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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 3

Startup Grind Hosts T.A. McCann during Startup Week (Investor, Advisor)

Fireside Chat

Come meet T.A, If you have not heard of him you are likely new to Seattle. He has been creating and helping others create great companies for years. He is recently become a more active angel investor and is constantly mentoring young founders. He sold Gist in 2011 and founded Rival IQ a few years later. He is an advisor to companies including Creative Live, Zooppa, EveryMove and Inkwell Media.

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Wednesday, November 1

Startup Grind hosts Howard Behar, Retired Starbucks President, Author

Fireside Chat

Howard's career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic business, as President and was the founding President of Starbucks International. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning 5 continents.

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Tuesday, November 28

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Tren Griffin Author, Strategists

Fireside Chat

A 15 year employee of MSFT, he writes often on his blog 25iq.com and is active on twitter. He shares his knowledge of company building and trends others do not see. Tren was formerly a partner at Eagle River investments controlled by Craig McCaw. In 1994 he joined Teledesic as the 4th employe, it grew to over 3 billion in valuation. Author of 7 books including: A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs.

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Tuesday, January 30

Startup Grind Hosts Rian Buckley CEO/Co-Founder Fitcode

Fireside Chat

Rian is the CEO/Co-Founder of Fitcode, a fashion-data company that enhances the shopping experience by focusing on fit, not size. At the age of 26, Rian co-founded Fitcode. Three years, $2.3M in funding, and 95,000+ users later, Rian is at the helm of an innovative startup that’s using technology to solve problems for some of the industry’s biggest brands, including JOE'S Jeans and AG Jeans.

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Tuesday, February 27

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Sarah Imbach (Angel Investor)

Fireside Chat

Sarah has experienced a long line of successes, from LinkedIn to 23andMe she has lead operations from several positions. The result of working with VC funded startups is a huge resource for consumer startups and their founders. She is an active angel investor and is helping drive change for women in technology. She has investments in Keepe, Outreach.io and HERO Sports just to name a few.

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Tuesday, March 27

Startup Grind Hosts Cal McAllister CEO Wexley School for Girls

Fireside Chat

Cal is the CEO of the most interesting company in Seattle. We cultivate and ignite consumer’s love for brands. We’re an advertising agency that creates engaged fanatics who deliver value in the real world and on the wide web one. We turn people into fans by creating experiences that interest and engage them over time. We make hearts race. We make voices scream. We make it rain dead presidents.

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Past Events

Startup Grind Hosts Dave Parker from 6 Month Startup

Startup Grind Hosts Dave Parker from 6 Month Startup

Celebrate 5 years of Startup Grind in Seattle

Celebrate 5 years of Startup Grind in Seattle

Startup Grind Hosts Heather Redman Managing Director Flying Fish Partners

Startup Grind Hosts Heather Redman Managing Director Flying Fish Partners

Michel Feaster, CEO Founder (Usermind)

Michel Feaster, CEO Founder (Usermind)

Barry Crist, CEO (Chef)

Barry Crist, CEO (Chef)

Jordan Ritter, Founder | CEO (Atlas Informatics)

Jordan Ritter, Founder | CEO (Atlas Informatics)

Paul Stahura, Co Founder (Donuts Inc)

Paul Stahura, Co Founder (Donuts Inc)

Angela & Ethan Stowell, Co Founders (Ethan Stowell Restaurants)

Angela & Ethan Stowell, Co Founders (Ethan Stowell Restaurants)

Scott Svenson, CEO, co-founder (MOD Pizza)

Scott Svenson, CEO, co-founder (MOD Pizza)

Joe Heitzeberg (Co Founder) (Crowd Cow)

Joe Heitzeberg (Co Founder) (Crowd Cow)

Tim Porter (Madrona Venture Group)

Tim Porter (Madrona Venture Group)

Steve Banfield, CEO (ReachNow)

Steve Banfield, CEO (ReachNow)

Dan Lewis, CEO (Convoy)

Dan Lewis, CEO (Convoy)

Matt Oppenheimer (Co Founder, CEO Remitly)

Matt Oppenheimer (Co Founder, CEO Remitly)

Sarah Bird, CEO (Moz)

Sarah Bird, CEO (Moz)

Adrian Hanauer (Seattle Sounders)

Adrian Hanauer (Seattle Sounders)

Bruce Pavitt, Adam Farish Co Founders (8Stem)

Bruce Pavitt, Adam Farish Co Founders (8Stem)

Nick Soman (Past CEO Reveal now Rhapsody)

Nick Soman (Past CEO Reveal now Rhapsody)

Bill Bryant (DFJ Venture Capital)

Bill Bryant (DFJ Venture Capital)

Jason Stoffer (Maveron)

Jason Stoffer (Maveron)

Peter Hamilton, CEO (TUNE)

Peter Hamilton, CEO (TUNE)

Godreau, Feinzaig and Oppenheimer (Not a law firm)

Godreau, Feinzaig and Oppenheimer (Not a law firm)

Marc Barros Co-founder (Moment)

Marc Barros Co-founder (Moment)

Rahul Sood (Unikrn)

Rahul Sood (Unikrn)

Glenn Kelman, CEO (Redfin)

Glenn Kelman, CEO (Redfin)

Six Shiny New Startups (Rooftop Party)

Six Shiny New Startups (Rooftop Party)

Nick Huzar, Founder (OfferUp)

Nick Huzar, Founder (OfferUp)

Martina Welke Britta Jacobs Co Founders (Zealyst)

Martina Welke Britta Jacobs Co Founders (Zealyst)

Robbie Bach, Former President Xbox (Microsoft)

Robbie Bach, Former President Xbox (Microsoft)

Spencer Rascoff, CEO (Zillow)

Spencer Rascoff, CEO (Zillow)

Susie Lee, Founder (Siren)

Susie Lee, Founder (Siren)

Gary Rubens (Active Angel Investor)

Gary Rubens (Active Angel Investor)

Jane Park Co Founder (Julep)

Jane Park Co Founder (Julep)

Brendan Kennedy (Privateer Holdings)

Brendan Kennedy (Privateer Holdings)

Julie Sandler (Principal Madrona Venture)

Julie Sandler (Principal Madrona Venture)

Rahul Sood, GM and Partner (Microsoft Ventures)

Rahul Sood, GM and Partner (Microsoft Ventures)

Robert Scoble, Tech Geek (Rackspace)

Robert Scoble, Tech Geek (Rackspace)

Richard Tait (Co Founder Golazo)

Richard Tait (Co Founder Golazo)

Liz Pearce, CEO (LiquidPlanner)

Liz Pearce, CEO (LiquidPlanner)

Rudy Gadre (Active Angel Investor)

Rudy Gadre (Active Angel Investor)

Joe Wallin, Partner (Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

Joe Wallin, Partner (Davis Wright Tremaine LLP)

Matt Ehrlichman, CEO (Porch.com)

Matt Ehrlichman, CEO (Porch.com)

John Cook (Co-founder Geekwire)

John Cook (Co-founder Geekwire)

Enrique Godreau III (Partner, 9Mile Labs)

Enrique Godreau III (Partner, 9Mile Labs)

Dan Levitan (Co-Founder Maveron)

Dan Levitan (Co-Founder Maveron)

Adam Tratt (Co founder, CEO Haiku Deck)

Adam Tratt (Co founder, CEO Haiku Deck)

Ben Huh (CEO Cheezburger)

Ben Huh (CEO Cheezburger)

Oren Etzioni (Co-Founder, CTO Decide.com)

Oren Etzioni (Co-Founder, CTO Decide.com)

Kushal Chakrabarti (Founder and Co-Chair, Vittana)

Kushal Chakrabarti (Founder and Co-Chair, Vittana)

Chris DeVore (General Partner, Founders Co-op)

Chris DeVore (General Partner, Founders Co-op)

Greg Gottesman (Madrona Venture Group)

Greg Gottesman (Madrona Venture Group)

Michelle Goldberg (Ignition Partners)

Michelle Goldberg (Ignition Partners)

Marc Nager (Startup Weekend)

Marc Nager (Startup Weekend)

Andy Liu (CEO BuddyTV, Frequent Investor)

Andy Liu (CEO BuddyTV, Frequent Investor)

Neil Patel (KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg)

Neil Patel (KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg)

Rand Fishkin (SEOmoz)

Rand Fishkin (SEOmoz)

Jonathan Sposato (Picnik, Google, Geekwire)

Jonathan Sposato (Picnik, Google, Geekwire)

Todd Dean (Avatara Capital)

Todd Dean (Avatara Capital)

Rahul Sood (Bing Fund)

Rahul Sood (Bing Fund)

Team

From the Blog

4 Tips On How To Make An Unforgettable Email Campaign

It happens at the end of even the best sales pitch — it went well and your customer totally understands the problem. You have even gotten them nodding along, asking to join the Beta. You move in to close the sale, and what are you left with? An email address.
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Seattle celebrates two years

It has been 26 months since I sent a fairly random email to the founder of Startup Grind, Derek Anderson, letting him know that I wanted to help out in Seattle (@seattlegrind). Since then the Seattle chapter has had 23 events, over 1,600 attendees and recorded 20+ hours of video of the fireside chats, from the likes of Dan Levitan, Liz Pearce, Robert Scoble, Matt Erhlichman, Adam Tratt and Michelle Goldberg. It has been great for me to be able to talk with these people and get answers to questions that many startup founders are scratching their head over.
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