San Francisco hosted the second UP Festival (Urban Prototyping) last year that looked at the role of the arts, design and technology as tools for civic participation and the efficacy and success of private/public collaborations and startups creating new businesses and growth opportunities from the increasing availability of open data sets. The Up Festival travels and first launched in Singapore looking at mobile applications and healthcare innovation. A great San Francisco example of commercial application of open government data is Movity, now part of just-went-public Trulia, which crunches the numbers on open data sets and hyper-local geodata on crime, noise, pricing, etc. to produce a unique value proposition for the real estate industry. http://sf.urbanprototyping.org/
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For the past year sf.citi and the tech sector has been working closely to support Mayor Ed Lee’s efforts as a champion for innovation in San Francisco. sf.citi has been collaborating with Mayor Lee and the tech industry to ensure San Francisco as a better place for all to live, play, work and do business. The event is an open, town-hall style forum where the public came & discussed a variety of issues important for the city’s success, and heard the Mayor speak about all the issues in San Francisco that affect each one of us.
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- Related Links: FashionTechSF: This is How Technology Will Create a Smarter San Francisco
- 12/05/12 Panel: Nathaniel McNamara (Tip or Skip, Founder & President), Maud Pasturaud (Gilt Groupe, Mobile Marketing Manager), Amy Choi (OpenSky, Beauty Producer), Donna Kim (DonnaDaily.com, Founder, Journalist & On-Air Style Expert), and moderator Christine Creamer (Fashion + Tech NY, Meetup Organizer).
On December 5th, Fashion + Tech NY held a panel discussion on the retail hot topic of the last two years, curation.
San Francisco remains the main destination for startups, so there are a lot of events held which help bring the startup community together, one of them was the StartupMonthly Party which took place at One Ferry Plaza on October 19th. The venue was pretty big and filled with interesting people, such as entrepreneurs, investors and professionals with interesting startup ideas, which I will review in this article.
When arriving I was surprised how casual everyone was, very approachable and communicative, so talking to people there did not feel awkward. People were professional, yet not too corporate, which made it actually interesting and informative, some were even showing off their moves on the dance floor, but that is a different story.
Fashion Site Inspirare.com teams up with local fashion and tech groups for fashion show and presentation
San Francisco, CA October 29, 2012. SOMA based company Inspirare.com celebrates the launch of their eShop with local fashion and tech companies with the help of the talented group of girls at Style Squad they present their first two collections in a fashion show and styling presentation this Friday, November 2nd 2012 6pm-9pm [RSVP HERE]. The company sells small runs of one-of-a-kind pieces from emerging designers. Inspirare’s designer collections are a mash-up of international and U.S. based designers. The companies mission is to launch the budding careers of these fresh and innovative designers by funding 100% of the production and advertising for their brands. All garments are cut and sewn in San Francisco.