GeekWire Calendar: Startups

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Japan-Seattle AI Innovation Meetup 7.0

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

If you are an entrepreneur looking for customers, alliance partners, distributers and investors, please come to Japan Seattle AI Innovation Meetup on 25th Jan at Columbia Center, downtown Seattle. This is the event where the major Japanese corporations pitch to innovators, what kind of technology they are looking for, how they would like to do business with you and what their market potential is. Familiar faces from Softbank, Epson, Denso and Fujitsu are joined by new comers such as Fuji…

5 Points Conference

January 30 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Cambia Grove’s 5 Points Conference is a six-part event series during the first quarter. The goal is to lower the barrier of entry for innovators seeking to make changes in the health care system. The event is also geared to be a refresher course for those working in the health care system who are interested in understanding how each vertical works. During the events, entrepreneurs will be introduced to the primary stakeholders in health care in such a way that…

Alliance of Angels Pitch Clinic

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you fundraising for your startup? Learn how to pitch like a pro to investors at this interactive workshop hosted by veteran angel investor Gregg Bennett and K&L Gates Fellow Eva Ying Wu.

CoMotion Lab’s Taco Tuesday

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join CoMotion Labs for Taco Tuesday! We will have a taco bar with lots of delicious toppings. The event is from 12-1pm. Join us for a yummy lunch and the opportunity to connect and catch up with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Bring a friend and make some connections over a delicious lunch! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, don't miss out! The event is for the Seattle startup community. Thanks to UPS for your…

Startup 425 Global Passport | Internationalizing Your Tech Business

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

Technology represents 17% of American exports, and the global economy only continues to grow. This presentation will focus on how to localize your product and service for high growth markets, adapt your sales and marketing strategy for specific countries, and analyze various risks associated with international business. Speaker Aaron Rose, President & CEO of ROI3, Inc., will lead this discussion as a subject-matter expert through his years as an advisor to talented entrepreneurs and as the co-founder of many successful…

The Information’s Hybrid Cloud & AI Event

February 14 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Cloud computing has revolutionized how companies operate, allowing companies to slash how much they spend on computer hardware. Even big companies are shifting to the cloud, taking advantage of “hybrid cloud” offerings. At this event, we’ll explore "multi-cloud" and “cloud native” technologies, including why many companies use containers and Kubernetes. Finally, we will look at how artificial intelligence will be the next big money maker for public cloud providers. In addition, breakout sessions will be held on topics such as…

Startup 425 Global Passport | International Pitch

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get an up-close look at what it takes to pitch a technology startup in a fast-paced environment, as the 2018 Global Passport cohort competes in a mini pitch competition. These mobile technology firms will demo their products, present their marketing plan and basic pitch, and get feedback from a group of expert panelists in advance of their business development trip to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts David Israel (CEO/Founder BFY Foods)

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

David, a true serial entrepreneur, has developed multiple successful retail and service concepts that have ranged from upscale Facilities Maintenance Services, a 44 store chain of Pawn shops and 2 food companies with millions of dollars of revenue and global distribution. He was incarcerated for 46 months after a 7 year legal battle. This is where he wrote the initial business plan for Pop Gourmet.

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts David Israel (CEO/Founder BFY Foods)

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

David, a true serial entrepreneur, has developed multiple successful retail and service concepts that have ranged from upscale Facilities Maintenance Services, a 44 store chain of Pawn shops and 2 food companies with millions of dollars of revenue and global distribution. He was incarcerated for 46 months after a 7 year legal battle. This is where he wrote the initial business plan for Pop Gourmet.

Onward

February 24 - February 25

Onward is a summit for heart-centered entrepreneurs. Our world-class speakers will give practical workshops and talks on business and marketing. Interspersed throughout the weekend is body-positive yoga, a community dance party, breath work, and lots of time for deep, meaningful connections. This is not a stuffy corporate conference. This is a place for creatives, healers, world-changers, and weirdos. Just like you. :)

Startup253: Tacoma and South Sound Founders Series

March 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Startup253: Tacoma and South Sound Founders Series Join Startup253 for the Startup253: Tacoma and South Sound Founders Series on Tuesday, November 28th at Union Club in Tacoma! The Startup253: Tacoma and South Sound Founders Series is a happy hour event where five, Tacoma and/or South Sound based startups have 1 minute to pitch their company and detail their value proposition. Following the startup pitches, attendees will vote for the winner. The winning startup, based on attendee voting, will be given…

Startup Grind Hosts Howard Behar former Starbucks founding President and Author

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Howard's career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President and was the founding President of Starbucks International. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning 5 continents.

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