Patrick Skelley (@Skelley84) is a strategy consultant, entrepreneur, blogger and most recently recently skater. A jack of all trades, he falls into the ‘hustle’ category of founders with a heavy emphasis on execution and learning, rinse and repeat. He has experience working on various start-up projects in the music space. He founded CrowdRage.com a start-up that allowed fans to rate artists’ live performances, and is a bold purveyor of: success is failure repeated often enough.

Patrick worked as Chief Operating Officer for a B2B startup in Seattle and is currently on the hunt to join the next big thing in New York City. Additionally, Patrick advises small businesses and compiles training material for young companies and entrepreneurs when he can.

Patrick graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA with a degree in Finance and Economics. He currently lives in the East Village of New York, loving every minute of it!

 

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Data Startup CompStak Announces Plans to Expand to LA and DC

CompStak, a startup that sells comparison data on commercial property leases, has just announced its planned expansion into the Los Angeles market June 1st, and into the Washington D.C. market July 1st. Opportunity exists where data are hard to come by. CompStak is positioning…

Find the Hottest Events Nearby with Now

The Now app – which founder Ben Cera calls “a living map, like the Marauder’s map in Harry Potter” – is launching its third version today. Now is positioning itself as the event discovery component of picture sharing, using the popularity of a picture…

ReportGrid Brings Simplicity to Analytics

Lackluster analytics getting you down? ReportGrid, a company that was showecased at our Tech Cocktail Boulder event on Monday night, is here to the rescue with a simple API – and intelligent, eye-catching analytics to boot, which they deliver as a service through a web…

Skmmr Lets You Share Content With Close Friends

Do you lean on certain groups of friends to share and recommend books, websites or videos?  Chances are you are sharing via email.  Email takes care of one-to-one sharing; Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon cover one-to-many sharing, but there are few services that cater exclusively…

Pikaba Lets You Buy On Your Terms

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…

Publishing Company Demibooks Announces Funding From Educational Development Corporation

Demibooks, a Chicago-based publishing technologies company, announced yesterday it has secured equity investment from Educational Development Corporation (EDC), a publicly traded company.  EDC sells children’s books, including Usborn Books and the Kane/Miller line of international children’s titles, through a multi-level sales organization of independent…

Turn Your Resume into an Infographic with Facebook App Brazen.me

BrazenMe

Brazen Careerist is a career-management site for Gen-Y professionals – a feisty, tech savvy group that is the fastest growing segment of the working population.  For Gen-Y’s, the line between work and life is more blurred than for baby boomers – likely their parents…

My Gluten Free Deals Enters the Niche Deal Market

You can find just about anything at your local grocery store nowadays, from coconut water to 5 kinds of hoisin sauce.  The modern grocery store is catering more and more to a sophisticated, health-conscious, urban client with a craving for variety.  My Gluten Free…

MakerBot Receives All-Star Investors in Recent Funding Round

MakerBot

MakerBot, a company that manufactures personal manufacturing machines, recently announced it is taking a $10 million venture investment round of capital, with Foundry Group leading the way. Not the typical web startup, MakerBot has the hardest of hardware blood coursing through its veins.  Their machines…

Astrid Will Be Your Right Hand Organizer

Now where did I put those keys… Today’s Friday? Oh man, it’s garbage day! Life’s little obligations pile up quickly.  Astrid is a task app that’s here to help. I know what you’re thinking–simply type in your tasks and check them off, right? Easy as pie. Astrid,…

So…You Come Here Often? Chatterfly Takes Loyalty Digital

Chatterfly

In a world of extreme couponing, instant deals, and group buying, businesses are constantly looking for innovative ways to not only attract new customers, but to keep the ones they have.  Loyal customers are happy consumers. The loyalty model has been around for decades,…

Hungry for More? LetsLunch Makes it Easy to Network

LetsLunch

For all you networking addicts out there who feel like their lunch hour is wasted on a sandwich, iced tea and the blank wall stare, say hello to a productive lunch with LetsLunch, which is launching mid-August in Washington, DC. Professionals and entrepreneurs have…

Cut Through the Social Recommendation Noise with Sherpia

There’s a big problem on the Internet, and Sherpia is trying to fix it. The problem?  Recommendation sites, from music to hotels, aggregate user preferences based on the wisdom of the masses; however, the masses don’t always apply to us. For example, pop music…

Rock Health Rocks Out With Class of 2011

Rock Health

Riding the trend wave of seed accelerators, San Francisco-based accelerator Rock Health has named 8 of the 11 startups in its inaugural 2011 class.  Rock Health focuses on startups that create health-related mobile and web applications. By bringing together the brightest minds in technology…

Foodtree Brings You Fresh Produce Straight from Your iPhone

Ever wonder where your meal comes from?  Foodies may have a new obsession as one forward-thinking company is trying to answer that exact question.  Foodtree amplifies the power of social sharing with a snazzy new iPhone app that launched last weekend. We’ve all heard…

Professionals Network, Entrepreneurs Meet

Networking over breakfast

In an age of information overload, we like our coffee, oatmeal and media all instant.  We scan RSS articles, have a quick glance at the Twitter feed, or catch up with friends on Facebook.  It’s instant social interaction. However, entrepreneurs still quietly cultivate a…