Sometimes it’s just necessary to build new bridges — for example, between people who need to have work done and other people who want to provide that work. “Online staffing and other human cloud platforms” are about building those bridges. And many of those new bridges, connecting people and work, are being built right here in San Francisco.
“Spotlight on the SF Online Work Platform Epicenter” was held on December 9th 2014 – featuring these SF-based leading online work platform companies (reverse alpha order) and speakers:
• Visual.ly – CEO, Matt Cooper
• Task Rabbit – VP Operations, Ian Arthurs
• Gigwalk – CTO, Matt Crampton
• E-O – Director Enterprise Marketing, Lauren Schulte
• CrowdFlower — Founder/CEO, Lucas Biewald
The focus of this MeetUp and the speakers was to highlight the diverse SF Bay Area community of Online Work Platform companies. In terms of numbers of companies and diversity of innovators, the SF Bay Area is clearly the global epicenter for this new, expanding space. We gathered a great set of speakers (from a representative sample of work platform companies) who each in turn spoke briefly about the journey of their businesses to date, where they are today, and what they think lies ahead–followed by discussion/Q&A.