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The 1st ever Northwest Battle is going to be hosted in Seattle! Head up for a night of entrepreneurial fun, watch Startup Weekends champions from around the NW face off against each other in a demo-day style event, and support the teams that you love. This is a one-night event, and will be a great opportunity to expand your entrepreneurial network.

You've been hearing about Startup Weekend and have thought about participating. Maybe you even took the leap and participated. Why? Because you want to have an impact in the world and you know the best way to do that is to build a startup whether a for-profit or a sustainable non-profit.

Startup Weekend is a level playing field where you can learn about entrepreneurship and technology, network with some of the most talented and interesting people in our region, and have fun bringing a grand vision to life.

Startup Weekend changes lives. There are countless stories from the literally hundreds of thousands of people like you from hundreds of countries around the world who have been impacted by their experience with Startup Weekend.

This Startup Weekend is a special one. During the weekends of November 15th and November 22nd, UP Global, the parent company of Startup Weekend, held its annual Global Startup Battle. There were over 300 Startup Weekend events held around the world during these two weeks, and several of those were right here in the northwest. This event will be part of that battle and is special regional event pitting the winners from about 8 Northwest cities against one another in a final showdown in front of an audience of over 300 people. This is a unique opportunity to explode onto the startup scene.

Jump in an hang on. This is going to be a wild, fun ride!

This was a great event!



Sep 11
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Sep 12
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Sep 13
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Global Education Sponsors

Mitch Kapor

Founder: Lotus Development Co., Kapor Capital, Mit

Vinod Khosla

Khosla Ventures


Mitch Kapor

Founder Lotus Development Co., Kapor Capital, Mitc

Greg Long

DreamBox Learning (Former VP Product Rosetta Stone

Jason Stoffer


Dale Stephens


Founder of UnCollege and Thiel Fellow

Mike Arrington

Founder TechCrunch, CrunchFund,


John Musser

Programmable Web

Founder/CEO of Programmable Web

Kushal Chakrabarti


Founder/CEO Vittana

Kyle Kesterson

Giant Thinkwell

Co-Founder/CCO of Giant Thinkwell

Andy Sack

Lighter Capital, TechStars, Founders Co-op

Investor in Lighter Capital, TechStars, Founders Co-op

Lee Lefever

Common Craft

Founder Common Craft

Andrew Dumont


Business Development at SEOmoz

Jason Stoffer


Principal at Maveron

Bill Bryant

Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Investor at Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Amy Errett


Partner at Maveron

Ben Slivka

Wissner-Slivka Foundation (co-founder DreamBox Lea

Social Venture Partners (co-founder DreamBox Learning)

Gregg Gottesman

Madrona Venture Group

Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group

Tony Wright



Tom Vander Ark

Learn Capital

Managing Partner at Learn Capital

Mike Davidson


Founder/CEO of Newsvine

Scott Ruthfield


Founder of Roosterpark

Michael Schultzler


CEO of LiveMocha

Audrey Watters

O'Reilly Media, KQED, Hack Education

EDU-tech writer at O'Reilly Media, KQED, Hack Education

Hansoo Lee


Co-Founder of Magoosh

Spencer Thompson


Founder of Sokanu

T.A. McCann


VP of Gist

Frank Catalano

Intrinsic Strategy

former SVP Marketing, Pearson Education

Christopher Griffin



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Dave Schappell
Joseph Sunga
Marissa Kaiser
Terry Surguine
Katherine Kleitsch
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