Seattle is bustling with entrepreneurial activity and the startup spirit, from Pioneer Square to the University of Washington, after-school activities to industry meetups, garages to co-working spaces. StartupSeattle will help you navigate this sea of resources and connections, and serve as a megaphone for our region’s success. We’re committed to shared prosperity in our city, and will work to:
- Measure and promote the impact of tech startups on our economy.
- Foster startup communities. As the flow of entrepreneurial ideas is nurtured by talent, resources and key business services, we will help support and create innovation centers in Pioneer Square, South Lake Union, the University District, the Central Area, and beyond.
- Improve diversity and inclusion in tech. Focusing particularly on underserved communities and students, we’ll partner with training providers, community organizations, and the private sector to provide meaningful experiences in technology and entrepreneurship.
- Expand opportunities in technology. The White House has designated the Seattle region a TechHire community, aiming to fill the growing number of open tech jobs by aligning employers with training providers like Ada Developers Academy, a software development training for women; Unloop, training for people who have been in prison to succeed in careers in tech; and Floodgate Academy, a developer operations training focused on underrepresented communities. Learn more here: http://techhireseattle.org.
Seattle is a great place to live and work. With all of these ingredients for success, together we can make Seattle the best place in the world to startup.