Launching my latest project in 3… 2… 1… It’s InnovateSF!
For this past crazy month I’ve been working long, drawn out hours to get my latest project off the ground: Innovation Month and its digital home, InnovateSF.
What is this madness?
October as Innovation Month is a celebration campaign supported by the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, and launched in partnership with Golightly House, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), Office of Economic Workforce Development, sf.citi and San Francisco Travel. InnovateSF.com, the digital home of Innovation Month, will spotlight the organizations and entrepreneurs that make up today’s generation of disrupters, thinkers, and builders. Innovation Month will help tell the story of San Francisco as the best place to live, work and play.
I’ve been working right along side the Mayor’s Office, in particular with Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath and his deputy, Shannon Spanhake, to make this citywide celebration happen, and it’s finally here. Led and managed by the talented Janetti Chon, whom I’m convinced never sleeps, this grand production involves such events as the newly created “inside-out” conference OpenCoSF and, of course, a fancy shmancy launch event where I’ll be refueling with several cocktails.
Other big, big news: Our Startup Map – created for InnovateSF – continues to grow with more and more startup listings and (soon) more layers. Use this great tool to navigate your way through the tech world. (Read my short piece on the map for more details.)
Big thanks to all our partners! See you at the launch party… by the bar.