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Founders’ Forum + Founder Story – In Person!

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We are back to being in-person!  Your community of Founders is looking forward to connecting with you for an off-the-record discussion about the startups we are building.  This is a great way to get feedback from a small group of founders on a specific topic regarding your idea or company.  We will also hear from VO member, Patrick Thompson, the co-founder of Iterative.ly, which was acquired earlier this year by Amplitude.

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Founders’ Forums have been our bread and butter since the inception of Venture Out, when we were just an underground community of moonlighters who were flying under the noses of our Big Tech employers 👀 . They continue to be a staple of the Venture Out Community and bring together tech employees, founders, mentors, and investors in the broader startup ecosystem. This is a safe place to ask difficult questions no matter how basic they may seem and crowdsource support.

If you have a question for the group, submit it here!

What to Expect

Food and beverages on the house! Nothing formal, just delicious pizza to enjoy with your startup neighbor 🙂 An amazing venue in SLU (courtesy of VO member Evan Maynard, Founder of Gearhouse). If you have an ounce of adventure in your blood, check them out! They are an up and coming Outdoor Community, making adventures more accessible for the masses with a gear library. Learn more about Gearhouse in the Seattle Times!

A great speaker/founder story, sound boarding, and an evening all about serendipity and supporting one another!

COVID-19: There is an indoor and outdoor space. Proof of vaccination is required for indoor access.

Schedule (PST)

Doors-Open – 6:00pm

  • Networking & initial hello’s!
  • Food & drink provided by VO

Opening – 6:30pm

  • Introduction by Sean & Welcome Message from Evan Maynard, Founder of Gearhouse
  • Founder Story/Q&A – Patrick Thompson, Co-Founder & CEO of Iteratively (Acquired by Amplitude) will answer your questions on Co-Founding Iteratively and becoming acquired by Amplitude

Startup Questions – 7:15pm

  • Introduce startup questions – submit yours in advance here
  • Breakout sessions by question

Closing Remarks -8:00pm

  • Shared learnings
  • Announcements
  • More networking!

Lights Out – 8:30pm




November 17
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Gear House
434 Yale Ave North
Seattle, 98109 United States
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Venture Out
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