PLANT-BASED INVESTORS SPEAKING AT THE FUTURE OF FOOD 2.0
Want to learn about and taste the latest in food tech? Get tickets to The Future of Food 2.0: Plant-Based Investing on July 10th, hosted by sf.citi, Facebook, and WeWork.
Along with filling up on all kinds of plant-based food and drink (we have a dozen vendors and counting), you will hear from some of the biggest thought leaders in plant-based food innovation at The Future of Food 2.0. Our conversation will begin with a fireside chat between Founder and CEO of KBW Ventures, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed (also known as the “Vegan Prince”), and environmental advocate and author Suzy Amis Cameron. Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Good Food Institute, Bruce Friedrich, will then lead an exciting discussion with leaders at New Crop Capital and Stray Dog Capital, two mission-driven venture firms that have invested in companies disrupting the food and agriculture space.
Before and after our mainstage discussions, you can mix and mingle in the “Meatless Marketplace,” featuring even more never-before-seen, plant-based specialties than last year. Come ready to try hard kombucha, dairy-free sundaes, eggless frittatas, artisanal cheeses, meat-free ribs, and more. Representatives from vendors Eclipse Foods, Loca Foods, JUST, Miyoko’s, Something Better Foods, and Spero Foods will be there to tell you all about their products and answer any questions.
The Future of Food 2.0 is close to selling out—make sure to get your ticket today!
COMING SOON: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SF POLITICS
Ever wished the answers to all of your questions about San Francisco’s government could be easily found in one spot? sf.citi has you covered – get ready for SF Politics 101 on July 11th.
In a perfect world, it would be easy for anyone to understand the responsibilities, structure, and functions of San Francisco City Hall. However, because San Francisco has one of the more unique and complex political systems, it often takes years of immersion within the city’s political landscape to fully comprehend and navigate SF’s quirks. Determined to demystify what can be a complicated system, we at sf.citi have been working on a digestible and—dare we say, fun—tool to better understand how the San Francisco political machine operates. On July 11th, sf.citi will debut SF Politics 101, the ultimate guide to San Francisco government.
In this guide, readers will find, among many things, information on how the City runs, how laws are passed, how officials are elected, and how elections are determined. Furthermore, we developed helpful visuals, including a brand new district map, a city organizational chart, and a simplified overview of the legislative process.
This guide will be available exclusively to sf.citi members. Not a member? Become one today, so that you can enjoy SF Politics 101 on July 11th!
GOOGLE TAKES ON THE BAY AREA HOUSING CRISIS
Last week, sf.citi member Google announced a landmark $1 billion investment in housing at all income levels across the Bay Area.
Like many residents of the Bay Area, sf.citi and our members are well aware of the local housing crisis. With the Bay’s booming economy, job growth continues to accelerate. Normally a positive, the region’s job creation has outpaced housing production. The results include a severe housing shortage, sky-high house prices, and widespread displacement. Google’s $1 billion investment attempts to alleviate the Bay Area housing shortage in several ways.
First, Google will repurpose $750 million of company land—currently zoned for commercial development—to build 15,000 units of residential housing, including middle and low-income housing. Secondly, Google will establish a $250 million investment fund that incentivizes developers to “build at least 5,000 affordable housing units across the market.” Finally, the company will offer $50 million in grants to nonprofits working to improve homelessness and displacement in the Bay Area.
Although some root causes of the current housing crisis lie in the Bay Area’s long history of discriminatory zoning and planning policy (more on this from Today Explained), we commend the efforts of sf.citi members like Google to tackle this pressing issue. Google’s announcement reinforces the company’s commitment to “being a good neighbor in the place where it all began over 20 years ago: the San Francisco Bay Area,” says Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can change your pronoun on the Lyft app. This new feature is one of the many ways sf.citi member Lyft is celebrating Pride Month and demonstrating support for gender diversity. We can’t wait to see many sf.citi members at the San Francisco Pride Parade this weekend – full list of Pride-related events here.