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Application Deadline for Seattle Angel Conference SAC XII

July 10 - September 4

The application deadline for Seattle Angel Conference SAC XII is on September 4th 2017.See our Blog or follow us on twitter for updates @nwangelconf

Fireside Chat with Senator Bill Frist & Andy Slavitt: The Future of Health Care

July 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Cambia Grove and Bipartisan Policy Center are hosting a fireside chat with two health care policy leaders and public servants who are well-known for their tireless efforts to bring innovative change to our health care system. Please join our honored guests, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and former Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt, from 4:30-6 pm on July 25th for a conversation focused on the role policy and technology play in designing a more consumer-centric health care…

Angel Investor Panel – A discussion of Angel Investor experiences

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our panel of Angel Investors will talk about the investments that they have made, the ones they have passed on and what they look for in an investment. What kinds of things might you want to look for if you start Angel Investing? What kinds of things should your startup be prepared for? Come with your questions about Angel Investing experiences.

Beyond the Hype: Real Applications of Blockchain for Health Care

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us to learn from an executive panel of health care pioneers who believe in the promise of blockchain and are taking steps to prove it by solving real health care challenges. These pioneers will discuss: • Blockchain 101 for business–highlighting use cases that will materially change the cost and delivery of health care • Market momentum across industries and within health care • How and why to start exploring Our panelists are all actively working on initiatives in blockchain…

Cigars & Startups with John Sechrest of SeaAngelConf

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

Cigars & Startups is an event that connects Entrepreneurs and Angel investors over a drink and if you chose, a cigar. This is not an angel investor group like shark tank, where Entrepreneurs are entertainment for wine drinkers, this is a place where real relationships are built! John Sechrest is the founder of Seattle Angel Conference and he has agreed to attend cigars and startups in a "fire side chat" format to talk about how to be successful at SAC…

Seattle Startup Drinks July

July 26 @ 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'll have the upstairs mezzanine area starting at 8:00pm. There will be a bar and food menu available if want to purchase food or drink, and dedicated waitstaff to our event (thank you, Belltown Pub!). ----------- Please check our Facebook…

Founders Live Seattle

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

***NEW DAY THIS MONTH - A THURSDAY EVENING*** 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…

Women in Sales- A Recruiting and Networking Event

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

What do Bizible, RealSelf and PayScale all have in common? Well- we were all just voted in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Seattle, we're all located down in Seattle's Pioneer Square, and we are all hiring ladies like YOU. (Oh, and we all have dog friendly offices, as an extra added benefit!) Please join our companies at a Networking and Recruiting Happy Hour Event on July 27th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Bizible Office. We have come…

Startup storytellers: Raising capital

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join GA and Techstars each month for a discussion on the good, the bad and the ugly in the startup world from Seattle's most innovative and inspiring founders. This month we're talking about Raising Capital. Bootstrapping, crowdsourcing, angel investors and venture capital, there are plenty of ways to raise capital for your startup and we'll get into all of them. Hear from startup founders and industry experts on how to get your company funded.

Silicon Valley to Seattle: What’s the move really like?

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you've ever considered giving up the Bay Area/Silicon Valley for the Pacific Northwest, this group of tech veterans will help demystify the move. Join professionals from a few of Seattle's most successful companies, including Zillow, Avvo, PayScale, and RealSelf, to learn more about quality of life, work and play in the Emerald City. Whether you're looking to join a larger company or start one of your own in Seattle's booming tech scene, don't miss this prime opportunity to ask…

Co-founder Speed Dating & Pitching

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Hoping to join a startup? Looking for co-founders or connections? Hoping to pitch your idea, product, service, or skills? Looking for a teammate with skills in tech, marketing, or design? Then this is THE event you can’t miss! Format: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Check-in, finger food and soft drink, and meet new people 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Do a 1-minute pitch of your idea and which skills your startup needs 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm: Do a 30-sec…

Angel Investing Deal Terms

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At the core of an Angel Investment, the terms of the deal can make or break the investment. Alex Modelski from Karr Tuttle will review core deal terms about Angel Investment. What will make a simple effective investment document? What types of terms do Angel Investors expect to see? What kinds of terms can make the next round of investment impossible? Explore the basic issues that need to be addressed in a Seed stage Angel Investment. What do you have…

Lunch and Learn with Google and excelerate Digital

August 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

You're invited to attend an exclusive event brought to you by excelerate Digital, a full-service digital marketing agency in Seattle featuring a speaker from Google. The Lunch and Learn with Google is on Thursday, August 3rd doors open 11:30am and the speaker begins at 12:15pm at Washington State Convention Center. Bring a friend or colleague and join us for a free lunch and an opportunity to gain insights into the current digital marketing landscape. Space is limited, please secure your…

Pathways to funding your startup

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When you are trying to grow your startup, you may need to seek outside funding. While 92+% of Angel Investments are made through an exemption called REG D 506(b), there are other exemptions which make it possible to sell either equity or debt for your startup. The DFI - Department of Financial Institutions for the State of Washington has a website about raising capital - http://www.dfi.wa.gov/small-business/raising-capital We will explore alternative ways to raise capital from Revenue Redemption to Crowdfunding. Luni…

Startup Grind Eastside Hosts Bill Bryant Partner DFJ Venture Capital

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bill Bryant is a partner at DFJ (formerly Draper Fisher Jurvetson), an American venture capital firm focused on early- and growth-stage investments in enterprise, consumer and disruptive technologies. Bill has had early and instrumental involvement in more than 25 leading software, Internet, mobile, and digital media companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor, and board member.

Startups: Getting ready to take investment

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When you start the journey to taking outside investment, your startup will need to gather materials for that conversation. You will need more than a pitch deck to secure an investment. What are the documents that you will be asked for? A cashflow projection? Sales Funnel Metrics? Articles of incorporation? Establish a process to collect and manage an up to date collection of the core documents and materials you will be expected to provide while your startup is in the…

Waffle Wednesday

August 16 @ 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…

Fireside Chat with Bill Bryant

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an interactive workshop with Bill Bryant from DFJ where we will discuss trends in startup financing, angel investing and venture capital, as well as answer any questions you may have. Bill Bryant is a partner at DFJ. He has had early and instrumental involvement in more than 25 leading software, Internet, mobile, and digital media companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor, and board member. He was a founder at Visio (now part of Microsoft), Netbot (acquired…

Women investors and entrepreneurs

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is a lot of discussion on the network about the number of women investors, women entrepreneurs and the percentages of which get funded by whom. What are the experiences of women investors and entrepreneurs in Seattle? How are things going for them? What are the ways that things are succeeding? What are the ways that there is added friction? Come explore how Women Angel Investors and Women Entrepreneurs are experiencing the Angel Investing process in Seattle.

CleanTech Alliance Summer Schmoozefest!

August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Outstanding people...fantastic conversation...live music...and a rooftop driving range. Grab your sunglasses and a stack of business cards. It’s time for the CleanTech Alliance Summer Schmoozefest! Join us August 23 as we enjoy McKinstry's wine bar and rooftop driving range with live music, craft beer, wine and plenty to eat. This is your opportunity to schmooze with the cleantech industry and those who support it.

Startup Grind hosts Howard Behar, Retired Starbucks President, Author

November 1 @ 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.

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.

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