We had a great cocktail party last night in Seattle, with more than 150 entrepreneurs, investors and other professionals showing up at the Spitfire bar downtown.

Chris Shipley and I found flew in yesterday, only to hit the usual mass of thick clouds that cover Seattle. But today, the sun broke through again (and resumed one of the longest, sunniest spells in Seattle ever). We’ve been holding meetings and calls all day with local entrepreneurs considering launching at DEMO.

Thanks to John Cook, of Techflash, who co-hosted the event with us, and who helped pull out the crowd. Below is the gallery of shots taken at the party. Peter Fosso, the guy next to me in the picture below, for example, is a local entrepreneur with a stealth project. Even Ben Huh, creator of I Can Has Cheezburger, showed up. Looking forward to seeing some of these folks at DEMO!

[Photographs by Cameron Newland]

Kristi LeVeque, Sales & Marketing Manager for GeoPage/Zoodango, Peter Fosso, Matt

Above: Kristi LeVeque, Sales & Marketing Manager for GeoPage/Zoodango, Peter Fosso, Matt

Natasha Seidl of Porter Novelli, Michelle McQuaid of Porter Novelli, J.P. Szambelan of Porter Novelli (P.R.)

Above: Natasha Seidl of Porter Novelli, Michelle McQuaid of Porter Novelli, J.P. Szambelan of Porter Novelli (P.R.)

Buzz Bruggeman of ActiveWords, Matt

Above: Buzz Bruggeman of ActiveWords, Matt

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Matt Barnhart, Principal of Pivot Lab

Above: Matt Barnhart, Principal of Pivot Lab

Doug Rowan, President and CEO of Imaging Solutions, Pamela Rhodes, SVP in the Private Client Group at U.S. Trust (Wealth Management/Investment Management)

Above: Doug Rowan, President and CEO of Imaging Solutions, Pamela Rhodes, SVP in the Private Client Group at U.S. Trust (Wealth Management/Investment Management)

Craig Husa, FORMER President & CEO at General Software, FORMER President & CEO at Healia, FORMER President & CEO at GalleryPlayer Media Networks

Above: Craig Husa, FORMER President & CEO at General Software, FORMER President & CEO at Healia, FORMER President & CEO at GalleryPlayer Media Networks

Ken Smith, Minou Nguyen (Partner at Illuminate Public Relations), Steve Stratz (Partner at Illuminate Public Relations), Michelle Mehl, BuzzBuilders (P.R. for startups)

Above: Ken Smith, Minou Nguyen (Partner at Illuminate Public Relations), Steve Stratz (Partner at Illuminate Public Relations), Michelle Mehl, BuzzBuilders (P.R. for startups)

Alex Mittelstaedt, Tatango.com, Andrew DuMont, Tatango.com, Kristi LeVeque, Sales & Marketing Manager for GeoPage/Zoodango

Above: Alex Mittelstaedt, Tatango.com, Andrew DuMont, Tatango.com, Kristi LeVeque, Sales & Marketing Manager for GeoPage/Zoodango

Ann Wendell, Michelle Craig, director of public relations at Nyhus Communications, Katie James Nyhus

Above: Ann Wendell, Michelle Craig, director of public relations at Nyhus Communications, Katie James Nyhus

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Peter Fosso, Emily Robinson of Hill & Knowlton, Sally of Hill & Knowlton

Above: Peter Fosso, Emily Robinson of Hill & Knowlton, Sally of Hill & Knowlton

Matt, Adrian Aoun

Above: Matt, Adrian Aoun

Jeff Packard

Above: Jeff Packard

Jeff of Mint.com, Clint Nelson of Startup Weekend

Above: Jeff of Mint.com, Clint Nelson of Startup Weekend

Ben Huh, CEO of Pet Holdings (I Can Has Cheezburger?), Cameron Newland, CEO of PearlPass Ltd.

Above: Ben Huh, CEO of Pet Holdings (I Can Has Cheezburger?), Cameron Newland, CEO of PearlPass Ltd.