• Lean Startup: MVP to Seeking Investors

    Thinkspace South Lake Union

    $10.00

    Meet three founders as they share their experiences with their startups and seeking investments. They will discuss the necessary steps and processes in developing their idea, formulating a marketing strategy, competitive research before their MVP and before they successfully sought investors. Host: Roy Hsu Financial Advisor/Angel Investor Panel: Lindsey Jackson LTHJ GLOBAL & Hezalia Lindsey T. H. Jackson is the founder and CEO of LTHJ GLOBAL, and its subsidaries, Lindsey T. H. Jackson, Inc., Hezalia, Inc., and LTHJ Productions. For over 20 years Lindsey's passion has been developing tools, resources and products to help women leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, and athletes, FREE THEMSELVES from real or perceived challenges and achieve their highest potential - no matter how successful they already are - in the areas that matter most: their business, personal finance, intimate relationships, families, careers and health. When she first delved into her research, she was surprised to learn how little we knew, or considered, the unique challenges of achieving as a woman, in a patriarchal landscape, at high levels. Most of her core strategies for creating breakthroughs for female leaders, entrepreneurs, and artists have come from her own research into health, wellness, and business strategies; her own personal development practice, and her travel and study throughout the four corners of this beautiful earth. Juliet Horton CEO, Everly Juliet Horton is the founder and CEO of Everly, a startup in the wedding tech space that is saving couples hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on wedding planning. Juliet launched Everly in 2018 in Seattle and has since expanded the business to serve the broader PNW. Prior to founding Everly, Juliet worked in investment banking, which she credits her killer Excel skills, and corporate finance in the tech industry, to which she attributes her enthusiasm for the customer experience. She volunteers with the Junior League of Seattle and the YMCA and can be found trying any new Seattle restaurant. Juliet holds a BA in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Jacob Lee CEO and Co-founder, Genemod Jacob Lee Genemod Bio: Jacob Lee is the Co-founder and CEO of Genemod, a Seattle-based startup focused on building a unified web-based platform for life scientists to collaborate and streamline day-to-day operations in the research lab. Prior to founding Genemod, Jacob worked in stem cell and cancer immunotherapy research labs at UW School of Medicine/Fred Hutch CRC where he worked on developing adoptive T-cell therapy, a promising immunotherapy for lung cancer in genetically-engineered mouse models. However, as a graduate student, he was frustrated by how much time was spent using multiple software tools to document research and discovered that, while modern technology has revolutionized so many other industries, scientific software has remained largely archaic and scattered. Jacob continued his work in industry research at Juno Therapeutics (Celgene), where he encountered similar problems in the scientific software market. Genemod is designed as a solution to the inefficiencies created by existing research documentation software. Genemod offers several web-based tools that conform to the way individuals and teams already do their work – from restriction digest software to inventory management – all on one platform. The eight-person startup has partnered with several local research institutions and companies and is currently raising a seed round for a US launch in Q3. Jacob is a graduate of the University of Washington and UCLA and holds an MS in Bioengineering. He has multiple publications and posters spanning across many areas from bioethics to cancer immunotherapy. Agenda 6:00 - Registration 6:15 - talking starts 7:30 - Q&A

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  • Lean Startup: Keeping Your Customers and Optimizing User Exp

    Thinkspace South Lake Union

    $10.00

    You have a product and have customers, but are you keeping them and making the most revenue from each touchpoint? A panel of experts discusses retention marketing and user experience and testing and why this is important to build your startup into a viable long term business. - Product Testing - ensuring the right UX - Optimization and learning in the early stages of product rollout - Retention marketing/Customer loyalty Host: Roy Hsu, Financial Advisor, Angel Investor. Former Advertising Creative Director and Strategist Panel: Sean Patrick Coon, Director, UX Design & Research at 98point6 Sheryl Tullis - Head of Marketing and Communications at TA Group Holding Larry Swanson, Content Strategist, Elless Media Agenda 6:00 - Registration/Food 6:15 - talking starts 7:30 Q&A

  • Lean Startup: Identifying your customer and developing a unique brand

    Thinkspace South Lake Union

    $10.00

    You have a great idea for a startup, you believe there is a market, but investors want to know more than that. They want to know you understand how to reach your target and that you have done the proper research into what will make them convert into customers. A panel of experts will discuss the strategies and processes into research to validate your business hypothesis to feed into your business plan. - Identifying your customer and customer segmentation - Process in research, focus groups and using data to support your vision - Developing brand strategy Host: Roy Hsu, Financial Advisor, Angel Investor. Former Advertising Creative Director and Strategist Panel: Megan Averell, Founder, The Insight Inn Nathan Young, Director, Creative Strategy at CROWN Luis Antezana, Integrated Communications Strategist Jeremy Tank, Founder of Think Tank Creative Agenda 6:00 - Registration 6:15 - talking starts 7:15 - QA

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  • Mike Grabham and Customer Development

    Thinkspace South Lake Union

    $10.00

    Mike by nature, is a fearless leader. He is a curious start up guy that has been delivering revenue, new products and creative marketing in startup and turnaround chaos for 20+ years. He is a six time founder and is in relentless pursuit of knowing the customers better than any competitor. He consults with founders on launching new software and hardware products. He also is the founder of Package Guard, Inc a patented product that protects your home delivered packages from being stolen. He is the Chapter director for Seattle and Bellevue Startup Grind, the largest network in the world for startup founders. He also is very active in the startup community and has been helping the homeless in Seattle for 19 years with a nonprofit, Survive the Streets, started by him and his wife. He is constantly learning from startups, helping smart people change industries, studying consumer behaviors and searching for the perfect glass of wine. Lean Startup Seattle is for anyone interested in the application of Lean Startup Principles and the Customer Development process developed by Steve Blank and refined by Eric Ries. We are bringing the Seattle Lean Startup community together in a variety of formats to learn from each other. Agenda 6:00 - Registration 6:15 - talking starts

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  • Startup Real Book - An exploration of Lean Startup Tests

    Thinkspace South Lake Union

    $10.00

    Lean Startup Seattle is for anyone interested in the application of Lean Startup Principles and the Customer Development process developed by Steve Blank and refined by Eric Ries. We are bringing the Seattle Lean Startup community together in a variety of formats to learn from each other. Agenda 6:00 - Registration 6:15 - talking starts