A few comments from our sponsors
Through a multi-month agreement, we were able to generate ongoing excitement around new releases and be personally active in the Seattle tech community.
Out of the 25+ global tech meet-up series’ we sponsored on behalf of Microsoft, Brett & Red’s New Tech Seattle consistently saw the highest number of monthly attendees – drawing an average 350 people/event, more than double of most other tech meet-ups.
Brett & Red’s creative ideas, entertaining events, and business savviness made sponsoring their meet-up series not only enjoyable but also impactful for our quantified marketing goals.
NTS also gave us access to a new email marketing channel through their mailing list of 21,000+ (which grows by 500 new members each month and is 4x the average meet-up series’ list’s size).
With New Tech Seattle’s help, we shaped an experiential meet-up sponsorship strategy that lifted these tech enthusiasts’ brand perception of our products by 300-600%. I would gladly sponsor them again.”
Lisa Abdilova,Product Marketing Manager, Consumer Apps & Services, Microsoft
“New Tech has been a great event for us to sign-up people for the Atlas.co beta. At last month’s event, we signed up more than 30 people in one minute! ”
Travis Murdock, Vice President Marketing, Atlas Informatics
“Our New Tech Northwest sponsorship has been incredibly valuable because of the engagement level of the community and array of opportunities. New Tech creates an opportunity to network for business development, talent recruiting and sharing your brand’s story in ways that traditional advertising cannot provide. Brett’s focus on community first ensures that sponsors and presenters are there to deliver valuable insight and share great ideas, as opposed to just advertising. This gives sponsors the ability to be good stewards of the startup community and reach more than 20,000 unique community members through a single sponsorship. If your company’s goal is to plug into one of the largest, highest energy and most engaged startup communities in the nation, then New Tech Northwest should be at the top of your list.”
Terry Dell, Innovation Specialist, Verizon
“As General Assembly and New Tech Seattle both share Community as a core value, our collaboration has been a natural fit, and we’re excited to continue our supporting the local tech community. Our favorite part of sponsoring the events is having the opportunity to meet and speak one-on-one with attendees, friends, and new partners. It’s been exciting for us to reach new segments of the tech space to build interest in our classes and events as well as create hiring opportunities for our graduates.”
Ed Farraye, Local Marketing Producer, General Assembly
“Rightside has enjoyed a great and fulfilling partnership with New Tech Seattle and Eastside as an annual Terabyte Sponsor. We’ve extended awareness of our brand, connected to hundreds of techies, and loved being an active part of the community.
Despite the fact that the Seattle area is growing in prominence as a tech hub, it’s easy for those of us on the eastside to feel a little cut off from the rest of the local tech community, which can pose a significant disadvantage, particularly for a company that’s currently so focused on raising awareness of new domain names. We’ve been a part of Eastside Tech for a year and a half and that partnership has helped us scout potential new hires, fulfill our goal of raising awareness of our product, and, just as importantly, get some face time with other locals trying to drive the industry forward. And, it’s in our backyard!”
Kimberly Koskenmaki, Director of Marketing, Rightside
“If you’re interested in startups, technology and want to connect with a diverse group of professionals, New Tech Northwest is a great platform. The entire community subscribes to a ‘give first’ philosophy, which is what initially attracted me to New Tech Northwest; we sponsor and attend because the conversations are authentic and the relationships are real. I’ve created many fruitful business relationships with people I’ve met at New Tech Northwest and look forward to sponsoring future events!”
Lee Reeves, Community Manager, IBM Global Entrepreneur Program
“Sponsoring New Tech is a fun and effective way to engage with the Seattle tech start-up community. Being a part of this meetup every month allows us to support this vibrant scene. The good times shared by all facilitates building lasting, meaningful relationships that lead to new customers and friends.”
Chris Hildebrand, Sales Director / Specializing in Cloud & Hosting Solutions, Internap
“Unlike typical events that we sponsor, at New Tech fewer people were already BECU members and more of them knew very little about BECU. Our focus was to bring awareness to our Business Services and we felt like New Tech had several startup companies that attended their events, and several people wanting to start up their own business. Our business accounts are a great fit for that demographic.
We also wanted to get in front of the Tech crowd. Getting into Microsoft and Amazon is extremely hard, especially when they have their own credit union but New Tech gave us an opportunity to get in front of some of those people which was very valuable for us.
I love the feel and vibe of the community New Tech has created; when we did run into current members they were very happy to see us and several made comments about how they appreciated that we sponsored this event.”
Kristin Llewelyn, Community Sales Lead – Central District
“Sponsoring New Tech was very valuable for us. We met so many people because of sponsoring, whether it was someone looking for a great job or companies looking to hire great technical resources. The ability to be introduced to the whole group at once was instant branding for Experis. Now everyone knows who we are and what we do and we can’t wait to do it again. The New Tech community is very welcoming and people were interested to meet us and engage with us.”
Debbie Rutherford and Carissa Garnant, Senior IT & Engineering Resources Managers, Experis
“Brett Greene and New Tech Seattle/Eastside have created an incredible forum for the startup community to gather, interact, share and build relationships. CEOs of our companies have presented at New Tech to launch their products and reach potential new employees and partners. This is one of the best regularly scheduled entrepreneur events in the Pacific Northwest and are proud to be a sponsor and participant.”
Sanjay Puri and Kevin Croy, Co-Founders, 9Mile Labs
A few comments from our presenters and attendees
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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