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GW calendar logoDevelopers, designers, and hustlers with a passion for music and tech will come together for Startup Weekend Seattle Music April 1-3. The 54-hour educational event facilitates helps music-oriented startups take their first steps toward launching.

In this special music edition of Startup Weekend, participants will focus on some of the problems the music industry faces today.

startup weekendMentors include founders, software engineers, musicians, and community leaders from across the tech and music industry. Founder of Sub Pop records Bruce Pavitt, Founder of Lively Dean Graziano, and Seattle Times music writer Paul De Barros will be judging the startup pitches on Sunday.

Check in begins at 6 p.m. on April 1. Tickets are available here.

That’s one of the selections from the GeekWire Calendar, our curated list of the Pacific Northwest’s top tech events. Keep reading and visit the full calendar for more.

Power Up! Gaming Days at EMP Museum

emplogoWhat: “EMP Museum, in partnership with Nintendo, is excited to announce Power Up! Gaming Days (#PowerUpEMP), a celebration of the art, imagination, and innovation of video games on April 4-6, 2016.  This three-day event will feature a special Nintendo Pop-Up Arcade including hot titles for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, gaming face-offs on EMP’s massive Sky Church screen, prizes, and more. Plus, explore EMP’s dynamic, immersive gaming exhibit, Indie Game Revolution sponsored by Nintendo, with a playable look into 20 rotating independent titles from around the globe. Power Up! Gaming Days is included with EMP Museum admission.”

Where: EMP Museum

When: April 4 – 6

Register:  Entry is free with museum admission.

9Mile Labs Open Coffees

9Mile_LABS-New logo_jpegWhat: “9Mile Labs will be hosting Open Coffees on Tuesdays between 3/29 – 4/19, from 10AM-12PM, rotating between the eastside and Seattle side. No pre-scheduling required. Just show up, spot a 9Mile Labs sign, and join us in a conversation. We’d love to answer your questions about 9Mile Labs, discuss whether participating in an accelerator is right for you, and hear how your cool new idea is going to change the world. Not working on anything in particular right now? That’s ok too. We welcome conversations with entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in the Pacific Northwest startup scene.”

Where: Caffé Umbria

When: April 5, 10 a.m.

Register: This event is free. More information is available here.

Neighborhood Expo 2016, Your Community Connection

Nhood_Expo2016_logo_headerWhat: “This is the BIGGEST micro to small-business trade show in North Seattle!!

  • Featuring over 100 local businesses, nonprofits and governmental departments
  • Food samples from area restaurants and caterers
  • C89.5 spinning outside the event
  • Talon the Falcon from Seattle Pacific University
  • And much, much more… stay tuned our Facebook page for updates and stop back to this webpage as we get the event set!

We are proud to partner in 2016 with The World is Fun (TWIF) is  a Charitable Social Club in Seattle founded out of boredom by creative masterminds and anchored in the desire to give back and inspire you!

Join the BallardFremont, Green Lake, Queen Anne, University District PartnershipWallingford, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber and GSBA Chambers along with the PNA.”

Where: Fremont Studios

When: April 5, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Register: Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

Seattle Tech4Good: GiveBig 2016 and Nonprofit/Tech Volunteer Networking

SeaTech4GoodWhat: “Interested in meeting local nonprofits who need your tech advice and maybe volunteering? Join us at the next Seattle Tech4Good meetup, April 7th at the General Assembly office in downtown Seattle. We’ll have a presentation from Planned Parenthood about how technology helps them get the most out of the GiveBig program, and then the rest of the time will be for networking between nonprofits and techies.”

Where: General Assembly – Seattle

When: April 7, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Register: RSVP for free here.

Spring Startup Career Fair

startuphallWhat: “Are you a student/individual looking for employment?

Are you a startup looking for a smart and eager individual to join your blossoming team of entrepreneurs?

Let’s make some introductions. Come by Startup Hall between 3:00-5:00pm on Friday April 8th for a startup career/internship fair! Talk to dozens of fully established and vetted startups who are looking for people like you to join their companies. Bring your A game, and your resume(s).”

Where: Startup Hall

When: April 8, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Register: More information is available here.

Items for this feature are picked from the GeekWire Calendar, where you can submit free listings for geeky gatherings and technology-related events in the Pacific Northwest.

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