There are many websites to go to for event info but Eventbrite.com and meetup.com are my favorite resources for tech events around town.
The Hub – Co-working space holds “90 seconds and a cookie” Thursdays @ 2pm – Milk, Cookies, and Mingling! A break for treats and conversation during the slump of the day. Members only or pay the daily fee to pitch
Nextspace – Co-working space holds Friday Happy Hours @ 4pm members or pay the daily fee to join
Hackers & Founders – Meetup group that holds weekly Wednesday lunches, locations vary between San Fran and the Silicon Valley.
Various Meetup happy hours. Refer to Meetup.com for the various groups.
Jumpstart – $15 JumpStartDays is a mentoring program for seed stage pre-funded, pre-revenue technology startups. Each month 12 entrepreneurs present to a panel of Keiretsu Forum angel investor members and seed stage VCs. The purpose of the program is to provide mentoring and resources to entrepreneurs to ‘jump start’ their company. The presenters benefit from the involvement of Keiretsu Forum’s members whose networks, time, resources, and experience are as valuable as their capital.
RockIT trivia – Tech recruiters leading a fun geek event with free beer & snacks.
Life 3.0 - is the largest monthly startup demo show in San Francisco. We gather the most disruptive startup founders in the same room with investors, early adopters , and media. At Life 3.0, Funders and Founders mix to exchange ideas, do business, and get inspired.
Funders & Founders meetup - Different from Life 3.0. Its more of a lecture/Q&A with multiple industry leader speakers. Wine & refreshment usually served. $20
Networking After Work - Network After Work-San Francisco is a business and social networking event company. The events are created for professionals who want to expand their network, create new business opportunities, and mingle with other professionals. The events range in size from 200-600 professionals and take place in San Francisco’s best bars, nightclubs, and hotels.
Startup Waffles - started by the StartupDigest co-founders Chris & Brendan to bring together founders and hackers for tasty waffles.
Geek Girl Dinners - the result of one geek in the UK, tired of being the only girl & having to constantly prove herself, who decided to go find more of her kind and invite them to dinner. This is the Bay Area Chapter. Free.
First Friday Happy Hours
Startup HQ – They provide beer & snacks bonus is the taco truck – BYOWallet
Women2.0 – Founder Friday – just down the street from the Startup HQ Happy Hour - BYOWallet
NextSpace – First friday work at NextSpace for free and stay for happy hour.