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New Tech Eastside (Women in Tech)

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This month, join us to celebrate and empower women in the tech industry, discuss ways we can ensure women will be fully represented, and advance the conversation forward. Our theme for this month is Women In Tech. It’s no secret, companies with more women and more gender diversity perform better than those with less. We’re excited to invite you to learn about the difficulties, successes, and benefits of women in the tech industry, and what we can all do to…

Enterprise Class Storage at Cloud Scale – Amazon Elastic Block Store

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

There is an explosion in the use of new cloud applications and services such as Big Data, AI, and ML that require a new infrastructure and storage design to achieve scale and performance in an agile and secure way. Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) provides persistent block storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances in the AWS Cloud, and is focused on solving these customer issues through deployment of a massively scaled distributed storage system. We are actively…

An Introduction to Micronaut and magic!

September 18 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Micronaut ( is a modern, JVM-based, full-stack framework for building modular, easily testable microservice applications. In this session we'll dive deep into Micronaut, it's strengths, capabilities and best practices when building & testing services, functions and reactive apps. Michael is also a world renowned magician and will display some of his skills. Check out and This month's speaker is sponsored courtesy of No Fluff Just Stuff which will be in Seattle October 26-28. Join the SeaJUG mailing list…

Transformational HR Summit hosted by the HR Collective

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The goal of the Seattle HR Collective is to support strategic and effective HR/People Operations leaders. We're a startup friendly community that provides professional development beyond the basics of people ops in the form of training, best practices, guest speakers, and high caliber networking. We could not think of a better way to deliver on this goal than bringing together experienced leaders with Seattle's startup HR community. Speakers: Mala Singh from Electronic Arts Myra Gregorian from Seattle Children's Christy Johnson from Artemis Connection Aiko Bethea from Fred Hutch…

AI and Neural Networks on Arm Summit

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Linaro's AI and Neural Networks on Arm Summit is intended to bring the software and silicon industries together to educate and collaborate, in order to accelerate development of these fascinating new technologies, while also mitigating the fragmentation and duplication of effort to support the many AI/NN frameworks spanning the range of silicon vendor offerings. There will be sessions on the latest AI technologies available in edge and consumer devices from the Arm ecosystem and how these accelerate deep learning applications…

CoMotion’s Carbs & Coffee

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Start your morning off right by attending CoMotion's infamous breakfast event--Carbs & Coffee! Each Carbs & Coffee event rotates breakfast items anywhere from waffles, to bagels, to donuts, to breakfast burritos. Come enjoy a free breakfast while relishing in Seattle's entrepreneurial and startup community. We look forward to seeing you there for food, coffee, and networking! The official registration page can be found through the following link: Thanks to UPS for sponsoring this event.

CoMotion Labs Public Tour

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Interested in learning more about our CoMotion Labs spaces? Come and visit our multi-industry spaces and learn all about how we’re driving innovation in Seattle. We are now offering public tours on the second Wednesday of every month in the afternoon. Join us for the entire afternoon or just come for a specific lab tour. Our tour schedule starts at 1:00pm at Fluke Hall. Transportation to and from each location will not be provided. We have left ample time for…

TiE Entrepreneur Institute

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

At TiE Entrepreneur Institute, you will learn the fundamentals of building a startup from an amazing lineup of startup veterans, investors and experts in interactive sessions. Module 1: Starting Up and Fundraising 19-Sep, 5:00-7:00 PM Getting Your Company off the Ground Speaker: Duncan Butcher - Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn 27-Sep, 5:00-7:00 PM Startup Finance Essentials for Entrepreneurs Speaker: Shirish Nadkarni - Serial Entrepreneur 04-Oct, 5:00-7:00 PM Financial and Business Modeling Speaker: Carlee Price - OCFO, Pique Financial Works…

Connected Cities Northwest

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In the early days of "Connected Cities", many technology companies employed the term to see how many sensors they could sell to municipalities. The early days drove healthy profit margins and introduced new public sector customers all over the world. Today's definition of "Connected Cities" is less about how many sensors your municipality has bought and more about how are you using technology to improve the social welfare of your community. Further, the term "Connected Cities" is an industry term…

UnTapped: From Classroom to Career

September 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Technology Access Foundation (TAF) for one of the most important events of its series where we’ll offer a holistic approach to talent development. The event, sponsored by Zillow will explore impactful ways you and your company can develop a diverse talent pipeline in Washington State. Using TAF's Corporate Alliance Program as an engagement model, company representatives should leave our session equipped with the tools and resources necessary to influence the next generation of industry leaders and begin implementing long-term…

New Tech Job Fair

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"If you’ve ever been to a New Tech Northwest event and experienced our vibrant community, then you already know that this is going to be a great job fair. Grab an early ticket! Participating companies from prior job fairs have included T-Mobile, Google, Oracle, Mercedes-Benz North America R&D, Redfin, Vancouver (BC) Economic Commission, ebay, Quantum, Affirma, BECU, Prime8 Consulting, Amazon Alexa, Microsoft, The US Army, Fanwide, Netrush, Bold IQ, and others. "

Seattle Sports Tech Meetup

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hope everyone had a great summer and enjoyed the Seattle Storm WNBA Championship! We will meeting next Thursday, September 20th, at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM to kick-off the Fall and hear the latest in sports tech startups. This meetup will be focused on product demos, if you'd like to present please contact us for one of the three 10-minute slots. Thanks as always to our sponsors Galvanize, Sportradar, IdealSeat, Sounders FC, Founders Live, GeekWire and more! There will be…

Brainstorming Ideas with Entrepreneurs

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join a highly diverse group of entrepreneurs, product creators, and creatives to brainstorm new business and product ideas. You should attend if: * You want feedback on some ideas * You want to discover a new idea * You want to find someone to work on an idea with * You want to mentor or give back to the community * You want to prepare for product management or business interviews * You love the brainstorming process and just want…

Founders Live Seattle – On The Hiyu

September 20 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an incredible fall evening On The Hiyu sailing around Lake Union and Lake Washington as you hang with other entrepreneurs and hear from 5 awesome Seattle startups. Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe 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…

Techstars Seattle // Info Session

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you want to accelerator your startup? Techstars Seattle is a mentorship-driven accelerator program that helps entrepreneurs succeed by giving them seed funding, mentorship and access to capital. Join Chris DeVore, Managing Director of Techstars Seattle, to learn about the program, understand what types of companies should apply, and ask questions about the application process. Lunch will be provided and will take place at The Riveter on Captial Hill. Space is limited and requires a ticket for the event. Please…

What to Know When Selling Your Startup

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hear directly from a former buyer of technology companies who then co-founded and sold his own technology company about how to make a buyer interested in acquiring your company. Get first hand insight into what your business might be worth, when and why to sell, what companies are buying when they buy, how to prepare for a sale and what the sales process looks like. Lowell will review the five step process that he has documented for finding a buyer:…

Best of the Northwest Life Science Startup Showcase

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Life Science investors and startups, lease join the Life Science Washington Institute for a half-day event showcasing 20 up-and-coming life science startups that are writing the next chapter of the Northwest’s biotech success story. Network and explore opportunities with the entrepreneurs whose ideas and innovations will shape the future of medical devices, therapeutics, and digital health. Space is very limited to ensure the event is intimate and rewarding for all participants. Learn more about what to expect from this regional…


September 21 @ 4:30 pm - September 23 @ 5:00 pm

HACKtheMACHINE Seattle will allow participants to get hands-on experience with digital challenges faced by the U.S. Navy and have fun with equipment and data that has never been seen in a public event. The ideas and innovations at this event will inform our thinking about cyber security, machine learning, and rapid prototyping. There are 3 tracks TRACK 1 Maritime Capture the Flag TRACK 2 Data Science & the Seven Seas: Collision Avoidance TRACK 3 Hack for the Oceans: Develops apps…

Night Out for Caring

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Seattle Mariners and United Way of King County care about kids’ education and bringing people together to do good. Join us for a night of fun and giving back at Night Out for Caring at Safeco Field. Enjoy great food, drinks and games like ping pong, giant Ms. Pac-Man, and giant Battleship. Take photos with the 501st Legion Storm Troopers and other local celebs. Come and explore the dugouts, visitors’ clubhouse and batting cages. Run the bases, meet other…

Bellevue Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers in Tech

September 22

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! This one-day workshop is the perfect place to figure out if it’s for you. You’ll get a sneak peek of what a career in coding involves, plus a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience. Learn how websites are built and code one yourself using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices. An hour before the start of the workshop will be dedicated to helping students get their computers set up…

Partner Power Hour: Getting Real Data into the Blockchain

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Blockchain is one of the hottest emerging technology in our world today. Boasting a $300 billion value of Cryptocurrency alone, the potential is clearly huge. Smart contracts have come around and multiplied the possibilities for Blockchain technology, but they leave one question unanswered: for any distributed application which wants to leverage real world data, such as which sports team won a game, how do you get trusted information on-chain?

Wonder Women – Best Practices from Puget Sound’s Top Women in Business

September 25 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Running a business is a demanding, non-stop endeavor. Meet the women who are building and growing thriving companies here in the Pacific Northwest. The World Trade Center Seattle, in conjunction with Berntson Porter & Company, assembled an impressive group of local women in business who will share their perspectives on key issues including effective executive management, financial and operational success and achieving work/life balance. Tony Matta, President of Global Channel Development for Starbucks, will also be on hand to share…

Startup Grind Seattle Host Jesse Proudman CEO Founder Strix Leviathan

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jesse is a serial tech entrepreneur. His current venture, Strix Leviathan, an institutional-grade algorithmic investment management platform designed from day one for cryptocurrency. Previously, he founded and raised more than $22M for Blue Box before a successful exit to IBM. He is an angel investor participating in 30+ startups. He serves as a mentor/board member for the Buerk Center at the UW.

Building usability into your Alexa skill

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this talk, we'll review, with examples, potential usability traps we've seen from testing over 100 Alexa skills, discuss the impact of usability traps for voice, and present strategies to avoid them. OUR SPEAKERS: Phillip Hunter, VP of Product at Pulse Labs Phillip currently building the product and business at Pulse Labs. His recent products include the Alexa Skills Blueprints and the updated Alexa Skills Kit developer portal. Prior to Pulse Labs, Phillip was Head of UX for Alexa Skills…

Revolutionizing Age-Old Industries: Energy and Agriculture

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

Few industries have deeper roots than energy and agriculture, so affecting change often requires reinventing the wheel. Phytelligence and Texas Center for Superconductivity are looking to do just that by integrating the latest research in superconductivity and biotech with long-standing technology. Come discover how these revolutionizing developments offer the potential of global change.

How to Articulate a Clear Value Proposition to Investors when Fundraising with Keiretsu Forum

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brianna McDonald currently leads as President the Northwest Region of the Keiretsu Forum angel investment community, the largest and most active venture investor globally, comprising over 50 chapters with over 2,500 active members investing over $75 million annually into over 180 companies. Brianna has been an active leader and angel investor with Keiretsu Forum since its launch in Sea ttle in 2005 and supporting its growth to become the largest and most active group globally. She has proven specifically adept…

How to Build a Modern Web Application Workshop

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to build a modern application in this guided workshop. Join Nicki and AM for a brief introduction to the concepts of modern app development, step-by-step instructions to build a sample app, nerdy witty banter, and probably some side commentary around anything .NET. We invite all developers/programmers to attend – no AWS is experience necessary. Familiarity with Python will be helpful, but is not required. Modern applications are built as independent microservices that communicate over well-defined APIs. They are…

1st Annual Northwest Tech-Exec Meet

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Connect with the Northwest’s most influential leaders to discuss Cybersecurity, Privacy, Data, and more of tech’s top issues. Open only to Director, VP, and C-Level titles. Tickets Limited!

Digital Analytics: Translate Your Business Goals into Measurable Data

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s a data-driven world - so much so that IDC estimates the big data and business analytics industry will surpass $200 billion by 2020. But do organizations make the most of this mountain of information to guide strategic decisions and get results? Do they collect the right data to draw meaningful insights? Brad Millett, Senior Analytics Strategist at Blast Analytics & Marketing, will talk about how to measure what really matters by translating business goals and objectives into key performance…

Streamlined Investor Visa Strategies

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

U.S. immigration law is complex, but there are a number of visa options for entrepreneurs and those interested in business investment and ownership.  It is not necessary to invest $500,000 and wait years for an EB-5 visa.  This seminar will focus on alternative strategies for investors. Pre-register online in the link provided.

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