Konnects Inc. Among 24 Leading Northwest Companies Selected to Present at WTIA Fast Pitch Forum Showcase
Social Media Platform Company chosen for continuing innovation and leadership in local tech community.
SEATTLE – May 05 2009 – Konnects Inc. today announced that the Washington Technology Industry Association (WITA) (http://www.washingtontechnology.org) has selected the company as a presenter for the 2009 Fast Pitch Forum and Technology Showcase.
The event taking place May 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 7.p.m. at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle will give 24 of the Northwest s most innovative start-ups the chance to showcase their companies to the local tech community and leading venture capitalists (VCs).
"Washington is home to some of the fastest growing and most innovative technology companies in the world but until now we have not had a start-up technology showcase event to match those in the Silicon Valley or New York " said Ken Myer president and CEO of the WTIA. "This year with the new format and new name our Fast Pitch Forum and Technology Showcase will serve as the premier event for local rising stars."
Konnects Inc. (http://www.konnects.com) is a social media solutions and platform provider that integrates online communities and social media toolsets into local newspaper portals. The company s tools are designed to assist newspapers in transitioning to the digital world and re-establishing themselves as the online information hub of their local community.
"It is an honor to share the stage with such high caliber companies and entrepreneurs. We are excited about the opportunity to share our story " said Jim Crabbe Chairman and CEO Konnects."
The event will feature presentations from 24 of Washington state s most interesting and promising companies. Attendees will hear presentations from our region s leading entrepreneurs and watch as the next generation of Northwest start-ups gets direct input from leading VCs and angel investors about market strategy business plans and products.
Tim Draper founder and managing director of Silicon Valley s leading VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson will keynote the event. More information about the Fast Pitch Forum and Technology Showcase is available on the WTIA s Web site: http://www.washingtontechnology.org.
Konnects Inc. (http://www.konnects.com) provides a powerful social media platform designed to bring engagement and new revenue opportunities to the newspaper industry. By wrapping a social networking community and feature sets into the local newspaper portal a compelling value proposition can be created for both readers and the newspaper. Integrating the Konnects solution into the newspaper world has the potential to reinvigorate an industry and once again place the local newspaper in the center of its community. The Konnects solution is perfectly positioned to grow engage and monetize the local newspaper s online audience.
About the Washington Technology Industry Association
The Washington Technology Industry Association founded in 1984 is the largest statewide association of technology companies IT departments and individual technology professionals in North America. With more than 1 000 member companies representing more than 100 000 employees in Washington State the association is a catalyst for sharing expertise fostering collaboration delivering key business services and advancing the value and global impact of technology companies doing business in Washington. The association s global partners are Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Microsoft Regence BlueShield Sun Microsystems Vertafore and Wells Fargo Insurance Services. The association s funding partners are AH&T Insurance F5 Networks Moss Adams and RealNetworks. For more information go to www.washingtontechnology.org. ###
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