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Monday, October 2 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Navigating the firehose of startup advice and truisms

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When it comes to startup advice, there IS such a thing as too much of a good thing.

There is no shortage of advice when it comes to how to start and scale a company. Advisors, investors, fellow founders - they all have different perspectives and experiences to share, on a variety of topics from teams to fundraising. It can be overwhelming to balance these opinions and learn how to prioritize what’s right for each founder and company.

Come hear from other entrepreneurs, mentors and investors about the best (and worst) advice they’ve received, how they decide what advice to give to other founders, and how to go about navigating it all.

Moderators
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Anne Weiler

Co-founder & CEO, Wellpepper
Anne Weiler, is CEO and co-founder of Wellpepper, a clinically-validated and award-winning platform for digital patient treatment plans. She co-founded Wellpepper in late 2012 with Mike Van Snellenberg to address issues of continuity of care experienced when her mother was releas... Read More →

Speakers
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Kristina Bergman

Kristina is a reformed VC turned third time entrepreneur. Previously, she was a principal at a VC firm, Ignition Partners, where she led investments in Cloud Tech, Big Data, Security and IoT devices, and served on the board of Trifacta, Bromium, Nymi, Apprenda, and Tellwise. Kris... Read More →
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Amy Buckalter

Founder & CEO, Pulse
Amy Buckalter is the founder and CEO of Pulse® (lovemypulse.com), a revolutionary new and patented technology invented to dramatically improve the delivery of “goops” - lotions, gels, creams, oils, lubricants, and other liquid or fluid consistencies within the health and beauty space... Read More →
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Sarah Daniels

Co-founder & CEO, Blue Canoe Learning
Sarah Daniels is CEO and co-founder of Blue Canoe Learning, a startup transforming how non-native English speakers improve their pronunciation, and in turn their careers and lives. Sarah leads a team bringing together a proven educational methodology, speech recognition and machine learning, and gamification to create an effective and innovative solution. | | Sarah is a serial entrepreneur and high tech leader with experience in both start-ups and public companies. Over the last 25 years she helped lead five venture-backed companies through fundraising, rapid growth, and acquisition. Throughout her career, Sarah has earned a reputation for innovation, thorough execution, thoughtful leadership, and for driving product, marketing and sales strategies around a deep understanding of the customer. | | Sarah is a partner at Social Venture Partners, a Board Director of... Read More →
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Chris DeVore

Managing Partner, Founders’ Co-op
Chris DeVore is Managing Partner of Founders’ Co-op, the Pacific Northwest's leading seed-stage venture capital fund, and also Managing Director of Techstars Seattle, the region’s most selective startup accelerator. Previously a co-founder of Adjacency (acquired by Sapient, NASDAQ: SAPE) and Judy's Book (backed by Mobius VC and Ignition Partners), Chris also created outdoor retailer Patagonia's online retailing channel and led product and business strategy teams at... Read More →
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Laura Malcolm

Founder & CEO, Give InKind
Laura Malcolm is founder and CEO of Give InKind, a marketplace connecting people to products and services during a time of need, making it possible to lend a hand from anywhere. Laura has spent the last 10 years building and launching both B2C and B2B products for companies like... Read More →