It takes more than a few hot startups to make a thriving technology hub. And while Seattle’s tech community has been battling a bit of an inferiority complex in recent months, there are certainly a lot of good things going our way too. (There’s a reason why Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declared at a luncheon earlier this month that Seattle is the No. 2 technology hub in the country behind Silicon Valley).
Column 5 Media and Seattle-based Gist are hoping to draw more attention to the region through a new infographic dubbed the Seattle Startup Recipe.
It shows all of the ingredients that make up the region, from big companies like Microsoft, Expedia and Amazon.com to research facilities like the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. It also highlights venture capitalists like Maveron, OVP and Ignition Partners, as well as angel investors such as Andy Sack, Andy Liu and Geoff Entress.
“We think it provides some fresh thought on the topic and lists a few of the people and reasons why Seattle rocks for startups,” said Gist’s Robert Pease. “Our plan is to get folks to tell who else they would add to the list when we run with it as there are many others to include in the whole story.”
We’ve seen other attempts to highlight the region too, namely the WTIA’s Tech Universe poster. But here’s a look at the Seattle Startup Recipe. (Update: Click image for the high-res version via the Gist blog. Thanks for the suggestion in the comments.)