Panelists include:- Bonnie Lai Co-founder & CTO at Roost, 500 Startups - Michael Belkin Co-founder & CEO at Distinc.tt, StartX - Matt Zitzmann Co-founder & CEO at Kamcord, Y Combinator - Chris Sinton, Panel Moderator, Secretary & Chair Emeritus StartOut, 500 startups Batch 12 With Thanks to Our Bay Area Event Sponsor
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PANELISTSDr. Vivienne Ming, Panel Moderator Vice-Chair of the Board, StartOut As panel moderator, Vivienne will facilitate the panel discussion about what external development is really about. Dr. Vivienne Ming, named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in 2013 by Inc. Magazine, is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She is chief scientist at Gild, an innovative startup that applies machine learning to predict optimal candidates for technology jobs, and to bring meritocracy to job markets. She joined Gild in 2012 to oversee R&D and IP development, solving problems in data mining, text analysis, cognitive modeling and algorithm development. Dr. Ming also co-founded her own cutting-edge startup, Socos, which applies cognitive modeling to create adaptive, personalized educational technology. She is also a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience pursuing her research in neuroprosthetics. Michael Sullivan Partner at Pillsbury andStartOut Board of Governors Chair Mike will talk about the steps required to protect IP, setup binding contracts and complete simple government paperwork for compliance. Mike Sullivan is a partner in the emerging companies group at Pillsbury, a leading San Francisco law firm. He has counseled entrepreneurs/startups and their investors for over 20 years. Mike has handled hundreds of angel and venture capital financings and over 50 public offerings, including an IPO for PlanetOut (Nasdaq symbol: LGBT) in 2004. His clients have included eBay, Clinkle Corporation, Pie Digital, Matterport, Planet Labs Inc., Real Girls Media Network, PBworks, Inc., St. George Spirits/Hangar One; and Urchin Software (now Google Analytics). He also represents a number of venture capital and angel investors, including Blumberg Capital, IDG Ventures, Walden Venture Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Illuminate Ventures and The Roda Group. Al Farmer CTO Virtual Workflow and former StartOut Governor Al will share his story about how he found an external development firm, tested them, and created a team to accelerate his technology development for the past 8 years. Al Farmer is an entrepreneur and technologist with broad experience in data architecture, engineering, development and testing. He began his technology career working for the Department of Energy’s supercomputing facility at Lawrence Livermore Labs, after which he worked for IBM where he developed a worldwide network service business for Lotus Notes and large-scale data management systems for Fortune 500 companies. In 1994, Al joined Teradyne, and traveled worldwide to deploy testing systems for Fortune 500 companies in the banking, insurance and transit industries. In 1998 he relocated to San Francisco to become CTO at Hear Music, before Starbucks Coffee Company purchased the company in 1999. Since 1999, Al has worked with various companies including Bare Escentials, TransMart, Alternative Spaces and Virtual Workflow. He has financed and founded startups with his husband Andy, acting as CTO and CIO and systems architect for their ventures. Al is currently working on creating a new art form that combines technology, artificial intelligence, robotics and art. Andy Cramer CEO Virtual Workflow and former StartOut Governor Andy will speak about ways to form lasting relationships that blend a remote and accomplished workforce into an integrated part of your team. Andy Cramer is a longtime San Francisco entrepreneur with more than 35 years of experience founding and building diverse businesses. From 1973 until selling his company in 1993, Andy owned and operated Headlines, successful retail lifestyle stores with locations on Castro and Market Streets and throughout the Bay Area. In 1993, he founded gay.net, bringing together gay people safely for the first time using 8 modems and graphical interfaces pasted over a BBS system. He merged with OnQ at AOL, and by 1999, the company was bringing together millions of members per month worldwide. Andy operated the company as Chairman and CEO until leaving his active role in 1999. Currently, Andy serves as the CEO of Virtual Workflow, a business solutions company providing customer-focused business protocols within a highly customizable SaaS platform, using outsourcing as the development arm of the business. Andy has partnered with his husband, Al Farmer, in their various business endeavors for the past 18 years. Sean White, PHd Co-Founder & CEO & CTO of BrightSky Labs, Inc. Sean will tell how he successfully developed an external development team that works hand-in-hand with his team in Mountain View. Sean co-founded BrightSky Labs, and produced 10, the new IOS and Android app, the best way to share Go Pro and connected camera videos. Sean saw an opportunity to create a business to help people connect, edit and share their mobile videos with popular social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, WhatApp and YouTube. As a rapidly growing startup, Sean has successfully developed a fully integrated remote team that works hand-in-hand with his talented team in Mountain View. Over the last 20 years, Sean has been leading and collaborating on creative explorations of the technologies, systems, and experiences that connect us to each other, our environment, and our information through entrepreneurial, executive, advisory, management, and maker roles. His work and expertise ranges from building successful start-ups to research and products around wearable devices and sensors, augmented reality visualization and interfaces on handhelds and glasses, HCI, AR games, environmental sensing, botanical species identification, large scale information architecture and networks, online communities and growing carbon nanotubes for fuel cells and solar cells. Sean has been the Technologist in Residence at Greylock Partners, a Visiting Lecturer at Stanford University, Head of Interaction Ecologies Group at the Nokia Research Center and a research collaborator for the Smithsonian Institution. Currently, Sean is the Steering Committee for IEEE ISMAR. 30+ peer reviewed publications and 20+ patents granted or filed. He was also a 2009 Tech Award Laureate for work on system for botanical species identification on mobile devices. Alexander Ivanchenko Head of Mobile Development, Onix-systems Alexander will speak from his perspective about working with Sean, so you can get a more complete understanding of their business relationship. An example of their relationship is how the team came together to get BrightSky Lab’s Android 10 app finished by a deadline. Two days before it was due to be presented to the public, Alexander had every Android programmer at Onix test the app, using a myriad of devices to get every bug squeezed out before launch. Alexander heads the mobile development division at Onix systems. He serves as the chief liaison between Onix project managers for IOS and Android development, their team members and U.S. clients. Alexander and Sean work together daily through Skype and email. Work assigned to Onix is performed overnight, when the West Coast team is asleep, increasing productivity in the iterative process of development.
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With Thanks to Our Bay Area Event Sponsor:
AUGMENTING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTWhen: Thursday, February 5th | 6:30-8:30pm PST Where: Morrison Foerster
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StartOut is ringing in the new year with a very special social event devoted to queer women in entrepreneurship. Featuring lightning talks on “Startup Lessons Learned” from 3 powerhouse speakers, come for an insightful and relaxed evening of networking and conversation with inspiring women. (Note: All are welcome to attend this event.)
When: January 28th, 2015 | 6:30 - 8:30pm
Where: Optimizely, 631 Howard Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA
Kate Atkinson is co-founder and Head of Product, at datasnap.io a measurement and reporting platform that delivers insight into proximity triggered engagement. datasnap’s core focus is on the emerging iBeacon space, but will draw upon other location signal as well as contextual data so that marketers, developers and business users can make sense of how people interact with real, brick and mortar spaces and why. Prior to starting datasnap Kate was VP of product and design at Metaresolver before it was acquired by Millennial Media where she headed up reporting and UX.Serafina Palandech is the President and Co-Founder of Hip Chick Farms. Hip Chick Farms brings healthy great-tasting poultry products to time challenged families seeking convenient real food based on trusted ingredients. As a veteran non-profit executive, project manager, strategic planner, and event organizer, Serafina spent more than fifteen years helping nonprofit organizations access private funding streams through event production and management, donor cultivation, corporate support, and in-kind partnerships. Just prior to launching Hip Chicks, she founded and ran Tugboat Events, a boutique event production company which produced charity events for organizations in the Bay Area. Serafina Palandech earned a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Lin Tam has vast experience producing, marketing and developing entertainment content across various media platforms. Her digital media experience has been recognized by the Producer's Guild of America, inducting her into the New Media Council. Lin was also nominated at Mipcom Junior's Licensing Challenge for her animation show "The Adventures of Andy Applebutter." In the mobile gaming world, she was the Chief Creative Producer for "Slingshot Cowboy," which reached #1 spot in the All Games category and #2 spot in the Top Free App category in the US and had about 8M downloads overall. [post_title] => Lesbian Entrepreneurs Lightning Talks and Networking [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => lesbian-entrepreneurs-lightning-talks-and-networking [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-12-17 13:52:22 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-17 20:52:22 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9581 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 137 [post_id] => 9581 [Venue] => 87 [StartDate] => 2015-01-28 [EndDate] => 2015-01-28 [StartTime] => 00:00:00 [FinishTime] => 23:59:59 [event_schedule] => once [event_schedule_meta] => [event_frequency] => 1 [event_occurrence] => 0 [event_allday] => 1 [reoccurrence_start] => 2015-01-28 [reoccurrence_end] => 2015-01-28 [post_category] => 0 )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9529 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2014-12-01 09:17:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-01 16:17:07 [post_content] => [post_title] => StartOut + Lesbians Who Tech December Holiday Party [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => startout-lesbians-who-tech-december-holiday-party [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-12-01 09:18:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-01 16:18:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://startout.org/?post_type=event&p=9529 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => event [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [event_id] => 133 [post_id] => 9529 [Venue] => 103 [StartDate] => 2014-12-10 [EndDate] => 2014-12-10 [StartTime] => 00:00:00 [FinishTime] => 23:59:59 [event_schedule] => once [event_schedule_meta] => [event_frequency] => 1 [event_occurrence] => 0 [event_allday] => 1 [reoccurrence_start] => 2014-12-10 [reoccurrence_end] => 2014-12-10 [post_category] => 0 )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 9460 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2014-10-14 10:59:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-10-14 17:59:51 [post_content] =>
Sign up for a “no agenda" dinner with 7 other people from the StartOut community.
This is a great way to get to know other StartOut members in a more intimate setting, brainstorm and network about your business plans, and grow your connections in the Bay Area.
Bring your business cards and get ready to mingle. Each meal will be hosted by one of StartOut's San Francisco Steering Committee leaders.
We only have 8 seats per meal, so much sure you sign up quickly and just for one to make sure all our members have a chance to enjoy this experience. While there is no fee for this event, each member of the dinner will cover their own expenses.
Join us for one of the following group meals: