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Tuesday, October 3 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Making something from nothing: what a startup's early days are REALLY like

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Have you ever wondered what the first few days of a startup look like? 

Those that have been through it will tell you - the first few days, weeks and months are messy. You're excited, confused, lacking any formal structure and working against self-imposed (i.e. entirely arbitrary) goals and deadlines. But most of all, you're exhilarated. Your startup journey has finally begun.

In this panel, a diverse group of founders covering everything from enterprise software, consumer marketplaces, and even VR, will share their early experiences with you. Every startup changes during the early years, but how do you set yourself up for success from the get-go? Learn what you should (and should not) be doing in the early days from founders that have seen and done it all. 

Moderators
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Melissa Lehman

Co-founder & CEO, Pogo Rides
Melissa Fox Lehman is the CEO and co-founder of Pogo Rides. Prior to founding Pogo Melissa spent her career helping Fortune 50 companies and nonprofits develop strategies for growth and implement them around the world. She’s been fortunate to travel to nearly every continent and has seen how much more help parents have in other corners of the world. | | When she became a mom she knew she wanted to focus her energies on building something to make life easier for busy parents (especially moms!). Helping parents with all the driving they do was a logical start... Read More →

Speakers
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Lacey Leavitt

Founder, Electric Dream Factory
Electric Dream Factory is a cinematic content studio that explores emerging technologies and platforms. Lacey has spent the last decade as a feature film producer, and has worked on some of the most exciting and prestigious projects to come out of Seattle. Her producing credits include Megan Griffiths' The Off Hours (Sundance), Lucky Them (Toronto... Read More →
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Ambika Singh

Co-founder & CEO, Armoire
I am currently on the adventure of a lifetime, building a solution to making women's lives just a little bit easier. Gone are the days of pouring through endless webpages or crammed racks of clothes: for a flat monthly price, get access to a constantly refreshed, but curated virtual closet of high-end items (dresses, tops, pants, ect). Choose the ones you want to receive, wear them as long as you want, return them when you are done. Get other ones. Shipping, drycleaning, and curation is on us. Welcome to www.armoire.style, a true "wardrobe as a... Read More →
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Arean van Veelen

Co-founder, OfferUp
Arean van Veelen is the co-founder of OfferUp. The largest mobile marketplace in the country. | | Arean has been involved with startups for nearly 2 decades acting as a boundary spanner between business and technology. | | He enjoys leveraging technology to create great user... Read More →
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Casey Willis

Co-founder, Wrench
Casey Willis is a Co-Founder of Wrench (www.getwrench.com) where a majority of focus is on marketing and business development efforts. In between starting companies, he was Vice President of Business Development at Intelius until it was sold on July 1, 2015. When he isn't trying... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
ATLAS Workbase 500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109