Seattle Tech Roundup for Monday May 2, 2011
Nonstop programming and concept pitching were on the agenda at Seattle Startup Weekend, hosted by Madrona Venture Group for a limited number of attendees all anxious to achieve the magic momentum that turns promising ideas into potentially profitable products. CrowdSort.me claimed top honors for its website community engagement tool, followed by Shubz.tv that merges online chat with TV viewing for a young demographic.
Demand Media vet and the genius behind eNom domain registry, Paul Stahura is again answering the entrepreneurial call with the creation of Donuts, Inc. The stealthy startup formed at the start of 2011 boasts an initial funding round and an impressive leadership roster that includes experience at TL Ventures and Network Solutions.
Seattle Genetics says FDA is reviewing cancer drug Seattle Times
Seattle Genetics is awaiting results of an FDA review for its promising new treatment for the most stubborn cases of lymphatic cancers, including Hodgkin’s disease. Pending approval, orphan drug status will entitle the Bothell company to a 7 year window of sole marketing rights.