USF Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference + Startup Weekend

    Friday, March 4 - 6, 2016


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USF Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference + Startup Weekend

Friday, March 4 - 6, 2016



Friday, March 4 - 6, 2016
Event starts at 8:30 am

University of San Francisco School of Management
101 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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SEIC + Tech4Good StartUp Weekend

Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference (Friday 9 am - 5 pm)
The USF SEIC brings together business leaders, investors, social entrepreneurs, as well as graduate students, to discuss how can technology be a driver for positive change.  This includes powerful keynotes sesions and panels covering topics central to tech and social good from leading tech companies and social investors.  Topics include: MedTech, EdTech, Shared Economy Companies, Financial Inclusion, Social Investing and Consumer Activism and Corporate Transparency in Purchasing.

Tech4Good StartUp Weekend (Friday 5 pm - Sunday 8 pm)
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.  Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.  Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup. 


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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday March 4th


8:30 am
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked-in.


9:00 am
Keynote: Creating Financial Inclusion
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President, Charles Schwab Foundation & Senior Vice President, Charles Schwab, Chairman of the Board, Schwab Charitable; Introductions by Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Dean, School of Management, USF and Dr. Jennifer Walske, Professor & Program Director, Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation, School of Management, USF


10:15 am
Panel: ClimateTech
Recent technological advances have allowed entrepreneurial organizations to invent new solutions for ever-encroaching, globally scaled, resource and energy challenges. This panel discusses how organizations are making a positive impact on climate change through the use of science and technology.


10:15 am
Panel: Tech & Workforce Inclusion
How is technology driving greater workforce inclusion and transparency across employers? This panel of experts will tackle such issues as diversity, job training, re-employment of those incarcerated, providing better job matching, and reach into underserved communities.


11:15 am
Coffee Break


11:45 am
Panel: Conscious Consumerism
Consumers are increasingly demanding sustainably and ethically sourced goods, ingredients, and small-batch products. How are both new and established companies serving this change in purchasing in the way they do business?


11:45 am
Panel: EdTech
EdTech is delivering innovative products and platforms that are transforming and disrupting the way education has been traditionally delivered. Be prepared for a riveting discussion between both newer and more established technology companies leading this industry’s revolution.


1:00 pm
Lunchtime Keynote: Tech4Good
Beyond the benefits of each tech giant’s products and services, what are the unique strategies that technology companies are using to address the world’s greatest problems? Speakers include: Kevin McSpadden, Director Marketing & Brand Marketing, Facebook; Olivia Khalili, Director, Yahoo for Good, Yahoo!; Nick Cain, Program Manager, Google.org


2:15 pm
The Good Side of the Sharing Economy
The sharing economy has experienced explosive growth, bringing with it reduced transaction costs, convenient access and innovative technology. But are we overlooking the important social movements that these businesses are leading as well? A diverse panel of experts will discuss the immense potential that the sharing economy has to change the world for the better.


2:15 pm
Panel: Tech and Social Ventures
How is technology and finance catalytic in driving social and economic change for millions of people around the world? This panel includes technology based startups funded by double bottom line venture capitalists and startups that receive consumer led funding through innovative technology-based platforms.


3:15 pm
Coffee Break


3:45 pm
Afternoon Keynote: Med Tech
Recent advances in medical technology have transformed the way individuals understand and manage their health. Sadly, too many innovations have yet to help those most in need. What changes need to happen on a policy and implementation level to enable increased and faster access to innovative medical solutions?


4:45 pm
Tech4Good StartUp Weekend Begins!
Transition up to 5th Floor; Check-In to StartUp Weekend


5:00 pm
Startup Weekend Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


5:15 pm
Keynote & Cocktails
Conversations on Social Innovation Tim Freundlich, President, Impact Assets; Nick Ellis Co-Founder & CEO, HIRABL


6:00 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


6:15 pm
Pitch Ideas & Form Teams
Optionally line up to give your pitch


7:45 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


8:00 pm
Form Teams
Teams start discussing ideas


9:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills (be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend)

Saturday March 5th


8:30 am
Breakfast & Check-In
Arrive & check-in; simple breakfast & coffee


9:00 am
Begin Work / Mentors Available
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend. Mentors: Prototyping, Product Mgmt


12:00 pm
Working Lunch / Keynote
Sabeen Ali, Founder, AngelHack


1:00 pm
Status Check / Mentors Available
Mentors: UI/UX, Lean Startup, Founder, Biz Dev


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Status Check / Mentors Available
Mentors: UI/UX, Lean Startup, Founder, Biz Dev


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as 10:30pm

Sunday March 6th


8:30 am
Breakfast & Check-In
Arrive & check-in; simple breakfast & coffee


9:00 am
Status Check / Mentors Available
Final opportunity to ask questions. Mentors: Pitching, Presentations


12:00 pm
Lunch


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards
Cocktails & Appetizers will be available from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.


8:30 pm
Celebration & Wrap-Up



Speakers


Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
President, Charles Schwab Foundation & Senior Vice President, Charles Schwab; Chairman of the Board, Schwab Charitable

(9:00 am) Keynote Speaker: Creating Financial Inclusion


John Callaway
Professor and Graduate Program Director, MS in Environmental Management, USF

(10:15 am) Panel Moderator: Climate Tech, The Intersection of Tech and Solving Climate Change


Jeff Lipton
Director of Marketing, WaterSmart Software

(10:15 am) Panel Speaker: Climate Tech, The Intersection of Tech and Solving Climate Change


Patrick Shandonay
Founder & Managing Director, Lighting for Learning

(10:15 am) Panel Speaker: Climate Tech, The Intersection of Tech and Solving Climate Change


Patrick O'Regan Jr.
Founder & CEO, Nobska Technologies

(10:15 am) Panel Speaker: Climate Tech, The Intersection of Tech and Solving Climate Change


Kirk Klausmeyer
Senior Conservation Analyst, The Nature Conservancy

(10:15 am) Panel Speaker: Climate Tech, The Intersection of Tech and Solving Climate Change


Dr. Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi
Vice Provost, Diversity & Community Engagement, USF

(10:15 am) Panel Moderator: Tech & Workforce Inclusion


Mariah DeLeon
Vice President of People, Glassdoor

(10:15 am) Panel Speaker: Tech & Workforce Inclusion


Cecily Joseph
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Chief Diversity Officer, Symantec

(10:15 am) Panel Speaker: Tech & Workforce Inclusion


Maya Tobias
Co-founder, Localwise

(10:15 am) Panel Speaker: Tech & Workforce Inclusion


Mary Jo Cook
President & CEO, Pacific Community Ventures

(10:15 am) Panel Speaker: Tech & Workforce Inclusion


Dr. Marco Tavanti
Professor and Program Director of the Masters in Nonprofit Administration, School of Management, USF

(11:45 am) Panel Moderator: Creating Conscious Consumerism


Amanda North
Founder and CEO, Artisan Connect

(11:45 am) Panel Speaker: Creating Conscious Consumerism


Greg D'Alesandre
VP of Research and Development & Chocolate Sourcerer, Dandellion Chocolate

(11:45 am) Panel Speaker: Creating Conscious Consumerism


Rachel Faller
Founder and Creative Director, tonlé

(11:45 am) Panel Speaker: Creating Conscious Consumerism


Daniel Kurzrock
Co-Founder and Executive Grain Officer, ReGrained

(11:45 am) Panel Speaker: Creating Conscious Consumerism


Innae Park
Corporate Partnerships Manager, Teach for America

(11:45 am) Panel Moderator: Ed Tech, How is technology transforming education?


Aaron Sokol
Head of Global Partnerships, Clever

(11:45 am) Panel Speaker: Ed Tech, How is technology transforming education?


Bethany Poole
Global Head of Marketing, Google Learn

(11:45 am) Panel Speaker: Ed Tech, How is technology transforming education?


Zak Ringelstein
Founder of UClass, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Renaissance Learning

(11:45 am) Panel Speaker: Ed Tech, How is technology transforming education?


Dr. Jennifer Walske
Professor and Program Director, Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation, School of Management, USF

(1:00 pm) Lunch & Keynote Panel Moderator: Tech For Good


Kevin McSpadden
Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy, Facebook

(1:00 pm) Lunch & Keynote Panel Speaker: Tech For Good


Olivia Khalili
Director, Yahoo for Good, Yahoo!

(1:00 pm) Lunch & Keynote Panel Speaker: Tech For Good


Nick Cain
Program Manager, Google.org

(1:00 pm) Lunch & Keynote Panel Speaker: Tech For Good


Alexandre Lazarow
Principal, Omidyar Network, Kauffman Fellow

(2:15 pm) Panel Moderator: Tech and Social Ventures


Wes Selke
Managing Director, Better VC

(2:15 pm) Panel Speaker: Tech and Social Ventures


Patrick Sagisi
Associate, DBL Investors

(2:15 pm) Panel Speaker: Tech and Social Ventures


Breanna DiGiammarino
Senior Director Social Innovation, Indiegogo

(2:15 pm) Panel Speaker: Tech and Social Ventures


Jonny Price
Senior Director, Kiva Zip

(2:15 pm) Panel Speaker: Tech and Social Ventures


Dr. Anthony Patino
Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, USF’s School of Management

(2:15 pm) Panel Moderator: The Good Side of the Sharing Economy


Emily Castor
Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft

(2:15 pm) Panel Speaker: The Good Side of the Sharing Economy


Clara Brenner
Co-Founder at Tumml

(2:15 pm) Panel Speaker: The Good Side of the Sharing Economy


Patrick Hannan
Public Policy Manager, Airbnb

(2:15 pm) Panel Speaker: The Good Side of the Sharing Economy


Noah Karesh
Co-Founder, Feastly

(2:15 pm) Panel Speaker: The Good Side of the Sharing Economy


Teresa Pahl
Partner and Head of Corporate Practice, Hanson Bridgett LLP

(3:45 pm) Keynote Speaker: Med Tech
Startup Weekend Judge


Emily Lutyens
Co-Founder & CEO, LegWorks

(3:45 pm) Keynote Speaker: Med Tech


Jessica Greenwalt
Co-Founder, CrowdMed

(3:45 pm) Keynote Speaker: Med Tech


Pronoy Saha
Founder & CEO, Health Technology Forum

(3:45 pm) Keynote Speaker: Med Tech


Dr. Amanda Angelotti, M.D.
Clinical Systems Designer, One Medical Group

(3:45 pm) Keynote Speaker: Med Tech


Connor Landgraf
Co-Founder & CEO of Eko

(3:45 pm) Keynote Speaker: Med Tech


Tim Freundlich
President, ImpactAssets Inc.

(5:15 pm) Keynote Speaker: Conversations on Social Innovation 


Nick Ellis
Co-Founder & CEO, HIRABL

(5:15 pm) Keynote Speaker: Conversations on Social Innovation 


Sabeen Ali
Founder & CEO, AngelHack

(1:00 pm Saturday) Keynote Speaker

Event Judges


James White
Former CEO, Jamba Juice

Startup Weekend Judge


Opinder Bawa
CIO @ USF, Angel Investor

Startup Weekend Judge


Teresa Pahl
Partner and Head of Corporate Practice, Hanson Bridgett LLP

(3:45 pm) Keynote Speaker: Med Tech
Startup Weekend Judge


James Lee
Partner, Schaffer&Combs

Startup Weekend Judge


Elizabeth Davis
Dean, School of Management & Professor of Management, University of San Francisco

Startup Weekend Judge


Event Sponsors, and Partners

The USF Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Conference + Startup Weekend team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Startup Weekend San Francisco is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Anson
    Sando
  • Tom
    Juntunen
  • Jajar
    Vanichanon
  • Jessica
    Singh
  • Colin
    McCune
  • Lorenzo
    Brana
  • Camilo
    Iregui
  • John
    Vargas
  • Jaymie
    Vaz
  • Lujan
    Pagani
  • Lucas
    Hanson
  • Holly
    Brim
  • Dr. Jennifer
    Walske
  • Blythe
    Hurley
  • Jazz
    Johnson
  • Sarah
    Al-Gwaiz
  • Benedict
    Allen
  • Rukayat
    Alli
  • Alejandra
    Gomez
  • Christopher
    Batiste-Boykin
  • Anthony
    Buonopane
  • Katrina
    Cabauatan
  • Blaise
    Dillingham
  • Walter
    Hunter
  • Kash
    Kunde
  • Kezia
    Kusdianto
  • Chris
    Myers
  • Thomas
    Natale
  • Ian
    Olsen
  • Robert
    Ringelspaugh
  • Brian
    Sackey
  • Ygor
    Scarcia
  • Max
    Wechsler

Facilitators


Lee Ngo
Educational Community Architect at Galvanize

Lee Ngo is an educational community architect and founded his startup Scholar Hero through Startup Weekend. Previously, he worked for UP Global and remains involved in education-based initiatives such as TEDx and EdCamp. Lee currently works as an evangelist for Galvanize.


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