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Oct
24
Wed
Building a Great Company @ thinkspace -- Lake Union Tickets
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Building a Great Company @ thinkspace -- Lake Union | Seattle | Washington | United States

Are looking to build a great company, either as a startup or an existing business?

Did you know that getting good strategic advice from outside experts is one of the best predictors of long-term success?

That’s why you won’t want to miss this opportunity to directly engage with local advisors in the key areas that lead to business success.

This free workshop is where you can ask questions of experts, network with new people in the venture community, and enjoy some good food and drink, too!

You’ll get a chance to hear sage advice from each member of the Venture Velocity group, and then drill down with your specific questions on either of two panels on:

* Funding Your Business

* Scaling Your Business

Each panel will tackle your specific questions and speak to them from a breadth of experience to help you avoid common pitfalls and accelerate your path to success.

Plus you’ll leave with a useful handout assembled by our team of specialists addressing the “Top Ten” issues in over 15 different aspects of managing and scaling your business. Topics include: legal, finance, marketing, insurance, sales, team building, and many more.

Light food and beverages will be provided.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/venture-velocity-building-a-great-company-fall-2018-tickets-8818463261

Female Founder Roundtable: How to Get Ahead in Entrepreneurship @ The Riveter - Bellevue Tickets
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Female Founder Roundtable: How to Get Ahead in Entrepreneurship @ The Riveter - Bellevue  | Bellevue | Washington | United States

We know that the world is full of entrepreneurial women and this event aims to bring women together and give you access to top female entrepreneurs and passionate women in business. They will share their ‘why’, their stories, challenges, successes, tips and answer your burning questions about entrepreneurship. Join us for a roundtable in this closed setting where we discuss being a female entrepreneur.

Oct
25
Thu
ACTIVATE NOW! Presents WeWork Labs Pitch Competition @ ACTIVATE Party Hub Tickets
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
ACTIVATE NOW! Presents WeWork Labs Pitch Competition @ ACTIVATE Party Hub | Seattle | Washington | United States

ACTIVATE NOW! is a series of events that sources the best talent in Seattle for a short-form pitch competition. We help find exceptional companies that are looking for the resources they need to succeed. Our October 25th event focuses on tech companies that are looking to secure a spot in WeWork Labs in Downtown Seattle.

AGENDA:

5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking
6:00 – 7:00 PM: Pitches
7:15 PM: Announcements
7:30 PM+: Socialize + Wrap-up

FEATURES OF THE SHOW:
6+ companies pitch
Focused on tech companies
Paid ticket includes a beverage ticket

PANEL JUDGES:

Elizabeth Scallon: WeWork Labs
Gillian Muessig: Outlines Ventures Group
Nick Ellingson: Washington Technology Industry Association
David Gandara: Gandara Strategic Consulting
Taylor Soper: Geekwire

Oct
30
Tue
Seattle Immersed: The Business of AI @ World Trade Center Seattle Tickets
Oct 30 @ 7:00 am – 9:15 am
Seattle Immersed: The Business of AI @ World Trade Center Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States

Artificial intelligence: a technological avenue of opportunity or risk?

According to PwC, AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030.

For many industry leaders, AI spurs inspiration, innovation, and uncertainty, all at the same time.

How is AI impacting the future of business, today? How will it transform our society? How can it be responsibly developed and implemented?

As noted by Forbes, 80% of global enterprises are already investing in AI today, with 30% planning to expand their AI investment over the next 36 months. 62% expect to hire a Chief AI Officer in the near future.

Join us on October 30 to hear from some of the most forward-thinking AI influencers in the Seattle market, as they address how they are harnessing the power of AI to positively advance business, our economy, and our community.

Are you ready? #SeattleImmersed

Panelists:

Lauren Krainski, Partner, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
Keith Schleicher, Managing Director/Head of Data Science, CenturyLink
Rajeev Dutt, President, CEO, and Co-Founder, DimensionalMechanics, Inc.
Kim Vu, Market Executive, Bank of America

Moderator:

Jessie Irwin, Chief Strategy Officer, IME Law

Schedule:
7:00am: Doors open for coffee and networking
7:15am: Breakfast served
7:45 – 8:45am: Panel discussion
8:45 – 9:15am: Q&A

Startup Grind hosts Lisa Nelson, Managing Director M12 (Microsoft VC fund) @ Galvanize Tickets
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Startup Grind hosts Lisa Nelson, Managing Director M12 (Microsoft VC fund) @ Galvanize  | Seattle | Washington | United States

Bring your notepads everyone we have the Managing Director of the startup funding group M12 from Microsoft. Lisa Nelson will be here to share how to get on her radar and what she is looking for in companies to invest. Also they are big proponents of women led startups.

In addition to being an investing partner, Lisa also manages portfolio development, VC partnerships and marketing for the fund.

Nov
6
Tue
UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session @ University of Washington, Seattle Campus Tickets
Nov 6 @ 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.

Nov
8
Thu
From the CEO’s Perspective – Leadership in Our Challenging Times @ World Trade Center Seattle Tickets
Nov 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
From the CEO's Perspective - Leadership in Our Challenging Times @ World Trade Center Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States

The upheavals of the last 18 months have created unprecedented challenges for leaders. We’ve seen CEOs from companies of all sizes speak up as leaders and speak out as citizens. The highly-charged issues range from immigration, racism, sexual harassment and gun control and are magnified by the rapid dissemination of real, fake and moment-to-moment-changing news, as well as being amplified by social media. This is such a broad and important issue, it will be the focus of both CEO forums this year.

Join us for conversations with several of the northwest’s most influential leaders to hear how they are adapting their thinking and leadership to the challenging times in which we live. They will share insights about how they will continue to reassure employees who are concerned for their safety, and keep themselves and others engaged and motivated despite the play-by-play of revolving-door headlines and tweets that affect us all.

Panelists:
Scott McFarlane, CEO, Avalara
Sharelle Klaus, CEO, DRY Soda Co.
Aaron Easterly, CEO, Rover.com

Moderator:
Teri Citterman, executive coach and author, From the CEO’s Perspective

Schedule:
7:30am: Breakfast
8:00am: Program and Q & A
9:00am: Networking

This program is brought to you by Talonn and the World Trade Center Seattle.

Nov
14
Wed
2018 STEM Career Fair @ North Seattle College Tickets
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2018 STEM Career Fair @ North Seattle College | Seattle | Washington | United States

North Seattle College is excited to host the third-annual career fair focused specifically on positions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: the 2018 STEM Career Fair.

Join us Wednesday, November 14 in the Opportunity Center for Employment and Education, right on the North Seattle College campus. Hiring representatives from both nationally-recognized companies and regional firms will be on site. Attendees can network with the representatives while learning about these organizations and the specific jobs and internships they have available.

This event is open to the public. STEM students and alumni of Seattle Colleges and community and technical colleges in the Puget Sound region are highly encouraged to attend.

Seattle Angel Conference SAC XIV November 2018 @ Microsoft Building 99 Tickets
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Seattle Angel Conference SAC XIV November 2018 @ Microsoft Building 99 | Redmond | Washington | United States

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.

Companies that apply participate in a company review, which helps provide feedback, strengthening the companies. Over several weeks, the Angel investment committee will review and sort the applying companies. This ongoing review helps strengthen the investment process.

In the end, six companies will get a deep review by the investment committee and will present at the final event. The current date for the Angel Conference Event in November.

Companies wishing to have strong consideration for presenting need to apply before August 30th, 2018. The application process includes purchasing a company application ticket to the final event, completing a profile on Gust.com and submitting it to https://gust.com/organizations/seattle-angel-conference.
Join us for exploring the process of Angel Investing. Help build a stronger startup ecosystem in the Northwest.

Connect to our workshops at http://meetup.com/Seattle-Angel.

Seattle Angel Conference XIV @ Building 99, Microsoft campus Tickets
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Seattle Angel Conference XIV @ Building 99, Microsoft campus | Redmond | Washington | United States

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 investors pool to create a fund, which we expect to be between $100K and $200K.

Companies that apply participate in a company review, which helps provide feedback, strengthening the companies. Over several weeks, the Angel investment committee will review and sort the applying companies. This ongoing review helps strengthen the investment process.

At this final event, the six finalists that have undergone a deep review by the investment committee will present alongside their due diligence leads.

Join us to help build a stronger startup ecosystem in the Northwest.