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From the Laboratory to Leadership – Virtual Spring Session March 4 – April 15, 2021

March 4 @ 8:30 am - April 15 @ 4:30 pm

Every leader steps into a management role with your own unique skills and talents, but alone that’s not enough. This program leads you to define your leadership style and obtain a greater understanding of the needs of the organization and its people – its current stage of development, mission, values, strategy, goals and the expectation of its leaders – providing you with clarity of direction and context to effectively manage and lead with impact. You will learn to leverage your…

Startup CEO Roundtable – TiE Seattle

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - October 21 @ 5:30 pm

Build Powerful Relationships that Scale Your Business Astute entrepreneurs know that building a successful business is far from a solo venture. In today’s climate of COVID and social distancing, many business leaders of young companies are finding it especially difficult to access professional circles, relationships, and funding critical to building a successful enterprise. With the launch of the first-ever Startup CEO Roundtable, TIE Seattle is focused on bridging the gap between you and the strategic partnerships your business needs to…

Life Science Innovation Northwest 2021

March 30 @ 7:30 am - March 31 @ 2:00 pm

Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW) is the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual life science conference. This live virtual one-and-a-half day event will bring 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.

Venture Industrialist: Digital Industry Investing Webinar

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Digital Industry startups are quite different from Digital startups, and thus require very different investment approaches and value creation efforts. Industrial use cases need to straddle the demands of legacy operational technologies, business models, and practices while embracing leading-edge technologies such as cloud, Artificial Intelligence-Machine Learning, Low Power Wide Area networking, and more. Smart money in Digital Industry needs to scale startups from ideation to exit using distinct skills and specialized industrial knowledge on top of foundational financial and entrepreneurial…

AoA Webinar – Key Trends & Predictions for Robotics, Automation & AI

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is underway, and the breadth and depth of its impact are shifting paradigms across all industries on a global scale. Robotics, Automation, and Artificial Intelligence (“RAAI”) technologies are upending traditional business practices across all industries on a global scale, resulting in permanent market shifts. Join Jason Lippenberger from Cascadia’s RAAI practice group - one of the nation’s first emerging growth investment banking practice groups dedicated to the sector - for an interactive session where he will…

How to Bridge the Rural Broadband Gap Once and For All

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

Despite years of effort and billions of dollars, many parts of rural America remain stubbornly unconnected to robust broadband networks, because unlike dense urban and suburban markets, widely dispersed populations in rural areas simply cannot be served profitably with conventional technologies. Thankfully, broadband likely will be included in a legislative package that aims to significantly upgrade America’s infrastructure. But many questions remain: What are achievable goals for rural broadband infrastructure, and how much would it cost? How do we ensure…

Virtual Assistive Technology Panel

April 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

PROVAIL is excited to bring together leaders in the assistive technology (AT) field for a lively and informative conversation about the impact of technology on the lives of people with disabilities, and the future of AT. RSVP by Wednesday, March 31st to reserve your spot. Tune in to hear from leaders in the industry including: Anat Caspi, PhD Director - Taskar Center for Adaptive Technology Bryce Johnson Inclusive Lead - Microsoft Gabriel Laigo Assistive Technologist - PROVAIL

201 Virtual Demo Day Presentations

April 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our community in celebrating the accomplishments of our 201 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.…

Med-O-Vate Hackathon

April 6 @ 9:30 am - April 7 @ 4:00 pm

Welcome Hackers! Med-O-Vate is a biotech centered hackathon, organized to target problems prevalent in our healthcare industry. This hackathon runs over the course of two days on the 6th and 7th of April, 2021. We hope to encourage all high school students (grades 8-12) to participate in this event to propose solutions to problems they identify in our healthcare system. They will have the opportunity to earn additional points if they attend optional workshops and keynote speaker sessions where they’ll…

Ready, Set, Grow

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leveraging Salesforce Revenue Cloud as an end-to-end solution to accelerate growth and unlock scalability. During these times of change, where speed and innovation are imperative for future growth and success, customers are in need of solutions that allow them to profit and scale accordingly. Join us on April 7 to learn how Revenue Cloud can be leveraged to simplify processes and solidify your roadmap for the customer journey ahead. During this virtual event, you’ll learn how to maximize platform efficiencies,…

UW Space Dialogue with Laura Grego

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Laura Grego is a senior scientist in the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She focuses her analysis and advocacy on the technology and security dimensions of ballistic missile defense and of outer space security. The Space Policy and Research Center presents the UW Space Dialogues to bring together experts across the university and beyond to foster collaboration and strengthen practice and research across academia, government, non-profits, and industry.

Urban Tech’s 25th Anniversary Virtual Benefit

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The National Urban Technology Center will host its 25th anniversary with a virtual celebration on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. The charitable event is hosted by award-winning actors Annette Bening, Hill Harper, and Ted Danson. The evening will feature a virtual reception followed by an inspiring program, online auction, and special tributes to the 2021 honorees, Bruce Mosler ("Corporate Leadership Honoree"), Kathy Bransford Zukerman ("Jubilee Honoree"), and Ray and Vivan Scott Chew (Distinguished Services Honorees").…

Spring Salon Fundraiser

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Key to Change virtually for a 30 minute virtual presentation to raise scholarship funds for middle and high school music students, who live in South King County and study violin and viola in our string studio. Meet Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Quinton Morris and listen to student performances and interviews with parents and community members who have supported Key to Change. Four years ago, Key to Change opened its string studio to provide violin and viola lessons to…

AoA Webinar – How Startups Create Enterprise Value And Returns

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

How do Revenue Models impact your investment ROI? Subscription businesses routinely create an enterprise value 8-12X multiple of revenue (but one revenue model creates a better multiple). Combination models also mature quicker in fundraising from Seed-A and A-B rounds - but which combinations? Dave Parker is a Seattle 5X Founder and new or "Trajectory: Startup—Ideation to Product/Market Fit” (releasing 3/30/21). For the book, they followed 2,654 companies over a 5+ year span to track the successful revenue models used…

LiveWorx 2021: The Limited Series | Episode Two: The New Frontier of Product Development

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Welcome to the new reality of engineering. Be inspired by cutting-edge technologies like generative, simulation-driven, and SaaS-based design and change the way you think about and engineer your products. If you are looking to stay on top of the product development wave... this is the episode for you.

Elevate NW Conference 2021 – How to Build Your Support Team

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The theme of this year’s Elevate NW Conference is Small Business, Big Picture. This conference we will be focusing on lifting up from the day to day operations of your business and spend some time learning how to build your community of people who will support you and help solve some of your small business challenges. Even though small business owners can do it all, they can also benefit from having a team of mentors, small business coaches and peers…

FIRST Washington Virtual Luncheon

May 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

UW Space Dialogue

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Brian O'Toole is CEO of BlackSky. He has a track record in building and growing high performance technology businesses. Extensive experience innovating, developing, and managing leading edge technology products at startup, growth, and Fortune 100 Companies. A serial entrepreneur with strong business experience and technology skills to formulate and execute on strategies that drive growth and create value for customers and shareholders. Strong technical background in geospatial technologies, analytics, location based services, cloud and high performance computing, and enterprise scale…

Snap Partner Summit 2021

May 20 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm

On May 20, 2021, we’ll be streaming our Snap Partner Summit and would love for you to join to hear the latest about new products, features, and partnerships across our AR efforts, platforms for creators like Lens Studio and Spotlight, and platforms for developers like SnapKit, Minis, and Games. “We’re excited to celebrate the many ways that our partners have utilized our innovative platforms to grow their businesses on Snapchat and we can’t wait to share more about what we…

Chamber Lunch: What’s Kraken

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A pioneer of women’s hockey, Granato’s career in hockey has resulted in a long, decorated resume that includes an Olympic gold medal and enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame. These days, Granato is very busy in her role with the expansion of Seattle Kraken. In 2019, Granato was hired as a scout by the new team. With the hire, Granato made history, becoming the first female scout in NHL history. Hear her groundbreaking story and get a sneak peek…

2021 GeekWire Awards

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

We’ll celebrate the Pacific Northwest’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs and technologists at one of the most-anticipated tech events: The GeekWire Awards, presented by Wave Business. We’ll crown the winners from the virtual stage in over a dozen categories, based in part on community voting. A call for nominees: Do you know a person, company or organization deserving of a GeekWire Award? Now accepting community nominations in all award categories through April 2nd. Award categories: Startup of the Year, Next Tech Titan,…

LiveWorx 2021: The Limited Series | Episode Three: Impacting Your Business at Scale With The IIoT

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Companies are going all-in on agility and resiliency—optimizing operations and re-imagining business models. They are connecting their equipment and operations, and using the resulting visibility to build value for themselves and their customers—by creating competitive differentiation, insights into asset and workforce performance, and digital business models such as product-as-a-service or production improvement services. In this episode we’ll discuss how companies succeed with smart, connected operations and products: breaking through pilot purgatory, allocating resources to programs that bring the most value,…

TechAlliance State of Technology Luncheon

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

This year we are thrilled to welcome Adam Selipsky, CEO of Tableau Software, as our featured speaker. The luncheon will be May 26th, 2021 from noon - 1:00pm. Location is wherever you choose to log in from. Registration opens March 17th. Email us today to host a table or consider a larger sponsorship that will reach more than 600 local business, research, and education leaders. Adam will share what 2020 has showed us about the power of data, how the…


June 7 - June 11

WomenTech Global Conference will feature a full week of live events hosted daily from June 7 - 11, 2021 across various timezones including Americas, GMT & APAC. WTGC will enable participants to create a powerful conference experience, with inspiring keynotes,  industry-specific summits, sponsor info sessions,  career growth expo, workshops, open space discussion groups, contributions sprints, 1:1 networking opportunities, and interactive community content.

LiveWorx 2021: The Limited Series | Episode Four: Building Your Digital Thread

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

When people, processes, products, and places are woven together, it ensures continuity, improves efficiency, and inspires innovation. Learn about the power of digital thread - from collaboration to product lifecycle, to the customer - and explore how SaaS is changing the way we interact with the digital world. In a special extension of this episode, you will also gain access to PTC Product Roadmap updates.

Chamber Lunch: Mid Year Economic Forecast

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As Covid recovery continues, how has the local, global, and the national economy responded? Where will we see growth in the next two quarters? How much damage did the pandemic do in certain sectors? Join WaFd Bank CEO, Brent Beardall, for the Chamber's 3rd Annual Mid Year Economic Forecast as we explore these questions and more.

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