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Saturday, November 12
 

12:00pm

Code Day - 24 hours of learning to love coding! (Youth)
Limited Capacity full

CodeDay is a nationwide event where student programmers, artists, musicians, actors, and everyone else can get together and build apps & games for 24 hours. Students of all skill levels are welcome — we have workshops and mentors who can help if you're new!

At the beginning of CodeDay, everyone with an idea comes up and pitches it to the group. If you're on your own, or just without an idea, this is the time for you to build whatever you want.


Moderators
Saturday November 12, 2016 12:00pm - Sunday November 13, 2016 12:00pm
TUNE 2200 Western Ave, Suite #200, Seattle, WA 98121
 
Monday, November 14
 

9:00am

FREE Head Shot @ #ChaseBasecamp

Sign up* for a specific time HERE! (First & Last Name Required)
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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 9-11am Monday & Tuesday, and 9am-noon Wednesday - Friday.



Monday November 14, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Bootstrapping without Being Strapped

Wondering how you stretch from this month to the next?  Where do you turn when you've tapped all your friends and family?  Perhaps you're considering credit or a loan? You are not alone. 

Come learn from this entrepreneur about successfully bootstrapping a business and which choices can make all the difference. Learn about the mistakes made and the lessons learn. Learn tips on how to lead your business as an independent financial entity, including building your credit history, understanding your loan options, and using financial business products to leverage cash flow. 

 


Moderators
avatar for Tim Howell

Tim Howell

Tim currently serves as the Market Manager for the Pacific Northwest Business Banking Market for JPMorgan Chase. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Chase, Tim owned and operated a restaurant venture and a frozen food manufacturing/distribution company in Colorado Springs, CO. Tim is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and startup founders better understand issues around financial fitness for their companies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aseem Badshah

Aseem Badshah

Founder and CEO, Socedo
Aseem Badshah is the Founder and CEO of Socedo, a demand generation system that helps B2B marketers discover, engage and qualify leads through social media to increase revenue at scale. Aseem has been a leader in the social media marketing space for more than 8 years. Before Socedo, Aseem founded Uptown Treehouse, a marketing agency for Fortune 500 brands focused on social media. You can learn more from Aseem at... Read More →
avatar for Paul Ingalls

Paul Ingalls

Paul Ingalls is an experienced entrepreneur and technology leader. He has helped build | | multiple successful consumer internet businesses in the interactive media and games verticals. | | These include RealArcade, which defined the fledgling casual games industry, and Smilebox, | | which redefined the electronic greeting market by adding personal photos. He is currently the | | founder and CEO of Ripl, the only app that helps small... Read More →
avatar for Sanjay Puri

Sanjay Puri

Sanjay Puri co-founded 9Mile Labs in 2013 to focus on investing in early stage enterprise/B2B startups. Sanjay started his career building database applications at Oracle. Sanjay co-founded thinkIndia.com in 1999 which exited successfully in 2001. As a products executive at startups (iConclude, Opsware, Edifecs) and large companies (Microsoft and HP), Sanjay has helped companies achieve successful exits and exceptional revenue growth. Sanjay... Read More →
avatar for Avni Patel Thompson

Avni Patel Thompson

Avni Patel Thompson founded Poppy. Poppy finds and vets the best caregivers in every community. Parents join Poppy and are matched with a team of caregivers that they can book with just a text. Poppy is rebuilding the village that every family deserves. Avni is happy to share her experience raising money from angels, accelerators and VCs across equity and notes. She is passionate about getting more female founders started... Read More →
avatar for Ben Waters

Ben Waters

Ben Waters is the CEO and Co-Founder of WiBotic Inc. WiBotic provides wireless power solutions and battery management systems to charge the rapidly growing ecosystem of aerial, mobile and aquatic robot fleets. In 2015, Ben co-founded WiBotic to commercialize the wireless charging solutions he developed at the University of Washington. He has worked with Network Appliance, Arup, Intel Labs Seattle and Bosch, where he continued his work in wireless... Read More →
avatar for Geeman Yip

Geeman Yip

Geeman Yip founded BitTitan in 2007 and has served as CEO since its inception. As CEO, Geeman manages the company’s strategic growth as a cloud enablement provider. He was instrumental in managing, defining and driving the company’s core technologies as it has grown from a startup to an established player in enabling business to adopt and upgrade to new cloud services. | https://www.linkedin.com/in/geeman


Monday November 14, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

CEO Exchange: Lessons from the Trenches for CleanTech Startup Success
Let’s face it; sometimes advice on a CEO-to-CEO level is exactly what’s needed. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from an outstanding panel of seasoned cleantech CEOs. Make connections while learning lessons from the cleantech startup trenches.

The CEO Exchange panel features:


Monday November 14, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Dorsey & Whitney Columbia Tower 701 5th Ave #6100 Seattle WA 98104

10:00am

Mentor Sessions 11/14
Meet 1-on-1 with experts and members of Seattle Startup community. Read the mentors' bios below and follow the link to Slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Lee Reeves
Community Manager, IBM Global Entrepreneur 
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Lee has more than 10 years of experience working in both public and private companies; he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in 2009. After graduation Lee transitioned to MVP Group the Technology Partners Inc., a Seattle start up that specialized in the development of WNIA (Wireless Notification Intelligence Applications) for commercial and private sector end users. In 2013, Lee was one of five young professionals from Seattle selected by Seattle Rotary District 5030 for the 2013 Group Study Exchange Program. Over the course of six weeks, he participated in multiple business seminars, startup events and innovation forums hosted by some of Russia's largest corporations including Artezio, Magnit, Severstal and Sberbank.  As Pacific Northwest Community Manager for IBM Global Entrepreneur, Lee’s primary function is to help startups achieve growth by facilitatingintroductions to resources they need in order to grow.  Additionally, Lee oversees partner and member relationships with the Pacific Northwest accelerators and other startup initiatives with the goal of supporting the ecosystem.  Lee’s professional network is diverse, ranging from law firms, manufacturers, commercial distribution partners, angel investors and venture capitalists.  He can help with marketing, marketing strategy, social media marketing, business development, strategic partnerships, and strategic planning.  He can also be of help with fundraising, pitching, investor relations and lots of general startup stuff.

Nancy Jensen
Seattle Program Director, ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession
Nancy possesses 12 years of experience in software product marketing, professional education development, non-profit management, and market research. Known as an accomplished leader building and growing small and emerging businesses.

She specializes in competitive analysis, market opportunity research, awareness building and lead generation, launch planning, and collaborating effectively with stakeholders, vendors, partners and clients in both corporate and non-profit companies. She has worked for Microsoft Corporation, International Data Corporation, and University of Washington’s Educational Outreach. As a consultant, she has managed events, developed and delivered demos, corporate proposals and research and recommendations.

She loves it when her personal and professional life overlaps. When she is not working, she loves to run, train for sprint triathlons, attend alternative theater, read dystopian fantasy novels. She owns too many bikes.

Yi-Jian Ngo
Managing Director at Alliance of Angels 
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

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. More recently, he was a venture capitalist at Sierra Ventures, where he focused on investments in mobile and enterprise/infrastructure software & services from around the world. Yi-Jian holds an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell. 

Meeka Charles
Vice President at J.P. Morgan
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Meeka Charles is a Vice President and banker with J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Seattle. She is responsible for developing and managing relationships with affluent individuals and families throughout the Pacific Northwest. She advises clients on their banking, fiduciary, business, charitable and investment needs. Prior to her role at J.P. Morgan, she worked in corporate development and project finance at Solar Power Partners in California, a solar energy financing company. The company was acquired by NRG Energy in 2011. She continued working at NRG Energy after the acquisition and worked on several financings including the IPO of NRG Energy’s independent subsidiary, NRG Yield. Prior to these roles, she worked at J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank. She was raised and educated abroad, attending several international schools including the International School of Bangkok and Leysin American School in Switzerland. She graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College.

 

Speakers
DB

Desiree Brown

Banker, JP Morgan
avatar for Meeka Charles

Meeka Charles

Vice President, J.P. Morgan
Meeka Charles is a Vice President and banker with J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Seattle. She is responsible for developing and managing relationships with affluent individuals and families throughout the Pacific Northwest. She advises clients on their banking, fiduciary, business, charitable and investment needs. Prior to her role at J.P. Morgan, she worked in corporate development and project finance at Solar Power Partners in California, a... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Jensen

Nancy Jensen

Program Director, ReBoot Seattle
I run ReBoot Seattle, a program designed to get women back into the workforce after they've taken a career pause to raise their families. ReBoot offers career counseling, technical skills training and introductions to recruiters, with the goal of getting our cohort current, connected and confident. Talk to me about the challenges of getting back into the workforce, working as an expansion site with an HQ in Silicon Valley, the issues companies... Read More →
avatar for Yi-Jian Ngo

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 →
avatar for Lee Reeves

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 →


Monday November 14, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Don’t Be Mean & Other Legal Advice

Attracting top talent is an uphill battle for cleantech startups. Adding employment law compliance into the mix can turn that hill into a wall. How do you pay staff with no funding or revenue? What does intern compensation really mean? Can everyone be labeled a contractor?

Yes, you do have the right to an attorney, but not being a jerk in the first place goes a long way in front of most juries. Join Aaron Goldstein of Dorsey & Whitney in this interactive session featuring trial-tested insights into balancing startup life and HR legal requirements. 


Speakers
AG

Aaron Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Partner at Dorsey & Whitney, focusing on cost-effective business oriented solutions to complex employment and employment litigation issues. He provides litigation expertise and advice regarding trade secret disputes; non-competition agreements; race, gender, disability, national origin, age, religious, and sexual-orientation discrimination; whistleblower retaliation; sexual harassment; and protected leave under Oregon... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dorsey & Whitney Columbia Tower 701 5th Ave #6100 Seattle WA 98104

11:00am

How to Value Your Startup

Many entrepreneurs struggle with having the “valuation” discussion with investors. Given that many startups have no revenue, much less profits, well established quantitative methods simply do not work well. All too often, it feels to the entrepreneur that valuations are just being pulled out of thin air.

Join Yi-Jian Ngo from the Alliance of Angels for an interactive workshop on startup valuation. We will walk thru some practical guidelines and three specific methods that entrepreneurs can use to guide their valuation negotiations.


Speakers
avatar for Yi-Jian Ngo

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 →


Monday November 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Perks Don't Define Culture, so What Does?
Startup culture often includes free snacks, beer and whiskey, foosball, ping-pong and a host of other attractions. But we all know that perks alone don’t make for the best culture. We’re bringing together seasoned leaders who know have built companies that attract and retain top talent. They’ll share their own definitions of culture, including what keeps employees happy and challenged. Leaders can learn how to be more intentional about culture as they grow their companies, and everyone can find out how to play a part.

Moderators
avatar for Mikaela Kiner

Mikaela Kiner

Founder, uniquelyHR
Whether you’re making your first hire, overhauling performancemanagement or creating company values, the decisions you make will have a long term impact on your culture and ability to succeed. There’s no need to go it alone. We specialize in HR consulting, HR outsourcing, management and leadership development and executive coaching.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Coles

Martin Coles

CEO, Halo Source
Martin Coles joined HaloSource as a member of the board in July 2011 and was appointed president and chief executive officer in October 2011. Prior to joining HaloSource, he held the positions of chief operating officer and later president of Starbucks Coffee International. His career also includes 35 years of serving in a variety of senior executive and board positions at Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nike and Reebok. He also served as a... Read More →
avatar for Heather Lewis

Heather Lewis

Director - Fast Pitch, Social Venture Partners
Heather Lewis is Director of the Fast Pitch program at Social Venture Partners where she works with mission-driven businesses and innovative nonprofits making a difference in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Previously she consulted for UW Vice President for Innovation, Vikram Jandyhala on innovation ecosystem best practices, and performed due diligence at UW’s CoMotion. | | Heather holds a Bachelors in Economics and Political Science from... Read More →
avatar for Geeman Yip

Geeman Yip

Geeman Yip founded BitTitan in 2007 and has served as CEO since its inception. As CEO, Geeman manages the company’s strategic growth as a cloud enablement provider. He was instrumental in managing, defining and driving the company’s core technologies as it has grown from a startup to an established player in enabling business to adopt and upgrade to new cloud services. | https://www.linkedin.com/in/geeman


Monday November 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104

12:00pm

Mid-Day Refuel @ #ChaseBasecamp
Join fellow attendees for a mid-day break, snack & refresh at #ChaseBasecamp.

Monday November 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Should I Go to College or Launch a Startup? Lessons Learned
The value of a college education has been challenged significantly by entrepreneurs, particularly among the most famous: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few. Yet the majority will maintain that there is still great value and stability in pursuing higher ed compared to the high-risk, high-reward path of the dropout co-founder. 

This panel features several speakers who have made the big leap to leave the ivory tower and start their own company. What did they learn that they could not have learned in school? Was leaving worth the risk? Would staying in school have even helped their ability to succeed as entrepreneurs.

If you have any questions, please contact Lee at lee.ngo@galvanize.com. 

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 Chino Lex

Chino Lex

Founder, TapTrax
Founder & CEO @taptrax and @screeensling. Chino published over 160 iOS apps and 30 Android apps. Over 50 of his iOS apps have hit Apple’s Top Charts; totaling about 5 million users. His app portfolio was acquired in 2016. | He can be reached at chino@chinolex.com
avatar for Taylor Ward

Taylor Ward

CEO & Founder, Hubtag.net
avatar for Simon Yu

Simon Yu

CEO, CakeCodes
CEO-Co-Founder of CakeCodes. Founder and CEO of Bomba Fusion.


Monday November 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

12:00pm

Developer's Guide to Startups - Before you join. What makes a great startup, roles and compensation.

Are you a developer thinking about working for a startup? What you’ll learn from this Panel

  • What should you know about the company, idea and team before you start?

  • How do you judge the quality of idea and likelihood of success?

  • How should you get paid? What are the mechanics of stock options, contract agreement and 1099 vs. employee roles  


Monday November 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

12:00pm

Unlocking UW: UW Resources to Support Inclusive Innovation
Hear from a panel of UW employees how ALL startups (not just those who are affiliated with the University!) can utilize the resources that UW provides. 

Speakers
JF

Jennifer Fan

Managing Director of UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
JK

Jesse Kindra

Director of Innovation IP at UW CoMotion
AS

Amy Sallin

‎Associate Director, Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship - ‎University of Washington
avatar for Elizabeth Scallon

Elizabeth Scallon

Associate Director of UW CoMotion Labs


Monday November 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CoMotion Labs @ HQ 4545 Roosevelt Way NE

12:00pm

Share Your 'Founder Story' – presented by Chase for Business
Every startup has a story. Share yours with us! Chase for Business invites you to share your
defining moments as an entrepreneur through Founders’ Stories (in the basement of #ChaseBasecamp) a series dedicated to shining a light on business owners in the startup community.

Visit us at #Chasebasecamp (on the basement level) and be prepared to answer the (4) brief questions below. Your responses may be shared across Chase’s digital and social channels to help other business owners.

Follow us @chaseforbiz or visit www.chase.com/forbusiness for great Startup Week and other
business content.
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1. Tell us about your business and how you got started.
2. Why are events like Startup Week helpful to both the entrepreneur community and
your business?
3. What’s been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome?
4. What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring entrepreneur?

*All participants are required to sign business releases, available onsite, prior to participating.

Monday November 14, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:30pm

The Intersection of Sports and Startups
Limited Capacity filling up

The cornerstones of strong characters that drive world's top athletes can be found in entrepreneurs, too. This event discusses how technology pushes sports to new levels, how sport mentality enriches the entrepreneurial mindset, and how gameday conversations spark business connections that last.

Learn more here, and hear about the event from Jen Mueller herself here.
Also from Jen Mueller, preview of the conversation from the Seahawks Sideline.

Also in the track:
Early beginnings and challenges scaling up from two experienced entrepreneurs
Grit and Resilience: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
What's next when you try to execute and fail to grow: the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship
How to grow and not lose the startup soul: Tech Giants & Startup Mentality 

Moderators
avatar for Jen Mueller

Jen Mueller

Founder, Talk Sporty to Me / Seahawks Reporter
Jen Mueller, currently works as a member of the Seattle Mariners and as the Seattle Seahawks sideline radio reporter. Jen founded Talk Sporty to Me in 2009 as a way to leverage sports fandom in business conversations. Jen is the author Talk Sporty to Me: Thinking Outside the Box Scores. Southern Methodist University in 2000 with degrees in broadcast journalism and public policy.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Decker

Josh Decker

CEO, Tagboard
Founder of Tagboard which is a innovative social media company that aims to empower the hashtag as a connection tool. Tagboard is used in sports stadiums throughout the world.
avatar for Chuck Frizelle

Chuck Frizelle

Founder and CEO, Coros
Business builder, innovator, entrepreneur. | Sports Tech, Fitness/Health/Wellness, Wearables (HW+SW+Services+Data).
avatar for Steve Schwartz

Steve Schwartz

Founder, ProInfluence
Steve is the founder of ProInfluence, an agency that helps start-up companies partner with professional athletes. Previous positions include: DIRECTV Sports Networks and FOX Cable Networks.
avatar for Jesse Smith

Jesse Smith

Manager of Analytics, Seattle Mariners
Jesse is the Manager of Anaytics for the Seattle Mariners. University of Chicago.


Monday November 14, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

The Rise of the Chief Design Officer
This is not a how-to talk. It’s not filled with examples of great design for the sake of showcasing great design, or for advancing a particular point-of-view.

It’s a collection of anecdotes and perspectives from immensely talented and interesting people I’ve had the privilege to know during my career, combined with lessons I’ve learned while turning cranks on dozens of web applications, that I think will benefit any designer who wants to lead in technology product startups.

That leadership is most likely found in a small-team effort to complete the greatest work they possibly can under intense time, budget, and often-unavailable talent pressure.

Moderators
avatar for Riley Petersen

Riley Petersen

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

Speakers
MS

matt shobe

Matt Shobe is a co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Spare5, a Seattle-based company providing training data as-a-service to AI computer vision and natural language customers. His technology startup, small-company experience goes back nearly 20 years, mostly in Chicago but more recently here in Seattle. Matt worked with the same three other co-founders on three Chicago startups (FeedBurner – sold to Google 2007, Spyonit, and DKA) and first... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

1:00pm

“Valuation Impacts and Strategies for Startups”

Perkins Coie startup lawyers Jim Carroll, Sarah Rivard and Ben Straughan will provide a quick overview of recent startup valuation trends and then dive into strategies for handling the ways that valuation impacts startups from formation to acquisition.

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Speakers
avatar for Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll

Counsel, Perkins Coie LLP
Business Attorney at Perkins Coie LLP
avatar for Ben Straughan

Ben Straughan

Partner - Perkins Coie


Monday November 14, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Perkins Coie 1201 3rd Ave #4900, Seattle, WA

2:00pm

Intro to Healthcare: What's happening today?
If you are an investor or entrepreneur trying to understand the current landscape on digital health - this is the session for you. We will cover the current trends in investment and companies. Speakers include Washington-based venture capital firms, venture arms of insurance companies, a startup Chief Medical Officer who also work in global health, and founders who have been recognized from the US Surgeon General and TechCrunch.

So bring your questions including  what's changed from last year and we'll give you a good foundation for the rest of the week's sessions.

The sessions will build upon themselves. We'll start with introductory level material at the beginning of the week and then advanced level by the end.

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Bell

Eric Bell

Eric is Managing Director of SpringRock Ventures. He has spent his entire career helping life sciences organization’s translate innovation into commercialization. His investment portfolio includes six investments in companies that have gone public or been acquired. Eric’s notable investments include: Illumina (ILMN), Rosetta Inpharmatics (RSTA – acquired by MRK), Vascular Solutions (VASC), HemoSense (HEM acquired by IMA), SignalSoft (SGSF... Read More →
avatar for Matt Holman

Matt Holman

Matt leverages broad experience working across healthcare sectors to identify, create, and strengthen meaningful partnerships and interactions between Cambia’s Direct Health Solutions portfolio companies and their target customers. Based out of Cambia’s Seattle office, Matt also serves as Deputy Director of the Cambia Grove innovation hub. | | Prior to joining Cambia, Matt spent over a decade in management consulting, where he provided... Read More →
avatar for Michele Mehl

Michele Mehl

CEO and Founder, Excy
Michele Mehl is the founder & CEO of Excy, a portable cross trainer with on demand mobile coaching. Prior to Excy, Michele co-founded Buzz Builders, which specialized in launching technology startups.
avatar for Daniela Luzi Tudor

Daniela Luzi Tudor

Daniela Luzi Tudor is the co-founder and CEO of Pala-linq, recently releasing their first product the WEconnect mobile app, an on-the-go custom support and connection system for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction; helping prevent relapse. | | The venture is guided by Ms. Tudor’s core mission: using the vast potential of technology to connect people and communities for physical, mental and spiritual health. | | Ms. Tudor’s... Read More →
avatar for Brad Younggren, MD

Brad Younggren, MD

Brad Younggren is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Cue, and serves as the Medical Advisor for Shift Labs, Blumio, and a few other early startups. He also serves as the medical mentor for Highway1 hardware accelerator. Brad is an emergency physician, physician administrator, and entrepreneur in the digital health space. Previously, he served as Chief Medical Officer of Shift Labs, a company developing medical devices for the global health... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

How to be a Full-Time CEO AND Fundraiser
Let's face it. Fundraising is a full-time job. Coffee meetings, pitch decks, networking- it can be a daunting process. As a startup CEO/founder, you're focused on building and growing your business, but you also have to keep cash in the bank. Join this panel of local serial entrepreneurs and pick their brains on how they successfully fundraise from equity and debt investors.

Moderators
avatar for BJ Lackland

BJ Lackland

CEO, Lighter Capital
BJ joined Lighter Capital as CEO in 2012. BJ has spent more than 15 years on both sides of the table of small business financing, including time as a VC and angel investor, the CFO of a public technology company, and an executive at startup technology companies.

Speakers
avatar for Aseem Badshah

Aseem Badshah

Founder and CEO, Socedo
Aseem Badshah is the Founder and CEO of Socedo, a demand generation system that helps B2B marketers discover, engage and qualify leads through social media to increase revenue at scale. Aseem has been a leader in the social media marketing space for more than 8 years. Before Socedo, Aseem founded Uptown Treehouse, a marketing agency for Fortune 500 brands focused on social media. You can learn more from Aseem at... Read More →
avatar for Jay Goyal

Jay Goyal

CEO, Actively Learn Inc.
Jay Goyal Co-Founded Actively Learn Inc. in 2012 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. His experience spans several sectors with one common theme - using technology to solve important problems. He worked at Microsoft as a Director of Bing Mobile strategy and business development, where he led a billion dollar search and commerce deal with Nokia.
avatar for David Lischner

David Lischner

CEO, Valant
As the CEO and co-founder of Valant, Dr. David Lischner brings over 10 years of company building, product innovation, and executive management experience to his role at Valant. As co-founder, Medical Director and CEO of the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle, a specialty behavioral healthcare center with a national reputation for high quality care, he was able to pursue his passion for making evidence-based practices available to a... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

Start with Failure: Hear from a successful founder about why failure is good when starting your company
Howard Love longtime, multi exit enterprenuer and angel investor from Silicon Valley will be at a fireside chat with Mike Grabham of Startup Grind. Howard recently published a new book “The Start-Up J Curve”. He will be sharing how failure has been important to starting successful companies and he will be giving away 50 copies of the book to people who attend. Bring your recorder as Howard has been successful wants to help others do the same.

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
avatar for Howard Love

Howard Love

Howard Love is a life-long entrepreneur who has founded, co-founded, funded and managed startups for over 30 years. He has founded or co-founded over 15 businesses and invested in over 50 startups including: | •Inmark Development, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO. Sold to Rogue Wave (IPO, Board Member) | •MarketHome – Chairman & Investor. Acquired by ClickAction (Board Member) | •GetawayZone – Co-Founder, Investor. Acquired by Expedia... Read More →



Monday November 14, 2016 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Level Office 600 1st Avenue, Seattle WA 98104

3:00pm

"Lord of the Ping" Ping Pong Tournament (11/14 - 3PM)
Dare to take on the Lord of the PingWant to be Sauron??

You must register here ------>>>Potential Lords Register Here <<<---you must register here to be considered part of the tournament. 


Our second annual "Lord of the Ping" will be in full force with the reigning winner Sanjay Puri, 9Mile Labs Co-Founder and Partner. Sanjay is not a notice player and loves to win. Come try your skills against the Lord and if you win you will be the one to beat next year. This tournament kicks-off the opening party for the night in downtwn Pioneer Square. Appetizers, Beer, & Wine provided by Chase Ink.

Date: Nov. 14th
Tourney time: 3PM - 6:30PM <<<---only particpants are allowed in at this time
Location: Axis Pioneer Square
308 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104

Main Party starts at: 5PM <<<---Open to the general public
Breakdancing Performance: 7:30PM 


Volunteers
SP

Sanjay Puri as Lord

This will be an epic battle to beat Sanjay Puri, Co-Founder and Partner of 9Mile Labs. WARNING: This game is NOT for novice players; if you think you have the skills to beat Mr. Puri, we say put your ping pong paddle grip to the test. If you dare, please register as a participant.

Monday November 14, 2016 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Axis 308 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm

"Founder to Founder" - Fireside Chat with Founders of theSkimm.com, presented by Chase Ink

Startup Week participants will hear key insights from Danielle & Carly on how they started and are growing theSkimm and how their brand loyalists, Skimm’bassadors, play a critical role in their brand. Launched in 2012 theSkimm is a next generation audience company that makes it easier for female millennials to be smarter.  theSkimm's daily newsletter is delivered to your inbox each morning and gives you everything you need to know about yesterday. Carly and Danielle will be discussing their lives as entrepreneurs and media icons.

Presented by Chase Ink®, the business credit card portfolio of Chase for Business.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Carly Zakin & Danielle Weisberg

Carly Zakin & Danielle Weisberg

Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg co-founded theSkimm, a company that makes it easier to be smarter, from their couch in 2012. Drawing on the founders’ backgrounds as NBC News producers, theSkimm is reimagining the idea of morning television and changing the way female millennials receive news and information. Its inaugural product -- The Daily Skimm -- is the fastest growing email newsletter on the market, with an engaged community of well... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm

Black Dot's Startup Expo
Calling all mentors, investors, and people looking to connect with all star entrepreneurs in the Central District! Black Dot’s Startup Expo will feature entrepreneurs of all ages looking to be the next big thing out of Seattle.  Each startup will have their own exhibit to display their product/service and explain what they need to make their dreams a reality. Some entrepreneurs need funding, some need team members, while others just need access to mentors. Come looking to connect, mentor, or invest!

Exhibitors
avatar for Amari Garrett

Amari Garrett

Company Bio | Young Geniuses is a program that develops entrepreneurial and technological talent for youth within underserved communities
avatar for Sam Hightower

Sam Hightower

3D Buildtower is your local provider of 3D printed products & services. Sam Hightower founded 3D Buildtower on the principle that everyone should have access and understanding of such an amazing technology.
avatar for Lub Lory Lamysere

Lub Lory Lamysere

Bio | Lub Lorry Lamysere is a 22 years programer from Haiti representing the Code9Haiti team. Lub Lorry was the the winner of the Best in Diaspora award at Hack the CD's last Jam Session.
avatar for Thomas Phillips

Thomas Phillips

Personal Bio: Thomas Phillips is a software development engineer from Detroit. After some time working as a quality assurance engineer in the automotive industry, he moved to Seattle for more of a tech experience as a QAE with Amazon.  | | Company Bio: The Aspire Tech Bus is a school bus converted into a mobile tech lab, where students will learn to code. The first bus will teach 8-10 students a web development... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Powers

Andrew Powers

Company Bio | We are a non profit mobile education program that brings emerging technology  like augmented reality, virtual reality and 3d printing education, to undercapitalized areas such as south seattle, tacoma, and federal way. Providing students with their first look and first education with the key technologies of their future. Providing a need and desired S.T.E.M education (science, technology, engineering, and math) for schools... Read More →
avatar for Stephane Prophete

Stephane Prophete

Haitian Coffe Startup which means (in French);Café Odorant Purement Organique, and COPO’s slogan is, "Perfect Flavor in your cup!” Set in the hills of Kenscoff, COPO has a plantation at Furcy, along with affiliated plantations in seven departments of Haiti. COPO produces coffee beans, with the final product being ground coffee packaged in sealed glass jars or bags. For a young company, COPO has had a rather interesting journey... Read More →
avatar for khabirah weddington

khabirah weddington

founder, Bsu Link
Company Bio | BSU Link is a website that will connect Black Student Union organizations. The online community will include resources that will assist others in starting BSU’s at their school, engage in deeper conversation, and understand the history and importance of this national organization.



Monday November 14, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Black Dot 1160 23rd ave Seattle Wa

5:00pm

Seattle Startup Week Opening Party sponsored by Chase Ink

This is your formal invitation to Seattle Startup Week's Opening Night Party Nov. 14 at 5PM.

Join us for a night of fun while seeing friends, meeting local entrepreneurs, and mingling with the organizers of Seattle Startup Week. Our second annual "Lord of the Ping" will be in full force with the reigning winner Sanjay Puri, 9Mile Labs Co-Founder and Partner. Followed by entertainment from a local startup, Breakdancing Ninjas. These dancers are hardcore professionals and should not be missed. Music provided by a live DJ mixing mad beats. We want to celebrate you for helping us make this the biggest Seattle Startup Week ever. Appetizers, Beer, & Wine provided by Chase Ink.

Date: Nov. 14th
Time: 5PM - 12AM
Location: Axis Pioneer Square
308 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104
Tourney starts at: 3:30PM Main Party starts at: 5PM
Breakdancing Performance: 7:30PM 

Dare to take on the Lord of the Ping? Want to be Sauron??
Potential Lords Register Here



 
 

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
avatar for Brandy Rhodes

Brandy Rhodes

Seattle Campus Director, Code Fellows | Seattle Startup Week Co-Lead and Producer | Co-Founder of @LadiesOfStartup | Entrepreneur
A community-focused leader with over 15 years of experience working with executives in accelerated growth environments. Highly skilled communicator with the ability to champion a brand’s mission, vision, and values to targeted audiences. Creative and innovative marketer with experience building brands in highly competitive industries. Passionate about developing and implementing marketing campaigns and tactics that build brand awareness with... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 5:00pm - 11:30pm
Axis 308 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

5:30pm

Real Talk: Black & Brown Startup Entrepreneurs
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for those who want to engage in candid, honest conversations about tough issues in tech. Participants need to be willing to feel uncomfortable to learn. Only 1% of funded startup founders are Black. A panel of Black and Latino/a startup entrepreneurs share how they started their companies, raise money, and how they hire and lead. Be inspired and learn from these entrepreneurs’ stories.

Moderators
avatar for Gary Rubens

Gary Rubens

President, Rubens Family Foundation
Angel Investor

Speakers
avatar for Touré McCluskey

Touré McCluskey

Touré McCluskey is an entrepreneur who has worked extensively within the health care industry. He founded OkCopay to help Americans without adequate insurance find and access affordable local health care. Touré holds an AB in History from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is an Echoing Green Fellow and a 2013 SVP Fast Pitch Finalist.
avatar for David Ortiz

David Ortiz

CEO and Founder, Emortal Sports
David Ortiz is an innovative executive with over 20 years of global experience pioneering video game and entertainment technology. David is currently CEO and Founder of Emortal Sports, a company focused on developing groundbreaking experiences in Virtual Reality and eSports. At EA Sports David lead the development of Madden NFL as one of the top selling video game franchises in the world, and pioneered the Game Designer role at Microsoft. As an... Read More →
avatar for Tanikka Watford

Tanikka Watford

CEO, Deep Roots Foods
Tanikka Watford is the co-founder and president of Deep Root Foods. She has a background in agriculture and food manufacturing. She has been featured in global publications including O, The Oprah Magazine for her work with black farmers and food systems in communities of color. Deep Root Foods is first-place winner of 2015 SVP Fast Pitch For-profit startup. See her pitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjxK88hSMMQ


6:30pm

Seattle League of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs Meet & Connect

After the Opening Party - Stop by for an evening of networking, war stories, and refreshments. Share your startup story, a challenge that you need help with, or even your pitch. You can also ask our awesome community a question.

The goal of this session is for you to walk away having met some awesome people and to have any of those lingering questions you may have rolling around answered in a relaxed atmosphere. 

 


Monday November 14, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Atlas Workbase 500 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA
 
Tuesday, November 15
 

8:00am

Mompreneurs, Guilt Free & Thriving

We’ve seen some high profile women like Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg share insights into their lives as women, wives, mothers with careers.  The stories of entrepreneurs that are mothers, or become mothers during their startup journey as founders is rare - in this startup week session, we are going to pioneers together to shine a light on women that are real-life mompreneurs who are guilt free and thriving.  Have questions on how they do it?  Have some tips and tricks you want to share?  Want to see living proof that it’s possible?  Come join this talk.



Moderators
avatar for Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg

Partner, Ignition Partners VC
Michelle Goldberg is a Partner at Ignition. She is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and emerging and future leaders in consumer and digital media software. Michelle cultivates CEOs, entrepreneurs and engineers to foster their talents and help bring their vision to life. She currently sits on 7 for profit and not for profit boards, including Glympse, Visible Technologies, SEOmoz, Ice.com. She previously sat on the board of TrackSimple, which was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Causey

Shauna Causey

Shauna started her career with the Seattle Mariners baseball team before leading teams at Fox Sports Net, Warner Brothers, Comcast, Nordstrom, Google (via PwC), Decide.com and eBay. | | After selling Decide.com to eBay in late 2013, Shauna joined a nonprofit organization she’d been volunteering with for four years, UP Global (Startup Weekend and Startup America) as Interim VP, for a six-month assignment. | | She is currently Vice President... Read More →
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 Arry Yu

Arry Yu

CEO, Founder, GiftStarter.com
Arry Yu is an entrepreneur, tech CEO, public speaker, and professional guest blogger. She is the CEO and founder of GiftStarter.com, the award winning web gifting service that helps people share the cost of any gift sold online. She's also the Entrepreneur in Residence with PSP, Inc. She got her start and currently advises world class brands including Microsoft, Google, and L’Oreal at the intersection of where business and creativity meet... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

9:00am

90% Of Startups Fail: Here's What You Need To Know About The 10%
Limited Capacity filling up

Nine out of ten startups will fail. This is a hard and bleak truth. So rather than focus on why so many startups fail, let's talk about why 10% of startups succeed. What are the characteristics of startups that succeed? At this event, you will hear what it takes to succeed and come away with something that will help your startup be in the 10%. 

Also in the track: 
See why sport matters in tech, and how it can help you be in the 10%.
Early beginnings and challenges scaling up from two experienced entrepreneurs
Grit and Resilience: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
What's next when you try to execute and fail to grow: the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship
How to grow and not lose the startup soul: Tech Giants & Startup Mentality


Moderators
avatar for Matt Heinz

Matt Heinz

CEO, Heinz Marketing

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Allen

Jeremy Allen

CEO, System Six
avatar for Hao Lam

Hao Lam

CEO, Best in Class Education Center
avatar for Michael Langhout

Michael Langhout

CEO, Langhout International
avatar for Andy Liu

Andy Liu

CEO, BuddyTV


Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

9:00am

Seed Financings
Speakers
avatar for Dan Friedberg

Dan Friedberg

Attorney with over 16 years of experience, including start-up business organization & operations; venture financing and initial public offerings; mergers and acquisitions. | | Experienced in banking, regulatory compliance, virtual currency and payment processing matters. | | Assist entrepreneurs in founding and growing companies. Counsel to CEOs and Boards of Directors. | | Represent high profile individuals with their wealth... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Straus

Ryan Straus

Fenwick & West
Ryan Straus, an attorney at Fenwick who works with local and national technology and consumer startups on their corporate and technology transactional needs. | | Ryan’s background is in banking law, so as technology has disrupted the banking industry, Ryan’s practice has transitioned to counseling entrepreneurs navigate the regulatory restrictions that technology companies involved in lending, sending, spending and vending face.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

9:00am

FREE Head Shot @ #ChaseBasecamp

Sign up* for a specific time HERE! (First & Last Name Required)
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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 9-11am Monday & Tuesday, and 9am-noon Wednesday - Friday.



Tuesday November 15, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Adventures in CleanTech Funding
Cleantech startup funding is back! Learn what cleantech investors are currently funding in this interactive panel of investors. The panel will include notable investors, including:




Tuesday November 15, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Dorsey & Whitney Columbia Tower 701 5th Ave #6100 Seattle WA 98104

10:00am

Adventures in CleanTech Funding
Cleantech startup funding is back! Learn what cleantech investors are currently funding in this interactive panel of investors. The panel will include notable investors, including:




Tuesday November 15, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Dorsey & Whitney Columbia Tower 701 5th Ave #6100 Seattle WA 98104

10:00am

Mentor Sessions 11/15
Meet 1-on-1 with experts and members of Seattle Startup community. Read the mentors' bios below and follow the link to Slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Bob Crimmins
Founder at Startup Haven, Co-founder at Wise Walker
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

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. He’s also the founder and chief instigator of Startup Haven, Startup Poker 2.0, Geeks on a Trail and Founder to Founder.​

Gregory Rutty
CEO and Founder of Perfect Loop
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Greg started his career as a book editor in New York City before joining Amazon's nascent textbook business where he led merchandising for the launches of Amazon Student and TextbookTrade-in. In addition to holding merchandising, category management, and product management roles at Amazon, Greg was a Bar Raiser responsible for raising the bar on potential new hires. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Perfect Loop, a job matching platform that goes beyond resume and job description to match job seekers with work environments where they will thrive.

Amy Nam McCullough
Partner at Trilogy Equity Partners
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Amy McCullough is a member of Trilogy’s investing team. She joined Trilogy after four years in the investment bank of JPMorgan Chase in New York. Amy was an equity research analyst covering the Small and Mid Cap Applied Technologies sector which included more than 35 companies with a combined market capitalization of over $70B. Prior to being an equity analyst, Amy was an Assistant Treasurer in the Treasury and Security Services division of Chase where her primary responsibilities included derivatives and equities consulting services for clients of the firm. A Seattle native, Amy began her career in Microsoft’s Treasury department working with the Treasury Operations team and the Portfolio Management Group.

Amy has a BA in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from the University of Washington. Amy lives with her husband and their two young daughters and one very spoiled dog. She is a three-time marathoner and an Advisory Board member at Ada Developer’s Academy, an intense software development training school for women headquartered in Seattle.

Amy currently serves on the board of Skilljar and Red Tricycle and is an observer for Jobaline, Remitly, and FiREapps

Michael Schutzler
CEO of Washington Technology Industry Association
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession 

Michael Schutzler is an entrepreneur, engineer, science geek, and first generation immigrant. He is the CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Before joining the WTIA, Michael led the merger of Livemocha – a community of 17 million language learners – with the popular education software company Rosetta Stone. He also built Classmates.com into the first profitable social media application, transformed online marketing at Monster.com, and grew the online gaming business at RealNetworks to become a global leader. 

He teaches part time at the University Of Washington Foster School of Business, serves on several boards, and is an investor in 9 Mile Labs, Alliance of Angels, Keiretsu Forum, and Social Venture Partners. 

As a successful Internet entrepreneur, lead angel investor, and veteran executive coach, Michael has personally invested in twenty-four companies, served as coach and advisor to dozens of executives, and has raised over $50M in private financing.

Hunter Nadler
Vice President of Middle Market Technology Banking group at JP Morgan Chase

Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession



Hunter Nadler is a Vice President in the Middle Market Technology Banking group based in Boston, MA. He joined J.P Morgan in November of 2015.Hunter is leading the Emerging Technology initiative which is focused onengaging and developing relationships with smaller high potential companies who can grow and scale on the Firm’s banking platform. Prior to his current role at J.P. Morgan, Hunter spent 6 years at Silicon Valley Bank. Most recently, as the Vice President of Relationship Management for the Accelerator Banking Team in Boston, while previously holding positions on the Life Science and Asset Based Lending teams at SVB. Hunter has worked closely with a number of organizations in Boston including,MassChallenge, TechStars, MassTLC, TechHub, BOLT Boston and MIT
International MBA. 

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Amy McCullough

Amy McCullough

Partner, Trilogy Equity Partners
Amy McCullough is a member of Trilogy’s investing team. She joined Trilogy after four years in the investment bank of JPMorgan Chase in New York. Amy was an equity research analyst covering the Small and Mid Cap Applied Technologies sector which included more than 35 companies with a combined market capitalization of over $70B. Prior to being an equity analyst, Amy was an Assistant Treasurer in the Treasury and Security Services division of... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Nadler

Hunter Nadler

Vice President, JP Morgan
Hunter Nadler is a Vice President in the Middle Market Technology Banking group based in Boston, MA. He joined J.P Morgan in November of 2015.Hunter is leading the Emerging Technology initiative which is focused onengaging and developing relationships with smaller high potential companies who can grow and scale on the Firm’s banking platform. Prior to his current role at J.P. Morgan, Hunter spent 6 years at Silicon Valley Bank. Most recently... Read More →
avatar for PANKAJ NATH

PANKAJ NATH

VP/Senior Client Manager, Chase
My team focuses on mentoring start-ups in tech and life sciences on how to successfully navigate transitioning from pre revenue angel/vc funding to growth capital for revenue/profitability positive businesses. we provide solutions to improve cash flow and put time back in your day
avatar for Gregory Rutty

Gregory Rutty

CEO, Perfect Loop
Greg started his career as a book editor in New York City before joining Amazon's nascent textbook business where he led merchandising for the launches of Amazon Student and Textbook Trade-in. In addition to holding merchandising, category management, and product management roles at Amazon, Greg was a Bar Raiser responsible for raising the bar on potential new hires. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Perfect Loop, a job matching platform that... Read More →
avatar for Michael Schutzler

Michael Schutzler

CEO, WTIA
Michael Schutzler is an entrepreneur, engineer, science geek, and first generation immigrant. He is the CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Before joining the WTIA, Michael led the merger of Livemocha – a community of 17 million language learners – with the popular education software company Rosetta Stone. He also built Classmates.com into the first profitable social media application, transformed online marketing at... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Tuesday Office Hours: Women (Angel Investors) Here for Women Entrepreneurs!
Limited Capacity full

Come meet some awesome women investors.  Women are now changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs.  

Did you know we have several angel investors, that are also women, in the pacific northwest region?  Come by and visit us.  Each time slot will be 30 minutes - We'll be hosting from 10-12pm, and then, 1-3pm.

We’ll have a sign-up sheet during the office hours - so come early and grab a slot (SIGN UP SHEET IS HERE).  Your slot is your time - and we are here to help with whatever we can: pitch feedback, GTM strategies, funding strategies, or whatever is most important to you.  

Looking forward to meeting and being of service to you! 

Tuesday November 15, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Perkins Coie 1201 3rd Ave #4900, Seattle, WA

10:30am

How Startups Can Win Top Talent

Startups may not be able to offer the highest salaries or best 401k packages, but they can beat big companies in spades. From impact and learning opportunities, there are loads of ways startups can have the edge.  With competition for talented candidates fierce, and no shortage of options to choose from, the war is on! Luckily, what big companies offer isn't typically on the list of talented job seekers. The best candidates in today’s market are looking for mission driven companies, transparency, and to be able to make an impact. They want to work with strong peers and leaders, who can help them learn and grow.


Learn how to compete in a candidate driven market, from local recruiting leaders who are helping staff some of Seattle’s top startups.  From employment branding to interviewing process, what you can do make sure you attract and hire top talent

 


Moderators
avatar for Mikaela Kiner

Mikaela Kiner

Founder, uniquelyHR
Whether you’re making your first hire, overhauling performancemanagement or creating company values, the decisions you make will have a long term impact on your culture and ability to succeed. There’s no need to go it alone. We specialize in HR consulting, HR outsourcing, management and leadership development and executive coaching.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Cholerton

Matt Cholerton

Talent Lead, Hito Labs
After working internally as the head of HR and Recruiting for almost 15 years, Matt started his own talent consulting business. He helps companies improve their search and interviewing processes, and grow their teams - mostly for New York and Seattle startups.
avatar for Jennie Ellis

Jennie Ellis

Founder & Chief Talent Strategist, Recruiting Bandwidth
avatar for Mei Lu

Mei Lu

Founder & CEO, Jobfully | Geekology
Mei Lu is Founder and CEO, Jobfully | Geekology | | Founder and CEO of Jobfully.com and Geekology.biz. Completely immersed in engineering team happiness and performance. | | Jobfully.com helps technical talent take control of their career and manage their job search. | | Geekology.biz is an HRCI pre-approved training program for technical recruiters. We help recruiters to "Speak Geek" and differentiate themselves. | | I love working with... Read More →
avatar for Shauna Swerland

Shauna Swerland

CEO, Fuel Talent
Shauna has been in the search industry for more than 20 years. She has opened 10 offices; hired, trained and managed over 100 recruiters; and built outstanding relationships with candidates and clients. Shauna loves what she does — and it shows.
avatar for Meagan Sylvester

Meagan Sylvester

Talent Acquisition Partner, 6h Talent
Meagan has over 10 years of experience in the recruiting world working with a variety of startup organizations in the greater Seattle and San Diego areas. She has a passion for building recruiting programs from scratch and strategizing with leadership teams on finding top talent. Meagan has a reputation as someone who produces a high volume of quality candidates in fast paced, dynamic environments. Clients appreciate her directness, strategic... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104

11:00am

Breaking into Education
Public education is a huge sector and ripe for innovation – and many entrepreneurs are trying to break in. However, the public sector is a very different kind of customer. In this panel, several companies that work in the education space will share their challenges and lessons learned – from RFP's, what you need to know about the law, and getting your foot in the door to how to have a real impact on the future of education for all.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Siden

Steve Siden

Sr Manager, School Success, Actively Learn
Actively Learn


Tuesday November 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle (3rd Floor Studio) 220 2ND AVE S

11:00am

Surviving the CleanTech Funding Chasm
You need funding for prototypes and pilots, but can't get funding without prototypes and pilots. Learn how a panel of cleantech startup pioneers survived this exact funding chasm to deliver their innovations to market. Panelists include:


Tuesday November 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Dorsey & Whitney Columbia Tower 701 5th Ave #6100 Seattle WA 98104

11:00am

Community Leadership
Learn about how to become a leader in the community. Dan Gunn of Viatec will share lessons and tips from his experience bringing the Victoria BC tech community together.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Gunn

Dan Gunn

Chief Executive Officer, VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council)
Dan Gunn is a lifelong community builder. From starting companies, to elected office, to CBC radio contributor to his current role as CEO of VIATEC (the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council) he has spent more than 20 years in hands on roles building communities, economies and art cars. Dan is proud to have dedicated 16 of those years serving entrepreneurs and innovators of Victoria, BC that make up the members... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Mid-Day Refuel @ #ChaseBasecamp
Join fellow attendees for a mid-day break, snack & refresh at #ChaseBasecamp.

Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Pitch Clinic

Are you an entrepreneur building a high growth startup? Join us for an interactive session on how to effectively pitch your business to angel investors.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Rush

Ben Rush

Senior Associate, Alliance of Angels
Ben is a K&L Gates Fellow with the Alliance of Angels, a Seattle-based group of 140 angel investors. He's focused on identifying high-potential businesses, coaching entrepreneurs, and managing the company submission process.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
extraSlice 3600 136th Place Southeast #300 Bellevue, WA 98006

12:00pm

TechHire Seattle - Hiring Happy Hour :-)

Are you looking to get into Seattle’s rapidly growing IT job market? TechHire is a White House initiative that the Seattle region is working together on to train and place up to 2,000 people in tech jobs by 2020.

Come to this event to connect with local employers that are hiring and training providers that can help get you the technical skills you need for your next interview!

What is TechHire…
TechHire is a bold, multi-sector initiative and call to action to empower Americans with the skills they need. Universities, community colleges, and nontraditional training providers, like “coding boot camps,” can rapidly train workers for well-paying, open jobs, often in just a few months. Through the collaboration of employers, training providers, and workforce and economic development organizations, TechHire communities have been using data and innovative hiring practices to expand non-traditional hirings, building accelerated training programs that prepare individuals in months instead of years, and connecting people to jobs with hiring on-ramp programs. Learn more at http://techhireseattle.org.

Speakers
avatar for David Harris

David Harris

Startup Advocate, City of Seattle
David is the Startup Advocate for the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development where he supports tech startups through the StartupSeattle program. In his role, he also helps to lead the White House’s TechHire initiative for the Seattle region, which aims to connect women, people of color, and the formerly incarcerated with training and jobs in the tech industry. | | Previously, David lead Technology Access Foundation's (TAF) efforts to... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

12:00pm

Share Your 'Founder Story' – presented by Chase for Business
Every startup has a story. Share yours with us! Chase for Business invites you to share your
defining moments as an entrepreneur through Founders’ Stories (in the basement of #ChaseBasecamp) a series dedicated to shining a light on business owners in the startup community.

Visit us at #Chasebasecamp (on the basement level) and be prepared to answer the (4) brief questions below. Your responses may be shared across Chase’s digital and social channels to help other business owners.

Follow us @chaseforbiz or visit www.chase.com/forbusiness for great Startup Week and other
business content.
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1. Tell us about your business and how you got started.
2. Why are events like Startup Week helpful to both the entrepreneur community and
your business?
3. What’s been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome?
4. What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring entrepreneur?

*All participants are required to sign business releases, available onsite, prior to participating.

Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:30pm

Fido, Funding, and Family in Startups
Limited Capacity full

Bob Crimmins and his 11 year old twin daughters launched a kick starter campaign that generated over $20K for a innovative dog poop bag. Bob has said of all the startup things he has worked on, this is the one he's enjoyed the most. Learn more about kids in entrepreneurship.

Scott Porad is CTO of Rover.com. Rover recently finished an additional round of funding that has brought in $65M to grow and scale the company. Learn from Scott about the challenges of scaling a tech startup. 

Agenda:
12:30-1:00 - Snacks and networking
1:00 - 1:50 - Presentations

Also in the track:
See why sport matters in tech, and how it can help you be in the 10% of startups that win.
Grit and Resilience: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
What's next when you try to execute and fail to grow: the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship
How to grow and not lose the startup soul: Tech Giants & Startup Mentality 

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 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 →
avatar for Scott Porad

Scott Porad

CTO, Rover.com
Professional experience building industry-leading web properties in online media (espn.com), e-commerce and online retailing (drugstore.com), social and user-generated content (cheezburger.com) and online, sharing economy marketplaces (rover.com).


Tuesday November 15, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

Chase Ink presents: Disrupt Yourself to Create Your Startup with Mel Robbins

Chase Ink presents Mel Robbins in a setting designed to help startup founders gain an edge in today’s distracting environment where entrepreneurs are pulled left and right. 

Mel Robbins is a powerful motivational speaker, best-selling author and serial entrepreneur who challenges thinking and accelerates personal and business growth. 

She is currently one of CNN’s most popular on-air commentators and opinion writers. Her TEDx Talk has over 7 million views and is included in the list of top 20 most-viewed TEDx Talks.

Mel will share her industry insights and leverage her own experience, from business plan creation to acquisition, to help you disrupt yourself to get your startup off the ground.


Speakers
avatar for Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

Expert on Leadership & Defeating Doubt, Award-Winning CNN Commentator, Best-Selling Author, and Motivational Powerhouse | | Mel Robbins is one of the most sought after motivational speakers trusted by global brands to design and deliver business expanding, life-changing, interactive keynotes that inspire change, challenge thinking and accelerate personal and professional growth. Her TEDx Talk on “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over” has... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

Nonprofit Startups: A Look Back
Limited Capacity full

Nonprofits face unique opportunities, and this panel discussion engages industry experts and EDs from a number of local nonprofits that have gone through, or are going through, the challenges of nonprofit formation, mission development, launch, and sustainability. Topics discussed will include building an effective board, community support, resource scarcity, fundraising, developing/retaining/engaging donors, sustainability, finance and accounting, compliance issues, research and planning, and marketing. 


Moderators
avatar for Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

Senior Vice President, Pacific Continental Bank
Nick Anderson is a Senior Vice President with Pacific Continental Bank where he leads a team of bankers focused on serving the financial needs of nonprofit sector organizations and small businesses. A 2008 graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, Anderson was named one of the banking industry’s ‘Rising Stars’ by the Independent Community Bankers Association (2009). Nick is active in his community as a board member and advisor to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Putter Bert

Putter Bert

President & CEO, KidsQuest Children's Museum
I have over 30 years in the Non-Profit world, primarily working within Children's Museums with a focus on education and fundraising. I have been responsible for opening two new Museums and renovating and relocating two others. I have strong believes about community involvement and collective action. I have had the privilege of seeing children and their families learning right before my eyes! I love it.
avatar for Diana Dollar

Diana Dollar

Executive Director, The Prosperity Agenda
Stopping the cycle of poverty is a bold, personal pursuit. With more than 20 years spent directing economic development, workforce development and human services programs, my insights aren’t just theoretical. My real-world experience has shown me how systems and policies can perpetuate poverty, and that only by blending practical approaches with groundbreaking ideas can we make meaningful change happen. I'll work with stakeholders across... Read More →
LN

Lisa Nitze

President and CEO, Social Venture Partners
Social Venture Partners is an organization of over 500 philanthropists pooling funds, expertise and volunteer time to contribute to livable, sustainable, inclusive communities in the Puget Sound region.
avatar for Donald Summers

Donald Summers

Managing Director, Altruist Partners
Donald Summers, the founder and Managing Director of Altruist Partners LLC, is a speaker, author, social entrepreneur and management consultant with a long track record of catalyzing dramatic gains in impact, growth and performance. On the local and regional level, Altruist helps a wide variety of non-profit organizations in the arts, education, health care, environment, and human service fields achieve maximum impact and revenue growth. On the... Read More →
avatar for Dirk Van Velzen

Dirk Van Velzen

Executive Director, Prison Scholar Fund
Dirk is passionate about prisoner education. While incarcerated himself, through distance education, he graduated from Penn State with degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership. Seeing that many others would walk a similar path, Dirk founded the Prison Scholar Fund (PSF) and from behind bars raised $60,000, enough funds to support 110 incarcerated students. The impact has been outstanding: only 2.7% of the 74 released... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

1:30pm

Hiring Diverse Talent from Apprenticeship/Internship Programs for Your Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a woman, minority, or veteran interested in working in the tech industry? Or a tech employer looking to hire diverse talent? Check out these apprenticeship and internship programs.

Leaders from Ada Academy, Apprenti, and Kal Academy will share how to get involved as an applicant or a hiring partner.

Moderators
avatar for wacarra yeomans

wacarra yeomans

Founder, Chief Strategist, Loxley Digital
Wacarra founded Loxley Digital. Before founding Loxley, she worked as Vice President of Creative Services at Oracle.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Carlson

Jennifer Carlson

Jennifer Carlson serves as Executive Director of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Workforce Institute, the workforce development arm of the WTIA focused on addressing the tech industry’s workforce and diversity needs through a registered technology apprenticeship program called Apprenti. She also is an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University. Previously, she successfully led east coast sales, development of web policy... Read More →
avatar for Uma Rao

Uma Rao

Uma Rao has been in the nonprofit sector for 17 years. Her roles have been to organize communities, serve on boards, train, and to raise funds, mostly within and for women and communities of color. She currently serves as the first Development Manager for Ada Developers Academy. Before joining Ada's team, she was the Director of Development and Communications for TAF, overseeing strategy & execution to raise a budget of 3M+ and comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Kalpana Viswanathan

Kalpana Viswanathan

Kal is a Principal Development Manager at Microsoft and also the CEO of Kal Academy. Kal Academy is a non-profit organization that wants to make quality technology education affordable to everyone – specifically women and minority groups. Her passion to technology and education has helped place 80 women into jobs today. She has been in the industry for the last 20 years and also a distinguished faculty.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

2:00pm

Mobile Marketing: How to Identify and Engage High-value App Customers
Your loyal customers are an invaluable asset and knowing who they are is powerful. Thanks to mobile, identifying those customers is easier than ever. In this talk, panelists will discuss how they leverage mobile apps to identify and engage their highest value customers. Audience members will learn how to foster relationships with their most loyal customers, how to glean actionable insights, and encourage their loyalists to become avid evangelists

Moderators
avatar for Emily Carrion (Apptentive)

Emily Carrion (Apptentive)

Head of Marketing, Apptentive
Emily leads marketing at Apptentive, and they are on a mission to make it easier for companies to build stronger relationships with their customers. Apptentive's mobile customer engagement software helps thousands of brands listen to, engage with and retain their customers. Previously she led marketing communications at ad-tech company Mixpo, and helped mobile tech startup Point Inside grow from 2 to 75+ people. She has an MBA from Seattle... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nikisha Reyes-Grange (akaNRG)

Nikisha Reyes-Grange (akaNRG)

Founder, akaNRG
Nikisha Reyes-Grange is the founder of akaNRG, a firm that helps digital products and tech-enabled businesses rapidly grow by leveraging data to acquire, retain, and understand their most valuable customers. | | She has successfully launched and rapidly grown brands and products for Virgin, Microsoft, and Starbucks. She has over 15 years of marketing experience with both start-ups and world-class brands in the USA and Canada. Most recently, she... Read More →
avatar for Dan Koch (TUNE)

Dan Koch (TUNE)

Director, Marketing Automation, TUNE
Director, Marketing Automation at TUNE
avatar for Chris pitchford

Chris pitchford

Director of Growth, Shyft
Director of Growth at Shyft. I run growth and marketing at Shyft, an app that helps retail and service workers swap shifts and message each other. Shyft is a Techstars backed company.


Tuesday November 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

Funding 101 Game Show: Test your know-how..Are you ready to go raise money?
Do you need a pitch deck to pitch? Do you need to know someone to get an intro to investors? Do you need to have financials? When should you hire a lawyer? Get your fundraising questions answered by experts in the startup fundraising space. Prizes are available!

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
avatar for Joshua Maher

Joshua Maher

Angel Investor
Josh Maher is the author of Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups (http://amzn.to/1NUAoz4), the #1 new release in Wealth Management on Amazon and in the top 10 in Venture Capital and top 20 in Startups. Startup Wealth delivers engaging interviews with early-stage investors in Google, Invisalign, ZipCar, Uber, Twilio, Localytics, and other successful and not so successful companies. You can learn more about the book... Read More →
avatar for Bill Richter

Bill Richter

Venture Partner, Madrona Venture Group
Bill joined Madrona in early 2016. As Venture Partner, Bill helps identify new investments and provides strategic and operational advice to Madrona portfolio companies. | | Bill brings nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the technology industry to his role at Madrona. Bill transitioned to a role as Venture Partner after officing with Madrona for more than a year where he shared his operational and strategic expertise with the investing... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

Partnering with Healthcare Payers, Providers and other Health Care Innovation Groups
Join the discussion about how some of today's entrepreneurs are partnering with some of the big Health Care Innovators throughout Seattle the rest of the Washington healthcare market, tips and trick's for the new entrepreneurs entering the market and how break into today's growing health care market. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Frank Farach

Frank Farach

Slalom Consulting
Frank Farach has a passion for helping health-focused organizations develop and implement innovative strategies to improve population health, lower costs, and enhance the patient and caregiver experience. A clinical psychologist and biomedical researcher with high-tech product management experience, Frank has led or consulted on the development of several national-scale, multi-stakeholder initiatives, including clinical data registries for... 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 →
CJ

Christy Johnson

Christy Johnson is the founder of Artemis Connection—a company committed to helping organizations innovate and engage talent in creating new products and services. She is an entrepreneur and educator focused on creativity, strategy and the value of human capital. Ultimately she believes people are an organization’s most important asset and by having a diverse workforce organizations will have the most creative and innovative solutions. She is... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cambia Grove 1800 9th Ave., Suite 250 Seattle, WA 98101

4:00pm

"Founder to Founder" - with Marc Nager, MD Telluride Venture Accelerator
Join us for daily fireside chats with startup founders at #ChaseBasecamp at 4pm! 

MD Telluride Venture Accelerator - VP of Innovation Telluride Foundation - EIR Techstars


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
avatar for Marc Nager

Marc Nager

Managing Director, Telluride Venture Accelerator
Raised in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Entrepreneur. Community Builder. Thrill Seeker. Built and scaled Startup Weekend to over 130 countries which helped create tens of thousands of companies and jobs. Marc was the CEO of UP Global, the parent company for Startup America, Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Next, and Startup Week for 6 years. In 2015, merged with Techstars and became Chief Community Officer. Currently EIR at Techstars and devoting... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm

Straight Talk for Entrepreneurs: Do Accelerators Accelerate?
Straight Talk for Entrepreneurs featuring Ben Hallen, UW Assistant Professor of Management.

Ben will be sharing his research on the question "Do Accelerators Accelerate?"

Join us in the Boeing Auditorium in the UW Bank of America Executive Education Center.

Map: https://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/exed


Tuesday November 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Boeing Auditorium University of Washington - Seattle Campus

5:00pm

Meet the VR Future Makers in Seattle (and demo their work)
Join us for an hour panel discussion followed by an hour of demos.
Presented by the VR startups of UW's CoMotion Labs:
  • KRNL Labs, Amit Mital
  • Timbre Interactive, Samantha Kalman
  • Pear Med, Ryan James
  • Scobot, Scott Bennet
  • Mechanical Dreams, Mischa Jakupcak

 

 

Tuesday November 15, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
CoMotion Labs @ HQ 4545 Roosevelt Way NE

5:00pm

New Tech Seattle - SSW Keynote Event
Limited Capacity seats available

Purchase Your Ticket Now at NewTechSeattle.com. Tickets are $10 before the event and $20 at the door. 

Be sure to join our newsletter for additional Seattle area tech info, event discounts and more!

More than just a meetup, we're a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Seattle is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle area tech community.

+ the crowd: 
The Northwest’s smart, fun, creative, innovative tech community – software and application developers, company owners, startup founders, recruiters, hackers, job seekers, executives, investors, community leaders, and people who are new to the area.

+ the speakers: 
Founders, leaders & innovators sharing their passion & new tech through 5 minute presentations & 3 minutes of your Q&A. 

Boomstick API Framework - installs a fully Reactive API Framework allowing improved automation, code reduction, simplified/fast development, and improved performance/scalability for distributed architectures.
Seattle Growth Podcast - a 13 episode journey led by University of Washington professor, Jeff Shulman, into the minds of residents, businesses, and city leaders about what Seattle’s economic and population growth means to them.
Cirkled in - A secure online platform to compile and track students’ school life achievements.
Citybldr - We build smart cities.

+ the format: 

Connecting, food & drinks >community building >community shoutouts >sponsor shoutouts >presentations >afterparty

+ the vibe: 
Neighborhood block party – fun, friendly & relaxed with complementary food & a no host bar. You’ll laugh, smile, and have a fun night out with 250-400 Seattleites, 100-150 Eastsiders or 100 Tacomans.

+ the experience: 
Discover innovative, creative and inspirational new technology (or smarter use of old tech). Could be VR, IoT, Apps, Fintech, Mobiletech, Healthtech, Cloudtech… you get the idea.

Register Now at https://newtechseattle.com




Tuesday November 15, 2016 5:00pm - 7:15pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

6:00pm

CTO Panel - War Stories and Best Practices
Moderators
JM

Jeff Malek

Jeff Malek is the President of Code Fellows, the original Seattle based Code School. He was the Co-Founder and CTO at Big Door and VP Product at Zango.

Tuesday November 15, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

6:00pm

Africatown Ambassadors
Come hear inspirational TED-like stories from Africatown Ambassadors who have recently been out building international pipelines and establishing impactful relationships with startups in Africa and the diaspora. 

Moderators
avatar for David Harris

David Harris

Startup Advocate, City of Seattle
David is the Startup Advocate for the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development where he supports tech startups through the StartupSeattle program. In his role, he also helps to lead the White House’s TechHire initiative for the Seattle region, which aims to connect women, people of color, and the formerly incarcerated with training and jobs in the tech industry. | | Previously, David lead Technology Access Foundation's (TAF) efforts to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Godwin Gabriel

Godwin Gabriel

CEO, Moovn
Moovn is a ride-hailing app that is currently operating in 7 U.S. cities and has plans to rapidly expand in both western and emerging markets. Founded by Tanzanian-born Godwin Gabriel, the mobile application also operates in 3 cities in Africa: Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and Gabriel’s home city, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.  
avatar for David Pierre-Louis

David Pierre-Louis

Executive Director (Kay Tita) / Founder, Kay Tita
(Port-Au-Prince Startup Week, Co-Organizer) | David Pierre-Louis is a leader in organization, social and economic development. As a magnate in business development, hospitality and entertainment, David is presently focusing his skills and leadership in cultivating community action and advocating for social change throughout the country of Haiti.In 2008, David opened and operated LUCID Lounge, a premiere Seattle venue, that focused on engaging... Read More →
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Kenny Shelton

Entrepreneur in Residence, Hack Nation
avatar for Sara Zewde

Sara Zewde

Sara Zewde is a landscape designer and urbanist. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master of City Planning from MIT, and a BA in Sociology and Statistics from Boston University. Sara was named the 2014 National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation and a 2016 artist-in-residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. She is the recipient of a number of... Read More →



6:30pm

Startup Culture; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We ALL dream of how green the grass is at another startup, right?  Perhaps it's true, however this panel of culture champions, from prestigious local startups including TUNE, RealSelf and Rover.com, will speak their mind and debunk the myths of what creating startup culture is REALLY all about. 

Come with your list of questions you always wanted to ask, and with an appetite, as food and drink will be provided at this uniquely interactive event!


Moderators
avatar for Chris Bloomquist

Chris Bloomquist

Partner, Viri Technology
Chris has been a Software Engineer, Technical Recruiter, Partner and Career Evangelist for 15 years, guiding job seekers and clients alike on the hiring process. He has built teams of IT professionals for startups to Fortune 500's, and has been a part of successful startups himself in the technical recruiting industry. His contributions have helped he and his teams earn accolades to include Vendor of the Year at Expedia, and breaking the Inc. 500... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Janzen

Mark Janzen

Head of Connectors, Avalara
Experienced Director and Founder of multiple companies. My passion is creating and leading teams that bend the space of a rapidly evolving technology market. Fluent in business as well as engineering and product management. Experienced in rapidly standing up new operations and teams, offshore software development, AWS infrastructure management. I speak both English and German. | | Technical competence in automating AWS infrastructure, C... Read More →
avatar for Sabrina Oldham

Sabrina Oldham

Director of Recruiting, TUNE
Sabrina was born and raised in the Seattle area and has been in recruiting for over 10 years with a focus in the tech industry. She is currently the Director of Recruiting at TUNE, one of the fastest growing privately held company in Washington. Having been at TUNE for almost 4 years, she's helped them grow from 40 to almost 400 employees with 10 different offices around the world. She applies her passion and background in Psychology to... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Sato

Lauren Sato

VP of People, RealSelf
Across international and domestic nonprofits, juvenile justice and secondary education systems, capital markets and impact investing—and now at RealSelf—Lauren Sato has built a career under the mantra of creating a world that works for everyone. Lauren is the VP of People at RealSelf, a Seattle-based company that brings transparency to the multi-billion dollar cosmetic medicine and aesthetics industry. At RealSelf, Lauren is focused on... Read More →
avatar for Jovana Teodorovic

Jovana Teodorovic

Director of People and Culture, Rover.com
From building the team which launched Amazon's Echo product to heading Talent and Culture for companies like Socrata and most recently Rover.com, Jovana Teodorovic has built a career on the notion that employee happiness is a competitive advantage in any business. Hiring strong teams and fostering a positive work culture is essential to the success and innovation of companies, particularly in the fast moving tech industry. | As one of the... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

6:30pm

To accelerate or not to accelerate: Inside Scoop for Female Entrepreneurs
You have a startup idea and maybe you have even built a team but find yourself needing support, guidance, and introductions to funding partners. Is joining an accelerator program the answer? How does that affect your evaluation? How much equity is fair? Hear the stories of people who made that choice and want to share the good, the bad and the ugly.

So if you are thinking about joining an accelerator and curious about the outcomes, learn about the intense world that is called accelerators. 

On the panel, we'll have:
  • Mamtha Banerjee, who went through TechStars
  • Fran Dunaway, who went through Mergelane
  • Arry Yu, who went through 9Mile Labs, pivoted, and then went through 500 Startups.

Moderators
avatar for Mary Fox

Mary Fox

Associate (Patents/IP), Perkins Coie

Speakers
avatar for Mamtha Banerjee

Mamtha Banerjee

Founder, CEO, Magicflix
Accomplished technology entrepreneur with a track record of providing tech and product management leadership in both startups and companies like Travelocity. Developed and launched innovative game changing products on mobile and web for millions of users. Extensive experience in lean methodologies, product roadmaps, architecture, technology roadmaps (mobile apps and full stack), IT budgets, contracts, cloud services and operations. Building and... Read More →
avatar for Fran Dunaway

Fran Dunaway

CEO, Founder, TomboyX
Fran Dunaway is the CEO and Co-Founder of TomboyX, a brand that is set to disrupt the $13B undergarment industry by celebrating the independent spirit inside every body. Working on her third career, this is Fran’s first foray into fashion, an interesting choice for someone who started out not knowing a knit from a woven. The journey began with the search for the perfect button up shirt, like a Robert Graham or a Ben Sherman but for women... Read More →
avatar for Arry Yu

Arry Yu

CEO, Founder, GiftStarter.com
Arry Yu is an entrepreneur, tech CEO, public speaker, and professional guest blogger. She is the CEO and founder of GiftStarter.com, the award winning web gifting service that helps people share the cost of any gift sold online. She's also the Entrepreneur in Residence with PSP, Inc. She got her start and currently advises world class brands including Microsoft, Google, and L’Oreal at the intersection of where business and creativity meet... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

7:00pm

Startup Founder Reverse Pitch (Figure out your tech stack in one evening)
Limited Capacity filling up

You have an idea and need help building it. First you need to learn what Python, Ruby, JVM, and C# means for launching your new company. Pitch your startup concept to a panel of programming language experts. Our panelists will make a case for their favorite tech tools to form the basis of your startup. 
You may have heard about Python. Did you know Kevin Systrom used Python to make Instagram worth $1bn? Learn during our session why so many startups like Airbnb and Twitter choose to start with Ruby. Wonder what’s the acronym JVM gotta do with AI and the future of self-driving cars? If you’re starting-up in Seattle home of Microsoft, maybe you need to learn about C#, and we’re not talking music theory. 
Join us in the audience and have the alphabet soup of modern tech explained by some of the top engineers in Seattle. Attending our event will prepare you to recruit your future cofounder. 
Apply to share your idea with our panelists, email don at sheuDotCom. 

Moderators
avatar for Don Shue

Don Shue

Founder at Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy) User Group

Speakers
avatar for Eric Merritt

Eric Merritt

Eric Merritt — VP of Engineering, stealth startup | Representing Scala and Haskell for this panel, Eric is a veteran entrepreneur, author and public speaker. He is expert in the architecture, development and deployment of large-scale, eventually consistent, distributed systems and the languages and platforms required to support them. | | Eric is an author of seven software-related patents.
avatar for Aaron Patterson

Aaron Patterson

GitHub
Aaron Patterson — Ruby and Rails Maintainer, GitHubAaron is on the core Ruby and core Rails teams. He is the author of Nokogiri (XML parser), Psych (YAML parser) and has improved ActiveRecord substantively in usability and performance. Aaron is also on the Ruby and Rails security teams. He is one of the top contributors to Rails of all time. Only one contributor outranks him in commits. Aaron is often invited to speak at conferences - some of... Read More →
avatar for Randy Sears

Randy Sears

Lead Software Engineer at zulily | | Passionate about computer science and software engineering, with 15+ years of experience in design and development.
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Alan Vezina

Senior Software Development Engineer, Zonar Systems
Alan Vezina — Senior Software Development Engineer, Zonar Systems | Alan is an organizer of Seattle’s local Python user group of 2700 members, PuPPy. At Zonar Systems he builds APIs and software services for transportation systems. Previously he founded judo where built an IoT system heavily focused on A/V systems. At LabKey Software he helped to reduce genomic data processing pipeline from 8 hour runtime to seconds. He led an effort to build... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104
 
Wednesday, November 16
 

8:30am

Civic + Social Impact Coffee Collider
Limited Capacity full

Coffee Collider is a great way to connect to both the Impact Hub community and the Seattle community, and to begin to spark collaboration and build your network. During Startup Week, we invite you to come meet with other individuals who are interested in civic and social good to pitch your ideas and projects (in a 1-minute format), to share advice to one another and build the community of people who want to make meaningful, positive changes in our community. 



Wednesday November 16, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Impact Hub Seattle (3rd Floor Studio) 220 2ND AVE S

8:30am

Startup Week 5K Run & Bacon Breakfast
Start the day with a little rush of blood before you head over to all of the sit-down sessions.
Plus bacon. Can't beat bacon.

Also in the track:
See why sport matters in tech, and how it can help you be in the 10% of startups that win.
Early beginnings and challenges scaling up from two experienced entrepreneurs
Grit and Resilience: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
What's next when you try to execute and fail to grow: the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship
How to grow and not lose the startup soul: Tech Giants & Startup Mentality 

Wednesday November 16, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
thinkspace SEATTLE 936 N 34th St. 4F

8:30am

Waffle Wednesday

The popular, free breakfast event for the Seattle startup community only comes once a month, don’t miss it! Hot, fresh waffles made to order (please bring a fun fact about you for the order form and start thinking about what filling you want).

First waffles come off the irons starting at 8:30am. Last call at 10:20. Start your day off right with lovingly crafted fresh waffles and the opportunity to connect and catch up with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community!


Wednesday November 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
CoMotion Labs @ Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Pkwy Seattle, WA 98105

9:00am

"Do I really need to invest in digital marketing?" The short answer: "Yes!"

Businesses are often short-staffed and tackling a laundry list of important tasks. But, trust us, marketing your business online is one of them! It may seem like an extra step that takes time, resources and focus away from your sales funnel, but a digital marketing strategy – including social media – will boost awareness, amplify your message, drive engagement with your brand and even teach you a thing or two about your customers. However, that doesn’t mean your business should market itself the same way a large corporation would. You don’t need millions of dollars or a large team to build an effective digital marketing strategy.

This panel of well-known digital marketing experts—from the top social platforms in the world—will share the strategies, tactics and tips you need to launch and run a killer social campaign that aligns with your business goals. Plus, they can answer all of your questions.

Presented by Chase Ink®, the business credit card portfolio of Chase for Business.


Speakers
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Neil Hiltz (Facebook)

As Global Head of Financial Services Strategy for Facebook, Neil is responsible for developing strategies that improve the growth and profitability of financial service providers through the full consumer and small business lifecycle. Neil has delivered profitable results for Financial Services companies over twelve years in leadership roles across digital and traditional marketing strategy, product management, and channel development at U.S... Read More →
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Mickey Mantas (Linkedin)

Mickey Mantas is Global Agency and Partner Education Lead at LinkedIn in Chicago where she applies her expertise in digital and social advertising, adult learning and global agency and partner education. Prior to joining LinkedIn, she was the Global Director of Digital and Social Media, overseeing the launch and development of the global Paid Social Media practice, focussing on high tech, retail and professional services accounts for Omnicom... Read More →
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Christian Eberhardt (Twitter)

Christian has 18+ years of sales, sales leadership and business development experience in the Tech industry across start-ups as well as companies such as Amazon.com, Microsoft and now Twitter.For the past 12 years he's worked with some of the worlds biggest brands to design, execute and measure digital marketing campaigns in various forms. He currently leads Twitter's Direct Sales team that partners with top Tech and Telco firms to find success... Read More →
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Cara Lageson (Yelp)

As the marketing and community director for Yelp Seattle, Cara Lageson is the face of Yelp in the Emerald City. Before moving to -- and falling in love with -- Seattle earlier this year, Cara spent six years growing the Yelp community in Cleveland, her hometown. Cara leveraged her creativity and passion for connecting business to their community to expand Cleveland's Yelp community threefold. Now she brings that experience to Seattle, one of... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

9:00am

Personal Branding: Your Customized Go-To-Market strategy
At this point we all understand personal branding is essential to your career. It provides a clear focus for personal development while establishing yourself as a thought leader. It also works wonders for career success, allowing individuals to pursue their passion. The mutual relationship between career success and personal branding is a truly unique dynamic that, when understood, has the potential to launch a person to new heights. There is a clear correlation between success and branding.

Learn from someone that has learned from personal experience and understands leadership, image, narrative, and opportunities need to be lock-stepped.


Speakers
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Brandy Rhodes

Seattle Campus Director, Code Fellows | Seattle Startup Week Co-Lead and Producer | Co-Founder of @LadiesOfStartup | Entrepreneur
A community-focused leader with over 15 years of experience working with executives in accelerated growth environments. Highly skilled communicator with the ability to champion a brand’s mission, vision, and values to targeted audiences. Creative and innovative marketer with experience building brands in highly competitive industries. Passionate about developing and implementing marketing campaigns and tactics that build brand awareness with... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

9:00am

FREE Head Shot @ #ChaseBasecamp

Sign up* for a specific time HERE! (First & Last Name Required)
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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 9-11am Monday & Tuesday, and 9am-noon Wednesday - Friday.



Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

9:00am

Design Sprint For Health Innovators
Limited Capacity full

Join Seattle’s health innovators community for a one day Design Sprint focused on designing solutions to improve patient outcomes. As a participant you will work with a design team to improve patient’s lives and you will learn the foundational skills on how to design things people want.
 
For this Sprint, we are partnering with some of the region’s leading employers, payers and providers to identify patient problems worth solving and to get access to patients for interviewing, brainstorming and concept design and validation.
 
Design Sprints combine design thinking and agile product development methodologies to enable teams to create validated solutions fast. The concept was pioneered at Google Ventures and is currently being adopted by corporate innovation teams and startups around the world.
 
The group will be divided into 3 to 4 design teams who will be led by expert facilitators and supported by a design challenge sponsor, patients and/or customers, and resources to develop a prototype or mockup depending on what your team comes up with!

  

As a participant you’ll have an opportunity to choose what team and design challenge you’d like to focus on for the day.
 
Design Sprint Process:
 
• Immerse – What are the patient’s needs, behaviors and environmental context?
• Frame – What is the problem that needs to be solved? 
• Imagine – How might we solve this problem?
• Prototype – What can we create to quickly and cheaply test our riskiest assumptions?
• Test – How might we learn fast, iterate and create a validated solution?
• Pitch – Did we design something of value that potentially has life after the Design Sprint?

Following the event, teams will present their solution and learnings to the broader group and the design challenge sponsors. 
 
If you register please show up so we can have an accurate head count and plan on participating for the entire event (9am - 5pm).  


Moderators
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Neil Bergquist

Director of Innovation, Delta Dental of WA

Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
Cambia Grove 1800 9th Ave., Suite 250 Seattle, WA 98101

10:00am

CleanTech: Washington's Silent Startup Market
Mention "Seattle startup" to anyone and they're bound to think IT and consumer tech. But, Seattle is silently creating  one the strongest cleantech communities in the nation. Found out why Seattle is the next hotbed for cleantech startup innovation. Panelists include:


Wednesday November 16, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Dorsey & Whitney Columbia Tower 701 5th Ave #6100 Seattle WA 98104

10:00am

Connecting with UW Student Talent
Learn how to connect with UW student talent, whether it be for projects, interships or jobs. Each panelist will spend a few minutes introducing the student groups they work with, the types of opportunities they support and how best you can reach these students. The session will then open up to the audience for Q&A. 

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Bauermeister

Associate Director, MBA Strategic Consulting Program, UW Foster School of Business
JG

Josina Garnham

Experiential Learning Manager, UW Foster School of Business
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Leslie Mabry

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


Wednesday November 16, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
CoMotion Labs @ Startup Hall 1100 NE Campus Pkwy Seattle, WA 98105

10:00am

Mentor Sessions 11/16
Meet 1-on-1 with experts and members of Seattle Startup community. Read the mentors' bios below and follow the link to Slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Mikaela Kiner
CEO and Founder of UniquelyHR
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Mikaela is a native Seattleite who’s spent the last fifteen years in HR leadership roles at Seattle based companies including Microsoft, Amazon, PopCap Games and Redfin. In 2015 she founded uniquelyHR, no nonsense HR for startups. Mikaela enjoys being creative and solving problems in a space leaders love to hate. She is an ICF credentialed coach working with executives and high potential women leaders. Mikaela loves to cook, read fiction, and take long walks.

Jason Stoffer
General Partner at Maveron LLC
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Jason joined Maveron in 2007 and is now a partner focused on investing in education, e-commerce and web-enabled consumer businesses. He is involved with the firm&#39;s investments in General Assembly, Common, TrueFacet, Julep, Everlane, CourseHero, Dolls Kill and Dolly.  Prior to joining Maveron, Jason served as senior director of strategic operations for Career Education Corp., where he co-founded and led admissions and marketing for IADT Online, a for-profit design school. He has also served as an associate at Spinnaker Ventures, an expansion-stage venture capital fund.  Jason graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in economics from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. 

David Harris
Startup Advocate at City of Seattle 
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Jennifer Hare
Executive Director in Middle Market Technology Banking at JP Morgan
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Jennifer Daquiz Hare is an Executive Director in Middle Market Technology Banking in Seattle, WA. She joined JP Morgan Chase in November 2011. From 2011 – June 2015, Jennifer served as a Senior Vice President with Chase Commercial Middle Market Banking. She managed a portfolio of clients across a spectrum of industries including technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail with revenues between $50.0mm and $1.0 billion. Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer served as a Senior Vice President and Team Leader for U.S. Bank. She started her banking career at U.S. Bank, where she held various positions within the Corporate Bank including managing a portfolio of media and telecommunications companies that varied in size from start-up enterprises to public global corporations. Collectively, she spent 13 years with U.S. Bank. Jennifer’s banking career also includes four years at KeyBank Capital Markets where she represented both the corporate and investment banking operations of the Key platform.

Jennifer’s technology industry experience includes serving in product management and corporate development positions at Microsoft and AT&T Wireless. From 2002 - 2004, she held a strategic partner management role with Microsoft. In that capacity, Jennifer fostered the growth of a marquee relationship into a multi-billion dollar partnership. She also brings M&A and corporate finance experience having assisted AT&T Wireless in
executing its GSM strategy in the early 2000’s.

Hunter Nadler
Vice President in Middle Market Technology Banking at JP Morgan Chase
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Hunter Nadler is a Vice President in the Middle Market Technology Banking group based in Boston, MA. He joined J.P Morgan in November of 2015.Hunter is leading the Emerging Technology initiative which is focused onengaging and developing relationships with smaller high potential companies who can grow and scale on the Firm’s banking platform. Prior to his current role at J.P. Morgan, Hunter spent 6 years at Silicon Valley Bank. Most recently, as the Vice President of Relationship Management for the Accelerator Banking Team in Boston, while previously holding positions on the Life Science and Asset Based Lending teams at SVB. Hunter has worked closely with a number of organizations in Boston including,MassChallenge, TechStars, MassTLC, TechHub, BOLT Boston and MIT
International MBA. 

Jim Huffman
CEO of GrowthHit 
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Jim Huffman is the CEO of GrowthHit, a growth agency for startups. He is also a Techstars growth mentor and a digital marketing instructor at General Assembly.  Jim has grown startups that have been featured by the WSJ, Forbes, TechCrunch and Wired. Jim is passionate about the intersection of analytics, product & growth marketing.  

Kerin Patel 
Business Relationship Manager at JP Morgan Chase
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Kerin works with small to medium sized businesses to optimize their banking & financial operations. He believs that in this digital age, banking does not need to be complicated, and he is happy to share his experience & expertise with any business owner. 

Speakers
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Jennifer Hare

Executive Director, JP Morgan Technology Banking
Jennifer Daquiz Hare is an Executive Director in Middle Market Technology Banking in Seattle, WA. She joined JP Morgan Chase in November 2011. From 2011 – June 2015, Jennifer served as a Senior Vice President with Chase Commercial Middle Market Banking. She managed a portfolio of clients across a spectrum of industries including technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail with revenues between $50.0mm and $1.0 billion. Prior to joining... Read More →
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David Harris

Startup Advocate, City of Seattle
David is the Startup Advocate for the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development where he supports tech startups through the StartupSeattle program. In his role, he also helps to lead the White House’s TechHire initiative for the Seattle region, which aims to connect women, people of color, and the formerly incarcerated with training and jobs in the tech industry. | | Previously, David lead Technology Access Foundation's (TAF) efforts to... Read More →
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Jim Huffman

CEO, GrowthHit
Jim Huffman is a digital marketing professional passionate about the intersection of analytics, product & content. Jim has grown startups that have been featured by WSJ, Forbes, TechCrunch and Wired. Specialties include positioning, user acquisition, Facebook ads, SEO, SEM, Google Analytics, email marketing, growth hacking, Wordpress, Sketch, Shopify and just figuring stuff out.
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Mikaela Kiner

Founder, uniquelyHR
Whether you’re making your first hire, overhauling performancemanagement or creating company values, the decisions you make will have a long term impact on your culture and ability to succeed. There’s no need to go it alone. We specialize in HR consulting, HR outsourcing, management and leadership development and executive coaching.
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Hunter Nadler

Vice President, JP Morgan
Hunter Nadler is a Vice President in the Middle Market Technology Banking group based in Boston, MA. He joined J.P Morgan in November of 2015.Hunter is leading the Emerging Technology initiative which is focused onengaging and developing relationships with smaller high potential companies who can grow and scale on the Firm’s banking platform. Prior to his current role at J.P. Morgan, Hunter spent 6 years at Silicon Valley Bank. Most recently... Read More →
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Kerin Patel

Business Relationship Manager, J.P. Morgan Chase
I work with small to medium sized businesses to optimize their banking & financial operations. In this digital age, banking does not need to be complicated, and I'm happy to share my experience & expertise with any business owner.
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Jason Stoffer

General Partner, Maveron LLC


Wednesday November 16, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Wednesday Office Hours: Women (Angel Investors) Here for Women Entrepreneurs!
Limited Capacity full

Come meet some awesome women investors.  Women are now changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs.  

Did you know we have several angel investors, that are also women, in the pacific northwest region?  Come by and visit us.  Each time slot will be 30 minutes - We'll be hosting from 10-12pm, and then, 1-3pm.

We’ll have a sign-up sheet during the office hours - so come early and grab a slot (SIGN UP SHEET IS HERE).  Your slot is your time - and we are here to help with whatever we can: pitch feedback, GTM strategies, funding strategies, or whatever is most important to you.  

Looking forward to meeting and being of service to you! 

Wednesday November 16, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Perkins Coie 1201 3rd Ave #4900, Seattle, WA

11:00am

Raw & Uncut: Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems
The Pacific Northwest has a culture of collaboration that we all share. Discover regional startup and tech communities that comprise the Pacific Northwest.  This panel will feature startup and technology community leaders from Anchorage, Alaska, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Bend, Oregon and Portland, Oregon.

Moderators
avatar for Lee Reeves

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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Lance Ahern

Managing Director, Launch : Alaska
As Managing Director of Launch : Alaska and Manager of the Launch Alaska Fund, Lance recruited and developed the first cohort for Alaska's startup accelerator. His own startups include Internet Alaska, the first Internet Service Provider in Alaska, which he sold to the local phone company, and Fort Nocs, a secure online payment system which received angel funding in Silicon Valley. He has served as CTO for an RFID startup, and as Chief... Read More →
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Kathryn Brown

Founder, ScoutSavvy
Kathryn Brown is the founder and CEO of ScoutSavvy. ScoutSavvy improves workplace diversity with intelligent recruiting software. Kathryn was an early employee at Techstars company DailyBurn (acquired by IAC), where she lead content strategy and growth strategy for a 2 million + member community. After this, she helped clients like Sony, Disney, Amazon, Target, and Bloomberg leverage interactive advertising in social feeds as an early employee at... Read More →
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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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Dan Gunn

Chief Executive Officer, VIATEC (Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council)
Dan Gunn is a lifelong community builder. From starting companies, to elected office, to CBC radio contributor to his current role as CEO of VIATEC (the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council) he has spent more than 20 years in hands on roles building communities, economies and art cars. Dan is proud to have dedicated 16 of those years serving entrepreneurs and innovators of Victoria, BC that make up the members... Read More →
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Keith Ippel

CEO, Spring.is
With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market. Keith is passionate about creating opportunities that previously did not exist for... Read More →
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Joe Morrison

Founding President, Launch: Alaska
As founding president of Launch : Alaska, Joe Morrison recruited 50-plus volunteers and inspired his community to create Alaska's first startup accelerator. Previously from 2012-2014, Joe built the 49th State Angel Fund, a venture capital function directly managed by municipal government. As both a direct and fund-of-fund investor, he has completed eleven private placements; as an independent management consultant, Joe partners on diverse... Read More →
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Corey Schmid

Investment Partner, Seven Peaks Ventures
Corey Schmid is an Investment Partner with Seven Peaks Ventures and Director, Management & Operating Engagements, with the Cascadian Consulting Group. She currently sits on the Board of Amplion Inc, is Steering Committee Member for the Bend Bio Consortium, and was a panelist and judge at the 2014 Bend Venture Conference. Corey also volunteers as a mentor in Bend's top accelerator, Founder's Pad and with other local organizations and charities... Read More →
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Brian Vierra

Venture Catalyst, Economic Development for Central Oregon
Brian Vierra is the Venture Catalyst for EDCO, an economic development organization in Central Oregon, and works closely with early stage companies to connect them with capital, advisors, mentors and other resources. He is also an active Angel Investor, both individually and through such professionally managed funds as Oregon Angel Fund and Cascade Angels. He advises and sits on the boards of several startups. Previously, Brian founded Embers... Read More →
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Ray Walia

CEO, Launch Academy
Ray Walia is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in both the entertainment and technology sectors. Ray founded Launch Academy, Vancouver’s leading entrepreneurship facility, which has hosted more than 450 startups that have raised over $80 Million in funding. In 2015 Ray co-founded Victory Square, a startup studio with a focus on sports and entertainment technology companies. Ray was named Entrepreneur Mentor of the Year... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Mid-Day Refuel @ #ChaseBasecamp
Join fellow attendees for a mid-day break, snack & refresh at #ChaseBasecamp.

Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship, What No One is Talking About
Limited Capacity filling up

"The dark side is what’s on the other side of when your trajectory is going great, you’re hitting your revenue goals, and your company is being recognized as one of PSBJ’s Fastest Growing Companies for a couple years in a row as as the company is growing at 90% year over year. But as you try to execute and fail to continue the growth you feel like you’re making bad decision after bad decision"

This event is going to talk about some of these challenges and some of the things that entrepreneurs have done to cope, survive, and find clarity in these kinds of times.

To find out more, click here.

Also in the track:
See why sport matters in tech, and how it can help you be in the 10% of startups that win.
Early beginnings and challenges scaling up from two experienced entrepreneurs
Grit and Resilience: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
How to grow and not lose the startup soul: Tech Giants & Startup Mentality  

Moderators
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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.

Speakers
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Michelle Hollomon

Coach and Counselor, Michelle Hollomon, MA, LMHC, CPC
Michelle is a professional coach and licensed counselor with a private practice in Sammamish. She helps high performing leaders resolve conflict, communicate effectively, and manage their mental wellness at work and home. In addition to teaching Communication at Northwest University. Michelle also treats couples with relationship, communication and work - related challenges.
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Jen Mueller

Founder, Talk Sporty to Me / Seahawks Reporter
Jen Mueller, currently works as a member of the Seattle Mariners and as the Seattle Seahawks sideline radio reporter. Jen founded Talk Sporty to Me in 2009 as a way to leverage sports fandom in business conversations. Jen is the author Talk Sporty to Me: Thinking Outside the Box Scores. Southern Methodist University in 2000 with degrees in broadcast journalism and public policy.
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Jesse Proudman

CTO, IBM Blue Box
Founder and CTO of Blue Box, Jesse, sold his company to IBM. Jesse is on the board for the Buerk Center of Entrepreneurship at the UW. PSBJ 40 under 40. Geekwire Deal of the Year 2016 Winner. University of Puget Sound.
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Martin Tobias

Founder and Investor, MGT Investments
Former CEO of Imperium Renewables, Tippr, Kashless, and Loudeye. Venture partner at Ignition Partners. Has personally invested in over 50 startups. Along the way Martin has owned a handful of bars and restaurants including a VERY fun live music rock club.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Pick the Brain of local Angels
Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of an angel investor?  Now is your chance!  Join Alliance of Angels Chair Dan Rosen along with experienced angels and AoA members  Johnna Hobgood, Dennis Adler, and Marek Omilian for this one-hour panel discussion.  Josh Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer at Seattle Bank will moderate this session where entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain feedback from some of AoA’s most experienced angel investors.

Register: https://angelconnectnovember.eventbrite.com/

Moderators
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Josh Williams

Chief Banking Officer, Seattle Bank
Josh Williams is Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer at Seattle Bank. Josh joined the Bank in 2014. He is responsible for managing the commercial and private banking relationship teams at Seattle Bank. Josh has over 15 years of banking experience, beginning his career as an Analyst for Norwest Bank in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2002, Josh returned to Seattle where he was a business banker and led Seattle metro business banking... Read More →

Speakers
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Dennis Adler

Technology & Management Consultant, D. Adler & Associates
Dennis is an angel investor and member of the Alliance of Angels, a Seattle-based group of 140 angel investors. | | Dennis Adler founded D. Adler & Associates after leaving Microsoft in 2006 to spend more time on his own pursuits. With over 30 years of experience in technology-related businesses, he brings a unique blend of talent and experience (from both inside and outside the USA) to his management consulting practice. | | Please visit... Read More →
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Johnna Hobgood

CEO, Sansaire
Johnna is an angel investor and member of the Alliance of Angels, a Seattle-based group of 140 angel investors. | | I'm an energetic global supply chain, channel operations and international business development executive with demonstrated results improving profitability and implementing strategies for long-term growth. I have over 20 years of experience at global companies with iconic brands including Gillette, Microsoft, and Outerwall... Read More →
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Marek Omilian

Managing Director, Value Prism Consulting
Marek is an angel investor and member of the Alliance of Angels, a Seattle-based group of 140 angel investors. Specialties: Valuations; Business Cases analysis
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Dan Rosen

Dan Rosen is the Chair of the Alliance of Angels, a Seattle-based group of 140 angel investors. | | My personal passion is working closely with startups that use breakthrough technology and that have the potential to define new product and market categories. I chair the Seattle Alliance of Angels. I also serve on several other boards, including Modumetal, The Technology Alliance, and The Humane Society of King County. I am an active advisor to... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
WeWork South Lake Union 500 Yale Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109

12:00pm

Online Equity Funding Portals: Should You Use One?
We are going to spend an hour talking about online equity funding portals, how to use them, and the legal implications. We'll talk about sites like CircleUp, Crowdfunder, Fundable, etc. If you have questions about the securities law implications of using these sites, come talk to us about them!

Speakers
avatar for Joe Wallin

Joe Wallin

Principal, Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.
I am a corporate lawyer, and I represent companies in all stages of their life cycle, from inception through angel and venture financings and ultimate exit. | I also represent investors in businesses, including angel and institutional investors, and buyers of businesses. | I also represent individual founders and executives, with respect to their contractual and compensatory arrangements. | I am the Founder and Editor of StartupLawBlog.com. I... Read More →


12:00pm

Thinking Bigger. Get Outside the Box

The theme: Women aligning across the border to open doors.

Panel discussion and deep dive into building your startup, getting funding and thinking bigger, and leveraging relationships across the border and beyond.  

This is a talk about how to think differently as you start your business, and scale it.  Why not start off thinking globally? 


Moderators
avatar for Diane Najm

Diane Najm

CEO & Founder, PhotoPad for Business
CEO & Founder Of PhotoPad for Business. A leader and passionate about the start-up community, Serves as Director, Seattle Founder Institute, Mentor, Coach and organizer to Start up Weekend, Expert Panelist and speaker on Entrepreneurship,Invited to the White House Digital Tech summit and served on Delegation for Vancouver First Startup Week and panelist for Bridging the Gap between Seattle and Vancouver , as well as, seeks ways to help... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fran Dunaway

Fran Dunaway

CEO, Founder, TomboyX
Fran Dunaway is the CEO and Co-Founder of TomboyX, a brand that is set to disrupt the $13B undergarment industry by celebrating the independent spirit inside every body. Working on her third career, this is Fran’s first foray into fashion, an interesting choice for someone who started out not knowing a knit from a woven. The journey began with the search for the perfect button up shirt, like a Robert Graham or a Ben Sherman but for women... Read More →
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Bonnie Foley-Wong, CA, CFA

Director, Founding Investor, Pique Ventures
Bonnie helps make other people’s ideas happen and her attention is focused on impact investors and entrepreneurs. Her goal is to empower people to make impact investments confidently and in an integrated way. | | She has spent her whole career working with investors and entrepreneurs, communicating financial information and vision in order to move money. In 2012, she began developing Pique Ventures, which is now comprised of Pique Venture... Read More →
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Kay Washington

Founder & Partner, Mobile Pack
Kay is an entrepreneur, an inventor and the Director of Hotel Operations for Marriott Hotels. She developed Mobile Pack, which provides solutions to bulky housekeeping carts. The company has developed 7 products selling Worldwide. | | Kay Washington has a 20 year proven track record for finding creative business solutions to challenging business issues. For example, in her experience opening hotels nationwide, she discovered that a solution was... Read More →
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Arry Yu

CEO, Founder, GiftStarter.com
Arry Yu is an entrepreneur, tech CEO, public speaker, and professional guest blogger. She is the CEO and founder of GiftStarter.com, the award winning web gifting service that helps people share the cost of any gift sold online. She's also the Entrepreneur in Residence with PSP, Inc. She got her start and currently advises world class brands including Microsoft, Google, and L’Oreal at the intersection of where business and creativity meet... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

12:00pm

Share Your 'Founder Story' – presented by Chase for Business
Every startup has a story. Share yours with us! Chase for Business invites you to share your
defining moments as an entrepreneur through Founders’ Stories (in the basement of #ChaseBasecamp) a series dedicated to shining a light on business owners in the startup community.

Visit us at #Chasebasecamp (on the basement level) and be prepared to answer the (4) brief questions below. Your responses may be shared across Chase’s digital and social channels to help other business owners.

Follow us @chaseforbiz or visit www.chase.com/forbusiness for great Startup Week and other
business content.
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1. Tell us about your business and how you got started.
2. Why are events like Startup Week helpful to both the entrepreneur community and
your business?
3. What’s been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome?
4. What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to an aspiring entrepreneur?

*All participants are required to sign business releases, available onsite, prior to participating.

Wednesday November 16, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

The Cost of Capital
A financing decision is very hard to reverse. Before you go on the path of fundraising, research each option and understand the cost of capital and the implication to your business. Join BJ Lackland, CEO of Lighter Capital and an ex-VC to learn how to evaluate the "true cost of capital" in today's funding landscape.

Speakers
avatar for BJ Lackland

BJ Lackland

CEO, Lighter Capital
BJ joined Lighter Capital as CEO in 2012. BJ has spent more than 15 years on both sides of the table of small business financing, including time as a VC and angel investor, the CFO of a public technology company, and an executive at startup technology companies.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

What The Heck Are We Doing? Hiring Your First Employees.
With the long laundry list that a startup has to get done, what role should a startup hire for first? Who should that person be? Join us for a panel of startup leaders at various stages on how they built their teams, from selecting co-founders to making their first hires. This will be a Q&A session, so come join the conversation!

Moderators
avatar for Gregory Rutty

Gregory Rutty

CEO, Perfect Loop
Greg started his career as a book editor in New York City before joining Amazon's nascent textbook business where he led merchandising for the launches of Amazon Student and Textbook Trade-in. In addition to holding merchandising, category management, and product management roles at Amazon, Greg was a Bar Raiser responsible for raising the bar on potential new hires. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Perfect Loop, a job matching platform that... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian Bosche

I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Slope, a SaaS that makes it easy for teams to collaborate on content. I organize the Seattle Content Marketing Meetup. | | I was in the original class of Venture for America Fellows, an entrepreneurship apprenticeship program that sends recent grads to startup organizations in emerging cities. I went to Detroit, and was on the Leadership Team at Bizdom, a tech startup accelerator founded by Dan Gilbert. I worked... Read More →
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Nishant Singh

CEO, Peach
Nishant is a serial entrepreneur who is currently CEO and co-founder of Peach, a lunch delivery platform backed by some of the region's premier investors including Mardona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, and Maveron. Previously he co-founded Truffle.io and SupperMate in addition to spending 4 years at Amazon as a software engineer.
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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 →
avatar for Arry Yu

Arry Yu

CEO, Founder, GiftStarter.com
Arry Yu is an entrepreneur, tech CEO, public speaker, and professional guest blogger. She is the CEO and founder of GiftStarter.com, the award winning web gifting service that helps people share the cost of any gift sold online. She's also the Entrepreneur in Residence with PSP, Inc. She got her start and currently advises world class brands including Microsoft, Google, and L’Oreal at the intersection of where business and creativity meet... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104

1:30pm

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Healthcare Startups

Artificial Intelligence has become the buzzword of the tech industry. What’s in it for a healthcare-focused start-up?

This session is divided into two parts:

1.       Introduction to AI: What is it? What is it used for? And how does it apply to healthcare? This session covers an introduction of AI in general and how AI and machine learning may be used in healthcare.

 

2.       Keynote Speaker: Alon Ben-Ari, whose academic research and operational goals focus on impacting clinical care using computational methods such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, simulation and natural language processing.
  
Panel of researchers and start-ups that have used AI and Machine Learning in their healthcare innovations. Each will present their products before the discussion that also includes investor inputs for gauging the likelihood of securing funding for different types of AI-centered start-ups.
Panel: Alon Ben-Ari, MD, acting Chief Health Information Officer at the Puget Sound VA Health Care System; Moran Shochat-Snir, CEO, ClearGenetics; Rajeev Dutt, CEO, Dimensional Mechanics, Eric Fogel, serial entrepreneur, Sigal Ben-Ari, co-founder and CTO at Kodu Care. Audience participation in the panel discussion is encouraged and there will be time to linger and network.


 


Moderators
avatar for Birgit Hansen

Birgit Hansen

Content Manager/Data Analyst, Birgit Hansen
Birgit Hansen is a co-lead of Seattle Startup Week’s Healthcare track; she chairs the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare sessions.Birgit Hansen works as a Microsoft consultant specializing in developer documentation most recently for Cognitive Services, a part of Microsoft Research built around AI and machine learning. With a background in Cultural Anthropology, she has always had a special interest in the socio-economic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alon Ben-Ari

Alon Ben-Ari

Alon Ben-Ari, MD, is the acting Chief Health Information Officer at the Puget Sound VA Health Care System. Dr. Ben-Ari is a fellowship trained, practicing anesthesiologist and an Assistant Professor at Washington University. He underwent bioinformatics training at Stanford University and University of Washington. He received his medical training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center... Read More →
avatar for Sigal Ben-Ari

Sigal Ben-Ari

Sigal Ben-Ari, PhD is co-founder and CTO at Kodu Care. Sigal’s passion for healthcare technology led her to complete a PhD in Bioinformatics at CUNY, biomedical & electrical engineering at Technion and an MBA at Wharton. This background allowed Sigal to build a track record of +15 years in healthcare innovation as a thought leader with extensive experience in engineering, operations and business development. Sigal has led business development... Read More →
avatar for Rajeev Dutt

Rajeev Dutt

Rajeev is a 17-year veteran of the high-tech industry, with prominent roles at household names like Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Microsoft, Intel and the BBC. He pioneered work at the BBC leading to the first US version of the BBC America's Shop; at HP in problem detection and self healing; and at Microsoft and Intel in Windows specific technologies and automated hardware validation workflows later used by both Android and Windows. At the age of... Read More →
avatar for Eric Fogel

Eric Fogel

Serial Entrepreneur
Eric Fogel is an accomplished life sciences entrepreneur and commercialization advisor. In addition to a scientific background in hospital-based research and pharmaceutical drug development, he founded and successfully sold a consumer health monitoring device company. He has experience in optical sensors, stem cell research, mechanisms of angiogenesis, and cancer research. He also sits on several mentoring and advisory committees. Before... Read More →
avatar for Moran Shochat-Snir

Moran Shochat-Snir

Moran Shochat-Snir is the co-founder and CEO of ClearGenetics. Clear Genetics addresses the severe shortage in access to genetic counseling, and develops tools, to provide personalized, meaningful and clear genetic information that assists physicians in referring their patients to the best available treatment. | Growing up in a family of physicians, Moran was brought up with a quest to improve patient care. As a software developer in the... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

2:00pm

How to Use Mobile to Disrupt Your Industry: Lessons from T-Mobile, Remitly and ReachNow (BMW)
How has T-Mobile disrupted carriers, ReachNow by BMW disrupted transportation, Remitly disrupted international money transfer, and Apptentive disrupted customer communication? By having a relentless focus on the customer, and using mobile to reach them in new and innovative ways.

This panel will share real-life examples of how to build businesses customers love by getting direct input from customers—at scale. They’ll provide actionable insight into how listening to customers via mobile drives tangible business results by increasing retention, loyalty, and revenue. You'll learn how to build a more customer-centric business by creating and validating a product roadmap led by customers to build a company customers love.

Moderators
avatar for Robi Ganguly (Apptentive)

Robi Ganguly (Apptentive)

CoFounder & CEO, Apptentive
Robi Ganguly is Co-founder and CEO of Apptentive, the leading mobile customer engagement software. He’s led the company from an idea to a venture-backed startup that powers millions of customer conversations every month for thousands of companies around the world including Concur, eBay, eHarmony, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Nordstrom, and Zillow.He's obsessed with "Customer Love”—the belief that every company is in the business of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Holly Houser (ReachNow)

Holly Houser (ReachNow)

Market Manager, ReachNow
From bike sharing to car sharing, Holly’s introduction to shared mobility started on two wheels and ended up on four.  A northwest native who’s equally passionate about smart urban design, alternative transportation, and equity issues, she feels privileged to be in a position to help shape the transportation environment in Seattle.  Holly’s background includes nonprofit leadership and project management in both the commercial real estate... Read More →
avatar for Josh Hug (Remitly)

Josh Hug (Remitly)

Chief Product Officer, Remitly
Josh joined Remitly after initially acting as a mentor for the company in the TechStars program. With family living abroad he has experienced the challenge of sending money across borders first-hand. Josh has a history of making beautiful products: most recently as Co-Founder and CEO of Shelfari, a virtual bookshelf which was acquired by Amazon.com in 2008.
avatar for Lisa Hillmann (T-Mobile)

Lisa Hillmann (T-Mobile)

Manager, Digital Adoption & Strategy, T-Mobile
Lisa is the Manager of Digital Adoption and Strategy for T-Mobile, championing digital transformation as an advocate for the customer experience. Lisa’s passion for change comes from a career working across industries as well as the public sector as a consultant and strategist, as well as a lifetime of living and working abroad. Lisa holds an M.B.A from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in International Relations from Claremont McKenna... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

2:00pm

Who Deserves Good Design? Inclusive Design Panel

Good design is no longer a competitive advantage, good design is table stakes if you want to build a product for mass adoption. Even then, beautiful products that don't solve real human problems are rarely economically viable. But when real human problems are solved with beautiful design, companies are born, products scale, and value for millions is created. Two assumptions exist in this scenario though – (1) that what you or I deem as good design is universally good design, and (2) that the human problem you or I is solving is actually worth solving. 

Are these assumptions rooted in the worldview of the privileged and powerful? Are today's most beautifully designed products and services designed equitably? How might we design better products, services, and experiences for the marginalized and disenfranchised? What does good design look like in the absence of our assumptions about who needs good design? These questions and more will be discussed as the panel helps us better understand the implications of equitable and inclusive design.


Moderators
avatar for Joel Fariss

Joel Fariss

Design Research & Strategy, Seattle Mayor's Office of Policy & Innovation
Joel is a design and strategy leader who has spent his career working at the intersection of design, technology, and human experience. Before joining the Mayor’s Office of Policy & Innovation, he worked as a Design Strategist with global design firm NBBJ helping clients such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Loma Linda University Medical Center design organizational structures, engaging environments, and operating models that drive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Alink

Barbara Alink

Founder & CEO, Alinker
Barbara Alink, CEO of the Alinker Inventions, designed and developed conceptual and production prototypes for The Alinker R-volution walking bike. She established investment rounds, manufacturing partners, dealer network, marketing, media and press strategy for product introduction, promotional tour, spring 2015 and organized 2 successful crowdfunding campaigns. She has founded companies in Canada and the Netherlands.Past work history includes... Read More →
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Sarah Harmon

Founder, Poppy Medical
Sarah Harmon is the Founder & CEO of Poppy Medical, which strives to serve the whole person rather than just their medical condition. She has successfully designed, manufactured, and brought product to market, secured angel investment, and recently closed a 112% funded Kickstarter campaign. Prior experience includes NPR affiliate business dev/sales and Teach for America. Sarah is a UW grad, where she majored in the Comparative History of Ideas... Read More →
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Michael Jenkins

Seattle Design Commission
avatar for Jacob Simons

Jacob Simons

Director of Design Strategy, Gensler
Jacob devotes himself to creating delightful and impactful everyday experiences. As a social scientist and designer, he seeks opportunity to improve the relationship between people and infrastructure. “Whether we are working or playing, learning or healing, seeking refuge or connecting with those we love, we crave interactions and environments that ignite our spirit.”   Jacob is based in Seattle with an experienced team of... Read More →
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S. Surface

Seattle Design Foundation
Seattle Design Foundation
avatar for Maurice Ward

Maurice Ward

Maurice served as a member of the Washington Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ), Co-chair of the Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Committee, and supportive member of the Behavioral Health Committee as well. Maurice is a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP), Certified Advisor (CV), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Instructor, and has extensive knowledge and experience in the solution-focused approach to substance... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Impact Hub Seattle (3rd Floor Studio) 220 2ND AVE S

2:00pm

More for Less: The Fiverr Marketplace for Creative & Professional Services

Join the Fiverr Seattle Community to hear from top Fiverr sellers and buyers about getting more done for less.

Learn how to use Fiverr to cut excess costs and materialize lean entrepreneurship and grow your startup.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

From App Launch to Steady Growth: Stories from Mobile Product Managers
Soon, every product manager will be a mobile product manager. In this talk, product experts from Allrecipes, RealSelf and Zillow will walk you through how to successfully launch an app and sustain steady growth. Panelists will walk you through how to determine which metrics to track, how to create a dashboard, how to prove ROI, how to model mobile monetization, and more. They’ll also share personal stories of their successes and lessons learned through their experience as mobile PMs.

Moderators
avatar for Robi Ganguly (Apptentive)

Robi Ganguly (Apptentive)

CoFounder & CEO, Apptentive
Robi Ganguly is Co-founder and CEO of Apptentive, the leading mobile customer engagement software. He’s led the company from an idea to a venture-backed startup that powers millions of customer conversations every month for thousands of companies around the world including Concur, eBay, eHarmony, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Nordstrom, and Zillow.He's obsessed with "Customer Love”—the belief that every company is in the business of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vasantha Kostojohn (Allrecipes)

Vasantha Kostojohn (Allrecipes)

Senior Director of Product Management, Allrecipes
Senior Director of Product Management at Allrecipes. Passionate product leader with over 15 years experience driving product vision, strategy and leading the development of beautiful, purposeful consumer experiences. My career has taken me from building development platforms, to launching large-scale consumer web and mobile apps. Experienced manager and mentor.
avatar for Avinash Sharma (RealSelf)

Avinash Sharma (RealSelf)

Lead Product Manager, RealSelf
Avinash leads product teams at RealSelf, where medical practices and patients connect and discuss cosmetic procedures. With 9 million people researching treatments every month (mostly on mobile), Avinash is dedicated to helping people get the information they need to make confident decisions, while growing the site and business. Before joining RealSelf, Avinash worked at Expedia and Hotwire. In his spare time, he loves being outdoors (hiking... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Scheibach (Zillow)

Jessica Scheibach (Zillow)

Principal, Mobile Apps, Zillow
Mobile Apps Principal at Zillow. I'm a product development lady who loves helping teams build great experiences for their customers wherever they are, and on whatever devices they happen to be using. I prefer using data over opinions when possible, and like to test concepts out early and often. When I have a chance, I love to teach, speak at conferences/meetups, talk mobile, and mentor folks.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:00pm - 3:50pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

3:00pm

How Can Civic Startups Succeed?

There is no shortage of people trying to build tech to improve civic life – or to break into the $72 billion+ government IT market. But making money from tools designed primarily to do good is not easy. In this session, you’ll hear real talk from local entrepreneurs who are trying to build sustainable businesses around civic causes.


Moderators
avatar for Candace Faber

Candace Faber

Civic Technology Advocate, City of Seattle
using technology to connect people to their government and each other

Speakers
avatar for Mathias Burton

Mathias Burton

Founder, Local Brainstorm
Design leadership focused on social innovation and civic technology. I work to bring human-centered design practices into local government.
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Ethan Phelps-Goodman

Seattle in Progress
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Ethan Schaffer

Consider.it


Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Impact Hub Seattle (3rd Floor Studio) 220 2ND AVE S

3:00pm

VR/AR Landscape in Seattle
Limited Capacity full

Interested in hearing about Seattle’s growing position as a hub for VR/AR companies? Our panel of VR/AR evangelists and startup founders will chat about the landscape in Seattle and discuss what has allowed it to become a leader in the industry.

There will be an opportunity to pick our panelists brains about diving into the industry, what potential obstacles exist for startups entering the market and answers for thos interested in utilizing VR/AR for their startup.


Moderators
avatar for Jordan Kellogg

Jordan Kellogg

Sr PM, VR/AR Organizer and Connector, True North Service
When you Text VR to 73303, you'll learn more about our testing company and how we've helped companies with VR, AR, MR, as well as websites and apps since 2007! Seattle is the heart of VR around the world, and if you head out to any VR/AR/MR event around Seattle, you're bound to meet Jordan. As an organizer, connector, and encourager, Jordan helps everyone in the Seattle VR scene win, together!

Speakers
avatar for Don Alvarez

Don Alvarez

co-Founder, CEO, Accelerated Pictures
Like most VR startup co-founders, Don has coached a Lego robotics team to the national championships, worked at Disney Animation, Microsoft Game Studios, the MIT Media Lab, and received a PhD in Physics. His passion and the focus of the Seattle-based Accelerated Pictures company he co-founded is building technology that empowers filmmakers, storytellers, and artists.
avatar for Chris Hegstrom

Chris Hegstrom

Co-Founder, Owner/ Creative Director, AudioVR.com, Symmetry Audio
VR audio is a natural fit for Chris as he started his audio career doing live sound for Blue Man Group while studying Music Synthesis at Berklee College of Music.He got into the games industry by way of web audio & shipped console titles like Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Star Wars Episode 3, Burnout Paradise & God of War 3.In 2010 he joined Microsoft to direct audio for Kinect & then moved onto HoloLens soon after. Chris spent 3 years... Read More →
avatar for Mary Jesse

Mary Jesse

Chief Strategy Officer, VRstudios / VRcade
avatar for Heather Raikes

Heather Raikes

Creative Director, 8ninths
Heather Raikes is Creative Director at 8ninths, where she leads xR (VR/MR/AR) initiatives. Heather has a PhD from DXARTS, the University of Washington’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media specializing in mixed reality and immersive composition. For the past two decades, she has pioneered innovation in creativity and technology – probing, discovering and creating next-generation sensory experiences. Heather worked extensively as... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Whiting

Shawn Whiting

Mad Scientist, Pluto VR
www.meetup.com/Seattle-Virtual-Reality-Meetup-Group/ | Seattle VR Meetup co-organizer | Previously co-founder at Convrge | YCombinator Fellowship Alum
avatar for Xinli Zou

Xinli Zou

CTO, WyzLink Technology
Worked in software development in Microsoft and Expedia for 15+ years, and has built many projects. Today, I am building my AR/VR dream. | | I am a totally believer of the AR/VR technology as the new generation of the computing platform, and we will use them everywhere one day. We are correctly putting up a class for developers to learn how to build software for HoloLens, and we are also developing some project to demonstrate the power of the... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104

4:00pm

"Founder to Founder" - Fireside chats with Ben Gilbert Pioneer Square Labs
Join us for daily fireside chats with startup founders at #ChaseBasecamp at 4pm! 

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

Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm

Talking Tech with your Startup Team

Even though your product is tech, not everyone on your team has a tech background or speaks tech. Get in sync with both internal and external messaging to explain your what you’re building, how tech fits in and how your customers will use the product.



Speakers
avatar for Sam Hamm

Sam Hamm

Lead Instructor, Code Fellows


Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

4:00pm

Fireside Chat with Elizabeth Yin of 500 Startups
Seattle Startup Week is honored to welcome Elizabeth Yin to the to the lineup of all-star speakers for the week! Join us at Galvanize on Wednesday November 16 to sit down and discuss startups, investing, and rejection.

About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth holds both a BS in electrical engineering from Stanford and an MBA from MIT Sloan.  She developed her chops working in a number of product marketing positions notably as product marketing manager at Google.  In 2010 she was the co-founder and CEO of LaunchBit which was acquired in 2014.  Today, she’s a partner with 500 Startups and also runs the Mountain View, CA Accelerator. To help founders understand and overcome rejection she created a one-day, hands-on event she calls: Rejectionathon.






Wednesday November 16, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ #ChaseBasecamp
Join us for good ol' fashion networking over a beer!

Wednesday November 16, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

5:00pm

Mobile (H)Appy Hour @ #ChaseBasecamp

Meet local app developers and learn about what's brewing in the greater Seattle app community scene. Bring your projects, stories, and ideas about current, past, and future projects. There is a ton of talent and development in Seattle, and it's always cool to see what everyone is up to. 

These events are not about seats, pitches, presentations, or an agenda. Instead, they always feature a cool location, free drinks, and the prospect of meeting some new people working on mobile applications with whom you can share ideas and actually speak the same (iOS and Android and Windows J) language. Who knows, perhaps you'll even meet your next employee or that perfect co-founder you've been searching for?


Speakers
avatar for Robi Ganguly (Apptentive)

Robi Ganguly (Apptentive)

CoFounder & CEO, Apptentive
Robi Ganguly is Co-founder and CEO of Apptentive, the leading mobile customer engagement software. He’s led the company from an idea to a venture-backed startup that powers millions of customer conversations every month for thousands of companies around the world including Concur, eBay, eHarmony, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Nordstrom, and Zillow.He's obsessed with "Customer Love”—the belief that every company is in the business of... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

5:30pm

Real Talk: Racial Privilege in Tech
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is for those who want to engage in candid, honest conversations about tough issues in tech. Participants need to be willing to feel uncomfortable to learn. Whites and Asians tech workers are overrepresented in the tech industry. White and Asian panelists will reflect on their own privilege. Join us for an interactive discussion where we will all explore and unpack what racial privilege means.

No press coverage allowed.  

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Dan Shapiro

Dan Shapiro

Dan Shapiro is the CEO and cofounder of Glowforge, the 3D laser printer. Glowforge is the biggest crowdfunding campaign in history, with $27.9M in preorders in 30 days. Glowforge makes it simple for designers and engineers to take products directly from digital design to reality. Dan is also the author of Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook, published by O'Reilly. Before founding Glowforge, Dan accidentally launched the bestselling boardgame in... Read More →
avatar for Vivek Soman

Vivek Soman

Vivek is Managing Director of the Ananya Group. He is an experienced executive and a business strategist with over 20 years of international experience in the high tech industry in increasingly responsible positions in product development, marketing, sales, finance and management consulting. Vivek has a long track record of successfully developing and implementing innovative strategies for Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups.
avatar for Jovana Teodorovic

Jovana Teodorovic

Director of People and Culture, Rover.com
From building the team which launched Amazon's Echo product to heading Talent and Culture for companies like Socrata and most recently Rover.com, Jovana Teodorovic has built a career on the notion that employee happiness is a competitive advantage in any business. Hiring strong teams and fostering a positive work culture is essential to the success and innovation of companies, particularly in the fast moving tech industry. | As one of the... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

5:30pm

Building Your Startup Team: Best Practices in Recruiting and Hiring

Should you hire employees or contractors? How much equity should you give to early hires? Where do you find the talent that aligns with your vision? In this discussion we'll dive into these questions and more and learn what has worked and what has not worked for other startup founders when it comes to building a team. This panel will be moderated by Bryan Roth (Co-Founder and VP of Geocaching).

Agenda:

  • 5:30: Doors open and networking
  • 6:00 - 7:30: Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 7:30 - 8:00: Networking

Speakers
avatar for Nosa

Nosa

Nosa is the Founder and CEO of Weave, a technology startup building a next-generation knowledge graph for consumers and brands. With his deep knowledge of artificial intelligence technology and his passion for all forms of mass media, Nosa’s vision is to change how consumers around the world discover and engage with information. Nosa has a total of 22 granted patents (20 US patents and 2 foreign patents) and 49 officially pending patents – on... Read More →
avatar for Aseem Badshah

Aseem Badshah

Founder and CEO, Socedo
Aseem Badshah is the Founder and CEO of Socedo, a demand generation system that helps B2B marketers discover, engage and qualify leads through social media to increase revenue at scale. Aseem has been a leader in the social media marketing space for more than 8 years. Before Socedo, Aseem founded Uptown Treehouse, a marketing agency for Fortune 500 brands focused on social media. You can learn more from Aseem at... Read More →
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Bryan Roth

Bryan Roth is one of three co-founders of Geocaching HQ, the Seattle-based 16-year-old company powering the global high tech treasure hunting phenomenon known as Geocaching. Geocaching HQ’s mission is to inspire and enable discovery, exploration and adventure around the world. Bryan, as the non-technical founder, manages operations including finance, legal, business development, human resources, merchandise and community management. Bryan is... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
General Assembly 1218 3rd Ave, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98101

5:30pm

Angels, Pitches & Beers

Angel Investor Gary Rubens and Seattle attorney Joe Wallin of Carney Law are collaborating on this event. 

If you are an angel investor, or if you are a company looking for angel funds, you might like to come to this event.

-Mentoring, business insight, highly scalable infrastructure and more for startups.

The Idea behind the Event: Connecting Angels and Companies seeking funding

The idea behind the event is this: companies seeking funding spend a lot of time trying to meet angels. Similarly, angels spend a lot of time meeting with companies, shepherding deals to other angels, etc. The whole process is fraught with inefficiency, and is very time consuming.

At this event, we will try help connect Entrepreneurs with Active Angel Investors. We always have a good crowd of active angel investors (15 at the last event). We also hope to have a bunch companies seeking angel funds in attendance (40 at the last event)

What to expect: Show up on time (early if you plan to pitch), Sign-up (only people that plan to pitch need to sign-up), Get a name tag, and please enjoy the networking opportunities, drinks and some snacks while you wait. There is no guarantee you will get to pitch (there are only 15 spots), it depends on how many companies show up. Companies will be selected on a first-come first-serve basis (Please wait patiently while we set-up for the event, the sign-up line will start at the front desk at 4:30pm sharp). NOTE: sign-ups are taken on a formal list created and brought by us only!). However, if you do not come with the requirements listed below or if you've pitched recently you will not be allowed to pitch again until you show significant changes in your business status.

The list of companies pitching will then be posted outside the pitch room. Please arrive and wait outside the pitch room in advance of your pitch slot. You will be called in when it’s your turn.

Pitch Format: 10 minutes total, this includes set up, handing out your executive summary, your presentation/PowerPoint and Q&A. You will not be allowed to run over the allotted time. Angels will be able to follow up with you later if they wish to.

Pitches will be in a private room, not in front of the crowd, if you expect to watch other companies pitch to a crowd, this is not the event for you. We want the undivided attention of the Angels focused on the Companies who are pitching. There are also SEC rules regarding pitching in public. Please bring your own device to connect with all associated adapters, we have a large TV and projector for your presentation.

Requirements:

You MUST bring the following if you wish to pitch, no exceptions:

1-Presentation/PowerPoint - (Angels love demo's)

2-Executive summary sheet to hand out (15 copies)

3-Your own device and dongles

4- Business cards (optional)

NOTE: Presenters need to have a clear idea of how much money they are trying to raise and at what valuation.  Term Sheets are not required, but would likely be very helpful in preparation for investor Q & A.

Remember, this is a no charge event and there is no guarantee you will get to pitch if time runs short. It should be fun event. Please tell folks about it. We hope to see you there.

Bonus: Practice Pitch

There will be opportunities to practice your pitch to seasoned entrepreneurs if you wish.

Additional Bonus:  Kenny Byrne be at Surf every other week if you'd like to come by and either ask questions about your pitch or get feedback on a full-run through.  It will be on a first-come basis.  Please email him for exact dates.

If you can't make it in person but would still like to get feedback on your presentation prior to the event, please send your presentation to Kenny Byrne (Kenny@KKBi.com).  He'll review as many presentations as he can prior to the event.  Presentations will only be seen by Kenny prior to the event and will be held in the strictest of confidence.

A few "pitch notes" are included below from Mr. Rubens himself.

PRESENTATIONS 

Gary has his 10 things that should be in a pitch deck

Note: Presentation should stand on its own legs without you talking to it 

10 SLIDES (guide) 

(1) What is the problem

(2) Solution

(3) Demographics/Market Size

(4) Go To Market Plan

(5) Financial Model (how do you make money)

(6) What is current traction (users/sales)

(7) Financial BS slide (forecast)

(8) Team (can be up front)

(9) IP

(10) Ask - funding, advisers, board members

(11) 12-15 slides MAX


Other pitch deck notes: 

(1) Don't overwhelm angel investors with too many facts

(2) You have to get an angel investor interested right away... first slide or two i.e. What is the problem and how are you solving it?

(3) 5-year forecast is important but much less so than problem identification and solution 

(4) Do NOT focus on exit strategy - "bullxxxx" 

•  You should NOT focus on who will buy you

•  Gary never asks that question, doesn't like it in the pitch deck

•  You should not worry about who's going to buy you, because you may never get bought.

•  You should focus on building a really solid company.



Speakers
avatar for Gary Rubens

Gary Rubens

President, Rubens Family Foundation
Angel Investor
avatar for Joe Wallin

Joe Wallin

Principal, Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.
I am a corporate lawyer, and I represent companies in all stages of their life cycle, from inception through angel and venture financings and ultimate exit. | I also represent investors in businesses, including angel and institutional investors, and buyers of businesses. | I also represent individual founders and executives, with respect to their contractual and compensatory arrangements. | I am the Founder and Editor of StartupLawBlog.com. I... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 5:30pm - 9:00pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

6:00pm

Design Disruptors Film Screening

Check out the newly released trailer here: https://vimeo.com/167434033

ABOUT THE FILM:

The future of business is being written by companies and products that—intentionally or not— shake billion dollar industries. In Design Disruptors, enter the world of 15+ industry-toppling companies—valued at more than $1 trillion dollars combined—with one unifying secret advantage: the transformative power of design.

Design Disruptors reveals a never-before-seen perspective on the design approaches of these companies and how they are overtaking billion dollar industries through design.


Moderators
avatar for Riley Petersen

Riley Petersen

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

Wednesday November 16, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

6:00pm

Content Marketing for Startups
Limited Capacity full

Are you curious about content marketing and how it can help your startup? Wondering about what first steps founders should take? And, what pitfalls should they avoid? Our panel will discuss how successful startups can plan and deliver winning content marketing campaigns.

Beer and cider will be provided, and the panel should start around 6:30pm. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Moderators
avatar for Brian Bosche

Brian Bosche

I am the CEO and Co-Founder of Slope, a SaaS that makes it easy for teams to collaborate on content. I organize the Seattle Content Marketing Meetup. | | I was in the original class of Venture for America Fellows, an entrepreneurship apprenticeship program that sends recent grads to startup organizations in emerging cities. I went to Detroit, and was on the Leadership Team at Bizdom, a tech startup accelerator founded by Dan Gilbert. I worked... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emily Carrion (Apptentive)

Emily Carrion (Apptentive)

Head of Marketing, Apptentive
Emily leads marketing at Apptentive, and they are on a mission to make it easier for companies to build stronger relationships with their customers. Apptentive's mobile customer engagement software helps thousands of brands listen to, engage with and retain their customers. Previously she led marketing communications at ad-tech company Mixpo, and helped mobile tech startup Point Inside grow from 2 to 75+ people. She has an MBA from Seattle... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Schmidt Ringwald

Elizabeth Schmidt Ringwald

Producer for Start IT Seattle, Content Strategy Consultant
As a content strategy consultant, Elizabeth thrives on working with startup teams to build their engagement with customers, employees, investors, and supporters. Creating compelling content marketing that helps companies and nonprofits get found and connected is her idea of fun. She is the social media and email marketing Lead for Seattle Startup Week 2016 and covers those roles for Start IT Seattle in addition to writing and producing the new TV... Read More →
avatar for Meegan Rucker

Meegan Rucker

Demand Generation Marketing Manager, Valant
Meegan has ten years' experience in integrated digital marketing, including strategy, implementation, management, analytics and optimization. She gets pretty obsessive over creating online content and experiences that are intuitive and delightful for her target audiences, using SEO, UX, content and social media best practices. Currently, Meegan is the is the Demand Generation Marketing Manager at Valant.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104

6:30pm

Everything is Awesome! Building a Tech Culture that Lasts

Ever wonder how the most successful technology teams are built and stand the test of time?  Come to this event to learn from our panel of successful startup leaders, on how they build team trust and a winning formula for success.

Food and drink will be provided as well as the opportunity to ask your own questions and network in this interactive event!


Moderators
avatar for Chris Bloomquist

Chris Bloomquist

Partner, Viri Technology
Chris has been a Software Engineer, Technical Recruiter, Partner and Career Evangelist for 15 years, guiding job seekers and clients alike on the hiring process. He has built teams of IT professionals for startups to Fortune 500's, and has been a part of successful startups himself in the technical recruiting industry. His contributions have helped he and his teams earn accolades to include Vendor of the Year at Expedia, and breaking the Inc. 500... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Back

Chris Back

Co-Founder and SVP of Technology, OwnerIQ
Chris, a founding team member, of ownerIQ oversees engineering, technology, and analytics for all real-time and automated systems at the Q. | Before starting the Q, he worked for three other technology startups; Bitpipe, an online publishing and lead generation company that sold successfully to TechTarget in 2004, ITA Software, which was eventually acquired by Google, and finally BigFish Games here in Seattle. | He studied software engineering... Read More →
avatar for Hugh Holman

Hugh Holman

CEO & Co-Founder, Observa
Hugh Holman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Seattle compliance measurement and marketing validation startup Observa. Prior to starting Observa, Holman was Director of Strategic Initiatives for Savers, the world’s largest chain of for-profit thrift stores, the largest privately held employer headquartered in Washington, and the state’s 6th largest private company. Before that, he was EVP & Chief Strategy Officer for Aqua Star; a Seattle... Read More →
avatar for Torsten Kablitz

Torsten Kablitz

VP of IT, Change Healthcare
27-year veteran of Software Engineering and Technology in the Seattle area, with SDLC experience at very large (Department of Transportation, Microsoft), medium (Symetra, Change Healthcare) and small (Corelytics) companies. After an extensive career as an engineer, an architect, and/or an executive at many startups, took a position as VP of IT at Change Healthcare in 2014. At Change Healthcare is helping lead the drive to substantial change in... Read More →
avatar for Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly

Principal, Engineering Director, BCG Digital Ventures
Jason Kelly is Engineering Director at BCG Digital Ventures. BCGDV is a corporate venture capital firm incubates game-changing startups by co-investing with corporate partners. Jason was co-founder and head of engineering at Share Interactive, a digital innovation firm acquired by BCGDV in 2015. Jason has over 15 years experience in software businesses large and small, starting with Microsoft. His passion is building high-performing engineering... Read More →


Wednesday November 16, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

6:30pm

Showtime at Washington Hall: Our pitch competition
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
avatar for Pamela Banks

Pamela Banks

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

Marcus Green

Co-founder, South Seattle Emerald
Judge
avatar for Stephen Green

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 →
avatar for Jasmine Lawrence

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
avatar for Damon Bomar

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 →
avatar for Mia Francois

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 →
avatar for Karl Hackett

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 →
avatar for Alphonso Jordan

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 →
avatar for Adam Powers

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 →
avatar for Oscar Ross

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 →
avatar for Bria Sullivan

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
 
Thursday, November 17
 

8:00am

The Art of Getting Sh*t Done: 90-day goal planning

The to-do list of anyone working in a startup is ENDLESS. We wear a million hats and have more priorities than an octopus could juggle. What can you accomplish with an action plan and that is focused on managing blockers, overcoming obstacles and knowing your WHY? Find out in this 45-minute planning session.

Manage your swirling ball of chaos and prioritize. The Art of Getting Sh*t Done starts with getting you clear on where you are now, where you want to be, and your exact next steps to success. 


Speakers
avatar for Jen Briggs

Jen Briggs

Chief Bullsh*t Slayer, Strategist, Jen Briggs
My title says it all - I'm a Bullsh*t Slayer. I spent the first 15 years of my career in Marketing, first in Advertising and Channel Marketing and, eventually, building Brands and Growth Marketing Strategies for startups. 8 years ago, I made Seattle, WA. my home and since, have served as VP of Marketing for two high-growth tech startups, Trover (now Expedia) and Cheezburger. These days, I do Motivational Speaking, Coaching and Teach people how to... Read More →
avatar for Brandy Rhodes

Brandy Rhodes

Seattle Campus Director, Code Fellows | Seattle Startup Week Co-Lead and Producer | Co-Founder of @LadiesOfStartup | Entrepreneur
A community-focused leader with over 15 years of experience working with executives in accelerated growth environments. Highly skilled communicator with the ability to champion a brand’s mission, vision, and values to targeted audiences. Creative and innovative marketer with experience building brands in highly competitive industries. Passionate about developing and implementing marketing campaigns and tactics that build brand awareness with... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

8:00am

Life Hack: Effective Success Strategies

Feel like you're juggling more than you can handle? Everyone feels overwhelmed and under appreciated at times. What if you could implement an action plan that would manage blockers and overcome obstacles, all while owning and knowing your why? Learn life lessons and pro-tips in this 45-minute planning session and walk away with outcomes that will clear up where you’re headed and provide specific, next steps for getting there.


Speakers
avatar for Jen Briggs

Jen Briggs

Chief Bullsh*t Slayer, Strategist, Jen Briggs
My title says it all - I'm a Bullsh*t Slayer. I spent the first 15 years of my career in Marketing, first in Advertising and Channel Marketing and, eventually, building Brands and Growth Marketing Strategies for startups. 8 years ago, I made Seattle, WA. my home and since, have served as VP of Marketing for two high-growth tech startups, Trover (now Expedia) and Cheezburger. These days, I do Motivational Speaking, Coaching and Teach people how to... Read More →
avatar for Brandy Rhodes

Brandy Rhodes

Seattle Campus Director, Code Fellows | Seattle Startup Week Co-Lead and Producer | Co-Founder of @LadiesOfStartup | Entrepreneur
A community-focused leader with over 15 years of experience working with executives in accelerated growth environments. Highly skilled communicator with the ability to champion a brand’s mission, vision, and values to targeted audiences. Creative and innovative marketer with experience building brands in highly competitive industries. Passionate about developing and implementing marketing campaigns and tactics that build brand awareness with... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

9:00am

FREE Head Shot @ #ChaseBasecamp

Sign up* for a specific time HERE! (First & Last Name Required)
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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 9-11am Monday & Tuesday, and 9am-noon Wednesday - Friday.



Thursday November 17, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Pick the Brain of Local Venture Capitalists
Do you know the process of raising money from a venture capitalist? What are the dos and don't dos? What can you do to put your best foot forward? Join these three prominent venture capitalists and hear about what makes them invest in a company.

Moderators
avatar for Molly Otter

Molly Otter

CIO, Lighter Capital
Molly has been an investment professional for 10+ years with a focus on providing debt for middle market companies. She was previously a VP at AEA Investors LP as a member of both the Mezzanine and Senior Debt teams. She has her BA from Dartmouth College and her MSc from the London School of Economics.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Artale

Frank Artale

Managing Director, Ignition Partners
Frank Artale is a managing partner at Ignition, joining the firm in 2011. His career in the software industry began in 1984. He most recently served as group vice president, business development at Citrix Systems, where he was responsible for all aspects of Citrix’s business development with software and hardware technology partners.
avatar for Erik Benson

Erik Benson

Partner, Voyager Capital
Erik focuses on market-changing technologies and disruptive business models, concentrating his efforts on working with seed- and early-stage startups. | | Erik currently represents Voyager on the board of directors of Act-On Software, Anova Data, Chirpify, Lighter Capital, Lytics, make.tv, Rio SEO, SheerID, Shiftboard and Skyward. Erik was previously responsible for Voyager's investments in aQuantive (acquired by Microsoft), Blue Box (acquired... Read More →
avatar for Greg Hanson

Greg Hanson

Founder and Managing Partner, Skyline Capital Partners
Venture capital investor and senior executive offering financial, operational and strategic leadership across high-growth industries. | • Develop and execute strategies to drive improved growth and financial performance. | • Silicon Valley veteran. Closed over 175 transactions with over $60B in transaction value, including 40+ IPOs and 60+ M&A events. | • Deep domestic and cross-border transactional experience, including venture capital... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Mentor Sessions 11/17
Meet 1-on-1 with experts and members of Seattle Startup community. Read the mentors' bios below and follow the link to Slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Michele Mehl
CEO and Founder of Excy
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Michele Mehl is the founder & CEO of Excy, a portable cross trainer with on demand mobile coaching. Prior to Excy, Michele co-founded Buzz Builders, which specialized in launching technology startups. 

Jen Briggs
Chief Bullsh*t Slayer, Strategist
My title says it all - I'm a Bullsh*t Slayer. I spent the first 15 years of my career in Marketing, first in Advertising and Channel Marketing and, eventually, building Brands and Growth Marketing Strategies for startups. 8 years ago, I made Seattle, WA. my home and since, have served as VP of Marketing for two high-growth tech startups, Trover (now Expedia) and Cheezburger. These days, I do Motivational Speaking, Coaching and Teach people how to create momentum in their lives and business.
Using strategy, tools, and frameworks and tracking our key performance indicators - that sound BORING but are actually FUN (Confidence! Badassery!) - I teach people how to use momentum to unlock their best self. As a result, they become better leaders, more clear, more effective, and more efficient in their work and play. They make more money, get more sh*t done, have more clarity, and experience growth in unexpected and awesome ways.

Jay Levy 
Partner and Co-founder of Zelkova Ventures
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Jay Levy is a co-founder and partner of Zelkova Ventures. Jay focuses most of his time in working with the current portfolio companies and looking at new investments in the software-as- a-service, Internet media and green tech space. Jay launched his entrepreneurial career while in high school with his first web- services firm, providing web development services to early stage companies. After high school Jay moved to New Jersey to attend Rutgers University, where he studied finance & political science. While at Rutgers he helped to launch uconnections.com, an Internet portal for college students merging the office campus community with the dorm. While still in college Jay went to work for Morgan Stanley working on the development of their separately managing account business. After leaving Morgan Stanley Jay helped to launch MPI Professionals, a New York based financial service consultancy, which was later acquired by a publicly traded multi-national. More recently Jay was a founding partner of Trueview Services, an online monitoring solution targeted to the small business and residential market.
Jay has been a recipient of the Crain’s top 5 Entrepreneurs to watch in New York and
received the 40 under 40 Award from Westchester County. Jay currently resides in Manhattan and in his free time enjoys playing golf, tennis and running. 

Jennifer Hare 
Executive Director in Middle Market Technology Banking at JP Morgan Chase
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Jennifer Daquiz Hare is an Executive Director in Middle Market Technology Banking in Seattle, WA. She joined JP Morgan Chase in November 2011. From 2011 – June 2015, Jennifer served as a Senior Vice President with Chase Commercial Middle Market Banking. She managed a portfolio of clients across a spectrum of industries including technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail with revenues between $50.0mm and $1.0 billion. Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer served as a Senior Vice President and Team Leader for U.S. Bank. She started her banking career at U.S. Bank, where she held various positions within the Corporate Bank including managing a portfolio of media and telecommunicationscompanies that varied in size from start-up enterprises to public global corporations. Collectively, she spent 13 years with U.S. Bank. Jennifer’s banking career also includes four years at KeyBank Capital Markets where she represented both the corporate and investment banking operations of the Key platform.

Jennifer’s technology industry experience includes serving in product management and corporate development positions at Microsoft and AT&T Wireless. From 2002 - 2004, she held a strategic partner management role with Microsoft. In that capacity, Jennifer fostered the growth of a marquee relationship into a multi-billion dollar partnership. She also brings M&A and corporate finance experience having assisted AT&T Wireless in
executing its GSM strategy in the early 2000’s. 

Speakers
avatar for Jen Briggs

Jen Briggs

Chief Bullsh*t Slayer, Strategist, Jen Briggs
My title says it all - I'm a Bullsh*t Slayer. I spent the first 15 years of my career in Marketing, first in Advertising and Channel Marketing and, eventually, building Brands and Growth Marketing Strategies for startups. 8 years ago, I made Seattle, WA. my home and since, have served as VP of Marketing for two high-growth tech startups, Trover (now Expedia) and Cheezburger. These days, I do Motivational Speaking, Coaching and Teach people how to... Read More →
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Robyn Hallet

Business Relationship Manager, Chase Bank
avatar for Jennifer Hare

Jennifer Hare

Executive Director, JP Morgan Technology Banking
Jennifer Daquiz Hare is an Executive Director in Middle Market Technology Banking in Seattle, WA. She joined JP Morgan Chase in November 2011. From 2011 – June 2015, Jennifer served as a Senior Vice President with Chase Commercial Middle Market Banking. She managed a portfolio of clients across a spectrum of industries including technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail with revenues between $50.0mm and $1.0 billion. Prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Jensen

Nancy Jensen

Program Director, ReBoot Seattle
I run ReBoot Seattle, a program designed to get women back into the workforce after they've taken a career pause to raise their families. ReBoot offers career counseling, technical skills training and introductions to recruiters, with the goal of getting our cohort current, connected and confident. Talk to me about the challenges of getting back into the workforce, working as an expansion site with an HQ in Silicon Valley, the issues companies... Read More →
avatar for Jay Levy

Jay Levy

Partner, Zelkova Ventures
Jay Levy is a co-founder and partner of Zelkova Ventures. Jay focuses most of his time in working with the current portfolio companies and looking at new investments in the software-as- a-service, Internet media and green tech space. Jay launched his entrepreneurial career while in high school with his first web- services firm, providing web development services to early stage companies. After high school Jay moved to New Jersey to attend Rutgers... Read More →
avatar for Michele Mehl

Michele Mehl

CEO and Founder, Excy
Michele Mehl is the founder & CEO of Excy, a portable cross trainer with on demand mobile coaching. Prior to Excy, Michele co-founded Buzz Builders, which specialized in launching technology startups.
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Gretchen Swanson

Relationship Manager Business Banking, Chase
Banking -- how to most effectively manage your cash when paying vendors or collecting rom customers.


Thursday November 17, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Thursday Office Hours: Women (Angel Investors) Here for Women Entrepreneurs!!
Limited Capacity full

Come meet some awesome women investors.  Women are now changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs.  

Did you know we have several angel investors, that are also women, in the pacific northwest region?  Come by and visit us.  Each time slot will be 30 minutes - We'll be hosting from 10-12pm, and then, 1-3pm.

We’ll have a sign-up sheet during the office hours - so come early and grab a slot (SIGN UP SHEET IS HERE).  Your slot is your time - and we are here to help with whatever we can: pitch feedback, GTM strategies, funding strategies, or whatever is most important to you.  

Looking forward to meeting and being of service to you! 

Thursday November 17, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Perkins Coie 1201 3rd Ave #4900, Seattle, WA

11:00am

Navigating the Co-working Landscape
Seattle has many options when it comes to co-working. Discover the personalities and unique benefits that some of our most popular co-working spaces have to offer. Our esteemed panel will include representatives from Thinkspace, Galvanize, CoMotion, Impact HUB, WeWork and SURF Incubator.  Join us and discover which spaces have the community that best suits your needs.

Moderators
avatar for Brett Greene

Brett Greene

Founder / CEO, New Tech Northwest
Brett believes in connecting people, companies and communities to drive innovation and opportunity for others in business and in life. As an event producer and marketing professional with a Give First attitude, he has been engaged in community building, marketing strategy and execution, brand development, lead generation, mentoring, and digital communication services for 20+ years. | | He has spoken at the White House's first ever tech meetup to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Aiken

Tracy Aiken

General Manager, Galvanize
I am a hands-on, solutions-oriented leader who is passionate about learning, growing and developing meaningful relationships. My energy comes from working directly with the our community to solve the innovation and talent gap by making opportunities in technology available to all those with the courage to make a difference. Galvanize is a dynamic learning community for technology. Our Community is where people and companies with passion... Read More →
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Gina Phillips

General Manager, Pacific Northwest, WeWork
Gina is a tactical problem solver and community builder currently leading operations for WeWork's Pacific Northwest market, from Portland to Bellevue and Seattle. Leveraging a human-centered design ethos, her work with startups led to her founding Seattle Startup Week in 2013. Gina serves on the board of Women in Tech, is a mentor for the Founder Institute, and is a member of Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.
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Elizabeth Scallon

Associate Director of UW CoMotion Labs
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Sarah Studer

Communications + Business Development Manager, Impact Hub Seattle
I'm Sarah, Impact Hub Seattle's Comms + Biz Dev Manager. We're excited to host #ChaseBasecamp for #Year3 and to be producing the Civic + Social Impact track. Talk to me about social impact, managing a coworking space, the best ways to connect to the community, and for the scoop on all the best places to eat, drink and play in Pioneer Square!


Thursday November 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Designing for Disabilities
Disability impacts all of us.

According the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some 53 million adults in the United States live with a disability (as of 2012) - that is a full 20% of our population. Unfortunately, many of the systems that we live by do not accommodate for the struggles that these individuals face.

Join this panel discussion to hear from three entrepreneurs who are actively working to make our world more livable for people affected by disability. 

Moderators
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Katie Chase

Founder, WalkingKata
Katie Chase started making music at age 11 and after music school at Oberlin Conservatory went back to school for healthcare to help her recover from serious injuries sustained in a car accident during her senior year. In 2003 started a private practice specializing in clinical bodywork for singers. Several years later she launched Advanced Educators, an online marketplace for continuing education and then earned her MBA at Bainbridge Graduate... Read More →

Speakers
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Barbara Alink

Founder & CEO, Alinker
Barbara Alink, CEO of the Alinker Inventions, designed and developed conceptual and production prototypes for The Alinker R-volution walking bike. She established investment rounds, manufacturing partners, dealer network, marketing, media and press strategy for product introduction, promotional tour, spring 2015 and organized 2 successful crowdfunding campaigns. She has founded companies in Canada and the Netherlands.Past work history includes... Read More →
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Gabriela Condrea

Founder, Tango is About the Connection
Gabriela Condrea is a world-traveling teacher, speaker, connecter, author of the book WHEN 1+1=1: That "Impossible"​ Connection and blog Invisible-Ties.blogspot.com. She is also the founder of Team Building in Motion (corporate team-building & school workshops), Mingle&Move, the public speaking group SPIT and NeuroTango. Visit GabrielaCondrea.com for more information.
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Sophie Thacher

Web Development Resident, Galvanize
Thacher (as she goes by) is passionate about helping patients to live better, more independent lives. In addition to more traditional work in data management and analytics in the healthcare industry, she also pursues projects addressing her own health, contributing to open source development, building and in support of the patient community. She is a full-stack web developer with a background in management consulting, but above all she is a... Read More →



Thursday November 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

11:00am

Africatown AR Tour
Limited Capacity full

Celebrate Africatown's entrepreneurial spirit of past, present, and future with an Augmented Reality tour through the Central District- think Pokemon Go, but better!

Africatown Seattle tours spotlights people, places and events that have helped shape the African American community and broader Seattle community.  

The Central Area or Central District has been the center of African American life in Seattle since 1890 when William Grose built his a home on 12 acres of land he he purchased from Henry Yesler in 1890. . Housing covenants forced blacks to buy and live in the Central District.  They built a community alongside Italian, Jewish, Japanese and Filipino communities contributing much to the cultural and social development of Seattle.

It would later become home to the Jackson Street Jazz Legacy giving birth to Quincy Jones, Ray Charles Jimi Hendrix, the civil rights movement in Seattle and hip-hop.  The 1980’s and 90's saw a large migrations. East Africans from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia began to migrate and made the cd home and new layers of flavor and cultural richness.  

The community is now home to businesses and startups of African diaspora including, southern soul cuisine, Carribean, Chad, Ethiopia, Morrocan, Mali  and more. This combined with rich history of African American life including jazz, civil rights and hip-hop has helped make the Africatown-Central District a unique destination of many stories.

 Points of interest:

  • Midtown Center 
  • Liberty Bank 
  • William Grose Home  
  • The Facts Newspaper 
  • People’s Wall - Black Panthers in Seattle  
  • Firestation 6 - William Gross Center for Cultural Innovation  
  • African American Museum @ Colman School  
Among many others! 

Moderators

Thursday November 17, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
Black Dot 1160 23rd ave Seattle Wa

12:00pm

Mid-Day Refuel @ #ChaseBasecamp
Join fellow attendees for a mid-day break, snack & refresh at #ChaseBasecamp.

Thursday November 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Seeing VR is believing, Feeling VR brings understanding.

Join us at SURF Incubator to experience and feel Virtual Reality. NullSpace VR and Chronos Global Academy have teamed up to immerse you in Virtual Reality. Come eat and enjoy haptic feedback with visual stimulus on the best VR headset to hit the market. You will not want to leave and find yourself eager to experience more. 

Come see why Immersive technologies are taking over this great city and find out more about the thousands of communitymembers who are making Seattle the number one place on the globe for this new industry.


Thursday November 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

12:30pm

VCs and Angels: Critical Questions About Regulations You Should Ask Healthcare Startups
This session targets founders, VCs, and Angels, presenting them a broad review of healthcare regulations and investment criteria related to these regulations. Healthcare startups are subject to a maze of regulations. Failure to understand or take seriously the regulatory framework can block access to capital or, worse yet, lead to Theranos-type debacles. 

Moderators
avatar for Marlena Grundy

Marlena Grundy

Attorney, Principal, Legal Evangelist, PNW Strategic Legal Solutions
Marlena advises clients on a wide variety of issues related to healthcare transactions, litigation, and regulatory issues. She particularly enjoys reviewing healthcare startup models for regulatory compliance. On behalf of providers, Marlena negotiates insurance reimbursement agreements, including a multi-million-dollar initial contract between a major hospital and major insurer. Working for providers and employers, Marlena reviews employment... Read More →

Speakers
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Jefferson Lin

Associate Attorney, Ogden Murphy Wallace
Attorney, Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffersonlinJefferson's healthcare practice focuses on data privacy and security, health information technology, hospital and physician contracting, and fraud and abuse. On behalf of providers and technology companies, he regularly reviews and negotiates professional services, licensing, cloud-hosting, SaaS, and business associate agreements. He earned his bachelor's degree from... Read More →
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Joseph Williams

Governor's Info. Comm. Technology (ICT) Sector Lead, Washington Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness
A former executive with Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, Dr. Williams served as the Dean of the School of Business, Government and Economics at Seattle Pacific University before being named as Governor Inslee’s ICT Sector Lead. His distinguished career in the tech industry, in academia and the public sector includes extensive experience working with angel investing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and customers on the business models... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cambia Grove 1800 9th Ave., Suite 250 Seattle, WA 98101

12:30pm

Seattle Angel Conference SAC X November 2016
This is a partner event and requires a paid registration via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-angel-conference-sac-x-november-2016-tickets-25449752896?ref=ecount

The Seattle Angel Conference is an investor led event, connecting Entrepreneurs and new Angel Investors.  Startup companies that are expanding rapidly into new markets need outside funding. Angel Investors provide access to high risk capital for these companies. This conference brings a collection of new and experienced Angel investors into a fund, where each investor puts up $5500, creating a fund, which we expect to be between $100K and $200K.  

Moderators
avatar for Joshua Maher

Joshua Maher

Angel Investor
Josh Maher is the author of Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups (http://amzn.to/1NUAoz4), the #1 new release in Wealth Management on Amazon and in the top 10 in Venture Capital and top 20 in Startups. Startup Wealth delivers engaging interviews with early-stage investors in Google, Invisalign, ZipCar, Uber, Twilio, Localytics, and other successful and not so successful companies. You can learn more about the book... Read More →

Speakers
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John Sechrest

John's current projects include the Seattle Angel Conference and the Lean Startup Seattle Group. As an entrepreneurial collaborator, John focused on entrepreneurial and innovation efforts as a way to develop new projects and companies. His efforts are focused building the tools , skills and processes that enable people to make a positive impact on the world. | By connecting resources, people and projects together and building feedback... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 12:30pm - 6:30pm
extraSlice 3600 136th Place Southeast #300 Bellevue, WA 98006

1:00pm

Grit and Resilience: Do You Have What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur?
Limited Capacity filling up

Startups are hard whether you're the founder or on the team. Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Martin Tobias has created a Grit Test, see where you land on the Grit Scale. At this event you'll hear from entrepreneurs who have successfully created companies and how their grit and resilience has carried them through the toughest of times. You'll also learn new ways on how you can increase your grit before you attempt to start your startup.

At this event

  • Take the Grit Test
  • Martin will explain how to interpret the results for the Grit Scale and how to increase your Grit.
  • Listen to entrepreneurs who have been pushed to their limits

Also in the track:

What's next when you try to execute and fail to grow: The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship
See why sport matters in tech, and how it can help you be in the 10% of startups that win.
Early beginnings and challenges scaling up from two experienced entrepreneurs
How to grow and not lose the startup soul: Tech Giants & Startup Mentality

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
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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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Anne-Marie Faiola

CEO, Bramble Berry
Founder and CEO of Bramble Berry, a soap-making company, and Best Day Ever, a lifestyle products company, Anne-Marie has implemented an outlook of persevering positivity in her own life through the years of highs and lows, choosing happiness every day. She now seeks to make a meaningful difference in women’s lives by introducing them to the tricks, habits, and solutions she has learned along the way, while giving them the space and... Read More →
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Martin Tobias

Founder and Investor, MGT Investments
Former CEO of Imperium Renewables, Tippr, Kashless, and Loudeye. Venture partner at Ignition Partners. Has personally invested in over 50 startups. Along the way Martin has owned a handful of bars and restaurants including a VERY fun live music rock club.
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Matt Williams

CEO, Pro.com
Previously Entrepreneur in Residence at Andressen Horowitz; CEO of Digg; and GM of Amazon Webstore.


Thursday November 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Google 601 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103

1:30pm

Real Talk: Women in Tech who Stayed
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is for those who want to engage in candid, honest conversations about tough issues in tech. Participants need to be willing to feel uncomfortable to learn. 42% of women leave tech (compared to 17% of men). A panel of women who are still working in the tech industry after 15+ years will share why they have stayed. Come learn how to grow your career in tech and how to retain talent at your company.

Moderators
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Ring Nishioka

VP of Operations, Moxiworks
Ring Nishioka is a Human Resources Executive with experience spanning Fortune 50 and high growth technology companies. He builds award winning company cultures and creates rapid growth through a hyper focus on leveraging culture and performance management programs. He is currently the VP of Operations at Moxi Works, the technology arm of Windermere Solutions building intelligent productivity system for real estate brokerages. Moxi Works... Read More →

Speakers
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Vanessa Pegueros

VP & CISO, Docusign
Vanessa is currently VP and CISO for DocuSign helping to lead the company in providing an industry leading security program to its customers. Vanessa formally worked with US Bank as the Senior VP responsible for Enterprise Information Security and a team of over 120 people. She also was the CISO at Expedia and has held senior level security roles with Washington Mutual, Cingular and AT&T Wireless. She has held numerous other roles specifically... Read More →
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Tammarrian Rogers

Engineering Manager, Microsoft
Tammarrian brings over 25 years of experience in the tech industry in engineering leadership positions in both hardware and software at Microsoft, Apple, and General Motors. One of her passions is mentoring and inspiring girls, women and people of color to explore careers in technology.ft
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Jacqui Silivo-Barnes

Jacqui is a Senior Director, Technology in the Brand Expedia Group, leading strategic programs that span Expedia, Inc’s travel brands. Most recently, she led the post acquisition integrations of Orbitz Worldwide and Travelocity into Expedia’s portfolio. Her team also leads/supports key operational and cross-functional initiatives in areas such as paid marketing channels, big data, customer loyalty and B2B commercial opportunities. In previous... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

2:00pm

Financial Models for Founders
Ever stared at a blank spreadsheet thinking about turning your idea into a financial model?
 
Here's the session that will help you get started:
  • What is your product 
  • What are your key assumptions 
  • How to translate those assumptions into a business model 
  • Moving the business model to a financial model 
You'll walk away from this workshop with the answers that will help you build a believable and fundable finacial model.  

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 November 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

2:00pm

Let's get paid: Navigating CPT codes
CPT codes is how people get paid in healthcare. As an investor or start up, it is essential to understand this reimbursement process and how a business model can fit into the current system. We will go through different online sources so you can start about different sources and where to look them up. The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set is a medical code set maintained by the American Medical Association through the CPT Editorial Panel. The CPT code set describes medical, surgical, and diagnostic services and is designed to communicate uniform information about medical services and procedures among physicians, coders, patients, accreditation organizations, and payers for administrative, financial, and analytical purposes.

Speakers
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Michael Garrett

Michael Garrett possesses more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience in managed care, care/case management, utilization management and review, chronic condition management, health information technology, healthcare quality, and population health management services. He has served in operational management, business development, product development, and strategic planning roles. His experience includes developing and implementing... Read More →
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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 →


Thursday November 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cambia Grove 1800 9th Ave., Suite 250 Seattle, WA 98101

2:00pm

Interviewing 101 with an ex-Amazon bar-raiser

Hiring is one of the most important things a company needs to do, but is often times one of the more ambiguous and difficult tasks. As such, interviewing candidates can sometimes devolve into a popularity contest and/or snap judgements. How do can you develop better interview skills?


Join Gregory Rutty, an ex-Amazon bar-raiser, for an interview-skills-building session. Learn and apply best-practices in this interactive session on how to prepare, structure, and execute interviews that go beyond initial impressions of a candidate.

 


Speakers
avatar for Gregory Rutty

Gregory Rutty

CEO, Perfect Loop
Greg started his career as a book editor in New York City before joining Amazon's nascent textbook business where he led merchandising for the launches of Amazon Student and Textbook Trade-in. In addition to holding merchandising, category management, and product management roles at Amazon, Greg was a Bar Raiser responsible for raising the bar on potential new hires. He is currently co-founder and CEO of Perfect Loop, a job matching platform that... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104

2:00pm

How might we design a future for our next generation?

Help Us Design Futures

Today's kindergartener will be a part of the graduating High School Class of 2027. What technology will they use? How will they remember their ancestors?

 

Join students, teachers, artists, technologists, and community as we explore what the not too distant future holds. Demo new tools in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality while brainstorming tomorrow's experiences for today's digital youth.

 

About First Place

First Place is a private nonprofit located in Seattle's Central District. They serve children and families experiencing trauma with a holistic program of culturally competent educational and support services like the Doreen Cato Early Learning Center and the Imani Village Housing Program.


Moderators
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David Harris

Startup Advocate, City of Seattle
David is the Startup Advocate for the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development where he supports tech startups through the StartupSeattle program. In his role, he also helps to lead the White House’s TechHire initiative for the Seattle region, which aims to connect women, people of color, and the formerly incarcerated with training and jobs in the tech industry. | | Previously, David lead Technology Access Foundation's (TAF) efforts to... Read More →

Thursday November 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
First Place School 172 20th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

3:00pm

Design Swarm Fundamentals: Design Thinking in Action

This talk will introduce you to a new process called Design Swarming that is becoming popular in business, non-profit and education settings around the world. Design Swarming is a highly-structured, hackathon-like process that solves hard problem with agile teams with zero pre-work or no previous knowledge of the problem domain.

Surya Vanka will describe how people with no background in design or innovation can be quickly introduced to adopt mindset of radical collaboration, high velocity, and extreme creativity. They are then facilitated through a highly-structured, hackathon-like process in teams are made up groups of designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, and many others through design thinking sprints over the course of six hours to create a Minimum Viable Experiences (MVX). He will share examples of how this extremely lean process has produced innovative outcomes in addressing hard problems like homelessness, refugee crises, water scarcity, ocean pollution, aging, and disaster relief. The talk will be followed by a discussion on adopting design swarming to your own work.


Moderators
avatar for Riley Petersen

Riley Petersen

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

Speakers
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Surya Vanka

Surya Vanka is a designer, corporate leader, educator and author who has worked at the | | leading edge of designing physical and digital experiences for over twenty-five years. He has | | broad industry experience including most recently as director of user experience at Microsoft. | | Surya was a tenured professor of design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a | | fellow at the prestigious Center for Advanced Study. He is... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

4:00pm

"Founder to Founder" - Elise Hebb, Investor Relations & Business Development, Madrona Venture Group
Join us for daily fireside chats with startup founders at #ChaseBasecamp at 4pm! 

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
avatar for Elise Hebb

Elise Hebb

Investor Relations & Business Development, Madrona Venture Group | | I have spent my career in finance and find investing, particularly venture capital the most exciting asset class out there. My experience on all sides of the private equity industry (legal, Limited Partner, investor, General Partner, and fundraising) are a unique combination, and have helped me build best practices in investment process, strategy development, brand... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

4:00pm

"Start-Up Funding — It's a Brave New World"
Limited Capacity full

This session will review new and evolving methods to fund start-ups and early stage companies.  Over the past few years, the funding world has experienced a sea change.  Congress and the SEC have adopted several very important changes to the laws applicable to early stage funding.  This interactive session will delve into Crowdfunding, Regulation D, Regulation A+, the IPO Onramp and more, and provide you with an overview of the funding landscape so you can determine which type of funding makes sense for your company.  Following our session, we will have a happy hour and informal opportunity to network. 

Moderators
avatar for Gary Kocher

Gary Kocher

K&L Gates
I am a partner in the Emerging Growth and VC group at K&L Gates. I have been practicing in Seattle for 25 years.

Thursday November 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
K&L

4:00pm

Startups in an Age of Health Care Transformation: Changing Expectations and Tactics

This is a partner event and requires an additional ticket for purchase. 

Tickes here

The changes underway in health care are seismic and have profound implications for everyone in the ecosystem.

Join Lee Huntsman, UW President Emeritus and Seattle health care visionary, for a lively discussion of the impact of changes in the industry on startups.
 
Lee will lead a panel at the Cambia Grove in Downtown Seattle titled “Startups in an Age of Health Care Transformation: Changing Expectations and Tactics.” The event is part of the Under the Boughs series, which combines the focus and topical breadth of the UW Health Innovators Collaborative with the community of innovators being developed at the Cambia Grove.
 
Sponsored by UW BioEngage, an outreach effort of UW Bioengineering, this panel will provide deep insights, fresh ideas and community connections for startups interested in the health care space.

Moderators
avatar for Lee Huntsman

Lee Huntsman

After distinguished service in academic leadership spanning more than two decades, Lee Huntsman was named President Emeritus by the University of Washington Board of Regents in July 2004. In this role, he provides leadership in a variety of scientific and policy initiatives underway at the University and in the State of Washington. From 2005 to 2012, he also served as the first executive director of the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority, a... Read More →

Thursday November 17, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cambia Grove 1800 9th Ave., Suite 250 Seattle, WA 98101

5:00pm

Next Money Meetup
Limited Capacity full

Next Money is a global community dedicated to reinventing finance through design, innovation and entrepreneurship.

5:00 - 6:00
Join us for a very informal meetup of like minds at SURF Incubator as a part of Seattle Startup Week, and stick around if you'd like to hear a small panel discussion moderated by Next Money Chairman JP Nicols.

6:00 - 7:00
Small panel discussion: Bankers are from Mars, Fintechs are from Venus: How to get the best of both worlds, featuring serial fintech entrepreneur Devin Miller and Howie Wu, VP of Digital for BECU. For more information, and registration for the panel discussion, please visit: http://sched.co/8ToH

 


Thursday November 17, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ #ChaseBasecamp
Join us for good ol' fashion networking over a beer!

Thursday November 17, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

5:30pm

Real Talk: Diversity Among Asians in Tech
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is for those who want to engage in candid, honest conversations about tough issues in tech. Participants need to be willing to feel uncomfortable to learn. Asians make up 17% of tech workers. But there are many different Asian groups working in tech. A panel of East, South, and Southeast Asian tech workers will talk about their cultural differences. Learn how their culture impacts their work and what they want their non-Asian colleagues to know.



Moderators
avatar for Monica Guzman

Monica Guzman

Monica Guzman is a 2016 Nieman Fellow and the co-founder of The Evergrey, a daily Seattle newsletter that connects locals to their city. She writes for Geekwire, the Daily Beast, and CJR.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Nguyen

Brian Nguyen

Brian Nguyen manages a team of Technical Program Managers at Amazon. He is a former software engineer. He was born and educated in the US.
avatar for Ann Samuel

Ann Samuel

Ann is a 20-year tech veteran. She serves as a Principal Service Delivery Engineer at Oracle. She was born in Zambia and educated in India.
avatar for Howard Wu

Howard Wu

Howard is the General Manager for International Business @ zulily. He has worked for Amazon, Google, T-Mobile and various startups in U.S. and across Asia. He was born in Taiwan and studied in the U.S.


Thursday November 17, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hing Hay CoWorks 409B Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

6:00pm

Bankers Are From Mars, FinTechs Are From Venus
Limited Capacity full

FinTech -- Financial Technology-- is one of the hottest segements in tech, with over $40B in capital invested over the past three years. Despite all of the gushing headlines about finsurgents disrupting the incumbent players, a signifiant part of the future of FinTech is about collaboration between the two. Bankers are from Mars, and Fintechs are from Venus, and the 'move fast and break things' mantra doesn't work in a highly regulated enviroment. Find out how to get the best of both worlds, featuring serial FinTech Entrepreneur Devin Miller and Howie Wu, VP of Digital at BECU. Moderated by JP Nicols, a leading voice of fintech and innovation in financial services.

Moderators
avatar for JP Nicols

JP Nicols

Chairman, Next Money
Top rated keynote speaker and advisor to leaders from startups to the Fortune 500, specializing in financial services and FinTech. Internationally recognized as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership, and named to multiple lists as a top influencer and thought leader:

Speakers
avatar for Devin Miller

Devin Miller

EVP, Guidant Financial
Financial technology entrepreneur. Experienced C-level executive. Product management leader. Startup mentor. Husband and father. | | I have held various leadership roles across product management, software engineering, sales and marketing while working with companies ranging in size from venture-backed startups to public technology companies. My areas of focus include financial services, SaaS, payments, analytics and wireless technologies.
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Howie Wu

VP of Digital, BECU | | Responsible for all aspects of the overall remote delivery channel vision, development of solutions and member service delivery for a $10+ billion credit union with over 750,000 members.



Thursday November 17, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SURF Incubator 999 3rd Ave #700, Seattle, WA 98104

6:00pm

FUN: Celebrate Failure by listening to four speakers tell their story with images and enthusiasm
Fuckup Nights FUN is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share publicly business failure stories. Startup founders, solo entreprenuers and wantrapreneurs attend each event to hear from founders Kim Flannery-Rye, 

Bryan Copley, 

Priya Sinha Cloutier, 

Ben Weagraff

 All speakers share their failures in 7 minutes and 10 images, followed by Q&A and networking.


Speakers
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Priya Sinha Cloutier

Founded by Priya Cloutier, Cloutier Global is a full services Intellectual Property Firm. After working for large law firms, Priya chose to pursue her passion of working with start-ups and emerging companies helping them build their business. Priya's background is in Nuclear Engineering. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she spent many years developing methods to measure and manage nuclear and chemical waste. She has worked at Los Alamos National... Read More →
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Bryan Copley

Bryan is the CEO of CityBldr, a disruptive real estate tech company that uses AI to determine the best use of every piece of land. His team has found $38B in underutilized real estate in Seattle alone, and has 300 real estate developers using their product and over 3000 property owners registered in King County. He served as both a member and Chair of the Corporate Committee at the Seattle Symphony, and as an advisor to several startups... Read More →
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Kim Flannery-Rye

Kim brings nearly 20 years of experience in art, design, communication, training, marketing and management. Kim leads and directs a growing team of more than 40 creative minds, who deliver quality work for our clients in the fast-paced B2B marketing world. Prior to joining Yesler, Kim provided leadership coaching and guidance for executives across the finance organizations for communication strategy and execution at T-Mobile and own an award... Read More →
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Ben Weagraff

Ben’s patent applications in the area of “Shared Customer Relationship Management” allow small businesses to uncover new customer insights and drive new revenue streams. This twist on existing methodologies was borne out of his research into enterprise CRM and his time as a small business owner. Historically, Ben is a business consultant and economist. He is currently in the throes of raising money and finding employees for his first... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104

6:00pm

Alexa Enable Your Experience - Startups for web, mobile and voice.
This is a Alexa Training event with Amazon's Alexa Still Kit (ASK) 

Thursday November 17, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

6:30pm

Counterculture; Creating Startup Values within a Behemoth

Startup week would be incomplete without the most obvious players like The Seattle Times, Getty Images, Intel and Disney..wait what?!  This impressive group of Technology Leaders will share their stories and experiences on how they've gone "against the grain" to create a successful business unit, with a startup feel in a large organization.

This is a great opportunity to learn how even the titans of industry value startup culture.  Come with great questions as this will be an audience participation and networking event.  Food and drink provided!


Moderators
avatar for Chris Bloomquist

Chris Bloomquist

Partner, Viri Technology
Chris has been a Software Engineer, Technical Recruiter, Partner and Career Evangelist for 15 years, guiding job seekers and clients alike on the hiring process. He has built teams of IT professionals for startups to Fortune 500's, and has been a part of successful startups himself in the technical recruiting industry. His contributions have helped he and his teams earn accolades to include Vendor of the Year at Expedia, and breaking the Inc. 500... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dalene Feucht

Dalene Feucht

Director, Product Owner Management, Getty Images
Over 15 years experience in creating and implementing products and services in the technology industry. Proven individual with history of advancement in dynamic fast-paced environments working with highly technical teams. | | Enterprise Agile worklow expertise | Program & project management | Lean/Kanban coach | Strong technical aptitude | Project portfolio management | Contract negotiations | Critical thinking... Read More →
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Jason Sherman

(Former) Director, Product Technology, Seattle Times
In the past three decades, I've had the privilege of leading and serving on teams which have delivered dozens of software and hardware products to market. Our customers ranged from individual consumers to Fortune 100 companies, in nearly every geographic region and market circumstance. | | We formed these teams as early-stage startups, within small and mid-sized firms facing both growth and decline, and in mature, multi-thousand person... Read More →
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Rob Svilpa

Director of Software Development, PageDNA
Skilled problem solver possessing excellent soft skills in combination with deep technical expertise - long track record of success as manager and technical contributor - 14+ years direct experience in Management & Supervisory roles - both as direct resource manager and initiative manager driving strategic direction / decision making: | | Achievements/Specialties: | - awarded 2 Gold Stars @ Microsoft | -- diving catch on Dolby audio... Read More →
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Anthony Vigil

Sr. Software Engineering Manager, Disney Technology Services and Solutions
Anthony is a Sr. Software Engineering Manager at Disney, and has both grown and lead backend and full stack engineering teams for the past few years. His teams focus on agile software engineering, and specializing in application Development and project Leadership across the wide breadth of the Disney family of companies including ABCNews, ESPN, Marvel, and Disney.com. Technology stack includes: Java, Tomcat, Spring, Hibernate, Maven, Ant... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

6:30pm

IBM Smartcamp 2016 - Pitch Competition
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
avatar for Lee Reeves

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
avatar for Terry Dell

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 →
avatar for Nate Doran

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 →
avatar for Tyler Griffin

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

7:00pm

Virtual Reality Demo Night - Try VR experiences made by local creators!
Come try VR/AR! Whether you are a seasoned Space Pirate Trainer or you've never seen a Vive, come to Pluto VR to try out demos of Seattle based startups experiences. While you are outside of VR, you can mingle with the VR/AR enthusiast community and learn about inside out tracking, VR head, and how the industry is working to create an inclusive community of developers, artists, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Henrichs

Heather Henrichs

Pluton, Pluto VR
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Eva Hoerth

VR Evangelist, VReal


Thursday November 17, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
PlutoVR 5245 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

7:00pm

Ignite Seattle
http://townhall.strangertickets.com/events/38061055/ignite

Doors: 7:00 pm

Seating: 7:30 pm

Talks: 8:00 pm

Audience: All Ages



Moderators
Thursday November 17, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Town Hall Seattle 1119 8th Ave. Seattle, WA
 
Friday, November 18
 

8:00am

A Woman’s Inner Diva is Being Present
True leadership is born from self awareness and a deep understanding of how we are programmed as humans.  This session is all about conscious leadership and relationship building.  Every single day, leaders are faced with a myriad of decisions, most of which are driven by psychological factors.  Should we spend more or not?  Should we hire or fire this person?  To ask for that promotion or raise, or not?  Should we work late and miss a child’s school play?  This session will use principles and tools taught by both a student and teacher of Pathwise Leadership.  

Come with your open brains, hearts and a willingness to feel your toes.   

Speakers
avatar for Karise Swainson

Karise Swainson

Advanced Program Advisor, Pathwise Leadership
Karise is the Advanced Program Advisor for Pathwise Leadership. Pathwise takes leaders beyond traditional leadership development programs, teaching members to practice conscious leadership. By cultivating a deeper understanding of themselves, their peers and colleagues, Pathwise gives members the ability to skillfully navigate the complexity of organizational dynamics - even while under significant pressure. | | Every day, leaders are faced with... Read More →
avatar for Arry Yu

Arry Yu

CEO, Founder, GiftStarter.com
Arry Yu is an entrepreneur, tech CEO, public speaker, and professional guest blogger. She is the CEO and founder of GiftStarter.com, the award winning web gifting service that helps people share the cost of any gift sold online. She's also the Entrepreneur in Residence with PSP, Inc. She got her start and currently advises world class brands including Microsoft, Google, and L’Oreal at the intersection of where business and creativity meet... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

9:00am

FREE Head Shot @ #ChaseBasecamp

Sign up* for a specific time HERE! (First & Last Name Required)
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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 9-11am Monday & Tuesday, and 9am-noon Wednesday - Friday.



Friday November 18, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Starting up in FinTech? Tips on navigating a perilous path.
If you have thought about or are just getting started building a startup in FinTech, this is a must attend event.  Come learn from our panel of entrepreneurs what it takes to build and scale a FinTech startup and how to navigate large banks, regulatory hurdles, global differences and a seemingly endless variety of customers and market problems to address. 

Speakers
avatar for Devin Miller

Devin Miller

EVP, Guidant Financial
Financial technology entrepreneur. Experienced C-level executive. Product management leader. Startup mentor. Husband and father. | | I have held various leadership roles across product management, software engineering, sales and marketing while working with companies ranging in size from venture-backed startups to public technology companies. My areas of focus include financial services, SaaS, payments, analytics and wireless technologies.
avatar for Tyler Griffin

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 →
avatar for James Walter

James Walter

James Walter is proven leader with extensive experience creating and managing the implementation of innovative technologies. He has a proven history of success leading teams in sales, engineering, product development, and operations within growth and enterprise level companies. | | As the CEO of Finagraph, James uses his rich experience working with SaaS based technologies to help Lenders, CPAs and Business Consultants reduce costs and... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Mentor Sessions 11/18
Meet 1-on-1 with experts and members of Seattle Startup community. Read the mentors' bios below and follow the link to Slotted to book your session. Each mentoring session is 25 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Vincent Bianco
CEO at Advanced Medical Reviews 
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Vince is currently the CEO at Advanced Medical Reviews, an independent medical review and utilization management services firm. He has over 25 years experience building companies from conception to acquisition as CEO, President, COO, Board Member, Investor and Founder. Previously he was the CEO OF Newsforce, an online media company, the President & COO of Risk Data Corporation, a healthcare technology company, as well as, the CEO and Board Member of Cervilenz, a medical device company. In his career Vince has completed ten rounds of equity and debt financing, including venture capital for one company totaling $17.8-million that developed into a successful sale.

Dave Parker
CEO of Codefellows 
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession 

Madhu Singh
Founder and Chief Legal Officer of Foundry Law Group
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession 

Madhu Singh, is the founder and Chief Legal Officer at Foundry Law Group a boutique Business and Intellectual Property firm and co-founder of Legal For Local and online tool to register businesses in Washington. Madhu believes in building strong relationships with her clients by acting as a trusted resource and an active member of the local startup community. She is the immediate past president of the Women's business exchange, a local nonprofit dedicated to the professional development of women. She was named the Woman Business Owner of 2014 by the Small Business Administration, and has been named a "rising star" by Superlawyers for the last several years. In addition to her businesses, she is in gearing up for her sixth year as Adjunct Faculty at the Community Development and Entrepreneurship Clinic at Seattle University School of Law. In her spare time, she advises and volunteers at local non-profits and clinics, including Wayfind Legal. Madhu holds a JD and a MBA from the University of Kansas. Follow her @FOUNDRYLAW.

Jim Huffman
CEO at GrowthHit 
Sign up here: https://www.slotted.co/sswmentorsession

Jim Huffman is a digital marketing professional passionate about the intersection of analytics, product & content. Jim has grown startups that have been featured by WSJ, Forbes, TechCrunch and Wired. Specialties include positioning, user acquisition, Facebook ads, SEO, SEM, Google Analytics, email marketing, growth hacking, Wordpress, Sketch, Shopify and just figuring stuff out. 

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Bianco

Vincent Bianco

CEO, Advanced Medical Reviews
Vince is currently the CEO at Advanced Medical Reviews, an independent medical review and utilization management services firm. He has over 25 years experience building companies from conception to acquisition as CEO, President, COO, Board Member, Investor and Founder. Previously he was the CEO OF Newsforce, an online media company, the President & COO of Risk Data Corporation, a healthcare technology company, as well as, the CEO and Board Member... Read More →
avatar for Jim Huffman

Jim Huffman

CEO, GrowthHit
Jim Huffman is a digital marketing professional passionate about the intersection of analytics, product & content. Jim has grown startups that have been featured by WSJ, Forbes, TechCrunch and Wired. Specialties include positioning, user acquisition, Facebook ads, SEO, SEM, Google Analytics, email marketing, growth hacking, Wordpress, Sketch, Shopify and just figuring stuff out.
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
avatar for Madhu Singh

Madhu Singh

Founder and Chief Law Officer, Foundry Law
Madhu Singh, is the founder and Chief Legal Officer at Foundry Law Group a boutique Business and Intellectual Property firm and co-founder of Legal For Local and online tool to register businesses in Washington. Madhu believes in building strong relationships with her clients by acting as a trusted resource and an active member of the local startup community. She is the immediate past president of the Women's business exchange, a local... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

10:00am

Friday Office Hours: Women (Angel Investors) Here for Women Entrepreneurs!!
Limited Capacity full

Come meet some awesome women investors.  Women are now changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs.  

Did you know we have several angel investors, that are also women, in the pacific northwest region?  Come by and visit us.  Each time slot will be 30 minutes - We'll be hosting from 10-12pm, and then, 1-3pm.

We’ll have a sign-up sheet during the office hours - so come early and grab a slot (SIGN UP SHEET IS HERE).  Your slot is your time - and we are here to help with whatever we can: pitch feedback, GTM strategies, funding strategies, or whatever is most important to you.  

Looking forward to meeting and being of service to you! 

Friday November 18, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
Perkins Coie 1201 3rd Ave #4900, Seattle, WA

11:00am

Alternative Funding to Venture Capital
Did you know less than 1% of startups get VC funding? In the venture model, VCs are looking for companies that have a big market potential and a chance to a big exit. At the end of the day, they want 5-10X of their investment. The truth is, the majority of small tech businesses don't fit the venture model. And, many founders don't want to give up control of their company. They may not want an exit. If you're building and scaling and needing outside capital to accelerate, what are some ways to do it without going on the traditional VC route? Join this panel to find out!

Moderators
avatar for Joe Wallin

Joe Wallin

Principal, Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.
I am a corporate lawyer, and I represent companies in all stages of their life cycle, from inception through angel and venture financings and ultimate exit. | I also represent investors in businesses, including angel and institutional investors, and buyers of businesses. | I also represent individual founders and executives, with respect to their contractual and compensatory arrangements. | I am the Founder and Editor of StartupLawBlog.com. I... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Cameron

Mark Cameron

SVP, Specialty Finance, Square 1
Mark oversees the sales and marketing efforts for the Specialty Finance Group. Mark has over 20 years of experience in providing financial services and venture finance solutions to technology companies. Prior to Square 1, he held senior positions at Silicon Valley Bank, Imperial Bank, Sand Hill Capital and Greater Bay Bank. Mark joined Square 1 in 2013.
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Grant Jones

President, KuKuRuZa
Grant has been the Managing Member of Popcorn Pavilion, LLC since its founding in 2009. During this time he has grown global revenue by 77.3% annually. He oversaw the acquisition of the KuKuRuZa brand and the merging of both companies’ operations in 2011 before creating and launching an international franchise program. This program has fueled global brand growth through partnerships in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South... Read More →
avatar for Molly Otter

Molly Otter

CIO, Lighter Capital
Molly has been an investment professional for 10+ years with a focus on providing debt for middle market companies. She was previously a VP at AEA Investors LP as a member of both the Mezzanine and Senior Debt teams. She has her BA from Dartmouth College and her MSc from the London School of Economics.


Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

11:00am

Walk it Out Pioneer Square Tour
Walk it out in Pioneer Square!  See where some of Seattle's hottest tech startups call home!

Speakers
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John Sechrest

John's current projects include the Seattle Angel Conference and the Lean Startup Seattle Group. As an entrepreneurial collaborator, John focused on entrepreneurial and innovation efforts as a way to develop new projects and companies. His efforts are focused building the tools , skills and processes that enable people to make a positive impact on the world. | By connecting resources, people and projects together and building feedback... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Mid-Day Refuel @ #ChaseBasecamp
Join fellow attendees for a mid-day break, snack & refresh at #ChaseBasecamp.

Friday November 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

12:00pm

Hiring from a Coding School for Your Startup
In the last few years, there has been an explosion of schools dedicated to closing the technical skills gap, and Seattle is no exception. Many of these schools train students for more established, enterprise-level companies. Are coding school graduates good fit for startups as well? How do they fit into the overall ecosystem?

This event features a panel of several coding school graduates and the companies that hired them. Hear their stories about life for a new coder in the chaotic and exciting world of entrepreneurship. Also hear some tips and best practices from startup employers who are looking towards coding schools to fulfill their technical needs.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Lee at lee.ngo@galvanize.com. 

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 Daniel Butts

Daniel Butts

Partner Relationship Manager, Galvanize
Daniel Butts engages with the Seattle tech community to communicate Galvanize's educational mission and connect graduates with rewarding careers in web development and data science.
avatar for Casey Hills

Casey Hills

Regional Partnerships Lead, General Assembly
As Regional Partnerships Lead for the General Assembly Seattle campus, Casey Hills works directly with recruiters and hiring decision makers, throughout the Greater Puget Sound Region, on leveraging General Assembly as a free tech, design, and product talent resource.
avatar for Evan Hiner

Evan Hiner

Co-Founder | CEO, Learning Suite
I love starting things, building companies, drones and flying things of all types, and building the future I hope to see.
avatar for Stephanie Lingwood

Stephanie Lingwood

Shippable, Software Engineer
A fan of DevOps, microservices, building things, and bad haiku, Stephanie used a Code Fellows education to leapfrog from non-profit management to the startup scene.
avatar for Clare Monahan

Clare Monahan

Full-Stack Developer, Joy the App
Clare comes from a background in bio-engineering where she spend four years working as a genetic engineer. She attended and graduated from Code Fellows FullStack Javascript program from the spring through fall of 2015. After graduating from Code Fellows, Clare joined Joy, a startup aimed at automating some of the larger hurdles of wedding planning. Clare and the Joy team were selected for Y Combinator's Summer 2016 cohort.
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Anne Retterer

CEO / Founder, Mindspand
Founder and CEO of a mobile app for finding learning experiences in your community. Galvanize member and web development hiring partner.


Friday November 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Galvanize - Seattle 111 S. Jackson St, Seattle, WA

12:00pm

12:00pm

Planning to Launch an iOS App for your Startup?

Summary: So you’re thinking about launching an iOS app? What do we need to know to prepare to launch an app - from a technical perspective:

  • Scoping features

  • Developer timelines

  • Getting the app in the app store


Speakers

Friday November 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Code Fellows 2901 3rd Ave Suite 300

12:30pm

How the Tech Giants keep a Startup Mentality
THERE WILL BE 30 MIN OF OPEN NETWORKING BEFORE THE SESSION; WITH A SESSION START TIME OF 1PM.

The free-thinking and entrepreneurial mentality of startups are not only attractive to the A-player candidates, but also the driving force behind the success. During this event speakers will share how their companies' dedication to maintaining a startup mentality helps them stay on the bleeding edge.

Also in the track:
See why sport matters in tech, and how it can help you be in the 10% of startups that win.
Early beginnings and challenges scaling up from two experienced entrepreneurs
Grit and Resilience: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
What's next when you try to execute and fail to grow: the Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

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 Tom Casey

Tom Casey

Senior VP of Engineering, Docusign
Tom Casey is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, active investor and advisor for technology companies. Co-founder and Advisor of 9MileLabs. Senior VP of Engineering at Docusign. University of Arizona, Management Information Systems.
avatar for Larry Colagiovanni

Larry Colagiovanni

Senior Director of New Product Development, Ebay
Senior Director of New Product Development at Ebay. Former positions include VP of Engineering at Decide.com. Microsoft Bing Shopping. Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBachelor of Science, Computer Science and Engineering.
avatar for Charlie Kindel

Charlie Kindel

Director, Alexa Smart Home, Amazon
Director for Alexa Smart Home. Former GM at Microsoft. Startup advisor. Investor. Founder of Kindel Systems and Bizlogr. University of Arizona.


Friday November 18, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

1:00pm

Intellectual Property Essentials for Startups

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


Speakers
avatar for Adam Shevell

Adam Shevell

Technology & Intellectual Property Attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Friday November 18, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 701 5th Ave, Suite 5100

1:00pm

Engaged, Productive, Happy: What People-Centered Leaders Bring Out In Teams

When things get tough and you think everyone needs to go heads down and work harder, it's usually time to look up, check in, and figure out how you could work smarter. How do you create an environment where employees stay connected and contributing what you need most - their best work and ideas - even during challenging times?

 

Join organizational development expert, Rachel Butler, and startup vet and comedian, Bridget Quigg, for a skill-building session that will teach you how to make sharing ideas the norm at your company and keep innovation alive as you grow. This is an interactive session, as in...be ready to have some fun.



Speakers
avatar for Rachel Butler

Rachel Butler

Rachel is a business/results oriented People leader who builds high performance cultures alongside processes that make sense (no red tape!). She’s worked with 300+ organizations, including high-growth tech companies with award-winning cultures. Rachel is known for killer instincts in spotting people dynamics and processes that limit scalability – and for her candor, humor, and solutions-focused approach. Rachel is an Executive Coach and holds... Read More →
avatar for Bridget Quigg

Bridget Quigg

Bridget Quigg is a Seattle-based comedian and startup vet who works as an emcee, applied improv trainer, and writing coach. Her comedic style has been described as “Seinfeld-esque without the crabbiness.” Bridget’s a firm believer that improvisational theater principles can help everyone feel more confident and engage better with others. Bridget graduated from Stanford with an English degree.


2:00pm

Fore! The key to Success is Focus
Limited Capacity full

Surprising or not, taking time away and spending it at the driving range is an amazing way to spend a couple of hours - especially if you are stressed and/or an entrepreneur.  Often when people are stressed, the human inclination is to work harder and longer.  The secret to success is to find your own tools on how to do exactly the opposite of that.  There are only 12 spots for this session.  This event is geared towards women entrepreneurs and founders.  You will be asked to talk about your business and metrics.

If you sign up, please do whatever you can to arrive on time since this is a valuable limited session for you.  Bonus, community leader, super angel investor and serial entrepreneur, Gary Rubens will be one of the instructors for this time at the range.  We'll also have Mayumi Nakahara, CEO of PSP, Inc.  Come prepared with comfortable shoes, willingness to hit a bucket of 125 golf balls, and share your authentic story with our hosts.



Speakers
MN

Mayumi Nakamura

Mayumi Nakamura joined PSP, inc in 1993 as an export sales manager. Over the years she has worked in and supported various departments directing the daily operations of the business and developing the U.S. market. In 2009, Ms. Nakamura became President and CEO and continues to direct the strategy for the overall growth of the company. | | About PSP, Inc: | http://www.pspinc.com/page/about-us | As a small business, we know how much work it... Read More →
avatar for Gary Rubens

Gary Rubens

President, Rubens Family Foundation
Angel Investor
avatar for Arry Yu

Arry Yu

CEO, Founder, GiftStarter.com
Arry Yu is an entrepreneur, tech CEO, public speaker, and professional guest blogger. She is the CEO and founder of GiftStarter.com, the award winning web gifting service that helps people share the cost of any gift sold online. She's also the Entrepreneur in Residence with PSP, Inc. She got her start and currently advises world class brands including Microsoft, Google, and L’Oreal at the intersection of where business and creativity meet... Read More →


Friday November 18, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Bellevue Golf Course 5500 140th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005

3:00pm

#SSW2016 Job Fair
If you're excited by innovation and looking for new opportunities in the greater Seattle area, join us at Chase Basecamp (Impact Hub in Pioneer Square) on Nov. 18 for the final event of 2016's Seattle Startup Week. 

FOR TALENT You've spent the past week getting to see the workspaces and meet the amazing people behind Seattle's thriving startup scene. Now it's time to find out who's hiring! 

Companies large and small will be sharing who they're looking for and how you can get in the door. Remember to polish your portfolio and print some extra copies of your resume! Here is a list of the companies who will be out.
  • Zillow
  • Ebay
  • Allovus
  • Brandverity
  • Thinkspace
  • 98point6
  • Botanic Air Corporation
  • LeEco
  • Zipwhip
  • FanWide
  • Pellego
  • Greater Foundation
  • Sosha
  • Posed2 Inc.
  • More coming soon

FOR COMPANIES This job fair will feature a range of diverse talent—from up-and-coming creatives eager to get started to established startup veterans ready to join their next venture. 
Whether you're looking for employee 1 or 100, this is your chance to meet the developers, designers, marketers, project managers, writers, and others who power Seattle's startup scene. Companies register by clicking on this link.

Not looking or hiring? We'll conclude off the job fair and #SSW2016 with a festive happy hour! All members of our city's thriving startup scene are invited to join together one last time and celebrate another successful Seattle Startup Week.
Register today!

Friday November 18, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

5:00pm

Happy Hour @ #ChaseBasecamp
Join us for good ol' fashion networking over a beer!

Friday November 18, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
#ChaseBasecamp (Impact HUB) 220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

5:00pm

Black Dot's ONtrepreneur Social
A happy hour celebrating innovation, excellence, and all of us being ON.


Friday November 18, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Still Liquor 1524 Minor Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

5:00pm

Welcome to Feature Friday: Successful Pivots edition. Hear from 5 Seattle startups that started in one direction, failed and pivoted to a successful path.
Limited Capacity full

A great end to the Startup Week, with a one-of-a-kind happy hour event where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, and share their short stories of where they started and where they are today. They will share the pivots along the way and decisions of why failing was intrumential to thier success.
The founders will also have 99 seconds to announce and demo their latest product or feature, 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.

Moderators
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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 →

5:30pm

PKN SEA vol. 69: Innovation & Digital Equity
Join us for PKN SEA vol. 69: Innovation & Digital Equity-Creative Visionaries at the Frontlines of Change. This event is presented by PechaKucha Seattle, the Amazon Catalyst Fund, and CoMotion at the University of Washington. It is taking place at the recently inaugurated UW Intellectual House. 

PechaKucha is a new type of presentation format where you show 20 images for 20 seconds each. This format was devised by two architects who were aiming to create a new type of presentation with less talking and more interaction. These events are now globally viral happening in over 900 cities around the world! 

This event will bring together a diverse set of extraordinary leaders working across our region to eliminate historical barriers to technology and expand access to opportunity, redefining innovation along the way.

The topic they are speaking on is digital equity. Digital equity seeks to ensure all residents and neighborhoods have the information technology capacity needed for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential services. Working toward digital equity involves intentional strategies and investments to reduce and eliminate historical barriers to access and technology use.

 
Saturday, November 19
 

9:00am

TedX Seattle - Greater Than reinforces our sense of community which is greater than the sum of its parts.
This is a partner event and requires an additional ticket for purchase. 

Tickes here
 
 Greater Than reinforces our sense of community which is greater than the sum of its parts.

It signifies the aspiration of creating a tomorrow greater than today and asks who inspires you to be greater than?



Saturday November 19, 2016 9:00am - 5:00pm
McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109