Innovate East Bay 2017!

Event details

  • Saturday | February 25, 2017
  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • California State University, East Bay Multi-purpose room, New University Union 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard Hayward, CA 94542


Whether you are looking to explore new ideas, design innovative solutions, or build a next-generation business, join a community of seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs, makers, innovators, and community leaders.

Get connected to the network of resources, knowledge, and experiences to be a more effective innovator, launch your business, and strengthen the community of innovation in the East Bay.



Innovative companies showcase their Products and Services.


Resource providers exhibit their Tools, Apps, and Services.


Presenters share their knowledge in one of five tracks:

  • Innovation Essentials
  • Prototyping & Bootstrapping
  • Skills Development
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Startup Journey



Panelists share their insights on the state of innovation in the East Bay and beyond.



Share your ideas around various design challenges.


Connect to the community of innovators and resources.

Innovate East Bay Poster

Links to some of our exhibitors, presenters, and partners:

Youth Business USA helps motivated young adults figure out how to make their business ideas a reality. YBUSA’s experienced business advisors and mentors provide you with one-on-one support actually planning, designing and building your business, piece by piece.

Workshop Title: Build your Business Plan!

Workshops Description: Participants will use our online Business Model Builder tool to actually draft a business plan right there in the workshop. They will have one on one support and guidance from fellow entrepreneurs, mentors and advisors

The Kiefer Consulting as a partner who will help shape and realize their vision. From strategy development through to implementation, clients benefit from customer-centric delivery model. Their collaborative tools and methodologies enhance communication and foster positive change.

Workshops Title: Keifer Consulting

Workshops Description:The opportunity to hear from fellow innovators and entrepreneurs about their journey so far, and participate in a dynamic question and answer session

Draper University is the leading program in Silicon Valley for building founders, ideally suited for entrepreneurs ages 18-28. There innovative, immersive Residential Program in Entrepreneurship offers: essential startup skills, exposure to industry experts, a network of like-minded entrepreneurs, & mentorship from experienced venture capitalists (VCs).

Workshops Title: Pitch Hero

Workshops Description:Struggling with your pitch? Let the Program Coordinators of Draper University help with a session of, mostly fun, all around the pitch. In true Draper fashion you’ll need to be prepared for anything during this off-beat pitch session.

Microsoft believe in what people make possible. “Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”

Workshops Title: Microsoft Teams Project Management

Workshops Description: Microsoft Project is a project management, which is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads. Today we will go over seven main tasks you’ll need to learn to reap the real benefits from Microsoft Project as a project-scheduling tool.

SV.Academy – Business development coaching and career development by top executives from Silicon Valley.

Oakland Digital – A non-profit design studio working to close three gaps: Digital Literacy, Opportunity, and Tech Inclusion among under resourced entrepreneurs and students.

Holacracy One – Holacracy is a complete, packaged system for self-management in organizations, a new peer-to-peer “operating system” that increases transparency, accountability, and organizational agility.

Impact Hub Oakland – An innovative co-working space aimed to facilitate community development through social entrepreneurship and collaboration.

Triune Infomatics – Offering IT Consulting, IT Staffing, Disability Staffing, and Executive Search.

CodingDojo – The most extensive coding bootcamp in the industry

AdStage – Better Reporting & Automation‎. Manage all your Search & Social Ads in one place.

ZipPower – Pioneering a smarter approach to develop more efficient interconnected cities.

Bass Kings – Mobile Tournament Fishing App

ScaleFT – Beyondcorp -style Robust Perimeterless Security

Charity Live Stream – Charity Focused “LinkedIn” For Gamers & Artists

Trunger – Food Truck Pre-order App

Occupassion – Discover companies and teams that share your passions and interests

Career Development Center – Customized support for communities of Cal State East Bay, College of Business and Economics.