Recap of Startup Weekend

A few quick notes on a fun event I attended the last few days.  Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event that provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. In a nutshell, I was one of 80 people to show up on Friday evening, where 28 people pitched ideas for products/companies that t…

Bonanzle Review – “The Best eBay Alternative We’ve Seen”

Bonanzle, a young and exciting company we recently started working with, just received a fantastic review from Ecommerce-Guide.com.An alternative to Craiglist and Ebay, Bonanzle is designed to make it easier for people to buy and sell products online.  Given the state and direction of the economy today, any way to make it easier to move used m…

The Oddest, Most Uninterpretable, Top 50 List Ever Created

So, FastCompany, a publication I really enjoy, just released a Top 50 list of "Reader Favorites."In their opening paragraph, they say: "You nominated companies. You rated them. You commented on them. In the end, we have the 50 companies that you, our readers, have chosen as the most innovative."Now I looked through this list.  And I now have a…

Join Team “No Runner Left Behind” at the Beat the Bridge Run

In the 2007 Beat the Bridge Run, our small but dedicated 10 man team got 90% of us across the bridge in time (full story here.) While that's pretty good, that is still leaving one behind and we don't want to do that in 2008.If you didn't join us last year, you missed out on a fun Sunday morning.  So now's your chance to join the 2008 team.&nbs…

Congratulations to Two UW MBA Teams

Something must have been in the air this weekend.  Because as Barack Obama was sweeping through the caucuses, two UW MBA Teams were busy shouting "Yes We Can" as well.Down in California, the UW VCIC Team brought pride back to the program with a win in the Regional Championship.  The team now preps for the International Competiti…

Spring Creek Group to Give Seminar on Social Media at School of Visual Concepts

We're still nailing down the final date, but the Spring Creek Group will be giving a "Social Media 101" seminar in early March, as part of the curriculum at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle.The presentation will have a lot of the same components as we've used as a social media agency in Seattle working with our own local and natio…

Are You a Sports Widow?

I'm taking a few minutes to plug a new and exciting idea from two of Seattle's best Marketing folks. Dave Sharp and Nan Hall have launched SportsWidow.com. The site is focused on aspects of a "Sports Family" and profiled tonight on King 5's Evening Magazine. Some of the many features include the following: Sports Widow Journal &…

Movaya Wants to Make It Easy to Sell Mobile Games From Your Web Site

New product announcement from Movaya today, as they released version 2.0 of Plug N Play, which is a technology that makes it even easier for any online merchant (or even a blog) to sell mobile games from their web site, deliver them directly to the customer's phone, and directly charge their cell phone bill.  While the mobile game industry is …

Check out Widget Bucks

I'm going to give a big ol' plug to my friends over at mpire, and congratulate them on the launch of Widget Bucks.  Here's the straight skinny from one of their promotional emails:Are you earning $2 - $15 CPM on your current ads? Do you wish you had more control over the type of content being displayed on your site? Are CPA ads frustrating bec…