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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One thing we’re working on in San Francisco is the “digital divide” technological ability and accessibility issue for both open government participation and growth sector employment opportunities. SF.CITI, with its membership base of over 550 San Francisco technology companies and organizations, is working to increase entry-level employment opportunities in tech sector. The Mayor of San Francisco’s TechSF Initiative, funded by a major grant from the US Department of Labor, focuses on education, training and retraining while designing programs that apply innovation methodologies to business and technology challenges in economic and workforce development. In terms of cultural industries, San Francisco is currently number one in economic impact of the nonprofit arts and cultural organizations per capita in the United States. At SFFAMA and Fashion+TechSF, as an education and economic development nonprofit, we work on leveraging technology to further develop growth opportunities, innovation and employment in the fashion, design and the arts sectors.
- Read related articles:
- Press Release from SF Mayor’s Office Announcement: TechSF
- This is How Technology Will Create a Smarter San Francisco
- Visit SF.Citi for more info.
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Focusing on early stage startups, WeWork Labs SF brings together entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, marketers, biz devs, investors and other magic makers under one roof. We connect the best and brightest in tech and help them accelerate their businesses.
Join FASHION+TECHSF‘s 3rd Year Anniversary on January 30th, 2013, in partnership with San Francisco Fashion And Merchants Alliance, Inc. presented by Fashion+TechSF.
This is a pop-up event showcasing fashion, beauty, lifestyle and tech concepts in a social setting. Attendees are introduced to the newest fashion/mobile apps, sample and demo fashion/tech products and shop the latest indie fashion trends. Connect with local fashion/tech industry professionals.
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.