We are a city of doers and dreamers, where change is the only constant – where we rewrite the rules of business.
By Heather Hiles (Founder & CEO, Pathbrite)
The City of San Francisco has joined with several partners to develop a short film designed to drive business attraction and growth in San Francisco, increase tourism, and showcase San Francisco as the innovation capital of the world. The film, and short vignettes, entitled “San Francisco: Where the World Changes”, features San Francisco-based business leaders and innovators from a range of industries speaking to why they chose San Francisco for their company, describing what makes San Francisco a center for innovation, and discussing how their companies are changing the world.
In addition to Mayor Ed Lee, the film features Jack Dorsey, Ron Conway, Lynn Jurich (co-CEO, Sunrun), Craig Dalton (co-founder, DODOcase), David Lee (Founder/Managing Partner, SV Angel), Kevin Yeaman (CEO, Dolby), Heather Hiles (Founder & CEO, Pathbrite) and others:
The goal is to increase awareness of San Francisco as the innovation center, attract talent to the city and increase the number of businesses started and located here. The sponsors for the film are the San Francisco Center for Economic Development (SFCED) – the City’s non-profit economic development partner, the San Francisco Travel Association (SFTravel) the tourism agency for San Francisco and Alexandria Real Estate Equities Trust (ARE) a developer and building owner in Mission Bay.
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About the guest blogger: Heather Hiles is Founder and CEO of Pathbrite, a career portfolio startup. Previously, Her roles include being the former Commissioner of San Francisco Unified School District, Executive Director of Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, CEO of Hiles Group, Co-Founder of EARN, CEO of SFWorks (NGO to place women from welfare into careers) and COO of Break the Cycle. Heather holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Yale. Follow her on Twitter at @heatherhiles.