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With nearly 5,000 attendees registered for more than 70 programs on over a dozen custom tracks, this year’s Seattle Startup Week was a hit! Sir Mix-A-Lot talked big bytes, music and tech; Moz CEO Rand Fishkin revisited his biggest failures; Geekwire geeked out with a room full of eager entrepreneurs; and Jody Hall, founder of Cupcake Royal, explained how to build a foundational culture of sugar…I mean…trust, collaboration and fun.

Just to name a few!



  • Each attendee went to an average of 2.2 events. The biggest event was New Tech with 500 participants on Tuesday.
  • As of Thursday, 12.9m @StartupWeekSEA impressions from 2,862 posts.
  • Over 500 people attended the NewTech session (formerly Seattle Tech Meetup) Tuesday night.
  • Special guests throughout the week included:  Mayor of Redmond; Rob Glaser (Real Networks Founder); Rich Barton (Executive Chairman of Zillow); Hyeok Kim (Seattle Deputy Mayor of Seattle); Carl Seip (Sen Cantwell’s Policy Advisor on Business); and Sir Mix-A-Lot!
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  • Basecamp at Seattle Startup Week, powered by Chase, featured 20+ events throughout the week. One of the many highlights included Chairman of the Pacific Northwest Region of JPMorgan Chase, Phyllis Campbell, announcing a $225,000 grant to Washington Interactive Network as part of JPMorgan Chase’s Small Business Forward Initiative.

Thanks to these Startup Week partners for additional support: General Assembly, Thinkspace, Nutanix, and wework.

After the debut in Denver and Seattle, Startup Week rolls on to Columbus, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Tampa and Phoenix.

See more highlights from twitter!