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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:



Moderators
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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. The IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program was created to help early-stage startups supercharge their business within a 12-month incubator program that offers free... Read More →

Speakers
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Terry Dell

Verizon Wireless
As an Innovation Specialist, Terry identifies opportunities in the market to leverage emerging technologies and Verizon’s full suite of products to develop solutions to the technology challenges. Since Verizon’s acquisition of cloud, security and telematics companies, Terry plays an increasingly vital role in helping customers connect what’s possible to what’s needed. Terry draws upon a blend of business, technical and leadership... Read More →
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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 their businesses and fundraising strategies, which resulted in a collective raise of over $53 million from Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver angel investors. On the... Read More →
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Tyler Griffin

Entrepreneur in Residence, Center for Financial Services Innovation
Tyler is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Center for Financial Services Innovation. Previously, he was cofounder and CEO of Prism Money, a consumer-focused bill payment startup, which was purchased by PayNearMe in 2016. Prior to starting Prism, Tyler worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at JPMorgan's and Citigroup's Investment Banking offices in New York City as well as at a middle-market private equity fund. Tyler graduated... 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 full-time on coaching and consulting for entrepreneurs.
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Cassie Wallender

CPO and Co-Founder, Invio
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 Myspace in 2009, and Appature, acquired by IMS Health in 2013). As a strong believer in utilizing both empathy and data to solve design problems, her user research... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

Attendees (170)