Wearable Wednesday SF: Building for the Wearable Future
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
Join us at the inaugural Wearable Wednesday SF on December 11 and meet the most innovative wearable tech entrepreneurs, demo wearable products, share ideas and discuss trends in both our local and global markets.
Cocktail and light bites reception
Fireside Chat with Vince Pizzica, Senior Executive VP, Technicolor
Building for the Wearable Future
ABI Research estimates the global market for wearables in health and fitness alone could reach 170 million devices by 2017. Big-time technology players have taken the hint and are making a big leap into the world of wearable tech. Wearable technology has moved beyond product concepts to actual consumer products. However, building hardware for the wearables market is only the first challenge. Companies are challenged to create differentiated experiences, products that work, and useful technologies people will incorporate into their daily lives. In this session, we will discuss the marriage between hardware and software, how companies will take on the challenge to improve consumers lives and in the end, build something that people will buy.
Ioannis Verdellis, COO, Fleksy
Matthew Diamond, M.D. PhD.,Medical Lead, Misfit Wearables
Bryan Rodrigues, VP of Marketing, Livescribe
Fund or Fail in the World of Wearables
From exercise tracking to brainwave monitors, innovation in Wearable Technology is booming, and with it comes growing opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and savvy VCs. Through VCs and independent funding sites such as Indiegogo and Kickstarter, start-ups get the financing they need to venture into the brave new world of Wearable and IOT technology. VCs have thrown their weight behind the Wearable and IOT industry, siphoning $570 million into the ecosystem. Hear successes stories from entrepreneurs, and learn from VCs what you need to do to secure your piece of the pie and launch the next big thing in wearable technology.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
THANK YOU TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS!
Space is limited to 200 attendees. Register early to reserve your spot!
In the spirit of the holidays, Wearable World encourages you to support ECS's Next Door Shelter, a San Francisco local charity benefiting unhoused adults. Stop by the ECS demo table to learn more and donate.
About Wearable Wednesdays
Wearable Wednesday events are an open community forum focused on the blending of technology, art and humanity in the Wearable Technology and Internet of Things ecosystem. Our goal is to provide a platform for industry innovators, entrepreneurs, builders and investors to connect with like-minded, motivated people with the knowledge, vision and partnerships that will move the Internet of Wearable Things ecosystem forward. Group Meetups will include both technical and market-oriented sessions. Wearable Wednesdays are held globally across the world’s top tech centers, including San Francisco, New York, Dallas and London, and we continue to launch new locations periodically. Meet the most innovative wearable tech entrepreneurs in your community, demo products, share ideas and discuss trends in both local and global markets.
When & Where
Wearable World Inc.
Wearable World connects businesses to the social fabric of the Internet of Wearable Things. Our goal is to provide an innovation platform to foster the blend of technology, art and humanity. Through news content, incubator and accelerator programs, and events, Wearable World acts as the catalyst for future Wearable Technology innovation. The Wearable World platform addresses the need for entrepreneurs to connect, learn, and engage the wider Wearable Technology global ecosystem. For additional information, please visit www.wearableworld.co.