Julep and Zealyst Steal the Show! December #STMeetup Recap

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Dec 19, 2013

bbvtrexicaaxnm0-1It's the most wonderful time of the year...to get together with Seattle's tech community for another great Meetup. The crowd, the food, and the presentations were all excellent. In other words, the evening was exactly what we've come to expect from the team at Impact Hub Seattle!

If you missed last night's festivities, check out our recap OR scroll to the bottom of the page to view the event recording:

The Buildup

The excitement - as always - was building well before the evening began! While many industries begin packing it in for the holidays, the Seattle tech community was gearing up for a big event. And they showed up in bunches!







The Main Event

Letters in Motion

Letters in Motion has created an incredible iPad/iPhone app for creating word animation (the kind made famous in commercials like this Ford ad. It boasts a sleek interface and an easy to use drag-and-drop editor. Beyond that, we all learned a valuable lesson during the presentation: Entering your iPad's passcode while it is hooked up to a projector allows everyone learns your passcode!




Azuqua founder Nikhil Hasija describes his platform as "eHarmony for API's." It easily creates connections between popular API's, integrating their content based on your needs. His feature presentation was perhaps the most impressive of the evening; In just a few seconds he synced information from Twitter to an email he'd receive through Gmail which would populate a spreadsheet in Google Drive. Wow! He also showed that Azuqua is committed to giving back.










Co-Founders Martina Welke and Britta Jacobs have been through quite a journey as joint entrepreneurs over the past few years. They arrived Tuesday evening to share their experiences as well as a big announcement regarding the future of Zealyst!










Julep CEO Jane Park has watched her small startup explode to a $10+ million, 180 employee success story in just two years. But she isn't resting on her laurels. She's working harder than ever to usher accessible innovation in to the cosmetics industry. Her presentation was nothing short of inspiring! She spoke at length to the endurance and passion all entrepreneurs need, and the crowd really reacted.












One Last Thought

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and the same can be said of a successful startup. Seattle truly has one of the most unique, supportive, and collaborative tech/startup communities imaginable. We loved this month's #STMeetup, and we love the Seattle tech community even more! Until next month...


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