The view from the crowd as Box CEO Aaron Levie wraps up the day on the main stage.

Team GeekWire had a great time at Seattle 2.0 Startup Day in Bellevue yesterday, catching up with all of you and learning from a great lineup of speakers. A big thanks to everyone who attended and supported the event. This was the fourth annual Startup Day, and GeekWire’s first year as organizer. We’re especially grateful for the entrepreneurial energy that everyone brought to the event.

Jordan Weisman talks about startup life.

Apart from the steady flow of insights from the main stage, highlights included the live Elevator Pitch competition, won by BuildersCloud, a filesharing service for the construction industry. In addition to the prize of $1,000 in credits from Amazon Web Services, the winner received a surprise bonus — a $1,000 personal check from one of our judges, Ignition’s Frank Artale.

Over in the Startup Resource Center, the advice and answers were flowing from our experts. John Cook and I had a great time interviewing our keynoter, the entertaining and informative Box CEO Aaron Levie, to wrap up the day on the main stage, leading into the after-party.

Thanks to sponsors BingMicrosoft BizSparkAmazon Web ServicesPerkins CoieTurnstoneUW Technology Management MBA ProgramBader MartinUW Information SchoolAterWynneVitamin TVP TaxTwilioSEOmoz and CloudMunch for making this unique event possible.

We’ll be posting more highlights on GeekWire in the coming days, but in the meantime, here’s a sampling of pictures from the event. Click on any image to open a gallery. We’ve also posted the pictures on our Facebook page for tagging and sharing.

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  • DisQProf

    Superb event. Good job Geekwire team.

  • Seattle Startup

    GREAT stuff!

  • Tom Leung

    Great event! If anyone is figuring out what to watch from video archives, I’d start with Sposato and Levie sessions.

  • Carina HoltbyWalters

    Great Event – many great learnings & best practices to take back to my team at Adorii. Looking forward to attending more Geekwire events in the future! Thanks again

  • Shelby Eckroth

    Great event, loved the speakers! I just wanted to say that the link for VPTax is wrong in the above article. It should hop to

    • Todd Bishop

      Thanks, Shelby. All fixed.

  • Shannon Anderson

    Geekwire – this was a great event; well worth giving up a Saturday. The logistics, pace and MCing were executed perfectly. The content was relevant to the audience. Thank you!

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