Time seems to speed up faster than Moore’s law every day. We’re almost half way through the year and planning is rolling out for the next Seattle Startup Week. It will be the week of November 13th, including a keynote New Tech event on November 14th.
1. Seattle Startup Week is generated by the community with dozens of events created to help you plug into the Seattle startup community. If you haven’t been before, you can count on finding plenty of great new contacts and resources. If you’re interested in helping us with planning or running a track (i.e. – new to Seattle, IoT, Mobile, FinTech, etc.) email SeattleInfo@startupweek.co.
Some highlights from last year included:
– Intellectual Property Essentials for the Hyper-growth Startup
– Operation Failure: Learning that failure is a constant
– Sustainable Design for Hardware Startups
– Grit and Resilience: What You Need to Scale Up
– Rethinking 21st Century Higher Education
2. My lovely wife Kat, who is the brains behind New Tech marketing and keeps our online communities engaged, found a gem that is the video highlight of my week. If you believe in women in tech you’ll love this “coding-ain’t-just-for-bros” video being released by Girls Who Code:
Girls Explain How Boobs, Menstruation and More Keep Them From Coding in Satirical Campaign.
3. In other pro-women in tech news, ChickTech is putting on the 2nd Annual Advancing the Careers of Technical Women conference on September 10th. Their call for proposals is currently open, and they’re looking for women from all walks of life (technical and nontechnical, too!) to share their proposals for lightning talks, workshops, sessions, and keynotes.
4. ReachNow hit 13,000 members in Seattle. More ride sharing is great for consumers and traffic for us all. Hooray!
5. Slack is up to 3 Million users. Join our Slack channel to plug into the Northwest tech community.
6. May is Female Founders Month for Startup Grind. For Seattle that means a chance to learn from a fireside chat on May 31st with New Tech Presenter Alumni (and December 2016 headliner) Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz. Sarah is a true leader in our community and a great person to learn from. …and she’s funny too. J
7. Congratulations to Limeade, our New Tech Eastside June headliner. They have recognized as the #1 Best Place to Work in Washington by Puget Sound Business Journal and is a top #2 tech company for women from Fortune magazine. It’s known for living its values and its “no jerks” hiring policy. The company recently released a new financial well-being package, kicked-off a partnership with WeightWatchers and launched its first add-on product called Limeade Interactive.
8. Seattle picks up another distinction as one of the top four tech hubs attracting talent away from Silicon Valley.
It’s hard to keep up with all the greatness happening in our fair city, but we do what we can. Hopefully some of these happenings around town can keep you plugged in to our amazing tech ecosystem.