It's no secret that the Puget Sound region's white-hot technology sector is among the nation's strongest. Seattle ranks No. 2 in the United States for tech talent, according to a study by commercial real estate firm CBRE, trailing only the Bay Area. Drilling down, though, yields some surprises. Seattle Business magazine's 2019 Tech Impact Awards program offers a peek behind the scenes of some of the region's most innovative technology companies. As one of our judges says, "It's amazing some of the things these companies are doing."
Tech Impact Champion
Category: Artificial Intelligence
Gold: DreamBox Learning
Silver: The Riveter
Gold: Highspot Inc.
Gold: Accolade Inc.
Silver: KenSci; 98point6 Inc.
Silver: Strix Leviathan
Gold: Rec Room (formerly Against Gravity)
Gold: Point B Inc.
Silver: GenUI; Simplicity Consulting
Silver: New Engen
Gold: ExtraHop Networks Inc.
Silver: Integris Software
Gold: LevelTen Energy Inc.
Silver: HaptX Inc.; WEconnect Health Management
Judges for the 2019 Tech Impact Awards*
Kellan Carter, partner, Ignition Partners | Sudip Chakrabarti, partner, Madrona Venture Group Chris DeVore, managing director, Techstars | Leslie Feinzaig, founder & CEO, Female Founders Alliance Pam Cory, vice president global marketing, BitTitan | Matt McIlwain, managing director, Madrona Venture Group Brandy Rhodes, IoT program manager, JFrog Michael Schutzler, CEO, Washington Technology Industry Association | Scott Thielman, founder, Product Creation Studio | Sterling Wilson, president and CEO, Shiftboard
*Judges do not vote on nominations that might present a conflict of interest.