A brief history of seattle startups

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

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A brief history of seattle startups

  1. 1. A Brief History of Seattle Startups2004-2011<br />Marcelo Calbucci<br />@calbucci | marcelo@calbucci.com<br />everymove.org | www.seattle20.com<br />
  2. 2. The Dark Ages (2002-2004)<br />
  3. 3. 2005 – The New Baby<br />
  4. 4. 2005 – Not here<br />NO Calendar of events (heck, no startup events)<br />NO list of startups<br />NO list of investors, VCs, angel investors<br />NO list of lawyers, accountants, etc.<br />NO community of entrepreneurs<br />NO Cloud / Mobile / jQuery / MVC (AJAX term was just coined)<br />
  5. 5. 2006 – Start of Seattle 2.0<br />Bravenewword.typepad.com >><br />marcelo.sampasite.com >><br />seattle20.sampasite.com >><br />seattle20.com<br />blog.calbucci.com<br />WHAT: Events for entrepreneurs<br />WHOIS: Create date: 20 Sep 2006<br />FIRST POST: March/2007<br />WHY…<br />
  6. 6. “A New Blog in Town”<br />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.<br />Today I'm starting the Seattle 2.0 site/blog.<br />I'm not 100% sure of the focus of this blog, but what I've got so far:<br /> <br />It will be...<br /> <br /><ul><li>local to the Puget Sound;
  7. 7. relevant to entrepreneurs, technology geeks, startups and investors;
  8. 8. about entrepreneurship, startups and Web 2.0;</li></ul>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.<br /> <br />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.<br /> <br />I put together an About page for people to learn a bit more.<br /> <br />Send your ideas, suggestions, comments and feedback to me.<br />http://www.seattle20.com/blog/A-new-blog-in-town.aspx<br />
  9. 9. The Seattle Startup Index<br />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/<br />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/<br />September, 2006: Marcelo Calbucci calls it the Seattle Startup Index and runs with it.<br />
  10. 10. # of Startups Registered<br />
  11. 11. 2011<br />Events: Seattle 2.0, NWEN, WTIA, Startups, MITEF, Hops & Chops, TechCafe, Startup Weekend, Open Coffee, TechFoam, Meetups, etc.<br />Hundreds of entrepreneur blogs and news blogs (GeekWire, TechFlash, Xconomy, Seattle Times)<br />Resources: Seattle 2.0, Seattle Tech Calendar, Seattle Tech Wiki, etc.<br />Seattle Tech Startups (email list w/ 2,500+ people), Seattle CTO, CEOs, <br />Angel groups: (PSVC, AoA), Keiretsu, First Look Forum, Zino, SIFP, etc.<br />
  12. 12. 2012 & Beyond<br />More early-stage investors<br />More high-profile tech & startup events<br />More doers, less talkers<br />Do something *new*<br />Support Seattle 2.0’s mission:<br />More startups in Seattle<br />Better startups<br />More visibility to Seattle startups<br />

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