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Regulatory Hacking: A conversation with Evan Burfield and Tim O’Reilly
February 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$15
Join us on February 13 for a discussion with Evan Burfield, author of Regulatory Hacking: A Playbook for Startups, and Tim O’Reilly, Code for America board member and founder of O’Reilly Media.
As startups use technology to shape the way we live, work, and learn, they’re taking on challenges in sectors like healthcare, infrastructure, and education, where failure is far more consequential than a humorous chat with Siri or the wrong package on your doorstep. These startups inevitably have to interface with governments responsible for protecting citizens through regulation.
In his book, Burfield explores how to scale a business in an industry deeply intertwined with government. He posits that “regulatory hacking” doesn’t mean “cutting through red tape”; it’s really about finding a creative, strategic approach to navigating complex markets.
Evan Burfield is the cofounder of 1776 and CEO of Union, where he works with startups around the world tackling important challenges in areas like education, health, energy, transportation, food, and financial services. As an angel investor and venture capitalist, Evan has invested in more than 40 startups with world changing ideas, from Silicon Valley to Nairobi.
DATE & TIME
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Networking 5:30-6 p.m.
Discussion 6-7 p.m.
Book signing 7-7:30 p.m.
3092 16th St. (at Valencia)
San Francisco, CA 94103