Pioneer Square Labs – Investing More In Seattle

Feld Thoughts

PSL, based in Seattle, is a not a VC firm, accelerator, or incubator, but instead is a startup studio, which is a company that creates companies. PSL was announced today and GeekWire’s conference and there’s an extremely comprehensive post explaining how it works at Top Seattle investors raise $12.5M We have a lot of investments in Seattle. Mattermark, which is based in San Francisco, just opened an office in Seattle.

TechStars Seattle 2013 Applications Are Now Open

Feld Thoughts

TechStars Seattle applications for year four of the program are now open ! The startup community in Seattle is expanding rapidly and TechStars Seattle is right in the middle of it all, located in South Lake Union surrounded by Amazon, Microsoft and tons of other amazing startups. We’ve been investing a lot in Seattle lately beyond TechStars, including BigDoor , SEOmoz , Cheezburger , and most recently Rover. We love Seattle as a startup community!

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Snow in Seattle

Feld Thoughts

I spent the day in Seattle yesterday, starting off with an awesome early morning run along the ocean near downtown and ending the day walking back with some folks from a bar at UW in a freak Seattle snowstorm. As I went from meeting to meeting, I reflected on the tempo of the Seattle entrepreneurial community and how it feels like it has really come alive in the past few years. I’ve been coming to Seattle for a long time.

TechStars Seattle Applications Are Now Open

Feld Thoughts

In the mean time, we’ve opened applications for TechStars Seattle. Andy Sack, who runs the TechStars Seattle program, has several great blog posts up including How TechStars came to Seattle? and Help me spread the word on TechStars Seattle applications. The schedule for TechStars Seattle has also been posted. I’m really excited about the Seattle program. TechStars Seattle. Tags: TechStars seattle

TechStars Seattle Demo Day Was Awesome

Feld Thoughts

I formally declare year one of TechStars Seattle a huge success. I was absolutely blown away by the companies at Demo Day last week along with the reaction and support of the Seattle tech community. The Seattle tech and entrepreneurial community has really embraced TechStars. TechStars wouldn't have ended up in Seattle without Andy continually nudging, pleading, and demanding that we pay attention. ? Tags: TechStars seattle

How to Create a Healthy Local Startup and Tech Community

This is going to be BIG.

That prediction obviously turned out pretty wrong, but it did drum up a whole lot of chatter about the right ingredients for building a startup community—about New York vs Boston on the East Coast and whether cities like Austin and Seattle would ever break through.

Community in the Time of Covid

Feld Thoughts

The stock market had already had a 15% or so drop but there were less than 10 deaths (all in Seattle) from Covid in the US. Many direct benefits are wired into the local community, so there is a powerful feedback loop around feeling good about helping by actually helping.

Should Austin have an anthem like the “Seattle Startup Anthem?”

Austin Startup

This was my philosophy when we started the “Seattle Startup Anthem.” With this in mind, I present to the Austin Startup Community, the “Seattle Startup Anthem” [link] Starting up is hard work. We know what question is rattling in the back of your mind, “Why is AustinStartups.com letting this guy from Seattle post on their blog?” And when something fun comes along that we can all benefit from we should all do our part to share it with the community.

How to Kick Start Your Community’s Startup Scene

Both Sides of the Table

I have never been more optimistic about the impact that the tech startup community is having on cities in America or about the role that cities outside of San Francisco / Silicon Valley can play in our future. I believe the next 20 years will be an excited time of regeneration for Cincinnati and many more progressive communities across the country. It really only needs a few community leaders to kick things off and land a community on a map.

San Diego and Entrepreneurial Communities

David Cohen

Last night, I was invited by Xconomy to come to San Diego and talk about entrepreneurial communities at a private dinner that had about 25 entrepreneurs and investors that care deeply about the issue. Xconomy had asked that I share insights on what made Boulder really work, and to talk about TechStars and the effect that it’s had not only in Boulder, but also in NYC, Boston, and Seattle. I talked about how the real up and coming communities are entrepreneur led.

Welcome Young College Graduates Into Your Entrepreneurial Community

Feld Thoughts

I feel strongly that the one of the important elements of building a sustainable entrepreneurial community over a long period of time is for the entire existing entrepreneurial community to be extremely welcoming to young college graduates. And, like Caine from Kung Fu , I’ve recently been wandering around the US ( next week – Upstate New York ) spreading my views, philosophy, and advice on creating and sustaining entrepreneurial communities.

Strengthening Community Ties: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Better Approach Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Board Effect

While they’re experts at running nonprofit organizations, nonprofit board members don’t always understand their communities or the social context of the issues that affect their constituencies. Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, Seattle.

How Philadelphia is Winning a Startup Renaissance

The Startup Magazine

In the US, places like San Francisco, Austin, Seattle, and Washington, DC get the lion’s share of attention as startup sweet spots. Compare that figure to New York City ($75-$84), Seattle ($40+), or Los Angeles ($39), and it’s clear why startups benefit from locating here.

What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

Both Sides of the Table

Today I’d like to talk about what startup communities outside of Silicon Valley look like, how they emerge and what makes them take hold. Most of what I think about startup communities came from mentorship by Brad Feld through hours of private discussion and debate. You can now take advantage of this wisdom directly as Brad has now published it for everybody in a fantastic new book, “Startup Communities.” Seattle has GeekWire , LA has SoCalTech and so on.

Julie Sandler Joins Pioneer Square Labs As A Managing Director

Feld Thoughts

We led the financing, and I joined the board to work more closely with Greg Gottesman, Geoff Entress, Mike Galgon, and Ben Gilbert to build a long-lasting and enduring startup studio in Seattle. Julie previously was a partner at Madrona Venture Group and is deeply involved in the Seattle startup community. She has also been a leading voice for women in technology as a founding member of the Seattle Entrepreneurial Women’s Network and Startup Weekend Women’s Edition.

Entrepreneurial Journey Takes Melvin Brewing To Denver’s Heights and Beyond

The Startup Magazine

Their beer is currently shipped to Portland, Oregon, Denver, Boise, and Seattle. The Bellingham brewpub has become popular in the community. As its target market continues to expand, the brewery hopes that it will be able to gain a foothold in communities across the country.

Hanging Out In Pioneer Square

Feld Thoughts

I’m in Seattle for the next few days. I’ve built this trip around Techstars Seattle Demo, a bunch of time at PSL, and a Moz board meeting. While we don’t have an office in Seattle, I’m confident we have a comfortable place to hang out when we are in town. Amy’s is Paris; mine is Seattle. I’ve been going to Seattle regularly for business since 1990. When we started Foundry Group in 2007, we knew that Seattle would be a key geography for us.

Betting for a cause this SuperBowl

VC Adventure

This has lead to the inevitable side bets with friends in Seattle. If the Broncos prevail I’ll be eating some fine Seattle smoked salmon while watching pictures of my friend Cory sporting the latest in Broncos paraphernalia (among a handful of personal spoils for their victory). If the Seahawks win, I give the same to Seattle Children’s. But also to raise awareness about the good work both hospitals are doing in each of our communities (and beyond).

What coworking spaces can do for you, your company, and your community

The Next Web

Adam Benzion is the founder of Entirely —a Seattle startup focused on social innovation, keen on connecting more people in more places to create special things together. . Weekly events, meetups, and happy hours are business as usual in these communities and provide priceless networking opportunities. Benefit your local community. WeWork, Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood. My office at WeWork in Seattle is cool, energizing and complete.

Berlin: Startup Home As A Service

Feld Thoughts

For a long time I’ve ranted against naming your startup community “Silicon Whatever.” ” Instead, I believe every startup community already has a name. The Boulder startup community is called Boulder. The LA startup community is called LA. The Washington DC startup community is called Washington DC. The Seattle startup community is called Seattle. Places berlin startup communities

Betting for a cause this SuperBowl

VC Adventure

This has lead to the inevitable side bets with friends in Seattle. If the Broncos prevail I’ll be eating some fine Seattle smoked salmon while watching pictures of my friend Cory sporting the latest in Broncos paraphernalia (among a handful of personal spoils for their victory). If the Seahawks win, I give the same to Seattle Children’s. But also to raise awareness about the good work both hospitals are doing in each of our communities (and beyond).

The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

Up and Running

startup hubs, based on the city’s “clear emphasis on next generation tech companies specializing in education, energy and healthcare industries; high quality of life ratings; and a welcoming regulatory environment for startup communities.” Tech London: Your Guide to the Startup Community, Events, and Jobs in London. Seattle, Washington, USA. At number eight according to Compass, Seattle ranked third for startup experience, and fourth for available talent.

The Year of Startups Everywhere

Feld Thoughts

When the phrase “Startup Communities” started to become mainstream around 2012, I made the strong assertion that you could create a startup community in any city with at least 100,000 people. I used Boulder as a canonical example of it in my book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City and have been beating the drum about startups everywhere ever since. Places startup communities startups

Banking Overhaul will Hurt Small Business

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The bill paints with a broad legislative brush, punishing small community banks for the sins of a few of the biggest national banks. At the point when small businesses would be starting to grow in a recovery, provisions in this bill would render community banks would be much less able to help with financing. Since community banks are the lifeline of small businesses, this does not bode well for any possible recovery anytime soon.

TechStars Like Accelerators Outside of Software / Internet

Feld Thoughts

I’m also interested in people in these areas that already providing leadership in their entrepreneurial communities, especially in Boulder, Boston, Seattle, and New York (the cities where TechStars operates.). Tags: Entrepreneurial Communities accelerators entrepreneurial communities TechStars

Incredible Week In New York

Feld Thoughts

In the endless “where is the best place to start a company&# argument, I think many of the ones on this list (Boulder, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle) are amazing places to create a company. They all have different strengths and weaknesses but reinforce my belief that many cities in the US can build long term durable entrepreneurial communities. Entrepreneurial Communities entrepreneurial communities new york

8 Challenges For Startups With A Neighborhood Focus

Startup Professionals Musings

There is also more going on in every location, so this personal need and super sensitivity to the local community has spawned a new breed of Internet startups, called “hyperlocal.” Especially in local communities, people want to know where the sales are, and who is hanging out where.

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Where Will Techstars Fit Into The Narrative of the Boulder Entrepreneurship History?

Feld Thoughts

We were talking about the recent amazing Techstars Demo Day that we had just had in Boulder, and Brad – in a professorial tone – started hypothesizing about the importance of Techstars in the Boulder startup community. Looking forward – not back – is the Boulder startup community’s natural disposition. Techstars’ geographically dispersed structure shares the wealth across multiple startup communities spanning Seattle to London.

The 4 Best Cities In America For Startups

YoungUpstarts

If you really want to make it, you need to go somewhere that allows you to network with the thriving tech community. Seattle. Seattle might not be the biggest city on the map, but it’s got a reach that extends to all corners of the globe. The Seattle tech community is particularly popular, with a large number of companies busy working away on the next big thing. So, you’ve got the bug to work for yourself?

A Few Key People Really Can Make a Huge Difference

Both Sides of the Table

I’m in Seattle this week. Seattle should be the envy of any non Silicon Valley tech community in the country. As I gear up to give a keynote at the annual Seattle 2.0 awards dinner on Thursday night I started reflected on what it would take to “change the trajectory&# for Seattle or for any regional market, really. And I think about the “Seattle issue&# as a metaphor for startups and business in general. Community Leaders + Organizers.

10 Best Cities in the United States for Startups and Entrepreneurs (2018)

crowdspring

The overall culture in Austin is renowned for its supportiveness of the small business community. The celebration for its unique culture and flourishing business community is very appealing, and many new startups are flocking to the city to embrace it as their own. Whether they’re here because of the diversity, the mild weather, and the relaxed atmosphere, the city’s energy fuels and sustains a community of entrepreneurs. Seattle, WA.

Resetting My Priorities

Feld Thoughts

After a week at home I hit the road again around the release of Startup Communities and spent almost all of October on the road, reaching Boise, Oklahoma City, Chicago, Des Moines, San Francisco, Seattle, Detroit, Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Lexington, and Louisville. So – all of the stuff I’m doing around Startup Communities is extracurricular activity. Personal brooks communities health kenai life work-life

Starmazon or Amabucks

Feld Thoughts

grocery stores) rather than community meeting spaces (e.g. Oh, and they are both headquartered in Seattle. Why doesn’t Amazon acquire Starbucks? Starbucks has one thing Amazon doesn’t have – over 30,000 physical locations.

Come To The TechStars Documentary Launch Parties!

Feld Thoughts

TechStars will be having launch parties in Boulder, New York, Boston, and Seattle. If you are an entrepreneur, or part of the entrepreneurial community in any of these cities, sign up now to participate. On September 13th the Bloomberg TV Show TechStars launches. I’ll be in Boulder and am really looking forward to an evening celebrating entrepreneurship and hanging out with a bunch of my favorite people. TechStars bloomberg documentary

Take Spring Break At Home For Two Weeks Starting Now

Feld Thoughts

If you do take time off, figure out things that you and your family can do to help your local community. Most of the US is a few weeks behind Seattle. If you are not involved with organizations like your local community foundation, explore that as part of your spring break.

10 Best Cities in the United States for Startups and Entrepreneurs

crowdSPRING Blog

The overall culture in Austin is renowned for its supportiveness of the small business community. The celebration for its unique culture and flourishing business community is very appealing, and many new startups are flocking to the city to embrace it as their own. Whether they’re here because of the diversity, the mild weather, and the relaxed atmosphere, the city’s energy fuels and sustains a community of entrepreneurs. Seattle. Silicon Valley has dominated the U.S.

Startup America Partnership

Feld Thoughts

TechStars will still run programs that it owns and operates in Boulder, New York, Boston, and Seattle, but we’ll continue to aggressively expand the overall network across the US as well as the world. Entrepreneurship entrepreneurial communities Politics startup america TechStarsOn Monday I was at the White House to help announce the Startup America Partnership.

Meta’s CTO Andrew Bosworth Says Video Games Were What Hooked Him On Tech

Hunter Walker

The combo convinced me that software was for creativity and community — 100% impacted the rest of my life. I admit I also enjoyed the year and a half I lived in Seattle after I graduated but at some point I knew I would be back in the bay.

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10 Best Cities in the United States for Startups and Entrepreneurs

crowdSPRING Blog

The overall culture in Austin is renowned for its supportiveness of the small business community. The celebration for its unique culture and flourishing business community is very appealing, and many new startups are flocking to the city to embrace it as their own. Whether they’re here because of the diversity, the mild weather, and the relaxed atmosphere, the city’s energy fuels and sustains a community of entrepreneurs. Seattle. Silicon Valley has dominated the U.S.

An Update on the Microsoft Accelerator

David Cohen

The Microsoft Accelerator in Seattle has been a huge hit. TechStars “powers” the program which is run at Microsoft in Seattle. If you’re an investor you should join me in Seattle next week for the Microsoft Accelerator Demo Day on June 28th. You’ll get $20,000 in funding and help from great mentors from the TechStars community and top executives and engineers within Microsoft.

A recap of Q4: Great momentum for 2017

Version One Ventures

Geekwire named Outreach one of the top 10 transformational Seattle startups , and Top Hat got some great press from the Globe and Mail and Financial Post for its success in the Edtech market. Our companies are hiring in SF, Toronto, New York, Seattle, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton… so if you’re looking for cool opportunities – ping us and we’ll help you navigate our portfolio. Welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful holiday!

Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster-part 3 of 3 of Bigger in Bend

Steve Blank

But today we are intentionally engineering six distinct activities to support this tech cluster: entrepreneurial density, university, transportation, capital, accelerator, and business community. Entrepreneurs need to understand and believe the reasons why they should want to cluster in your region given there are other alternatives (nationally Silicon Valley or New York; regionally Seattle and Bellevue, Portland and Bend). Business Community Support.

Techstars Studio and the Studio Model

Feld Thoughts

Today, Techstars announced a new initiative called Techstars Studio which will allow Techstars to source new company concepts from Techstars alumni founders, community leaders, venture capitalists, mentors, and corporate partners. We are investors in PSL (in Seattle) and High Alpha (in Indianapolis).