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We believe in a community of founders empowering other founders to build a better world

Our Big Tech backgrounds showed us how to build and scale great products - but how does a founder create something important when they no longer have a two-pizza team, unlimited budget, and a credible household name with millions of users? That's where we come in.
Big to Small Lab
Our program guides aspiring entrepreneurs along the complicated first steps of their startup journey.
Job Board
Discover curated jobs from some of the fastest growing startups in the PNW

Welcome to Venture Out

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About the Team

Sean Sternbach
Co-Founder
Product @ Amazon. Former EIR at the Alexa Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Co-founder of Gingr. Co-founder of Community Access Fund.
Ken Horenstein
Co-Founder
Market Development @ M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund. Audience Marketing Manager - Independent Software Vendors @ Microsoft.
Lisa Jensen
Program Manager
UW Graduate in Marketing and Operations. Former UW Women's Soccer Co-Captain.

Venture Out is a proud member of The University of Washington's Venture Fellows Program.

The UW Venture Fellows Program gives 1st year MBA students real-world experience with Seattle’s top VC funds, labs, and studios.
Meet our current Venture Fellow, Emily Kwong. She’s helping VO with market research, due diligence, and other helpful projects.
Big to Small Lab | 10x your startup network in 10 weeks