eNTREPRENEUR WEEK UW

Entrepreneur Week is a full-meal-deal event featuring Seattle’s high-profile geeks, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, and big thinkers. Our goal is simple: a calendar of events with something for everyone who has a passion for / interest in / curiosity about / entrepreneurship.

Check out highlights from Entrepreneur Week 2013:




Think Like a Start-up


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Kelsye Nelson
(Writer.ly)

Kristen Hamilton (Maveron)

Dan Price
(Gravity Payments)

Moderator: Ralph Derrickson (Carena)
Startup entrepreneurs think differently. They're curious, creative, fearless, and quick on their feet. They readily adapt to changes in our fast-paced world and tackle challenges with innovative solutions. We can all benefit from thinking like a start-up.

Off the Vine Ventures: Pinot Noir Meets Vodka and IPA


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Rick Hewitt
(Emerald City Beer Company)

Steven Stone
(Sound Spirits)

John Bigelow
(JM Cellars)

Moderator: Cathi Hatch
(ZINO Society)
Seattle is a hot spot for the booze business. The city's breweries, wineries and distilleries are crafting everything from hoppy IPAs to honey-flavored liqueurs. Check out this panel discussion on what it’s like to be an alcohol entrepreneur in today's highly competitive environment.

Designer Denim,
Born In the USA

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Jeff Shafer
(Agave Denim/Bluer Denim)

A socially conscious fashion innovator, Shafer launched Bluer Denim after a successful kickstarter project. This is the entrepreneurial story of this "architect of a revolution in the denim industry."

Wonder Women 

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Katie Thompson
(Sigby)

Christina Lomasney (Modumetal)
 
Adina Mangubat
(Spiral Genetics)
There are more than 7.8 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Women entrepreneurs are running successful start-ups in fashion, medicine, finance, education, manufacturing— and we have three of them here who see no reason why women should ever be behind the scenes.


For more information on Entrepreneur Week, or to let us know what you'd like to see next year, contact: Samantha Ogle at samogle@uw.edu or 206-616-8687.