Techstars Startup Week Seattle, formerly Seattle Startup Week, takes place October 2–6 and includes a jam-packed lineup of more than 150 free events. During the five-day event, entrepreneurs and experts from across the region — including the Eastside — will come together to participate in informational sessions and other startup-related activities. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the Eastside events, speakers, and panelists featured during the week-long event:

New Tech Eastside — Seattle Startup Week Special Event
October 3, 5–7:15 p.m.
eBay One Bellevue Center, Bellevue

Brett Greene, founder of New Tech Northwest, will host a special Seattle Startup Week edition of New Tech Eastside, bringing together a variety of founders, leaders, and innovators — like Bellevue-based Nextio’s Anoop Gupta — who will share their passion and insight into new tech through 5-minute presentations.

CoFounders: The Good, The Challenge, and The Reward
October 3, 3–4 p.m.
Galvanize, Seattle

Christina Cyr, founder, CEO, and CTO of Eastside startup dToor, which makes “non-rectangular phones for non-rectangular people,” will join a panel discussion about the challenges and rewards that come with having co-founders. In addition to learning from the panelists’ own stories, attendees also will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Doing More With Less: Bootstrapping or Fundraising?
October 6, 3–4 p.m.
The Riveter, Seattle

Michele Mehl, founder of Excy, an Eastside startup that manufacturers lightweight, low-impact cardio and strength training resistance systems, will join a group of panelists to debate the pros and cons of boostrapping versus fundraising. John Plaza, the Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Washington’s new venture team, CoMotion, will moderate the debate, providing valuable insights and lessons.

Other Techstars Startup Week Seattle events taking place on the Eastside or featuring Eastside speakers include:

Thinking of starting a hardware startup? Monday, October 2 is the day to attend

  • Hardware Startup Fundamentals: Industry Advisor Andy Silber of Fiat Veritas
  • Accelerators & Incubators for Hardware Startups: 9MileLabs & Techstars, etc.
  • Bring Your Own Lunch: Q&A with Mechanical Engineer Luminary
  • Local Makerspaces & Co-working Spaces
  • Robots & Drones: Parminder Devsi of Robodub

Looking for resources in the Northwest to build your device? Tuesday, October 3 is your day

  • Design Firms: Nytec, PCS, Synapse, MistyWest
  • Usability/Designing for the Customer
  • Bring Your Own Lunch: Q&A with Women in Hardware
  • Electronics Manufacturing: 2333Designs, Metrix, Out of the Box Manufacturing, TASC, QA International
  • Enclosure: Laser Cutting, CNC, Machining: Fremont Laser + Design

What hardware startups are thriving in the Seattle area? Come find out on Wednesday, October 4

  • Recent Successful Kickstarter Campaigns: Moment, JikoPower, Felik
  • Evolution of How to Get Things Made: Burt Hammer of HydroBee
  • Bring Your Own Lunch: Q&A with Hardware Startup Luminary
  • IOT Devices: Franck Rougier of Kirio, Robert Baffi of Avnet

For more information about these upcoming Eastside Techstars Startup Week Seattle events, including time and location, visit Techstars Startup Week Seattle online.

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