City of Seattle doubles down on startups, names first liaison to boost city’s entrepreneurs

As part of Seattle’s effort to help support and expand the city’s startup community, the Office of Economic Development (OED) today named Seattle tech community veteran Rebecca Lovell as the new Startup Liaison for the City of Seattle. The position was created as part of the Startup Seattle program, originally launched by Red Russak as an… Read More

Kushal Chakrabarti

Vittana founder Chakrabarti steps down as Lovell takes the helm

Kushal Chakrabarti is stepping down from the educational microloan non-profit Vittana, handing the reins of the organization over to Rebecca Lovell who has been named interim CEO. “This is a big opportunity for Vittana. The last five years have been incredible. The next five will be epic,” said Chakrabarti, the former employee who founded Vittana in… Read More

Rebecca Lovell

New geek on the GeekWire team: Rebecca Lovell

We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to GeekWire since our launch in early March. But there’s been one key ingredient missing: a top-notch business leader. Today, we’re filling that role. We are thrilled to announce that Rebecca Lovell is joining GeekWire as Chief Business Officer. Many in the Seattle technology community already know Rebecca from her… Read More