GeekWire Awards: Vote for Geek of the Year

It’s time to kick off the voting in another key GeekWire Awards category — Geek of the Year. This is a special award, designed to recognize not just technical prowess but also efforts to strengthen the broader technology community. Reflecting that spirit, the voting in this category last year resulted in a rare tie, with computer scientist Oren… Read More


Mayor McGinn gets his geek on: From Ignite to SURF Incubator

Mayor Mike McGinn continues to reach out to the startup and entrepreneurial communities in Seattle, popping up at various events around town. Earlier this week, we covered McGinn’s 5-minute talk at Ignite. In that talk, McGinn said the city is working hard to create places in the community where artists, scientists and entrepreneurs can interact. “That fuels… 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


Surprising lessons I learned winning a pitch competition

thump thump….  thump thump…..  thump thump…….  My heart rate was starting to rise. As I looked around the room I noticed it overflowing with people.  There must have been hundreds…. Was I sure I could recall the points I wanted to make as I stood on the platform?   Was I actually going to make sense… Read More