Monday, March 22, 2010

SF New Tech

March 17, 2010 at Mighty
Here are the presenters:

Ilyssa Lu, Wokai San Francisco Chapter President Wokai is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that enables Chinese people to lift themselves from poverty. Wokai is Chinese for “I start,” demonstrating the commitment to helping the impoverished help themselves.…connects contributors worldwide with entrepreneurs in rural China to help them start businesses. All contributions made through Wokai will be perpetually used to help fund these entrepreneurs. The organization is headquartered in Oakland, California, bases core operations out of Beijing, and has active chapters in Beijing, Boston, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, NewYork, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Brian Burt, Founder & CEO  MaestroConference is a dynamic conference call service offering all the convenience of your current service, plus an array of unique features that enable you to facilitate your call just like a live workshop. Participants (up to 2,000) dial in from regular phone lines. You conduct the call from a computer using our simple web interface. You direct the action, create learning opportunities and inspire commitment — to turn your solos into symphonies. 


Toshio Meronek & Caitlin Wood, Co-Founders   

Where’s Lulu, a free online community where people with disabilities can get reliable information on accessibility, and provide that information to other users by reviewing their favorite (or least favorite) local businesses.    
George Coll, SVP of New Services, Sears Holdings ServiceLive is the first true online services marketplace, taking the headache and hassle out of home improvement and maintenance.  


Tim Hyer, Founder   

Rentcycle is the place to discover, compare and book goods for rent online.  We connect consumers with a community of over 30,000 rental businesses in the first online marketplace purely for rental goods.    


Gary Valan, Chief Argumentative Officer is neutral place on the Web where you go to have real-time arguments and debates on a variety of topics. Either argue on our carefully curated daily content by our editorial staff or add your own topics. Get a real feel of what the opposition thinks without fear of your point of view being deleted.   

Augusto Marietti, Business Sniper   

Mashape is a Dead Simple Mashup Engine that enables people to create web applications; without coding and in real time "almost". 

Dave Ingram, Founder   

I loved Freecycle but I stopped using it because I got too much email for irrelevant stuff.  Why couldn’t Freecycle be more like ebay; but for free stuff.  We set out to create a ‘better freecycle’ with images, a better search, location maps, feedback, alerts, and more.  Instead of ‘bidding’, you say you ‘want it’, then the giver chooses the winner on merit.     

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