We want to work with you.

 

Our goal is to provide underrepresented entrepreneurs with as many opportunities as possible to be successful. Our events provide exposure for participants and their ventures, cash prizes, and access to resources.

Interested in partnering with us on an event? Drop us a line!
 

 

Our Programs

 

Hack
Seattle
Conference

Our two-day conference will seek to answer the question "How can we collectively bridge the gap between tech and non-tech?" Consistent with previous Hack the CD programming, this year’s conference will include workshops, labs, office hours with subject matter experts, panels, a non-profit led hackathon, delicious food, cocktails, prizes, music and good vibes.

 

Hackathons

Our hackathons bring community members, developers, designers, data scientists, artists, and creatives together to collaborate on how to use technology to build solutions.

Hackathons typically have an area of focus, the goal of which is to create a product that will answer or solve the initial question/problem. Our past hackathon themes have included everything from hacking gentrification to household hacks to business incubation.  

 

Investor
Speed
Dating

Kind of like speed dating, kind of like grabbing drinks with colleagues. But without the awkwardness. 

It can be difficult to find a mentor, an investor, a developer, a marketer, a supplier in a crowded room - even when you've peeped the RSVP list. Our matchmaking socials create opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs to network and connect with intention. Over cocktails, of course.

You tell us who/what you are looking for, we facilitate the connection. Win-win.

 

Similar to traditional business pitch competitions, but intertwined with artistic and performance art elements that may include poetry, song, dance, and even augmented reality - think Shark Tank meets Showtime at the Apollo.  

The objective of  our pitch competitions is to empower underrepresented communities to showcase their entrepreneurial and creative genius. Participants vie for a chance to win funding,  cash prizes, mentorship, tech swag and more. 

Pitch
Competitions

 

Startup
Expos

Our Startup Expos are for underrepresented entrepreneurs of all ages looking to be the next big thing-locally, globally, whatever! Each startup is given exhibit space to display their product/service and explain what they need to make their dreams a reality.

This event, in particular, was created to give entrepreneurs exposure as well as create a casual, but effective, environment for them to source funding, team members, mentors, subject matter experts, etc.