Featured May Events
Indego Africa Mother’s Day Pop Up Shop & Mixer
Wednesday, May 6
6:00 – 8:00
Just in time for Mother’s Day, come shop beautiful gifts for all the women in your life, made with love by women in Rwanda. Indego Africa products — jewelry, home goods, clothing, and accessories — are all handmade and fair trade.
Don’t feel like shopping? Just come by to mingle with interesting people, have a drink, talk about how we can help women, and hear about what we’re doing at Indego Africa to support Rwandan women entrepreneurs through training and access to markets!
Who Owns the Data? An International Conference on Digital Assets, Data Philanthropy, and Public Benefit
Thursday, May 14
9:00 – 5:30
Hosted by CITRIS, Inria, Inria@SiliconValley, EIT ICT Labs, this event brings together data scientists, elected officials, representatives of public agencies and advocacy organizations, and entrepreneurs for a one-day conference on data ownership and privacy.
As countless social, commercial and civic transactions are rapidly moving to online platforms, and sensors in our houses, cars, and mobile devices send endless streams of data to servers around the world, discussions of “Big Data” have become commonplace. But what happens to the information once it leaves our fingertips or pockets? How are the data being used, who benefits, and what role do individual contributors of data play –wittingly or unwittingly– in the revenue models that sustain the systems?
Fashionable Stories: Weaving Sustainability Into the Clothes We Wear
Wednesday, May 20
6:00 – 8:00
Hosted by the Net Impact SF Professional Chapter. Ever wonder who makes your clothes and how? Are they responsible, sustainable, ethical? The apparel industry is made up of millions of people throughout the world, connected by the fabric of fashion – from those growing cotton, processing and dyeing fabric, to those on the factory floor sewing the clothes that ultimately, we purchase and wear to look good and keep us warm (from #karlthefog!). Here in San Francisco there are a number of people working on innovations to improve working conditions and environmental impacts in the apparel sector – and to make sustainability fashionable.
Come join our panel to learn about what is being done to integrate sustainability into the clothes we wear. Apparel sector start-up, non-profit, and corporate representatives will share their sustainability stories about the journeys they are taking to influence positive impact through apparel.
Startup Grind San Francisco Hosts Mary Grove (Google for Entrepreneurs)
Thursday, May 28
6:00 – 9:00
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. This event features Mary Grove, Director of Google for Entrepreneurs, who is leading Google’s efforts to support startups and entrepreneurs in more than 120 countries around the world. Mary is passionate about building community and has worked with groups of entrepreneurs in Pakistan, Iraq, Gaza, and Afghanistan, and previously led numerous international partnerships for Google. Mary earned her BA and MA from Stanford University and sits on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. She serves on the Board of UP Global and is the cofounder of Silicon North Stars, an organization that connects youth from the Midwest with Silicon Valley.
As always there are lots more events listed on our full calendar!