Plug and Play Insurance Unveils First Startup Batch
23 Startups Have Been Hand-Picked by The Largest Insurance Corporations
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --With the rapid growth of Insurtech, Plug and Play Insurance has selected the top 23 startups to join their Innovation Platform. According to PwC, 74% of insurance companies believe some part of their business is at risk of being disrupted.
The 12-week program connects startups to some of world's largest insurance corporations. The offici..
San Jose Giants Announce 2017 Diamond Season Schedule
The San Jose Giants have unveiled their 2017 schedule. The 30th season of the San Jose Giants affiliation with the San Francisco Giants will begin on Thursday, April 6 on the road at Inland Empire before opening the home schedule on Thursday, April 13 at Municipal Stadium against the Stockton Ports. The Opening Night Extravaganza will include a postgame fireworks show, 2017 magnet schedule giveaway and much, much more.
In light of Minor League Baseball's a..
PLM: Where did you grow up and go to school?Congresswoman Eshoo: I was born and raised in New Britain and Old Saybrook, Connecticut, and have lived in California most of my life. I have an AA degree from Cañada College, and I am a graduate of the CORO Foundation. I also hold an Honorary Degree from Menlo College.PLM: What prepared you, who inspired you to go into politics? What did you do before being elected to Congress? Congresswoman Eshoo: I was elected..
U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier - Champion Among Champions
I walked into her office and could sense it: The heart of a champion with an invigorating pulse for her community ... these two thoughts so clearly evident … where I recently met with our US Congresswoman, Jackie Speier.
Who is Jackie Speier? As if you didn’t already know, she’s our representative in Washington DC - Working extremely hard for us, our community and our common good. Full of energy, extremely knowledgeable and truly committed to public servic..
Based on Sand Hill Road in the Silicon Valley, Tim Draper is a real mover and shaker. His track record is extraordinary. His success comes from a lot of hard work, some good genetics, and some brilliant strategy. He has a great knack of surrounding himself with smart people, and building a great team.
Tim said that he had received more than his share of good luck, but I believe you make your own luck. Things seem to nicely fall into place when he initiates..
The Presidio is a former military outpost located in San Francisco. The land the Presidio stands on was inhabited by Native Americans of the Ohlone-Costanoan tribe for thousands of years. In 1776, Spanish forces built a fort made out of adobe here and named it the Presidio. Between 1776 and 1821, the Spanish military used this outpost to guard the harbor and prevent other settlers from using its resources. The soldiers’ families lived there too, and they s..
Most of us are very familiar with and love the real-life-story-made-movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. It is one of many examples, coming out of GLIDE Memorial Church that was and is very real, that touches our hearts. It also brings us all together with this extraordinary life purpose, The Pursuit of Service … which, for more than 50 years, has always included Love, Justice, Acceptance and Community.
For more than a half century, GLIDE Memorial Church and t..
Daniel Lurie: A Man Who’s Wearing Two Hats & Making a Super Difference for Our Greater Community
Isat down recently with Daniel Lurie, the CEO of Tipping Point Community. Before our meeting, I read and learned everything I could about him. Such a great story. I knew that there would be so much, and all of it fascinating.
Where to begin? … Where to end? … There is no end … thoughts I had and said out loud. To which, Daniel simply smiled and said (right on cue): “It’s only just the beginning!”
That’s it. That’s the story! All of this is just the beginni..
When discussing famous people from San Francisco, probably the first person who comes to mind is Anthony Dominick Benedetto, or Tony Bennett as he is better known, who allegedly ‘left his heart in San Francisco’, in 1962, when he sang that most famous tune. The 86 year-old singer, who has won 17 Grammy Awards and sold over 50 million records worldwide, is still immensely popular and active in the entertainment industry … and his great song is often heard,..
On November 3rd, 2015, Vicki Hennessy was elected by a large 61% of the vote and on January 8th, 2016, she was sworn in to become San Francisco’s first-ever elected woman sheriff. Since joining the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department in 1975, Sheriff Hennessy has had a truly distinguished, storied career. In 1983, in what was just seven years, she reached the rank of Captain, becoming the youngest in California to do so. Then, in 1997, she became the Chief ..
Jim Plunkett won the Heisman Trophy in 1970 at Stanford and was the #1 overall selection in the 1971 NFL Draft. He joined the Raiders in 1978 and led the Silver and Black to two World Championships of Professional Football with victories in Super Bowls XV and XVIII. Plunkett was named Most Valuable Player in Super Bowl XV, a 27-10 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. He set a then-record with an 80-yard touchdown pass to RB Kenny King. He was also named t..
There are cities that have gone through big transformations when it was said it could never be done. Oakland is one of those cities on that cusp and Mayor Libby Schaaf is a great leader and inspiring Mayor who is determined to see that happen. She is dedicated to public service, community work and is devoted to restoring people’s faith and belief in government and how it can work for them while, energizing and engaging a proud community.
After the Warriors..
Mike Crowley wears two very different hats. Two different sports, two different teams, two different cities, two different stadiums. We just had a wonderful conversation. He’s totally on top of everything. He’s very excited and optimistic about both programs; he loves every minute of what he does and all that they together are doing … and it shows!
On the one hand, Mike is the President of the Oakland A’s Baseball Team, working very closely with the owner..
Dr. Tae Yun Kim is the CEO of several very successful companies headquartered here in Fremont. She is also one of the highest ranking Martial Artists in the world. She is revered like royalty in her native Korea and greeted like a rock star wherever in the world she travels to. She is often a keynote speaker at large special events before thousands and, over the years, she would often speak with Presidents and Heads of State, Governors, Mayors, Business Ex..
BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER & MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCEI recently had the pleasure of talking with Kristin Connelly, the President and CEO of the East Bay Leadership Council. It was a delightful conversation that covered so much about the East Bay. We shared insights about the past and present. Kristin’s view of the future is certainly full of energy, enthusiasm and optimism.
Kristin works to bring people and organizations together to foster a better futur..
Iarrived early at the Oakland Coliseum to meet with Lew Wolff, the Owner of the Oakland A’s, the San Jose Earthquakes, plus the owner of some of the nicest hotels and the developer of some of the nicest offi ce buildings - anywhere. It was just a few hours before game time.“Come on in”, said the friendly gate attendant. “It’s Tuesday – parking is free on Tuesdays. Have a great time – enjoy the game!” Happily, I proceeded to the Executive Offi ces. Once the..