Seattle Founder Day

G&W hosted a Founder Day in Seattle with our exceptional community of female founders, mentors, partners, and investors.

The day started with a Fundraising Masterclass by Leslie Feinzaig and was followed by a panel discussion on Financial Readiness for Early Stage Startups by J.P. Morgan. Next was a workshop by Kelsey Dixon at Rossman Media on The Fundamentals of Social: Establishing Your Presence. Then, our partners at Cooley covered Legal for Early Stage Startups: Incorporation, Equity, and Fundraising. Finally, we concluded the day with a Founder-Investor Panel with Christie Lagally, Founder & CEO of Rebellyous Foods and Hope Cochran, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group.

Throughout the day, founders had the opportunity to meet 1:1 with prominent investors in the ecosystem along with our partners at Cooley, J.P. Morgan, K&L Gates, and Rossman Media.

The happy hour at the end of the day sparked meaningful conversations and lasting connections between founders and investors.

Thank you to all who joined us to make the day so substantive and inspiring.

Featured speakers:

Leslie Feinzaig, Founder & Managing Director, Graham & Walker Venture Fund

Carly Kiser, Executive Director, Tech & Disruptive Commerce, J.P. Morgan

Dina McAfee, Vice President, Banker, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Rachel Edwards, Vice President, Digital Private Markets, Capital Connect by J.P. Morgan

Rohre Titcomb, COO & Venture Partner, Graham & Walker Venture Fund

Kelsey Dixon, VP of Business Growth, Rossman Media

Colleen Badgley, Associate, Cooley

Phoebe Huang, Associate, Cooley

Divya Kakkad, GM of Platform, Graham & Walker


Hope Cochran, Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group

Christie Lagally, Founder & CEO, Rebellyous Foods

Learn more about our speakers here.


Meet our 25+ mentors here!

Thank you to our airlines partner, Alaska Air, for enabling us to go on this roadshow!

Thank you to the team at SURF Incubator for the fantastic venue and for all the support behind the scenes.

Thank you also to Seize Photography, I Do boozes & brews, and Serious Pie.

This day would not have been possible without the generous support of our amazing partners at Rossman Media, J.P. Morgan, Cooley, Dell for Startups, and K&L Gates.

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