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GeekWire chairman Jonathan Sposato goes all out to spread the word about the revamped membership program.

GeekWire is more than a top-ranked technology news site — as evidenced by the 1,000 people who joined us for last night’s hopping GeekWire Gala, and all of you who attended the GeekWire Summit, Awards, meetups, and other events in 2013.

geekgalacticOur scrappy team is committed to strengthening, bringing together and shining a light on the Pacific Northwest technology community on the national stage, and we’re grateful to all of the readers, sponsors and supporters who are taking part in what we’re building.

Today we’re excited to introduce new options for you to support GeekWire’s mission, and play a deeper role in the region’s tech community, with an expanded version of our GeekWire membership program. Click here to check out all the benefits and become a member.

We often hear from folks who say they love what we do, and they want to support our brand of independent journalism.

A membership pass is one way to ensure that GeekWire remains a strong and vibrant hub of the tech community. Even if you don’t come out to our events — which, you really should — the funds we raise via the membership program will help us create even more compelling content and roll out new services that strengthen the Pacific Northwest tech ecosystem.

We launched GeekWire Memberships nearly a year ago — and the response was huge. Dozens of members, like Madrona Venture Group’s Julie Sandler and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton, signed up to receive benefits such as VIP access to events and, with some of the packages, the ability to put a special message on the GeekWire home page for an entire year.

We’ve had a great time connecting with our members over the past year, including the “Super Geeks” who received extra perks such as access to a swanky members-only private party at the home of GeekWire Chairman Jonathan Sposato and the chance to hang out in a suite at Sounders Day.

Our expanded lineup of memberships starts with the existing Startup Pass, Gold Pass and Super Pass, and adds new options in response to feedback from GeekWire members and others in the community.

The biggest addition: A new Galactic Pass that is fully transferrable for individual events. This is designed for companies who want to share a pass (or a set of passes) among different employees depending on who is best suited to attend different events during the year. It’s also great for members who want to give a pass to a friend or colleague if they aren’t able to attend a particular event.

memberWe’ve also created a new Seed Pass, a starter membership that that provides ticket discounts and other core benefits. The Seed Pass and all of the GeekWire memberships will come with a new perk: eligibility for health care coverage for your company, through a partnership between GeekWire and ALLTech. Stay tuned for more details on this benefit in the coming days.

As in the past, all of the passes come with a secret decoder keyring that serves as a member ID and provides access to a hidden GeekWire members page that we’ll be revamping with special discounts and benefits for members from our GeekWire sponsors.

We’re excited to expand our membership program, and we invite you to join the growing ranks of GeekWire members. Check out all the options here or below, and sign up for your membership today. Thanks for your support of GeekWire!

Startup Pass: This membership is perfect for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone with an interest in emerging startups and technologies.

Pass includes access to the GeekWire Awards, Ping-Pong Bash and all 2014 meetups.

Choose this membership and we’ll automatically register you for all of these events — no need to go through a separate signup process each time.

Eligible for ALLTech health insurance coverage. (Requires min. of 5 employees with coverage.)

Secret Decoder Keyring: You’ll get an exclusive GeekWire keyring with a QR code that leads to a hidden page on the GeekWire website just for members.

Click here to purchase your GeekWire Startup Pass.


Gold PassBecome a Golden Geek! This pass includes access to every GeekWire event for a year, including the GeekWire Anniversary Bash & Ping-Pong Tournament, GeekWire Summit, Startup Day, the GeekWire Gala and all four quarterly meetups.

You will receive express check-in, an extra drink ticket and VIP access at selected events, plus a special lanyard and Golden Geek name badge. Plus, automatic registration for each event — sign up once as a member, and we’ll take care of the rest for the entire year.

Special Perks: Your name and up to five words of your choice will be showcased on the GeekWire home page for all of 2013, linked to any site or cause you wish (charity, startup, your personal site, Twitter handle, alma mater, marriage proposal, etc.)*

Secret Decoder Keyring: You’ll get an exclusive GeekWire keyring with a QR code that leads to a hidden page on the GeekWire website just for members.

Eligible for ALLTech health insurance coverage. (Requires min. of 5 employees with coverage.). More information on ALLTech here.

Are you a Golden Geek? Click here to purchase your GeekWire Gold Pass.


Super Pass: Super Geeks Unite! This pass is a great way to support GeekWire and its role as an independent voice of the Pacific Northwest technology community.

The Super Pass starts with all the benefits of the Gold Pass, including access to every GeekWire event for a year — the GeekWire Anniversary Bash & Ping-Pong Tournament, the Startup Awards, GeekWire Summit, the GeekWire Gala and all meetups.

You will receive express check-in, an extra drink ticket, and VIP access at selected events, plus a special lanyard and name badgeAutomatic registration for each event — sign up once, and we’ll take care of the rest for the entire year.

Your name and up to 10 words of your choice will appear on the GeekWire home page for a full year, linked to any site or cause you wish (charity, startup, your personal site, Twitter handle, alma mater, marriage proposal, etc.)*

Eligible for ALLTech health insurance coverage. (Requires min. of 5 employees with coverage.)

Secret Decoder Keyring: An exclusive GeekWire keytag with a secret code that leads to hidden page on the GeekWire website just for members.

Super Pass Exclusive Perks

Super Geeks will receive special status as judges for the GeekWire Startup Awards — helping to decide which nominated startups go to the community for final voting.

Exclusive Members-Only Event with GeekWire team and special guests at the home of GeekWire Chairman Jonathan Sposato.

Are you a Super Geek? Click here to buy your GeekWire Super Pass.


Galactic Pass: All the benefits of the Super Pass — PLUS the ability to transfer the pass to anyone in your organization for individual events.

Special Galactic Geek perk: The GeekWire team will come to your offices for a brown bag lunch or happy hour to discuss tech trends.

You will receive express check-in, an extra drink ticket, and VIP access at selected events, plus a special lanyard and name badge. Automatic registration for each event — sign up once, and we’ll take care of the rest for the entire year.

Your name and up to 10 words of your choice will appear on the GeekWire home page for a full year, linked to any site or cause you wish (charity, startup, your personal site, Twitter handle, alma mater, marriage proposal, etc.)*

Eligible for ALLTech health insurance coverage. (Requires min. of 5 employees with coverage.)

Your name and up to 10 words of your choice on GeekWire home page, with link to any site*

Secret Decoder Keyring: An exclusive GeekWire keytag with a secret code that leads to hidden page on the GeekWire website just for members.

Special Status as Judge for Startup Awards.

Exclusive Members-Only Event with GeekWire team and special guests at the home of GeekWire Chairman Jonathan Sposato.


Seed Pass: The perfect way to get started in the GeekWire community, with discounts and core membership benefits.

10% off event tickets for your company to the GeekWire Gala, GeekWire Awards, GeekWire Summit and Ping-Pong & Anniversary bash

10% off job postings for your company.

Eligible for ALLTech health insurance coverage. (Requires min. of 5 employees with coverage.)

Secret Decoder Keyring for exclusive access to GeekWire members page.

For Questions Or To Order By Phone, call (206) 300-0265 or email social@geekwire.com

Important Notes: Startup, Gold and Super Passes are non-transferable. After purchasing your annual pass, you will receive your membership keyring at the first event you attend. The keyring is your GeekWire Member ID. You will be automatically signed up for every 2013 GeekWire event that’s part of your membership package, and receive email notifications with information about each event.

* Words and link subject to review by GeekWire staff for adherence to site standards. 

Comments

  • Bill Harding

    Great benefits, great way to keep this fine publication running… but mostly, great picture of Sposato! Tip of the cap to you folks.

    • http://geekwire.com Todd Bishop

      Thanks, Bill! And this is just the start of the pictures of Jonathan. He has been out spreading the word around town. :) Stay tuned.

      https://twitter.com/geekwire/status/409043024669184000

    • Jonathan Sposato

      thx bill : ) i never pass up an opportunity to hustle a little : )

  • Kevin Nakao

    Great party! If I sign-up now, is it for a 2014 membership or does the timing just start when you purchase and expire 1 year later?

    • http://geekwire.com Todd Bishop

      Thanks, Kevin! If you sign up now, it’s a 2014 membership, covering all of the events for next year, including the 2014 Gala in December. We use the events as milestones, making sure you get a complete 12 months of events with an annual membership.

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