Apptio, LiquidPlanner, Ontela, Pet Holdings, Picnik, Wetpaint Among Finalists for WTIA Industry Achievement Awards
The first round of voting is done. This morning, the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) announced the finalists for its 14th annual Industry Achievement Awards. Among the finalists are several Seattle-area companies we’ve reported on extensively at Xconomy, and a few others you’ll be hearing more about soon.
Here are this year’s finalists, sorted by award category:
—Best use of technology in the government, nonprofit, or educational sector: eCityGov Alliance, Snohomish County Planning & Development Services, and South Sound Health Communication Network.
—Technology leader of tomorrow: Aaron Love, St. Therese School, eighth grade; Matthew McMillan, St. Therese School, seventh grade; Israel Zemeadim, Washington Middle School, eighth grade.
According to the WTIA, the goal of the awards is to recognize “innovation and excellence in creating new technologies, applications, and services.” At Xconomy, we’ll be watching the startup, product, and innovator races particularly closely. All of the winners will be decided by the local tech community through an online voting system that will open on February 23. The WTIA will provide more details as the date approaches.
And then the good stuff: the winners will be announced at a gala at the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle on March 25. The event is doubling as a celebration of the WTIA’s 25th anniversary.