Susie Lee: Initiation Rites in the Cult of Startups

You’ve undoubtedly heard (and quite possible used) Tinder or Susie Lee, and her business partner, Katrina Hess, thought there was a better way, and so in 2014 they launched Siren, which relies on conversation as a starting point, rather than long profiles or photo surfing. Siren promotes discovery, safety and respect, and uses a “Question of the Day” as a means of making a connection. The app’s been a success, named as 2015 App of the Year by Geekwire, and it’s the subject of an upcoming feature on the PBS series, “Start Up.” Susie will share the behind-the-scenes story of how Siren was conceived, funded, and launched as she covers these topics and more:

The common myths and stories repeated in media about start ups

The reality, particularly for non-white, non-male, non-Stanford, non-Google founder and entrepreneurs

The key deviations along the way from the established stories

How do you navigate the advice and figure out the path that works for you?

Why you may not want to follow a prescribed path, especially for women entrepreneurs

What it's like to pitch and ultimately receive money from angel and other investment firms


Who should take this workshop?

This talk is for anyone interested in startup culture and the successful combining of work, life, art, and personal philosophy. Sign-up now:

When & Where
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
School of Visual Concepts
2300 7th Ave
Suite B
Seattle, WA 98121