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Display Week 2017

May 21 @ 8:00 am - May 26 @ 5:00 pm

SID's Display Week is the premier international event for the electronic display industry. Learn about the latest advancements and newest technology in the display industry amidst the never-ending pulse that beats with the excitement of the entertainment industry and the music capital of the world.

Humanizing technology with venture capitalist and author Scott Hartley

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hartley’s debut book, The Fuzzy and the Techie, busts the myth that only “techies” add value in our digital world. Join us for a scintillating discussion in which the author explores how today’s technological economy requires both the liberal arts and STEM education to innovate and truly thrive.

ABI.Seattle Presents: An IoT Primer – Converting the Physical World to Digital Reality

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for ABI.Seattle’s next event: An IoT Primer – Converting the Physical World to Digital Reality on Monday, May 22nd, at the Amazon Amelia Building. Registration and networking begins at 6:00 p.m. The program will kick-off at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude by 8:00. Appetizers and drinks will be provided. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the collection of sensors, control systems and devices which when connected to the Internet give us a real-time digital picture of…

Tech Solidarity General Meeting

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tech Solidarity is a grass-roots organization whose goal is to better connect tech workers with the communities they live in. All are welcome to attend. This month's featured speaker will be Marcus Courtney, former president of the WashTech union. Donuts will be served!

Life Science Innovation Northwest

May 23 - May 24

Life Science Innovation Northwest is North America’s largest fully-integrated Life Science exposition. This event connects world-class industry leaders and showcases the Pacific Northwest as a global center for life science advancement.

Alliance of Angels Pitch Clinic @ UW

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Alliance of Angels Pitch Clinic is an educational event tailored specifically to entrepreneurs on how to effectively pitch a startup business plan to angel investors. About Alliance of Angels The Alliance of Angels is the largest and most active angel group in the Pacific Northwest. Each year, we invest $10M+ into 20+ companies. Our network of 140+ active angel investors is further augmented by a $6.6M seed fund. Learn more at

CID Yelp Workshop w/ Michael Maine

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Yelp is a helpful tool that connects people with great local businesses. An average of 142 million users visit Yelp every month. These users are looking for businesses like yours to talk about. Join us for our hands-on introduction to Yelp workshop, where Social Engagement Specialist Michael Maine will help guide you step-by-step to building and strengthening your Yelp profile. Find out how to attract and engage more customers, build your professional appearance online, and work with customer feedback to…

Tech and construction

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Technology influences many aspects of the construction industry and is deeply ingrained in all stages. From concept to execution, technology is transforming this antiquated industry through mobile collaboration, drones, wearables, and even virtual reality. Gain insight and inspiration from experts in the construction field and hear first-hand how technology is transforming their work. Expand your understanding of today’s tech-based world, and fuel your own ideas for the future. Hear from experts at Fieldwire and Clark Construction Group discuss how technology is…

MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest Volunteer Mix and Mingle

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a social evening. Meet committee volunteers and chapter leadership. Discover how you can become involved in our goal to connect, inspire and educate our region's entrepreneurs, business leaders, angel investors, venture capitalists, MIT alumni, researchers and technology enthusiasts. There's a volunteer role waiting for you. Enjoy one complimentary drink. Food available for purchase.

Community Conversation: Addressing Hunger

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Seattle is often referred to as one of the greatest food cities in America yet many people who live in our region are uncertain about where their next meal will come from. According to a recent study conducted by The United Conference of Mayors and the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Seattle saw a 15% increase in requests for emergency food assistance in 2016, the greatest swell of any city surveyed. Join us for an open conversation about the complex…

Science in the City: The Search for Life in the Universe

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Although humans have long wondered whether other worlds like the Earth existed in the universe, it has only been within the past few years that a scientific answer has begun to emerge. The recent boom in exoplanet discoveries, many from NASA’s Kepler Mission, has revealed that our Galaxy likely teems with other worlds. Some of these new planets may resemble our own Earth, but many are truly alien. Are these exoplanets really habitable, or even inhabited? How are planets discovered,…

Mobile Base Camp Seattle

May 24 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pushing the new mobile frontier means reaching beyond the boundaries of how we define and optimize user engagement today. At Mobile Base Camp Seattle, marketers from leading mobile verticals discuss the measurement and analysis of their app's user journey, and advance the canonization of methodologies, techniques, and definitions that fuel data-driven, engagement-focused user acquisition.

Tech Jobs Tour Seattle

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1 Year. 50 Cities. 100,000 Jobs. Tech Jobs Tour will convene thousands of influencers and innovators across all areas of technology. Come for the speed mentoring and product demos, stay for the high-fives and ultra-diverse networking. Learn more about your career development, recruiting and retaining non-traditional tech talent, and more.

Cannabis Tech Meetup

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cannabis Tech = great food, drinks, networking, and companies doing cool things with cannabis related technology!

Startup Storytellers: Greatest mistakes and lessons learned

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This month we're talking about Greatest Mistakes and Lessons Learned. Come hear the war stories from startup founders and the lessons they learned along the way. Mistakes and failures can take many forms. In the "fail fast" culture of startup life, it's hard to take a second to catch your breath and reflect on those mistakes in order to move forward, learn from the experience, and hopefully not repeat it. Featuring: Omri Mor, Co-founder and CEO, ZIIBRA; Swatee Surve, CEO & Founder, Litesprite; Matthew Berk, Founder and CEO,…

Startup 425: Founders Learning Series

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until 05/31/2017

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started? Join Startup 425, the Washington SBDC, and seasoned professionals from SCORE for a series of workshops focused on bringing your ideas to reality, from developing a business plan to crafting a financing and marketing strategy. Each session will focus on a different aspect of the startup process, and participants may choose to attend one, multiple, or all sessions, depending on individual needs and interests. Light…

Astronomy on Tap

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THIS MONTH we will be joined by Professor Sarah Tuttle* who will illuminate: "Dark Energy, Dark Matter, and Otters - The universe in three parts," describing among other things her lead role in designing and building the instruments that allow the HETDEX project to measure dark energy. We'll also be joined by the legendary Portlander Dr. Ethan Siegel** who will foretell "The Fate of the Universe: After 13.8 billion years, where is everything headed?". This month we are excited to…

Network Out [Part 4]

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Your workout routine just got better! Join us for ‘Network-Out’ . An event combining a light workout, followed by healthy hosted appetizers, thirst-quenching drinks, and of course networking with other active young professionals! Pick what fits you! You will have your choice of two different classes – ‘Body Pump‘ or ‘Bar‘; perfect for anyone who wants to get out of that workout rut and into a healthy body. These classes are open to all fitness levels. Each class starts…

KUOW Quiz Night at The Neptune with Bill Radke

May 24 @ 7:30 pm

STG Presents KUOW Quiz Night at the Neptune with KUOW host Bill Radke and special guest Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings! General Admission, Seated. All Ages / Bar with I.D.

‘What’s Next?’ Civic Innovation Breakfast

May 25 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Join MOHAI for a stimulating conversation about the impressive steps our region is taking to strengthen community through civic innovation. Matt McIlwain of Madrona Venture Group will moderate a discussion with local leaders who are innovating new ways to tackle the biggest challenges facing the region today. Panelists Hannah Hill, Project Manager of Innovation Team, City of Seattle Chelo Picardal, Chief Technology Officer, City of Bellevue Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, City of Renton All proceeds from this event…

Networking with Local Entrepreneurs

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An informal meet & greet between local entrepreneurs. We'll start off with a quick stand up to let the group know your ask and what you can offer. The agenda of the event is simple: connect to other entrepreneurs and help your project grow by knowing the active people in your startup ecosystem. This is an unofficial and relaxed networking event for people looking for ideas, co-founders, team members, investors, suppliers, and clients. StartupBlink events are usually joined by 2…

Seattle/Eastside IoT Meetup: The Rise of eSIM on IoT, M2M and Wearable Consumer Electronics Devices

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Karl Weaver, a senior Mobile Device ecosystem specialist for the Smart Card industry, explains and discusses how the wearables industry is exploding in 2017 for eSIM products, especially Wearable Payment Smart Watches for Subway (Mass) Transit Ticketing usage as well as for Smartphones and Tablet PCs. Karl will focus on both Hard and Software for connected wearables with eSIM and “Tamper-Resistant” Security, utilizing eUICC for 4G LTE WWAN connectivty. Karl is OEM Biz Dev Director (Asia-Pacific) for Simulity Labs a…

FREE coding sessions for adults and kids

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Dojos are biweekly. Visit for Winter/Spring 2017 calendar and tickets.

Join West Sound CoderDojo, Kitsap Code Club, West Sound Techies, and Kitsap Women in Tech for this fun and biweekly coding session. Learn to code, mentor kids who are learning, or just hang out with others and code or work on projects together. Registration always required. West Sound CoderDojo is part of an international open source, free, and inclusive learning environment where kids learn code, leadership, peer collaboration, computational thinking, and so much more!

Maker Day – DIY Portrait-Making

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Work with teaching artist and maker Thaddeus Jurczynski to create realistic portrait art using a mix of craft supplies and technology!  Visitors are encouraged to bring a photo of themselves, a family member, or – in honor of MOHAI’s newest exhibit It’s Raining Cats and Dogs – even a pet to turn into a stunning work of art; the process is simple and all materials are provided. Visitors can also have their photo taken on the spot to create a…

Seattle YouTube Day

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dream of making YouTube content? Want to connect w/ local YouTube creators? Eager to hear from your favorite Seattle creators in person? Curious to learn more about YouTube? Be part of the inaugural Seattle YouTube Day featuring speakers, panels, & screenings - a community of all things YouTube! Event Hashtag: #SeattleYouTubeDay Seattle YouTube Creators Hashtag: #SeattleYouTube

Scratch Day in Redmond

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come join five former members of the MIT Scratch Team and other volunteers for an awesome Scratch Day Celebration. We have a lot of fun activities planned for Scratchers of all levels and ages. We are super excited to celebrate Scratch's 10th birthday!! Participants can choose from activities such as an intro to Scratch, experimenting with Makey Makeys, show-and-tell, meeting local Scratchers and more! Email us at if you have any questions.

Digital Across Borders: What’s at Stake for Pacific Northwest Companies

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join the Trade Development Alliance and The National Center for APEC for a panel discussion on digital policy issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Regional policies regarding the digital economy are rapidly developing in order to remain relevant in an environment of fast-changing innovation. Learn more about pertinent digital topics and the current regulation landscape, including: The state of e-commerce and cross border data flows, and how these relate to local companies conducting business, or planning to conduct business in the…

A High-Tech, High-Touch Vision for Health Care – with Rajeev Singh

May 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For this installment of Under the Boughs, host Lee Huntsman—UW President Emeritus and health care visionary—will be joined by Accolade CEO Rajeev Singh. Come to the Cambia Grove on May 30 to discuss the challenges and opportunities for incumbents and startups in health care's technological disruption. Singh will also share the vision and inspiration behind Accolade’s platform—technological disruption combined with a high degree of human touch. Can a high-tech, high-touch model better serve patients and today’s overwhelmed provider of care?

Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch Application Workshop

May 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Interested in applying to SVP Fast Pitch? Attend this workshop to learn about the benefits of going through the SVP Fast Pitch program, a free training and pitch competition for non-profits and social enterprises. Learn how to apply, get your questions answered, and get some help with your application. Website: Email:

Fireside Chat with Michel Feaster, CEO Founder (Usermind)

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Michel is the co-founder and CEO of Usermind, responsible for company vision, strategic direction, planning and execution. Michel has raised more than $22 million from leading VCs including Andreessen Horowitz, Menlo Ventures and CRV. Her enterprise software career spans almost 20 years with roles in sales, product, strategic marketing and general management. Before founding Usermind, Michel was VP of Products at Apptio, where she drove product strategy, defined the category and discipline of Technology Business Management, and helped grow the…

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