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CityCamp Oakland Returns to City Hall Jan. 10

CityCamp Oakland, a participant-driven civic innovation conference to be held on Saturday, January 10, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, aims to redefine the way we perceive and collaborate with government. Organized...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 innovation stories

Oakland has long been an innovative city, but lately, the outside world has finally started to catch on (as evidenced by frequent New York Times coverage, Oakland ranking 9th among U.S. cities attracting tech...
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Best of 2014: Top 5 Oakland leader profiles

Who has been shaping Oakland's landscape? At Oakland Local, we've been honored to profile exceptional leaders in business, in politics, in technology, and in the arts. The following five stories give a peek...
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Pitch Mixer’s Ayori Selassie: Helping startups succeed in Oakland and the Bay

Photo by Tamara Orozco Having been born and raised in West Oakland, it is safe to say that Ayori Se has developed a deep connection to her native city. Growing up as one of eight children, Ayori’s...
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Why Oakland’s a tech start-up game changer

Oakland-based Mindblown Labs put gaming into education and garnered the largest Kickstarter campaign for any mobile game ever. E-commerce site Mayvenn found an unserved market and is growing 40 to 60 percent...
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Use your winter break to retool your pitch

By Isaac “Yitz” Applbaum and Dan Cohen We are often in meetings with talented entrepreneurs who have great ideas but also have a hard time communicating them. This isn’t uncommon. Founders often have...
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2.Oakland celebrates a year in innovation for Oakland’s tech community

In celebration of the budding growth of the city’s tech community, 2.Oakland is holding their annual Technology Innovation Celebration Event tomorrow at Port Workspaces in the Jack London Square area on...
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Locals hold net neutrality hearing

A coalition of local organizations concerned about preserving net neutrality held their own hearing, Bay Area Speaks, last Thursday night in SF. At issue is the Federal Communications Commission debate on...
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Oakland’s Coliseum City could be transformational if city leaders thought more like Steve Jobs (Community Voices)

I was meeting with clients on 85th Avenue bordering International Boulevard, which consists of a series of warehouses, mixed-use spaces, and affordable housing projects that some consider the industrial...
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Kapor Center establishes Oakland as the epicenter of tech for social justice

There's something happening on Craigslist that some people might find disturbing: landlords are listing spots in North and West Oakland as being located in "the new tech area." But while tech has been...