Seattle 2.0 Startup Day: Planning to make the startup plunge, or already in the deep end? Look no further than this one-of-a-kind one-day conference to inspire and inform your new life as an entrepreneur. GeekWire is pleased to present the fourth year of this popular favorite, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 22 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash, followed by a reception.
Bonus For Attendees
Hone Your Elevator Pitch: In the morning, a handful of lucky entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to investor judges, get feedback and compete for a chance to present to the entire Startup Day audience. To get in on the Elevator Pitch, register below (no extra charge but space is extremely limited; choose ticket type “entrepreneur + elevator pitch.”). Check out our list of judges here.
Advice From Experts: Attendees can sign up for advice from experts in our Startup Resource Center. Bring your burning questions in finance, law, sales, marketing, PR, team-building, design, U/X and more. When you check in at registration, choose a category and enjoy a one-on-one meeting with best-in-breed advisors. First-come, first served so don’t miss out on this opportunity. Check out our list of experts here.
|9:00- 10:00 AM|
Registration and Refreshments
Adam Tratt, Co-founder and CEO, Haiku Deck
Startup Storytelling for the win
Mike Fridgen, President and CEO, Decide
Branding, startup style
Steve Murch, Founder and CEO, BigOven
Bootstrapping: Less cash, more cowbell
Aviel Ginzburg & Adam Schoenfeld, Co-founders, Simply Measured
Co-founding: The good, the bad, the ugly
Darrell Cavens, CEO Zulily
Clear Vision for the Future
Your judges: Andy Sack (TechStars), Boris Wertz (version one ventures), Frank Artale (Ignition), Greg Gottesman (Madrona Venture Group), Rahul Sood (Bing Fund). Check out all the judges, screeners and coaches here.
All morning, entrepreneurs lined up to pitch their ideas and get feedback from investors. From these “auditions,” the top three presenters face a panel of judges. In this live version of GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch, both the judges (and the audience) will choose their winner(s).
Jonathan Sposato, former CEO Picnik, Chairman, GeekWire
Everything I need to know about design I learned in a hotel
Mary Jesse, Founder and CEO, Ivy Corp.
Jordan Weisman, CEO, Harebrained Schemes
Warning: Startups may be hazardous to your health (and ego)
Brenda Spoonemore, Co-founder and CEO Dwellable
A biz dev playbook for startups:
Why, when and how to do deals to help your business win
Aaron Levie, CEO, Box joins GeekWire’s John Cook and Todd Bishop for a lively fireside chat.
Welcome to the live version of GeekWire’s Startup Resource Center! As an extra benefit for attendees, select an expert (or two) for a one-on-one meeting and get free (read: priceless) advice.
When you check in at registration, our staff will set you up with an appointment card with the category(ies) and time slot(s) of your choice. Prepare some questions for your brief meeting so you can make the most of the opportunity. And don’t worry about missing any content from the main stage; We’re recording all the sessions.
Financial and Business Management: Bader Martin, sessions at 1:45, 2:15 and 3:15.
From tax returns to accounting and management reporting, business structuring and funding to exit planning, visit the pro’s at Bader Martin, who are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and their ventures succeed.
Legal: 1:45 PM
From formation to intellectual property, licensing to financing, we’ve got the best in the business. Sign up and line up for a meeting with one of the following folks:
- Ater Wynne, Alex Modelski
- McNaul, William Carleton
- Perkins Coie, Kha Dang
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati, Parag Gheewala and Craig Sherman
Business: 2:15 PM
From acelerating sales and building your team to pitching investors and the media, we’ve got the experts for you:
- Sales and Marketing: Heinz Marketing, Matt Heinz
- Team building and staffing: Baker Technical, Scot Baker
- Seeking investment: Funding Quest, Bryan Brewer
- PR Strategies: Barokas PR, Richard Tso, Stephany Rochon
Design/UI/UX: 3:15 PM
From brand identity to user interface and user experience, get some practical tips on powerful design and delighting your users:
Seattle 2.0 Startup Day: A conference for aspiring entrepreneurs, early stage startup founders, and anyone else seeking an edge in the startup world. GeekWire is pleased to present the fourth year of this popular one-day conference, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 22 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash., followed by a reception.