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Creative Currency Demo Day
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, United States
Creative Currency (CR8C) is a new model for innovating and sustaining world-changing, community-driven projects.
In April, 175 of San Francisco’s brightest community leaders, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs came together to build new solutions addressing some of Mid-Market’s most pressing issues, at an event called Creative Currency Collaboration Weekend. Four top projects were selected to receive support and mentoring for their ideas in the months to come.
-SQFT (www.yoursqft.com) is a project to activate vacant or underutilized spaces by bringing temporary activity to the Mid-Market neighborhood. Our mission is to create a seamless online platform that connects renters with short-term spaces and labor. Our intention is to bolster existing business, attract new business, create employment opportunities for local residents, and bring vibrancy into the neighborhood.
-RefreshSF (http://www.refreshsf.org) is a program predicated on the need to promote public health, build awareness of homelessness and encourage giving through an easy to donate system. We believe that this first step is in making the simple things such as access to a source of water to cleanse and refresh is the first start in regaining personal dignity and mutual recognition of our humanity.
-Bridge (http://bridge.braitsch.io/) The Bridge project both advances the mapping and communication of the complex ecosystem of services to homeless populations and also offers a new open architecture technology platform that improves efficiency and service quality to clients, and transparency and information sharing among providers. The Bridge technology solution includes both service providers and clients with technology that provides transparency and a robust exchange of real-time information via multiple channels. The platform gathers the data necessary to create a more comprehensive solution, both at the technology and ecosystem-wide levels.
-TrustScore (http://jackdreilly.github.com/TrustScore/) TrustScore uses trust as a creative form of currency, leveraging informal networks and relationships to assess risk, and to enable those traditionally marginalized to engage in the formal economy. TrustScore is a product designed to cater to the specific needs of organizations and companies in their decision to accept certain new users and/or to allow users certain privileges, in a way that allows them to manage their risk as they feel comfortable. TrustScore can be a powerful tool to provide new opportunities to those at the edges in this increasingly democratized economy.
Brian De Lowe, KOR
Zack Stender, Huckleberry Bicycles
Penelope Douglas, Board President, Hub Bay Area
Travis Wallis, People Browser
Leigh Phillips, OFE
Milicent Johnson, Shareable
Rajiv Bhatia, Director of Environmental Health, City of SF
Kate Drane, IndieGoGo
Andrew Faulkner, Urban Designer
Michael Kifer, Glide
Karen Gruneisen, Episcopal Community Services
Robert Schwentker, American Express
Join us for CR8C: Creative Currency Demo Day! These teams publicly present their ideas and progress to the local community and the city of San Francisco. Your event donation will be divided equally between the four projects.