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Looking at 7 years of the "startup industry" in Seattle.

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  • 1. A Brief History of Seattle Startups2004-2011
    Marcelo Calbucci
    @calbucci | marcelo@calbucci.com
    everymove.org | www.seattle20.com
  • 2. The Dark Ages (2002-2004)
  • 3. 2005 – The New Baby
  • 4. 2005 – Not here
    NO Calendar of events (heck, no startup events)
    NO list of startups
    NO list of investors, VCs, angel investors
    NO list of lawyers, accountants, etc.
    NO community of entrepreneurs
    NO Cloud / Mobile / jQuery / MVC (AJAX term was just coined)
  • 5. 2006 – Start of Seattle 2.0
    Bravenewword.typepad.com >>
    marcelo.sampasite.com >>
    seattle20.sampasite.com >>
    seattle20.com
    blog.calbucci.com
    WHAT: Events for entrepreneurs
    WHOIS: Create date: 20 Sep 2006
    FIRST POST: March/2007
    WHY…
  • 6. “A New Blog in Town”
    The driving force to me is to create a more connected and collaborative startup scene in Seattle. There are a few groups, people and entities doing that already so I don't expect to duplicate, but to collaborate and divulge their work.
    Today I'm starting the Seattle 2.0 site/blog.
    I'm not 100% sure of the focus of this blog, but what I've got so far:
     
    It will be...
     
    • local to the Puget Sound;
    • 7. relevant to entrepreneurs, technology geeks, startups and investors;
    • 8. about entrepreneurship, startups and Web 2.0;
    Hopefully, this blog/site will define and scope itself as time goes by. Or it will disappear into the oblivion in a couple of months.
     
    The driving force to me is to create a more connected and collaborative startup scene in Seattle. There are a few groups, people and entities doing that already so I don't expect to duplicate, but to collaborate and divulge their work.
     
    I put together an About page for people to learn a bit more.
     
    Send your ideas, suggestions, comments and feedback to me.
    http://www.seattle20.com/blog/A-new-blog-in-town.aspx
  • 9. The Seattle Startup Index
    August 10, 2006: John Cook publishes the list of 64 “Web 2.0” startups in Seattle: http://blog.seattlepi.com/venture/2006/08/10/seattles-web-2-0-list/
    August 21, 2006: Greg Linden (Findory) ranks the startups by their Alexa Ranking. http://blog.seattlepi.com/venture/2006/08/21/the-most-popular-seattle-web-2-0-startups/
    September, 2006: Marcelo Calbucci calls it the Seattle Startup Index and runs with it.
  • 10. # of Startups Registered
  • 11. 2011
    Events: Seattle 2.0, NWEN, WTIA, Startups, MITEF, Hops & Chops, TechCafe, Startup Weekend, Open Coffee, TechFoam, Meetups, etc.
    Hundreds of entrepreneur blogs and news blogs (GeekWire, TechFlash, Xconomy, Seattle Times)
    Resources: Seattle 2.0, Seattle Tech Calendar, Seattle Tech Wiki, etc.
    Seattle Tech Startups (email list w/ 2,500+ people), Seattle CTO, CEOs,
    Angel groups: (PSVC, AoA), Keiretsu, First Look Forum, Zino, SIFP, etc.
  • 12. 2012 & Beyond
    More early-stage investors
    More high-profile tech & startup events
    More doers, less talkers
    Do something *new*
    Support Seattle 2.0’s mission:
    More startups in Seattle
    Better startups
    More visibility to Seattle startups