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Fueling Innovation: TF Labs kicks of Seattle Tech Week with Startup, Founder, and Investor Breakfast

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

Unveiling the secrets behind TF Labs/Niftmint's captivating breakfast - the fuel that ignites innovation and propels success!

Startup, Founder, and Investor Breakfast Seattle Tech week
TF Labs/Niftmint Founder Jonathan G. Blanco connects with Founders and Investors at the Startup, Founder and Investor breakfast.

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Seattle Tech Week, presented by Madrona, celebrating the city's vibrant tech ecosystem, commenced with a buzzing Startup, Founder, and Investor breakfast. As industry leaders, bright minds, and passionate innovators converged, the atmosphere was electric with the promise of groundbreaking ideas, unexpected partnerships, and remarkable discoveries. In this blog we take an in-depth look at the captivating highlights and compelling insights that emerged during this captivating breakfast event. THANK YOU to WTIA and Silicon Valley Bank for hosting this event.

The Startup Spotlight: Unleashing the Power of Disruptive Ventures

A startup breakfast event of this magnitude couldn't begin without setting the stage for the day ahead. TF Labs and Niftmint CEO, Jonathan G. Blanco's, opening remarks highlighted the significance of Seattle as a thriving tech hub, showcasing inspiring stories of local startup successes that have made the region renowned for innovation. Jonathan introduced Startup Haven, a pre-seed venture fund, as managing founder Bob Crimmins was in attendance. Jonathan spoke to the crowd about Startup Haven and Startup Poker 2.0

Jonathan turned the mic over to Joaquin Gallardo of Silicon Valley Bank and Nick Ellingson of WTIA, both of whom sponsored this event. THANK YOU Silicon Valley Bank and WTIA!

The Investor Perspective: Nurturing Potentials, Charting Visions

Investors play a crucial role in the growth and success of startups. Connecting investors to founders during the breakfast brought prominent venture capitalists and angel investors together to discuss funding trends in the Seattle tech ecosystem. They shared insights into key investment trends, sectors of interest, and emerging opportunities, providing invaluable guidance for startups seeking funding in the region.

This breakfast gave entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase their ideas and connect with potential investors. The exchange of ideas and feedback during this event created a nurturing environment for startups to develop and refine their vision, while investors had the opportunity to discover promising ventures to support.

Uniting Forces: Collaboration and Inclusion in the Seattle Tech Community (Seattle Tech Week Founder Startup Investor Breakfast)

Collaboration is the lifeblood of innovation, and the breakfast event highlighted some brilliant examples of successful partnerships between startups and established firms. Partner showcases demonstrated the power of collaboration in driving innovation, showcasing how diverse entities come together to solve complex problems and create transformative technologies.

Here are some highlights from the event:

Inclusion and diversity are essential for a thriving and sustainable tech ecosystem. Thought-provoking discussions addressed the challenges faced in creating a more diverse and inclusive tech industry. Key insights were shared on building inclusive company cultures, fostering an environment where all individuals can thrive and contribute to the success of the industry. The event showcased initiatives and success stories from inclusive startups, inspiring attendees to prioritize diversity and inclusion within their own organizations.

Networking and socializing played a vital role in community building throughout the breakfast event. Attendees were given ample opportunities to connect and exchange ideas with one another. The atmosphere was filled with a sense of camaraderie and support, highlighting the united spirit of the Seattle tech community.


The startup, founder, and investor breakfast successfully inaugurated Seattle Tech Week, captivating participants with enlightening conversations, engaging presentations, and valuable networking opportunities. As the city continues to rise as a prominent tech hub, events like these showcase the unwavering spirit and tireless efforts of the individuals and organizations shaping the landscape of innovation. With each collaboration, partnership, and funding opportunity, Seattle's tech community blossoms, empowering future generations to embrace the endless possibilities of technological progress.


This Week's Remaining Seattle Tech Events

Product managers are the unsung heroes of the tech world, orchestrating the delicate balance between customer needs and technical feasibility. The Product Manager Breakfast is an event tailored to these tech masterminds. Participants can share their experiences, learn best practices, and explore cutting-edge tools and methodologies that elevate product management to new heights. As technology evolves at a rapid pace, product managers play a pivotal role in shaping the digital landscape, making this event an essential stop for any tech-savvy individual.

Product Managers Breakfast Seattle Tech Week

Seattle Tech Week is renowned for fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, and the Intersection of AI and Blockchain Happy Hour is the perfect testament to this. The convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain technology holds the potential to revolutionize industries across the board. This event serves as a melting pot for professionals from both domains, encouraging spirited discussions and brainstorming sessions. From discussing the transformative impact of AI-driven smart contracts to exploring decentralized AI applications, attendees will leave the Happy Hour with fresh perspectives and newfound connections.

Intersection of AI artificial intelligence and blockchain seattle tech week

Join us on Friday for a late edition to #SeattleTechWeek presented by Madrona, as Justin Wu and Jonathan G. Blanco share how we create Conferences, Evening Events, Dinners, Virtual Events, and Content. They will also be inviting a few guest who handle different aspects of event creation, like logistics, run of show, food, speakers, and registration.

Join us on Friday at 2pm for a informative discussion and practical lessons to be learned!

How to host events create content and build community

As the week progresses, it's time to unwind and relax at the Startup Rooftop Barbeque. In the shadow of the #Spaceneedle, tech enthusiasts, founders, investors, and startup teams can bond over delicious food and casual conversations. This laid-back event provides an ideal setting to form lasting relationships, explore potential collaborations, and celebrate the spirit of innovation that defines Seattle's tech community.

Startup Barbeque BBQ Seattle tech week

Don't Miss Out on Seattle Tech Week 2023!

Seattle Tech Week 2023, sponsored by Madrona, is not just an ordinary tech event; it's a celebration of creativity, innovation, and the unyielding spirit of the tech-savvy community. With a diverse range of events like the Startup, Founder, and Investor Breakfast, Product Manager Breakfast, Intersection of AI and Blockchain Happy Hour, and the Startup Rooftop Barbeque, attendees will be exposed to cutting-edge ideas, industry trends, and a wealth of networking opportunities. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, an established professional, or an investor seeking the next big opportunity, Seattle Tech Week promises to be an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impact on your tech journey.

So mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant tech ecosystem that Seattle Tech Week 2023 has to offer. Together, let's shape the future of technology and make history in the ever-evolving world of tech!


Future Events to Mark on Your Calendar

AI Half Day Summit Conference

AI Rooftop BBQ

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