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An Evening with Maureen Chiquet, former CEO of Chanel

June 22 @ 4:30 pm - September 14 @ 8:00 pm

Meridian Capital LLC and BNY Mellon Wealth Management are proud to welcome Maureen Chiquet, former CEO of Chanel, to Seattle for this premier networking and leadership event with a dedicated advocate for women's advancement and success. When Chiquet left her position as Global CEO of the acclaimed fashion house Chanel last year, she knew that her unique trajectory and approach to leadership could help others think differently about their own values and goals. On June 22, Chiquet will discuss the…

Global A.I. Hackathon

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - June 25 @ 6:00 pm

The Global Hackathon series is a community-centered event. It is run by local event organizers around the world. Seattle is one of the 15 cities to participate in the first season of the hackathon series. The first ever Global Hackathon series is kicking off with Artificial Intelligence. Whether you are an expert or a newbie in AI, we welcome you to join this event and work with your local innovator community to prototype and find solutions to real-world problems. Challenges…

Connected Devices – GIX 2017 Innovation Competition Project Registration

June 24 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

The GIX 2017 Innovation Competition is currently accepting applications from emerging innovators with CONNECTED DEVICES projects. It is held by the Global Innovation Exchange Institute, aka GIX, a multi-culture and open education-research platform co-created by two of the world's leading research universities: Tsinghua University and the University of Washington. The extended deadline for submissions is June 24th, 2017. Prize Setting: One Frist Prize, prize amount $30,000; two Second Prizes, prize amount $20,000; three Third Prizes, prize amount $10,000. Special Meituan-Dianping…

Seattle Sports Tech (“Hackathon”)

June 24 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 8:00 pm

Join the Seattle Sports Tech Meetup for our second annual Hackathon at Galvanize Seattle hosted by the Seattle Sounders with data provided by Sportradar. We’re seeking teams and individuals who have a desire to contribute to the integration of technology with sports. We've confirmed that 1st place for the event will be a $20,000 API package from Sportradar! We will be joined by Seattle Sounders FC CEO Adrian Hanauer on Sunday at 5:30PM for a keynote to kick off the…

UX Prototyping Exercise: Rigorous Time-boxed Sketching

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meet and practice quick-paced exercises and activities that may be seen in interviews for UX Design positions. This session is dedicated to practicing rigorous time-boxed sketching. Goals: • Learn about rigorous time-boxed sketching • Practice sketching exercises under strict time constraints • Provide feedback on designs • Reflect and review the activity • Read excerpts and/or watch videos on becoming proficient Join our UX Design Peer Practice Meetup group to stay in the loop on our upcoming events!

Maker Day – Creative Reuse Projects and Games

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come build and play with Art+Tech+Trash! Play with ReUsetopus, an electronically responsive octopus made from re-purposed holiday lights, or build your own mini-mosaic with paper, bottle-caps, and LEDs. Visitors will also have the chance to play Space Oddity, the great escape game from Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2016: build and guide autonomous “Altoids tin” robots in a race to save the humans. Cost of event is included in museum admission.

Future Stores

June 26 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm

Future Stores is where America's most innovative omni-channel and in-store experience professionals meet and learn. Building upon Worldwide Business Research’s (WBR) vast expertise in creating educational executive events for the Retail Sector including eTail, Mobile Shopping and Next Gen Customer Experience, the Future Stores Event was launched in 2013 and continues to be the leading in-store experience event. Months of industry research with over 100 retail executives is compiled to create the program each year.

CleanTech Innovation Showcase

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

CleanTech Innovation Showcase is the premier one-day event to experience the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives. Network with 500+ cleantech industry leaders, investors, policymakers and media from across the U.S., Canada and beyond. See the next generation of clean technologies from 24 presenting companies and tour the CleanTech Innovation Expo featuring international pavilions, company exhibits, technology demonstrations, research posters and more. The 2017 CleanTech Innovation Showcase will be held Monday, June 26, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center…

NewSpace Conference

June 27 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm

The Space Frontier Foundation will host its annual NewSpace conference in San Francisco, CA on June 27 – 29, bringing together startups, investment firms, established companies and government for three days of discovery, connection and innovation. NewSpace is the conference for exploring the challenges and opportunities of opening the space frontier to human settlement. Themed “Convergence,” NewSpace 2017 will highlight the cross-disciplinary collaboration critical to creating a sustainable space economy. Through engaging conference sessions and unique networking opportunities, participants will…

Alliance of Angels – Angel Connect Panel @ WeWork

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of an angel investor? Now is your chance! Join Alliance of Angels board members and angel investors, Loretta Little and Gregg Bennett, along with experienced angels and AoA members Eric Larsen and Dennis Joyce for this one-hour panel discussion. David Lee from Peterson Sullivan will moderate this session where entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain feedback from some of AoA’s most experienced angel investors.

Operation Code Seattle

June 27 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at 6 PM on June 27th at Code Fellows for camaraderie and code. This event is open to all, regardless of experience or background. While it is the mission of Operation Code to empower the military community, we welcome attendees of every sort. Our guest speakers this month are Sayce Falk, Product Co-founder at Axon, and Nell Shamrell-Harrington, Sr. Software Engineer at Chef. Sayce Falk will be discussing his path from the military, to his current position, and the future…

Startup Grind Hosts Heather Redman Managing Director Flying Fish Partners

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Heather is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Flying Fish Partners, an early stage venture firm based in Seattle. Prior to her current role, Heather was an active angel investor, VP at Indix Corporation, SVP at Summit Power Group, Executive and Senior Vice President at each of Atom Entertainment, Getty Images and PhotoDisc. She is an investor in TechStars, Founders' Co-op and 9Mile Labs.

An Evening with Bill Bradley & Dan Evans

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join NatureBridge for an inspirational discussion on bipartisanship, conservation and the Elwha dam removals featuring Bill Bradley, former Democratic U.S. Senator and Dan Evans, former Republican Washington Governor and U.S. Senator, at Benaroya Hall. Lynda Mapes, Seattle Times Reporter and author of Elwha: A River Reborn will moderate. The evening will include an introduction by Evans, a formal presentation by Bradley, and a question-and-answer period with both.

June 2017 Business Showcase

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

You never know what can happen if you just walk in the door! The Bellevue Chamber Business Showcase on June 29 is your ticket to meet and greet hundreds of business owners, professionals, and consumers. Join us Thursday, June 29, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, at the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, 11211 Main Street to make great business connections and learn about the cool products and services of local businesses. Enjoy a fun networking experience, tasty appetizers plus the opportunity to…

Downtown Seattle Tech Crawl

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

OK. This is fun (If we do say so ourselves). Imagine hopping from one awesome place to another, being fed, given drinks, playing games, and getting a first-hand look at some of the top, coolest tech companies in the region. WTIA’s your hookup. Join us for one—or both—of our Tech Crawl series in 2017 to check out new spaces and to network with others in the tech community. This year we’re doing things a little different- we’re kicking off the…

Movie Screening: CODE – Debugging the Gender Gap

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In today's society, technology is steadily growing and increasingly becoming one of the most powerful sources in history. With people from all nationalities and ethnicities using technology to connect and interact, it poses the question: Why aren't the people behind technology as diverse as its users? CODE documentary aims to bring awareness to the lack of diversity within tech jobs. Through various interviews and animations, CODE explores cultural mindsets, stereotypes, and reasons why most minorities are not seeking opportunities in…

The Power of ERG/BRGs: Best Practices & Cross-Collaboration

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of conversation as we chat with community leaders about what makes for an effective Employee Resource Group, Business Resource Group, and Affinity Group. We’ll discuss best practices, and how to promote cross-collaboration within our organizations and across others. This event is great for ERG/BRG leaders, members of local ERG/BRGs, D&I Leaders, and organizations looking to start ERG/BRGs. Don’t belong to one of these groups, but still interested? We would love to have you! Find more…

Founders Live Seattle

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

***NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH, WE'LL BE AT THE RIVETER ON CAPITOL HILL*** Founders LIVE is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the country where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who will not only receive an award, but recognition from the crowd and also the…

A Live Presentation of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - July 1 @ 10:00 pm

Experience Stanley Kubrick’s spellbinding, Academy Award-winning masterpiece. Recognized as one of the greatest works of science fiction cinema, 2001: A Space Odyssey is acclaimed for its technological realism, boldness and inspired use of music. Watch the film on the big screen with the iconic score, featuring the epic opening scene set to Also sprach Zarathustra by R. Strauss, performed live by the Seattle Symphony. In association with Warner Bros., Southbank Centre London and the British Film Institute. Dates and Times…

Storytelling with PowerBI

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” —Muriel Rukeyser (1913–1980) Storytelling is a cornerstone of the human experience. Though many elements of stories have remained the same throughout history, we have developed better tools and mediums for telling them, such as printed books, movies, and comics. This has changed storytelling styles—and perhaps most importantly, the impact of those stories. Today the best stories are often interactive, visually compelling, and include rich data. Many bloggers, journalists, newspaper columnists, and authors…

1776 Challenge Cup Portland

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Portland has again been selected to host the first round of the 1776 Challenge Cup ( http://www.1776.vc/challenge-cup/ ), a global competition taking place in 75 cities around the world in an effort to identify promising early stage startups who are talking complex challenges that impact cities, education, energy, food, health, money, security, and transportation. Startups interested in applying must do so by June 18, 2017 ( http://union.vc/2017-challenge-cup-portland) . The event takes place at Revolution Hall on July 6, 2017. It…

Code Fellows Admissions: How to Get Started

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thinking about applying to a coding bootcamp, but intimidated by the application process? We're here to help! Find out how to ace your application and breeze through the enrollment process at Code Fellows during our in-person application info session on July 6. You'll meet our amazing Admissions team, see our new space, hear about financing and scholarship options, and connect you with an Admissions Advisor. Not sure you want to apply yet? Stop by to learn more about our program…

Asteroids and Asteroid Mining: A History and Overview

July 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On July 7th, the group Puget Sound Friends of Lowell, composed of Puget Sound area supporters of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ, will be hosting an event on Asteroids and Asteroid Mining. Nick Moskovitz (Assistant Astronomer at Lowell Observatory), who specializes in Asteroids, will present on "Asteroids and the Ancient Solar System" and Peter Illsley (Principal Mechanical Engineer of Planetary Resources), will be presenting on "Asteroid Mining: It's Not Science Fiction Anymore." Email shayhursgm (at) gmail (dot) com to RSVP with your…

New Tech Seattle (IoT Event)

July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

More than just a meetup, we're a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Seattle is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle area tech community. This month's presentations: iHealthHome presented by Phill Moran – our cloud-based software platform revolutionizes the way in-home care is delivered and can power a “virtual village” to connect your care team to people at home and help…

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Dan Levitan Founder (Maveron)

July 12 @ 6:00 am

Dan has 25 years of collective experience in venture capital and investing, specializing in leading consumer and retail businesses. Eager to help innovative companies realize their full potential, he launched Maveron, in 1998, with Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Co. In this role, Levitan has led many Maveron successful exits within the last 19 years, including, zulily, Capella and eBay. Dan Levitan currently serves on the Board of Directors for Arivale, Allbirds, Earnest, Pro.com, Trupanion and PlutoVR. Levitan is also…

AoA Workshop – Equity Term Sheets

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This interactive session will provide angel investors and entrepreneurs with explanations and examples of the most important elements of a term sheet for an early stage equity financing, why these terms are included and how they are used, and whether the term sheet is fair and balanced. Greg Gottesman is co-founder and Managing Director of Pioneer Square Labs, a Seattle-based studio that creates and launches technology startups. He serves as a Venture Partner of Madrona Venture Group, where he formerly…

New Tech Tacoma

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

More than just a meetup, we're a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Tacoma is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle and Tacoma area tech community. This month's presentations: SiteCrafting presented by Phil Price – A trusted partner guiding your web success. SiteCrafting excels at developing unique web-based solutions that make businesses more successful. Ocho Consulting presented by Joe Hafner – The best…

Small Business Expo Seattle

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Small Business Expo is the America's BIGGEST business trade show, conference & networking event that incorporates networking opportunities and informational conferences that can assist business owners and professionals to develop and grow their businesses. Small Business Expo is free to attend. Each Expo will feature an Exhibitor Hall which will contain over one hundred business exhibitors ready and waiting to tell you about their business’ product or service. Upon your arrival, you will be given a colored dot (GET DOTTED)…

Women@Work: A Different Future for Tech

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join Redfin for an inspiring afternoon with women technology leaders who are creating change in an industry grappling with how to increase diversity and inclusion. Seattle is developing into a major tech hub, with a business culture that in some ways resembles Silicon Valley but also stands apart. This growth presents powerful opportunities for women to lead, from starting their own companies to designing new products. Women@Work will offer concrete strategies for building a career, navigating corporate cultures, and…

Where No Man Has Gone Before: An Improvised Parody of the Original Star Trek Series

July 13 @ 8:00 pm

Where No Man Has Gone Before, Seattle Experimental Theaters' hit improvised parody of the original Star Trek TV series, is returning to Theatre Off Jackson in July for a two week run. Join the crew of the enterprise as they encounter a mysterious ship in space and beam aboard its crew (defined by audience suggestion). But are the alien visitors friend or foe? Tensions rise on the Enterprise as the crew and ship are put in unforeseen danger. At every…

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