Ignite'Ing Your Community (Episode 15)

Jason and Mary chat with some of the top people behind Ignite Talks about building communities, drawing people together, and how to know when your plans need to pivot.

Show Notes

Ignite

Ignite

Ignite events are fun, fast-paced, series of presentations where speakers gather to share their knowledge and passion. Each speaker gets exactly five minutes, backed by 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. Talks cover a wide range of (often geeky) topics. Ignite has been in over 300 cities. Created in 2006 by Brady Forrest and Bre Petis, this phenomenon has spread to hundreds of cities in countries across all 7 continents.

Brady Forrest

Brady Forrest

Grooming hardware startups @highway1io; making rockstars @IgniteTalks; Author of The Hardware Startup

Megan Groves

Megan Groves

Founder of InterimCMO, marketing @IgniteTalks, startup advisor & mentor at Highway1 and TechStars, latin dancer, polyglot.

Bryan Zug

Bryan Zug

Bryan is a product manager and UX director who is deeply involved in Seattle’s tech community and has worked with companies like Techstars, Startup Weekend, the BBC, and Children’s Hospital Stanford. 10 years ago, he helped start Ignite Seattle – the popular gathering where local folks share their passions/pursuits in quick 5 minute presentations.