We have two great spaces for meetings with room for 30 to 150 guests.

We host more than 500 events per year with a focus on technology and small business.



We welcome Holiday Parties! Give us a call for more details: 206-777-1177

Currently happening at SURF:

TechStars Startup Weekend - Space


There are ten teams now working on their projects.


Seattle Space Apps

Our 4th Space Apps Hackathon!  


Starting on Friday October 18th.

NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge takes place each year over the course of 48 hours to spark innovation on NASA challenges that benefit missions in space and life on Earth.


  • Build a team

  • Pick your challenge from NASA’s missions or bring your own

  • Hack away! 


You have two days to build your project and put it before the judges.

Winners that advance to NASA’s global judging round have a shot at an exclusive tour of Kennedy Space Center!


The Association for Women in Communications

Leading Women: A Q&A with Female Founders


As of last year, 39% of all privately held firms in the U.S. are owned by women. They employ nearly 9 million people and generate $1.7 trillion in sales. Yes, that’s trillion with a “t.” Join AWC on October 25 for a panel discussion with three Seattle-based CEOs who are building successful women-led, women-focused firms. Hear their views on leadership and workplace communication, and how women collectively influence an organization’s culture. Look forward to lively discussion about the power of women as professional allies in the push for workplace equity and career/life fulfilment. Come with questions, leave with insight you can use.

Featured speakers:

  • Ingrid Emerick, CEO/CFO, Girl Friday Productions

  • Leslie Miller, CEO/COO, Girl Friday Productions

  • Nancy McSharry Jensen, Founder/CEO, The Swing Shift



NASA Space Apps Hackathon

Web: http://spaceappsseattle.org

FB: http://fb.me/seaspaceapps

Twitter: @seaspaceapps
Instagram: @spaceappsseattle


NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge takes place each year over the course of 48 hours in locations around the world. Last year, over 25,000 artists, engineers, technologists, educators, students and entrepreneurs join together to work on NASA challenges that benefit missions in space and life on Earth.

And Seattle is part of it.

Join the amazing tech and space scene in Seattle and NASA's global mission. Build a team. Pick your challenge. Hack away!

At the end of the weekend put your project in front of our all-star panel of judges. Win in Seattle and advance to NASA’s global judging round!


Michael Doyle

Lead Organizer

Space Apps Seattle


Canadian Tech Networking Reception

Please join the Canadian delegation of Canadian founders and tech entrepreneurs visiting Seattle for the Geekwire Summit. Representatives from cities and regions from across Canada, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Victoria and Kelowna, will be in attendance to answer questions about doing business in their respective regions. 

Enjoy great wines from British Columbia, light appetizers and remarks from Canadian Consul General Brandon Lee. 

The Business of Nature Photography with Aaron Reed
During this two-day intensive classroom workshop I will leave no stone unturned as I teach you EVERYTHING I know about building and maintaining a highly successful nature photography business! From just starting out, to monetizing your photography, building a brand and rising to the top I will teach you step-by-step how I took my nature photography business from ground zero to where it is today all from my home office.

Alternative Funding for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners - Presented by Liquid Capital


Brief Summary: 

Nabil Istafanous, JD from Liquid Capital Northwest, based here in Seattle, will be discussing alternative funding solutions for entrepreneurs and private businesses who need working capital to grow or fund their ongoing operations -- primarily for B-to-B businesses. 

He will define alternative working capital finance and describe two solutions in greater detail – Factoring and Purchase Order Finance. He will also discuss the benefits of working capital finance and compare and contrast this alternative form of funding with equity finance and traditional bank loans. 

Come join us if you are an entrepreneur who is interested in learning about alternative source of funding or if you work with entrepreneurs who may need working capital.

Supply Chain Management 101 for Startups - Presented by UPS


Brief summary:

Nothing dampens the unlimited energy of a Startup founder than to finally deliver the product, only to be buried by social media posts from disappointed purchasers. A solid supply chain plan can ensure prompt product arrival, order fulfillment, and when necessary, pain-free returns and replacements. 


Some simple planning can help cut hours from your work week, save your apology-typing wrists from carpal tunnel syndrome, and make your mother proud of you again.


Who should attend:

Anyone who does not want to follow in the uncomfortable footsteps of a founder who created a bomb Kickstarter campaign, only to postpone delivery of the product until after all their early-adopters had died of old age.


What you will learn:

The student will be able to estimate the Logistics & IT needs of their current or potential Startup, create a simple draft plan of system installation and integration, and use readily available (potentially free) resources to create an eCom operation that is profitable, manageable, and scalable.


Presented by: David Francis, UPS Marketing Manager



Patents & Trade Secrets 201: Integrating Trade Secrets & Patents into your Business Plan


Brief summary: 

Business owners and entrepreneurs with a good understanding of Intellectual Property law (IP101 equivalent)


What you will learn:

They will learn how to plan for creation, protection, enforcement or monetization of IP regardless of where they are at in their business lifecycle

Do I really need a legal agreement? Top five things that could go wrong if you don’t have a legal agreement

Brief Summary:

Negotiating a legal agreement is time-consuming and expensive. I trust the other party and it’s a small engagement. What could possibly go wrong? We’ll discuss the top five things that could go horribly wrong.


Who should attend:

Early-stage founders with minimal experience handling legal agreements.


Presented by: Peter Ku and Others, Partner at Summit Law

The Gender Diversity "Advocacy Spectrum"


Brief summary:

We will take a look at common factors that can help influence participation from male colleagues to support and encourage gender diversity in hiring, promotion, and pay decisions.


Who should attend:

The ideal audience will include equal representation of men and women. Those who believe that gender diversity results in the best outcomes for products, teams and companies. 


What you will learn:

- What is the “Advocacy Spectrum” and Where Do You Fit In
- Common Myths about Diversity at Work
- “Us vs. Them” Bias and How to Avoid It



Licensing: Privacy Policies & Terms of Use for Tech - Presented by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Brief summary:

How do you create a Terms of Use Agreement for your startup? What should be included in Privacy Policies? Avoid common issues and mistakes along the way.


Learn this and more during the informative discussion from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.


Who should attend:

Founders, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, legal counsel.


What you will learn:

What should be included in license agreements, terms of use, and privacy policies.


Presented by: James Gannon, Associate - Intellectual Property, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Data & Logistics 101 for Startups - Presented by UPS

Brief summary:

How do you manage and make good decisions with data? What are the best practices when developing data sets? Learn how to manage complex data and logistics. 


Who should attend:

Founders, CEOs, CFOs, data scientists


What you will learn:

Common issues related to managing data and logistics. Learn how to manage the complexities of the data landscape and avoid common issues that arise.

Presented by: David Francis, UPS Marketing Manager​​



Patents & Trade Secrets 101: The Law, Protecting, Enforcing, and Monetizing


Brief summary:

This course provides tools, templates, worksheets, and resources for how to implement creation, protection, enforcement, and monetization of IP.


Who should attend:

Business owners and entrepreneurs who have a good understanding of Intellectual Property law and how each area of IP fits into their business.


What you will learn:

They will learn how to implement processes and systems into their businesses to create, protect, enforce and monetize their IP



Legal Advice for Startups - Office Hours with Summit Law Group


Brief summary:

Summit Law Group will be at SURF Incubator to offer a free legal consultation for your company. Whether you have an idea or are already running a company, now is the time to take advantage of the expertise from attorney Laura Harper of Summit Law Group.


Who should attend:

Entrepreneurs in need of free legal consultation.



Funding Your Startup: What every founder needs to know – Presented by Summit Law

Brief Summary:

Overview of common funding techniques, and related securities regulations


Who should attend:

Founders, CEOs, CFOs.


What you will learn:

Common pitfalls in financing your business and how to avoid them. Overview of different funding mechanisms, including crowdfunding, angel investors, and venture capital, and how they are regulated. Learn about liquidation preference, anti-dilution provisions and other terms common in start-up funding.


Presented by: Laura Harper, Attorney at Summit Law



Company Formation: Foundational advice and guidance for startups – Presented by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Brief summary:

Want to avoid legal pitfalls when starting your company? Learn what it takes to get your company off the ground the right way, avoiding common issues and mistakes along the way.


Who should attend:

Founders, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, legal counsel.


What you will learn:

Incorporation considerations, issues with shareholder and employee equity, legal hiring your first employees, decisions that every company will need to consider when building their startup

Presented by: David Wickwire, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati



Scaling as a Leader – Presented by uniquelyHR

Brief summary:

When you start a company or get promoted into a new management role, your whole way of thinking needs to change. We’ll talk about best practices and avoiding common pitfalls whether you’re managing friends or suddenly find yourself responsible for a team.


Who should attend:

Startup founders and leaders who are scaling their organizations and want to accelerate their learning curve. Anyone who's curious about learning to lead well.


What you will learn:

- How to shift your thinking when you’re responsible for a company. 
- Approaches to growing managers as you scale.
- Becoming effective when you’ve been promoted to manage your peers. 
- What has to change (both point of view and mindset) when you become a senior leader.



Can You Patent That? Coffee Chat with J.D. Houvener of Bold Patents

Get free discussions as you plan for creation, protection, enforcement or monetization of intellectual property regardless of stage of business lifecycle.



Bold Patents: IP 301: Implementing Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret Law in Your Business

Brief Summary: This course provides tools, templates, worksheets, and resources for how to implement creation, protection, enforcement, and monetization of IP 

Presenters: J.D. Houvener and Gregg Dawson

Who Should Attend: Business owners and entrepreneurs who have a good understanding of Intellectual Property law and how each area of IP fits into their business (IP201 equivalent)

What they WIll Learn: They will learn how to implement processes and systems into their businesses to create, protect, enforce and monetize their IP


Startup Law & Fundraising

Seattle startup attorney Paul Swegle will be at SURF to put on his very popular 1/2 day seminar, Startup Law and Fundraising.  

Paul is general counsel to five Seattle startups, has done $11 billion of deals across numerous sectors and previously worked at the SEC. 


Five SURF members can get into this $225 program for just $50 by using promotion code SURF. Other startup founders can get in for just $75 using promotion code Founder.  


Seattle EOS Community Launch Event

What we'll do:
Presentations about EOS related subjects

David Moss (TrueBlock)
Eugene Luzgin (EOS SLC)

Rahul Sonnad (CEO, Tesloop)

Important to know: 
You do not need to be familiar with EOS, as we will be explaining the basics of EOS. We also plan on talking about more technical stuff, for the more tech-savvy attendees.



Can You Patent That? Coffee Chat with J.D. Houvener of Bold Patents

Get free discussions as you plan for creation, protection, enforcement or monetization of intellectual property regardless of stage of business lifecycle.


This is a virtual meeting. To join the conversation with Bold Patents, visit their virtual office: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/2069194869




Can You Patent That? Coffee chat with J.D. Houvener of Bold Patents

Have an idea and don't know how to protect it? Learn about protecting your valuable idea with a trademark, copyright, and patent from an experienced attorney. 

Bold Patents: IP 201:  Planning for Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secret Law in Your Business

Brief Summary: This course lays out how each area of IP is integral to a business plan and how each area of IP is involved as a business grows

Presenters: J.D. Houvener and Gregg Dawson

Who Should Attend: Business owners and entrepreneurs with a good understanding of Intellectual Property law (IP101 equivalent) 

What they WIll Learn: They will learn how to plan for creation, protection, enforcement or monetization of IP regardless of where they are at in their business lifecycle

Time: 4 Hours


Chronos Global Academy Presents - Under the Influence: Headsets and Cocktails

Join us in kicking off the launch of our lab and courses! Your support has made everything we do possible. Come enjoy the libations at our open bar accompanied by fresh, local, organic hors d'oeuvres. Once you are in the lobby of the Wells Fargo Center, you will be greeted by a host. Our party will include a raffle giveaway with a value of $8,000+! Please follow the link below to claim your ticket. (Please note: a ticket is an official RSVP).


Doors to the Wells Fargo Center lock at 6pm so please call (425)-248-9459 for entry.


UPS - Marketing for Startups

Brief Summary: UPS will provide best practices for marketing strategies and tactics that are useful to anyone starting or running a business. Come and learn how to scale your idea while building a great marketing workflow. 


NOTE: This session will be video recorded.

Post-Valentines Tech Love Celebration featuring Charity Majors

Twilio and Women Who Code Seattle are delighted to host this post-Valentines day tech love celebration featuring the incomparable Charity Majors! Join us for wine, chocolate, dinner, networking, and a whole lot of fascinating tech talk this February 15th! 


Charity will be talking about the future of observability, why it’s not the same as monitoring, why we are all distributed systems engineers now, and a bunch more.


Our tentative schedule:

  • 5pm - 6pm: happy hour / networking

  • 6pm - 6:15: WWC Seattle announcements and introductions

  • 6:15 - 6:30: survey and Twilio demo

  • 6:30 - 8pm: Charity Majors dropping knowledge

  • 8pm - 9pm: giveaways and socializing


Charity is the co-author of the truly outstanding book, Database Reliability Engineering. We'll be giving away at least one copy as a door prize, and Charity will have a few amazing rainbow unicorn stickers available for those who want to upgrade their cover.


Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - Financing for Startups

Brief Summary: WSGR will lead this session that will teach the essentials of financing a startup. Come and learn how to acquire and manage capital as you scale your business.


NOTE: This session will be video recorded.



Total Clarity - Business Intuition for Decision Makers

Join a cutting-edge workshop hosted by World-Renown Intuitive, En-May Mangels and Buddhist Business Strategist, Marc Sachnoff will teach you to access your own business intuition.

Start experiencing real clarity in just one day.


Learn a proven system that has helped hundreds of professionals just like you advance with clarity and self-confidence.


Solve even your most challenging business situations by tapping your intuition using the Total Clarity System™.


Empower your own inner wisdom to help you find your best, most fulfilling and most profitable path forward.


Imagine facing every decision feeling certain you can make the best choice for yourself and all involved.

Bold Patents: IP 101: Learning Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret Law

Brief Summary: This course will be an interactive course in layman's terms the state of the law for each of Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secrets highlighting how to create, protect, enforce and monetize each area. There will be a lot of student participation and solicitation for real-world examples to bring to the attention that IP is almost everywhere we look and how it must be part of every business plan.

Presenters: J.D. Houvener and Gregg Dawson

Who Should Attend: Any business owner or entrepreneur 

What they WIll Learn: They will learn about the law, the process of how to create, protect, leverage and monetize the creations and how each applies to their business or start-up. 

Time: 4 Hours

Seattle Network Engineer Meetup Hosted by Intentionet

Intentionet cordially invites you to our first Network Engineer meet-up event. Join us on Dec 14th at 6 pm for a short presentation on our company, our ground-breaking proactive network validation solution, Intentionet QED and a demonstration of our new cloud-hosted service.

Venture Velocity Launch & Learn Fall 2017

Are you starting a business, building a business or looking to plan for your exit? If so, please join us for “Launch and Learn.”

International Delegation

From London UK Partnership Pitch Night- B2B, Marketing, HR Technologies.


Partnership pitches and networking from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Join us for a night of networking and partnership pitches from the UK’s leading scaleups in B2B software, marketing-tech, and video games. The Mayor of London’s official promotional company, London & Partners, will also be on hand to questions about UK expansion and share tips on doing business in Europe’s largest tech cluster- London!


Free parking is provided by SURF (must park after 5:00 PM)   

This most interesting event is sponsored by London & Partners 

There will be networking, after the presentations, from 7:15 to 8:30 sponsored by Fenwick & West.



Note: There will also be private meetings with these startups from 2:00 to 5:30. For more information on how to secure a meeting with one or more of these companies, please email: info@surfincubator.com


The London Mayor’s International Business Programme is proud to present 10 of London’s leading companies in B2B software, marketing-tech, and video games.


Billion Dollar Boy: http://www.billiondollarboy.com

Emoquo: http://emoquo.com

Casual Films: http://casualfilms.com

Run An Empire: http://runanempire.com

Screendragon: http://screendragon.com

Sideways 6: http://sideways6.com

Takumi: http://takumi.com

The Flash Pack: http://flashpack.com

Thrive Partners: http://www.thrivepartners.co.uk

Totem: https://www.totemfire.com/en/


About London & Partners:

London & Partners is the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency. We are a not-for-profit public-private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. We provide bespoke advice based around business drivers to help companies make better informed decisions more quickly. Working with a network of partners, we provide overseas companies with the information they need to take advantage of London’s opportunities from day one. We have offices and representatives based around the world, including in San Francisco, CA.

Entrepreneurs Organization Meeting

EO is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners with 167 chapters in 52 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

Fenwick & West: Business Formation Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of forming your business. From contracts, legal partnership documents, term sheet creation, and more during this evening workshop.  

Free parking is provided by SURF (must park after 5:00 PM)  
Sponsored by Fenwick & West 

After the presentation, there will be networking until 8:30


Starting a new venture is fraught with risks and avoidable pitfalls that every founder and CEO should know and understand. Come learn from startup lawyer Andy Albertson how to properly structure your new technology venture, avoid common mistakes and optimize your governance and equity ownership for success. We will discuss: 

•Which type of entity is right for you 
•How to manage co-founders and dilution 
•How to use a properly use a Stock Option Plan to motivate your team


SURF Incubator is excited to formally announce this event as a first in a series of 300 events planned for the next 14 months.


These events will cover a wide array of topic that every startup entrepreneur should know as much about as possible. In fact, in some cases, the lack of this knowledge may lead to failure. Or, alternatively, the knowledge and contacts gained through attending these diverse events may well be a driver towards success.


For more info: info@surfincubator.com


About Andrew:

Andrew Albertson counsels public and private life sciences and technology companies. Andy’s practice focuses on providing strategic and practical counseling to high growth life sciences and technology companies, ranging from early startup teams to mature public companies, as well as many leading venture capital and private equity firms. Andy has extensive experience structuring, negotiating and executing a wide variety of corporate transactions including: seed and venture capital financings, growth equity/structured minority equity financings, debt financings, corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations, joint ventures, complex mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.


About Fenwick & West

45 years working closely with technology and life sciences companies that are changing the world through innovation, and the venture capital and investment banking firms that are financing them. 

• More than 350 attorneys focused on representing technology and life sciences companies in all facets of their legal needs

• Offices throughout the United States and abroad: Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai and New York

• One of the first technology law firms in the world. Now one of the 100 largest law firms in the U.S. Representation of leading technology and life sciences companies, research institutions and emerging innovators, such as Airbnb, Amazon.com, Cisco Systems, Cray, Facebook, Google, GoPro, Intuit, Symantec, Twitter, Uber Technologies and University of Washington

• Nationally ranked practices in initial public offerings, complex financial and commercial transactions, intellectual property protection and licensing, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international tax planning and tax controversies

• Many Fenwick attorneys, patent agents, engineers and staff scientists have advanced technical degrees and business or research experience prior to their legal careers.

Angels, Pitches & Beers

Angel Investor Gary Rubens and Seattle attorney Joe Wallin of Carney Law are collaborating on this event. If you are an angel investor, or if you are a company looking for angel funds, you might like to come to this event.


Be on the lookout to learn more about the job opportunities available with SURF member companies.


Seattle Economic Council
Thursday, October 4, 2017
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Our first meeting on October 4th will begin our season by welcoming Seattle Port Commissioner John Creighton, speaking on “The State of the Port”.  


John was elected to the Seattle Port Commission in November 2005 and is the longest serving Commissioner currently in office. During his time on the Commission he has served three times as Commission President, and on the audit and strategic planning committees of the Commission. As commissioner, John has focused on keeping the Port strong as a jobs creation engine while increasing the agency’s commitment to the environment and making it a more accountable, socially responsible public agency. Before becoming a commissioner, John worked as a lawyer specializing in complex international transactions in the port cities of Singapore, Helsinki and Istanbul prior to returning home and establishing his own practice. This luncheon will take place at the Wells Fargo Center at 999 3rd Ave, Suite 700, Seattle, WA.


Continent Media & Kniruru Joint Education Program

Writing and education event for parents of students focusing on how to encourage kids to read contemporary Russian literature. For more information, please contact Igor Khais: 206.396.3684

Customer  Success Workshop - Wisdom Tree Consulting

Awesome networking & learning for Customer Success professionals at Seattle's Customer Success Networking event! We will have presentations from Customer Success thought-leaders and practitioners. 

Agenda & Speakers:

  • Business of Customer Success - Tom Murphy, VP of Customer Success, LiquidPlanner 

  • Panel Discussion facilitated by Emily Carrion, Smart Assist and includes Matt Blount from Porch, Nilendu Pal from WisdomTree Consulting and Tom Murphy on how to create value for customers. 

Nanotech Seattle –  First Meetup
Nanotechnology is still a new industry in the making. This first meeting is an opportunity for like-minded people to gather, share ideas, knowledge, and specific interests in this very broad space with endless applications!
Startup Law and Fundraising
If you have a startup or if you advise startups, this event is for you – fast paced, engaging and packed with practical content for creating, growing and protecting value.
Learn how to:
  • determine the best entity structure for your business based on financing plans, ownership and control expectations and tax objectives
  • choose between forming in Delaware or your home state
  • raise money properly from friends and family, angel investors, VCs or through crowdfunding
  • avoid common mistakes when issuing stock, options or other interests, or borrowing under convertible notes or other debt instruments
  • maintain a cap table that accurately reflects ownership interests prevent and/or mitigate potential friction between co-founders
  • structure and manage relationships with investors, employees and others for maximum value and minimum friction
  • identify and protect critical intellectual property
  • organize a virtual data room for potential investors or acquirers
  • avoid other legal and regulatory mistakes that often harm startups and their founders and investors, including mistakes in hiring and managing employees, drafting and negotiating contracts, preventing and managing disputes, and overlooking tax and regulatory obligations
Startup & Growth Company Group Let’s Talk About Selling Your Business
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Please come hear a presentation by Lowell Ricklefs, the Managing Partner of Traction M&A, and M&A attorneys Joe Wallin & Susan Schalla about what you should know if you are thinking about selling your company.
We plan to have the presentation last about 45 minutes to an hour with Q&A, to be following by networking and drinks.
What is the process like for selling my company? How much is my company worth?
Should I raise money or sell?
What should I do now to be ready to sell in the future? We hope to see you there!
Startup Law and Fundraising by Business Law Seminar Group, LLC
If you have a startup or if you advise startups, this event is for you – fast paced, highly engaging and packed with useful and highly relevant content. 94% of reviewers give Startup Law and Fundraising the highest possible rating.
Bring a Friend – use promo code BYFC to bring a client, co-founder, colleague or friend for only $75 more! Great for professional business development or just getting co-founders on the same page. Limited to Rrst 5 registrants to use the promo code.
Entrepreneurs, whether you’ve already launched your startup or not, this seminar offers invaluable insights to help you build on a solid foundation, raise funds successfully and legally, and avoid missteps that too often derail promising startups.
Business attorneys, accounting and Rnance professionals, angel investors and VCs, you will pick up new tools and insights for advising startups and other small businesses. Approved for 4 CLE or CPE professional credits – see below.
Seattle AWS Architects & Engineers
Immutable Infrastructure ~ Glympse + Kubernetes ~ Nordstrom
DJ Enriquez from Glympse will talk to us about Immutable Infrastructure.
Immutable infrastructure is a practice for infrastructure management that continues to grow in popularity due to the advent of cloud computer and containerization. DJ Enriquez, who leads the DevOps efforts at Seattle-bred startup, Glympse, will share tips on how this can be achieved in an AWS environment using technologies like cloud-init, S3, HashiCorp’s Consul and your favorite CI tool, whatever that may be. Gone are the days where servers need maintenance, if an issue exists, we simply terminate the instance and let immutability carry us into the future.
Marius Grigoriu from Nordstrom will talk about how they use Kubernetes on AWS. Registration Here
Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Because of citizens like you, we continue to grow each year. If you haven’t already, join us to share ideas and engage with open data to address real-world problems, on Earth and in space. Work alone or with a team to solve challenges that could help change the world. Check back here to find a Space Apps event near you, or sign up to participate virtually.
Part of the Open Government Partnership, Space Apps is an annual event that pulls citizens together regardless of their background or skill level. Don’t let the name fool you… it’s not just about apps! Tackle a challenge using robotics, data visualization, hardware, design and many other specialties! Inspire each other while you learn and create using stories, code, design and, most of all, YOUR ideas. Show us your problem-solving skills and share your talents with the world!
Personal Brand Lab Workshop with Delightful Communications
Are you looking to make a stronger impression in your industry or with potential employers? Are you ready to share your expertise with the world, but not sure where to begin? Are you new to your industry or just starting your professional career and you want to make the right connections?
The Personal Brand Lab workshop with Delightful Communications is your first step!
Personal branding brings together your professional purpose with tried and true marketing strategies to make your brand message more discoverable, shareable, and memorable, to achieve your professional goals.
During this interactive 90 minute personal branding workshop you will:
Learn why personal branding is central to helping you reach your professional goals
Explore how your experience, skills, and professional purpose come together to establish a compelling, and authentic personal brand
Be given practical tips for optimizing, implementing, and amplifying your personal brand through digital media and in-person
Your ticket includes breakfast and a complimentary copy of the book “Introduction to Personal Branding: 10 Steps Toward a New Professional You” by Mel Carson which is getting rave reviews on Amazon!
CSE Listed Cannabis companies – business verticals, market caps, financings, trends
Applicability to Tech Companies
Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) is the most tech-heavy stock exchange in Canada, but it also has more listed cannabis related companies than any other exchange in the world. Many of these are also technology oriented, and the public markets are working very well as a venue for raising capital – something for Tech Companies to consider.
Cannabis Capital Markets (Publicly Traded) Show How Tech Can Also Use Public Markets
  • CSE Listed Cannabis companies – business verticals, market caps, Financings, trend, Applicability to Tech Companies
Synergy Tech Startup Contest
Synergy Tech Startup Contest for Startups from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest has been initiated and applications are open from February 9th. Finals will be held live from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on April 5, 2017, in SURF Incubator, 999 Third Ave, Suite 700, Seattle. The contest is designed to offer a unique Synergy experience: the winner will receive $25,000 in software development services to take their project to the next level. Additional prizes will also be offered by legal and technology sponsors in support of emerging companies. The application form and the agenda can be found here: Synergy Contest.
The event has been created for tech startups by tech specialists. This is our way of supporting and rewarding groundbreaking technical startup businesses from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest, as well as promoting the benefits of global collaboration and the remote team model.
The entry requirements: The applicant must be a startup from Seattle and the Greater Pacific Northwest with an innovative tech product. The applicant should have a viable business plan that can be accelerated through access to high-quality development resources. The applicant must have a mature marketing strategy and have raised initial funding.
Startup Law and Fundraising
Entrepreneurs, whether you’ve already launched your startup or not, this seminar offers invaluable insights to help you build on a solid foundation, raise funds successfully and legally, and avoid missteps that too often derail promising startups.
Business attorneys, accounting professionals and Rnance experts, you will pick up new tools and insights for advising startups and other small businesses. Approved for 4 CLE or CPE professional credits – see more here:
Revenue-based Financing – Panel discussion + Networking
Join me and the Lighter Capital team for a panel discussion on revenue-based
Financing, an alternative financing structure for early-stage companies. The panel discussion will be followed by networking with 100+ local entrepreneurs, investors, and service providers.
For lawyers, CLE credit will be available!
Your Host:
Joe Wallin, Principal at Carney Bradley Spellman Melody Peng, Head of Relationships at Lighter Capital
Panel Speakers:
Molly Otter, Chief Investment Otcer at Lighter Capital Jay Goyal, CEO and Founder of Actively Learn Renwick Congdon, CEO and Founder of Imprev
Angel Pitches – Practice/review/exploration
A key aspect of connecting between entrepreneurs and Investors is to have a clear and effective pitch. It sets the frame for the discussions and it help people get a good idea of what they need to think about. For your startup, have you worked through your pitch?
We will explore the process of pitching, do some group work around the pitching process and try to help everyone take a big step forward in the pitching process.
Angels, Pitches & Beers
Angel Investor Gary Rubens and Seattle attorney Joe Wallin of Carney Law are collaborating on this event. If you are an angel investor, or if you are a company looking for angel funds, you might like to come to this event.
Seed Financing
This discussion is part of the Seattle Startup Week 2016. It will cover the key terms of a seed financing term sheet and the potential impact such terms have on the founders and the company as the company progresses through its life cycle. We will cover seed equity, convertible notes, documentation and diligence. Lunch will be provided.
AWS Inspector + ELK Stack
Jim Fink, Principal Product Manager, AWS Security, will speak about AWS Inspector.
University of San Diego – Seattle Start-Up Panel
Join us at SURF Incubator in downtown Seattle for an interactive discussion on the triumphs and pitfalls of starting a business. Our panel of USD entrepreneurs and experts in start-up will answer questions and share the stories that finish the statement of “If I knew then what I know now…” 
AWS Meetup
Machine Learning + Inside Scoop ~ Expedia’s Cloud Deployment tool
Come learn about Machine Learning on AWS from the AWS Machine Learning team.
Also ~ get the inside scoop on Expedia’s Cloud Deployment Tool! Co-Sponsored by Cloud Academy
At Cloud Academy, we’re obsessed with technology and how it’s changing the world around us. Everyday developers are creating new software, products and companies with better knowledge and faster tools. As the pace of innovation rapidly increases, cloud technologies are changing the IT industry worldwide.
Students, developers and companies are all seeking simple solutions with quick results. Our vision at Cloud Academy is to enable the cloud community to stay updated and build advanced products with the latest technologies. Today we’re integrated and recognized in thousands of industries worldwide. We think big and look at solving solutions on a global scale while also considering the most important cloud vendors and their ecosystem of smaller technologies and tools.
We want to empower and lead future generations of engineers and entrepreneurs in building and creating the next big product and technology. More Information
Seattle Lean Startup
“The Lean Startup movement is taking hold in companies both new and established to help entrepreneurs and managers do one important thing: make better, faster business decisions.” ~Eric Ries
Lean Startup Seattle is for anyone interested in the application of Lean Startup Principles and the Customer Development process developed by Steve Blank and refined by Eric Ries. We are bringing the Seattle Lean Startup community together in a variety of formats to learn from each other.
Angels, Pitches & Beers
Angel Investor Gary Rubens and Seattle attorney Joe Wallin of Carney Law are collaborating on this event.
If you are an angel investor, or if you are a company looking for angel funds, you might like to come to this event. Pitch format: Private room, 10 minutes (Usually 5- mins to pitch, 5-mins for Q&A) Food & Beverages: Provided by IBM Global Entrepreneur -Mentoring, business insight, highly scalable infrastructure and more for startups.
The Idea behind the Event: Connecting Angels and Companies seeking funding spend a lot of time trying to meet angels. Similarly, angels spend a lot of time meeting with companies, shepherding deals to other angels, etc. The whole process is fraught with inetciency, and is very time consuming.
At this event, we will try help connect Entrepreneurs with Active Angel Investors. We always have a good crowd of active angel investors (15 at the last event). We also hope to have a bunch companies seeking angel funds in attendance (40 at the last event)
International Delegation – World Affairs Council
A delegation representing 24 countries will be visiting SURF Incubator.
Here are the countries represented: Algeria, Austria, Vienna, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Egypt, Finland, Ger many, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Liberia, Lebanon, Mexico
People’s Republic of China, South Africa, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, imbabwe
Pivotal Cloud Foundry Industry Day
WHAT: Two-Day, Hands-on Development Sprint for PCF Integration
Calling all engineers! Want to build an awesome integration with a company helping pioneer the cloud-native movement? Cloud native is happening, you *should* be thinking about it! But don’t just think about it – build it! Come spend two days with Pivotal and for two days we’ll work hands-on together to build an integration between your company’s awesome product and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, *the* cloud-native platform.
After two days of hard coding and collaboration you’ll be able to walk away with an integration ready to go and a whole new set of tools to build with in the future. This is a fun and open environment to learn more about cloud native in general, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and all of the opportunities that exist around it. Let’s build something awesome together! Availability is limited to sign up now!
Unbounce is hosting a customer meetup on Tuesday, September 13th, and everyone is invited! We’ve asked a couple of our customer champions to speak on successes they’ve had using landing pages or conversion based marketing. We’ll also be doing an Unbounce-focused demo on tips, tricks, and best practices in the application. This meetup is completely free, and we’ll have some refreshments and snacks to boot!
Seattle AWS Architects & Engineers
Easier CloudFormation ~ and ~ Getting to the Cloud Event Description:
Teri Radichel helped Capital One move production workloads to the cloud as part of the initial core Cloud Engineering and Operations teams. She also worked on and with the Security Operations team to set up AWS networking for over 70 VPCs. She is now a Cloud Architect at WatchGuard Technologies helping WatchGuard make the move. Learn some strategies that will help you if you are: trying to convince your company move to the cloud, moving to the cloud, in need of scalable DevOps, trying to pick the right AWS services and manage the balance between security and innovation.
Kolby Allen from WatchGuard Technologies will be showing us how to make CloudFormation templates more manageable. He will also give strategies for handling conRguration changes that might make your life easier and your EC2 instances and Docker containers more secure via immutable infrastructure.
Finally…why you might choose CloudFormation over TerraForm and vice versa. Kolby was formerly a consultant working with AWS, IT and networking. He is now at WatchGuard helping build WatchGuard’s CICD platform.

Sponsored by logz.io and WatchGuard Technologies.
Taming the Negotiation Monster: Essential
Negotiation Skills for Success in Business and Life
Negotiate Solutions LLC Event Description:
We all negotiate every day with team members, bosses, colleagues, business partners, investors, friends or family and sometimes with all of them in a single day! The ability to negotiate effectively is an essential yet often undeveloped skill set for achieving your career and business goals, avoiding professional pitfalls and strengthening personal relationships. This program will deliver practical insights, tools and techniques to help you become a more aware and strategic negotiator and live a richer, more connected life. A networking reception with food and drink will follow this informative and engaging presentation.
Presenter: Paul W. Boyer, an experienced technology deal lawyer and Founder & Principal of Negotiate Solutions LLC
Parking: Free after 5 pm in Wells Fargo building provided by SURF Incubator, a cool space with great amenities for startups, satellite otces and events.
Virtual Reality Enthusiasts Meetup: Come see Epic Games and Unreal Engine!
The Virtual Reality Enthusiasts Meetup will have a visit by a very special guest from Epic Games, the extraordinary Nick Whiting. This is an ultra special event for the community that includes a talk by a signiRcant Virtual Reality visionary and developer, who has already made a profound impact in working to have VR evolve to the amazing state that we have it today – which was unimaginable to almost everyone just 5 years ago.
Come learn about what it took to propel VR to a whole new level when no game companies were doing anything in VR, the challenges, the fun, the vision, the struggle, the joy – from one of the most prominent VR Rgures in the world. We will talk about games and Unreal Engine, do a Q&A, and have VR demos.
Seattle Angel
Employee/Management Relations
Event Description:
Karr Tuttle Campbell, in partnership with Seattle Angel Fund, is pleased to announce a new seminar series, “Critical Legal Issues for Emerging Companies.
KTC attorneys, Kathy Feldman and Celeste Monroe, will be back, this time to talk about conveying company expectations and appraising employee performance. Discussion will include critical policy considerations (related to drugs, alcohol, social media and computer privacy), documenting employee issues, performance improvement plans and effective terminations
Japan Seattle Innovation Meetup & Seminar 2.0
Innovation Finders Capital is a new fund based in Kirkland and Japan that is seeking to introduce innovative new technologies from our state to major Japanese corporations. A group of 8 companies will be in Seattle seeking strategic partnerships, global distribution deals and investment opportunities.
Please see the event website for the list of companies coming and what they are looking for. (The Shopping List) If you are within their area of interest, you should definitely come to this FREE event.
Supported by Washington State Department of Commerce, and Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County

Hosted by Innovation Finders Capital & Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe