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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.

EO - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

EO is a global membership based group known for nurturing strong business and personal bonds between its entrepreneurs.

 

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GeekWire

Networking 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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Alliance of Angels

Networking 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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Business Impact NW

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

We remove barriers and expand opportunities for entrepreneurs in the PNW to start up and grow their own businesses. We provide free classes, coaching, as well as accessible loans, to support them.

 

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Cambia Grove

Networking events take place in Seattle

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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CEOtoCEO Breakfast Forum Series

Networking 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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Cigars & Startups

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle and Eastside

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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CoMotion Labs

Networking events take place in Seattle

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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ExecuNet -- Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place in and around Seattle

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

 

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Executive Women International (EWI) - Western WA

Networking 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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Grow50

Networking events take place in Seattle and Bellevue

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 take place in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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

 

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Ignite NW

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

Ignite NW is a coalition of government and private organizations with a stake in economic development of Washington. INW helps entrepreneurs access capital and provides accelerator services.

 

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Ignite Seattle

Networking 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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Keiretsu Forum Seattle/Northwest Chapter

Networking 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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Meetup Groups and Events

Networking 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

Networking events take place in Bellevue and Seattle

MIT Forum events focus on topical business and technology issues.

 

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ProDev Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 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

Networking 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

Networking 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

Networking 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)

Networking 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 SCORE

Networking 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 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 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

Networking 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 Weekend

Networking 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

Networking 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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Tech Stars Seattle

Networking events take place in Seattle and Eastside

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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TechAlliance

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

TA 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 Founder Institute

Networking 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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TiE - Seattle

Networking 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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UW Arthur W. Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

Networking 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

Networking 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 DECA

Networking 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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Washington Technology Industry Association

Networking 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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WINGS - The Washington Medical Technology Angel Network

Networking 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

Networking 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)

Networking 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)

Networking 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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Z5 Catalyst

Networking events take place in Bellevue

Z5 Catalyst 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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