Entrepreneur University 2010

November 12, 2010


Attention Students! Complete this APPLICATION to qualify for the Herbert Jones Foundation Scholarship, $50 entry to EU.
Learn more about how you can attend both Startup Weekend and EU for the low price of $75! Email cgoetze@nwen.org for details and registration.

Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004


This is NOT a conference.
It is a one-day, fully-loaded bootcamp for entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneur University: The second best day a startup can have.

What does EU look like? With 4 keynoters, 3 workshops, 3 panels to choose from in two tracks (GO: Execution, and GET IT: Expansion), "morning mentors" will meet with you to help you choose the most productive sessions. Lunch offers networking opportunities at “Table Topics” of your choosing, and a "VC Bistro" where you can speed date with one of the top 10 area venture capitalists. And we end the day with "EU Idol," where six brave souls deliver 60-second pitches to a panel of media judges and a cocktail-drinking crowd.

Who is going to be there? 350 people with one thing in common... we love starting things up. Participants include 150 well-rounded entrepreneurs from consumer products to clean tech, medical devices to digital media, software to services. 100 MBAs in entrepreneurship, 100 speakers, sponsors, and investors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. And you.

Tickets on Sale Now! REGISTRATION LINK

8:00am - 9:00am
Registration, Breakfast, Morning Mentors
9:00am - 9:30am Brian McAndrews, Madrona Managing Director
Show Me the Money (Workshop): Diane Renihan, Craig Sherman, Geir Hansen OR
You Get What You Measure (Panel): Xavier Jimenez (moderator) with Rand Fishkin, Galen Ward, Kabir Shahani (panelists)
Brad Feld, Tech Stars
Now That's a Shoestring: $10 Start Up

11:30am -12:30pm Lunch (with VC Bistro and Table Topics)
12:30pm-2:00pm Battle of the Brands (Workshop): Wexley School for Girls OR
Feed the Machine (Panel): Ben Straughan (moderator) with Pamala Temple, Dan Gerrity, Brian Roundtree
2:00pm - 2:30pm Richard Tait, BoomBoomBrands
A Whole Different Game: Lessons From Cranium

2:30pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 4:30pm Perfect Your Pitch (Workshop): Andy Sack, Rebecca Lovell, Connie Miller, Marc Nager OR
Right Team, Right Time (Panel) Shannon Swift, Meenu Chhabra, Jane Park, Dan Shapiro

4:30pm - 5:00pm Lisa Brummel, Seattle Storm
Crafting a Champion: The Seattle Storm

5:00pm - 6:00pm EU Idol and Cocktail Reception
6:00pm -
Three-room post-func: Choose from Startup Weekend Kickoff, Karaoke Lounge, or Poker Lounge.



  • $99: NWEN Members, 10/1 through 10/31
  • $125: Late NWEN Member Pricing, after 11/1
  • Not yet a member? Add $100 to each ticket price above (Why not just join for $99?)
  • Student Scholarship: Please complete this application to qualify ($50, 10/16 through 11/11)

Table Topics: Lunch provides a great opportunity to make some useful connections, and we're bringing back our most popular topics from last year's event. Break bread with experts in the subject area of your choice.

  • Angel Investment Terms – Stuart Campbell, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Angel Investment Trends – Greg Huey, Alliance of Angels
  • Branding – Marc Williams, Williams-Helde Marketing Communications
  • Building a social program from the ground up – Andy Boyer, Social3i
  • Clean Tech – Chris Wheaton, EnerG2
  • Creating a Great Team – Shannon Swift, Swift HR Solutions
  • Don't Quit your Day Job – Eric Koester, Appature
  • Naming Strategy – Nick Bean, Authenticity
  • Sales 101– Lori Richardson, Score More Sales
  • SEO, SEM & Google Ad Words – Eric Layland, Confluence Digital
  • Trends & Tips for Non-Equity Financing – Brian Boatman, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Your Personal Brand – Maria Ross, Red Slice Branding

VC Bistro: Speed-date with one of the area's top 10 venture capitalists
More firms to join the lineup!

  • Alliance of Angels Seed Fund, Emer Dooley
  • Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Bill Bryant
  • Founder's Co-Op, Geoff Entress
  • Madrona Venture Group, Scott Jacobson
  • Maveron, Jason Stoffer
  • Montlake Capital, Andy Dale
  • OVP Venture Partners
  • Revenue Loan, Randall Lucas
  • Voyager Capital, Eric Benson
  • Vulcan Capital, Yongbai Choi

Entrepreneur Idol: After the last keynote ends and the first cocktails have been poured, serveral brave souls grab the mic for 60 seconds and pitch to a friendly audience and a panel of media judges. Both the panel and the audience will pick a favorite, and the winners not only get bragging rights, but the possibility of a little press, and the guarantee of a one-year extension of NWEN membership, and other fabulous prizes to boot. Take a chance, grab a drink, and throw your hat in the ring! email euidol@nwen.org by 11/5 with a one-sentence tagline (30 words or less) and we'll announce the top 5 on 11/8.

The panel:

  • Puget Sound Business Journal, Eric Engleman
  • Seattle Times, Brier Dudley
  • Tech Flash, John Cook
  • xconomy, Luke Timmerman


The Northwest Entrepreneur Network thanks its 2010 Entrepreneur University Sponsors!

President's List
Ashbaugh Beal LLP; Davis Wright Tremaine; Herbert B. Jones Foundation; Perkins Coie; Social 27; Williams-Helde Marketing Communications

Dean's List
Silicon Valley Bank; Moss Adams; W
ilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Honor Roll
Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness; Foster Pepper; Microsoft Corporation

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