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THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA
 

4/5/19

With Rich Rogers, CEO, Xemelgo. Social media can help your company grow. Whether you’re hoping to attract new employees, increase your sales, or simply improve market awareness, the use of social media can help you do it. This presentation will offer you very easy-to-follow tips & tricks for building your online brand. Topics include:

  • Identifying the right social media platforms and tools
  • Connecting with influencers
  • Developing a social media strategy
  • Creating compelling content and calls to action
  • Community engagement
  • Analytics
 
 
MARKET FIT FAST
 

4/12/19

With Patrick Hogan, Managing Director, Gateway Adopters. Reach your target market and generate revenue in a fraction of the typical time. Learn a powerful but pragmatic approach for aligning your product development investments with the way customers truly value. Market Fit Fast is a simple but insightful methodology that enables your team to streamline work and simplify project management to create compelling releases, quickly. Topics include:

  • Market Fit Fast methodology
  • Inspire a diverse team’s creativity
  • Decrease your workload
  • Streamline management
  • Define and deliver your compelling release, fast
 
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STARTUP VALUATION
 

4/19/19

With Yi-Jian Ngo, Managing Director, Alliance of Angels. Many entrepreneurs struggle with having the “valuation” discussion with investors. All too often, it feels to the entrepreneur that valuations are just being pulled out of thin air. Join Yi-Jian Ngo from the Alliance of Angels for an interactive workshop on startup valuation. We will walk through some practical guidelines and three specific methods that entrepreneurs can use to guide their valuation negotiations. Topics include:

  • Startup valuation tools
  • Connecting with investors
  • Startup valuation guidelines
  • Valuations specific to startups
 
 
ENTREPRENEURIAL GRIT
 

4/26/19

With Hien DeYoung, Principal, DeYoung Executive Coaching & Consultancy. Starting a company is hard and alienating. And, the uncertainties, insecurities, and imposter syndrome that greets you every day is even tougher than funding negotiations with investors. This conversation is about the personal toll of entrepreneurship that affects all entrepreneurs, and how we can enable ourselves to continue the uphill climb. Topics include:

  • The personal toll of entrepreneurship as described by known figures
  • Why it’s critical to recognize the struggle
  • Data on the effects of entrepreneurial life
  • Which kinds of fear motivates and demotivates
  • How to build entrepreneurial grit
 
 
 
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RECRUITING 101
 

5/3/19

With Jessie Smith and Emma O’Neill-Myers, UW Career & Internship Center. Are you a startup looking to recruit talent, or not quite sure how to navigate a college campus the size of UW? Wondering how to get started? Join us as campus insiders share insights, strategies, and best practices to attract top UW talent. Topics include:

  • Career contacts at UW
  • Recruiting timelines
  • Building your brand
  • Engagement opportunities and events
  • Recruiting and supporting interns
 
 
PRESENTATION TBD
 

5/10/19

Stay tuned for our season finale speaker!

 
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From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A.
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ABOUT COMOTION LABS
 
CoMotion Labs, part of CoMotion, provides a multi-industry incubation system. Whether you’re a UW spinout or a startup not affiliated with the UW looking to incubate close to the University, we have dedicated spaces for startups in:

LIFE SCIENCES, BIOTECH & MEDTECH
AR/VR & EMERGING TECH
SOFTWARE, IT & FINTECH

We also offer wraparound services to support startup success including training, mentoring, and networking, across a variety of industries. CoMotion Labs removes barriers and increases connections to ensure our startups' optimal success in taking their innovations to impact.