VONA Reading for the Community
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

VONA Reading for the Community

The VONA/Voices Workshops invites the public to join us in a reading with our renowned faculty of the week two of the summer workshop. Join M.Evelina Galang, Faith Adiele, Tananarive Due, KIese Laymon, Craig Santos Perez, Beth Bich Minh Nguyen, Samiya Bashir for a compelling night of performances

View Event →
Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

Hacker Exchange San Francisco Meetup

We're BAAAAACK!

This Summer, the Hacker Exchange is bringing over 30 emerging leaders and founders from all over Australia to San Francisco for the ultimate immersive startup experience.

Join us on the eve of Independence Day, and meet this impressive group of undergrad and postgrad students, hailing from:

  • Deakin University
  • Monash University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • RMIT
  • Swinburne University
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Adelaide
  • Univeristy of South Australia, and more...

With a super-diverse academic profile - think: micro-nano engineering to marketing, IT to innovation, creative arts to cyber-security - each student is working on a startup concept, and is looking to create their own future.

Who knows? You may meet your next co-founder, employee, mentee, ambassador, or just a new mate!

Pizza and snacks provided, and our hosts at Covo have 16 rotating wine and beer taps, and an extensive bottle list.

See you there!

View Event →
Cultivate a success and leadership mindset
Jul
11
12:30 PM12:30

Cultivate a success and leadership mindset

This is an interactive and in-depth approach to bringing a new level of awareness to the patterns that are creating stress in our life and business. I believe we all have the resources we need within us to create massive impact and innovate to extraordinary heights. However, our minds and nervous system have been conditioned to function in "fight or flight", which in today's world is counterproductive to our success and debilitating in the long-term. 

Let's upgrade our minds and give it a little remodel. If you've been using the same strategies and they continue to create more feelings of stress and overwhelm then its time for a bit of a remodel. I believe we have all the resources we need within us to create a massive impact with less stress and more ease.

What you will LEARN & RECIEVE:

  • LEARN ABOUT ANY LIMITING BELIEFS HOLDING YOU BACK
  • LEARN ABOUT SUBCONSCIOUS VALUES & PATTERNS
  • RECEIVE A GUIDED RECORDING FROM CLASS ( THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL TOOLS AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO PROGRAM POSITIVE HABITS)
View Event →
TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE & IGNITE YOUR SOUL
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE & IGNITE YOUR SOUL

This is an interactive and in-depth approach to bringing a new level of awareness to the patterns that are creating stress in our life and business. I believe we all have the resources we need within us to create massive impact and innovate to extraordinary heights. However, our minds and nervous system have been conditioned to function in "fight or flight", which in today's world is counterproductive to our success and debilitating in the long-term. 

Let's upgrade our minds and give it a little remodel. If you've been using the same strategies and they continue to create more feelings of stress and overwhelm then its time for a bit of a remodel. I believe we have all the resources we need within us to create a massive impact with less stress and more ease.

What you will LEARN & RECIEVE:

  • LEARN ABOUT ANY LIMITING BELIEFS HOLDING YOU BACK
  • LEARN ABOUT SUBCONSCIOUS VALUES & PATTERNS
  • RECEIVE A GUIDED RECORDING FROM CLASS ( THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL TOOLS AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO PROGRAM POSITIVE HABITS)
View Event →
Beyond The Pink: A HOPE Kit Packing Party for Women Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Beyond The Pink: A HOPE Kit Packing Party for Women Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment

Join us on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Covo San Francisco for “Beyond The Pink: A HOPE Kit Packing Party for Women Undergoing Breast Cancer Treatment.” Together with Cynthia Lohr, Co-owner, Trade and Brand Advocate, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines and representatives from National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., we're celebrating the 10th Year of J. Lohr's Touching Lives Program.

You are invited to participate in this special event as a sponsor, which will give your organization the opportunity to participate in a meaningful hands-on volunteer opportunity for up to 10 members of your team complete with food, wine and atmosphere. We'll work side by side to assemble HOPE Kits, a tangible expression of hope and support as women are going through breast cancer treatment.  Assembled kits will be delivered to St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco.

View Event →
GSK Immunohack
Jul
13
to Jul 15

GSK Immunohack

Join the GSK ImmunoHack on July 13th-15th here at Covo! GSK is challenging developers, designers, and healthcare professionals to innovate the way immunization education is communicated to the general public. Winning teams will get a $4K cash prize + the chance to participate in a two-month incubation program. 

 

For more details and to register, check out: gskimmunohack.bemyapp.com.

View Event →
Facemoji Keyjam Designer Challenge
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Facemoji Keyjam Designer Challenge

On July 21st, Facemoji is hosting a design jam/hackathon here at Covo. They are challenging you to design a new mobile keyboard for their mobile app. Participants will compete for a $12,000 prize pool. 

 

If this seems like something you would want to be a part of, please follow this link to learn more and register: https://goo.gl/N9GNHT

 

P.S. 

Anything you create at the event will remain your property after the event is over, so you can choose to keep it or sell it.

View Event →

VONA Reading for the Community
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

VONA Reading for the Community

The renowned faculty of the VONA/Voices Workshops invite the public to a free reading. The premiere workshop for writers-of-coor, now in its 19th year has returned to the Bay Area. Join Patricia Smiith, Shay Youngblood Jeffrey Renard Allen, Marjorie Liu, Elmaz Abinader, David Mura and Willie Perdomo.

View Event →
Survivor's Stories of Triumph
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Survivor's Stories of Triumph

Willpowered Woman is a 501c3 nonprofit that focuses on empowering underserved and underprivileged women. All money made through our events and classes go directly to the cause.

We are excited to invite you to our upcoming event “Survivor’s Stories of Triumph” happening on Tuesday May 29, 2018 at the amazing women-owned co-working space Covo.

Panelists include Carolyn Arnold, a trained co-counsellor, singer/song writer and music teacher in Berkeley and Willpowered Woman CEO & Founder, Caitlin D’Aprano. They will share their stories of overcoming intimate partner abuse, the ups, the downs and how they rose above and beyond their situation to lead a new life they love and have full control over.

The floor will be opened for a Q&A where you can ask any questions you would like! We want you to leave with a better understanding of how intimate partner abuse can happen to anyone and the ways you can stay self-empowered in your life whether you’re in a romantic relationship or not. There is life after abuse, whether you’re a survivor, are currently experiencing abuse or want to come and listen to some amazing stories, this event is for you!

6:30pm - 8:30pm

  • 6:30pm: Doors open — time to mingle with fellow guests and members of Willpowered Woman

  • 6:45pm sharp: Find a seat: panel starts

  • 7:30pm: Q&A

  • 8pm: Meet and chat with the panelists.

  • 8:30pm: Wrap up

Quick facts on intimate partner abuse:

  • Intimate partner abuse affects 12 million people each year in the US alone: learn the signs and ways to get self-empowered in your life through Willpowered Woman!

  • Women aged 18 to 34 experience the highest rates of intimate partner abuse, yet they are the most underserved demographic.

  • In 98% of intimate partner abuse cases, the partner controls finances so a woman is trapped in the relationship. Prevent financial abuse by always having an emergency stash of money, keeping bank accounts separate and having each partner take care of their own financial needs.

  • Abuse can come in many forms and is not only physical, it can be emotional and spiritual and the long-term effects of these are just as detrimental.

  • Forced pregnancy happens to 1 in 4 women in abusive relationships. Signs of forced pregnancy can be anything from rape to sabotaging birth control to your partner telling you that you don’t love them if you don’t want to have a baby with them.

For more information, visit the Willpowered Woman FAQ Page.

View Event →
Leverage Your Mind
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Leverage Your Mind

Let's upgrade our minds and give it a little remodel. If you've been using the same strategies and they continue to create more feelings of stress and overwhelm then its time for a bit of a remodel. I believe we have all the resources we need within us to create a massive impact with less stress and more ease. 

  • You will learn how to solve problems in your business effectively with more ease & less stress.
  • Discover any limiting beliefs & values
  • Recieve a free guided audio from the workshop. Listen to this audio for 30 days and expect shifts to happen.
View Event →
COVO - Wedding Industry Open House
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

COVO - Wedding Industry Open House

  • Host: Covo
  • Sponsors: Coming Soon!
  • About Covo - Covo is a Co-Working Space located Downtown San Francisco. Covo's Soaring Ceilings, exposed brike and elegant design make it the perfect space for Corporate Events, Networking, Hackathons, Happy Hour, Banquets, and Weddings! Weather you want to hold an Event or a Place to come and Work - Covo is the Place to Go!
  • Come and enjoy an Industry Networking event at Covo! This will be a fun night to get together with your favorite Wedding Industry Peeps! Come out and enjoy some Bites & Libations for some fun networking in an Amazing Laidback enviroment!
  • Dress Code: Buisness Casual
  • Get a FREE Day Pass for Covo: HERE
View Event →
Sex, Drugs, Success - An Evening W/ Female CEOs of Sin Businesses
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

Sex, Drugs, Success - An Evening W/ Female CEOs of Sin Businesses


Sin Pays: Self-Funded Women-Owned Business Successes

Why They Did It. How They Did It. What They Learned.

Girl Groove presents inspiring female founders and risk-takers who will share their uncensored stories of the risks, rewards, and challenges of starting and running a business outside the usual boundaries of propriety, namely cannabis and sex.

 

Ever since the Garden of Eden, women have been associated with sin. But, many have learned how to turn a profit on it - from Miss Kitty who owned the saloon in Gunsmoke, the early 60’s TV Western to Maggie Gyllenhaal in “The Deuce” and even Melanie Griffith in “Working Girl” who famously said, “I’ve got a brain for business and a bod for sin.”

This is a night of badass successful women who’ve drawn their own blueprints for success with a lot of inspiration and perspiration.…in sin businesses. They will be sharing their stories of success, the lessons they’ve learned, and how you might do the same.

This is NOT restricted to women! MEN ARE MOST WELCOME!

Benefits of attending Sex, Drugs, Success-An Evening W/ Women CEOs of Sin Businesses

  • Meet senior executives, business leaders, experts, influencers face-to-face

  • Find mentors, investors, co-founders, employees, new clients through networking opportunities

  • Connect with like-minded peers from across a range of professions and build your network

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be a successful leader

  • Examine the barriers currently facing female leaders (and future leaders) in the workplace and hear how to overcome them

  • Catapult your personal and professional success and develop your leadership skills

  • Encounter brands and services targeting professional women

  • Have fun, while gaining valuable insights, new friends and contacts

 

Who Should Attend?

This event is designed to bring together women and allies interested in leadership skills, empowering women, professional and personal development, and networking to encourage discussion and learning in the areas of career evolution, networking, entrepreneurship,, women's empowerment, and ending the gender gap in the workplace .

Join us for an inspiring, empowering, and unforgettable evening!

Celebrate with drinks, music, goodie bags. A great way to launch your weekend!

View Event →
Foxy Nights Casino Night
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Foxy Nights Casino Night

Play the tables and gamble away, we're bringing Vegas to the city by the Bay! So grab your friends or bring your honey, and help us raise a ton of money!

Join Team Fox San Francisco for an epic evening at Covo San Francisco benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation and our fight against Parkinson's disease. We will have casino tables going all night, a beer/wine bar, and heavy appetizers donated by local caterers of San Francisco. Try your luck at the silent auction and cash in your chips to win awesome raffle prizes! Additional drink tickets and gambling chips will be available for purchase!

Last year's Foxy Nights raised a record $27,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parksinon's Research.  But this year we're aiming for $35,000! Your participation and generosity is very much appreciated, so bring your poker face and good luck charm and get ready for a night of fun, friends, and gambling all for a great cause! Cocktail attire is encouraged!

Can’t attend the event but still want to donate to the cause and help us reach $35,000? Click here: Foxy Nights Fundraising Page .

All proceeds benefit the Michael J Fox Foundation (Registered 501c3) to benefit Parkinson's Research.

Like us on Facebook!

 

FAQs

How do I pay for silent auction items/more drink tickets/chips/raffle tickets? 

We encourage you to download Paypal or Venmo apps onto your phone as this is our preferred way to accept payment at the event.  If you can't do that, we will be accepting credit cards via Square.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Lyft or Uber are encouraged. Closest BART station is Powell/Market.  Closest parking garage (3 min walk) is 5th and Mission.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you are interested in donating an item to the silent auction or to learn more about sponsorship for the event please contact Team Fox San Francisco at: fightlikeafox@gmail.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope, just your ID.

View Event →
My ULI Night
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

My ULI Night

Want to learn how to get involved with ULI San Francisco?  Join us at Covo for ULI San Francisco’s eleventh annual MyULI Night!

Open to members and non-members alike to come learn about all that ULI San Francisco has to offer. Talk to the leaders of our volunteer-run committees about their experiences with ULI SF and hear from ULI’s leadership about the great programming coming in spring and summer of 2018.

Attendees are encouraged to bring colleagues and friends!

 

ULI San Francisco committees represented:

  • East Bay Programs
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Member Engagement
  • Policy & Practice / Sustainability
  • San Francisco Programs
  • Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs)
  • ULI NEXT
  • UrbanPlan
  • Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI)
  • Young Leader’s Group (YLG)

Cost: Free for ULI members and non-members, but please remember to register.

View Event →
Drunk User Testing
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Drunk User Testing

Want to test the newest products from your favorite companies? Join Appcues at Covo for a night of fun and feedback! We will be throwing a party to show you new products and hear what you think! We’ll have an open bar, appetizers, Lyft credit and a photo booth to ensure your friend's FOMO.

We love sober testing, too! So if you prefer teetotal, don't worry - we've got you covered!

Companies testing include:

15Five
Couchsurfing
TravelBank
Kintone
Quickbase
iRewardsHealth
Interested in testing your product? Email laura@appcues.com.

View Event →
Medinas round closing celebration & healthcare happy hour
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Medinas round closing celebration & healthcare happy hour

Hi Everyone! We will be formally announcing our round close in March, but in the interim, we would like to invite you to our round closing happy hour! Come by Covo in downtown SF for a cash bar, free food, Medinas swag, and to hang out with some awesome healthcare founders. Feel free to invite anyone! We'll buy you a beer if you bring a doctor!

Also, a big thanks to Covo SF for donating their space! They've been one of our biggest supporters from the start. If you're looking for a great co-working space, come check it out!

(We tried to hit everyone on the invite, but if we missed you, please come!)

Please RSVP so we can budget responsibly:
http://bit.ly/2G22TtG

View Event →
An International Women's Day Tribute to Nina Serrano
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

An International Women's Day Tribute to Nina Serrano

Poet l Filmmaker l Activist

Presenting: “What Is to Be Done?" ("¿Qué Hacer?")

joined by Country Joe McDonald, of Country Joe & the Fish

appearing Greg Landau and Valerie Landau

“What Is to Be Done?" ("¿Qué Hacer?") is a film produced in Chile in 1970, co-directed by Nina Serrano, Saul Landau, and Raúl Ruiz. Original music and lyrics by Country Joe McDonald. The film won awards at the Cannes, Venice, and Mannheim, Germany film festivals.

Nina Serrano is a San Francisco Bay Area poet, filmmaker, activist, and radio producer for KPFA’s “La Raza Chronicles” and “Open Book: the Poet to Poet Series”. At age 82, Nina Serrano published her first novel, “Nicaragua Way.”

Country Joe McDonald is a distinguished 60s counterculture, folk-rock guitarists, singer-song writer that founded the psychedelic rock band Country Joe and the Fish. McDonald’s legendary solo performance at the Woodstock Festival is featured in the “Woodstock” film. His emblematic composition, "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag” became the official protest song against the Vietnam War.

In 1970, Nina Serrano invited Country Joe to join the film crew of “What Is to Be Done?” and thus he composed the lyrics and music score for the film, on location, in Chile.

Greg and Valerie Landau, Nina’s son and daughter, were teenagers at the time the film was made, and also joined the production crew in Chile.

Greg Landau, PhD, is an award-winning music/video producer, educator and music historian. He received nine Grammy nominations for his CD productions. He has produced numerous film and video sound tracks. He teaches Latin American and Latino/a Studies at City College of San Francisco.

Valerie Landau is an author and designer that serves as Director of Assessment at Samuel Merritt University where she designed a software application that facilitates analysis and assessment of how effectively an organization is meeting their goals and objectives at course, program, and institutional levels. She graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Department of Human Development and Psychology, with an emphasis in technology in education.

Paula Tejeda

Producer

Chile Lindo

 

Schedule:

6:00p Doors open for mingling with wine and empanadas

6:45 Introduction to the film

7:00 Screening starts

8:30 Q&A with special guests

View Event →
OWN YOUR STORY--A PERSONAL BRAND WORKSHOP (FOR WOMEN)
Mar
6
5:30 PM17:30

OWN YOUR STORY--A PERSONAL BRAND WORKSHOP (FOR WOMEN)

BUILD YOUR AUTHENTIC PERSONAL NARRATIVE WITH PASSION AND PURPOSE

OWN YOUR Story is a hands-on workshop where you'll be coached in a methodology for crafting a personal brand story that incorporates both the logical—the head, and the emotional—the heart.

Hosted at Covo, the beautiful co-working, performance and event venue in SOMA, you'll will be treated to complimentary wine and light bites while learning to OWN YOUR Story in a supportive atmosphere that is conducive to exploration, reflection, and self-discovery.

Preparing to pitch to potential investors, prospective board members, hopeful interns or new hires? Walk away from this workshop with the skills to effectively convey the why, how and what of your personal brand story to any given audience.

Get your tickets HERE

View Event →
Purim 1999
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Purim 1999

Throwback to the 90's Purim Party is coming at you! Mark your calendars for February 28!

We are kickin' it real old-school 90's at the area's hippest retro joint. We are talking dope 90's jams, foods from your childhood, 90's clothing

Wear your best interpretation of the 90's! Graphic tees, 90's celebs, hoops, dunks, you know the deal. 

This is going to be one rad party—check ya later homeslice!

Co Sponsored by: CovoBlue Angel Vodka & Distillery No. 209

View Event →
Swing Left San Francisco Social
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Left San Francisco Social

Our community is what makes us powerful! We're pumped for the fight ahead to November 2018 with our growing movement of incredible people striving and collaborating together. As we get up and mobilize, let's also have some fun! We're proud to announce the first ever Swing Left San Francisco Social!

Please join us Thursday, February 22nd 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Covo, a beautiful co-working and social venue in downtown SF (981 Mission St, San Francisco). We'll hear more about ways to collaborate and empower voters in 2018, grab drinks and snacks at Covo's cash bar (non-alcoholic options available), and get to know one another!

Special thanks to Covo, for serving as our lovely venue sponsor. More info about Covo:

We've transformed an old printing warehouse into a tri-level coworking space filled with art, culture, and community. We know that people want more than just a workplace – they want a seamless experience that reflects how they actually live their lives. So we’re starting with the nucleus of a full-service coworking space and incorporating a coffee shop, café and tap room. We take food and beverage very seriously, which is why we worked with Matt Semmelhack of Bon Marche, AQ, and TBD to create our café concept, sourced the best local tea from Leaves and Flowers, coffee from Equator, and beer and wine from around the country.

View Event →