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Hacks/Hackers Connect is a global launchpad event series for growing media entrepreneurs.

It lands at Runway Incubator, in the heart of San Francisco, on January 22 & 23.

Connect SF will be fast-and-furious: teams will be formed, you will breath life into new ideas in a very short amount of time, solutions will be forged in the fire of rapid feedback and iterative improvement. You will leave with practical skills, new connections, and a map of where to go next.

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Hacks/Hackers Connect, San Francisco, Jan 22-23

Hacks/Hackers

Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM (PST)

Registration Information

Type End Quantity
I am a Reporter or Editor
If you work in a newsroom in a non-technical capacity, this is you!
Ended Free  
I am a Software Engineer / Newsroom Developer
If the primary focus of your work is technical, this is the ticket for you!
Ended Free  
I am a Designer (Graphic, Infographics, DataVis, UX, UI)
If the focus of your work is primarily design, this is probably you!
Ended Free  
I am an Entrepreneur / Intraprenuer / Founder / Product Manager
Have a startup idea? Working on a startup inside another company? Launched a startup? Product is your life? This ticket is for you.
Ended Free  
I work in Business Development / Marketing / Finance
Do you live and breath sales & marketing? Know your CPM from your CPC? Driving traffic is your obsession? This ticket is for you!
Ended Free  

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Event Details

NOTE: We're working to add more spaces to the event. Please put your name on the waiting list and we'll update you very soon.

Hacks/Hackers Connect is a global launchpad event series for growing media entrepreneurs.

It lands at Runway Incubator, in the heart of San Francisco, on January 22 & 23.

Hacks/Hackers has brought thousands of journalists and technologists around the world together over the past five years, united in a belief that we need to work together to build the future of media. Now, we're launching a series of global events to seed new media ventures, grow deeper connections within the community and attract new collaborators.

Connect is built on a belief that the information ecosystem of tomorrow will be heavily influenced by entrepreneurial and upstart activities: new experimental products in market, new risk-taking enterprises, and never-attempted-before civic undertakings. Read more about our vision on Medium.


 

SCHEDULE

Please note: detailed schedule to come shortly. Some details may change to best accomodate all guests. 

We're excited to announce that Dan Olsen, author of the Lean Product Playbook and Ceci Mourkogiannis, Co-Founder, Metta will join us on Saturday. 

Friday, January 22, 6PM - 9PM
Reception & networking, team formation & media startup demo party.

Saturday, January 23, 10AM - 7PM
09:00 - Breakfast & registration
10:00 - Sessions overview
10:15 - Mentor-led sessions begin
11:15 - Dan Olsen: Lean Canvas explained & how to win the day
12:00 - Team work begins
13:00 - Lunch sessions with partners
14:00 - Team work continues
15:00 - Pitch prep with mentors
16:00 - Team pitches / presentations
17:30 - Ceci Mourkogiannis, Co-Founder, MettaVR: The (virtual) reality of a media startup



CONVENING TEAM

Michael J. Coren, CEO, Publet. Science journalist
Burt Herman, Co-founder Hacks/Hackers & Storify
Rich Gordon, Director of Digital Innovation, Medill School, Northwestern University
Jenny 8 Lee, Co-founder, Plympton
Amanda Shareghi, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Alley Interactive
Ryan Singel, Founder, Contextly
Samaruddin Stewart, Co-founder, Verified Pixel Project

Event producers: Phillip Smith, Ashley McCorriston


 

CONFIRMED INDUSTRY MENTORS

Ed Bice, Founder, Meedan
Ryan Bruno, Emerging Partnerships, Google News Lab
Heather Bryant, Director, Project Facet
David Cohn, Senior Director of the Alpha Group, Advance Digital
Meagan Farnsworth, Managing Director, Distribution, Operations & Engagement, Reveal + The Center for Investigative Reporting
Adriano Farano, Founder, Watchup
Corey Ford, Managing Partner, Matter Ventures
Evan Hansen, Senior Editor, Medium
Charles Hudson, Managing Partner, Precursor Ventures
Sarah Marshall, Co-organizer, Hacks/Hackers London
Beth Murphy
SVP Global Marketing/CMO, Deezer
Hayley NelsonGeneral Manger, NewCo Media; Head of Product Development, NewCo Platform
Djordje Padejski, Impact Leader, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University 
Hema PadhuGrowth Marketing Leader 
Aarti Shahani, Technology Reporter, NPR
Sean TysonCo-founder and the Chief Strategy Officer, Quietly Media

 



ENDLESS GRATITUDE

Connect is made possible through a partnership with Google News Lab.

We are very grateful to have amazing local industry partners helping to make Connect a success, including Alley Interactive, Betabook, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, Matter Ventures, Medill University’s Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, and Wantoo.

 

 

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When & Where


Runway Incubator
1355 Market Street
#488
San Francisco, CA 94103

Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM (PST)


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