Pitch

5 Strategies That Can Help Your Startup Win a Pitch Competition

By | Jul 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Pitch competitions are about having fun, knowing your hook, and building meaningful relationships. Recently, I met up with Cassie Wallender, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Invio Inc., a company on a mission to target and eliminate clinical trial inefficiencies that slow or block…

Security

What You Need to Know About the Petya Ransomware Attack

By | Jun 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Cybersecurity concerns, true to most experts’ warnings, have appeared to increase over the last few years. This week, another wave of attacks swept the globe, indicating that the problem is continuing to get worse. Dubbed Petya, the attacks affected 65 countries and were traced…

Marketing

How to Build Online Authority When You Have None

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Online authority is a powerful concept in the world of online marketing, both as a general idea and as a specific application in the field of search engine optimization (SEO). As a general concept, it should be pretty straightforward, the more “authority” you have…

Amazon

Amazon’s Prime Pantry Just Got a Whole (Foods) Lot Healthier

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

With Amazon’s latest purchase, the battle for your organic toilet paper is on. By that I mean the delivery grocery wars between tech giants Instacart, Google Express, and Amazon Prime Pantry, along with retail stores like Walmart, Kroger and Target’s Restock box o’ stuff…

HR and Recruiting

4 Ways Startups Can Structure Job Interviews to Avoid Bias

By | Jun 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

The job interview is a tricky task for any company, but it’s a sink or swim task for an early-stage startup. Keeping a company’s culture intact and healthy is essential, and when a company is just a handful of individuals, any new hire will…

Diversity

Seattle’s Rapid Tech Growth Highlights the City’s Need for Inclusivity

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Over 1,100 people have moved into the Puget Sound area each week since 2010. That number would fill roughly five movie theaters, making Seattle the fastest growing major city in the United States and the envy of movie theater owners everywhere. But as newcomers…

Inspiration

James Hu CEO of Jobscan on Why You Need to Ignore Naysayers

By | Jun 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Many startups begin as a personal or educational project and end up starting a business. And with it come naysayers and doubters. We asked James Hu, founder and CEO of Jobscan about how he ignored those that doubted his idea and went on to fix…

Ecommerce

Amazon Loaned $1B to Third-Party Sellers Within the Last 12 Months

By | Jun 9, 2017 at 10:50 am

Amazon is bumping up its third-party loans, as a company executive confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday: The retail giant has loaned $1 billion to third-party merchants over the last 12 months. For comparison, in the four years between 2011 and 2015, Amazon loaned just…

Opinion/Analysis

Here’s Why Every Streaming Service Should Be Worried About Amazon

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

In the video streaming service battles, Netflix is head and shoulders above everyone else. Time spent on the service is up 669 percent since 2010. Not only do they account for a full third of the internet traffic in North America, but they’re projected to pass…

Space

Meet the Stratolaunch Megaplane Taking Satellites Into Orbit

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Since Orville and Wilbur Wright, founders have been trying to find ways to break the barriers of air travel. We’ve seen Boom Airlines looking to change consumer air travel with supersonic speed, the Solar Impulse that made it around the world without fuel, Elon…

Startups & Apps

Crowd Cow Lets Consumers Carve Up Beef They Want Most

By | May 19, 2017 at 12:50 pm

We’ve all heard the saying: you are what you eat. For food, this is clearly not a literal saying, but what we consume does contribute to our health and that is why quality is so important. This particularly true when it comes to meat,…

Data

IdealSeat Can Help Baseball Fans Catch Foul Balls

By | May 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

Top of ninth: With a decisive thwap! Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run shot that sent him and his teammate Kris Bryant home, securing a triumphant Game 6 win in the 2016 World Series. Rizzo’s homer sailed over the right field wall, sealing a victory…

Healthy Entrepreneur

Athletepreneur: Turning Passion For Hiking Into a Business

By | Apr 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine finding yourself in the middle of the Grand Teton National Park, enjoying a weekend unplugged from the world, and the bear from The Revenant walks over to your campsite. You need to make a call for help, but alas you have no cell reception….

Amazon

Amazon Echo Hits Over 8 Million Sales

By | Feb 1, 2017 at 10:30 am

If you don’t own an Amazon Echo yet, you’re still in the majority – but there are now 8.2 million people who have embraced all the amazing benefits that the Echo has to offer. What is even more remarkable about this sales milestone is that it…

Inspiration

How This Dad Went From Playing Music To Coding

By | Jan 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

In the summer of 2010, Bryan Brophy was lying on his bunk in the back of a tour bus parked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the phone with his wife who was home in Nashville. As they talked that night, Brophy, had this feeling…

Inspiration

Data Meets Fashion: How One Man Used Coding to Excel in the Art World

By | Feb 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm

The capstone project that helped Aaron Lichtner land a job as data scientist at Nordstrom almost never happened. Last spring, when Lichtner was considering how to spend his last few weeks in the Galvanize program, he came up with something that is quintessential Seattle….

Ecosystems

5 Reasons Seattle Should Be the Home of Your Next Startup

By | Dec 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm

From great talent to a community of investors, there’s nothing this startup hub can’t offer. Seattle is the hub for Pacific Northwest entrepreneurial innovation. As you walk down the street, you’ll see Starbucks, a company founded here. Look up to the sky and you…

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