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Startup Matchmaking (Fall Edition): Find Your Co-Founder, Build Your Team +

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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1201 3rd Avenue

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Seattle, WA 98101

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It's the Fall 2017 "Startup Matchmaking" event!

Expect a great panel discussion and then a Special Feature: You'll also get a chance to announce who/what you're looking for (in 15 seconds).

Tickets are $15-$25 while they last. ($30/door, if not sold out)

Event includes food and beverages.


Even if you attended last time, you should come back again for new perspectives from different expert panelists and the chance to find who you're looking for! Or if you're not looking, learn what to look for so you're ready when the time comes.


So you want to start or grow your company? Or maybe join the team of a new startup? It goes without saying that finding the right team members or business partners is extremely important. But how do you find the 'right' people? How many co-founders is likely to be best? What should you look for in a business partner? Who's the right developer for your project and where might you find them? And how do you handle equity? This event not only will help answer these questions but should also help you find what (or who) you're looking for.


If you're looking for co-founders, developers, team members, marketers (or are one of any of these) - this could be the most important event you'll attend this year.


EVENT PANELISTS:

Matthew Feldman - Founder & CEO, GymLynx & Founder, Versaly Entertainment

Kate Isler - CEO, Daysaver

Jon Matsuo - President & CEO, Koverse

Michael Peterson - CEO & Founder, RightSeed Solutions


Moderated by Tiffany McVeety (CEO & Founder, Girandola)


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Davis Wright Tremaine is a law firm, dedicated to providing excellent legal services, and delivering them in a manner customized to each client’s particular needs and preferences.


SCHEDULE: Check-In/Mingling (5:30-6:00pm), Panel Discussion (around 6:00-7:30pm or so), followed by the 15 sec announcements by the attendees, then Meet The Panelists/Mingling (8-8:30pm)

PLEASE NOTE: Please arrive as close to 5:30pm as possible. (The building's lobby elevators are locked at 7pm, so NO LATE ARRIVALS).


PROCEEDS GO TOWARD:

Global Music Project is an international NGO whose mission is to provide musical instruments to the underprivileged and make a difference through the power of music. Currently launching a branch in Stockholm, so come join the team of volunteers!




ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Matthew Feldman, President and Chief Executive Officer, founded GymLynx in July 2014 and is Mr. Feldman's 4th startup. GymLynx is an online marketplace where fitness trainers and instructors can browse, compare and rent space from gyms and studios by the hour. Mr. Feldman has a long career as a successful entrepreneur, visionary and executive. Prior to GymLynx, Mr. Feldman founded and ran Versaly Entertainment from 2000-2013, a global mobile media and entertainment company. He sourced and executed major business development deals with NBC, Paramount Pictures, SONY, Warner Bros, Universal Music, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and the list goes on…surpassing 100 major deals during his tenure. During that time, he was honored to be selected in the Top 50 US Mobile Executives. Prior to Versaly, he founded, managed and successfully sold two companies to publicly-traded companies, one of them to McAfee.com. Feldman holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a M.S. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.


Kate Isler brings over 20 years of international executive leadership to Daysaver. Since coming on board as CEO and President of Daysaver Inc, Kate has reshaped the company vision, product direction, business model and team. With this new approach, Kate successfully secured two rounds of significant seed funding in excess of $1 million and is now focused on bringing the product to market.

Prior to joining Daysaver, Kate had a dynamic career in high tech. She spent many years living and working overseas for Microsoft where she honed her business and leadership skills opening subsidiary offices and leading marketing organizations in developing economies including Eastern Europe, Africa, India/Middle East and China, finally returning to the US to lead the International marketing and campaigns team for Microsoft Windows. Based on decades of real-world international marketing and business experience, Isler developed and implemented ground-breaking framework that enabled the Windows, Microsoft’s flagship brand to clearly evaluate market opportunity and develop relevant strategies and culturally appropriate execution plans that resulted in increased sales and brand favorability.

Kate is also passionate about supporting women in technology and is an active mentor with Washington Opportunity Scholars. She has co-hosted International Women’s Day Seattle for the past two years, in addition to serving on the Many Light Foundation board and is a member of the steering committee for Alley to the Valley Seattle.


Jon Matsuo is the President and CEO of Koverse. Venture backed, Koverse’s team has designed and built some of the largest and most complex big data and machine learning systems in the world. Based on decades of experience creating secure and scalable big data systems at the U.S. National Security Agency, Koverse’s patent-pending platform was developed to rapidly put strategic data driven applications and machine learning into production in order to help organizations get quick answers to important questions – from simple queries to complex analytics.

Jon has over thirty years of executive leadership experience with a strong track record of building successful companies. Some of his responsibilities included leading global sales and services at Qpass (acquired by Amdocs for $275 million), being the President of Concur Technologies (CNQR), and being a General Manager of Delrina Corporation (a public company acquired by Symantec). Jon is also a CPA with considerable strategic experience gained at Deloitte. He has served on numerous boards and advisory boards in Seattle and Vancouver BC.


Michael Peterson, CEO and founder of RightSeed Solutions, has served the software sales industry, recruiting top talent since 1998. His focus for the last 17+ years has been in the marketing technology area with a national focus. Founding RightSeed Solutions in 2002, he grew the team to 10 from 2005-2008 and experienced all the fun and excitement of being on the other side of the desk of hiring. Prior, he spent 4.5 years at Network Builders, a Kirkland-based recruiting firm where he was responsible for driving the bulk of their revenues in his last 2 years with them. As a veteran of recruiting Michael often consults with candidates and clients about growth strategy, LinkedIn recruiting and personal branding. Michael is a northwest native, grew up in the Fairwood area, and now resides off of downtown Issaquah with his wife and two children.


ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Tiffany McVeety - CEO & Founder, Girandola. Her investor matchmaking events facilitated over $50 million in startup and early stage financing for local startups. Her due diligence experience with Seraph Capital prepared her to take over leadership of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW.org) Micro Credit program and speak globally about access to capital programs. Her roles as SBA Women's Business Center Director and international trade banker position her students to successfully secure OPA (Other People's Assets) including bank financing, equity investments, foreign investment, and government grants (SBIR, USDA, Commerce, SBA). Concurrent positions: CEO - Girandola, Co-Founder - GROW Washington, Director - The International Alliance for Women. Through the Girandola family of companies, Tiffany arms would be entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and existing business owners with tools to create their preferred future. Her books, workshops and step-by-step guides provide you simple solutions and strategies to design and launch a financially successful business - and make an impact that matters. Her signature program, 6 Weeks Idea to Launch, is an online State-certified Entrepreneurship Certificate Program (SEAPwashington.com). Tiffany brings her students a unique background in startup capacity building. Find Tiffany at: SEAPwashington.com or TiffanyMcVeety.com


Seattle Entrepreneurs is a network of entrepreneurs, startups, developers, investors, and more. We produce educational/networking events that connect our thousands of members. Sponsor an event to get your company seen and heard. All proceeds from Seattle Entrepreneurs go toward Global Music Project, the international NGO whose mission is to provide musical instruments to the underprivileged and make a difference through the power of music. http://globalmusicproject.org

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