GeekWire Calendar: Startups

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New Tech Eastside

March 19 @ 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.

SeaJUG: Performance Tuning using jPDM

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

jPDM is the basis of a performance tuning methodology that is designed to guide you to a biased free diagnosis of performance regressions in Java application. But rather than just talk about it, we'll use it by tuning an application together using jPDM. SPEAKER: Kirk Pepperdine Kirk has been performance tuning Java applications for about 20 years. Frequent speaker at JUGs and conferences worldwide and has been named a JavaONE rockstar numerous times. Kirk authored the original Java performance tuning…

CoMotion’s Carbs & Coffee

March 20 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Start your morning off right by attending CoMotion's infamous breakfast event--Carbs & Coffee! Each Carbs & Coffee event rotates breakfast items anywhere from waffles, to bagels, to donuts, to breakfast burritos. Come enjoy a free breakfast while relishing in Seattle's entrepreneurial and startup community. We look forward to seeing you there for food, coffee, and networking! The official registration page can be found through this link. Thanks to UPS for sponsoring this event.

CoMotion Labs Public Tour

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Interested in learning more about our CoMotion Labs spaces? Come and visit our multi-industry spaces and learn all about how we’re driving innovation in Seattle. We are now offering public tours on the second Wednesday of every month in the afternoon. Join us for the entire afternoon or just come for a specific lab tour. Our tour schedule starts at 1:00pm at Fluke Hall. Transportation to and from each location will not be provided. We have left ample time for…

Learn how to maximize digital marketing to grow your business.

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to get more customers from social media, but not sure how? Want to trade tips and mingle with local small business owners over free appetizers, beer, and wine? Come join us for SkillsConnect, powered by the Connected Commerce Council (3C), at Galvanize in Seattle! Digital marketing expert Salil Gandhi, Founder of HCP Buzz, SBO Buzz & ESQ Buzz, will show you how to harness the network effect of social media to increase customers and drive revenue. PLUS, hear from…

Hopper X 1 Seattle

March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 6:00 pm

Join the Seattle AnitaB.org chapter for its second annual conference Hopper x 1 Seattle, a two-day local Grace Hopper Celebration, from March 22-23, 2019 at the Amazon Meeting Center in Seattle, Washington. Hopper x 1 is an immersive event bringing women technologists at all levels together, along with industry-leading companies, academics and researchers, to empower participants to build relationships, learn from one another and advance their careers.

Living with Angels: Best Practices for a Strong Relationship

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This is the final talk in a series for Entrepreneurs and Innovators. Join us on March 22 to hear from Jim Thompson as he wraps up his three-part series on Angel Investor Funding. As a successful entrepreneur, the relationship you establish with Angel Investors does not end once you have negotiated and signed a contract. Speaker Jim Thompson, a member of Bellingham Angel Investors, will conclude the series with a discussion on best practices to maintain a productive, mutually agreeable,…

Fireside Chat with Bill Bryant

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for an interactive workshop with Bill Bryant from Threshold Ventures. He 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 Threshold Ventures. 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…

TF Blockchain Conference

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TF Blockchain Conference is an advance level Blockchain and FinTech conference filled with top industry leaders discussing their thought leadership and expertise in this emerging space. To make the most of your attendance, TF Blockchain focuses on creating several dedicated and directed networking opportunities where our speakers ask questions of the audience and attendees are easily and quickly able to identify fellow participants in the same industry, vertical, and level of interest. TF Blockchain is held at the top of…

Visionaries Panel: The present is female.

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In honor of International Women's Month, we'll be hosting female leaders who are making waves in their respective industries. Stop into WeWork Holyoke for a discussion on how modern day challenges are being solved by modern day women with cutting-edge ideas. Not in the future—right now. Libations and light fare from Voyager's Table included. While you're here, fuel the fire for the future. We'll be collecting donations for Girls, Inc. Help us to equip today's girls with the skills and…

Meet the Startups in Immersive Tech | Flatiron School + WeWork Labs Seattle

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

Flatiron School and WeWork Labs are thrilled to announce our new partnership event series, Learn and Launch. In this series we’ll highlight current tech trends, introduce core concepts and explore their societal impacts. We’ll showcase the creators that help define these technologies as well as the entrepreneurs who utilize this tech to create innovations that are impacting our lives. LAUNCH events will be hosted at WeWork Labs Seattle and will focus on the use case on a chosen technology featuring…

Startup Happy Hour at Jobscan

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Jobscan and other local startups for happy hour, where you can learn about what other entrepreneurial minds are working on and network with other founders, engineers and creatives! Any local startups are welcome to come. Attendance is free and snacks and drinks will be provided, but we ask that you register on Eventbrite to confirm attendance. The event will be held at Jobscan’s headquarters in the heart of Pioneer Square. Jobscan is a local Seattle startup that helps jobseekers…

Founders Live Seattle

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an incredible spring 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…

CoMotion’s Taco Tuesday

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join CoMotion for lunch and the opportunity to connect with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, so don't miss out on an opportunity to enjoy tacos while getting to know the startups in your area. This event is free and the official registration can be found through this link. Thanks to UPS for your sponsorship.

Access PDX for Startup Founders & Future Founders

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Female Founders Alliance Access Series 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. Access PDX addresses the top three things our members need the most: access to investors, partners and media. 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…

UW Startup Job Fair

April 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

If you’re a startup looking for smart, motivated interns/job candidates to help you ramp up fast, join us for the 6th Annual UW Startup Job Fair! We have a great group of entrepreneurial students, including MBAs and undergraduates from disciplines as diverse as business, engineering, computer science, design, and more. These students are looking for paid business-related opportunities at early stage companies. Think marketing, finance, business development, social media, strategy, etc. This includes summer or school year paid internships, short-term…

CoMotion’s Carbs & Coffee

April 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Start your morning off right by attending CoMotion's infamous breakfast event--Carbs & Coffee! Each Carbs & Coffee event rotates breakfast items anywhere from waffles, to bagels, to donuts, to breakfast burritos. Come enjoy a free breakfast while relishing in Seattle's entrepreneurial and startup community. We look forward to seeing you there for food, coffee, and networking! The official registration page can be found through this link. Thanks to UPS for sponsoring this event.

CoMotion Labs Public Tour

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Interested in learning more about our CoMotion Labs spaces? Come and visit our multi-industry spaces and learn all about how we’re driving innovation in Seattle. We are now offering public tours on the second Wednesday of every month in the afternoon. Join us for the entire afternoon or just come for a specific lab tour. Our tour schedule starts at 1:00pm at Fluke Hall. Transportation to and from each location will not be provided. We have left ample time for…

Flywheel Investment Conference

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Flywheel Investment Conference is an annual full-day event that generates momentum and resources for early stage companies. The Flywheel Conference is a unique opportunity for angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, startups and community members to come together to connect, learn, and develop resources for building companies. Held in downtown Wenatchee, WA, the event features an investment competition, educational seminars, keynote presentations, and after-party celebration.  More information at www.flywheelconference.com 

Japan Seattle AI Innovation Meetup 12.0 (April 18-19)

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

If you are a startup CEO, wanting to meet potential global customer or distributer, we have 15-20 largest Japanese companies wanting to meet you in person and discuss business. This is a reverse pitch event, where the Japanese pitch what kind of innovation they are looking for and how they would like to do business with you. Organizers (IFC, WA Dept of Commerce, and Orrick) support you by making sure that you meet the right person and start the business…

Data Science Demo Day – Seattle

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Galvanize Data Demo Day: April 18th, 2019 Meet Our Graduates: Come and stay for as little or as long as you like, and bring your business cards! Our data science students are selected for their quantitative ability, programming experience, communication skills, and data science potential. They are expanding on their impressive backgrounds with 12 weeks of hands-on, project-based, data science training in our program. Each student spends the last two weeks of the program on a self-directed data science project…

Sharks at the Beach

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

A “Shark Tank” styled pitch event, provides local entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their ideas and win start-up capital!

41st AEC Hackathon: Hacking the $10 Trillion Construction Industry

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

Info and Registration: http://aechackathon.com/seattle-4/ The AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) Hackathon returns to Seattle for a 4th time. Join us to hack the building industry and the built environment in which we all live. Immersive tech, robotics, manufacturing, digital making, construction as a technology industry, proptech and more. Jon us at the University of Washington's Center for Education and Research in Construction for our 41st AEC Hackathon. Here is a post with some great videos and the history of our…

GeekWire Awards

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle for one of the region’s most-anticipated and hotly-contested tech events: The GeekWire Awards. Continuing this great tradition, we’ll reveal the winners of the Pacific Northwest’s annual startup and technology awards, as nominated and chosen by GeekWire readers. We will be taking over the SkyChurch at the Museum of Pop Culture for an all-out party for the thriving tech community.  We’ll celebrate our community’s movers-and-shakers, up-and-comers, and…

CoMotion’s Taco Tuesday

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join CoMotion for lunch and the opportunity to connect with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, so don't miss out on an opportunity to enjoy tacos while getting to know the startups in your area. This event is free and the official registration can be found through the following link: https://comotion.uw.edu/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D129166669 Thanks to UPS for your sponsorship.

Bellevue Tech Expo

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Bellevue Tech Expo brings the tech community of The Puget Sound together for one day. Tech companies looking to show the world their newest innovations, and job-seekers and employers alike can find a wealth of opportunities to make lasting connections.

CoMotion’s Carbs & Coffee

May 15 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Start your morning off right by attending CoMotion's infamous breakfast event--Carbs & Coffee! Each Carbs & Coffee event rotates breakfast items anywhere from waffles, to bagels, to donuts, to breakfast burritos. Come enjoy a free breakfast while relishing in Seattle's entrepreneurial and startup community. We look forward to seeing you there for food, coffee, and networking! The official registration page can be found through this link. Thanks to UPS for sponsoring this event.

CoMotion Labs Public Tour

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Interested in learning more about our CoMotion Labs spaces? Come and visit our multi-industry spaces and learn all about how we’re driving innovation in Seattle. We are now offering public tours on the second Wednesday of every month in the afternoon. Join us for the entire afternoon or just come for a specific lab tour. Our tour schedule starts at 1:00pm at Fluke Hall. Transportation to and from each location will not be provided. We have left ample time for…

Creating a Healthy Inclusive Startup Culture – May ’19 (WTIA Sponsored)

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Description: In order to recruit and retain top talent, organizational culture is a key factor for success. This course will explore how culture is defined and expressed, through artifacts, behaviors and underlying assumptions. Organizational values, workforce diversity and inclusion strategies will be discussed and evaluated. Through an exploration of the core tensions inherent in any organization, participants will assess the strengths and potential downside of their own organizational culture. Specific action plans will be generated to maximize transfer of learning…

CoMotion’s Taco Tuesday

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join CoMotion for lunch and the opportunity to connect with the brightest minds of the Seattle entrepreneurial community! Taco Tuesday only comes around once a month, so don't miss out on an opportunity to enjoy tacos while getting to know the startups in your area. This event is free and the official registration can be found here. Thanks to UPS for your sponsorship.

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