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Godfathers of Seattle tech

It was clear skies, warm temperatures, and a room filled with investors and the who’s who of Seattle technology last Thursday, November 3rd, for Techstars Seattle Demo Day.

“I always cry at these things,” said Managing Director Andy Sack, choking up. He was introducing the godfathers of Seattle tech to join him on stage and share words of advice with the companies pitching. Two weeks prior, Sack and his team had put out a public plea turned invite to Demo Day, hoping to publicly recognize the godfathers’ legacy in the city. Acknowledging the importance of mentorship and early risk, John Stanton, Tom Alberg, Rich Barton, and Nick Hanauer attended. On behalf of everyone at Techstars, we would like to extend our gratitude to them.

The 10 Companies:
BeamitMobile
Bluebox Now
everymove
FlexMinder
GoChime
GroupTalent
LikeBright
Romotive
smore
Vizify

Media coverage round-up:
BeamitMobile: Techstars Seattle – Class of 2011
Launch: Live Blogging Techstars Seattle Demo Day
GeekWire: Why invest in Techstars class of 2011?
XConomy: Seattle Demos – One Room, 10 Startups, Tons of Potential
TechFlash: Techstars shows off the brightest of new companies


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Clare Tischer
Social Media and Content Manager, Techstars