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January 21 - January 22

DELIVERY|CONF 2020 is a not-for-profit event being created by an all-volunteer team with many years of experience both in technology and with creating conferences. DELIVERY|CONF 2020 is being held to give people a place to get deeper technical information about Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD). Our goal isn't to just tell you to "do the technical thing"; it is to show you real world examples of how others have done it. Speakers include: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, Jez Humble,…

Raj Singh, CEO of Accolade, Speaking at Seattle University

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Accolade CEO Rajeev Singh is the featured speaker for January's Albers Executive Speaker Series at Seattle University. His topic's title is 'Wanted: Contrarians, Disruptors, and Do-gooders'. Singh is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most successful entrepreneurs, from co-founding and co-leading Concur for more than two decades to designing and managing a strategic growth plan for healthcare advocacy company Accolade beginning in early 2016. Singh is energized by the unique talent shaping our region -- across business and technology, social and…

New Tech’s Diversity & Women in Tech

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In response to your popular demand of our womxn in tech and diversity in tech events, we’re launching monthly Diversity & Women in Tech events! You’ll have deeper experiences with monthly opportunities to connect to your peers, mentors, and influencers leading the way on building a more inclusive Seattle tech community. Join us to celebrate the cool tech being created in your backyard. Come enjoy fun, light appetizers, beer, wine, great people and fantastic presentations of innovative new tech created…

Video Game Tap Takeover

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us every second and fourth Wednesday for our Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros tournament featuring a new cidery, distillery, or brewery at each event. Stay tuned for updates and information on our featured guests. Tournament sign up starts at 7:30 pm, so come early, grab a drink, and get your gaming thumbs ready for flying shells, golden mushrooms, dash attacks and final smashes! Whether you're playing for prizes or just all the glory, you're definitely going to have…

Seattle Arts and Lectures: Adam Davidson

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Adam Davidson is the founder of NPR’s Planet Money podcast and a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he covers economics and business. Previously, he was an economics writer for The New York Times Magazine. He has won many of journalism’s most prestigious awards, including a Peabody for his coverage of the financial crisis.

Nomics Capital Pitch Night

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Nomics Capital, a new angel group out of Bellevue, Wa, is hosting 4 awesome startups to pitch to investors. We also have Neal Mody, managing director at Zoic Capital discussing the future of venture capital and some of the trends to look out for in the next 10 years. There will be a speaker, 4 pitches, and a happy hour afterwards.

Investment Outlook Panel 2020

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Annual Investment Outlook Panel - TiE Seattle Will 2020 be the year of Seattle Startups? So far so good. The Seattle market has seen steady investments in the billion-dollar range by VC’s in a number of startups in this region. Join us at TiE Seattle as we bring together a distinguished panel of industry experts from Madrona, Pioneer Square Labs, Huntington Hill Ventures and TiE’s own Z5 Catalyst Fund at our Annual Investment Outlook Panel. Our panelists will share their…

Space.City presents Ronald Rael: Notes from the Borderlands

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

Ronald Rael will discuss how the borderlands are a site for creative production, and he will share his innovative work in 3D printing, and his long-term project, Borderwall as Architecture, an important re-examination of what the 700 miles of physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is, and could be. It is both a protest against the wall and a projection about its future. He will present a series of propositions suggesting that…

Who Can We Trust? Technology’s Impact on Democracy

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Technology has made communication easier than ever. As social networks, digital platforms, and emerging technologies keep us constantly connected, many have found that the volume of information has eroded our ability to trust. The University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public explores questions and solutions for building our trust in modern media. Participate in an active dialogue that covers ideas and solutions from the community, and hear from researchers on the cutting edge of information and communication. Gather for a…

Socially Inept: Tech Roast Show

January 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tech is awesome. Tech people are terrible. But you’re afraid to tell them how awful they are because you think they have deadly robot crows. Hey, they probably do. Thankfully, a party of renegade tech comedians is coming through town. They fear nothing. They don’t tape up their webcams. They don’t even use Incognito Mode. Watch these rogue comics roast whimpering techies in front of a live crowd. No mercy, no drink minimum, no assigned seating and no holds barred.…

Fireside Chat with Kirby Winfield

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an interactive workshop with seasoned startup operator and angel investor Kirby Winfield and Josh Williams from Seattle Bank. They will discuss trends in startup financing, angel investing and venture capital, as well as answer any questions you may have. Kirby is currently the Founding General Partner at, a pre-seed stage venture fund investing in marketplace, e-commerce/DTC, and "smart SaaS"/AI startups in the Pacific Northwest. He is also an Investor in Residence at AI2, a research and…

Fundamentals for Startups: Building Your Culture As You Scale Your Business

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Building a company of the future does not happen by accident. No matter how early you are in your business, you want to build a strong culture from the beginning. Join La’Kita Williams, founder of CoCreate Work, who will share the steps you can take to build strong team communication, collaboration, and stay connected as you scale. While there is no single strategy for creating a successful culture, there are concrete steps you can take to build a better company…

FOUNDER FRIDAY with Madeline Haydon, CEO of nutpods: Raising Capital at Every Stage – from Crowdfunding to Private Capital

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Need experienced, practical advice on how to raise money for your startup? Join Founder Friday on January 24th, an event organized by Seattle University’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, to learn how the different ways of raising funds. Madeline Haydon, founder, and CEO of nutpods -- a plant-based creamer -- will share her insights on finding investors and convincing them to invest in your company. Haydon has successfully raised $33 million by July 2019 after nutpods became the top-selling alternative creamer…

Burke NiteLife: Earth

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Get a close-up look at our planet at this rockin' after-hours party! Chat with Burke experts and see collections up close, from fossils to rocks to minerals, and enjoy food and drinks with friends. – Feel the ground move under your feet with music, DJs and dance. – Enjoy a cocktail by Westland Distillery (on the rocks of course). – See Earth-shaking performances throughout the museum. – Get a photo with local drag artists who take the Earth theme to the max. –…

Annual Women in Cloud Summit

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

According to IDC, opportunities in the cloud will exceed $300B by 2020 from infrastructure technology spending alone. Adding other areas of digital innovation including quantum computing, ambient technology, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence extends the technology opportunity into multi-trillions of dollars with vast, ever-changing social and economic impact. This shift is also referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The opportunities in the cloud are both impressive and daunting. To ensure women are at the forefront of this tectonic shift,…

Ursulmas Medieval Faire

January 25 @ 8:00 am - January 26 @ 5:00 pm

Play games, or relax in the Publick House while listening to the bards sing and tell tales of heroes and days past. In the Village of Ursulwyck, skilled artisans and crafters reproduce everyday items for living, fighting, playing games and eating in the Middle Ages. Come marvel at living history and enjoy live entertainment on the Bardic Stage. And no trip to the Faire is complete without a visit to the Marketplace, where dozens of select vendors offer hundreds of items to delight every lord…

DigiPen Undergraduate Programs Preview Day

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Attend one of our preview days to learn what it takes to be a successful DigiPen student and whether it's the right school for you! At our Undergraduate Preview Day, you will have the chance to tour the campus, meet with our students, faculty, and alumni, and learn about our degree programs in video game design and development, computer science, computer engineering, machine learning, digital arts, music, and sound design. Learn first-hand about DigiPen’s diverse degree programs and project-based learning…

I Dig Dinos: Flight and Feathers

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The sky’s the limit for our very first I Dig Dinos program at the New Burke! Bring your budding paleontologist to explore fossilized fun at five hands-on stations designed especially for early learners. Dress-up like a pterosaur, make your own pterodactyl flyer, dig up theropod fossils, and learn how feathered dinosaurs evolved into today’s birds! Hold fossils and casts at the touch table, make scientific discoveries in the dig pit, engage in dramatic play, try our dino/not dino sorting game,…

Lunch & Learn: Market Trends

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us to learn about investment market trends. Where is capital flowing and what types of health care innovations have received funding? What are the projections for 2020? This Lunch & Learn will include a conversation between Dr. Will Canestaro from the Washington Research Foundation and Matt Parmett from Echo Health Ventures. An informal Q&A will follow.

Seattle Angel : Pitch Deconstruction – understanding the Angel Pitch process

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you are going to pitch investors, it is worth practicing your pitch. For the Seattle Angel Conference, there are 3 rounds of pitching for the participating companies. The Pitch deconstruction is a great opportunity to get feedback on your business pitch. Everyone who comes will have a chance to make a 1-minute pitch (without slides). The audience will select 4 companies to make a 3-minute pitch (with slides). Each of those 4 pitches will get detailed feedback from active…

The Science of Scouting

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NHL Seattle is busy preparing for the franchise’s NHL debut in the 2021-22 season, but before taking on their Pacific Division rivals, they first need to assemble a team of stars! So how is NHL Seattle preparing for the Expansion Draft in June 2021? To find out, hear from NHL Seattle’s Pro Scouts Stu Barnes, Cammi Granato, John Goodwin, Dave Hunter, and Ulf Samuelsson about how they prep for games, what they watch for, and how they use live game-action,…

New Tech Job Fair

January 29 @ 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! You’ll benefit from meeting companies of all sizes hiring IT professionals, UX + UI designers, data scientists, front end developers, back end developers, graphic designers, database administrators, product managers, project managers, full stack engineers, mobile developers, Python programmers, JavaScript programmers, Ruby programmers, Java programmers, social media professionals,…


January 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

TiE Entrepreneur Institute for Small Business Entrepreneur is a program by TiE Seattle to help aspiring entrepreneurs understand the fundamentals of building a successful small business from successful entrepreneurs, seasoned executives and domain experts in interactive sessions. TiE EISB Prog is for those entrepreneurs who are looking to build a small, community-based business i.e. not venture scale. Very often, aspiring entrepreneurs have expertise in their particular area of business but lack knowledge of the other domains also necessary for building…

From 0 to Over 100 Employees Meet the Founder of BitTitan – Geeman Yip

January 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Details Learn how to gain traction for your startup as we meet and interview Geeman Yip the founder of BitTitan. His startup has grown from 0 to over 100 employees today all from scratch! Cofounders Connect is about connecting startup cofounders to the resources they need within our local Seattle community. We have everyone from veteran Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists and Serial Entrepreneurs to first time entrepreneurs attending our events. During our event we have a 2 hour networking session…

Investor Roundtable with Matt Parmett

January 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Q&A roundtable discussions are conducted by members of the community to provide opportunities for a small group discussion with subject matter experts. There are 8 seats at the table for the 90-minute discussion. A few days prior, we will send out "Confirmation Required" emails to registrants. You must email back to confirm your spot or we will have to release your ticket. Join Matt Parmett with Echo Health Ventures and a small group of peers for the opportunity to ask questions and…

DeviceConnect: Bringing Healthcare into the Home

January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Life Science Washington and Product Creation Studio Present: DeviceConnect Series Bringing Healthcare into the Home The global smart home healthcare market is exploding as more medical devices are designed for use wherever the patient is, including at home. A report by Research and Markets predicts sales of these devices to reach $30 billion by 2023, up from $4.5 billion in 2017. In many ways, the medtech industry is playing catch-up with consumer technology. The stakes are high, and getting the…

How to Increase Signal with Effective Candidate and Interviewer Communication

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

The promise of an interview is simple: it should identify the right candidate for the right job. But all too often, software engineers are often unsure how to put their best foot forward and hiring managers are equally unsure how to get the most signal out each technical interview. If you are interviewing for a role as a software engineer or hiring software engineers, join Karat Director of Developer Relations Lusen Mendel and Interview R&D Engineer Kasey Champion for an…

Founders Live Seattle

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible winter evening at Hard Rock Cafe 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 on a winner who will not…

Kirby Krackle and the Nerd Rock Orchestra, Lofts

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kirby Krackle is an internationally touring nerd-rock artist featuring the music of songwriter and performer Kyle Stevens. With 2019 celebrating '10 Years Of Nerd Rock,' Kirby Krackle has been known the world over since 2009 as the go-to band for heartfelt songs dedicated to the best in comic books, video games, and geek-culture with YouTube videos totaling over 4.5 million views. Kirby Krackle has been featured on MTV, iO9, Boing Boing, Gizmodo and more having served as one of the…

Fundamentals for Startups: How to Build a Deep Tech Enterprise Software Company as a Technical Founder

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Technology has been driving innovation and changing the landscape in the enterprise space over the last decade, and founders with deep technical backgrounds are in a unique position to create products and teams that bring unique differentiation to the market. Tim Chen sees a set of common errors that first-time founders often make. In this talk, Tim will discuss these mistakes and how to navigate them while sharing his journey as a founder, investor and mentor. Timothy Chen: Tim is…

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