Ever had an idea for a business but didn't know where to start to create it? Research shows that one of the key barriers to a successful and sustainable company is a lack of mentorship and camaraderie. On today's episode, Tyler talks with Aswin Pranam, Co-Director at the Founder Institute Seattle - the world's premier pre-seed startup accelerator.
Each year, the Heller family picks a theme and decorates their Walligford, Seattle house with Hollywood worthy props for Halloween. From a Willy Wonka theme with an actual chocolate river to a Stranger Things theme with electrical current patterns flowing through lights, the Heller’s have found a way to bond as a family and entertain all of Seattle at the same time.
Zach Wingfield is a creative producer and visionary filmmaker based out of Seattle, WA. With over 42k YouTube subscribers to his channel ZwingFilms, Zach has built a platform that’s allowed him to work with some of the most prestigious car brands around the world. Sit back and enjoy my interview with Zach Wingfield as he shares stories from his world travels in the car industry and the many lessons he’s learned from an aspiring entrepreneur in Seattle.
Since September 2016, Seattle has been the hottest housing market in the country. Home prices here have grown about $200,000. But all of that changed in August of 2018 when inventory almost tripled and home prices fell on average $25,000. So what does this mean for the Seattle housing market? Will we see another housing crash like in 2008? Will we lose all of the equity our investments have gained? Will we be okay, Seattle?
For over 30 years, Marshall has organized skate competitions, started skate companies and been an outspoken activist for the skateboarding community in Seattle. But looking out for Seattle’s future skate scene doesn't come without a few fights with the city. Sit back and enjoy our interview with the “Grandfather of Seattle Skateboarding”.
La Marzocco has been the leader in espresso machine innovations since 1927. In 2016, La Marzocco opened its cafe and showroom collaboration with KEXP across from Key Arena in downtown Seattle - a cafe experiment where each month, a new, coffee roaster or coffee brand from across the world takes over their cafe space.
It's no secret that Seattle loves dogs. With more dogs than children and fourteen off-leash dog parks, being a canine in the Emerald City is a pretty good gig. But while off-leash dog parks are a great service, not all dogs are friendly. Poor dog park experiences have caused some in-city pet owners to steer clear of the off-leash park options. Sniffspot hopes to be the answer to this problem while also giving dog-loving property owners a way to make passive income.
In 1995, after a disheartening Pee Wee football experience, undersized fifth-grader Ben Malcolmson solemnly vowed never to step onto a football field again. And no one was more shocked than Ben, 11 years later, to find his name on a list of football players added to the #1 ranked USC Trojan football team after their spring walk-on tryouts.
In 2010, Malcolmson was asked to move to Seattle with Head Coach, Pete Carroll, to be his Special Assistant. Ben has been with the Hawks ever since.
Tim Goggin is a leading authority on digital transformation and advancing technology change in today’s established companies. He is the CEO of Sappington and founder of the Pacific Northwest Digital Business Hub. Goggin has spent decades advising major brands and mid-market companies here in Seattle and Silicon Valley.
This week, we sit down with Monica Guzman, the founder and director of the Evergrey. A leading digital news publication that helps Seattleites make the most of their city. On this episode you’ll hear how Guzman started the Evergrey and what she hopes it accomplishes for residents of Seattle. We also discuss her thoughts on Seattle’s current affordability issues, and her views on the idea of “good” journalism in today’s political climate.
This week we hear how Kevin Sur and his company, Artist Home, started the Timber! Outdoor Music Festival and what attendees can expect from the weekend’s festivities. We also learn Sur’s advice for music lovers who want to support local artists and his fear for the music scene in Seattle amidst the city’s recent boom and the nation’s economic hardships.
While we tend to think of Seattle as an inclusive and diverse city, the data shows that we still have a lot of work to do. With the growing gap of affordability, progressive Seattle workplaces are partnering with companies like Diverse City LLC to ensure they continue to pull the best talent from all demographics. Join us for an inspiring and challenging conversation with Cheryl Ingram, PhD and CEO of Diverse City, LLC.
This week we sit down with Roger Valdez, the Director of Seattle for Growth, a partnership advocating for creating more housing of all types, in all neighborhoods, for all levels of income. He is a self-proclaimed lobbyist for developers and evangelist for growth and free-market economics. In this episode we discuss Valdez's “slice the pie thinner” vs. “bake more pies” analogy and how Seattle’s citizens must learn how to balance their morals with their own self-interests.
On this episode, Tyler and Phil sit down with Seattle resident and Exstreamist.com founder Rob Toledo to discuss how streaming is changing the landscape of entertainment for cable companies, content providers, and customers. We also chat Toledo's favorite watering holes in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood and how he managed to turn binge-watching Netflix into a career.
On this episode of the Rise Seattle podcast, Tyler and Phil sit down with Brennon Staley, who is the strategic advisor on urban planning and policy for Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development. Staley shares how he first came to Seattle and what his job as a strategic advisor entails. He also answers some of the locals’ most burning questions, including what systems are in place to address the growing need for parking and housing affordability in the city
On this episode, Tyler and Phil sit down with Fred Moody a retired journalist, author, and part-time bartender at the local North Star Diner & Shanghai Room (featured on Anthony Bourdain’s show, Part’s Unknown). Moody has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and has authored four books. You can read his book, Seattle and the Demons of Ambition, a dramatic, entertaining, and insightful portrait of the city that defined economic and technological change in the America of the 1990s.