Anybody with a passion for business, technology, and entrepreneurship is welcome (8th grade to College is recommended.).
Innovate '17 has amazing speakers that include CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs that have worked in the industry and are succesful in their own right.
Atul Ajoy is the founder & CEO of Chromata and is a teen entreprenuer. He has also written guest posts for Geekwire and been featured in their podcast He is very interested in technology and entreprenuership.
James Billmaier is the founder & CEO of Turbo Patent. He is also the former CEO of Asymetrix (which he led to an IPO as CEO) and co-founder (with Paul Allen) & former CEO of Digeo. He was also the CEO of Melodeo.
Todd Bishop is the co-founder and editor of Geekwire. He is a longtime technology journalist and former newspaper reporter who covers a wide range of technology news and trends.
Patrick Donka is the VP of Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo. He is the former interim COO for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and was formerly a senior director of M&A integration at Microsoft.
Gene Farrell is a SVP at Smartsheet and the former VP of Enterprise Applications and EC2 on Windows at AWS. He was also VP of North America Area Sales and then VP & GM of The Coca Cola Company's Freestyle unit.
Ajoy Krishnamoorthy is the Head of the Cloud Platform Division at Acumatica. He was a Director of Partner Strategy & then OEM Segment Marketing at Microsoft and was also the founder & CEO of a startup called Loyalty.
Gillian Muessig is the CEO of Outlines Venture Group and is the COO & Board Chair of brettapproved. She was the founding President of Moz and has been an advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jon Roskill is the CEO of Acumatica and investor & advisor to Wellpepper and Azuqua. He is also the former CVP of the Worldwide Partner Group and was also responsible for US Business & Marketing Strategy for Microsoft.
Andy Sack is the co-founder and Managing Partner at Founders Co-op and Managing Partner at Techstars Seattle. He is also the Chairman of Code Fellows and former CEO of Abuzz Solutions and The Body Shop Digital.
Rahul Sood is the founder & CEO of Unikrn and is the founder & former CEO of VoodooPC. He was also the CTO of HP's Advanced Computing Unit. He also led Microsoft Ventures and is currently an Advisor to the Board at Razer.