StartUp SF is back just in time to kick off the holiday season with its Fifth meetup. The Topic of v2.2 will be “Give Your Ideas Ex-Lax” and the guest speaker is David Weekly from PBWorks & Hacker Dojo.
Just the title alone is intriguing! He describes the theme as "you should find an uncomfortably quick way to launch your idea and iterate on it instead of building grand designs."
First the event details:
Date: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Location: Microsoft, 835 Market Street, Suite 700 in San Francisco
Price: $10 online in advance / $20 at the door
Note: Food & Drinks included - You must be 21 years or older to attend
Now, a bit more about StartUp SF v2.2.
StartUp SF brings together technologists, entrepreneurs, developers, technologies, services and solutions in an environment designed to further your learning, meet like-minded professionals and promote networking in order to make you successful.
StartUp SF is a not-for-profit event with all proceeds going to charity. All proceeds from this event will be going to Charity (to be announced).
StartUp SF is pleased to welcome David Weekly, Founder of PBWorks and Founding Director of Hacker Dojo, as this event’s guest speaker. A bit about David:
David Weekly started PBwiki (now PBWorks) back in 2003. His background is in engineering with a BS in Computer Science from Stanford where he was a President Scholar and a finalist in the ACM International Programming Competition. He is also the Founding Director of Hacker Dojo which is a non-profit community center designed to provide programmers in the San Francisco Bay Area a place to collaborate and innovate. Hacker Dojo continues to gain success and traction.
David is particularly appropriate for being a speaker for StartUp SF, as is outlined in this ValleyWag article titled "Everybody's stalking: Accidental entrepreneur David Weekly sets a new record for startup failure". From development to launch to being "TechCrunched" to receiving a Cease & Desist, just 12 days!
Demo companies at StartUp SF get 5-10 minutes of “open mic” time to give their company’s elevator pitch, as well as demo tables where they can showcase their product or service.
MORE ABOUT THE EVENT
At the event, you will hear some tips and tricks from a successful startup, find a good crowd, demos of some thought-provoking leading-edge products and drinks and light snacks.
You will leave better connected and educated AND with the following gifts from us:
- $100 GoGrid service credit which enables you to deploy, scale and load balance Cloud server networks instantaneously - More info about GoGrid
- Microsoft BizSpark will be providing information on how startups can save $10,000 in licensing fees with their program. Info at BizSpark
Bring yourself and your technology friends to meet likeminded, future-looking folks who may become your next colleague, customer, vendor or competitor.
When & Where
StartUp SF brings together technologists, entrepreneurs, technologies, services and solutions to meet, learn, socialize and network to success and monetization. This meetup carefully blends guest speakers, company demos and socializing time to help you "kick start your startup."