San Francisco start-up resources
This mostly pertains to tech start-up and related internet based businesses, focusing first upon what's within the city limits of San Francisco but also nearby on the peninsula and the Bay Area at large.
Recurring Events & Local Calendars
- SF New Tech (blog)
- Bootstrappers Breakfast
- San Francisco: 1st Wednesday, 9:00 AM
- Hackers & Founders
- We are the largest community of technically minded people in the SF Bay area focused on founding startups.
- Lean Startup Circle
- Build a successful startup by learning from the experience of other lean startups. Every other month we invite a Lean Startup expert to come speak to the group at UCSF.
- Think: TED talks but local to SF
- Ignite San Francisco
- We're interested in any topic as long as it's interesting, from technology to culture to business to philosophy. The night includes time to network and chat, so be sure to bring business cards! We're always looking for new speakers, but are not interested in product demos. Instead, present a how-to, a travelogue, something inspirational, lessons learned, or a forecast. Speakers are limited to 20 slides, which automatically advance after 15 seconds - that's the fun of Ignite!
- SF startup marketing
- Each meetup we'll pick a new topic and have marketers present their stories.
- STIRR: The Network for Startup Entrepreneurs
- resources include Mixer, Founders Table and PitchLab;
an independent entity that connects early stage entrepreneurs with peers, senior entrepreneurs, and the ecosystem they need in their first 6-24 months of operations
- Co-Founders Meetup (Mountain View, CA) - Meetup.com
- If you are looking for co-founders or want to join super-early-stage startups, this is the group to be in.
- Dealmaker Media - Events
- e.g., Under the Radar
- LinkedIn Events near SF (all)
- TiE Silicon Valley
- TiE is the world's largest not-for-profit organization for entrepreneurs
- StartUp SF
- Apparently defunct; see Eventbrite profile
- Hacker Dojo
- co-working facility with local events
- silicon valley & peninsula co-working facility, office suites and more
- monthly hackathon events
Jobs With Start-Ups
- Indeed - Startup
- Craigslist - software
- StartUpHire - SF
- Startuply - SF
Formal Conferences & Seminars
- Google I/O
- Game Developers Conference
- Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)
- Startup School
- SNAP Summit
- Play conference-- Berkeley Digital Media Conference
- San Francisco Ignite
- Biz Tech Day
- Plug and Play Acceleration and Collaboration Track (PACT)
- Always On - venture summit
Co-op & Unconference Events
- See also: Recurring Events & Local Calendars above.
- Foo Camp
- BarCamp / BarCampSanFrancisco
- Bay Area Startup Weekend
- san francisco - CloudCamp
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