Elevate NW Conference 2018

  • Date(s): Tue, Apr 24, 2018
  • Time(s): 01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Location: Fisher Pavilion and Armory Lofts, Seattle Center
  • Address: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA, 98109 (Get Directions)
  • Members: $120
  • Non-Members: $140
  • Additional Information: Online registration has closed. We will have a limited number of tickets available for purchase at the door at Fisher Pavilion at 12:40PM.
  • Questions: Contact Harry Cheema at 206-389-7215


Elevate NW logoThe Northwest’s history is one of innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs – dreaming big and working hard. The values that define our region have made it possible to create a thriving and competitive economy while figuring out the best path forward together.

Join us for the inaugural Elevate NW, a conference dedicated to the growth and success of small businesses in the Seattle metro region. From solopreneurs to companies that employ tens of thousands of people, we all play a role in building relationships that create an environment where small businesses can continue to flourish and innovate.  

Agenda
  • 1:00PM Keynote Presentation - Recently ranked as the fastest-growing restaurant chain and the most loved pizza brand in America, MOD currently has more than 320 locations across the U.S. and U.K., and recently has raised over $180 million to support its rapid expansion. The Svensons attribute MOD’s success to a people-first culture, and a shared motivation to use the business as a platform to make a positive social impact. Scott will speak about the powerful culture and philosophy driving this purpose-led business, and the concept of “Spreading MODness.”

  • 2:00PM Breakout Sessions Round One
    • Best practices of Successful Growth
    • The Power of Partnerships
    • The Pursuit of Innovation
  • 3:15PM Breakout Sessions Round Two
    • Best practices of Successful Growth
    • The Power of Partnerships
    • The Pursuit of Innovation
  • 4:30PM After-Party - Wind down from a day full of learning with food, drinks, games, prizes, and networking.

At this half-day, interactive conference, you'll:

  • Connect – Meet peers from a variety of industries with structured and casual networking
  • Discover – Learn from small businesses in our region that are changing the game
  • Engage – Dig in to real-life examples of business success and gain insight into developing mutually beneficial relationships with companies of all sizes
Keynote Presentation Scott-Svenson-Hero

Breakout Session: Best Practices of Successful Growth
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    Christal Bemont
    SVP & GM of Global
    Small and Medium Business

    SAP Concur
  • dh
    Rachel Maxwell
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Community Sourced Capital

  • dh
    Tony Phillips
    Business Services Manager
    BECU

  • dh
    Erika Schmidt
    Principal
    Sappington
  • Beto Yarce
    Beto Yarce
    Executive Director
    Ventures
Breakout Session: The Pursuit of Innovation
  • jd
    Jasmine Donovan
    Executive Vice President &
    Chief Financial Officer

    Dick's Drive-In Restaurants
  • dh
    David Harris
    Startup Advocate
    Office of Economic Development

    City of Seattle
  • dh
    Vikram Jandhyala
    Vice President
    for Innovation Strategy

    University of Washington
  • jd
    Moorea Seal
    Founder, CEO &
    Chief Creative Director

    Moorea Seal
  • ss
    Sarah Studer
    Business Development
    & Communications

    Impact Hub
Breakout Session: The Power or Partnerships
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    Jeremy Field
    Regional Administrator
    Pacific NW Region

    U.S. Small Business Administration
  • mg
    Matt Galvin
    Co-Owner
    Pagliacci Pizza

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    Jaebadiah Gardner
    Founder & CEO
    GARDNERGLOBAL, Inc.

  • jd
    Hannah Hanley
    Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer
    Heritage Distilling Company
  • dh
    Leen Kawas
    President & CEO
    M3 Biotechnology, Inc.
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