A tech community creating rising tides together

New Tech is the largest and most active, respectful, kind, and helpful community of Pacific Northwest technologists assisting each other with the next step in each other’s tech careers and tech companies. We build real relationships to connect and support each other while having as much fun as possible with you.

Our special sauce is a truly relationship-oriented engaged community that loves our region and cares about each other. We believe that doing business together is more fun and productive when we treat each other with dignity and respect while being real and human in our conversations.

About New Tech Northwest

You can attend, advertise to, or sponsor our monthly one-of-a-kind special Seattle, Eastside, Tacoma, Portland and Diversity & Women in Tech events (cumulatively averaging 600+ attendees each month), or our quarterly job fairs (averaging 500+ candidates), to connect with the PNW tech community’s finest.

Together, this is where we celebrate the world class innovation being developed in your backyard (the 2nd best tech city in North America) with you while inspiring and supporting each other to create more together. Join us!

New Tech is the largest and most active, respectful, kind, and helpful community of Pacific Northwest technologists assisting each other with the next step in each other’s tech careers and tech companies. We build real relationships to connect and support each other while having as much fun as possible with you.

How We Started

The seeds of New Tech Northwest started in 2012. Brett Greene and Red Russak took their experiences attending New York Tech Meetup and New Tech Boulder and added some Seattle spice to launch New Tech Seattle. Over 250 techies attended the first Meetup to get innovation inspiration from 5 companies, celebrate Seattle’s tech community, and connect with new friends. The next month attracted over 350 techies and within a year New Tech Eastside and New Tech PDX launched (with New Tech Tacoma not far behind) to expand across the region creating New Tech Northwest. By 2015 we had over 9,000 techies in our community, mentored multiple other tech groups to grow tech communities across North America, and spoke at the White House by invitation.

What We Do

We gather and connect everyone in the technology community in support of growing each other’s tech careers and companies. This includes entrepreneurs, employees, and executives from startups to Fortune 50’s, investors, and newcomers wanting to learn about the community. Through in person and online events and job fairs we connect techies to innovation, education, networks, resources, and jobs. In service to the tech community, we share with the media, meet with the government, and develop partnerships.

Who We Are

New Tech Northwest is the hub connecting you to the spokes of all Pacific Northwest tech organizations and companies. With Seattle being the #9 startup market in the world, as well as the  #2 tech talent market in North America, and Portland being #16, this is a very fun and exciting region to live and work in. We’re a dynamic world-class tech ecosystem with generous leaders in artificial intelligence, cloud, internet of things, ecommerce, robotics, big data, fintech, biotech, virtual reality, and more.

We celebrate our innovation economy while growing inclusivity, collaborating to build more opportunities, and being more human and helpful together. We also partner with many non-profits and give back to organizations supporting STEM education for BIPOC, LGBTQ+ folks, women, girls, and underserved populations.

What We Believe In

Being Human. While our events are B2B and help people in their careers, we’re all people who want to be understood, loved, and respected. Listening, sharing, and having fun are core values for us. We believe that the journey is more fun and successful when we start by being real, curious and supportive with each other.

Being Collaborative. Success is sweeter when it comes from lifting each other up and being there for each other. We share our stories and skills, and celebrate the accomplishments of everyone in our community, because this is the way. We highlight the wins of community members because it inspires others to give themselves permission to act on their ideas. This creates great products, services and companies that will make tomorrow greater than today.

Giving Back. We believe the world is abundant. We are givers because sharing our good fortunes is where true fulfillment lies, and we wouldn’t have as much joy or success without the generosity of our community. We’re all benefiting from the amazing Pacific Northwest spirit, companies and ecosystem that others built before we were here. It’s important to honor that and give back to continue creating this world where we’re better together.

Connecting You to Your Tech Community

60,000 Technologists and Growing Strong!

60,000+

Community members

1,500+

Event presenters

400+

Events hosted

40+

 Diversity events

10,000+

Job Fair candidates

1

Invitation to speak at the White House

Our Team

Brett Greene

Founder, New Tech Northwest. Tireless connector and innovation ecosystem builder. Brett’s life adventure has included being a DJ and Program Director at a community radio station in Las Vegas, promoting and going on the road with bands including the Ramones and Live as a Promotion Director at music labels, having a private audience with H.H. Dalai Lama, and speaking at the White House. He has worked with hundreds of startups, and dozens of bands, Fortune 50 companies, non-profits and government officials. Brett loves collaboratively creating a better world together.

Red Russak

Co-Founder, New Tech Northwest
  Accomplished startup community builder, enterprise sales professional, and devoted husband and father. Red is always looking to help grow communities both locally and abroad!

Kemi Adyemi

Events & Operations, New Tech Northwest.
Emerald City native who has spent most of her career managing events for the local technology industry. Kemi creates events and experiences that allow space for people to learn, celebrate, and make meaningful connections. An avid lover of dogs (ask her about Enzo), Canadian television, stand up comedy, and stand up paddle boarding.

Kathleen May-Greene

Marketing and Communications Director, New Tech Northwest
Business, and Technical Communications Specialist who loves working with innovative companies to shape brand stories into compelling messages that attract new customers and clients using persuasive writing, deep research and thoughtful interviews. Kat is also a shameless foodie lucky enough to have called San Francisco, Seattle and Boulder home.

Elizabeth Scallon

Diversity & Women in Tech Coordinator, New Tech Northwest
Award winning leader in the PNW startup ecosystem, Elizabeth is a scientist, mentor, and 15-year leader in scientific and technological innovation. Previous to WeWork Labs, Elizabeth led the team at CoMotion Labs at the University of Washington coaching and growing the robust bench of NW tech and biotech startups, and helping the University to be best in class for Innovation. An out lesbian from before the L Word pilot episode, Elizabeth has a passion for spotlighting and developing outsider voices, a tendency that aided her biotech startup team at VLST (her title: Head of Ops) grow to 50 employees and $35M in funding.

Holly Saultman (Lewis)

Volunteer Director, New Tech Northwest
I value networking, building community, and creating authentic relationships in person and on the intergalactic highway. I take a consultative approach to help my clients solve people, technical, and operational challenges which result in saving time and money. Humor is my other natural talent, and I promise to make you laugh once you take my call.

Greg Bulmash

Registration Director, New Tech Northwest.
Self-taught full-stack web developer with a degree in Creative Writing been who’s been building web content for 20 years. Besides being known for his work as a Developer Evangelist at Amazon and Lead Organizer at Seattle CoderDojo, Greg is also known for the urban legend he accidentally created in 1997 that continues to end up in inboxes and Facebook feeds (like George Takei’s in May 2015).

Thubten Comerford

Founder, NewTech PDX (NTNW Affiliate)
Thubten is a serial tech entrepreneur, new media publisher, international public speaker, and tech community organizer. He began his tech marketing career at Apple Computer in 1990, where he realized his path was to help ordinary people maximize their use of technology. Thubten is very active in the Pacific Northwest’s startup community and has been a Tibetan Buddhist teacher since 1997.
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