Entries by Peter Chee

When the Stars align – Welcome Carly Slater!

The urban dictionary describes “when the stars align” as: “When an unexpected and nearly impossible event takes place. Usually due to pure luck or the divine intervention of God.” Carly joining thinkspace has nothing to do with pure luck. Carly Slater joins thinkspace as our CXO, Chief Experience Officer. The reason why I’m so excited […]

Startup Mistakes & Lessons Learned Over 5 Years

  I’m speaking next week in front of the Eastside Entrepreneurs Meetup Group and decided to spend some time reflecting on the last five years. Here’s the first slide in my presentation deck. I’m planning on sharing some stories that I don’t think I’ve ever openly shared before. I hope you can come join us! […]

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s Entrepreneur Roundtable

Startup Roundtable It was an honor to host Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s Entrepreneur Roundtable discussion today. It was great to see the room filled with leaders, entrepreneurs, and job creators. I had the privilege to introduce Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and what impresses me most is that she has walked in our shoes before. She has over […]

Thinkspace in Fremont, Seattle we need your support!

It’s been a while since we discussed having a location in Seattle, but, we’re at that point where our Redmond location is packed to the gills and we soon will be supporting nearly 300 companies! We have targeted a few locations in the Fremont area and are getting closer and closer to making this happen. […]

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Comparing Acceptance to Harvard Versus an Entrepreneur Getting Angel Funded

Based on percentages, more people get accepted into Harvard and Stanford than people who seek angel funding investment. The acceptance rates at Harvard and Stanford are 6.3% and 7.1% respectively. Source: USNews Brian Brewer states that 60,000 companies are funded by angel investors each each year. While that may sound like a lot of companies, […]

What Are You Thankful For

This week we posted a turkey on the wall and asked people to write down what they are thankful for. Here’s a sample of the things that our community wrote: “My family, my faith, my health, my business, my friends, and my whiskey” – Matt Heinz, Heinz Marketing “To God for His blessings. To my […]

Strongest. Referral. EVER

I was reading this article “The 6 People You Need In Your Corner” by Jessica Hagy (@jessicahagy) a Forbes contributor. The six types are: 1) The Instigator; 2) The Cheerleader; 3) The Doubter; 4) The Taskmaster; 5) The Connector; 6) The Mentor. The one that I appreciate most is The Cheerleader. This person happens to […]

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Think You’re a Risk Taker?

I like the thrill and rush of doing things but this one is way outside my comfort zone. My friend Nicole Donnelly shared this on her FB page, but, I thought it was worthy of posting over here as it’s CRAZY. Watch the video at the end of this blog post… even though you know […]