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It’s a bit hard for us to believe, but GeekWire will celebrate its fifth anniversary this coming March. (Things do move pretty fast when you’re having fun!)

At GeekWire, we have the unique pleasure of informing, entertaining and connecting the smartest people on the planet — entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, developers and all sorts of other geeks.

It’s a task we don’t take lightly, and one that we love. We think that shows in the breaking news, profiles and regular features of GeekWire, and it’s one of the reasons why we’ve grown to become one of the top independent tech news sites.

GeekWire members and supporters at the annual VIP party, one of the perks of Super and Galactic membership of GeekWire.
GeekWire members and supporters at our annual VIP party, one of the perks of Super and Galactic membership.

But this brand of journalism would not happen without the support of our GeekWire members — those who recognize the value of a news site that’s dedicated to telling the unvarnished stories of the ever-changing tech community.

We launched our membership program a few years ago, and it has continued to grow. At the time, we didn’t just want to make a plea for member dollars —perhaps giving a tote bag to our supporters — and be done with it.

Instead, we’ve layered on tons of value.

Our top-level members not only receive automatic registration for our marquee events — including the GeekWire Gala and the GeekWire Summit. They also receive added perks throughout the year — special giveaways, private events, access to sporting events, discounts on job postings and other VIP experiences. Many of our members have formed strong friendships or business relationships at our events, creating a camaraderie in the tech community.

“My GeekWire affiliation has been a boon to my knowledge of the new economy ecosystem and provided ongoing introductions to the amazing people living and working in that system,” says longtime GeekWire Galactic member Perry Atkins, a director-financial advisor at Robert W. Baird & Co.

Even better, our top-level members get to post a special message on the GeekWire home page throughout the year — getting the word out about their investments, philanthropy or anything else their passionate about. Our members include top entrepreneurs (Zillow co-founder Rich Barton and LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce); venture capitalists (Madrona’s Julie Sandler and Ignition’s John Connors); angel investors (Rudy Gadre and Gary Rubens); and leading service providers (Fuel Talent CEO Shauna Swerland and Square 1 Bank’s Edward Hwang).

Sign up for a GeekWire Membership today. Lenin says it's good for capitalism and your career.
Sign up for a GeekWire Membership today. Lenin says it’s good for capitalism and your career.

Beyond the events and recognition, perhaps the most important aspect of membership is the support of GeekWire’s journalism. Every dollar goes right back into GeekWire, fueling even more stories about the innovation economy and the people who are shaping it. We’ve hired award-winning journalists — like recent GeekWire aerospace and science editor Alan Boyle, who is truly leading our coverage of the next frontier.

And the fun thing is: We’ve got even more excitement planned for 2016.

With your support as a member, we can continue to build an independent news brand — one that thrives from our humble roots in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, better known as the “Center of the Universe.”

We’ve got five membership levels available, from the $199 per-year Seed Pass up to the ultimate $1,999 per-year Galactic Geek pass. We hope that you’ll join us as GeekWire member today!

And, if it’s not right for you, consider purchasing a GeekWire membership for that very special geek in your life this holiday season — a friend, spouse, boss, client or star staffer. They’ll love you for it!

Here are all the details on this one-of-a-kind program. Click any pass to purchase.

GeekWire Seed Pass
$199/year

Buy Seed Pass

  • 10% off event tickets
  • 10% off job postings
  • Eligible for ALLtech health insurance coverage**
  • Secret Decoder Keyring
GeekWire Startup Pass
$349/year

Buy Startup Pass

  • GeekWire Meetups
  • GeekWire Startup Day
  • GeekWire Awards
  • 10% off job postings
  • Eligible for ALLtech health insurance coverage**
  • Secret Decoder Keyring
GeekWire Gold Pass
$749/year

Buy Gold Pass

  • GeekWire Meetups
  • GeekWire Startup Day
  • GeekWire Ping-Pong Bash
  • GeekWire Awards
  • GeekWire Summit
  • GeekWire Gala
  • Your 5-word message on GeekWire home page*
  • 10% off job postings
  • Eligible for ALLtech health insurance coverage**
  • Secret Decoder Keyring
GeekWire Super Pass
$1499/year

Buy Super Pass

  • GeekWire Meetups
  • GeekWire Startup Day
  • GeekWire Ping-Pong Bash
  • GeekWire Awards
  • GeekWire Summit
  • GeekWire Gala
  • Your 10-Word message on GeekWire home page*
  • 10% off job postings
  • Eligible for ALLtech health insurance coverage**
  • Secret Decoder Keyring
  • Special Status as Judge for GeekWire Awards
  • Exclusive Members-Only Event with GeekWire team and special guests
GeekWire Galactic Pass
$1,999/year

Buy Galactic Pass

  • GeekWire Meetups
  • GeekWire Startup Day
  • GeekWire Ping-Pong Bash
  • GeekWire Awards
  • GeekWire Summit
  • GeekWire Gala
  • Your 10-Word message on GeekWire home page*
  • 10% off job postings
  • Eligible for ALLtech health insurance coverage**
  • Secret Decoder Keyring
  • Special Status as Judge for GeekWire Awards
  • Exclusive Members-Only Event with GeekWire team and special guests
  • Full transferability of events pass
  • GeekWire team visit to your office

Questions? Email social@geekwire.com or call (206) 402-6494.

Important Notes: Seed, 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 GeekWire event that’s part of your membership package for a full year, and receive email notifications with information about each event. You can purchase this membership at any point of the year, and it will apply for 12 months after you purchase.

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

** Requires a minimum of five eligible employees for coverage.

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