Seattle Tech Roundup for Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The success of Startup Weekend has spawned Startup Foundation, with the goal of expansion within a year’s time into 50 cities with programs targeted to each area, and with the support of the Kauffman Foundation. While the original Seattle-based startup accelerator has spread worldwide, its creators felt the entrepreneurial tech community needed a more permanent hub to take advantage of the momentum generated by the Weekend events.
Bob Crimmins isn’t exactly switching teams, but the creator of man-centric Dealometry is ready to cater to the demographic that wields the most online spending power. The Seattle entrepreneur responsible for a slew of startups is fully committed to his latest project, MoonTango, and he is bringing aboard some talented women to help prepare for launch of a site that promises to bring a new dimension to the shopping experience.
Seattle Interactive Conference is the brainchild of entrepreneurs and techies who believe Seattle is the perfect place to hold an event that promises a packed schedule and ample networking opportunities. Slated for an inaugural launch in November, the 2-day event showcases Seattle’s tech sector and expects to attract visitors from around the country who will be treated to a Pearl Jam salute, Battle of the Geek Bands, and celebrated speakers.