The Top 5 Things to Do and See at Seattle Startup Week

Seattle Startup Week is just around the corner. It is an event that happens every year in Seattle to showcase startups, new business trends, and more. Best of all, it is FREE to the public! All you have to do is register here. After you register, sign up for the events you wish to attend at seattle.startupweek.co.

We’ve highlighted the Top 5 Events at Seattle Startup Week that you shouldn’t miss.

Distinctive and Memorable: Communicating Your Vision Through VR/AR

What it is:

Hear from leaders in the field about how to leave a lasting impression on clients through VR/AR. We will have some great VR/AR branding examples, as well as tools that can enable your businesses to deliver high-quality experiences and ways VR/AR has been used to make clients feel larger than life.

Why you should go:

This is the panel to go to if you’re getting starting in using VR or AR at your business. Founders, C-Levels, and directors from Z-Axon, Fair Worlds, Pixvana, and our own COO Lily Snyder will talk about the different ways VR and AR communicates a brand’s or company’s vision in a new way. They’ll be covering topics from VR Branding, Analytics, Immersion and the challenges that come with each.

Time and Place:

Tuesday October 3, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm

CoMotion HQ 4545 Roosevelt Way NE #300 Seattle, WA 98105

 

Scaling Your Healthy Startup Culture

What it is:

Culture is key to every successful startup. Learn when to start defining your culture, and how to maintain it as the company grows. Scaling culture is a big challenge and one that not every startup can master. See how to be sure you're adding people with the right values who are passionate about your company’s mission.

Why you should go:

Seasoned startup CEOs who have built companies with amazing cultures that attract and retain top talent share their thoughts and lessons learned about what makes a healthy culture. They will talk about how to think about culture during rapid growth.

Time and Place:

Tuesday October 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm

#ChaseBasecamp (aka Galvanize: The Square) 111 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104

 

Building Inclusive Technology

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What it is:

As more artificial intelligence systems integrate into lives of diverse users, it is critical to examine who we build for. Learn best practices from leading AI, VR, and AR technologists on building inclusive products to expand user base, improve customer experience, and avoid embarrassing mishaps when users cannot use products as intended due to biased system training.

Why you should go:

Learn from those who have been there, made that mistake. See what it takes to test and build immersive technology that most benefit’s it’s target market. Learn how to think like the customer using your VR, AR, or AI solution for the first time. What the VR/AR/AI industry can do as a whole to incorporate people as creators, who have not yet thought of immersive tech as an option.

Time and Place:

Wednesday October 4, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm

#ChaseBasecamp (aka Galvanize: The Underground) 111 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104

 

Exploring Seattle’s XR Market: Enterprise and Storytelling

Coworkers meet in rumii, a collboration software that runs on PC and VR.

Coworkers meet in rumii, a collboration software that runs on PC and VR.

What it is:

Make your way to Pluto VR in Ballard (we have free parking!) to try Enterprise and Storytelling VR/AR/XR Demos from local PNW developers, companies and organizations. We will have 12+ booths open for you to try 360 video experiences, collaboration experiences and even haptic hardware that will make you feel like a spider is crawling on your hand.

Why you should go:

Check out the latest in enterprise and storytelling VR, AR, and XR experiences. Plus, try rumii first hand. We will be exhibiting our latest Early Access 4 build for the first time. Don’t miss it!

Time and Place:

Wednesday October 4, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Pluto VR 5245 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle WA 98107

 

The Blended Workforce and How to Embrace It

What it is:

Around 40% of today's workforce is made up of non-traditional working people, or a "blended workforce". The blended workforce is made up of people who work full-time and part-time, as well as temporary workers, freelancers, and contract workers.

Why you should go:

See how Seattle companies are embracing the blended workforce trend. Learn how to navigate the challenges as well as how the trend has this helped culture and productivity from a panel who are either working as a non-traditional employee or have teams made up of them, including our very own CEO, Mat Chacon.

Time and Place:

Thursday October 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm

#ChaseBasecamp (aka Galvanize: Dove Tail) 111 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104