Ontela, Visible, Wetpaint Win WTIA Awards
The 14th annual WTIA Industry Achievement Awards were announced last night at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle. The winning companies, as determined by online community voting, were AdReady (service provider), Ontela (breakthrough startup), Wetpaint (consumer product), and Visible Technologies (commercial product). Best use of technology in government, nonprofit, or education went to Snohomish County Planning and Development Services. Technology innovator of the year went to Darrin Massena, co-founder and chief technology officer of Picnik. And technology leader of tomorrow went to Israel Zemeadim, an 8th grader at Washington Middle School.