Three cheers and more to the Innovation Month partners

Innovation Month is made possible only through the hard work of our partners. You’ll be seeing a lot more of this team throughout October, but we wanted to spotlight these amazing groups now. Got questions for these partners? Click on their names for more info.

Anthem is a collection of unique voices joining together to build brands, make an impact, and push a few envelopes along the way. We’ve got the pros, process and passion to imagine and execute creative programs that drive your business forward.

Golightly House
Golightly House is a communications consultancy and production house that focuses on content strategy, community building, and event programming. We offer 360 degree strategic executions, which encompass events, content, web strategy, design & copywriting, and project management. Golightly House has a network of experienced event producers & partners that spans across North & Latin America, and the Pacific Islands.

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (@GAFFTA) brings together the best creative coders, data artists, designers, and makers to create experiments that build social consciousness through digital culture. GAFFTA is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to furthering the use and advancement of creative technology for social good and artistic advancement. In this capacity, we maintain relationships with the world’s top academic researchers, innovative corporations, visionary artists, and civic leaders. By continually engaging and connecting this diverse community with challenges and opportunities, we extract forward-thinking technological solutions with proven capacity to create positive change.

Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation
The Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation works to solve emerging or long-standing challenges through new approaches and ideas.

RebelMouse is based on the idea that people are proud of what they share on social networks, but are starting to feel embarrassed about their websites. RebelMouse creates your social front page, building a dynamic site around what you share.

San Francisco Travel
For more than 100 years the San Francisco Travel Association has worked on behalf of its partners to promote San Francisco as the destination of choice for conventions and leisure travel. The Association is an outgrowth of the San Francisco Convention and Tourist League, a non-profit, local business association founded in 1909 to reclaim the City’s position as a world-class destination in the wake of the devastating 1906 earthquake and fire. San Francisco Travel continues that mission today, aggressively marketing and selling San Francisco to attract visitors. San Francisco Travel is a private, not-for-profit, 501(c)6 membership organization, headed by a Board of Directors made up of 45  business leaders from various companies, elected by the membership.

In a few words, sfBIG is the premier organization for connecting with the interactive community in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Since 2004 we’ve been bringing brands, agencies, and publishers together for networking and educational events.
San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation ( is a 501(c)6 organization created to leverage the power of the technology community around civic action in San Francisco. supports innovative policies and works collaboratively with government to find new solutions to historic problems facing San Francisco, and consolidate a voice in promotion of tech sector interests and growth.

VidCaster is a flexible cloud-based video CMS, bringing the web’s best online video tools together

Westfield Labs
A global digital lab focused on innovating the retail ecosystem by leveraging the social, mobile and digital market opportunities that converge the digital shopper with the physical world.

Event Partners

OpenCoSF is a new kind of conference-as-festival, where technology companies will open their doors for networking & discussion-based salons that aim to share the story of what being in SF means, the vision of the how the business got started, and why it’s a disruptive force in the industry. Host companies and participants will be local organizations and international executives from across technology, media, and public service organizations that are convening here in October to help the city celebrate and brand the inaugural Innovation Month.

Meeting of the Minds
Meeting of the Minds will illuminate specific solutions and smart strategies that are making it possible to accelerate the emergence of sustainable cities around the globe — and create a smarter and more connected future for all.

SF MusicTech Summit
The SF MusicTech Summit brings together visionaries in the evolving music/business/technology ecosystem, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians, and the organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to do business and discuss, in a proactive, conducive to dealmaking environment.

UP: San Francisco
UP explores how participatory design, art, and technology can improve cities. Each Urban Prototyping Festival uses its own strategy to uniquely address that city’s specific circumstances – soliciting, testing, and deploying projects with high potential for impact.