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Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight

April 3 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 8:00 am
– Presented by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), “Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight” will be at the Future of…

Intro to Ruby on Rails

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ruby On Rails is one of the hottest ways to develop the next big thing, as proven by Twitter, Hulu and Groupon. This class will provide an introduction to becoming…

iAffiliates Day 2015

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
The iSchool iAffiliates Program is pleased to sponsor the annual the iAffiliates Day, an event that fosters new partnerships and showcases the innovative work being done at the iSchool. The…

Get Involved with General Assembly: Share Your Craft

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
General Assembly instructors are part of a worldwide network of thought leaders, field experts, and industry professionals who are committed to creating practical, hands-on learning experiences in a collaborative environment.…

Communications: PR, Social Media, and your Company Story

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Communications is a rapidly evolving discipline that melds social media, digital platforms and PR. The way your company uses these channels will directly effect your overall ability to grow your…

What Can Your Employees Disclose?

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
ELC Series with John Coughlan & Samuel Christensen Non-Disclosure Agreements Speakers: John Coughlan & Samuel Christensen The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic connects students with pro bono attorneys and business advisors to…

JASSW Tech Startup Fireside Chat

May 1 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Get the latest VIP insight with the JASSW Fireside Chat, powered by Microsoft Ventures, on how to take hold of opportunity through the Technological and Global World of Today. See…

Jolkona Catalyst Showcase

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Reserve your spot for the Jolkona’s Project Catalyst Showcase where 8 entrepreneurs will have 5 minutes to pitch their social good venture. This is your opportunity to learn about innovative…

Startup on Tap with Sanjay Parthasarathy – Startup Culture: What, Why & How?

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
What is Startup Culture? How do you define it? Do companies that are successful have something in common about their culture? What constitutes the culture of the organization? Although culture…

Alliance of Angels Workshop: The New Normal: Convertible Notes

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Convertible notes used to be the exception for angel investments, but this has changed. Now they are commonly used for early-stage startups, with many considering them the preferred funding vehicle.…

Black Box 2.0

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - June 7 @ 3:00 pm
Black Box is the first international art, film and technology festival in Seattle. A program of significant scope, Black Box presents contemporary art in movie theaters, galleries, shipping containers and…

Black Box 2.0

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - June 7 @ 11:00 pm
Black Box is an international art, film and technology festival that presents contemporary artists who expand the language of cinema. Programming is focused on experimental film, video and new media…

Seattle Marketing Community of Practice – Focus on Marketing Analytics

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Get an overview of Hubspot, Act-On and Marketo and a roundup of other data tools. Join us Wednesday, May 6, 2015 for the next Seattle Marketing Community of Practice Event!…

B2B Marketing: 5 Ideas for Solving your Biggest Content Challenges

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
9Mile Labs and General Assembly are coming together to take a closer look at some of the content marketing challenges faced by B2B marketers in small businesses. Smaller businesses need…

Scaling Up Business Growth Workshop

May 7
Discover how to Scale Up your business with the Rockefeller Habits tm 2.0 .The world-renowned Scaling Up Business Growth Workshop has empowered more than 20,000 executives and their leadership teams…

Content Strategy: Setting up your Strategy for Results

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Content has always been a conduit to creating conversation on the social web which is the best way for customers to discover your solutions and how they may be able…

The Power of Crowd-Funding

May 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Innovation Seminar: Joe Wallin Crowd-Funding Speaker: Joe Wallin Thinking about getting your work out of your lab or office and into the marketplace? Take the next step and join our…

Introduction to Javascript and Jquery

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Start learning JavaScript with a hands-on experience, where you will start writing JavaScript from the start. JavaScript is a programming language that allows you to create a dynamic web experience.…

Your chance to face off with a Shark!

May 11 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
This is your exclusive invitation to be one of ten at an intimate breakfast with Kevin Harrington “one of the 100 best entrepreneurs in the world” – Entrepreneur Magazine! Take…

Power of Corporate Innovation and Disruption Leadership Luncheon

May 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
EXCLUSIVE LUNCHEON INVITATION TO SELECT C-SUITE EXECUTIVES Does your company gross more than $1 million annually? Or have you privately raised funds of US$2M or publicly raised funds of US$5M,…

Global Congress 2015

May 12 - May 13
Seattle, are you capable? Find out when we bring the global standard for building capability in the tech sector. Our annual Global Congress is a gathering of capability and improvement…

Robots Running Wild: How to Create Mutual Understanding and Adequately Warn the Public

May 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Presenters: Stephen Anson and Jenna Caluza Supervising Attorneys: Stephen (Steve) Fisher, Yan Perng, and Allison Handy This presentation will focus on how to draft a memorandum of understanding and adjust…

Albers Executive Speaker Series – Jeff Wilke, Senior VP of Consumer Business at Amazon.com, Inc.

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sponsored by the dean’s office, the Albers Executive Speaker Series is offered twice a quarter in the fall, winter, and spring. Executives from around the Puget Sound region are invited…

How to Establish your MVP

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This workshop will cover the concept of minimum viable product (MVP) for startups, new products, or new features. Real world examples will be provided to prepare you to identify what…

Media Portrayals of Women in Tech

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We’ve invited a panel of experts to discuss the recent media focus on women in technology, and the potential impact of the increased public attention the topic has received over…

Seattle University 2015 Business Plan & Pitch Competition – Finals and Awards

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Be our very special guest for the 17th Annual Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition Finals Pitch event and put the wings on the dreams of our student entrepreneurs!  As an…

Milestone9 – The 9Mile Labs Demo Day

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us in graduating our Spring Cohort on May 14th. The room will be filled with hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, executives, mentors, service providers, friends, families and the Seattle startup…

Tech Author: Porter Erisman (Alibaba)

May 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Come listen to Porter Erisman, former VP of Alibaba, discuss his experience and learnings from his tenure at Alibaba. **A copy of his newest book, ‘Alibaba’s World’ is free with…

Robotics and the Law: Legal Issues in Drone and Humanoid Robot Technology

May 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Presenters: John Coughlan and Stephanie Liman Supervising Attorney: Eric Carnell The presentation will focus on the legal risks pertaining to the use of humanoid robots in higher education and academic…

Foster Work + MBA Open House

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Find out which program is right for you. Big decisions are worth talking about. The decision to get an MBA is no exception. Join us at the Work + MBA Open House…
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