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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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Friday, October 23
 

9:00am

SEO Workshop
Friday October 23, 2015 9:00am - 9:30am
TBA

5:00pm

Feature Friday at The Dice Cabana
http://featurefriday.shindigg.com/
Register here!! http://featurefriday.shindigg.com/

Kick off your weekend with a one-of-a-kind happy hour event where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to announce and demo their latest product or feature. After the demos are finished, the crowd will vote on a favorite who will not only receive recognition from the crowd but also the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs and vote for what you think will be the next next big thing... built in Seattle.

Friday October 23, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Dice Cabana 821 2nd Ave #410 Seattle Wa 98104

7:00pm

 
Saturday, October 24
 

9:00am

Saturday Code, supported by CodeDay.org
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday Code is a collaboration with CodeDay.org.  It will be a fun, day-long coding event where students (12 - 18 years) will gather to build cool things together -- and learn to code... or learn to code better! Everyone will have the opportunity to pitch ideas, form teams, and build a cool app or game in less than 12 hours!  This is not a traditional hackathon or competition; it's all about learning and having fun.

No prior coding experience is required! Part of the fun is learning how to program while working with other people. We'll also provide some great workshops that you can attend. Or you can always just hang out, have fun and learn by watching! There will be coding coaches and maker mentors on site to help everyone make progress in their coding skills.  

Bring your laptop and mouse (desktop PCs and monitors are also allowed). Food is included in your ticket. 

Volunteers
avatar for Tyler

Tyler

Founder, CodeDay.org
avatar for Bob Crimmins

Bob Crimmins

Co-Founder, Wise Walker
Bob is a serial entrepreneur (six companies) and career technologist. As a founder, mentor, advisor and an active member of the Seattle tech community, Bob works with Techstars, 9 Mile Labs, Seattle Women in Tech, Seattle Angel Conference and other startup-oriented organizations to help founders navigate the challenges of starting a company. He’s also the founder and chief instigator of Startup Haven, a community-driven organization that... Read More →

Saturday October 24, 2015 9:00am - 8:00pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104
 
Sunday, October 25
 

1:00pm

Lemonade Day Experience
Limited Capacity full

This will be an official Lemonade Day event in which kids learn all about how to design, develop and opperate a successful, profitable lemonade stand.  There will be a limit of about 12 kids for the program.  There will be a Sunday 'curriculum' day for four hours at Makers Space plus the kids will actually setup and operate their lemonade stand for a day at one of the various Startup Week venues through out the week.  The actual venues and dates will be arranged per each lemonade stand team.  

This is a great opportunity for youngsters to learn real lessons of entrepreneurship through the fun exercise of building a lemonade stand. They will take these lessons with them into many future (ad)ventures in their lives.  You can learn more about the Lemonade Day non-profit and their programs at http://lemonadeday.org

Volunteers
CC

Chip Conrad

Founder of Center for Entrepreneurial Education and Develpoment


Sunday October 25, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Makers 92 LENORA ST, SEATTLE, WA 98121
 
Monday, October 26
 

11:00am

Understanding Today's Healthcare Industry

Digital health is an emerging sector for the PNW. The number of new digital health start-ups has doubled in the past year to nearly one hundred. This session is for entrepreneurs and investors who are interested in learning about what makes a healthcare start up unique?  What are the genuine traction points? What are the unique opportunities and barriers of starting a digital health startup in the Pacific Northwest? What do investors look for in a digital health?


Moderators
avatar for Nate DiNiro

Nate DiNiro

Principal, VivaPhi, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Brock Mansfield

Brock Mansfield

Partner, Keeler Investments Group
Brock Mansfield has more than 20 years experience in family office early stage and growth equity investing.  During that time, companies he has been involved with have generated more than $400M in liquidity for shareholders.  Since 2007, he has been a Partner at Keeler Investments Group (KIG), responsible for KIG’s early stage and private equity portfolio.  Recent exits include Eden Rock (sold to Nokia), Torrent... Read More →
avatar for Jo Masterson

Jo Masterson

COO, 2Morrow, Inc.
I am fascinated by the convergence of mobile technology and behavior change... especially surrounding the area of healthcare. At 2Morrow, we are making research-based behavioral programs more accessible by putting them directly in the hands of those who need them - via their smartphones. Focused on behaviors that lead chronic disease (examples: smoking too much, eating too much, drinking too much) as well habits that affect our happiness and... Read More →
avatar for Swatee Surve

Swatee Surve

Founder & CEO, Litesprite
Swatee Surve, Litesprite Founder & CEO. Swatee is a digital health leader who has developed and launched disruptive technology-based healthcare businesses for Microsoft, Nike, T-Mobile, Premera Blue Cross and Eastman Kodak. These corporate efforts led to several commercialization efforts and patents, including in biofeedback and Nike's first wearable technology patents. As a Lead Consultant at Premera Blue Cross, Swatee led executive teams to... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Space is Hard
Limited Capacity filling up

Space is hard and the scale is infinite. Hear from some of Seattle's most innovative companies as they discuss where space entrepreneurship is headed.

Moderators
avatar for Melissa Wuerl

Melissa Wuerl

Melissa Wuerl is the Director for Business Development at Spaceflight, Inc., focused on new business development and forming strategic external partnerships across the Systems, Launch and Networks lines of business. | | Prior to joining Spaceflight, Melissa served in various business development and program management roles at Lockheed Martin across multiple lines of business. She was the program manager for the Reentry Vehicle 8 Targets program... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Gayle

Richard Gayle

Founder, Spreading Science
After a BS from CalTech, a PhD from Rice University and a post-doc at the University of Colorado, Dr. Gayle spent a career working in academic and in corporate environments, for commercial organizations and for non-profits, as a scientist and as a Vice-President, at the bench and in the boardroom. Dr. Gayle started SpreadingScience using his expertise, along with modern models, to facilitate the rapid diffusion of... Read More →
avatar for Robert Hoyt

Robert Hoyt

CEO, Tethers Unlimited Inc.
Dr. Rob Hoyt is a relentlessly inventive Technologist and CEO with expertise in additive manufacturing, space systems, advanced space propulsion, plasma physics, scientific algorithms, and commercial applications of space technologies. He co-founded Tethers Unlimited Inc, and has built it into a multi-$M space and defense R&D firm. He also co-founded ScienceOps Inc., a big-data algorithm and web analytics firm sold to Acquisio in 2012... Read More →
avatar for Joe Landon

Joe Landon

Chairman, Space Angels Network
Joe Landon is Chairman of the Board of Space Angels Network, the world’s largest angel investor network focused on space companies. He is a prominent connector of entrepreneurs and investors in the space industry, and he has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Economist, The Huffington Post, Bloomberg TV and Space News. Joe also serves as CFO of the billionaire-backed asteroid mining venture Planetary Resources, and... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Melrose Market Studios 1532 Minor Ave. Seattle , WA 98101

11:00am

Mentor Hours

Sign up for a 30 minute session with an experienced mentor in a variety of subject areas. Sessions will be available Monday to Friday from 11am to 2:30pm at Chase Basecamp (2nd floor).  Choose your mentor and subject area here: https://www.slotted.co/mentormon

Please sign up for ONLY one spot - share the resource! 

Thanks to all the great mentors for volunteering their time and expertise! 

Monday October 26, 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Intellectual Property Essentials for the Hyper-growth Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Don’t let IP mistakes haunt you later!  Startups today are chasing increasingly faster growth to impress investors and the market, which means missteps around acquiring and protecting IP assets can compound quickly.  Learn about common pitfalls that startups face and the fixes you can implement to ensure your company is ready for investors and other strategic transactions.    

Speakers
avatar for Adam Shevell

Adam Shevell

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Adam Shevell is an associate in the technology transactions practice located in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Seattle office. His practice focuses on counseling clients in complex commercial and technology transactions, as well as intellectual property matters. Adam has experience advising technology start-ups on protecting and monetizing their intellectual property assets, as well as negotiating strategic commercial contracts (including... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

How and Why You Should Hire A Data Scientist for Your Company
Limited Capacity full
Note: please use this link to register for this event. You will go through the checkpoint process much faster:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-startup-week-how-and-why-you-should-hire-a-data-scientist-tickets-18959631769?aff=seaDS 

Data science is driving products and changing our world. Data scientists are game changers and provide competitive advantages to companies (i.e. AirBNB, Uber, Netflix, Amazon, etc.). This panel describes how to find and hire these unicorn data scientists to help your company.

Who should attend:

  • founders who want to hire data scientists

  • engineers who want to transition into becoming data scientists

  • product managers who want to build data products

Panelists (subject to change):

Note: please use this link to register for this event. You will go through the checkpoint process much faster:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-startup-week-how-and-why-you-should-hire-a-data-scientist-tickets-18959631769?aff=seaDS 

Moderators
avatar for Lee Ngo

Lee Ngo

Evangelist, Galvanize, Inc.
Educational Community Architect - Startup Weekend Global Facilitator. Co-organizer of Seattle Startup Weekend Education, Learn to Code Seattle, Seattle Data Science, Seattle Data Engineering, Startup Tech Seattle, Seattle Angular JS, and Seattle Data/Analytics.Machine Learning. Aspiring nerd.

Speakers
R

REdwardStern

it, sternshus
avatar for Diego Oppenheimer

Diego Oppenheimer

CEO, Algorithmia
Diego Oppenheimer is a data geek with a passion for sports and cooking. He has worked in multiple industries in different capacities around business intelligence and data analytics.Prior to founding Algorithmia where he serves the role of CEO he spent over five years at Microsoft where he had the chance to deliver some of the most widely used data analysis software in the world including Excel, SQL Server and Power Pivot. He received his... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Skrainka

Benjamin Skrainka

Principal Data Scientist, Galvanize
Benjamin S. Skrainka has spent his career using statistical tools and software engineering to answer challenging scientific questions as well as teaching others how to do so. Mr. Skrainka has worked on a wide range of problems -- in both academia and industry -- including quantum cosmology, bioinformatics, computational economics, and predictive analytics. His thesis was one of the largest simulations ever run in Economics. He holds an AB... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

12:00pm

Walk It Out Pioneer Square Tour
Wondering where the locals go when it’s time to get out of the office?  On this walking tour, you’re sure to find a new favorite coffee shop, co-working location or quick escape from your laptop and learn a new piece of Seattle History.  This walking tour, lead by John Seachrest, will have you feeling like a Seattle local in no time! The Tour will depart from Impact Hub.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Smith

Jack Smith

Founder, PopRaz
Gentleman & businessman who talks startups, design, tech, IPAs, coffee & Legos. Founder @GetPopRaz, Co-Org @SeattleGrind, Board Member @DECA_Washington


Monday October 26, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

13 Strategic Marketing Actions Every Startup Must Get Right
All startups, whether B2C or B2B, must take certain strategic marketing actions to understand the market need, develop the right solution, bring it to market, and accelerate performance.  Getting this right saves time, money, and increases your chances of success in the market.  We will cover the 13 strategic marketing imperatives that should be on every CEO's / CMO's to-do list.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Fernow

Lisa Fernow

CEO, Fernow Consulting, LLC
Lisa Fernow brings over 25 years experience as a global marketer, innovator, and consumer insights professional. At PepsiCo and Time Warner she oversaw development and launch of a host of successful new products and accelerated growth for such iconic brands as 7Up, Diet Pepsi and Scooby Doo in over 150 countries. Lisa founded Fernow Consulting in 2000 to help entrepreneurs innovate and better capitalize on growth opportunities. Clients range from... Read More →



Monday October 26, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

360 Design Review & Consultation
Limited Capacity full

The design you need to develop your product or service is going to fall into one or more categories, whether it's brand design, user experience, market research, or industrial design. Here's your chance to get a panel of experts from across design disciplines in one room to review and consult on your project in an office hours setting. David Wykes, Matt Wolfe, and Mitch Tennison offer holistic design feedback to meet your business needs. 

Sign up for a half hour review and consultation >>[here]<< 

Waitlisters will be contacted in the event of no-shows. Feel free to cowork out of WeWork Holyoke starting at 9am to be on call in case there is an opening. Stay for happy hour at 4:30pm.  


Speakers
avatar for Mitch Tennison

Mitch Tennison

Owner/Creative Lead, Haystack Studios
Mitch is a true creative at heart and loves to build new visions for his clients. He’s had the privilege working for some elite design firms with multifaceted teams. He enjoys a good challenge.13 years experience working in the package design industry. Formerly a design director at Webb deVlam, Mitch has a passion for understanding brands on a deeper level and doesn’t rest until he feels the job is done. Expect to be challenged... Read More →
avatar for Matt Wolfe

Matt Wolfe

Partner, Thomas Street
Matt is an interaction designer with a passion for actively engaging design with development. He has a decade of experience working side-by-side with engineers to find the right trade-off to build the best product, in the shortest time. Previously a designer at Teague, he left to form the Chaos Collective—an organization devoted to rapid product exploration, agile design & development, and pushing web technologies to their limits... Read More →
avatar for David Wykes

David Wykes

Partner, Pope, Wainwright, & Wykes
With a passion for design that shines through everything he does, David is a Creative Director who works across disciplines to connect dots and develop compelling stories and solutions. He is dedicated to inspiring teams to reach the next level in content quality. David received a degree from the Design For Industry program at Northumbria University in the UK where he won the prestigious Royal Society of Arts and Industry student award... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
WeWork Holyoke 107 Spring Street

2:00pm

Complimentary Head Shots @ Chase Basecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE ones during Seattle Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (220 2nd Ave. S.) from 2-4pm Oct. 26-31, 2015.

Sign up for a time HERE!


Monday October 26, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

2:30pm

Vet DNA: How Veterans Add Value to Startup Organizations
Join our panel discussion for the Seattle startup community with experienced and successful veteran startup founders, executives, attorneys, and technologists on their experiences in the military and in startups and how these can add value to startup organizations.  Moderated by Dan Hall, Founder and President of VetStartups.

Greg Adams (LinkedIn) – Greg is Co-Founder and CEO at Stabilitas which provides situational awareness and risk mitigation via software as a service and is a Techstars alum. He served in numerous positions in Army Special Forces and is a Harvard Business School graduate.

Blake Ilstrup (LinkedIn) – Blake is the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Kineta, Inc. and is a Navy Veteran. Prior to joining Kineta, Blake practiced law with Cooley LLP. He has also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Qpass ushering Qpass through its sale to Amdocs for $300+ million.

Brian Vowinkel (LinkedIn) – Brian is the Chief Revenue Officer for VRStudios which provides virtual reality solutions to commercial, government, military and entertainment clients through wireless, multi-user systems. Prior to VRStudios, he was the managing director at Ascent Private Capital Management and Converget Wealth Advisors. He is also a Harvard Business School graduate and Army Veteran.

Bradley Young (LinkedIn) – Bradley is the Science Officer at Salesfusion, co-founder of VetStartups.org, and an Army Veteran. Prior to that he was CTO of LoopFuse (sold to Salesfusion) and Director of Client Services of Meteor Solutions (sold to Covario). He was also on the founding team of iDeal technologies, makers of OfferUp. 

Moderators
Monday October 26, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm

Military Vets in Startups Meetup
Join us for happy hour. Meet fellow veterans who are in the Seattle (and greater Puget Sound) startup ecosystem. Drinks and food provided!

Chase has graciously agreed to host us at Basecamp - think of Monday's happy hour as military appreciation night.  All are welcome! 

Monday October 26, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm

Making B2B Companies Scale: Women Entrepreneurs Weigh In
Limited Capacity full

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
avatar for Janis Machala

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
avatar for Mary Jesse

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 →
avatar for Beth Kolko

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 →
avatar for Adina Mangubat

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 →
avatar for Rebecca Norlander

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

4:00pm

Tech's Next Great Space (Innovation District Panel)
Limited Capacity full
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-district-panel-tickets-18564490892

******You MUST register for this event through the EventBrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techs-next-great-place-innovation-district-panel-tickets-18564490892

There are a limited number of FREE tickets available for the Seattle Startup Community using discount code St@rtupW33k. 

Once those run out, you can purchase tickets at 50% off with discount code 1nn0v@te


If you registered through Sched - you are NOT considered registered for this event****** 

What happens when a neighborhood like Pioneer Square or South Like Union turns into a thriving center for tech? 

How, exactly, does that happen? Knowing that we are growing, what kind of community do we want to become? And frankly, what does technology and innovation have to do with making Seattle a great place to live and work for everyone—healthy, inclusive, creative, productive, and affordable? Are Seattle's cranes going to truly foster a better—not just bigger—Seattle? Join us to explore what changes to the built environment mean for the future of innovation in our city.

On Monday, October 26th, we will explore the role of the Innovation District model–urban areas that are easily accessible by transit, technologically plugged-in, and populated by public institutions, startups, and other innovators–in shaping Seattle's future. This event is getting a lot of attention from Seattle's startup crowd already, making it a great opportunity to network over (hosted) food and drinks with some of Seattle's future business leaders. But the conversations won't be complete without you there in attendance.

As suburban office parks fall out of favor, more and more of these collaborative innovation clusters are appearing all over the globe. Major hubs like London, Boston, New York, and San Francisco have led the way, and Barcelona, Detroit, and even Seattle are making names for themselves with exciting examples as well. These significant, rapid changes to the built environment generate positive results for economic growth but mixed results for communities, leading to combative, sometimes violent, responses from those left behind. 

Moderated by the founding director of Urban@UW, Thaisa Way, our panel of top thinkers and innovators will explore how Seattle can forge a new, more inclusive approach to urban innovation that empowers startups, established companies, and residents alike. Join us on Monday, October 26th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Galvanize, the newest incubator in Pioneer Square. 

Panelists: 

  • JUST ADDED: ROGER VALDEZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SMART GROWTH SEATTLE!
  • Rebecca Lovell, City of Seattle's Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Frank Martinez, co-founder of StartupCoin Ventures LLC
  • Ruby Love, Chief Impact Officer at Venture Scale
  • David Harris, Cultural Entrepreneur at Hack the CD
  • [Moderator] Thaisa Way, founding director of Urban@UW

Co-hosted with Urban@UW.

Sponsors:

Galvanize 

Candace Faber

CoreNet Washington Chapter

ULI Northwest 


Moderators
TW

Thaisa Way

Executive Director of Urban@UW

Speakers
DH

David Harris

Startup Advocate of City of Seattle
RL

Ruby Love

Chief Impact Officer at Venture Scale
avatar for Rebecca Lovell

Rebecca Lovell

Director, Entrepreneurship and Industry, City of Seattle
FM

Frank Martinez

Co-Founder at UpStream Ventures, LLC


Monday October 26, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

4:00pm

Happy Hour at Chase Basecamp
Join us for Happy Hour at Basecamp! Happy Hour will be each day of Seattle Startup Week from 4-6pm. Bring your friends and enjoy free drinks and snacks!

Monday October 26, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

5:00pm

Why failing is good and 100% success is bad
Limited Capacity full

Here from two startup founders about the philosophy of fail fast and fail often. 

Moderators
avatar for Mike Grabham

Mike Grabham

CEO, Founder, Package Guard
Mike is a five-time founder and active member of the Seattle Startup community. He hosts Startup Grind and Start IT Seattle on KING5. He is a “product and revenue guy” who loves to build teams and products. Check out his latest invention www.thepackageguard.com He has lived in Seattle since 1998 and enjoys meeting strangers and sharing a great glass of wine. Most of all he is a glass 3/4 full type of guy who knows how to laugh and get... Read More →

Speakers

Monday October 26, 2015 5:00pm - 6:15pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

5:00pm

Alternative ways to raise Capital
Learn about alternative ways to raise Capital (Bootstrapping)! Speakers will be teaching you about differnt ways of raising money with thier own experiences.


※Please note that this event is extremely popular and oversold. We really hope to see you all however there is a chance that you might not get seated if you show up late due to high attendance rates !

Show Up Early! and always remember the trafic and parking time!
 

Moderators
avatar for Kha Dang

Kha Dang

Partner, emerging companies and VC, Perkins Coin
Kha Dang is a Partner in Perkins Coie's Seattle office and a member of the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice group. Kha's practice focuses on the corporate and transactional needs of startups and high growth technology companies, including corporate formation and founders issues, angel and venture capital financing, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Kha has been practicing since 1999 advising startups and high... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Manish Gaudi

Manish Gaudi

Founder / CEO, AME Commerce, Inc.
Manish Gaudi is the founder / CEO of AME Commerce, Inc (founded January 2013). AME Commerce specializes in building innovative, small-to-medium business (SMB) products that payment processors license, white-label and resell to their merchant portfolios. AME's flagship product is called Merchant Instasite, the first truly frictionless website and ecommerce storefront builder for SMBs. | Manish successfully raised a seed round from a strategic... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Hillman

Rachel Hillman

Rachel Hillman founded Sage Commerce in 2005, after receiving her BA and MA in Philosophy from Stanford. A fully bootstrapped business, Sage Commerce built, owned, and operated a network of niche online stores, which was sold in 2013. Rachel has been a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization since 2010, and served on the EO Seattle board for two years. In 2014, she was named a PSBJ 40 Under 40 Honoree. Rachel is currently enjoying a... Read More →
avatar for Jon Kimmich

Jon Kimmich

Software Illuminati Consulting
Jon Kimmich started his 16+ year career in the digital entertainment industry started as Product Planner for Microsoft Games Studios during pivotal parts of the Xbox conception and launch. Jon was instrumental in the acquisition of many well franchises for Microsoft Games Studios including company acquisitions such as Bungie Studios, FASA Interactive, and Digital Anvil, and hit game acquisitions including Dungeon Siege by Gas Powered Games... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
WeWork South Lake Union 500 Yale Ave N

5:00pm

Opening Party // Sponsored by HBO - feat. Ping Pong Tournament "Lord of the Ping – Dare to beat Sanjay” & "Lip Sync Battle"
TO SIGN UP TO COMPETE IN EITHER BATTLE, SUBMIT YOUR INFO HERE: http://goo.gl/forms/ImN5gfLqH0
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Startup Week is a five-day celebration of Seattle's startup community. We are kicking off this week of entrepreneurial events with an amazing opening party, sponsored by our good friends at HBO. You will not want to miss this evening of fun and networking. 

Here's what we have in store for you:

Agenda: 

4-6PM - The Lord of the Ping

Beat Sanjay Puri, Co-Founder and Partner of 9Mile Labs, in this epic ping pong battle. WARNING: This is NOT a novice player. If you think you have the skills to beat Mr. Puri, put your ping pong paddle grip to the test. Do you have what it takes? Register as an participant to find out.

5PM - Official Party Kick-Off Time (food, beer, wine and HBO photobooth with Games of Thrones props available)

6:30PM - Welcoming Remarks 

6:45PM - Networking and Mingling 

7:30PM - Lip Sync Battle 

That's right, a Lip Sync Battle. This event will not disappoint. You'll see some of your favorite startup folks battling their peers on stage. Ready to take the microphone for your 2 minutes of fame? Register as a participant and be prepared to rock it out.

8PM -  Battles winners announced and trophies given. Let the boasting begin. 

8:15PM - Music goes up and dance floor comes down 

11PM - Time to go home and rest for the amazing events scheduled for you

Registration as a participant or attendee is required.
Participants will be contacted with details. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone, old and new.

-Seattle Startup Week Team  

Parking Option

We're excited to offer free first time Luxe parking to the first 100 SSW Opening Party guests that download the Luxe app and apply NIGHTOUT as the promo code! To ensure you have a smooth experience, please follow these simple instructions.  

**Please note that you must set up your account and request your valet prior to arriving at your destination!**

  •  Step 1: App download and set up
    • Download the Luxe app on your iPhone or Android and enter contact and credit card information to create your account
    • Enter promo code NIGHTOUT in the Payment tab
  • Step 2: Request your valet
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What do I do if I have a problem or question?

Please feel free to contact our Luxe Customer Delight team at 206-452-4424 


Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Lovell

Rebecca Lovell

Director, Entrepreneurship and Industry, City of Seattle
avatar for Dave Parker

Dave Parker

CEO, Code Fellows
CEO of Code Fellow, helper of #StartupWeekSEA, Startup Weekend Alumni in Good standing. | | #Entrepreneur, 5X #Founder, Board Member. CEO @CodeFellows, codefellows.com. My best gig is as a Husband, Dad & #UWHuskies


Monday October 26, 2015 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Axis 308 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

6:00pm

Coding with your Siblings in Python
Note: Please RSVP via the Eventbrite link below to check yourself in much faster!
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-startup-week-coding-with-your-siblings-in-python-tickets-19020845862?aff=seaDS

Coding with your siblings in python, aka #BloodIsThickerThanUnitTesting

In this talk, Joel and Wendy will discuss data-driven approaches to age-old sibling rivalry issues, such as:
  • Using data to understand who is really the favorite
  • Analyzing and visualizing the flight paths of stuffed animals on ceiling fans

About the speakers:

Joel and Wendy Grus grew up in suburban Atlanta where they learned Turbo Pascal from Coach Edgar in high school computer science. From there they each took different paths but both ended up in the Seattle Python community. Joel has been a data scientist at a few area startups, has written the O’Reilly book ‘Data Science from Scratch’, and is currently a software engineer at Google. Wendy is the co-organizer of Seattle PyLadies, has taught Intro to Python for Seattle GDI, and is currently a data analyst at INRIX. 

Note: Please RSVP via the Eventbrite link below to check yourself in much faster!
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-startup-week-coding-with-your-siblings-in-python-tickets-19020845862?aff=seaDS
 

Moderators
avatar for Lee Ngo

Lee Ngo

Evangelist, Galvanize, Inc.
Educational Community Architect - Startup Weekend Global Facilitator. Co-organizer of Seattle Startup Weekend Education, Learn to Code Seattle, Seattle Data Science, Seattle Data Engineering, Startup Tech Seattle, Seattle Angular JS, and Seattle Data/Analytics.Machine Learning. Aspiring nerd.

Speakers


Monday October 26, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104
 
Tuesday, October 27
 

7:30am

How to Sell Like a Girl
Limited Capacity full

Some of the best salespeople in Seattle – male & female – sell like a girl.  They ask tons of questions, focus on conversations & collaboration, care about their customers – and close tons of business.  In this panel presentation, we’ll ask some of Seattle’s most successful female sales leaders to share the secrets of their success, plus advice for women (and men) on how to leverage their strengths to sell, succeed and accelerate their careers.  A must-attend session for executives, sales leaders, aspiring sales professionals and more.


Moderators
avatar for Matt Heinz

Matt Heinz

President, Heinz Marketing Inc
Founder and CEO of Heinz Marketing

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Bradley

Lisa Bradley

Account Executive, Pipeline Deals
Lisa specializes in working with individuals and companies with a mission to make a positive difference in the world through their work. She helps them create greater success and profit by bringing more passion and purpose into their work, and finding innovative ways of doing business based on personal strengths and values. 
avatar for Katie Burckhardt

Katie Burckhardt

VP Sales, Guidant Financial
Katie is a results-driven sales strategist with experience driving multi-million dollar revenue growth in highly competitive industries. Specialties include working with Founders, VCs & mid-size, high growth companies as well as supporting startups through TechStars program.  Additional experience with CRM sales,  Internal & External sales, Direct and B2B sales. At the end of the day, Katie is committed... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Juntunen

Joyce Juntunen

Senior Director of Sales, Bizible
Dynamic Senior Sales Operations Executive and Training Professional with 12+ year track record of building, training and managing high-performance BPO sales teams
avatar for Kirsten Mann

Kirsten Mann

National Sales Manager, RealSelf
RealSelf is the world’s largest and fastest growing aesthetics community where real people meet to share their experiences and learn about self-improvement opportunities to achieve their best. 


Tuesday October 27, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am
thinkspace REDMOND 8201 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

10:00am

Bacon Marketing: Creative tactics that will get your brand noticed on a shoe string budget
Bacon is popular (duh). What if you could harness the smokey and salty power of bacon for your own marketing efforts? Does that mean you give away bacon in deli paper with your logo on it?  Maybe it does!  If it draws the right kind of attention to your brand, it might be just the ticket. Take your uninspired marketing to the next level with creative tactics that will help you stand out in a field of competitors. 

In this session, you'll get: 
  • Actual examples of creative marketing efforts that have drawn attention on the cheap.
  • A few ways to get the most out of your creative marketing efforts (landing pages, measurement, etc).
  • A working session where you share your initiative and we'll brainstorm some ideas with the group!

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Jann

Maureen Jann

Director of Marketing, Point It
You're good at running your business. I'm good at helping business owners like you get brands on the map. I help show small and medium companies that a sharp marketing strategy and cohesive brand presence isn't just for the big boys. Come hang out with me. You'll have a good time, and it's likely your bottom line go up a pants size. | | Why should you listen to me? I'm a serial entrepreneur and I've always got a business I'm boot... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

“Follow the Money” - Understanding the Healthcare Industry Ecosystem
Healthcare business models are particularly challenging to distinguish between customers, buyers, and the users.   Many claim we are moving away from our business as usual “fee for service” to value based reimbursement. What does this mean for digital health, biotech and device entrepreneurs and what is the timing for this change?   Who pays for any solutions in healthcare?  Where can you be successful?
 
This session will start with a discussion of healthcare customers: insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, patients, and consumers.  We will focus on the unique challenges that each  present.   What defines winning for each player?  And what does each player need to do to win.
 
We will propose various approaches to help your business models succeed by drawing on our own healthcare startup and corporate experiences

Moderators
avatar for Nate DiNiro

Nate DiNiro

Principal, VivaPhi, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for Geof Baker

Geof Baker

Managing Director, Venture Advisory Services
Geof leads a healthcare business advisory firm that serves digital health companies, health systems and health plans. Geof brings 25 years of diverse healthcare industry and technology experience as an executive and entrepreneur. Geof founded and sold several service and software companies. He enjoys working with clients to catalyze product marketing and sales development efforts, building wider company footprints and finding new paths to... Read More →
avatar for Michael Uradnik

Michael Uradnik

CEO, Cascade Behavioral Health
Cascade Behavioral Health is Washington's newest, startup hospital. We focus on delivering high-quality psychiatric and addiction recovery care. This is my second health care service startup .


Tuesday October 27, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cambia Grove 1800 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

11:00am

Emerge From Corporate to Startup
Limited Capacity full

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.


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 Craig Cincotta

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 →
avatar for Larry Colagiovanni

Larry Colagiovanni

eBay
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 →
avatar for Aaron Nonis

Aaron Nonis

HBO
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 →


11:00am

Mentor Hours
Sign up for a 30 minute session with an experienced mentor in a variety of subject areas. Sessions will be available Monday to Friday from 11am to 2:30pm at Chase Basecamp (2nd floor).  Choose your mentor and subject area here:  https://www.slotted.co/mentortues  

Please sign up for ONLY one spot - share the resource! 

Thanks to all the great mentors for volunteering their time and expertise!  

Tuesday October 27, 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Startup Patents by Adam Philipp of ÆON Law
Limited Capacity full

Come learn what you need to know about patents for your startup company. 
  • When should you pursue a patent?
  • What are the costs?
  • What is the timeline? 
  • Are patents on their way out as a form of intellectual property?
  • Can you still get software patents?

Speakers
avatar for Adam Philipp

Adam Philipp

Founder, ÆON Law
The Founder of ÆON Law, Adam Philipp is also the head of the patent department at ÆON Law. Adam has been involved in the prosecution of patent applications in the computer science, electrical devices, consumer products and related fields since 1998 and with Internet and technology related law since 1995. He also counsels clients on intellectual property portfolio strategies and infringement matters.His varied practical experiences range from... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WeWork South Lake Union 500 Yale Ave N

1:00pm

Women Entrepreneurs - Leading the Future
Limited Capacity filling up

Moderators
avatar for Diane Najm

Diane Najm

Founder | CEO, PhotoPad
A Serial Entrepreneur CEO & Founder Of PhotoPad for Business, Diane is a passionate leader and the former Director of Seattle Founder Institute. She’s a mentor, coach and organizer for Startup Weekend and a frequent panelist and speaker. She was invited to the White House Digital Tech Summit and served as a panelist for Bridging the Gap between Seattle and Vancouver. She’s a thought leader for women entrepreneurs and serves on the Board of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Britta Jacobs

Britta Jacobs

Co-Founder, Zealyst
As a co-founder of Zealyst, Britta designs software that uses games to build communities in the workplace. She's on the Board of Seattle Women in Tech, a member of Young Entrepreneur Forum and an advisor to The Martian Trust.
avatar for Andrea Scott

Andrea Scott

Chief Kulture and Kreative Officer, skoah
Andrea is the Chief Kulture and Creative Officer and Co-Owner of skoah, a skin care product company and facials only spa with 17 locations in Canada and the US.Andrea has worked in the retail industry for over 25 years and is passionate about creating empowering, positive and educational in store experiences. Her almost all female employees are grounded by the company's 4 Kore Values which focus on goal setting, empathy... Read More →
avatar for Rathna Sharad

Rathna Sharad

Founder/CEO, Runway2Street
Rathna Sharad is CEO of Runway2Street - a curated,  online marketplace for emerging luxury brands that is disrupting global commerce.  A tech and logistics specialist, Rathna created Runway2Street to solve the difficulty of not being able to discover and purchase her favorite emerging brands internationally. Rathna has a degree in computer science and engineering., worked for several supply chain logistics companies and tech companies starting... Read More →
avatar for Gisella Walter

Gisella Walter

Co-Founder, Glamhive
Glamhive Co-Founder, Gisella Walter, is the product visionary and marketing force behind Glamhive. Since 1997, she has been pushing the envelope of digital marketing. Gisella began her pixel-pushing career in NYC’s Internet start-up scene, where she learned the ins and outs of building great digital products and honed her skills in the fine art and science of customer acquisition and engagement. She also has... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

2:00pm

I Moved to Seattle and...
A panel and informal welcoming of local transplants to share experiences moving to the Seattle area. Whether your story is "I moved my company to Seattle" or "I moved here with my family" -- Pick up some perspective from some people who went through the exact same thing. 

Moderators
avatar for Ef Rodriguez

Ef Rodriguez

Director of Global Social, HTC
I run the "New to Seattle" track for Seattle Startup Week.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Smith

Jack Smith

Founder, PopRaz
Gentleman & businessman who talks startups, design, tech, IPAs, coffee & Legos. Founder @GetPopRaz, Co-Org @SeattleGrind, Board Member @DECA_Washington


Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

2:00pm

Forming and Structuring Successful Business Partnerships
Limited Capacity full
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: All Access Pass.

Conventional wisdom doesn’t account for all the things that can go wrong in parternships over time; especially ones that are formed quickly. How do you vet a partnership and what is the best way to structure one? When you have a business idea and are looking for a partner, how should you approach it? These questions and more will be discussed - bring your own! 

Led by Chad Zinda, Co-Founder of MetropoList, with a lively group of successful entrepreneurs, including: Derek Streat, Derek Streat, Co-Founder & CEO, C-SATS, Inc. and Susan Dorsch, Co-Founder of Office Nomads. 


Moderators
avatar for Chad Zinda

Chad Zinda

Owner, Metropolist
Accomplished professional with strength in goal development, relationship building and strategy development & implementation. Results-oriented, detail-driven leader with proven success in developing growth and continuous improvement. Builds rapport and trust with colleagues and associates as well as clients through collaboration. Thrives in self-starting environment along with team-approach style.Talents/Strengths:Futuristic - Chad is inspired by... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susan Dorsch

Susan Dorsch

Cofounder + owner, Office Nomads
I am one of the cofounders and owners of Office Nomads. Office Nomads is a coworking space on Capitol Hill - we are a community of independent professionals dedicated to cultivating a dynamic, creative, and collaborative environment for Seattle's nomadic workforce. We believe that by working together we can accomplish so much more than we than we could alone. | With a background in sociology, I strongly believe that coworking spaces play a... Read More →
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Derek Streat

Derek is an accomplished healthcare and technology entrepreneur having co-founded and/or been at the earliest stages of five venture-backed companies, four of which he led as CEO and one grown into a $100 million business. He is currently CEO of C-SATS, an enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) company on a mission to empower the nation’s 16 million healthcare workers to assess and improve their performance continuously, accurately and... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
MetropoList 2931 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

2:00pm

Complimentary Head Shots @ Chase Basecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE ones during Seattle Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (220 2nd Ave. S.) from 2-4pm Oct. 26-31, 2015. 

Sign up for a time HERE!

 


Tuesday October 27, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

Good for business & the world: Building diversity into your startup

Data shows that having a diverse* team is good for both business and social equity.  Yet, it’s something that very rarely just happens.  Our unintentional default, in fact, tends to be to surround ourselves with people just like us—to stick to our social circles.

Entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity to intentionally design their business foundation and culture to be welcoming and attractive to many types of people. This panel will discuss strategic ways to build inclusion into your new venture, from defining core values to hiring staff.  Join us – and let’s think outside of the circle. 

*our definition of diversity is broad, covering such areas as ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ, age, background, socioeconomic status, and more.


Moderators
avatar for Martha Burwell

Martha Burwell

Gender Equity Consultant & Writer
Martha Burwell is an independent gender equity consultant who helps small businesses become more inclusive. An avid traveler, she’s visited over 30 countries and lived and volunteered in 4. She now calls Seattle her home, and blogs about intersectional gender equity at www.EqualiSea.org. See www.marthaburwell.com for more details.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew EchoHawk-Hayashi

Matthew EchoHawk-Hayashi

Matthew Hayashi is the principal organization development and leadership consultant for Headwater People. They help brilliant people do transformational work and offer a variety of strategic consulting services such as organization learning, strategic planning, change management, process design, and executive coaching. His passion is to help connect groups to the core mission of their work through collaborative and innovation and whole... Read More →
avatar for Eric Osborne

Eric Osborne

Director of Business Development, Vitamin T
Eric Osborne is Co-Founder of Here Seattle a non-profit networking and professional organization for underrepresented minorities.   He is actively working with minorities and companies within the tech and creative industries to create more opportunities and inclusion for underrepresented minorities in the Greater Seattle area.  He is transplant from Florida by way of Los Angeles and is an avid reader, reading at least a book a... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Scallon

Elizabeth Scallon

Associate Director of UW CoMotion Labs
avatar for Ruchika Tulshyan

Ruchika Tulshyan

Journalist
Ruchika Tulshyan is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace (Forbes, 2015). Ruchika cofounded a business in Singapore, where she's from and also led content marketing strategy at a Seattle-based startup before deciding to get back to writing full-time. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Time and Bloomberg, among other media. Ruchika has reported from six cities across four countries... Read More →
avatar for Elayne Wylie

Elayne Wylie

Elayne Wylie is an event producer, educator, and filmmaker who trains business professionals in workplace equality. Elayne has also served as the chair of the Seattle Regional Affiliate with Out & Equal,Workplace Equality Associates, and is the current Board Chair of Gender Justice League. She is also a professional filmmaker, trained at the UW in journalism and documentary film. She has a passion for volunteerism and community service, and... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

Latino business leaders Godreau, Feinzaig and Oppenheimer (Not a law firm), Hosted by Startup Grind
You must go here to buy a ticket $12 to this event. https://latinleaders.eventbrite.com
No this is not a law firm. (Godreau, Feinzaig and Oppenheimer) It is a group of three Latino business leaders who are doing and have done some extra special work in the Seattle area. We will be having a panel discussion and a group interview about how they were successful and how we can be more engaged with the growing Latin community in Seattle. 

Moderators
avatar for Mike Grabham

Mike Grabham

CEO, Founder, Package Guard
Mike is a five-time founder and active member of the Seattle Startup community. He hosts Startup Grind and Start IT Seattle on KING5. He is a “product and revenue guy” who loves to build teams and products. Check out his latest invention www.thepackageguard.com He has lived in Seattle since 1998 and enjoys meeting strangers and sharing a great glass of wine. Most of all he is a glass 3/4 full type of guy who knows how to laugh and get... Read More →

Speakers
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Leslie Feinzaig

Leslie Feinzaig is an entrepreneur and product executive. In the course of her career she’s led strategy and execution for consumer tech products that touch the lives of millions. Most recently, Leslie led Julep Beauty’s Digital team (including engineering, UX, product management and digital marketing).Previous roles include leading product at Big Fish Games (acquired by Churchill Downs), shaping the roadmap for Microsoft’s Kinect for... Read More →
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Enrique Godreau

Enrique Godreau has been active in the information technology industry for over 30 years. He’s worked with great people at leading technology-based companies including Adobe, Gartner, and Xerox PARC. In 1996, he cofounded Voyager Capital, an early-stage tech venture capital firm. In 2012, he cofounded GSharp Ventures, a consulting, investment, and advisory firm. In 2013, he cofounded 9Mile Labs, a B2B Startup accelerator focused on building a... Read More →
avatar for Diego Oppenheimer

Diego Oppenheimer

CEO, Algorithmia
Diego Oppenheimer is a data geek with a passion for sports and cooking. He has worked in multiple industries in different capacities around business intelligence and data analytics.Prior to founding Algorithmia where he serves the role of CEO he spent over five years at Microsoft where he had the chance to deliver some of the most widely used data analysis software in the world including Excel, SQL Server and Power Pivot. He received his... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

4:00pm

Developer Lighting Talk
When is the last time a five-minute presentation changed your way of thinking? All it takes for a great idea is a spark. Presenters are given five-to-ten minutes to share their awesomely imaginative ideas and concepts that have been or are in the midst of coming to fruition. Come see some of your peers share their own sparks. Do you have a great idea that has motivated you? 

Presenters:
  • Vania “Why I Left My Successful Career to Learn Code”
  • Emily Aviva Kapor, “Why the JavaScript Ternary Operator is Awesome”
  • Stephen Lardieri “Continuous vs. Monolithic Deployment: Lessons Learned at Microsoft”
 

Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Code Fellows 511 Boren Ave N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109

4:00pm

Happy Hour at Chase Basecamp
Join us for Happy Hour at Basecamp! Happy Hour will be each day of Seattle Startup Week from 4-6pm. Bring your friends and enjoy free drinks and snacks!

Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:30pm

Operation Failure: Learning that failure is a constant
Limited Capacity full

How to embrace failure. Hear from a local leader about how you can create a culture that failure is good and a method to get to success.

Moderators
avatar for Mike Grabham

Mike Grabham

CEO, Founder, Package Guard
Mike is a five-time founder and active member of the Seattle Startup community. He hosts Startup Grind and Start IT Seattle on KING5. He is a “product and revenue guy” who loves to build teams and products. Check out his latest invention www.thepackageguard.com He has lived in Seattle since 1998 and enjoys meeting strangers and sharing a great glass of wine. Most of all he is a glass 3/4 full type of guy who knows how to laugh and get... Read More →

Speakers
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Matt Terich

Matt Terich is Madrona Venture Labs' Head of Design. Previously he was a design manager and UX designer at Google and worked on Hangouts, Wallet, and the Google Cloud Platform. Matt has also worked at a number of tech startups in Seattle, to varying degrees of success.


Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

4:30pm

Networking Drop Out Hour
Limited Capacity full
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: All Access Pass.

Had a long day of learning about how to build your business? Headed back north towards home? You don’t have to be a networking dropout! Get connected at this event with some light cocktails and wine - meet coworking members and ask questions about the benefits of a shared work space for your start-up. Happy Hour runs 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at 115 N 85th Street, Suite 208, in the Greenwood neighborhood. 


Tuesday October 27, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Work Progress 115 N 85th St #202, Seattle, WA 98103

5:00pm

The Rise of the On-Demand Economy
Limited Capacity full
To expedite your check-in, please RSVP via this link:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-startup-week-the-rise-of-the-on-demand-economy-tickets-19066505431?aff=galvanize

Major cities around the US have seen a recent explosion in the on-demand economy. You can now have WHAT you want, WHEN you want it, all through the tap of a button. It's changing the way we eat, drink, work and play. Get your favorite bottle of bourbon right to your doorstep, have your lunch delivered, you name it...you can get it instantly.

Seattle is one of the epicenters for this new on-demand economy. This panel, hosted by Drizly, includes some of the big names in this growing startup ecosystem: Join Drizly, Peach, Ghostruck, Luxe, SEND and Keepe as they discuss how they create rapid growth, launch new markets, and scale effectively.

Moderator:

Patrick Flaherty - Market Manager - Drizly

Meet your on-demand alcohol delivery service!  Drizly partners with local liquor stores to bring an excellent selection of beer, wine, and spirits to your home or office in under 1 hour. The Drizly app and website display a live inventory of products in 18 markets across the US, where customers can browse and have their favorite drinks delivered instantly for only $5!

Panelists:

Rishi Mathew
 - CEO/Co-Founder - Keepe

Keepe is an on-demand handyman service. With the Keepe app, available on iPhone, Android and Windows phone, a consumer can get a handyman at his/her doorstep within an hour after the request is accepted. Keepe is live in the Greater Seattle area since July 2015.  

Nicole Haggen
 - Seattle Operations Manager - Luxe

Luxe sends valets to park and maintain your car for you, wherever you are - it’s fast, affordable and convenient. With a veteran team, a fleet of prescreened, friendly valets, dozens of insured, secure parking lots, monthly subscriptions, and a sophisticated technology platform, Luxe is leading the charge on a new industry of on-demand services that address a ubiquitous urban challenge: finding a parking spot and making owning a car simple.

Nathanael Nienaber
 - CEO/Co-Founder - Ghostruck
Ghostruck is an online and mobile platform that connects consumers with on-demand, professionally licensed and insured movers who are ready to get their stuff from A to B for a fixed price.

Elie Reiss
 - Operations Manager - Peach

Say "YES" to a better lunch. New local restaurants dropped off daily to your office.
Here's how it works… Once 50 users in your office create a peachd.com online account, we'll begin delivering. Users receive a daily SMS text at 9:30AM with a "Dish of the Day," sourced from popular local restaurants. When your order is placed before the 11AM cut-off time, food arrives at your office or school between 12-12:30PM.
Say "YES" to a better lunch today!

Justin Gough
 - CEO/Co-Founder - SEND

SEND is on-demand personal assistants. We help our users with pick up/delivery things and run errands. SEND helps anyone live like a baller!

Moderators
Tuesday October 27, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

5:30pm

Social Venture Partners Seattle "Fast Pitch"
Note: SVP Fast Pitch is not include in teh "All Access Pass".  Tickets are availabe at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-svp-fast-pitch-final-showdown-event-tickets-17902457733?aff=eac2
SVP Fast Pitch is a business pitch competition for innovative nonprofit and for-profit social impact entrepreneurs – organizations that are solving today’s important social problems and making a positive impact in the Greater Puget Sound area. In its first four years, SVP Fast Pitch has connected social impact entrepreneurs with over $1.2 million in investments and grants. Thanks to our generous sponsors we are raising the 2015 award pool to $375,000 – $125,000 in grants and $250,000 in investments.

More details at: http://www.socialventurepartners.org/seattle/fast-pitch/

Tuesday October 27, 2015 5:30pm - 9:30pm
McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

6:00pm

Pick the brains of local Angel investors and VC's
Learn from local Angel investors and VCs in Seattle  about what they look for in a company when they invest.We will be inviting local Angel investors and Venture Capitalists to get insights on the process they use when investing in startups.

※Please note that this event is extremely popular and oversold. We really hope to see you all however there is a chance that you might not get seated if you show up late due to high attendance rates !
 

Show Up Early! and always remember the trafic and parking time! 

Moderators
avatar for NIck Hughes

NIck Hughes

Founder, adviser, writer and entrepreneur, Code Alley, Founders LIVE
Nick is an entrepreneur with achievements in e-commerce, digital payments and technology start-ups. He excels at interpersonal communication and leadership, business strategy and product management. | | In addition to his work on Founders LIVE, Nick stays busy as cofounder and CEO of Code Alley in Seattle and is also working on Callin’it, a cool new app for sports fans. In addition to those projects, Nick is co-founder and host of Founders... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Josh Maher

Josh Maher

Angel Investor
Josh Maher is the author of Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups (http://amzn.to/1NUAoz4). Startup Wealth delivers engaging interviews with early-stage investors in Google, Invisalign, ZipCar, Uber, Twilio, Localytics, and other successful and not so successful companies.  | He's a passionate supporter of the Seattle startup community, President of Seattle Angel, a non-profit focused on education at the... Read More →
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Yi-Jian Ngo

Managing Director, Alliance of Angels
Yi-Jian Ngo, Managing Director, leads the Alliance of Angels. A network engineer by training, Yi-Jian stumbled into the startup world when AT&T rebooted its corporate venture fund and recruited him as a founding team member. Working closely with entrepreneurs and helping them build their companies turned out to be such a blast that he continued that work at Microsoft. Most recently, he was a venture capitalist at Sierra Ventures, where he focused... Read More →
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Tim Porter

Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Tim is focused on investing in B2B software companies in the Pacific Northwest. He currently is particularly interested in the areas of SaaS applied to both horizontal and vertical applications, cloud infrastructure and automation, data analytics, security, and enterprise mobile. He is a board member or board observer of numerous Madrona portfolio companies.In addition to his work at Madrona, Tim is a member of the three-person Investment... Read More →
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Gary Rubens

President, Rubens Family Foundation
Angel Investor


Tuesday October 27, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Zillow 1301 Second Avenue, Floor 31, Seattle, WA 98101.

6:00pm

NEWCO Kids: Learning Lessons of Entrepreneurship.
The lessons of entrepreneurship are extraordinarily valuable for kids, whether or not they ever found a company someday -- leadership, team work, confidence, critical thinking, creative problem solving, money management, and much more.   

In this informal event, Rebecca Lovell will lead our panel through a discussion of the value and tactics of teaching our kids the lessons of entrepreneurship.  What works?  What doesn't? Tips and tricks.  We'll hear from Scott Porad, CTO of Rover.com, Bob Crimmins, co-founder (with his 12-year-old daughters) of Wise Walker, Debbie Nazarian, National Area Director for Lemonade Day and Betty Nokes Capestany, president/CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce.  

This is a great event for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and anyone with an interest in understanding the entrepreneurship opportunities for kids or in working on entrepreneurial projects with the young ones in their families.  Of course, kids are welcome too.  

Moderator: 
Rebecca Lovell, Director, Entrepreneurship and Industry, City of Seattle

Panelist:
Scott Porad, CTO at Rover.com
Betty Nokes, President/CEO at Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
Debbie Nazarian, National Area Director for Lemonade Day
Bob Crimmins, Co-founder at Wise Walker 

Moderators
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Rebecca Lovell

Director, Entrepreneurship and Industry, City of Seattle

Speakers
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Bob Crimmins

Co-Founder, Wise Walker
Bob is a serial entrepreneur (six companies) and career technologist. As a founder, mentor, advisor and an active member of the Seattle tech community, Bob works with Techstars, 9 Mile Labs, Seattle Women in Tech, Seattle Angel Conference and other startup-oriented organizations to help founders navigate the challenges of starting a company. He’s also the founder and chief instigator of Startup Haven, a community-driven organization that... Read More →
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Debbie Nazarian

National Area Director for Lemonade Day
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Betty Nokes

President and CEO for the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
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Scott Porad

CTO at Rover.com


Tuesday October 27, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
WeWork Holyoke 107 Spring Street

6:30pm

Benefits of Coworking: Discussion with the owners of Seattle's top Coworking spaces
Questions about coworking?  Where you should work?  Pros and Cons?  Intersted in learning more about the community and other benefits that coworking spaces offer?

Come hear from a panelist of Seattle's best coworking spaces owners.  We'll share our knowledge, and ask us any questions you might have.


Speakers
M

MAKERS

Caitlin & Lana - cofounders of MAKERS coworking space in downtown Seattle
G

Galvanize

Laura Rosmann - representing Galvanize, tech community
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thinkspace

thinkspace
Grace Fox will be representing thinkspace.
TP

The Pioneer Collective

Audrey & Chris Hoyt - founders of Pioneer Collective in Pioneer Square
JS

Jacob Sayles

Bringing community to Seattle since 1998... One taxi ride, house, and office at a time!
AU

Agnus Underground

Agnus Underground, coworking space in Cap Hill
CW

Coterie Worklounge

Su-Zette and Leah - Co-founders of Coterie Worklounge


Tuesday October 27, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Makers 92 LENORA ST, SEATTLE, WA 98121

6:30pm

React & Meteor Together: Reactive Meteor Development with React components

Meteor is an isomorphic JS platform built on Node.js. Meteor 1.2 officially supports React (in addition to Angular and Blaze). In this session we will hear from both React and Meteor developers who have used the technologies together. In this session, this is what you will hear about:

* For React Devs: Experience the ease and speed of developing on the Meteor platform with React. Find out the benefits of using Meteor's reactive programming paradigm and data-on-a-wire approach, and see how easy it is to get your backend data into your components, and have them automatically re-render when DB data changes. Enjoy Meteor's Isopack build system and leave grunt and gulp behind. 

* For Meteor Devs: React is a wonder of componentization and separation of concerns. Feel what it's like to have all of the JS, HTML and even CSS that has to do with a particular component in one JSX file. Contrast the traditional Blaze template approach with creating a hierarchy of React components, and see how to convert from Blaze to React. 


Tuesday October 27, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Code Fellows 511 Boren Ave N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109

7:00pm

Techstars Seattle Demo Night 2015
Please register separately here
Techstars Seattle is a celebrated accelerator program that provides startups with seed-level funding, formative mentorships, and an invitation to join a network of entrepreneurs. 11 Techstars companies will finally be able to pitch their best ideas to a room full of excited investors, mentors, and supporters, and you're invited too!

Please register here: https://goo.gl/Ee2TnP

Agenda 

6:30 pm: Doors open & Networking 
7:00 pm: Welcome & Keynote by Raj Singh Former President and Founder of Concur
7:30 pm: Company Presentations
9:30 pm: Community Celebration

Parking and Transportation

MOHAI does not have designated public parking; however, there are several private and city-owned parking lots nearby. See here for suggestions. The South Lake Union Street car also runs every 15 minutes from Westlake Center along with a number of other city buses. Check metroplanner for your route. 

Seating
We are excited to have the Community join us this year to hear the Techstars Class of 2015 present. Please be advised that due to limted room the event is standing room only.

After party
Cash bar will be available following the presentations. We would love you to stay, mingle with the companies, and celebrate their hard work! After party ends at 11:00 pm.

Tuesday October 27, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
MOHAI 860 Terry Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109
 
Wednesday, October 28
 

8:00am

Fremont Run to Beat Breast Cancer

We'd like to invite you to spend your morning with us on Wednesday, October 28th, from 8am-9:30am. We're putting on a 5K to raise breast cancer awareness. Run, walk, skip, jump, and be merry with us. The route starts down the Burke Gilman and will shimmy through Gasworks Park. Stick around after the race concludes to eat some breakfast noms and jam out to some early morning disco tunes at our Fremont location. 

The event is free but we'd appreciate any donations you can put forth. 

100% of proceeds will go to raise funds for Dr. V.K. Gadi‘s research at Fred Hutchinson Medical Research Center.  5K t-shirts will be available for $20 with all proceeds supporting Dr. Gadi and his team. 

Time: Run begins at 8:30AM 

Starting and Ending: Fremont thinkspace
936 N 34th Street (Suite 400)

Join the MapMyRun Seattle Startup Week Group: http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/seattle-wa/seattle-startup-week-group-534089# 


Moderators
avatar for Peter Chee

Peter Chee

CEO, thinkspace
Chief Pot Stirrer at @thinkspace which supports over 600 startups and small businesses. PSBJ Fastest Growing Companies 2011, 2012. Seattle Magazine Best Companies to Work For 2013. Marathoner. Launched the Seatte Entrepreneur Organization Accelerator program in 2014. Director at Doxxa Incubator 2016. University of Washington Foster School of Business. Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT.
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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.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
thinkspace SEATTLE 936 N 34th St. Seattle, WA 98103

8:30am

Waffle Wednesday
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waffle-wednesday-tickets-18138164739

You MUST register for this event through the EventBrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waffle-wednesday-tickets-18138164739

If you registered through Sched - you are NOT considered registered for this event. 


The popular, FREE, breakfast networking event Waffle Wednesday at Startup Hall, headquarters of Techstars Seattle and Founders’ Co-op

This is just what is sounds like: A networking event that includes waffles made-to-order, coffee and networking. Stop by to enjoy breakfast on UPS Connect, meet old and new friends.

Also, this particular Waffle Wednesday will feature the UW Buerk (center for entrepreneurship) Berry Bar - so it's bound to be our most fruitful one yet!  

See you there!


Wednesday October 28, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway

9:00am

Seed Financing Basics
Speakers
avatar for Andrew Albertson

Andrew Albertson

Associate, Fenwick & West LLP
Andrew Albertson counsels public and private technology companies with a focus on emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, strategic investments and capital markets offerings. Andrew received his J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Washington School of Law and his B.A., cum laude, in Accounting from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.


Wednesday October 28, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Sustainable Design for Hardware Startups
Core business advantages for Design for Environment (DfE); brief history of who is who and where; key concepts and tools in DfE; corporate management and product stewardship; Life Cycle Analysis practice on sample products; Pitch Your Product and group analysis to improve design; Autodesk Eco-Materials Advisor software; Seattle resources to know.

Speakers
avatar for Burt Hamner

Burt Hamner

President, Hydrobee SPC
Burt Hamner has launched a river hydropower turbine company (www.hydrovolts.com) and a portable renewable energy system (www.hydrobee.com). Both products won national awards for sustainable design and business models. Before becoming a hardware maker he spent 25 years as a global clean technology consultant for the World Bank, UN, and others and has trained thousands of factory and business managers in clean and sustainable technologies, design... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:30am

Learn to Code for Military Spouses
Join us for a presentation on resources and programs to learn how to code some of which are Post-9/11 GI Bill Eligible. Learn about employment opportunities as a web developer and Salesforce training. Free daycare provided.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Rally Point 6 9881 Bridgeport Way SW Lakewood, WA 98499

11:00am

Founder to Founder Fireside Chat

Founder to Founder is a fireside chat/interview format. Dave Parker, CEO of Code Fellows (LinkedIn) will interview experienced founders about their experiences, current companies and lessons they wish they could have told their younger selves. 

Guest Founder will be Kristen Hamilton, CEO & Co Founder of Koru. (LinkedIn). “Choosing the right talent is critical in a startup, starting with your co-founder” 


Moderators
avatar for Dave Parker

Dave Parker

CEO, Code Fellows
CEO of Code Fellow, helper of #StartupWeekSEA, Startup Weekend Alumni in Good standing. | | #Entrepreneur, 5X #Founder, Board Member. CEO @CodeFellows, codefellows.com. My best gig is as a Husband, Dad & #UWHuskies

Speakers
KH

Kristen Hamilton

Co-Founder & CEO, Koru


Wednesday October 28, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Healthcare ecosystem - who is your customer? Patients, payor/insurance companies, providers, employers, wellness firms.

Who pays v.s. who is the customer? This issue is confusing to many entpreneurs and investors unfamiliar with the healthcare landscape and leads to many flawed business models.  


Moderators
avatar for Nate DiNiro

Nate DiNiro

Principal, VivaPhi, Inc.

Speakers
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Russell Benaroya

CEO & Co-founder, Everymove
Russell Benaroya is an entrepreneur with a background in corporate finance, private | equity, and healthcare.  Today Russell is the co-founder and CEO of EveryMove, a | Blue Cross backed venture building the “good driver discount” for health.  He was | the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Office of REM Medical a multi-state sleep | disorders healthcare business that was acquired in September 2009.  Prior to REM... Read More →
avatar for Sailesh Chutani

Sailesh Chutani

CEO, MobiSante
Sailesh is an entrepreneur, executive, and author who delights in turning white spaces into big opportunities, and tackling tough problems with potential for significant positive societal impact. He has more than two decades of results creating new businesses and products, executing turn-arounds, and growing profitable P&Ls. Sailesh has been on the board and advisory board of several Silicon Valley and Seattle startups, including... Read More →
avatar for Mauricio Gonzalez de la Fuente

Mauricio Gonzalez de la Fuente

CEO, Kodu Care
Mauricio Gonzalez de la Fuente is co-founder and CEO of Kodu Care. Mauricio’s direct personal experience helping a loved one with a diagnosed mental health condition thought him a simple truth: There is no health without mental health! This is the inspiration behind Kodu Care. | Mauricio embraces the thrill of making sense out of chaos, creating solutions, and bringing them to market. As Kodu Care Co-Founder, he is leveraging his 20+ year track... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cambia Grove 1800 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

11:00am

Mentor Hours
Sign up for a 30 minute session with an experienced mentor in a variety of subject areas. Sessions will be available Monday to Friday from 11am to 2:30pm at Chase Basecamp (2nd floor).  Choose your mentor and subject area here:  https://www.slotted.co/mentorwed

Please sign up for ONLY one spot - share the resource! 

Thanks to all the great mentors for volunteering their time and expertise!

 

Wednesday October 28, 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

The Science Behind Visual Communication
Limited Capacity full

The Visual Communication Train is Already Moving. Don't Get Left Behind. 
In this Lunch & Learn, Amy Balliett will explain what visual communication is and why companies need to be using it.
Amy Balliett is co-founder and Chief Swiss Army Knife at Seattle graphic design firm Killer Infographics: an industry leader in graphic design and data visualization. 

The event is held at WeWork's newest location in Seattle, WeWork Holyoke, downtown at 1st Ave and Spring Street. Lunch provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Balliett

Amy Balliett

Co-Founder and Chief Swiss Army Knife, Killer Infographics
Amy Balliett is co-founder and Chief Swiss Army Knife at Seattle graphic design firm Killer Infographics. Balliett has been using digital media to grow her own companies since she was 17, when she took on ownership of a combined arcade, ice cream parlor and penny candy store near her hometown. She subsequently built a successful career in SEO and marketing before teaming up with Nick Grant in 2010. In the four years since Killer Infographics... Read More →




Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WeWork Holyoke 107 Spring Street

12:00pm

Fundraising With Intention
Limited Capacity full
Be sure to RSVP via our Eventbrite link to check yourself in faster at the door:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fundraising-with-intention-tickets-18726293849?aff=galvanize

Overview

Fundraising for a new venture is never easy. Particularly for first-time entrepreneurs, the process can take months, and the randomness and ups & downs can be draining. But experienced fundraisers will tell you that effective fundraising shouldn't feel random at all: in fact, it's 80% planning and 20% execution. Fundraising workshops typically focus on that 20% (how to reach out to investors, how to pitch, etc.); this session will instead focus onhow to put together an effective fundraising strategy: deciding how much to raise, who to raise from, and why. We'll hear from two seasoned veteran entrepreneurs & investors who have just closed funding rounds on their individual approaches and advice for early-stage entrepreneurs.

Agenda

  • 12:00 - 12:30 - Networking & lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:30 - Speaking & Q&A
  • 1:30 - 2:00 - Networking & close
Greg Gottesman

Greg Gottesman is a Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Group.  He joined the firm in 1997, was named one of the three initial Managing Directors in 1999, and served in that role until 2015.  He founded Madrona Labs in 2014 and continues to serve on multiple portfolio company boards on behalf of Madrona. Greg is the founder, former CEO, and current board member of Rover.com, the world's largest pet sitting marketplace.  He co-founded Spare5, where he now serves on the board. He is the President of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association and formerly was a board member of Startup Weekend and on the investment committee of the W Fund, a University of Washington-based venture fund focused on early-stage technologies.  He is the author of three books.

 T.A. McCann

TA is a serial entrepreneur: founder of Rival IQ - the best way to analyze and monitor your competitive landscape; Gist.com, a social address book sold to Blackberry in February 2011, as well as Jump2Go and 3 other web based companies. He is on the board of Full Contact andGuidant. He is also active advisor to startup companies including Creative Live,  Zooppa and EveryMove. He spent 4 years at Microsoft in various roles on Exchange and Mobile Service Delivery Platforms, as well as serving as the VP of Product Strategy at Blackberry (formerly Research in motion). He is an active angel investor and has made investments in Creative Live, Inside Social, Everpath, Heapsylon, Skedadle as well as Founders Co-op, FG Angels and SKV.

Be sure to RSVP via our Eventbrite link to check yourself in faster at the door:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fundraising-with-intention-tickets-18726293849?aff=galvanize
 


Wednesday October 28, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

2:00pm

Meetup Roundup
Seattle has meetups. Many, many meetups. They're a great way to find your niche in the community; this event will enumerate all Seattle has to offer by way of tech-friendly events from large to small. 

Moderators
avatar for Ef Rodriguez

Ef Rodriguez

Director of Global Social, HTC
I run the "New to Seattle" track for Seattle Startup Week.

Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

2:00pm

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Innovation Imperative

Jesse Kindra, Director of Innovation IP at CoMotion, and Jennifer Fan, Faculty Director of the UW School of Law Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC), will discuss the intersection of law and innovation here at the UW and in the broader community.  They will discuss how the UW supports innovation for students, faculty, researchers, and Washington State. In particular, they will talk about the role of CoMotion and the ELC in cultivating the innovation imperative. 

Speakers
JK

Jesse Kindra

Director of Innovation IP at CoMotion


Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway

2:00pm

Q&A with Galvanize Ventures
Limited Capacity full
Note: please use this Eventbrite link to RSVP - you'll check-in at the event much faster.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-startup-week-qa-with-galvanize-ventures-tickets-19022849856?aff=galvanize 

Galvanize Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital fund that invests in startups across the country. We believe exceptional teams can originate from any location and approach venture from a unique vantage – community first.

Through the power of our network of integrated campuses, we connect our portfolio of founders with our thriving Galvanize Community. We’re building a group greater than the sum of its parts to spark big ideas and help teams rapidly scale their startups.

Come to this Q&A and learn more about a new and exciting opportunity to help your company level up.

About the speaker

Fletcher Richman is the Platform Manager for Galvanize Ventures. He helps build scalable systems to support portfolio companies with recruiting, network, fundraising, and more. He also has a degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering and does due diligence on the technical side of projects for Galvanize Ventures. He started Spark Boulder, a student coworking space, while in school, and worked as a Growth Engineer at PivotDesk, a Techstars Boulder company.

About Galvanize

Galvanize Seattle is a modern urban campus located in Pioneer Square that offers educational programmingcommunity workspacetech-related events, and venture capital. For more information on how you can level up yourself or your company, visit us atgalvanize.com.  

Note: please use this Eventbrite link to RSVP - you'll check-in at the event much faster.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-startup-week-qa-with-galvanize-ventures-tickets-19022849856?aff=galvanize 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Fletcher Richman

Fletcher Richman

Data Analyst, Galvanize
Fletcher Richman is a engineer, entrepreneur, and a VC. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he started a couple of failed startups before cofounding Spark Boulder, a student incubator and coworking space that teaches students modern technology skills and provides a space coworking and events. He also helped start TEDxCU, and built a lot of cool hardware... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

2:00pm

Complimentary Head Shots @ Chase Basecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE ones during Seattle Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (220 2nd Ave. S.) from 2-4pm Oct. 26-31, 2015. 

Sign up for a time HERE!

 


Wednesday October 28, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

Women Entrepreneurs - Learning Across Generations

How does your generation influence your business decisions?  Panelists representing Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers discuss their business success, challenges and satisfaction.  Understand how each generation views business issues through different lenses, ranging from technology to digital payments to finding talent to the 2016 presidential election and the economy. 

Hear from a diverse group of women from Seattle’s entrepreneurial community on their perspectives. See how they compare to the results of a recent Chase for Business survey of 900 business owners exploring generational differences in their business views. Bring each generation’s perspective into your own business discussions.


Moderators
LV

Liz Vivian

Executive Director, Women’s Funding Alliance

Speakers
LM

Laura Miller

President, Business Card at Chase
LR

Lee Rhodes

Founder of glassybaby
BS

Brooke Steger

General Manager at Uber - Seattle
JT

Jessika Tantisook

Jessika is the founder of Starvation Alley Farms. | http://starvationalley.com/


Wednesday October 28, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm

Happy Hour at Chase Basecamp
Join us for Happy Hour at Basecamp! Happy Hour will be each day of Seattle Startup Week from 4-6pm. Bring your friends and enjoy free drinks and snacks!

Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm

Amazon Design and User Experience Portfolio Review Session

Come hear about what Amazon looks for in a portfolio and have your work reviewed by an Amazon Designer.

Visual and UX Designers, User Researchers, Design Technologists and Graphic Designers welcome!

Pizza and Portfolio reviews are limited – no RSVP needed



Wednesday October 28, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway

5:30pm

Expat Meetup
Expat Life in Seattle: the good, the bad, and the ugly - an informal friendly panel discussion from expats to expats: people just like you sharing real and honest insightful information about their experiences in Seattle. Insightful and useful tips to get involved with the local community. Stories about the dark side of the expat life. The joys of living in Seattle. The struggles of being a foreigner in Seattle/US… Or just come in to meet other international folks living in Seattle, make new friends!

Moderators
avatar for Helena Cantrall

Helena Cantrall

Master of Ceremonies
Fresh off the boat from Sydney, Australia. Will talk and listen about most topics, excluding of course the Sonics.

Speakers
avatar for Pauline Mc Charles

Pauline Mc Charles

Worklife Balance Coach, Inspiration developers
Pauline is a Social Entrepreneur and an ambassador for InterNations Seattle. She has owned businesses in Spain, Germany, Belgium and the U.S. Raised in Europe in expat communities, and now over 10 years in Seattle, she has found ways to feel at home in the world. She says that Seattle is a special breed, seemingly slow, yet productive when approached with caution and respect. | Pauline started Inspiration Developers as a means to support... Read More →
avatar for Elena Fernández Guiral

Elena Fernández Guiral

Co-founder of The Yummy Bull, a Mediterranean food community in the Pacific NW and a member of the Startup Weekend Euro Seattle Organizing team. Elena is a resident of Seattle area since 2012 and from the early beginning of her professional career she has been deeply involved in agriculture and food and science communication. As a Phd researcher she is currently analyzing GMOs public perception and media coverage in Spain (1985-2015).
avatar for Chelsea Maples

Chelsea Maples

Chelsea is a Marketing Director for VR Gaming Studios where she leads growth and focus on connecting with partners to drive innovation and excellence in the gaming space. Previously Chelsea was a Project Manger at Unisource, Inc where she was heavily involved in connecting innovative startups in the Silicon Valley and helping them build transnational business partnerships. Her ability to network and truly excite those she interacts with has... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Pattis

Naomi Pattis

Naomi grew up in the UK and after a stint working with British startups in Silicon Valley, she recently moved to Seattle. Professionally, Naomi's focus is on helping startups and fast-growth tech companies to find practical solutions to internal problems and enable operations to scale. Outside of work, you'll find her in a boat with the crew team or hiking in the great outdoors.


Wednesday October 28, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

6:00pm

Startup 101

In cooperation with the City of Tacoma’s Economic Development Department and Mayor Strickland’s Office, come hear from four veterans in the tech sector and learn about the startup community, events and resources in the Puget Sound startup ecosystem.   All are welcome, including the military community. VetStartups of Tacoma will be co-hosting.

Event is at The Henry on the Tacoma waterfront - 1933 Dock St, Tacoma.

Free parking onsite - networking and reception at 5:30pm, panel at 6:15pm.

Speaker bios posted soon! 


Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tacoma

6:00pm

CANCELED: Beyond the Beer Pong and Foosball Tables
Limited Capacity full

Startup culture is much more than just a culture of beer pong and foosball tables. Here’s what some of the most innovative and creative startups are doing to attract and retain their employees.

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 Peter Chee

Peter Chee

CEO, thinkspace
Chief Pot Stirrer at @thinkspace which supports over 600 startups and small businesses. PSBJ Fastest Growing Companies 2011, 2012. Seattle Magazine Best Companies to Work For 2013. Marathoner. Launched the Seatte Entrepreneur Organization Accelerator program in 2014. Director at Doxxa Incubator 2016. University of Washington Foster School of Business. Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT.
avatar for Liz Pearce

Liz Pearce

CEO, LiquidPlanner
Liz Pearce is Chief Executive Officer at LiquidPlanner, the fast-growing Seattle-based maker of predictive project management technology. She is responsible for the company’s overall vision, strategic direction and growth. Liz is an entrepreneurial leader with more than 15 years of marketing, product management and technology leadership experience. She started her career at LiquidPlanner as Director of Marketing in 2007 before being named COO... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Pirkle

Ryan Pirkle

Gravity Payments
Ryan Pirkle joined Gravity Payments in early 2013 as the founding member of the marketing team. At Gravity, his primary focus has been developing ways to educate, empower, and engage community business owners through empathetic and authentic communication. Ryan directs strategy, branding, website and collateral development, and media relations. Recently he managed the media strategy of CEO Dan Price’s $70k minimum wage announcement... Read More →
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Adam Schoenfeld

CEO, Simply Measured
Co-founder/CEO @SimplyMeasured, trying to make analytics & reporting easy. Golfer, breakfast enthusiast, favorite Excel function is COUNTIFS.


Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Westland Distillery 2931 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134

6:00pm

@LadiesofStartup - The Path to Funding and Growth
Funding and growth are two of the key questions on the mind of every startup CEO. However, the path to success is not always clear.

Join us during Seattle Startup week to hear from emerging female CEOs. Some received funding and continued to raise even more. Some are still bootstrapping and growing their amazing companies. While each individual story is different, there is one thing they have in common: all of them were finalists of the Seattle Angel conference. Learn success and failure stories on the journey of growing amazing companies and raising funding.

Moderators
avatar for Marjorie Clark

Marjorie Clark

425Business
Marjorie Clark covers tech and startups for 425 Business magazine, and is particularly interested in the intersection of tech and culture. She originally is from Southern California's Mojave Desert, and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in mass communications. When she's not interviewing tech CEOs and writing about Eastside companies, she's hiking and backpacking in the Cascades with her dachshund.

Speakers
avatar for Fran Dunaway

Fran Dunaway

CEO, Tomboyx
An Army brat with roots in the deep south Fran Dunaway has never met an obstacle she couldn’t find a way around. She embraced her inner bossiness at an early age and made sure that all the neighborhood kids were kept busy performing in her musicals or catching the football as she executed a play. An administrator at 25, her career has been a succession of increased leadership and responsibility. Before taking the entrepreneurial leap... Read More →
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Dallas Jasper

CEO, Connect2Classes
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Stephanie Sprangers

CEO, Glamhive
Stephanie is the brand visionary and business development force behind Glamhive. She has worked in digital marketing since 2000, where she began her career at one of the industry’s first and most prominent digital rewards companies, MyPoints.com. During her nine-year tenure there, she successfully worked with brands that included Walt Disney World, Bank of America, and Nordstrom. Prior to co-founding Glamhive, Stephanie founded a marketing... Read More →
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Elaine Werfelli

Elaine Werffeli is currently the Head of Customer Success at Ecuiti and Ecuiti UK Limited, based in Silicon Valley and London respectively.  Ecuiti invents revolutionary tools for businesses that simplify how the world gets insight from information and data. Elaine is also an active Angel Investor within the Seattle WA startup community as a member of the Seattle Angel Conference.  As an Angel investor Elaine enjoys... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Impact HUB Bellevue 555 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

6:00pm

Hack the Dot Seattle: Education Edition
Limited Capacity filling up
Note, please RSVP via Evenbrite using the link below to check yourself in faster:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-the-dot-seattle-3-tickets-18620754177?aff=seaLTC 

The abusrdly awesome domain-driven hackathon @ Galvanize.

All the teams are told a single premium domain name at the beginning of the event to build something for. They then have two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. Which ever team builds the most creative and funny idea for the domain wins.

Participants will be judged on functionality, design, humor, and creative domain name interpretation.

Learn more here: hackthedot.org

What you get at the event:

  1. FOOD!!!!
  2. BEER AND WINE!!!!
  3. Swag from the awesome sponsors!

How much does it cost? It's free! Come hang out with us and #getnerdy.

Sponsors & Supporters:

Note, please RSVP via Evenbrite using the link below to check yourself in faster:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-the-dot-seattle-3-tickets-18620754177?aff=seaLTC 

Moderators
avatar for Lee Ngo

Lee Ngo

Evangelist, Galvanize, Inc.
Educational Community Architect - Startup Weekend Global Facilitator. Co-organizer of Seattle Startup Weekend Education, Learn to Code Seattle, Seattle Data Science, Seattle Data Engineering, Startup Tech Seattle, Seattle Angular JS, and Seattle Data/Analytics.Machine Learning. Aspiring nerd.


Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

6:00pm

How to Land an Awesome Tech Job in Seattle

How can you land your dream dev job in Seattle? A diverse panel of hiring leaders will share the secrets to success! What does it take to get in the door? How can you ace the technical interview? Why is culture fit the ultimate requirement? Get answers to these questions and more.

Join us on October 28th for an evening of networking and an inside look at the hiring practices and cultures of some of Seattle's top tech companies, including Redfin, Tune, Madrona Venture Group, Substantial, and Expedia.

RSVP today!

This is a free event open to the public. Please consider contributing to our Diversity Scholarship Fund with the link provided in your ticket confirmation email. Proceeds provide life-changing technical and professional training to women, minorities, and veterans.


Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Code Fellows 511 Boren Ave N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109

6:30pm

The Side Hustle: How to find 'spare' time to build your dream
In collaboration with Makers Coworking and Start Up Week, join founder of CRAVE, Melody Biringer, for a free fireside chat with Ellen Tailor.

What's a 'side hustle'?

It's your dream. It's the thing that (at least in the beginning) entrepreneurs, artists and leaders have to find the time to build in their 'spare' time. Side hustles take a lot of motivation, trust and self belief. You do have it in you. You just need the tools to make it happen.

That's what this fireside chat is about.

How do you organize your life to make time for your dream? How do you start building something that started in your imagination?
How do you make it past the initial enthusiasm to get through the doubt? How do you connect with others who can help?

We'll be talking about this and much more. We hope you'll join us.

Speakers
MB

Melody Biringer

Serial entrepreneur, and founder of The CRAVE Company


Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Makers 92 LENORA ST, SEATTLE, WA 98121

6:30pm

Raise Capital Like a Superstar
Learn from some of the most successful startup capital raisers that received nearly and more than 10M$ in funding. Local CEOs and CFOs and startup founders will share their experiences and advice and learn how to raise capital like a superstar!

※Please note that this event is extremely popular and oversold. We really hope to see you all however there is a chance that you might not get seated if you show up late due to high attendance rates !

Show Up Early! and always remember the trafic and parking time! 

Moderators
avatar for NIck Hughes

NIck Hughes

Founder, adviser, writer and entrepreneur, Code Alley, Founders LIVE
Nick is an entrepreneur with achievements in e-commerce, digital payments and technology start-ups. He excels at interpersonal communication and leadership, business strategy and product management. | | In addition to his work on Founders LIVE, Nick stays busy as cofounder and CEO of Code Alley in Seattle and is also working on Callin’it, a cool new app for sports fans. In addition to those projects, Nick is co-founder and host of Founders... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aviel Ginzburg

Aviel Ginzburg

Co-Founder, Simply Measured
avatar for James Gwertzman

James Gwertzman

CEO, PlayFab, Inc.
James Gwertzman is the CEO and Co-Founder of PlayFab, a Seattle-based company that helps game developers future proof their games with an industry leading live game operations platform. James has over 15 years of experience as a senior executive in the games industry. He believes strongly in the power of alignment, empowerment, and transparency to build truly great business. Prior to PlayFab, James founded and then led the Asia operations for... Read More →
avatar for Michael Schutzler

Michael Schutzler

CEO, WTIA
Michael Schutzler is a successful chief executive with over 30 years experience in | rapid growth, start-up, and turn-around ventures. As a successful Internet | entrepreneur, angel investor, and CEO advisor, he has helped raise over $50 Million | in financing for more than a dozen companies and has served as a coach and mentor | to more than 50 founders. | Michael spent the first part of his career in the telecom industry, building data and... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WeWork South Lake Union 500 Yale Ave N

6:30pm

Start Something Series
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/start-something-series-tickets-18299411031

You MUST register for this event through the EventBrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/start-something-series-tickets-18299411031

If you registered through Sched - you are NOT considered registered for this event. 

As part of Seattle’s Startup Week, Startup Hall’s Quarterly Start Something Series continues with Ivy Softworks CEO and Founder Jordan Ritter discussing his own unique startup journey under the theme “Keeping the Band Together: How to Prevent the Inevitable Startup Break-Up.” Vikram Jandhyala, the University of Washington’s Vice Provost of Innovation, will be moderating the event and guiding Dan’s answers with an engaging and relevant line of questioning. Appetizers and dinners will be provided.

Event is for startup founders and CEOs only. E-mail lizzie@startuphall.org for invitation inquiries.


Moderators
VJ

Vikram Jandhyala

University of Washington Vice President of Innovation

Speakers
JR

Jordan Ritter

CEO of Ivy Softworks


Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway

6:30pm

Home of the Elm language in Seattle

If you're curious about Elm, here's where to start, right here in Seattle.

First up socialze and meet who's here. Maybe hack on some code if you want, or grab a drink and a slice.

Then we have two great talks lined up:

1) Intro to Elm by Ivan Storck

Go from Just Nothing to Maybe Something in 20 minutes with https://github.com/ivanoats/elm-brunch-starter

2) Project Lemur by Pete Vilter

Pete will demo (github.com/vilterp/lemur), which is a few thousand lines of Elm, and talk about the experience of writing a decent-sized Elm app. 

We'll have beer and other light refeshments available.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-ever-elm-seattle-meeting-tickets-18702327164

Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Code Fellows 511 Boren Ave N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109

6:30pm

Startup Grind Hosts Peter Hamilton CEO of Tune
Limited Capacity full
https://peterh.eventbrite.com
Peter is the CEO of TUNE, the enterprise platform for mobile marketing. As the industry standard attribution provider for mobile app developers, TUNE is a SaaS independent platform for measuring paid, organic, and owned marketing channels on mobile. Integrated with over 600 advertising partners, TUNE makes it easy to determine which app installs, mobile web visits, user engagement, and revenue came from each marketing channel and provides deep and granular reporting for business intelligence. Backed by Accel Partners and Icon Ventures, and trusted by companies like SuperCell, Uber, Starbucks, Sephora, New York Times and over 20% of the top 100 grossing apps. 

Moderators
avatar for Mike Grabham

Mike Grabham

CEO, Founder, Package Guard
Mike is a five-time founder and active member of the Seattle Startup community. He hosts Startup Grind and Start IT Seattle on KING5. He is a “product and revenue guy” who loves to build teams and products. Check out his latest invention www.thepackageguard.com He has lived in Seattle since 1998 and enjoys meeting strangers and sharing a great glass of wine. Most of all he is a glass 3/4 full type of guy who knows how to laugh and get... Read More →

Speakers

Wednesday October 28, 2015 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
 
Thursday, October 29
 

8:30am

Business Planning for Startup and Small Organizations: Non-profit and For-profit

Who should come: Founders, owners, leaders and decision makers in startups and small organizations. Anyone else who has and idea for a startup business is also welcome to join us.

Focus: The discussion will focus on the effective use of business planning and include working with each other on problems caused by poor planning that we face in the businesses. 

Please join us in a collaborative environment where you can give and gain from the group.

 

Come join us for a facilitated group discussion focusing on effective business planning. The discussion will be facilitated by Michael Cavitt who has over 40 years of experience helping small businesses increase their effectiveness.

Don’t leave it to Michael to do all the talking. It will be an environment where everyone will have opportunity to share their expertise and gain from the expertise of others. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. October 29th at Impact Hub. 

Everyone who has a startup or small business faces some challenges. Business Planning for Startup and Small Organizations is the perfect place to bring some of those problems. We will be discussing common problems as well as any that you bring to the group. Everyone is welcome to bring their expertise so that we can all benefit from each other’s experiences. Beginning on Sept 3rd. The group will meet at 8:30 am each Thursday morning at Impact Hub Seattle. Come give and gain with us.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Cavitt

Michael Cavitt

Connector, Cavitt Associates LLC
J. Michael Cavitt is author, speaker, business mechanic, trainer and connector. | Michael has consulted, coached and trained small business owners, nonprofit boards and leaders, top managers in state government, individual investors and professionals. | | Talk to him about how to increase your clarity and focus about your board so that you improve the results your board has and how the work together. | | Also, ask him about who should be on a... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

9:00am

Cultivating Diverse & Inclusive Teams/Cultures
Limited Capacity filling up

There are many things to consider when creating diverse and inclusive teams: location, work schedules, diversity and personal commitments. Learn from our panel about why diverse cultures impact success, how to structure work that is inclusive, and how to and use these differences to your team's advantage. We will discuss ways to turn ideas on team culture into real life behaviors and ways of thinking.

Ruchika Tulshyan
Author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace, which explores how advancing women in the workplace isn’t just the “right” thing to do–it’s a financially savvy business strategy. She has co-founded a business Singapore. 

Skyler Johnson-Wagner
Skyler is a co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Transpose, a startup based out of Seattle. Previously, Skyler was Creative Director at Golden Frog, a Senior Design Lead at Amazon, and a co-founder for an award-winning activism startup. With an emphasis on elegant solutions to intimidating problems, Skyler has led the design of interactive products and visual identities for a wide variety of clients, from Amazon, to LVMH & REI. Skyler's academic background bridges cognitive psychology and multi-disciplinary design, and he occasionally speaks on the role of design thinking in successful business, the relationship between the queer community and technology, and best practices for building diverse and forward-thinking creative teams.

Stacey Sargent, MA  
CEO, Connect Growth and Development
Stacey is a designer, facilitator and coach who is passionate about leadership, team and culture development.  Her company, Connect Growth and Development, works with a range of clients from start-up to enterprise.  She is an advocate of bringing humanity back into the workplace.  They deliver programs for new-thinking organizations and leaders who “get” that the well-being and success of their people lead to the success of their business.

Stacey paired her degree in Business with a Masters in Applied Behavioral Science to create the “work love of her life”.  She is also the author of Inner Critic, Inner Success: Claiming Your Own Success While Taming the Critic.  She aspires to do more of the work she loves with more fantastic organizations - helping them discuss What Really Matters. 

Speakers
avatar for Skyler Johnson-Wagner

Skyler Johnson-Wagner

Chief Creative Officer, Transpose, Inc.
Transpose is a platform to help people manage their information, their way. We are a small, diverse team committed to our place as a member of the Seattle tech community.
avatar for Stacey Sargent

Stacey Sargent

CEO, Connect Growth and Development
Stacey is a designer, facilitator and coach who is passionate about leadership, team and culture development.  Her company, Connect Growth and Development, works with a range of clients from start-up to enterprise.  She is an advocate of bringing humanity back into the workplace.  They deliver programs for new-thinking organizations and leaders who “get” that the well-being and success of their people lead to the... Read More →
avatar for Ruchika Tulshyan

Ruchika Tulshyan

Journalist
Ruchika Tulshyan is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace (Forbes, 2015). Ruchika cofounded a business in Singapore, where she's from and also led content marketing strategy at a Seattle-based startup before deciding to get back to writing full-time. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Time and Bloomberg, among other media. Ruchika has reported from six cities across four countries... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Makers 92 LENORA ST, SEATTLE, WA 98121

10:00am

Founder to Founder Fireside Chat

Founder to Founder is a fireside chat/interview format. Dave Parker, CEO of Code Fellows (LinkedIn) will interview experienced founders about their experiences, current companies and lessons they wish they could have told their younger selves. 

Guest Founder will be T.A. McCann, Founder of Gist and RivalIQ (LinkedIn). “How to find product market fit - knowing when to double down on your idea and when to kill it. 


Moderators
avatar for Dave Parker

Dave Parker

CEO, Code Fellows
CEO of Code Fellow, helper of #StartupWeekSEA, Startup Weekend Alumni in Good standing. | | #Entrepreneur, 5X #Founder, Board Member. CEO @CodeFellows, codefellows.com. My best gig is as a Husband, Dad & #UWHuskies

Speakers

Thursday October 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Product Development and Sales - A to Z
Limited Capacity full

An opportunity to talk to the Founder and CEO of Lulabop and learn about bringing an idea to market, from the concept all the way through to in-store sales and funding. Informal workshop with plenty of discussion time.

Mina Yoo, founder and CEO of Lulabop, will walk through the process of turning your idea into a product and getting it out to market. Yoo’s company has just launched its second product and has successfully run both Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns. She’ll discuss what she’s done to promote her campaign, handle manufacturing of the Qliplet, and how she got her first product into REI. 

Drop-in childcare available (ages 3 months - age 5) - sponsored by the Women's Business Incubator! Email info@worksprogressseattle.com to reserve your childcare spot. 


Speakers
avatar for Lulabop LLC (dba The Qlipter by Lulabop)

Lulabop LLC (dba The Qlipter by Lulabop)

Lulabop was founded in 2012 by Mina Yoo, a busy Seattle entrepreneur and mom of two. Formerly a professor of entrepreneurship, Mina decided to put her own instruction into practice soon after two momentous things happened. | | The first was the birth of her first child and the subsequent realization that going anywhere with a baby is HARD! Many times when strolling or traveling with her baby and especially when changing him in a public... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
University Christian Church 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

11:00am

Founder to Founder: What I learned selling new technologies to Small and Medium Business

Founder to Founder is a fireside chat/interview format. Dave Parker, CEO of Code Fellows (LinkedIn) will interview experienced founders about their experiences, current companies and lessons they wish they could have told their younger selves. 

Guest Founder will be John Lauer, CEO & Founder of ZipWhip. (LinkedIn

 


Moderators
avatar for Dave Parker

Dave Parker

CEO, Code Fellows
CEO of Code Fellow, helper of #StartupWeekSEA, Startup Weekend Alumni in Good standing. | | #Entrepreneur, 5X #Founder, Board Member. CEO @CodeFellows, codefellows.com. My best gig is as a Husband, Dad & #UWHuskies

Speakers
JL

John Lauer

CEO ZipWhip


Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Mentor Hours
Sign up for a 30 minute session with an experienced mentor in a variety of subject areas. Sessions will be available Monday to Friday from 11am to 2:30pm at Chase Basecamp (2nd floor).  Choose your mentor and subject area here: https://www.slotted.co/mentorthurs  

Please sign up for ONLY one spot - share the resource! 

Thanks to all the great mentors for volunteering their time and expertise!

Thursday October 29, 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

The Big Flat Lie: Why a flat organizational structure invariably leads to mediocrity and failure
Limited Capacity full

Many of us dream of dumping abusive corporate hierarchies in favor of a more humane organization that is creative, efficient, and egalitarian. But flattening your org chart doesn't remove politics and create empowered individuals, it adds politics and creates ineffective-committee hell. I will remind you that you have already solved this problem in your everyday life, and that your everyday answer might save your company from mediocrity and failure.

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WeWork provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with workspace, personalized support, business services, meaningful benefits, digital tools, and the flexibility they need to succeed. Our South Lake Union location will be providing lunch for all registered attendees. 

Speakers
avatar for Ian MacDuff

Ian MacDuff

VP of Client Engagement, Product Creation Studio
Ian MacDuff has spent his career leading cross-functional hardware teams at companies including Hewlett Packard, Carbon Design Group and FiftyThree. He’s currently the VP of Client Engagement at Product Creation Studio in Seattle.



Thursday October 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WeWork South Lake Union 500 Yale Ave N

12:00pm

LunchBox for Startups
http://www.meetup.com/LunchBox-for-Startups/events/225736403/

The highly successful LunchBox pitch event is back forStartup Week! The purpose of LunchBox is to provide an opportunity for startups to pitch in front of investors, and a platform for educational lunches for local experts.

Microsoft Ventures will pick 3 startups to give a 5 minute pitch, one of which will be awarded $10k ($5k in cash and $5k in dev services) from Startup Fair.

This event will also be live streamed on our Startup Hall Youtube account, so if for some reason you can’t make it (which, does disqualify you from the free lunch!) tune in there!


Thursday October 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway

12:00pm

Startup Customer Acquisition with Bryan Starbuck.

Learn a methodology to test your startup ideas, customer hypothesis and product ideas. Apply a similar customer development method you would apply to building a product. 


Speakers
avatar for Dave Parker

Dave Parker

CEO, Code Fellows
CEO of Code Fellow, helper of #StartupWeekSEA, Startup Weekend Alumni in Good standing. | | #Entrepreneur, 5X #Founder, Board Member. CEO @CodeFellows, codefellows.com. My best gig is as a Husband, Dad & #UWHuskies



Thursday October 29, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

Valuations
A discussion of valuations in the context of startup company fundraising and other instances.

Thursday October 29, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Perkins Coie 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

1:00pm

Grit and Resilience: What You Need to Scale Up
Limited Capacity filling up

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 →
avatar for Rand Fishkin

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 →
avatar for Ali Spain

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

2:00pm

Partnering in the Digital Health Ecosystem

This session is for digital health startups, entrepreneurs, and investors that need to understand where opportunities exist to partner with organizations that already serve patients. Digital health innovations frequently need a place to get validation for their solutions to be relevant in the shift to value-based payment. Opportunities exist to partner with hospitals, health systems, clinics and insurance industry, government, and the military to help their patients while generating valuable data and experience that shapes an offering.  You should attend if your offering relies on improving the health of individuals and populations.


Moderators
avatar for Nate DiNiro

Nate DiNiro

Principal, VivaPhi, Inc.

Speakers
avatar for David McCune, MD, Colonel, U.S. Army

David McCune, MD, Colonel, U.S. Army

Research Consultant, Madigan Army MEdical Center, Western Regional Medical Command
As the Research Consultant for the United States Army's Western Regional Medical Command (WRMC) and the Army Surgeon General, I advise Army Medical Corps leaders regarding how medical research can advance Army Medicine priorities. | | In broad terms, my goals are: | | Use clinical research to improve the health care of United States Army Soldiers, their families, and retirees, | | Create partnerships between academic and private... Read More →
avatar for Avtar Varma

Avtar Varma

CFO & Cofounder, Elevar
Avtar is a founder of Elevar, an innovation advisory firm that bridges the divide between large enterprises and talented digital health startups. As an expert in healthcare strategy and digital innovation, his client portfolio experience includes providing strategic and operational advice for national and regional health plans, leading health providers, and global tech companies. His interests are focused in disruptive and innovative technologies... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cambia Grove 1800 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

2:00pm

Complimentary Head Shots @ Chase Basecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE ones during Seattle Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (220 2nd Ave. S.) from 2-4pm Oct. 26-31, 2015. 

Sign up for a time HERE!

 


Thursday October 29, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

2:30pm

Building a Board That Works
Boards are a legal requirement and can be an albatross for both for-profit and nonprofit companies.  But Boards should be a resource of ideas, of energy and drive for the mission of the business.

Participants will learn about:
  • How to build a Board that has an effective composition.
  • How to recruit Board members who will engage.
  • How to increase a sense of 'team' within the Board.
  • Why recruiting new Board members is a critical task for the leadership of the business.
  • The one mistake most Boards make that cripples the effectiveness of the Board. 
We will consider three types of Boards:
  • For-profit governing
  • For-profit and nonprofit advisory
  • Nonprofit governing

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cavitt

Michael Cavitt

Connector, Cavitt Associates LLC
J. Michael Cavitt is author, speaker, business mechanic, trainer and connector. | Michael has consulted, coached and trained small business owners, nonprofit boards and leaders, top managers in state government, individual investors and professionals. | | Talk to him about how to increase your clarity and focus about your board so that you improve the results your board has and how the work together. | | Also, ask him about who should be on a... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

Getting the Most Out of an Intern(ship)
Want to learn the best ways to work with a newly hired intern? Or are you a student wanting to learn how to get the most out of your internship? We’ve invited four entrepreneurs and their interns to share how they got their intern(ship) and made the most of it! Hosted by the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.

Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway

3:00pm

Seeking Funding: Women Investors Tell All
Limited Capacity filling up

If you think it's hard to be a woman entrepreneur, check the statistics for women investors. It's imperative the two work together. These panelist have made it in a male-dominated environment and lived to tell how they've done it. From how you present yourself to how you talk, women investors understand the landscape women face in funding their company. Hear the inside story on what they think women entrepreneurs do well and how to improve their odds.


Speakers
avatar for Kristina Kerr Bergman

Kristina Kerr Bergman

Principal, Ignition Partners
Kristina Kerr Bergman is a principal at Ignition Partners. Kristina has spent a decade and a half working on how data gets stored, used, sold and transformed into meaningful information by a wide variety of stakeholders. Her insights into the meaning behind these tectonic shifts in our technology landscape will help you better navigate these complex, and at times, challenging waters.
avatar for Serena Glover

Serena Glover

Angel Investor, Advisor, Entrepreneur
Serena Glover is an independent angel investor and board advisor to start-up web service and mobile technology companies.  In 2004 she co-founded Twango, a media sharing web site and technology platform. She negotiated Twango’s acquisition by Nokia in 2007. Prior to Twango, Glover spent 9 years at Microsoft in various management positions, where she led product teams... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Imbach

Sarah Imbach

Angel Investor, Advisor, & Entrepreneur for Start-ups, SIAN Ventures
Sarah Imbach is a recovering start-up exec who relocated to the PNW in 2011. Sarah was one of the first 50 employees at PayPal, LinkedIn and 23andMe. She now actively mentors, advises, and invests in other people’s start-ups both in town and outside of Seattle.
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Rochelle Whelan

Partner, Keeler Investments Group
Shelley has been a Partner with Keeler Investments Group since 2007 and invests in Private Equity and Early Stage companies for KIG.  She has been on the Board of the Alliance of Angels since 2012 and the Advisory Board for the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship since 2014. Prior to KIG, Shelley spent nearly 10 years with Intel Corporation in a broad range of senior marketing... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

A League of Their Own Pub Crawl
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While we all remember the famous quote in the movie by Manager Jimmy Dugan (Played by Tom Hanks) “There’s no crying in baseball. THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!” We all know the reality that a large percentage of startups fail!  And when that happens, the best thing to cry into is a beer!  So join us for a Pub Crawl around Pioneer Square where some talented Founders will share what went wrong and lessons you can apply in your venture.  Bring your questions, your stories and your walking shoes for some great learning.  Hosted by Jack Smith and Mike Grabham. CRAWL STARTS AT IMPACT HUB.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Grabham

Mike Grabham

CEO, Founder, Package Guard
Mike is a five-time founder and active member of the Seattle Startup community. He hosts Startup Grind and Start IT Seattle on KING5. He is a “product and revenue guy” who loves to build teams and products. Check out his latest invention www.thepackageguard.com He has lived in Seattle since 1998 and enjoys meeting strangers and sharing a great glass of wine. Most of all he is a glass 3/4 full type of guy who knows how to laugh and get... Read More →
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Stefan Kalb

Stefan Kalb co-founded Molly’s in 2009. An abrupt end to a promising future in renewable energy had quite literally turned out the lights in the Kalb residence. There, in the dark, Stefan was starting over, again. | What seemed like a crushing end to his entrepreneurial career, turned out to be nothing more than a much-needed burst of fresh air. Filled with creativity and inspiration, Stefan returned to his ultimate dream: contributing to... Read More →
avatar for Jack Smith

Jack Smith

Founder, PopRaz
Gentleman & businessman who talks startups, design, tech, IPAs, coffee & Legos. Founder @GetPopRaz, Co-Org @SeattleGrind, Board Member @DECA_Washington


Thursday October 29, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm

How to Connect with UW Student Talent

Are you looking to bring top talent and fresh perspective to your startup team? Join the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship as well as the UW Foster School of Business, The Career Center at UW, The Career Center @ Engineering at UW, and the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering to learn about the many ways that you can connect with talented students from across the university. Whether you are looking to bring in a student consultant, part-time undergraduate intern or an MBA, we will have opportunities for you. Hosted by the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.


Moderators
avatar for Leslie Mabry

Leslie Mabry

UW, Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

Speakers
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Ariana Aldebot

Assistant Director, UW The Career Center @ Engineering
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Josina Garnham

Experiential Learning Manager, UW Foster School of Business
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Samantha Ogle

Assistant Director of Graduate Programs, UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
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Emma O’Neill-Myers

Assistant Director for Employee Relations, UW The Career Center
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Pat Reilly

Academic Services Manager, UW Human Centered Design & Engineering


Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway

4:00pm

Happy Hour at Chase Basecamp
Join us for Happy Hour at Basecamp! Happy Hour will be each day of Seattle Startup Week from 4-6pm. Bring your friends and enjoy free drinks and snacks!

Thursday October 29, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:30pm

How to Pitch to Investors: The Do’s & Don’ts
Is there a method to pitching to investors? What's is, and is not included in the deck? How do you prepare for the meeting and gauge the room? How do I get good at pitching to investors? There are do's and don'ts to pitching to investors, and if you have a simple framework in your back pocket, you will nail each pitch to an investor. Join Sanjay Puri, co-founder and partner at 9Mile Labs and Caitlin Goetze, Cohort Director at 9Mile Labs for a session on 'How to Pitch to Investors', and learn from those who have helped many companies nail their pitch.

※Please note that this event is extremely popular and oversold. We really hope to see you all however there is a chance that you might not get seated if you show up late due to high attendance rates !

Show Up Early! and always remember the trafic and parking time! 

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Goetze

Caitlin Goetze

Cohort Director, 9Mile Labs
Caitlin is the Cohort Director at 9Mile Labs working each day to help startups in the Seattle area and beyond, continuous ambassador for the startup community. She previously worked at the Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN) as Assistant Director.
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Sanjay Puri

He is a co-founder of 9Mile Labs.He has 18+ years of high-tech experience includes product development, product management and product marketing in Fortune 500 technology companies, mid-size software organizations and startups.


Thursday October 29, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

5:00pm

From Student to Startup
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-student-to-startup-tickets-18294544475

You MUST register for this event through the EventBrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-student-to-startup-tickets-18294544475

If you registered through Sched - you are NOT considered registered for this event. 


As a student, the impending "real world" is a very real and terrifying reality. Trying to decide what and where those first few steps after graduation are is a seemingly impossible task. Especially when it comes to starting your own  business.

Luckily, there are people who have survived to tell the tale.

Come by Startup Hall on Thursday October 29th from 5:00-6:00pm to hear from a panel of current startup CEOs and Founders who began their entrepreneurial journey directly after or during their time as college students. 

Hear from Startup Hall and Techstars member companies, for more information email lizzie@startuphall.org 


Speakers
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Conner Beckwith

Business Developer at Candy Jar
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Peter Hu

COO of Streamline
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Alvin Ko

COO of Candy Jar
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Joe Lee

CEO of Streamline
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Omri Mor

CEO of Ziibra
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Taylor Ward

CEO of Hubtag
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Kevin Ye

CEO of Tack


Thursday October 29, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway

5:30pm

New Tech Seattle
Grab Your Tickets Now at https://newtechseattle.com

Join us to experience Seattle's most active tech community, and it's largest and most fun monthly event! 

New Tech Seattle brings together smart, fun, innovative people with a 'give first' community attitude. Our members come from across the full spectrum of our tech community from developers, investors, startup founders, marketers, Enterprise C-Level types to recruiters, managers and their friends.

This is the place where you'll always make quality connections, enjoy great food and drinks, celebrate presentations of new tech being created by companies from Seattle (or as far away as Saudi Arabia), laugh, smile, and have a fun night out. And most importantly, you'll discover the people, partners, organizations, and resources to help you build your career or company. 

You can also join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at New Tech Eastside if you spend more time in Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, and the surrounding cities.

We believe that the Greater Seattle Area has the greatest tech community in the country, and the more we support our full tech ecosystem the more greatness we'll all experience and create together!

This month, we're featuring the following Seattle companies doing great things with new technology:

Agenda:
5:30pm - Doors Open/Buffet/Drinks/Get to know your community  
7:00pm - Event Begins  
- Community Shoutouts
- Pres. #1:   KoduCare presented by Mauricio Gonzalez de la Fuente
- Pres. #2:  K6Crickets presented by Helen Wang
- Pres. #3:  Smart KAPP presented by Scott Brown
- Pres. #4:  Porch presented by  Harrison Magun
8:00pm - After-Party at Temple Billiards

Grab Your Tickets Now at https://newtechseattle.com


Speakers
avatar for Mauricio Gonzalez de la Fuente

Mauricio Gonzalez de la Fuente

CEO, Kodu Care
Mauricio Gonzalez de la Fuente is co-founder and CEO of Kodu Care. Mauricio’s direct personal experience helping a loved one with a diagnosed mental health condition thought him a simple truth: There is no health without mental health! This is the inspiration behind Kodu Care. | Mauricio embraces the thrill of making sense out of chaos, creating solutions, and bringing them to market. As Kodu Care Co-Founder, he is leveraging his 20+ year track... Read More →
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Red Russak

Co-founder, New Tech Seattle
B2B Sales Executive by day, community organizer, supporter, and startup evangelist by night. Check out - http://RedRussak.com - for more information.


Thursday October 29, 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

5:30pm

6:00pm

Funding an impactful startup: stories from both sides of the table
This forum is geared towards both impact investors and impact entrepreneurs.
We'll discuss how angel investors can adopt investment strategies used by the top performing impact fund whose performance has matched or exceeded the overall market.   We'll discuss the sweet spot for angel investors in Seattle.  And we'll chart a path for impact entrepreneurs and investors in Seattle to double the amount of impact funding every year.

Speakers will include: Will Poole, Unitus Seed Fund and SVP Fast Pitch; Kevin Owyang, Keiretsu Forum; and others.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Owyang, Keiretsu Forum

Kevin Owyang, Keiretsu Forum

Chair, Impact Investment Committee, Keiretsu Forum
Kevin Owyang Chairs the Impact Investment Committee of Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel network. Keiretsu Forum was founded in 2000 by Randy Williams in the San Francisco Bay Area. With 36 chapters and over 1,400 accredited investor members, Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest invite-only angel investor network. Keiretsu Forum members provide early stage capital in the range of $250k – 2 million in high quality, diverse investment... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

6:30pm

Seattle Arts and Technology Meetup - Open Floor: 4-minute talks

Who are you and why are you here?

This is your moment to take the stage (literally, a stage) and talk about whatever you want, within the realm of art and tech, for a max of four minutes:

Recent projects you've been working on, ideas, manifestos, speeches, etc, or perhaps simply introduce yourself and tell us about what type of people you are interesting in meeting or collaborating with through this group.

Each presenter may bring one image to share during their talk. Transfer the file to us from your phone/laptop/etc when you arrive and sign up.

Happy hour drinks will be on special at the bar. 

SCHEDULE 
6:30 - 6:45 // Arrive at venue and sign up for a slot, send images
6:45 - 8:15 // Talks 
8:15 - 9 // Socialize 

If you want to stay for the show at 9PM, please make a donation toward the ticket price ($12) at the door when you arrive.

Thanks to Aashish and Bobby from Coldbrew Collective for hooking up the venue, and thanks to Austin at Kremwerk for hosting!


Thursday October 29, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Kremwerk 1809 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA
 
Friday, October 30
 

10:00am

Paid Search for Startups – Take Off on the Right Foot

Learn how to set specific goals, research the competition, crunch the numbers, have visibility in your success, avoid needless spend, and build a virtuous cycle of growing revenue. We’ll also cover what matters to searchers, how to make the best use of free tools, and making sure that every channel benefits from every other channel of inbound marketing.

Presented by
Samuel James

Samuel James has brought the art and science of analyzing and measuring success to digital marketing clients for more than 6 years.  In another life, Sam was a physicist.  He brings that love for numbers, statistical modeling, and testing to the digital marketing table.  His creative problem solving methods have impressed companies like NASA and Microsoft.  Currently, Sam is the Director of Analytics for premier digital marketing agency, Point It, in Seattle.  Sam has a B.A. in physics from Wichita State University and likes hiking, playing board games, bowling, knitting, and movies.


Speakers


Friday October 30, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Making B2C Companies Scale: Women Entrepreneurs Weigh In
Starting a consumer focused company (maybe especially true in mobile space) requires far more than technical chops. It takes a brand/marketing/customer engagement focus and the ability to create leveraged partnerships that provide distribution and cost effective outreach. There are a vast array of companies cropping up in as many segments - so how do you stand out and create a viable business? This panel will provide perspectives and advice from a range of women who have founded B2C enterprises. Some say women do this far better since we're in touch with the demographic responsible for driving most purchases in our country in terms of retail, physical goods, and mobile apps. But how do you get investors to believe in your story, how do you compete with the large cadres of large companies competing for talent (e.g. Amazon, Google, Starbucks, Costco, etc.)? What company culture makes employees passionate about what your firm does?

Moderators
avatar for Rebecca Lovell

Rebecca Lovell

Director, Entrepreneurship and Industry, City of Seattle

Speakers
avatar for Amy Buckalter

Amy Buckalter

CEO and Founder, Toaster Labs, Inc
Amy Buckalter is an exceptional team leader, business strategist, and operational "game changer" who specializes in driving organizations to new levels of performance via 25+ years of world-class execution in sales, marketing, and operational leadership within global product category leaders such as Nike, Burton, K2, and others. As a passionate performer, Amy has built an outstanding record of revenue achievement and value creation across the... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Miller

Kristen Miller

Founder | CEO, Stylyze
Kristen is a passionate entrepreneur who successfully founded and sold her first business at the age of 24. Since that time Kristen founded 3 additional companies in the Home Improvement/Home Décor Industry.  Kristen’s two favorite things about business are creating innovative solutions to big problems and creating a space where people show up, step outside of their comfort zone, and do amazing work... Read More →
avatar for Rathna Sharad

Rathna Sharad

Founder/CEO, Runway2Street
Rathna Sharad is CEO of Runway2Street - a curated,  online marketplace for emerging luxury brands that is disrupting global commerce.  A tech and logistics specialist, Rathna created Runway2Street to solve the difficulty of not being able to discover and purchase her favorite emerging brands internationally. Rathna has a degree in computer science and engineering., worked for several supply chain logistics companies and tech companies starting... Read More →
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Amy Satin Spinelli

Co-Founder and COO of Inquiry Partners


Friday October 30, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway

11:00am

A sustainable overview to the Business Model Canvas
The Business Model Canvas is a great tool for designing your business model, but includes only the financial bottom line.  This session will expain how to overlay the triple bottom line, turning a financialy-oriented business model into a sustainable business model.

Friday October 30, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pinchot University 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Founder to Founder Fireside Chat

Founder to Founder is a fireside chat/interview format. Dave Parker, CEO of Code Fellows (LinkedIn) will interview experienced founders about their experiences, current companies and lessons they wish they could have told their younger selves.

Guest Founder will be Vikram Jandhyala PhD University of Washington,UW Vice Provost for Innovation, (LinkedIn), “How the University of Washington will have a larger role as a regional technology hub” 



Moderators
avatar for Dave Parker

Dave Parker

CEO, Code Fellows
CEO of Code Fellow, helper of #StartupWeekSEA, Startup Weekend Alumni in Good standing. | | #Entrepreneur, 5X #Founder, Board Member. CEO @CodeFellows, codefellows.com. My best gig is as a Husband, Dad & #UWHuskies

Speakers
VJ

Vikram Jandhyala

University of Washington Vice President of Innovation


Friday October 30, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Mentor Hours
Sign up for a 30 minute session with an experienced mentor in a variety of subject areas. Sessions will be available Monday to Friday from 11am to 2:30pm at Chase Basecamp (2nd floor).  Choose your mentor and subject area here: https://www.slotted.co/mentorfri

Please sign up for ONLY one spot - share the resource! 

Thanks to all the great mentors for volunteering their time and expertise!

Friday October 30, 2015 11:00am - 2:30pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:30am

Sustaining Traction For Your Startup
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Sales & marketing at start-ups can often feel like wielding a machete in the jungle.  You’re trying new things, testing new ideas and messages, searching for the sales & marketing model that will propel you forward.  In this lunch session, you’ll hear best practices for turning that machete into a scalpel – converting early-stage sales traction into sustainable, repeatable & scalable programs, processes and results for your business.  You’ll walk away with specific templates, processes and best practices you can apply to your start-up immediately.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Heinz

Matt Heinz

President, Heinz Marketing Inc
Founder and CEO of Heinz Marketing


Friday October 30, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
thinkspace REDMOND 8201 164th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

11:45am

Equity Crowdfunding: Is It Right For Your Business?
This presentation will focus on equity crowdfunding, including Washington's equity crowdfunding law.

Is crowdfunding a good idea for your business?

What does it mean to equity crowdfund? What are the pros and cons of this approach?

How about traditional 506(b) offerings and the new 506(c) offerings--how do they compare to crowdfunding?

What is the best path for you to finance your business? 

Speakers
avatar for Joe

Joe

Joe is a startup lawyer and was the "ideator" of the Washington State equity crowdfunding law.


Friday October 30, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
40th Floor Conference Room 701 Fifth Avenue

12:00pm

Rethinking 21st Century Higher Education
Note: please use this Eventbrite link to register for the event. It will help you check in must faster.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-startup-week-rethinking-21st-century-higher-education-tickets-18960434169?aff=SSW

Is the university system the most effective path for cultivating startup communities?

In what ways is it ideal, and in what ways it is insufficient?

We've seen a rise in alternative education options, such as skills-based training, workshops, MOOCs, immersive programs, and so forth. Are these options poised to challenge the university status quo, or do they have another destiny?

There are those who would challenge the entire formalized education system altogether, given the availability of information, the success of many entrepreneurs who opted not to complete their degrees, and the rising costs of tuition. When is it really okay to "drop out"?

In this panel, we’re going to cover these questions and possibly more, time permitting.

Who should attend?
Great for anyone interested in a critical discussion on the role of higher education in cultivating a thriving business community.

Speakers (subject to change)

Note: please use this Eventbrite link to register for the event. It will help you check in must faster.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-startup-week-rethinking-21st-century-higher-education-tickets-18960434169?aff=SSW

Moderators
avatar for Lee Ngo

Lee Ngo

Evangelist, Galvanize, Inc.
Educational Community Architect - Startup Weekend Global Facilitator. Co-organizer of Seattle Startup Weekend Education, Learn to Code Seattle, Seattle Data Science, Seattle Data Engineering, Startup Tech Seattle, Seattle Angular JS, and Seattle Data/Analytics.Machine Learning. Aspiring nerd.

Speakers
avatar for Bilaal

Bilaal

Founder, Linktank
I curate information from organizations and experts in areas of policy, research, and advocacy. I'm passionate about entrepreneurship, meritocracy, education, and other random things. I also make for delightful company.
avatar for Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Anslinger Capital
Anthony Davis is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Anslinger Capital and is responsible for leading the funds’ investments in technology companies within the emerging legal cannabis markets, and advising Anslinger’s portfolio of companies on corporate strategy, technology, and sales. | | Anthony brings a unique set of talents to Anslinger Capital, he possesses unrelenting passion for building high performing sales and technology... Read More →
avatar for Dona Keating

Dona Keating

President and CEO, Professional Options LLC
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Maggi Molina

Co-Founder, VetStartups



Friday October 30, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

12:00pm

CoMotion Incubator Working Sessions: Value Proposition with Lisa Fernow

Lisa Fernow is a marketing expert with experience working with PepsiCo, Time Warner and Nordstrom; Lisa is the founder of Fernow Consulting which focuses on helping companies innovate more successfully. 

CoMotion Incubator Working Sessions: Value Propositions with Lisa Fernow

CoMotion Incubator is a collaborative hub for students, faculty, staff, and the local innovation community. We host many networking, educational, and social events providing the opportunity to mindshare with and inspire startups and aspiring entrepreneurs in the UW family.

Goal with our Working Sessions

To provide our CoMotion Incubator Community with access to leading experts that can close the GAP in startup knowledge. These workshops will give startups, teams and students a chance to learn practical knowledge, as well as provide hands-on training, and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches of business.

Format of the Working Sessions

The working sessions will have a topic and an area expert providing key insights and knowledge regarding the topic in a 20 minute lecture format. After the lecture, the attendees will break into working sessions to engage with the topic as it relates to them. We will invite CoMotion mentors and EIRs as a resource to the attendees to help answer any questions and think through any problems they may be facing. All lectures will be video captured and livestreamed.

Networking will begin at noon.
Lecture will start at 12:15pm.
The working sessions will be open from 12:35pm to 3pm. 

More information here: http://comotion.uw.edu/events/upcoming-events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D115863963 


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Fernow

Lisa Fernow

CEO, Fernow Consulting, LLC
Lisa Fernow brings over 25 years experience as a global marketer, innovator, and consumer insights professional. At PepsiCo and Time Warner she oversaw development and launch of a host of successful new products and accelerated growth for such iconic brands as 7Up, Diet Pepsi and Scooby Doo in over 150 countries. Lisa founded Fernow Consulting in 2000 to help entrepreneurs innovate and better capitalize on growth opportunities. Clients range from... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm
CoMotion Incubator 4000 Mason Rd, Seattle, WA 98105

12:30pm

Job Fair
Hi all, the event will start at 12:30pm to give recruiters more time to set up their tables. See you then! Julie

This year’s Job Fair aims to connect talented job seekers with the best Seattle-based startups and growth-mode companies. This year's event will provide you with an opportunity to interact with all of Seattle’s most exciting tech companies together in one place.

Tables will be set up around the perimeter for you to setup and connect with job seekers from all backgrounds ( technical and non-technical).  We had more than 200 people come out last year and we expect this year to be just as great!

Participating companies include: Sears, OfferUp, RealSelf, ThinkSpace, 10000ft, HBO, Yapta, Hired, Innovations IQ, Synapse, Socrata, Clean Power Research, Code Fellows and Zillow


Friday October 30, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

2:00pm

Complimentary Head Shots @ Chase Basecamp

New 'do? Lose weight? Hate the background?

Whatever your reason for wanting a new head shot, we're providing FREE ones during Seattle Startup Week at Chase Basecamp (220 2nd Ave. S.) from 2-4pm Oct. 26-31, 2015. 

Sign up for a time HERE!

 


Friday October 30, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

Failure is a state of mind, what state are you in?
How to learn from failure in your business and feel good about doing it again.

Moderators
avatar for Mike Grabham

Mike Grabham

CEO, Founder, Package Guard
Mike is a five-time founder and active member of the Seattle Startup community. He hosts Startup Grind and Start IT Seattle on KING5. He is a “product and revenue guy” who loves to build teams and products. Check out his latest invention www.thepackageguard.com He has lived in Seattle since 1998 and enjoys meeting strangers and sharing a great glass of wine. Most of all he is a glass 3/4 full type of guy who knows how to laugh and get... Read More →

Speakers
DW

Debbie Whitlock

Debbie is a speaker, entrepreneur and Cash Flow Business Coach to successful entrepreneurs. Her entrepreneurial odyssey has seen her acquire, scale and sell two businesses. Debbie is the Executive Managing Director for eWomenNetwork Bellevue/Seattle and is an international award winning leader to women entrepreneurs. Her book For The Love of Money is due out late 2015.


Friday October 30, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Galvanize 111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington, 98104

3:30pm

Startup Career Fair
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-internshipcareer-fair-tickets-18370014207

You MUST register for this event through the EventBrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-internshipcareer-fair-tickets-18370014207

If you registered through Sched - you are NOT considered registered for this event. 


Are you a student/individual looking for employment?

Are you a startup looking for a smart and eager individual to join your blossoming team of entrepreneurs? 

Let's make some introductions. Come by Startup Hall between 3:30-5:30pm on Friday October 30th for a startup career/internship fair! Talk to dozens of fully established and vetted startups who are looking for people like you to join their companies. Bring your A game, and your resume(s).

ANY STARTUPS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING - e-mail lizzie@startuphall.org to apply. 



Friday October 30, 2015 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Parkway

4:00pm

Happy Hour at Chase Basecamp
Join us for Happy Hour at Basecamp! Happy Hour will be each day of Seattle Startup Week from 4-6pm. Bring your friends and enjoy free drinks and snacks!

Friday October 30, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Chase Basecamp 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

7:00pm

Midnight Circus Halloween Party

Join us under the big top at WeWork South Lake Union in Seattle on Friday, October 30th.

Party the night away in your favorite costume and enjoy a full open bar all night! RSVP HERE

Music provided by Integral DJs. Drinks provided by LUCID.

Watch highlights from WeWork Seattle Halloween 2014 here

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015

Doors open at 7:00pm — Ends at 10:00pm
21+ 
#WWHALLOWEEN


WeWork South Lake Union
500 Yale Ave N, Floor 1, Seattle, WA 98109



Friday October 30, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
WeWork South Lake Union 500 Yale Ave N