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Startup Tech Seattle: Building a Community from Scratch

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


No one thought Airbnb would disrupt the hotel industry. No one believed that real-time crowd-sourced traffic data would be possible, but Waze proved them wrong. No one believed that the taxi industry would ever change, then along came Uber and Lyft. Disruption is imminent.

The business world has shifted. People have all the power. Loyalty cannot be purchased. Today, businesses are finding it harder and harder to stay relevant, competitive, collaborative, and responsive to their customers.

Building a community strategy can address all these problems.Find out how it can work in your business.

Join three of Seattle’s expert community builders to learn how to build a community from scratch.

Meet the Speakers

The event will be a fireside chat with community builders Natalie Angelillo (VP of Community at OfferUp) and Alicia Nakamoto (Director of Community at Arivale and former VP of Community at RealSelf). The talk will be moderated by Carrie Melissa Jones (COO & Founding Partner at CMX). We will cover topics such as:

  • Early indicators that community building is right (or not right!) for you and your organization

  • Reasons to start a community

  • How to get people in the door

  • Getting buy-in for your community strategy

  • How to set expectations for what community success looks like 

Who is this Event For?

This event is for any community builder, whether you’re new to the profession, ready to take your career to the next level, or are just curious about what community means in the startup and tech worlds.

What to Bring:

Willingness to meet a handful of new, interesting people and share ideas!

What You’ll Learn:

Attendees will walk away with a solid foundation for understanding how to start to build community in their organization as well as an entry point to dozens of other community builders who they can continue to turn to for inspiration.

About our Sponsor

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

  • Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

  • Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth

  • Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.


October 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square
111 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104 US