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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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Thursday, October 29 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Grit and Resilience: What You Need to Scale Up FILLING

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It’s super hard to be in a startup. Rarely do you hear about how truly challenging it is. These entrepreneurs have gone through things that have pushed them to their limits but it’s through their grit and resilience that they are still standing while others have fallen away. There is a darkness out there for some entrepreneurs and most people just refuse to talk about it. At this event you’ll hear about how some have survived through it.


Moderators
avatar for Katie Walvatne

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.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Donnelly

Nicole Donnelly

Happy Camper
As a young entrepreneur Nicole’s first venture was selling colorful phone wire for making bracelets - 3 books later and a string of highly successful companies she’s earned her stripes in the world of serial entrepreneurs. Whether talking about her latest work in emotional intelligence (HappyCamper.world), running an ultra marathon, being a mom, pulling big air at the XGames, or launching, growing, and selling BabyLegs, a... Read More →
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Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin uses the ludicrous title, Wizard of Moz. He's founder and former CEO of Moz, co-author of a pair of books on SEO, and co-founder of Inbound.org. Rand's an unsaveable addict of all things content, search, & social on the web, from his multiple blogs to Twitter, Google+,Facebook, LinkedIn, and a shared Instagram account. In his miniscule spare time, he likes to galavant around the world with Geraldine and then read about it on... Read More →
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Ali Spain

Partner, The AK Group
Ali Spain is owner & partner in The AK Group, a boutique consulting firm that provides business consulting services to companies of all sizes in the Puget Sound area.  An avid runner, she has completed numerous marathons, including the multi-day Trans Rockies ultra-run.  Ali also serves on the board of Red Feather, a Arizona non-profit providing housing for first nation communities.  As a breast cancer survivor, she enjoys... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Google Seattle 601 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103