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GeekWire Gala 2017 recap: Scenes from our annual holiday bash with the Seattle community

By: geekwire.com 6 months ago
GeekWire Gala 2017 recap: Scenes from our annual holiday bash with the Seattle community

Seattle knows how to party. That much was evident Wednesday evening at the Museum of History & Industry, where we had so much fun welcoming more than 1,000 of you who joined us for our seventh annual GeekWire Gala, presented by Wells Fargo. Geeks, techies, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, musicians, celebrities, and everyone in between from the Seattle community gathered for another awesome holiday celebration. Attendees had a chance to tour MOHAI’s exhibits as they networked, ate, drank, and danced the night away at one of our favorite events of the year. Continue reading for tweets, pictures and highlights from the night. As if to show us how it’s… Read More

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Seattle knows how to party.

That much was evident Wednesday evening  at the  Museum of History &  Industry,  where we had so much fun welcoming  more than 1,000 of you who joined us for  our seventh annual GeekWire Gala, presented by Wells Fargo.

Geeks, techies, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, musicians, celebrities, and everyone in between  from the Seattle community gathered for another awesome holiday celebration. Attendees had a chance to tour MOHAI s  exhibits as they networked, ate, drank, and danced the night away at one of our favorite events of the year.

Continue reading for tweets, pictures and highlights from the night.

The evening kicked off with a special VIP pre-party for GeekWire members, sponsors, and  Seattle 10 startups  aboard the  Steamship Virginia V, a historic wooden-hulled vessel. Thanks to  Regence BlueShield  for sponsoring this fun gathering, and be sure check out  ALLtech, the health insurance trust that provides fast-growing Seattle area tech companies with affordable health coverage through  the GeekWire membership program.

We also had a chance to honor the  Seattle 10, a group of 10 up-and-coming Seattle-area startups who are looking to change the world. Each of these innovative companies ” chosen through a judging panel ” sketched their business concepts on giant six-foot by six-foot cocktail napkins, and those napkins made  their public debut at the Gala on Wednesday.

As for best-dressed of the night, there were so many good candidates. Certainly in the running were Daniel Robbins and Teresa Konopka, the two lucky geeks who arrived in fashionable style  as part of the first-ever  Geek Style Reboot, presented by Nordstrom.

A big thank you to everyone for coming out on Wednesday. And of course, this  holiday tradition would not be possible without our wonderful GeekWire Gala Sponsors. They are:

Presenting Sponsor:  Wells Fargo

Gold Sponsors:  Regence,  OfferUp,    Perkins Coie,  Northeastern University-Seattleand  JayMarc Homes.

Silver Sponsors:  EY,  Moz,  MOHAI,  Alaska Airlines,  Foster School of Business, and  Nordstrom.

Supporting Sponsors:  UPS Connect,  First Tech Federal Credit Union,  RealSelf,  Bader Martin,  ALLtech,  AMLI Arc  and  Sharp.

Check out more photos from the event below.

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