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Founder Cohort 11

WTIA Founder Cohort 11

39 companies have been selected for the 11th iteration of the WTIA Founder Cohort. The…

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2024 Washington State Legislative Recap

Recently, Washington state concluded a 60-day legislative session that commenced on January 8th. The agenda…

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Washington Technology Industry Association Awarded $300,000 from the State of Washington for its Advanced Technology Cluster

Nonprofit Receives Second Grant to Continue Cluster Momentum, Powering Innovation in Web3, Quantum Information Science…

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Cultivating an Inclusive Workplace: Empower Employees to Show Up Authentically and Perform at Their Best

What does it mean to have a truly inclusive workplace? And how do you cultivate…

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Generative AI: It’s So Much More Than ChatGPT

Generative AI. If you haven’t heard about this technological marvel, you might be living under…

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Unveiling the DEI Insights Report 2023-2024: A Deep Dive into Equity & Inclusion in Tech

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the current sociopolitical and economic climate poses greater…

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33 Washington-based Companies Have Been Selected for WTIA Founder Cohort 10

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Founder Cohort Program is now in its 10th iteration.…

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Safeguarding the Sustainability and Success of Small to Mid-Sized Tech Companies

Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore business insurance. As technology continues to reshape our world, small…

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New WTIA Report Highlights Tech Sector’s Impact on Washington State’s Economy and Future Growth Potential

The tech sector in Washington accounts for 22% of the state economy and ranks first…

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A New Report from the United States Blockchain Coalition (USBC) Highlights Significant Economic Impact of Rapidly Growing Web3 Industry

Web3 represents a paradigm shift towards a more decentralized, user-centric, and inclusive internet, where individuals…

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Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders in Tech: It Starts with a Culture of Support and Inclusivity

Many companies are still making slow progress in hiring diverse talent, including women. Although a…

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WTIA and Washington STEM Release Final Cross Sector Computer Science Report

Technological innovation is evolving at lightning speed, and there is a persistent shortage of skilled…

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Federal Judge In New York Hands SEC Partial Defeat In Cryptocurrency Litigation

You may have seen recent news about an important case involving Ripple Labs that could…

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Why Employers Should Consider Apprenticeships to Address the Tech Talent Gap

Why Employers Should Consider Apprenticeships to Address the Tech Talent Gap The talent shortage in…

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U.S. Immigration Reform: ‘It’s a Workforce Issue’

The United States has long been a beacon of opportunity for foreign nationals aspiring to…

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Collaboration, DEI, and Skills Development Are the Building Blocks of a Successful Quantum Workforce

Quantum information systems (QIS) have emerged as one of the most transformative technologies of the…

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New R&D Tax Code Changes May Impact Your Company

Recent changes to the tax code related to the deductibility of research & development (R&D)…

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WTIA Advanced Technology Cluster Brings Together American Apprenticeships Work and Code Fellows to Expand Blockchain Literacy

Thanks to an introduction from the WTIA Advanced Technology Cluster (ATC) about a year and…

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Key Stakeholders and Initiatives Shaping the Quantum Computing Ecosystems in the United States

Quantum computing, a revolutionary technology that harnesses the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, has the…

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2023 Washington State Legislative Session Recap

Washington State legislators convened on January 9 for the 105-day session focused on several top-of-mind…

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Creating Employment Opportunities for Veterans through Apprenticeship

Creating Employment Opportunities for Veterans through Apprenticeship Actionable Steps Employers Can Take to Help Veteran…

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5 Strategies for Building and Maintaining a Healthy Company Culture Under Pressure

Company leaders often face tremendous pressure—to successfully develop groundbreaking products and take them to market—while…

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Noteworthy Trends in Global Quantum Information Sciences Ecosystems

According to McKinsey & Company, quantum computing has the potential to change the world. In…

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New Talent Pool Emerges as Workforce Prioritizes Apprenticeships Over College.
Here’s how employers can benefit from this paradigm shift.

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that many high school seniors are choosing apprenticeships instead…

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The Power of Networking and Community-Building

When you hear the word networking, you might think of it as making a connection…

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Quantum Is a Key Sector to Watch Locally and Globally

Quantum computing technologies are growing rapidly, and their applications are far-reaching. Specifically, quantum computing is…

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Quantum Computing in Washington State: Funding Challenges Remain

Washington state is a leader in Quantum Information Sciences (QIS). With a rich ecosystem consisting…

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WTIA Selects 32 Startups from Across Washington State for Founder Cohort 9

Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a robust, equity-centered technology…

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SECURE 2.0 Act Tax Credits Make Offering a Retirement Plan Benefit for Your Employees Easier and More Affordable

Our Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) solution simplifies plan setup and provides fiduciary support, access to…

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Apprenticeships Can Help Advance Career Opportunities for Women

March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the contributions and achievements…

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Venture Trends: Can Startups Still Secure Early-Stage Funding Despite Recession, Economic Uncertainty, and Dwindling Dry Powder?

Is it more difficult to raise early-stage venture capital today than it was a few…

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The Role of Apprenticeship in Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility  

As WTIA and Apprenti recognize and celebrate Black History Month this February, it calls to…

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WTIA Launches First Australia Startup Accelerator in Partnership with Investment New South Wales

As part of its ongoing efforts to support a thriving startup ecosystem in Washington state…

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A 2022 Retrospective and a Look Ahead at Trends for 2023

What worked in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in 2022? Where was there room for…

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Why CISOs Resort to Toxic ‘Security Theater’

Gain visibility for internal security measures without headaches and drama. Laws and industry regulations require…

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Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Releases Quantum Information Sciences (QIS) Report

On the heels of the announcement that IonQ will open a quantum computing research and…

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Legislative Look-Ahead: WTIA Releases Key Policy Priorities for 2023

As the 2023 Washington State Legislature convenes in Olympia over the next 105 days, the…

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Staying Sane in Startup Mode: How to Balance Competing Priorities in Your Early-Stage Business

Leading a startup is a tenuous balancing act. On any given day, you’re dealing with…

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Offering a 401(k) Plan Benefit Can Improve Recruiting and Retention While Reducing Turnover Costs

A Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) may be worth considering for small and medium-sized businesses looking…

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As Recession Looms, Rethink Your Talent Acquisition Strategy to Include Apprenticeship and Reskilling

A looming recession breeds uncertainty—in the economy, in business, and in the hearts and minds…

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Recruiting Veterans Can Help Your Organization Build a More Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

Apprenti is a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) that can help you tap into this often-overlooked,…

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Cleo Provides Support and Peace of Mind for Employees and Their Families

Finding a balance between raising a family and being a working parent can be a…

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The Power of Authenticity, Compassion, and Vulnerability in Leadership

Leaders who are authentic, compassionate, and vulnerable have the power to transform organizations. No matter…

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

In 2020, following a tumultuous summer that witnessed the senseless and tragic deaths of George…

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Building a 21st-Century Workforce: Why Registered Apprenticeship Programs Will Bridge the Digital Skills Divide

Half of the global workforce will require reskilling or upskilling by 2025, according to the…

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Accessibility: The Missing Piece in Your Workplace DEI Initiative

Every October, we join in the celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). It…

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ESG Funds in 401(k) Plans Allow Participants to Embrace Values-Based Investing

Growing numbers of employers are choosing to include ESG (environmental, social, and governance)  investments in…

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Registered Apprenticeship Is a Proven Solution to the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

There are approximately 700,000 cybersecurity roles open in America. It’s no wonder this country faces…

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WTIA Can Help You Insure Your Cryptos and NFTs

If you invest in and hold cryptocurrency and/or non-fungible tokens (NFTs), it’s important to protect…

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How Will the CHIPS and Science Act Help Washington State’s Tech Sector?

In the final hours before adjourning for its traditional August recess, the U.S. House of…

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Apprenti Supports Apprentices and Employers Every Step of the Way

A supportive learning and working environment can provide apprentices with the necessary skills they need…

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Key Stakeholders Gathered at WTIA, USBC, and GBBC Roundtable to Deliberate the Future of Blockchain Innovation

Washington state political leadership and industry leaders from the Bitcoin, blockchain and crypto spaces gathered…

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America’s Tech Hubs Are Still Very Much Alive and Thriving

TECNA report finds most tech jobs still being created in tech hubs, with some rapid…

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SB 5544 is a Foundational Step Toward Cementing Washington State as a Leader in Blockchain

The Washington State Legislature recently passed SB 5544, a bill establishing a “Washington blockchain work…

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A Diverse, Inclusive Workforce Can Help Improve Gaming Studios’ Culture and Speed of Innovation

Fostering a culture that makes your workforce feel valued, supported, and included can significantly impact…

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Help Employees Stay Safe and Healthy While Enjoying Summer Fun

Summer is a time for backyard barbecues, beach days, vacations, and getting outdoors for fun…

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Best Practices for Communicating with Blind / Visually Impaired Colleagues

The WTIA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Center of Excellence and Apprenti are working together to…

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Understanding Personal Insurance: Guide to Commonly Used Terms

Insurance uses a lot of terms and jargon that are generally unfamiliar to the average…

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DEI’s Role in Ensuring Safe Spaces that Honor Grief and Action

Social upheaval and traumatic events impact employee productivity and engagement during difficult times. Events that…

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WTIA Founder Cohort Helps Startup Founders Scale and Succeed Faster

Founder Cohort 8 is now open for new applicants Since 2018, the WTIA Founder Cohort…

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Shining a Spotlight on WTIA Membership

If you’ve been involved with WTIA in any capacity but still haven’t joined, you’ve probably…

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WTIA Premera Plans Offer Resources and Support Beyond Traditional Healthcare

Healthcare is often so much more than annual routine visits to the doctor, dentist, or…

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AAPI Community at Work

Understanding the Complexity of the AAPI Community

Raising awareness about the current realities of racialized groups in the U.S. is key to…

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Along with Better Eye Health, Vision Benefits Can Help Improve Hiring, Retention, and Productivity

May is Healthy Vision Month, which is all about getting the word out about the…

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Apprenti and Epic Games Partner to Deliver Innovative Real Engine Apprenticeship Opportunities

Today’s video gamers demand immersive, interactive experiences. Although 3D technology has evolved to meet that…

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2022 Legislative Session Recap

The Washington State Legislature convened on January 11 poised to build on the momentum from…

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401(k) Plan Education Is More Important Than Ever in These Uncertain Times

As uncertainty persists — in the economy, in financial markets, and on the geopolitical stage…

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WTIA Blockchain Council Advocates Moved the Needle for PNW Blockchain Companies in 2021

For those unfamiliar, the WTIA Cascadia Blockchain Council is a group of professionals, investors, and…

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The Future of Return to Work Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

Microsoft announced last month that it would fully reopen its Washington State offices after shuttering…

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2021 Annual Report Demonstrates How WTIA Is Bridging Equity Gaps in Tech

In case you missed it, the WTIA 2021 Annual Report is now available. Against a…

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Achieving the Promise of Gender Equity by Focusing on Gender and Race

As we celebrate the contributions of women to society at large and the workplace in…

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Seventh WTIA Founder Cohort Includes 30 Tech Startups from Across Washington State

The seventh WTIA Founder Cohort has been selected and includes 30 tech startups from across Washington State.…

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Growing Blockchain Technology in Washington State

Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is excited to announce its selection by the Washington State…

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Is Guaranteed Income Right for Your Retirement Plan?

Guaranteed income products in workplace retirement plans are a hot topic among employers and workers.…

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Celebrate American Heart Month By Helping Your Employees Achieve Better Health, Well-Being, and Longevity

February is American Heart Month. This is a cause that’s close to my heart because…

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Addressing Racism in the Workplace

What does it mean to be an antiracist organization? The racial reckoning that erupted from…

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WTIA Receives $550,000 Grant to Develop Innovations in Blockchain and Quantum Computing in Washington State

WTIA was awarded a $550,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to begin…

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Deepening Capacity to Leading Just and Equitable Workplaces

The beginning of a new year presents an opportune time for self-reflection. For leaders of…

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Recent Record-Setting Rains May Make Flood Insurance a Necessity for Many Washingtonians

Historic rainfall hit many areas of Washington state in November, bringing massive flooding and catastrophic…

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Designated Centers of Excellence Make Knee or Hip Joint Replacement Less Stressful and More Affordable for Your Employees

A total knee or hip joint replacement procedure can be expensive. Insured patients can expect…

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Back to Normal Series, Part 3: Work From Anywhere Has Obvious Benefits, But It May Not Be All It Promises to Be

The Covid-19 pandemic forever changed how we work, live, and relate to one another. As…

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WTIA Founder Cohort Recap: Three Years, Six Cohorts and More Than $100 Million in Funding Raised

The WTIA Founder Cohort is humming on all cylinders. To date, a total of five…

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BestBeginnings Is a Helpful and Supportive Resource for New and Expecting Parents

BestBeginnings from Premera Blue Cross is a comprehensive program that provides new and expecting parents…

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Anchoring the DEI Function in Data 

Talent management—and its operationalization through diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)—has always been data-focused. Long before…

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Proposed Automatic Enrollment Legislation May Mean It’s Time to Consider Joining the WTIA Tech MEP

Legislation currently under consideration on Capitol Hill could require many small businesses that currently do…

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Leading with Courage Toward Change and Opportunity

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Center of Excellence reached an important milestone with the…

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WTIA Partners with Tech Industry Leaders to Facilitate New Congregate Accelerator Program

Startup accelerator focuses on technology innovation to ensure safe reopening and resiliency of tourism in…

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Beyond Counseling Services: Explore the Wellspring EAP Program

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are best known for their mental health and counseling benefits. What…

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WTIA Startup Program Successfully Kickstarts 2 Startup Market Accelerators with Korea and Taiwan, Wraps Third Virtual Canadian Accelerator Program

October has been a busy month for the WTIA Startup Programs. WTIA launched its fourth…

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Noticed Your Insurance Rates Have Gone Up? Here’s Why

If you’ve renewed your auto, renters or homeowners insurance policy lately, you may have noticed…

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Considering Changes to Your Benefits Program? Open Enrollment Season Is a Great Time to Evaluate What’s Working, and What Isn’t

If you were reluctant to change your benefits program during the Covid-19 pandemic, you aren’t…

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Dismantling Barriers for Disability Inclusion

Technology companies continue to face unprecedented challenges in recruitment, hiring and retention of diverse employees.…

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“Back to Normal” Series, Part 2: Navigating the Return to the Office Requires Active Listening, Total Transparency, and A Willingness to Let Go of Perfection

The Covid-19 pandemic forever changed how we work, live, and relate to one another. As…

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Don’t Let Those Dental Benefits Go to Waste: Remind Employees to Take Advantage of Them Before Year-End

Fall is upon us. That means the return of sweater weather and pumpkin spice lattes.…

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Promoting Inclusion Through Cultural Awareness Activities

Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives work best with a pragmatic approach to bringing everyone along…

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WTIA Launches Third Canadian Startup Market Accelerator Program in Partnership with Global Affairs Canada and Trade and Invest British Columbia

Further fueling the growth of a thriving technology ecosystem in Washington state, WTIA announced the…

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WTIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Journey: Looking Back and Moving Forward

While the Anti-Racism in Technology Pact and the WTIA DEI Office had their beginnings in…

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30 Tech Startups Selected for Sixth WTIA Founder Cohort

We’re excited to announce the 30 Washington tech startups we’ve selected for our sixth Founder…

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WTIA Now Offers Business Consulting Services to Help Startups Scale and Thrive

Startup founders and CEOs wear a lot of hats. They’re typically dyed-in-the-wool do-it-yourselfers who want…

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An Easier Pill to Swallow: Reducing the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

Soaring prescription drug costs are a key driver of rising healthcare premiums for both employers…

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Tech Employers Embrace 401(k) Plan Design Innovations to Attract Top Talent

Tech employers are striving to make their benefits packages more competitive to enhance recruiting and…

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“Back to Normal” Series, Part 1: Want to Build a More Diverse Workforce? Start By Hiring Talent Where They Are

The Covid-19 pandemic forever changed how we work, live, and relate to one another. As…

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ADA at 31: Honoring Diverse Abilities in the Workplace

On July 26, our nation celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act…

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Promote Employees’ Health and Well-Being with Preventive Care

Now that life is beginning to look more like it did before the Covid-19 pandemic,…

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WTIA Founder Cohort Helps Startups Level Up

Launching a startup can be a lonely venture. Founders are often faced with serious challenges,…

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Mental Health Benefits in the Workplace: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Now more than ever, people are opening up about mental health. Even celebrities and athletes…

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SECURE Act 2.0: What This Pending Legislation Means for Small Business Retirement Plans

Retirement plan legislation currently being considered in Congress could provide much-needed support to employers in…

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WTIA International Accelerator Program Transcends Borders to Support Global Growth for Startups

In business, there’s no such thing as a local market anymore. To be relevant and…

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Focusing an Intersectional Lens on Antiracist Work

As we celebrate Pride Month in June, it’s a critical time to acknowledge and honor…

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Crypto Regulator Sends Strong Signal to Foster Innovation

This week, the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) announced the creation and launch…

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2021 Legislative Session Recap

Legislators convened in January against the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic with COVID-19 response, economic…

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WTIA Basic Membership Is Free for Tech Companies

We’re excited to announce that WTIA basic membership is now free for tech companies. It’s…

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Building a Strong Foundation for DEI in the Workplace

Last May, amid the tumult and despair of a global pandemic, George Floyd’s murder served…

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Emergency Room or Urgent Care? Thoughtful Employee Education Can Help Reduce Healthcare Costs

Unnecessary emergency room claims can drive up your company’s healthcare costs. However, it may be…

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Cross-Border Collaboration: How Israel and Washington State Can Work Together to Solve Some of Our Biggest Problems

On Tuesday, April 6, WTIA and The Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest…

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WTIA Condemns Racism Towards AAPI Community

WTIA condemns racist hatred in all forms. Most of the employees in our member companies…

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Moving Beyond Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Cultivating a Culture Belonging in a Virtual World

Repeated studies have shown the tangible benefits of diversity in the workplace: improved performance and…

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Employee Benefits Strategies for a Remote Workforce

More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, many employers are evaluating how to transition…

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The Global Currency is Bitcoin*

What do Bitcoin and college tuition have in common? As of this writing, the prices…

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Executive Coaching Creates Better Leaders and a Stronger Organization

A year ago, massive change came without warning as Covid-19 spread around the world. Company…

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Clark Nuber’s Partnership with WTIA Unlocks Valuable Connections in Seattle’s Tech Ecosystem

WTIA is more than a trade association. It is a community of members working together…

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3 Ways Tech Companies Can Move Their DEI Efforts Beyond Commitment to Action

For an industry that’s known for innovation and forward-thinking, tech is astoundingly behind when it…

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In a Post-Pension World, Employees Need a Great 401(k) Program

The way Americans plan and save for retirement has changed dramatically over the past 30…

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Maximize Your Competitive Advantage by Choosing the Right Board of Directors

Regardless of a business’s evolutionary stage, the owner, founder, and/or lead executive needs a trusted…

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Don’t Push Innovative Startups Out of the State

We are the founders of early-stage startups in Washington. We have chosen this state to…

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Remote Work Accelerates Tech Hub Rivalry: Can Washington Compete?

The exodus of innovative companies from Silicon Valley coupled with the new realities of remote…

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6 Tips to Master Virtual Networking

A year ago, if you asked an outgoing colleague about virtual networking, they might have…

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Apprenti Matches Employers with Diverse, Qualified Talent to Build a Next-Generation Workforce

Tech employers often run into two issues when they’re hiring: They aren’t able to find…

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Apprenti Future of Tech Workforce Series: Rethinking Four-Year College Degree Requirements in Tech

While unemployment has soared in most sectors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the tech industry…

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Bringing Corporate Allyship to Life: Cultivating a Culture of Equality in Tech

After a year of protests that spotlighted the contentious racial divide in America, it is…

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Need an Advisor? WTIA Can Support Your Search for the Right Match

You can’t be expected to have all the knowledge and skills your organization requires, especially…

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Increase the Competitiveness of Your Employee Benefits with WTIA Personal Insurance

Recruiting and retaining the best talent is an ongoing challenge for tech employers. So it…

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22 Tech Startups Selected for Fifth WTIA Founder Cohort

We’re excited to announce the 22 Washington tech startups that have been selected for our…

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Pointing Out the Differences Between a MEP and a PEP

The majority of business owners recognize that a robust, competitive retirement plan offering is key…

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WTIA Welcomes Yolanda Chase to Lead Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives and Advance the Anti-Racism in Tech Pact

WTIA is pleased to announce that Yolanda Chase has joined the senior leadership team as…

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Building Back Better: Spotlight on Education Equity and Livable Cities

State and local governments across the country are facing unprecedented challenges in the year ahead.…

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Apprenti, Snohomish County Tech Training Academy Partnership Creates Opportunities for Displaced Workers

In 2020, workers across Washington state have been heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with…

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United We Stand: WTIA Launches Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Tech Industry

They say there is strength in numbers, and that when we stand together, there is…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: October 16-22

Report: UW jumps to no. 8 in global ranking of best universities; computer science among…

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Seattle in the Spotlight September 28 - October 4

Seattle in the Spotlight: October 9 – 15

PNW startups raised more than $1B in Q3 - here's why investors are still making…

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Voting is a Right and a Civic Responsibility

Our mission here at WTIA is to build a strong, sustainable technology sector and support…

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Boost your Financial Health with First Tech

A lot has suddenly changed this year, and chances are good that those changes have…

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Apprenti Makes Recruiting Technology Talent Easier and More Cost-Efficient

Currently, there are 3 million available tech jobs in America, but the nation’s colleges produce…

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Seattle in the Spotlight July 21 - July 27

Seattle in the Spotlight: October 2 – October 8

Report: Washington dubbed top state to be an educator during 2020, two trends reveal why…

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Seattle in the Spotlight April 26th - May 2nd, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 25 – October 1

Seattle startup leaders remain optimistic despite pandemic, new GeekWire 200 CEO survey shows, UW researchers…

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Seattle in the Spotlight November 1st - 7th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 18 – 24

Sea-Tac Airport, airlines consider rapid COVID-19 testing to help get travelers back in the air,…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 15 - 21

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 11 – 17

Our re-imagined Seattle streets are good for economy, environment, the future of tech hubs: why…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 4 – 10

Sea-Tac ramps up disinfection efforts as holiday travel season approaches, protein design and physics earn…

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How Tech Companies Can Thrive in a $2T+ Sector They Aren’t Reaching Now

If you are like most companies, you are struggling for new ways to stay relevant…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: August 28 – September 3

'All in WA' raising $10M to improve digital access for students learning remotely, backed by…

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How to Ensure your Business is Protected Even While Working From Home

After months of remote work, decreased profits, and never ending stress, there is just one…

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Data Dashboards Answer WA Tech Questions

Last month, eIMPACT launched two data dashboards that are now accessible to WTIA member companies.…

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The Empty Value Propositions of 401(k)s Offered Through PEOs and Online Solutions

We launched the Tech MEP in 2016 after six years of exploring the 401(k) landscape.…

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Seattle in the Spotlight February 15th - 21st, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 21 – 27

King County plans to cut emissions in half by 2030 in climate change fight, Sea-Tac…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 1 - 7

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 14 – 20

Following the lights in the Light Rail Tunnel, GeekWire 200 Update: Seattle and Pacific NW…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: August 6 – 13

Seattle school board approves remote learning plan to start the school year, the number of…

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Seattle in the Spotlight May 24

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 31 – August 6

Univ. of Washington will shift more than 90% of classes online this fall, most Seattle…

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Why WTIA Created the 401(k) Tech MEP

Since its inception, WTIA has leveraged the collective bargaining power of our members to deliver…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: July 18 – 23

New UW COVID-19 study will test 7k people across WA, funded by $3.4M from Allen…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: July 10 – 17

Seattle still no. 1 in quality of labor pool in new 'tech talent' ranking of…

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How WTIA Is Supporting Startups Throughout a Turbulent Year

It’s no secret that uncertainty and instability have pervaded much of the tech industry over…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: February 16 - 22

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 3 – 9

Everett's Paine field to reopen in August with limited service, Seattle-area tech companies that received…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: March 16 - 22

Seattle in the Spotlight: June 26 – July 2

Air travel through Sea-Tac airport is slowly rebuilding, resources for Washingtonians waiting for unemployment benefits,…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: March 30 - April 5

Seattle in the Spotlight: June 19 – June 25, 2020

Washington State issues new COVID rules for universities and colleges ahead of fall term, job…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 4th - 10th, 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: June 12 – June 18, 2020

Seattle tech and business leaders form racial justice coalition, demand police reforms, Seattle ranks as…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: November 30th - December 6th, 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: June 5 – June 11, 2020

Washington schools expected to reopen this fall with in-person learning after long Coronavirus closures, stock…

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Personal Insurance: A Powerful Tool in Recruiting Talent

Employee benefits and perks play a major role in reducing employee turnover, which can cost…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: May 29 – June 4, 2020

Coronavirus-hit Seattle is only city to see job growth in May: Glassdoor, Seattle Schools consider…

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Cyber Liability Insurance. Are You Covered When Employees Work From Home?

With many organizations now requiring that their employees work from home due to the ongoing…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 18th - 24th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: May 22 – May 28, 2020

Researchers revise their timeline for the Coronavirus’ rise in Washington State, annual innovation report details…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 25th - 31st, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: May 15 – May 21, 2020

NOAA selects University of Washington to host regional institute for climate and ocean research, Sound…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: May 8 – May 14, 2020

UW Medicine ramps up study of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19 treatment, Seattle to put…

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Why Microsoft is Hiring Apprentices and You Should Too

Many businesses rely more and more on technology these days, which means they need a…

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Attract and Retain Talent with the WTIA OptiFlex Health Plan

As employees and prospective employees continue to search beyond salary to determine which organizations they…

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Seattle in the Spotlight May 3rd - May 9th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: May 1 – May 7, 2020

Washington is one of the best states for nurses - here's why, University of Washington…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: April 24 – April 30, 2020

Washington airports to receive $39.7M in federal grants, free college: can Washington keep that promise…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: April 17 – April 23, 2020

Washington plans 1,500-person contact tracing team as governor outlines re-opening strategy, Seattle No.1 in nation…

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IRA vs 401(k) vs SEP Plans

If you’re a small business, offering an employee retirement plan can help you recruit and…

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What Type of Health Insurance Is Right for Your Company?

The cost of employee health insurance is a major factor for all businesses. Providing healthcare…

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Professional Relationships Forged Through Founder Cohort

In fall of 2018, Brian Deller was selected to be one of the 24 people…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: March 6 – 12, 2020

Forbes ranking of ‘America’s Best Startup Employers’ include 13 Seattle-area companies, Seattle tech giants attempt…

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Seattle in the Spotlight September 21 - September 27

Seattle in the Spotlight: February 28 – March 5, 2020

Three Seattle companies make CB Insights’ list of most promising AI startups, Seattle added 50,000…

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Seattle in the Spotlight August 10 - 16

Seattle in the Spotlight: February 21 – 27, 2020

Sound Transit fast-tracks north Seattle’s 130th street station, Seattle-area tech workers earn $279k/year on average…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: February 14 – 20, 2020

Seattle is the fastest growing city in the US, Seattle ranks among the most walkable…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: February 7 – 13, 2020

Here’s where Washington ranks among the richest states in the country, new study ranks Seattle…

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Seattle in the Spotlight November 1st - 7th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: January 31 – February 6, 2020

Washington lawmakers approve changes to business tax to fund college affordability, Seattle ranks in top…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: January 24th – 30th, 2020

Seattle’s tech salaries are second highest in the U.S. - and they’re on the rise,…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: January 17th – 23rd, 2020

Mobile voting will be available to 1.2M Seattle area voters in upcoming King County election,…

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The Power of We

It’s 2020. Happy New Year everyone. Happy Lunar New Year too, as we kick off…

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A Conversation on Collaboration and Belonging

Here's a conversation between Frank Nam, the project director for Civic Commons' We Belong Here…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 10th - 17th, 2020

Seattle in the Spotlight: January 10th – 17th, 2020

Seattle ranks in the top 10 best cities for millennials, funding to Seattle-area startups reaches…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 3rd - 9th, 2020

Seattle in the Spotlight: January 3rd – 9th, 2019

Twenty-acre waterfront park to replace viaduct space in 2024, homelessness down in Washington State for…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: December 13th – 19th, 2019

Task force urges Washington State leaders to prepare for tech-driven workforce changes, Seattle ranks 7th…

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Cascadia Blockchain Council Profile: Strix Leviathan

Hello Cascadia Community: Last month we featured a Bellevue based blockchain infrastructure company, Dragonchain. This…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: December 6th – 12th, 2019

Seattle one of five city accounting for 90% of high-tech job growth, Seattle launches data…

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Blockchain Explained: What It Is, Its Use Cases, and the Industries Using It

When it comes to blockchain, what it is, its use cases, and the industries using…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: November 22nd – 28th, 2019

Study finds Seattle ranks 4th in U.S. with most high-rise apartments in last decade, a…

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Seattle in the Spotlight November 15 - 21, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: November 15th – 21st, 2019

Seattle sees nation’s biggest drop in solo car commuters as transit and walking surge, why…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: November 8th – 14th, 2019

$106 million gift will help UW and two partners ‘accelerate discovery’ in the field of…

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How Growing Companies Can Provide Big-Business Retirement Benefits — at a Low Price

Few executives are as thoroughly acquainted with their employees’ needs as are small business owners.…

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Seattle in the Spotlight November 1st - 7th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: November 1st – 7th, 2019

Corporate and public investments spur interest in Pacific Northwest startups, Seattle area has undergone record…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: October 25th – October 31st, 2019

Rapid growth in jobs and office rents puts Seattle among leaders in Top 30 Tech…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: October 18th – October 24th, 2019

University of Washington once again named World’s Most Innovative Public University, Seattle among tech cities…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: October 11th – October 17th, 2019

WeWork teams with Washington State for new maritime startup accelerator, Startup Returns analysis shows Seattle…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: October 4th – October 10th, 2019

Metropolitan King County council member aims to speed up all-electric bus deadline to 2035, new…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 28th – October 3rd, 2019

Pacific Northwest National Lab plays role in federally funded AI research center, New partnership involving…

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Re-Thinking “The Future of Work” for Employees

At this year's FullConTech, we will be exploring a variety of exciting topics related to…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 20th – September 27th, 2019

GeekWire 200 startup index analysis shows hottest industries emerging from Pacific Northwest, Seattle’s historic viaduct…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 13th – September 19th, 2019

Study finds Seattle ranks as one of America’s most ‘Fun’ cities, What to Know About…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 6th – September 12th, 2019

Seattle has the Best Public Transportation in the United States, According to a New Study,…

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iPhone 11: Is It for You?

You've heard that the new iPhones have been announced and you’re asking yourself, “is it…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: August 30th – September 5th, 2019

Three Seattle Startups Make LinkedIn’s 2019 List of Hottest 50 Companies to Work For Now,…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: August 23rd – 29th, 2019

Washington State has the 8th-High Life Expectancy in U.S., Study Finds, Seattle Homes Prices Again…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: August 16th – 22nd, 2019

Public records reveal T-Mobile's plan to make Seattle a 5G hub in partnership with UW…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: August 9th – 15th, 2019

Seattle puts $320,000 towards digital literacy, Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies features strong…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: August 2nd – 8th, 2019

‘Mega Block’ in Amazon’s backyard will become a life sciences campus, Seattle ranked one of…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: July 26th – August 1st, 2019

Questions About Seattle’s Streetcars, Washington House Democrats Select Laurie Jinkins of Tacoma to Succeed Speaker…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: July 19th – 25th, 2019

Kids Re-enact Moon Landing in Robot Challenge at University of Washington and Win Trips to…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: July 12th – 19th, 2019

Seattle's Livability Lauded in New Study, Seattle Still Trails Bay Area in Annual ‘Tech Talent’…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: July 5th – 11th, 2019

Seattle Named Top City in Nation for Most Profitable Businesses, Alaska Airlines Upgrades at Sea-Tac…

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Washington’s Homegrown #Tech4PI Movement: Celebrate Survivor Support Day to Honor Child Advocacy on July 11

Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed July 11, 2019, as Survivor Support Day. On this day of…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: June 28th – July 4th, 2019

Seattle Schools Tap $2 million Fund to Help Families with Stable Housing, Basic Needs, Seattle…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: June 21st – June 27th, 2019

What are the latest headlines surrounding the local Seattle tech community? This week's Seattle in…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: June 14th – June 20th, 2019

New Report Shows Seattle Tech Salaries Average $138K, Trailing Only Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest…

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How Does David Battle Goliath? With Great Strategy and the Technology to Implement It

The classic story of David battling Goliath resonates with any successful entrepreneur. At some point,…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: June 8th – June 13th, 2019

UW student virtual reality projects demonstrate empathy, education, entertainment use cases, Amazon, Microsoft and others…

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Our Most Successful Giving Gala Yet

On May 18th, we held our third annual Giving Gala to raise money to help…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: June 1st – June 7th, 2019

We're not even officially into summer yet, but the weather is looking like we are.…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: May 24th – May 30th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight is exactly what you're looking for if you're interested in the…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: May 17th – May 23rd, 2019

Do you have big plans for the 3-day weekend? Before you start celebrating Memorial Day,…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: May 10th – May 17th, 2019

Looking for a roundup of the latest headlines surrounding the Seattle tech community? You've come…

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Seattle in the Spotlight May 3rd - May 9th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: May 3rd – May 9th, 2019

Hope you're able to get out there and enjoy the amazing weather Seattle is having!…

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Seattle in the Spotlight April 26th - May 2nd, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: April 26th – May 2nd, 2019

Another Friday in 2019, another new Seattle in the Spotlight! This week's headlines surrounding the…

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Seattle in the Spotlight April 19th - April 25th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: April 19th – April 25th, 2019

Curious about what's happening in the Seattle tech community? This week's Seattle in the Spotlight…

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Seattle in the Spotlight - April 12th  - April 19th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: April 12th  – April 19th, 2019

Great job making it to the end of another work week! Finish it out strong…

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Seattle in the Spotlight April 5th -April 11th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: April 5th – April 11th, 2019

Got any exciting plans for the weekend? Before you get things started, be sure to…

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Seattle in the Spotlight March 29th - April 4th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: March 29th – April 4th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight is here for this week! Check back every week for the…

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Seattle in the Spotlight March 22nd -28th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: March 22nd -28th, 2019

As the first quarter of 2019 wraps up, be sure to check out Seattle in…

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Seattle in the Spotlight March 15th - 21st, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: March 15th – 21st, 2019

Are you enjoying the spring weather? Kick back and take a look at the latest…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: March 8th – 14th, 2019

Temperature are finally heating up in Seattle as spring gets closer! Get ready for the…

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Seattle in the Spotlight March 1st - 7th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: March 1st – 7th, 2019

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? End the week strong by taking…

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Seattle in the Spotlight February 22nd - 28th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: February 22nd – 28th, 2019

As we're on the cusp of spring, be sure to stay up to date with…

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Seattle in the Spotlight February 15th - 21st, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: February 15th – 21st, 2019

As winter wraps and spring is set to begin, be sure to stay in the…

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Seattle in the Spotlight February 8th - 14th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: February 8th – 14th, 2019

Did you survive the latest Seattle snow event? Cap off the week with the latest…

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Seattle in the Spotlight February 1st - 7th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: February 1st – 7th, 2019

Get ready for the incoming snow storm event by checking out the latest headlines surrounding…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 25th - 31st, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: January 25th – 31st, 2019

Looking for the latest headlines surrounding the Seattle tech community? Seattle in the Spotlight is…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 18th - 24th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: January 18th – 24th, 2019

The first month of 2019 is almost complete! End it strongly by checking out the…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 11th - 17th, 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: January 11th – 17th, 2019

Finish off the workweek by taking a look at the latest news surrounding the Seattle…

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Seattle in the Spotlight December 27th 2018 - January 3rd 2019

Who’s Hiring: January 16th, 2019

Part of the WTIA’s mission is to grow a strong and sustainable workforce, which means…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 4th - 10th, 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: January 4th – 10th, 2019

WTIA hopes you're having a great start to the year! Here are the latest headlines…

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Seattle in the Spotlight December 27th 2018 - January 3rd 2019

Seattle in the Spotlight: December 27th, 2018 – January 3rd, 2019

Happy New Year! Here's the latest headlines surrounding the Seattle tech community: Seattle’s more traditional industries…

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Seattle in the Spotlight December 14th - 20th, 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: December 14th – 20th, 2018

What's happening this week around the Seattle tech community? Seattle Will Spend $75M on Affordable Housing…

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Seattle in the Spotlight December 7th - 13th, 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: December 7th  – December 13th, 2018

In this week's Seattle in the Spotlight: Seattle is Full of Transplants, and the Number Keeps…

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Walker Sands Tip of the Week: Three Best Practices for Running Paid Digital Ad Campaigns

Whether your goal is to increase awareness of a new service, sell more products, or…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: November 30th - December 6th, 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: November 30th – December 6th, 2018

Happy Holidays! Here's the latest headlines surrounding the Seattle tech community: Seattle-Area Home Prices Drop Again,…

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Seattle in the Spotlight November 23rd - 29th 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: November 23rd – 29th, 2018

There's a lot of great things happening around the Seattle tech community. This week's headlines…

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Seattle in the Spotlight November 16th - 22nd 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: November 16th – 22nd, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Here's the most notable headlines surrounding the Seattle tech community: Tech Apprenticeship Program Apprenti…

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Seattle in the Spotlight November 9th -15th 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: November 9th – 15th, 2018

Here's the latest headlines surrounding the Seattle tech community this week: University of Washington Launching New…

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Seattle in the Spotlight November 2nd - 8th 2018

Seattle in the Spotlight: November 2nd – 8th, 2018

Seattle’s $600 Million-Plus Education Levy Approved by Wide Margin, Why Seattle-Area Voters Rank Near Top of…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: October 27 - November 2

Seattle in the Spotlight: October 26 – November 1

Seattle says goodbye to the Alaskan Way Viaduct, plans to launch a water taxi between…

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Seattle in the Spotlight October 19 - 25

Seattle in the Spotlight: October 19 – 25

One Key Advantage Seattle’s Ecosystem has over Silicon Valley, Seattle Named a Top Destination City for…

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Common Questions, Answered: Media Outreach for Event Coverage

Conferences present a valuable opportunity for company execs to build relationships with reporters while contributing…

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Seattle in the Spotlight October 12 - 18

Seattle in the Spotlight: October 12 – 18

Amazon Donates $2M to Create Fund to Help Immediate Needs of Seattle School Students, Univ. of…

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Seattle in the Spotlight October 5 - 11

Seattle in the Spotlight: October 5 – 11

New WeWork Program Provides Free Access to 20+ Seattle-Vancouver-Portland Offices, Seattle is the best bike…

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Seattle in the Spotlight September 28 - October 4

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 28 – October 4

King county home inventory has biggest jump on record, waterfront shuttle buses extended through summer…

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Seattle in the Spotlight September 21 - September 27

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 21 – 27

What's happening in the Seattle tech community this week? Japan Airlines to Fly Nonstop from Seattle…

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24 Tech Startups Selected for the WTIA Founder Cohort Program

We’re excited to announce the 24 Washington tech startups we’ve selected for our new Founder…

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Seattle in the Spotlight September 14 - 20

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 14 – 20

Tech Executives Gather at City Hall for Lesson on Seattle’s Biggest Problems Seattle Times |…

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Seattle in the Spotlight June 8 - 14

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 7 – September 13

Washington STEM Gets $75K SAP Concur Grant to Expand ‘Career Connected Learning’ GeekWire | Frank…

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Seattle in the Spotlight August 31 - September 6

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 31 – September 6

Pace of Downtown Seattle Construction Back on the Rise Seattle Times | Mike Rosenberg |…

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Seattle in the Spotlight August 24-31

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 24 – August 30

Washington State is Best in the Nation for Workers, New Study Says KOMO News |…

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Walker Sands Tip of the Week Social Media Engagement 101

Walker Sands Tip of the Week: Social Media Engagement 101

Social media engagement requires an ongoing cycle of research, planning, execution, reporting and adjustment. Whether…

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Leveraging Proprietary Data for Media Relations Success

Leveraging Proprietary Data for Media Relations Success

When companies consider data as a PR tool, many think conducting a robust survey is…

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Seattle in the Spotlight August 17- 23

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 17- 23

From Amazon to Zillow, New Coalition of Tech Titans Will Rally Their Workers Around City’s…

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Seattle in the Spotlight August 10 - 16

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 10 – 16

Crews Start Traffic Revision Preps to Tear Down Seattle Viaduct KOMO News | KOMO News…

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10 Tips for Surviving a Tech Project as a Non-Tech Business Leader

10 Tips for Surviving a Tech Project as a Non-Tech Business Leader

Regardless of what your current role is in the business world, the odds are that…

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Creating a Cycle of Mentorship with the WTIA Founder Cohort Program

Creating a Cycle of Mentorship with the WTIA Founder Cohort Program

I’ve spoken with over 400 founders in the past two years, and I've asked all…

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Seattle in the Spotlight August 3 - 9

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 3 – 9

Seattle Has The 4th ‘Coolest’ Parking Garage in the World Seattle PI | Zosha Millman…

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Seattle in the Spotlight July 27 - August 2

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 27 – August 2

Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow and More Tech Giants Join Innovation Council to Address Seattle Challenges GeekWire…

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Which Type of Financing is Right For Your Startup

Which Type of Financing is Right For Your Startup?

When the average person imagines an entrepreneur, they likely envision the most popular and successful…

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The Key to Making News Without Having Any News — An Intro to Thought Leadership

The Key to Making News Without Having Any News — An Intro to Thought Leadership

Getting in the news is no easy task, especially when you have a shortage of…

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Seattle in the Spotlight July 20 - 26

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 20 – 26

Microsoft, Oregon, and B.C. Kick in $750K for New Study of High-Speed Rail in the…

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Seattle in the Spotlight July 13 - 19

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 13 – 19

Cathay Pacific: Seattle to Become Eighth U.S. Destination USA Today |Ben Mutzabaugh | July 19…

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Seattle in the Spotlight July 6 - 12

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 6 – 12

Seattle Bike Shares Could Double to 20,000 Bikes under New Proposed Rules Seattle Times |…

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Tips for a Powerful Web Presence - The Four Horsemen of the Webpocalypse

Tips for a Powerful Web Presence: The Four Horsemen of the Webpocalypse

I recently gave a talk to a group of entrepreneurs on what it takes to…

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What I Learned as an Amazon Bar Raiser

What I Learned as an Amazon Bar Raiser

I joined Amazon in 2010, just as the company began blitz-scaling. During this growth period I…

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Seattle in the Spotlight June 29 - July 5

Seattle in the Spotlight: June 29 – July 5

36 Hours in Seattle New York Times | Ingrid K. Willians | July 5 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/05/travel/what-to-do-in-seattle.html…

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Getting a Foot in the Door of a Tech Job at Training Camp + Draft Day 2018

WTIA recently held the third annual Training Camp + Draft Day, a program put together…

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Seattle in the Spotlight June 22- 28

Seattle in the Spotlight June 22 – June 28

King County Metro’s New Flat $2.75 Adult Fare Starts Sunday KOMO News | KOMO Staff…

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Seattle in the Spotlight June 15 - 21

Seattle in the Spotlight June 15 – 21

Why Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Will Have to Close for Three Weeks before Tunnel Opens…

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Seattle in the Spotlight June 8 - 14

Seattle in the Spotlight: June 8 – 14

Bellevue Envisions a Fleet of Driverless Vans to Help Commuters Skirt Congestion Seattle Times |…

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Answers to 5 Frequently Asked Questions for Startup Founders

Answers to 5 Frequently Asked Questions for Startup Founders

Below are answers to questions regarding various stages of startup companies: 1. I am in…

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Seattle in the Spotlight June 7

Seattle in the Spotlight: June 1 – 7

Seattle, Orlando and Atlanta Among Best Cities for Gamers CNET | Erin Carson | June…

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Seattle in the Spotlight May 25 - 31

Seattle in the Spotlight: May 25 – 31

Seattle and Columbus Show How Cities Can Win Bloomberg LP | Noah Smith | May…

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Ready to Raise VC? Answer These Questions First

Ready to Raise VC? Answer These Questions First

In the two years I’ve been working with early-stage startups on fundraising and business development,…

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Initial Coin Offerings: A Primer on Securities Law

In 2017, startups raised over $5.6 billion through Initial Coin Offerings (ICO’s). These were highly…

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Application Security at the Speed of Agile

Application Security at the Speed of Agile

The exponential rate of technological progress has brought along with it correlated exponential digital security…

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Seattle in the Spotlight May 24

Seattle in the Spotlight: May 18 – 24

114,000 More People: Seattle Now Decade’s Fastest-Growing Big City in All of U.S. Seattle Times…

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Gauging Application Security for Cybersecurity Readiness

"Maintaining silence about these risks does not make them go away..." -Marc Goodman, Future Crimes…

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Seattle in the Spotlight May 17

Seattle in the Spotlight: May 11 – May 17

Irish Airline Begins Direct Service Between Dublin and Seattle, Linking Tech Companies to Outposts GeekWire…

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Kickstart Your Company with Washington Intrastate Equity Crowdfunding

Kickstart your Company with Washington Intrastate Equity Crowdfunding

In my work with startups, raising investment is one of the biggest challenges faced by…

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Interview with Nick Hughes, Founder and CEO of Founders Live

An Interview with Nick Hughes, Founder and CEO of Founders Live

As the creator of Founders Live, Nick Hughes is a successful entrepreneur with business achievements…

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Diversity Digest May 14

Diversity Digest – May 14, 2018

Amazon Has a Rare Chance to Get More Diverse Fast Bloomberg | Emily Chang, Jeff…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: May 4 - May 10

Seattle in the Spotlight: May 4 – May 10

Microsoft Pledges $300K to Study High-Speed Train Linking Seattle-Vancouver, B.C. in Under an Hour GeekWire…

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Open Letter — Business Leaders Speak Out On the Seattle “Head Tax”

Over the weekend a movement began with Seattle technology and innovation leaders. They felt it…

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Seattle in the Spotlight April 27 - May 3

Seattle in the Spotlight: April 27 – May 3

Seattle, King County Explore Consolidating Homeless Services Seattle Times | Jonathan Martin | May 3…

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Learn About the Future of Cross-Platform Development at the U.S. Haxe Summit

Today, many software companies are faced with an unforgiving choice. The marketplace requires high performance…

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#BCTECH Summit: Where Connections Become Customers, Collaborators, and Colleagues

When you think about tech, what’s the first place you think of? Maybe it’s Silicon…

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Seattle in the Spotlight April 20 - 26

Seattle in the Spotlight: April 20 – 26

Seattle Waterfront of the Future Unveiled in Video KING 5 | King 5 Staff |…

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Broaden Your Talent Pool by Removing the Background Check

Broaden Your Talent Pool by Removing the Background Check

Tech companies are forward-thinking, on the cutting edge, innovative disrupters, drivers of solutions. Technology will…

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Seattle in the Spotlight April 13 - 19

Seattle in the Spotlight: April 13 – 19

Seattle Would Spend $636 Million Over 7 Years under Education-Levy Plan Seattle Times | Daniel…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: April 6 - 12

Seattle in the Spotlight April 6 – 12

$100K Google Grant to Fund King County Library System’s First Regional Makerspace GeekWire | Frank…

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Why Do Techies Want to Volunteer

What Motivates Seattle Techies to Volunteer Locally

WTIA has previously explored the best ways for techies to get involved in the community,…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: March 30 - April 5

Seattle in the Spotlight: March 30 – April 5

Everyone Wants to Know How Seattle’s Dockless Bike Share Experiment Is Going GeekWire | Monica…

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Who's Hiring: April 4th, 2018

Who’s Hiring: April 4th, 2018

Part of the WTIA’s mission is to grow a strong and sustainable workforce, which means…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: March 23 – 29

Washington Will Be A World Leader for Self-Driving Cars and Elective Ferries, Governor Predicts GeekWIre…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: March 16 - 22

Seattle in the Spotlight: March 16 – 22

Seattle #6 Best City in U.S. for Working Women KING 5 | Kat Khoury (MagnifyMoney)…

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Men Make Deals, Women Give Advice: How the Female Founders Alliance Is Changing the Narrative

Men Make Deals, Women Give Advice: How the Female Founders Alliance Is Changing the Narrative

Whenever I look back at how I got to where I am now in my…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: March 9 – 15

Sea-Tac Airport Continues Big Expansion as Spring Break Travel Kicks Off KOMO News | Denise…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: March 3 – 8

Washington Legislature Funds Further Study of Portland-Seattle-Vancouver Bullet Train KUOW | Tom Banse | March…

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Innovating 6,600 Miles Away

Innovating 6,600 Miles Away

People and organizations face different challenges whether you’re a social entrepreneur looking for partners to…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: February 23 – March 2

State Senate Offers Relief to Drivers Gouged by Sound Transit Seattle PI | Joel Connelly…

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What Went Into WTIA’s New Logo

We are pumped to officially announce our new logo. It may seem weird to announce…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: February 16 - 22

Seattle in the Spotlight: February 16 – 22

Boomtown Seattle: Why We Move Here - and How We’re All in It Together Seattle…

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Seattle in the Spotlight February 15

Seattle in the Spotlight: February 9 – 15

Downtown Seattle Turns in Strong 2017, Benefiting Entire Region Seattle Times | Jon Talton |…

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Apprenti (Double) Featured Apprentice: Aeone Singson and La Januari

Last December we had our software developer apprentice cohort start its on-the-job training at Microsoft…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: February 2 – 8

Study: Average Tech Worker Salary in Seattle Hits $132K, Making City the Top Spot for…

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Google and the Council on Public Legal Education Team Up for Grant to Benefit Civic Education in Washington Schools

A fundamental understanding of how our country operates should be a goal for every resident…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 26 - February 1

Seattle in the Spotlight: January 26 – February 1

Sea-Tac Airport Pushes to be First with All-Electric Ground Vehicles KIRO 7 | John Knicely…

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WTIA Diversity Digest - February 1

WTIA Diversity Digest – February 1, 2018

Which Cities Are Best for Diversity in STEM?  Bizwomen: The Business Journals | Melissa Wylie…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 19 - 25

Seattle in the Spotlight: January 19 – 25

Fewer Cranes on Seattle Skyline for First Time in Years, But City Still Leads U.S.…

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What Level Is Your Product At?

I have two kids, one in karate and one in gymnastics. Once a week, I…

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Seattle in the Spotlight January 12 - 18

Seattle in the Spotlight: January 12 – 18

Watch: New Time-Lapse Video Shows Lower Roadway Being Pieced Together in Seattle Tunnel GeekWire |…

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Immigrant Entrepreneurs Find New Hope in IER, but the Clock is Ticking

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Find New Hope in IER, but the Clock is Ticking

Though they have long been overlooked by policy makers, immigrant entrepreneurs have made and continue…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: January 5 – 11

Highway 99 Tunnel in Seattle Will Open to Traffic This Fall, The State and Contractors…

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Apprenti Featured Apprentice – David Lim

It's 2018 and Apprenti is set to double the number of apprentices by second quarter.…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: December 29 – January 4

2008-2018: Seattle’s Transformative Decade Seattle TImes | Jon Talton | January 4 https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/2008-2018-seattles-transformative-decade/ “Between 2008…

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7 Benefits of Getting Involved in Your Community

7 Benefits of Getting Involved in Your Community

We’re racing toward the end of the year. A crazy year politically, and crazy with…

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Techies’ Guide to Volunteering in Seattle

Stories of entitled tech bros dominate the media. These people exist, but so do people…

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Seattle in the Spotlight December 14

Seattle in the Spotlight: December 8 – 14

Washington State Leaders Announce First-Of-Its-Kind Plan to Defend Net Neutrality for Constituents GeekWire | Monica…

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Seattle in the Spotlight December 7

Seattle in the Spotlight: December 1 – 7

Seattle City Guide: How to Spend a Weekend in the Pacific North West The Independent…

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Who's Hiring December 6th, 2017

Who’s Hiring: December 6th, 2017

Part of the WTIA’s mission is to grow a strong and sustainable workforce, which means…

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Seattle in the Spotlight November 24 - 30

Seattle in the Spotlight: November 24 – 30

Here are the Top Places to Work by Region USA Today | USA Today Staff…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: November 17 - 23

Seattle in the Spotlight: November 17 – 23

A Time Capsule, Long Forgotten at the Space Needle, Is Found New York Times |…

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Taking on the Growing Housing Insecurity Crisis with Zillow Group’s The Home Project

In the Seattle area and across the country, many families are facing an affordable housing…

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Seattle in the Spotlight November 10 - 16

Seattle in the Spotlight: November 10 – 16

Can Seattle Handle Its Own Growth? The Atlantic | Ronald Brownstein | November 16 https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/can-seattle-handle-its-success/546053/…

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WTIA Guide to Practical Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

The WTIA Guide to Practical Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

I’m Julie Pham, WTIA’s VP of Community Engagement and Marketing. Amy Fawcett, the Digital Producer…

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Apprenti Featured Apprentice – Lauren McGuire

This month we are featuring our very first apprentice with ComTech - Lauren McGuire. Lauren…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: November 3 – 9

Mayor Tim Burgess Unveils Growth Plan for 27 Seattle Neighborhoods Seattle Times | Daniel Beekman…

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WTIA Diversity Digest – November 9, 2017

Silicon Valley's race gap is getting worse, not better, new research shows USA Today |…

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Software Development is Not like Building a House

For several decades, I have been involved in software; building software products for large companies,…

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Washington Technology University 2017

Washington Technology University Offers A New WA Tech Education Opportunity

Washington-based technology companies are generating 20,000 new jobs a year, and a significant majority of…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: October 27 - November 2

Seattle in the Spotlight: October 27 – November 2

New Water Taxi Pilot Project Will Connect Cities across Seattle’s Lake Washington, Funded by Developer…

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VR Storytelling: What, Why, and Most Importantly, How?

Whether you choose to embrace, ignore, or run away from it, technology stops for no…

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Seattle in the Spotlight October 20 - 26

Seattle in the Spotlight: October 20 – 26

Seattle Ranked Nation’s No. 2 Coolest City - Just Behind This West Coast Rival Seattle…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: October 13 - 19

Seattle in the Spotlight: October 13 – 19

Light Rail over I-90 Bridge Wins Popular Science Awards for World Engineering First Seattle Times…

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Apprenti Featured Apprentice: Bevin Smith

This month we are presenting one of our first Amazon apprentices. Bevin moved all the…

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Seattle in the Spotlight July 21 - July 27

Seattle in the Spotlight: October 6 – 12

University of Washington Names New Computer Science Building After Bill & Melinda Gates GeekWire |…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 29 - October 5

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 29 – October 5

Seattle Plan: Ease Public Parking Crunch by Tapping Unused Spaces in Private Lots and Buildings…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 22 - 28

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 22 – 28

Tech Wages: How Far Do They Go in Seattle and Elsewhere? Seattle PI | Daniel…

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Women on Stage: An Analysis of Speaking Opportunities at Seattle Startup Week

Women on Stage: An Analysis of Speaking Opportunities at Seattle Startup Week

Public speaking. Love it or hate it, the right speaking opportunity is enormously valuable for…

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Seattle Startup Week 2017: Normalizing Entrepreneurs from Underrepresented Communities in Tech

Seattle Startup Week 2017: Normalizing Entrepreneurs from Underrepresented Communities in Tech

This year, I took over the leadership of Seattle Startup Week (Oct. 2-6) from the…

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PAX - A Nerd’s Paradise in the Gaming Capital of the World

PAX – A Nerd’s Paradise in the Gaming Capital of the World

I love video games. Some of my earliest memories involve watching my dad play Doom…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 15 - 21

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 15 – 21

Seattle’s Expanded Pike Place Market Has Room for Everyone Washington Post | Rebekah Denn |…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 8 - 14

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 8 – 14

What is The Cascadia Innovation Corridor? Seattle Times | Gov. Jay Inslee (Cascadia Innovation Corridor)…

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Private (CEO) Chauffer with ReachNow’s Steve Banfield 2

Private (CEO) Chauffer with ReachNow’s Steve Banfield

When our friends at WTIA asked ReachNow to get involved with the first annual Galaxy…

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Apprenti Featured Apprentice – Yana Radenska

This month we are featuring one of our first web development engineer apprentices - Yana…

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Training Camp + Draft Day Shows Job Seekers Returns on Investment

Training Camp + Draft Day Shows Job Seekers Returns on Investment

For students looking to transition into tech careers through avenues other than attending top tier-tech…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: September 1 - 7

Seattle in the Spotlight: September 1 – 7

Washington State to Spend $1M on Electric-Vehicle Charging Stations Seattle Times | David Gutman |…

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Seattle in the Spotlight:August 25 - 31

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 25 – August 31

Seattle Is Becoming America’s 7th ‘Legacy City’ Forbes | Scott Beyer | August 31 https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottbeyer/2017/08/31/seattle-is-becoming-americas-7th-legacy-city/…

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Diversity Digest: August 30, 2017

Game-Changing Diversity Lessons from Women in Tech Molly Reynolds | Inc.com | 24 Oct 2017…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: August 18 - 24

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 18 – August 24

Why Seattle Is Poised To Be A Leader in ‘Smart City’ Technology and Regulations GeekWire…

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Seattle in the Spotlight August 11 - 17

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 11 – August 17

Seattle Adding $1 Million Neighborhoods at a Blistering Rate, Putting City among Top U.S. Markets…

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WTIA Who’s Hiring Blog Post August 16, 2017

Paul Allen’s AI unit doubles down on startup support Matt Day | The Seattle Times…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: August 4 - August 10

Seattle in the Spotlight: August 4 – August 10

Washington College Grads Carry Less Debt than Students in Other States, Survey Finds Seattle Times…

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WTIA Tech Crawl Sets Toward a New Direction

WTIA Tech Crawl Sets Toward a New Direction

In Seattle, we’ve come to accept that tech is a major part of our local…

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Seattle in the Spotlight July 28 - August 3

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 28 – August 3

Here’s Where Seattle Mayoral Frontrunners Jenny Durkan And Cary Moon Stand on Key Tech Issues…

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Calling All Makers: 4Culture is Looking for the Artist in You

Calling All Makers: 4Culture is Looking for the Artist in You

Make music using your brain waves? At first I thought Thomas Deuel was putting me…

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Seattle in the Spotlight July 21 - July 27

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 21 – July 27

The Best $100,000+ Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Concentrated in Just 8 Cities Wall Street Journal…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: July 14 - July 20

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 14 – July 20

Seattle is Paying the Most for Its Engineers USA Today | Jon Swartz | July…

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WTIA Voter Guide

There are 21 people running in the primary for Seattle Mayor. Only 2 will move…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: July 7 - July 13

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 7 – July 13

What’s Ahead for the Historic UW-China Tech School in the Seattle Region As It Prepares…

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Dawn of the Age of Apptivism

Dawn of the Age of Apptivism

Between the startup meetups, watching ringside at Venture Capital pitch competitions, and pings about the…

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Microsoft Leads the Way on Rural Broadband

Microsoft Leads the Way on Rural Broadband

Did you know that more than 10 million US households have no broadband access to…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: June 30 - July 6

Seattle in the Spotlight: June 30 – July 6

Washington’s New Family-Leave Law Is Among The Most Generous in The Nation Seattle Times |…

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Creating a Trusting and Aligned Leadership Team

The Three Key Elements of Business Success: Part Three

This blog series helps small and medium business leaders answer one simple question: “How can I best…

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Seattle in the Spotlight: June 23 – June 29

Seattle in the Spotlight: June 23 – June 29

New Washington State Budget Would Provide $7.3B More to Public Schools Over Four Years Seattle…

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What to Look for When Choosing a Great Coworking Space

What to Look for When Choosing a Great Coworking Space

Coworking spaces may never replace traditional work spaces entirely, but they are proving to be…

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Draft Day + Training Camp 2017

Early Results from Training Camp + Draft Day 2017

We just wrapped up our second annual Training Camp + Draft Day, a two-step program…

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Seattle in the Spotlight June 16 - June 22

Seattle in the Spotlight: June 16 – June 22

UW Tops List of Most Influential Schools in Tech GeekWire | Clare McGrane | June…

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