Want to see the fabulous r MC Hammer talk tech with a VC?   You can get your chance next month when the newly moved to Oakland tech and venture capital conference– Vator Splash Oakland— features a talk between Hammer and local VC (and retail entrepreneur ) Erik Moore, who runs Base Ventures.

The talk will focus on tech startups, the As and Oakland’s bright future–and with those two together, should be completely fascinating. Hammer’s keynote session is the second keynote to kick off the conference, which starts May 6th, and is being held at Jack London Square.

A true force for good–and a sharp businessman==Hammer became one of Visit Oakland’s official spokespersons in 2012.  He was quoted in November 2011 in the San Francisco Chronicle as saying “My admiration, love and understanding of the culture of Oakland is from experience. The thing that inspires me about Oakland is its ability to change. We are our own city.”

About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local (oaklandlocal.com) a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including Salon.com, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

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