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From human waste disposal to homegrown food storefronts, meet Fledge’s socially-conscious startups

Natural soap, online groceries, cell phones, volunteer training, drip clips, human waste, point rewards, and your old tennis shoes. Wondering what these things have in common? They’re all concepts for Fledge’s sophomore class of socially conscious startups. Fledge, an incubator program led by Michael “Luni” Libes, held its second-ever Demo Day at the HUB Seattle Thursday night, as eight groups… Read More

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Data hack that helps soccer clubs prevent injuries wins top prize at Sports Hack Day

A game that combines fantasy baseball and Monopoly. A project that identifies soccer teams that are suffering from missing players due to preventable injuries. A website called SuperBowlDrinkingGame.com.  Sunday’s conclusion of the first-ever Sports Hack Day certainly reinforced a simple fact: infinite opportunities exist at the crossover between sports and technology.  More than 20 groups demoed their sporty-geeky-techie apps… Read More

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The 10 social media tools that every startup must have

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate. With the revolution has come insane amounts of data, analytics and information about customers, followers and users. How can companies leverage this social media data in ways to help analyze parts of their business? That’s part of what Andy Boyer included in his talk about social media… Read More

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Sports Hack Day: A 48-hour sports-themed hackathon during Super Bowl weekend

While most people will spend Super Bowl Sunday sitting on their couches, a group of hackers, data crunchers and sports fans will be doing something a little bit different in Seattle. Two nights before the Feb. 3 Super Bowl, developers and designers will come together for a unique weekend-long, sports-themed hackathon called Sports HackDay that culminates… Read More

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VIDEO: Touring the remodeled HUB Seattle

OK, so it wasn’t quite an episode of MTV’s CRIBS, but we did our own little house tour of the HUB Seattle’s new downtown digs in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square earlier this week. Check out the video to get a look at the remodeled business incubator and co-working space, which serves as a… Read More