Social Media: Where Quality Wins

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Aaron Franklin “what makes you think people want to hear your reviews? Did you just figure out that specials are more expensive… Read More

A Thank You List For Entrepreneurs

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Alyssa Royse I’m not really your mother, though it’s a role I play far too well. But, if I were, I’d hand… Read More

Who Do You Work For?

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Alyssa Royse At some point in every startup, things start going wrong. All of the rapid pivots and course corrections and panic… Read More

Lessons From An Angry Mob

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By David Aronchick I feel sorry for the TSA. They have totally conflicting constituents, have ownership over a miserable process and have to… Read More

Entrepreneur? Just Make Something

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Aaron Franklin A startup begins with uncertainty. From idea to launch you will have breakthroughs and setbacks, and you will often question yourself. You… Read More

TechStars DemoDay Rocked

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Andy Sack OnNovember 9th, the TechStars class of 2010 presented at the Triple Door toover 250 people — primarily investors. In my… Read More

How to create a killer startup video for $150?

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Nathan Parcells This article is about how to bootstrap your way to cheap, impactful, and creative partnerships in general. I am going to… Read More

We’re Hiring … Sort Of

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Richard Luck Last week the Washington State Department of Labor andIndustries posted a nicely produced video on their websiteannouncing what they were… Read More

What Is A Supportive Startup Community?

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Alyssa Royse We have a lot going for us as a startup community in Seattle. We have all the investors, advisors, service… Read More

Deploy 2010 Recap and Resources

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Jennifer Cabala Deploy 2010 was a great event.  We had an amazing group of technologists attending, taking notes and sharing ideas.  Nearly… Read More

Consulting: An Alternative to Fundraising

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Aaron Franklin At StartupDay 2009, I learned that many entrepreneurs initially fund their companies through consulting. Despite all the focus on ‘getting funded’,… Read More

What Does An IPO Smell Like?

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Gerry Langeler (Reflections on Complete Genomics recent successful IPO – NASDAQ: GNOM)   It smells like “new car.”   The car companies… Read More

Another Obvious Business Tip I Wish I’d Followed: Save Your Contracts

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Sasha Pasulka Hi. I’m Sasha. You might remember me as the thought-leader who brought you ground-breaking business ideas like choosing a company name… Read More

RockMelt My World

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Alyssa Royse I’ve had an invite to RockMelt sitting in my inbox for a while now. Last night, while trying to avoid… Read More

So what does the business guy do?

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Nathan Parcells Just about everyone right now knows that the newest buzz word and latest thinking in the startup community is the… Read More

Check Me Out

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Alyssa Royse I’m @ The Bar. (Please stalk me.) I’m @ The Castle. (Please stalk me while learning I like laytex.) I’m… Read More

Top 10 Signs Your Pitch Needs Fine-Tuning

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Aaron Franklin As someone with a big idea, it’s easy to feel confident in what you’re doing. It’s harder to explain it. Perfecting your… Read More

5 Reasons you should attend Deploy 2010 on Monday

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Jennifer Cabala Deploy 2010 – Today’s Technology for Tomorrow Applications is on Monday in Seattle.  Nearly 200 people have already registered, but… Read More

Exit Strategies by Hadi Partovi

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Jennifer Cabala Hadi Partovi is an angel investor and startup advisor, counseling companies like Facebook,Dropbox and OPOWER.  He was on the founding… Read More

Work/Life Balance Matters

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Richard Luck The cliché goes: “A happy wife is a happy life.”   It may be cliché, but there is a mountain… Read More

Making Money with SaaS by Jeff Lawson

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Jennifer Cabala Jeff Lawson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Twilio, a company that provides a web service API for businesses to… Read More

Facebook Trumps LinkedIn For Networking Power

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Nathan Parcells A couple of days ago something really cool happened.  I was looking to work with a couple of university clubs… Read More

No Pain & No Capital Gains

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Seattle 2.0, and imported to GeekWire as part of our acquisition of Seattle 2.0 and its archival content. For more background, see this post. By Alyssa Royse I was having breakfast with some friends a few weeks ago and – I hate to admit this – we… Read More