San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2009
More than 1000 small business owners and entrepreneurs are expected to attend BizTechDay, a hands-on business technology conference held at the Hyatt Regency SFO in Burlingame, CA October 22-23, 2009.
Launched in 2008, BizTechDay is a two-day intensive learning experience that will feature more than 40 speakers from Google, Yelp, Comcast Business Class, Digg, Virgin America, Linkedin, Twitter, WordPress, Elance and the office of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger who will share business and internet technology strategies to help business owners stay innovative and grow in the economic downturn.
With over 40 sessions, entrepreneurs will learn the latest strategies and tools to successfully raise funds, build a strong brand on Google, Yelp or Facebook, forge partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, access the federal stimulus program and make money on Twitter.
"I hear from businesses all the time looking specifically for this kind of help," said Gary Marshall of the San Francisco Small Business Administration district office. "Small business owners will definitely benefit from an event like this."
Keynote speakers include founder of Digg.com Kevin Rose; bestselling authors Tim Ferriss and Michael Gerber; founder of Wordpress Matt Mullenweg; Porter Gale, VP of Marketing at Virgin America as well as Paypal seed investor and CEO of Eventbrite Kevin Hartz.
BizTechDay will also feature the popular Genius Hour where attendees learn directly from business experts and technology gurus in the speed-dating format, facilitated and timed. Genius Hour offers not only a learning opportunity for attendees, but also incredible exposure for the presenters, who are often also small business owners.
"I firmly believe that when entrepreneurs get together, amazing things happen," said Edith Yeung, Founder of BizTechDay Conference. "Together at BizTechDay, we will inspire, learn and truly connect with each other. By working together, we and our businesses can grow beyond what we can imagine."
BizTechDay will also include the culmination of a year-long Big Success Business Pitch Contest, where Bay Area small business owners pitch their idea to a panel of judges for a chance to win a 30-minute interview on CBS5 and a trip to Miami.
"We know entrepreneurs can make magic happen when they turn their dreams into real action," said Mark O'Leary, Regional Vice President of Business Services for Comcast's California Region. "BizTechDay 2009 Conference fosters a spirit of camaraderie, community and entrepreneurship like no other events, and we are excited to become the presenting sponsor for this exciting event."
Sponsors & Partners
National and local sponsors for BizTechDay 2009 include Comcast Business Class, Elance, Constant Contact, CBS 5, Virgin America, Small Business Administration, American Express, Yola, WordPress, Keiretsu Forum, Meetup.com, Women 2.0, NAWBO, Association of Women MBAs, Astia, MagCloud, TIE, Oriented, PRNewswire, Hatch Network, Powwow, Webgrrls, Eventbrite, Girls in Tech, eWomenNetwork, SFNewTech and SavortheSuccess.
BizTechDay is a business strategy and technology conference launched in 2008 in San Francisco. In 2008, the conference attracted more than 500 entrepreneurs and featured Tim Ferriss, bestselling author behind the "4-Hour Workweek"; George Wright, the marketing genius behind the 'Will it Blend' YouTube campaign; and Scott Heiferman, Founder of Meetup.com. BizTechDay was founded by Edith Yeung, a small business marketing consultant and the organizer of the San Francisco Entrepreneur Meetup Group with over 2600 members.
For full program details and pictures of 2008 event, please visit http://www.biztechday.com.
About Edith Yeung
Edith is the go-to consultant in small business marketing, a sought-after speaker and the Founder of BizTechDay. She delivered many content rich, high-energy and memorable talks in the U.S., Asia and Europe and leads San Francisco Entrepreneur Meetup Group with over 2600 members. Edith is also the CEO and cofounder of Clue Market Inc., a San Francisco-based marketing firm specializing in small business marketing. Prior, she consulted and won multiple awards working with Fortune 500 companies including AT&T Wireless, Oracle, Siebel, Autodesk, Cisco Systems, Symantec, American Management Systems (AMS), Telstra Australia, Matav Hungary Telecom and Taiwan Semi-Conductor. Edith lives in San Francisco.
To apply for a Media Pass to BizTechDay, please visit http://www.biztechday.com/media-registration/.
Calendar Editors, please note:
What: BizTechDay 2009
When: October 22, 2009, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; October 23, 2009, 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency SFO
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010