As the "ring leader of a fun factory" and founder of SF New Tech, a 9-year old community of 14,000+, I produce monthly sold out events where startups come to share their latest & greatest developments. I've partnered with Microsoft, Twitter, LinkedIn, Akamai, Flurry, Gree, eBay, PayPal, and many others in the pursuit of shining a light on innovation. I've identified and showcased 750+ startups, many of whom are now name brands. I've secured media in top media outlets, including but not limited to the NYT, WSJ, TechCrunch, Mashable, VentureBeat, and dozens of the top national newspapers and TV stations. I'm widely respected as a tech opinion leader with a very deep set of connections across the industry. I've produced events including Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference, The #newtechcrawl, The NewTech Tour, The Ripple Effect, 6 About to Break, as well as served as the MC & moderator for dozens of tech focused events for clients like MacWorld, Fusion, Merriman Capital, DFJ & others.