GeekWire Summit 2019 recap: Inspiration and innovation highlight our 8th annual tech conference

Entrepreneurs and judges from our Elevator Pitch competition on stage at the GeekWire Summit after Syndio CEO Maria Colacurcio (fourth from right) took home the top prize. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong)

What happens here, matters everywhere.

That’s one of GeekWire’s founding principles as a technology news website — that the innovation-related work in the Seattle region impacts the world — and it certainly rang true at the GeekWire Summit this week.

More than 800 business, tech, media, and government leaders joined us for our eighth annual conference, where attendees had a chance to learn about the future from more than 65 world class speakers such as Microsoft President Brad Smith, University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce, Seattle Seahawks legend Doug Baldwin, Expedia CEO Mark Okerstrom, and many others.

Steve Ballmer, founder of USAFacts and LA Clippers chairman, pumps his fist. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong)The VC View panel, from left to right: Amy Bohutinsky of TCV; Hope Cochran of Madrona; Dana Settle of Greycroft; and Megan Quinn of Spark Capital. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong)Doug Baldwin, ex-Seattle Seahawks wide receiver. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong)

The immersive event featured on-stage Q&As, insightful talks and fun cocktail parties, as well as the hotly-contested finals of the Elevator Pitch startup pitch competition, the return of the popular venture capital panel and a full-day track devoted to health tech featuring pioneering scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Mark Lavallee of the New York Times. (GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong)(GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong)(GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong)

Thanks to everyone for joining us this week at the GeekWire Summit, presented by Bank of America. We hope you walked away connected, informed, and inspired. For those who missed the event, check out a rundown below. Also see some of the top quotes and moments with our Day 1 and Day 2 recaps.

Read all our full Summit coverage here, as well as stories from Seattle Times, Bloomberg, and CNBC journalists. Catch up on all the social chatter on Twitter here. And see who our attendees find inspiration from here.

We’ll also post videos from the on-stage sessions in the coming days, so stay tuned for that.

Games, food, fun and networking as the 2019 GeekWire Summit opens with a party
(GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

The Summit kicked off Monday evening in Seattle with a waterfront welcome party to give attendees the chance to mix …read more

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