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Jun 28
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Jun 29
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Jun 30
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Tier 1 Sponsors

Julie Sandler

Senior Associate, Madrona Venture Group   |  LinkedIn

Julie joined Madrona in 2011, and is a board observer for several of Madrona’s portfolio companies, including AdReady, Jintronix, Maxpoint, OnMobile Media, SNUPI, and At Madrona, Julie is pursuing new investment opportunities, and is actively involved in Madrona’s portfolio companies and the firm’s activity in the startup community. She recently launched the Seattle Entrepreneurial Women’s Network (SEWN), a forum for women entrepreneurs, startuppers, and aspiring entrepreneurs to connect here in the Greater Seattle area.

Gillian Muessig

Founding President Emeritus, SEOmoz   |  LinkedIn

Gillian is a thought leader in the online marketing industry, global keynote speaker, author, Board director and advisor to companies in four continents and one of Seattle's most sought after entrepreneur-mentors. She enjoys a global reputation for her ability to forecast trends in technology in established and emerging markets and to help companies understand how to develop and package new and existing product lines to successfully navigate these new markets.

John Creason

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Smartsheet   |  LinkedIn

John Creason has been involved in building and growing successful technology start-ups for over 20 years. He has played a variety of key leadership roles at tech companies including Concur Technologies, Captura Inc. and Platinum Software, and has been the technology architecture brains behind Smartsheet for nearly 7 years. Both a software architect and skilled woodworker, John sits behind a birchwood desk he built himself. Also an avid outdoorsman, John and his seventeen-year-old son enjoy downhill skiing, whitewater rafting and hiking. He has already scaled Mount Whitney and hopes to summit Mount Rainier one day. John received his B.S. in Business and Management from the University of Redlands.

Tony Jacobson

Director of Interface/User Experience Design,   |  LinkedIn

Forrest Gump hit the silver screens in 1995 and Tony Jacobson stumbled his way into the web world. He cut his teeth in the web by helping start and went on from there as a design and development consultant. At the end of 2000 he catapulted his way through the dot-com crash and co-founded CrashShop, a web design and development firm. Capitalizing on that experience he went on to co-found Ratio Interactive. At Ratio, Tony was the Chief Strategy Officer and directed all design and UX. He's designed large-scale enterprise solutions for T-Mobile, Getty Images and CVS/Pharmacy. In the start-up world he's helped develop concepts and products for Visible Technologies: TruView and Trucast,, Point Inside and several others.

Currently Tony is Director of UX/UI at


Dave Parker

Tech Entrepreneur, Author, Board Member and Consultant with a focus on Revenue   |  LinkedIn

Over the last 20+ years Dave's career success has included both product and service industries, selling both tangible and intangible technology products and professional services. Markets have included software, wireless and hardware. An Alumnus of the University of Washington, Dave has been recognized by the World Technology Network for Innovation in the Software Industry, Forbes “Best of the Web” and the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 under 40”.

Robi Ganguly

CEO, Apptentive   |  LinkedIn

Robi Ganguly is the CEO of Apptentive, the easiest way for every company with an app to talk with their customers. The Google Ventures backed company works with major mobile game publishers and enables millions of customer conversations. Prior to Apptentive Robi worked at Yahoo! and built WebEx's pricing strategy.

Carly Slater

Curator, TEDxSeattle   |  LinkedIn

Carly Slater is Chief Experience Officer at thinkspace, a community of entrepreneurs, tech startups, and small businesses with natural affinity for inspiration and passion. She is also a curator at TEDxSeattle where she creates lasting experience for attendees. And, founder of People at Large, an independent volunteer team which operates under the mission "To Find Things Worth Doing". Carly's 16 years of experience includes strategy, marketing, and event planning. She's been involved in the gaming industry, was the former Business Development Manager with Washington Interactive Network, and was Minion Overlord for Emerald City ComicCon.

Jenny Lam

Co-Founder, Jackson Fish Market   |  LinkedIn

Jenny Lam is a co-founder of Jackson Fish Market, a small software startup focused on making beautiful software experiences for customers and clients. Shipping over 20 software products of their own in the past 5 years, their biggest product is A Story Before Bed - the first (and only) service that lets parents, grandparents, and children record video of themselves reading children's books and play it back as often as they like on the Mac, PC, or iPad.

Before Jackson Fish Market, Jenny worked at Microsoft from 2001–2007 as Creative Director of the Windows User Experience team. When she isn't running her startup, she serves on the board of the National AIGA and works with national & local organizations to foster the next generation of creative design talent headed for the tech industry. She was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Technology by the Puget Sound Business Journal and was awarded Seattle 2.0 Best Startup Designer in 2010.

Felix Anthony

Former VP of Kindle Software, Product Management & Digital Platform at   |  LinkedIn

Felix Anthony was most recently Vice President, Kindle at and was responsible for Kindle Software, Kindle Product Management, Kindle User Interface and the Digital Platform for media products like mp3 and streaming video. In his 12 years at, he was also Vice President for Ordering in the e-Commerce platform team and Vice President for Fulfillment Systems in the Operations and Logistics team. Prior to Amazon, he was an entrepreneur and has been a software developer in Graphics, Systems Management, Education, Finance and Developer tools at various companies on the east coast. Currently he is an angel investor, mentor and advisor to startups.

Alex Vorobiev

Director of Platform, Smartsheet   |  LinkedIn

Alex is a startup junkie who is passionate about technology, customer experience and building awesome products. Prior to joining Smartsheet, he did enterprise product management at Microsoft and launched several startups including that was acquired in 2001, way before online edu was cool. He holds an MBA from Wharton. When he isn't helping Smartsheet achieve world domination, he is home changing baby diapers and negotiating bedtime with his 2 yr old. Alex believes sleep is for quitters.

Director of Engineering, SmartSheet   |  LinkedIn

Todd Fasullo has been a long-term member of the team, joining in 2006 prior to the launch of the company’s first offering. While primarily focusing on his passion for building SAAS applications, he was also responsible for Smartsheet’s hosting operations until 2011. Prior to, Todd was at Onyx Software Corporation, where he was a leader in the consulting organization responsible for the CRM implementations for the company’s Fortune 500 clients. Todd graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, biking, spending time with his two kids, and cooking pizza in the wood fired oven he built in his back yard.

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