ProDev Day – Q2: What to Expect

The second edition of our quarterly professional development event is basically here. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers and resources – and 250 or so people showing up to network with so come early, show up late or stay the entire day.

Where: ATLAS Workbase, 500 Mercer in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood. 
When: Wednesday, May 8th, from whenever you want to show up, to whenever you want to leave.

ATLAS Workbase is a state of the art coworking space and host of ProDev Day

Transportation & Parking

ReachNow is the official transportation sponsor of #ProDevDay and providing a promo code for existing ReachNow members. We can’t share the code publicly, but RSVP and you’ll get the code in an auto response! Of course parking is first-come-first serve throughout the neighborhood. If you plan on coming to one of the evening events, Mercer Street is a mess, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to find parking and check in.

Event Sessions

1 Million Cups: Founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups is a free program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. 1 Million Cups is now in more than 160 communities across the country – celebrate it’s Seattle launch!

Celebrate the launch of 1 Million Cups at ProDev Day

Practice Your Pitch: Get that outside perspective as Christina Brennan, of 3C Comms, hosts a workshop Highlighting best practices for pitching and persuasive communication.

Lunch & Learn – Diversity in the Workplace: Grab a bite from the onsite cafe or and join in for a round-table discussion with leaders from new YPOS and Young Professionals with Pride (YPP), a program of the Greater Seattle Business Association.

Above the Noise Entrepreneur Panel: Angel investors, founders and CEOs discuss how to make your business stand out in a market saturated with startups. Get the answers you need… in an educational panel discussion moderated by serial entrepreneur, Vlad Mkrtumyan of LogicInbound.

1 on 1 Career Coaching: We’ve got a list of career coaches joining us. One-on-one sessions are available (on a limited bases) but Prime Pass ticket holders are given priority. Fill out this survey, to help us match you with the right coach, pending availability.

Job Fair: This one is super casual… e.g., there will be beer. No need to wear a suit. This is a chance to chat with recruiters at these companies to find out a little more about who they are. Also, no need to bring a resume. While we’ll have a few companies present at the event, we have an ongoing relationship with several more.

It’s our job to get you on their radar and establish a connection where relevant. Fill out this form and let us get to work!

Happy Hour: Sponsored by ATLAS Workbase… enjoy beer, wine, kambucha and snacks.

Fireside Chat: Bring your happy hour drinks over to this night cap session.  Listen to Nick Hughes and Forbes list most influential CMO, Amber Osborne, moving from social media influencer to the executive suite and the importance of personal and corporate brand management.


Amber Osborne, CMO of Doghead Simulations. Photo cred:


Sponsors and Partners

YPGroupYPOS, ProDev, ATLAS Workbase, 3C CommsSpecial Olympics1 Million Cups, a small studio, YPP (part of GSBA)Redhook, Bucha Belly, Logic Inbound, Founders Live, Microsoft, Reach Now.

Ahmad Corner

Ahmad Corner

Founder at YPGroup
Ahmad is the founder of YPGroup and Young Professionals of Seattle, Director of Biz Dev at Techstars Seattle Startup Week and advises early stage businesses on growth and user acquisition. A Seattle native and current resident, you can likely find him snowboarding, wake surfing (less likely) or eating somewhere (more likely). "Go Dawgs!"
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