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Apply for Ebay’s Investival

Do you want to reach new customers? Are you also looking for investors? Do you want to develop a working relationship with ebay Inc.? Come and meet the employees at ebay Inc. on October 2nd, 2014! Ebay Inc. is partnering with SFMade to connect small businesses with the tools they need to grow. If you are chosen to participate, you will: Be on campus (2211 N. First Street, San Jose CA) from 11:00am – 2:00pm Bring merchandise to sell to casual customers (the employees) Display an investor pitch board to attract people who may be...

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3rd Annual State of Local Manufacturing Breakfast

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WHAT? SFMade’s Third Annual State of Local Manufacturing Breakfast is a limited-capacity, high-level event that offers a fantastic opportunity to visibly demonstrate your support of our efforts and to learn about new opportunities and deals arising in the rapidly growing local manufacturing sector. SFMade, in partnership with Mayor Lee and the City of San Francisco, will unveil the results of the State of Local Manufacturing survey showing the major trends in local manufacturing. You’ll hear from industry leaders on how you can benefit...

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Photos: YouthMade Summer 2014

Vanessa making spicy pickled green beans at McVicker's Pickles

This summer about 20 interns are working at SFMade member companies through SFMade and Juma Venture’s YouthMade program. We went out to their host companies to check out what a few of them were up to! Sarah showing off the pieces she designed and cut Sarah making machine parts at Plethora Vanessa at Peace Industry Vanessa making a choob at Peace Industry Vanessa picking out color swatches at Peace Industry

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Application: SFMade & Pinterest Holiday Sale

You’re invited to apply as a vendor for the first SFMade and Pinterest holiday sale, held at the Pinterest headquarters! When: Saturday, November 22nd 11 am -5 pm Cost: $100 Number of vendors: 40 You will be provided with one 6 x 3 table, booth sizes TBD. CRITERIA Vendors will be selected by Pinterest and accepted based on our need for: -A diverse range of products -Appropriate price points -Ability to accept credit cards -Companies with active Pinterest boards -We will be selecting vendors whose products will be likely to move at a holiday...

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Application: 2014 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair

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You’re invited to apply as a vendor for the 2014 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair! We’re taking over the beautiful Fort Mason Fleet Room for two days, with two sets of different vendors. Fort Mason is home to hundreds of shopping events throughout the year, including the weekly Farmers Market coinciding on the second day of the fair. The event will be highly publicized by local media, and we expect big crowds of shoppers! When: Saturday or Sunday, December 13th and 14th. 10 am to 5 pm. Due to a high demand, vendors can do one day only— No...

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June Newsletter: Summer Products, Parties and More

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  SHOP LEARN DONATE Upcoming Programs How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products Wed, June 11th If you’re planning on producing apparel or sewn products, this workshop is for you! Fashion Rules! (And Laws) Wed, June 25th Learn how to protect your work, the dos and don’ts of social media and sharing content, and the proper way to collect customer information. Presented by Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP. SFMade Orientation Tuesday, July 8th Come learn what we do and how...

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Video: Ramp it Up! Award Winners

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Every year SFMade honors San Francisco manufacturers for exemplifying the values of SFMade: Manufacturing a quality product, exhibiting innovation, creating jobs for the local economy and making a significant and positive contribution to the SFMade community. We also honor an individual or an organization who has made an extraordinary contribution to making San Francisco a better place for manufacturers to start and grow. Here are messages from the award winners at SFMade’s annual fundraiser and gala, Ramp it Up! held at the San...

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April Newsletter: Create Your Own Locally Made Adventure

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  SHOP LEARN DONATE Upcoming Programs Hiring Made EasierTuesday, April 1st This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about hiring employees and complying with all of the applicable laws and regulations. SFMade Orientation Tuesday, April 8th Come learn what we do and how we help manufacturers. How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products Tuesday, April 29th If you’re planning on producing apparel or sewn products, this workshop is for you! UPDates and member...

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February Newsletter: Mark Your Calendars for SFMade Week!

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  SHOP LEARN DONATE Upcoming Programs SFMade OrientationTuesday, March 11th Come learn what we do and how we help manufacturers. Making Returns Wednesday, March 19th An investment presentation and networking event for growing manufacturers, individual investors and service providers. Hear from a local manufacturer about a successful equity investment round, and from a seasoned investor. At Bluxome Street Winery. How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products Tuesday, March 25th If...

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Members, Get Involved: SFMade Week is May 5th-11th

SFMade Week features seven days of education, exploration, and innovation, designed to celebrate and heighten local awareness and understanding of the local manufacturing sector and the companies and people who bring locally made products to fruition. How to Get Involved: PLAN AN EVENT There will be four types of events happening during SFMade Week: Factory Tours/Open Studios- Public is invited to the factory to see production process, meet workers/owner, and do tastings if appropriate. Workshops/Classes- Public is invited to learn a...

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