Authors: Publish E-Books and Connect with Readers on BookieJar

By | Oct 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

E-readers help authors sell their self-published books across the world with one click, but they also create a disconnect: readers can’t give face-to-face feedback or eagerly question authors about their favorite heroes. Ebook publishing platform BookieJar hopes to reconnect them. “Readers and writers need…


Build Customer Loyalty with Mobile Commerce Startup OrderSM

By | Oct 21, 2011 at 10:35 am

Imagine this: You are on your way home from a long day of work and starving.  You know your fridge is empty, so you text your favorite restaurant and say “Hey, I’ll have what I had last time!”  They respond with “Got it!  Your…


8 Promising Startups Showcased at Tech Cocktail’s 1st Seattle Event

By | Oct 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm

The Tech Cocktail team is in Seattle for the first time tonight to showcase some of the area’s most interesting early stage startups that the rest of the country might not know about yet. We look forward to meeting everyone and enjoying an evening of fun…

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Pikaba Lets You Buy On Your Terms

By | Oct 20, 2011 at 4:51 pm

If you’re tired of sifting and searching through stores on and offline for your next prized possession, post an ad on reverse classified  site Pikaba (no, it’s not a Pokémon).  Pikaba, demoing at Tech Cocktail’s inaugural Seattle event is a marketplace where consumers create…


OfferUp Offers Instant Distribution on its Mobile Marketplace

By | Oct 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I know what you’re thinking: another mobile marketplace.  Great. Yes, it is great actually.  Here’s a mobile marketplace with a distinct niche: Seattle-based startup OfferUp instantly distributes items for sale across a handful of platforms, saving you at least 30 minutes.  And, they are…


Hungry? Order Delivery for Cheap with

By | Oct 20, 2011 at 11:00 am

Nothing says “I’m hungry” quite like the ravenous sound of “OM NOM NOM NOM.” Coined by Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, I think we’ve all been guilty of obnoxiously exclaiming this phrase at least once or twice after finally satiating a major case of the…


Startup Weekend Launches Startup Foundation Initiative with Kauffman

By | Sep 27, 2011 at 12:46 am

Startup Weekend, a global grassroots network of entrepreneurs and community leaders, just announced Startup Foundation, an initiative in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation that will support more vibrant regional startup communities across the US and beyond. The grassroots initiative aims to help various regions…

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Save and Share Digital Content with Highlighter

By | Aug 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Now that e-books are outselling print books, your trusty, yellow highlighter marker is getting some competition. The aptly named Highlighter is a tool for organizing and sharing information in digital formats. Seattle-based Highlighter is a web app that allows readers to share, save and…

Location Based Services – Localized Social Networking for the Real Estate Sector

By | Jul 22, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Social networking within the real estate sector has only gained notoriety over the past couple of years. With declining values in a depressed housing market, real estate agents have been expanding upon the traditional methods of marketing in a variety of innovative ways. Social…

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