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Wednesday, November 16 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Showtime at Washington Hall: Our pitch competition

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Our startup pitch competitions are remixed with musical and performing art elements like poetry, song, dance, etc- think Shark Tank meets Showtime at the Apollo. Entrepreneurs from the CD and around the world will compete for a chance to win cash, meetings with investors, tech swag and more!

Moderators
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Pamela Banks

President & CEO, Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle
Judge
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Marcus Green

Co-founder, South Seattle Emerald
Judge
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Stephen Green

Townsquared
Stephen is an economist & entrepreneur and economic development professional having worked at Portland Development Commission and a number of Portland area banks helping startups get access to the capital they need to start, grow & prosper. He is currently the City Manager for Townsquared, a Bay area startup. In 2015 co-founded Elevate Capital, one of the nations first venture capital firms focused exclusively on investing in entrepreneurs from... Read More →
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Jasmine Lawrence

JUDGE | Jasmine Lawrence is a Master's student at University of Washington studying Human Centered Design & Engineering. When she's not racking up gamerscore on Xbox Live she is creating cross-platform social experiences for gamers around the world as a Program Manager on the Xbox Engineering team at Microsoft.At the age of 13, after attending a NFTE BizCamp, Jasmine founded EDEN BodyWorks to meet her own need for affordable natural hair and body... Read More →

Speakers
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Damon Bomar

That Brown Girl Cooks!, Operations Manager
Company Bio | At That Brown Girl Cooks! Our mission is to connect communities with healthy and sustainable food options.People need to eat, and we are dedicated to providing a wholesome and authentic experience when serving our food, for we hold our customer health at heart. We are looking to express our mission in the style of a production & distribution facility/incubator | kitchen/classroom. With these tenants we hope to bring not only... Read More →
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Mia Francois

Co-Founder, The Socialites
Bio | Mia Francois is co-founder of The Socialites. She grew up in Atlanta with her mom and two sisters. Two years after graduating from Albany State University Mia decided to it was time to explore opportunities outside of Georgia. After a short detour to Charlotte, NC in 2014 she landed in Seattle to work for Nordstrom Inc as an Assistant Buyer. She currently works as an Assistant Buy Planner focusing on store allocation and financial planning... Read More →
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Karl Hackett

Founder, Community First Development
Community First Development is the idea of promoting cooperative commercial ownership in the community that will allow small business owners to purchase their rental space. Karl’s team is hoping to partner with contractors to acquire buildings that are in need of updates so they can be purchased at an affordable rate, remodeled, and units can be sold in a coop structure that would be affordable for local businesses to buy and sell... Read More →
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Alphonso Jordan

CEO, Yellowbird
Company Bio | At Yellowbird, we are rethinking the way financial education works. We don’t teach from a classroom, we don’t show long videos or write 500-page books. Instead, Yellowbird is a free, mobile-only solution to learning how about personal finance. | | Presenter Bio | Alphonso Jordan is the founder and CEO of Yellowbird, an Atlanta-based startup helping underserved millennials understand personal finance on mobile devices... Read More →
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Adam Powers

Co-Founder, Green State University
Green State University: In 2012 Cannabis (aka Marijuana) has become a legal commodity to buy and sell in WA and Co state. Since then Cannabis has become a $5.4 billion industry, and it's only getting started. Green State University is an organization that educates business and people in new legal states on the laws, sciences, and regulations that are specific to the Cannabis industry. Helping businesses navigate the highly regulated and... Read More →
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Oscar Ross

Founder, Progressive Youth for Agriculture and Economic Empowerment
Company Bio | PYFAEE is a community based commercial rice farming organization in Monrovia, Liberia. Rice is a main staple in Liberian diet, and Liberia currently imports over 90% of its rice! | | Oscar Ross is currently the Operation Officer to the office of the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to that, Oscar worked as a biosafety project assistant for the EPA. Oscar earned a Biology degree from University... Read More →
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Bria Sullivan

Founder, Sutra
Company Bio: | Sutra is your one stop zodiac app for what you want to know about someone you're trying to pursue, or even better, someone you are already with! You can look at your love compatibility, how to attract the other person and keep them interested, and see be the perfect partner between the sheets. | | Personal Bio: | Bria Sullivan is a software engineer who graduated with a Computer Science degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She... Read More →

Artists


Wednesday November 16, 2016 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Washington Hall 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Attendees (135)