SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 14 - 18, 2013!
Entrepreneur Week October 15 - 19, 2012
EntrepreneurWeek is a special series of workshops, speaking engagements and networking opportunities to help engage and excite students about starting new companies. This fun, annual event uses the region’s resources, entrepreneurs, VCs, work spaces, big thinkers-–and some special guests–-to familiarize students with the concepts of venture capital, technology commercialization, green ventures, and social media—and so much more.
Who should attend?
Are you an idea person, determined to succeed, with initiative, energy, and perseverance in the face of challenge? Do you also have keen observation skills, confidence, an understanding of the value of money and an ability to thrive on ambiguity? If so, join us for FREE events open to all UW students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Seattle entrepreneurial community.
No registration necessary except for the movie night and student-only walks. Add events to your Google calendar.
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Monday, October 15
50 Coffee Meetings! Networking Secrets, DAN PRICE (Gravity Payments)
12:30 - 2 PM, Anthony's Forum, 320 Business Hall
We’ll buy lunch! You never know which coffee meeting, which introduction from a friend, which event you attend will yield your first CTO or first investor. Price’s network includes Eddie Vedder, HBO Entourage's Adrian Grenier, President Obama, and others. So, he’s just the guy to teach you how to connect over coffee and lunch to create lasting mutually beneficial relationships.
Seattle Movie Premiere: PORTER ERISMAN's “Crocodile in the Yangtze: The Story of a Westerner Inside China’s Alibaba.com”
5:30 - 7:30 PM, Shansby Auditorium, 192 PACCAR Hall
Erisman will be in Seattle to show a rare behind-the-scenes look at China’s internet revolution. Watch the trailer. Join us for this documentary (and Q&A with the filmmaker) about entrepreneur Jack Ma and Alibaba, the once apartment-based, now-global e-commerce platform company. No registration needed.
Tuesday, October 16
TechStars Walk: FOUNDER'S CO-OP, STARTUPSEATTLE and LIKEBRIGHT
9:30 AM - 1 PM, South Lake Union
This is your chance to rub shoulders and gain wisdom from Red Russak of StartupSeattle, Chris DeVore of Founder’s Co-op, and Nick Soman of LikeBright, a recent TechStars alum. Students only, registration is closed (results announced Oct. 12).
Rebuilding Our Economy, Our Cities, Our Jobs--and Saving the Planet, DAVID ALLEN (McKinstry) 4:30 - 5:30 PM, 260 Savery Hall
Green buildings, green neighborhoods: where climate capitalism lives. A reception with David Allen follows.
Wednesday, October 17
Food on Wheels - A Foodie Blogger Dishes with Food Truck Owners
Food Trucks Open for Business: 11 AM - 2 PM, Business Hall Promenade
Panel Discussion: 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Anthony's Forum, 320 Business Hall
Food Trucks: Molly Moon's, Veraci Pizza, and Monte Cristo
SmallFoodBiz.com blogger Jennifer Lewis, author of Food On Wheels, will lead a panel discussion with food truck entrepreneurs Molly Neitzel (Molly Moon’s), Josh Henderson (Skillet), and Marshall Jett (Veraci Pizza).
There's a Reason They're Called Angel Investors, GEOFF ENTRESS (Super Angel)
5:30 - 7 PM, B104 Business Hall
“Angels” fund 50,000 early-stage companies a year (compared to 1,200 funded by VCs), so they may be that much more likely to be who you need to know. Learn how to develop business ideas that will attract their financial wings! Entress will be joined by Shelley Whelan (Keeler Investments) and Andy Sack (Lighter Capital, TechStars, Founder's Co-op).
Thursday, October 18
Start-up Walk: GLYMPSE, YAPTA, and ADORII
9 AM - 3 PM, Downtown Seattle
Meet three of Seattle’s hottest start-ups and learn from the founders how they took the plunge. They’ll share their experiences, from initial idea to funding to how the business strategy has morphed along the way. Students only, registration is closed (results announced Oct. 12).
Creating a Sensation Through Social Media, ANDY BOYER and ROB SALKOWITZ
Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Seminar Room, Panel: 6:30 – 8 PM, Douglas Forum, BAEEC
Looking to create a sensation on a shoestring? Smart use of social media can mobilize a groundswell of interest in your startup and build trust and loyalty in your brand for pennies on the marketing dollar. Join Rob Salkowitz, co-founder of MediaPlant and author of Young World Rising and Comic-Con & the Business of Pop Culture, and Andy Boyer, co-founder of Social3i, for a freewheeling conversation on ways startups can tweet, pin and “like” their way to greater success and visibility. Wine served beforehand for a lively conversation afterwards!
Friday, October 19
Venture Capital Walk: VULCAN, WRF CAPITAL, and IGNITION
9 AM - 3 PM, Seattle & Eastside
Meet the partners of three of Seattle’s best known venture capital firms and hear them talk about a “typical day,” past deals, and the deals they’d love to see. We’ll leave plenty of time for Q&A. Students only, registration is closed (results announced Oct. 12).
Buerk Center Contact: Samantha Ogle at email@example.com or 206-616-8687.