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Sep
18
Tue
theupperleft: Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems Lunch and Workshop @ ATLAS Workbase Tickets
Sep 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
theupperleft: Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems Lunch and Workshop @ ATLAS Workbase | Seattle | Washington | United States

Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems

Learn about the vibrant Pacific Northwest startup ecosystems in B.C., Alaska, Washington and Oregon!

The workshop will cover the ecosystems in Eugene, Bend, & Portland, Oregon; Vancouver & Victoria, B.C.; and Anchorage, Alaska.

Topics include:

• Startup and technology initiatives as economic development strategies.
• Regional funding sources for startups raising venture capital.
• Ecosystem resources including co-working spaces, incubators/accelerators and startup
conferences.

This workshop is designed for individuals that are interested in learning about Pacific Northwest startup ecosystems – including entrepreneurs, consultants, business coaches, startup attorneys, tech executives and public sector officials involved in trade, investment and innovation.

Workshop & Networking Objectives:

• Empower you with the tools and resources to expand your network into these Pacific Northwest startup ecosystems.
• Cover regional startup and technology initiatives as economic development strategies.
• Identify regional funding sources for startups raising venture capital.
• Identify Pacific Northwest ecosystem resources including co-working spaces, incubators/accelerators and startup conferences.

Lunch and drinks are provided by the Consulate General of Canada-Seattle and British Columbia Trade and Investment. theupperleft: Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems Workshop will be led by Lee Reeves.

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session @ University of Washington, Seattle Campus Tickets
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session @ University of Washington, Seattle Campus | Seattle | Washington | United States

Have a great idea? Want to start a company? Have you started a company but want to broaden your skill set? Join the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship team at the UW Foster School of Business for an informative session where you’ll learn about the details and benefits of this 12-month, full-time/daytime program.

Discover more at foster.uw.edu/startup

If you aren’t available on this date, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up a time to chat one on one.

New Tech Eastside (Women in Tech) @ One Bellevue Center Tickets
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
New Tech Eastside (Women in Tech) @ One Bellevue Center | Bellevue | Washington | United States

This month, join us to celebrate and empower women in the tech industry, discuss ways we can ensure women will be fully represented, and advance the conversation forward.

Our theme for this month is Women In Tech. It’s no secret, companies with more women and more gender diversity perform better than those with less. We’re excited to invite you to learn about the difficulties, successes, and benefits of women in the tech industry, and what we can all do to ensure women aren’t just fully represented, but thrive.

Sep
19
Wed
TiE Entrepreneur Institute @ Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Tickets
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TiE Entrepreneur Institute @ Miller Nash Graham & Dunn | Seattle | Washington | United States

Learn the fundamentals of building a startup from an amazing lineup of startup veterans, investors and experts in interactive sessions.

Module 1: Starting Up and Fundraising

19-Sep, 5:00-7:00 PM
Getting Your Company off the Ground
Speaker: Duncan Butcher – Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn

27-Sep, 5:00-7:00 PM
Startup Finance Essentials for Entrepreneurs
Speaker: Shirish Nadkarni – Serial Entrepreneur

04-Oct, 5:00-7:00 PM
Financial and Business Modeling
Speaker: Carlee Price – OCFO, Pique Financial Works

09-Oct, 5:00-7:00 PM
Fundraising Fundamentals
Speakers: Craig Sherman – Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati AND Kellan Carter – Partner, Ignition Partners

18-Oct, 4:00-6:00 PM
Building an Effective Investor Pitch
Speaker: Sudip Chakrabarti – Partner, Madrona Venture Group

Modules 2 and 3 cover product, sales & marketing and the soft skills you need to grow your business.

Register today! https://bit.ly/2L8PVMK

Sep
20
Thu
New Tech Job Fair @ Galvanize Seattle Tickets
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
New Tech Job Fair @ Galvanize Seattle

If you’ve ever been to a New Tech Northwest event and experienced our vibrant community, then you already know that this is going to be a great job fair.

Grab an early ticket!

Participating companies from prior job fairs have included T-Mobile, Google, Oracle, Mercedes-Benz North America R&D, Redfin, Vancouver (BC) Economic Commission, ebay, Quantum, Affirma, BECU, Prime8 Consulting, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft, The US Army, Fanwide, Netrush, Bold IQ, and others.

Sep
25
Tue
BUILDING USABILITY (UX) INTO YOUR ALEXA SKILL @ WeWork South Lake Union Tickets
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm
BUILDING USABILITY (UX) INTO YOUR ALEXA SKILL @ WeWork South Lake Union | Seattle | Washington | United States

In this talk, we’ll review, with examples, potential usability traps we’ve seen from testing over 100 Alexa skills, discuss the impact of usability traps for voice, and present strategies to avoid them.

Doors open at 6:00 PM
Program begins at 6:30 PM

OUR SPEAKERS:
Phillip Hunter, VP of Product at Pulse Labs

Phillip currently building the product and business at Pulse Labs. His recent products include the Alexa Skills Blueprints and the updated Alexa Skills Kit developer portal. Prior to Pulse Labs, Phillip was Head of UX for Alexa Skills Kit Technology at Amazon.

Dylan Zwick, Co-Founder at Pulse Labs

Dylan’s mission is to make Pulse Labs the premier testing solution for developers in the voice ecosystem. In July of 2017, Pulse Labs was one of only nine companies chosen for the first “Alexa Accelerator”, Amazon’s first startup accelerator, powered by TechStars. Since then Dylan has been working closely with the voice platforms and with major brands to test, improve, and launch successful voice applications.

More about Pulse Labs: https://www.pulselabs.ai/#/

Startup Grind Seattle Host Jesse Proudman CEO Founder Strix Leviathan @ Galvanize Tickets
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Startup Grind Seattle Host Jesse Proudman CEO Founder Strix Leviathan @ Galvanize | Seattle | Washington | United States

Jesse is a serial tech entrepreneur. His current venture, Strix Leviathan, an institutional-grade algorithmic investment management platform designed from day one for cryptocurrency. Previously, he founded and raised more than $22M for Blue Box before a successful exit to IBM. He is an angel investor participating in 30+ startups. He serves as a mentor/board member for the Buerk Center at the UW.

Sep
26
Wed
VertueLab Impact Summit @ Castaway Portland Tickets
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
VertueLab Impact Summit @ Castaway Portland | Portland | Oregon | United States

Every September, innovators from across the Pacific NW come together at VertueLab Impact Summit (formerly BEST FEST), the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference. Now in its 10th year, VIS2018 brings together the doers, thinkers, and innovators working in clean technology across the region. VIS2018 is about learning, inspiring, networking, sharing ideas, and shaping our future. We convene a diverse audience of business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, partners, corporates and scientists— who have the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges.

Oct
2
Tue
UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session @ University of Washington, Seattle Campus Tickets
Oct 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session @ University of Washington, Seattle Campus | Seattle | Washington | United States

Have a great idea? Want to start a company? Have you started a company but want to broaden your skill set? Join the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship team at the UW Foster School of Business for an informative session where you’ll learn about the details and benefits of this 12-month, full-time program.

Discover more at www.foster.uw.edu/startup

If you aren’t available on this date, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up a time to chat one on one.

Oct
3
Wed
Seattle API City Conference 2018 @ Kitsap Conference Center Tickets
Oct 3 – Oct 4 all-day
Seattle API City Conference 2018 @ Kitsap Conference Center | Bremerton | Washington | United States

API City Conference is a non-profit community event that brings together a diverse set of developers and business people to network and learn about APIs and the business value they can bring to you and your company. With a focus on diversity and accessibility, our 3 track conference creates an open event where everyone is welcome.

Our 2018 event is being held at the Kitsap Conference Center from October 3nd – October 4th. The venue is located on the waterfront in Bremerton, WA and just one block from the ferry terminal. We are expecting 400 attendees this year. In addition to a great line-up of speakers, we will be providing live captioning in the main room for people hard of hearing, and a Women & Non-Binary luncheon event. We hope you can join us for our inaugural event this Fall!