Previous SEMINARs

Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Upcoming SEMINARs

Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 12:00 PM

How to Leverage and profit from big data

​How to use a chief of staff to grow your business

How to Develop the Correct Mindset to Accelerate Business Growth

How to avoid hitting the revenue wall: tales from the trenches

If you bring a great business idea to life but no one is around to hear about it, did it ever really exist? PR buzz can make the difference between a having great idea and having a profitable business, but if you think PR is sending out a press release to reporters, it’s time to think again! Join us April 26 to learn the New Rules of PR for Startups. John Raffetto and Jeremy Bartram of RH Strategic, a Seattle- and Washington DC-based PR firm behind the launch of dozens of successful ventures, will share their insights and best practices entrepreneurs can use to draw attention to their companies in an increasingly diverse media world, and how to pinpoint the best time to pull the trigger on a PR campaign


This event will start at noon with light lunch. The formal part of the meeting will be over at 1:05 pm, and attendees are encouraged to network until 2pm.


The meeting is taking place at extraSlice in Bellevue. Space is limited, so be sure to get your complimentary tickets in advance.

Our keynote speaker is Michael Kauffman of Big Nimble. He will discuss how Big Data can be used to achieve results in your business and how to understand the importance of Big Data.

Learn the answers to the following questions and more:
- What is Big Data?
- Which data applies to your business?
- How how can you use it to to gain a competitive advantage?

The meeting is taking place at Desh International and Business Law, in the 4th floor conference room. Space is limited, so be sure to get your complimentary tickets in advance.

Wed, January 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM

​New pr rules for early

stage companies

Our keynote speaker is Mark Meuleman, a partner at a leading sales consulting firm, Altus Aliance. At some point, as sales flatten, most growing businesses hit the revenue wall. As an expert sales consultant, Mark will share his vast knowledge and experience in how businesses can avoid running into the revenue wall.

The meeting is taking place at Desh International and Business Law, in the 4th floor conference room. Space is limited, so be sure to get your complimentary tickets in advance.

​GeT Your Product to market! simple steps for design success

Wed, April 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Product Extension or Geographic Expansion or New Product? When faced with this fork in the road, many fast growing business owners fumble blindly. This decision can result in either death (think New Coke!) or glory. No wonder many business owners freeze in place and miss out on opportunities. 
Experienced marketing professional, Elizabeth Andreini will share a rational decision-making approach to help business owners move forward with confidence.

The meeting is taking place at Desh International and Business Law, in the 4th floor conference room. Space is limited, so be sure to get your complimentary tickets in advance.

Product success depends on a mix of user psychology, design creativity and engineering execution. Learn how technology entrepreneurs integrate these disparate areas to bring a desirable product to market. This talk will explore the roles of consumer and designer, cover steps and strategies to create a holistic product experience and discuss design solutions involving hardware. Emphasis will be placed on identifying development gaps as well as practical approaches for product development teams. Lessons and examples from over two decades of design and engineering in the product creation process will be covered.


Our keynote speaker is Scott Thielman the CTO and founder of the award-winning Seattle-based Product Creation Studio, (PCS). PCS supports innovators in the medical device, consumer technology and industrial spaces with creative design and rigorous engineering. They have lived and breathed hardware development for over 17 years. Scott holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and he is a Washington State licensed professional engineer. He is also a proud member of Grow50, chairs the hardware committee for Keiretsu Forum and is a member of WINGS, the Washington Medical Technology Angel Network.


This event will start at noon with light lunch. The formal part of the meeting will be over at one, and attendees are encouraged to stick around for an hour of informal networking.


The meeting is taking place at extraSlice in Bellevue. Space is limited, so be sure to get your complimentary tickets in advance.

Wed, June 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Wed, October 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM

​Grow smart: How to choose the right business

Companies like LinkedIn, Influitive, and SCYNEXIS used chiefs of staff in their earliest stages to manage growth and complexity. Among other things, a chief of staff helps founder CEOs and their teams focus on the highest and best use of their time (executive tasks), prevent negative surprises, and make and execute great decisions. Even if you don’t create a headcount for a chief of staff role, the process of evaluating the need for a chief of staff can help you identify and fill gaps in your current approach or team.


Tyler Parris is a best-selling author, coach, consultant, and former corporate chief of staff whose book, "Chief of Staff: The Strategic Partner who will Revolutionize your Organization," landed at #3 on Amazon's corporate governance hot list. His book has been highlighted in SHRM's HR book blog, 425 Business Magazine, and The Washington Post. The book is based on scores of interviews with C-suite and HR executives globally in different industries.


The meeting is taking place at extraSlice in Bellevue. Space is limited, so be sure to get your complimentary tickets in advance.

Our keynote speaker is Venus Rekow an expert in neuroleadership. She will share an action plan for getting in the right frame of mind to become a more effective leader and accelerate growth in your business.

Venus is the founder and CEO of Neural Shifts. She is a highly knowledgeable and effective speaker whose Seattle clients include Microsoft and Novo Nordisk.

The meeting is taking place at Desh International and Business Law, in the 4th floor conference room. Space is limited, so be sure to get your complimentary tickets in advance.

Wed, April 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM