Indie Authors Book Fair

December 12, 2013

Indie Authors Book Fair


Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2013
Impact Hub Oakland
1423 Broadway, Oakland CA

Calling all literary groupies! This is your chance to mingle with local literary talent. Independent authors from around the Bay Area will be selling their books, mingling over drinks, and reading from their work. Support your local authors by joining us!

Admission is FREE.

Are you an indie author? Sign up to sell your books here.

Hosted by Oakland Authors, Cheryl Derricotte & Tim McAtee

Cheryl & Tim run the Oakland Authors organization and are both independent authors themselves. Cheryl recently published Being the Grown Up, and Tim’s novel is called The Hipsters.


Start: December 12, 2013 6:30 pm
End: December 12, 2013 9:30 pm
Venue: Impact Hub Oakland PopUp
1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States
Cost: Free

December 1, 2013

Fall In To Fabulous Funk and Fashion Clothing Swap

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Bottom left photo courtesy of Oak streetstyle

Sunday, December 1, 2013
Impact Hub Oakland
1423 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612
Cost: $7

The Golden Rule: If you didn’t wear it last year, why is it still in your closet? Let it go, girlfriend! Bring it to the clothing swap! Refresh your wardrobe. One person’s old is another person’s new. Complete with personal stylists, a fashion show, mimosas, hot drinks and yummy food to boot. (what?? did someone just say “boots”?) The biggest shopping weekend of the year can become the biggest SHARING weekend of the year.

Accepting women & children’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, hats & bags. Bring items you would gift to a best friend. Bring your clothes between 2p-3p.

Event begins with honoring our bodies through a relaxing & fun movement practice. And then the sharing begins!

Enjoy the spirit of giving!

Start: December 1, 2013 2:00 pm
End: December 1, 2013 6:30 pm
Venue: Impact Hub Oakland PopUp
1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States

November 26, 2013

TED “Bring Your Brown Bag” Lunch Meetup

Food for your brain and your belly!
Tuesday, Nov 26th, 2013
12:00 – 1:30pm
Impact Hub Oakland popup
1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

SPACE IS LIMITED  (plz email if you need to cancel to open space for someone else.)

Hub Oakland partners with the Sustainable Business Alliance/Oakland Grown for a stimulating lunchtime discussion – Co-hosted by Erin Kilmer-Neel (Executive Director, Sustainable Business Alliance), Andrea Walker (Marketing Director, One Pacific Coast Bank) & Ashara Ekundayo (Chief Creative Officer/Co-Founder, Impact Hub Oakland)

Bring Your Brown Bag Lunch (BYBB) and convene with new Members of our organizations for a TED Talk screening and discussion!

At this lunch, we’ll
- Screen a popular TED talk on how to make ideas spread
- Each reflect on our own product, service or idea we’d like to spread
-Brainstorm ways to incorporate the concepts into our own and each other’s work

This format is intended to provide a stimulating, efficient and effective way to
bring some fresh ideas to your business, gain insights and get to know each other a little better.

Fair Trade Organic beverages provided by Numi Organic Teas & Equator Coffee


Start: November 26, 2013 12:00 pm
End: November 26, 2013 1:30 pm
Venue: Impact Hub Oakland PopUp
1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States
Cost: Free

November 23, 2013

RayCoach Power-Hour


Saturday, Nov. 23rd 1:00pm-2:30pm
1423 Broadway, Oakland
$5 for IHO Members
$10 for Non IHO Members
Suggested Donation Available

Are you an entrepreneur or artist? Do you have a project that you are “stuck” with? Come to the RayCoach Power Hour and break that cycle… and Get It Done!

RayCoach is pleased to partner with Hub Oakland to launch a new series of Power Hours!

The RayCoach Power Hour is a 90-minute Saturday gathering at the Hub Oakland. At a Power Hour, like-minded entrepreneurs, artists and other creative professionals gather to state their goal and then take one hour to Get It Done.

At a Power Hour, there are no excuses – just the support from like-minded peers. All you have to do is show up with a project to work on during the Power Hour, and commit to Get It Done!

Executive coach and trainer Ray Pifferrer will be available for free Laser Coaching during the Power Hour.


About Your Coach

Ray Pifferrer is a member of the International Coach Federation,   and trained as a Leadership Coach (Linkage, Inc.) and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (Coaches Training Institute). Ray has developed and presented leadership and skills development efforts around the world, to global and U.S. teams. His clients come from a variety of nations, professional levels and life circumstances. As an executive coach and training consultant, Ray:

  • uses humor and creativity to help you clarify your goals and make the “impossible” happen
  • walks with you as a supportive partner while you learn and change
  • translates performance gaps into goals with actionable steps
  • helps bridge the gap between goals and performance results
  • incorporates deep knowledge and experience around working in corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic settings

Ray brings 25 years of experience in designing, facilitating and managing individual/ organizational performance improvement efforts. He’s a seasoned training program manager, expert group facilitator and platform presenter. He’s worked with global corporations (e.g., Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Genentech, Coca-Cola), national/regional firms (e.g. Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Gas & Electric), and a wide variety of philanthropic/nonprofit organizations. He has been many places and done many things, including stand-up comedy! Ray splits his working time between the San Francisco/Oakland, California, New York, and the European Union, thanks to dual citizenship and the ability to make wherever he is feel like home. As a Latino gay man, Ray brings a special sensitivity and focus to work with leaders of color/LGBT leaders.

Start: November 23, 2013 1:00 pm
End: November 23, 2013 2:30 pm
Venue: Impact Hub Oakland PopUp
1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States

November 22, 2013 – November 24, 2013

2013 Oakland Sustainability Jam


Interested in exploring a collaborative, design-based approach to sustainability? Join us for the 2013 Oakland Sustainability Jam, the local edition of the Global Sustainability Jam, being held around the world the weekend of Nov. 22-24, 2013.


All are welcome – not only designers, but also planners & sustainability experts; artists & makers; scientists & hackers; activists & entrepreneurs; as well as just plain passionate, interested folks! You’ll form diverse teams and work together through the weekend to observe and learn, generate ideas, and prototype products, services, devices, systems, and more, all around the theme of sustainability.


The weekend will also include inspiring panel discussions and mini-workshops with leading thinkers in design and sustainability; mentorship and support from facilitators and experts in the field; connections with GSusJammers from around the world; and plenty of good food, great people, hard work, and most importantly, fun!



6pm Friday, Nov. 22nd – 4pm Sunday, Nov. 24th, 2013

Comrade, 484 9th Street, Oakland CA 94607



Cost: $10, to partially offset food + drink



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Global website: 



Host sponsor: Comrade. Media sponsors: Impact HUB Oakland and PopupHood.

Interested in being a sponsor or volunteer? Contact us at

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Start: November 22, 2013 6:00 am
End: November 24, 2013 4:00 pm

November 15, 2013 – November 16, 2013

Compathos Foundation hosts RELEVATE – Social Impact Film Forum


Friday, November 15, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013

The New Parkway Theater
474 24th St
Oakland, 94612
(510) 658-7900

Compathos Foundation hosts RELEVATE  – Social Impact Film Forum: New Worlds are Possible. This youth media expose brings together social innovators and cultural creative’s with the goal of igniting cross cultural conversation that lifts the spirit, sparks the imagination and elevates positive change! Join us for award winning global documentaries, local youth produced shorts and expert speaker panels intended to deepen the understanding of local and global issues of relevance to Bay Area residents. Discover more on our facebook page.

For Ticket Information go to

20% discount code COMP4200 for all HUB members

Please Share!
TWITTER @compathos | #relevateff #compathos

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Start: November 15, 2013 6:00 pm
End: November 16, 2013 12:00 am
Venue: The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street, Oakland, CA, 94610, United States

November 9, 2013 – November 10, 2013

San Francisco Green Festival 2013


November 9th, and 10th
SF Concourse Exhibition Center
638 8th St. (at Brannan)
San Fracisco, CA 94103
Sat. 10-6pm & Sun. 11-5pm
Buy Tickets HERE

It’s that time again! The San Francisco Green Festival is happening November 9th and 10th. Green Festival is the nation’s largest and most diverse sustainability event, and returns for its 12th year to the SF Concourse Exhibition Center. San Francisco Green Festival will offer not only an incredible sense of community but also the largest, most diverse and most trusted place for learning, shopping and having fun! Featuring an organic food court; an environmental film installation presented by the Sierra Club; hands-on DIY workshops; organic vegan and vegetarian cooking demonstrations; an organic beer and wine garden; live music; green building demonstrations; a green careers resource center; and, an incredible Green Marketplace for all of your holiday shopping needs, featuring products and services from local, regional and national green and sustainable businesses and organizations.


Impact Hub Oakland, along with Impact Hub SF and Berkeley, will be in full force at our PopUp Hub both Saturday and Sunday. Come by and engage with a community of change-makers through interactive workshops, mind-blowing panel discussions, and one-on-one conversations with our innovative Founders and Staff.


Want a free weekend pass to the festival and a Impact Hub Oakland T-shirt? Then volunteer as Host at our booth. For more info please contact

Start: November 9, 2013 10:00 am
End: November 10, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: SF Concourse Exhibition Center
638 8th St., San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

November 6, 2013

Cool As a Cucumber: Public Speaking Lunch & Learn

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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
Impact Hub Oakland
1423 Broadway, Oakland

Join Holley Murchison, founder of Oratory Glory, to learn how to stay as cool as a cucumber while speaking publicly in an encouraging learning environment with this hands-on, beginner to intermediate level (BYO) lunch session for those looking to improve as speakers and communicators.

Learn actionable tips and techniques for:

  • preparing and delivering your message
  • effectively sharing content
  • navigating nervousness
  • creating a space for audiences to relate and engage

Apply these skills towards:

  • pitching business proposals
  • presenting reports
  • groups settings
  • meeting new clients
  • interviewing
  • storytelling

PLUS: One lucky attendee will get the opportunity to receive additional live coaching, video footage and a complimentary ride up to $25 from Uber (for new users).



holleyHolley is an NYC/SF Bay area based social entrepreneur and public speaking coach. She works closely with select clients coaching them toward becoming better communicators in the moments where their voices matter most.

In addition to the 175+ students she’s coached since launching her workshops in 2012, Holley has worked with companies including KloutGrind and Startup Institute.

As a social entrepreneur and speaker, she’s engaged audiences of over 5,000 and has been invited to speak at events for CreativeMorningsDemocracy PrepNew York Daily News and more.

Start: November 6, 2013 12:30 pm
End: November 6, 2013 1:30 pm
Venue: Impact Hub Oakland PopUp
1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States

November 5, 2013

Get Crowdy: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Crowdfunding

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 2013
Impact Hub Oakland
1423 Broadway, Oakland
Pay what you can option available!
Looking to raise money for your business, creative project or social enterprise?  Crowdfunding (aka using the internet to fund a project through small contributions) has forever changed the way creators and entrepreneurs can raise money for their endeavors.  Using a combination of engaging presentations, audience participation and hands-on exercises, this workshop will demystify the evolving landscape of crowdfunding in the wake of the 2012 JOBS Act, reveal the costs and advantages of portals like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, and share a toolkit of proven strategies for implementing a successful campaign.  Don’t get rowdy, get crowdy!

Content Summary:

  • Definitions, historical evolution and current status of crowdfunding
  • Analysis of leading crowdfunding portals (CFPs)
  • Legal, administrative and tax implications of CF campaigns
  • Overview of professional investor methodology
  • Strategies for successful campaigning
  • Crowdfunding case studies

Student Takeaways:

  • Increased understanding of crowdfunding’s historical, financial and legal implications
  • Discover various types of funding relationships and how to access them
  • Become a more effective fundraiser by learning how to think like a investor
  • Analyze actual crowdfunding campaigns and gain insights into structuring rewards
  • Learn proven strategies for implementing a successful crowdfunding campaign

Student Requirements:
The use of laptops and tablets will be permitted during lecture segments for note-taking purposes.  All other electronic devices must remain offline and silenced while the class is in progress.

Instructor Bio:
USF_4-27-12_Portrait-9237Jacob Gelfand, JD, MBA is an entrepreneur, workshop facilitator and holistic business coach.  After graduating from University of San Francisco’s School of Law and Graduate School of Management in 2012, Jacob founded Inclusiva Strategies to cultivate a new breed of interdisciplinary business coaching aimed at helping creative entrepreneurs develop the skills they need to take their endeavors to the next level.  In addition to his coaching and teaching work, Jacob serves as a strategy advisor for Glamping Hub, the premiere reservation portal for unique, outdoor accommodations around the world.  He also volunteers for Centro Community Partners as a senior advisor for business students and underserved entrepreneurs.  Jacob lives in the Inner Sunset with his wife Joely and their cat Jobs.

Instructor Contact Info:
Call:                (415) 857-1083 (office); (760) 846-2226 (mobile)
Follow:            @inclusivacoach

Start: November 5, 2013 6:00 pm
End: November 5, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Impact Hub Oakland PopUp
1423 Broadway, o, CA, 94612, United States

November 2, 2013

Songs for All Beings: A Musical Celebration for Lovingkindness


Jennifer Berezan and Edge of Wonder present the premiere performance of Song for All Beings, A Celebration of Lovingkindness. This musical meditation features an extraordinary gathering of musicians, dancers, activists, visual artists and spiritual teachers from around the world to create a communal ritual based in the Buddhist practices of metta (lovingkindness) and compassion. Based on the acclaimed recording In These Arms, A Song for All Beings, this unique event builds on Jennifer’s past visionary and ritual musical offerings, especially the beloved performances of Praises for the World.
Song for all Beings is a participatory musical journey to evoke peace, healing and unity for the earth and all beings.

You can see the international group of performers who will be gathering on November 2, by viewing the In These Arms, A Song for All Beings video here

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Part of the 2013 concert’s proceeds will help to support grassroots organizations working for environmental and social justice.

Buy Tickets Here

Start: November 2, 2013 7:30 pm
End: November 2, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Marin Civic Center
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA, United States

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