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Between Clint Dempsey’s participation in the World Cup, the Supporters’ Shield victory, and their semifinals placement, it’s been a banner year for the Seattle Sounders. Although next Monday’s Western Conference Semifinal game is making headlines, it’s not the only Sounders event that should be on Seattleites’ radars next week.

Up Global and the Seattle Sounders are teaming up for a the first ever sports-themed Startup Weekend, at the Impact Hub Seattle, beginning Friday Nov. 14. The three day event will follow the standard Startup Weekend format with meals, networking, team collaboration, and pitches.

startup weekendOn Sunday evening participants will present their work to a panel of judges — including Sounders GM and Owner Adrian Hanauer, Sounders CTO Emanuel Bettelheim, Zulily VP Kevin Saliba, and Madrona Principal Julie Sandler.

The winning teams will receive Sounders prizes, like tickets and autographed memorabilia. Tickets are available for $25 – $99 here.

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If you’re looking for something family-friendly to do this weekend, stop by the Pacific Science Center for a variety of interactive demonstrations and exhibits. The eight annual Life Sciences Research Weekend promises “hands-on science and face-to-face time with the nation’s top research scientists from companies and research institutions across Washington state.” Entry is included in the general admission cost for the museum. Tickest are on sale for $14.50 – $19.50 here.

When and where: Nov. 7, 10:00a.m. – Nov. 9, 6:00p.m. Pacific Science Center, Seattle. 

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Crowdfunding is one of the most popular strategies for startups to raise capital. Some, like the “Coolest Cooler” have seen enormous success, while many others struggle to get their idea off the ground. If you’re looking for guidance on launching a successful crowdfunding campaign, check out this crash course. This class is designed to help startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners “learn how to construct a plan that leads directly to finding your ideal audience and getting that audience to support your campaign – financially and socially.” Tickets are on sale for $20 here.

When and where: Nov. 8, 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. WeWork — South Lake Union, Seattle. 

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The sixth annual Seattle Angel Conference will bring together entrepreneurs and new angel investors in a unique way. Several weeks ago the conference collected $5,500 from each investor, for an expected pool of $100,000 to $200,000. Startups applied to participate and the accepted class underwent a review and strengthening process. Now, the companies will present their work to an committee at this investor-led event. The conference is open to the public and it’s an opportunity to learn about the angel investment process. Guests will hear from Seattle Angel Fund’s Susan Preston and Microsoft Ventures’ Rahul Sood. Tickets are available for $25 – $165 here.

When and where: Nov. 12, 12:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. Impact Hub, Seattle. 

Seattle AntiFreeze at MOHAI: Seattle Startupsantifreeze

If you live in the Puget Sound area you’ve probably heard of The Seattle Freeze. The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) has two definitions:

1. The chilly social reception one might get from a polite yet uninterested Seattleite
2. An exaggerated myth about Seattle’s character

Join MOHAI’s efforts to debunk this myth at its monthly Seattle AntiFreeze event. This gathering is designed to help break the ice among Seattleites and the November installment will focus specifically on local startups. GeekWire’s John Cook will be sharing his thoughts on Seattle’s startup culture along with SNUPI Technologies’ Jeremy Jaech. Attendence is free with museum admission. Register here.

When and where: Nov. 13, 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. MOHAI, Seattle. 

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, including 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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