Founder Fridays

Madeline Haydon founder of nutpods speaks at the Founder Friday event on January 24 2020

Learn from the Experts with Founder Fridays!

This regularly occurring event features a fireside chat with a Seattle University alumni founder who will share their entrepreneurial journey with Seattle University students, alumni, faculty, and the public. The event is open to the public, and will be held virtually in the 2020-21 academic year. 

Past Founder Fridays

Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule of speakers


Headshot of Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan

Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship

Amelia Marckworth

Amelia Marckworth

Upcoming Founder Friday Events


Reserve your ticket and invite your friends to network and meet the new IEC Director Peter Rowan, hear Dany’s founder journey, and get the inside scoop on ways you and your business can benefit and volunteer in the IEC programs!

Get your ticket today! Click HERE

About Daniela

Daniela Applegate is the co-founder and Head of Marketing at rThreat, a cybersecurity startup headquartered in Bellingham, WA. Daniela's background is in design, marketing, branding, and e-learning with over 8 years of working experience under her belt. Prior to joining rThreat, she worked in the higher education and e-learning space for organizations like Seattle University and the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. Her unique combination of design, marketing, and curriculum development skills empowers her role at rThreat to educate the security industry on the importance of continuous security validation using real-world threats.

Daniela is a proud Latina in tech, and an advocate for women and POC who are interested in a career in cybersecurity. She was a previous Founders Live Seattle pitch competition winner, a finalist in the Women in Cloud #CloudInnovateHER Pitch Challenge, a cohort 7 member of the Women in Cloud Microsoft Cloud Accelerator, and a Seattle University Jones Progress Award winner.

About rThreat

Founded in 2020, rThreat is a breach and attack emulation SaaS platform that challenges your cyber defenses using real-world and custom threats in a secure environment. Think of rThreat as your live fire exercise for cyber attacks.

Our continuous, automated, and realistic controls validation capability allows the CISO to finally answer the perpetual question: Are we secure?

rThreat provides cost-effective, on-demand, and automated capabilities with built-in threat intelligence so organizations can easily implement continuous security validation and remediation. We also develop and provide custom, unknown malware that reflect the most sophisticated blackhat attack methodologies seen in the wild.

The methodologies we use to run our tests provide security teams a true-to-life, realistic assessment of whether or not cyber defenses are configured and working properly. Security and business leaders seeking honest answers about the state of their programs will find rThreat’s platform a critical component of their risk management strategy.


SeattleU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (IEC)

Housed in the Albers School of Business, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center supports all Seattle University students and alumni as well as the greater Seattle entrepreneurial ecosystem with the mission to Accelerate Entrepreneurial Leaders for the Common Good. The Albers School of Business and Economics is a nationally ranked business school with the mission to develop exceptional business leaders who are values-driven and committed to advancing the common good.


• 4:30-5:00pm: Networking (Free food and hosted bar)

• 5:00-6:00pm: Fireside chat with Daniela Applegate