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.

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!
  • March 14 – March 21: Readers submit nominations in 12+ categories.
  • March 22 – March 28:  Our panel of judges selects finalists from community nominations.
  • April 4 – April 19: Vote for winners on GeekWire.com.
  • May 2: 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.

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
Rebecca Lovell
Rebecca Lovell
Director, Create33
Julie Pham
Julie Pham
VP of Community Engagement and Marketing, Washington Technology Industry Association
Ben Gilbert
Ben Gilbert
Co-Founder, Pioneer Square Labs
Lisa Hufford
Lisa Hufford
Founder & CEO, Simplicity Consulting
Maria Karaivanova
Maria Karaivanova
Principal, Madrona Venture Group
Craig Sherman
Craig Sherman
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Yi-Jian Ngo
Yi-Jian Ngo
Managing Director, Alliance of Angels
Chris DeVore
Chris DeVore
Managing Partner, Founders Co-Op
Ed Lazowska
Ed Lazowska
Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

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.