Mobile

Seattle

Gliph: How to Meet Strangers Safely to Change Your Life (In a Good Way)

By | Dec 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

Privacy – Are you safe? When’s the last time you met a stranger and gave your information or identity away? Email? Phone number? Name? Ever had to create a fake email account? With so many questions and so many concerns, what’s the solution? Earlier this…

Mobile

Seattle

Jumyo: From Social Media Chaos to Meaningful, Connected Experiences

By | Nov 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

Jumyo CEO Joe Egan is working to bring order to the chaos of social media communications. His app looks to replace the scattered, one-off communications that dominate social networking sites with connected, meaningful moments that become our social stories. I asked Egan for a…

Marketplace

Seattle

Craigstruck: Hire Trucks for Hauling, Pickups, and Deliveries

By | Nov 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

Most people have had a time when they desperately needed help hauling something that could not be crammed into the back of a Prius. Most people also know an unfortunate person with a truck who got the call to help. However, thanks to Craigstruck,…

B2B

Seattle

FlexMinder Offers Enterprise Healthcare Software to Businesses

By | Nov 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm

For entrepreneurs looking to take on full-time employees, healthcare costs are a major concern. With all the excess paperwork plaguing our healthcare system today, it can be difficult for businesses and consumers to streamline their healthcare processes. Currently, there’s $150 billion in waste from…

News

Seattle

Manage Your Daily Budget With TruBalance

By | Oct 22, 2012 at 9:48 am

Personal finance — we all love to hate it. After paying for the essentials, how much do you have left to spend? And an even better question — how much do you have to spend today? Thanks to TruBalance, your questions are answered. In fact,…

Social Media

Seattle

Seattle’s LikeBright Aims to Make Online Dating Safer for Women

By | Oct 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

LikeBright is an online dating site that connects you with friends of friends, hopefully turning awkward online dating into a safe, natural experience. You can even vouch for your friends to help them get noticed. The Seattle startup launched out of TechStars Seattle at…

Startup

Seattle

Adorii, Winner of Seattle’s Hottest Showcasing Startup, Brings Daily Deals to Wedding Products and Services

By | Sep 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Weddings are expensive.  This is basic marriage science.  Between invitations, food and beverage for a couple hundred people, throw in a band, the cost of the venue, wedding attire and rings, and all the other miscellaneous expenditures and you’re looking at a serious hit to the…

Entrepreneur

Seattle

7 Social Good and Green Startups Debut at Fledge Incubator

By | Sep 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

Tonight, seven startups will take the stage at the Seattle Center to showcase their social good and green startups to the world. They are graduates of Fledge, a new eight-week incubator in Seattle. Half business-plan builder and half hackathon, the program offered $7,000 in…

Interviews

Seattle

An Interview With James Sun, Former “Apprentice” Finalist, Reality TV Show Host, and Pirq CEO

By | Aug 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

You’re fired!  It’s not a saying too many entrepreneurs are faced with during their professional career.  After all, they are the boss.  They do the firing, not the other way around. This was the fate dealt to James Sun.  On national television.  By the patented curved…

Marketplace

Seattle

OfferUp Launches Mobile Marketplace Focused on Simplicity and Security

By | Jul 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

Established online marketplaces (veterans like eBay, newer outfits like Zaarly) know the key ingredients to effectiveness are simplicity in buying and selling – if it’s a pain, people just aren’t going to do it. When you have a specialized marketplace, such as for parents,…

Entrepreneur

Seattle

Take a Tour of Seattle’s New Surf Incubator [PHOTOS]

By | Jun 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

The day begins at Seattle’s new Surf Incubator as entrepreneurs trickle into work. They belong to around 30 startups, mostly without VC funding, who rent desks in the 8th floor, 15,400-square-foot office. As they hunker down in the morning, they might get some help…

Games

Seattle

4 Tips for Reducing Stress and Improving Well Being; Mindbloom’s Chris Hewett Shares Insights

By | Jun 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Chris Hewett’s work was getting the best of him.  Although he enjoyed the industry which occupied his work (video games – who wouldn’t?) the hours and stress were a drain to his soul.  Instead of gritting his teeth and pushing through the discomfort –…

Startup

Seattle

Gatherball: Trip Planning for a Group, without the Tedious Email Chains

By | May 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

You’d think Paul Watts could rest on his laurels by now. Along with Meevine cofounders Jonathan Nelson and Ben Demboski, Watts helped grow Wildseed, which sold to AOL in 2005. He also built OneBusAway for Android, which helps tens of thousands of Seattle transit…

Location Based Services

Seattle

Let Businesses Bid On Your Job At Tanzio.com

By | May 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Hosting an event and need a caterer, cleaning service, or photographer?  Or are you looking for new health or auto insurance?  Maybe you’re looking to get a dog, website design work, or even a spray tan.  Whatever you need, conventional practices put the onus…

Startup

Seattle

Operating a Business Overseas? internationalexperts Answers Your Global Mobility Questions

By | May 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

If you want to operate a business in Brazil or France or even Canada, you need answers to about a million questions. How will you immigrate? How much do you have to pay employees? What about business taxes? And how do you make sure…

Android

Seattle

Napkkin: These Married Cofounders Think Business Cards Need a Makeover

By | May 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Jim Huang, PhD, is a former researcher at Microsoft Research and published over 20 technical papers. But he recently went from doing a lot of thinking to doing a lot of doing – i.e., starting a company – because he wanted to solve real…

Startups & Apps

Seattle

Who Is Seattle’s Hottest Startup? [Poll]

By | May 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

As we prepare for the upcoming Tech Cocktail Seattle Mixer and Startup Showcase later this month (register here), we’re curious who is Seattle’s hottest startup?  As the headquarters of a number of iconic companies such as Amazon, Starbucks and Microsoft plus newer companies like Zillow, Redfin and…