About The Session
Wrap up ProDev Day with happy hour and join Nick Hughes, CEO of Founders Live (an unforgettable pitch competition), as he speaks with Rebecca Lovell, former Director of Economic Development for the City of Seattle.
After nearly five years helping drive economic development initiatives at the City of Seattle, Rebecca Lovell is jumping back into the startup world as a director at Create33, the new “founder center” established by Madrona Venture Group. Join two of the most influential individuals in the startup community (Nick and Rebecca) for a discussion about the history and future of entrepreneurship and startups in Seattle.
Grab your GA ticket below, and then find and select Founders Live Fireside Chat (and any other session you’d like to attend) on the following screen:
Nick Hughes | CEO of Founders Live
As the creator of Founders Live, Nick is a successful entrepreneur with business achievements in social media, digital payments, and e-commerce. He excels at interpersonal leadership, communication, business and product development.
In addition to creating the global entrepreneur network Founders Live, Nick stays busy as an advisor to numerous startups and occasionally takes positions in sales or biz dev roles if needed. Previously he founded the mobile payment startup Seconds as well as helping start Coinme, a company built around expanding bitcoin and digital transactions into the physical realm via Bitcoin ATM’s. As a sought-after adviser, entrepreneurial speaker and writer with guest appearances on popular technology and media outlets, Nick enjoys helping others discover their unique entrepreneurial path.
Rebecca Lovell | Acting Director of Economic Development - City of Seattle
After nearly five years helping drive economic development initiatives at the City of Seattle, Rebecca Lovell is jumping back into the startup world as a director at Create33, the new “founder center” established by Madrona Venture Group.
Before joining the City of Seattle, Lovell was the interim executive director of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, which was acquired by the Washington Technology Industry Association in 2014. She was also previously GeekWire’s chief business officer and has served as a Techstars mentor, among other roles in startups and the community.