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AutoMobility LA

November 27 - November 30

The Los Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days and Connected Car Expo have merged to form AutoMobility LA, the new auto industry’s first true trade show. The four-day event includes the global vehicle debuts and reveals you’ve come to expect, along with an award-winning conference exploring the future of connected vehicle technologies, autonomous tech, and more. AutoMobility LA also features an auto-tech focused expo floor, with groundbreaking technologies and the companies that create them.

AWS re:Invent 2017

November 27 - December 1

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. The event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, fun challenges and much more.

Startup253: Tacoma and South Sound Founders Series

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Startup253: Tacoma and South Sound Founders Series is a happy hour competition where up to five, handpicked startups have 1 minute to pitch their company and detail their value proposition in the marketplace in front of an audience. After the startup pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote for a winner who will not only win an award, but recognition from the crowd and an additional opportunity to talk more about their product or service.

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Tren Griffin Author, Strategists

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

A 15 year employee of MSFT, he writes often on his blog 25iq.com and is active on twitter. He shares his knowledge of company building and trends others do not see. Tren was formerly a partner at Eagle River investments controlled by Craig McCaw. In 1994 he joined Teledesic as the 4th employee, it grew to over 3 billion in valuation. Author of 7 books including: A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs.

Springing into Kotlin: How to Make the Magic even more Magical

November 28 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Developing applications with Spring Boot is already a pretty magical experience, but could it be better? Can the magic get any more powerful than it already is? In this talk, we'll look at how Kotlin can be used to reduce boilerplate, increase code quality, and elevate your wizardry. The presenter will demonstrate how to begin incorporating Kotlin into your existing Spring applications and, once you start your journey, where it can lead. Come to this session to level up on…

The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish

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

Join us for a special screening of The Unknown Sea: A Voyage on the Salish with Captain Kevin Campion. This sail adventure film captures the beauty of the Salish Sea. Join the crew aboard the historic ship Orion, a 64 foot yawl sailing vessel, on a voyage to explore the Salish Sea through the people and places that make up this lush, vibrant ecosystem. Captain Campion shares his adventurous journey with a crew of teen researchers whom are poised to…

Future Technologies Conference

November 29 - November 30

The Future Technologies Conference presents the best of current systems research and practice, emphasizing innovation and quantified experience. FTC has emerged as the foremost world-wide gathering of academic researchers, Ph.D. and graduate students, top research think tanks and industry technology developers. Researchers, academics and technologists from leading universities, research firms, government agencies and companies from 50+ countries present the latest research at the forefront of technology and computing. The 2016 conference in San Francisco successfully brought together technology geniuses in…

Alliance of Angels Workshop: How Startup Valuation Works

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Many entrepreneurs struggle with having the “valuation” discussion with investors. Given that many startups have no revenue, much less profits, well established quantitative methods simply do not work well. All too often, it feels to the entrepreneur that valuations are just being pulled out of thin air. Join Yi-Jian Ngo from the Alliance of Angels for an interactive workshop on startup valuation. We will walk thru some practical guidelines and three specific methods that entrepreneurs can use to guide their…

The Evergrey Turns One!

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

You live in an amazing city. Come celebrate it with us as we mark the one-year anniversary of The Evergrey, a newsletter and community that’s all about helping you explore, enjoy, and connect to Seattle. We’re partnering with some great local artists, makers, and organizations to showcase the community that makes Seattle home. Join us as we celebrate with food, music, activities, and cocktails, and give a toast to all the curious locals we’ve met who help make Seattle great.…

The Big One: Seattle’s Overdue Superquake

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As residents of the Pacific Northwest, we are all familiar with stories of Seattle’s vulnerability to seismic activity. And we certainly recall the haunting 2015 New Yorker article asserting that our region is long-overdue for “the big one.” To help contextualize these fears and delve into the science beneath the threat of earthquake, Town Hall presents Dr. John Vidale—seismologist at UW’s College of the Environment and leader for several years of UW’s M9 Project. Dr. Vidale’s works lends insight on…

Founders Live Seattle

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

***THE LAST FOUNDERS LIVE SEATTLE EVENT OF 2017*** 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…

Innovate ’17 (Day 2)

December 2 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Introducing the Innovate ’17 Summit. This 2 day event is an entrepreneurship bootcamp & startup pitch contest for teens (organized by high school students) and will occur at Microsoft Building 30 in Redmond, WA. The first day (Saturday, November 18th) will include presentations from local CEOs and entrepreneurs as well as other PNW Executives to help young entrepreneurs develop their ideas and their business plans. These speakers include Jon Roskill (CEO at Acumatica), James Billmaier (CEO of TurboPatent), Ajoy Krishnamoorthy…

Seattle Code 101: Software Development & Careers – Dec. 2, 2017

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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.

YPIN Presents: Black & White Global Gala

December 2 @ 8:00 pm

Join the World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Network (YPIN) for the Black & White Global Gala at The Landing at Tyee! Join us at a beautiful waterfront venue for our annual holiday party that will include cocktails, dancing, raffle prizes, and networking with fellow globally-minded young professionals in Seattle. All proceeds benefit the World Affairs Council’s Global Classroom, a program that brings global education to Greater Seattle’s K-12 classrooms.

GLORIA! Pacific Lutheran University’s Christmas Concert

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Kick of the Christmas season right! Join us for one of the most beloved holiday traditions in the Northwest, as the Choir of the West, University Chorale and University Symphony Orchestra present GLORIA!-Pacific Lutheran University’s annual Christmas concert . Masterworks by Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Randol Bass will be mixed with traditional carols and seasonal favorites as we celebrate Christmas in Seattle at Benaroya Hall. Tickets go on sale November 1 (group sales available). For tickets and information…

Frontiers of Physics: Optical Atomic Clocks

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For many centuries, and continuing today, a primary application of accurate clocks is for precise navigation. For example, GPS enables us to determine our distance from the (known) positions of satellites by measuring the time it takes for a pulse of radiation emitted by the satellite to reach us. The more accurately we can measure this time, the more accurate our position is known. Atoms absorb electromagnetic radiation at precise discrete frequencies. Knowing this, a recipe for making an atomic…

Code Fellows Admissions: How to Get Started – Dec. 6, 2017

December 6 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm

Thinking about applying to Code Fellows, but unsure where to start? We're here to help! Find out how to ace your application and breeze through the enrollment process at Code Fellows during our in-person application info session. You'll meet our amazing Admissions team, see our space, hear about financing and scholarship options, and connect you with an Admissions Advisor. Not sure you want to apply yet? Stop by to learn more about our program and find out how we can…

Dassault Systemes: CATIA Start Up Special Offer Lunch & Learn

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CATIA Start-Up Special Offer: A Game Changer for Innovation in Design & Engineering Experiences Dassault Systemes CATIA is the world's leading solution for product design and experience. This innovative solution is being utilized by leading organizations in multiple industries to develop the products we see and use in our everyday lives. Join us for lunch on Wednesday, December 6 at the University of Washington's CoMotion Innovation Center and learn how current CATIA solutions support social design environment in all-inclusive product…

Seattle Networking Mixer at WeWork in Downtown (FREE DRINKS)

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

Wednesday, December 6th Starting at 6pm! Meet new people and participate in lively discussions with outstanding names in the Seattle community. Make sure to bring your business cards and be ready to make awesome connections with people across all industries. We always have a great mix of people from Influencers to Startup CEO's and more. Register immediately for an early bird ticket. Quick note: Book a presentation ticket and get 5 minutes of stage time to present your company, talent…

Lane Powell’s Fourth Annual Startups Seminar: Building to Scale

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for our annual seminar geared toward entrepreneurs, startups and emerging-growth companies on Dec. 7. We’ll focus on "Building to Scale" with panel discussions featuring investors, entrepreneurs and industry experts providing guidance on how you can build your business (and bottom line) at minimal cost. The day will conclude with a complimentary happy hour reception. Confirmed speakers include: John Cook, Co-Founder of GeekWire Nick Hughes, Founder & CEO of Founders Live Chris DeVore, General Partner at Founder's Co-Op Mukund…

PNAA’s Aerospace Holiday Party

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sneak a peek at Santa’s secret fleet of airplanes while you mingle and make business connections with aerospace executives from around the Puget Sound. Join PNAA in a festive environment surrounded by airplanes at Ace Aviation in Renton. Join PNAA and the local aerospace community to celebrate the holidays, network and make donations for Toys for Tots. Discounted admission for those who bring a gift to donate.

Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems Workshop

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about Pacific Northwest startup ecosystems – ecosystems we will cover include Eugene, Bend, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria. • 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 you with…

CloudTalk – Blockchain as a Service in Azure

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This session covers a high-level overview of Blockchain as a Service in Microsoft Azure, which includes an introduction of blockchain, how blockchain works, and blockchain’s impact on industries. This session will also cover Microsoft’s vision of Blockchain as a Service and details on how to get started using blockchain within Azure. Bio: Brenda is currently a Program Manager on the Blockchain Engineering team at Microsoft driving product development. Some of her prior experiences include working on the Azure Government cloud,…

BABC Christmas Luncheon

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the holiday season, British style, with friends and colleagues. Enjoy a pre-luncheon reception, sumptuous traditional British Christmas lunch, lively program and activities, Christmas crackers, photo booth, a grand raffle, holiday raffle, silent auction, and more!

Waffle Wednesday

December 20 @ 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…

Spectra 2018

12/31/2017 @ 9:00 pm - 01/01/2018 @ 2:00 am

Set your New Year’s Eve ablaze at SPECTRA: NYE Under the Arches, the most sensational party in Seattle at Pacific Science Center. SPECTRA boasts the best, unobstructed view of the annual fireworks show, top DJs from KEXP and plenty of entertainment sure to delight.

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Hanson Hosein Award Winning Journalist/Storyteller

01/10/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hanson earned law and journalism degrees in Montreal, Paris and New York, and then produced stories for NBC News in regions of conflict, winning Emmy and Overseas Press Club awards. He pioneered "backpack" journalism for NBC and CBC News in the Middle East as a TV war correspondent. He now shares the story-centric methodology as Director of the Communication Leadership graduate program at the UW.

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

01/24/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Have an idea for a product? Want to start a company? Or 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…

Crosscut Festival

02/02/2018 - 02/03/2018

Join us for the first annual Crosscut Festival! You know the issues...but what about the solutions? This February, Crosscut presents the Crosscut Festival: two days of unforgettable conversations featuring the boldest names in politics, business and social justice from across the region and around the world. 1500 attendees. More than 50 speakers on four stages. One unforgettable event. Spend your weekend with Crosscut and enjoy thought-provoking conversation on the most important issues of our time. Mingle with local and national…

PNAA’s 17th Annual Aerospace Conference

02/12/2018 @ 8:00 am - 02/15/2018 @ 5:00 pm

Join Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance in the heart of the Northwest Aerospace Cluster for its 17th Annual Aerospace Conference: Leading Through Change - Managing Transformation. Learn how the application of 21st century technology across the entire value chain is enabling success in the next aircraft platforms. Hear renowned aerospace analysts and speakers from Boeing, Airbus and Tier 1-3 companies as they discuss the latest market intelligence, program updates and how Industry 4.0 and modern manufacturing can enhance your success in…

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