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.
- Almost 1,000 #ChaseBasecamp visitors over the first four days.
- 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!
- 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.