Advising Public & Private Clients on:
- Economic development strategy
- Marketing/business development
- Event planning, inviting speakers and attendees, & hosting events
Building on the success of TechFire's own events (recognized in Techmeme's list of nationally- & internationally significant tech events), TechFire consults for governments on economic development strategy and implementation, and for private companies to advance marketing and business development goals.
TechFire is backed by expertise from consulting for clients, as well as our own events, and our founder's expertise serving as as a public policy staffer for one of Los Angeles' leading business economic development and advocacy membership associations.
Contact Us: contact TechFire CEO David Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to leverage our expertise, relationships, and mailing lists, to advise your city or company.
CASE STUDY: The City of Burbank
The City of Burbank, already a powerhouse as a Media Capital of the World, home to giants like The Walt Disney Company and Warner Brothers, hired TechFire to consult on attracting tech startups to the city.
In 2015, Burbank's economic development department hired TechFire as a consultant plan a major Burbank Tech Summit. The event sold-out more than a week in advance, and featured speakers such as a venture capitalist from the Silicon Valley office of Charles River Ventures, the head of The Walt Disney Co & Techstars’ Disney Accelerator, and a panel of tech CEOs. The event also featured a reporter from NPR and Marketplace as a moderator.
Building on the success of the 2015 summit, in 2016 & 2017 Burbank has renewed TechFire's consulting contract, retaining us to organize a series of eight events under the Burbank Tech Talks series. We've attracted high-caliber speakers, ranging from Warner Bros' Chief Digital Officer Thomas Gewecke, to Applied Minds founder Bran Ferren (perhaps best known for his TED Talk with a million views), and sold-out crowds -- and in the process, Burbank has attracted a WeWork coworking space, a sign of the ecosystem continuing to take off.
For all of these events, we leveraged our expertise and relationships to invite high profile speakers, plan and host the events, and to use our extensive mailing list to invite attendees.
CASE STUDY: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati / Wharton | San Francisco
In addition to sponsoring fifteen TechFire events, Silicon Valley's leading law firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), retained TechFire in a consulting capacity to assist with a joint WSGR / Wharton reception at the Fairmont Santa Monica. We advised on speaker selection and assisted with invitations.
TechFire's L.A. Tech Agenda report featured economic development recommendations for strengthening the Los Angeles region's startup ecosystem, featuring lessons from San Francisco, New York City, and more.
PRAISE FROM THE LOS ANGELES MAYOR'S OFFICE: the report drew praise from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office (calling it "great" and "quite helpful"). The report was also covered by press such as Recode, Built in LA, SoCalTech, & LA Biz, among others.
We also produced the Guide to LA Tech, an overview of the key players in Los Angeles region's tech ecosystem.
ADVISING ON TECH POLICY
TechFire staff also participate (as a volunteer) in tech policy activities such as the World Economic Forum's Future of the Internet working group to help promote entrepreneurs' perspectives on the global policy stage.