In 2020, focused many of our events on COVID-19, which quickly transformed the tech industry at large and many aspects of our life in San Francisco. We learned about tech’s rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic and also hosted a series of virtual conversations with City and state leaders to understand the effects of COVID-19 on San Francisco, California, and beyond.

April-July 2020

The COVID 19 Effect

The COVID-19 Effect Event Series
Speakers: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla; San Francisco City Controller Ben Rosenfield; SFMTA Director Jeffrey Tumlin; San Francisco Planning Director Rich Hillis organized a series of policy discussions with City and state leaders to explore the impact of COVID-19 on the future of San Francisco. We looked at the effect COVID-19 had on San Francisco’s budget, office space market, and restaurants, as well as the 2020 Presidential election.

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May 7, 2020

The Race to Respond: Tech’s Leadership on COVID-19
Speakers: Aaron Levie, Box; Sarah Rose, TaskRabbit

On May 7, Box CEO, Aaron Levie, TaskRabbit President and Chief Product Officer, Sarah Rose, and a suite of other tech executives spoke at The Race to Respond: Tech’s Leadership on COVID-19, hosted by,, and Protocol.

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