startups http://kplu.org en Expo Showcases Wash. State Companies' Budding Clean Tech Economy http://kplu.org/post/expo-showcases-wash-state-companies-budding-clean-tech-economy <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155747071&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A cornerstone of Gov. Jay Inslee’s election campaign was the promise of new jobs in clean technology.</p><p>But how healthy is the sector in Washington and what’s still holding it back? Hard data on those questions is yet to come, but a visit to the state's inaugural <a href="http://wacleantech.org/events-2/cleantech-showcase/" target="_blank">Clean Technology Showcase</a> provided some answers.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17338 at http://kplu.org Expo Showcases Wash. State Companies' Budding Clean Tech Economy Seattle Group To Hold Its First Investment Forum Solely For Women Entrepreneurs http://kplu.org/post/seattle-group-hold-its-first-investment-forum-solely-women-entrepreneurs <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150332987&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Getting your startup company funded can be tough no matter what, but women entrepreneurs may face the additional challenge of overcoming gender bias.</p><p>A Seattle-based angel investing group called ZINO Society is holding its first-ever investment forum dedicated solely to women business owners.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 16687 at http://kplu.org No Computer? Startup Lets Job Applicants Apply Via Texting http://kplu.org/post/no-computer-startup-lets-job-applicants-apply-texting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many of us are connected to the Internet almost all the time. But there are still lots of people who have no way to get online and for them, it can be hard to find a job in this increasingly digital world. It can also be hard for employers to find those workers.</span></p><p>Now, one startup in Kirkland aims to help people apply for jobs using nothing more than an ordinary flip phone.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 10325 at http://kplu.org No Computer? Startup Lets Job Applicants Apply Via Texting Venture capital activity drops in Washington state in 1st quarter http://kplu.org/post/venture-capital-activity-drops-washington-state-1st-quarter <p></p><p>Washington state’s venture capital activity dropped a lot in the first quarter. But it may be too early to worry about the health of the startup community.</p><p>Washington usually ranks among the top five markets for venture capital funding – this time the state fell to number 10.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:12:48 +0000 Ashley Gross 8379 at http://kplu.org How do you bankroll a tomato battle in Seattle? http://kplu.org/post/how-do-you-bankroll-tomato-battle-seattle <p>One of the hardest things about starting a company is getting someone to bankroll your idea. Venture capitalists are only interested in companies they think will have explosive growth, like Google or Amazon in their infancy. And getting a bank loan these days can be tough.</p><p>Some pioneering Seattle investors have stepped into that void. They’ve come up with a new way of funding startups, and they’re helping to get some creative companies off the ground.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 6408 at http://kplu.org How do you bankroll a tomato battle in Seattle?