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The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer worthwhile opportunities for professional and social networking, career advancement, learning, volunteering and corporate sponsorship.  

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ACG Seattle members and guests benefit from regular networking and educational programs aimed at helping dealmakers and business leaders achieve sound corporate growth for their companies.

 

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GeekWire

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: GeekWire is an online news service covering technology businesses in the Pacific Northwest. GeekWire membership packages offer special networking perks with excellent relationship building potential.

 

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WINGS - The Washington Medical Technology Angel Network

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WINGS is a membership group for angel investors seeking to connect with local, medical tech entrepreneurs in need of early-stage funding.

 

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Alliance of Angels

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: AoA is a regionally-focused group of individual investors and representatives of investment corporations. Members view business plans submitted by new technology companies, which may then be asked to present at an AoA monthly membership meeting.

 

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Business Impact NW (formerly Community Capital Development)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Business Impact NW is an economic development fund that helps local entrepreneurs to start, grow and finance their businesses. Frequent events provide regular opportunities to learn and network.

 

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Cambia Grove

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Cambia Grove is a health care work space for innovators, community organizers and entrepreneurs leading the way for new solutions related to health care. Space available for networking events.

 

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Cantillon

 

Networking events in Bellevue and Seattle

Overview: Cantillon is a twice yearly networking event for entrepreneurial business owners and CEOs in the Seattle area. Networking at Cantillon will leave you feeling motivated and energized.

 

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CEOtoCEO Breakfast Forum Series

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: CEOtoCEO organizes a monthly breakfast for local heads of companies with at least $1M in sales. Membership is available in a program like EO, a support network of CEOs from non-competing businesses.

 

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Cigars & Startups

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: Cigars & Startups is a monthly event with the goal of facilitating great conversations within the tech community while enjoying a great cigar.

 

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Connect Northwest

 

Networking events primarily in Spokane

Overview: Connect Northwest works to connect a community of investors with the most promising entrepreneurs and early-stage companies in Eastern Washington.

 

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Element 8 (formerly NW Energy Angels)

 

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

Overview: Element 8 is a membership group of accredited investors who meet and work together to screen and select local energy related companies in which they invest.

 

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Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: EO (formerly YEO and WEO) helps successful entrepreneurs under 40 to succeed by providing them a venue and forum where they can learn from each other and support each other. EO is members-only group known for nurturing strong business and personal bonds b

 

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ExecuNet -- Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events in and around Seattle

Overview: ExecuNet is a career and leadership development networking group for senior executives and business owners.

 

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Executive Women International (EWI) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: EWI Seattle brings together key executives from diverse sectors and businesses to learn and support each other in the pursuit of professional and personal development in both career and community.

 

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Grow50

 

Networking events in Seattle and Bellevue

Overview: Grow50, a consortium of local professional service providers, organizes regular, low-cost seminars and networking events for business owners, managers and entrepreneurs in Greater Seattle.

 

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House of Genius - Seattle

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: HOG assembles interesting, diverse groups of people once a month to focus their collective creativity and experience to explore, discuss and solve important problems of entrepreneurship.

 

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IGDA (International Game Developers Association) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: IGDA is where game developers in Seattle meet for professional networking.

 

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Ignite Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Imagine a festive hall full of inventors, techies and entrepreneurs all drinking beer, networking and competing to build the best popsicle stick bridge - that's Ignite Seattle and it happens monthly.

 

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Innovate Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: Innovate Washington is a coalition of government and private organizations with a stake in economic development of Washington. IW helps entrepreneurs access capital and provides accelerator services.

 

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Keiretsu Forum Seattle/Northwest Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: KF members are accredited investors who collaborate on mentoring, promoting and funding companies. KF does not make investments as a fund, but rather connects members with investment opportunities.

 

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Meetup Groups and Events

 

Networking events in Seattle and across Washington State

Overview: There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

 

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MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest

 

Networking events in Bellevue and Seattle

Overview: MIT Forum events focus on topical business and technology issues. The group's monthly dinner programs in Bellevue regularly draw several hundred people. Participating in MIT Forum events and working on a volunteer committee are the best ways to tap into t

 

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ProDev Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ProDev (Professional + Development... get it?) is an educational event series, created by Young Professionals of Seattle, featuring conversations with business leaders and mentors.

 

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Puget Sound Venture Club

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: This group of experienced investors with a minimum $1 million net worth meet monthly over lunch to hear pitches by up to three local startup companies seeking capital to finance their vision.

 

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REAPS - Real Estate Association of Puget Sound

 

Networking events throughout Greater Seattle area

Overview: REAPS provides networking for real estate investors, those who want to be investors and anyone who provides valuable goods or services to members.

 

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Seattle Android Developers

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SAD is a happy and active group of Android developers who meet regularly to exchange ideas, build new relationships and hear interesting speakers.

 

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Seattle Angel Conference

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SAC sparks the flame of angel investing in the Northwest by connecting entrepreneurs with local angel investors. Winners of the 5 month process receive a $100K investment in their business.

 

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Seattle Collaborative Space Alliance (SCSA)

 

Networking events In Seattle

Overview: SCSA is a membership group working to unify, support and promote the coworking and collaborative space movement in Seattle. Regular networking events take place at various cowork spaces around town.

 

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Seattle Entrepreneurs

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SE is a highly rated meeting point for local entrepreneurs who want to network with others launching new businesses and marketing their ideas. Regular events often feature interesting speakers.

 

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Seattle SCORE

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SCORE, comprised of experienced (often retired) business people, entrepreneurs and professionals, provides workshops, seminars and consulting to local small business owners and entrepeneurs.

 

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Seattle University's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SUIEC works to nourish the entrepreneurial spirit and connects SU students with the business community, providing networking opportunities for students and businesses leaders alike.

 

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Small Business Administration (SBA) - Seattle District Office

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SBA is a government backed program that guarantees loans for qualified small businesses. SBA organizes regular events in the Seattle area for small business owners.

 

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Startup Grind Seattle

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Startup Grind, backed by Google, organizes monthly events for the local startup community to network with and learn from accomplished entrepreneurs in our community.

 

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Startup Hall

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: This UW initiative includes office space for local innovators and startup companies who benefit from support and services intended to spur innovation and business success.

 

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Startup Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: StartupSeattle is a hub of networking activity for local entrepreneurs and others with an interest Seattle's active startup scene.

 

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Startup Weekend

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Startup Weekend is a Seattle-based nonprofit that organizes weekend long events around the world, including Seattle, for founders of startup companies.

 

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SURF Incubator

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SURF Incubator provides early-stage technology entrepreneurs and companies with flexible, turnkey office space, which includes frequent opportunities for networking and collaboration.

 

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TacomaAngel Network

 

Networking events primarily in Tacoma

Overview: TAN is a group of entrepreneurs, retired executives and business leaders (accredited investors) from the South Sound who provide capital, advice and mentoring to fast-growing, local companies.

 

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Tech Stars Seattle

 

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: Tech Stars Seattle is the local chapter of a global startup accelerator, which provides seed money and support in exchange for equity stake in the companies of their entrepreneurs.

 

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TechBA Seattle

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: TechBA, a program by the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science and funded by the Mexican Ministry of Economy connects Mexican technology businesses with potential partners in Washington state.

 

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Technology Alliance

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Technology Alliance members are leaders in business, technology, politics, education and law. They share a commitment to promoting innovation and education in Washington State as a means for growth.

 

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The Forty

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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The Founder Institute

 

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

Overview: FI is a Silicon Valley based global network of startups and mentors (biggest in world) that helps entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies with an active program in Seattle.

 

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TiE - Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

Overview: The South Asian tech and entrepreneur community is tight in Seattle. TiE-Seattle provides a support network to nurture more great start-ups and management successes from this remarkable group.

 

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TiE Angels Group Seattle (TAGS)

 

Networking events in Bellevue

Overview: TAGS is a local group of accredited investors, mostly Indian (South Asia), who nurture selected entrepreneurs with early seed investment and guidance. Sponsors and investors welcome.

 

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UW Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The AWB Center for Entrepreneurship is part of the the UW Foster School of Business and organizes various events throughout the year open to the public and local business leaders.

 

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Vistage International

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: Vistage bills itself as a peer advisory group for CEOs of companies with at least $1M annual sales, much in the same light as EO (Entrepreneurs' Organization).

 

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Washington Business Alliance

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The WBA is a membership based organization bringing together forward-thinking business leaders. The group provides vision for decision-makers to solve the state's most critical issues.

 

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Washington DECA

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

Overview: WA DECA creates partnerships between business and education by giving high school students to gain real world marketing experience. Members and supporters enjoy regular networking opportunities.

 

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Washington Technology Industry Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WTIA is Washington state's technology asssociation with over 1,000 member companies whose managers participate in WTIA's many networking events, dinners and Special Interest Groups.

 

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Women Business Owners

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WBO's mission is to help local women-owned businesses succeed. WBO's monthly meetings give you the opportunity to make one-to-one connections that lead to referrals, solutions, fresh ideas and friendships.

 

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Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)

 

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout the Pacific Northwest

Overview: WPO is a membership group for women CEOs and Presidents of companies with at least $2M in annual revenues ($1M for service companies).

 

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Young Presidents' Organization (YPO)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: YPO is a membership group for presidents (under age of 50) of companies with $1M+ to help them succeed by providing a venue and forum where they can learn from each other and support each other.

 

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