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“To Accelerate or Not to Accelerate?” with Allen Chen, CEO of DataBlade

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


“To accelerate or not to accelerate?”

Founding a startup is always a daunting task, and many founders find accelerators an appealing way to get structure and guidance in the earliest days of their new company. In this talk, we’ll discuss what accelerators are, what they are not, whether or not you should do one, how to pick a good accelerator, and of course, how to prepare a strong application.

About the Speaker

Allen Chen is the co-founder and CEO of DataBlade, a Seattle-based startup that was a part of the Techstars 2015 class. Previously, he founded a startup called CloudPress that was acquired by News Corp in 2013. Before that, he spent 5 years as an engineer at Amazon.

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.


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


Galvanize Seattle