Local technology entrepreneurs, investors and a gaggle of tech loving folk will be descending on SF Beta tonight, the largest networking event for startup junkies in the Bay Area.
SF Beta’s regular events offer early stage startups (those with under $1 million in funding) a chance to demo their product or service to a room of over 500 fellow technology fans. Companies will demo at SF Beta to gain exposure, meet business partners and grab the attention of investors. Part interactive competition, all the attendees receive three chips, simulating investment poker chips. Participants place their “bets” on their favorite demos and winners receive extra exposure at the event and online.
Started in September of 2006 by Christian Perry, the event is now entering into its fifth year. Perry created the event due to a lack of technology mixers for the next generation of startups. He pulled together the first event in two weeks and hasn’t looked back. What started out as a hobby has become Perry’s full time job. He now organizes quarterly “beta” events in Seattle, Bolder, NY, Boston and Dublin. SF Beta runs every other month.
SF Beta is being held at Terra SF. The event runs from 6 – 9pm and costs $25 per person. For more information, visit SF Beta.