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Fundamentals for Startup Fridays
Fundamentals for Startup Fridays
WhenFriday, Nov 17, 2017, 12 – 1 p.m.
Campus locationFluke Hall (FLK)
Campus room3rd Floor, Idea Lab
Event typesInformation Sessions, Lectures/Seminars

On this date, Ken Myer will be presenting "Creating the Team/Hiring/Culture." 

Ken Myer has over 25 years of successful experience in the technology industry leading companies ranging in size from startups to Fortune 100. 

Ken currently serves as an interim executive and advisor to technology companies undergoing leadership or organizational transition.  He is also a Lecturer at the UW Foster School of Business, teaching classes on Leadership of High Performance Organizations and Technology Commercialization.

Ken recently served interim executive roles at HydraMaster,, Data I/O and Tarmac24 and previously, Ken was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Technology Industry Association, one of the largest regional technology trade associations in North America.

Ken has also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Washington CoMotion office, and prior to that, was Executive Vice President of publicly traded Active Voice Corporation.

For fifteen years Ken held a variety of executive positions at IBM including General Manager of the Northwest and Intermountain Region, National Executive for the Computer Services Industries, and CFO IBM Northwest. 

Ken holds an MBA and M.A. from the University of Washington and is currently on the boards of AnswerDash and Forterra.

Our Startup Fundamentals series aims to  provide our CoMotion Labs Community and ELC Community with FREE access to leading experts that can close the GAP in startup knowledge. These startup sessions will give startups, teams, students and community a chance to learn practical knowledge, as well as provide hands-on training, and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches of business. 
Format of the Startup Sessions:
The startup sessions will have a topic and an area expert providing key insights and knowledge regarding the topic in a 20-30 minute seminar format. After the seminar, the attendees will break into working sessions to engage with the topic as it relates to them.

All seminars will be video captured and live streamed.
Light refreshments will be served. These sessions are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with UW or a startup to join. We hope to see you there!

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