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Wednesday, October 4 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Failure or Success? How to translate your mistakes into experience

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Mistakes. We all make them. But some people have a knack for turning those mistakes into accomplishments, experience, and successes. It’s not easy. It takes self-respect, confidence and a bit of creativity.

Whatever challenges you may be facing, or roadblocks you may be trying to clear, come on down to hear how 3 of our local business leaders have translated their career missteps into positive experience.


Moderators
avatar for Patrick Flaherty

Patrick Flaherty

Patrick most recently worked to grow alcohol ecommerce platform, Drizly, into 5 new markets across the US and Canada. As the face of Drizly in the Northwest, he was responsible for developing the Drizly brand in Seattle, Edmonton, and Calgary; locally scaling the footprint on bot... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Minda Brusse

Minda Brusse

Minda is an experienced startup leader having worn many hats to solve big problems and make things happen. Her sense of curiosity and critical thinking skills give Minda the ability to lead high performing teams. | | This year, she's the Event Manager for the Leadership tr... Read More →
avatar for Katharine Geramita

Katharine Geramita

Co-Founder, CTO, CreositySpace
Katharine is Co-Founder and CTO at CreositySpace, a company dedicated to inspiring early interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) by connecting kids, and their teachers, to entrepreneurs who have built their companies on STEM based concepts and/or products. CreositySpace is also committed to providing support to those entrepreneurs through direct mentorship and access to a growing network of businesses, business supporters, and community members/organizations. | | Kath began her career working at a number of technology start-ups on products ranging from electronic ink, to cement made from CO2, to novel energy storage materials. While at E Ink, Kath led the lab stage development for their first electronic ink product, now a mainstay in many e-books. Later, at EnerG2 Technologies, Kath served as both a lead scientist and a member of the executive team with responsibilities for novel material development and scale up across multiple applications and product lines in the energy storage arena. | | Kath holds a B.Sc.E in Engineering Chemistry from... Read More →
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Valentina Vitols

Member, Pipeline Angels
Valentina is an angel investor focused on supporting entrepreneurs in the technology and social impact spaces. A native of Venezuela, she is a Pipeline Angel, a member of Alliance of Angels, a member of Hera Angels, a SheEO Activator, a startup mentor, a committed supporter of fe... Read More →
avatar for Ty Wolfe-Jones

Ty Wolfe-Jones

Wrench, Inc.
Ty is an experienced startup operator. He has worked for food product and tech startups as an operations guy from different perspectives. He has helped build a business from a founders basement to joining fast moving larger venture-funded startups like Uber and DoorDash. Today Ty... Read More →