GeekWire Awards

GeekWire Awards

Technology Access Foundation co-founder and executive director Trish Millines Dziko at the 2018 GeekWire Awards. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

Join us from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday, May 2 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.

Community voting is now closed. Register today to see winners announced live on May 2!

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 tech rock stars of the Pacific Northwest. Heavy appetizers, signature cocktails, wine, and beer will be served.

Past winners have included Tableau, Zulily, Tune, PopCap Games, Arivale, OfferUp, Brown Paper Tickets, Avalara’s Scott McFarlane, University of Washington computer science professor Ed Lazowska and many more.

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! GeekWire Awards’ attendees also will get full access to MoPop exhibits, including the new Guitar Gallery and Prince Exhibition.

Awards Selection Process

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

The 2019 GeekWire Awards are coming!

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

Elizabeth Scallon
Elizabeth Scallon
Head of WeWork Labs Northwest
Ben Gilbert
Ben Gilbert
Co-Founder, Pioneer Square Labs
Rebecca Lovell
Rebecca Lovell
Director, Create33
Ed Lazowska
Ed Lazowska
Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington
Julie Pham
Julie Pham
VP of Community Engagement and Marketing, Washington Technology Industry Association
Dr. Oren Etzioni
Dr. Oren Etzioni
Executive Director, The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Lisa Hufford
Lisa Hufford
Founder & CEO, Simplicity Consulting
Tim Porter
Tim Porter
Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Chris DeVore
Chris DeVore
Managing Partner, Founders Co-Op
Maria Karaivanova
Maria Karaivanova
Principal, Madrona Venture Group
Yi-Jian Ngo
Yi-Jian Ngo
Managing Director, Alliance of Angels
Perry Atkins
Perry Atkins
Director & Financial Advisor, Baird
Britt Provost
Britt Provost
VP of People and Culture, Apptio
Craig Sherman
Craig Sherman
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Kraig Baker
Kraig Baker
Attorney, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Wendy Kearns
Wendy Kearns
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
David Cromwell
David Cromwell
Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
KC Herren
KC Herren
Financial Advisor, Baird
Diane Najm
Diane Najm
CEO & Founder, PhotoPad
Kevin Kutz
Kevin Kutz
Principal, KK Strategies
Venkat Balasubramani
Venkat Balasubramani
Partner, Focal PLLC
Julie Denberger
Julie Denberger
Marketing & BizDev Coordinator, Synapse Products
Minh Le
Minh Le
Market Manager - Washington & Western Canada, Silicon Valley Bank
Elizabeth Houser
Elizabeth Houser
Security Operations Manager, DefenseStorm
Bill Hankes
Bill Hankes
Founder & CEO, Sqoop
Manish Jain
Manish Jain
Investment Team, Trilogy Equity Partners
Jennifer Gehrt
Jennifer Gehrt
Founding Partner, Communique PR
Kellan Carter
Kellan Carter
Principal, Ignition Partners
Ethan Waterman
Ethan Waterman
Financial Advisor, Baird
Stephanie Kenison
Stephanie Kenison
Marketing Specialist, Comcast - Business Services
Brent Johnson
Brent Johnson
Partner and Emerging Companies Practice Leader, KPMG LLP
Troy DeFrank
Troy DeFrank
Director, Pacific Northwest, Trade & Invest British Columbia
Colleen Moffitt
Colleen Moffitt
Founding Partner, Communiqué PR
Peter Lyster
Peter Lyster
Managing Director, KPMG LLP
Matthew Cole
Matthew Cole
Managing Director, Intuli
Emily Cantrell
Emily Cantrell
Director, World Trade Center Seattle
Jordon Voss
Jordon Voss
Vice President, Northern Trust Corporation
Brett Greene
Brett Greene
CEO and Founder, New Tech Northwest
Adam Lazara
Adam Lazara
Marketing Manager, Comcast
Nichole Massingale
Nichole Massingale
Marketing Specialist, Comcast
Melissa Osvaldik
Melissa Osvaldik
Audit Senior Manager, KPMG
Khrystian Keu
Khrystian Keu
Marketing Associate, Kalungi
Richard Wood
Richard Wood
Managing Partner, First Hill Partners

Register

Nearly 1,000 people attend this fun event, cheering on their colleagues and executives. The GeekWire Awards sell out every year, so make sure to get your tickets early! Register below.