Washington Technology Industry Association

Washington Technology Industry Association

Washington Technology Industry Association is the largest state-wide association of technology companies and executives in the world. With more than 1,000 member companies representing more than 80,000 technology sector employees in Washington State, Washington Technology Industry Association is a catalyst for setting new industry directions, sharing expertise, fostering collaboration, delivering key business services, and advancing the economic value and global impact of technology companies doing business in Washington.

By joining the Washington Technology Industry Association, you are connected with a powerful group of technology companies and leaders from around the state. Through face-to-face events and online communities, Washington Technology Industry Association creates an environment that enables you to effectively network with peers, exchange best practices, gain new business insights and achieve professional goals.
In addition, Washington Technology Industry Association provides other valuable member services.

• Education and training for every business stage from start-up through growth, including CEO roundtables, executive seminars, special interest groups, and education sessions focused on relevant business issues.
• A Group Purchasing Cooperative - where members can purchase essential products & services such as health insurance, telecommunications, payroll services and more all at lower cost.
• Advocacy for technology interests in Olympia and Washington DC.
• Access to the latest industry news, trends, salary surveys and other information vital to the success of your business.


News on Washington Technology Industry Association

Seattle hosts TechNW - North to Innovation
The Northwest is a powerhouse of technological innovation. From entrepreneurs to investors, this region is a magnet for people passionate about innovation and promotion of the best new... more
WTIA hands out Industry Achievement Awards
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) honored the winners of its 15th Industry Achievement Awards (IAA) at an awards ceremony last night.  The annual event celebrates and... more
WTIA Venture Capitalist Outlook Survey for Q1 2010
Today, the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) released the results of its Q1 2010 Venture Capital Outlook Survey.  According to the reprot, the Washington state venture capital... more
CEO Ken Myer to leave WTIA
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) announced today that its CEO, Ken Myer, has decided to leave and return to industry. “Three years ago, I saw an opportunity to apply... more
Expert WTIA Panel makes 2010 predictions
For their November Technology In Focus Series, the Washington Technology Industry Association is hosting a 2010 Prediction panel on November 18th at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. The discussion with be... more
WTIA hosts Social Media for your Business event
The WTIA's June event in their Technology in Focus series is titled Smartly Leveraging Social Media for Your Business: Practical Tips, Tweets & Tactics where an expert panel will answer all... more
Picnik gives you photo-editing superpowers
Picnik CEO Jonathan Sposato wants you to have photo-editing superpowers. Picnik.com is the world’s leading online photo editing service. By combining the power of desktop software with the... more
Ontela frees your camera phone pictures
The last session at the Fast Pitch Forum is underway and four Digital Media companies will round out the day. Up first, Ontela. Do you have pictures trapped on your mobile device and no easy way... more
Daptiv - Project Portfolio Management
Twelve year-old, 100 employee strong Daptiv (formerly know at eProject) delivers on-demand business software to manage work. Daptiv's solutions streamline project collaboration and give... more
Swype speeds up text input for screens
The WTIA's Fast Pitch Forum continues to move a breakneck speed and the afternoon session of Productivity Tools & Platforms is underway with Swype. Swype is a new method to enter text on... more
Visible Technologies tracks your social media reputation
Visible Technologies helps companies listen to and learn what consumers are saying about them online via its social media analysis and participation software platform, TruCast. According to CEO Dan... more
BuddyTV leverages passionate TV fans
Whether you're a fan of Lost or American Idol, BuddyTV is building the ultimate fan site for ALL your favorite TV shows. Through features such as full-length episode replay, games, editorial... more
TeachStreet adds a city and a $1.2 Million investment
Seattle's TeachStreet leveraged a big audience today as a presenter at today’s Fast Pitch Forum and announced that it has expanded to Chicago, its sixth market, bringing combined site... more
Konnects looks to revive ailing newspaper industry
Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson nailed the luncheon keynote capped off by a live performance of The RiskMaster (check out the video). It's a tough act to follow for the Communities &... more
TalentSpring utilizes semantic for resume matches
Wrapping up the pre-lunch Search & Information Resources session is TalentSpring and their CEO Bryan Starbuck. TalentSpring provides recruiters and HR professionals with an advanced SaaS-based... more
Redfin - the etrade of real estate
Up next is Redfin, a 75 employee strong online real estate brokerage that offers a combination of online service and personal service to help tech-savvy people buy and sell homes. Redfin's CEO... more
WhitePages - the people search market leader
Next up is John Lusk of WhitePages - the leading people search company with $66M revenue in 2008 and over 2 Billion people and biz searches performed on our site yearly. The company's network of... more
SEOmoz pioneers data driven SEO
If you follow search engine optimization (SEO), you've heard of SEOmoz. Up first in the Search & Information Resources session is the web's premier destination for SEO education, tools and... more
VANTOS automates investigation management
Wrapping up the session on Productivity Tools & Platforms is investigation management leader VANTOS. VANTOS VP Marketing Raju Dodhiawala opened his presentation by asking attendees if they have... more
DataSphere promises an Amazon-like online experience
Up third in the Productivity Tools & Platforms session is three year-old, 33 employee strong DataSphere Technologies. Speaking of productivity, you can watch today's presentations online live... more
Gist - where your inbox meets the web
Earlier this month Seattle's Gist was in the news after securing $6.75 Million in Series A funding led by the Foundry Group and including its founding investor Vulcan Capital. Today at the Fast... more
LiquidPlanner - Project Managment is about people
Kicking off the Productivity Tools & Platforms session is Bellevue's LiquidPlanner. LiquidPlanner is a hosted, web-based project management application, featuring scheduling, time tracking, and... more
Reality Gap makes digital arcade tokens
Wrapping up the Marketplaces, Online Advertising & Payment Systems session at the Fast Pitch Forum is Michael Williams, CEO of Reality Gap.  Reality Gap is the creator of MetaTIX, a... more
AdReady makes display work like search
Next up is Seattle's AdReady - a technology platform that endeavours to make online display advertising accessible and as effective as search advertising. AdReady's target market includes... more
Bonanzle focused on anything but the ordinary
The sole marketplace presenting at today's Fast Pitch Forum is Kirkland-based Bonanzle. Bonanzle is building the first online street fair where buyers can find unique non-generic items and then... more
Mpire optimizes ad spend with AdXpose
The first presenting company during session one - Marketplaces, Online Adverstising & Payment Systems - at WTIA's FAst Pitch Forum is Matt Hulett, CEO of Mpire Corporation. Mpire is an... more
Reporting from the Fast Pitch Forum
This morning I'm live from the Washington Technology Industry Association's Fast Pitch Forum at the Bell Harbour Conference Center in Seattle. Throughout the day twenty-three of Seattle's hottest... more
Techvibes sponsors WTIA's Fast Pitch Forum
Techvibes is excited to announce that we're a media sponsor of WTIA's Fast Pitch Forum on May 27th at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. The annual event generates buzz year... more
WTIA Fast Pitch Forum presenters announced
The Washington State Technology Industry Association is hosting their an Investment Forum on May 27th but this time around it's called the Fast Pitch Forum (FPF).  The annual event generates... more
WTIA hosts Fast Pitch Forum
The Washington State Technology Industry Association is hosting their an Investment Forum again this year but this time around it's called the Fast Pitch Forum (FPF).  The annual event... more
Picnik and Wetpaint.com pick up WTIA Industry Achievement Awards
The 14th Annual Washington Technology Industry Association Industry Achievement Awards were handed out last night during an awards ceremony at the Paramount Theater. The event, which celebrated... more
Washington Associations Partner Up
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and the Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN) announced early this week that they're partnering up with a joint membership program. You can now... more
Washington State Tech Finalists announced
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) announced the finalists today for its 14th annual Industry Achievement Awards (IAA). The awards recognize local companies, individuals, and... more
History of Puget Sound tech universe
As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) unveiled a poster-sized map today that portrays the history of the technology universe in the... more

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