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Design-Based Innovations at Startup Weekend Redesign Seattle

March 30th, 2014

Seabeck Systems LLC

Fire pitch voting on Friday night

Fire pitch voting on Friday night

Peter had a blast at Startup Weekend Seattle Greenovations in February, so Seabeck Systems is excited to co-sponsor again for the March 21-23 and April 11-13 events. Startup Weekends are a great place to work with new people, and they’re a whole lot of fun.

Josh, Roy and Nanda discuss the ignation platform UX

Josh, Roy and Nanda discuss the ignation platform UX

At the invitation of fellow Greenovations attendee and eager entrepreneur Josh McBroom, Peter joined forces on team ignation: an online platform to connect entrepreneurs with mentors. Both Josh and Peter strongly believe that entrepreneurs should have access to the experts they need.

Team ignation: (Left to Right) Bobby, Josh, Peter, Erin, Nanda, and Roy

Team ignation: (Left to Right) Bobby, Josh, Peter, Erin, Nanda, and Roy

ignation launched at Redesign Seattle on March 21st thanks to a great pitch by Josh, a go vote from the Startup Weekend crowd, and the hard work and ideas generated with team members Nanda Lella, Erin Kirby, Roy Kim, and Bobby Sands.

Team ignation hard at work on Saturday evening

Team ignation hard at work on Saturday evening

Seabeck Systems and team ignation thank all the organizers, coaches, and judges for their guidance, inspiration and energy. Congratulations to all the Redesign Seattle teams on a job well done, with special kudos to GiftStarter (1st place), Spur (2nd place), and FastBar (3rd place).

ignation-logoJosh and Peter enjoyed working together, so next their next steps for ignation include building a demo site and vetting their ideas with input from colleagues. Team ignation welcomes your input in the coming months, especially if you are an entrepreneur with questions or an expert with knowledge to spare.

 

Sustainable Greenovations at Startup Weekend Seattle

March 3rd, 2014

Seabeck Systems LLC

This February Seabeck Systems was one of nine sponsors for Seattle’s first sustainable edition of Startup Weekend: Seattle Greenovations.

We had a blast at this high-energy event, and we were proud to support critical thinking around stewardship of planet earth. In 54 hours about 100 attendees pitched 35 ideas, then formed 11 teams to tackle startup ideas for ride shares, water quality, air quality, energy conservation, animal welfare, recycling and more.

Team WaterNation, February 2014. (From Left to Right: Carolyn Yang, Will Xu, Maryam Lopes, Peter Loos, Aaron Smith.)

Team WaterNation, February 2014. (From Left to Right: Carolyn Yang, Will Xu, Maryam Lopes, Peter Loos, Aaron Smith.)

Peter Loos participated on the five person WaterNation team, featuring Carolyn Yang’s “Lab in Vial” startup idea. Members gathered data online and on the street to vet their idea for citizen-based water quality reporting. With the help of coaches, the team was able to invalidate their original idea halfway through the weekend, change direction, and generate a revised business concept to present on Sunday night.

In addition to taking a mini startup journey, Peter Loos shook lots of hands, shared many thoughtful conversations, and ate fresh local foods. He was impressed with the active, inclusive vibe, and enjoyed this chance to work with a unique group of motivated professionals. Peter’s tips for future Startup Weekend attendees: plan an extra day of sleep before and after the event – you will need it.

If you missed Greenovations, that’s okay: Seattle hosts four Startup Weekends in 2014, and Seabeck Systems will definitely sponsor again. To find an event near you visit the Startup Weekend event page.