GeekWire Awards 2017, presented by Wave Business

GeekWire Awards 2017, presented by Wave Business

GeekWire Awards FAQ: Everything you need to know for Thursday’s big celebration of NW tech. The GeekWire Awards is SOLD OUT.

Join us from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday, May 4 at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) 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 at the Museum of Pop Culture 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. Heavy appetizers, signature cocktails, wine, and beer will be served.

Past winners of this prestigious event include OfferUp, Zulily, PopCap Games, Tune, Tableau Software, Sam Blackman of Elemental Technologies and many others.

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 to Geek of the Year. The GeekWire Awards sell out every year, so make sure to get your tickets today!

  • View finalists for Startup of the Year here.
  • View finalists for Next Tech Titan here.
  • View finalists for Deal of the Year here.
  • View finalists for Geek of the Year here.
  • View finalists for CEO of the Year here.
  • View finalists for Hire of the Year here.
  • View finalists for Newcomer of the Year here.
  • View finalists for the Geeks Give Back Award here.
  • View finalists for Young Entrepreneur of the Year here.
  • View finalists for Gadget/Hardware of the Year here.
  • View finalists for Innovation of the Year here.
  • View finalists for Bootstrapper of the Year here.
  • View finalists for App of the Year here.
  • View finalists for Geekiest Office Space here.

Awards Selection Process

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

  • March 20 – March 28: Readers submit nominations in 14 categories. Nominations are now closed for the GeekWire Awards. Go here to peruse the 14 categories in this year’s Awards.
  • March 29 – March 31:  Our panel of judges selects finalists from community nominations.
  • April 5 – April 21: Vote for winners on GeekWire.com.
  • May 4: Winners revealed at the GeekWire Awards at MoPOP, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the formal ceremony starting just after 8 p.m. An after party for all Awards’ attendees, sponsors and finalists will take place at Sport Restaurant & Bar at Fisher Plaza (140 Fourth Ave. North), beginning at 9:45 p.m.

Please note this event is 21+, and every attendee must have proper ID proving their age in order to enter the venue. The GeekWire Awards is also structured as a networking party, so there are no tables or seats for general attendees. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes, and get ready to connect with others in the tech community. Also see our terms of use and code of conduct for GeekWire events.

Judges

Greg Gottesman
Greg Gottesman
Managing Director, Pioneer Square Labs
Heather Redman
Heather Redman
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Flying Fish Partners
Chris DeVore
Chris DeVore
General Partner, Founders Co-op
Elise Hebb
Elise Hebb
COO & Partner, Maveron
David Cromwell
David Cromwell
Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Greg Beams
Greg Beams
EY Partner and Entrepreneur of the Year Program Director
Julie Sandler
Julie Sandler
Principal, Madrona Venture Group
Kraig Baker
Kraig Baker
Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Oren Etzioni
Oren Etzioni
Executive Director, The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Shelley Tomberg
Shelley Tomberg
Director, World Trade Center Seattle
Adam Lazara
Adam Lazara
Marketing Manager, Comcast Business
Tim Porter
Tim Porter
Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Wendy Kearns
Wendy Kearns
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
John Kernan
John Kernan
Founding Partner, ICANetwork
Andrew Shawber
Andrew Shawber
Partner, Summit Law Group
Britt Provost
Britt Provost
Senior VP of People and Culture, Apptio
Perry Atkins
Perry Atkins
Director & Financial Advisor, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Howard Lee
Howard Lee
CEO and Consultant
Agustina Mishra
Agustina Mishra
Marketing Specialist, Comcast Cable
Keith O'Neill
Keith O'Neill
Principal/Co-Founder, L4 Digital
Carol Rava
Carol Rava
CEO, Technology Alliance
Kellan Carter
Kellan Carter
Principal, Ignition Partners
Stephanie Kenison
Stephanie Kenison
Marketing Specialist, Comcast - Business Services
Colin Parker
Colin Parker
Marketing Director, Portent, Inc.
Sean Marshall
Sean Marshall
Director of Integrated Marketing and Growth, Atigeo
Hsiao-Ching Chou
Hsiao-Ching Chou
Director of Communications, Institute for Systems Biology
David Allen
David Allen
Philanthropy Officer, Global Engagement, PATH
Brent Johnson
Brent Johnson
Partner and Emerging Companies Practice Leader, KPMG LLP
Yumi Huh
Yumi Huh
Director, Strategic Partnerships and Marketing, Nuance Communications
Chris Richard
Chris Richard
Managing Director, KPMG LLP
Rudy Gadre
Rudy Gadre
General Partner, Founders Co-Op
Kim Vu
Kim Vu
Senior Vice President, Bank of America
John Connors
John Connors
Managing Partner, Ignition Partners
Peter Lyster
Peter Lyster
Managing Director, KPMG LLP
Diane Najm
Diane Najm
CEO & Founder, PhotoPad
Matt Medlin
Matt Medlin
CPA and Shareholder, Clark Nuber P.S.
George Robinson
George Robinson
MBA Candidate, University of Washington
Shauna Swerland
Shauna Swerland
CEO, Fuel Talent
Geir Hansen
Geir Hansen
Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
Julia Fryett
Julia Fryett
Director of Marketing and Community Development, Pixvana
Brett Greene
Brett Greene
CEO and Founder, New Tech Northwest
Gary Rubens
Gary Rubens
Founder, Start it Labs, LLC
Jennifer Gehrt
Jennifer Gehrt
Founding Parner, Communique PR
Ken Myer
Ken Myer
Interim Executive/Advisor
Tom Seery
Tom Seery
CEO, RealSelf
Colleen Moffitt
Colleen Moffitt
Founding Partner, Communiqué PR
Richard Wood
Richard Wood
Managing Partner, First Hill Partners

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