Lots of opportunities for learning things this week.

MONDAY, June 16

Are Your Savings Compounding? A Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs

The goal of this hands-on workshop is two-fold, with a focus on increasing financial literacy for women. Using technology to explore the nuances of exponential growth, participants can gain confidence and clarity about money management and wealth accumulation. Secondly, women entrepreneurs will learn how personalized retirement planning can help their business. More information here.

5 to 6:15 p.m.

Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway

Open Hack Night

Join others on electronics and programming projects. Come be in company with like-minded people and hack something. Free.
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tech Liminal, 555 12th Street, suite 110


TUESDAY, June 17

KONO Workshop: Demystifying Yelp

The Koreatown Northgate community business association invites you to a workshop on Yelp, the online rating site on which consumers rate businesses. Yelp is excruciatingly important to most small businesses: a huge driver of business when reviews are positive, and a massive setback when they’re not. This workshop will teach you all of those things and more, because understanding is the first step to improvement!   Learn: Why do certain ratings show up at the top? Why do some good reviews get filtered out? What can I do if I have a Yelp page full of bad reviews that’s affecting my business? How do I get customers to write me reviews? Are Yelp ads actually useful and what are the options?

6 to 7 p.m.

KONO Offices, 2633 Telegraph Avenue #107, 

Product Management Fundamentals 101

Product Management is the process of conceiving, planning, developing, testing, launching, delivering and withdrawing products in the market. Product Management has both direct and indirect influence on the business success of products – from inception through end of life. This course provides a product management education foundation for people seeking to gain entry and forward their product management careers, and for those product managers without a college level product management background.
Please find detailed information and required materials here.
4 to 6 p.m.
Tech Liminal, 555 12th Street, suite 110

Product Therapy Weekly

Managing a product and looking for feedback? Want to test your MVP? Product manager seeking support? Bring your product dilemmas, issues, challenges, and conflicts about any stage of managing, launching, scaling, products, as well as the internal issues of cross-functional politics and communications to maintain, sustain and grow the product. We’ll discuss as a group to identify solutions and opportunities to assist you to move forward.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Tech Liminal, 555 12th Street, suite 110



Pitching a Company, Not a Product: 2014 Bay Area Capital Connections Forum

Learn how to present your company so that you can find and attract investors aligned with your mission, financial, and impact objectives.  Three tech entrepreneurs (TBA) will pitch their company to a panel of top-tier investors. This is the third in a series of Bay Area Capital Connections Forum.
6 to 8 p.m.
Impact HUB Oakland

WordPress Support Group for Beginners

A weekly support group for early users of WordPress to develop sites. Bring questions
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Tech Liminal, 555 12th Street, suite 110


UN/Work Third Thursdays: Summer Mixers Kickoff

Join us for a grand celebration on the launch of the Un/Work Third Thursdays Juneteenth and Summer Solstice celebration.  Impact Hub Oakland will be transformed into an environment of relaxation and contemplation. Sit, stand or expand.  Allow yourself to be taken on a ubiquitous musical journey. Let’s “un/work,” and benefit from an auditory rebalancing of the chatter and clatter of urban encounters.
For Professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives, including: 100 Black Men of the Bay Area • African American Business Exchange • African American Employee Network • Bay Area Black Journalists Assoc • Black Founders of SF Bay Area • Black Professionals in Solano County • Impact Hub Oakland • Marin African American Professional Network • MINGLES Black Professionals • MoAD Vanguard • Movement50 • Nat’l Coalition of 100 Black Women (Oakland/Bay Area Chapter) • Nat’l Society of Black Engineers (SF Bay Area & Silicon Valley Professionals) • Nat’l Assoc of Black Accountants (SF) • Nat’l Black MBA Assoc. • ONYX Black Professionals • sf|noir • Stanford Black Alumni Assoc. • theREGISTRY Insider • Urban Financial Services Coalition • Young Blacks of the Bay.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Impact HUB Oakland, 2323 Broadway

Marketing Done Right: Brainstorming with Experts 

Business expert, Allison Bliss, and Tech Liminal founder, Anca Mosoiu, facilitate a brainstorming session for CEO’s, company owners, leaders, or entrepreneurs to get feedback on pressing concerns like how to: Ramp up a business the smart way, Choose the right product to monetize, Improve your websites to make your product more visible, Craft a winning promotion strategy and Create estimates that get your company hired. More info here.
Tech Liminal
6 to 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, June 20

WordPress Support Group for developers and designers

Bring your questions; this group of experienced WordPress site developers and designers will help you find answers.
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Tech Liminal, 555 12th Street, suite 110


Please send tech and business events you’d like listed to barbara@oaklandlocal.com