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Monday, November 14
 

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 Mikeala

Mikeala

Founder, CEO, 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... Read More →

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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Monday November 14, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104
 
Tuesday, November 15
 

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 Mikeala

Mikeala

Founder, CEO, 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... Read More →

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, Geekology | Jobfully
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... Read More →
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... Read More →


Tuesday November 15, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104
 
Wednesday, November 16
 

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... Read More →

Speakers
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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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
 
Thursday, November 17
 

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... Read More →


Thursday November 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WeWork Holyoke (Basement Event Space) #107 Spring St, Seattle WA 98104
 
Friday, November 18
 

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... Read More →
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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... Read More →