Do Seattle’s tech startups dream big enough, and do the region’s startup investors do enough to help make those big dreams happen?
We explore those topics and more this week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, as we compare and contrast Seattle and Silicon Valley, with the goal of better understanding the differences and figuring out how the Seattle region can improve.
We’re joined in the studio by Tony Wright, the Seattle entrepreneur who has decided to move to Silicon Valley to build his new mobile travel startup; and Chris DeVore, the longtime Seattle startup investor who was recently voted Seattle’s Investor of the Year by the tech community in GeekWire’s Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards.
That discussion starts at 12:30 in the show above, after our weekly news roundup, in which we talk about Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodie controversy, Microsoft Bing’s new integration with Facebook, the new subscription-based Xbox 360 package, and the hot new restaurant that’s coming to Amazon’s backyard in Seattle’s South Lake Union area.
Our App of the Week is the amazing National Parks by National Geographic.
Finally, we reveal the answer to last week’s Name that Tech Tune challenge, which fooled many listeners. (Sorry, but it was Ernie singing the song, not Kermit the Frog.)
Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file. GeekWire airs at 7 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday on 97.3 KIRO-FM in Seattle, and runs every weekend on GeekWire.com.