- GirlUp in September (Dress code: Red)
Join us in GirlUp Entrepreneur Seattle! Come to connect, share and inspire together with your fellow women entrepreneurs, meet with our guests, discuss Seattle’s investment trend and share your startup experiences on Friday, September 20th! We are pleased to announce our September special guests: Alexandra Iljadica -Principal at Quake Capital -Focuses on growing the 5G Open Innovation Lab’s ecosystem of corporate and community partners -Has extensive experience founding and scaling a national non-profit organization in Australia that worked across the food, agriculture and health sectors -Successfully built a national organization, grew a community of 100,000 members, and successfully fundraised over $1.5M -Sustainability Champion in 2017 -Top 20 Young Global Food Leader in 2014 Ann Meverden -HR Director for Business Development at Microsoft -Partners with business leaders to align HR strategy with business strategy, talent management, organizational development, leadership development, and team effectiveness -Has held additional roles at Microsoft including benefits manager, business manager, and talent management director -Held account management roles with various health plans and third-party providers in Minnesota -Volunteers with Wave Aquatics, a non-profit aquatics organization in the Redmond-Kirkland, WA area, including served as the Governing Board President We look forward to seeing you join our events with our special guest! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us and ask! Ticket Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girlup-in-september-dress-code-red-tickets-72011074061
- GirlUp in August (Dress code: Pinkish)
Join us in GirlUp Entrepreneur Seattle! Come to connect, share and inspire together with your fellow women entrepreneurs, meet with our guests, discuss Seattle’s investment trend and share your startup experiences on Friday, August 23rd! We are pleased to announce our August special guest: Tony White: -World Renowned 2D animator -British Oscar - British academy award-winning animation director, animator, author, educator, and consultant -Program Director & Senior Instructor of the AIE-Seattle/Seattle Schools District 'Skills Center' program -ex-Dean of DigiPen Institute of Technology -founder of DRWASTIC animation festival -STARTOONZ start-up founder Jennifer Wang -Senior Partner at AllBright Law Offices in Shanghai -Also worked at Blake Dawson International Lawyers and Hill Dickinson Law Firm -Practice Fields: Corporate Investment and Financing, Securities and Capital Markets, M&A and Reorganizations -2010 Nominee of the Top Twenty Women Lawyers of Shanghai [masked] Top Ten Young Lawyer of Pudong New Area Shanghai We look forward to seeing you join our events with our special guest! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us and ask! Ticket Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girlup-in-august-dress-code-pinkish-tickets-69159194011
- GirlUp X OnePiece Work: Women CEOs(Greenish)
Join us in Seattle on July 20th for OnePiece Work x GirlUp Entrepreneur as we connect with 3 incredible Women CEOs Christie Lagally, Helen J. Wang & Amy Boes. Come to connect, share and inspire together with fellow women entrepreneurs. Meet our guests, discuss Seattle’s Startup Investment Trends and share your experiences! See you there! Ticket info： https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girlup-x-onepiece-work-women-ceosgreenish-tickets-65081131416
- GirlUp in June (Dress code: White)
Join us in GirlUp Entrepreneur Seattle! Come to connect, share and inspire together with your fellow women entrepreneurs, meet with our guests, discuss Seattle’s investment trend and share your startup experiences on Friday, June 28th! (Tickets can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girlup-in-june-tickets-64007190229) We are pleased to announce our April special guests: 1. Chelsea Klukas, Product Design Manager at Facebook -a creative leader who drives innovation in projects specializing in community, social networks, and mobile e-commerce. -passionate about developing designers into leaders by inspiring creativity and big thinking. -data driven and deliver results at any scale with experience ranging from startups to large-scale companies. -Previously, Chelsea was the UX Manager for “Social UX” within Amazon’s Engagement Design Group, shipping products including Amazon Spark and Echo Look. -Keynote speaker who has presented at UX, tech, and fashion events around the world. -Before that, Chelsea was the Creative Director for a BeauCoo, a women’s fashion social network aimed at solving fit and sizing issues for all body types. -co-founded and the Chief Creative Officer for MakeFashion, a wearable tech nonprofit that brings technology and high fashion to the runway. 2. Mike Chen, Angel Investor, President of Seattle Venture Investment Alliance (SVIA） -Active investor and advisor to many start-ups for many years, He has more than 20 years of corporate business development, major contract negotiations, and strategic sourcing experience in the high tech industry. -Held sr. positions included CITIC Investments in China and Intel and Microsoft in the United States. -Besides investing, Mike also helps companies doing M&A activities in the USA.
- GirlUp in April (Dress code: Blueish)
Join us in GirlUp Entrepreneur Seattle! Come to connect, share and inspire together with your fellow women entrepreneurs, meet with our guests, discuss Seattle’s investment trend and share your startup experiences on Friday, April 26th! (Tickets can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girlup-in-april-dress-code-blueish-tickets-60607754425) We are pleased to announce our April special guests: 1. Mike Grabham--Founder of Esidarap Inc Mike Grabham by nature is a fearless leader and a naturally curious human. He is a six-time founder and is in relentless pursuit of knowing the customers better than any competitor. His days are spent helping founders and inventors launch new business ideas and finding their first paying customers. He is deeply involved in the Seattle startup ecosystem and is Chapter Director of Startup Grind in Seattle. He and his wife started a nonprofit Survive the Streets 19 years ago, which they help homeless in Seattle by providing a pop-up retail store each year on Thanksgiving Day. He has raised millions of dollars from angel investors over the past 20 years, sold two companies and failed. He is constantly learning from others, having conducted more than 100 interviews with great leaders in the Seattle area. He loves helping people change industries, studying how decisions are made and searching for the perfect glass of wine. 2. Carolyne--Founder, Your Project Planner Carolyne started her career as a professional project manager in the information technology space for major financial institutions in San Francisco and New York City. When it was time to return to her hometown of Seattle, she realized she could apply the skills she had used in corporate to help small and medium-sized business strengthen their Operation so they can achieve their growth goals. With Your Project Planner, she is sharing her passion for helping these businesses become sustainable, scalable and salable.
- Girlup in March (Dress code: White)
Join us in GirlUp Entrepreneur Seattle! Come to connect, share and inspire together with your fellow women entrepreneurs, meet with our guests, discuss Seattle’s investment trend and share your startup experiences on Friday, March 29th! We are pleased to announce our March special guests: 1. Yun Zhang (Wyze’s cofounder and CEO) -- He worked for Amazon retail teams for 3 years. At Amazon, he managed instock for Books category and Law&Garden category. He then cofounded CopterShop and Autel Robotics USA. CopterShop was one of DJI’s first US distributors and was among DJI’s top 3 US distributors between 2013 and 2015. Autel Robotics USA was an early stage consumer drone company. He led the team launched X-start series products and introduced the products to all 1000 Best Buy stores in US within 6 months. Autel Robotics USA achieved $10M sales revenue in first year. 2. Dongsheng Song – Co-Founder and Chief Product Office of Wyze Labs. Wyze Labs’ mission is to make people’s life simpler and more enjoyable through accessible technology. Prior to Wyze Labs, Dongsheng has worked many years at Microsoft and Amazon, as well as several start-ups. 3. Rex St John -- spent the last five years as an IoT and Edge Computing technical evangelist and ecosystem manager for Intel and now Arm. At Arm, he runs the Arm Innovator Program and the recently announced Arm Leading Edge initiative. He has worked on a wide range of solutions including autonomous vehicles, robotics, drones, AI cameras and supported hackathons and workshops around the world.
- GirlUp Global Female Elites Award Ceremony
Join GirlUp Global Female Elites Award Ceremony, meet over 100 Females Founders, investors, and KOLs. This Event is structured with ample opportunity for participants to share their knowledge and expertise with each other. Agenda: 1. 9:00am-12:00pm: Elite women in-depth training seminar Topic: ▪ How to overcome social anxiety and express yourself with confidence ▪ How to define self-worth and create your own IP ▪ How to convert the value into assets and accelerate your profit. 2. 12:00om-13:00pm: Luncheon 3. 13:00pm-15:30pm: Global Elite Women Awards Ceremony Global superior elite women in-depth networking
- A December to Remember | GirlUp Red Carpet Event
This is a formal red carpet affair where you can meet all the other Girlup founders and influencers. Our Elegantly decorated venue will feature photo wall and music. Come dressed to impress so photographer can capture all of your Girlup event memories. (Tickets can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-december-to-remember-girlup-red-carpet-event-tickets-52665296319) _______________________________________________ Features: • Red Carpet Grand Entrance • Raffles & Giveaways • Drinks & Champagne • Photographers, & Videographers • Plus Much More… Dress Code Evening Dress
- Girlup Meet BlockChain (Dress code: Red)
Lincoln Square -- South Tower -- 2nd Floor by the fireplace after Food Court facing 4th street
Join us in GirlUp Entrepreneur Seattle! Come to connect, share and inspire together with your fellow women entrepreneurs, meet with our guests, discuss Seattle’s investment trend and share your startup experiences on Saturday, June 30th! (Tickets can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girlup-meet-blockchain-dress-code-white-tickets-44281501162) We are pleased to announce our June special guests: Kate Mitselmakher The CEO, Founder & General Partner of Bloccelerate VC, a blockchain fund and an accelerator looking to invest in[masked] blockchain companies over the next 5 years. Kate also serves as a co-chair of Blockchain for Social Impact for the United Nations. Kate has not only been one of the early investors in blockchain technologies since 2013, but also a passionate blockchain advocate for social impact and enterprise applications across global governments and Fortune 500 companies. During her tenure with world’s largest technology research firm, Gartner, Kate as supported top CIOs of global enterprises across full spectrum of technology strategy & implementation. In the past three years, as a part of Gartner Invest group, Kate has advised numerous venture-based companies and accelerators, such as Alchemist Accelerator. She also worked alongside some of the top investors in Silicon Valley, thereby creating a strong network of top entrepreneurs, VCs, and technology buyers. During her free time, Kate also runs Seattle-based blockchain meet-up and completes her master’s thesis on Blockchain from Harvard University. Kevin Yu Co-founder & CTO of Socedo Co-founded BigData company Socedo, which graduated from the Techstars Accelerator program. As the leading social demandgen platform, Socedo serves multiple Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Lenovo etc. Prior to this, Kevin is a senior manager at Microsoft helping ship SQL Server, BizTalk Server, Business Intelligence etc. multiple strategic products. Kevin is an early investor of blockchains and strategic consultant for two Chinese public blockchain projects TAC Tracebility blockchain and Acute Angle Cloud blockchain. Jeremy(Zhe) Wang Jeremy is the CTO&Co-founder at Hehe Interactive Entertainment.Hehe Interactive focuses on the development, marketing and operation of local card and Mahjong mobile games in China. He supervises the whole development and product team, which has more than 30 employees. They have successfully released the most popular card game in China, Fight the Landlord and more than 50 local Mahjong games, which covers most of the cities and towns in north east China. Currently, Jeremy is focused on blockchain technology and preparing for blockchain start-up project.
- GirlUp Meet BlockChain (Dress code: White)
Join us in GirlUp Entrepreneur (https://www.facebook.com/GrilUpEntrepreneur/) Seattle! Come to connect, share and inspire together with your fellow women entrepreneurs, meet with our guests, discuss Seattle’s investment trend and share your startup experiences on Friday, April 6th! (Tickets can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girlup-meet-blockchain-dress-code-white-tickets-44281501162 ) We are pleased to announce our April special guests: Neil Bergquist Neil is the co-founder and CEO of Coinme.com (http://coinme.com/), a venture-backed crypto financial services company that operates a national network of Bitcoin ATMs, digital wallet, exchange and crypto advisory services. The company was started in early 2014 and became the first licensed Bitcoin ATM in the United States. Last fall the company conducted a token sale to build a global crypto ATM network that raised $18.9M USD. Previously Neil was an innovation management consultant and serial entrepreneur having served in executive roles in the technology, healthcare and real estate industries. Neil developed and led SURF Incubator, a startup incubator which was once the largest technology incubator in the Pacific Northwest with 250 startups and partnerships with Microsoft, PayPal and Intellectual Ventures. In 2014 Neil was recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Washington State SBA. Neil received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. Jeanie Zheng VP of Engineering, GoDaddy, Inc. Jeanie serves as Vice President of Engineering at GoDaddy, Inc. where she leads the Content and Merchandising Platform, Front of Sites, and White Label Platform for resellers for GoDaddy's Domains and Web Hosting business. Driven by a passion for enabling businesses through industry-leading innovation, Jeanie brings more than 18 years of experience as an accomplished technology executive to her role at GoDaddy. Before joining GoDaddy, Jeanie spent more than four years as an engineering director at Expedia where she was responsible for Expedia's ecommerce booking management systems including shopping, booking, customer services, upsell/cross-sell/post-sell opportunities, and booking analytics for all Expedia brands and all products. Prior to her role at Expedia Jeanie held engineering leadership roles at several technology companies including Microsoft, Yahoo!, Motorola, IBM, and EMC. She has a long track record of leading high-performance engineering teams to success and has extensive experience in Cloud Services, e-commerce, Big Data Platform and Analytics, and Distributed Systems. Jeanie holds a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor's degree with double majors in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Shanghai JiaoTong University.