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Startup Grind Seattle Hosts John Cook (Co-founder Geekwire)


John Cook, Co-founder Geekwire

John Cook, co-founder of Geekwire, writes about startups, entrepreneurs, mobile technologies, social networking, online commerce, geek culture and many other topics. He has been covering the technology beat in the region for more than a decade, working for the Eastside Journal and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before co-founding, the Puget Sound Business Journal’s technology news site, where he worked as executive editor. A native of Wooster, Ohio, he got his start in journalism in high school, with a part-time job compiling obituary and election information for the Akron Beacon Journal, where his mom was a reporter. He graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in history, earning Phi Beta Kappa recognition and Academic All-American honors in soccer. John’s interests include backpacking, bicycling, running and watching English Premier League soccer. He lives in Seattle with his wife Holly, son Jack and dog Henry.




6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Mike Grabham, Seattle Chapter Director

Michael is optimistic, genuine and a problem solver. He is a product guy that focuses on uses and  revenue. He loves starting companies and enjoys the collaboration with smart people to figure out how to create value for a customer. He has been lucky enough to start a few companies, raise capital and see the hard work payoff. Michael enjoys the experiences you must go through to get a company into a growth mode and see its first service/product create revenue.  Currently he is working on an platform to help the homeless in the US, that has yet to be released to the public and is the Creative Services Director for, a FULL service internet marketing agency. You can visit his blog at or follow him on twitter @grabmike
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @mike grabham

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Google Cloud
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Seed IP
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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • John S.

    Was a great event! Great interview. The vibe was very positive and connected with a lot of passionate entrepreneurs.

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Steven

    Opps I need some more Coffee Misspelled. the URL Great to meet everyone If we did not get a chance to talk Please reach out to me. [masked] I am working on a Book for my 80 year old Mom Please share­ Blessings :-)

    January 30, 2014

  • Steven

    Great to meet everyone If we did not get a chance to talk Please reach out to me. [masked] I am working on a Book for my 80 year old Mom Please share Blessings :-)

    January 30, 2014

  • Brockton G.

    Very fun! Great hearing about John following his interests to make something great.

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • John S.

    Looking forward to John's presentation, and networking with other entrepreneurs.

    1 · January 27, 2014

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