Seattle

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Startup Seattle Flowchart – It’s Outdated. So I Developed My Own.

There are no shortage of startup resources in Seattle – design firms, attorneys, Meetups, technology conferences, engineering labs.  The list goes on…and on…and on.  My frustration with Startup Seattle stems from the fact that their website is outdated and lacks a robust and accurate resource list for startups.  Here’s the […]

The Pacific Northwest: Cool Startups Doing Cool Things. Part Two.

Here is another list of startups from around the Pacific Northwest I’ve seen in the last few months – ‘cool startups doing cool things’! 1. Kavout – Bellevue, Washington –  Kavout applies big data technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning to stock analysis to make finding, screening and analyzing investment […]

Recapping Metabridge 2016 (& Why I Love Kelowna, BC)

Each year, Metabridge selects 15 Top Tech Start-ups to take part in the Metabridge program.  Metabridge is a non-profit supporting the Start-up eco-system, powered by Accelerate Okanagan.  Metabridge hosts collaborative programs for top Tech entrepreneurs to enable them to connect with mentors and serial entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley. Their flagship […]

The Pacific Northwest: Cool Startups Doing Cool Things.

Here’s a list of startups from around the Pacific Northwest I’ve seen in the last few months – ‘cool startups doing cool things’! 1. Tripgrid – Portland, Oregon –  Travel. Planning. Simplified. Everything you need to plan and organize your next trip in one intuitive workspace. 2. Shyft – Seattle, […]

My Take on Your B2B Sales Strategy: Don’t Start with Microsoft and/or Amazon.

I’m going to give you the answer to the test.  But first, lets take a walk down memory lane.  Earlier this year, in March to be exact, I listened to Bob Kelly, the corporate vice president of M&A strategy and business development at Microsoft, and a new advisory board member at 9Mile Labs, […]

Tech Jobs on the Rise in Seattle; But Here’s Why I’m Focusing on my Soft Skills

Forbes Magazine, 2016 According to Forbes Magazine, the Seattle metro area has posted 12% tech job growth over the past two years and 7.6% STEM growth, handily beating the performance of Silicon Valley.  More important still to potential job seekers, the Puget Sound region has grown consistently in good times and […]

Building a dynamic startup ecosystem and robust buying and selling environment: How the ‘Startup Liaison’ can help the ecosystem.

If you didn’t attend Milestone9 Demo Day on Thursday, you missed an opportunity.  Bob Kelly, the corporate vice president of M&A strategy and business development at Microsoft and a new advisory board member at 9Mile Labs, offered an interesting perspective, noting that there is a “dirty secret” about the startups […]

Office Hours 101: Three Questions to Ask every Startup

Startup office hours provides and opportunity for novice and veteran entrepreneurs alike to come together to ask questions, share advice, network, and collaborate with entrepreneurial peers. Most office hours are informal, open discussion between founders, experienced entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, lawyers, and anyone else interested in the startup world. Even though office hours are intended to […]