Washington State Tech Finalists announced

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) announced the finalists today for its 14th annual Industry Achievement Awards (IAA). The awards recognize local companies, individuals, and students who best demonstrate innovation and excellence in creating new technologies, applications, and services.

This year, the local technology community will determine the winning organizations and individuals via an online voting system. Here’s a look at some of the finalists that will be competing for votes beginning February 23rd are:

Consumer Product or Service of the Year

  • Pet Holdings, Inc.
  • Picnik
  • Wetpaint

Breakthrough Start-up of the Year

  • Apptio
  • LiquidPlanner
  • Ontela

Other award categories include Commerical Product or Service of the Year, Service Provider of the Year, Best use of Technology in the Government, Non-profit or Educational Sector, Technology Innovator of the Year, and Technology Leader of Tomorrow.