Location Based Services

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…


7 Tips on How to Grow Your Startup from CoCollage CEO Tyler Phillipi

By | May 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

Amazing how much a startup can change in 7 months.  Since we last covered CoCollage last fall, this Seattle-based company has worked hard to improve the user experience around their already very cool concept – CoCollage lets you post photos, comments, and content to…


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…


Meet 11 Showcased Startups at Tonight’s Tech Cocktail Seattle Mixer

By | May 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

The Tech Cocktail team is excited to be back in Seattle tonight, long the home of highly innovative and impactful companies.  Only time will tell if one of the 12 showcased startups at our Tech Cocktail Seattle mixer will be their industry’s next Microsoft,…


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…


Create Your Own Video Game With Jumala; Interview with CEO Virl Hill

By | May 22, 2012 at 10:30 am

Deep down, everyone is a creator.  The proliferation of blogging has made millions of writers – so too has Instagram with photographers and YouTube with video producers. The technical skills required for an idea to manifest are rapidly approaching zero, and as we approach…

Startups & Apps

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…


Clipboard, Your Personal Online Note-Taking Solution

By | Mar 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

With a resume that includes: founding Microsoft Live Labs, Yahoo! Research Labs, and Overture Research, being the VP of Technology at Yahoo! and Technical Fellow at Microsoft, winning the World Technology Award, and authoring a book about the computational properties in nature and the perception…


Who Owns Your Online Data? nFluence Wants The Answer To Be You

By | Feb 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Who owns your online data?  It’s a heated question – in addition to being a highly sought-after prize.  Companies dump millions of dollars into creating free online products in exchange for this information.  But, what’s the answer? “We want the consumer to own the…


Microsoft’s New Kinect Accelerator Powered by TechStars

By | Jan 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Entrepreneurs still have 3 weeks left to apply for the TechStars-powered Kinect Accelerator, which will incubate startups built off the Kinect’s motion and voice control. The program takes place in Seattle from March to May. In exchange for 6% common equity, startups receive $20,000…


Chronically Late? Traveling? Share Your Location on a Map with Glympse

By | Nov 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Seattle-based Glympse is an app for the always-running-10-minutes late, the socially inclined, and the worried parent. Glympse is a location-sharing device with an innovative map that lets you share your exact location with friends, family, and business associates. You don’t have to download the…


Ten More Startups Launch From TechStars Seattle

By | Nov 3, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Ten more startups launched today as part of the TechStars Seattle startup accelerator program in front of a full house at the Showbox Sodo in Seattle. The day concluded a long voyage for the startups that participated in the 3 month program, which included…


CoCollage: Transforming Social Media by Bridging the Gap Between Online and Offline

By | Oct 28, 2011 at 11:12 am

CoCollage was a showcased startup at our Tech Cocktail Seattle mixer last week, and I really wish I had been there to meet the CoCollage team and shake their hands, because they are attempting to take social networking to the next level. Yes, that…


Bands Can Live Stream Music Performances on Stagester

By | Oct 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm

It’s such a bummer when you find out that one of your favorite bands came through town while you were on vacation.  Maybe it’s worse when a band you haven’t seen in years is touring but not performing anywhere near your town.  A new…


Trick Out Google Analytics with SkyGlue

By | Oct 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

As much fun as it is for marketing folks to create, launch, and manage campaigns, the back end analytics aspect is just as important – what did you do right, wrong, or just OK?  Knowing this information is especially important for startups looking to…


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…