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Apr
23
Mon
Calling Green Startups: Applications Open for Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator @ CleanTech Alliance Tickets
Apr 23 – Aug 3 all-day
Calling Green Startups: Applications Open for Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator @ CleanTech Alliance

Do not miss your chance to apply for the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator, a program for early-stage startups who want to speed their path to market with curriculum, mentorship and business connections specific to the cleantech industry. Applications are due April 23!

The program is provided by CleanTech Alliance and Oregon BEST. More information and the application are available on the website: http://www.cascadiacleantech.org/.

Jun
1
Fri
IMPACT Pitch Competition Applications DUE @ Business Impact NW Tickets
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm
IMPACT Pitch Competition Applications DUE @ Business Impact NW | Seattle | Washington | United States

IMPACT Pitch is a chance for idea-phase, startup, or existing businesses who have a positive IMPACT on their community to win cash prizes totaling over $25,000.

The IMPACT Pitch LIVE Competition & Showcase is a “Shark Tank”-style event; it is the culmination of several contest rounds, each narrowing down the field of finalists. An evening dedicated to celebrating diverse entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Pacific Northwest, the top 8 finalists in our competition who have a positive IMPACT on their community with pitch their business ideas, LIVE.

While only two business win the top grand prizes, everyone who applies and continues through contest rounds will get something just as valuable: powerful new tools for effectiveness, personal business coaching, and more. We offer a host of practical insights and tools to help you become more successful business owners.

Contest opens June 1. APPLICATIONS DUE June 26, 2018.
LIVE Finalist Pitch Competition to be held October 4th, 2018 in Seattle, WA.

Jun
19
Tue
Wild and West Startup Presentations and Networking at Industrious in Seattle @ Industrious Tickets
Jun 19 all-day
Wild and West Startup Presentations and Networking at Industrious in Seattle @ Industrious  | Seattle | Washington | United States

Tuesday, June 19th at Industrious in Seattle!

Come learn more about local startups and meet new people in the Seattle community. Feel free to bring company swag to hand out to guests.

Want to present? Book a presentation ticket and get 5 minutes of stage time to present your company, talent or host a demonstration.

Event Details

This event is hosted at Industrious in Seattle

Event starts at 6 pm sharp
Presentations start around 7pm
Networking from 7:30 – 8pm
Complimentary drinks provided

——Our events attract guests from leading companies and startups like, Snapchat, Hulu, Tinder, Instabrand, Vytmn, 72 and Sunny, Nasty Gal, Tastemade, Comedy Central, Forever 21, Rise9, Tesloop, Popstand, Live Nation, Hawke Media, James Jeans, FIDM, Participant Media, Fishermen Labs, Markett, EA Sports, Influential, United Talent Agency, Ticketmaster and many more…

Limited Tickets Available Register ASAP
Use code: wildandwest for 10% off any ticket purchase.

Wild and West is a Facebook Advertising Agency based in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Arizona. But, we’re not just an agency, we are a Growth Community that helps startups and entrepreneurs achieve success through events, online interactions, and marketing resources. By registering for our events you’ll automatically be added to our Facebook Group, Newsletter and Event Calendar where you can meet new people, get tips and advice and grow your business.

Register now and we’ll see you soon!

Crafting an effective pitch with Rachel Azaroff @ Microsoft Building 99 Tickets
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crafting an effective pitch with Rachel Azaroff @ Microsoft Building 99  | Redmond | Washington | United States

A pitch deck is a way to walk investors through your business and to get them excited about your company and the investment opportunity. In building your deck, it often “depends” on the type of business, who you are pitching, etc., but there is a best practice way to present your information and cover the key information that investors are focused on.

This workshop will walk through the best practices of building a pitch deck for investors and how to best tell the story of your business to get people excited about it.

Jun
21
Thu
TechFair Seattle @ Bell Harbor International Conference Center Tickets
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
TechFair Seattle @ Bell Harbor International Conference Center | Seattle | Washington | United States

Comparably invites you to join us for TechFair Seattle 2018, an incredible Tech Job Fair on June 21st. 100+ Seattle Tech companies will be hiring at the best Tech Job Fair of the year . LA’s Largest Technology Job Fair, hosted by Comparably, will be expanding to Seattle in June. The most prominent tech companies will be in attendance along with over 5,000 job-seekers in Engineering, Product, Sales, Marketing, Design, Sales, & Finance.

The day will feature a variety of expert speakers, access to the best Seattle Tech Companies, and keynotes from the brightest stars in Seattle Tech. Visit the booths of various tech companies, and meet directly with leaders looking to hire great talent. The event is free to attended for job seekers, an RSVP is required. To reserve an early spot please register today.

Watch the Video of Comparably’s past tech job fairs.

Company Leaders & HR:

To reserve your spot/booth at the event and to attend our VIP reception, please reserve your company booth. Sponsorship opportunities are available, including speaking spots at the event. For more information, please contact Caroline@Comparably.com

Overview:

– Seattle’s hottest Tech companies actively looking to hire

– 5,000+ job-seekers in attendance

– Content sessions led by top tech leaders and CEOs.

– Amazing networking and activities for both job seekers and entire tech community

Past guest speakers include:

Indeed.com President, Chris Hyams

Postmates CEO, Bastian Lehmann

Jam CIty CEO, Chris DeWolfe

LegalZoom CEO, John Suh

Cornerstone on Demand CEO, Adam Miller

Some of the Amazing Companies that have Joined us include:

Amazon, YouTube, Uber, Lyft, Snap, Disney, Warner Brothers, Tinder, Honest Company, ZipRecruiter, Fox Networks, Warner Brothers, Jam City, Cornerstone OnDemand, & LegalZoom.

Jun
22
Fri
Partner Power Hour: What are hiring managers looking for? @ Code Fellows Tickets
Jun 22 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Partner Power Hour: What are hiring managers looking for? @ Code Fellows | New York | United States

Interviewing can be nerve racking. That stress is compounded by interviews that don’t always align with the skills you have honed. Being an engineering manager at Porch, Daryl wants to help demystify what hiring managers are looking for when interviewing software engineers. We will discuss through competencies, sample questions, and tips to make sure that you shine in interviews.

Cinematic VR Challenge #7 – Eliciting the “Whoa” Effect @ Pacific Science Center Tickets
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
Cinematic VR Challenge #7 - Eliciting the "Whoa" Effect @ Pacific Science Center | Seattle | Washington | United States

Cinematic VR Challenge #7 – Eliciting the “Whoa” Effect
Come create a virtual reality experience with us! Come alone or with friends. We welcome all current and future directors, choreographers, actors, writers, programmers, artists, musicians, sound designers, students, and people just trying to have fun.

Theme: The “Whoa” Effect

Ever since SIXR began and we have provided over 1,000 people their first immersive media experiences, the first thing people say, nearly universally, because it’s such a reflexive exclamation, is WHOA! It is an authentic response, so true! What exactly successfully induces that? We’re curious. It certainly seems like a gratifying stamp of success to elicit that effect from something you’ve made!

As always, our themes are meant to be inspirational food for thought, not a requirement of any kind. We like to make it clear: this is not a competition. The challenge is against the time constraint, not each other. The more we can learn together the stronger our collective force in collaboration. We are only interested in WIN-WIN-WIN situations, where everyone is included and valued, no matter what level of experience or area of expertise one is coming to this from.

Team Creation:
People will float their ideas in front of the room. People will then choose which project they want to be a part of. You are encouraged to bring your own equipment, cameras and computers, and we will have that equipment available, as well.

If you’re new to VR, don’t feel intimidated! None of us has harnessed the full potential of this medium yet and we want to collectively share ideas/experiences. Come with your ideas, your skills, your hard work and enthusiasm. This event is as much about meeting new friends as it is about creating something awesome together!

This schedule is preliminary, and will be updated frequently, as we add more workshops and presentations.

Friday:
6:00 pm Meet and greet – sponsor introductions
6:45-7:15 pm Production Guidelines and Checklist a Digital Content Production Course by David F. Durand, Chief Mentor and Board Member of SIXR
8:00-8:30 PM: Skill share, project proposals and team formation
8:30 pm – 2:00 am Equipment sign-outs; COMMENCE CREATING!

Saturday:
7:00 am Off-site location shooting, on-site development and workshops available, including the field trip to MoCapNow (Must sign up separately, in advance, for the Motion Capture; details given upon registration to this event).
9-11:00 am TBA
6:30 pm: Catered Dinner Brought to you by Sponsor TBA
8:00 pm – OPEN OVERNIGHT – Back to work

Sunday:
7:00 am Mentor support available to finish projects
5:00 pm Submission deadline
6:00 pm Demonstrations
7:00 pm Clean-up and out

***BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL ARE REQUIRED***
TO PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS AT THE PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER.
Failure to complete this step will prevent your attending the workshop. Please do this immediately after registering. Go here to fill out their form:
http://bit.ly/pscbackgroundcheck

NOTE: If you already did this for the last CVRC#6, you don’t need to do it again; those are good for 6 months.

RE: Mocap Now Elective – If you are interested in utilizing motion capture for your project, you MUST pre-register with a form sent only to paid registrants of the CVRC, and attend a Pre-Event Best Practices Orientation on Tuesday, 6/19/18. This is NOT a separate event, and is only available to registered participants in the entire CVRC. The DEADLINE to register for CVRC with Mocap Now elective is Monday, 6/18/2018 @ 5PM. Then you will receive the instructions on how to prepare for the orientation.

Our DEADLINE for ticket sales to the CVRC without Mocap Now acccess, is Wednesday, 6/20/18 @ 5PM, so the PacSci Center has time to process the last minute background checks. Space is limited, so register today!

Questions? Email: sixr@studivo.com

Disclosure: We will be documenting this event through photography/film and use the content to promote future cinematic VR events. If we’re about to take a photo of you and you want to opt out, please let us know! We will respect your privacy and accommodate your needs!

Rules of conduct:
– Treat shooting locations and event spaces with the utmost respect. We will be mostly on the second floor space of Building 4. There will be plenty of tables and chairs and special ethernet networking.
– Aside from personal challenges, we will all be moving, cleaning, and helping each other.
– Respect each other!!! (If someone is making you feel uncomfortable, reach out to an organizer. We care.)
– We strive to create a safe environment, and we will have security in place throughout the event. Also, in place during both our overnight closure from 2AM-7AM Saturday, so you will be fine to leave your workstations in place; then also during our special overnight open-all-night Saturday into Sunday, we will have dedicated guards to allow us in and out while the rest of the museum is closed.

FAQ:

Is the location open over night?
Only on Saturday night. We will be opening the event at 6PM Friday, open until 2AM Saturday, reopening at 7AM Saturday & then staying open til the end of the event Sunday.

Water: WE ASK THAT EVERYONE BRING THEIR OWN LABELED & REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE. There is a water bottle filling station right outside our venue. We will make sure to point it out to all. It is right between the restrooms.

Will there be food?
Friday night, No. Though you are free to bring some of your own munchies. Alternatively, there are many restaurants on-site. http://www.seattlecenter.com/food/. We encourage you to eat before you come on Friday; fortify yourself in advance, please!

Saturday night, Yes! We will be having a catered dinner thanks to a sponsor TBA. (Vegan options included).

Sunday AM: We are planning a breakfast of coffee, tea, juices, and pastries, brought to us by our sponsors, STIFF.

For the whole challenge, but especially during Saturdays Overnight Feel free to bring sleeping bags, should you wish. Also encouraged, inflatable mattresses and inflatable furniture, bean bag chairs, lap desks, anything to make you comfortable that is easily portable and movable.

Directions and Parking:

Plan Your Visit

Ownership:
Each team member of a project owns their own IP and collectively owns the final result of the project. They can then opt to license it to non project participants under a Creative Commons NC-SA-BY license, to empower others to share it with their friends, remix it, download it, whatever, as long as they’re not making a commercial profit from your work.

Disabilities Assistance:
Contact SIXR@Studivo.com
We are glad to help.

Is Cinematic VR Really Virtual Reality?
You are welcome to form your own opinion after doing research and here’s a good start:

Is Cinematic VR really Virtual Reality?

What is Northwest VR Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWVRCommunity/)?
Members of Northwest VR Community self organized building a flourishing VR ecosystem that support each other and define it organically. We are leading the VR renaissance, and we’re not only riding the wave of change but also becoming the wave maker. There is one rule here: be awesome to each other!

Any questions, please call: 206-571-8430

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to the second SIXR Cinematic VR Challenge of 2018

Jun
26
Tue
Startup Law and Fundraising @ SURF Incubator Tickets
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Startup Law and Fundraising @ SURF Incubator | Seattle | Washington | United States

Entrepreneurs, whether or not you’ve launched, get tips to build on a solid foundation, raise funds successfully and legally, and avoid missteps.

Business attorneys, accounting and finance professionals, angel investors and VCs, pick up new tools to advise startups and other small businesses.

Approved for 4 CLE and 4 CPE professional credits.

Pitch Deconstruction – Getting into the details of your Pitch @ Microsoft Building 99 Tickets
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pitch Deconstruction - Getting into the details of your Pitch @ Microsoft Building 99  | Redmond | Washington | United States

On the Startup Journey, the pitch is a key part of engagement between a startup and investors. Everyone on the team needs to be able to make a credible and succinct pitch about the startup and what you’re doing.

Frequently, startups receive little feedback about the pitch from investors or angel groups. The startup does not get feedback about what was missing, what the investors were concerned about, or even what came across clearly.

Startup Grind Seattle hosts John Lauer, CEO/founder of Zipwhip @ Galvanize Tickets
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Startup Grind Seattle hosts John Lauer, CEO/founder of Zipwhip @ Galvanize | Seattle | Washington | United States

John is an entrepreneur and telecommunications industry veteran, and the CEO and co-founder of Zipwhip, a business-texting software provider. Zipwhip pioneered the concept of texting for landline, VoIP and toll-free phone numbers, and built the original business-texting network. Zipwhip now has over 200 employees, more than 20,000 customers and has received more than $41 million in funding.