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War For Talent 2012 Conference A Hit!
SFCITI was proud to sponsor the successful, first ever War For Talent 2012 Conference @ Mission Bay last Monday, produced by Justin Bedecarré of Cushman & Wakefield. Talent is the backbone of every successful startup, and this day-long panelist circuit downloaded best strategies drawn from experience and knowledge of a very large array of savvy startup founders, recruiters, and investors covering crucial topics, such as Scaling, Culture Changes as you Grow, Using Networks to Recruit, Win the Very Best Talent, How to Build Your Core Team / First 10, Building Culture / Creating Evangelists, Distributed Talent: Find Global Talent Maintain Culture.
Chairman Ron Conway gave the keynote, noting the recent migration of tech companies to SF. Conway argued that recruiting talent is "absolutely the top priority that can't be amplified enough" to young startups. "Building a culture" is essential to success, "Evangelize, recruiting should be a culture, a process, a strategy -- if you're not fatigued from recruiting than you're not doing your job!" READ THE PANDODAILY EXCLUSIVE ON WAR FOR TALENT 2012 HERE!
The Bay Lights & TBL Tech Challenge! Meeting Tonight!
The Bay Lights, designed by internationally renown artist Leo Villareal for the Bay Bridge 75th Diamond Anniversary, and Mayor Lee announce the TBL Tech Challenge to raise completion funds. TBL will be the largest light sculpture in the world, and using cutting edge technology is the perfect civic project to highlight the city's leadership in tech and the arts. This iconic artwork will add $97 million to the local economy. Exciting way for co's & individuals to gain recognition.
Join Mayor Lee 5-6pm TODAY @ Causes HQ 88 Kearny St., San Francisco. Please contact Dorka Keehn firstname.lastname@example.org or For more info and to see the rendering visit: thebaylights.org
Biz Journals Tech & Innovation Awards Tonight!
Please join sfciti at the San Francisco Business Times Tech and Innovation Awards tonight, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 5:30PM @ Four Seasons Hotel 757 Market Street, SF, CA 94104. REGISTER HERE NOW!
SF Bike To Work Day Tomorrow! Get Energized!
Join tens of thousands of San Franciscans from every part of the city on Bike to Work Day—Thursday, May 10th! Hop on your bike and ride by one of 27 Energizer Stations on your commute where you can enjoy coffee and snacks, chat with other bicyclists, and get free reusable tote bags with bike safety information.
Visit sfbike.org/btwd to find out more and see a map of the Engergizer Station locations. #bikesf
Innovation Town Hall With Mayor Lee @ Hub May 14
sfciti to co-host Innovation Town Hall @ the Hub Monday, May 14, 2012, 12PM -- 1:30PM using Google+ hangout technology. Town hall will include Mayor Lee, a moderator from TechCrunch, sfciti, and rotating participants at three workstations. Participants welcome to submit questions via Twitter and Google+ Hangout. Broadcast live via youtube and SFGovTv! 901 Mission Street, Suite 105, (Chronicle Building).
SF Aging & Disability Summit @ City Hall May 15
Sfciti is proud to support the 2012 San Francisco Aging & Disability Summit @ City Hall on Tuesday May 15, 2012, 8:30AM to 5PM! The City's Department of Aging and Adult Services is taking the lead on teaching social media and Internet skills to seniors at federally funded Broadband Technology Opportunities (BTOP) labs in senior centers and public housing buildings across San Francisco. Registration is free, but a must to attend: REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND!
TechCentralSF Hosts Startup America Visit May 15
Startup America is a national movement of entrepreneurs and supporters dedicated to helping startups successfully scale companies. Join Startup America's Managing Director, Donna Harris for a fireside chat to learn more about Startup America Partnerships, initiatives, resources they are driving for entrepreneurs and startups, such as forthcoming plans for Startup CA. Tuesday, May 15th @ 6pm. Rocketspace @ 181 Fremont, SF. More Info and registration: click here
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SF Code Sprint+ Virtual Hackathon! Show Us What You're Made Of!
COMPETITION STARTS TODAY! TechCentralSF, sfciti, the City & County of San Francisco are excited to announce SF Code Sprint Virtual Hackathon! Inspired by White House Code Sprint, this is a call to developers in San Francisco to use the White House and Dept. of Labor Summer Jobs+ API to build job search apps for browsers, social networking platforms, smart phones / feature phones. The API opens access to thousands of summer internships, training, mentorships opportunities for SF youth. Be creative, mashup the Summer Jobs+ API with other popular APIs. The White House may select the innovative apps to be featured on their website. Submissions accepted through midnight May 31st, 2012. Submit entry here! & INFO HERE!
StartUp Studio Summer Incubator: Apply Now!
Sf.citi member Mix & Stir Studio's 10-week "startup studio" begins June 4, 2012 at California College of the Arts. Mix & Stir is looking for teams of talented, collaborative entrepreneurs who understand design value, power of deep customer knowledge, and truly want to build a company. To qualify, concept should address real customer needs or pain points. Should be targeted at a large, addressable market & deliver most of its benefits through scalable technology. You and your team should be committed to iterating along the way to produce the best MVP possible -- refining through experimentation and customer feedback. APPLY HERE!
Shui On Knowledge Communities: The Future in China is Now
The Shui On Group's successful "Tiandi" project in major Chinese cities represents the next step in "Knowledge Communities," networks of mixed-use world-class working and living ecosystems located within communities complete for tech sector companies, connecting them with talent, VCs, professional service providers and government. The first China-USA incubator InnoSpring launched April 2012, joint venture among Shui On, Tsinghua Science & Technology Park, Silicon Valley Bank, Northern Light Venture Capital - an important milestone for Shui On tapping into the USA to develop international partnerships, strengthening Knowledge Communities platform.
Happening Now!!! Welcome New Members!!!
San Francisco Citizen's Initiative for Technology & Innovation has grown to over 246 member companies and counting. We believe the tech community & City government can work together, supercharge our economy, and find the best solutions to historic issues facing San Francisco.Welcome new members: tradepal, San Francisco Travel, swvrze Inc, PagerDuty, Zaarly, Vungle Inc, Simperium, Zencoder, Socialcam, TopProspect, Voxer, Elastic Inc, PhoneTell, Mocana, Sincerely, beatlab, The Melt, Opzi, Kaggle, The Mehigan Company, Peek.com, bloom.io, General Atlantic, Elation, and Viumbe. CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT LIST OF MEMBERS!