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2020 CleanTech Innovation Showcase Day 1

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The CleanTech Innovation Showcase brings the industry together to discuss the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives every June. The CleanTech Innovation Showcase attracts cleantech industry leaders from across the U.S., Canada and beyond to see technology innovations and featured presentations from industry notables. This is a 4-day, virtual event, so register now!

Womxn Entrepreneurs & Community Impact

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for an interactive conversation with powerhouse womxn entrepreneurs who are doing incredible work to give back to our community. We’ll be discussing their career journey, what philanthropy means to them and how COVID-19 has impacted their work. We’ve been reflecting on the violence, pain and racism that has been present not only in the last couple weeks, but historically, systemically, and institutionally. Our conversation at this event will evolve based on current issues and the intersectionality of the…

301 Virtual Demo Day Presentations

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join our community in celebrating the accomplishments of our 301 students while also getting an exclusive look at the projects that are created during a week-long development sprint. The group presentations will give you a great sense of the stories and backgrounds of the students coming out of Code Fellows, while also providing insights into the skill sets gained over the past weeks. In just 5 days, these students plan, build, and launch an MVP to demonstrate their development capabilities.…

Partner Power Hour: Taking Your Old Career With You

June 27 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

If you're moving from another professional career into a technical role that doesn't mean you're starting from ground zero. You bring with you a wealth of skills and perspective that are both unique and valuable. Communication, collaboration, and the ability to persuade aren't "soft" skills, they're powerful, and they're just as important in a technical role as they are in most other professional settings. Learn how to look at your past skills and experiences to inform the nature of how…

Live Remote Code 101: Explore Software Development

June 28 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Our remote instruction is Live, Online interactive lecture style, where you have the opportunity to ask questions realtime, engage with participatory instructor prompts, and receive 1:1 TA support whenever you need it. Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners…

Live Remote Ops 101: Explore Cybersecurity

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - July 1 @ 9:30 pm

Our remote instruction is Live, Online interactive lecture style, where you have the opportunity to ask questions realtime, engage with participatory instructor prompts, and receive 1:1 TA support whenever you need it. Considering a career in cybersecurity? Start here! In this two-day workshop, you will experience the all-new Code Fellows cybersecurity program, learn how to protect yourself against cybercrime, and explore various cybersecurity career paths. Ops 101 is about learning what cybersecurity is all about, through a 2 day long…

A GeekWire Studios Virtual Event: The Human Future of Cloud sponsored by Dell Technologies Cloud Platforms & Solutions

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

When you think of cloud it conjures up a picture of endless racks of servers and a low hum of machines. In this GeekWire Studios production moderated by Steph Stricklen, award-winning news anchor and host, panelists will discuss the more human side of cloud – everything from cloud tech’s growth in Seattle, how cloud is driving human progress forward, how to develop the people behind the development and what’s coming next in the cloud space. Panelists include Dell Technologies’ SVP of…

AoA Webinar – 13 Strategic Marketing Imperatives

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lisa Fernow boils down the key marketing imperatives successful startup CEOs and CMOs need to get right, based on over 20 years working with entrepreneurs. Address them and accelerate your success. Ignore them and lose time, money or, worst case, miss the market opportunity altogether. Marketing, in this workshop, is broadly defined. It doesn’t matter what you call it. It doesn’t matter who does it. ☺ If you are a B2B or B2C CEO, founder or CMO this session is…

UW Foster Technology Management MBA Admissions Test Prep Class

June 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Led by the University of Washington Foster School of Business instructor and experienced test prep tutor, Mischa Alexeev, this free session will provide participants with an overview of the GMAT, GRE and EA tests, practice questions, and strategies for maximizing their scores for MBA program applications. This class session will be conducted online.

Pitch Deconstruction: Getting Clarity on your company by pitching

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the Startup Journey, the Pitch is a key part of engagement between the Startups and outside investors. The Elevator Pitch, the 5 minute pitch, everyone on your team needs to be able to make a credible pitch about the company and what you are doing. Pitching to Angels is one of the ways that startups engage with the Angel Investor Dating process. How you present, What you present, Who presents all impacts how your startup makes progress (or not).

Pitch Deconstruction: Getting Clarity on your company by pitching

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the Startup Journey, the Pitch is a key part of engagement between the Startups and outside investors. The Elevator Pitch, the 5 minute pitch, everyone on your team needs to be able to make a credible pitch about the company and what you are doing. Pitching to Angels is one of the ways that startups engage with the Angel Investor Dating process. How you present, What you present, Who presents all impacts how your startup makes progress (or not).

Pitch Deconstruction: Getting Clarity on your company by pitching

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On the Startup Journey, the Pitch is a key part of engagement between the Startups and outside investors. The Elevator Pitch, the 5 minute pitch, everyone on your team needs to be able to make a credible pitch about the company and what you are doing. Pitching to Angels is one of the ways that startups engage with the Angel Investor Dating process. How you present, What you present, Who presents all impacts how your startup makes progress (or not).…

Live Remote Ops 101: Explore Cybersecurity

July 6 @ 8:00 am - July 7 @ 12:00 pm

Our remote instruction is Live, Online interactive lecture style, where you have the opportunity to ask questions realtime, engage with participatory instructor prompts, and receive 1:1 TA support whenever you need it. Considering a career in cybersecurity? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you will experience the all-new Code Fellows cybersecurity program, learn how to protect yourself against cybercrime, and explore various cybersecurity career paths. Ops 101 is about learning what cybersecurity is all about, through a day-long immersive course…

Angel Investing 101

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Angel Investing is the process of making an investment in startup companies. This is an overview of some of the key aspects of Angel Investing that make it an effective investment mechanism. The process of making investments into businesses is regulated by the SEC. There are pathways through the regulations that allow individuals to make personal investments into unregistered startups.

Code 101: Explore Software Development

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

WITS 2020 Virtual Summit

July 14 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 4:30 pm

The WITS Virtual Summit is an online version of the Women in Tech Summit series. WITS, the only technical conference with all women speakers, connects, educates, and inspires women working in and with technology. With discussions about trending topics in tech and information on thriving through tech career phases and facets, and unique online networking opportunities, WITS connects women working on the business and technical sides of the industry, at every career level, from students to senior executives. For information…

Cashflow and Financial modeling for your startup w/ Carlee Price

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What numbers do investors want to see about your startup? Or what numbers should an investor be looking at. As you build your startup, it is vitally important to model the company and where it is going. This becomes the foundation for all the financial numbers that you will start using to navigate the path for your startup. Having a 13 week rolling cashflow projection is a vital tool for any functional business. In the same way having a cashflow…

Life Science Innovation Northwest Conference

July 16 - July 17

Join us online for the Pacific Northwest’s biggest annual life science conference. A virtual one-and-a-half-day event bringing together investors, public and private life science organizations, research institutions, scientists, entrepreneurs, and the global health community to discuss and feature some of the most compelling life science breakthroughs of our time.

Life Science Innovation Northwest

July 16 - July 17

Join us online for the Pacific Northwest’s biggest annual life science conference. A virtual one-and-a-half-day event bringing together investors, public and private life science organizations, research institutions, scientists, entrepreneurs, and the global health community to discuss and feature some of the most compelling life science breakthroughs of our time.

Fireside Chat: Bob Nelsen & Luke Timmerman on Day 1 of LSINW!

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in fundamental ways, including the financial markets and investment environment in life sciences. Join Luke Timmerman, Biotech Journalist, for an engaging and dynamic conversation with a seasoned life sciences investor, Robert Nelsen, Co-founder & Managing Director, Arch Venture Partners. Gain insight on how to navigate biotech and life science investing and where things will go from here.

Python Virtual Final Presentations

July 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our community, virtually, in celebrating the accomplishments of our 401 graduates while also getting an exclusive look at the projects that are created during a week-long development sprint. The group presentations will give you a great sense of the stories and backgrounds of the graduates coming out of Code Fellows, while also providing insights into the skill sets gained over the past 10 weeks. In just 5 days, these students plan, build, and launch an MVP to demonstrate their…

SkyFair

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

Experience the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's 2020 fly day! Featuring unforgettable vintage warbird displays, exciting aerial demonstrations and more. Military artifacts come alive to display their incredible speed, firepower and NOISE during the one and only SkyFair! This family-friendly event also features a scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, educational speaker, remote control tanks, amazing food from some of the region’s top food trucks, and much more. PARKING Free parking and shuttle service will be available at: 9819…

Summer Createathon

July 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

A gathering of our tech-for-good community to make a difference for nonprofits, government agencies and social impact startups. Join us online on July 18th for a convening of our tech-for-good community. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent to projects that need your help. The coronavirus pandemic has upended all of our lives, but it makes the good work we do more important than ever. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers,…

Virtual Fireside Chat with Boris Wertz

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Boris Wertz, founding partner of Version One VC as he speaks about startups and fundraising during the pandemic. Fireside Chat - 9:30am - 10:30am Q&A - 10:30am - 11:00am ** Zoom details will be sent closer to the event. Boris Wertz is founding partner of Version One and one of the top early-stage tech investors in North America. He is a board partner with Andreessen Horowitz and is well-respected for his uncanny ability to find the next generation of…

Seattle Angel – Angel Groups AMA – Ask Me Anything

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

So you are considering the Angel Investing process… You are a startup that is seeking early seed stage money? You just had your company go IPO and now you want to start Angel Investing? You have a bunch of questions, but you are not sure where to start? There are many Angel Groups in the Seattle area. We will bring a dozen Angel Groups and Micro-VC funds to a Seattle Angel AMA “Ask Me Anything” event. This is your chance…

GeekWire Awards

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, May 19 at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) for one of the region’s most-anticipated events: The GeekWire Awards, presented by Wave Business. 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’ll celebrate movers-and-shakers, up-and-comers, and innovators: The tech rock stars of the Pacific Northwest. Heavy appetizers, signature cocktails, wine, and beer will be served. Past winners have included Tableau, Zulily, PopCap, OfferUp, Convoy, Avalara’s…

Pitch Deconstruction: Diving into your Startup

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

On the Startup Journey, the Pitch is a key part of engagement between the Startups and outside investors. The Elevator Pitch, the 5 minute pitch, everyone on your team needs to be able to make a credible pitch about the company and what you are doing. Pitching to Angels is one of the ways that startups engage with the Angel Investor Dating process. How you present, What you present, Who presents all impacts how your startup makes progress (or not).

Pitch Deconstruction: Diving into your Startup

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

On the Startup Journey, the Pitch is a key part of engagement between the Startups and outside investors. The Elevator Pitch, the 5 minute pitch, everyone on your team needs to be able to make a credible pitch about the company and what you are doing. Pitching to Angels is one of the ways that startups engage with the Angel Investor Dating process. How you present, What you present, Who presents all impacts how your startup makes progress (or not).…

Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

SIFF and MoPOP bring you the somewhat less pronounceable acronym SFFSFF. The mini-fest is composed of nearly two dozen new sci-fi and fantasy short films judged by a nationally assembled jury. Snap up tickets quickly; the event tends to sell out. March 28, 2020—SFFSFF Screening @ SIFF Cinema Egyptian March 29, 2020—SFFSFF Encore Screening @ SIFF Cinema Uptown A note on format from the organizers: “10 short films will screen in the first session followed by 10 short films in…

Getting Ready for Startup Investment w/Steve Hord

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As your startup considers taking an outside investment, there are many steps to be done. If you prepare for those steps, the process can be smoother and happier for everyone. Come join us for a discussion with Steve Hord, an active angel investor and startup veteran, about how to best prepare for an investment. If you are a startup seeking investment, then when you find a willing investor, who is willing to dig into the question, you have all the…

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