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9Mile Labs Application Deadline – Aug. 31st, 2015

August 31
Want to accelerate your startup with investors, mentors and one of the strongest networks Seattle has to offer? 9Mile Labs is now accepting applications for Cohort V Application Deadline: 08.31.15…
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9Mile Labs Open Coffee – Eastside

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
9Mile Labs Open Coffee on the Eastside. A forum for Entrepreneurs, Mentors and Investors to learn more about 9Mile Labs and ask any question with or without a pre-existing appointment.
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Past The Big Data Hype: Actually Understanding and Profiting From Big Data

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Big Data hype is over and it’s time to actually get results. Not easy when Big Data has been so overhyped, Berkeley University compiled a list of 40 competing,…
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Founder’s Roundtable

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“Michael has a deep understanding of the business side of technology that many startup founders struggle with. His insights into our business model and VC pitch were both profound and…
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Introduction to Product Management Workshop

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The first step in turning an idea into reality is to understand product management. Saying, “All I need is a tech team” is a bit like saying, “I want to…
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CHIFOO Meeting: “Online Story-Driven Games” with Rym DeCoster

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Online Story-Driven Games” with Rym DeCoster, FIX Flyer, Geek Nights, & Datenighto Through his geek-focused radio talk show, events and lecturing, Rym has had exposure to and a direct hand…
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9Mile Labs Open Coffee – Seattle

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
9Mile Labs Open Coffee on the Seattle. A forum for Entrepreneurs, Mentors and Investors to learn more about 9Mile Labs and ask any question with or without a pre-existing appointment.
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Sales Training @Porch!

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sales Training @Porch Learn sales strategies and selling techniques from one of Seattle’s top sales trainers, Rod Browning, Porch.com’s VP of Sales. Your training includes: The Basics – Executing the…
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Introduction To Angel Investing

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Angel investors are individuals who provide capital and advice to local early-stage businesses with high growth potential. The asset class has demonstrated exceptional annual returns in excess of 20% over…
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Data Visualization and Intro to Tableau

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fascinated by data visualization but don’t have any experience beyond charts in Excel or Powerpoint? Data visualizations are a critical business tool. This class serves as an introduction to the…
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Introduction to the Seattle UX Design Community

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
If you’re a current design student, recent graduate, new to the city, or looking to make a transition in your career, this free event will help you get acquainted with…
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Social Media Weekend Bootcamp

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This workshop introduces students to the current social media landscape and explores how it can be used for maximum results (for brands as well as agencies). Participants will leave with…
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How to Get People Talking About Your Brand

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
From online reviews to in-product feedback to brand ambassadors, consumers crave greater engagement with the brands they love. In fact research shows that over 60% of consumers said they are…
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Constructive Conflict Resolution with Applied Improvisation

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Conflict happens in any kind of work. A little friction can generate productivity and creativity, but too much can lead to resentment and loss of productivity. Change your outcomes by…
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Machine Learning for Solving Business Problems

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
What makes a good company great? In the rapidly changing startup and technology market great companies have the ability to respond and react to changes quicker than their competitors. Their…
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How to Establish your MVP

September 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Getting into the mindset of Lean Startup can be hard. For a visionary startup founder or Product Manager who wants to see their ideas manifest in a fully realized product,…
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Visual Design Fundamentals

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The goal of visual design is to communicate a specific message to a targeted audience. This class will teach you the purpose of visual design and how it relates to…
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Agile, Scrum, and Kanban: Making your Processes Work for you

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
You’ve probably heard of Agile, Scrum, and/or Kanban. Agile is just a concept, whereas Scrum and Kanban are two different methodologies for tracking and achieving progress on a project. This…
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Trends in Seed Stage Investing with Geoff Entress

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Geoff Entress and Benjamin Romano for an interactive discussion on trends in Seed Stage investing. Geoff is the Vice Chairman of the Alliance of Angels as well as a…
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CTO Series – Startup Anti-patterns: When to Ignore Conventional Startup Wisdom

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Even with the prolific startup advice, startups are easier fantasied than done. Along the challenging journey to startup success, many valuable startups lessons, unfortunately, are learned the hard way and,…

Keiretsu Forum Due Diligence Training

September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Our monthly Due Diligence Training Session will specifically cover how to complete the Keiretsu Forum Due Diligence process. Attendance is especially encouraged for recent presenters embarking on the Due Diligence…
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Mozart & the Mind – This is Your Brain on Music

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
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Every 3 days until 09/27/2015
Mainly Mozart’s PRODIGY YEAR begins on September 25-27 with the opening of the 2015 Mozart & the Mind series. Mozart & the Mind is a thoughtfully curated intellectual and artistic…
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Architecture, Engineering and Construction Hackathon – The Digital Revolution in the $8.5 trillion global Construction Industry

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - September 27 @ 6:00 pm
The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon was created to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting-edge technologies and its developers and designers.…
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Open House Hosted by the CBS Startup Group

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Come join us for drinks and food and good conversation. We will introduce you to our startup team. This should be a fun networking event. We are also hoping to…
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CHIFOO Meeting: “Games that Change Us (For the Better!)” with Emily Treat

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Games that Change Us (For the Better!)” with Emily Treat, Games for Change Emily regularly facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in…
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CHIFOO Meeting: “Games that Change Us (For the Better!)” with Emily Treat

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Games that Change Us (For the Better!)” with Emily Treat, Games for Change Emily regularly facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in…
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Sally Ride Science Festival

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more than 14 years, Sally Ride Science Festivals have delivered a fun-filled day of science and socializing for 5th-8th grade students across the country. We’ve held more than 100…
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Angel Investing Data & Trends with Rob Wiltbank

October 14 @ 12:00 pm
Join us for an interactive session with Rob Wiltbank, who will analyze published data on angel investing and provide guidance on parsing fact versus fiction. Rob will also share the…
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“Immersive Design” with Paul Culp and Rob LaCosse

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Immersive Design” with Paul Culp, Super Genius Studio and Rob LaCosse, Intel & Independent Game Designer CHIFOO presents two series speakers in our final “Gamefully Employed” speaker series meeting! Paul…
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TEDxRainier

November 21
TEDxRainier 2015 will be a day of remarkable speakers that brings together top thinkers in their fields from around the Northwest to deliver talks that challenge, move and inspire. Like…
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