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 TechFlash.com, 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.
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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 Portent.com, a FULL service internet marketing agency.You can visit his blog at michaelgrabham.com or follow him on twitter @grabmike Email: [masked] | Twitter: @mike grabham
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