Tech + Gadgets
Certainly among the most socially awkward health topics are sexually transmitted diseases.
Nobody really wants to talk about them, some may feel reluctant to bring up the topic even with their doctor, and as a consequence people often delay seeking treatment, which leaves them at greater risk of not only getting sicker but also of spreading the condition to their partners.
Original, organic, local, fresh, seasonal, vegan, gluten-free–all of those adjectives describe the first five spicy sauces created by local startup Saucee, which is currently in the process of wrapping up a successful Kickstarter campaign to expand production and deliver its products online to you.
Among successful technology companies based in SF, one floating perhaps a bit under the radar is the leading online event and ticketing platform, Eventbrite.
From its offices strategically positioned on Brannan Street between the Caltrain station and the Sixth Street off-ramp of 280, Eventbrite sold 36 million tickets worth $600 million in 179 countries last year.
Handing out parking tickets is big business for the City of San Francisco – to the tune of some $134 million a year.
And there are oh-so-many ways you can get one of those citations, given the city’s complex and expanding set of parking rules. (For example, did you realize that you now have to feed the meters all over town on Sundays?)
Luckily, a new smartphone app (for iOS and android) called Park.IT, has a built-in SFMTA parking regulation interpreter that is regularly updated to help you avoid some of those tickets.
Meghan Higney, who just launched a new website and email subscription service called Ajent, which curates style content and product offers, has one of the more dramatic founder’s stories I’ve come across lately.
“I was outside, wearing heels and my feet hurt. I sat down on a ledge and fell backwards some distance to the concrete. I crushed four vertebrae in my back and was bedridden the next two months.
The search for innovative solutions to societal problems by encouraging entrepreneurs to get involved is one of the notable features of the current tech boom centered in and around San Francisco.