Founded: October 2012

Times: Sessions occur from about 6:30pm – 9:45PM. It’s helpful to arrive about 10 minutes early.

An obvious home for a House of Genius, San Francisco has shown a great response to this unique form of collaboration, which requires anonymity and merit-based feedback. House of Genius is designed to put the startups, growing companies and entrepreneurs of the Bay Area in touch with diverse attitudes and mindsets for an evening of community-driven support.

Submit your interest form to be a part of a highly productive evening of disruptive thinking around the ideas from our City’s entrepreneurs and changemakers. Don’t forget that you must be invited to attend.

The Team

City Director, Opportunity Open

House of Genius exists to help entrepreneurs, innovators and changemakers engage a more diverse network to gain the perspectives, creative ideas and critical feedback that really makes a difference. We’re on a mission to change the world of entrepreneurship by making it a community endeavor rather than an individual one. Our volunteer-run community service is now in 25 cities in 8 countries and is on track to reach 100 cities by 2016. Please contact for information on how YOU can become a volunteer and leader within this incredible organization.

Christopher Williams, Lead Organizer
Christopher is working on a startup of his own these days. He also consults local, state, and national governments on urban sustainability strategies and nurturing innovation.

Jenny Tang is an Associate Account Executive at Antenna Group, working with a range of energy technology clients that span the solar technology, heat combustion, energy efficiency and storage sectors. Prior to joining Antenna, she was an assistant research scientist conducting ambient gas monitoring with the California Department of Public Health, as well as a China editor for the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative. Jenny graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. degree in environmental science and a minor from the university’s Energy and Resource Group.

Bon Hernandez is a marketer and administrator for Golden Sunset Care Home working with client relations and link acquisitions. Fumbling towards a career in marketing, strategy, and business development. Avid coffee drinker, a poet of words, and breaker of dances in the hop hips.

Anthony is an immigrant that came to the U.S. when he was eight. Armed with his biculturalism, curiosity and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, he constantly seeks new experiences. He is interested in community health and creative strategies in delivering efficient results. He has been working on a startup with three of his friends in San Francisco for the past few months and acts as the operations officer.

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House of Genius SF thrives with support from local sponsors. Interested in partnering with ‘Genius? Email for opportunities.

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Our Venues change from time to time. Email if you’d like to host our community at your location!

Upcoming Sessions

Session are held on the last Tuesday of every month, unless noted, and at no charge thanks to our sponsors. Remember, you must be invited to attend and all are welcome to apply.