Ignite Northwest is happy to announce its first alumni event honoring the first two classes that graduated our accelerator. Come join us for a fun social mixer to celebrate the companies, hear their stories, and catch up with them since the accelerator.
We are also pleased to announce that our guest speaker for the event will be Hap Klopp. Hap, a Spokane native, was the founder and for 20 years the Chief Executive Officer at The North Face. Mr. Klopp has subsequently been involved in a number of globally branded companies including the rugby company Canterbury of New Zealand. He regularly lectures at major graduate business schools including Cal, Carnegie Mellon, USF and Hult University. He has been involved in a number of entrepreneurial business ventures as well as the author of three business books, including the bestselling, recently published book Almost—12 electric months chasing a Silicon Valley dream. He serves as an operating partner and advisor at VO2 Partners a New York based Private Equity company. He is the Chairman of Obscura Digital a world leading digital marketing and data visualization company. And he is on the Boards of Cocona/37.5 and Mission Athletecare. His achievements have been recognized on national television and in publications such as BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine and Success. Mr. Klopp holds a BA and an MBA from Stanford University. Hap will be sharing his tales and lessons learned from his rich and unique experiences.
The Ignite Northwest Alumni Celebration Event will be held at No-Li Brewhouse on Tuesday, July 26th from 430pm to 630pm. We will have food and drinks on-hand for the event. And since this is a mixer celebration we will have a strict no suits, ties, or breakfast muffins policy. We’re here to celebrate. Register for this complementary event using bar to the right.