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Seattle Startup Week is a free five-day event highlighting the amazing startup culture of the Puget Sound. Join in for a few events hosted all around town to learn, network and help make this place better for everyone. 
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Tuesday, October 27 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Emerge From Corporate to Startup FULL

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Before you join a startup you might ask questions like how much money will be raised through venture capital? What’s the burn rate? How much equity will I be getting? Do I believe in the CEO’s vision? In hindsight, are these good questions? Learn from others that have walked this path before you venture down it.

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Katie Walvatne

General Manager, thinkspace
There is nothing Katie loves more then being surrounded by smart people willing to share their stories. As co-director of recruiting at thinkspace, Katie gets energized when making connections and diving into what others are passionate about. Lover of dogs, karaoke, and craft beer, you will most likely find Katie training for her first half Ironman in the streets of Seattle or at a local Fremont bar.

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Craig Cincotta

Chief of Staff, Senior VP and Head of Communications, Porch
Craig Cincotta is the Chief of Staff and Vice President of Communications for Porch.com, a home services platform, where he is responsible for managing strategic operations for the company as well as executive communications, brand messaging and public relations. Prior to joining Porch, Cincotta spent seven years at Microsoft. During his tenure he served in leadership roles across public relations, retail strategy and marketing. He started his... Read More →
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Larry Colagiovanni

Larry took the startup plunge in 2011, leaving his job as Lead Program Manager in Bing to join local shopping startup Decide. He learned quite a bit as he searched for the right startup to work at, transitioned from the stability of Microsoft to a small team launching its first product, grew at Decide from Program Manager to Vice President of Engineering, and eventually helped lead the team through its acquisition by eBay in 2013. He is currently... Read More →
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Aaron Nonis

Aaron Nonis is Vice President, Interactive Application Engineering, for Home Box Office; responsible for managing their client-side product engineering teams in New York and Seattle. Bringing 15 years of front-end development experience with a focus on consumer products and creative development tools, he leads their engineering efforts in software-enhanced storytelling and video distribution. Prior to HBO, he worked as a both a manager and an... Read More →