EY announces Finalists for Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 in the Pacific Northwest

EY today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 in the Pacific Northwest. It’s great to see a couple of Bellevue-based companies on the list:  Limeaid and Smartsheet.  It would be nice to see one of them win it all. after Bellevue-based businesses were snubbed out of the competition last year. […]

Bellevue College to partner with Startup Weekend Bellevue

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Bellevue College will host the closing presentations, judging and awards ceremony for Startup Bellevue’s inaugural weekend, Sunday, Oct. 26 in the Carlson Theatre. Startup Weekend (SW) is a global, grassroots non-profit headquartered in Seattle that actively empowers participants to learn the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. SW participants work on business model […]

Impact Hub Kirkland Provides Free Coworking Space and Support to Laid Off Microsoft Employees

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Seattle-based Impact Hub is a coworking space and startup ecosystem that provides shared offices, acceleration services, and entrepreneur support. Impact Hub is expanding into Kirkland and has an interim space open in soft launch mode at 6710 108th Ave NE. In response to the news of recent Microsoft layoffs, Impact Hub is offering 2 months […]

Redefining The Words That Make America Great

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By Patrick Bet-David “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States, proclaims that America is the “land of the free” and the “home of the brave.” The historic poem written by Francis Key Scott in 1814 that was adopted as the national anthem in 1931 holds special meaning in my life. As an […]

Six Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur


Entities as diverse as the U.S. Department of Commerce and Forbes magazine have made efforts to quantify what qualities make successful entrepreneurs, especially serial entrepreneurs, different from everyone else. While there is no single answer to this question, certain traits pop up again and again when studying this class of person. Jenny Q. Ta, successful […]

Tonight’s The Night: Eastside Entrepreneurs Co-Hosting Multi-Association Networking Event

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The Eastside Entrepreneurs Social Network is co-hosting another Multi-Association business networking event tonight at Laughs Comedy Spot.  Come network and mingle with fellow Eastside Entrepreneurs, as well as members of the Eastside Business Association, BizEnrich, LeTip and other local networking groups. The event runs from 5-7:30pm and is FREE to attend – just pay for […]

Tesla 2014 Annual Stockholder Meeting and Public Webcast Today at 11am PDT


Tesla stockholders as of April 10,2014 are cordially invited to attend the 2014 annual meeting of stockholders of Tesla, which will be held today Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. PDT at the Computer History Museum, 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, California 94043. The meeting will also be webcast live to the public via […]

Apple to Acquire Beats Music & Beats Electronics

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Apple announced yesterday it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of […]

SBA Launches Accelerator Competition to Award $2.5 Million for Small Business Startups

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Today, Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the SBA is launching a $2.5 million competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each. To award the prizes, an expert panel of judges will consider each applicant’s stated mission, founding team members and […]

Richard Branson Set For Live Streamed Debate In San Francisco With Leading Entrepreneurs

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On Friday, May 9th, Virgin Disruptors will ask the big question – have entrepreneurs lost the will to innovate? Business leaders and entrepreneurs will debate the state of innovation in 2014 at the second ever event in the Virgin Disruptors series held onFriday, May 9th at 9.30AM/PDT at The NWBLK venue in San Francisco. This panel […]