GeekWire Calendar: Startups

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Genome Startup Day

September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Genome Startup Day 2019 will bring together the founders/CEOs of 6 genomics startups with roots in the University of Washington/Seattle. They will describe their journeys from academia to industry with practical insight from the trenches of early-stage commercialization. Confirmed speakers from Phase Genomics, Twinstrand Biosciences, Jungla, Split Biosciences, A-Alpha Bio, and Bellwether Bio will give individual talks and participate in panel discussions and networking sessions. Lunch, coffee, and a wine/beer reception will be included with your registration. Visit our website:…

Lunch and Learn: B Corp Certification

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In August, The Business Roundtable, an association of approximately 200 of America’s largest companies, decided to update their principles for corporate governance. This move signifies a shift away from the business as usual, profit-at-all-costs model. In the spirit of multi-stakeholder capitalism, B Corp Certification provides businesses with a framework in which they can voluntarily commit to higher standards of operations and transparency. This workshop will start by reviewing the history of corporate governance in the US and then explore current…

New Tech Job Fair

September 26 @ 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,…

Central Oregon PubTalk: Road to BVC

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The biggest PubTalk of the year is just around the corner! This high-energy event showcases the Bend Venture Conference Early Stage semi-finalists as they deliver fast-paced, three-minute pitches to a sold-out crowd. The audience and an expert panel of judges will vote to decide which five companies advance to present at BVC on October 17-18, 2019. In addition to advancing to the BVC, an audience vote will determine one Early Stage company to receive a $3,000 cash award, courtesy of…

Rotary Business Networking Night

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Seattle is hosting a business networking event at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Seattle. This is your chance to build business connections with Rotary members as well as other professionals in the downtown core. Here are the details: Thursday, September 26 at the Hard Rock Cafe $8 for non-Rotarians, pre-registration required Free for Seattle 4 Rotary members No-host bar plus delicious appetizers Grab your business cards and get ready to connect!!

Space Entrepreneurship: Founder Challenges

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Interested in starting a business that involves space in some way? Come hear from attorneys at Davis Wright Tremaine about common challenges for company founders. DWT will provide light appetizers and beer/wine, and will discuss the topics below. We'll close with an overview of our follow-on event - Startup Weekend Space in November. Topics will include: · Forming a company and establishing the respective rights and responsibilities of the founders · Preparing for equity and debt financing and an exit…

Founders Live Seattle

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible fall evening at Spaces 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 receive…

Developing Dynamic People Leaders

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

As your organization grows, you may have new leaders that moved quickly into their role where they are leading teams, and sometimes even leading leaders for the first time. As a new leader there’s a lot to know, so why not speed up your learning curve? Impact Consultancy has created this leadership boot-camp to provide practical application and a hands-on experience to help you improve team culture, cross-team collaboration, and foster innovation. In our one-day, you’ll leave being able to…

New Tech Seattle

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

More than just a meetup, we're a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Seattle is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle area tech community.

New Tech Tacoma

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

More than just a meetup, we're a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Tacoma is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle and Tacoma area tech community.

2019 Triangle Venture Expo

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Triangle Venture Expo is brought to you by Spokane Angel Alliance in collaboration with Startup Spokane. This event will host a selection of the most compelling emerging companies in our region’s geographic triangle. The triangle is bordered by Sandpoint/Coeur d’Alene, Pullman/Moscow and Spokane/Cheney. Attendees will include entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, members of the press and others from the Northwest. We invite you to join us for this special celebration. Join us for this special event and learn…

AoA Workshop – Start with the Exit in Mind

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

16% of startups exit. Over 80% fail. Great execution is the most critical factor in setting up a company for a successful M&A event. However, proper M&A planning can make the difference between a blockbuster deal - or no deal. The best deals result when a CEO combines the two disciplines. TechStrat’s Nat Burgess recently negotiated several local transactions, including the sale of Seattle’s Deja vu Security to Accenture, Killer Infographics to LRW, Flowroute to West, Haiku Deck to BookRags,…

IEC Founder Friday: Caleb Carr on Selecting Startup Investors & Advisors

October 11 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

How to Select the Right Investors and Advisors for your Startup. The Seattle University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) presents our first FOUNDER FRIDAY with Caleb Carr, CEO of Vita Inclinata Technologies on October 11 at WeWork Labs. Join Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics for networking and snacks, get the inside scoop on how to build your team of advisors and investors for your early-stage venture, and learn about ways you and your business can benefit from and volunteer in the IEC programs. Caleb Carr, Founder and…

New Tech Eastside

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

More than just a meetup, we're a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Eastside is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle area tech community.

Ready Set Raise Demo Night + Closing Party

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

On October 17, the Female Founders Alliance will present Cohort 2 of Ready Set Raise, a national startup accelerator consciously designed by and for women and non-binary founders. Come see eight phenomenal founders pitch eight amazing companies to a sold-out crowd at Demo Night + Closing Party! About the Female Founders Alliance The Female Founders Alliance is a network of founders, investors, partners and supporters that collaborate to help women and non-binary startup leaders succeed. FFA offers programming, community, incubation,…

Transformational HR Summit hosted by the HR Collective – 2nd Annual

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Transformational HR Summit. We are prepared to bring high caliber speakers, relevant topics in your workplace, an engaging, down to earth key note speaker, people operations technology demos, networking and fun! The goal of the Seattle HR Collective is to support strategic and effective HR/People Operations leaders. We're a startup friendly community that provides professional development beyond the basics of people ops in the form of training, best practices, guest speakers, and…

Techstars Startup Weekend Seattle: Space Edition

November 15 - November 17

Build your space startup idea in 54 hours! Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? At Techstars Startup Weekend  you'll connect with engineers, designers and business-types to learn the fundamentals of forming a startup with a space focus. Over the course of the weekend, you'll go through the highs, lows, fun and pressure that make up life at a startup.…

Access Seattle

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Female Founders Alliance Access Tour is designed to help founders move their business forward by fostering meaningful connections with the people and organizations that are most difficult to access for underrepresented founders. Through a combination of panels, 1:1 VIP coaching, founder AMAs, and facilitated networking, our guest speakers and coaches will meaningfully support founders in their area of business expertise. Founders will leave with new connections and newfound wisdom in an area of their business. Event format *Topical panels…

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