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Microsoft Ventures City Tour Meetup — Seattle

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Startup City Meetups with Microsoft Ventures Seattle Come join Microsoft Ventures at WeWork Seattle on July 22nd at 4pm to learn more about Microsoft Ventures, startups innovating in the IOT (Internet of Things) space and how to apply for Microsoft’s new thematic accelerator focused on IOT. The new Microsoft Ventures Accelerator was announced at the…

Seattle Hardware Startups @ Nytec Innovation Center

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seattle Hardware Startups Meetup Group welcomes the team from Heapsylon which develops human instrumentation, software and smart-fabric enabled wearable devices that improve people’s lives. (www.heapsylon.com) We also welcome Roman Isakov from Firstline Software which is a premier provider of custom software development and technology enablement services, with a focus on wearables. The event will begin at…

Come Meet Dan Levitan of Maveron

July 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Seattle is privileged to have a number of outstanding VCs. In the select group that have put our community on the national/global map for venture capital is Dan Levitan. If you are not familiar with Dan, he’s the guy who co-founded venture capital firm Maveron with Howard Schultz. Dan has led many Maveron investments, including…

Understand Your Customers: How to Conduct Effective Interviews

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Everyone says talking to your customers is important. So how do you do this most effectively? In this class, you’ll learn the basics of customer development, including what to do and say when you sit down with customers, how to develop empathy with them, and what to do with the information you’ve gathered. This class…

Alliance of Angels Workshop: How Angels Can Effectively Co-invest with VCs

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Many VCs have been increasingly investing in earlier stage deals, and several have seed programs or funds focused on angel-stage stages. Join Bill Bryant, who has significant experience both as an angel investor and a VC, for an interactive session on how angels can effectively collaborate with VCs on deals. Bill Bryant is a Partner…

DeveloperWeek Seattle

July 28 @ 3:30 pm - August 1 @ 7:30 pm
Our team will be hosting the first annual DeveloperWeek Seattle this July 28 – August 1! Seattle is already a tech hub for developer technologies: home to some dev tech leaders such as Amazon and Microsoft, as well as newer dev tech companies including Chef, Shippable, Avalara, and Groundspeak. We’ve recently announced the schedule of…

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Robert Scoble, Tech Geek (Rackspace)

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace’s startup program. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (“The Age of Context,” a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel,…

Essentials of Startup Law: Board Relations & Corporate Governance

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Board Relations & Corporate Governance: In this class, learn about best practices in dealing with your board of directors, how to run board meetings, and dealing with conflicts of interest. You’ll also explore details of good corporate governance for private companies and understand what you need to do now to prepare your company for future…

Feature Exploration, Visualization and Predictive Modeling with R and AzureML

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In this 90-minute Meetup, we will give an overview of solving a simple predictive analytics problem. We will use R for feature exploration/visualization and AzureML for building a predictive model. We will be using the Titanic dataset for our exercise. You will see the end to end process of building a predictive model. We will…

Cannabis Tech Meetup

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cannabis Tech Meetup is Seattle’s first cannabis tech focused meetup. With over 100 Entrepreneurs signed up as FREE members in less than 30 days, we’re excited to watch this group grow. We’d love for you to join us on the 1st Monday of every month for great food, drinks, networking and a Seattle company doing…

Feature Exploration, Visualization and Predictive Modeling with R and AzureML

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In this 90-minute talk, I will be giving an overview of solving a simple predictive analytics problem. We will use R for feature exploration and visualization and build a predictive model using Azure ML. We will be using the Titanic data set for our exercise. You will see the end-to-end process of building a predictive…

#GivingTuesday Crowdfunding Breakfast

August 5 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
You’re invited to join nonprofit leaders in Seattle and Indiegogo’s Cause Director, Bre DiGiammarino, and the General Assembly team for breakfast. - Learn how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign and take full advantage of the growing #GivingTuesday movement this December - Get the inside scoop on campaign pitch, perks, and promotion from social media…

Hands-On Data Science & Predictive Analytics Workshop

August 12 @ 8:30 am - August 13 @ 5:30 pm
Did you know that Target predicts customer pregnancy from shopping behavior, increasing potential customers by 30%? Ever wondered how Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Netlflix give you accurate recommendations about products, friends, personal connections, and movies? Did you know that law enforcement agencies in some states are fighting crime by predicting it and preventing it before…

Storytelling for Entrepreneurs: Presentations to Elevator PItches

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Not all elevator pitches are created equal. You may think you’ve got a can’t miss pitch, but if you can’t explain your idea in a compelling and interesting way, your message may get lost in translation. In this class, you’ll learn how to utilize storytelling techniques in business settings. You’ll begin with the three types…

I Heart Nerds 5K

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The I Heart Nerds 5K is a celebration of the vibrant tech and nerd culture in the greater Seattle area. We’d love to have you join us at the 2014 I Heart Nerds 5K. This year’s race will be held at beautiful Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA on Sunday, August 17th at 9 am. The…

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Rahul Sood, GM and Partner (Microsoft Ventures)

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rahul Sood is General Manager of Microsoft Ventures. His team operates startup accelerators and outreach around the world. They also run a strategic fund that makes seed investments in startup companies from their portfolio and others. Sood joined Microsoft in January of 2011. He created Bing Fund in February 2012. In March, 2013 Microsoft consolidated…

Startup Weekend Women Seattle

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - September 21 @ 9:00 pm
Ready to be part of something big? Join us: We’re assembling 100 of the most talented entrepreneurial-minded women (and men) for a very special edition of Startup Weekend on September 19-21, 2014. We provide the working space, brain fuel, food, mentors, new friends, and inspiring speakers and judges. You supply the energy and innovation to…

Designers of Things 2014

September 23 @ 7:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Designers of Things is an all-new conference & showcase dedicated to accelerating the design, development and business of Wearable Tech, 3D Printing and Internet of Things, and empowering the inventive people behind these technologies to take their skills and products to the next level. Featuring keynote Gadi Amit, Founder & Principal Designer of NewDealDesign and…

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Julie Sandler (Principal Madrona Venture)

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Julie is a Principal on the investment team at Madrona Venture Group, a Pacific Northwest venture capital firm focused on technology companies. Julie pursues new investment opportunities for Madrona, and is actively involved in Madrona’s portfolio companies and the firm’s activity in the startup community. She led Madrona’s investment in Julep, and is a board…

Alliance of Angels Workshop: Angel Investing Data & Trends

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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 latest data from his own research on angel returns, as well as from the HALO Report, a collaborative research effort of the Angel Resource Institute…
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