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Early-bird prices end Friday  — that’s today! — for the GeekWire Awards, taking place at the Museum of Pop Culture on May 4th. Don’t miss out, visit the registration page here to purchase early-bird tickets before prices go up.

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The nominations are in and the judges are deliberating as we prepare to recognize leaders in the tech community in 14 categories, ranging from old standbys such as Startup of the Year and Next Tech Titan to more recent additions such as Newcomer of the Year and, our newest category, the Geeks Give Back award recognizing a company or organization making a positive impact through unique philanthropic efforts. Finalists will be announced soon and community voting will begin April 6 at

We look forward to you joining us for this annual tradition where we celebrate the iconoclasts, innovators and disruptors of the Pacific Northwest technology community.

And don’t forget, the Awards sell out every year. Make sure to get your tickets here today.

A big thanks to presenting sponsor Wave Business and for each of the individual category sponsors who help make this event possible. Gold and silver sponsors include: WSGR, Bank of AmericaKnollFirst Tech Federal Credit Union, Kibble & PrenticeEYCapital One, Xiamen AirlinesLeagueUPS Connect, OfferUpPerkins CoieVulcanMoz and RealSelf.

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