• Business Development for Startups in the Time of COVID

    Online event

    $10.00

    Business Development is challenging - and got even harder in March with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. Learn to overcome the challenges faced by learning how to serve your clients, build and nurture relationships, and get customers to yes in a virtual environment. Agenda 5:45 - Registration/Networking 6:15 - Talking starts 7:30 - Q&A About the presenter: Jacob Bertram is a thought leader in business development, customer relationships, and building engaged organizations. Jacob is a Senior Manager with the iconic Seattle based retailer Nordstrom, Inc, supporting corporate procurement strategy. In addition to his role at Nordstrom, Jacob serves individual clients in both commercial and public sectors building lasting relationships. Jacob's work is featured in Washington Technology, a Washington DC based technical publication, the television show Government Matters, and numerous blog posts. In addition to this work, Jacob is the Chairman of the Nordstrom Credit Union. About Lean Startup: Lead by active Angel Investors, this group 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 seek to provide real-world information to help founders and those interested in startups in areas business planning, marketing, networking to anything needed to launch and sustain a business. We also welcome speakers who are interested to contact us.

  • Seattle Angel Conference: Ask the Angels Investors

    Online event

    A panel of Angel Investors from the Seattle Angel Conference discuss their experiences and are here to help guide startups on the things they look for in companies seeking investments. This is your time to ask angels what you need to have in order to be ready for funding and questions about applying to the Seattle Angels Conference. Agenda 5:45 - Registration/Networking 6:15 - Talking starts 7:30 - Q&A Topics include: - What angels are looking for? - What are their top criteria? - Finding the right angels and advocates - Why do they invest? Panel of Angels: Julie Schlosser Widad Machmouchi Chelsea Carter Host: Erick Watson, Angel Investor SAC 18 Fund Manager Erick Watson is the Managing Director of SproutVest Advisers, Ltd. Co., a corporate development services consultancy with a focus on seed-stage startups. He currently serves as Fund Development Manager for Seattle Angel Conference (SAC) 18 Fund. Prior to SproutVest, Erick was the VP of Product & Market Development for Quantarium, LLC where he drove commercialization of the company’s extensive patent portfolio in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies. Erick has over fifteen years of experience in software product development and regulated financial services, many of which were spent at Microsoft Corporation. Erick has served on the advisory boards of several early-stage startups operating in the Greater Puget Sound area, including Socedo, a Twitter-based CRM company; TimeXtender, a Danish data warehouse automation provider; and G.A.E.M.S., a console gaming hardware manufacturer. Erick obtained his B.A. in Linguistics from Louisiana State University and was an Associate Professor of English at Xi’an Jiao Tong University in China. About Lean Startup: Lead by active Angel Investors, this group 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 seek to provide real-world information to help founders and those interested in startups in areas business planning, marketing, networking to anything needed to launch and sustain a business. We also welcome speakers who are interested to contact us.

  • Seattle Angel Conference: Learning Experiences from Startups

    A panel of four companies from the last Seattle Angel Conference discuss their experiences and help guide other startups going through this journey. Each had successful submissions from very different companies. We will discuss what made their companies stand out, explore their journey from conception to now, and how and when they got to the point of seeking funding. Topics include: - What angels are looking for from companies that have been through the process - What were things that were surprising to them that angels cared about - What they learned and would recommend to new startups - What are the key elements to their success - How to work with Angel Investors Panel: - Sarah Haggard, Tribute - co-winner (HR tech) - Nick Mendoza, Neptune - finalist (Food) - Phebe Rossi, NuFlours - semi-finalist (Food) - Erin Papworth, Nav.it - finalist (Financial) Host: Kate Fuller Ghaffari, Angel Investor Agenda 5:45 - Registration/Networking 6:15 - Talking starts 7:30 - Q&A About Lean Startup: Lead by active Angel Investors, this group 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 seek to provide real-world information to help founders and those interested in startups in areas business planning, marketing, networking to anything needed to launch and sustain a business. We also welcome speakers who are interested to contact us.

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  • Are you Running Your Business…or is IT running YOU?

    Online event

    Are you Running Your Business…or is IT running YOU? The EOS process for running a successful business https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84457818491?pwd=aHFlem9nZmdjanM1UVZwak1aTSs5UT09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password:[masked] Agenda 5:45 - Registration/Networking 6:15 - Talking starts 7:30 - Q&A One of the top reasons startups fail is ineffective leadership. This is one of the top criteria Angels look for when assessing whether to invest in a startup seeking capital. The webinar will go over the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and how it can help you and your team simplify, clarify, and achieve your vision. About EOS and the webinar: The system was created by Gino Wickman, author of Traction. Gino combined real-world, field-tested, practical business tools to create a process for running a business. There are only 365 Professional EOS Implementers around the world helping over 8000 entrepreneurial leadership teams worldwide. The webinar will cover tools such as: - Creating a strategic plan — 1- 2 pages - Creating a Functional Accountability Chart to appropriately structure your leadership - Meeting Agendas — how to run great meetings - Scorecard — How to measure your progress - And more For more info on EOS and free resources go to: www.EOSWorldwide.com About Marty Vondrell: Developing leadership teams and growing business became a passion for Marty and that ability was primarily responsible for his rise through the ranks over 20 years in corporate America. The thing is — the corner office and all the money didn’t outweigh the his interest in developing leadership teams. So he retired from big corporate and got back to his entrepreneurial roots. This created an opportunity to build a coaching practice to leverage both his passions with the EOS proven process. Connect with Marty on LinkedIn here: www.linkedin.com/in/martyvondrell/ Or here: www.VondrellLeadership.com About Lean Startup: Lead by active Angel Investors, this group 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 seek to provide real-world information to help founders and those interested in startups in areas business planning, marketing, networking to anything needed to launch and sustain a business. We also welcome speakers who are interested to contact us.

  • TBD - An exploration of Lean Startup topics.

    OnePiece Work - Seattle

    $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 5:45 - Registration/Networking 6:15 - Talking starts 7:30 - Q&A About Lean Startup: Lead by active Angel Investors, this group 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 seek to provide real-world information to help founders and those interested in startups in areas business planning, marketing, networking to anything needed to launch and sustain a business. We also welcome speakers who are interested to contact us.

  • How to cut your time-to-revenue in your startup

    Online event

    Online Zoom Meeting: Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Qqdu-prTIv3yhhq3DxTi2TrSAGCb_GEg After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. About the Session: Most innovators get it wrong. They cannot define what is valuable. Consequently, they mistakenly prioritize low-value features and cannot define or deliver something that is truly compelling. This results in an enormous amount of time and resources. Market Fit Fast (MFF) and Minimum Compelling offering (MCO) are simple but powerful, pragmatic methodologies that reveal how customers perceive the value that you create. These tools also enable your team to streamline efforts (investments in time and money) to deliver compelling value, often in a fraction of the time. Join this hands-on workshop experience and you will learn: The key components of Market Fit Fast: o The five different types of value – all within the same product o The 3 simple questions to identify these value type o The concept of a Minimum Compelling Offering How to apply Market Fit fast right now: o Create a precise vision for a specific customer need o Streamline and simplify project management o Systematically define and deliver your compelling releases, fast Identify and Gold plate your Unique Selling Proposition Don’t overbuild - features that are necessary - but don’t add value Cut capabilities that don’t support your current Minimum Compelling Offering Align, inspire and unleash your full team’s creativity to reach new goals Market fit is the fastest way to revenue. Attend the MFF session and get a compelling product to market fast. Agenda 5:45 - Registration/Networking 6:15 - Talking starts 7:30 - Q&A About Lean Startup: Lead by active Angel Investors, this group 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 seek to provide real-world information to help founders and those interested in startups in areas business planning, marketing, networking to anything needed to launch and sustain a business. We also welcome speakers who are interested to contact us.

  • TBD - An exploration of Lean Startup topics.

    OnePiece Work - Seattle

    $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 5:45 - Registration/Networking 6:15 - Talking starts 7:30 - Q&A About Lean Startup: Lead by active Angel Investors, this group 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 seek to provide real-world information to help founders and those interested in startups in areas business planning, marketing, networking to anything needed to launch and sustain a business. We also welcome speakers who are interested to contact us.

  • Effective Customer Experiences to Increase Client Satisfaction and Retention

    PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION: Learn what fundamental experiences any lean startup should deploy that will lead to happier, healthier, customer relationships and increase your bottom line. This presentation is designed with simplicity and impact in mind, so your small teams can walk away with tools you can immediately deploy that will reduce churn and increase customer satisfaction. Specifically, this talk will cover how the customer's experience drives their success with your solution, best practices on where lean startups should invest early in CX/CS, and data to start benchmarking against while you build out your performance record. We look forward to seeing you there. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Adam Peddicord is the President & Founder of Customer Success by Design, a full-service agency providing Customer Success strategy and execution solutions to SMB B2B or B2C organizations. Adam is a tenured customer success executive, with over 15 years setting and leading the Customer Success and Experience strategies for client onboarding, renewal, upsell, support, professional services, and marketing. Before launching his agency, Adam worked for well-known companies such as PayScale and Oracle, in addition to serving in the US Army. Adam loves what he does, takes immense pride in helping your team and getting the job done Agenda 5:45 - Registration/Networking 6:15 - Talking starts 7:30 - Q&A About Lean Startup: Lead by active Angel Investors, this group 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 seek to provide real-world information to help founders and those interested in startups in areas business planning, marketing, networking to anything needed to launch and sustain a business. We also welcome speakers who are interested to contact us.

  • Target the people most likely to buy - and lead the masses.

    OnePiece Work - Seattle

    $10.00

    Target the people most likely to buy - and lead the masses. Dramatically cut your time to first revenues - and growth - engaging the people most likely to buy your new offering - Gateway Adopters. Significantly increase your chance of winning. Not everyone within a market thinks and acts the same. Focus your customer development and product/fit on the people that adopt and prove new concepts. Create a compelling offering for this small group that leads your mass-market. Leverage insights from over 3,800 complex projects and 200,000 decisions so you can: · Identify and engage Gateway Adopters to deliver a compelling product/fit fast · Market and sell to the people most likely to buy · Generate revenues faster About Patrick Hogan: These breakthrough insights into market engagement were developed by Patrick Hogan. With over 25 years of experience at startups and enterprises launching new software, hardware and professional services offerings into nascent markets, Patrick is an expert at · Finding the right people for new, disruptive offerings · Determining what these customers find compelling · Align efforts to customer value · Mitigating a projects biggest risks before you make big bets Agenda 5:45 - Registration/Networking 6:15 - talking starts 7:30 - Q&A Special thanks to OnePiece Work, our venue sponsor. About Lean Startup: Lead by active Angel Investors, this group 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 seek to provide real-world information to help founders and those interested in startups in areas business planning, marketing, networking to anything needed to launch and sustain a business. We also welcome speakers who are interested to contact us.