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WTIA Selects 34 Tech Startups for Eighth Founder Cohort ​​

SEATTLE – September 6, 2022Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a robust, equity-centered technology sector that empowers thriving communities, today announced the 34 startups that have been selected for the organization’s Founder Cohort Program

What: The virtual program – part of the WTIA Startup Program – helps seed-stage startups grow and scale over the course of six months by following a roadmap designed to guide them through their next milestones as they navigate increasing revenue, securing investment and growing the team.


Selected Companies:

When: The Cohort runs September 2022 through February 2023.

Why: WTIA continues its commitment to invest in the community and support the next generation of companies doing impactful work. Each startup participating in Founder Cohort features at least one product in development and an annual revenue of less than $1 million. Each company passed a rigorous application process. Led by a committee of seasoned tech founders and entrepreneurs – including five-time founder and author Dave Parker, Susan Preston of SeaChange Fund and Leslie Feinzaig of Graham & Walker – the program will guide them through the crucial stages of fundraising, corporate governance and customer development.

About WTIA
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is a consortium that includes a not-for-profit member trade association, a not-for-profit tech apprenticeship intermediary (Apprenti), and a for profit corporation providing business services (HRBI). The organization’s mission is to foster a robust, equity-centered technology sector that empowers thriving communities. We recruit technology companies and allies that view diversity as a competitive advantage, value collaboration as essential to sustainable growth, and fully embrace the opportunity to partner with and empower the communities in which we operate.

FINN Partners for WTIA


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