For the third year running TechCafe is supporting our great friends over at Seattle 2.0!! We won the first year for best startup event, were excluded from the second year, and this year there isn’t even an event category… all is well though we still love the Seattle 2.0 awards. It’s our little Seattle area startup community prom – fit with a few best dressers, some drama, and of course some inspiration for those interested in becoming amazing entrepreneurs! If you haven’t been before, I highly recommend you spend the money to check this one out. Lot’s of entrepreneurs and startup teams to network with and learn from. I just finished my voting for the finalists and somehow Marcelo continues to get the new innovative startups in the list… Remember it’s not a beauty contest – vote for real innovation and talent!!
Speaking of innovation and talent, John Cook from GeekWire came by our TechCafe Happy Hour event last night over at CoCollage‘s offices inside of LaunchSpace and posted a great GeekWire write-up and video of CoCollage. I am continually amazed that the quality of startups around Seattle keeps going up and somehow the quality of reporting John and Todd put out continues to go up as well.
We are in the midst of getting our next invite together. It seems we’ve done a few events about great startups and building great businesses and haven’t had an event about writing great products!! So we’re going to make sure we keep everyone in the community happy and have the next lunch event focused on coding – if you like to write code and are always wondering what you’ll do with the unknown (potentially crappy) code you’ll inherit going from an uber coder at a big software company to a startup – well this event is focused on you!! We’ve all been there and dealt with the transition, so we will have a CTO who has been through the transition and worked through the obvious problems that scare a lot of corporate coders away from startup life. Keep your eyes out for the invite or send me a note if you want to reserve a spot Josh@techcafe.co