Startup Weekend Bellevue
Friday, October 24 - 26, 2014
Friday, October 24 - 26, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Do you have what it takes to be an Entrepreneur?
Sure you’ve thought about it.
Who doesn’t want to be their own boss?
Who doesn’t want to experience creating something with your own hard work, guts and brains? But…You have questions about:
- The Professional and Personal Challenges
- The High and Lows
- The Failures and the Success
Friday October 24th
Saturday October 25th
Sunday October 26th
Founder & VP Operations at Point Inside/Synchronoss/TeleCommunication Systems/Marco Polo Wireless
Proven Technology Chief Executive, Board Member, Advisor, and Mentor of the Board of Directors/Porch
Regional Director People & Organisational Development at HEINEKEN
Coaches and Mentors
Lynne Robinson has a Physical Therapist background in providing home care to non- homebound seniors in the Bellevue area. She specializes in fall prevention and balance training providing the support education needed for the care and mobility of seniors.
Entrepreneur and CEO at Wilhelm Enterprises/Recurrence Inc/CEO of Novel Inc./Computer Software
Brayden Olson is a Entrepreneur, Videogame Designer and Non-Profit Director. His non-profit work is to help the emerging leaders of Seattle to find the mentors and resources they need and then to organize to build a stronger future for our region.
Selected by the City of Bellevue as the Young Professional of the Year to be admitted to Entrepreneurs’ Organization as the youngest member in Seattle. Selected by Fortune Magazine as one of five “Startup Idols,” and appointed by Beta Gamma Sigma as one of 12 centennial representative members.
Co-Founder, Partner at 9MileLabs/VP, Product Marketing/Hewlett-Packard/Microsoft Corporation
Sanjay Puri is a Marketing and Business Executive with extensive experience in enabling sales organizations to sell enterprise software solutions. With 18+ years of high-tech experience includes product development, product management and product marketing in Fortune 500 technology companies, mid-size software organizations and startups.
Co-Founder and CEO at Payboard/Microsoft Accelerator powered by TechStars/Microsoft/Azazoo Inc.
Managing Partner at Paladin Partners/Senior Business Executive/Corporate Director/Entrepreneur and Executive Coach
Founder & CEO at Tenacious Ventures/Team Up for Nonprofits/Young Entrepreneur Social/Tenacious Ventures
Microsoft, ING Direct Inc.,The Gates Notes Foundation, Eddie Bauer, Walgreens, Clarisonic, TEDx, Startup Weekend, Swedish Hospital, & many more.
CEO at Persephone/Fairplay Inc/Sound Mortgage Inc/ New Outlook Financial Group Inc.
Josh Breeds has more than 14 years of experience working in a variety of positions within the Information Technology Field. He Specializes in Network Administration, Network Security, Network Communications, Technical Support, Client Management, Network Design, High Availability Server Management, Client Communication, IT Diagnostics, Computer Recovery.
Served By the Net provides Internet Services to companies in the Greater Seattle Area and beyond. Providing services to a variety of Corporations, Small Businesses, Individuals, and Non-Profits. Specialties: Infrastructure as a Service, Enterprise Cloud, VMware vCloud, VMware vSphere, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Microsoft Windows, Cloud Computing.
Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/DLA Piper US LLP/Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich/Seattle University School of Law
Joe Wallin provides Legal Counsel To Startups and Emerging Growth Companies. As a corporate lawyer, he represents companies in all stages of their life cycle, from inception through Angel and Venture Financing and to the ultimate exit. His Experience includes representing Investors in Businesses, Angel and Institutional Investors, and Buyers of Businesses. He also represents Individual Founders and Executives, with respect to their Contractual and Compensatory Arrangements.
Published in the Wall St. Journal, PandoDaily, GeekWire, and quoted in various other media outlets such as Reuters, Inc.com, CFO.com, and appeared on HuffPost TV. Founder and Editor of StartupLawBlog.com. Learn about his Crowdfunding Law for Startups & Growth Companies.
CEO & Co-Founder at Meylah/Jobs for America's Graduates/Electric Blue Motors/BGlobal Norcal LLC/OMRC Inc.
Ram Dutt is a Board Member for JAG's WA state chapter. He is known for leveraging his Business Experience to create solutions to empower Small and Independent Business owners to succeed. Meylay's vision and mission is to create network of communities across the world so they can connect their buyers and sellers easily. This will promote local commerce, community commerce and affinity based commerce. Jobs for Washington’s Graduates.The mission of JWG is to help at-risk youth overcome barriers enabling them to stay in school, graduate and successfully transition to continued education and quality entry-level careers. Responsible for fund raising, program development, partnership development and nurturing industry relationships.
Founder at Jobvention/Business Development/Kirkland Software Company/Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America/Tech Development
Jobvention works in the recruiting technology space by change lives and creating strong communities. Alvin Loh has over 15 years in the technology industry at Nortel Networks and Microsoft.
Technology Experience: IT support, software program management, project management and people management. Expertise in Remote Desktop Services, Antimalware, Security, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing.
CEO & Founder of Evalise/Nurego/Marketing Specialist/Vega Performance Marketing/Vega Consulting LLC
She has founded her own school of Dance, for which she currently teaches, choreographs and performs in the Seattle area. Rashmi is an international professional Dancer, Musician, Actor, and Model. Her music and dance portfolio includes work as a keynote performer with Northwest Folklife Festival, Experience the Music Project, Seattle Art Museum, Ragamala's Utsav at Pacific Center, and many more. She's starred in national and international commercials for PBS, and XBOX. She works with a variety of designers and photographers in the Greater Seattle area.
Chief Legal Officer at Foundry Law Group/MK Singh Law Office/Seattle University/Albers School of Business/Peterson Law Clinic
Principal Attorney MK Singh Law Office.
Madhu Singh is experienced working for large and small firms and corporations. In addition to her law degree, she holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Certificate in Business Development, International Trade and Finance and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. Honors and Awards: Women Business Owner of the Year-Small Business Administration:2014. MK Singh Law offers a wide range of legal services for a diverse client base. Specialties: Business Formation, Governance, Growth Strategies (licensing, buy/sell, joint ventures, etc), Contract Drafting, Employment Agreements, Intellectual Property (Trademark, Copyright, Licensing), Social Media Law, General Business Law.
Director, OEM Segment Marketing at Microsoft/Loyalty/Microsoft Independant Consultant/Technical Industry Director
Ajoy Krishnamoorthy has over 15+ years of experience in the industry in technical, marketing and leadership roles. He recently joined a local Cloud business application start up in Pacific NW where he heads the cloud platform team and responsible for driving integration with ISVs across new vertical markets. Ajoy was responsible for product management, strategy and marketing for Microsoft's enterprise development platform with specific focus on VSTS process offering and worldwide process partners. He has over 10 years of consulting experience playing variety of roles including developer, architect and technical project manager. Ajoy has written articles for online and printed magazines and co-authored several books on ASP.NET. Award winning app (Won Microsoft Employees' People's Choice Award)
Attorney at Law, Business Development Professional/Equinox Business Law Group PLLC/Keil Larsen, Attorney at Law/PSC Healthcare Services/VWR International LLC
Keil Larsen is a business attorney who brings to his client representation not only his legal skills but also a wealth of business experience ranging from working directly for large entities to small and mid-sized organizations. Keil has worked with clients from several of the area’s start-up incubators and he understands the financial constraints that a star-up faces. His legal work includes business formation, raising capital, corporate governance, licensing agreements, intellectual property, contracts, leases, negotiations, and complex business transactions.
Technology Strategic Planning/Product Design & Development/Product Release & Support/Pelindaba Global LLC/ApprenNet LLC/ARI/Microsoft - Business Productivity
In a previous life, he served as a regional manager at UP Global where he helped build startup communities along the East Coast.
Alex grew up in Austria and moved to the USA four years ago. He enjoys living in Seattle and loves to explore the Washington mountains and lakes together with his wife and two kids.
Microsoft Ventures/Executive and Management Roles/Internet & Enterprise Software/Marketing/Founder of BuzzGain
Career Entrepreneur/Crowdfunding/Startups/Philanthropic Projects
Founder of TripTips/Storage Technologies/Cloud Computing/Microsoft
CEO and founder at Redbridge, Inc./ Founder of the Inter-Tribal Energy & Tech
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Opus Interactive
Vice President of Customer Engineering/Chief Software Architect VoiceBox Technologies Corporation
Business Strategy Leader
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As an entrepreneurial collaborator, he focuses on entrepreneurial and innovation efforts as a way to develop new projects and companies. His efforts are focused building the tools , skills and processes that enable people to make a positive impact on the world.
All of the changes we are seeing in the world will find lasting and sustainable solutions by entrepreneurs and innovators creating new pathways to solving complex issues. By connecting resources, people and projects together and building feedback mechanisms into the conversation, he makes significant impacts on the groups that he works with.
He is currently working on the Seattle Angel Conference - http://www.seattleangelconference.com and the Lean Startup Seattle - http://www.leanstartupseattle.com and of course regularly volunteers to facilitate Startup weekends such as Kirkland Maker's Edition 2014.
Throughout his career Jonathan has lead sales, business, design, and product teams, while product managing engineering teams in order to build great products in AdTech, FinTech, eCommerce, and IoT. Jonathan has been a CoFounder, early stage employee in Seed Stage and Series A sized startups, attempted various startup launches, and currently is serving as Director of Product Management for WallyHome, an IoT Startup being built inside of Sears Holdings Corporation.
Giving back to the local startup community is very important to Jonathan, having organized Startup Weekend events including the first Startup Weekend Latino Markets in Seattle, Organizing Seattle Tech Latinos and Friends Meetup, and currently is an Assistant Instructor for the University of Washington's Certificate Program in Software Product Management.