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Startup Saturday at Venture Mechanics | February 2024

February 24, 2024

Startup Saturday at Venture Mechanics | February 2024

Organized by: Leaner Startups

Host: Jeff Dempke

Event Summary

Startup Saturday, hosted by Leaner Startups and Venture Mechanics at the Venture Mechanics Co-working and Startup Incubator in Bellevue, WA. This is an exhilarating day-long event tailored for innovators, entrepreneurs, and business enthusiasts. The event caters to startups at varying stages, offering opportunities for product validation, pitch refinement, meet potential talent and co-founders, and networking with fellow startups and investors. It's an ideal platform for investors and sponsors to connect with the vibrant startup community. Expect a dynamic blend of networking sessions, pitch presentations, workshops, and a host of other activities, all packed into an energetic, full-day experience.

Who Should Attend:

  • Founders & Entrepreneurs: Showcase your ideas, products, or services.
  • Investors & Mentors: Engage with up-and-coming startups and share your expertise.
  • Job Seekers & Professionals: Discover opportunities and expand your network in the startup ecosystem.

What to Expect:

  • Engaging Pitches: Watch or participate in three rounds of exciting startup pitches.
  • Interactive Workshops: Dive into business workshop sessions full of insights with opportunities for Q&A.
  • Networking Activities: Connect with peers, mentors, and potential partners through activities, mingling, and speed networking.
  • Career opportunities: Visit the career table to share your resume or let us know your business is hiring.
  • Leaderboard Announcements: Celebrate the success and recognition of top pitches.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: A platform for sponsors to share their message and engage with a vibrant community.
  • Music and Atmosphere: Enjoy the lively atmosphere maintained by a professional DJ.
  • Free and easy parking!

Schedule:

12pm - Check-in and mingle

Get checked in, check out some of the startups and network with

12:30 - Workshop

Check out a workshop for startups from one of our network partners.

1:00pm - Networking

Take this time to mingle and get to know some of the startups presenting at tables.

1:30pm - First Pitches

Witness or participate in 3 - 3 minute long pitches with 5 minute feedback sessions from our panelists.

2:00pm - Networking

Use this time to interact with some of the startups that pitched, take a break, grab a bite, or just mingle with some peers.

2:30pm - Second Pitches

Witness or participate in 3 - 3 minute long pitches with 5 minute feedback sessions from our panelists.

3:00pm - Networking

Use this time to interact with some of the startups that pitched, take a break, grab a bite, or just mingle with some peers.

3:30 - Workshop

Check out a workshop for startups from one of our network partners.

4pm - Third Pitches

Witness or participate in 3 - 3 minute long pitches with 5 minute feedback sessions from our panelists.

4:30pm - Networking

Use this time to interact with some of the startups that pitched, take a break, grab a bite, or just mingle with some peers.

5pm - Sponsor Message, Awards, and Raffle

Listen to a short message from any applicable sponsors, enjoy a short awards ceremony announcing the leader board front runners, and win some raffle items!

5:30pm - Networking

Make sure to get all your handshakes and LinkedIn invites in before everyone leaves!

6pm - Event Ends

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here 😉

The Space

The Venture Mechanics Coworking Studios and Startup Incubator is a modern, comfortable and supremely ergonomic new co-working space that exclusively invites venture-grade startups to join. There is ample free parking all around the building, and not only is every workstation and conference table sit-stand and app-driven, there are even treadmill desks throughout the building. The facility has a lot of cool features at startups' disposal like a fully-equipped photo studio, 3D-printer maker space, virtual mailroom service, game room, training classroom and other event spaces. (For hackathon participants there's even a shower if you need to freshen up!)

https://vmcs-bellevue.com/ 

Ticket Information:

  • General Attendee: $10 early bird price. Price increases to $20 2/17/24. General attendees can view pitches, workshops, and network.
  • Pitch Only: $35 early bird price. Price increases to $150 2/17/24. Entry into the pitch competition, in which each team can pitch for 3 minutes and receives 5 minutes of expert feedback from a panel of judges. Includes entry for 1 team member. Additional team members must purchase general admission tickets.
  • Startup Table only: $100 early bird price. Price increases to $150 2/17/24. Table for startups to demo products, network, and show off their brand. Includes entry for 2 team members. Additional team members must purchase general admission tickets.
  • Startup Tables + Pitch Opportunity: $125 early bird price. Price increases to $175 2/17/24. Startups can choose both a table and to participate in pitches. Includes entry for 2 team members. Additional team members must purchase general admission tickets.
  • Recruiter table: $250 early bird price. Price increases to $500 2/17/24. Recruiters get 1 table and can network with attendees. Includes entry for 2.
  • Sponsors: Special packages available. See sponsorship opportunities.

Don't Miss Out! "Startup Saturday" is an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of startups. Whether you're looking to pitch, network, learn, or just be inspired, this event is for you. Secure your spot and be a part of this vibrant day!

How you can help

This event is made possible by the hard work of volunteers who are passionate about Startups. We also rely on the generous support of sponsors to throw these events. Sponsorship contributions help us cover essential expenses like venue costs, food and beverages, printing costs, prizes, and more. We are grateful to our sponsors for their continued support, which allows us to create a dynamic and engaging event for our participants. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring our event, please visit our website at https://leanerstartups.com/sponsorships or contact us directly at sponsorship@leanerstartups.com. Additionally, we welcome individuals or organizations who would like to contribute in any other way to make this event successful. Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us to continue organizing more events like this in the future.

Get in contact

If you have any questions, please visit our website at https://leanerstartups.com or send us a message through our contact page. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with the event, please visit https://leanerstartups.com/volunteer. If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, please visit https://leanerstartups.com/sponsorships. We look forward to hearing from you!

$20.00$500.00

From

February 24, 2024

To

February 24, 2024

Time

12:00 pm

 to 

6:00 pm

Location:

Venture Mechanics Coworking Studios and Startup Incubator

Event Type:

Pitch

Event Category

Technology & Innovation

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Venue

Event planning by Leaner Startups team

Venture Mechanics Coworking Studios and Startup Incubator

Location:

14110 NE 21st St, Bellevue, WA 98007

Description:

Venture Mechanics Co-working space is a modern and comfortable new co-working space with ample free parking and plenty of standing desks to go around.

Website:

https://vmcs-bellevue.com/

Judges

Dana Sather Robinson
Dana Sather Robinson
Pitch 4 Impact
Chris Rojas
Chris Rojas
Rojas Design

Host

Jeff Dempke

Co-Host

TBA

Workshops & Speakers

Dana Sather Robinson

Dana Sather Robinson

Pitch Workshop
Pitch4Impact

Benjamin Baxter

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Petronum

Organized by

Leaner Startups

Description:

Leaner Startups is a community-driven platform that connects startups and investors. Our ecosystem offers valuable resources to help businesses prepare for funding, find investment opportunities, and connect with other founders. Join us today to access our services and build the connections you need to grow your startup.

Website:

https://leanerstartups.com/

Sponsorship opportunities

Looking to make a difference in the technology industry and support emerging talent? Look no further. As a sponsor, you'll have the opportunity to support our mission of fostering collaboration and innovation in the industry while also gaining exposure to a highly engaged audience. We offer a range of sponsorship levels to fit your needs and budget, with each level offering unique benefits and opportunities for brand visibility. Join us in creating a brighter future for the technology industry today.

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