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Tuesday, October 6 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation
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Session Title: Creating a City Playbook for Supporting the Transition from Maker to Manufacturer

Encouraging collaboration and leveraging shared resources increases the impact of government initiatives. In this session, we will share one example of a public-private partnership that the Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation is leading to support the advanced manufacturing sector in San Francisco. The maker movement and urban manufacturing are both rooted and thriving in San Francisco– the Innovation Capital of the World. In fact, San Francisco has already become a national symbol for both the maker movement (Tech Shop is headquartered here, the original Maker Faire originated in the Bay Area) and for the resurgence of urban manufacturing, epitomized by our five-year old SFMade initiative, which now supports more than 540 growing urban manufacturers.

The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, SFMade, and Blackbird Guitars will share their experiences and future plans for strengthening the City’s capacity to support our entrepreneurs’ transition from maker to manufacturer  - with a specific emphasis on the “advanced manufacturing” space.

Panel of Speakers:


  • Kate Sofis, Executive Director, SFMade

  • Laurel Arvantidis, Director of Business Development, SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development

  • Joe Luttwak, Chief Musical Officer, Blackbird Guitars

  • Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer, Mayor’s Office (moderator)



 

Presenters
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Laurel Arvantidis

Director of Business Development, SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development
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Joe Luttwak

Chief Musical Officer, Blackbird Guitars
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Kate Sofis

Executive Director, SFMade

Host Companies
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San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation

Civic Innovation has come to mean many things—and it isn’t always about technology. It is really about how the government can solve old problems in new ways and how we can foster a culture of innovation across City government. The Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) mission... Read More →

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  • Company Description Civic Innovation has come to mean many things—and it isn’t always about technology. It is really about how the government can solve old problems in new ways and how we can foster a culture of innovation across City government. The Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) mission is to support San Francisco initiatives through creative problem-solving, prototyping, and scaling, while strengthening Departmental ownership of programs. MOCI champions initiatives that improve affordability, foster economic development, and build a more responsive and collaborative government. MOCI also reinforces the overarching goals of increasing government accountability, accessibility, and responsiveness.