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Shark Tank meets The Voice: Don’t miss GeekWire’s fall meetup next Tuesday

We’re excited to announce the line-up for next week’s GeekWire Meetup and Elevator Pitch, taking place Tuesday, October 23rd at The Crocodile in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Come join us and soak up conversation with fellow geeks, cold beverages from the bar, and tasty wood-fired pizza, not to mention feedback from the judges and inspiration from… Read More

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Portland Digital eXperience: A few of my favorite things

Dude, seriously, you are beautiful. … You’re so sexy when you smile. These two phrases were emblazoned across the mirror of the women’s bathroom in a karaoke bar in Portland, and from my brief foray to the Rose City for the Portland Digital eXperience (PDX) conference, they embody the spirit of both the event and the… Read More

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GeekWire Summer Meetup: Join us Wednesday in Ballard

GeekWire is carrying on our quarterly meetup tradition with some seriously old-school summer fun, and we hope you can join us and over 200 members of the high-tech community as we host a low-tech carnival tomorrow, Wednesday Aug. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at our world headquarters in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. See this page… Read More

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Two More Reasons to Sign Up for Startup Day

GeekWire is gearing up for Startup Day, coming up Sept. 22 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, and we have some new details to share about this definitive one-day conference for tech entrepreneurs. The main attraction is the line-up of killer keynoters, from Box CEO Aaron Levie to zulily’s Darrell Cavens, Kickstarter phenom Jordan Weisman and more… Read More

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4 takeaways from a different type of startup competition

Between Startup Weekend, AngelHack and StudentRND you could spend every weekend hacking in this town.  And that’s just this month.  So I’ll admit I was curious if not skeptical when Lean Startup Machine entered the scene, and wondered what more this New York-based org could bring to the party. Walking into the Belltown HQ of… Read More

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Introducing GeekWire’s new resource center for startups

Startups are a critical component of the Seattle region’s tech industry, and a big part of GeekWire’s mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by connecting them to information, partners and other key resources across the community. In that spirit, today we’re delighted to announce another addition to the GeekWire family: the Startup Resource Center. Since… Read More

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Startup innovation: A bra for stashing your phone

[Editor's Note: GeekWire's Rebecca Lovell was one of more than 200 judges at the UW Business Plan Competition Investment Round yesterday. She sent this dispatch about one of the more attention-getting ideas. Also see our earlier post about the 16 finalists.] Navigating the Seattle Center’s Exhibition hall with some 200 judges and 36 student-led teams at… Read More

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Top 6 startup ideas from NWEN’s First Look Forum

The Northwest Entrepreneur Network’s First Look Forum, a coaching program for early-stage entrepreneurs, has graduated such varied companies as bootstrapped and Kickstarter-funded BodSix, angel-backed Cadence Biomedical, and recently-acquired investor relations platform ir2020. It’s a reminder that Seattle startups aren’t all about the consumer web. The spring installment of this bi-annual investor showcase was no exception. It attracted 60… Read More

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Seattle 2.0 has a new home, and it’s GeekWire

Seattle 2.0 has become a staple of Seattle’s tech startup community over the past four years. Founded by Marcelo Calbucci, its mission is to help tech entrepreneurs build great companies. It does this with a powerful one-two punch, combining online resources such as its job board and Startup Index with in-person events such as the… Read More

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GeekWire’s new Job Board: Connecting geeks with great jobs

Since we launched GeekWire, you’ve read here about hiring at some of the hottest tech companies in town — Facebook, Cheezburger, UrbanSpoon, Zillow, Marchex, EnergySavvy, BigFish Games, Apptio, and HP, to name a few. Today, responding to the demand from startups and technology leaders, and helping to fulfill our mission as a resource for the… Read More

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GeekWire Gala: The dish on our big year-end event

As Team GeekWire looks back on an eventful year, and ahead to the next, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate our community than with a few hundred of you, our closest friends. That’s right, the folks who brought you “Get Your Geek On” (the epic GeekWire launch party) are rolling out the red… Read More

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Lovelletters: Startup Chess and the Zen of Ordering

[Editor's Note: The latest installment of Lovelletters, GeekWire's startup advice column, features an exchange between Rebecca and Jenni Hogan, the KIRO-TV personality behind the website Mission Hot Mama.] Dear Lovelletters, I just launched my website – MissionHotMama– and it’s going better than I could have dreamed. Opportunities are everywhere to grow, build the team, and monetize…. Read More

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Lovelletters: Failed startup shattered my life and all I got was this crappy t-shirt

Dear Geeks – This week’s top submission was juicy enough that names were changed to protect the not-so-innocent…otherwise, reprinted verbatim here. - Rebecca Dear Rebecca, I have a leather jacket and a hat with the [Startup X] logo, along with thousands of worthless stock options, from the now defunct startup that closed a few years back after burning through… Read More

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Open Letter to Geeks: An introduction to ‘Lovelletters’

After my last sports injury, my doctor, having grown weary of well over a decade of everything from concussions to sprained ankles, asked: “Have you ever thought of taking up checkers?”  I am not a sit-on-the-sidelines kind of girl, it turns out.  So after five years of encouraging entrepreneurs and supporting startups, I finally joined… Read More