So I’m going to Seattle.
For those that don’t know, I’m the traveling face of PandoDaily. In an effort to cover the technology world that exists outside of the Valley, Sarah has sent me out on a quest to cover the latest and greatest in startups and the communities where they’re based. My first city was Chicago, which I just returned from last week.
For Seattle — as with all of the cities I’ll go to this year — I’ll be writing about startups, key people, the ecosystem at large, how the city government helps or hurts the community, etc. The list goes on and on.
For my travel plans, I’ll be flying over to San Francisco for our next PandoMonthly with Peter Thiel. After spending a couple of days there eating some fantastic Mexican food, I’ll shoot on up to Seattle for two weeks.
Mark your calendars: I’ll get into Seattle on the 21st of April, and then leave on the 5th of May.
If you are a startup, or an established angel investor, or you run a community space, or if you just want to grab a coffee and talk about the ecosystem, please get in touch. I want to cover everything. As long as they keep selling Five Hour Energy drinks, I won’t need sleep.
Of course, much like Chicago, I am going to be couch surfing my way around Seattle. In Chicago, while some people kindly did offer to let me stay with them, around 60% of my pre-arrival plans were cancelled the day before. That meant I had to stay in a hotel or find a less-than-fantastic place at the last minute. Hopefully I won’t have the same problem in Seattle, so if you have a place for me to stay for a night or two, please let me know at the email address below.
As with all cities, I’m only going to be able to write about the things that I find or that are shown to me. So while it’s up to me to write the truth and uncover things, it is also up to the Seattle community to show me things I’d otherwise miss.