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GW calendar logoMonday, Oct. 20 kicks off a five-day celebration of Seattle’s dynamic startup community.

Seattle Startup Week is a free conference with events hosted by entrepreneurs at venues around the city. Programming ranges from educational — with sessions like “Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Startups” and “How to Start a Startup” to fun and social with events entitled “Waffle Wednesday,” “Sports Tech Meetup and Social,” and “Random acts of Cupcakes.”

Attendees have the opportunity to hear fireside chats from Rover CTO Scott Porad, GeekWire Chariman Jonathan Sposoto, and Sir Mix-A-Lot — really.

Sessions will also delve into issues of gender, success and failure, veteran entrepreneurship, and financing startups. Zillow’s Rich Barton and RealNetworks’ Rob Glaser are delivering keynotes. Learn more and RSVP for individual events here.

That’s just one of our selections from the GeekWire Calendar — our curated list of the top tech events in the Pacific Northwest. Keep reading and check out the calendar for more.


MGF, a mobile games forum for industry professionals, arrives in Seattle for the first time next week. The inaugural event will host speakers from Unity, Electronic Arts (EA), Warner Bros, WeMade Entertainment, Games Amazon, and more. In addition to the seminars, the lineup includes a boat cruise, VC speed dating, and networking events. Tickets are available for $139 – $1,799 here.

When and where: Oct. 21 – Oct. 22 Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Seattle. 

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New Tech Seattle — Startup Week Keynote Event

Monthly meetup group New Tech Seattle (formerly Seattle Tech Meetup) is dedicating its October event to Startup Week. Join members of the local tech community for a networking reception and community announcements. Speakers from Gathered Table, Ghostruck, Mixby, Prizmiq, and Reveal will give presentations followed by an after-party at Jabu’s. Tickets are on sale for $10 here.

When and where: Oct. 21, 5:30p.m. – 8:15p.m. Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle. 

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Seattle Angel investor Gary Rubens and DWT Partner and founder Joe Wallin are collaborating to throw this networking event. The evening will connect angels with companies seeking funding. Startups will have the opportunity to pitch and if investors are interested they can share more information during follow-up rounds. RSVP for free here.

When and where: Oct. 22, 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. NEW SURF Incubator, Seattle. 

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Want to keep the momentum up after the close of Startup Week on Friday Oct. 24? Check out Startup Weekend Bellevue, beginning that evening. The theme of this year’s event is cloud technologies and how they can be used to make startups more productive. The event will follow the traditional Startup Weekend model with pitches, feedback from entrepreneurs, a popular vote, and then a 54-hour period to develop the product. The weekend will culminate in presentations before leading entrepreneurs. Tickets are available for $25 – $99 here.

When and where: Oct. 24 – Oct. 26. Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue. 

Mark your calendar for GeekWire’s 3rd annual Game Night at Seattle’s Spitfire bar on Nov. 11. We’ll be busting out the board games, especially, our favorite, Settlers of Catan, for this night of fun! Tickets available here.

Contact GeekWire’s Monica Nickelsburg at Listings for this feature are picked from the GeekWire Calendar, where you can submit free listings for technology-related events in the Pacific Northwest. 

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