GeekWire Calendar: Startups

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The Future of AI in Healthcare

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

1 Day Summit: Lunch, Appetizers, and Happy Hour Drink Ticket Included: Promo Code for 50% off: geekwire ______ Join to discover how the AI revolution can be leveraged for Future Impact. We believe that every great generation emerges from a great opportunity. As technology continues to permeate into every aspect of our lives, we are called to harness these new tools to build a sustainable future. We’re grateful to share such a remarkable lineup of speakers drawn from the cutting…

AoA Workshop – Don’t Confuse Sales with Marketing

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Many start-ups are focused only on performance marketing channels simply because they are easier to measure. This is a nearsighted strategy that plateaus and leaves you with a brand and product nobody cares about. Join Marc Williams from Active Labs as he discusses what marketing is supposed to do and why it matters. Marc Williams Marc owns and operates Williams & Helde Inc. (founded in 1969) which runs three unique brands in the marketing world: Williams Helde Marketing Communications, focused…

Selling Your Startup Panel and Q/A Event

July 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

About us: 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 and in between a 30 minute Q/A panel discussion with our featured guests as well as an after party! For our this event we'll be focused on what it takes to sell…

Hardware Meetup Seattle – Pitches and Pints with HAX and Alexa Fund

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

HAX and Amazon's Alexa Fund are teaming up to welcome Seattle's hardware community for an evening of pitches, pints, and socializing. Are you a hardware startup, an engineer looking for a job, considering starting a company, a VC, or in any way involved with hardware? We'd love to meet you! HAX invests in early-stage startups (robotics, health, consumer, enterprise IoT). We love all hardware and would love to learn more about what you're building! Startups will have the opportunity to…

Seattle Startup Drinks

July 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A simple concept: tech startup culture in cities around the world gathers around a bar to have a pint and discuss what they are working on, what they need help with and what they can do for each other. ----------- We're meeting on Wednesday, July 24th at Connect Lounge (, a fantastic NEW venue built around conversation and community. Food and drinks will be available, please order from the bar. ----------- Please join our Facebook group to see our monthly…

Seattle Innovation Investor Track

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Every quarter we organize this investor reverse pitch for entrepreneur seeking to raise money. This is a great opportunity to learn how to raise and actually meet them during the networking session. We will have investors locally as well as Japan and Canada. We also organize one-on-one sessions on the following day. This event is organized by Innovation Finders Capital, Washington State Dept. of Commerce and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. This is a free event.

Japan Seattle AI Innovation meetup 13.0

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Many of the largest Japanese companies will be pitching to the Seattle innoavtors, what kind of innovation they are looking for and how they would like to do business with you. So if you are looking for serious revenue opportunity, just come to downtown Seattle to hear them out and meet them for the networking session. If they like to meet you, we will make sure that you get to sit down with them for one-on-one on the following day.DNP…

Founders Live Seattle

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible summer evening at The Collective 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 only…

AoA Workshop – How Startup Valuation Works

July 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…

Celebrate Startups @ 7th Annual Startup Grind Summer party

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

Come join us for a fun time and many fun people. We will be celebrating the Seattle Startup Community and all the great things that have happened in the last 12 months... Come enjoy the fun games.. yes there will be some games. Come enjoy fun people, fun food, fun drinks, fun atmosphere and fun money. This event is our annual chance to just enjoy ourselves and make friends not contacts.

AI Bootcamp: End to End Deep Learning for Computer Vision

August 6 - August 7

As applied engineering just knows building models are not sufficient for production grade software, these roles focus on core principles, best practices, design patterns, and expertise with a framework and toolset, such as deploy models, and scale for your fast-growing applications/services. This two-day immersive instructor-led training will teach everything you need to know to become a software engineer in computer vision and deep learning! You will learn: *Recognize problems can be solved with deep learning and Select the right technique…

How to go from a Startup idea to the first paying customer and product market fit.

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

In the class you will learn: - How to fall in love with the problem not your solution - How to determine whether your idea is a winner or not before you spend real money - How to find that first paying customer - How to know when it is time to scale your idea - When should you start raise money

2nd Annual Seattle Tech Diversity Summit

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The focus of this annual event is to provide professional development opportunities in the Tech Industry. The Tech Diversity Summit is dedicated to bringing together a diverse set of individuals within the technology industry to celebrate and advance diversity in the tech field.

Business Owners Support (BOS) Group

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join a community of fellow business owners who understand the stresses of running a business, recharge in a unique setting, and brainstorm solutions with like-minded professionals. Whether you're a restaurant owner, an electrician, or a startup founder, all business owners are welcome. Sorry, no MLM or Sales Reps allowed. Food and Non-Alcoholic drinks will be provided. There will be adult beverages for purchase as well. Schedule: 5:00-6:00 Social Hour 6:00-6:30 1 Minute Introductions 6:30-7:00 Open Forum 7:00-7:30 Advice From…

Keiretsu Forum Northwest Presents: Angel Capital Expo

August 22 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

KEIRETSU FORUM NORTHWEST PRESENTS ANGEL CAPITAL EXPO THE PREMIER GATHERING OF THE ANGEL CAPITAL COMMUNITY August 22nd, 2019; 7:30am - 6:00pm​​​​​​ Microsoft Building 33 16070 NE 36th Way Redmond, WA 98052, USA ABOUT Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel capital community, bringing together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. Angel Capital Expo is organized by Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment network, and was created to foster collaboration among angel groups, as well as reach…

Ready Set Raise Demo Night

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ready Set Raise is a national startup accelerator, consciously created by and for women and non-binary founders. Through a six-week pitching and fundraising program, founders will work with fundraising coaches and champion mentors to perfect their pitch and get ready to raise. Join us on Demo Night to hear Ready Set Raise Cohort 2 Founders pitch their companies to the Seattle startup community.

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