October in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) is not just about the onset of fall, but it's also about celebrating a decade of innovation. This year, from October 10-20, the tech community of the PNW is set to engage, enlighten, and educate enthusiasts and professionals alike through a variety of events. Whether you're a startup founder, a developer, an investor, or someone with a budding interest in tech, PNW Tech Week 2023 has something in store for you!
Here's a sneak peek into the events scheduled for the week: 1. New Tech Seattle October Meetup: Techstars Accelerator Panel October 12, 5:00pm - 7:00pm --- New Tech is the Northwest’s largest tech community with 60,000+ members. We’re the un-networking place where you’re a neighbor, not just a business contact.
2. Rooftop Happy Hour! Entrepreneurs & Investors: Women and Nonbinary October 13 --- Mix and Mingle with female entrepreneurs and investors.
October 13, 7:00pm
October 17, 8:30am - 6:00pm --- Join us at FullConTech to tackle critical challenges facing the tech industry in Washington. FullConTech is a unique event where industry professionals, government officials, and post-secondary institutions can come together to discuss solutions to the challenges facing the tech sector in Washington. Join us for the unique opportunity to discover innovative solutions, collaborate with your peers, and make an impact in the tech ecosystem in Washington and beyond.
October 17, 7:00pm - 11:30pm --- Join us at Venture Mechanics for a night of gaming, networking, and friendly competition at the Launchpad LAN Party! Whether you're a fan of couch co-op, classic competitive games, or retro gaming, this event is designed to bring our community together for a fun-filled evening of gaming and camaraderie.
October 18, 8:00am - 9:30am --- Join other startup founders for this urban hike around Lake Union! This is a rain or shine event that follows the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop - about 6 miles in length. Should take us about 90 mins to complete.
7. TF Labs/WTIA AI & Web3 Summit October 18, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT, TF Labs, Seattle, WA From the creators of the TF Labs TF Blockchain Conference, dive into discussions about AI, Generative AI, Chat GPT, Open AI, Generative Art, and more.
8. 2nd Annual Blocktoberfest October 18, 5:00pm - 8:00pm --- post TF Labs/WTIA AI & Web3 Summit, TF Labs, Seattle, WA Connect with startup founders and enthusiasts in the Web3 and AI domain. Remember, tickets for this event are separate and need to be purchased in advance.
October 19, 1:00pm --- Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming all aspects of society. In our 12th annual GeekWire Summit, we’ll explore how large language models, natural language processing, computer vision and other technologies are reshaping the world we live in, transforming everything from Hollywood to Wall Street to Silicon Valley.
October 19, 3:00pm - 6:00pm --- Are your investor meetings going as well as you were hoping? Do you sense you might be losing their active listening because your slide deck is too crowded with too much data, words and graphs? Is your closing rate limping along? If you answered yes to any of these (or all of them) then this workshop is for you.
October 24, 8:00am - 7:30pm --- PNW Tech Week is October 10-20, 2023 --- come one, come all and join us as we celebrate together across the PNW. We're consolidating and amplifying all the tech events in the great PNW. JOIN US!
October 26, 6:00pm --- Join us for an incredible evening…Five awesome Seattle startups pitch. YOUR VOTES decide the winner! Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe. Five founders take the stage with only 99 seconds to pitch their company to an eager audience, followed by 4 minutes of audience Q&A.Then the crowd votes on who will receive our winner’s package and the opportunity to talk more about their product or service. So bring your friends and coworkers, grab some food and drink, get to know your local entrepreneurs, and vote for what you think will be the next big thing… built in the PNW.
October 29, 11:00am --- Creators will be invited to share their ideas and pitches for possible platforms they'd love to use, and developers / entrepreneurs will hear directly from their intended market for product fit. Startups / companies / developers will be able to showcase their current products / projects throughout the space, inviting everybody to see what they're doing and to elicit feedback.
The PNW Tech Week 2023 is more than just a series of events—it's a testament to the innovative spirit of the Pacific Northwest. Make sure to mark your calendars, book your tickets, and gear up for an engaging, enlightening, and energizing week.
For more information and to reserve your spots for these events, head to PNW Tech Week's official site.
See you there!