Bringing the best and the brightest together to move the needle on some of our most important problems today, this Code-a-thon will let you make lasting connections, flex your creative muscles and make a product you can be proud of AND famous for creating. Here's our recipe for making HTF's Code-a-thon a life-changing weekend: Ingredients - coders, patients, clinical providers, artists and designers. In other words, people with a passion for what they do. Mix together - pre-event-planning and stage-setting by San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Mayor's Office of Innovation, and representative from the San Mateo Medical Center. Whip up - production by the wide-ranging and deep connections that the Health Technology Forum's executive, staff, and members offer. Throw in - inspiring and insider information for participants to get you up and running fast on health tech's pitfalls and potential. On-site experts available for curbside advice during the event. Serve up - venture capital-style presentations to a panel of judges spanning the range from IDEO, tech experts, bus developers, venture capital, patient advocates and hands-on providers. The cherry? Sponsorship by the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF.org), cash prizes (1st Prize- $5K, 2nd Prize- $1K, 3rd Prize- $500) and on-going relationships and commitment to grow your product. Schedule - no we'll not let you sleep at the venue but you'll have access on Saturday (8AM-5PM) and Sunday (9AM-6PM). Snacks, coffee/tea, and lunch will be provided. A reception is scheduled after the judging on Sunday. Winners will be presented at the Health Technology Forum's Innovation Conference on Friday, April 19 at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. NPR's Tech Nation will be moderating a panel at the conference which will be aired worldwide. To register for the Innovation Conference on April 19 go to: http://www.healthtechnologyforum.com/conference/health-technology-conference-2013/

    Runway Incubator

    1355 Market St., Fourth Floor · Mountain View, CA

  • Fastracking ME4 and Other New Projects
    Last week we had a small meeting with some of our ME4 project team -- for more on ME4 see designfluence-dot-org -- and came up with some next steps toward our first fundraiser launch on Start Some Good. We are also starting a regular program for others with projects of interest to present to the group so we can see how we can help contribute, collaborate and/or advise. So let us know if you have something to share, or know someone who does!

    Silicon Valley Pad

    1370 Willow Road 2nd Floor · Menlo Park, CA

  • July 12 Meetup in San Francisco at Luscious Garage!
    Details coming!

    Luscious Garage

    475 9th Street · San Francisco, CA

  • Meetup in San Francisco!
    We'll discuss our ongoing projects: ME4, Way To Go! and GiveBank; and some possible new projects.

    Starbucks

    3595 California Street · San Francisco, CA

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  • Group490 Meetup
    We have a great meeting space at the Silicon Valley Pad, thanks to Stine Jewett and Scott Krinsky. Their website is here (http://www.siliconvalleypad.com/). Our recent Meetups have been great discussion groups, comprised of a diverse array of talents and interests, and we've had some enlightening speakers. If you would like to present on a project or a region, let your Organizer know! We have created a GoogleGroups account for Designfluence for the developing teams that will be working on projects, fundraising and specific topics. If you want to participate at the Next Level, please ask. We use the Meetup system for collaborative projects and networking amongst industrial/product designers and cultural creatives interested in raising people out of poverty through product design. "490" comes from "FOR the other 90 percent," also referring to Paul Polak's work (google him too if you don't know him) and his wish to turn around the fact that 90% of designers work for the richest 10%. We invite designers, inventors, engineers, scientists and other interested individuals and groups like Project H to join our group. To better know what we support, visit the Designfluence web pages (http://designfluence.org).

    Silicon Valley Pad

    1370 Willow Road 2nd Floor · Menlo Park, CA

  • Group490 Meetup
    We have a great meeting space at the Silicon Valley Pad, thanks to Stine Jewett and Scott Krinsky. Their website is here (http://www.siliconvalleypad.com/). Our recent Meetups have been great discussion groups, comprised of a diverse array of talents and interests, and we've had some enlightening speakers. If you would like to present on a project or a region, let your Organizer know! We have created a GoogleGroups account for Designfluence for the developing teams that will be working on projects, fundraising and specific topics. If you want to participate at the Next Level, please ask. We use the Meetup system for collaborative projects and networking amongst industrial/product designers and cultural creatives interested in raising people out of poverty through product design. "490" comes from "FOR the other 90 percent," also referring to Paul Polak's work (google him too if you don't know him) and his wish to turn around the fact that 90% of designers work for the richest 10%. We invite designers, inventors, engineers, scientists and other interested individuals and groups like Project H to join our group. To better know what we support, visit the Designfluence web pages (http://designfluence.org).

    Silicon Valley Pad

    1370 Willow Road 2nd Floor · Menlo Park, CA

  • Group490 Meetup
    We have a great meeting space at the Silicon Valley Pad, thanks to Stine Jewett and Scott Krinsky. Their website is here (http://www.siliconvalleypad.com/). Our recent Meetups have been great discussion groups, comprised of a diverse array of talents and interests, and we've had some enlightening speakers. If you would like to present on a project or a region, let your Organizer know! We have created a GoogleGroups account for Designfluence for the developing teams that will be working on projects, fundraising and specific topics. If you want to participate at the Next Level, please ask. We use the Meetup system for collaborative projects and networking amongst industrial/product designers and cultural creatives interested in raising people out of poverty through product design. "490" comes from "FOR the other 90 percent," also referring to Paul Polak's work (google him too if you don't know him) and his wish to turn around the fact that 90% of designers work for the richest 10%. We invite designers, inventors, engineers, scientists and other interested individuals and groups like Project H to join our group. To better know what we support, visit the Designfluence web pages (http://designfluence.org).

    Silicon Valley Pad

    1370 Willow Road 2nd Floor · Menlo Park, CA

  • Group490 Meetup
    We have a great meeting space at the Silicon Valley Pad, thanks to Stine Jewett and Scott Krinsky. Their website is here (http://www.siliconvalleypad.com/). Our recent Meetups have been great discussion groups, comprised of a diverse array of talents and interests, and we've had some enlightening speakers. If you would like to present on a project or a region, let your Organizer know! We have created a GoogleGroups account for Designfluence for the developing teams that will be working on projects, fundraising and specific topics. If you want to participate at the Next Level, please ask. We use the Meetup system for collaborative projects and networking amongst industrial/product designers and cultural creatives interested in raising people out of poverty through product design. "490" comes from "FOR the other 90 percent," also referring to Paul Polak's work (google him too if you don't know him) and his wish to turn around the fact that 90% of designers work for the richest 10%. We invite designers, inventors, engineers, scientists and other interested individuals and groups like Project H to join our group. To better know what we support, visit the Designfluence web pages (http://designfluence.org).

    Silicon Valley Pad

    1370 Willow Road 2nd Floor · Menlo Park, CA

  • Group490: 2 New Projects!
    We have a great meeting space at the Silicon Valley Pad, thanks to Stine Jewett and Scott Krinsky. Their website is here (http://www.siliconvalleypad.com/). Our recent Meetups have been great discussion groups, comprised of a diverse array of talents and interests, and we've had some enlightening speakers. If you would like to present on a project or a region, let your Organizer know! We have created a GoogleGroups account for Designfluence for the developing teams that will be working on projects, fundraising and specific topics. If you want to participate at the Next Level, please ask. We use the Meetup system for collaborative projects and networking amongst industrial/product designers and cultural creatives interested in raising people out of poverty through product design. "490" comes from "FOR the other 90 percent," also referring to Paul Polak's work (google him too if you don't know him) and his wish to turn around the fact that 90% of designers work for the richest 10%. We invite designers, inventors, engineers, scientists and other interested individuals and groups like Project H to join our group. To better know what we support, visit the Designfluence web pages (http://designfluence.org).

    Silicon Valley Pad

    1370 Willow Road 2nd Floor · Menlo Park, CA