GeekWire is proud to be supported by these annual sponsors — top companies in their fields. Learn more below, and connect with our sponsors throughout the site and at our regular events.
GeekWire Galactic Sponsors
Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving approximately 48 million individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.
We provide unmatched convenience in the United States and offer industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services, with approximately 4,800 retail financial centers and 15,900 ATMs, award-winning online banking with 31 million active users and approximately 17 million users on our #1-rated mobile banking app.
GeekWire Platinum Sponsors
At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. We want to build a better working world through our own actions and by engaging with like-minded organizations and individuals. This is our purpose — and why we exist as an organization. Running through our organization is a strong sense of obligation to serve a number of different stakeholders who count on us to deliver quality and excellence in everything we do.
We want to use our global reach and scale to convene the conversation about the challenges facing economies and the capital markets. When business works better, the world works better.
Learn more about our commitment to building a better working world.
Wave Business Solutions in SEATTLE, PORTLAND and SACRAMENTO, and Astound Business Solutions in SAN FRANCISCO are brands of WaveDivision Holdings, a broadband and technology company headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. Wave provides comprehensive business class services such as Dark Fiber, Metro Ethernet, Carrier Class Phone Services, and high-speed Internet connectivity to commercial customers needing world-class services that are reliable and affordable. Wave has solutions that scale up to serve Fortune 100 companies and scale smaller to serve the local barber shop. Wave’s mission is to provide all our customers outstanding customer support using the latest solutions delivered affordably over our ever growing fiber network, now with over 130,000 fiber miles.
Get ahead of the curve and get ahead of your competition by contacting Wave or Astound today for a free business consultation. Save up to 40% on Business Class, Enterprise and Wholesale Network services over other providers and use a local company you can trust.
Email www.wavebroadband.com/business for services in SEATTLE, PORTLAND and SACRAMENTO -or- www.astound.net/business for business services in SAN FRANCISCO. Or call 855-878-0140.
GeekWire Silver Sponsors
Seattle University Department of Computer Science The Department of Computer Science educates the next generation of technology professionals with an innovative and hands-on approach to CS education. Through degree specializations and industry-sponsored capstone projects, students prepare for impactful careers in Seattle’s booming technology sector. The department offers bachelor, master, and graduate certificate programs, including a Career Change Certificate in Computer Science Fundamentals suitable for students from all academic backgrounds.
Explore Seattle University facts, history, and values.
Over a half-century ago, a few astute people at Hewlett-Packard and Tektronix had a vision to strengthen financial futures. They saw the potential of uniting human dedication and technological innovation for a greater good. That’s the heart of First Tech Federal Credit Union.
What our founders recognized many years ago still holds true today. People within technology-driven companies are wired differently. Their passion for innovation has revolutionized the world, and they’re making tomorrow’s dreams a reality today. They also have unique financial needs that traditional banks simply can’t address.
We’ve specialized in serving those needs for over a half-century and in all that time, here’s what we know for sure. There’s no gizmo that replaces truly listening to someone. There isn’t a gadget that substitutes for personal attention. Our values aren’t password protected, and there are no shortcuts to developing great relationships.
Times change and technology may transform the way we operate, but it’ll never change who we are or our commitment to make banking as effortless as possible for you.
Today, First Tech is nearly 350,000 members strong and serves employees of the world’s most forward-thinking companies, including HP, Microsoft, Agilent Technologies, Amazon, Cisco and many more. If you’re already a member, we thank you. Your membership is very important to us, and we appreciate your trusting us with your financial future.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. The firm represents companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them.
As one of the nation’s leading providers of wealth management services, Wells Fargo Private Bank has extensive experience and a wide range of resources to help you achieve your financial goals.
Starting with an in-depth review of your financial situation, we develop tailored, comprehensive solutions that align with your goals and values. We monitor your progress closely and make adjustments over time to help you keep your wealth plan current.
We believe in a team-based approach. Our relationship managers identify and coordinate key professionals across several disciplines, and work with them to develop solutions to address your needs.