GeekWire Awards 2015

Rory Rawlings, co-founder and chief tax automation officer of Avalara, celebrates on stage after winning the award for Next Tech Titan at the 2014 GeekWire Awards.
Rory Rawlings, co-founder and chief tax automation officer of Avalara, celebrates on stage after winning the award for Next Tech Titan at the 2014 GeekWire Awards.

Join us from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at the EMP in Seattle for one of the region’s most-anticipated and hotly-contested tech events: the GeekWire Awards. Continuing this great tradition, we’ll reveal the winners of the Pacific Northwest’s annual startup and technology awards, as nominated and chosen by GeekWire readers.

We will be taking over the SkyChurch, Liquid Lounge, and VIP Blue Room at the EMP for an all-out party for the thriving tech community.  We’ll celebrate our community’s movers-and-shakers, up-and-comers, and thought leaders: the region’s tech rock stars. It’s not a formal affair — it’s just a lot of fun. 

Winners will be chosen in more than a dozen categories, from Startup of the Year to Next Tech Titan.

Important note: GeekWire Members are automatically signed up for this event — no need to register separately. Members will receive email reminders in advance of each event. For more information and to purchase an annual pass, see our membership page. Note: This event is 21 and over only.

Awards Selection Process

These awards are a participation sport, so here’s how the process will work:

  • March 24 – April 3: Nominate in 13 categories.
  • April 8 – April 13:  Our panel of judges selects finalists from community nominations.
  • April 15 – April 27: Vote for winners
  • May 7: Winners revealed at the GeekWire Awards at EMP.