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Monday, February 6
 

9:00am

10:00am

Adobe: The End-to-End Experience in a Digital Transformation (DESIGN)
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: The End-to-End Experience in a Digital Transformation

Modernizing products into the digital landscape has impacts not only on the development of the products themselves, but on the business end to end. Creating a perspective on the product, it's brand, marketing, development, conversion and retention is the responsibility of an end-to-end design program and the heart of a successful digital transformation.

Presenters
avatar for Talin Wadsworth

Talin Wadsworth

Lead Product Designer, Adobe
Talin Wadsworth is the lead product designer for Adobe Experience, a new tool for UX/UI and mobile app design. As part the Adobe Design group, Talin has lead many 1.0 product initiatives, including the launch of Creative Cloud and Adobe Sketch for the iPad. Before joining Adobe, he worked on award-winning projects for 826 Valencia, McSweeney’s, and the California Academy of Sciences. He is a graduate of California College of the Arts, and... Read More →



Monday February 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

10:00am

Sandwich Video: Making the Most of Video for your Business (GROWTH MARKETING)
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Making the Most of Video for your Business

Learn how to make the most of video to tell your brand story. In this MasterClass, Marissa Fortson, Director of Marketing and Comms for Sandwich Video, will dive into strategy, tactics and case studies from her many years of experience leveraging video as a primary brand marketing channel. 

Sandwich Video has worked with clients such as eBay, Slack, TrueCar, Square, and Airbnb. Sandwich has in-house creative, production, and post-production abilities. Marissa is charged with growth marketing campaigns for consumer products. She ran PR, partnerships, and product marketing at DogVacay prior to her role at Sandwich.

This MasterClass is sure to be extremely valuable for those who want to supercharge their video marketing strategy!

Presenters
avatar for Marissa Fortson

Marissa Fortson

Director of Marketing/Comms, Sandwich



Monday February 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

10:00am

Twitter: Drive Thought Leadership & Impact (LEADERSHIP)
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Twitter for Executives: Drive Thought Leadership & Impact

The moments that matter in business, matter on Twitter. Build and maximize your presence on the platform to influence, engage, and inspire. Connect to your customers, colleagues, employees, partners and peers while controlling the message and elevating sentiment.  In this session, we'll cover the top ways business leaders use Twitter and share pro tips and best practices.  

Presenters
avatar for Allison Johnston

Allison Johnston

Head of Partner Experience, Twitter



Monday February 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:00am

Founders Circle Capital: Lessons from the 0.3% Highest performing private companies (LEADERSHIP)
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Lessons From the 0.3% Highest Performing Private Companies

The top 0.3% of private companies look different than we have ever seen before. They are growing faster, more capital efficiently, and staying private longer. Founders Circle Capital works exclusively with these founders and companies sharing the lessons and experiences on how to grow @speed & @scale. This Master Class will discuss what the 0.3% looks like and some of the lessons on how to get and stay there.  

Presenters
avatar for Chris Albinson

Chris Albinson

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Founders Circle



Monday February 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:00am

Pinterest: The Art of Leading Brainstorms (DESIGN)
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Art of Leading Brainstorms

Brainstorms are extremely valuable tools for designers, but they are often misunderstood. In this MasterClass, Scott Tong, Product Designer at Pinterest, will lead an interactive session that will leave attendees with a very strong handle on how to lead a constructive brainstorming session.

Ironically, brainstorms are thought to be primarily free form, but in fact, they must have structure in order to be effective. Scott will walk attendees through structural elements of the meetings he leads at Pinterest. Scott works with a team of 40 people, so his insights and case studies are sure to be useful for designers and product managers, as well as anyone who leads creative meetings. 

Presenters
avatar for Scott Tong

Scott Tong

Product Design, Pinterest



Monday February 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:00am

The Hustle: Email Marketing as More Than an Afterthought (GROWTH MARKETING)
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: The Hustle: Email as Rapid Growth Engine 

The Hustle has made an art form out of email marketing, building an audience of millions around their heavily voiced daily email product. Find out how Hustle Founder Sam Parr has engaged a community of millions of people through their inbox.

Presenters
avatar for Sam Parr

Sam Parr

CEO and Founder, The Hustle



Monday February 6, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

12:00pm

MasterClass Networking Lunch
Limited Capacity filling up

Lunch is included for all MasterClass Pass holders. 

Monday February 6, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

1:30pm

Hint Water: How to Find Your Brand Story (GROWTH MARKETING)
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: How to Find Your Brand Story

Grab a spot and dive deep into brand marketing with veteran brand-builder and marketer Kara Goldin, CEO of HINT Water. Increasingly, customers want to hear the “why” about your brand, so you need to know how to articulate your story. And you better do it authentically, aligning closely with your company’s mission. Kara‘s talk will resonate with startup founders looking to better present their true brand story. She will take you through her personal story, the origin story of HINT, and share successes and challenges she encountered along the way. 

Presenters
avatar for Kara Goldin

Kara Goldin

CEO, Hint Water



Monday February 6, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

1:30pm

Olly: The Method Method; A Culture of Innovation (LEADERSHIP)
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: The Method Method; A Culture of Innovation

Eric Ryan, founder of Method and Olly, is inspiring and unconventional. He believes when a company has great culture and great products, marketing is easy. In this MasterClass, Eric will dive into his experiences building teams at companies that have grown and scaled. He’ll share the challenges and subsequent successes of integrating company culture when you have a company with blue collar and white collar workers. Be prepared to soak in actionable insights, whether you are founding a new company or driving change at your current company.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Ryan

Eric Ryan

Founder, Olly



Monday February 6, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

1:30pm

Omada Health: Designing with Data (DESIGN)
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Designing with Data

This profusion of data is fundamentally changing the way digital products are designed and how people interact with them. During this session, you'll learn tips and techniques that the Omada Health design team uses to more deeply understand their users, including design solutions that are tailored to help each individual succeed in developing healthier habits. 

Whether it's through our online activity, the sensors we carry around, or the "smart" environments that we interact with, we're generating more data today than ever before.As a result, designers need to move beyond personas and archetypes and learn how to design with data to create experiences that are more personalized, performant, and contextually relevant than ever before. We'll take a deep dive into the way Omada Health solves some of these emerging problems with data.

Presenters
avatar for Patrick Weiss

Patrick Weiss

Director of Product Design, Omada Health



Monday February 6, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

2:30pm

Adstage: Multi-Channel Lead Nurturing: How to Marry Marketing Automation with Social Advertising for B2B (GROWTH MARKETING)
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Multi-Channel Lead Nurturing: How to Marry Marketing Automation with Social Advertising for B2B

This session offers a B2B lens around lead nurturing, marketing automation and social advertising. I'll conduct a deep dive into strategies that real companies are using to engage with prospects via email and social outreach. This session will walk marketers through a real use-case using HubSpot, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter Ads showing step by step instructions on how to align the channels.

Presenters
avatar for Sahil Jain

Sahil Jain

Co-founder and CEO, Adstage



Monday February 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

2:30pm

Hired: Attracting top talent while scaling quickly (LEADERSHIP)
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Attracting top talent while scaling quickly

The traditional hiring process is broken. Both companies and candidates are suffering. Finding motivated candidates that fit into the company culture you’ve worked so hard to build is difficult for even the most magical of unicorns. Mehul will speak to the way founders and executives can build their teams quickly without sacrificing quality.

Finding talent that fits in with your company’s culture is just as important as hard skills, especially early on. For example, your first sales and marketing hires will have a lasting impact on those teams’ traditions, processes, and personalities, so make sure they’re in line with your long-term vision. Make salary a non-issue: Too many companies save awkward compensation conversations until the end, but salary and benefits packages should be a part of your first conversation with a candidate. Putting transparent, data-based policies in place that take the mystery out of salaries, raises and promotions. Embrace the future of work: The way people think about work is changing, and flexibility is key. Independent contractors will make up 50% of the workforce by 2020, which will enable companies to quickly scale and execute on time-sensitive projects, save money on agency fees, eliminate administrative work and keep their time-to-hire low. Build a pipeline: Relying on personal referrals will only last for so long and hiring a recruiter can be expensive and fruitless. Using recruiting tools, like Hired, will give companies access to top candidates who have already been vetted and are actively looking for new opportunities. 

Presenters
avatar for Mehul Patel

Mehul Patel

CEO, Hired



Monday February 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

2:30pm

Yelp: The Value of Iterative Design (DESIGN)
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: The Value of Iterative Design

The Product Design team at Yelp is incrementally refining our product based on user testing, metrics and constant feedback from our team members to ensure a good user experience for our product. Learn how we identify problems in our product and come up with better solutions through iterative design.

Even with all available design resources, guides and principles, it’s impossible to design the perfect interface that exceeds user expectations and business goals in a single attempt. Most of the apps we use have gone through multiple testing and design iterations to get to the latest version that we see today. 

Presenters
avatar for Clara Nam

Clara Nam

Product Designer, Yelp



Monday February 6, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

3:30pm

Betabrand: Testing to Campaign Success (GROWTH MARKETING)
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Testing to Campaign Success

Startups & founders often obsess over various parts of their business/product, but easily overlook opportunities for testing their social media and email marketing campaigns to drive incremental improvements. This talk, great for emerging and seasoned marketers, will cover numerous examples of areas that can be tested in hopes of highlighting the importance of testing as many things as possible. You'll leave with numerous easy to implement testing regimes that potentially have a huge impact on your business.

Presenters
avatar for Aaron Magness

Aaron Magness

CMO, Betabrand



Monday February 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

3:30pm

Culinary Task Force: User Experience Case Study: The Design of a Great Restaurant Experience (DESIGN)
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: User Experience Case Study: The Design of a Great Restaurant Experience

User experience design is not just about what's on your screen. Join Kenny Lao, Founder of NYC's Rickshaw Dumplings and Culinary Task Force. Kenny will take you on a journey through producing and designing a restaurant with the user experience as a first and foremost concern and a focus on cross-industry applications.

Presenters
avatar for Kenny Lao

Kenny Lao

Founder, Culinary Task Force
Kenny grew up in Pasadena, CA and one of his fondest childhood memories was of dumpling night, where the house was filled with the noise of other kids and parents chattering away while they folded, pan-fried and ate dumplings. "It takes a lot of hands to make dumplings and that meant a lot of friends and family at the house on dumpling night. Of course I associate the love in that room with the juicy dumplings i was eating!" Kenny has been... Read More →


Monday February 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

3:30pm

SoftTech VC: Fundraising strategies for early stage founders (LEADERSHIP)
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Fundraising strategies for early stage founders

“Should I bootstrap the development of my product? Can I get that funded by investors? What are the requirements to raise a seed round?” 

The seed ecosystem has developed into a complex web of accelerators, seed funds with very different investment and portfolio construction strategies, and other sources of capital. Jeff Clavier, the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC will lead a masterclass on the topic – clarifying funding sources and expectations, as well as how investors analyze opportunities. Jeff, one of the original super angels in the Valley, raised one of the first micro VC funds in the Valley and has helped shape the seed industry.



 


Presenters
avatar for Jeff Clavier

Jeff Clavier

Founder and Managing Partner, Softtech VC



Monday February 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

4:30pm

MasterClass Happy Hour

All MasterClass Pass holders are invited to attend the happy hour networking reception after the day of class session is over. 

Join NewCo for drinks and networking at a private room in the St. Regis. Meet and mingle with your fellow classmates and compare notes on what you learned. NewCo's Hayley Nelson (General Manger, Media) and Tim Nordvedt (Producer, Events) will be on hand to take your questions and facilitate intros. 

Monday February 6, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
St. Regis Hotel 125 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103
 
Tuesday, February 7
 

9:30am

ICA Fund Good Jobs
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Supporting Small Businesses To Create Good Jobs

Join ICA Fund Good Jobs for a unique peek at the workings of the country’s only investment fund explicitly committed to the creation of good jobs. You will get a behind-the-scenes tour of three of Oakland’s most innovative start-ups at Oakland’s Hive complex on Broadway.

From seeing the inner workings of the Bay Area’s only wood-fired bakery to meeting the people behind the Town’s most dynamic co-working space, this is your chance to get up close and personal with the businesses that create positive impact in more ways than one.
 
The tour will be followed by an in-person Q&A session featuring ICA Fund Good Jobs CEO Sean Daniel Murphy and special guests from Red Bay Coffee, Firebrand Artisan Breads, and Impact HUB Oakland. 

ICA Fund Good Jobs is the a non-profit venture capital firm committed to creating good jobs through its investments and its brand-new Good Jobs Accelerator. The session will not only offer a candid look into the working’s of Oakland’s dynamic business scene but will also be way to get familiar with ICA Fund Good Jobs’ philosophy of community improvement through good job creation. 

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Our building is tucked in the back across the way from Drake's. Enter through the walkway (between Calavera and Impact Hub) located on Broadway between 23rd and 24th street. We are the last door on the right side, help yourself in. 
BART: The 19th Street BART station is just 3.5 blocks away.
PARKING: The closest places to park are on 23rd Street and across the street at the YMCA.
Please contact Kot Hordynski at 510.292.5001 if you are having difficulties finding our office. 

Presenters
avatar for Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy

CEO, ICA Fund Good Jobs

Host Companies
avatar for ICA Fund Good Jobs

ICA Fund Good Jobs

ICA Fund Good Jobs educates, accelerates, and invests in high-growth small businesses in order to create accessible good jobs that lead to equitable communities for all.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
ICA Fund Good Jobs 2335 Broadway Suite 102, Oakland, CA 94612

9:30am

Mamacitas Cafe
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Hella Mamacitas: Young Women Cooking up a Movement!

Join the Mamacitas Cafe family and learn from the hometown 'sheroes' growing this mission-driven foods enterprise. Mamacitas Cafe is a hyper-local effort to disrupt the growing disparity in Oakland by empowering young women of color with the tools they need to build their own economic ladders. This social enterprise creates workforce entry points for systems-involved girls, ages 16-24, and provides living wages, leadership training and holistic healing services so that they can enter the workforce in a supportive environment and thrive! Of course, the morning wouldn't be complete without our famous, freshly fried Donut Kebab and Oakland's own Red Bay Coffee. Come eat, drink and join the young women of Oakland who are cooking up a movement!

Host Companies

Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Mamacitas Cafe SoleSpace, 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

9:30am

Port Workspaces
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Description: Coworking Revolution— Making Workspace Work for Everyone 

Port Workspaces is a multi-location independent coworking community that hosts nearly 900 entrepreneurs who have chosen Oakland as their home.

Beyond creating an environment that supports collaboration, coworking addresses a powerful economic need to make workspace affordable, and provides necessary disruption of the traditional commercial real estate model.

The Port, in particular has taken steps to create unique, diverse spaces and industry specific-resources. Attendees will get a tour of its three-story Kaiser Mall location overlooking Lake Merritt. A formerly vacant, three-story urban shopping has been transformed into a colorful 60,000 sq. ft. mecca for chefs, engineers, tech entrepreneurs, artists and makers.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: The Port Workspaces has three locations in Oakland. We are hosting our NewCo event at our Kaiser Mall space (344 20th Street) near Lake Merritt & 19th Street BART. 

The best way to find the Kaiser Mall is to go to 344 20th St. (directly across the street from the Starbucks). You'll know you've arrived when you see large glass double doors - this is our main entrance.
BART: We are 1.5 blocks from 19th Street BART. 
DRIVING: We are right next to the Kaiser Center Parking Garage. 
BIKE: We are easily accessible by bike, but do not offer indoor bike parking to members of the public.

Presenters
avatar for Joel Pool

Joel Pool

CEO, Port Workspaces
avatar for Karen Wertman

Karen Wertman

COO, Port Workspaces

Host Companies
avatar for Port Workspaces

Port Workspaces

Coworking like only Oakland can deliver. Work in beautiful space over looking a rooftop garden, eat lunch from our coworking kitchen, meet your future developer and be inspired to create your next venture right here in Oakland.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Port Workspaces 344 20th street, Oakland Ca 94612, Oakland, Ca 94612

9:30am

Oakland City Hall Civic Design Lab
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: A bureaucrat, a resident, and a Post-It walk into a lab…

What if Oaklanders could access critical services with the click of a button? Oakland City Hall is building a Civic Design Lab to change the way City Staff work with our community. Learn how Oakland will work across departments and alongside community organizations to build a more responsive and accessible government from the inside out. The Lab is the first-of-its-kind collaborative working space for public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors to create innovative solutions to civic challenges. Join us for a creative workshop on design critical civic issues, followed by an open house (meet and greet) with innovative City Staff and a tour of our new Civic Design Lab.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please enter City Hall using the entrance closest to 14th Street and Frank Ogawa Plaza (on the left side when facing City Hall).

Presenters
avatar for Jose Corona

Jose Corona

Director of Equity & Strategic Partnerships at Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland
avatar for Mai-Ling Garcia

Mai-Ling Garcia

Online Engagement Manager, City of Oakland
avatar for Kiran Jain

Kiran Jain

Chief Resilience Officer, City of Oakland
avatar for Marisa Raya

Marisa Raya

Special Projects in Economic & Workforce Development, City of Oakland

Host Companies
avatar for Oakland City Hall

Oakland City Hall

Oakland City Hall is the seat of government for Oakland, with a mission to deliver effective, courteous and responsive services to Oaklanders. The Civic Design Lab is a new co-working space within City Hall working to build responsive governance and the innovative redesign of essential services to Oaklanders, on- and offline.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Oakland City Hall 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

9:30am

Because We Can, Inc
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Digital Fabrication in Architecture and Design

Take a tour of Because We Can’s fabrication facility and see how its CNC tables and robotic arms work tirelessly to create its designs. Then learn about the digital fabrication techniques the company uses and how it integrate the latest architectural design technology to make its fabrication shop efficient at producing complex and creative designs.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please park on the street in front of our building if possible. Do not park where "no parking" notices are posted.

Presenters
avatar for Jillian Northrup

Jillian Northrup

Founder, Design Director, Because We Can
Tell me about your new renovation project!

Host Companies
avatar for Because We Can, Inc

Because We Can, Inc

We are a technology forward Design Build, Architectural Studio with a small team of passionate designers, fabricators and robots.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Because We Can, Inc 2500 Kirkham St, Oakland, CA 94607

9:30am

Pandora
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: The Future of Pandora

The Future of Pandora session will touch on Pandora’s growth and the company’s focus on becoming a more dynamic music streaming service that also supports artists in the live events space. Hear from the VP of Investor Relations, Dominic Paschel, on the company’s acquisitions, direct deals with major recording stakeholders, the recent rebrand and the launch of Pandora Plus.

Presenters
avatar for Dominic Paschel

Dominic Paschel

VP Investor Relations, Pandora

Host Companies
avatar for Pandora

Pandora

At Pandora, we have a single mission: To play only music you'll love. (OK, we've added comedy as well so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love.) With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart's content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs, artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Pandora 2100 Franklin Street, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

11:00am

NewSchools Venture Fund
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: New Schools Ignite: venture philanthropy as a social catalyst.

NewSchools Ignite, a part of NewSchools Venture Fund, uses a unique model to accelerate innovation in K-12 edtech market gaps. Come learn about the research process and impact of this branch of venture philanthropy to ensure that education technology helps improve primary and secondary education.

Presenters
avatar for Esther Tricoche

Esther Tricoche

Associate Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund. 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30., NewSchools Venture Fund

Host Companies
avatar for NewSchools Venture Fund

NewSchools Venture Fund

As a national nonprofit, NewSchools Venture Fund raises charitable funds from donors and invest them to support education entrepreneurs. We select investment areas where innovation funding is needed to support new ideas that have the potential for positive impact.


11:00am

Global Citizen Year
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Reinventing Education: Making a Gap Year the New Norm

How do we send more students to college with burning questions, rather than a bad case of burn out? Join Global Citizen Year's Founder and alumni for an interactive exploration of what it means to be college and career ready in 2017, and how business leaders, parents, and colleges can transform the traditional "gap" year into a launch pad for America's next generation of leaders.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Global Citizen Year is on the 4th floor of 1625 Clay Street in downtown Oakland (enter at the corner of 16th Street and Clay Street). The 12th St & 19th St BART stops are each a <5 min walk from the office, and there is metered street parking in the neighborhood. Upon arrival, use the call-box outside the door (Press 4) and we'll buzz you into the building and elevator. Come on up to the 4th floor!
 

Presenters
avatar for Abby Falik

Abby Falik

Founder/CEO, Global Citizen Year
As Founder and CEO, Abby leads the team by developing the vision, strategy and resources to make a global bridge year after high school a common expectation and opportunity. | | Prior to founding Global Citizen Year, Abby spent more than a decade as an educator and entrepreneur in communities across the U.S. and around the world. One of her most notable achievements was designing an initiative that empowers youth to address global poverty, a... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for Global Citizen Year

Global Citizen Year

At Global Citizen Year we're on a mission to re-imagine the “gap year” as a launch pad for global citizens. Each year we recruit and train a diverse corps of Fellows and support them as apprentices in communities across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Since our launch in 2010, we've grown our operation ten-fold and our 450 alumni are thriving in college and careers. Ultimately, we envision a world in which a Global Citizen Year... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Global Citizen Year 1625 Clay Street, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612

11:00am

Destiny Arts Center
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Discover Destiny

Participate in an immersive kinesthetic experience! Destiny Arts Center wants to give you the experience of movement from a whole new perspective. Join us at our 7,800 square foot arts hub, located in North Oakland and learn about the transformative work we've been doing with youth in the Bay Area for over 25 years. Tour our 3 new studios with floor to ceiling mirrors and sprung wood floors, and learn about our talented staff of teaching artists— artists who hail from local companies like Mix'd Ingrdnts and Embodiment Project. Join us, and learn to move for peace.

Presenters
avatar for Cristy Johnston Limon

Cristy Johnston Limon

Executive Director, Destiny Arts Center

Host Companies
avatar for Destiny Arts Center

Destiny Arts Center

Destiny Arts Center exists to end isolation, prejudice and violence in the lives of young people. We accomplish our mission by offering skills training to youth, ages 3-18, through after-school, weekend and summer programs in the performing and martial arts, and violence prevention. When Destiny has succeeded in our work, young people will value themselves and others – ever mindful of the ways their words, actions, and attitudes affect... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Destiny Arts Center 970 Grace Ave., Oakland, CA 94608

11:00am

Natel Energy
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Hydropower Technology Innovation for Renewable Energy Solutions

Tour Natel Energy’s impressive headquarters— a cavernous airplane hanger on the former Alameda Naval Airbase. Learn how this singular workplace provides ample space to assemble and test the technology the company designs. CEO Gia Schneider will share a brief history of the hydro industry and how Natel is changing the script with its technological and environmental business approach. Then enjoy a first hand demonstration of Nate’s proprietary test loop.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: The entrance to the building is on the northwest (water) side of the building. There is plenty of parking in the lot which is accessed through a gate between Hanger 1 Vodka and our building. There is no street side access even though there are doors on that side. 

Presenters
avatar for Gia Schneider

Gia Schneider

CEO/ Founder, Natel Energy

Host Companies
avatar for Natel Energy

Natel Energy

Natel Energy is a hydro turbine technology company based in Alameda, CA. The hydroEngine®, a new fish friendly turbine designed for high performance in low pressure, high flow settings with simplified civil works and installation is our core business. EcoSmartHydro® is our blueprint to develop distributed, utility-scale, impact-minimizing cascades of climate-resilient hydropower projects -  both retrofits of existing infrastructure... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Natel Energy 2401 Monarch St, Alameda, CA 94502

11:00am

Jiff
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Jiff: An Enterprise Health Benefits Platform

Derek Newell, CEO at Jiff, will give a brief overview of how Jiff is helping enterprise companies lower healthcare costs and cultivate happier, healthier employees by delivering personalized incentives, real-time data analytics and an engaging high-quality user experience. The session will feature an active audience experiment surrounding engagement, incentives, and social cues, and will include an open discussion around today's digital health revolution.

Presenters
avatar for Johnathan Hodge

Johnathan Hodge

EVP of Product, Jiff

Host Companies
avatar for Jiff

Jiff

Jiff is on a mission to help companies lower healthcare costs and cultivate happier, healthier employees. Jiff's enterprise benefit platform integrates vendors employers already have in place, and lets them choose from over 40 pre-integrated services. By delivering personalized incentives, real-time data analytics, and a beautifully designed experience, Jiff targets individual employee cost drivers and increases utilization of those services... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Jiff 1999 Harrison #2070, Oakland, CA 94612

11:00am

Cooper Gray Robotics
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Cooper Gray Robotics' Electric-Powered, Smart-Control Construction Vehicles

Join the Cooper Gray Robotics founding team of Justin Gray and Paul Cooper as they demonstrate their two prototype skid steers (bobcats) and discuss the future of robotic construction equipment. Enjoy an interactive Q and A and learn about the company's plans to build these machines in the future!

Presenters
avatar for Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper

CEO, Cooper Gray Robotics
avatar for Justin Gray

Justin Gray

CTO, Cooper Gray Robotics

Host Companies
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Cooper Gray Robotics

Cooper Gray Robotics LLC is an Oakland California-based research and manufacturing firm focused on electric powered, intelligent drive vehicles for the construction industry. Among our current assets are two patents that are the basis for three product lines we will launch in the near future. They include: a battery management system that will be the core of a conversion kit replacing lead acid batteries powered forklifts and other vehicles... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Cooper Gray Robotics 2620 Campbell Ave., Oakland, CA 94612

11:00am

GreenLight Fund
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Scaling New Communities

Come learn about the GreenLight Method - our proven model that focuses on how to successfully scale into a new community. GreenLight nationally has over ten years of experience helping nonprofits reach new communities - come participate in a lively discussion on what we have learned!

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: GreenLight Fund's session is located on the 3rd floor of The Port Workspaces at Kaiser Mall. The closest BART stop is 19th st BART station. There will be someone on the ground floor at the 344 20th st entrance to let all NewCo guests inside. From there, go up to the third floor and you will find us at the conference room right off the escalators (there will be signs!).
PARKING: From the Kaiser parking deck, take the elevator up to the ""roof garden"" level. Once you exit this elevator, the building will be on your left. The conference room is on this floor, across from the escalators.

Presenters
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Grace Peter

Program Associate, GreenLight Fund

Host Companies
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GreenLight Fund

GreenLight Fund works at the intersection of community need and social innovation to scale what works. Through deep diligence and local landscape work, we unearth the most critical, unmet needs of our community and fill that need by scaling an innovative model that has been working in similar communities around the country. We invest not only our dollars, but our time and our relationships to ensure their growth to the Bay Area is successful... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Port Workspaces 344 20th street, Oakland Ca 94612, Oakland, Ca 94612

11:00am

Brick House Media Co
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Leveraging Media for Leadership 2.0

In 2015, we hosted a sold-out crowd for Transforming Experts into Leader via Media. This year we plan to continue this topic focused on visual media, content syndication, video marketing and new digital mediums.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Brick House Media Co is based inside the Port Workspaces at 344 20th St. Oakland, CA 94612. Please enter from the 20th St. side not Webster St. Parking is available behind the building on the Harrison side or 21st St side entrance. Or parking on the street is metered. The 19th St. Bart Station is also 2 blocks to the west of the entrance. Someone will allow you entrance to the Port building before the event time. Thanks and see you there!  

Presenters
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Jared Brick

Founding Director, Brick House Media Co
I am the founder of Brick House Media Co, a custom multimedia service company that supports experts and professionals to transform into leaders! We leverage a variety of new media tools to build, engag,e and grow businesses. Visit us at: http://bhmedia.co

Host Companies
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Brick House Media Co

Brick House Media Co offers custom multimedia services for professionals, entrepreneurs, start-ups, evolving companies, emerging thought leaders to transform their expertise into leadership. We support our US clients to create, syndicate and generate new business leads and growing audiences. We've also built a collaborative media studio here in Port Workspaces for all +600 members to utilize.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Port Workspaces 344 20th street, Oakland Ca 94612, Oakland, Ca 94612

1:30pm

Global Glimpse
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Session Title: A new breed of non-profit changing the face of study abroad

Attendees will spend time with Global Glimpse’s COO and learn how he and his team have built one of the only organizations providing transformative travel opportunities to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds on a large scale. Join us for an interactive presentation that will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their own cultural understanding and awareness, discover how Global Glimpse leverages diverse learning groups, and the importance of inspiring an org culture where staff are mission driven, but also business savvy.

Presenters
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Ben Polansky

COO, Global Glimpse

Host Companies
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Global Glimpse

Global Glimpse is a non-profit organization working to inspire America’s next generation to become responsible and successful global citizens through after-school programming and transformative travel in Latin America. We currently partner with 70 high schools in the Bay Area, Chicago and New York to serve over 900 majority low-income students annually. Our unique program model develops global competence, grit, community engagement, youth... Read More →


1:30pm

Kapor Center for Social Impact
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Inclusion & Impact: We Insist!

As Mitch Kapor says, "Genius is evenly distributed across zip codes. Access and opportunity are not." Join us as we showcase the panoply of people, programs, and practices that are training the next wave of diverse talent, building more inclusive companies, utilizing tech-driven social entrepreneurship to address inequities, and bringing Oaktown flava to the mix! A range of Kapor staff and community affiliates will share their approaches and learnings— all aiming to build a robust, diverse tech ecosystem. There's never a dull moment in the Kapor Center!  Moderated by Cedric Brown, Chief of Community Engagement.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Parking is tough around here, so take public or shared transportation where possible! If you need to drive, there is a hourly garage on Webster between 23rd and 24th Streets that is the best bet for finding space. See you soon! 

Presenters
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Team Kapor

Team Kapor, Kapor Center for Social Impact

Host Companies
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Kapor Center for Social Impact

The Kapor (pronounced KAY-por) Center for Social Impact aims to make the technology ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse and inclusive. We believe that when the community of tech leaders reflects the diversity of the United States, tech will play an integral role in closing gaps and disparities that exist in this country. The Kapor Center is comprised of three entities: Kapor Capital, the Level Playing Field Institute, and the Kapor Center... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Kapor Center for Social Impact 2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

1:30pm

Beneficial State Bank
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Is Banking the Most Powerful Form of Crowdfunding?

Kat Taylor, co-Founder and co-CEO of social enterprise Beneficial State Bank, believes banking can be seen as the original and most powerful form of crowdfunding. By pooling deposits, consumers can create the inclusive and equitable world they want to see. Attendees will journey into the world of empowered, values-based finance as Kat Taylor demystifies the black box of banking to uncover how connected your deposit dollars are to the larger financial ecosystem. Learn how to take action with your banking choices to make the world a better place and then engage directly with a Q&A to close this interactive session.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please enter the building through 1438 Webster St. Someone will be downstairs to greet you and let you in. Then take the stairs or elevator up to the third floor, Suite 300.

Presenters
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Kat Taylor

Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Beneficial State Bank

Host Companies
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Beneficial State Bank

Beneficial State Bank is a values-based community development bank with a triple-bottom-line focus of social justice, environmental resilience, and economic sustainability. Our mission is to change the banking system for good. Beneficial State Bank has been a certified B Corporation since 2013, and is rated the #3 B Corp worldwide.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Beneficial State Bank 1438 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

1:30pm

CORE Foods
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Freshening the food system

Tour the first produce-only restaurant in history and learn the magic behind CORE Foods, the most innovative healthy food company on the planet. Watch coconut yogurt being made from freshly cracked coconuts and learn how to use mushrooms and celery instead of salt. Gain a fundamental understanding of how to revolutionize our food system to serve health first.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We're across from Jamba Juice inside the City Center Plaza (off-street) above 12th St BART Station.

Presenters
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Corey Rennell

CEO, CORE Foods

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CORE Foods

We serve nourishing organic foods and we reinvest every dollar back into the mission. Your health is our only bottom line.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
CORE Foods 499 14th St Suite 118, Oakland, CA 94612

1:30pm

Numi Organic Tea
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Beyond CSR: Taking Social Impact to the Next Level 

In this panel, Reem Rahim Hassani and Darian Rodriguez Heyman will help both businesses and individuals learn how thoughtful choices and actions can have a positive impact on people and planet within supply chains. What is tea without water? Come share in this unique opportunity to hear how businesses can work directly with producers and consumers alike to make an incredibly meaningful impact on individual lives, while simultaneously addressing some of the world's biggest challenges.

Attendees will earn how Together for H2Ope, a Numi Foundation nonprofit initiative, turned a question of global concern  for water access into action. 23 wells were built and now provide over 3,500 people with clean drinking water across 12 villages in rural Madagascar, all of which are Numi farming communities.  Now the foundation is setting its sights on serving the 6,500 residents of India’s largest organic tea farm.  

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company:
PARKING: We are not able to offer free visitor parking, Paid parking is available in the Broadway Grand lot on 23rd Street between Broadway & Valley, or in the YMCA lot on Webster between 23rd and 24th St.. There is also metered street parking in the area. 
The HIVE, attended, parking lot, where Numi is located only offers paid parking after 5pm. We can not offer parking is this lot. Our front door is in located within this parking lot. 
BART: If taking BART, the closest station is 19th St., Oakland. Walk up Broadway towards 23rd St., Walk down 23rd St. towards Valley. Numi office front door is in the HIVE parking lot. 
Use this link for directions from your location: https://goo.gl/maps/EJ4U733b7zN2



Presenters
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Reem Rahim Hassani

Co-founder - Chief Brand Officer, Numi Organic Tea
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Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Executive Director, Numi Foundation

Host Companies
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Numi Organic Tea

Numi inspires well-being of mind, body and spirit through the simple art of tea. Our company is rooted in the principle of creating a healthful product that nurtures people and honors the planet. With all of our company initiatives, we strive to foster a healthy, thriving global community while bringing you the purest, best-tasting organic tea.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Numi Organic Tea 400 23rd St., Oakland, CA 94612

1:30pm

Plum Organics
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Creating a Workplace for Our Future

Office culture is important. It’s what brings people together, makes employees engaged, and retains talent. We take it seriously. In fact, last year, Plum devoted an entire workstream towards ensuring we were creating the best workplace of our future. We interviewed each other, we changed programs, we got real with each other.

Join the HR and Insights team at Plum for an interactive talk and a tour of our newly redesigned office. Learn how we flipped our own concept of product design to challenge how our office culture could be further nurtured and developed for our team. And, yes, we’ll also taste some baby food!

Presenters
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Tiffany McNeil

Director, Innovation Strategy, Insights & Mission, Plum Organics

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Plum Organics

Plum Organics is a leading organic baby food and toddler snack brand in the nation. Plum is a certified B Corp and Public Benefit Corporation.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Plum Organics 1485 Park Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608

1:30pm

VSCO
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Imaging at VSCO

Join VSCO for a discussion with our Founder/CXO Greg Lutze, as we explore the intersection of art and technology. We’ll discuss how VSCO finds balance between building a creative platform for our community and growing a sustainable business. Greg will talk through VSCO’s mission to empower individuals to be better creators — followed by a guided photo project with attendees. No experience with VSCO products are needed, but attendees should download the VSCO app on their mobile device.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We are so excited to have this group join us at VSCO!  Our entrance is located halfway between 17th and 15th Streets, across from Latham Square Park. There will be a security guard to let you in the front door, and someone in the lobby to check you in and let you up to the 3rd floor. A note: we may have you sign a hard copy NDA when you arrive. 
BART: The easiest way to get to our offices is by taking BART (Pittsburgh/Baypoint or Richmond lines). We recommend exiting at the 19th St. Station onto Broadway and walking down the block to our offices.
DRIVING: If you do plan to drive, we recommend finding a nearby parking lot as street parking is difficult in the area (Douglas Parking owns several lots within 3 blocks of our office). 


Presenters
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Greg Lutze

Co-founder and CXO, VSCO

Host Companies
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VSCO

VSCO is a leading creative platform empowering people everywhere to create, discover & connect through images and words. Founded in 2011, VSCO is headquartered in Oakland, CA. VSCO is the sister company to the Denver, CO-based print marketplace Artifact Uprising.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
VSCO 1500 Broadway Suite 300, Oakland, CA 94612

3:00pm

Comrade
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: How to Apply Discipline to Creativity to Foster an Innovative Culture

As design thinking makes its way to organizations it becomes critical to increase the discipline and understand how to measure the impact. Comrade is a digital design agency that helps companies continually evolve by bringing creativity to their process, creativity, and culture. We’ve learned that creativity can’t deliver value without structure. Learn from our CEO Thelton McMillian on how we’re working with companies to pair discipline with creativity.

In this session, the first half will be a presentation on best practices and real-world examples including how we’ve helped companies determine design choices that drive adoption and engagement. The other half of the session will be a lively open discussion where participants can ask and get direct answers to their biggest CX or measurement challenges on the fly.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: There's metered street parking in front of our office for $2/hour. If you prefer BART, the closest stop is 12th Street. We are located on the street level. You'll see our red Comrade sign outside of our office. We look forward to meeting you!"

 


Presenters
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Thelton McMillian

Co-Founder, CEO, Comrade

Host Companies
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Comrade

Comrade is a full-service digital agency focused on creating brand and digital experiences people love. We partner with clients in financial services, technology and other industries to improve customer engagement and get new digital innovations to market quickly.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Comrade 484 9th Street, Oakland, California 94607

3:00pm

Oakland Digital
Limited Capacity filling up

Session title: Champions, together: Google.org, Warriors & BRIDGEGOOD

Discover how Oakland Digital started as a $300 passion project, to a tech-for-good startup funded by Google.org and the Golden State Warriors. 

Presenters
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Shaun Tai

Founder and Executive Director, Oakland Digital
Shaun is the Founder and Executive Director of Oakland Digital, which he founded in 2009. He dedicates himself to enhancing technological literacy and opportunity among entrepreneurs and students. Shaun also leads the direction and product strategy for BRIDGEGOOD, a platform that connects early stage creative to professional opportunities.    Shaun received an MA in Architectural & Urban Design... Read More →

Host Companies
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Oakland Digital

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Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Oakland Digital 1224 Harrison Street, Oakland, California 94612

3:00pm

Imperfect Foods
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Too Good to Waste

In this session attendees will learn to help fight food waste in their daily lives and at home. We’ll start by quantifying how much food is going to waste and why consumers aesthetic standards contribute to hunger in this country. The session will cover what "ugly food" is and why is it being thrown out. Then, we’ll look at examples of ugly produce on a spectrum— wow wild and crazy can it be, and what constitutes normal looking food?




Presenters
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Dylan J. Bondy

Outreach Team Lead, Imperfect Foods

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Imperfect Foods

In the United States, 1 in 5 fruits and vegetables grown don't fit grocery stores' strict cosmetic standards -- the crooked carrot, the curvy cucumber, the undersized apple -- usually causing them to go to waste. Imperfect's mission is to find a home for these "ugly" fruits and veggies, starting with our produce delivery subscription in the Bay. And because they look a little funny, you get the 30-50% off!


Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Imperfect Foods 1385 63rd st. , Emeryville, CA 94608

3:00pm

Kuli Kuli
Limited Capacity full

Session title: Building Buzz on a Startup Budget

In this session attendees will learn how Kuli Kuli built a brand on a budget, and how its approach can be easily replicated. Hear how Kuli Kuli grew from selling bars in just a handful of local stores to selling eight different products in more than 3,000 stores nationwide— all in less than three years. Despite their tiny size, the company has high-profile partnerships with the Clinton Foundation, Whole Foods Market, Jose Andres and Timberland. Learn how earned media and strategic partnerships fueled the company’s growth, fostering exposure in more 200 media outlets, including MSNBC Morning Joe, Fast Company and Forbes. Then, enjoy an office tour and taste some of Kuli Kuli’s delicious products.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We are in the back of the building at Burk street. Please walk through the gates at the top of the hill and you will see signs for our office. Please call 510-350-8325 if you get lost.

Host Companies
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Kuli Kuli

Moringa oleifera is a nutrient-rich superfood that has been used by indigenous cultures worldwide for thousands of years. Kuli Kuli's delicious Moringa Superfood Bars, Pure Moringa Powder and Moringa Green Energy Shots make it easy for Americans to get their greens on the go while planting moringa trees and supporting women farmers worldwide.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Kuli Kuli 449 Burk Street Oakland, CA 94610

3:00pm

Youth Radio
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Next Generation Media: A Tour of Youth Radio 

Attendees at Youth Radio's NewCo session will take a tour of our state-of-the-art media and technology facility and studios in the heart of downtown Oakland; see first-hand the high-impact media and technology products created by young people in partnership with our professional reporters, producers and developers; and have the opportunity for Q & A with our youth participants, founder and leadership. Learn about Youth Radio's mission to launch young people on career and education pathways by engaging them in work-based learning opportunities, creative expression, professional development, and health and academic support services.

Host Companies
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Youth Radio

Youth Radio is model media, technology and arts education organization and the nation's leading syndicator of youth voices. The organization engages diverse, low-income youth with media, tech and arts education. Youth Radio's Peabody Award-winning newsroom partners young people with professional journalists, producers and developers to produce produce marketable media for massive audiences that bring youth perspectives to issues of public... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Youth Radio 1701 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

3:00pm

Propeller
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Building Apps in Oakland: How to Do It Responsibly.

Join Propeller to learn about the tech growth happening in Oakland and tour one of the coolest rooftop offices the city has to offer. George Dy, Propeller CEO and Oakland resident, will discuss how his team is helping its clients stay on the forefront of the tech frontier and how new technologies, such as AR, VR and AI, impact the evolution of creating applications across various industries. Additionally, George will share how Propeller is continually finding opportunities to support Oakland's emergence as a tech hub, while maintaining and honoring the city's rich history.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We are located on the 9th floor of the Old Oakland Bank Building in Suite 910. The 12th Street/Oakland City Center BART station is conveniently just steps away from our headquarters. There are also parking garages close by:- Downtown Merchants Parking (1316 Franklin Street. Oakland, CA 94612)- Trans Pacific Center Garage (1000 Broadway. Oakland, CA 94607)

Presenters
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George Dy

CEO, Propeller

Host Companies
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Propeller

Propeller is a software application design and development agency working with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500. We build mobile, web and VR apps.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Propeller 1212 Broadway, Suite 910, Oakland, CA 94612

4:30pm

Huge
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Behind the Scenes at Huge

At digital agency Huge, we provide strategy, marketing, design, and technology services to some of the world's largest businesses and best-known brands. Join Creative Director, Jen Tank, and VP, Strategy Katie Wright for a discussion on process, company culture, and a peek at some recent work. Attendees will also get a tour of our amazing Oakland office.

Presenters
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Jen Tank

Creative Director, Huge, Inc.
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Katie Wright

VP, Strategy, Huge, Inc.

Host Companies
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Huge

Huge provides business strategy, design, marketing and technology services to some of the world's largest businesses and best-known brands. The company is known for successfully harmonizing user needs and business goals to create industry-changing digital experiences for its clients. Huge has offices based in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, and is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Huge 426 17th Street, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612

4:30pm

Free Range
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Inspiring Passion Through Storytelling

The art and science of storytelling is constantly evolving. Over the last 6 months we've seen storytelling pushed to extremes, facts obscured and emotions tested. So what does it mean to tell meaningful stories that drive change in 2017 and how should you develop yours? We'll talk and workshop our way towards some answers.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Free Range is located a few blocks from the 19th Street BART station. Hourly street parking is available on the surrounding blocks. Upon arrival, use the call box to be buzzed into the building. We are located on the 2nd floor. 

Presenters
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Jonah Sachs

Founder and Partner, Free Range

Host Companies
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Free Range

We are a purpose-driven design and innovation company. We bring world-class business innovation and creative to small and mid-sized businesses and NGOs. We were founded in 1999 and are based in downtown Oakland.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Free Range 349 19th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

4:30pm

The Town Kitchen PBC
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Sparking Social Change Through Food

Join Co-Founder Sabrina on a tour of The Town Kitchen's facilities and learn about their vision for connecting corporations to community through local food.  NewCo attendees will talk about the history of Oakland food and how race & place impact health outcomes. And of course, we wouldn't be a food company if we didn't feed you! Come hungry— NewCo attendees will get to taste & vote on menu creations from our youth kitchen staff! 

Presenters
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Sabrina Mutukisna

Founder/CEO, The Town Kitchen
Founder/CEO of The Town Kitchen. Passionate about education, youth employment and design thinking.

Host Companies
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The Town Kitchen PBC

The Town Kitchen delivers chef-crafted, boxed lunch to companies while employing & empowering low-income youth.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
The Town Kitchen PBC 344 Thomas L Berkley Way, Oakland, CA 94612

4:30pm

Hack the Hood
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Tech Inclusion 2040: Help design the future

In this inclusive design session, attendees will help imagine what a tech inclusion organization might look like in 2040, when most of the population in the United States will be of color. Then, share your ideas about how to accelerate that change, especially as a new government comes into power in the US that will control funding for Department of Labor, vocational education and training programs.



Presenters
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Susan Mernit

CEO & Co-Founder, Hack the Hood

Host Companies
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Hack the Hood

Hack the Hood is an award-winning non-profit that introduces low-income youth of color to careers in tech by hiring and training them to build websites for real small businesses in their own communities. During 6-week "Bootcamps," young people gain valuable hands-on experience, build a portfolio, and  learn about opportunities in the tech industry, as well as building critical technical, leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills with... Read More →


4:30pm

Cutting Edge Capital
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Why an Entrepreneur Should Utilize Community Capital

Cutting Edge Capital collaborates with visionary, courageous change makers to bring community capital to the new economy. In this session the CEC team will discuss how entrepreneurs can utilize community capital to fund their businesses and support the growth of an economy that is resilient, just, and sustainable. Learn how entrepreneurs can achieve this by utilizing multiple crowdfunding strategies, including Direct Public Offerings (DPOs), Regulation A+, 506(c), and the new Title III exemption. These strategies can help businesses grow at the same time that they are raising funds. Suggested Audience: Entrepreneurs, Small Business Developers, Incubators, Social Enterprises, Non-profits.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please enter the Port Workspaces on the 20th Street entrance and call Nicole at 510-834-4530 Ext: 103. 

Presenters
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Brian Beckon

Vice President, Cutting Edge Capital

Host Companies
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Cutting Edge Capital

In collaboration with our affiliated law firm, Cutting Edge Counsel, we provide strategies, tools, and legal services to help companies prepare for offerings of all kinds — Direct Public Offerings (DPOs), securities or investment crowdfunding, private placements — with a primary focus on how to allow for issuers and their communities to support each other. | | Our experience, legal knowledge, and passion help businesses and... Read More →


4:30pm

Zoo Labs
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Future of Music is Both Artistic and Entrepreneurial 

We will begin with a tour of the Zoo Labs space to explain how we support artists and the types of strategies we have to enable artists to experiment with both new business models and music. Then we'll take 10 minutes to create some sounds in order to get people connected with the music side of things. We'll then discuss more in depth how we're supporting artists sustainability and bringing together the worlds of tech, business, and art. 

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Zoo Labs is located just a few blocks from the West Oakland Bart station.  We are the red building on the corner of 7th and Linden, between Market and Adeline. The entrance to our building is off of Linden--buzz the door for Zoo Labs and we will let you in.
More information here
We look forward to seeing you on February 7!

Presenters
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Vinitha Watson

Executive Director, Zoo Labs

Host Companies
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Zoo Labs

Zoo Labs bridges the world of art and business by placing artists at the center of creation and strategy.  We work on breaking down silos and re-imagining entrepreneurship as a creative endeavor.   We are the first music accelerator in the world, and we equip our artists to be the next generation of creative leaders that put the soul back into business. Our job is to help artists break out of the normal modes of thinking and show them... Read More →


Tuesday February 7, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Zoo Labs 1035 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607

4:30pm

The Center for Investigative Reporting
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Resistance and Resiliency: Journalism in the Misinformation Age

Our country is confronting an unprecedented assault on basic facts by powerful forces in government, industry and the internet. This is happening at a time when journalism continues to suffocate from a lack of innovation and investment. To reverse this decline, in our nation and in the news, we will explore ways to aggressively accelerate the evolution of our 4th estate at a time is it needed more than ever.

Join us as we host a real-time strategy session with attendees aimed at addressing the challenges facing the nation in a time when journalism is under assault. This session will surface new ideas and critical questions from attendees; come with your thoughts and ideas! Our staff will address and integrate them into responses that consider the political realities we confront in our work.

Presenters
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Joaquin Alvarado

CEO, The Center for Investigative Reporting

Host Companies
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The Center for Investigative Reporting

CIR is the nation’s first and largest non-profit investigative journalism organization. We are also a start up again with since launching our new content platform Reveal.  Reveal is a weekly public radio show, podcast and documentary studio covering issues ranging from climate change to inequality. 


5:30pm

Meetup Oakland @ Woods Bar and Brewery
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for beer and emapanadas as we MEETUP to share experiences and celebrate NewCo Bay Area.


Tuesday February 7, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Woods Bar and Brewery 1701 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
 
Wednesday, February 8
 

9:30am

Britelite Immersive
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Why Strategy Matters

With so much new technology coming to market every quarter, it’s easy for the message to get lost in the medium. Find out why Britelite operates under the principle that technology should not be utilized for technology’s sake and why putting strategy first, and truly understanding the client’s message and goals is the most important step to creating a successful activation. Attendees will hear how Britelite internalizes and applies this philosophy to all of its client projects to foster a comprehensive brand experience strategy, creating client stories that are clean, engaging and uniquely impactful.

Host Companies
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Britelite Immersive

Britelite Immersive is an experience design agency that uses emerging technology to build interactive installations and immersive environments. We tell stories through a unique digital lens and produce campaigns that are authentic, engaging, and memorable. Our team specializes in interactive installations, gestural technologies, virtual reality experiences, and system design. 


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Britelite Immersive 665 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

9:30am

Cuyana
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Fewer, Better Things

Tour Cuyana’s San Francisco showroom and headquarters with Co-Founder Shilpa Shah. Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss the future of retail, the company's singular vision for timeless fashion and quality goods, and how Cuyana got its start.

Presenters
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Shilpa Shah

Co-Founder, Cuyana

Host Companies
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Cuyana

Cuyana, which means "to love" in Quechua, is a San Francisco-based fashion brand that believes in fewer, better things. We design women's essentials: apparel and accessories that embody a timeless, feminine aesthetic and leverage the finest materials and craftsmanship from around the world. We go direct-to-consumer to ensure that our luxury-quality pieces are also accessible.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Cuyana 291 Geary St, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30am

PUBLIC Bikes
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Future of Alternative Transportation

PUBLIC has been at the intersection of transportation, retail, and e-commerce since launching in 2010. Learn how PUBLIC has adapted to changing customer demographics, as well as riding and buying habits. What’s the future of urban mobility and where does the bike fit in? How are bike buyers changing? Attendees will meet in PUBLIC’s Hayes Valley retail store, have an opportunity to test ride the latest PUBLIC bikes, and discuss the future of transportation and retail with PUBLIC’s executives.

Presenters
avatar for Dan Nguyen-Tan

Dan Nguyen-Tan

COO, PUBLIC Bikes

Host Companies
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PUBLIC Bikes

PUBLIC is a design-oriented city bicycle and gear company.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
PUBLIC Bikes 549 Hayes, San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30am

Foundation Capital
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: What Does it Take to be the Next Steve Jobs?

Technology is reaching an equilibrium. The 21st century will be the designer century— companies will flourish because they have a robust design strategy while others will fail for lack of design. Design is the greatest lever for building the greatest companies to come, but how do you actually put design into practice in starting a business? In this session Steve will share what he learned by interviewing dozens of designers, design founders, entrepreneurs, and investors, all who draw inspiration from the one individual who most greatly influenced the role of design in tech: Steve Jobs. From building design into a company’s foundation (not a facade), to being a storyteller, to staying hungry and foolish, attendees will learn the Jobsian traits essential to becoming the next great design-tech leader.

Presenters
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Steve Vassallo

General Partner, Foundation Capital

Host Companies
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Foundation Capital

Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm dedicated to the proposition that one entrepreneur’s idea, with the right support, can become a business that changes the world. The company is made up of former entrepreneurs who set out to create the firm they wanted as founders. This forward-thinking team of VCs has helped companies like Lending Club change the way money is lent and borrowed, Sunrun reinvent the residential clean energy... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Foundation Capital 171 2nd Street, 6th floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

9:30am

True Ventures
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Founders of Movements

True Ventures believes its job as a venture capitalist firm is to magnify the creative power of entrepreneurs through relationships, education and resources essential to their success. True invests in entrepreneurship that encompasses all walks of life, and believes in the democratization of innovation as a powerful force for global good. In this session Tony Conrad will share his thoughts on the characteristics he looks for in founders that create meaningful businesses.

Presenters
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Tony Conrad

Partner, True Ventures

Host Companies
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True Ventures

True was born in 2005 out of a simple vision: create a new kind of venture capital firm that focuses on supporting the earliest stage Founders and their teams. We believe in building community, taking bold risks, and supporting our companies throughout their entire lifecycles.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
True Ventures 27 South Park, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94107

9:30am

Metromile
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Changing Car Insurance: Transforming the Claims Process to Create Fiercely Loyal Customers

Metromile is on a mission to transform the age-old car insurance industry— find out why it’s nudging consumers to think differently about everything from fixed rates to the way claims are filed and processed. In this panel discussion, Metromile’s claims and product teams will talk about how they collaborated to improve the company’s claims process. Attendees will be presented with a case study on what Metromile saw wrong, how it thought about customer experience, and how the team worked together to implement a new and improved claims solution, including features that go "beyond the claim" to transform the car insurance experience into a great one.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We are excited to host you at Metromile. You will find the entrance to our office on Folsom Street. There is a doorbell to the right of the door. Ring the doorbell, let her know you are here for NewCo and our receptionist will let you in. Our office does not have parking available but there are two parking garages on 3rd street nearby. 

Presenters
avatar for Luke Harris

Luke Harris

Director of Claims, Metromile
avatar for Ida Leung

Ida Leung

Sr. Product Designer, Metromile
avatar for Greg Lou

Greg Lou

Senior Product Manager, Metromile

Host Companies
avatar for Metromile

Metromile

Metromile is the leader in pay-per-mile car insurance in the United States, saving low mileage drivers $500on average each year. Additionally, Metromile’s smart driving app and in-car telematics device helpcustomers pinpoint their car’s exact location via the vehicle locator, track detailed information on everytrip they take using trip tracking, keep their car in tip top shape with vehicle diagnostics and car health, aswell as avoid... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Metromile 690 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

9:30am

San Francisco Opera
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Thinking Beyond Grand

How does a major opera company approach change and innovation? In 2016, San Francisco Opera launched SF Opera Lab, a new R&D arm fostering new approaches to programming and solutions to the specific challenges facing the industry. Discover how San Francisco Opera developed SF Opera Lab and how it has transformed the company inside and out. Learn how ideas and approaches like this are instigating change across the field of the performing arts.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: The Wilsey Center for Opera is located on the Fourth Floor of the San Francisco Veteran's Building located at 401 Van Ness Ave directly across from City Hall (corner of McAllister). 

Please enter through the lobby on the ground floor and take the elevators to the 4th Floor (Wilsey Center for Opera). Please check-in with staff upon arrival. Should you have any issues on day-of-arrival please call 415/565-6406. We look forward to sharing our story with you! 

Presenters
avatar for Elkhanah Pulitzer

Elkhanah Pulitzer

Director of Programming, San Francisco Opera
avatar for Sean Waugh

Sean Waugh

Artistic Planning Manager, San Francisco Opera

Host Companies
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San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera (SFO) was founded in 1923 and has presented opera in the City's War Memorial Opera House for nearly a century, hosting the greatest singers and musicians of our time. SFO has been an innovative force in the opera world, with a deep commitment to developing new work, producing media, and making opera and classical music accessible to as many people as possible. In 2016, SFO launched SF Opera Lab, a new, experimental programming... Read More →


9:30am

Tidewater Capital & The Hall
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Urban Real Estate: Invest - Develop - Engage

Hungry for change? Come see what it takes to create something new in San Francisco. Tidewater Capital created the Hall, a food+drink+community venue, as a temporary use of a formerly vacant site. This interim use has activated the building while the team prepared to build a mixed-use development.

Tidewater is now gearing up for the site's future: potential relocation of the Hall, a new building, and new public art. Learn about the development process in San Francisco, tour the current site, sample food and drinks from the Hall's vendors, and get a peek of the raw building before it is demolished and becomes something completely new.

**This session coincides with our monthly community project update which starts at 9am. Please plan to arrive at 9 am if possible!

Presenters
avatar for Ilana Lipsett

Ilana Lipsett

Social Impact Director, Tidewater Capital & The Hall
avatar for Ross Stackhouse

Ross Stackhouse

Vice President, Tidewater Capital & The Hall
avatar for Craig Young

Craig Young

Principal, Vice President, Social Impact Director, Tidewater Capital & The Hall

Host Companies
avatar for Tidewater Capital & The Hall

Tidewater Capital & The Hall

Tidewater Capital is a local real estate company focused on investment and development in the Bay Area. Tidewater’s portfolio is comprised of office, retail, and industrial assets as well as market rate, affordable, and rent-controlled housing.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Tidewater Capital & The Hall 1028 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102

9:30am

Exygy
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Affordable Housing, a Design Solution

Demand for affordable housing is endemic in San Francisco. How can design work towards a sustainable solution? Join Exygy's design team and The San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development as we discuss methods and processes we've gleaned towards building the city's first affordable housing platform and pattern library. Agile design in government is a new concept, we'll share highlights and best practices from our user-centered toolkit. 

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: When you get here, enter the US Bank building on the Mission street side, then dial 300 on the keypad. The door to your left should unlock. Head to the elevator, and hit "3." We're the whole 3rd floor. See you soon! 

Presenters
avatar for Phil Clark

Phil Clark

COO, Exygy Inc.
As Chief Operations Officer, Phil works to set the overall vision and strategy of the company, as well as driving team performance and stewarding client success. Since transitioning from his previous role as Chief Creative Officer, he has architected significant company growth, scaling the team from 5 to 19 people, and overseeing nearly 400% increase in revenue. Phil graduated with high honors from Vassar College. A world-class amateur athlete... Read More →

Host Companies
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Exygy

Exygy is a technology partner to the world's leading changemakers. Clients include the UN World Food Program, Skoll Foundation, Google.org, USAID, the Cities of San Francisco and New York, UNICEF, and Mercy Corps, among others. Exygy provides strategy, design, and engineering services with an agile, human centered approach. As a certified B-Corporation for over four years, Exygy is a leader in the business for social... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Exygy 2601 Mission Street, Suite 300 , San Francisco, CA 94110

9:30am

IFTTT
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: IFTTT's Evolution — Why Every Company is a Tech Company

This is our 4th year as NewCo hosts — but we're not the same IFTTT we were before! Come meet Anne Mercogliano, our VP of Marketing, and co-founder Alexander Tibbets. We'll give you a tour of our HQ and some histttorical insights into our past. Then we'll show you our future, and let you know why we're bringing back the term "Applet" in a big way. You'll learn what's changed at IFTTT, and why every company is now a tech company (whether they know it or not!). Come with questions — there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We are located at 923 Market Street, off the corner of 5th and Market and above the Powell Street BART Station.Look for a black steel door and *push* it to open. Use the keypad on the wall to buzz in. For parking, we recommend the 5th and Mission parking garage about 1.5 blocks away. 

Presenters
avatar for Anne Mercogliano

Anne Mercogliano

VP of Marketing, IFTTT

Host Companies
avatar for IFTTT

IFTTT

IFTTT empowers people to do more with the services they love. We work with over 360 apps, services, and devices including Facebook, Twitter, Philips Hue, Dropbox, Google, Nest, FItbit, BMW, and Slack, with Applets. Applets bring these services together to create new experiences of all types, from automating simple tasks to transforming how someone interacts with and controls their home. We believe creative control of the services we use should be... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
IFTTT 923 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

9:30am

TechShop San Francisco
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Welcome to the Maker Movement! The Next Industrial Revolution

Have you ever wondered exactly what goes on in a MakerSpace? TechShop is magical, creative playground for artists, entrepreneurs, start-ups, tinkerers, engineers, designers, hardware proto-typers and more. In this session we'll show you the breadth of innovation that TechShop members have created in the first 10 years of our history. We'll provide a full tour of our shop, and give you a taste of our most popular machines, the laser cutters.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Calvo

Andrew Calvo

Director of Sales, Techshop San Francisco
avatar for Dan Woods

Dan Woods

CEO, Techshop

Host Companies
avatar for TechShop San Francisco

TechShop San Francisco

TechShop is a membership-based, DIY workshop and fabrication studio that provides access to a highly creative, collaborative community of makers, tinkerers, students, academics and entrepreneurs—and more than $1 million worth of machines, tools and software for design and prototyping. In short, we’re a playground for creativity and a platform for innovation.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
TechShop San Francisco 926 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

9:30am

Dropbox
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Flexibility — the new workplace currency 

Workers demand tools that let them work the way they want to. This empowers companies as a whole, as collaborative teams are happier, more creative, and more productive. Aditya Agarwal, CTO of Dropbox, will discuss building tools that foster flexibility and drive new modes of collaboration.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company:
Getting to Dropbox:
Driving: We recommend taking Uber/Lyft to the office. If you do want to drive there is street parking frequently available, and also different parking garages in the area but we do not have onsite parking. 
Public Transportation: Caltrain’s final stop is in SF at 4th St. & King St. It’s a 10 min walk from the office. Two muni lines (KT Ingleside & Third Street and N-Judah) run by the office. Get off at the 2nd St. and King St. stop, and it’s 5 min walk to the office. If you do want to ride your bike, we have bike racks in front of our building! Please remember to bring a lock
Regarding security: All visitors will need to show government issued IDs in order to receive their badge. We will also have physical copies of the NDA available at the front desk for the group to sign day-of.

Presenters
avatar for Aditya Agarwal

Aditya Agarwal

CTO, Dropbox

Host Companies
avatar for Dropbox

Dropbox

With more than half a billion registered users, Dropbox helps simplify the way people work together.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Dropbox 333 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

11:00am

Imagine H2O
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Can Tech Solve the Drought?

Join Imagine H2O to explore water challenges and solutions as California enters its 5th consecutive year of drought. In this session, Imagine H2O will showcase and discuss innovative technologies, businesses, and policies that have the potential to solve the drought and allow California to emerge as a water innovation leader. Suggested audience: Entrepreneurs, Environmentalists

Presenters
avatar for Scott Bryan

Scott Bryan

President, Imagine H2O

Host Companies
avatar for Imagine H2O

Imagine H2O

Imagine H2O is the leading accelerator for water innovation and entrepreneurship. Since 2009, we have supported over 550 startups in more than 20 countries. Our accelerator participants represent 1 in every 10 dollars of early-stage water investments.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Imagine H2O 212 Sutter St, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

11:00am

Kiva.org
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Democratizing Access to Capital

Come join Justin Renfro as he walks you through today's financial landscape, highlighting ways technology can be used for good by reinserting human connection back into our financial system. Kiva U.S. connects small business owners with 0% interest loans with crowdfunded, social capital from our community of lenders across the world.

Presenters
avatar for Justin Renfro

Justin Renfro

Senior Program Manager, Kiva.org

Host Companies
avatar for Kiva.org

Kiva.org

We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of micro finance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Kiva.org 875 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103

11:00am

Brigade
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: A Brave, New World - Election 2016 & Beyond

Brigade CEO Matt Mahan will share key insights from the 2016 election, both from his standpoint as the chief executive of an early stage political tech startup, but also as a keen observer and active participant in our democratic process. Mahan will use this historic moment in American politics as a springboard for a discussion about how attendees can become more civically engaged year-round— not just in the days or weeks leading up to Election Day.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Mahan

Matt Mahan

CEO, Brigade

Host Companies
avatar for Brigade

Brigade

Brigade, the world's first network for voters, was founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in our political system. The San Francisco-based startup is building tools to help voters take back control of their democracy and elect politicians who will keep their promises. Brigade is available at brigade.com, in the App Store and on Google Play.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Brigade 524 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

11:00am

Compass Family Services
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Compass Family Services - Ending Family Homelessness in San Francisco

Go inside a family homeless shelter, enter a small room, and learn what it's like from in-take to exit. You've waited almost a year to get this shelter room and you can only stay for up to six months. What happens during your stay and where do you go after? Compass Family Shelter provides rooms for 22 families. Most residents will be at work, in classes, or attending meetings - but you will be interacting with some residents and staff during the visit.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We will meet at Compass Family Shelter - 626 Polk Street. This is just a few blocks from BART on Van Ness. This is the Tenderloin, so we do encourage taking public transportation as parking can be difficult.
We'll meet in the lobby area and begin the presentation at 11am. Please try to arrive a few minutes early as guests need to sign in at the front desk.

Presenters
avatar for Erica Kisch

Erica Kisch

Executive Director, Compass Family Services

Host Companies
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Compass Family Services

Compass Family Services leads the way in helping San Francisco families facing homelessness secure stable housing and attain economic self-sufficiency and family well-being. We have been service innovators for more than 100 years, and over 90% of the families we house achieve lasting success.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Compass Family Services 626 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00am

Center for New Music
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Learning From the Fringe: co-opetition, community, and creativity in new and experimental music

What can social change leaders learn from the outsiders, the disenfranchised, the artists on the fringe? Center for New Music co-founder Adam Fong shares lessons from the fringes of new and experimental music. Learn from the example of one nonprofit arts startup that is bucking the trends of the commercial music industry, and explore community development concepts that are critical to experimentalism: unbridled creativity, friendly competition, and persistent advocacy towards collective impact.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Fong

Adam Fong

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Center for New Music

Host Companies
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Center for New Music

The Center for New Music fosters contemporary music’s growth by giving practicing artists access to professional resources and expertise, and by providing them with opportunities for sharing knowledge and exploring new ideas. | | The Center for New Music is a matchmaker: We're an arts non-profit that gives composers and musicians opportunities to share new ideas and knowledge.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Center for New Music 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

11:00am

Cloverpop
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Meeting Miracles - 7 Brain Tricks to Decide 2X Faster and Make Meetings Disappear

From the C-suite to frontline managers, decision-making is the most important business activity. Join us to use our Harvard Business Review checklist to unlock better, faster decisions together. Learn how Cloverpop’s cloud app uses behavioral science to streamline enterprise decision making.

Presenters
avatar for Erik Larson

Erik Larson

CEO, Cloverpop

Host Companies
avatar for Cloverpop

Cloverpop

Cloverpop is the first decision making platform for the enterprise. By modernizing and streamlining decision making, Cloverpop helps teams make better decisions 2x faster with half the meetings.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Cloverpop 415 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94920

1:30pm

Casper
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: How Casper uses insights to drive product innovation

Learn about how Casper’s user-centered design process has been a crucial part of the company ethos in disrupting the sleep industry. Case studies will highlight the development of our pillows, sheets and dog mattress.

Presenters
avatar for Jesse Menayan

Jesse Menayan

Senior Industrial Designer, Casper

Host Companies
avatar for Casper

Casper

Casper is an award-winning sleep startup that launched with an outrageously comfortable mattress sold directly to consumers — eliminating commission driven, inflated prices. The critically acclaimed sleep surface was developed in-house by a team of product engineers with experience from IDEO, has a sleek design, and is delivered right to your door in a small, “how did they do that?” sized box.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Casper 500 Treat Avenue, Suite 200, San Francisco CA 94110

1:30pm

Fashion Incubator San Francisco (FiSF)
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: What's Next in Fashion Tech, Retail and Ecommerce

At the Fashion Incubator San Francisco and in the greater Bay Area, companies are at the forefront of the next evolution of fashion, technology, retail and ecommerce. Learn about game-changing new technologies that are on the horizon. Hear how VR/AR and AI will influence the shopping experience of the future and open opportunities for Bay Area designers.

Presenters
avatar for Maureen Conners

Maureen Conners

FiSF Advisory Board. Levis, Mattel & Gillette Former Executive, Fashion Incubator San Francisco (FiSF)
Maureen Conners is a Board Advisor to Fashion Incubator San Francisco and a former Board Director for Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), makers of Ugg.  She has held Senior Executive roles with P&L responsibility at Gillette, Levi’s and Mattel and helped build world class global brands. Her consulting focus is on Next Generation Wearable Tech for Lifestyle Brands and VR/AR for Next Generation Retail. Additionally, she works with... Read More →
avatar for Paul Dillinger

Paul Dillinger

VP, Global Product Innovation, Levi Strauss & Co.
Paul Dillinger is the VP of Global Product Innovation at Levi’s. He has also been leading Levi’s® latest venture with Google: which weaves Google Jacquard’s technology into the Levi’s® Brand’s iconic product. He is also the driving force behind creating the world’s first jean made from regenerated post-consumer cotton waste with the new partnership between Levi’s and Evrnu. Previously, he worked... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Lutjens

Andrew Lutjens

Fashion Wearables Business Strategist, Intel
Andrew Lutjens is Fashion Business Strategist at Intel Corporation in the New Devices Group. He leads Intel’s fashion strategy for Wearables- including Program and Project Management of strategic partnerships and driving business development to establish Intel in the fashion industry with brands, designers, retailers, media, influencers, etc.  He has a unique background as former Market Editor of The Wall Street Journal magazine... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Mason

Nicole Mason

Director of Digital Media and Marketing, Macy’s
Nicole Mason is the Director of Digital Media and Marketing for Macy’s and has held a variety of Marketing positions at Macy’s. She heads the development and implementation of an integrated marketing strategy for Macy's Labs innovation efforts. She is responsible for the marketing involving valuable long term relationships with Macys.com core customers within the innovation and experimentation platform. She also works on digital... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for Fashion Incubator San Francisco (FiSF)

Fashion Incubator San Francisco (FiSF)

The mission of Fashion Incubator San Francisco (FiSF) a non-profit, 501c3 corporation, is to accelerate emerging apparel and accessories design businesses while supporting fashion industry economic growth and job creation in the San Francisco Bay Area. 


1:30pm

Zuora
Limited Capacity full

Session title: Three Types of Companies Helping the “Subscription Economy” Grow 9x Faster than the S&P 500 

Driven by digital transformation and the need to quickly launch and scale new services, companies in every industry are embracing subscription-based business models. Three types of in particular - Creators, Experimenters and Re-inventors - have transformed their operations using subscriber-centric, recurring-revenue strategies that provide the agility and flexibility they need to create deeper and longer-lasting relationships with customers. As a result, the Subscription Economy is growing 9x faster than the S&P 500.

From the perspective of Zuora’s marketing, product & engineering team leaders we will explore the trends, similarities and differences between the three business archetypes succeeding in the Subscription Economy as well as how this massive trend is impacting the the future of their very different roles. 

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Walk down the brick path to our front door at 710 Sansome Street. Dudley will welcome you at reception and you'll go up to the 3rd floor where we will host the panel. Snacks and drinks provided!  

Presenters
avatar for Matt Darrow

Matt Darrow

VP & GM, Zuora
avatar for David Gee

David Gee

CMO, Zuora
avatar for Monika Saha

Monika Saha

VP Product, Zuora

Host Companies
avatar for Zuora

Zuora

Zuora’s subscription management platform helps enable businesses in any industry to launch or shift products to subscription, implement new pay-as-you-go pricing and packaging models, gain new insights into subscriber behavior, open new revenue streams, and disrupt market segments to gain competitive advantage. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zuora, Inc. also operates offices in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, San Francisco, London, Paris... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Zuora 710 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

1:30pm

Shippo
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Embracing The Long Tail To Drive Enterprise Adoption

Learn how Shippo went against the common wisdom, targeting the SMB space, instead of trying to focus on a few marquee clients. 2 years later, Shippo works with over 10,000 businesses from mom-and-pop shops to the first Japanese unicorn, shipping millions of packages every month. Hear from Shippo's founders how its foray into the SMB market helped it gain traction with enterprise companies and become the leading shipping API.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please sign in on the iPad by the security desk. Then proceed to the 4th floor and follow the signs. Street parking is often available on Mission St between 5th/6th Street, or you can find paid parking at the Yerba Buena parking garage on Mission/5th. 

Presenters
avatar for Laura Behrens Wu

Laura Behrens Wu

Co-founder and CEO, Shippo

Host Companies
avatar for Shippo

Shippo

Shippo powers shipping for businesses. Through a single, scalable API, businesses can bring Amazon-level shipping logistics to their operations with just one integration. Shippo's API and dashboard connects businesses to a global network of shipping carriers and helps find the most cost-effective and compatible shipping services for every shipping challenge.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Shippo 965 Mission Street, Suite 480, San Francisco, California 94103

1:30pm

StartPro
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: How to Save Yourself and Have Fun Doing It

Join us at San Francisco Fire Department’s Training Center to find out how we created StartPro and partnered with San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation and FEMA's award-winning San Francisco Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) program to increase the City’s capacity of emergency trained volunteers.

Find out how we are creating a new sport designed to make people ready for just anything. 
Get a first look at Alpha Bravo 2017, the nation’s first event series launching in San Francisco this year that combines rapid skills acquisition for emergency response, world-class training for speed, agility and quickness, and a team-based urban sports challenge.
Learn the 3 things you need to know to save yourself and your family.

Come and see how we take beams and heavy debris off of people trapped in a disaster.

After a large-scale earthquake, it may take 3 days or longer for any help to come as first responder resources will be overwhelmed, plus many more days to recover from the aftermath of the disaster. With Bay Area’s $626B GDP and thousands of lives on the line, the immediate response and recovery will depend on everyday people helping themselves and others.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: The session is hosted at the San Francisco Fire Department Division of Training. Enter through the parking lot entrance on 19th Street between Folsom & Shotwell Streets. The session will be in the large training building in the main room. Limited parking will be available in the SFFD parking lot at the cinder wall in the back of the lot. You may drive in and park by the back wall if the yard is not blocked with training activity. Street parking is generally available as well.

Presenters
avatar for Erica Arteseros

Erica Arteseros

Lieutenant, San Francisco Fire Department
avatar for Tara Lemméy

Tara Lemméy

CEO, LENS
Tara is the founder of Alpha Bravo experience and CEO of LENS, an innovation firm in San Francisco. Tara is one of Fast Company Most Creative People 1000.

Host Companies
avatar for StartPro

StartPro

StartPro, Smart Training and Response Teams, the company behind Alpha Bravo, is a Newco created by LENS following San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation 2016 Startup in Residence Program and a new public-private partnership with San Francisco NERT. StartPro offers cities the fastest way to grow their community response capacity for large scale disasters, a powerful partnership between community and emergency responders, and a... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
StartPro 2310 folsom st, san francisco, ca 94110

1:30pm

NovoEd
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Online learning can feel like in-person workshops.

Learn how NovoEd is making social and experiential learning possible online and see the future of online education! In this session you'll learn all about the latest trends in online learning for modern professionals. We'll talk about how new technology can be combined with social practices to create vibrant online communities and shape experiential learning environments.

Learn how NovoEd is making experiential learning online possible and see the future of online education!

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Look for the Bookbinders Museum at 854 Folsom Street. Next to their big window, you will see an alley leading up to an elevator and a gray door. That's the entrance to a flight of stairs leading up to our office.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Bybee

Greg Bybee

VP, Learning Products and Marketing, NovoEd

Host Companies
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NovoEd

NovoEd powers online learning experiences. Our learning platform brings the best of in-person training online, making it possible to teach soft skills at scale, including leadership, sales, customer service, and innovation. Our customers include Comcast, ING Bank, Fidelity, Cigna, Deloitte, IDEO, Stanford GSB, Wharton, Berkeley-Haas, and Darden.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
NovoEd 854 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94107

1:30pm

AltX
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Finance and the Science of Behavior

Think you’re making rational decisions about finance? AltX’s team of behavioral scientists offer fascinating insight into how your behavior affects your financial decision making. In this session CEO Sam Hocking will explain how AltX will change the way financial professionals work with the hedge fund market. Sam will discuss how Wall Street is changing, the relative merits of purchasing and developing technology, and his tips on how to approach interactions with financial and tech professionals. Attendees will get an introduction to fintech and an overview of hedge funds and the alternatives market. Enjoy a hands on demo of AltX and learn how the company layers disparate data sources. Then, participate in an interactive Q&A and network with the AltX team.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: AltX is located on the 13th floor, in suite 1360. You do not have to check in with the building's security guard, however, please check in with AltX's reception and be prepared to show your ID.
Transportation: There is parking available in the building, which can be accessed either by Howard St. or Spear St. There is also another parking lot across from 201 Spear on Spear St. AltX is just a few blocks from Bart. Take the Embarcadero stop.

Presenters
avatar for Sam Hocking

Sam Hocking

Chief Executive Officer, AltX

Host Companies
avatar for AltX

AltX

AltX is the next generation intelligence technology for the alternatives market. AltX delivers superior peer, manager, regulatory and market insights that help users gain deeper market and investment relationship knowledge. Proprietary algorithms comprised of superior analytics, real-time news and relationship mapping, help both investors and hedge funds identify more compatible investment relationships and opportunities.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
AltX 201 Spear Street, Suite 1360, San Francisco, CA 94105

1:30pm

Slack Technologies
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Brand personality: And knowing when (and when not) to use it.

One of the unique selling points of Slack has always been the way that the personality of the company is threaded through the product, to the marketing, and through the cycle of customer experience. Anna Pickard, Creative Director of Voice and Tone, on how (and why) Slack has worked to create and maintain a consistent brand experience — and why it’s important to know when to deploy playfulness, and when to hold back.

Presenters
avatar for Anna Pickard

Anna Pickard

Creative Director of Voice and Tone, Slack

Host Companies

Wednesday February 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Slack Technologies 155 5th Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

3:00pm

Rickshaw Bagworks
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The present and future of urban manufacturing

Take a personal tour of the Rickshaw Bagworks factory with founder/owner Mark Dwight. See our sewing machines in action, hear our story and discuss the present and future of urban manufacturing. We call it "manufacturing theater," and there's no business like show business! 

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Parking in Dogpatch is challenging. We recommend public transit, taxi or bicycle. 

Presenters
avatar for Mark Dwight

Mark Dwight

Founder/Owner/CEO, Rickshaw Bagworks
Founder & CEO, Rickshaw Bagworks. | Founder, SFMade.org. | Commissioner, San Francisco Small Business Commission. | Board of Directors, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. | Passions include bags, bikes and beer.

Host Companies
avatar for Rickshaw Bagworks

Rickshaw Bagworks

San Francisco-based manufacturer of custom messenger bags, backpacks, computer carrying cases, tote bags, laptop/tablet sleeves and related accessories. Founded in 2007, Rickshaw manufactures its own products in its own cut and sew factory in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood in San Francisco.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Rickshaw Bagworks 904 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

3:00pm

Data Institute @ USF
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Solving Big Data Challenges for Industry, Government and Nonprofits

The Data Institute has built a community of data scientists eager to use their talent and skill for social change. With educational opportunities spanning deep learning for practitioners to introductory SQL and statistical modeling for aspiring data analysts, come find out how the Data Institute is training the next generation of data scientists.

Presenters
avatar for David Uminsky

David Uminsky

Director, Data Institute; Program Director, MS Analytics; Associate Professor of Mathematics, Data Institute @ USF

Host Companies
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Data Institute @ USF

The Data Institute is building an inclusive community of data scientists in the heart of San Francisco. We are advancing research in data science and deep learning and creating innovative curriculum to support the training of the next generation of data scientists. We are breaking down the traditional walls between industry and academia as well as partnering with nonprofits and civic organizations to seek data-driven solutions to address pressing... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Data Institute @ USF 101 Howard St. Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94105

3:00pm

Edelman
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Shaping the Stories that Spark Change

In this session attendees will get a rare peek inside Edelman’s creative studios and engage in an interactive discussion on how to make a better future. Hear how Edelman is developing strategies and engaging audiences through creative storytelling, impactful community dialogues and new partnerships. Learn how Edelman’s Business + Social Purpose team works with the world’s largest brands and mission-driven organizations to drive lasting social and environmental impact.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Upon entering the building, take the middle elevator bank up to the 27th floor. 

Presenters
avatar for Alex Heath

Alex Heath

Senior Vice President, Business + Social Purpose, Edelman

Host Companies
avatar for Edelman

Edelman

Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Edelman 525 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105

3:00pm

Gehl
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Designing for Social Interaction 

Public life takes place in the space between destinations. It’s here we go for a jog, or run into friends. This is where we build our collective identity by encountering the differences and similarities of strangers. It’s where we meet our community and the world. It’s also where innovation happens. Innovation is about connecting unlikely dots. Whether it’s a chance meeting with a colleague or an energizing break from the routine, the interactions provided by life outside the office power what we do when we get back to our desks. Cities and campuses can be designed to foster or discourage this meeting of the minds. In this session, we’ll look at how Gehl’s data-driven approach puts interactions between people at the center of the design process, how human-scale design can help to attract and retain talent, and the qualities of environments that stimulate collaboration, creative serendipity, and delight, places that nurture the whole person.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please use the intercom at the front gate, and we will buzz you in. Gehl's offices are on the top (4th) floor. 

Presenters
avatar for Blaine Merker

Blaine Merker

Director, Gehl
Director at Gehl | Founder, Rebar and Park(ing) Day | Urbanist | Maker | Linking city design + climate action + social justice + the good life. | @blainemerker

Host Companies
avatar for Gehl

Gehl

Gehl is an urban design and research consultancy offering expertise in the fields of architecture, urban design, urban strategy, landscape architecture and city planning. We address urban design with a people-focused approach, utilizing empirical analysis to understand how the built environment can promote wellbeing. We apply this analysis to strategic planning and human-centered design to empower citizens, decision makers, company leaders, and... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Gehl 1211 Folsom Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

3:00pm

Reddit
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Making the world suck less

Attendees will enjoy a real time AMA with co-founder Alexis Ohanian— learn why Reddit is passionate about making the world suck less. Ohanian will discuss the power of how Reddit fosters community and provides a platform for authentic conversation around the things you love most. 

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Address is 420 Taylor Street at O'Farrell. There is a parking garage in the lower level of the building. Please enter through our front door, sign in on the iPad, retrieve your badge, and proceed to the 2nd floor by way of main stair case or elevator. 



Presenters
avatar for Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian

Co-founder, Reddit

Host Companies
avatar for Reddit

Reddit

Front page of the internet.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Reddit 420 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

3:00pm

Yelp
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Delightfulness as a UX Strategy

At Yelp we spend a lot of time and attention crafting a consistent and unique product personality that turns our users into fans and advocates. In this session we’ll dive into the past and show how this strategy has grown to epic proportions. Let's go beyond the day to day grind of creating a good user experiences and mitigating feature creep over time, and look at UX strategy more broadly.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please enter through the main lobby on the first floor and let the receptionist know you're here for the NewCo Presentation. Security will badge you up to the 8th floor where you'll check in with a member of our security team. Feel free to reach Julia on her cell at (408) 702-0716 if you run into any issues! 
PARKING: If you're driving in, the closest parking garage is located on Minna Street. 
BART: If you're taking the BART, the closet stop is Montgomery Street.

Presenters
avatar for Yoni De Beule

Yoni De Beule

Design Manager, Yelp

Host Companies

Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Yelp 140 New Montgomery Street, FL8, San Francisco, CA 94105

3:00pm

Starcity
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Starcity invites you to help build the future of urban housing

Our hands-on session will give you a sneak peak into the future of living in cities. Imagine helping us design ways to make cities more accessible to everyone. The participants of our last focus group saw their suggestions turn into our prototypes! We'll also present on the culture of our company, give you a tour of our newest facility currently under design and have an interactive focus group to discuss new ways of solving the housing crisis.

Presenters
avatar for Meg Bell

Meg Bell

VP of Community, Starcity
avatar for Jon Dishotsky

Jon Dishotsky

Founder & CEO, Starcity

Host Companies
avatar for Starcity

Starcity

New supply of low income housing is made possible through government subsidies and public vouchers, and we all know that there's no shortage of luxury high-rises going up — but what about everyone in between? Building housing for those that make a normal income is really, really difficult; it involves navigating physical, capital, political and emotional pressures that are usually in conflict. As a result, not many people are working on... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Starcity 1028 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

3:00pm

ReadWrite Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: ReadWrite Roundup: The Future of IoT and the Connected World

Join us to hear from Kyle Ellicott, Co-Founder and Chief Labs Officer at ReadWrite, on the future of the Internet of Things and the connected world. Following the discussion, you'll have the opportunity to hear pitches from leading IoT startups, meet the founders, and demo their products.

Presenters
avatar for Kyle Ellicott

Kyle Ellicott

Co-Founder & Chief Labs Officer, ReadWrite Labs

Host Companies
avatar for ReadWrite Labs

ReadWrite Labs

ReadWrite is the leading engagement platform dedicated to IoT and the Connected World. At our core, we engage interactions to drive business decisions in the Connected World. We do this by providing context for startups and enterprises with thought leadership and timely content, and then deliver this into the largest global audience engaged at the leading edge of this world.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
ReadWrite Labs 100 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94111

3:00pm

DoTheBay
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Event Discovery in the Bay Area and Beyond

In this session, you will learn how DoTheBay (formerly Do415) has become one of the most-used events discovery platforms in the SF Bay Area. You will receive a hands-on demo with their DoStuff app: learning how to discover events, build your personal calendar, enter to win giveaways, and explore the other 20 cities in the DoStuff network. You'll have a unique insight into how DoTheBay operates within a network of local and national brands, artists, venues, festivals, and promoters.

Presenters
avatar for Brett Leader

Brett Leader

General Manager, DoTheBay

Host Companies
avatar for DoTheBay

DoTheBay

DoTheBay is What to Do in The Bay Area. Our platform helps users answer the question: "What am I going to do tonight?" Download the DoStuff app and start doing awesome stuff.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
DoTheBay 2900 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

3:00pm

Stimulant
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Stimulant: Creators Of Smart Spaces That Enable Interaction Everywhere

Get a hands-on demonstration of how Stimulant creates experiences that connect people and place in new ways. Attendees will have the opportunity to demo a variety of exciting interactive installations, try out a number of augmented and virtual reality headsets, and engage in a conversation about how emerging technologies can be used for connecting with each other in the real world.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: To gain access to our building, use the call box at the front door. Once you are in the lobby, just head up the elevator to the seventh floor.  

Presenters
avatar for Darren David

Darren David

CEO, Stimulant

Host Companies
avatar for Stimulant

Stimulant

Stimulant uses emerging technologies to transform static physical spaces into dynamic interactive environments. We craft human-scale, site-specific digital experiences that tell stories in unique ways, drive face-to-face interaction, and create lasting memories.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Stimulant 28 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

3:00pm

KITE
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: New Insights About The State Of Startup Innovation 

The startup ecosystem’s potential to unlock growth for Global 2000 businesses is immense and growing, which is why we see a spectrum of activity in Silicon Valley— from two-person scouting outposts to innovation centers with hundreds of employees. In this context, executives are eager to know which approaches to startup innovation are winning. Join KITE founder and CEO Mark Silva as we reveal the results of our landmark State of Startup Innovation survey and lead a roundtable of senior corporate innovators on what great startup innovation looks like.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please tell the security desk at 535 Mission that you are going to WeWork; you will be asked to sign in and then allowed to board an elevator to the 14th floor. Our session takes place on the 14th floor in the common area. You can't miss us!  

Moderators
avatar for Mark Silva

Mark Silva

Founder and CEO, KITE
Corporate Innovation, Digital Marketing, Emerging Platforms, Founder & Angel. Thesis is all-in on tech's transformative effect on capital, commerce, content & culture.

Presenters
avatar for Gregory Leproux

Gregory Leproux

Managing Director and VP Business Development, Swisscom
avatar for Janus Rasmussen

Janus Rasmussen

Director of Business Development, Philip Morris International
avatar for Tina Unterlaender

Tina Unterlaender

Head of Operations, Volkswagen Group's Electronics Research Laboratory

Host Companies
avatar for KITE

KITE

KITE helps enterprise find the right startups to partner with for innovation.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
WeWork Transbay 535 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94102

4:30pm

Ginger.io
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: A New Kind of Behavioral Health Care

Mental and emotional health are central facets of being human, yet conventional approaches struggle with issues of cost, social stigma, access, and user experience. Attendees will learn how they can personally help address this important social challenge and how Ginger.io is reinventing emotional and mental healthcare to offer better care, at a lower cost. Meet the founders, Anmol Madan & Karan Singh, and hear about Ginger.io’s evolution as a company, the recent expansion of its business model and product to deliver comprehensive care, and how it has grown its clinical team and supported them with technology to deliver more personalized, scalable care. Learn how Ginger.io provides access to emotional support, while focusing on what’s most important— the relationship between patient and clinician.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please enter through the west entrance lobby and take the elevator to the 19th floor. The elevator code is #471. If you have any issues, please call Ashley at 808-561-7367. 

Presenters
avatar for Anmol Madan

Anmol Madan

Founder, Ginger.io
avatar for Karan Singh

Karan Singh

Founder, Ginger.io

Host Companies
avatar for Ginger.io

Ginger.io

Do you ever feel stressed, anxious, or down? You’re not alone.Ginger.io helps you feel stronger, happier, and more fulfilled. We offer support, guidance, therapy, and medication support from professional coaches, licensed therapists, and psychiatrists, respectively. Real people. Real help. Anytime. Anywhere. Learn more in the app store.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Ginger.io 225 Bush St. Suite 1900, San Francisco, CA 94104

4:30pm

Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Tour and Discussion of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center 

Join us for a tour and discussion of what programs and events we offer, and what resources we provide to founders. This session is designed to fill you in on how you can get involved at the Center, and to find out what we can do for you. 

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We will be doing check in on the plaza side of the building (off of 1st Street, you'll never miss our sign next to Red Door coffee). Look out for NewCo signs posted on our doors, they will guide you on where to go.
PARKING: Parking available under our building at 505 Howard Street (entrance on Tehama Street at First). Hours: 5am-7pm. These spots are first come first and are $5 for the first 2 hours and $25 for anything after that. 
Additional Lots:
City Lots: 35 2nd Street, at Howard (24 Hours)
Standard Parking: 100 First Street, at Mission (Closes at 10:30pm)


Presenters
avatar for Colin Mahin

Colin Mahin

Community Manager, Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Host Companies
avatar for Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a San Francisco-based non-profit that provides entrepreneurs with access to professional mentorship, classes taught by industry leaders, state-of-the-art media facilities, and events with high-profile thinkers.


4:30pm

Earnest
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Earnest on Decision Making

Earnest’s Chief Data Officer will talk about how to better use data to make better business decisions. He will share Earnest's innovative approach to using data and structuring data teams.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company:
Where We are: Earnest is located at 1455 Market Street and our presentation will take place in the Lobby Conference Room. The cross street is 11th Street and we are located in between the Bank of America and NEMA buildings. The closest Bart station is Civic Center and closest Muni stop is Van Ness. If you are driving, there is a parking garage on 11th Street between Market and Mission Streets. The rate is $2/30 minutes with a maximum of $20. 
What to Bring with You: Please bring a government-issued ID to check in with the security desk in the lobby.

Presenters
avatar for Gian Gonzaga

Gian Gonzaga

Chief Data Officer, Earnest

Host Companies
avatar for Earnest

Earnest

We believe the purpose of all banks and lenders is to help their clients realize their hopes and dreams, but we are fed up with a financial system that has forgotten this primary purpose. We started Earnest to bring back the trust that is so sorely missing from the current financial system and to build a modern financial institution that actually delivers on the goal of making our client‘s lives better.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Earnest 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

4:30pm

NerdWallet
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Nerdy Insights about Personal Finance

NerdWallet is a San Francisco-based technology start-up that aims to provide clarity around all of life’s financial decisions. Attendees will hear from executives on how NerdWallet started as a credit card focused business and how it has scaled to eleven personal finance topics in 7 years. Attendees will also walk away with basic knowledge about personal finances decisions and have the opportunity to learn from NerdWallet's credit and banking expert who will share insight on picking the best credit card, travel hacks, using rewards and more. Join us for a happy hour and a chance to meet with our experts!

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please check in at security in the building lobby and head up to the 6th floor where you'll check in at NerdWallet's reception desk as well. 

Presenters
avatar for Henry Hsu

Henry Hsu

VP/GM Growth & New Markets, NerdWallet
avatar for Sean McQuay

Sean McQuay

Credit Cards & Banking Expert, NerdWallet
avatar for Kevin Yuann

Kevin Yuann

VP/GM Credit Cards & Banking, NerdWallet

Host Companies
avatar for NerdWallet

NerdWallet

NerdWallet, a San Francisco-based technology start-up, gives consumers clarity around all of life’s financial decisions. Our team of over 400 Nerds is working together to create tools and products that make it easier to pay off debt, choose the best financial products and services (think credit cards and insurance) and tackle major life goals, like paying off student loans and saving for retirement.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
NerdWallet 901 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

4:30pm

Nima
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Food - The Final Tech Frontier

What the fork is in our food? We just don't know, but new technology is helping us gather information about our food. Nima CEO Shireen Yates will discuss the gaps in our current food ecosystem and how food tech will fill in the blanks for food transparency. Get up close and personal with Nima, a portable food lab designed to test small samples of foods for the possible presence of specific ingredients, and test food for gluten and other ingredients. Get a glimpse at the future of the Internet of Food.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please ring door bell if greeter is not outside. Office is not accessible. 



Presenters
avatar for Shireen Yates

Shireen Yates

CEO/co-founder, Nima

Host Companies
avatar for Nima

Nima

Founded in 2013, Nima is a San Francisco-based company bringing peace of mind to meal time. Shireen Yates and Scott Sundvor founded Nima to develop new ways to quickly test food on-the-go out of personal experience with food restrictions. Its first product is a discreet and portable device that allows consumers to test their meals for gluten anytime, anywhere. Nima’s goal is to alleviate the stress around unknown food ingredients, deliver... Read More →


Wednesday February 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Nima 450 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

4:30pm

Peerspace
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Less is More: How Peerspace is Profiting from its DON’T Go-to-Market Strategy

Peerspace was faced with a tough decision: either pursue aggressive expansion into dozens of new cities this year or shift toward a conservative approach by doubling down in existing markets. CEO, Rony Chammas, picked what many would consider the less profitable approach — pumping the brakes on expanding into new cities and instead pouring resources into its core markets. The company has experienced 600% growth in the last year proving this shift in strategy was the right move. Learn more about Peerspace’s approach to growing its online marketplace and what’s coming next from Peerspace’s online marketplace of unique meeting, production, and event venues.

Presenters
avatar for Rony Chammas

Rony Chammas

Founder & CEO, Peerspace

Host Companies
avatar for Peerspace

Peerspace

Peerspace is the easiest way to find and book unique venues for meetings, events, and productions. Our marketplace serves as a one-stop shop for the entire planning experience, from helping you access the best spaces in your city, to connecting you with our preferred vendors for all your event needs, from catering to A/V to entertainment.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Peerspace 743 Clementina Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

4:30pm

WeWork Transbay
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: WeWork, The Community of Creators

WeWork is a community of creators and proud to contribute to the economy. Attendees will learn how WeWork members create a life, not just a living— utilizing beautiful workspaces and interacting with a vibrant community. Find out how member companies ranging from 1 to 100, all come together in a shared work environment to collaborate, influence one another personally and professionally, and truly showcase the future of work.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Our Transbay office is located at 535 Mission Street. The building is owned by Boston Properties, so guests will be required to check in with Security downstairs before being sent up to the 14th Floor where the event is held. 
PARKING: Due to our location in downtown SF, parking is very limited. You can always test your luck with metered parking, but there's also a parking garage right next door that has day rates for around $40 for the day. It's Market Center Garage Lot #358. Address is 555 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105.

Presenters
avatar for Elton Kwok

Elton Kwok

Director, San Francisco Bay Area, WeWork
Elton is currently the Bay Area Director at WeWork, where he oversees the growth, expansion, operations, and a team of 70+ people in SF, Silicon Valley, and Berkeley Markets. Previously,  Elton was an Expansion Lead at WeWork launching it's first location in Portland, OR.  Prior to WeWork, Elton was an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Chief Operating Office for the Private Banking and Investment group.  He is... Read More →

Host Companies
avatar for WeWork

WeWork

WeWork is the platform for creators, providing beautiful workspace, an inspiring community, and meaningful business services to over 75,000 members around the world across 100+ locations. Our weekly events, personalized support, and flexibility make WeWork the perfect place for your startup to call home.


Wednesday February 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
WeWork Transbay 535 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94102

4:30pm

SafeRoom
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Future of Cyber Security

After email scandals and a crazy election, cyber security is a priority and securing communication is the first step to taking your business in the right direction. Attendees will hear SafeRoom’s adventurous startup story, pivoting from a cute couples app to secure messaging, first in the consumer space, and then B2B, all while facing challenges with fundraising, bad hires and a changing competitive landscape. Learn how SafeRoom suddenly found itself in one of the most exciting markets. This is San Francisco as it really is— not how you read about it on Techcrunch.




Presenters
avatar for Bianca Loew

Bianca Loew

CEO, SafeRoom
avatar for Roman Weishaupl

Roman Weishaupl

CPO, DRC Inc.
Founder saferoomplus.xyz

Host Companies
avatar for SafeRoom

SafeRoom

Slack meets Snapchat with high level security. We are a young startup that develops SafeRoom, a secure and ephemeral mobile messenger for your team and company. While we have already brought several consumer messengers to the market such as Twyxt and DarkRoom, we have now pivoted from B2C to B2B. | | We give businesses control of what is happening with their data and give them the option of untraceable communication through a secure patent... Read More →


4:30pm

Lundberg Design
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Explicitly Personal Work of Lundberg Design

Tour of the Lundberg Design’s Dogpatch studio and fabrication shop— a former mattress factory building, the space’s concrete walls and exposed timber trusses, with high volumes house the firm’s architectural practice, fabrication shop, and even a work-week apartment for founder Olle Lundberg. Enjoy a presentation of some recent work and discussion of Lundberg Design’s philosophy for environmental sustainability.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Our office doesn't have a street number, but you can't miss it. Look for the angled window wall, our LD logo, and a curved metal door that looks like an airlock. Due to various construction projects in the area, parking in our neighborhood can be tricky. We highly recommend taking the K/T to 23rd street if you can. If you're driving, allow some extra time to find parking.

Presenters
avatar for Olle Lundberg

Olle Lundberg

Design Principal, Lundberg Design

Host Companies
avatar for Lundberg Design

Lundberg Design

Lundberg Design is a diverse design practice that also incorporates the making of custom one-of-a-kind elements as a part of their design practice. Recent projects include homes (San Francisco, Carmel, Sonoma), wineries (Hourglass, Relic), restaurants (mourad, HardWater), commercial (Autodesk Pier 9, Anchor Steam), and bus shelters (SF bus shelters – the ones with the wavy read roofs.)


Wednesday February 8, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Lundberg Design 2620 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

5:30pm

Meetup San Francisco @ WeWork Transbay
Join us for a drink and some tasty bites as we MEETUP to share experiences and celebrate NewCo Bay Area. Hosted by WeWork.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Our Transbay office is located at 535 Mission Street. The building is owned by Boston Properties, so guests will be required to check in with Security downstairs before being sent up to the 14th Floor where the event is held. 
PARKING: Due to our location in downtown SF, parking is very limited. You can always test your luck with metered parking, but there's also a parking garage right next door that has day rates for around $40 for the day. It's Market Center Garage Lot #358. Address is 555 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94105. 

Host Companies
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WeWork

WeWork is the platform for creators, providing beautiful workspace, an inspiring community, and meaningful business services to over 75,000 members around the world across 100+ locations. Our weekly events, personalized support, and flexibility make WeWork the perfect place for your startup to call home.



Wednesday February 8, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
WeWork Transbay 535 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94102

6:30pm

VIP Plenary & Reception @ Automattic Lounge

Join NewCo Founder John Battelle for a mix of 1:1 conversations and more— all with the smart people behind some of San Francisco's most exciting host companies. Then, sip cocktails and network with like-minded NewConians.  

Moderators
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John Battelle

CEO and EIC, NewCo

Presenters
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Jesper Carvalho Andersen

Founder, NewCo Portugal
Social Impact Fintech Cleantech Biotech Arts Real Estate Turnaround Omnichannel
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Omar Dawood

Chief Medical Officer, Ginger.io
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Abby Falik

Founder/CEO, Global Citizen Year
As Founder and CEO, Abby leads the team by developing the vision, strategy and resources to make a global bridge year after high school a common expectation and opportunity. | | Prior to founding Global Citizen Year, Abby spent more than a decade as an educator and entrepreneur in communities across the U.S. and around the world. One of her most notable achievements was designing an initiative that empowers youth to address global poverty, a... Read More →
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David Hua

CEO, Meadow
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Greg Lutze

Co-founder and CXO, VSCO
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Toni Schneider

Team Lead, Automattic


Wednesday February 8, 2017 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Automattic 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA
 
Thursday, February 9
 

9:30am

PayPal
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: PayPal: Rewiring the Commerce Experience

Through a series of innovations and acquisitions, PayPal has evolved from a button on a website to an open digital payments platform. We help millions of merchants around the globe deepen the relationships they enjoy with their customers through commerce experiences that are simpler, more personal, and more convenient. This session will give attendees an overview of how PayPal connects consumers and merchants together and the chance to see PayPal products in a real-world merchant environment.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please plan to arrive at headquarters between 9:00am - 9:15am to allow time for parking and badging in our main lobby. You may take any available spot in the main parking lot on the corner of Charcot and N 1st Street. Once parked, please proceed to the lobby and present your ID to security for event badging. A PayPal representative will be onsite and available to answer any questions.


Host Companies
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PayPal

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s nearly 200 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
PayPal 2211 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95131

9:30am

AltSchool
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: What can Silicon Valley learn from teachers?

Imagine what the future of education would look like if teachers worked hand-in-hand with engineers to create technology that enhanced their superpowers in the classroom. Go behind the scenes with a school that’s doing it today: AltSchool. Experience how teachers, designers and engineers collaborate in real-time to build tools that help teachers deliver child-centered, engaging experiences in a truly personalized way.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: A few logistics for Thursday: 1) When you rarrive, please buzz at the door marked "HQ". The other door goes into one of our schools. 2) One hour street parking is usually available within a block or two.

Presenters
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Max Ventilla

Founder and CEO, AltSchool

Host Companies
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AltSchool

AltSchool brings educators, entrepreneurs, and engineers together to deliver personalized, whole-child learning so that all children can reach their full potential. Together, through our proprietary learning platform and network of schools, we strive to make the best education also the most accessible.


Thursday February 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
AltSchool 1245 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

9:30am

21st Century Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: A 21st Century Student—A Design Thinking Approach

Join us at our office’s next to Levi Stadium for coffee, breakfast, data, and design thinking as we look at the future of education.

In 2017, K-12 and Higher Education students are sitting in classrooms with enough computing power to go to the moon, but they cannot use it. What happens when they can use those devices? What will education look like in 2027, 2057, 2077 or in the 22nd Century? 21st Century Education wants to help guide parents, teachers, and students with educational technology products that take a user-centric approach to educational product development and design in which research and data combines with vision to create products that the market needs and wants at a particular time and place.

This activity utilizes design thinking techniques with data to create lively discussion on the future of education and technology tools. We have partnered with The Atlas-Quartz to allow for data to be the discussion driver. Share important data that you think will help predict the future of education.  https://www.theatlas.com/org/newco


 


Presenters
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Karen Sorensen

CEO and Founder, 21st Century Education
Professional passions research, data, IU, and education, Love watching people and learning.

Host Companies
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21st Century Education

21st Century Education is a mobile learning multimedia company. We design and develop user centric products and services that make access to affordable, quality, and research-based learning environments through artificial intelligence, data, and cluster segmentation for teachers, parents, and students. We look at content from 21st Century lens, to create learning environments for the future.


Thursday February 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
21st Century Education 2901 Tasman #107, Santa Clara, CA 95054

9:30am

Flow Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Save water and save money with Flow Labs

Jimit and Nishant, co-founders of Flow Labs, will give a brief overview on how property owners and managers (residential, commercial, education, hospitality, etc) can save water and save money using Flow Labs’ hardware and software solution. This will be an interactive session where guests are encouraged to participate in the conversation and discuss problems, solutions, and best practices for domestic water use management.

Presenters
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Nishant Garg

Co-Founder, Flow Labs
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Jimit Shah

Co-Founder, Flow Labs

Host Companies
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Flow Labs

Flow Labs helps businesses increase their water sustainability initiatives so they can save water and save money. Their non-invasive sensors easily clamp on to domestic pipes of any size or material, within minutes, without needing a plumber. Customers can now view their property’s real-time water consumption data in an elegant and intuitive way. Flow Labs helps customers manage water bill splits for their tenants and alerts them the... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Flow Labs 830 Stewart Drive, Suite 102, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

9:30am

Volta Charging
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Driving Change Through Capitalism - An Appeal to the Cynical Optimist

Join Volta Founder Scott Mercer as he shares both challenges and concepts for driving long-term social missions in this politically-backward climate. Attendees will tour Volta’s 10,000+ square foot industrial-chic warehouse space in San Francisco's progressive Potrero Hill district and learn about the company's primary mission, the evolution of its products, and how Volta is pursuing its aggressive growth goals. Enjoy a light breakfast and enter to win fun prizes!

Presenters
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Scott Mercer

CEO, Volta Charging
Scott is an entrepreneur with a passion for bringing future-focused technology to market faster. He has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hawaii Venture Capital, Forty Under 40 by Pacific Business News, and Hawaii Business’ Twenty for the Next 20. Prior to Volta, Scott ran a vintage automotive restoration business and sold a restored 1967 Jaguar XKE to seed the beginnings of Volta. Scott currently drives a Brammo motorcycle, an... Read More →

Host Companies
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Volta Charging

Volta is the only media platform that powers electric cars, for free. Powered by smart technology that people love, Volta helps brands establish trust and form deep connections with consumers more effectively than any other media alternative. Through iconic, dynamic displays, a revolutionary service, unparalleled breadth and depth of reach, hand picked premium locations, and measurable results, Volta is positioned to challenge... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Volta Charging 155 De Haro, San Francisco, CA 94103

9:30am

US Small Business Administration
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: You’re Not Alone: Small Business Success with SBA

Come learn from some of your favorite Bay Area small businesses. District Director Mark Quinn will lead a panel of Bay Area business leaders. Hear how they got their businesses started, overcame challenges, juggle everyday tasks, what it means to them to run a successful business, and how SBA helped them.

Host Companies
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US Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration is a federal agency created to help entrepreneurs start, grow and build their businesses. The SBA works with thousands of lending and training institutions throughout the country to provide workshops, counseling and financing to small businesses. Find us online at www.sba.gov.


9:30am

Amplifier
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Description: Philanthropy's Digital Future

Amplifier is a unique interdisciplinary organization that understands the full cycle of what it takes to create systems change— it builds and scales mission-driven programs. Come learn about Amplifier’s projects including Battery Powered, the nation’s fastest growing and most innovative social giving circle, housed at The Battery Club in San Francisco; Uplift, the leading global collaboration to end ultra poverty; and Impact Atlas, a breakthrough technology bringing transparency, efficiency and quality to social development programs world-wide. 

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Enter into the art gallery called 836M off of Montgomery Street. 

Presenters
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Chantal Buard

Head of Digital, Amplifier

Host Companies

Thursday February 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Amplifier 836 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

9:30am

Curran Theater
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Creation of a New Kind of Artistic Hub

Join us at the Curran to hear about our journey from a 100-year-old theater to a start-up. How we have chosen and built everything from our new marble bars, to our color palate, our small team of core staff, and even our audience.  

Almost a century after it welcomed its first Bay Area audiences, the Curran has undergone a major restoration and renovation. Under the curation of eight-time Tony Award-winner Carole Shorenstein Hays, the Curran is reopening our 1,600 seat venue in January 2017. Our goal is to create a new kind of artistic hub here in San Francisco—one that engages new and existing audiences, and attracts the most visionary artists in the world, by presenting bold, daring work. 

Host Companies
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Curran Theater

Built in 1922, the Curran Theater has housed some of the biggest productions in theater history and has maintained a reputation over the course of its life as one of the premier live entertainment venues in North America. Now, almost a century after it welcomed its first Bay Area audiences, the Curran is undergoing a major restoration and renovation. Under the curation of eight-time Tony Award-winner Carole Shorenstein Hays, the Curran will... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Curran Theater 445 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94104

9:30am

Surf Air
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Flying club that is disrupting commercial commutes.

Come find out how Surf Air is changing air travel as we know it. Learn what happens when you combine the effortless experience of Uber, the demand management model of Netflix, and the predictable revenue benefits of Salesforce— with an airline thrown on top for good measure. Attendees are invited to contemplate the intersection of the jet set and the sharing economy. 

Host Companies
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Surf Air

Surf Air is the first all you can fly membership flying club. Offering California and growing, unlimited flights with effortless travel.


Thursday February 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Surf Air 323 Martin Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050

11:00am

Walmart.com and Jet.com
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Retail in 10 Years

See the latest shopping innovations. Are you building technology that will transform how people shop? Meet up with like-minded entrepreneurs to discuss how commerce will look different in 3, 5, and 10 years. More details to come.

Presenters
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Seth Beal

SVP, Global Marketplace and Digital Store Operations, Walmart eCommerce
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Katie Finnegan

Investor Experience, Corp. Dev., & Strategy, Jet.com

Host Companies
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Jet.com

Jet launched with one mission: To become the smartest way to shop and save on pretty much anything. Combining a revolutionary pricing engine, a world-class technology and fulfillment platform, and incredible customer service, we’ve set out to create a new kind of e-commerce experience — and driven by our core values of trust, transparency, and fairness, we want to make that experience more human, too.
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Walmart.com

Walmart has built an Internet technology company inside the world’s largest retailer.  It delivers online and mobile capabilities that combine with Walmart’s 4,500 stores and world-class supply chain to let customers shop when and how they want.  Whether a customer buys online or through Walmart’s mobile app, they can have their order shipped to home, or pick it up at a store as quickly as that day.  And, now they... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Walmart.com/Jet.com 860 W California Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

11:00am

Capital One
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Leveraging Human-Centered Design and Business Analytics

Business analysis and Design principles too often promote competing agendas in enterprise— but they shouldn’t have to. Capital One has found a balance that integrates these forces to create innovative, profitable products. This session will discuss Capital One’s novel design approach and how you can adapt it to your business. We will also provide a tour of our new San Francisco innovation center to discuss how we physically organize for success.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Our offices are located at 201 3rd Street in between Folsom and Howard. All registered attendees should enter the building and sign in with the security desk in the lobby. Once you are provided access, you will walk over to the elevators and head up to the 5th floor. 
PARKING: We do not have onsite parking available, but there is a garage close by. 

Presenters
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Yumi Clark

Vice President, Digital Product Management, Capital One

Host Companies
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Capital One

Capital One is a Top 10 US bank that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients in the U.S., Canada and the UK. We are a technology company and culture at heart that is focused on transforming the financial services industry to be more user-friendly, transparent, and socially conscious.


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Capital One 201 3rd Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:00am

Lifograph
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Build your Lifograph and visualize your connections

IMPORTANT: Bring your laptop to the session so you can participate!

It's all about the people. We are all connected. But how? At Lifograph we have developed a platform where people can discover hidden business opportunities, companies they could do business with, people they could hire, potential employers, etc. During our session you will tour our office, listen to our CEO about our story and our uncommon bootstrapping techniques, meet the Lifograph team and, of course, build your own Lifograph by connecting the dots with other people and organizations. At the end of the workshop you will have a visual display of your connections at different degrees of separation.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company:
CHECK IN: We will meet downstairs in the lobby of the building for check in. 
WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your laptop so you can create your own Lifograph (timeline and map of connections) http://www.lifograph.com
PARKING: We will provide a 2 hour free parking voucher to the Market & San Pedro Square Parking Garage. This garage is only one block away from Founders Floor. It's located at 45 N. Market St., between W. Santa Clara St. and W. St. John St. Upon check-in make sure you ask for the 2 hour free parking voucher.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: VTA Light Rail is right outside our building, and runs every 20 minutes making public transportation fast and easy. Both the Mountain View-Winchester and the Alum Rock-Santa Teresa VTA light rail stop at the Santa Clara Station(s) which is located just a block away.

Presenters
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Dea Wilson

CEO, Lifograph
Dea is the founder of Lifograph - The Wiki of People. | http://www.lifograph.com | | She is a serial entrepreneur, Venture Partner at Founders Floor Accelerator and Founder of Silicon Valley Incubator. She is also a member of Tech Angels. | | Dubbed "Ms. Silicon Valley", Dea is what people call a "super-connector",her expansive network including the "Who's Who" in startups, venture capital, technology, entertainment, etc. | | Dea... Read More →

Host Companies
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Lifograph

Lifograph is building the Encyclopedia of People - a crowdsourced platform that curates relevant biographical information about people and companies and presents it in a beautiful timeline. We also connect the dots between people and companies by visualizing how they are connected and allowing users to discover and be discovered.


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Lifograph 2 N. 1st St., 5th Floor, San Jose CA 95113

11:00am

Veggielution
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Urban Bounty— Food, Diversity and Stewardship

Attendees will enjoy a tour of this flourishing 6-acre urban farm and learn about Veggielution’s core projects. Hear how this 501c3 non-profit is empowering the diverse residents of San Jose to become food advocates and environmental stewards through its youth garden, internship program, farm stand, and Eastside Grange— a commercial community kitchen and food hub at the historical location of Emma Prusch Farm Park. Then taste some of Veggielution’s fresh produce and make your own herb bundle to take a piece of the farm home with you.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: 
How to get to the Farm:
Veggielution is located in the back of Emma Prusch Park. 647 South King Road, San Jose, CA 95116
From 280S/680N: Exit King Road. Turn Right onto King Road. At the first stoplight, turn Right into the park at Lido Way. Once you enter the park, go down the long driveway to the main parking lot. Follow Veggielution signs, and drive parallel to the freeway. Park in the narrow lot at the far end of the lot.
From 101S or 101N: Exit Story Road East. At the second stoplight, turn Left onto King Rd. At the first stoplight, turn Left into the park at Lido Way. Once you enter the park, go down the long driveway to the main parking lot. Follow Veggielution signs, and drive parallel to the freeway. Park in the narrow lot at the far end of the lot.
Please visit our website for more details

Presenters
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Cayce Hill

Executive Director, Veggielution

Host Companies
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Veggielution

Since 2008, Veggielution has grown year by year on this historical and previously underutilized land to become a thriving 6-acre urban farm where neighbors can gather, learn, and play. Our organically-managed community farm connects thousands of Silicon Valley residents each year through programs that encourage experiential learning and healthy eating. Veggielution works to empower the diverse residents of San Jose to become food advocates and... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Veggielution 647 S. King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116

11:00am

City of San Jose's Innovation Team
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Join the City of San Jose's Innovation Team in a forward look at the Mayor's innovation strategy.   

*Validated Parking available at City Hall Parking Lot.
**Session held in the Wing Room 

Intro Talk:

By: Kip Harkeness, Deputy City Manager for Civic Innovation; Shireen Santosham (Chief Innovation Officer)

 

Lightning Talk 1: Facebook “Terragraph” and Digital Inclusion

By: TBD

The City of San Jose will be the first city in the world to pioneer Facebook’s new wireless “Terragraph” technology. Terragraph serves as a cutting-edge new way to connect to the Internet— delivering high-speed Internet at one-gigabit rates wirelessly without installing fiber optic cable underground. Beta testing has begun and will continue until late 2017. If successful, Terragraph will help us bridge our digital divide by providing low-income communities with more affordable high-speed Internet options. This lightning talk will focus on how San Jose is using innovating technology like Facebook “Terragraph” and partnerships with other corporate partners to help bridge the digital divide in San Jose.

 

Lightning Talk 2: Unleash Your Geek

By: Sachin Jain, Policy Advisor for Innovation Policy – Office of the Mayor

The Mayor’s “Unleash Your Geek” initiative has roots in the belief that San Jose’s people are its greatest asset. By harnessing the intellectual power of our community, we can innovate our way to a more efficient City, and in areas that don’t normally receive much new thought. In May of 2016, the Mayor launched the first “Unleash Your Geek” opportunity to challenge residents to create a technology solution to make graffiti abatement more efficient. Currently, removing graffiti from overpasses, freeway signs, and sound walls is labor intensive and expensive. Clean up requires the closure of freeway lanes, large bucket cranes, and dozens of city and state personnel. The City received 140 submissions and is now in the process of choosing finalists that will be given funding and incubator space to develop a working prototype of their proposal. This talk will focus on how the Mayor’s office is building a pipeline for community driven innovation to use technology to solve government challenges.

 

Lightning Talk 3: Autonomous Vehicles via our Transportation Innovation Zone

By: Shireen Santosham, Chief Innovation Officer – Office of the Mayor

In 2014, San Jose created a “Transportation Innovation Zone” located in North San Jose that offers a multi-mile network of streets, signals, and infrastructure as a platform for technology innovators. With 21 traffic signals, over 670 streetlights and standard public transit infrastructure – this zone serves as the perfect playground to develop tomorrow’s self-driving vehicles, automated traffic enforcement systems, vehicle to infrastructure tools, streetlight innovations, traffic sensors and more. The TIZ has attracted corporate partners across Silicon Valley: Cisco and partners are testing new Vehicle–Infrastructure communications technology employing Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) and traffic analytics approaches; Phillips is installing Smart Poles, that allow for enhanced cellular communications, and employ PG&E wireless Smart Meter technology; BMW and Toyota use traffic signal data feeds to test smart vehicle applications; and leading technology companies are helping us build an autonomous vehicle zone to accelerate the next wave of evolution in how we get around. Innovation like this is moving us towards our goal of becoming the premier global hub of urban technology innovation for smart cities. This talk will focus on how San Jose is using the TIZ to advance autonomous vehicle technology to usher in tomorrow’s transportation.


Presenters
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Kip Harkeness

Deputy City Manager for Civic Innovation, City of San Jose
Kip Harkness returns to San José City Hall from PayPal where he served as Director of Technology Engagement for the past three years. In that role he led the company’s global technology leadership program to strategically develop PayPal’s next generation of international leaders. Prior to that he served 15 years in a range of roles at the City of San José and its Redevelopment Agency. For 10 years he led the... Read More →
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Sachin Jain

Policy Advisor for Innovation Policy, City of San Jose
Sachin Jain serves as a Policy Advisor for Innovation Policy in the Mayor’s Office. He works on understanding and applying the awesome power of data and technology to make government more open and effective. Prior to joining the mayor’s office, he worked for UC President Janet Napolitano’s Executive Office, California Governor Brown, the United States Senate, The White House, and numerous education reform nonprofits. Sachin... Read More →
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Shireen Santosham

Chief Innovation Officer, City of San Jose
Shireen Santosham is Chief Innovation Officer for Mayor Liccardo where she leads efforts to build the "smart city" vision and strategy for San Jose. Previously, she worked at the GSMA where she was a Director in the Mobile for Development group that aims to close the digital divide for base of the pyramid populations in the developing world through mobile technology and the internet. She has extensive experience working on innovative... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Wing Room @ San Jose City Hall 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

11:00am

Honor home care
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Building for Seniors: Leveraging technology to fix a broken industry

As the aging population grows, how do we make sure our parents and grandparents are able to live in their homes with joy, comfort, and grace. Kelsey Mellard, Honor’s Head of Partnerships and Growth, talks about how the focus on solving this problem is – the caregiver.  Take a look at new ways Silicon Valley designers, engineers, and business-builders are  disrupting the complex industry of senior home care to better understand why medical and non-medical partners are paying close attention.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Honor is a 10 minute walk from the St. Regis. There is very little street parking so don't try and drive. There should be a greeter at the door, so come between 10:45 and 11. If you show up late, buzz the 3rd floor and we'll give access to the elevator. It's a short 45 minute informal session, so we'll start right at 11! 

Presenters
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Kelsey Mellard

Head of Partnerships and Growth, Honor Home Care

Host Companies
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Honor home care

Family first. We’re building Honor for our own parents, and we’re building it for you too. We want our parents to age gracefully and comfortably in their own homes. We want them to stay connected to family and their communities. We want them to thrive and be healthy.The most complete redo of home care you can imagine.


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Honor home care 835 Howard St, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:00am

Asana
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Session Title: The Growing Business Imperative of Work Tracking

Take an honest look at your business— for any goal, do you know who’s doing what by when, across the company, to achieve it? In this session, you’ll hear from Asana’s head of business how Work Tracking helps teams at companies like Uber, Pinterest, Malala Fund, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Tribeca Film Festival be 45 percent more efficient in accomplishing their work, projects, and goals. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn techniques for employee empowerment from the highest-rated private cloud company on Glassdoor.

Whether the goal is to plan the company off-site or send a satellite into space, it’s imperative everyone have complete clarity of plan, purpose and responsibility. Enter Asana’s Work Tracking solution, the next step in enterprise software after shared documents and messaging, enabling companies to collaboratively track all team work to achieve results. Work Tracking is the antidote for work about work - constant chat messages, ad-hoc tools and spreadsheets, status meetings.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: When you arrive at 1550 Bryant St, check-in will be on the first floor as you enter the building. From there, you'll be directed to the elevators, up to the 3rd floor and into Asana's theater for the session via the posted signage.

Presenters
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Chris Farinacci

Head of Business at Asana; formerly head of global marketing, Google Enterprise, Asana

Host Companies
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Asana

Asana builds a world-class web and mobile application designed to eliminate “work about work” and make teams more efficient in accomplishing their goals. Launched in 2011, Asana now helps teams at more than 13,000 paid customers of all types and stripes—from Uber, Airbnb, and Zappos to Major League Baseball, The United Way, and The Malala Fund—track, manage, and get their work done better together. Asana was recently named... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Asana 1550 Bryant St #800, San Francisco, CA 94103

11:00am

LinkedIn
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: LinkedIn's Economic Graph


Laura and Alison will offer an overview of LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, reviewing the diverse platform and its business.  Learn how the platform and it's 468 million members form a huge data set that can move our economy forward and make it more transparent for everyone.  

Ever wonder how to best leverage your core assets as a business to drive social impact?  Laura and Alison do too and that's what they'll dive into during this interactive presentation on LinkedIn's Economic Graph, a digital mapping of the global economy.

This session will allow attendees to see how LinkedIn uses cutting edge data insights to drive policy changes at the state and national level.  Alison and Laura will also showcase some of our newest products to help a new middle-skilled audience get onto stronger career pathways in health care, advanced manufacturing, and IT.  

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Check-in will be located on the second floor. No need to check-in at the front desk. Thanks!



Presenters
avatar for Alison Dorsey

Alison Dorsey

Senior Manager, City and State Partnerships, LinkedIn
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Laura Williams

Program Manager - Economic Graph Team, LinkedIn

Host Companies
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LinkedIn

Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 450 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet.


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
LinkedIn 222 2nd Street, Focus Room 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105

11:00am

Ancestry
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Self-discovery in the new genomics era

In this interactive session Ancestry's chief scientific officer will discuss the challenges and excitement of building, maintaining and gaining scientific insights from a database of more than 3 million DNA samples. She will also discuss what Ancestry is doing with this sizable database and how the the company is fostering self-discoveries through DNA testing. Then, select attendees will have the opportunity to take a DNA test and begin their journey into genealogy. Learn firsthand how Ancestry is using science and data to create interesting and innovative products that shatter preconceived perceptions, providing a new level of self-discovery.

Presenters
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Cathy Ball

Chief Scientific Officer, Ancestry

Host Companies
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Ancestry

Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, harnesses the information found in family trees, historical records, and DNA to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Ancestry has more than 2.4 million paying subscribers across its core Ancestry websites, more than 3 million DNA samples in the AncestryDNA database, more than 80 million family trees. Ancestry offers a suite of family history... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Ancestry ​153 Townsend St., Suite 800, San Francisco,

12:30pm

Adobe: San Jose Festival Lunch
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Join us for complementary box lunches (menu below) at Adobe's San Jose headquarters and check out the new state of the art employee complex and theater, while networking with festival-goers. 

Stay for the Adobe "Future of Work" Think Tank starting at 1:15.  [Please be sure to select the following session as well to reserve your seat.]   

You must pre-select this session to gain entry to Adobe's Headquarters, thank you.

Please check-in at: Adobe (East Tower), 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95113. Note: The East Tower is at the corner of Park Avenue and Almaden Boulevard. 

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS:
If traveling by car we have some important information. Because of other events Adobe is hosting that week, parking for this event will NOT be at Adobe HQ but at two nearby parking lots. We recommend that you park at the closest available:

1) http://parksj.org/parking-maps/convention-center/150 W. San Carlos St. (Entrances on Almaden Blvd. and Market Street)
2) In the unlikely event that this parking lot is full, another is available close by at:
http://parksj.org/parking-maps/second-san-carlos-street-garage/280 S. Second St., also accessible from South Third St. 

Once parked, proceed to the main Adobe entrance at the corner of Park Avenue at Almaden Blvd.  Please bring your parking ticket to the event where it will be validated — so that you do not incur parking charges. The NewCo team and Adobe look forward to hosting you on February 9th.  

Lunch Menu:

Deluxe Ham Boxed Sandwich

Honey-Baked Ham, Dijon Mustard, Jack Cheese, Green Leaf Lettuce, Tomatoes and Red Onions on Rye Bread (made with dairy and gluten)

 

Mediterranean Vegetable Boxed Wrap (Vegetarian)

Roasted Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, Olives, Cucumbers, Feta Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mixed Baby Greens in a Spinach Tortilla (made with dairy and gluten)

 

Chicken Caprese Boxed Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Breast with Fresh Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and Balsamic Drizzle on a French Roll (made with dairy and gluten)

 

All boxed lunches are served with Chips, a Freshly Baked Cookie, Mini Bottled Water and Assorted Sodas.

 

Host Companies
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Adobe

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. Our creative, marketing and document solutions empower everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — to bring digital creations to life and deliver them to the right person at the right moment for the best results.


Thursday February 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Adobe 321 Park Ave, San Jose CA 95113

1:15pm

Adobe "Future of Work" Think Tank
Limited Capacity full

Adobe is hosting a Think Tank about The Future of Work. Taking place on February 9 at Adobe HQ in San Jose. Participants include San Jose's Mayor and thought leaders from Adobe, Arizona State University, CloudPeeps, and General Motors.

Adobe Think Tanks are in-person forums for sharing ideas among luminaries working at the cutting edge of technology, communication and creativity. This Think Tank will examine how work is evolving, including: 1) what motivates people to work beyond salary and perks; 2) the role government plays in attracting businesses; 3) how data science is impacting work; and 4) what advances in transportation mean for the future of work.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ATTENDEES: 
A box lunch will be served to NewCo attendees 12.30pm-1.15pm. Please be sure to sign-up for the previous session if you'll be joining us for lunch.    

The Think Tank will kick-off at 1.15pm sharp. Attendees must be registered to enter, which means you need to select this session prior to arriving to assure admittance.

Please check-in at: Adobe (East Tower), 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95113.  Note: The East Tower is at the corner of Park Avenue and Almaden Boulevard.

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS:
If traveling by car we have some important information. Because of other events Adobe is hosting that week, parking for this event will NOT be at Adobe HQ but at two nearby parking lots. We recommend that you park at the closest available:

1) http://parksj.org/parking-maps/convention-center/150 W. San Carlos St. (Entrances on Almaden Blvd. and Market Street)
2) In the unlikely event that this parking lot is full, another is available close by at:
http://parksj.org/parking-maps/second-san-carlos-street-garage/280 S. Second St., also accessible from South Third St. 

Once parked, proceed to the main Adobe entrance at the corner of Park Avenue at Almaden Blvd.  Please bring your parking ticket to the event where it will be validated — so that you do not incur parking charges. The NewCo team and Adobe look forward to hosting you on February 9th. 


Moderators
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Alan Lepofsky

VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
With almost two decades of experience in the collaboration software industry, Lepofsky helps organizations improve the way their employees work together to get their jobs done. Lepofsky’s primary research area The Future of Work, focuses on: integrating collaboration and business processes (Purposeful Collaboration), structuring work via Social Task Management, leveraging analytics and digital assistants to work more productively... Read More →

Presenters
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Dr. Frankie James

Managing Director, General Motors Advanced Technology, Silicon Valley
Dr. James manages GM’s Advanced Technology Office in Silicon Valley. Her particular focus is on human-machine interactions and driver experience. Prior to GM, she has worked at SAP Research, researching non-desktop interactions, accessibility, and cross-cultural interaction design. She has also worked for RIACS where she developed voice interfaces for semi-autonomous robots.
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Brian David Johnson

Futurist, Tomorrow Projects
Brian was formerly a futurist at Intel. He now works on Tomorrow Projects, an initiative to encourage science-based writing to answer these questions: “What kind of future do you want to live in? What are you excited about and what concerns you? What is your request of the future?” He also is a Futurist in Residence at Arizona State University at the Center for Science and the Imagination.
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Kate Kendall

Founder & CEO, CloudPeeps
Adobe worked with Kate on the Future of Work Think Tank last year, where she focused on the gig economy. She is the founder and CEO of CloudPeeps, a marketplace, platform, and community for freelancers and businesses. From Australia, Kate was recently ranked as the most influential Australian entrepreneur on Twitter by Smart Company.
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Mayor Sam Liccardo

Mayor, City of San Jose
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo took office in January 2015. During his tenure, Mayor Liccardo has led a number of initiatives including launching San Jose’s “Smart City Vision,” forging partnerships with the tech community to leverage technology and data to improve safety and services; and ushered a major expansion of tech employers into San Jose, from corporate titans like Apple and Google to fast-growing innovators such as Silver... Read More →
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Jeff Vijungco

VP of Global Talent, Adobe
When you’re around Jeff Vijungco, Adobe’s vice president of Global Talent, you’ll often hear these words – “Be a LIA even if you’re an expert in your field” (Learn-it All versus a Know-it-All) and “Cope-ability” (experience under pressure). These are some of the characteristics he looks for in the talent that he and his team hire for Adobe. Jeff was instrumental in driving a holistic... Read More →

Host Companies
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Adobe

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. Our creative, marketing and document solutions empower everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — to bring digital creations to life and deliver them to the right person at the right moment for the best results.


Thursday February 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Adobe 321 Park Ave, San Jose CA 95113

1:30pm

SYPartners
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Leading into the unknown—how companies become and stay great in the face of constant change.

We all hear the terms "disruption" and "digital transformation" thrown around a lot, but it's rare to delve deeper into what these termsactually mean to the leaders responsible for guiding organizations through change. Join SYPartners—longtime partners to the brave CEOs leading their companies into the unknown future—in a session aimed at introducing the leadership capabilities that are emerging as essential in this era of constant change. Attendees will walk away with practical tools to bring to their day-do-day leadership and work.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We are located at 475 Brannan Street, south side of street, between 3rd and 4th Streets. Parking is under the building, entrance on right when facing building. Parking cost is $2.50 per 20 minutes, $17.50 maximum charge.Garage closes at 8:30 p.m. A payment to attendant is required to exit.

Presenters
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Lisa Maulhardt

Executive Vice President, SYPartners

Host Companies
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SYPartners

SYPartners is a transformation company—helping individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations become the best versions of themselves, so they can create positive impact in business and society. For more than 20 years, we’ve worked with CEOs and executive teams at some of the world’s most influential companies, including Facebook, Apple, IBM, Starbucks, Nike, and Target, and alongside leaders tackling the toughest issues of our... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
SYPartners 475 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

1:30pm

Plant*SF
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Introduction to Plant*SF

Join Plant*SF for a guided tour of an urban sustainability garden. Founding Director, Jane Martin chronicles the first 10 years of converting areas of excess pavement to community gardens - and facilitates a discussion about goals for the next decade of urban greening. While viewing a completed project in action, attendees will hear about the process of starting a non-profit, successful implementation of the core mission and engaging with city agencies.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please meet at the planted southeast corner of Harrison and 23rd Streets. 

Presenters
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Jane Martin

Founding Director, Plant*SF

Host Companies
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Plant*SF

Plant*SF is a non-profit ("Parks Partner" of San Francisco Parks Alliance) which engages in public education, policy around use of public space and grant-funded demonstration projects converting areas of excess concrete to community gardens to reduce overloading the city's combined sewer system.


Thursday February 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Plant*SF 2717 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

1:30pm

iHeartMedia
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Future of Streaming Radio

Learn how iHeartRadio is enhancing streaming radio with on demand functionality. Attendees will be treated to a demo of iHeartRadio All Access by Chief Product Officer, Chris Williams. Get a glimpse into a future in which consumers will be able to hear a song on their favorite radio station and instantly save it to a playlist, replay songs, listen offline, enjoy unlimited skips and play any song on demand from iHeartRadio’s library of 30 million tracks. Join this discussion on what iHeartRadio offers consumers and advertisers, and how it is changing the landscape of music and entertainment. Then take home a promo code for a free trial.

Presenters
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Chris Williams

Chief Product Officer, iHeartRadio

Host Companies
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iHeartMedia

With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. The company owns and operates 858 broadcast radio stations, serving more than 150 markets throughout the U.S. Plus, iHeartRadio - a free, industry-leading, digital music service - gives users instant access to more than 2,000 live radio stations and allows them to create custom stations inspired by favorite artists or... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
iHeartMedia 340 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

1:30pm

BetterDoctor
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Unsexy Data Problems: How Fixing Provider Directory Data Will Fast Track Healthcare Innovation

Let’s talk about the real blockers of healthcare innovation.

Inaccurate data is one of the biggest obstacles of healthcare innovation. No joke, it’s one of the most overlooked and unsexy problems in the industry but solving it will clear the way for the private and public sector to help consumers find the in-network care they need.

BetterDoctor will facilitate a dynamic discussion about what the solutions are, how we can get there, and what new methods are supporting this change.

Presenters
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Ari Tulla

CEO & CoFounder, BetterDoctor
ARI TULLA | Co-founder and CEO of BetterDoctor | | During years of family health struggles, Ari Tulla began to see major flaws in the US healthcare system. He realized it was easy to find information about specific diseases and illnesses online, but there wasn’t a way for consumers to find the right doctor to treat those illnesses. | | His frustration with the system and belief that he could build a solution prompted Tulla to... Read More →

Host Companies
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BetterDoctor

We care about solving America’s provider data problem. At BetterDoctor, we believe that finding the right doctor shouldn’t be difficult. Our mission is to improve the flow and quality of healthcare data so patients can quickly get the care they need when they need it. | | Helping patients find the right doctors when they need them starts with helping health plans, provider groups, health care systems and health start up companies... Read More →


1:30pm

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Introduction to the World of Thoughtful, Effective Philanthropy

In this interactive discussion attendees will be given an introduction to philanthropy and invited to think about their individual philanthropic efforts or corporate giving. Attendees will explore the different types of charitable giving that could benefit their community and how to ensure that that giving will be impactful.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: 
SECURITY: When you arrive, please provide your name and say you are visiting Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Security will then let you up to the 36th floor.
BART: The closest BART station is Montgomery BART station.
PARKING: We recommend parking in the 560 Mission garage around the corner from our office. The entrance is just off Mission on Anthony Street. Parking is about $10 for up to four hours, and about $25 for all-day. Alternately, there are three garages accessible directly behind our office on Stevenson between 2nd and 1st Streets. All-day rates range from $32-36.

Presenters
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Berit Ashla

Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Host Companies
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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Our goal is to help define the next generation of philanthropy as we foster a worldwide culture of giving. We believe that giving is a natural, enriching part of human life. Whether advising families and foundations or incubating new nonprofits and collaboratives, we explore how we're approaching important issues and helping foster innovation in philanthropy. Our efforts stem from collaboration, researching best practices, and implementing... Read More →


3:00pm

RangeMe
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: What's the Story: From Product Idea to Retail Store Shelves (Interactive Session)

Do you know how those delicious organic cookies or that velvety smooth moisturizer really got into your shopping cart? In this interactive session attendees will learn how RangeMe helps bring the next great brands to market, why it’s important to the retail industry, and how it’s already having a positive impact on the consumer experience. Expect a deep dive into the world of product suppliers, brands, how and why retailers find new products, and what makes a good brand story. Then help craft an original brand story and pitch that narrative to a panel of retail experts— the team with the most compelling story will win a prize!

Presenters
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Nicky Jackson

Founder and CEO, RangeMe

Host Companies
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RangeMe

RangeMe is an award-winning platform that is changing the way retailers and product suppliers do business by giving buyers an efficient way to discover innovative new products and manage the inbound product submission process. For suppliers, they are given increased control over the marketing of their products and greater access to retail buyers. Major retailers including Target, Whole Foods Market, Petco, Jet.com and Sprouts use RangeMe to... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
RangeMe 665 3rd Street, Suite 425, San Francisco, CA 94107

3:00pm

San Jose Museum of Art
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Sowing Creativity in Silicon Valley

Unlock your creativity and make new connections between art and life in a tour with museum interim director Susan Sayre Batton, including a sneak preview of a new experimental exhibition about art and mindfulness. Then experience for yourself the innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education program Sowing Creativity in a hands-on session (why should the schoolkids have all the fun?)

Presenters
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Susan Sayre Batton

Interim Director, San Jose Museum of Art
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Jeff Bordona

Director of Education, San Jose Museum of Art

Host Companies
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San Jose Museum of Art

The San Jose Museum of Art celebrates new ideas, stimulates creativity, and inspires connection. Welcoming and thought-provoking, SJMA rejects stuffiness and delights visitors with its surprising and playful perspective on the art and artists of our time.


Thursday February 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
San Jose Museum of Art 110 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

3:00pm

Alta Motors
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: The Future of Fast

In this session CEO and Co Founder, Marc Fenigstein will show off the synthesis of thermal, mechanical, and electronic disciplines underpinning the Redshift high performance electric motorcycle. Fenigstein will detail the underlying architecture of the Redshift’s integrated chassis design, identify engineering and design challenges faced along the way, and discuss the product roadmap for Alta Motors moving forward. Then, meet the Alta staff and discuss the process by which it designs, tests and builds the future of fast. Attendees will get a hands on demo of the bike and help Redshift imagine where to take its tech, process, and team next. Throw a leg over the Redshift and get a sense of the feel and geometry of the bike, all while toasting a signature Alta inspired beer— Alta has partnered with the Bare Bottle Brew Co. to host this event in their relaxed brewery.

Presenters
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Marc Fenigstein

CEO, Alta Motors

Host Companies
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Alta Motors

From two strokes to four strokes to electric, the next evolution of motorcycle technology is being developed in the not-so-secret bunker of Alta Motors. Built on the most advanced electric drivetrain tech on the planet, we create motorcycles that are easier, more fun, faster, and cleaner than anything else out there.


3:00pm

Code for America
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Coding a Government By the People, For the People

Meet the teams making it easier for low-income Americans to access food, stay out of jail, and find jobs. Join BridgeSF at Code for America’s SoMa office and hear how they’re redesigning core government services from economic development, and community health, to safety and justice. Get a firsthand look at how user-centered design and agile software development applies to government, while mixing and mingling with technologists dedicated to making government work better for those who need it most.

Presenters
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Efrem Bycer

Director of Economic Development, Code for America
Efrem leads Code for America۪'s efforts to help governments better leverage user-centered design and agile software development to improve public services that help people find and keep employment. Prior to joining CfA in May 2015, Efrem was a manager of economic development at the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation where he led EDC۪'s work on public policy, global strategic initiatives, and select industries, including... Read More →

Host Companies
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Code for America

We are a network of people making government work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. How do we get there? Government services that are simple, effective, and easy to use, working at scale to build healthy, prosperous, and safe communities.


Thursday February 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Code for America 155 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

3:00pm

Quri
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Crowd-sourcing and Cocoa Puffs - Never Look at a Grocery Store the Same Way Again

Ever think the grocery store was just a simple and boring place? After visiting Quri, you will think differently! In fact, you will never look at a grocery store the same again. Join us for an interactive event to learn how we use crowd-sourcing to quantify a physical retail space and how this technology is disrupting the age-old consumer packaged goods industry. Discover our secret tricks to creating a high quality data asset using a crowd.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: When you arrive, please check-in with building security. You'll then take the elevators to the 4th floor.  

Presenters
avatar for Mark Cook

Mark Cook

VP, Product, Quri

Host Companies
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Quri

Here at Quri, we believe in a physical world that is quantified. Where data and insights are delivered quickly to any device. Where pictures support facts. Where details matter more than averages and anecdotes. We believe in a world where every store is merchandising individually. 


Thursday February 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Quri 475 Brannan Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94107

3:00pm

San Francisco Public Press
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Fighting Fake News and Defending Access to Information

Join the San Francisco Public Press for a provocative discussion about the evolution of independent news organizations in an era when public figures promote unfiltered agendas through social media. We’ll talk about the importance of having trusted news sources and prioritizing public-interest reporting for local, regional and national news coverage. Learn how the Public Press is producing in-depth, investigative journalism for the Bay Area and developing a nonprofit, noncommercial model for local public-interest news that can be replicated in other communities. Talk with our editors about how they tackle data-driven reporting and share your ideas about local issues that need more coverage. 

Presenters
avatar for Lila LaHood

Lila LaHood

Publisher, San Francisco Public Press
Lila LaHood is the publisher of the San Francisco Public Press. She has worked as a nonprofit consultant, and as a freelance writer and editor. She was previously a business writer at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she covered retail and real estate. Lila is a member of the board of directors of the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, where she served as board president from 2014 to 2016. She has... Read More →
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Michael Stoll

Executive Director, San Francisco Public Press
Michael Stoll is executive director of the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit, public-interest news organization that aims to do for web and print what public broadcasting has done for radio and television. He has taught journalism at the University of San Francisco and San Jose State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He has been a staff reporter and editor at many publications including the Hartford... Read More →

Host Companies
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San Francisco Public Press

The San Francisco Public Press is a local nonprofit, noncommercial news organization that does for print and Web journalism what public broadcasting has done for radio and television. We publish a website and quarterly newspaper, and partner with other public media and civic groups on reporting and convening public events. | | Since 2009 we have established a reputation in the community for producing high-impact in-depth reporting projects on... Read More →


3:00pm

Good Karma Bikes
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: If You Value Social Enterprise Then a Double Bottomline Is for You

Balancing community reinvestment against profit is both the greatest challenge and the defining metric of social enterprise. Come learn how a 150 year old business model has been recast into a thriving Public-Benefit Organization. Attendees will learn about Good Karma Bike’s multi-tiered approach to its mission— reducing landfill by recycling bikes, providing transportation for homeless and low-income workers, while putting the lion’s share of its revenues towards supporting aged-out foster youth. Tour the retail space and the repair and refurbishment shop and, time permitting, volunteer to work on a bike for the full Good Karma Bike’s volunteer experience.

Presenters
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Jim Gardner

Founder and CEO, Good Karma Bikes

Host Companies
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Good Karma Bikes

Good Karma Bikes is a non-profit social enterprise consisting of a full second hand bike shop and service center. All of our bikes are donated to Good Karma Bikes and refurbished in our work shop by volunteers. But Good Karma Bikes is not about the bikes, it about utilizing the revenue generated by our bike shop and services to pay for our social programs; working with former foster and disadvantaged youth, as well as providing safe... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Good Karma Bikes 460 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95051

3:00pm

Lystable
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: The Future of Work

In 2 short years Lystable has gone from a simple idea to a 35-person company with $11m Series A funding, offices in San Francisco and London, and clients including Google, AirBnB, The Economist and ESPN. 

The world of work is changing and skilled workers are increasingly choosing to go freelance. Lystable helps companies adapt by making it easy for teams to work with freelancers - everything from onboarding new freelancers to assigning tasks, invoicing and paying. So working with freelancers can be as easy as working with full-time employees.

Come and hear about our journey and how we believe Lystable will shape the future of work

Presenters
avatar for Richard Doyle

Richard Doyle

Head of Customer Success & Sales, Lystable
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James Spry-Leverton

Lead Engineer, Lystable

Host Companies
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Lystable

In 2015, we launched our solution to let companies easily onboard, manage, talk with, and pay their external workers. Since then, a range of companies from internet to fashion -- including Google, Asos, IDEO and AirBnB -- have been able to throw away their tangle of spreadsheets and invoice emails, and work together with their freelancer and vendor teams in a clean, beautiful experience.


Thursday February 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Lystable 300 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

3:00pm

TextRecruit
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Let's Talk Talent: How Mobile, Messaging, and Chat Are Changing How We Hire

Few things are more repellent than the impersonal, copy-and-paste emails so many of us receive from recruiters and HR departments asking if we are interested in some completely obscure job. Over the last few years, an entirely new ecosystem of communication platforms has emerged replacing traditional workplace communication with more efficient, personal and informal conversations. TextRecruit co-founder and CEO, Erik Kostelnik will look at how mobile, messaging and chat have changed the way we hire, where we are going in making conversations with talent even simpler, and lead a hands-on workplace messaging + chat experience with attendees.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We can't wait to meet you! Our office is located on the 6th Floor of the WeWork Valley Towers. For parking we recommend the Third Street Garage or the Second and San Carlos Street Garage. We are also easily accessible from Caltrain or via the Light Rail. 

Presenters
avatar for Erik Kostelnik

Erik Kostelnik

Co-founder and CEO, TextRecruit

Host Companies
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TextRecruit

TextRecruit is an intelligent messaging platform for HR professionals. Startup and Fortune 100 companies around the world use TextRecruit to attract, recruit and engage talent.


Thursday February 9, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
WeWork Valley Towers 75 E Santa Clara St , San Jose CA 95113

3:00pm

West Agile Labs
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: UI/UX Design Workshop

Join the team at West Agile Labs for an interactive, design-focused review session exploring the best methods for improving your existing site or app. Find out how West Agile Labs builds bespoke solutions to unique problems, and how you can apply its approach to your own projects.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Jake from West Agile Labs will be waiting outside the building to help coordinate bringing all attendees into the office. We are in Suite 500.
If any attendees are be running late
Our exterior door code is ""2077"" (you'll see a silver box to the left side of the door)- key that in and it should buzz. Once you're in, head down the hall to find the elevators on your left. Take these up to the 5th floor, exit the elevators to your right and you'll see Suite #500. Buzz Naomi or give Jake a call at (317) 372-9896 if you have any issues.



Presenters
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Pramod Dabir

CEO/CoFounder, West Agile Labs
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Jake Kuczeruk

VP of Business Development, West Agile Labs

Host Companies
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West Agile Labs

West Agile Labs is a design and development agency. We focus on website and applications for both iOS and Android.


3:00pm

Sephora
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Create a Culture of Innovation

In this session, we will discuss how to leverage the ideas from all levels of people in your organization. The big idea is to grow innovation as a core competency and muscle in the organization by investing in people and coaching them on the relevant skills. 

Also, there will be a tour of our innovation lab!

Presenters
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Bridget Dolan

VP Innovation, Sephora

Host Companies
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Sephora

Sephora is the largest retailer of prestige beauty in North America, and operates 2300 stores in 33 countries.


Thursday February 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Sephora 640 Tennessee Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

4:30pm

LiveRamp
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Building a Data-Driven Customer Success Team

Customer success has gone from buzzword to weapon of choice for many companies. Over an office happy hour, join LiveRamp in a discussion about how the company has grown its customer success team to sign exciting clients such as Sephora, Legendary Entertainment and Macy's. LiveRamp will also discuss how this role has morphed in the past five years and what skills will be important to have in the future.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Please enter through the East Lobby, the entrance closest to Target Express (next to a coffee shop). Take elevators up to the 17th floor.

Presenters
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Allison Metcalfe

VP of Customer Success, LiveRamp

Host Companies
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LiveRamp

LiveRamp is the leading data onboarder, empowering marketers to use their customer database in their choice of online advertising platforms for targeting, ROI measurement, content optimization and more. We offer 1-to-1 exact user matching while retaining the highest match rates in the industry and are the only company solely focused on onboarding data safely, securely, and accurately.


Thursday February 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
LiveRamp 225 Bush Street, 17th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

4:30pm

Bay Area News Group and Adtaxi
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Disruptive Media

Come check out the Bay Area News Group/Adtaxi and see what we are doing to disrupt the digital/print media space. Neil Chase, Executive Editor will be sharing our story and the changes we've made to drive growth within editorial and advertising. We're not just a "newspaper" company anymore and have a variety of ways to get our communities messages out there. From breaking news to the latest in digital advertising, our teams are working year round to make an impact on the Bay Area and beyond! 

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Upon arrival to the building, take the elevators to the 8th floor and walk to the reception area. From there you will be greeted by a member of our staff.  

Presenters
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Neil Chase

Executive Editor, Bay Area News Group

Host Companies
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Bay Area News Group and Adtaxi

Bay Area News Group is the largest media outlet in the bay area. We have unique access to the Bay Area's highly-engaged, affluent audience in print, mobile, desktop across our many premium owned and operated websites as well as social channels which all leverage our rich 1st party data. Our award winning journalism team produces world class content across our dozens of platforms attracting a wide audience. We continue to provide effective... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Bay Area News Group 4 N. Second Street, San Jose, CA 95113

4:30pm

Betabrand
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: What Happens When the Web Builds a Clothing Company?

Betabrand launches new products daily—  behold the machinery that makes them the world's fastest, and sometimes funniest, fashion brand! Betabrand CEO Chris Lindland will explain how he grew a business built on his personal aesthetic into an innovative, technology-forward clothing-funding platform. Then, tour the sample production area where designs are brought to life for the company’s interactive customer base. Betabrand patrons are more than just consumers; they’re the brand’s models, designers, and collaborators.

Presenters
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Chris Lindland

CEO, Betabrand

Host Companies
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Betabrand

Betabrand is an online clothing community. Designers and product fans from all over fuel their non-stop idea machine. 


Thursday February 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Betabrand 780 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California 94110

4:30pm

Ripple
Limited Capacity full

Session Title: Beyond Blockchain: Enabling the Internet of Value (IoV) and Dispelling Myths about the Blockchain

Attendees will get an in-depth look at the inner workings of Ripple from CTO, Stefan Thomas, VP of Engineering, Chris Kanaan and VP of Product, Asheesh Birla, as well as several other members of the leadership team. Learn what Ripple means for the future of cross-border payments and leave with a clear understanding of ILP, distributed financial technology and a live demonstration of the company’s unique solution.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: We recommend taking Bart or Muni to our office as parking can be a bit difficult in FiDi. When you arrive at 300 Montgomery Street, please go up to Floor 12 and reception will be right there. 
Thanks!



Presenters
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Asheesh Birla

VP of Product, Ripple
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Chris Kanaan

VP of Engineering, Ripple
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Stefan Thomas

CTO, Ripple

Host Companies
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Ripple

Can you imagine a world where money and value can be moved across the internet as easily as information is moved today? Here at Ripple we are enabling the Internet of Value. We've developed a new world standard to enable cross-border and cross-currency payments to settle in real time. That's right...real time. We're doing this by developing our open-source protocol and distributed financial technology into the world's financial institutions. No... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Ripple 300 Montgomery Street, Floor 12, San Francisco, Ca 94104

4:30pm

Meadow
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: The Landscape of Cannabis in the United States

How do you bring cutting-edge technology to a quickly evolving industry? The answer to this question and more will be discussed during an informative session with Meadow's David Hua. Enjoy refreshments and a deep dive into topics surrounding the current political landscape, changing perceptions through education, and how cutting-edge technology can help shape this budding industry. Let's all share stories about our first time!

Presenters
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David Hua

CEO, Meadow

Host Companies
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Meadow

Meadow delivers top-quality medical marijuana to patients in less than an hour all over the Bay Area. Providing in-home evaluations and online renewals in CA.


Thursday February 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Meadow 60 13th Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

4:30pm

Bluxome Street Winery
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Connecting Community to its Roots: An Urban Winery Tasting Experience

Tour the first winery to make wine in San Francisco since Prohibition! It’s a little known fact that California winemaking started not in Napa or Sonoma, but in San Francisco—SOMA, to be exact. Sadly, the 1906 earthquake ended this era of San Francisco winemaking, and whatever spark remained was quickly snuffed by the 18th Amendment. Attendees will enjoy three handmade varietals, learn the Bluxome Street Winery story, and engage in an open-floor discussion on the ways in which Bluxome Street’s business is preserving the San Francisco’s rich history through the art of winemaking.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: There is metered parking on Bluxome Street, however, it does tend to fill up quickly during the afternoon. Meters are $1.50/hour. You can find additional parking on neighboring streets. We suggest utilizing Lyft or Uber since alcohol will be consumed. 

Presenters
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Caitlin Ryan

Events Manager, Bluxome Street Winery

Host Companies
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Bluxome Street Winery

Bluxome Street Winery is a fully functioning urban winery in the heart of the SOMA District in San Francisco.


Thursday February 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Bluxome Street Winery 53 Bluxome Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

4:30pm

WeWork Valley Towers
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Introducing WeWork Valley Towers' Community

WeWork is the platform for creators. Attendees will learn how WeWork members work to create a life, not just a living—utilizing beautiful workspaces and interacting with a vibrant community. 

WeWork Valley Towers is excited to share what it’s up to in San Jose and host a discussion with several mission driven companies in its community. Find out how member companies ranging from 1 to 100, all come together in a shared work environment to collaborate, influence one another personally and professionally, and truly showcase the future of work.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: You can park in the 3rd Street Garage, adjacent to the building, for $1/20min or $20/day. Many restaurants will validate up to 2 hours of parking with a meal purchase. There is also metered street parking available. Please come up to the 6th floor to check in for the event. 

Moderators
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Elton Kwok

Director, San Francisco Bay Area, WeWork
Elton is currently the Bay Area Director at WeWork, where he oversees the growth, expansion, operations, and a team of 70+ people in SF, Silicon Valley, and Berkeley Markets. Previously,  Elton was an Expansion Lead at WeWork launching it's first location in Portland, OR.  Prior to WeWork, Elton was an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Chief Operating Office for the Private Banking and Investment group.  He is... Read More →

Presenters
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Ben Curren

CEO & Founder, Green Bits

Host Companies
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Green Bits

Green Bits is the painless POS for marijuana retailers. We currently serve all recreational marijuana markets (over 60% in WA) and consider ourselves the leaders of 'high-tech' software.
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Impekable

Impekable is a Bay area based web and mobile app development agency. We specialize in building custom experiences and software for enterprises and startups.
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Queenhype

Queenhype is a non profit organization that empowers young girls and women through interactive workshops. Focusing on four pillars; self awareness, self esteem, positive body image and self confidence we encourage self love and generate support through a trusted sisterhood.
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TextRecruit

TextRecruit is an intelligent messaging platform for HR professionals. Startup and Fortune 100 companies around the world use TextRecruit to attract, recruit and engage talent.
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WeWork

WeWork is the platform for creators, providing beautiful workspace, an inspiring community, and meaningful business services to over 75,000 members around the world across 100+ locations. Our weekly events, personalized support, and flexibility make WeWork the perfect place for your startup to call home.


Thursday February 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
WeWork Valley Towers 75 E Santa Clara St , San Jose CA 95113

4:30pm

Faraday Bikes
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: How Electric Bikes Can Change the Way We Explore our Cities

Come check out what makes an electric bike tick. We'll have test rides available and our engineers will be on hand to explain our product and where innovation in the industry is headed. We'd also love some help brainstorming an important question: How can we increase the less than 1% of the US population that currently bikes to work?

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: Parking on Langton St is limited and there are some metered spots on both Brannan and Bryant streets nearby. If biking (recommended), you can get away with locking up in the REI parking lot right next door, but it's *not* recommended to park a car there. Looking forward to seeing you at the session! 

Presenters
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Adam Vollmer

Founder & CEO, Faraday Bikes

Host Companies
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Faraday Bikes

Faraday makes electric bikes that are so much fun to ride, you'll want to ride them everywhere. We passionately believe that better bikes make a better world. Bicycles trim our waistlines, brighten our commutes, help make our cities cleaner and more vibrant, and bring a smile to our faces.


Thursday February 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Faraday Bikes 360 Langton St #107, San Francisco, CA 94103

4:30pm

SPUR
Limited Capacity seats available

Session Title: Creating the West Coast’s Busiest Transit Hub  

Over the next decade, San Jose’s Diridon Rail Station will be transformed into the busiest transportation hub west of the Mississippi, a key stop along the country’s first high-speed rail line that will connect Silicon Valley with the rest of the Bay Area and state in an unprecedented way. Attendees will learn how SPUR has launched a multi-year project that looks at other stations and station districts around the world for best practices and cautionary tales. Come learn more about what is in the works for this crucial hub through a walking tour of Diridon and interactive Q & A.

Note: if the weather doesn’t permit a walking tour attendees will instead enjoy a presentation in SPUR’s Downtown San Jose office with a slide deck and Q & A.




Presenters
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Teresa Alvarado

San Jose Director, SPUR
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Laura Tolkoff

San Jose Policy Director, SPUR

Host Companies
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SPUR

We are SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, a 106-year old organization that promotes good planning through public policy research, education and advocacy. With offices in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, we are recognized as a leading civic planning organization and respected for our independent and holistic approach to urban issues.


Thursday February 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
SPUR 76 S First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

4:30pm

CivicMakers
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Human-Centered Design in the Public Sector

This session will be a hands-on interactive event demonstrating how empathic problem-solving and better listening can lead to more meaningful and relevant products and services. Co-Founder Judi Brown will share key insights from CivicMaker’s experience co-designing human-centered innovation trainings for public sector partners and how those learnings can be applied by government agencies, nonprofits and civic technology companies. Now, more than ever, the need for diverse groups of people to work collaboratively is critical to ensuring human needs are being met.

Note: this session meets at Code for America,155 9th Street, San Francisco.

Presenters
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Judi Brown

Co-Founder, CivicMakers

Host Companies
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CivicMakers

CivicMakers is a communications and innovation firm headquartered in San Francisco, California. We love listening, solving problems and building relationships that improve our communities, workplaces and institutions. Our service design, community engagement and digital expertise brings the human side of technology to public agencies, social enterprises and nonprofits.


Thursday February 9, 2017 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Code for America 155 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

5:30pm

World Affairs Meetup Reception - San Francisco
Limited Capacity full

Join us for a drink and some tasty bites as we MEETUP to share experiences and celebrate Businesses on a Mission. The event is hosted by the World Affairs Council.

After the meetup, sign-up and stay on for the World Affairs panel and presentation that follows - Financial Inclusion through a Global Lens. Learn more at www.WorldAffairs.org

Host Companies
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World Affairs

World Affairs seeks to explore problems and expand opportunities at the intersection of international policy, philanthropy and enterprise — where solutions to hard problems lie. Every day, we convene thought leaders, change makers and engaged citizens to share ideas, learn from each other and engage in conversations that matter.


Thursday February 9, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
World Affairs 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94108

5:30pm

Meetup San Jose @ WeWork Valley Towers
Join us for a drink and some tasty bites as we MEETUP to share experiences and celebrate NewCo Bay Area. Hosted by WeWork.

Special Instructions for Attendees from the Host Company: You can park in the 3rd Street Garage, adjacent to the building, for $1/20min or $20/day. Many restaurants will validate up to 2 hours of parking with a meal purchase. There is also metered street parking available. Please come up to the 6th floor to check in for the event.

Host Companies
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WeWork

WeWork is the platform for creators, providing beautiful workspace, an inspiring community, and meaningful business services to over 75,000 members around the world across 100+ locations. Our weekly events, personalized support, and flexibility make WeWork the perfect place for your startup to call home.


Thursday February 9, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
WeWork Valley Towers 75 E Santa Clara St , San Jose CA 95113

6:30pm

World Affairs Financial Inclusion Panel - San Francisco
Limited Capacity filling up

Session Title: Financial Inclusion through a Global Lens

Nearly 2 billion people worldwide lack access to formal financial services, including savings, insurance, credit and payment services. Attendees to this session will hear from a panel of  industry leaders as they discuss the strong links between lack of access to financial services and poverty. Learn how this imbalance creates a poverty trap for those unable to gain access to formal financial products and services. Then, hear how financial services are evolving across the globe to address this lack of access. Learn More at www.WorldAffairs.org.



Moderators
avatar for Nicolette van Exel

Nicolette van Exel

Corporate Social Responsibility, Intuit
Nicolette van Exel is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at | Intuit. She is responsible for driving the company’s CSR strategy and | programming, with a key focus on transforming financial lives, especially for | those who need it most. She has twenty years of experience working at the | intersection of non-profits and corporations and is known for her expertise | in building cross-functional, high impact, CSR organizations... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Franz Paasche

Franz Paasche

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, PayPal
As Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Franz Paasche leads PayPal’s global external and internal communications functions and the company’s global government relations and public policy activities which contribute to the company’s overall Business Affairs mandate. He is also responsible for leading PayPal’s Social Innovation efforts to drive positive social impact and make a difference for... Read More →
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Erin Steinhauer

Vice President of Global Financial Inclusion, Visa
Erin Steinhauer is Vice President, Financial Inclusion, the team at Visa Inc devoted to providing unbanked people access to the financial services and tools they require to achieve security and prosperity.  In this capacity, she leads Visa’s global financial inclusion strategy and programs in markets around the world. | | Prior to Visa, Ms. Steinhauer was International Vice President at New York Life International, responsible for... Read More →
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Olivia White

Partner, McKinsey & Company
Olivia is a Partner in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company and a member of the Firm’s Social Sector, Financial Services. and Risk Management practices. | | A sought-after advisor to top management, Olivia works with banks, other financial sector companies, and foundations as they look to the future.  She guides institution-wide efforts to improve effectiveness and efficiency – often by applying sophisticated... Read More →

Host Companies
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World Affairs

World Affairs seeks to explore problems and expand opportunities at the intersection of international policy, philanthropy and enterprise — where solutions to hard problems lie. Every day, we convene thought leaders, change makers and engaged citizens to share ideas, learn from each other and engage in conversations that matter.


Thursday February 9, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
World Affairs 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94108