Ecommerce

Long Live Bitcoin: CoinLab Surges Ahead While Suing Mt. Gox

By | May 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Peter Vessenes was building his first technology company at an age when most of us were trying to figure out how to talk to members of the opposite sex. At thirteen years old, his first venture was a success, and he moved on to…

Entrepreneur

Startup Lessons from the Blackjack Table: Meet Card Counter Colin Jones

By | May 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The first time blackjack player Colin Jones went to Vegas, he lost a whopping $40,000 and still got kicked out of the Bellagio for card counting. But he would later win $50,000 in one sitting – a night when he felt he couldn’t lose….

Entrepreneur

Code Fellows to Hold Ruby on Rails Bootcamp for Women Only

By | May 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

In early July, Seattle programming bootcamp Code Fellows will hold a Ruby on Rails session for women only. “We really want to highlight that only around 26 percent of software engineers in the US are women,” says managing director Will Little. “As much as…

Android

Restaurant Websites Faster Than You Can Say Bon Appetit

By | Feb 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

4.5 out of 5 stars with 620 reviews? Great. Open until 11pm and takes reservations? Even better. When hunger strikes, finding restaurants closeby is usually done on the go, but navigating mobile websites can make you feel like Odysseus, being tossed back and forth…

Android

graZie Mobile: Spirits in Seattle Make for a Fun-Loving App

By | Dec 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Since smartphones are increasingly integrated with our social lives (from photo-sharing, to location-sharing and more), Seattle-based graZie Mobile has found a way to make all that sharing easier by creating an app that integrates perfectly with your nightlife. From the no-frills Check-In feature, to…

Mobile

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

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

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

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

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,…

Startups & Apps

Boost Employee Recognition With MeritShare

By | Oct 19, 2012 at 9:00 am

Employee recognition is an important aspect of management. Often, proper recognition can directly impact business results—it’s been shown to increase employee productivity, engagement, client retention, and company profits. Still, many employees aren’t satisfied with the amount of recognition they receive at work, and some…

Social Media

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…

Startups & Apps

[Design & Development] Tips from WhichBus, the Seattle Trip Planner

By | Oct 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

With a little help from the City of Seattle and buses newly equipped with GPS, WhichBus is trying to put exact bus schedules into the hands of locals. WhichBus won Startup Weekend Seattle Government in April and met with Mayor McGinn of Seattle. That…

Startup

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

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…

Startups & Apps

Who is Seattle’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [POLL]

By | Sep 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Earlier this year, Tech Cocktail Mixed together a couple hundred Seattle-area tech enthusiasts with a dozen local startups at PNK Ultra Lounge.  Good news Seattle, we’re coming back.  As part of next week’s Tech Cocktail Seattle Mixer < register here > we’ll be showcasing a dozen more Seattle startups….

Interviews

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…