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waveastoundWave Business Solutions in SEATTLE, PORTLAND and SACRAMENTO, and Astound Business Solutions in SAN FRANCISCO are brands of WaveDivision Holdings, a broadband and technology company headquartered in Kirkland, Washington.  Wave provides comprehensive business class services such as Dark Fiber, Metro Ethernet, Carrier Class Phone Services, and high-speed Internet connectivity to commercial customers needing world-class services that are reliable and affordable.  Wave has solutions that scale up to serve Fortune 100 companies and scale smaller to serve the local barber shop.   Wave’s mission is to provide all our customers outstanding customer support using the latest solutions delivered affordably over our ever growing fiber network, now with over 130,000 fiber miles.

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doubledownLocated in Seattle, WA., DoubleDown Interactive is the leading casual games developer of “fun to play” casino experiences on the Internet. We are focused on a continuous effort to provide social gamers with unique and compelling gaming experiences. Our games are fun and lucrative, with each game having an underlying business model that generates lucrative revenue streams in the virtual goods economy.

The team is comprised of gaming market veterans, with over 50 years of combined experience in the traditional and casual gaming markets. We are drawing on the experience of our team to develop the best possible games, grow our business and ultimately become one of the leading social game developers/publishers in the world. DoubleDown Interactive is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Game Technology.

frontierFrontier: It wasn’t too long ago that going to a concert was all about the music and sharing the experience with a live audience…while waving lighters in the air. Fast forward a few years and those lighters have been replaced by cell phones. People aren’t just sharing their experience with other concertgoers; they’re sharing with everyone in their social network via mobile devices and a robust Wi-Fi network.


add3-RGB-logoAdd3 is a search marketing agency based in Seattle. SEM, SEO and Display Advertising. That’s what we do. That’s all we do. And, it turns out, we do them really well. We build campaigns that will grow your business and push your brand. How? Experience, teamwork, data and big ol’ brains. Do you like those? We do. We love them. Feel the love. More info:

Aqua Roger Blue logoMoz provides analytics software to track all of a website’s inbound marketing efforts on one platform—with beautiful data visualizations, insights into competitors’ data, and actionable recommendations to improve each effort’s performance. Dedicated to helping people do better marketing, Moz creates easy-to-use tools, tutorials, and educational resources for learning inbound marketing—and fosters the web’s most vibrant online marketing community. With offices in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR, Moz supports over 20,000 customers and 300,000 community members worldwide.

Make growing your business simpler than ever before with Fresh Consulting. Their team of technology developers, creative designers, and business consultants delivers strategy consulting to help you compete, creative marketing services to help you promote your business, and web technology development to help you be more efficient. Services include web strategy, marketing, web tools, enterprise web, design, development, and productions.  Learn more about them on Fresh Consulting website.


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whitepagesWhitePages is the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S., with over 50 million unique monthly users and powering over 2 billion searches per year across sites that include and  WhitePages offers consumers one-click access to more than 200 million residential listings and also provides them with the ability to edit and control their own listings. The company’s suite of mobile products includes a top-50 mobile website and popular Android and iPhone apps with over 14 million active monthly users.  Learn more about WhitePages at our corporate site.  We’re hiring!

Level 11 helps you solve complex business problems. It does not matter what industry you are in: the solutions generally involve the smart application of technology, insight, and the inescapable logic of business efficiency.

Our leaders are longtime industry professionals, with plenty of experience at big tech and big consulting companies. They founded Level 11 in the belief that there had to be a better, more elegant way of getting things done. Smaller teams. Top-quality performers in every position. And an uncanny ability to merge with the client, to help maintain a sense of order and direction in the midst of dynamic change.

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WSGR bug_RGBWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. The firm represents companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them.

IMSAppature_vertical_trspntAppature is a Seattle-based unit of IMS Health that provides a “surprisingly simple” cloud-based marketing software platform, Appature Nexus, designed exclusively for healthcare and Life Sciences companies.

Our software enables marketers to deepen brand relationships and drive share growth with a platform that integrates Big Data management, multi-channel campaign planning and execution tools, and robust reporting, analytics and data visualization suite into one easy-to-use solution.

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bigdoor_logo_traditionalBigDoor is a white label software platform that helps brands increase customer engagement, reward users, and build loyalty. Founded in 2009, BigDoor powers loyalty programs for the world’s biggest brands, and is backed by Foundry Group and Founder’s Co-op.

BigDoor passionately believes that brands who commit to their users will ultimately win, and encourages reciprocal loyalty through their products. Their loyalty program and campaigns help brands create relationships with customers who support them through advocacy, purchase behavior, and community participation, and allows brands to reward users and thank them for their participation.

BigDoor is a privately held company that is headquartered in Seattle, WA, and was named one of Seattle Business’ 2012 “100 Best Businesses To Work For.” For more information, please visit