Concur CEO Steve Singh: Startup success is entirely driven by culture

There are lots of ingredients to startup success, but for Concur CEO Steve Singh, one rises above them all. Speaking at the Northwest Entrepreneur Network’s “Entrepreneur University” on Friday in Seattle, Singh said that company culture is the most important aspect of startup that founders must think about. “Not only is company culture everything, but your success… Read More


Entrepreneur confidence level in future profitability is sky high, survey says

A recent survey showed that today’s entrepreneurs are either cocky or confident — perhaps both — but are definitely optimistic about making money with their current businesses. The newest Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index, which debuted in the first quarter of last year, found that 85 percent of polled entrepreneurs are “confident or very confident” that their… Read More


What drives you as an entrepreneur — ambition or obligation?

Bring together a bunch of highly-successful entrepreneurs in one room and you’ll notice a few common qualities. These people work their tails off, have an immense passion for what they do and exhibit excellent leadership skills. But beyond that, is there a certain toolset every entrepreneur must have to succeed in this ultra-competitive startup world?… Read More


Girl power: Seattle ranked 2nd for women entrepreneurs

If you’re a woman and an entrepreneur, there are few better places to be in than Seattle. That’s according to a new study from personal finance site Nerd Wallet, who placed Seattle just behind San Francisco as the best place for women entrepreneurs. Here’s what they based their rankings on: Number of businesses per 100 residents… Read More

Cafe SURF bar area new

What’s percolating at SURF? Startup incubator opens unique geek coffee shop

You’re a budding entrepreneur quietly building a potential million-dollar business and working long hours in the basement or local coffee shop. Renting office space is expensive and simply not sustainable at the moment. That means you’re alone, blocked out from the outside world. Your plans can’t be shared, built upon and developed into even better… Read More


Venture capital on pace for biggest year since dot-com era

Venture capitalists are pumping massive amounts of capital into startup companies, fueled by the emergence of big shifts in mobile, cloud computing and social networking. A new report out today from CB Insights indicates that VCs invested $7.9 billion in 790 companies during the third quarter, marking the largest quarterly total so far this year…. Read More