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September 2017
$30

How to Take Your Manufacturing Company to $5M and Beyond

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

September 12th, 6-8pm SFMade, 926 Howard St, San Francisco Whether you’re just starting your manufacturing business, growing your empire, or simply curious to meet some of San Francisco’s top manufacturers, join our highly interactive discussion: a unique opportunity to hear from our panelists who have intentionally grown their companies locally: • Lisa Fetterman, Founder and CEO, Nomiku • Greg D’alesandre, Chocolate Sourcerer, Dandelion Chocolate • Tony Meneghetti, COO, Timbuk2 • Facilitated by SFMade’s Janet Lees Come network and learn about: •…

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$30

Finding and Securing Production Space for your Manufacturing Business

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
TechShop, 926 Howard St
San Francisco, CA United States

At this workshop we will introduce you to SFMade’s “Places to Make” Program, which assists manufacturers in finding production space in San Francisco. We will illustrate what kinds of spaces are available for manufacturing, where they are, and what you need to do to secure them. Whether you are a new company, in the process of expanding, or need to relocate, this workshop will help you navigate your options and point you in the right direction. We will cover: Which…

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$30

Hiring and Retaining Employees A-Z

September 20 @ 12:00 pm

This brown bag lunchtime workshop is for anyone who already has employees or is thinking of hiring for the first time– Traci Bernard-Marks from Nixon Peabody will cover the legal basics for hiring and recruitment, and David Hanrahan from Zendesk will tell you how to create a winning company culture and attract and motivate a great staff. Please bring your own lunch. David Hanrahan, VP of People Operations, Zendesk Traci Bernard-Marks, Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP

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$30

How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TechShop, 926 Howard St
San Francisco, CA United States

If you are planning to produce apparel or sewn products, this session is for you! In an interactive and supportive environment, you’ll learn how to set-up and manage your own manufacturing operation or use contract manufacturers. We will cover key considerations including: • Assessing your needs and what makes the most sense for your particular business • Information and referrals to local factories and manufacturing resources • Acquiring facilities and where to look • Zoning and Permitting Issues • Obtaining…

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October 2017

SFMade Orientation – October

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
TechShop, 926 Howard St
San Francisco, CA United States

Come learn about what we do and how we help manufacturing companies to succeed. Empowering Manufacturers. Creating Jobs. Transforming our City. SFMade’s mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco, that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce.

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