GeekWire Elevator Pitch Meetup and Karaoke for a Cause

Join hundreds of geeks, startups, and members of the tech community for our fall meetup and elevator pitch…and/or come to enjoy Karaoke for a Cause.

Tuesday, October 23 at the Crocodile Cafe in Belltown

Meetup and Elevator Pitch, 5-7 PM

The focus is casual conversation but with a bonus feature: a brief, live version of our popular Elevator Pitch.  Three pre-selected startups will take the stage to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, and compete for bragging rights and prizes.  Consider it the Pacific Northwest version of The Voice meets Shark Tank.

Our presenters: Brian Monnin, Happly, Rodney Stearns, A Safe Way Home/Text No More, Kristoph Cichocki-Romanov, Portals, Phil Gordon, Jawfish Games

Our judges:  Liz Pearce (CEO, LiquidPlanner), Dan Shapiro (CEO, Google Comparison)  and Jonathan Sposato (Chairman, GeekWire)

Karaoke for a Cause, 7-9 PM

Join the tech community in one of its favorite past times, karaoke, while supporting Year Up Puget Sound as they strive to close the opportunity divide in our region and equip young adults to succeed in great jobs (many in tech!).  Enjoy networking and entertainment, belt out your favorite tunes and/or bid on local tech celebrities to perform for you.

Need a little liquid courage to get on stage? Singers, your first beverage is covered (while supplies last).  Curious to hear the vocal stylings of such tech celebs as Jonathan Sposato, Dan Shapiro, Rand Fishkin, John Cook and more? Everything has a price (and all bids go directly to support Year Up). Bid high enough and you can even choose the song!


Fall Meetup, 5 pm-7 pm. A casual meetup (21 and over) featuring our Elevator Pitch. Talk with fellow techies in a fun, lively environment.

Karaoke for a Cause: 7-9 pm. Enterainment-filled networking event supporting local charity Year Up.

Tuesday, October 23 at the Crocodile Cafe in Belltown: 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121. GeekWire is proud to host community-building events!