Oct 19 2010

TechStars Seattle Demo Day and Open Angel Forum

Andy Sack, who runs TechStars Seattle, has been all over the Seattle entrepreneurial scene in the past few years.  I’ve known and worked with Andy since 1995 (I was on the board of his first company – Abuzz – which was acquired in 1999 by the New York Times) and am awed by the amazing things he’s doing in Seattle these days, including Founder’s Co-op, RevenueLoan, and of course TechStars Seattle.

On November 11th, Andy is hosting TechStars Seattle Demo Day. As is my custom, I’ll be in attendance.  But, as a special bonus, he’s also hosting an Open Angel Forum at 7pm on the night before (November 10th) with Jason Calacanis.  We did this in Boulder this summer the night before the TechStars Boulder Demo Day and it worked out great so I’m hoping this becomes a regular tradition.

Info on the two events and how to register are listed below:

November 10th – Open Angel Forum, 7pm: Join Jason Calacanis, Andy Sack and many other angel investors for the first meeting of the Seattle chapter of the Open Angel Forum!   There will be food and drinks while hearing 5 minute pitches from 6 start up companies.  We’re planning for plenty of fun and time for networking – even a poker game. Register online here: Angels, Entrepreneurs, Service Providers.

November 11th – TechStars Investor Day, 9am: Ten exciting new companies from the TechStars class of 2010 in Seattle will give short eight minute presentations highlighting the business and investment opportunity. The style is fun and entertaining, it’s a different kind of pitch event that includes amazing opportunities for networking as well.  This event is invitation only and registration is required. Please email kayla@techstars.org if you’d like to attend or if you have any questions.