34 Must-Have Tools to Launch your Startup from Idea to Exit

I’ve launched half a dozen or so startup products in my career and in the process I’ve picked up my list of favorite tools to make each step easier, faster, and cheaper.  Below are the sites and services I’ve had success with while launching startups.  Depending on your skills and experience, you won’t need them all, but I hope… Read More


UW’s Buerk Center awards $170K to 8 student-led startups

For the past six months, ten teams from the University of Washington’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship have been working within a Tech Stars-esque Jones Milestones/Foster Accelerator and building their startups. Now, they’re being rewarded for their efforts. Eight companies were awarded between $10K and $25K in follow-on funding for the work they’ve done. “This follow-on… Read More

Christian Chabot at the GeekWire Meetup earlier this year.

Patience, perseverance and passion: Video highlights from our talk with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot

We had a great conversation with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot Wednesday evening at our GeekWire Meetup. Chabot talked about several interesting topics, from why entrepreneurs should avoid venture capital to the power of perseverence over pivoting to Seattle as a startup city. You can check out the video highlights above, followed by some additional thoughts from our attendees…. Read More

Tableau CEO Christian Chabot.

Tableau CEO Chabot: Seattle is the promised land of startup America

We had a stimulating conversation with Tableau CEO Christian Chabot yesterday at our GeekWire Meetup. Chabot touched on a number of really interesting topics and had good perspective on Seattle as a startup city. Chabot co-founded Tableau back in 2003 down at Stanford University but decided to bring the visual analytics software business up north to the… Read More


BizSpark, Startup Weekend ink alliances to support entrepreneurs in the developing world

Two separate news announcements out today involving Startup Weekend and Microsoft’s BizSpark program could help jumpstart entrepreneurial activities throughout the developing world, from sub-Saharan Africa to Mongolia to Palestine. Startup Weekend, the Seattle non-profit that hosted more than 250 geek hackathons in 65 countries last year, today announced a partnership with Mercy Corps to expand… Read More