Events: Entrepreneur Week 2014

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Entrepreneur Week 2014
October 13—17, 2014

Presented by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur Week is an annual window into the world of entrepreneurship. Over the course of five days, the Buerk Center hosts events featuring Seattle’s high-profile thinkers, dreamers, innovators, and doers. Whether you’re a die-hard entrepreneur, interested in working for a startup, or just entre-curious, this is your opportunity to meet and learn from venture capitalists, startup CEOs, and serial entrepreneurs.

Check out EntreWeek 2014 highlights below, and visit the Foster Unplugged blog post and the Buerk Center’s events calendar for details and updates.

Monday, October 13
Your Success, Your Network:
Why, How, and Now
w/ TA McCann of Rival IQ
12:30-2pm
Dempsey Hall 302
It’s all about connections. Rockstar entrepreneur TA McCann presents on building and leveraging your network.

What Are You Wearing?
5:30-7:30pm
Dempsey Hall 302
Learn the ins and outs of wearable technologies and what’s next in this burgeoning market. Panelists include experts from Sensoria, RTneuro / Peach, Artefact, and Zenobase.

Tuesday, October 14
Startup Walk
11am-4pm
Fremont
Meet three of Seattle’s hottest startups. (Students only. Registration required.)

Reinventing Healthcare
5:30-7:30pm
Dempsey Hall 302
Come meet with entrepreneurs who are changing face of healthcare in surprising ways. Panelists from Carena, Stella Therapeutics, and Burn Manufacturing.

Wednesday, October 15
Venture Capital Walk
8:30am-1:30pm
Downtown Seattle
Visit top venture capital firms Vulcan, Maveron, and Madrona. (Students only. Registration required.)

It’s Good to Share:
the Peer-to-Peer Economy
5:30-7:30pm
Dempsey Hall 302
You can’t swing a pink Lyft mustache these days without hitting a shared economy startup. Come meet three CEOs in the thick of things.Panelists from Ghostruck and Rover, and TBA.

Thursday, October 16
Startup Hall Tour & Talk
12:30-2pm
Condon Hall
Meet Chris DeVore of Tech Stars and Founders’ Co-Op, Up Global’s Marc Nager, and other residents of this new home base for entrepreneurs. (Open to all. Registration required.)

Brace for Impact:
Misson-Driven Entrepreneurship
5:30-7:30pm
Dempsey Hall 302
Come learn from three impact entrepreneurs that have taken simple ideas—a restaurant, a baby blanket, a co-working space—and used them to improve our world.Panelists from FareStart, Haiti Babi, and Impact HUB Seattle.

Friday, October 17
2014 UW Innovation Open House
2-5pm
Dempsey Hall 302
Hosted by UW Center for Commercialization, the Buerk Center, and  Perkins Coie, this is your opportunity to: network with local investors, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs; meet the founders and leaders of top UW spinouts; learn about promising new technologies developed in UW research labs; and discover the world of venture and angel investing.

DubHacks
October 17-18
October 17 and 18 will mark the inaugural DubHacks Hackathon, the first and largest hackathon in the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by Startup UW, Sudo Soldiers, and the Informatics Undergraduate Association (IUGA).

More Info
For details and updates on EntreWeek 2014:
-Visit the Foster Unplugged EntreWeek blog post.
-Visit the Buerk Center Events Calendar

Contact Us
Questions about EntreWeek 2014? Contact:
Samantha Ogle
samogle@uw.edu

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