Startup & Tech Mixer

On 8/8 Friday night, attended one of the most sought-after networking events, Startup & Tech Mixer, at W Hotel San Francisco.

Startup & Tech Mixer throws one of a kind networking event once every few months, which often draws a big crowd of tech enthusiasts as Startup & Tech Mixer shakes up the way people connect with each other. Rather than standing around and exchanging business cards, Startup & tech Mixer engages their guests to bond through the power of play and games, to explore different topics from various speaker series, and to discover new ideas by learning from each one.

Startup & Tech Mixer did an amazing job of taking over four full floors of W Hotel San Francisco and transformed the venue into gaming lounge, cocktail area and fashion corner. For those who wished to find inspiration from the keynote speakers, would find themselves sitting in the speaker series listening to innovators like Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality at AirBnB, author of the NYTimes best-seller “Emotional Equations” & Founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and Fred Kofman, author of the inspiring Conscious Business, VP of Leadership and Organizational Development at LinkedIn, and Co-founder of Axialent.

Chip Conley shared his insight with the entrepreneurs on the necessity to go niche and serve that niche market better than everyone else. He also pointed out three key criteria to be a successful entrepreneur – vision, mission and agility.

One of the highlights of the event was the official launch of, an app for connecting people who live their lives boldly through shared experiences. Ari Kalfayan, CEO and Co-Founder of, presented to the techies on his view to “Live Life Boldly” by sharing his childhood experience and his road to entrepreneurship. To make’s official launch more memorable, he generously arranged free flow champagne for everyone to share his joy.

About Startup & Tech Mixer:

Startup & Tech Mixer is an organization that creates dynamic ways for members of unique communities to authentically connect based on shared interests, passions, and values. By harnessing the power of ingenuity and human connection, the event platform cultivates a socially-inspired movement to redefine networking. Each element of the format reflects the best of conferences, pitches, exhibitions, and parties to create a thoughtful and fun experience. Participants are encouraged to interact with the best and brightest of today’s innovators, from CEOs and founders to developers and engineers, in consciously designed spaces that are built to foster opportunity.