Xiao Wang is the founder of Boundless, a startup helping immigrant families navigate the immigration process. When Xiao was young, his family spent five months' rent paying their immigration attorney to make sure they didn't lose their chance to stay in America. This made affordable, reliable immigration services the problem Xiao felt compelled to solve. He knew becoming an entrepreneur would require hard work and sacrifice (not all rainbows and unicorns), but says it's been worth the struggle.
Mikaela is a Founder/CEO and executive coach. In 2015, she founded Reverb, to help companies create healthy, inclusive cultures that scale. Last year, Reverb was named as the second fastest growing company in the state by PSBJ. Before Reverb, Mikaela held HR leadership roles at several Northwest companies. She enjoys being part of the Seattle startup community, where she gets to work with mission driven leaders. Her book Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace was released in January 2020.
On March 9, the SAC 19 round did the hard work of narrowing the 81 excellent companies that had applied down to 24 Quarter Finalists. The finalists are covered here.Read More
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.Read More
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/Read More