Member Experiences

“Great communities are built on a foundation of great connection points. The work that Brett, Kemi, and the crew at NTNW do every month is a great example of the magic that makes the Seattle startup community so powerful.”

Jacob Colker, Managing Director, Startup Incubator, Allen Institute for AI (AI2)

“I had a wonderful experience at New Tech Northwest as a speaker on their VR/AR series. I highly recommend anyone wishing to learn more about the northwest tech community to attend every New Tech Northwest event that you can. They are by far the best networking events you can attend. In fact, I have not only made wonderful connections, I’ve found two exceptionally talented new hires for my own company as well as strategic partners and even investors. But, the best part of these events are the new friends you will make. This is a wonderful addition to our community!”

Mat Chacon, CEO, Doghead Simulations

“As a struggling startup (AppSheet), we really benefited from the community that New Tech Northwest has created here in the greater Seattle area. It gave us an opportunity to meet other people in the startup ecosystem, exchange ideas, and talk about our work together.” 

Praveen Seshadri, CEO / C0-Founder, AppSheet (acquired by Google)


“I had a great time presenting at New Tech Seattle last Thursday! Thank you very much for supporting me and giving me that opportunity!  An investor, a UX designer, an HR expert all approached me afterwards :). I feel very charged by the enthusiastic feedback from our community! Thank you for bringing all of us together!”

Helen Wang, CEO and Founder, 6Crickets


“It is a tough to find developer talent in a hot tech market like Seattle, but we had great success at NTS on a couple of occasions. One in particular, we hired a developer within a week that lived within walking distance of our office!”

On helping my business: “At NTS we, Tango Card, successfully found customers for our Gift Card API and found services that we use consistently. Plus, good beer is good for anything, business included.”

Scotty Greenburg, Marketing Manager, TangoCard

1507027_720121754679512_1412321861_n“On the Eastside there is a big need for a major event like New Tech Eastside. It seems like all of the best tech and entrepreneur events are in Seattle. Every day I speak with entrepreneurs who are just starting up, relocating from another state, or looking to find developers for their startup and one thing I always mention are great events like New Tech Seattle. It’s a must attend event for people that want to connect with other people in the tech industry.”

Peter Chee, Founder & CEO, ThinkSpace

wavebroadband“Wow, what can I say about Red and Brett and New Tech Seattle?! NTS has proven to be a great resource for me professionally and personally. Not only have I found great business contacts at these events, but I’ve made some amazing friends! I work for WAVE Broadband, a Gigabit Fiber company based in the Seattle area, and through NTS I’ve gotten dozens of leads and won several new Enterprise Accounts. My Small Business Services and Residential Services teams have also won many new customers from the contacts they’ve made at NTS events. Not only this, but I’ve also hired a Commercial Account Executive that I met there :). The presentations I’ve seen are all top notch, and every month Brett and Red bring their A-game and tons of intensity to the stage. The Eastside needs an event like this to foster the Tech entrepreneur community and to bring attention to all the great things that are going on in the area. Since my headquarters office is in Kirkland, I know that I’ll be in attendance to an NTE event each month!”

Dan Savage, Enterprise Account Executive, Wave Broadband

bruxton-logo“Thank you very much for how you handled the visiting Chinese group from Wuxi. They were very happy that they were able to talk to so many people. They were also impressed at the amount of energy shown and the diversity of people and interests.”

“You may remember that Robert Mao mentioned he went to high school in Wuxi. The young woman in the Wuxi delegation went to the same high school. This was an astonishing coincidence, there must be 20,000 high schools in China. She talked to Robert afterwards, and was excited to find that someone from her high school made it to Seattle and started a company.”

Dan Brown, CEO, Bruxton Corporation


“I wanted to take a moment to encourage you all in the tech community to explore the New Tech events. I’ve known Brett and Kat for many years, even before New Tech, and the substance of what Brett, Kat and the rest of the New Tech team bring, comes from a place of being genuine and real. You can see that at each event. I was at a recent event that was lightly attended and Brett felt the vibe was lower than normal. I let him know that I still made two extremely good business connections and for me, that’s what it’s really about. If you are a frequent attendee, I’m sure you’ll agree with me, if you’re new to this community, trust me, it’s worth your time.”

Duane Mack, Vice President of Sales – US Operations, Turnotech

static1.squarespace“Thank you for your awesome enthusiasm for us last night. There is not an ounce of BS when I say that we couldn’t be here without your support, generosity and advocacy, and the people at New Tech are so welcoming. I always get terribly nervous right before speaking, but feel like I’m talking to family and friends at the end. You’re making community energy happening, and SO doing it right.”

You’re the best!!

Susie Lee, Founder, Siren

ImageGen“Brett’s ability to build community and motivate that community for a common purpose is second to none. Through his successful efforts to build New Tech Seattle, he’s grown the organization 4x over the years to now include a local chapter on the Eastside that in it’s debut drew several hundred professionals from local technology companies and venture capital firms. Despite the meet ups’ rapid growth and success, it continues to feel almost like an extended family, a close knit community which is a credit to Brett’s leadership and personal touch.”

Jim Bak, Director & Analyst, INRIX

micro_magicflix_2014“New Tech Seattle gave us our very first opportunity to talk about Magicflix – our concept, product, vision and company to the local Seattle audience. It also helped us get noticed by TechStars and we made several new connections.”

Mamtha Banerjee, Founder, Magicflix

imgres“New Tech Seattle was the perfect venue for us to get our name out in the Tech community. By simply presenting for 5 minutes, we were introduced to one of our best target customer leads. The community and vendors that participate are truly part of the Seattle tech fabric, and bring together great people to network and showcase the best of the New Tech Seattle community.”

Anna Steffeny, Founder, LeaveLogic

“Thanks Brett for having Swurveys present at New Tech Northwest. One of the participants was the Special Event Planner for Washington State Opportunity Scholarship. She saw in real time how our tool can be used to create more engaging events. Presenting at New Tech NW opened up a door for Swurveys to be a part of the WSOS Opportunity Talks event, where our product was used with an audience of 900+.”

Zachary Rozga, Co-Founder, Swurveys

Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 12.11.31 PM“Thanks for all your help to make my presentation a success. I was glad to share and advance the New Tech Tacoma ecosystem. And I was glad that the audience was stimulated by my presentation. The most notable of these was Mr. Noguera of the City of Tacoma’s Community & Economic Development Department. After hearing my talk and chatting a bit further he proposed convening a follow on meeting with senior executives of the city’s major hospitals to foster them to engage and adopt our solutions. So, New Tech Tacoma mission accomplished!”
Jim Bilbao, CEO, Turnover Intelligence / Staff Maps

run-studios-squarelogo-1429696169736“Thanks for the great service to the startup community. I’ve done 7 speeches in the past 10 days on VR, and it all started thanks to presenting at New Tech Eastside!”
Paolo Tosolini, Director, Digital and Emerging Media (contractor), Run Studios

“This Meetup truly exceeded my expectations. It’s obvious the hosts know exactly what they are doing and put together a well-run function that had all the proper elements of an environment conducive to networking and just meeting new people! The community itself – which is very much a reflection of the leaders – was genuine, authentic, and high caliber. They made me feel very comfortable and were all so welcoming. If you are looking to meet high-performers, you need to check out this Meetup.”

Raymond Fong, Co-Founder, Deviate Labs

“I can’t thank the New Tech crew enough for what they have done for me.  Just a year ago I was a newbie web dev. I’ve since landed an amazing job that has catapulted my skills forward, found new friendships, and am now cracking on a startup with others I met from New Tech. Without a doubt, it’s the best tech ecosystem in the NW. If you want opportunity, energy and inspiration – go to the next New Tech!”
Dane Schoonover, Founder, iDebate

unnamed“At New Tech Northwest it’s obvious that the team is crazy passionate about the tech and startup community in each of their cities. They generously share their stage, help make connections, and give of their time to help make the tech community in the Northwest even stronger.”
Mike Anderson, CEO, Elevator