A Funny Video About The Tech Industry Finally Giving Back to San Francisco
The funny video below launched today to promote One City, “an initiative bringing together San Francisco’s technology companies and its residents to find common solutions to issues facing our community”. It was made by Portal A and is filled with the Bay Area’s top political, tech, business, sports and entertainment personalities, including Biz Stone, Mayor Ed Lee, Warrior Forward Harrison Barnes, Joe Montana, MC Hammer, and me! I was also asked to consult on it.
As you can see it takes a really funny look at all the overhyped launches that happen in the world of tech each year. The goal is to raise awareness for Circle the Schools, an initiative where tech companies basically adopt schools to help make them better.
I really love the idea of tech companies taking an active role in actually making the world a better place, instead of just talking about it. One thing to note though is that One City is a part of SF.Citi, an organization put together by Ron Conway, a political heavy hitter and major VC cat who is one of the major forces behind helping SF become a tech playground for the rich. An anonymous source who works for SF.Citi told me that at TechCrunch Disrupt, SF.Citi’s main objective was to sign up “techies” to vote so that they could help push Ron Conway’s political agenda.
Regardless, I’m looking forward to tech companies putting their money where their mouths are and helping out SF City Schools. We all know they desperately need it.