Seattle Startup Week is a five-day celebration of the flourishing startup community in hopes to build more momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship in Seattle.
Our goal, from year to year, remains the same.
Our participation and partnership is Startup Week Seattle aims to bridge the gap between the Seattle’s startup and tech communities and Seattle’s underrepresented communities by highlighting and showcasing the untapped brilliance that black and brown founders have to offer.
This event will provide emerging, underrepresented entrepreneurs with applicable media relations training and digital marketing consultations.
investor Speed Dating
An event dedicated to introducing underrepresented entrepreneurs to early stage investors, Investor Speed Dating creates space for investors to engage with entrepreneurs who are often overlooked in a direct and personal way.
Much like traditional speed-dating, businesses will have five minutes to present their business and swap business cards with each investor.
A pitch competition created for underrepresented entrepreneurs by underrepresented entrepreneurs.
It has all of the elements of a traditional pitch competition, plus a few twists! Performing art elements, a live DJ and a few surprises to bring Showtime at the Apollo vibes to this Shark Tank-like event. Prize packages include cash, mentor matching, tech swag and more!
social Impact Panel
Contrary to popular belief, profitability and social impact are not mutually exclusive. In fact, often times when social good is baked into the business model, the business is more profitable IE Alibaba, TOMS, and Pigeonly.
We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice social good or community impact to do good business. Building your business to solve a social and economic need is really the wave, so this panel is for those looking to make a business case for social impact.