• Join us on Feb 16th, 2012 for the Startup Conference Seattle.
    Topics range from finding co-founders, how to pitch to investors, the new trends with super-angels, create buzz when you launch, and more.


    Rich Barton
    Rich Barton is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Zillow. Rich served as CEO & Chairman from 2005 until September 2010 when he passed the baton to Spencer Rascoff. Before co-founding Zillow, Rich founded, the world’s largest travel agency online or offline. Rich also co-founded and serves as Non-Executive Chairman of & Trover, and he co-founded King of the Web. Rich is also a venture partner at Benchmark Capital and on the board of directors at Netflix, Avvo, and
    Rand Fishkin
    Rand Fishkin is the CEO & Co-Founder of the web’s most popular SEO Software provider; SEOmoz. He co-authored the Art of SEO from O’Reilly Media and was named on the 40 Under 40 List and 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30.
    Mark Britton
    Mark Britton is the founder and CEO of Prior to founding Avvo, Mark was the executive vice president of Worldwide Corporate Affairs of InterActiveCorp Travel (IACT) and Expedia, Inc.
    Glenn Kelman
    Glenn is Redfin’s CEO. Prior to joining Redfin, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed, publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market. Prior to starting Plumtree, Glenn worked as one of the first employees at Stanford Technology Group, a Sequoia-backed start-up acquired by IBM.
    Brian Wong
    Brian Wong is the founder of kiip, a mobile rewards network, backed by True Ventures. Kiip has raised over $4.4 million in funding to date.
    Neil Patel
    Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics.

    Advance Program for Seattle

    9:30 Alain Raynaud Picking the Right Co-Founders
    10am Rich Barton
    Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Zillow
    Opening Keynote
    10:30am Rand Fishkin
    Co-Founder and CEO, SEOmoz
    How to Earn Customers Without Spending a Dime
    11am break
    11:15am Mark Britton
    How to Build a Compelling Online Community
    11:45am John Cook
    GeekWire (moderator)
    T.A. McCann, Gist
    Todd Hooper , Zipline Games
    John Lauer, Zipwhip
    Panel: How to get your story in the press
    12:30pm break
    1:30pm Brian Wong
    Founder and CEO,
    Live Feedback: Fix Your Elevator Pitch
    (apply to pitch here)
    2:30pm Neil Patel
    Co-Founder of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics
    The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Startup: 10 Mistakes to Avoid
    3pm break
    3:30pm Glenn Kelman
    CEO, Redfin
    4pm Greg Gottesman, Madrona Venture
    Bill Bryant, DFJ
    Geoff Entress , Angel
    Investor Panel
    (top founders from the pitch competition get to pitch a panel of VCs)





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  3. @facebook-655960934:disqusu00a0There is a link above that points to a blog post telling you to submit your pitch here:npitches at thestartupconference (dot) com and a 3-slide powerpoint deck

  4. Chris Herman December 27, 2011

    The 2nd phase of the Edmonds Community Solar Co-op isu00a0off to a great start and opening up member/ownership to anyone in WA state makes this conference very timely for me. I look forward to learning how we can effectively reach out to everyone interesated in clean, locally produced solar power with commercial scale incentives enjoyed by the co-op and its member/owners. Our Treasury grant from phase 1 will arrive in February. The phase 2 grant will be much much bigger.

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