Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Walk The Block Party*

It’s been one awesome and crazy year since Covo landed at 981 Mission and we want to celebrate by hosting all the fantastic companies in the neighborhood at our space. You’re invited to come enjoy some guest brewery beer tastings, snacks and who knows what else we’ll have in store for you! Please RSVP below so our brewers know how much beer to bring!

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*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.

Jun
26
6:00 pm18:00

Brainstormer Trivia*

Join us any Monday evening to test your knowledge with our Brainstormer Trivia quiz. It's a LIVE event where teams compete for fun and prizes over several rounds of challenging and entertaining questions. You can bring a team of players, or just show up and join with other brainiacs at Covo to play the game. We'll be quizzing every Monday night (6:00-8:00 p.m.). Each week, we post the quiz themes and a bonus question so you can 'bone-up' ahead of time. Learn more! 

*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.


Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

Inaugural Hacker Noon Party*

Hacker Noon has passed 100,000 subscribers, so we figured its a good a time as any to have some drinks and talk about the future of tech. This is a 21+ party where attendees will be given a couple of free drinks and free goodies. 

FREE TICKETS!

*** This is a paid event, but it doesn't have to be. If you like our brand new Facebook page and message us, we'll give you a free ticket code. ***

There'll also be interactive VIP areas where attendees can talk shop and even get published. Some great companies you'll meet:

Until next time, don’t take the realities of the world for granted, 

David Smooke and Jay ZalowitzHacker Noon (of AMI)

P.S. Read more about Artificial Intelligence.APIsDeveloper BootcampJavascriptLearning AI if You Suck at MathMVP LessonsProduct Management LifeThe CountdownTech Careers, & Venture Capital.

P.P.S. Thanks again to our proud sponsors: QuantcastCisco Meraki, and COVO

P.P.P.S. Meet and chat with the attendees on Facebook :-)

P.P.P.P.S. If you're interested in sponsoring a future email to 100,000K of the smartest ppl in tech, email Partners@AMiPublications.com.

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*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.

Jun
19
6:00 pm18:00

Brainstormer Trivia*

Join us any Monday evening to test your knowledge with our Brainstormer Trivia quiz. It's a LIVE event where teams compete for fun and prizes over several rounds of challenging and entertaining questions. You can bring a team of players, or just show up and join with other brainiacs at Covo to play the game. We'll be quizzing every Monday night (6:00-8:00 p.m.). Each week, we post the quiz themes and a bonus question so you can 'bone-up' ahead of time. Learn more! 

*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.

Jun
17
7:30 pm19:30

Massivemuse

Groupmuse presents a Covo Massivemuse, featuring 8 cellists, two masterworks by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, a newer work by Giovanni Sollima, and an international premiere of a work by Scott Rubin, featuring not just 8 cellos, but a dancer and electronics as well.

Groupmuse (www.groupmuse.com) is the startup that's revolutionizing how people listen to classical music by facilitating community generated classical music house parties - evenings that are as social as they are musical and as enriching as they are convivial. Anyone can host and anyone can attend!

Jun
16
6:30 pm18:30

DayDayUp China-US Meetup

Join DayDayUp and its members at the bar this Friday, June 16 for their monthly social event. Celebrate the end of the work week with good peeps, libations, and some interesting cross-border conversations. 

For more information: http://bit.ly/2smDesG

Jun
15
5:00 pm17:00

Professional Women's Group Happy Hour

Drawing membership from across the San Francisco Bay Area, the Professional Women’s Network (PWN) is a vibrant and supportive community of women in business as employees, entrepreneurs, licensed professionals and small business owners. If you're seeking inspiration, friendly networking, and skills development, join us for lunch on the first Friday's of every month. Our meetings are more than just a meal!

And quarterly, one of our members hosts an open networking event, usually coffee or cocktails, in San Francisco. These are no-host events, and all women are invited to join us. We make valuable connections when ever we meet.

Visit PWN online at www.pwnetwork.com and at www.facebook.com/pwnetworksf.com.

Membership in the Professional Women's Network MeetUp is for women only. We may sponsor events throughout the year that are open to all, and will provide ample and public notice.

Jun
12
6:30 pm18:30

SF Drop-In A Cappella - #4!*

Everyone attending this event wants to sing a cappella:

  • Some of you are already in groups! 
  • Some of you want to start your own group! 
  • Some of you just want a casual place to sing! 

We're going to sing together, and then, figure out how best to keep singing together.

AGENDA
6:30-7pm: Happy Hour Mixer (Covo has a wine/beer bar!)
7-7:15pm: Warmups and Introductions
7:20-7:50pm: "I Feel Good" by James Brown
7:50-8:10pm: [break / drink / connect!]
8:10-8:15pm: Guest Performance
8:15-8:50pm: "Let It Be" by The Beatles
8:50-9:00pm: Wrap-up onsite
9:00pm: Walk over to Powell MUNI and perform both songs live as a busking performance!
9:15pm: Disband

RSVP

*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.

Jun
7
5:00 pm17:00

FocusCatalyst Brainstorming Salon

Join Covo member Betsy Burroughs for one of her famous Brainstorming Salons this Wednesday! The Salons are just interesting people, interesting conversations.  They aren't meetings and there also isn't a topic. An upward of 50 people typically attends each month and there’s a great variety in attendees including artists, authors, filmmakers and tech people.  If you want to get more of an idea about the Salons and the kind of people who've come to them over the years, you can read a few past invitations to them on http://betsyburroughs.net/.

Jun
6
5:00 pm17:00

USGBC Northern California: June SF Connect

Join the USGBC Northern California for a sneak preview of the upcoming GreenerBuilder conference. Hear what's been going on at USGBC and find out how you can get involved with our Impact and Rising Leaders committees. Network with sustainability leaders and hear updates from USGBC Northern California. Attendees will receive one free drink ticket with admission purchase. We look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda:

5:00 PM - 5:30 Arrival & Networking
5:30 PM - 6:00 Brief Program
6:00 PM - 7:00 Networking

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May
31
5:00 pm17:00

The Collaborative Membership Happy Hour

The Urban Fabrick Collaborative is a non-profit committed to communicating the value of community, sustainability and collaborative design. Covo is the home of The Collaborative's monthly happy hour on the last Wednesday of every month from 5-7pm.

May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Back to the Future - A Time Traveling Party*

It’s been more than 30 years since Back to the Future first graced the screen. But it's never to late to go BACK... to the future!!!

Did we mention? This is going to be a TIME TRAVELING PARTY.

Oh yea. We'll begin festivities in 1985, rocking out to Huey Lewis and other other 80's legends, then we'll juice up the flux capacitor and transport the entire building back to 1955! (Don't worry, we're professionals -- it's totally safe.)

If Doc can hook up the lighning rod at the clock tower, we should be safe and sound back in 1985 in no time.

Join us for costumes, theme drinks, movies screenings, and photo ops with a perfect replcia of Marty's Statler Toyota pickup! 

80s garb / 50s dresses / puffy vests are strongly encouraged. 

21 and over
And remember, where we’re going, we don’t need roads.
(But just in case, it’s on Mission Street).

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*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.

May
17
6:00 pm18:00

The Future of Women’s Reproductive Health*

The future of women’s reproductive health: the need for evidence, innovation, and action

Every woman should have the ability to control her own body and plan her family—whether she lives in San Francisco or Senegal.

Accurate information about sexual and reproductive health—and access to services and family planning options that fit their lives—protect women from unintended pregnancies and other serious threats to their health and well-being, including sexually transmitted infections like HIV and human papillomavirus, which can lead to cervical cancer.

Yet today, more than 225 million women worldwide who want to use modern family planning tools do not have access to them.

And now they face new barriers.

Changes in the global funding landscape affect family planning and a wide range of other sexual and reproductive health services for women at all stages of life—including sex education, menstrual health, maternal health, and HIV prevention and treatment. Without these services, the lives and well-being of women and their children are endangered.

On May 17, We’re bringing together experts from local, national, and global organizations to talk about how innovative and evidence-based approaches can give women control over their sexual and reproductive health—and what you can do to support this basic human right.

Our Speakers

Martha Brady, director of Reproductive Health, PATH

Margot Fahnestock, program officer for Global Development and Population, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Gilda Gonzales, interim CEO, Planned Parenthood Northern California

Kristen Hickey Pedersen, chair of the Health Circle, will moderate.

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*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.

May
16
6:00 pm18:00

Reboot Running for Office*

Reboot Democracy brings together innovators in the technological and political spheres, helps them connect with each other, and supports their development of tools that will revolutionize our democratic system. This month we’re teaming up with The Arena for our next event focused on Running for Office and Election Technology. Teams will share the projects they are working on, we’ll hear from a diverse group of speakers, and then we’ll open up the mic to anyone who wants to pitch an idea they are excited about before we break into networking.

Register

*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.

May
12
May 14

AT&T VR/AR Hackathon*

Are you interested in learning about, exploring and creating VR and AR applications?

Join us for a special VR/AR focused Hackathon, produced by the AT&T Developer Program. Hangout with us as we hack and build VR/AR apps and projects, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. We will have experts from AT&T and the local community onsite to assist with your development.

Learn more and RSVP

*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.

May
10
6:00 pm18:00

Get Funded! Lightning Talks + Speed Mentoring with Investors*

Are you looking for funding or feedback on your startup?

Are you interested in getting advice on how to become an investor or how to make successful investments?

Are you looking to connect with San Francisco Bay Area investors and entrepreneurs?

Join us for The Expat Woman's Get Funded! Investor Lightning Talks and Speed Mentoring event at Covo's beautiful co-working space, where entrepreneurs and "wannabe" investors and entrepreneurs get face time and advice from investors in group mentoring sessions.

Takeaways

 

Join the conversation and connect with other guests prior to the event!

Here are several ways you can connect with other guests prior to the event, so you don't have to walk into a room full of strangers

Use the hash tag #GFatTEW for updates and to connect with the event attendees

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*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.

May
4
6:30 pm18:30

SF A Cappella Drop-In #3!*

Everyone is invited to sing a cappella at Covo! Whether you’re already in a group, want to start your own group or just want a casual place to sing, we’re all going to sing together and figure out how best to keep singing together.

We'll be drinking wine + beer and singing:

  • "Titanium" by David Guetta ft. Sia
  • "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran
    (arrangements and agenda to come!)

The organizer, Richman Neumann, has been singing a capella for 10 years and directing Bay Area a cappella for 5 years.

RSVP

*LImited hourly coworking available. Please call for more information.

May
3
5:00 pm17:00

FocusCatalyst Brainstorming Salon

Covo member Betsy Burroughs has been doing an informal, drop-in conversation salon at her SOMA loft every month since 2004. The Salon went on hiatus for the first time last summer but now is excited to be starting monthly FocusCatalyst Brainstorming Salons up again this Wednesday night, May 3rd 5-8pm, at Covo!  

The Salons are just interesting people, interesting conversations.  They aren't meetings nor is there a topic.  Upwards of 50 people typically attended each month (unsure that will be the same going forward).  Attendees skew a little more to men than women and included 20-somethings on up and a lot of artists, authors, filmmakers and tech people.

The FocusCatalyst Brainstorming Salons at Covo are going to be a bit different than the previous ones.  One of the features of the Salon was the Salon Book Table piled with books written by Salon attendees. That's more of a challenge to do at Covo so that won't be happening this Wednesday but it may in the future. 

If you want to get more of an idea about the Salons and the kind of people who've come to them over the years, you can read a few past invitations to them on www.betsyburroughs.com.

Hope you can join!

May
2
5:00 pm17:00

USGBC Northern California: May SF Connect

Join USGBC Northern California and hear from Chris Pyke, Chief Strategy Officer at Aclima (and former COO of GRESB and VP of Research at USGBC), who will talk about the Science and Practice of Measuring Human Performance in Buildings.

Energy and water are measured every day. But, what about health and well-being? How do you choose monitoring strategies and technologies that will work for a particular real estate portfolio or property type? Where to start? How can thoughtful monitoring inform design and management, while also creating value?

Network with sustainability leaders and hear updates from USGBC Northern California. Attendees will receive one free drink ticket with admission purchase. We look forward to seeing you there!

Agenda:

5:00 PM - 5:30 Arrival & Networking
5:30 PM - 6:00 Brief Program
6:00 PM - 7:00 Networking

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Apr
27
5:30 pm17:30

west elm WORKSPACE SF Launch Event

One Workplace announces the opening of a West Elm Workspace with Inscape showroom in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco, Covo. The West Elm Workspace product line combines West Elm's residential style with contract performance, each piece is designed for today's diverse workplace.  One Workplace, started in 1925 as a bookstore is now Northern California’s largest commercial office furniture dealership with 3 bay area locations, is excited to be the exclusive partner in the Bay Area.

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Apr
26
5:00 pm17:00

The Collaborative Membership Happy Hour

The Urban Fabrick Collaborative is a non-profit committed to communicating the value of community, sustainability and collaborative design. Covo is the home of The Collaborative's monthly happy hour on the last Wednesday of every month from 5-7pm.

Hourly Coworking will be available until 9pm.

Apr
25
6:00 pm18:00

Fireside Chat with Mike Knoop, Zapier Co-founder + Chief Product Officer

Join our fireside chat with the Co-founder + Chief Product Officer of Zapier: Mike Knoop

You'll learn how to:

1. Scale a remote team

2. Find product market fit and develop strong traction channels

3. Create a product that can effectively handle hundreds of integration and millions of users

Early in Mike's career, he expanded his interested in technology by becoming a moderator for the Facebook developer forums and community. In October 2011, he attended a Startup Weekend with Wade Foster and Bryan Helmig, both whom I'd met while working part-time at Veterans United in college. Over 48 hours they built and pitched the first demo of what is now Zapier.

The three of them kept working on it and things were going really well. They had a few hundred paid beta customers and a product close to launch. By this point, he had stopped going to his graduate classes and was full time into Zapier. The team then joined the YC S12 batch.

Today, Zapier is an eighty-person team with over 1.5 million users.

Hosted by Autopilot, a visual marketing software for automating customer journeys.

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Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

San Francisco APIs & IPAs

API's and IPA's (APIIPA) is back!  After a great inaugural event in January, we're excited to return to Covo and host Sacramento based Big Stump Brewery and Cisco Systems.   

 This special APIIPA will feature;

• Delicious hand crafted beer from Big Stump 

• A preview of the DEVNET Create conference

• Hands on with Cisco's award winning Spark Board.  

• Lightning talks 

Big Stump

Big Stump is an amazing brewery out of Sacramento, famous for its CA State Fair winning double IPA.  Big Stump produces a variety of amazing beers and we're lucky enough to have co-founder and brewmaster, Alex Larrabee joining us.  We'll be featuring the famous award winning double IPA as well as a little surprise that is just about to be released!    

DEVNET's CREATE

For the first time ever, Cisco's developer network or "DEVNET" is hosting its own conference!  DEVNET Create is the IoT conference where applications meet infrastructure. Come join the brightest IoT, cloud, and enterprise developers as we bring clarity to the blurred lines between infrastructure and applications. 

Our developer network is unique in the fact that Cisco works with so many different areas and aspects of technology.  We don't just work on helping you program an IoT device... We help you provision it, secure it, host it and optimize it!  Our developers know how all of the parts fit together and they want to share that expertise with you! They've run into the problems and created solutions using the unmatched knowledge and resources available to Cisco.  Come by APIIPA to get a sneak preview of Create, and hear from some of the same speakers that will be appearing at the event (announcements to follow). 

CISCO SPARK BOARD

Cisco has also just installed one of its brand new 4K Spark Boards at Covo and we're excited for you to come check it out!  The Spark Board was built with team collaboration in mind and is our all-in-one device for secure video conferencing, white boarding, video and audio calls, and presentations! Cisco is honored to have just received the Red Dot design Award for "extraordinary innovative design."

Christie Abel from the Cisco team will be there to tell you all about the Cisco Spark board and how you can use it to improve collaboration on your team!   

Lightning Talks

Michael Todd from Epoch will be speaking about securing Spark Bots.    

Covo member, Springer Nature will be talking about their own API and how they use it to provide quality content.   

We look forward to seeing everyone and want you to get home safely. Please arrange for a sober ride home or plan on taking a Rideshare service, Muni or BART.  

https://developer.cisco.com 

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Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

3DTalk San Francisco – 3D Printing and Healthcare

Cyant and Women in 3D Printing are presenting #3DTalk, a series of female speakers panels in the Additive Manufacturing industry. #3DTalk panels are open to everyone: men and women, kids and adults, novice and experts in 3D Printing. Monthly events are organized in San Francisco, New York area and Paris, France all year long. 

This #3DTalk panel features speakers working on improving Healthcare at large by using 3D Printing. We will #3DTalk Bio-3DPrinting, medical devices and 3D Printing applications in Africa during this event. Our guests will also share their experiences as women in the field, as well as what excites them in this rising industry.

AGENDA

6:00-6:30 Registration + Reception

6:30-6:45 Introduction by co-organizers Barbara Hanna and Nora Toure

6:45-7:45 Panel and Q & A

7:45-8:30 Networking

The event is host by DayDayUp, in their space at Covo Mission in San Francisco. DayDayUp is a community that connects Chinese and Global Innovators. They aim to help Chinese companies understand and explore the international business world, and help foreign companies connect with the Chinese market. Their shared office spaces house entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world, and serve as a platform for promoting cross-industry and cross-cultural connections, communications, and collaborations.

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Apr
18
11:30 am11:30

Mix & Mac Pop-Up Lunch

We're super excited to introduce Mix & Mac Tuesdays with the awesome folks of Covo!  We'll be setting up shop every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at Covo from 11:30AM - 1:30PM, rotating through your favorite cheese sauces and mix-ins while introducing exciting new options. Work in the area? Have a day off? Come join us: bring your team, family, puppy, and any other cheese enthusiast you know.

Your mac, your rules.

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Apr
11
5:30 pm17:30

Startup Happy Hour with Springer Nature

Wind down after a busy day with Springer Nature at Covo's beautiful event space in SoMa, San Francisco. Spend your Tuesday evening networking with other startups and enjoying some delicious snacks, beer, and wine. We'll demo our cutting edge research content and simple platform, used by the top Bay Area Tech Companies to support their R&D and on-the-job learning.

About Us

You may be familiar with Springer (www.rd.springer.com) or Nature (www.nature.com) from your studies. These leading global STEM publishers joined forces in May 2015 to form Springer Nature, one of the most reputable providers of scientific and technical literature, worldwide. We curate industry- and project- specific research and educational libraries for some of the largest and most successful companies across Tech, Automotive, Biotech, Health, and other industries.

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Hourly Coworking will be available until 9pm.

Apr
6
6:30 pm18:30

SF Drop-In A Cappella #2! [Busking Edition!]

Everyone is invited to sing a cappella at Covo! Whether you’re already in a group, want to start your own group or just want a casual place to sing, we’re all going to sing together and figure out how best to keep singing together.

6:30-7pm: Happy Hour Mix & Mingle
7-7:15pm: Warmups and Introductions
7:20-8pm: "Son Of A Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield
8-8:20pm: Break / Drink / Connect!
8:20-8:25pm: Mystery Guest Performance
8:25-8:50pm: Revisit "Twist & Shout" from SFDIAC#1
8:50-9:00pm: Wrap-up
9:00pm: Live Performance @ Powell Muni

The organizer, Richman Neumann, has been singing a capella for 10 years and directing Bay Area a cappella for 5 years.

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Apr
5
6:00 pm18:00

Fearless Female Founders 'Make it Happen' Happy Hour

Come along to our next Fearless Female Founders event - the ‘Make it Happen’ Happy Hour, where you'll make real connections with like-minded women and talk about the courage to make your dream a reality. 

Fearless Female Founders is all about making true connections with other women entrepreneurs and business owners. As you know, creating and running a company is a challenging and often lonely journey. At this time of year, we all start to think about how we want to make this year a success, and at this event we'll talk about how to make it happen. You’ll get the opportunity to meet women that really truly get you in a happy hour style event with facilitated networking to ensure you get to know our community of inspiring, innovative women. You’ll talk about what it takes to make your dream happen and how to have the courage to fulfill your potential. This is your opportunity to connect with like-minded women in a way that feels more like chatting with old friends than it does networking.

Come and join us! Bring your friends. 

Buy Tickets: $15 (includes a complimentary drink and snacks)
Can't wait to see you there!

Hourly Coworking will be available until 9pm.