TechFlash Town Hall: Bootstrapping vs. Venture Capital

by Rob Lewis | Business

Seattle's TechFlash is hosting a Town Hall event on June 15th in the Piccar Atrium & Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University and they've got Seattle's newest resident on the panel - TechCrunch's Michael Arrington.

In this first-of-its-kind TechFlash event, we'll explore the creative approaches that entrepreneurs and investors are using to grow their businesses. Startups require capital to become successful, but not nearly as much as they once did in this era of bootstrapping and do-it-yourself entrepreneurial ventures. So what role, if any, should angel investing and venture capital play in this changing landscape, and what's the best way for entrepreneurs to bring their dreams to reality?

The Town Hall format will allow the speakers to sound off while sharing the floor and the organizers are expecting some fireworks. Here's who speaking:

  • Michael Arrington, founder and publisher of TechCrunch.
  • Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo.
  • Bill Bryant, angel investor and venture partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
  • Hillel Cooperman, founder of Jackson Fish Market.
  • Ben Elowitz, founder and CEO of Wetpaint.
  • Geoff Entress, angel investor and venture partner at Voyager Capital.
  • Greg Gottesman, managing director at Madrona Venture Group.
  • Serena Glover, co- founder and former executive at Twango.
  • Glenn Kelman, president & CEO of Redfin.
  • Andy Liu, angel investor and co-founder of BuddyTV.
  • Steve Murch, founder of and former CEO of
  • Dan Rosen, chairman of the Alliance of Angels.
  • Andy Sack, general partner at Founder's Co-op.
  • Lucinda Stewart, managing director at OVP Venture Partners.

If you plan on attending be sure to watch this Arrington TechCrunch interview with Redfin's Kelman from last month and register online.

Seattle, Washington, United States

TechFlash is an online news site dedicated to covering the technology industry in the Pacific Northwest. It is product of Puget Sound Business Journal led by veteran journalists Todd Bishop and John Cook, with contributions from PSBJ staff writer Eric Engleman. more

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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