#SFTech4Good Newsletter: Labor Day Weekend 2018 Edition from @ReginaWalton + @kbierce

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Thanks for being a part of the SFTech4Good Meetup! If you know someone who isn't on our email list but should be, please forward this to them!

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Regina Walton

SFTech4Good Event Producer

If you want to help SFTech4Good by volunteering and sponsoring, please send a message to: san-francisco@netsquared.org

P.S. Need events or community help? I’m available for full time opportunities.


Events and Info You Should Know About

August 31 Deadline: Wefunder XX Accelerator
Are you a rockstar lady with a hot startup? At Wefunder they are launching an accelerator for female founders in the STEM field.

If you could benefit from world class mentorship, a $20K seed investment, and free SF housing for 3 months, then get your application in by August 31st.

September 4: How to Build the Next Economy Today! Intro to the Next Economy MBA 
Are you a concerned citizen with a bold world-changing idea? Do you have a friend/family member wanting to align their work or money with their values? Or perhaps you yourself are feeling this desire?

Join a FREE in-person & live streamed event with the LIFT Economy team to find out how you can get involved, today, in an emerging economy that works for the benefit of all life.

September 5: The Big Ideas Contest Officially Launches 
Now in its 13th year, the Big Ideas Contest is back and ready to help you launch your social venture! Sign up for an advising session TODAY to discuss how you can take your big idea to the next level.
Register now for an advising session.

They'll also have an information session on September 12 at 6pm in B100 Blum Hall at UC Berkeley.

September 26: Secrets of Getting Acquired Workshop

Join Black Women Talk Tech for their first California event in San Francisco! They're bringing their one of a kind event to the West Coast to share how to exit your company. Whether you’re in the middle of an acquisition, been approached or just creating your master plan, you don’t want to miss this. 
Register $35 for Members $50 for Non-Members


October 12 and 13: City Skyline Challenge
Contribute to raising over $350,000 and rappel from the 46th floor this October! This unique opportunity takes you to higher heights while you enjoy the full San Francisco skyline. All funds raised go towards scholarships and Outward Bound California’s continuing work to support underrepresented youth and communities through experiential leadership programs. Give yourself and your community an experience you won’t forget!

October 13: Techtonica's 2018 Fundraiser Brunch
Join Techtonica on Saturday, October 13th for food, drinks, entertainment, networking, and an auction with fantastic prizes from donors!

Their goal for this event is to raise at least $50,000, which will contribute to training, equipment, and stipend costs for another cohort of their apprenticeship program.

October 20: Make a Mark 
Make a Mark is a 12-hour design and development marathon benefitting local humanitarian causes. Each make-a-thon is organized independently by locals in each community that want to make a difference on the problems that matter most to their region.

Maker and non-profit applications are due on Sept. 7, so get info and apply here

November 27-29: The Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit

The Meeting of the Minds Annual Summit, featuring over 90 speakers and two+ days of thought leadership on urban sustainability, connected technology, social equity, and innovation.
Register or get scholarship info here.

Other News

Dell and Lenovo Discounts from TechSoup
If you're a nonprofit, charity, church or library Techsoup wants to save you money! They just launched a promo for the Dell and Lenovo programs.

The normal discount admin fee is waived for the first 500 requests for Dell and 1000 requests for Lenovo.

And if you aren't a TechSoup member yet apply now – it's free! 


Thanks to our sponsor, TechSoup.

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That's a wrap!

-Regina and Katharine

SFTech4Good volunteer event, newsletter & website producers

P.S. Find us on Twitter at @SFTech4Good!