Teching It Up At The Seattle 2.0 Awards

Seattle 2.0 Awards

Tonight, web entrepreneurs, “wantrepreneurs”, investors, journalists, startup aficionados and one Dot Com Mogul gathered at Elliott Hall at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in downtown Seattle for the Seattle 2.0 Awards.

The sold out event celebrates the best of the Seattle tech and startup community. Like Vancouver, Seattle is a mecca for new technology startups. So much so that Tech Crunch founder, Michael Arrington, recently moved to Seattle from San Francisco just to be part of it.

Technology startups have been the birthplace of some of the biggest changes in our way of life this century, from how we buy houses to how we manage our family photos, from how we entertain ourselves on the web to how we run our businesses.

Seattle 2.0 Awards recognizes the best of the best from the tech startup scene in Seattle as judged by the people who know best, their peers, on an unique and remarkable event.

The award started with a keynote with Jonathan Sposato. Then the awards were handed out in categories ranging from best CEO of a startup to best entrepreneurial blog. After the awards, there was an open networking session with plenty of food and drinks. Overall, it was a grand old time and I was left wondering why there isn’t a Vancouver 2.0 Awards. I know the tech scene is big enough in Vancouver to do one.

Congrats to all the Seattle 2.0 Awards winners. And congrats to Neil Patel for almost winning the Best Entrepreneurial Blog category. If it was up to me, I would have given you the win.

Seattle 2.0 Awards

Seattle 2.0 Awards

Seattle 2.0 Awards

Seattle 2.0 Awards

Seattle 2.0 Awards

Seattle 2.0 Awards

Seattle 2.0 Awards

30 thoughts on “Teching It Up At The Seattle 2.0 Awards”

  1. The term “wantrepreneurs” makes it sound like they are whining

    1. hahahah…yeah, that was my first impression. I took a second look at the word when I was reading.

    2. lol thats the sweetest term ever.

  2. d3so says:

    Neat event! Sucks Neil didn’t win πŸ˜›
    When are one of these events coming down to Cali?

    1. If such even wont come than you should organise it.

      Gather few bloggers, hire a 3 star hotel hall, do some hard core advertisements and see the impact.

    2. Aahh one more thing … do not forget to call a big and well known blogger and use his photo only.

  3. Benjamin says:

    I can’t believe I missed this event when I live only three hours away in Portland.

    1. Keep an eye on your surroundings my dear.

  4. looks ..interesting. and event is looking great..
    @d3so Yeah, that really sucks, Neil didn’t win !!

  5. “I was left wondering why there isn’t a Vancouver 2.0 Awards.” Easy solution to that one, organize one! You surely have the necessary contacts, SY

  6. Looks like a fun networking event. Those sliders are making me hungry!

    1. Thats the speciality of John chow … he can make you hungry … πŸ™‚

    2. PPC Ian says:

      Those sliders look awesome!

  7. Neil Patel from Quicksprout is one of my favourite bloggers (along with John and Yaro) and I feel he really deserves this accolade. Good one Neil !

    Then the event looks like it was certainly very well catered for, as there seems to have been no shortage of food, whatsoever. You always go for the Chow, John πŸ˜‰

    1. Neil always provide fresh contents not like other bloggerrs same meaning words change.

      His clean and clear lay out makes his blog more impressive.

      1. SEO Results says:

        He really is into “Keeping It Simple Stupid” – and not only on the format and layout of his blog. KISSmetrics is also one of his ventures. Simple is good, as people tend to get confused quickly if there is too much eye-clutter around.

        1. Crazyegg and now kissmetrics … he is really into business.

    2. I’ll be honest, I had a conversation with Neil way back when and he was quite rude and egotistical to me. But who knows, maybe it was just a bad time. But to me, after that I have never been a big fan of his.

  8. Cool, Was Chris Pirillo their?

    Looking good john, just found this pretty cool blog

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes he was there.

      1. Oh he is always funny in his video …

        He was in selection Committee if I am not wrong.

  9. Interesting, I always thought that San Francisco was a pretty good place to be for the industry…but i guess Seattle is pulling away huh..

  10. Looks like another fun event.

  11. Free Picks says:

    only the pictures with burger is good in the whole post :p

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Those burgers are awesome! I want one!

      1. Free Picks says:

        BTW i like the tables with laptop, i think i table representing one blog

  12. I will rate Neil’s blog as pure business blog where you can learn many things about business and how to take care of it.

  13. That looks like a lot of fun! I have still never been to a web conference after 5+ years in this business. I think I will have to go to one sooner or later πŸ™‚

  14. The food looks good!

    Alright it’s official, going to grub πŸ™‚

  15. Are those Whitecaslte burgers? Mmmm..

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