The Technology Alliance is a statewide, non-profit organization of leaders from Washington’s technology-based businesses and research institutions united by our vision of a vibrant innovation economy that benefits all of our state's citizens. Through programs, events, data analysis, and policy activities, we advance excellence in education, research, and entrepreneurship to support the growth of our high-impact industries; the creation of high-wage jobs; and economic prosperity for our entire state.
Housing, homes, tech and big data--this is the super timely theme of the Tech Alliance's 2018 State of Technology luncheon on Friday, June 1st at the Seattle Westin. The featured speaker this year will be Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin. Always engaging and thought-provoking, Glenn will share insights from Redfin's highly successful IPO last summer as well as how they have used big data to democratize the home buying process. This is a not-to-be-missed event with over 800+ tech, business, education and government leaders!
The Tech Alliance is proud to release a first-of-its-kind digital report that explores technology's economic effect across Washington. The Tech Alliance wanted to better understand how tech-driven innovation was affecting the state's workforce, companies, and communities. In partnership with Seattle-based economic impact firm, Community Attributes, the Tech Alliance dug into the data and stories that underlie Washington's tech-driven economy, and this report is the result. What you'll see is a diversified economy dependent on the development of new technologies, the adaptation and application of those technologies, and the required shifts in the workforce that keep the state's industries moving forward.
The region's only second annual science and technology expo took place on October 11th, 2017 at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle. The expo featured new innovations from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Washington, and Washington State University, each exhibitor following the theme data in all of its forms -big data, visualization, modeling, predictive analytics, cyber security, the cloud, and smart devices.
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The Tech Alliance is committed to strengthening the state's tech-driven innovation economy, which includes supporting efforts to grow the capital available to Washington's entrepreneurs. As part of this effort, the Tech Alliance is creating a network of locally based and locally interested corporate investors. This support includes invite-only events and supplemental reports and research.
The next event will be in Winter 2018. In the mean time, check out Tech Alliance's venturing reports: The Rebels, Gurus, Gamblers of Corporate Venture Capital, and Gorges and Bridges.