Tag: funeral start ups


Perceived lack of Death Care transparency leads to winning startup competition

Three University of Washington students recently won the $25,000 grand prize in a start-up competition hosted by the University of Washington’s Foster School Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.  And, they did so with a pre-launch Death Care start-up they have named AfterLife Listings. Clara Kobashigawa, one of the three students was mentioned in this article from Geek Wire Startups that “the idea originated after her family had to say goodbye to a loved one and was shocked to to see the […]

Business Products

When grandma dies, how do we get the word out?

I served as a funeral director in a small town and when somebody died, the news got out.  There can be a difference between a death notice and an obituary or an obituary can serve as both.  In America we have closed over 2,000 newspapers since the year 2000 and many communities no longer have any local news coverage. So, how does the word get out that grandma died so that people can pay their respects at the visitation and […]

Afternoon Edition

The future of Death Tech from Forbes, LGBTQ funeral home settlement, Arlington Wreaths Across America

Only a couple of days after I gave you my thoughts on what new companies might be winners in the death care profession I stumbled across an article from Forbes entitled, “The Future of Death Tech”.  Today’s afternoon edition of Funeral Director Daily brings you that article as well as information on an apparent financial settlement in the Aimee Stephens Supreme Court work rules case, and an update on the always popular Wreaths Across America day at Arlington National Cemetery. […]