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Kirkland Investor Sharks Features Top Local Investors for Shark Tank-Style Event

All the Fun of the TV Show, Live and Local

The Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Kirkland Performance Center, is excited to announce that the second annual Kirkland Investor Sharks event will take place on Nov. 1 at the Kirkland Performance Center.

Built on the foundation of the Kirkland Chamber's Kirkland Startup Weekend, Kirkland Investor Sharks provides local startup businesses with an opportunity to pitch to a panel of some of the greatest venture capitalists and angel investors in the Pacific Northwest region, including big names in the investment community such as Greg Gottesman, Gregg Bennett, Todd Dean and others; and moderated by Jeff Peterson, vice president of marketing for GoDaddy. The investor panel is looking for tech-based ideas that will bring new contributions to the market.

“We are thrilled to co-host an event with Kirkland Performance Center that allows startup companies a chance to connect with some of the most highly regarded investors in the Pacific Northwest and introduce the wider community to the incredible innovation that we have happening in our region,” says Samantha St. John, executive director of the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce.

In keeping with the spirit of fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs, each ticket sold funds a scholarship ticket pool, in which 150 free tickets are provided to local area high school and college students to watch the action. Kirkland Investor Sharks is proud to be able to offer this benefit to spark ideas in young minds. Any student may register using the promo code: SHARK!

The event will take place at Kirkland Performance Center, with a reception from 6-7 p.m. The show itself will begin at 7 p.m. General Admission tickets are only $35 and include a lovely reception and access to the live show. The VIP package contains a private reception, exclusive opportunities to speak with the investors, and a personal swag bag valued at more than $150. Tickets are on sale now at

“Kirkland Performace Center is excited to partner with the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce in this unique event to highlight startups in our community. Kirkland Investor Sharks is designed to keep the focus on business while still putting forth an entertaining event that anyone can enjoy,” says David Bander, managing director of Kirkland Performance Center.

Sponsors of Kirkland Investor Sharks include Google, GoDaddy, Northwest University, Aegis of Kirkland and Aegis Lodge, Wallick & Volk – Beth Thompson Team, Kirkland Reporter, 425 Business Magazine, Kirkland Living Magazine, Kirkland Lifestyle Magazine and Jill Labberton Lifestyle Photography.

If you would like more information about Kirkland Investor Sharks, please contact Samantha St. John at 425.822.7066 or email at