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Seattle Entrepreneur, Investor & VC Groups  

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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.  
 

GeekWire

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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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Technology Alliance

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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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TiE - Seattle

Events take place primarily in Bellevue

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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Washington Technology Industry Association

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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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WeWork Seattle

Events take place in Seattle (South Lake Union)

WeWork is Seattle's largest coworking space. Membership includes complete offices, open work areas, conference rooms and rich business networking opportunities. You have to see it to believe it.

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Alliance of Angels

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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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CEOtoCEO Breakfast Forum Series

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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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Community Capital Development - King County

Events take place primarily in Seattle

CCD 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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Connect Northwest

Events take place primarily in Spokane

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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Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) - Seattle Chapter

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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 between its members.

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Executive Women International (EWI) - Seattle Chapter

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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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Founder Institute

Events take place in Seattle and the Eastside

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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House of Genius - Seattle Chapter

Events take place in Seattle

HOG is a new type of tech/entrepreneur networking organization based out of Colorado. 15-20 people with diverse backgrounds are invited to meet once a month to work on a specific problem or issue.

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IGDA (International Game Developers Association) - Seattle Chapter

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

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Ignite Seattle

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

Events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

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

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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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Lean Startup Seattle

Events take place primarily in Seattle

Lean Startup Seattle provides regular networking opportunities for local professionals and entrepreneurs interested in connecting with others launching a new business or product.

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Meetup Groups and Events

Events take place in Seattle and across Washington State

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

Events take place in Bellevue and Seattle

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 this network.

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NW Energy Angels

Events take place in Seattle and the Eastside

NW Energy Angels 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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NW Next Leaders Council

Events take place primarily in Seattle

NW Next is the official networking organization of the Puget Sound Business Journal's "40 Under 40".

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Power Chicks International

Events take place in Seattle and on the Eastside

Power Chicks International helps women entrepreneurs to create businesses they love through online resources and regular networking events that facilitate valuable connections and learning.

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Puget Sound Venture Club

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

Events take place throughout Greater Seattle area

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

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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)

Events take place In Seattle

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

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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 Entrepreneurship Center

Events take place primarily in Seattle

SUEC 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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Seraph Capital Forum

Events take place primarily in Seattle

Seattle-based Seraph Capital Forum is the first and longest running all-woman angel investment group in the US. Membership is open to women who meet accredited investor criteria.

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Small Business Administration (SBA) - Seattle District Office

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

Events take place in Seattle

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 Seattle

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

Events take place primarily in Tacoma

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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TechBA Seattle

Events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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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UW Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

Events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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

Events take place throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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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WINGS - The Washington Medical Technology Angel Network

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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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Women Business Owners

Events take place primarily in Seattle

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)

Events take place in Seattle and chapters throughout the Pacific Northwest

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)

Events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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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ZINO Society

Events take place primarily in Seattle

ZINO Society is a premier membership, business and social network that connects accredited investors with entrepreneurs seeking funding.

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