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Startup Spotlight: Jobaline looks to help hourly workers hook a job

Startup Spotlight: Well Crafted's platform helps designers display portfolios

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The world of design has recently been brought to the forefront of the startup world. With 500 Startups launching their “Designer Fund,” solely focused on helping companies founded by designers, there’s even money out there specifically for it. Former Seattlite Kirill Zubovsky also recently graduated from Y-Combinator’s summer class with his...
Startup Spotlight: Well Crafted's platform helps designers display portfolios

TechStars Spotlight: Apptentive lets app lovers talk to app developers inside apps

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[Editor's note: GeekWire is running a series of profiles on the startups participating in this year's class in the TechStars Seattle incubator program. Check back each day at 1:30 p.m. for a new profile, leading up to Demo Day on Nov. 1] Mobile app developers usually publish their apps, and...
TechStars Spotlight: Apptentive lets app lovers talk to app developers inside apps

Startup Spotlight: How an F-bomb led this parent to create an iPad app for kids

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Happly creator Brian Monnin As the father of two young boys, Daily Interactive Networks co-founder Brian Monnin knows how tough it can be to find quality content online. Between mind-numbing games and inappropriate videos, the 41-year-old Monnin simply got fed up and decided to do something about it. That’s why...
Startup Spotlight: How an F-bomb led this parent to create an iPad app for kids

Startup Spotlight: BuildersCloud makes construction document sharing a breeze

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Andrey Nokhrin We first encountered BuildersCloud at GeekWire’s Startup Day last fall when 28-year-old co-founder Andrey Nokhrin took the first place prize in the Elevator Pitch competition. Well, the Bellevue startup continues to make headway, landing an investment from construction services giant McKinstry and attracting interest from other investors. Nokhrin actually...
Startup Spotlight: BuildersCloud makes construction document sharing a breeze

Startup Spotlight: Monchilla looks to take on Quickbooks with new accounting service

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If you’ve ever taken an accounting course or have run your own business, you know that accounting is a huge pain.  Sadly, it’s a necessary evil for every business.  But Monchilla is looking to make it a a little more tolerable. The self-funded team of eleven has spent the past 2.5...
Startup Spotlight: Monchilla looks to take on Quickbooks with new accounting service
Startup Spotlight: RockStar Motel aims to put the power in the hands of music fans

Startup Spotlight: This 25-year-old Web entrepreneur built a profitable business on a shoestring

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Josh Neblett of GreenCupboards Josh Neblett was a finance major at Gonzaga University when he heard venture capitalist and adjunct professor Tom Simpson describe the idea for GreenCupboards, an online retail site for eco-friendly products. Neblett didn’t waste much time jumping on the opportunity. He approached Simpson after class, and...
Startup Spotlight: This 25-year-old Web entrepreneur built a profitable business on a shoestring

Korrio scores $4.6M to help coaches, clubs and parents organize youth sports

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Korrio has pulled in $4.6 million in new venture funding, money that the Seattle area startup will use to expand the service beyond youth soccer leagues. Previous investors, including Ignition Partners and angel investors, participated in the round. Founded in 2009 by former Isilon Systems and F5 Networks executive Steve...
Korrio scores $4.6M to help coaches, clubs and parents organize youth sports

Startup Spotlight: MakeGood looks to help companies make the most of ad campaigns

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MakeGood Software CEO Jeff Coon The world of online advertising can be convoluted and complex, making it challenging for advertisers, agencies and publishers to track campaigns. MakeGood Software, a three-year-old startup located in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, is looking to help companies make better sense of the data and eliminate bulky spreadsheets...
Startup Spotlight: MakeGood looks to help companies make the most of ad campaigns

Startup Spotlight: Game Collage makes kids’ apps to entertain, inspire, educate

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Juraj Hlavac of Game Collage Kids love apps. But not everything found in the mobile app stores these days is suitable for young, impressionable minds. Luckily, some Seattle developers are taking it upon themselves to create mobile experiences that keep kids entertained and educated, and parents satisfied. A few weeks...
Startup Spotlight: Game Collage makes kids’ apps to entertain, inspire, educate
Startup Spotlight: GridVid.me touts low-cost video encoding
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Startup Spotlight: This computer workstation allows you to sit, stand or recline

Startup Spotlight: Diptic app makes photo collages a breeze

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Peak Systems has been around for more than a decade, building Web sites and mobile applications for a number of companies and organizations (including the original touchscreen kiosk ordering system for Pepsi Center in Denver and the Warren Miller Entertainment Web site). But the company is making waves with its...
Startup Spotlight: Diptic app makes photo collages a breeze
Startup Spotlight: Writer.ly matches authors with book publishing experts
Startup Spotlight: This upstart wants to bring the 3D viewing experience to 2D TVs

Startup Spotlight: Ex-Amazon and Boeing data center experts launch Vizualiiz

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Craig Kelly, co-founder of Vizualiiz Craig Kelly and Bob Cartwright have worked in the data center business for years, with Kelly spending more than a decade at Amazon.com and Cartwright holding industrial and systems engineering positions at Boeing. Now, the entrepreneurs are taking the wraps off their new company, Vizualiiz, which...
Startup Spotlight: Ex-Amazon and Boeing data center experts launch Vizualiiz
Startup Spotlight: Womens Veterans Connect bridges gap between military and civilian life
Startup Spotlight: Plumage bridges gap between physical retail stores and social media

Startup Spotlight: Knotis looks to turn merchants into happy daily deal users

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Knotis CEO McLean Reiter You’ve heard the horror stories of small businesses getting overwhelmed by daily deals from the likes of Groupon and Living Social. Knotis founder McLean Reiter, a 28-year-old Seattle entrepreneur, wants to help those merchants navigate the tricky landscape with a new service called Knotis. Offering merchants...
Startup Spotlight: Knotis looks to turn merchants into happy daily deal users
Startup Spotlight: Decide's Mike Fridgen taps power of data to change how we shop
Startup Spotlight: GiftGiv looks to make gift giving a breeze
Appetas: Online software that helps restaurant owners build professional websites
Startup Spotlight: Tenacity Sports helps you discover sports activities

TechStars Spotlight: Nveloped helps secure your email

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[Editor's note: GeekWire is running a series of profiles on the startups participating in this year's class in the TechStars Seattle incubator program. Check back each day at 1:30 p.m. for a new profile, leading up to Demo Day on Nov. 1] Nveloped co-founder and CEO Nikhil Palekar Sending...
TechStars Spotlight: Nveloped helps secure your email

Startup Spotlight: Like Secret helps you find that special Valentine via Facebook

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Why scour online dating sites for potential matches when your real Valentine might be waiting in your Facebook contacts? That’s the idea behind Like Secret, a 2-month-old startup that’s taking the covers off its online dating service this month. The company was founded by Drew Blaisdell — a 20-year-old who...
Startup Spotlight: Like Secret helps you find that special Valentine via Facebook
TechStars Spotlight: Maptia charts course with interactive map
Startup Spotlight: SPARQ uncovers the mystery of mobile marketing for big brands

What makes the Seattle startup community so cool?

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Seattle scene (Kurt Schlosser photo) The Seattle startup scene is like no other — with literally hundreds of startups trying to change the world.  Now, two local geeks, Chet Kittleson and Stephen Medawar, are looking to explain what makes the region’s startup community so unique with a new interview series called...
What makes the Seattle startup community so cool?
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