Seattle Legal Startup Weekend
Friday, October 10 - 12, 2014
Friday, October 10 - 12, 2014
Event starts at 6:30 pm
500 Yale Avenue North
Join us for the first-ever legal technology Startup Weekend event hosted in Seattle October 10-12, 2014 at WeWork
Who has ever worked with a lawyer or the legal system? Who of you found that to be a friendly, user-responsive, consumer-focused, efficient experience? Through this event you (be you a lawyer, a developer, an entrepreneur, a business leader, or simply a world citizen) can be a part of changing that!
The Seattle Legal Startup Weekend will provide participants an opportunity to rethink the delivery of legal services, from wills, to dispute resolution, to trial tech and beyond. At this weekend-long competition participants will form teams to tackle projects to bring the practice of law, the delivery of legal services, and the administration of justice into the 21st Century.
All participants will have the opportunity to pitch project concepts, and teams form organically. Here are some examples of project areas:
- Access to justice - making conflict resolution accessible and affordable
- Legal tools for lawyers - streamline, automate, leverage, and scale
- Open-source the law - transparent democracy with a hint of punk
- Legal education - beam the legal academy out of the Middle Ages
In short: Lawyers + developers + entrepreneurs + innovators = AWESOMENESS. Finally, irreverence will not only be tolerated, it’s encouraged!
See you there!
UPDATE: The prize for the top team will include a free month of marketing consulting services from ONE400. ONE400 is a law innovation agency located in Los Angeles that helps law firms and legal tech startups grow. ONE400 was founded by Allen Rodriguez and Eva Hibnick.
Friday October 10th
Saturday October 11th
Sunday October 12th
Donald & Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, Seattle University School of Law
Vice President, Market Development, Thomson Reuters
Coaches and Mentors
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.
He is the CEO and Founder of CFOCare Inc., which specializes in Business Consulting and Education for entrepreneurs. He is also Founder of Grow50, a consortium of leading professional firms supporting early-stage businesses.
Jonathan’s expertise includes CEO Coaching, fundraising, strategy, and valuation for early-stage businesses. He is the Chief Energy Officer at the Center of Energizing Leadership where he oversees CFOCare’s Energy Cabinet Incubator program for pre-revenue and early stage entrepreneurs.
In the early nineties Jonathan worked with World Cup 94 Chairman, Alan Rothenberg, to develop the business and marketing plan for Major League Soccer, which now includes the Seattle Sounders.
Jonathan is the former Managing Consulting Partner of both Andersen Business Consulting and Deloitte, having spent 22 years with those Big 4 consulting firms.http://cfocare.com/
Principal, Witherspoon Kelley; Governor-at-Large (New & Young Lawyers), Washington State Bar Association
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Seattle Legal Startup Weekend team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Seattle is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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.
Jonathan is a proven retail and eCommerce tech innovator and educator who has been Head of Product Management and Product Development for software and physical goods throughout his career in early stage and enterprise retail companies. Jonathan facilitates strategy around the execution of the value exchanges between Brands, Shoppers, and Developers through building the SHOP community and engaging with the broader retail and blockchain communities.
Jonathan has deep roots with the University of Washington, holding a degree in Business Entrepreneurship and works with students in the UW MBA and Electrical Engineering Programs. Jonathan is also an instructor at the University of Washington for Software Product Management and leading efforts to develop a Blockchain course for the University.