Next Event:

April 4 | Why It’s Vital to Think ‘Social – Local – Mobile’ As a Marketer Today with Ian Mackie of Point It and Bryan Zug of Ignite and Bootstrapper Studios

seattle professional business networking events february 2012

Time: 7:45 – 9:15am

Location: Il Fornaio Italian Restaurant & Bakery @ Pacific Place, Seattle

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About Caffeinated Events: Our high-caliber panelists are always new and our topics will vary from each event to the next. Panel or discussion will last about 45-minutes, then open up to Q&A following our networking at the beginning. Panelists or speaker will share and/or debate their opinion on new trends in the marketplace and their experiences in the trenches of modern day business with an emphasis on communications, leadership, organization and efficiency for small- to medium-sized businesses.

Sample Schedule:

7:30 – 7:55 – Open Networking
7:55 – 8:00 – Take Your Seats
8:00 – 8:10 – Opening Announcements & Panel Introduction
8:10 – 9:00 – Feature Panel/Speaker,
9:00 – 9:10 – Audience Q&A
9:10 – 9:15 – Door Prizes & Closing Announcements

This is a new event style for Kreate in Fall 2011. Events will occur every 6-to-8 weeks and alternate Seattle to Eastside and are expected to average about 25-35 in attendance to start.

Next Caffeinated Conversations event: Week of June 4th, 2012


Past Caffeinated Conversations Events

Dec 2nd, 7:30am – 9:30am

Location: MOD Pizza, 317 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue (breakfast pizza, coffee and snacks provided)
Topic: Successful Sales Strategies through Holidays and Downtimes

See a video short of Matt from Aug 2010:

Event Description: Wake up by getting a double shot of knowledge from leading local experts and personalities while getting in some quality networking! This month we’re in Bellevue and talking about Sales/Biz Dev (the big ‘S’ word) and how you can keep yourself in the driver’s seat in December and January so you don’t have a big dip for during the holidays and other slow periods in your business cycle. Whether you’re a small business owner, an entrepreneur, solopreneur or you work with a team, the information Matt will deliver is priceless! (I’ve read his last two published books and they were jam-packed with valuable info!)

About Matt: Matt Heinz brings more than 12 years of marketing, business development and sales experience from a variety of organizations, vertical industries and company sizes. His career has focused on delivering measurable results for his employers and clients in the way of greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty.

Matt has held various positions at companies such as Microsoft, Weber Shandwick, Boeing, The Seattle Mariners, Market Leader and Verdiem. In 2007, Matt began Heinz Marketing to help clients focus their business on market and customer opportunities, then execute a plan to scale revenue and customer growth. He launched Heinz Marketing formally in late 2008.


October 18th | 7:30am

Location: Zoka Coffee, University Village, Seattle

October 18th topic: The Power of Social Influence & Conversation in Today’s Marketing Mix with Jess Estrada and Josh Dirks

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October’s Event Panelists:

Jess Estrada, Director of Marketing at Banyan Branch, Seattle and Blogger at

About Jess: Jess is one of the most influential people in Seattle, especially in the greater fashion world as Jess is all around and it seems that like ‘Waldo’, we say to ourselves, “Where’s Jess!?” Jess is the former events director at the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and started their social media program before being recruited by local Banyan Branch by their partners. Banyan Branch’s client list includes successful brands such as Amazon, Disney, Microsoft, Fox and Porsche to name a few.

Josh Dirks, Co-Founder and Head Scientist at Project Bionic Social Media

About Josh: After helping to propel 10X Marketing (a Paul Allen founded company) to launch their proprietary SEO technology to an international market, Josh created Pin Point Marketing specializing in pay-per-click, SEO and affiliate marketing. He continued to build companies until joining Entercom Communications as Director of Digital & Strategic Sales and Marketing where he became a thought leader in media integration and how to harness the power of social media within the traditional space. Many of the campaigns he worked on because the company’s most successful.

Over the past two years Josh and partners have been busy escalating Project Bionic to a client list of 40+ that has grown steadily, continuing to break ground and create proprietary solutions for the social and mobile media space. He’s an avid sports fan, loves to network and owns a fox terrier with his wife and two small children locally.

About Project Bionic: Humanizing Brands Through Contagious Content.

Tully’s  |  Bartell’s  |  Taco Time  |  Smith Brothers Farms  |  Car Toys

Project Bionic was created to help businesses join the conversation in an efficient and cost-effective way. We are a team of conversational marketers and brand managers that understand the social media landscape. We work on behalf of our clients to humanize their brands and keep them top of mind when fans enter the buying funnel. Additionally, through a sophisticated network of listening tools, we protect their reputation online. Project Bionic has created a turn-key process to help businesses of all sizes navigate these new marketing waters and harness the power of social media.

What should I expect at this event?

Expect to get some interactive networking in with a double or triple ‘shot’ of new information and prospective from quality speakers revolving around the hot topics at current. Make sure to arrive early to keep your ‘extra whip’, ‘extra hot’ dose of networking on tap


What should I expect at this event?

Expect to get some interactive networking in with a double or triple ‘shot’ of new information and prospective from quality speakers revolving around the hot topics at current. We will have a facilitated networking piece so expect to pass out and receive some new business cards and make sure to bring at least 25 or so to start!

Make sure to arrive early to keep your ‘extra whip’, ‘extra hot’ dose of networking on tap!

What is my investment for this style of event?

Admission is $10-15 at these highly interactive events that will feature a continental style breakfast with a variety of breakfast snacks (typically somewhat healthy) to start your day combined with a healthy dose of amazing info from our panels!

What are the themes for 2011 Caffeinated events?

October 18th – Seattle, The Power of Social Influence & Conversation in Marketing

December 1st – Bellevue, topic tba