GeekWire Startup Day 2015

johnvcpanel1Startup Advice, Insights, and Inspiration from the Trenches: GeekWire Startup Day, 9 am – 5 pm on Jan. 30 at the Showbox SODO in Seattle.

Planning to make the startup plunge, or already in the deep end? Look no further than GeekWire Startup Day.

Startup Day is the preeminent startup conference in the Pacific Northwest — bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, tinkerers and builders for a day of discussion, inspiration and learning about the startup journey.

Dave Cotter speaking at GeekWire Startup Day in Seattle.
SquareHub Co-founder Dave Cotter at Startup Day 2013.

Startup Demo Zone! Startup companies will be able to receive in-person feedback and conduct one-on-one presentations with event attendees in the Startup Demo Zone. The Zone is available to qualifying startup companies for $650, and includes a presentation table; a ticket to the event and an individual meeting with an angel investor or VC. Three companies from the Demo Zone also will be chosen to present live on stage to our illustrious VC panel. (Last year’s winner walked away with a check from a VC). Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot today.

We’re also excited to bring back the Resource Room where entrepreneurs will be able to discuss everyday business challenges with experts in law, finance, design, leadership and more.

Check out this year’s lineup of speakers below, stay tuned for more to come, and join us for GeekWire Startup Day on January 30!

Speakers

Ben Huh
Cheezburger CEO
Sarah Bryar
Former Rivet & Sway CEO, Former Amazon Manager

Speakers

Kristen Hamilton
Kristen Hamilton
Koru CEO

Kristen Hamilton is CEO of Koru, a Seattle-based company that provides career training and coaching to recent college grads. Before serving as Koru’s CEO, Kristen worked as COO of a global non-profit, launched mobile media devices for a Fortune 100 company, and helped take Onvia, which she co-founded, public.

 

Ben Huh
Ben Huh
Cheezburger CEO

Ben has always been a start up guy. Ben became the CEO of Cheezburger, Inc. after acquiring I Can Has Cheezburger? in 2007 and grew it into one of the largest humor networks in the world — while making a profit during one of the deepest recessions. Cheezburger has been credited with bringing Internet culture and memes to the mainstream. Ben credits the success of his company to the users and fans who create the content. His goal, and Cheezburger’s mission, is to make the world happy for 5-minutes a day.

 

Sarah Bryar
Sarah Bryar
Former Rivet & Sway CEO, Former Amazon Manager

Sarah is a co-chairman on the City of Seattle Board of Advisors. She served as CEO of the online eyewear boutique Rivet & Sway and previously worked for ParentMap, Spring Creek, and Amazon. She is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Business School.

Register

Register here for GeekWire Startup Day — 9 am – 5 pm, January 30, Showbox SODO, 1700 1st Ave S., Seattle.