I'm a Startup - Bringing Together SF Community and Technology Leaders


Hosted by Heather Meeker Contact Host

Register By: Tuesday, September 23 at 9:00PM

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Listen to Sarah Austin/Pop17, Kim Mai Cutler/Techcrunch, Mark Horvath/Invisible People, Bevan Dufty/HOPE for the City and Chuck Collins/SF YMCA CEO discuss the issues that face technology leaders and our community - and ways you can help!

As we all know, San Francisco is facing a gentrification crisis that is focused--fairly or not--on the technology community. It began when more and more tech companies moved into San Francisco, a slew of IPOs came about with subsequent new millionaires, free busing enabled SF-based employees to travel to the Valley easily, and the overall incomes of tech employees became staggeringly higher in comparison.

The reality is that technology companies and their employees are not responsible for all of the ills that have affected our fantastic city. There are many in the tech community aiming to make a difference. And there are many more that want to understand how they can help their local community, and just need guidance. 

We are bringing together leaders in the San Francisco community and technology industry to discuss some of the most pressing challenges facing our city right now: Affordable housing, the homeless population, the technology gap, children in poverty and workforce development. The goal is to paint a clear picture of these challenges and offer ways in which the technology community can assist. 

Please join us! Food and drinks provided. 

Date: September 24, 2014

Location: Twitter headquarters, 1355 Market Street

Time: 6:00 pm reception, 6:45 pm panel, 8:00 pm conclusion

6:45 pm: Opening: We need a one-city approach to San Francisco”

7:00 pm: Panel
Moderator: Sarah Austin: Pop17, YMCA Board of Directors

Panel Members: 
- Kim Mai Cutler, Techcrunch
- Mark Horvath: Founder, Invisible People
- Bevan Dufty: Office of the Mayor/HOPE for the City
- Chuck Collins, CEO, YMCA San Francisco

7:45 pm: Audience questions

8:00 pm: Event concludes

Brought to you by:
Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA
Sarah Austin
Meeker Quinn

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