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Sven Goepfrich

The blog-series “Startup People of Seattle” introduces some of the key personas in the ecosystem to learn more about what they are doing, to share their thoughts and ideas, and to promote networking. In our ninth interview, meet Josh Trujillo: “The two things founders who I have talked to struggled with the most were hiring and sales.” Josh recently moved from San Francisco to Seattle. He now is member success manager at Galvanize. Ahead of this interview, Josh talked to many entrepreneurs at Galvanize asking them what they struggle with most. https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-trujillo-076046100/

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Startup-People of Seattle: Sharad Agarwal (Business Angel)

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Pitch Deconstruction Workshop

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Learnings from 58 Startups as they Compete for $200,000 Investment During Seattle Angel Conference

58 companies share what they learned from their engagement at Seattle Angel Conference XVII 17

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Surgical Training in the Time of Covid from Conquer Experience

Julie Interviews Angela Roberts from Conquer Experience about SAC Experience

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Angel Investing: How women play a pivotal role by Elaine Werffeli

Elaine Werffeli has been collecting data about how the Seattle Startup Angel Investors have been engaging. She explores the data of the different Angel groups, and how that fits into the larger patterns of Angel Investing nationally.

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Julie Interviews Marshal from VOOKS - The Effects of the Audience Choice award

Julie Schlosser from Seattle Angel Conference Interviews Marshall Bex from Vooks.

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xemelgo - SAC XVI Winner - Participants experience

Akhila talks about her experiences at SAC XVI 16

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Alex from Barcast, winner of SAC 16, talks about his experience at SAC.

Alex Mauritz talks about his Seattle Angel Conference Experience.

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Tips for Virtual meetings and Conferences by Jim Benson

Jim Benson from Modus Institute comments on how to get the most from online conferences.

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Moonlit - Mikaela interviews Stephanie Kim

Moonlit Skincare CEO Stephanie Kim and Mikaela Kiner have a conversation about thriving as an entrepreneur.

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Intentionalist - Mikaela interviews Laura Clise

Mikaela Interview Laura Clise from Intentionalist.

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Mikaela Kiner Interviews Xiao Wang from Boundless

Mikaela Kiner interviews Xiao Wang of Boundless about starting his startup.

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SAC 17 Selects Six Finalists

After several rounds of review, pitches, and evaluation, the 45 investors in SAC 17 have selected the six finalists for Seattle Angel Conference.

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SAC XVII ecosystem Interviews with Mikaela Kiner and Shannon Anderson from Madrona Ventures

Mikaela Kiner interviews Shannon Anderson from Madrona Venture Group.

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Care-19 - A High School Student Jumps into Entrepreneurship

A couple weeks into the Covid-19 pandemic, Garfield highschool junior Dylan Stepherson wanted to find a way to help support his community. He wasted no time enlisting his sister Eva, who's in ninth grade.

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Startup-People of Seattle: Rebecca Lovell (Executive Director at Create33)

The blog-series “Startup People of Seattle” introduces some of the key personas in the ecosystem to learn more about what they are doing, to share their thoughts and ideas, and to promote networking. Rebecca has been involved in several key organizations in Seattle’s startup ecosystem, such as Alliance of Angels, Northwest Entrepreneur Network, GeekWire and the University of Washington. Today, Rebecca is executive director of Create33, a resource center for technology entrepreneurs.

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Startup-People of Seattle: Gary R. Ritner (President – PSVC & Investment Banking)

The blog-series “Startup People of Seattle” introduces some of the key personas in the ecosystem to learn more about what they are doing, to share their thoughts and ideas, and to promote networking. Gary R. Ritner is co-founder and president of the Puget Sound Venture Club, PSVC.

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Startup-People of Seattle: Edward Un (Business Angel)

The blog-series “Startup People of Seattle” introduces some of the key personas in the ecosystem to learn more about what they are doing, to share their thoughts and ideas, and to promote networking. Edward Un is working as Senior Program Manager, Cloud + AI Speech & Language, at Microsoft. In his free time, he is involved in Angel Investing.

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Startup-People of Seattle: Jon Staenberg (Business Angel and VC)

The blog-series “Startup People of Seattle” introduces some of the key personas in the ecosystem to learn more about what they are doing, to share their thoughts and ideas, and to promote networking. Jon Staenberg has raised and managed multiple funds and is an experienced angel investor having invested in about 400 startups.

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Startup-People of Seattle: Eric Berman (Business Angel)

The blog-series “Startup People of Seattle” introduces some of the key personas in the ecosystem to learn more about what they are doing, to share their thoughts and ideas, and to promote networking. Eric Berman started his career at Microsoft. Today, he is co-chair at Element 8 Angels.

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Startup-People of Seattle: Peter Chee (Entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of thinkspace)

The blog-series “Startup People of Seattle” introduces some of the key personas in the ecosystem to learn more about what they are doing, to share their thoughts and ideas, and to promote networking. Peter Chee is founder & CEO of Thinkspace. He is fascinated by the personality of entrepreneurs and enjoys being surrounded by people who do things that have never been done before.

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Startup-People of Seattle: Sharad Agarwal (Business Angel)

The blog-series “Startup People of Seattle” introduces some of the key personas in the ecosystem to learn more about what they are doing, to share their thoughts and ideas, and to promote networking. Sharad Agarwal is an active angel investor in Seattle. His professional background is in computer science R&D, and he is working for Microsoft.

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Startup People of Seattle: Brett Greene (Community Builder and Founder & CEO of New Tech Northwest)

The blog-series “Startup People of Seattle” introduces some of the key personas in the ecosystem to learn more about what they are doing, to share their thoughts and ideas, and to promote networking. Brett Greene is founder and CEO of New Tech Northwest – the fastest growing monthly event group in Meetup.com history (out of 300,000 international organizations) with over 45,000 members.

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