Inside Seattle’s startup scene: GeekWire and MOHAI partner on Jan. 22 event that explores entrepreneurship


Seattle 10 napkins hang at MOHAI at the GeekWire Gala. (GeekWire Photos / Kevin Lisota)

Startups are hard.

We’ve all heard that adage before. But by sharing stories and lessons learned — including a few well-earned battle scars — we can make the entrepreneurial journey a little less turbulent. That will be the goal of a special event hosted January 22 at the Museum of History & Industry, part of our partnership around The Seattle 10 program.

For the past five years, we’ve worked with MOHAI to identify up-and-coming Seattle area startups, picking 10 Seattle area startups each year. The chosen startups recreate their business concepts on giant cocktail napkins, which are hung from the rafters at the GeekWire Gala, and entered into the permanent collection at MOHAI.

To celebrate the fifth year of the program, we’re hosting a special event at MOHAI on Jan. 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. titled: Startup Seattle: Lessons Learned from the Seattle 10. Tickets — which cost $25 — are available here.

I’ll be moderating the discussion with an awesome panel of startup CEOs, all of whom are past Seattle 10 honorees:

This is an amazing panel of entrepreneurs, and we’re thrilled that they’ll join us on stage on January 22 to share tips, lessons and  a few war stories from the startup trenches. I’ve been working on some in-depth questions for the panel that dive into startups, innovation and Seattle’s role in the tech economy, but please come with your own questions as we’d like to make this an interactive and fun town hall discussion. See you on Jan. 22.

If you’re a GeekWire member (Startup, Gold, Super or Galactic pass holder), contact us at for special pricing.


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