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By Jennifer Cabala

There are just 6 days and a handful of tickets left for StartupDay 2011!  When you register for StartupDay 2011not only will you learn from some of the most successful startupperstoday, but you can also meet with top investors, entrepreneurs andconsultants in our advisory room.  
StartupDay will be a world class experience, one we couldn’t havewithout the great companies who support entrepreneurs.  Thank you toStartupDay 2011’s incredible sponsors.

The KauffmanFoundation

The Ewing Marion KauffmanFoundation is the world’s largest foundation devoted toentrepreneurship.  Established in themid-1960s, the Foundation’s mission is to foster “a society of economicallyindependent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to theimprovement of their communities.”  Inaddition to entrepreneurship, other areas of focus are advancing innovation,education, and research and policy.

Foster Pepper

For over 100 years, FosterPepper has represented diverse groups of people—from publically tradedcorporations to individuals—and helped them navigate complex and politicallysensitive projects.  With teams inSpokane and Seattle, Foster Pepper is proud of their community involvement inWashington as well as their broad range of legal expertise and global reach.

Microsoft BizSpark

A global program, Microsoft BizSpark provides helpto young startups by “giving them access to Microsoft software developmenttools, connecting them with key industry players” and providing marketingvisibility to entrepreneurs getting their startups off the ground.  In addition to software, startups alsoreceive lots of support and visibility from the Microsoft global network.


The WashingtonTechnology Industry Association seeks to build a community of technologyprofessionals and companies in order to develop Seattle as a “StartupGround.”  With focuses on gaming, mobile,the next generation of e-commerce and beyond the WTIA is committed to sharingexpertise and delivering discount business services.

Cooley LLP

Cooley LLPhas a long tradition of providing legal advice and representation to innovativeand disruptive companies bringing breakthrough products and technologies tomarket.  Cooley offers counsel to youngstartups and works with them through all stages of business growth: from seedand mezzanine financing all the way to IPO and M&A.

Thanks also to ourSupporting Sponsors:

Amazon Web Services





LeanStartup Seattle

Microsoft Bing



Silicon Florist

Startup Foundation

Startup Weekend


Universityof Washington Foster School of Business

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