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Thursday, November 17 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
IBM Smartcamp 2016 - Pitch Competition

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The IBM SmartCamp is coming to Seattle! Six startups will participate in a live pitch event during Seattle Startup Week.

Announcement of 10 Global Semi-Finalists
Ten semi-finalists are selected from the group of city winners (each city will have two winners) by a committee of judges, put together by IBM and LAUNCH. Semi-finalists will be notified by December 31, 2016.

SmartCamp Global Finals at LAUNCH Festival
Ten semi-finalists are invited as VIPs to San Francisco's biggest startup conference, LAUNCH Festival for two days of exhibiting in a SmartCamp pavilion, mentorship, learning from top founders, and networking. Three finalists will win a spot to pitch on stage in the SmartCamp Global Finals and an interview with Jason Calacanis on his podcast, This Week in Startups. One winner will land a spot in the LAUNCH Incubator, which includes a $25,000 USD investment on a capped convertible note from the LAUNCH Fund.

Top Two Pitch Winners - Prize Package
Each of the pitch winners (top two startups as selected by the judges) will win the following:

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Lee Reeves

Community Manager, IBM Global Entrepreneur
Pacific Northwest Community Development Manager (Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and Bend) with the IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program, supporting the growth and development of tech companies and startup communities through mentorship, connections, and access to technology resources... Read More →

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Terry Dell

Verizon Wireless
Terry is the conduit between Verizon Wireless and the innovation community from Silicon Valley to Vancouver, BC. With over 20 years of industry experience, his blend of technical and business expertise help to identify innovations that would fit into the Verizon ecosystem.
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Nate Doran

Director, Business Development & Operations, SWAN Fund
Nate has been part of Seattle's angel investor community for over 5 years. Recently, he and 24 investors started SWAN Venture Fund, where he is in charge of "finding companies" and manages the investment process. Prior to SWAN, he evaluated over 1200 companies, and coached CEOs on... Read More →
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Tyler Griffin

Managing Partner, Financial Venture Studio
Tyler Griffin has spent the last 12 years thinking about how to make money work better. In 2012, Tyler cofounded Prism Money, a consumer-focused bill payment product that allowed for instant and free payments to over 15,000 banks and billers. When he later sold Prism to PayNearMe... Read More →
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Riley Petersen

Member Success Manager, Galvanize
I help people build technology companies at Galvanize.
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Valerie Trask

Principal, Coach and Consultant, Masters of Moxie
Serial entrepreneur Valerie Trask has been a founder, first hire, advisor, coach, and consultant for industries ranging from tech to education to food. After three years as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for local cooking device tech startup, Sansaire, she is now focusing... Read More →
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Cassie Wallender

CPO and Co-Founder, Invio, Inc.
Cassie Wallender is the CPO and Co-Founder of Invio, Inc., an early stage startup working to improve clinical trial data quality while lowering costs. She has been a senior contributor and team manager in both product and design for several successful startups (iLike, acquired by... Read More →

Thursday November 17, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm PST
Galvanize - Seattle