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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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Monday, October 26 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Making B2B Companies Scale: Women Entrepreneurs Weigh In FULL

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Enterprise customers for a startup are challenging. Especially if you've focused on product over customer engagement and market requirements.

Are Seattle B2Bs savvy going from startup > idea > Series A and > beyond? What about women as founders of B2B companies? Hear how fabulous and interesting women entrepreneurs went from concept to customers to scale. There were pitfalls. There was heartache. They questioned the why and and maybe even thought of giving up at some points in their company evolution.

Join us if you want to leverage each others' experiences. Let's discuss how we can help the next women founders improve their and every woman's odds for success and what that can look like.

Moderators
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Janis Machala

Managing Partner; Senior Business Executive and Entrepreneur, Paladin Partners
Senior business executive and entrepreneur with extensive expertise driving the formation, growth, and market success of technology-based or vertically-focused organizations. | | Recognized expert in strategic partnerships. Skilled at getting growth companies connected to the right people to achieve successful market adoption and realize their full potential. A proven executive leader and corporate director known for leadership... Read More →

Speakers
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Mary Jesse

Chief Strategy Officer, VRstudios
Mary Jesse is a technology executive, strategist, inventor and entrepreneur.  She is Chief Strategy Officer for VRstudios in Seattle. Ms. Jesse is a wireless industry expert with more than 25 years of experience developing cutting edge systems and building companies in roles such as Vice President of Strategic Technology for McCaw Cellular Communications, Vice President of Technology Development for AT&T Wireless, Co-Founder and Chief... Read More →
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Beth Kolko

CEO and Co-founder, Shift Labs
Beth Kolko is CEO and co-founder of Shift Labs, a Y-Combinator backed hardware company in Seattle that builds affordable and simple medical devices. Kolko founded Shift Labs in order to create new, human-centered medical devices built for rapidly expanding global healthcare markets abroad as well as the growing alternate site care market in the US. Kolko has been a professor for over twenty years, most recently as a Professor of Human... Read More →
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Adina Mangubat

CEO, Spiral Genetics
Prior to founding Spiral Genetics, Ms. Mangubat worked with two other high-technology companies wherein her role included team development, brand development, marketing, channel development and sales for complex technologies. A graduate of the University of Washington, Ms. Mangubat holds a B.S. in Psychology and Entrepreneurship, and was recognized by the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association as one of the 2013 Women to Watch in... Read More →
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Rebecca Norlander

CEO, Health123
Rebecca Norlander is co-founder & CEO of Health123, “Doctor’s Orders, On Demand.”  Health123 is initially focused on scaling effective follow-on care with digital SAAS solutions.   Rebecca is a life-long technologist who, at 12, learned the beauty of Health + Technology when her mother’s life was saved with a bio-mechanical mitral valve replacement. She cut her teeth (and perhaps lost some, as well... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Perkins Coie 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900