AI Startup Weekend Seattle

    Friday, May 5 - 7, 2017

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AI Startup Weekend Seattle

Friday, May 5 - 7, 2017

Friday, May 5 - 7, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Extra Slice
3600 136th Pl SE # 300, Bellevue, WA
Bellevue, WA 98006

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Empower your business with AI

Artificial Intelligence(AI) has rushed into our life. Do you have an idea how to leverage it to make our surroundings smarter? If the answer is yes, come and join us for this business sprint to achieve idea to revenue over the weekend! Let's get together as engineers, entrepreneurs, business minds and innovators to develop, pitch, and disrupt the status quo using AI.

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.

The startup weekend event will provide teams the opportunity to develop, and pitch AI ideas, solutions and business proposals to a panel of judges from prominent tech companies in the area... The team with the best overall score from our panel of judges will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Angel Investors concerning their AI solution.

Come join us in startup entrepreneurial fashion for competition, for community, for innovation!


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Friday May 5th

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
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

Saturday May 6th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday May 7th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Mark Neuhausen
Chief Technologist and Angel Investor

Physics degrees from MIT, a Wharton MBA, 20+ years in his first career in defense electronics rising to the VP of a $300M business area.  His second career, in Internet, telecommunications, and IT, was at Cisco, Amazon, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise as a intrapreneur launching new products and services.  For the past 2+years, He has been an active angel investor (10 individual investments, 20+ through Keiretsu Capital fund), and a member of Keiretsu Forum, Seattle Angel Conference, Puget Sound Venture Club, and Accelement.  He is also now the virtual-CEO for a Seattle-area startup. He is a problem solver equally comfortable with technical and business problems. 

Gillian Muessig
Cofounder of Moz, Outlines Venture Group & brettapproved

As CEO of Outlines Venture Group, Gillian has advised more than 200 companies, helping them to launch, grow, pivot and thrive; some hold multi-year listings on the Inc. 500 fastest growing lists. She’s served as founding president of Moz, the world’s most popular search and inbound marketing software, advised at the Gates Foundation, and is now COO at brettapproved, the world’s first standardized rating, review, and booking site for travelers with disabilities and mobility challenges. 

Gillian has keynoted and lectured at events and mentored at incubators worldwide and consults privately with investors and founders and speaks worldwide on current and future opportunities in startup investments.

Jalen He
Cloud Architect of Alibaba

Jalen is a Sr. Cloud Architect from Alibaba Cloud Computing based in San Mateo office. Prior to Alibaba, Jalen worked for Microsoft, Expedia, Myspace and Redfin to lead both development and testing team. He is a veteran with years of experience on R&D, infrastructure, team management, across various industries such as ads, social networks and travel.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The AI Startup Weekend Seattle team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Special Thanks

Organizing Team

Startup Weekend Seattle is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Fan
  • Raymond
  • Yu
  • Wendy

Event Staff

Christian Osborn

Nikki Zhai

Niya Zhang

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Janey Greenstein

Janice Gao

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