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Frequently Asked Questions about the GeekWire Awards: What to anticipate at the event that recognizes the top technology in the Pacific Northwest



The 2023 GeekWire Awards are set to take place at Showbox SoDo in Seattle, and the tech community is gearing up for a night of celebration. The event will honor the top innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and educators in the Pacific Northwest. The Awards are presented by Astound Business Solutions, with support from various sponsors including Wilson Sonsini, JLL, Blink UX, BECU, and more. The event will take place on Thursday, May 9 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. PT at Showbox SoDo, located at 1700 1st Ave. South Seattle, WA 98134.

The attire for the event is business casual, although guests are encouraged to wear what they feel most comfortable in. Parking is available in paid surface lots surrounding the venue, with a 1-minute walk to the entrance. Guests must be 21+ to enter and will need to present a valid ID. Registration is required to enter the event, with names being checked at the door upon arrival. The program schedule includes a VIP pre-party by invitation only, sponsored by Baird, followed by a welcome reception sponsored by Wilson Sonsini and a seated dinner.

The Awards program will begin at 7:40 p.m., revealing the winners in various categories such as Startup of the Year, Next Tech Titan, Deal of the Year, CEO of the Year, Startup CEO of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Health Innovation of the Year, Sustainable Innovation of the Year, Workplace of the Year, UX Design of the Year, Geeks Give Back, and Public Policy Champion for Innovation Award. Finalists in each category have been announced and include companies such as Shipium, Kevala, Statsig, Zuper, and more.

The GeekWire Awards are a highlight of the tech community in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together industry leaders, startups, and innovators for a night of recognition and celebration. Guests can expect a cocktail hour, seated dinner, and an Awards program revealing the winners in each category. The event is a great opportunity to network, connect with peers, and celebrate the achievements of the local tech scene. Don’t forget to use #GeekWireAwards when sharing photos and updates from the event on social media.

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