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I had never heard of EFactor until recently. It’s the largest [social] network for entrepreneurs in the world, according to the EFactor website.
I learned about EFactor from one of its cofounders, Marion Freijsen.
We were both final round judges for the Made for China Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition presented by Berkeley Chinese Students and Scholars Association. This event took place April 27, 2011 at International House in Berkeley, California. EFactor wrote a nice story about the pitch competition.
Freijsen invited me to see their extremely cool office at the cable car turnaround on Market Street in San Francisco, California. You can see Freijsen in the picture above. She’s the first person in the upper left. I’m the third person in the top row, from the left.
The EFactor office is in the Flood Building, a grand and important 100+ year old office building in San Francisco. What makes their office cool though is that it’s circular, as it’s in the front round part of the building you see when you’re standing at the cable car turntable and look up. I have seen this facade hundreds of times, but never before have I been inside one of those round offices.
Sadly, I’m still mostly unfamiliar with EFactor, as I devoted too much of my time with Freijsen talking her ears off about my plans to improve the human condition with my efficient housing, energy, food and finance ideas. Next time I see her, I’ll insist she do all the talking.