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PDX, Tindie + The Maker Movement

Craft beer. Artisan coffee. Chunky knit sweaters. Indie rock. The Pacific Northwest has always over-indexed for offbeat dreamers and hobbyists — some of whose quirky passions “accidentally” turned into global businesses (think Microsoft in personal computing, Starbucks in coffee, or Amazon in online bookselling) and even cultural movements (Nirvana, SubPop Records + grunge music). Today’s continue…

What is Seattle good at?

The Startup Genome report that came out a few weeks ago — ranking Seattle #4 among global innovation hubs — was both a good thing and a bad thing for the Pacific Northwest innovation ecosystem. Good, because it shined a light on some of the core strengths in our regional innovation market. Bad, because it continue…

Welcoming Apptentive to the Founders Co-op Family

A few weeks ago I published a long list of Enterprise SaaS opportunitiesĀ being diven by the massive global shift to “Mobile First” customer communications. Most large enterprises have been caught flat-footed by the speed of this transition, and are now scrambling to catch up to their customers’ preference to access digital services via native mobile continue…