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The Kapor Center: Bringing Social Justice and Technology Together in Oakland

November 22, 2016
Category: Events in Oakland

Looking to make connections in the San Francisco Bay Area tech sector? Want an opportunity to make a difference in the world through your own leadership? The Kapor Center (2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612) brings people together from both the tech industry and the field of social justice to address and solve worldwide social issues. The core philosophy of the Kapor Center is to encourage diversity and entrepreneurship in the tech industry, and use that technology as a platform to create a “positive social impact”.

The Kapor Center is housed in a historic 1920’s building, situated in Oakland’s booming Uptown neighborhood. The LEED Gold Certified community center offers several comfortable meeting spaces with cafés and auditoriums that can host anywhere from 10 to 100 people. The Kapor Center is open to all – whether you’re looking to attend an event, learn more about business startups, or want to create your own conversation about social justice issues facing the local and international communities.

The Kapor Center hosts numerous events in Oakland throughout the year. All events are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals, and maximize social impact. And while you’re here, don’t miss out on an incredible dining experience at Agave Uptown, an authentic Oaxacan cuisine, located on the bottom floor of the Kapor Center.


Upcoming events include:

Gameheads’ Oakland Video Game Fest
December 2 – December 4, 2016
Cost: Free
This multicultural event features a game jam, bringing together aspiring game developers to plan, design, and create a video game. Attendees can also benefit from game design and development workshops for students and adults; play space with video games; and a variety of exhibit booths.
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Startup Weekend Bay Area: AR/VR/AI
January 13-15, 2017
Designed to provide empirical education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs, this event includes building on innovative ideas, business plan development, launching your own startup, and collaboration with local entrepreneurs. Participants will also receive valuable information and feedback from industry leaders on their prototype creations.

To find out about these and other future events, contact the Kapor Center at 510-488-6600 or visit


Accommodations near the Oakland Kapor Center
Looking for an affordable place to stay during your visit to the Kapor Center? Piedmont Place is located just 1.5 miles from the Kapor Center at 55 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94610. This top-ranked Oakland motel features clean, comfortable rooms; free parking; and complimentary coffee all day. With free Wi-Fi, you’ll be sure to have a productive stay while building your own business at the Kapor Center. To reserve your room today, visit or contact us directly at (510) 658-0550.

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