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Application Deadline for Seattle Angel Conference SAC XII

July 10 - September 4

The application deadline for Seattle Angel Conference SAC XII is on September 4th 2017.See our Blog or follow us on twitter for updates @nwangelconf

Global Health Futures: People, Planet & Beyond – APF Seattle Gathering

July 27 - July 29

In honor of the Association of Professional Futurists’ fifteenth anniversary, we are returning to Seattle, the city where the organization was first founded. Join us as we explore the future of health and well-being of humans and of the planet that sustains us. We'll examine threats and opportunities facing global health of our bodies, minds, and environment, both natural and built. How do we define health and well-being for people, the planet, and even the solar system? What are our…

Founders Live Seattle

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

***NEW DAY THIS MONTH - A THURSDAY EVENING*** 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 opportunity to talk more…

Women in Sales- A Recruiting and Networking Event

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What do Bizible, RealSelf and PayScale all have in common? Well- we were all just voted in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Seattle, we're all located down in Seattle's Pioneer Square, and we are all hiring ladies like YOU. (Oh, and we all have dog friendly offices, as an extra added benefit!) Please join our companies at a Networking and Recruiting Happy Hour Event on July 27th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Bizible Office. We have come…

Tech Talk – Open-source Infrastructure @ Lyft

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

The infrastructure team at Lyft invites you to come and hear about its open-source initiatives. Lyft has built an internal platform to allow the backend to go from a single monolithic service to more than a hundred microservices. Several key components of the platform are available on GitHub. The talk will cover the following projects: - envoy: L7 edge and mesh proxy, enabling transparent networking for microservice architectures - discovery: track infrastructure topology in an eventually consistent manner - ratelimit:…

Startup storytellers: Raising capital

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

Join GA and Techstars each month for a discussion on the good, the bad and the ugly in the startup world from Seattle's most innovative and inspiring founders. This month we're talking about Raising Capital. Bootstrapping, crowdsourcing, angel investors and venture capital, there are plenty of ways to raise capital for your startup and we'll get into all of them. Hear from startup founders and industry experts on how to get your company funded.

Silicon Valley to Seattle: What’s the move really like?

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

If you've ever considered giving up the Bay Area/Silicon Valley for the Pacific Northwest, this group of tech veterans will help demystify the move. Join professionals from a few of Seattle's most successful companies, including Zillow, Avvo, PayScale, and RealSelf, to learn more about quality of life, work and play in the Emerald City. Whether you're looking to join a larger company or start one of your own in Seattle's booming tech scene, don't miss this prime opportunity to ask…

GA + Seattle tech design community happy hour

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for our monthly tech community happy hour. Network with other Seattleites in the tech industry. Play some cornhole. And be a part of the community. Drinks are on us! This month, we're joined by the team from Spin, a smart bike share that's new to Seattle. Fresh off bringing Spin Seattle from San Francisco, the co-founders will share lessons learned about launching their product and a case study on how to rethink the bike sharing system. Meet the…

THEORY: Festival 2017

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - July 29 @ 12:00 am

A new take on a classic Pacific Science Center event, THEORY: Festival 2017 is Seattle’s premier outdoor event of the summer. Experiment, test, and discover the quintessential elements of the Pacific Northwest with local food, craft cocktails, and drafts under our iconic arches. Enjoy music curated by KEXP DJs including: Darek Mazzone, DJ Miss Ashley, Chilly, and Larry Rose. Grab a mic and perform your best karaoke paired with a live laser light show or roll up your sleeves and…

Co-founder Speed Dating & Pitching

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

Hoping to join a startup? Looking for co-founders or connections? Hoping to pitch your idea, product, service, or skills? Looking for a teammate with skills in tech, marketing, or design? Then this is THE event you can’t miss! Format: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Check-in, finger food and soft drink, and meet new people 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Do a 1-minute pitch of your idea and which skills your startup needs 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Do a 30-sec…

Maker Day: DIY Dog and Cat Toys

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

In honor of MOHAI’s latest exhibit It’s Raining Cats and Dogs, join exhibit partner PAWS in learning to make dog and cat toys using a variety of materials and crafting techniques, from the super simple to the artfully complex. Visitors are encouraged to bring their creations home to their furry family members, or can choose to donate their toys to animals in need.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! – “Eegah”

July 29 @ 7:00 pm

STG Presents & AEG welcome Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! - "Eegah" at The Moore Theatre on July 29, 2017. For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed “Mystery Science Theater 3000” TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of “MST3K” to a city near you on the “Watch Out for Snakes!” Tour. Appearing with Joel and Jonah live on stage will be robot…

Casual Connect Conference

August 1 - August 3

Inspiration from the most respected thought leaders in the games industry. Playtika, Glu, King, Scopely, FlowPlay, GSN Games, Viveport, Resolution Games, ConveneVR, SkyDance Interactive, Against Gravity and more: Join 250 speakers over 9 tracks representing the leaders in the next generation of games. Plus a developer showcase and much more.

Angel Investing Deal Terms

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At the core of an Angel Investment, the terms of the deal can make or break the investment. Alex Modelski from Karr Tuttle will review core deal terms about Angel Investment. What will make a simple effective investment document? What types of terms do Angel Investors expect to see? What kinds of terms can make the next round of investment impossible? Explore the basic issues that need to be addressed in a Seed stage Angel Investment. What do you have…

Lunch and Learn with Google and excelerate Digital

August 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

You're invited to attend an exclusive event brought to you by excelerate Digital, a full-service digital marketing agency in Seattle featuring a speaker from Google. The Lunch and Learn with Google is on Thursday, August 3rd doors open 11:30am and the speaker begins at 12:15pm at Washington State Convention Center. Bring a friend or colleague and join us for a free lunch and an opportunity to gain insights into the current digital marketing landscape. Space is limited, please secure your…

New Tech Seattle

August 8 @ 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 presenters: Greek Track presented by Tony Schmidt – A complete online fraternity and sorority management service. Samaritan presented by Jonathan Kumar – Enabling a cashless, effective contribution the moment you see need on the street. Koru presented by Josh…

Pathways to funding your startup

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When you are trying to grow your startup, you may need to seek outside funding. While 92+% of Angel Investments are made through an exemption called REG D 506(b), there are other exemptions which make it possible to sell either equity or debt for your startup. The DFI - Department of Financial Institutions for the State of Washington has a website about raising capital - http://www.dfi.wa.gov/small-business/raising-capital We will explore alternative ways to raise capital from Revenue Redemption to Crowdfunding. Luni…

New Tech Tacoma

August 9 @ 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 presenters: Creative Gig presented by Dann Ledwick – Learn how to sell your freelance creative services. Ocho Consulting presented by Joe Hafner – Discover what’s happening with marketing automation stacks and how they can help your company.

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Bill Bryant Partner DFJ Venture Capital

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bill Bryant is a partner at DFJ (formerly Draper Fisher Jurvetson), an American venture capital firm focused on early- and growth-stage investments in enterprise, consumer and disruptive technologies. Bill has had early and instrumental involvement in more than 25 leading software, Internet, mobile, and digital media companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor, and board member.

Seattle Solar U Workshop – Free Solar Educational Workshop

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This free solar workshop, known as “Solar U”, will cover a host of solar-focused topics like how solar plays a role in solving our country’s energy issues, how solar works and how it works specifically in the Pacific Northwest. They will learn about how solar reduces environmental impact all while increasing a home’s resale value, and just what makes a good site for solar. In addition, attendees will learn all about the new 2017 WA State Incentive Program, the 30%…

PGConf Local: Seattle 2017

August 11 - August 12

Join the PostgreSQL Community in Seattle! PGConf US in conjunction with the Seattle PostgreSQL User Group presents PGConf Local: Seattle, a local conference offering 2 days of educational content and networking August 11 - August 12, 2017, at the Seattle Sheraton. The first day features training workshops presented by local and global Postgres experts, with the second and main conference day comprised of breakout sessions on various Postgres related topics and use cases. -- Call for Proposals closes on July…

DevRel Summit

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Are you one of us? Are you looking to join our tribe? Being a Developer Evangelist is pretty much like being a unicorn. You are the definition of the ultimate multi-tasker. You take on tasks of a developer, an event manager, customer support, a social media guru, a blog writer, a photographer, videographer, speaker, instructor, mentor… the list goes on. But sometimes, we are not exactly sure what we can do to be the ultimate action heroes. Come join us…

WE HACK 2017! by TUNE, Inc.

August 12 @ 11:00 am - August 13 @ 6:00 pm

Clear your calendar this August 12/13 - TUNE is gearing up for round two of WE HACK in 2017! WE HACK is an overnight, two-day coding event hosted by TUNE at our very own event space, focused on female students (18+) who demonstrate a passion for computer science, UI/UX, HCDE, engineering, and information technology. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the female presence in technological industries, facilitate imaginative and innovative thinking, and raise awareness for challenges that women…

Urban Food Foraging: A Walking Tour

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Spend an afternoon on the University of Washington campus for a walking tour that uncovers Seattle’s bounty of wild food resources. Led by Arthur Lee Jacobsen, plant expert and author of Wild Plants of Greater Seattle, this tour will teach you how to identify edible plants and the art of urban food foraging. A lifelong Seattle resident, Arthur Lee Jacobson began studying plants when he was 17. While earning a history degree at the University of Washington, he bicycled around…

Underrepresented in Tech: Bridging the Racial Digital Divide

August 15 @ 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us at Underrepresented in Tech to discuss strengthening underrepresented communities in the tech workforce and ideas to improve the racial digital divide. Engage with our group of expert panelists to examine the challenges that may arise in tech for persons from Black or Latinx communities while discussing tactics and resources available to navigate barriers to career entry and growth. You will also have an opportunity to build your skills with our hands-on AWS cloud workshop, as well as connect…

Startups: Getting ready to take investment

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When you start the journey to taking outside investment, your startup will need to gather materials for that conversation. You will need more than a pitch deck to secure an investment. What are the documents that you will be asked for? A cashflow projection? Sales Funnel Metrics? Articles of incorporation? Establish a process to collect and manage an up to date collection of the core documents and materials you will be expected to provide while your startup is in the…

Waffle Wednesday

August 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Our popular, free breakfast event for the Seattle startup community only comes once a month, don’t miss it! Hot, fresh waffles made to order (please bring a fun fact about you for the order form and start thinking about what filling you want). First waffles come off the irons starting at 8:30am. Last call at 10:30am. Start your day off right with lovingly crafted fresh waffles and the opportunity to connect and catch up with the brightest minds of the…

Fireside Chat with Bill Bryant

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an interactive workshop with Bill Bryant from DFJ where we will discuss trends in startup financing, angel investing and venture capital, as well as answer any questions you may have. Bill Bryant is a partner at DFJ. He has had early and instrumental involvement in more than 25 leading software, Internet, mobile, and digital media companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor, and board member. He was a founder at Visio (now part of Microsoft), Netbot (acquired…

Business Roundtable: Market Briefing on Israel

August 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Featuring: Gregory Briscoe the Senior Commercial Officer, serving in Tel Aviv, Israel where he directs the Embassy's U.S. export and investment initiatives focusing on IT, smart cities, aerospace, life sciences and Israel's innovation ecosystem. Learn what market opportunities exist for companies in the Greater Seattle Area. Israel is home to a strong, diversified and technologically advanced high-tech economy that holds multiple opportunities for Greater Seattle Firms.

Mini Pinball Craft Night

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Decorate your own mini handheld pinball games. Entry fee ($12) will get you two blank pinball games and supplies to create your own design. We'll be there to help with suggestions and putting it together.

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