Picnik cleans up at the Seattle 2.0 Awards

Posted by Rob Lewis

The Seattle 2.0 Awards took place last night and the winners are in:

  • Best Startup: Picnik
  • Best Boot-strapped Startup: Picnik
  • Best Startup CEO: Jonathan Sposato of Picnik
  • Best Startup Technologist: Nat Brown of iLike
  • Best Venture Capitalist: Matt McIlwain of Madrona Venture Group
  • Best Angel Investor: Geoff Entress
  • Best Startup Product Designer: Peter Roman of Picnik
  • Best Service Provider to Startups: Shannon Swift of Swift HR Solutions
  • Best Blog from/about Startups: TechFlash/John Cook
  • Best Social Event for Startups: Lunch 2.0 by Josh Maher

As you can see Picnik was the big winner of the night. Best Blog winner John Cook of TechFlash was their to pick up his award and had this to report:

By the time Picnik co-founder Jonathan Sposato walked on stage for the last time last night at the inaugural Seattle 2.0 awards, he was pretty much out of material. And with good reason. Sposato's online photo editing startup was the big winner at the packed event at the Pacific Science Center, taking home top prizes in four of the 10 categories.

"I feel like we are the Slumdog Millionaire of the night," said Sposato, after winning the award for "Best Seattle Startup." His company also won in the categories of "Best Bootstrapped Startup" and "Best Startup CEO." Picnik's Peter Roman was named the "Best Startup Product Designer." As Sposato was routinely called up on stage, he kept referring to his winning way as a "fluke."

Congrats to all the winners. Looking forward tro meeting some of them at the WTIA's Fast Pitch Forum laster this month.

Company:
iLike
Website:
http://ilike.com
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States

iLike is the Web's leading social music discovery service and the dominant music application on Facebook Platform®. With over 15 million registered users, iLike helps consumers discover and share playlists, new music, and concerts that match their tastes. The iLike Sidebar for iTunes recommends new music, creates automatic playlists, and connects people through music. iLike's Artist Service Platform is a suite of... more

Company:
Madrona Venture Group
Website:
http://www.madrona.com
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Madrona Venture Group invests in companies building the new "next," be it upgrading the backbone of technology, creating new business models on the Web, or changing the status quo of communications. You bring the idea, the technology, and enthusiasm. We'll do our part in helping you to realize your vision. We are a resource-rich venture firm that helps companies realize their full potential via a well established... more

Company:
Picnik
Website:
http://www.picnik.com
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Picnik.com world’s leading online photo editing service. Picnik combines the power of desktop software with the ease and convenience of the web. Now anyone can quickly and easily edit, enhance, share and print photos from any Internet browser (IE, Firefox, Safari, Mozilla, etc.) on any computer platform (PC, Mac, Linux). Picnik delivers the one-click auto fixes, basic editing tools and special effects beginners... more

Company:
TechFlash
Website:
http://www.techflash.com
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States

TechFlash is an online news site dedicated to covering the technology industry in the Pacific Northwest. It is product of Puget Sound Business Journal led by veteran journalists Todd Bishop and John Cook, with contributions from PSBJ staff writer Eric Engleman. more

Company:
Seattle 2.0
Website:
http://www.seattle20.com/
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle 2.0 was created in 2007 with one goal in mind: To help tech entrepreneurs build great companies. What makes this different from other sites and blogs is the fact it's written by doers. We are not journalists, reporters or analysts. We are entrepreneurs, investors, advisors, consultants and members of a healthy and ever-growing startup community around Seattle. Our primary audience is the entrepreneurs and... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media Inc. and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can... more



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