GeekWire Calendar: Startups

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Spark Leadership through Mentoring

April 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Innovation Seminar: Tamara Power-Drutis Leadership Development through Mentoring Speaker: Tamara Power-Drutis Thinking about getting your work out of your lab or office and into the marketplace? Take the next step…

Global Azure Boot Camp – Seattle

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome to the Global Azure Boot Camp – Seattle event! On Saturday April 25, 2015 thousands of developers and IT Professionsals from around the world will gather in nearly 200…

Beer and Balsalmiq: Intro to UX

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is, while also explaining some of the core concepts of user centered design (UCD).…

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…

Cigars & Startups (with investor pitch from investors)

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cigars & Startups is a monthly event for founders, co-founders, soon to be founders, investors, and supporters to connect over a cigar and libations. Not everyone smokes since there is…

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Robbie Bach, Former President Xbox (Microsoft)

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles. Starting in 1992, he played an important role…

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…

Startup Weekend Seattle Latino Markets – All Welcome

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - May 3 @ 6:30 pm
We wanted to let the Geekwire Community know about a fantastic event for the Latino and Tech community here in Seattle. The event is called Startup Weekend Latino Markets and…

Feature Friday at The Dice Cabana

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kick off your weekend with a one-of-a-kind happy hour event where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to announce and demo their latest…

Introduction to Python Programming

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whether you have experience in programming or are looking to get started for the first time, getting involved in the Python community will put you on the fast track to…

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 @ 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…

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…

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…

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…

ZINO Pitch Tank Investment Forum featuring Kevin Harrington and Colin Sprake

May 11 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We are living in a fast-changing and uncertain time––a disruptive age. The scale of the challenges we face and the accelerating speed of innovation demands a new approach to innovation…

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…

New Tech Eastside

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Tech Eastside is the largest monthly event on the Eastside, and is the new sister event to New Tech Seattle, Seattle’s largest monthly event. This is where you’ll connect…

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…

Startup Weekend: Health

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - May 17 @ 10:00 pm
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur in the Health vertical? Want to impact medical devices, healthcare IT, wearables, biotech, fitness, CROs or life sciences? If so, join…

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…

New Tech Seattle

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Tech Seattle is the heart of Seattle tech where you’ll connect with smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of our tech community. We’d love you to…

Tech in Focus: Disruptive Technologies

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Disruptive technologies are ones that use ground-breaking technology to shake up a given industry vertical or push the envelope enough to create their own industry. Come hear from a panel…
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