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Chris Pirillo – Chic Meets Geek:  VIP Geek Sponsorship

May 22, 2010

Are you a geek living / working in the San Francisco Bay area? Even if you’re not there, perhaps you know someone who is? Be sure to let them know of the opportunity to be sponsored to attend this geeky chic’y evening event. You’ll rub shoulders with people you’d otherwise likely never meet in real life! Read more…



SF Luxe – Chic Meets Geek as San Francisco’s Most Glamorous Events

May 8, 2010

ChicMeetsGeek is an event designed to bridge the social gap between the cultural chic and intellectual geeks. It is similar to a conference, but with a social atmosphere. The purpose is to gather two different groups in one room to inspire, share, and connect through a panel of geek and chic leaders to talk about their inspirational background. A nonprofit beneficiary is highlighted at every ChicMeetsGeek event and themed around the speaker panelists’ expertise to bridge the gap.  Read more…



Tech Gals – Chic Meets Geek | What’s New in San Francisco

May 8, 2010

ChicMeetsGeek chose BUILD.org as the non-profit beneficiary for a recent event which took place at the ultra-chic geek Automattic Lounge at Pier 38 in San Francisco.  The location is also well-known by geeks as the headquarters of Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, a user-friendly blogging platform.  BUILD.org is a nonprofit social venture, based in Palo Alto, that empowers underprivileged and under-resourced high school students with an education in entrepreneurship.  Read more…



San Francisco Chronicle – Chic Meets Geek as Bay Area’s Featured Charitable Event

April 11, 2010

This week’s featured Bay Area’s charitable events: (1) Teach with Africa Benefit Gala, (2) Baroque Philharmonia Orchestra Annual Winter Gala & Auction, (3) ChicMeetsGeek, (4) Discovery Forum 2010 Fundraiser.  Read more on (1) Print Version or  (2) Online Version


NBC Bay Area – Interview with Carol Tran, Founder of ChicMeetsGeek

March 28, 2010

Appeared and interviewed on NBC’s Comunidad del Valle with TV reporter Damian Trujillo.  View the video…


Red Carpet SF – Connecting Geeks

February 21, 2010

Carol Tran invites people she views as chic and those she considers intellectual geeks for a monthly social and panel discussion.  Chic Meets Geek’s most recent meeting was on February 4, 2010 at the Automattic Lounge, on Pier 38 in San Francisco.  [Side note: Automattic Lounge is not a bar, it is part of an office.  Automattic is the parent company of the blogging platform WordPress.]  Geeks were represented by Kai Huang, founder of Guitar Hero, Sumaya Kazi, founder of CulturalConnect, Dave McClure of Founder’s Fund and Jessica Mah, founder   Read more…


SF Philanthropist – Chic Meets Geek Benefiting BUILD.org

February 20, 2010

ChicMeetsGeek™ is an event designed to bridge the social gap between the cultural chic and intellectual geeks. It is similar to a conference, but with a social atmosphere. The purpose is to gather two different groups in one room to inspire, share, and connect through a panel of geek and chic leaders to talk about their inspirational background. A nonprofit beneficiary is highlighted at every ChicMeetsGeek™ event and themed around the speaker panelists’ expertise to bridge the gap.   Read more…


Haute Living Magazine – Beauty and the Geek

February 18, 2010

Beauty met intellect at the chic meets geek party held on February 4, at the always-trendy Automattic lounge on Pier 38 in San Francisco.  The event featured a silent auction and some of the most prominent names in both the chic and geek worlds. From video game inventors to beauty queens, the event offered an opportunity for both worlds to collide and exchange valuable time and knowledge with one another. Read more…


944 Magazine – Chic Meets Geek in San Francisco

February 17, 2010

Carol Tran, Founder of ChicMeetsGeek™, chose BUILD.org because she wanted to highlight a non-profit that emphasized her love for mentorship. She acknowledges that her accomplishments and career path would not have been achieved if it was not for the mentors in her life. Carol believes in giving back and highlighting extraordinary individuals who do extraordinary things in their community.   Read more…


envisionGood.tv – Interview with Carol Tran, Founder of ChicMeetsGeek

February 2010

I’m always intrigued by the behind-the-scenes story that leads smart and ambitious entrepreneurs to launch their ventures. Last week I had the good fortune to meet up with the delightful Carol Tran, Founder of ChicMeetsGeek, to learn how she became inspired to start a business aimed at bringing together her two worlds of cultural chic and intellectual geek.  Read more…


Colin Christianson – February 2010 Chic Meets Geek Event

February 5, 2010

The San Francisco based ChicMeetsGeek event on February 4th 2010 was a HUGE success!  I love the event’s goal to bring together the Chic crowd and Geek crowd.  There is a large convergence happening in many industries right now that is being driven by the web and social media.  The Fashion, Athletics, Music, Film, Television, Travel, Fine dining, etc… along with the Web Development, Programming, Social Media, Video Game, etc… Industries are being forced   Read more…


PCWorld – Chic Meets Geek iPhone App

February 4, 2010

Welcome to the exclusive iPhone app for the Chic Meets Geek events!  Read more…


Girls in Tech – Chic Meets Geek:  Find Your Heart in San Francisco

January 29, 2010

On February 4, 2010, ChicMeetsGeek hits San Francisco with a mission.  This time, the event will be benefitting BUILD – a nonprofit venture that emphasizes entrepreneurship to underprivileged high schoolers.  The event will be held at the Automattic Lounge at Pier 38 – home of WordPress – and will backdrop the same air of elegance and entrepreneurship as the first ChicMeetsGeek last November.  This time around, celebrity panelists from the San Francisco arts scene as well as the tech sphere will highlight their own hidden chic and geek talents.  Read more…


UC Berkeley Haas Tech Club – Chic Meets Haas Tech Club

February 5, 2010

After seeing how much fun working the Crunchies was, HTC went on the road again to volunteer at a ChicMeetsGeek event on February 4th. The event strives to bring together prominent entrepreneurs and figures in the technology startup industry with local chic celebrities to inspire each other through sharing their stories. Students socialized with Kai Huang, founder of Guitar Hero; Tim Galida, keyboard player and   Read more…


Master of 500 Hats – Geek Meets Chic. Feet Meet Floor. Just Dance.

February 6, 2010

I ain’t Chic, I’m just a Geek.  But I can dance ok. Congrats Carol on a great ChicMeetsGeek event.  View the video…


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OneRiot – Tech Demo at Chic Meets Geek

November 5, 2009

It’s called Chic Meets Geek, and it will attempt to connect the dots between high tech and high society amidst a blur of presentations, demos, mixed drinks and mingling. Among the words we shall apparently be able to utter in the same breath while in attendance: Stem Cells, Hackery, Mick Jagger, Android, Dallas Cowboys, MTV and Shark Tank. We’ll certainly be trying to squeeze as many of those in as possible during our OneRiot demo, so if you’ve a free night ahead of you, click on over this way to nab a ticket – we’d love to meet you there!  Read more…


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Girls in Tech – Chic Meets Geek:  San Francisco at its Finest

November 9, 2009

The evening was one big convergence of mainstream arts and emerging tech, resulting in the ultimate in SF culture. The special guests ranged from a former Dallas Cowboy to a stem cell biologist. The most exciting part of the evening – coming from a true chic geek – was was tapping my toes to the incredible live jazz band while checking out the cool tech demos from MixMatchMusic, OneRiot, and NetworkedBlogs, among others. Just as I thought the evening couldn’t get any lovelier.. Read more…


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5thBeatle – MixMatchMusic releases iPhone self-serve app MOBbase at “Chic Meets Geek” event!

December 2009

Got a chance to catch up with Alan from MixMatchMusic to tell 5thbeatle fans about their new self serve app for band and musicians “MOBbase“.  View the video…


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GirlHack – Chic Meets Geek Event Review

December 7, 2009

Every so often, I get the chance to come out of my work shell and attend one of the rare (but growing) “girlhack” type events. A few weeks ago I was able to go to the “Chic Meets Geek” event held in the old Word Press offices downtown San Francisco. My friend and PR manager (or so I could only hope!) alerted me to the event via twitter (geek +1). Read more…


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btrax – Chic Meets Geek on Mobile Trends, Social Media, and Technology Events

November 26, 2009

今話題のホットなインターネットベンチャー企業が集中するサンフランシスコの小さなSOMA(South of Market)地域。 2002年に「.com」バブルがはじけた後も、その人気はいまだ根強い。
新しく流行るものを作り、大不況の風にも負けずWEB業界で一世風靡しようと、夢と情熱と独自のスタイルを持った若い才能で活気だち、いつもSOMAのどこかの片隅で、アフター5に最先端のWEB技術・文化を紹介するイベントで盛り上がっている。Read more…