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For Here or To Go?

September 22 - September 29

For Here or To Go?, a light-hearted portrayal of the sensitive issue of cultural assimilation will be playing at the Landmark Theaters from September 22nd – 29th. The film follows an aspiring Indian tech entrepreneur in Silicon Valley who finds himself unexpectedly battling the complex and often bizarre American immigration system in order to keep his dream alive or prepare to return home forever.

FullConTech “The Immigrant Workforce”

September 26

Washington Technology Industry Association’s cross-sector collaboration conference, FullConTech, will tackle the topic of the Immigrant Workforce. Join tech, agriculture, educators, and government leaders in finding creative ways we can take action now to overcome immigration challenges and improve the experience of our immigrant workforce that don’t require policy changes. In an effort to bridge the urban-rural divide, this one-day FullConTech will take place in Leavenworth. Bus service from Seattle included in registration fee.

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Have a great idea? Want to start a company? Have you already started a company but want to expand your skill set? Join the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship team at the UW Foster School of Business for an informative session where you’ll learn how to turn that spark into reality! Discover the benefits of this 12-month, full-time/daytime program, how to apply, who we’re looking for and why. We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions. If this…

AppsJack Business Services Meetup

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Professional business services consultants to gather to sharpen their skills and grow their network. We talk about modern challenges facing consultants and the businesses they help. We put our heads together over food and drink in a fun, round-table discussion to strategize and get to know each other. Our vision is to be well connected to perfect-fit and high-paid opportunities where are skills and talents can be utilized and developed. We learn about frameworks and modern ideas that attract the…

Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems

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

Learn about Pacific Northwest startup ecosystems – ecosystems we will cover include Eugene, Bend, Portland, Vancouver, Victoria and Anchorage. Topics include: • Startup and technology initiatives as economic development strategies. • Regional funding sources for startups raising capital. • Ecosystem resources including co-working spaces, incubators/accelerators and startup conferences. This workshop is designed for individuals that are interested in learning about Pacific Northwest startup ecosystems – including entrepreneurs, startup teams, consultants, business coaches, enterprise executives. Workshop & Networking Objectives: • Empower…

AWC: UNLEASHING THE HIDDEN CAPACITY OF YOUR TEAMS

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

About the Topic Doug strongly believes that people are sub-optimized. In other words, people have a lot of magic in them that is not utilized. This talk is about what gets in the way of unleashing the hidden capacity in people to improve productivity and get results. We will focus on: -What is hidden capacity? -What do leaders need to do to lead better? -What is in the way? -What can you do to get more magic out of your…

Catching Counterfeit Drugs

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fake drugs are a big issue in global health, researchers are looking for low-cost ways to beat the counterfeiters. Ben Wilson with Intellectual Ventures Laboratory will explain new tools that may beat the counterfeiters. Doors open at 6:40 p.m. Event starts at 7 p.m. Cost $5 for general public, free for our Members.

“Helping New Ventures Accelerate Revenue Growth and Market Dominance” Michael Eckhardt of the Chasm Institute Silicon Valley

September 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Want to accelerate your revenue growth and market dominance with disruptive products? Want to increase your probability of market success? We have a great opportunity in Portland to hear from Michael Eckhardt - Managing Director of the Silicon Valley's Chasm Institute on their latest findings after working with 500+ Tech companies globally. This keynote event will discuss the frameworks and tools covered in "Crossing the Chasm", Inc Magazine's Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time! Over 3,000,000 copies sold worldwide!

Portland’s Silicon Forest Networking Mixer

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Us For A Night Of Networking With Startup and Tech Professionals In Portland! Join the fastest growing startup and tech networking event in Portland! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Silicon Forest startup community. Register immediately for an early bird ticket.

Seattle Tech and Startup Networking Mixer

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Us For A Night Of Networking With Startup and Tech Professionals In Seattle! Join the fastest growing startup and tech networking event in Seattle! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Seattle startup community. Register immediately for an early bird ticket. Quick note: We encourage our attendees to bring cool company swag to our events, product samples, host demonstrations etc. Whatever you decide to bring or do, make it something people will enjoy!…

Fitcode denim fit lab at the Riveter

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

Join us at the Riveter, Seattle's new coworking space, for an inspiring evening of conversation, champs, and perfect-fitting denim. Hear from Rian Buckley on how she started Fitcode at age 26 and her vision for the denim industry. Then, sip and mingle with fellow denim lovers while finding your perfect fit—no matter your shape, size, or height. We hope you'll leave inspired, paired with great-fitting jeans that make you look as good as you feel. Rian Buckley is the CEO…

Seattle innovators breakfast

September 28 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Join General Assembly for the Seattle Innovators Breakfast - a monthly series that brings together leaders from the Seattle business community to network and discuss strategies for advancing innovation. Our panel will examine with one another the importance of training, retaining, and sustaining top talent. We'll also open up the floor for Q&A. Don't miss this opportunity to network, learn, and discuss with one another the highs and lows of succeeding in business in Seattle — with breakfast on the…

Rezza Office Hours

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Kevin Kirkpatrick will be in the Cambia Grove to provide office hours to our engaged community. As an entrepreneur, Kevin remains focused on building and growing meaningful technology companies. He is Founder and Head of Operations at Rezza where he oversees all marketing, sales, and product design efforts. Kevin is also Co-Founder and CEO of Uprise, where he leads all company-wide strategy and design efforts. Kevin's lifelong passion for entrepreneurship, innovative technology, and design allows him to navigate an increasingly…

Talking Chatbots with BotList.co Founder Seth Louey

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

At our upcoming chatbot meetup we will be connecting live with BotList.co founder Seth Louey. "BotList is a third-party database that’s a catalog a lot of the bots currently available across platforms, including email, web, SMS, Slack, mobile, apps, and more." via Techcrunch Seth is the CEO and Co-Founder of BotList.com, connecting humans to bots. He’s a lifetime entrepreneur and the 2016 Product Hunt Maker of the Year Nominee. The meetup will be held at ATLAS Workbase: 500 Mercer Street,…

Radical Research Summit

September 29

We invite you to join us at the second annual Radical Research Summit in Vancouver on September 29th, 2017 at the UBC Robson Square campus. The Summit is a one-day event that brings together 200 researchers, ethnographers, designers, product thinkers and businesses. Our goal is to share research approaches, techniques and ideas around customer-centric product and service design and to facilitate the growth of the research community across the Pacific Northwest.

Cloud Security Alliance, Seattle Chapter Conference

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

As the home to many of the leading Cloud pioneers, the Northwest is fast becoming known as “Cloud City.” The question organizations and IT professionals are asking has changed from “what is the Cloud?” to "how do I assess, control, and manage adoption of the Cloud to meet business strategies for the future while ensuring the security of our systems and data?” Digital innovation, cloud and the proliferation of interconnected devices have changed the game for organizations. This transformation not…

BECHDEL TEST BURLESQUE

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - September 30 @ 9:30 pm

Naked. Nerdy. Feminist. This is Bechdel Test Burlesque. Since 2013, this super-powered spectacle has persisted in the Seattle burlesque landscape, a show that celebrates women in pop culture and reclaims our favorite characters from the clutches of the patriarchy. Presented in partnership with Planned Parenthood, thirteen performers join forces to resist the status quo and build a more feminist world through smart, sexy, nerdy burlesque. Headlined by Kitty Von Quim (Austin, TX) and The Shanghai Pearl (Seattle, WA) and hosted…

Danger Diva (film screening)

September 29 @ 9:00 pm

DANGER DIVA is a new cyberpunk musical thriller, written, directed and produced by Robert McGinley (award-winning filmmaker of JIMMY ZIP and SHREDDER ORPHEUS). DANGER DIVA was filmed entirely in Seattle with a local cast and crew. The star of the film is the indomitable Molly Sides, lead singer of the all-girl rock/pop band, THUNDERPUSSY. Screening at Northwest Film Forum's Local Sightings on September 29 at 9pm (followed by World Premiere of THUNDERPUSSY LIVE AT THE EGYPTIAN and after-party!) Screening at…

Seattle Biz-Tech Summit

September 30 @ 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

Seattle Biz-Tech Summit is an annual business and technology conference that showcases innovative companies from China and Seattle. With more than 1,000 attendees and 50 speakers, it’s the largest Seattle-area conference dedicated to collaboration between US and China companies. It’s the premier event for companies and startups looking to thrive locally and internationally.

Dapper As _ _ _ _. The 3rd Annual YPOS End of Summer Party

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our end of the summer party is BACK! Previously we broke out our pocket squares, bowties and most dapper outfits to host a party with over 800 young professionals. After taking a year off we are back and better than ever! Join us for Seattle’s biggest patio party on Saturday, September 30th from 5-10pm  at Canvas, an indoor / outdoor space perfect for celebrating the end of summer. We’ll have music, dancing, a cigar bar, shoe shine, digital swag bag, dapper giveaways and a photo booth.…

Do Androids Dream of Living Computers?

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This homage to Blade Runner takes place one week before Blade Runner 2049 premieres in theaters. This event will be an atmospheric experience for guests to explore the ethical puzzle of AI technology through immersive performances, interactive 80s tech, workshops, screenings, and engagement in activities that will leave you questioning whether you are Human or Replicant. DOORS AT 7, SHOW STARTS AT 8PM SHARP Tickets Available Now 21+

Suiteness Startup Suite (Application deadline)

October 1 @ 12:00 am - October 17 @ 11:30 pm

Suiteness Startup Suite invites the best and brightest startups to participate for a chance to come to San Francisco and meet with key industry investors while staying in a luxury space perfect for collaborating, creative thinking and meeting with potential partners. WHAT YOU GET 1. A really nice suite in San Francisco Winners of Suiteness Startup Suite will get the chance to come together as a team in San Francisco with a complimentary three-night stay in a luxury suite at…

Techstars Startup Week Seattle

October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm

It's a bigger Startup Week than ever with 200 free sessions covering virtual reality, programming, music, health, gaming, leadership, food, music, and much more. The event will be full of networking, expert panels, presentations, demonstrations, mentoring, a job fair and parties. Experts will share their professional advice, stories, and tactics during programs at Chase Basecamp, located at Galvanize in Pioneer Square, and at additional venues around the Emerald City. Registration is free. Get all the details at https://seattle.startupweek.co/.

Third Place Books presents Dr. John Medina, author of Brain Rules for Aging Well

October 2 @ 7:00 pm

Join Third Place Books as we welcome Dr. John Medina, author of the New York Times Bestseller Brain Rules, to our Seward Park store for his new book Brain Rules for Aging Well. How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist…

AoA Workshop – What to Know When Selling Your Startup

October 3 @ 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:…

Alliance of Angels – Angel Connect Panel

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of an angel investor? Now is your chance! Join us for this one-hour panel discussion where entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain feedback from some of AoA’s most experienced angel investors.

Cloud Infrastructure as Code & Containers

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

If you are still using you mouse to configure and deploy within the any cloud then this is a great session for you to save time and reduce risk. If you are still using virtual machines in any cloud then this too is a great session for you to save money and overhead! We have a great talk lined up by Adron Hall looking at Infrastructure as code with Terraform, Containerization with Kubernetes/Docker and the Cloud.

Startup Grind Hosts T.A. McCann during Startup Week (Investor, Advisor)

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come meet T.A, If you have not heard of him you are likely new to Seattle. He has been creating and helping others create great companies for years. He is recently become a more active angel investor and is constantly mentoring young founders. He sold Gist in 2011 and founded Rival IQ a few years later. He is an advisor to companies including Creative Live, Zooppa, EveryMove and Inkwell Media.

Startup Career and Internship Fair

October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you a student/individual looking for employment in a startup? Are you a startup looking for a smart and eager individual to join your blossoming team of entrepreneurs? If so, join us at the University of Washington Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Court, Seattle 98195) between 2:00-4:00pm on Wednesday, October 4th for our UW startup career/internship fair! Talk to dozens of fully established and vetted startups who are looking for people like you to join their companies. Bring your A game,…

Crowdsourcing Week Summit Seattle

October 5

The Second Wave of the Crowd Economy is Here! CSW Summit Seattle will bring crowdsourcing and the second wave of the crowd economy to centre stage, focusing on trending topics such as collective intelligence (AI + HI), microtasking, crowdsourcing in machine learning and gaming industry, the latest developments in crowdsourced innovation, crowdfunding and blockchain enabled economy. US and international speakers will gather in Seattle for this one-day summit to share how crowdsourcing is shaping their industries and is transforming organizations…

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