Meetups, conferences, startup events, and geeky gatherings in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Browse for local tech events, or search by date or keyword. Submit your event below for consideration for the GeekWire Calendar. Look for highlights from the GeekWire Calendar each week on GeekWire, and check out GeekWire's own unique series of signature tech events in the Seattle region.
Are you looking to grow your company with new hires or internships? On behalf of CoMotion Labs, we would like to extend a FREE opportunity for your company to participate in our Startup Career/Internship Fair. Please click the link below to register. This is a great opportunity to meet with hundreds of potential student and professional candidates. Our previous career fair was attended by several hundreds of people looking to add their value to the startup ecosystem in Seattle. Please…Find out more »
Diversity, equity, and inclusion yields more innovation, better business results, and produces a work environment that can be fun and fulfilling. It can also be an effective way to attract and retain talent. In this talk, Christy Johnson, CEO, Artemis Connection, will explain how focusing on diversity, inclusion, and corresponding branding, can help you build a great company where people want to work and grow. Learn more about specific actions you can take during this interactive session. Topics: * Benefits…Find out more »
Proper management of company IP is critical, but can be an area of confusion, especially for burgeoning startups. Additionally, it can involve considerable expense. Come to this talk with Signe Naeve, Intellectual Property Counsel, Starbucks Coffee Company, to get an overview of the IP landscape, and guidance on how to prioritize and budget based on your company’s unique needs. Topics: * How various IP is acquired, associated timelines, and cost * Patent, trade secrets, trademark, copyright * Tips and resources…Find out more »
For over a decade PitchBook has been the leading provider of research on private equity, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions. In this talk, Cindy Zu, Senior Business Development Executive, PitchBook, will provide an overview of the current state of venture capital in the U.S., then zoom into the Pacific Northwest to help us understanding where Seattle sits among the past few years of recent investment activity. Cindy’s perspective also includes extensive knowledge from consulting and coaching startups to maximize…Find out more »
Fundamentals for Startups Friday: Collaborative Conflict: Navigating Difficult, High Stakes Conversations
Interpersonal conflict can derail important discussions at work, and costs American companies billions of dollars each year. Many people ignore conflict until it's too late to resolve. Healthy cultures handle conflict directly, yet most Americans were never taught how to do that. In this talk, Mikaela Kiner, CEO, Reverb, will explore constructive approaches to conflict, and offer real-world skills you can use immediately. If you want to get better at addressing – not avoiding – conflict, this talk is for…Find out more »