How Silicon Valley VCs would react to a pitch from the greatest geek ever, Nikola Tesla

GeekWire’s Greatest Geek of All Time is making headlines again, and this time it relates directly to the startup world. Palo Alto-based Northern Imagination produced the parody video above to help promote its Kickstarter campaign for a Wi-Fi-enabled Nikola Tesla statue in Silicon Valley. It’s a comical clip that sheds light on the short-attention span of impatient, distracted Valley… Read More


Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek ever

Earlier today, GeekWire readers crowned Nikola Tesla as the Geek Madness champion after he trounced Linus Torvalds in the finals. We wanted to get a little more insight into Tesla and there are few better people to ask than Marc Seifer, a respected editor, professor and author of Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography… Read More


Geek Madness: Nikola Tesla named greatest geek ever after trouncing Torvalds

Follow-up: Why Nikola Tesla is the greatest geek ever ———————— Alternating current. X-rays. Robotics. Wireless communication. Particle beam weapons. The radio. The remote control. The electric motor. Must we go on? These were all birthed from the great mind of Nikola Tesla, and today, GeekWire readers have handed the legend one more feather to his cap:… Read More


Vote for the Geek Madness Final: Linus Torvalds vs. Nikola Tesla

Editor’s Note: Geek Madness is our quest to find the greatest geek of all time UPDATE: Voting has ended. Final tally: Nikola Tesla, 1,828 Linus Torvalds, 1,378 Go here for the tournament recap. ———————————— Hard to believe it, but we’re just about ready to crown the greatest geek of all time. First, though, an epic championship showdown to end the three-week… Read More