• 6.27: The Internet of Everything: Here, There, Everywhere w/Breadware, Nodle, Ir

    Executive Briefing Center @ DocuSign

    6.27: The Internet of Everything: Here, There, Everywhere Thursday, June 27, 2019 DocuSign Executive Briefing Center 221 Main St., San Francisco, CA 5:30 - 8:00 pm Registration: http://www.sfnewtech.com/iot (RSVPS on Meetup aren't tickets! Register to attend!) *** The first 50 tickets are 50% off with the code IOTEVERYWHERE *** On Thursday, June 27th, join us as we dive deep into the Internet of Everything: Here, There, and Everywhere. It's a known fact that building hardware -- and hardware companies -- is just plain hard. From managing the supply chain to the challenges of harnessing big data, companies that are on the leading edge of the IoT revolution are finding that it takes more than a good idea and a great team to bring a product to market. Layer in the massive expense of R&D, fabrication, with an ever-growing list of expenses to combat in the Bay Area, and companies leading the charge in IoT are forced to deploy creative tactics to break from the crowd. Join us and senior executives from Iris Automation, Copper, Metropolitan Intelligence, Nodle, Breadware, and Grush who will share their experiences and best practices of growing their companies both here in the Bay Area -- and up in Reno where a new hot pocket of IoT companies is starting to form. Speakers: * Grace McKenzie, Director of Operations & Controller, Iris Automation (SF & Reno) * Doug Richey, CEO, Copper (Reno) * Stephanie Hayden, CEO & Founder, Metropolitan Intelligence (Oakland) * Garrett Kinsman, Co-Founder, Nodle (SF) * Daniel Price, CEO, Breadware (Reno) * Ethan Daniel Schur, Co-Founder, Grush (SF) Agenda: * 5:30 - 6:00 pm Networking + refreshments * 6:00 - 7:30 pm Presentations, discussions * 7:30 - 8:00 pm Further networking Light beverages and munchies will be served. Registration: http://www.sfnewtech.com/iot SF New Tech is honored to be sponsored by EDAWN & Startup Reno, DocuSign, Evensi, and Mentor Bureau.

  • 4.29: Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future

    Executive Briefing Center @ DocuSign

    Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future Monday, April 29, 2019 DocuSign Executive Briefing Center 221 Main St., San Francisco, CA 5:30 - 8:00 pm ************************************************************************** Register @ http://www.sfnewtech.com RSVPs on Meetup won't get you in the door, you'll need a ticket! The first 50 tickets are 50% off with the code UBERTRENDS ************************************************************************* On Monday, April 29th, you're invited to join us for a very special evening with Michael Tchong, renowned futurist and author of "Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future" his newly released book on what's coming down the pike . . . and why. Are You Connected to the Future? A sage Spanish proverb goes, “Life is a series of collisions with the future.” How will this future develop and what impact will it have on business and society? The first step is understanding what undercurrents are reshaping our world. The biggest colliding forces with the future are called Ubertrends. These Ubertrends are reshaping society in remarkable ways. That explains why LinkedIn’s top trending topic in 2017 was “Change Readiness.” Are you ready to collide with cryptocurrencies? How about robots and AI? Is arriving via an Uber Elevate flying taxi augmented reality enough for you? The forces driving these breakthrough innovations are massive waves, called Ubertrends, that are reshaping our world at heightening velocities. In an exhilarating ride through the “landscape of now,” Michael Tchong will paint a riveting tableau of a world recast by these powerful phenomena. It’s challenging to keep pace with the changing data points in a digital world. Michael provides uncanny insights plus actionable thought starters to help spark the necessary dialog and creativity to connect you with the future. Michael is an adjunct professor of innovation and social media at the University of San Francisco and has just released his third book, “Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future” which is designed to help readers discover how Ubertrends and innovations are changing us and why. Agenda: * 5:30 - 6:00 pm Networking + Refreshments * 6:00 - 7:30 pm Ubertrends and Q&A * 7:30 - 8:00 pm Book Signing & More Networking Light beverages and munchies will be served. ************************************************************************** Register @ http://www.sfnewtech.com RSVPs on Meetup won't get you in the door, you'll need a ticket! The first 50 tickets are 50% off with the code UBERTRENDS *************************************************************************

  • Crossing the Talent Gap

    Executive Briefing Center @ DocuSign

    Crossing The Talent Gap Wednesday, March 6, 2019 DocuSign Executive Briefing Center 221 Main St., San Francisco, CA TICKETS: https://sfnewtech.com/event/talentgap/ (RSVPs on Meetup won't get you in the door -- get your ticket before it sells out!) Agenda: * 5:30-6:00 pm Networking + refreshments * 6:00 - 7:30 pm Presentations, discussions * 7:30 - 8:00 pm Further networking Light beverages and munchies will be served. Tickets are non-refundable. Speakers: Cristina Gutierrez Senior Director, Talent, Figure (SF, Reno) Lindsey Dal Porto Head of Talent, Bombora (Reno, SF, NYC) Krystal Smith Head of Talent & Ops, Brightback (SF) Pete Lawson Global Director of Talent Acquisition, Anaplan (Global) Companies: FIGURE Figure Technologies, Inc. (Figure™) creates innovative consumer financial solutions for home improvement, debt consolidation, and retirement while providing financial literacy and financial empowerment. BOMBORA Bombora is the leading provider of Intent data for B2B marketers. BRIGHTBACK Brightback, the automated customer retention company, is on a mission to help subscription-based businesses increase their customer lifetime value and gain actionable insights to reduce churn. ANAPLAN At Anaplan, our aim is to make the world better by connecting organizations and people so business leaders can make better-informed decisions. Anaplan is driving a new age of connected planning. ----------------------------------- Is there a talent gap? You bet there is! On Wednesday, March 6th, join us as we tackle the talent gap head-on and explore timely recruitment issues and what successful scaling and measured growth should look like. Senior talent executives from Bombora, Figure, Brightback, and Anaplan will juxtapose the SF market to smaller ecosystems like the fledgling startup and tech scene that’s popping up in Reno, and will dive deep into a discussion on the challenges, and the wins, of finding and retaining top talent in this frothy and bubbly market. See, there’s trouble in paradise -- and what was once a no-brainer is now a HUGE question mark. It’s not new news that Bay Area tech workers are realizing there’s more to life than just trying to get by. Some say SF is done -- put a fork in it. Really, who wants to share a $5,000 one bedroom apartment in a neighborhood littered with needles and human waste with 4+ other glassy-eyed and over-worked geeks? And forget about starting a family in this town -- you’ll be strapped before you know it. Especially if, or more likely when, your startup goes belly up. The quest for quality talent in the Bay Area is creeping into a new era as more-and-more skilled workers are bolting for the border. What's an engineer with a lust for life to do? Head for the hills? Well, maybe -- yes! Enter Reno, the new SOMA. Just on up over the hill the pioneering grit and innovative spirit run strong and startups are popping up all over the place. And there's good reason Tesla, Apple, Google, Blockchains, Figure, Bombora, and many other game-changers are boots down in Reno. Reno is a quick 45-minute flight to/from SFO. Or, if you prefer, 3.5 hours in a car with good tunes. Either way, you can be at meetings in downtown SF and back again with less effort than riding the N-Judah. Life is on sale in Reno. The cost of living and the cost of doing business is discounted 40% less than what you're paying the Bay Area. Add in cheap real estate, zero traffic, close proximity to Lake Tahoe and its amazing mountains, and the absence of corporate and personal income tax and BOOM -- the Biggest Little City is shines with opportunity. And if Burning Man is your thing, Reno is the gateway to the Playa, and you can feel it. Reno is on the rise in startup world, and San Francisco is listening. Grab a seat and let's close the gap, together. This event is sponsored by our friends in Reno Tahoe -- where the secret is out! TICKETS: https://sfnewtech.com/event/talentgap/

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  • 5.2: Pirates of Santa Cruz Valley!

    Executive Briefing Center @ DocuSign

    Ahoy! On Wednesday, May 2, in partnership with Santa Cruz Works, we're shining a light on hot new tech from Santa Cruz: The Pirates of Santa Cruz Valley! From electric skateboards and IOT for water consumption to new payment systems and dog food delivery -- you'll be knee-deep in some of the best new tech to come out of Santa Cruz. The first 20 tickets are FREE (Code: SantaCruz) Early birds score $15 tickets, late birds pay $20. Light beverages and food will be served. Registration Required. Click Here: https://sfnewtech.com/event/5-2-pirates-of-santa-cruz-valley Agenda: 5:30-6:30 - Networking 6:30-7:30 - Demos & Discussion 7:30-8:30 - Stories, Networking Arrrrrg, matey -- join us! DEMOS INBOARD TECHNOLOGY Ryan Evans, CEO & Co-Founder Inboard Technology is changing last mile transportation, starting with the Inboard M1 electric skateboard. YADOGGIE Sol Lipman, Top Doggie Ya Doggie® is a new kind of dog food company that melds delicious, super healthy food with technology and convenience. BUOY LABS Keri Waters, CEO & Co-Founder Buoy is a smart home water device that attaches to your water line and sends real-time data to an app that categorizes your water use, alerts you to leaks, and gives you the power to shut off water remotely. PAYSTAND Jeremy Almond, CEO The modern B2B payment platform, designed for today's Internet. Accept eChecks, eCash and credit cards on your site and mobile device. Registration Required. Click Here: https://sfnewtech.com/event/5-2-pirates-of-santa-cruz-valley

  • Top Women in Tech Tell All: Lessons Learned + Strategies for Success

    • What we'll do Hey there tech lovers! In celebration of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, I'm pleased to invite you to "Top Women in Tech Tell All: Lessons Learned + Strategies for Success", a very special RocketSpace event taking place at RocketSpace HQ (180 Sansome) on March 5th. SFNTers -- here's your chance for free or discounted tickets -- but you'll need to act fast! Registration @ https://toptechwomen.eventbrite.com/?aff=sfnt [NOTE: RSVPs on Meetup won't get you in the door -- you'll need to register to attend!] Code SFNT100 -- good for FREE tickets for the first 10 people to use it Code SFNT50 -- good for 1/2 price tickets for the first 20 people to use it Check out the event details below. Hope you can make it! Cheers, Myles ----------------------- Top Women in Tech Tell All: Lessons Learned + Strategies for Success Mon, March 5,[masked]:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST 180 Sansome St - 3rd floor San Francisco, CA Panelists include: Adriana Gascoigne Founder + CEO at Girls in Tech Moderator Lisa Tamayo Co-founder + CEO at Scollar Sara Ahmed Holman Value Creation at Innovation Endeavors Yumi Alyssa Kimura Co-founder + CEO at Lead Details: According to the latest iteration of CrunchBase's yearly study on female founder representation in U.S.-based startups, only 17 percent of companies had at least one female founder in 2017 — the same percentage found in CrunchBase's first study on the subject in 2009! When it comes to funding, the image is slightly encouraging with women capturing a little more venture capital for their companies last year than in previous years, as Fortunehighlights. On all fronts, female-led startups still have a long way to go. For women not born in the U.S., the road to entrepreneurship is paved with added obstacles. In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, we're gathering a panel of promising international female founders and VCs to shed light onto — and offer constructive solutions to — the continued lack of representation of women in tech leadership roles. Led by Adriana Gascoigne, founder and CEO of renowned international organisation Girls in Tech, our panelists will discuss the shortage of VC funding going to female-led companies and other unique roadblocks female founders face in tech, share their most effective coping mechanisms and strategies, their advice for women starting their own companies, and more. As always, we will open the discussion up to the audience. Please bring your questions for our panelists! Agenda 5:30 - 6:00 pm | Happy (Half) Hour 6:00 - 6:30 pm | Panel Discussion 6:30 - 7:00 pm | Audience Q&A 7:00 - 7:30 pm | Networking Registration @ https://toptechwomen.eventbrite.com/?aff=sfnt

  • ICO 101: What Investors Look for in an Initial Coin Offering @ RocketSpace

    [NOTE: RSVPS on Meetup won't get you in the door-- you will need to register for a ticket. See link below.] ICO 101: What Investors Look for in an Initial Coin Offering Speaker Edith Yeung Head of 500 Startups Greater China Partner at 500 Mobile Collective Fund Event Details In 2017, founders raised roughly $3.7 billion with more than 200 tokens via initial coin offerings (ICO). The total cryptocurrency market capitalization exceeded $500 billion in December 2017, and the market is still in its infancy! Cryptocurrencies and companies built on blockchains are not only likely here to stay, but are heading towards becoming a common investment asset class and value transfer vehicle. On February 13, we're pleased to host Edith Yeung — thought leader and early-stage investor with 500 Startups. Edith will draw from her experience investing in ICO to share best practices for launching an ICO plus supportive case studies. You will learn about: * Planning (Token, Whitepaper, Website, Communication, etc) * What happens before the ICO * What to expect after your token sale * Running the project post-ICO * Best practices on what to do and what not to do As always, we will open the discussion up to the audience. Please bring your questions for Edith! Register @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-ico-101-what-investors-look-for-in-an-initial-coin-offering-tickets-42724547271?aff=sfnt Agenda 5:30 - 6:00 pm | Happy (Half) Hour 6:00 - 6:30 pm | ICO 101 6:30 - 7:00 pm | Audience Q&A 7:00 - 7:30 pm | Networking By registering for this event, you agree that you may be contacted by RocketSpace for future events and announcements. Your details will never be shared with third parties. Attendees must be 21+. About Edith Yeung Selected by Inc's Magazine as one of the Silicon Valley investors you must know, Edith Yeung is the head of 500 Startups Greater China and partner of 500 Mobile Collective Fund. She has invested in over 40 mobile, VR, AR, AI and machine learning startups including Hooked, #1 reading app for millennium, DayDayCook, #1 Asian Cooking media and platform, Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), AISense, Penrose, Cryworks, SIlk Labs, Piper, Apptopia, Mobile Action, Andy OS, Quickly, Powercore, Pack, Ingrain, Switch, Bento, DayDayCook, Palantir, etc. Before 500, Edith ran marketing for Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, Oracle, AMS, AT&T Wireless and Autodesk. You can also find some of her work on BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CBS , NPR, Techcrunch, Next Web, Mashable, Read Write Web, Fora, etc. She frequently speaks on the China and Silicon Valley investment landscape. Register @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-ico-101-what-investors-look-for-in-an-initial-coin-offering-tickets-42724547271?aff=sfnt • What to bring • Important to know Registration required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-ico-101-what-investors-look-for-in-an-initial-coin-offering-tickets-42724547271?aff=sfnt

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  • The 2018 Cybersecurity Horizon: Trends, Predictions, and Solutions

    • What we'll do NOTE: RSVPs here won't get you in the door. You will need to register for a ticket at https://mobilesecurity2018.eventbrite.com/?aff=SFNT The 2018 Cybersecurity Horizon: Trends, Predictions, and Solutions 2018 will mark a daunting year for cybersecurity — and especially for mobile security, since hackers are increasingly targeting smart phones. As cyber attacks reach unprecedented scale and sophistication, from financial attacks to ransomware or even social attacks, what are the implications for tech founders? On January 29, we're pleased to host tech startup founder and cybersecurity veteran Marco DeMello to share his predictions for cybersecurity in 2018. Marco will draw from his decades of experience protecting desktop and mobile devices from threats — first at Microsoft, where he worked with Bill Gates directly, and now as the founder and CEO of PSafe Technology — to shed some light into the cybersecurity horizon in 2018, threats and opportunities fellow founders should be aware of, and steps you will want to take to protect your company and users. We will open the discussion up to the audience, so please bring your questions for Marco! DATE AND TIME: Mon, January 29,[masked]:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST LOCATION: RocketSpace 180 Sansome Street - Floor 3 San Francisco, CA 94104 AGENDA: 5:30 - 6:00 pm | Happy (Half) Hour 6:00 - 6:30 pm | Talk 6:30 - 7:00 pm | Audience Q&A 7:00 - 7:30 pm | Networking REGISTRATION: https://mobilesecurity2018.eventbrite.com/?aff=SFNT • What to bring • Important to know Register @ https://mobilesecurity2018.eventbrite.com/?aff=SFNT

  • Designing UX with Award Winner: Apple, Samsung, PayPal, Intuit, eBay!

    Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel

    PLEASE REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE. This event requires a paid ticket. Those without Eventbrite tickets will not be admitted. Ask your employer for training budget to cover your attendance at this workshop. Group rates are available for 2 or more. Enter promo code "SFNT" for additional savings. https://designing-ux-willylai-sanfrancisco.eventbrite.com/?aff=sfnt Don’t miss this upcoming UX design workshop! Learn how to design great UX with recent Apple UX Design Director, Willy Lai. He'll be teaching a 2-day UX design workshop in San Francisco, September 26-27, 2017 at Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel. The workshop draws extensively from his two decades of leading UX design at top tech companies in Silicon Valley such as Apple, Samsung, PayPal, eBay, and Intuit, as well as his UX design teaching and mentoring experiences, including UC Berkeley and Stanford University. This fun and immersive workshop is ideal for designers and non-designers, from novice to advanced skill levels. Participants will form teams and learn through lectures, hands-on exercises, and class discussions: - How to design great UX across devices through hands-on team exercises - All phases of the UX design process and all layers of UX - The business value and ROI of UX design, including case studies and statistics - Design thinking, strategy, user-centered design, and industry-proven principles, concepts, and methodologies - Strategically aligning user desirability, business viability, and technology feasibility - Successful cross-functional collaboration, including leadership and influencing skills - UX career coaching, including transitioning and growing a career in UX PLEASE REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE. This event requires a paid ticket. Those without Eventbrite tickets will not be admitted. Ask your employer for training budget to cover your attendance at this workshop. Group rates are available for 2 or more. Enter promo code "SFNT" for additional savings. https://designing-ux-willylai-sanfrancisco.eventbrite.com/?aff=sfnt

  • 7.20: Retail Disrupted (Hint: It's in the data!) w/Nestlé, b8ta, RangeMe, more!

    Registration: https://retaildisrupted-sfnt.eventbrite.com SF New Tech is pleased partner with RocketSpace to dive deep into the ever-changing retail landscape. You're invited to join us for "Retail Disrupted: How massive shifts in consumer behavior and the democratization of distribution are fast-tracking the (r)evolution of the retail landscape. (Hint: It’s in the data!)" This exclusive event will take place at Capgemini’ (http://www.capgemini.com/AIE)'s Applied Innovation Exchange (https://www.capgemini.com/resources/san-francisco-aie-tour), a world-class facility and ecosystem uniquely designed to enable enterprises to discover, contextualize and experiment with relevant innovations and disruptive technologies. Speakers include: * Pete Blackshaw, Global Head of Digital and Social at Nestlé (http://www.nestle.com) * Phillip Raub, Co-Founder & CMO at b8ta (http://www.b8ta.com) * Nicky Jackson, Founder & CEO at RangeMe (http://www.rangeme.com) * Danielle Seaman, Director, Content and Influencer Marketing at Contend (http://www.contendco.com) * Michael Phillips, Head of Client Products, Retail Accelerator at RocketSpace (http://www.rocketspace.com) (Moderator) Date: Thursday, July 20th; 6:00pm –- 9:30pm Venue: Capgemini AIE, 425 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107 Format: presentations, roundtable discussion, networking over beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres Registration: https://retaildisrupted-sfnt.eventbrite.com (RSVPs on Meetup won't get you in the door, you will need a ticket.)

  • AI and machine learning summit SYNC

    Computer History Museum

    A leading tech media company is holding an AI and machine learning summit SYNC in Mountain View July 14th. Here are some of the noted speakers: Vish Makhijani, CEO of Udacity Fengmin Gong, VP of Didi Chuxing Power J Walsh, SVP of Visa Peter Welinder, AI Researcher at OpenAI Gil Penchina, Partner at IDG Ventures Peter Pyun, Principal Solutions Architect at NVIDIA Also talented scientists and engineers from Google Brain, IBM Watson, Intel are coming as speakers You can use code MEETUP50 to get 50% off for the event. https://sync2017.eventbrite.com