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What’s Going on in the Seattle Startup Community
Dollars and Dates are Killing Agile (SeaSPIN)
When: Tuesday, November 1st from 5:45 to 8:30
Where: SolutionsIQ, 10785 Willows Rd NE, Suite 250, Redmond, WA
SeaSPIN is a group of Seattle IT and software professionals that meet once monthly. Chris Sterling, VP of Engineering at Agile Advantage discusses how the commucation barrier differs between business managers and agile teams (points and iterations vs. dates and dollars), and how agile development teams can bridge the “Points vs. Dollars” language barrier.
When: Thursday, November 3rd from 5:30 to 8pm
Where: One Union Square Ballroom, 600 University Street, First level, Seattle, WA
MIT Enterprise Forum’s next Venture Lab features a presentation from Swype CEO Mike McSherry (also former co-founder of Amp’d Mobile and Boost Mobile). Mike explains how the company went from its idea stage to announcing a successful exit in just over three years.
When: Friday, November 4th from 7:45 to 9:30am
Where: TechDwellers, 6100 4th Avenue S, Seattle, WA
Your membership drive is a major success. You have a gazillion members… but revenue, not so much. So what’s the plan? What’s the strategy? How do you take those members and make money? Many have tried and few have succeeded. Join NWEN for a talk from Michael Schutzler, CEO of Livemocha as he discusses how he and his team took a gazillion members and turned them into a revenue machine.
When: Saturday, November 5th from 9am to 7pm
Where: DigiPen, 9931 Willows Road NE, Redmond, WA
Whether you are a game startup or a thinking of starting a new company, this event is for you. From Founder’s Sessions to an indie game competition, this day-long event has something for everyone. Listen to industry experts in the Founder’s Sessions and see the latest Seattle indie game projects at this event held at DigiPen.
When: Monday, November 7th from 7:30am to noon
Where: Perkins Coie, 1201 3rd Ave, Suite 4800, Seattle, WA
Nearly every startup company goes through a period when cash is extremely tight and the demands of fueling the company’s growth are monumental. How many compelling ideas never make it to market because the entrepreneurs couldn’t keep their companies viable until they could receive substantial outside funding or become self-sustaining? This workshop will provide you with the techniques you need to maximize early cash inflow and control cash outflow. In addition marketing, finance and legal experts, you will hear successful entrepreneurs talk about their real-life stories of bootstrapping their companies to success.
Top Upcoming Events
November 11-13 – Startup Weekend Seattle