This spring Virgin Atlantic begins its new daily route from Seattle to London, as they join their partner Delta in serving the Emerald City. To mark the occasion the airline has decided to hold the next installment of their Business is an Adventure live event series, with Richard Branson joined by a collection of the city’s brightest entrepreneurs.
Alongside the Virgin Group founder, the airline have lined up a group of fascinating leaders, including Nadia Shouraboura, Founder & CEO, Hointer; Jonathan Sposato, Angel Investor and CEO, PicMonkey; and Chase Jarvis, Founder & CEO, CreativeLive. The panel discussion will be moderated KING 5’s Mimi Jung and focus on everything from the city’s global influence to conscious business.
As well as these esteemed entrepreneurs, a selection of Seattle start-ups will be showcased, while refreshments will be supplied by local foodpreneurs. The event takes place from 11am on March 28th at Axis Pioneer Square. Keep your eyes peeled for livestream and ticket information.
For Virgin Atlantic it’s an exciting time to be entering the Seattle market, with those based their leading the nation when it comes to innovation and business. This is thanks in part, of course, to household names that have driven global change over the past few decades – these include Microsoft, Amazon and Starbucks.
But its roots as an entrepreneurial epicentre are much deeper. UPS was started over a century ago by a 19-year old entrepreneur in Seattle. While Bill Boeing caught the innovation bug 100 years ago when he started building flying machines there. (Fittingly, what would become the aircraft Virgin Atlantic will be flying from Seattle – the 787 Dreamliners).