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Acteva, The Marketplace For Activities
1550 Evans Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94107
Fax 415-243-4095

National Sales Manager
Bob Boehmer
415-442-4849 x313
Director of Marketing
Ed Klar
415-442-4849 x335
Director of Human Resources
Janet Jordan
415-442-4849 x322

Acteva is The Web's Marketplace For Activities. Acteva, formerly TixToGo, uses the power of the Web to help organizations and individuals reach millions of people who will register, buy tickets, donate or sign-up for activities. We increase the activity community's marketing presence while reducing its administrative load.

1825 S. Grant Street, Ste. 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
650-357-7542 (fax)

District Manager
Gregory Morton
650-357-7542 (fax)
District Manager
Tom Mangini
650-357-7542 (fax)

Administaff is one of the nation's leading Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs), serving as an off-site, full-service human resources department for small businesses throughout the United States. Administaff's Personnel Management System provides business services that include benefit management, government compliance, employment administration, employer liability management, recruiting and selection, performance management, training and development, and owner support.

Administaff is one of the nation's leading Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs), serving as an off-site, full-service human resources department for small businesses throughout the United States.

Adobe Systems Inc.
345 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110
fax 408-537-4031

Business Development Manager
Alan Felgate

Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems is a leading provider of graphic design, publishing, and imaging software for Web and print production, and the second largest desktop software company in the world with annual revenues approaching $1 billion. The company builds award-winning software solutions for Web and graphic designers, professional publishers, document-intensive organizations, business users, and consumers. Adobe's products enable customers to create, publish and deliver visually-rich images and documents across all print and electronic media. The company employs over 2,800 employees worldwide and has operations in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim, Japan and Latin America. Adobe's worldwide headquarters are in San Jose, California.

Business Radio 1220 KBZS
1500 Sansome Street, Suite 101
San Francisco, CA 94111
fax 415-434-1280

Advertising: General Manager
Charles Andrew Whatley
415.277.1722 ext. 23

Business All Morning - Success All Day

Business Radio 1220...the Bay Area's radio station dedicated to business, technology and financial news and information. Business Radio 1220 delivers up-to-the-minute reports with information partners like CNN, Associated Press, CBS, Forbes ASAP, Dow Jones Report and our local staff keeping tabs on all that is happening around the bay. Plus...we don't miss a beat in the technology news arena with Cotelligent's Techwatch with Skip Sanzeri. When the market closes we switch gears to our unique and innovative personal achievement programming with top authors like Harvey Mackay, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Jay Abraham and many more.

The Business Times
275 Battery St., Suite 940
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-398-2494 (fax)

Mary Huss
Director of Advertising
Donna Sangwin

The Business Times covers the five-county Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties), while its sister paper in San Jose covers Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

Readership chiefly consists of high income, successful business owners and senior managers who are decision-makers and are active in their communities. Indeed, according to proprietary research, readers of American City's newspapers have demographic features that are superior to those of most national business publications.

American City Business Journals Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers, serving 41 of the country's most vibrant markets.
1010 Cole Street
San Francisco CA 94117

Phillip Knowlton
Craig Newmark

Craigslist is a Web site and family of mailing lists, serving a population of some low tens of thousands of people in the Bay Area and beyond. It's very much like a community bulletin board, where people address their down-to-earth needs using simple technology. People use craigslist to perform routine, everyday tasks like: Finding a job - Selling a sofa -Finding a place to live - Finding a roommate. Currently, craigslist has nearly 8,000 subscribers, and receives nearly three million page views per month.

Downtown Magazine
1550 California St., Suite 4L
San Francisco, CA 94109
fax 415-362-2254

Gordon Reynolds

Serving the Financial Retail and SOMA Districts of Metro San Francisco

San Francisco Downtown, a free monthly business/lifestyle magazine for people who work and/or live in the Downtown area, visitors to San Francisco Downtown and the advertisers seeking to reach them. San Francisco Downtown circulates 35,000 copies through hundreds of outlets in the Financial District, South of Market, Retail and Civic Center Districts of the City reaching an audience of over 77,000 readers. We are now extending our reach through the World Wide Web.

Extreme Pizza
1052 Folsom St.
SF CA 94103
fax 415-701-9100

Retail locations-
1052 Folsom St. 415-701-9000
1980 Union St. 415-929-8234
1730 Fillmore St. 415-929-9900
1810 Clement St. 415-387-2441

Marketing and Business Development
Jimmy Ryan
Todd Parent

Extreme Pizza has been behind the scene of so many huge hi tech and internet deals, catering to likes of Sega, Bidcom, Egroups, and the list goes on. Somebody needs to keep the techies nourished, and we have just the team to do so. Extreme Pizza's mission is ECS (Extreme Customer Satisfaction). We not only strive to become SF's Best Pizza, which we have been awarded several times, we also push ourselves to retain a huge "repeat" customer list. If you're not satisfied, we shouldn't be in business. Give us a call and open an account. Extreme. Not Mainstream.

Fast Company
77 North Washington Street
Boston, MA 02114-1927

VP, Western Ad Director
Dudley F. Wing Jr.

Founding Editors William Taylor and Alan Webber started this magazine with two fundamental propositions: there is a new world of business evolving, and there is a community committed to new ways of working, competing, living and growing. The magazine writes about the new economy and workplace for people who believe in fusing tough-minded performance with sane human values. We give you real tools to solve real problems. Over the past two years, that vision has evolved into a movement. We've heard from fans who swear to read each issue cover-to-cover. We've introduced readers to models and mentors from fast companies all over the world. And we've launched the debate about work and life in the new economy. And starting in August, we're going monthly.
639 Front Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Director of Sponsorships and Advertising
John Fitzgerald
Business Development Manager
Shilpi Somaya
Human Capital
Jason Lamsback
415-364-9030 is the Web's premier exchange for connecting independent professionals with contract projects and essential services. Whether you're looking for a designer, techie, marketing consultant, or anything in between, we make it easy to find the top-notch freelance talent your company needs.

Hornstein Law Offices
P.O. Box 151602
1108 Tamalpais Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94915
Fax 415-454-5294

Today's business demands innovative and individualized legal support which is both responsive and cost effective. Hornstein Law Offices combines state of the art technical legal counsel with old fashioned client service and satisfaction.

470 Third St. #102
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-778-0808 fax

President, CEO
Michael Tchong
Sponsor Sales Director
Kathy Kottenbach
Marketing Director
Greg Ogarrio

A free, weekly e-mail list founded by award-winning publisher Michael Tchong in 1997 for marketing, advertising and research professionals, ICONOCAST concisely chronicles the trends, metrics and rumors driving interactive marketing at Internet speed. Web Attack!, The Ultimate Internet Marketing Event, is headed for Broadway June 8-9, 2000, Roseland… and industry conferences will never be the same.

Web Attack! 2000 "The Internet Goes to Broadway"

The Industry Standard
315 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111

The Industry Standard is the single source for timely, thought provoking information about the Internet Economy. Written for senior-level executives who view the Internet as competitive tool, The Industry Standard delivers sophisticated coverage of the people, the companies, and the business models shaping our new business world. With insightful news analysis, business model reviews, personality profiles, industry metrics and executive recruiting, every week The Industry Standard is everything today's Internet business leader needs to make decisions faster, smarter ... better. Corporation
23 Old Kings Highway
Darien, CT 06820
Fax 203-655-4686

Western Associate Publisher
Scott Bialous
650-347-7500 x109 Corporation, the Internet Industry Portal, is located in Darien, CT. It is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. operates a network of 126 Web sites, 177 e-mail newsletters, 117 online discussion forums and 78 moderated e-mail discussion lists with over 2.4 million unique visitors that generate 140 million page views monthly. Total "views," which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are now nearly 200 million per month.'s global presence includes editions in Arabia, Asia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Espanol, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Taiwan and the United Kingdom., with its related Venture Funds I, II and III, is an investor in a number of business-to-business content sites and related Internet media properties.

i-Step Communications
i-Step Communications
5214F Diamond Hts. Blvd.,
Suite 436
San Francisco
415-759-6686 (fax)

ISP & WAN services
Chris Wong

i-Step Communications started doing web site design back in 1995 and has since evolved into a full service company offering a range of services from LAN-WAN design and implementation to a complete line of internet services such as DSL, nationwide modem dialup, co-location, as well as web site design and hosting. We pride ourselves in providing close personal attention to our customers.
(the interactive media trade association)
520 Third Street Suite 257
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-512-3569 (fax)

Managing Director
Leslie Mattison
415-512-3556 is a non-profit market and business development trade association serving interactive media companies nationally and internationally.'s mission is to connect its member companies with prospective partners through networking and promotion opportunites and to provide access to a broad range of industry and business development issues. also cultivates relationships with local, national, and international business associations and governmental entities, expanding members' business opportunities in the United States and abroad.

NACIO Systems
68 Leveroni Court
Novato, CA 94949
Fax 415-382-1352

VP Marketing
Bill Borerum

NACIO Systems is a business-only integrated communications provider Offering high quality communications products and services for mission critical functions across the Internet, Wide Area Networks, and Virtual Private Networks. Through our high-speed Netsource Centers we provide dedicated Managed servers as well as server colocation and shared web hosting. NACIO Systems provides services throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Nomad Design and Services, Ltd.
246 1st St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-357-0804 (fax)

Nomad Design specializes in innovative design and printing with customers ranging from entertainment to advertisers to high tech industries. Nomad recently acquired the capacity to print in house with a Heidlberg DI. We specialized in quick turn 4 color printing.

OmniSky Corporation
1001 Elwell Court
Palo Alto, CA 94303

OmniSky Corporation offers a branded wireless service that enables subscribers to access and navigate the Internet, send and receive e-mail from their existing accounts and securely conduct e-commerce over handheld mobile devices. The service features an easy-to-use portal that organizes a wide variety of information by interest area categories such as entertainment, finance, news, shopping, sports, travel and local. Subscribers have the ability to access content that is optimized for enhanced viewing and performance on handheld mobile devices from approximately 1,000 links to popular branded content feeds as well as to browse virtually any Web site. OmniSky is a privately funded corporation based in Palo Alto, California. The company's web site is

1862 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-749-2901 (fax)

President / Creative Director
J. Patrick Forden
Marketing Director
Kelley Forden

The PERCEPTICON commitment to design excellence and artistic vision extends to each project we undertake. With years of diverse experience, our team is skilled in the creation, implementation and hosting of strategic website, web application and print solutions. PERCEPTICON's refined development process provides a successful integration of high-end Internet technologies with innovative concepts, compelling design and intuitive information architecture. Experience our recent work at

Premium Network
140 Second Street, Suite 602
San Francisco, California 94105
415-284-1482 (fax)

Ken Margolis

The Premium Network is a network of web sites that provides for strategic ad banner placement, rich media sponsorships, and effective contests and promotions. The network is hosted by Ken Margolis Associates and was established to bring on-line advertising capabilities to a higher level. Ken Margolis Associates is an advertising rep and marketing consulting firm, specializing in selling Internet advertising. KMA provides its customers with a full range of services, including advertising representation, ad banner serving, account management and client billing.

Release 1.0
EDventure Holdings Inc. release1/release1.html
104 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10011
fax 212.924.0240

Joanna Douglas

Release 1.0, a monthly report published by Edventure Holdings, is "must reading" for the executives, analysts, entrepreneurs and financial professionals who really make a difference in the converging worlds of communications, computing, media and the Internet. For nearly 20 years our readers have depended on Release 1.0 for totally independent insight into the tectonic shifts in the business of technology - what's going to change the world and who's going to make it happen.

2 Henry Adams Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-490-5885 fax

Director of Sales, Special Events
Kathleen A. Kirkpatrick

Two of the premier event facilities in the Bay Area are located South of Market in the Design Center. The Galleria, at 101 Henry Adams Street, and the Concourse Exhibition Center, at 635 8th Street (@Brannan.) The GALLERIA is a breath-taking 4-story atrium with retractable skylights, professional stage, 1,200 square foot dance floor, and in-house professional sound and lighting. This venue is ideal for corporate receptions (up to 1600), gala dinners (up to 1000 seated), presentations (seating 400+ on main floor), weddings and private events. The CONCOURSE is a 125,000 square foot contemporary glass and steel pav ilion with sandblasted wood, wall-to-wall carpeting and sparkling glass. This historic facility (originally a train station) can be divided into 2 independent exhibit areas, and is a popular location for large corporate events, fairs, dances, and conventions.

SF Gate
1001 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-674-7338 (fax)

Serving over 15 million page views per month, SF Gate is, by far, the most popular site focusing on the Bay Area. Founded in 1994, SF Gate was the first major Website dedicated to reflecting the spirit of the region through news, information, communication, and commerce. SF Gate is the Bay Area's #1 content site as ranked by Media Metrix. Over 60% of SF Gate users visit the site at least once a day. SF Gate is the essential online choice for the Bay Area.

SF Station
3528 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Fax 415.552.5587

Director of Business Development
Harlow Newton

SF Station's mission is "to utilize the tools of technology and the Internet to build and bind the community of San Francisco. Since 1996, SF Station has provided thousands of Internet users from around the World with in-depth, up-to-date information about San Francisco's Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Food, and Shopping. SF Station's city guide covers over 50 categories, and represents literally hundreds of San Francisco's entertainment, retail, and service-oriented businesses and organizations.

Silicon Valley Bank
3003 Tasman Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054

The founders of Silicon Valley Bank set out in 1983 to capture a growing market in Northern California, which until that time had been greatly underserved by commercial banks -- emerging growth technology companies in the Silicon Valley. Many companies in this unique market were just getting started and had yet to realize a profit; some simply were not yet considered "creditworthy" by local community or regional banks.

Silicon Valley Tours
54 Fourth Street Suite 511
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-495-7653 (fax)

Tom McDonagh

Designed for groups of professionals, Silicon Valley Tours offers informative and stimulating tours of Silicon Valley, San Francisco's Multimedia Gulch, clusters of high-technology and other innovative business environments. Group tours can be arranged to complement conventions, conferences and meetings with local companies. Let us custom tailor to the interest of participants and sponsoring companies. Companies hosting visitors for purposes such a sales team building or customer relations will find tours enhance experiences for visitors.

SiteSmith, Inc.
3283 Scott Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
fax 408.588.1204

Marketing Communications Manager
Donna Reeve

SiteSmith, Inc. is a leading provider of outsourced Internet site operations for new start-ups and established e-businesses. Since its inception in October 1999, SiteSmith has assembled a world-class team of Web engineers, Internet technologists and project managers to help companies build and operate reliable, scalable and secure Internet sites. SiteSmith is dedicated to helping e-businesses deliver the performance and consistent services that customers, investors and partners demand - twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. SiteSmith is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with operations also in New York City, Newark, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and London. Information about SiteSmith and its services is available on the World Wide Web at or calling 1-888-424-0059.

SuSE Inc.
580 Second Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607
fax 510-628-3381

Founded in 1992, SuSE is a worldwide leader in Linux solutions. The technical superiority of its flagship product has helped the SuSE Linux Operating Systems become the choice of of 50,000 business users worldwide. With 8 years of systems integration and Linux experience, SuSE offers software engineering experience, custom hardware configurations, and a professional support staff that brings individual products together to create intelligent solutions. SuSE Inc., located in Oakland, CA offers sales and technical support, consulting, training and partner programs to customers, resellers and distributors.

1129 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-967-3700
Fax: 650-967-3701

Sales Executive
Kathleen Toland
Marketing Manager
Michelle Alt
Human Resources Manager
Tiffaney Dickey

Synapta is the technology team behind great Internet startups. Synapta is the first Internet development and consulting company focused on helping startups quickly create new Web-based businesses.

TAL Digital Solutions
33 Vincente Street
(West Portal & Portola)
San Francisco, CA 94127

Founded in 1990 by Steve Trubow, a multimedia trainer & developer/ author of educational books and cdroms, TAL has been one of the leading authorized Apple vars specializing in system design and integration for Mac professionals. TAL is authorized to provide value added solutions by Apple, IBM, Media 100, HP, Seagate, LinoColor, Agfa, Sony, Kingston, Atto, Adaptec,Tektronix and more ...

Thelen Reid & Priest LLP
Emerging Companies Practice
461 Second Street, Suite 332
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-538-9001 (fax)

Brent C. J. Britton
Gil G. Silberman
Thomas J. Cervantez

Britton Silberman & Cervantez is pleased to announce that it is now the Emerging Companies Practice of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP.

We will retain our home offices in the Clocktower Building in San Francisco's South Park neighborhood. Now with the resources of Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, the team will continue and expand its range of venture funding, corporate, licensing, and intellectual property legal services. Being part of a major nationwide law firm means that we can now offer our technology clients a full range of specialties including litigation, labor and employment, real estate, public company finance, tax, and estate planning. The move also extends our geographic reach to better serve clients in New York, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and throughout the world.

More than ever, we are committed to the highest standards of legal representation for the most innovative and promising companies.

Verio Inc
401 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Director of Sales
Bob Bailey
Field Marketing Manager
Kevin Engman
15400 SE 30th Place Suite 202
Bellevue, WA 98007

Verio Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive business Internet services -- including broadband connectivity, virtual private networks, Web-hosting solutions and e-commerce with an emphasis on serving the small and mid-sized business market. Verio has rapidly established a global presence through the acquisition, integration and growth of independent Internet providers with a business customer focus. Verio supports its operations with highly reliable and scalable national infrastructure and systems including a facilities-based Tier One national network. Verio delivers locally-based sales and engineering support in 41 of the top 50 U.S. markets under the Verio brand name.