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CoMotion’s Carbs & Coffee

December 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 this link. Thanks to UPS for sponsoring this event.

CoMotion Labs Public Tour

December 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…

Fireside Chat with a Venture Capitalist | Flatiron School Seattle

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on December 19 for a fireside chat with one of our region’s top business leaders, Heather Redman. Heather Redman is Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Flying Fish Partners, a venture firm investing in artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics companies. The conversation will span on Heather’s experience in identifying future trends and investments, her journey as a leader in the tech industry, and advice for attendees looking to enter into the sector. There will be time for networking…

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How to Leverage AI and Thrive in Product by Amazon Senior PM

December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This session will cover the complexities of working with products across the physical and software arena. We'll be covering how ideas and concepts become reality, how a PM works cross-functionally with multiple teams to keep a project flowing and how a PM continues to iterate and improve upon products after they've made it to consumers' hands. Key takeaways: 1. How to navigate your career to eventually become and thrive as a Product Manager 2. How to lead as a Product…

CoMotion’s Taco Tuesday

01/01/2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join CoMotion for lunch and the opportunity to connect with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, so don't miss out on an opportunity to enjoy tacos while getting to know the startups in your area. This event is free and the official registration can be found through the following link: https://comotion.uw.edu/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D129166665 Thanks to UPS for your sponsorship.

Heroes and Villains FanFest Portland

01/05/2019 @ 8:00 am - 01/06/2019 @ 5:00 pm

What is Heroes and Villains? We bring you the stars of today’s comic-inspired television shows & movies! From Flash to Marvel, we’ve got it! Best of all? You won’t just meet superheroes…you’ll become one! Train to leap tall buildings on our free bungee jumper, or practice your archery skills! There’s something for everyone! Fan Fest events let attendees embrace their darker side and immerse themselves in the horror and sci-fi shows they love. Having Walker Stalker across the hall from Heroes & Villains offers a whole other fandom to…

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Fandom PDX

01/05/2019 @ 8:00 am - 01/06/2019 @ 5:00 pm

FANDOM PDX® (formerly Newcon PDX/Anime PDX) is Portland, Oregon’s hotel based pop culture convention celebrating cosplay, video games, anime, tabletop gaming, comics, and “all things geek”.

CES 2019

01/08/2019 - 01/11/2019

CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, runs Jan. 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, bringing together many of the biggest companies in the industry for a look at what's next.

Employee Stock Options & Equity Incentives for Startups with Adam Matherly

01/08/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Employee Stock Options & Equity Incentives for Startups Adam Matherly How can equity incentives for your employees, consultants, and advisers improve the velocity of your startup? Use equity incentives to reduce your cash burn Create performance incentives by rewarding employees, consultants, and advisers with equity Avoid some nasty labor and tax issues Equity incentives that will be highlighted include direct stock grants (both restricted and unrestricted), grants of stock options (both qualified and non-qualified) and share appreciation rights, also known…

How to build a hydrophone

01/08/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hydrophones, or underwater microphones, let us listen in on the underwater world. They're used for biology research, tracking earthquakes, and underwater surveys and communication. At this presentation you'll learn about the physics of underwater sound, how hydrophones help with marine mammal conservation, the world of hydrophone manufacturers (some in the PNW!), and how to build a low-cost hydrophone. John Boyle is an underwater acoustician, living in Seattle. He's been working in ocean acoustics research for 6 years, with a focus…

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Alexa fmr Product UX lead on Voice-Driven Products

01/09/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Over the long-term, voice-driven products could be more disruptive than mobile products. As a result, how do product and design approaches need to evolve and adapt to make way for digital voice innovation? Alexa fmr Product UX lead Phillip Hunter will break down the anatomy of interactive voice products – outlining the opportunity landscape and how to be successful with voice-driven products. In addition, Phillip will cover strategic approaches to voice-driven products across development stages – including design, prototyping, evaluation…

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OrcaCon

01/11/2019 @ 10:00 am - 01/13/2019 @ 6:00 pm

OrcaCon is a tabletop games convention, which includes board and card games, role-playing games, and miniatures games. OrcaCon is focused on creating a safe and welcoming space for promoting the tabletop games hobby, supporting diversity in tabletop games, and building a community of both novice and experienced game players.

Prepare yourself for the challenges of 2019

01/13/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

According to a recent study by the Neuroleadership Institute; 86% of all organizations are in midst of a major transformation. They further state that only 37% of these transformations are successful. Companies struggle to evolve and change as employees are so entrenched in the tasks at hand that they are unprepared for new challenges. New challenges require new way of thinking. It requires big ideas that work. You can’t prepare an organization for a specific change event. The culture of…

Startup Financials with Kathleen Baxley

01/15/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how viewing your business through a "number lens" can improve decision making, and which tools should be considered at different stages of growth. As a business, part of your task is to build a model of the business. Having that financial model provides you with the foundation to raise funds, predict troubles, and otherwise survive as a company.

CoMotion’s Carbs & Coffee

01/16/2019 @ 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: https://comotion.uw.edu/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D124885707 Thanks to UPS for sponsoring this event.

Launch & Grow Your Business

01/16/2019 @ 10:00 am - 02/27/2019 @ 1:00 pm

Business Impact NW's Launch & Grow Your Business is a Washington State SEAP approved course designed to train participants on starting and running their business. Through seven, 3-hour sessions participants will learn how to manage, market and finance their business while creating a solid business plan. This opportunity is designed to be an immersive, seven-week program and is a paid course.

CoMotion Labs Public Tour

01/16/2019 @ 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…

The Future of Art: Art in the 21st Century

01/16/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

As we look forward into the 21st century, we ask ourselves—what will art look like in future generations? How will it be produced? How will it be appreciated? How will it be valued? How is the convergence of art and technology redefining what art is? Join MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest on January 16, 2019 as we explore these questions with some of the most innovative artists in our community. Featuring presentations and a panel discussion with: Ginny Ruffner is a…

PodCon 2

01/19/2019 - 01/20/2019

If you make podcasts, listen to podcasts, love podcasts, and want a chance to celebrate those things, we really hope you can come to PodCon. Featuring live shows, comedy, workshops, panels, performances, mash-ups, meet and greets, and more, we've designed this event for creators, industry, and fans alike. We have a focus on scripted audio, comedy, non-fiction, and actual play, but we're also branching out into news and interview formats this year as well. Many of our workshops and panels are…

Pitch deconstruction with Javier Soto, Elaine Werfelli and Yoko Okano

01/22/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the Startup Journey, the pitch is a key part of engagement between a startup and investors. Everyone on the team needs to be able to make a credible and succinct pitch about the startup and what you're doing. Frequently, startups receive little feedback about the pitch from investors or angel groups. The startup does not get feedback about what was missing, what the investors were concerned about, or even what came across clearly. During this Pitch Deconstruction workshop, any…

The 7th AI NEXTCon Seattle 2019

01/23/2019 - 01/26/2019

Join us at the 7th AI NEXTCon Seattle, the leading technology conference for AI hosted around the world. AI NEXTCon Conference Seattle brings together top technical engineers, practitioners, influential technologists and data scientists to share solutions and practical experiences in computer vision, speech, NLP, machine learning, deep learning, data science/analytics. The conference features a blend of hands-on workshops, inspirational keynotes, deep dive tech talks, and networking opportunity with like minded colleagues. it's 4 days conference with keynotes, 40+ tech speakers/tech talk…

Women in Cloud Annual Summit

01/26/2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Women! We are key drivers of economic growth. Yet we continue to face substantial hurdles in accessing the resources needed to launch and sustain businesses and grow our careers. From addressing the financial inclusion gender gap in funding to providing women the tools, knowledge, and networks they need to reach their full potential, 2019 is the year to ACCELERATE women. The Women in Cloud Summit is one building block in the solution. This Summit will connect you, cloud industry leaders,…

Women In Cloud Annual Summit: Accelerate!

01/26/2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Women! We are key drivers of economic growth. Yet we continue to face substantial hurdles in accessing the resources needed to launch and sustain businesses and grow our careers. From addressing the financial inclusion gender gap in funding to providing women the tools, knowledge, and networks they need to reach their full potential, 2019 is the year to ACCELERATE women. The Women in Cloud Summit is one building block in the solution. This Summit will connect you, cloud industry leaders,…

AoA Workshop – Angel Investing: How to Get Started

01/29/2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Come hear two experienced angels speak about getting started investing in technology start-ups. They will cover: 1. How to think about the different stages of start-ups and build a portfolio. 2. How many deals you need to be in, liquidity of your investments, timing, and deal flow. 3. Due diligence: the basics of evaluating start-ups. 4. How deals are structured and legal basics. Whether you are ready to start now or planning for the future this interactive session is designed…

Startup Legal Agreements with Daniel Nueman

01/29/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How does your startup set a good foundation, so that as you move into fundraising, you have the key pieces in place. We will discuss how to properly set up your startup to be ready to take on VC and angel investments. This would include discussing the various documents regarding incorporation (vs. forming an LLC), board and stockholder consents, founder stock issuances, employees/contractors, IP, customer contracts, terms of services and privacy policy, etc. We will also look at a due…

Startup Grind hosts Jeana Jorgensen, Microsoft for Startups GM

01/29/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jeana Jorgensen has spent the last 17 years at various positions at MSFT. She has taken over Microsoft for Startups and has a renewed focus and plan to help startups with all the connections and knowledge that MSFT possesses. If you have a startup that has a product with enterprise value you HAVE to attend this event. They are building out their team and looking to help startups in very thoughtful way.

Interaction Week 2019

02/04/2019 - 02/10/2019

Interaction 19 will assemble a diverse group of practitioners and academics from around the world to explore the edges of interaction design, and help spark a transformation of the discipline to be relevant to the needs of the 21st century. We will give interaction design practitioners an inspiring and transformative experience that will help them to learn what to learn, to build their personal toolbox and to grow their professional networks.

CoMotion’s Taco Tuesday

02/05/2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join CoMotion for lunch and the opportunity to connect with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, so don't miss out on an opportunity to enjoy tacos while getting to know the startups in your area. This event is free and the official registration can be found through the following link: https://comotion.uw.edu/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D129166666 Thanks to UPS for your sponsorship.

Angel 101 with Elaine Werfelli

02/05/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Angel Investing is its own kind of process. It has different characteristics than most investing. To learn more about Angel Investing, we recommend the book by David S Rose called " Angel Investing". There are key things to know about Angel Investing, which when done well can make this an interesting asset class for investment.

Automated Web Scraping in R

02/06/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What is this Meetup about? How to automatically web scrape so you can analyze timely/frequently updated data. There are many blogs and tutorials that teach you how to scrape data from a bunch of web pages once and then you’re done. But one-off web scraping is not useful for many applications that require sentiment analysis on recent or timely content, or capturing changing events and commentary, or analyzing trends in real time. As fun as it is to do an…

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