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WMS named a kickstarter staff pick

August 5, 2013

Over the weekend Kickstarter chose We Make Seattle as a staff pick, helping boost us a few more percent of the way towards our goal.

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Thanks Nick Finck: Silver Sponsor

August 1, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce that Nick Finck has signed up to be our second Silver Sponsor, contributing $2500 to the We Make Seattle Project.

Thanks Nick for helping support us and the city of Seattle  – you’re awesome.

Who will be next? I hope it’s you. Maybe the person next to you? Or perhaps you’ll share our project with your team, or your boss?  We’d be grateful.

Thanks Jackson Fish Market: First Silver Sponsor

July 31, 2013

We’re thrilled to announce that Jackson Fish Market has signed up to be our first Silver Sponsor, contributing $2500 to the We Make Seattle Project.

Thank you guys for helping support us and the city of Seattle  – you’re awesome.

Who will be next? I hope it’s you. Maybe your coworkers want to get together? Or perhaps you’re a leader in your organization and can step up for your company, and for Seattle?

Films about other cities

July 30, 2013

As a reference for the We Make Seattle project, here’s a list we’re compiling of videos other cities have made about their tech and creative cultures.  Some of these projects are government sponsored, others corporate and a few are grass roots and community led.

Philadelphia

NYC – Why we are made in NYC

NYC – Made in NY (channel)

Brooklyn Tech triangle

Portland Tech City

Built in LA

Cincinnati

NYC – American Express / DeNiro / Scorsese

Visit Seattle

 

City University of Seattle – Advertisement

Las Vegas – Downtown Project

If you know of others, leave a comment.

Kickstarter Update: $6k (23%) and climbing on Day 1!

July 29, 2013

Thanks to all of you for tweeting and Facebooking word of our project. If you haven’t yet, now is a great time as our kickstarter campaign is still only a few hours old. And to our 30 supporters so far, we can truly say, you have helped make We Make Seattle.

If you work for a large Seattle corporation or organization, please consider reaching out inside for Silver, Gold or Platinum sponsorships.  Having a major sponsor as a backer will go a huge way to make sure this project happens.

Thanks for your help and please spread the word.

Kickstarter Campaign is LIVE

July 29, 2013

Hi folks. Our kickstarter campaign is now live!

Please head straight to our campaign page and jump in. Any support you can lend will be greatly appreciated.

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Spread word to your coworkers and friends – we’re looking for silver and gold sponsors to help lead the way to funding and you might be our key link for making this project happen.

Thanks!

We Makes  Seattle – a short film

Seattle: How do we rank against other cities?

July 25, 2013

It’s easy to overlook how well Seattle does in national and international rankings for the best cities. Here’s a list we’re compiling:

Do you know of any good ones we missed? Leave a comment.

Introducing We Make Seattle

June 1, 2013

We’re creating a short film to show the world how great Seattle is for creatives and entrepreneurs who have big ideas and the passion to invest in them.

Outside of the Pacific Northwest, little is known about what makes Seattle a great city for creatives. Despite recently being rated the #1 tech city in America by The Atlantic, most of America knows little about why they should bring their ideas and businesses here. Our goal is to lead a community driven PR campaign, centered on a short film, to raise our profile to where it belongs among America’s great cities for people with big ideas.

The film will be something local creatives and entrepreneurs can use to recruit talent, co-founders and resources. Larger companies can use it to help convince recruiting candidates to move to the Northwest. And for those who simply love living in the Emerald City, it will be a fun and entertaining way to convince smart friends and ambitious creatives from around the world to bring their passions here.

Our kickstarter campaign raised $30k and is set to launch spring of 2016.

For now please follow us by email, Facebook and Twitter and spread the word. Thanks.