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April 2, 2009 at 10:27 AM

Vote on more local tech awards: Seattle 2.0 finalists

Online voting has begun for Seattle 2.0’s startup-focused tech awards, which will be presented May 7.

These aren’t to be confused with the WTIA Industry Achievement Awards that were chosen by an online poll and given March 25.

Here’s Seattle 2.0’s list of finalists (verbatim), which was chosen by this group of judges:

Best Startup

* Dreambox Learning (Online education service)

* Picnik (Online picture editing service)

* Redfin (Online real estate brokerage service)

* Wetpaint (Wiki service)

Best Boot-strapped Startup

* Appature (Enterprise marketing solution for the health industry)

* BigOven (Share and find cooking recipes)

* Picnik (Online picture editing service)

* Urbanspoon (Find restaurants)

Best Startup CEO

* Andy Liu (CEO and co-founder of BuddyTV)

* Glenn Kelman (CEO of Redfin)

* Jonathan Sposato (CEO of Picnik)

* Matt Hulett (CEO of mPire/Widgetbucks)

Best Startup Technologist

* Chris Hahn (CTO and co-founder of Appature)

* Greg Harrison (CTO and co-founder of mPire/Widgetbucks)

* Joe Heitzeberg (VP of Engineering of WhitePages)

* Nat Brown (CTO of iLike)

Best Startup Product Designer

* Jenny Lam (Co-founder at Jackson Fish Market)

* Keith Harper (Art Director at Inkd)

* Peter Roman (Lead Designer at Picnik)

Best Venture Capitalist

* Bill Bryant (Venture Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson)

* Bill McAleer (Managing Director at Voyager Capital)

* Matt McIlwain (Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group)

* Nick Hanauer (Partner at Second Avenue Partners)

Best Angel Investor

* Andy Sack (Co-founder and Partner at Founders Co-Op)

* Bill Bryant (Venture Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson)

* Geoff Entress (Venture Partner at Voyager Capital)

* Mike Koss (Founder of Startpad)

Best Service Provider to Startups

* Adam Philipp (Patent Attorney at AXIOS Law Group)

* Craig Sherman (Corporate Attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)

* Shannon Swift (President & CEO of Swift HR Solutions)

Best Blog from/about Startup

* Startup Whisperer by Matt Hulett

* TechFlash by John Cook

* Xconomy Seattle by Greg Huang

Best Social Event for Startups

* Ignite Seattle by Brady Forrest

* Lunch 2.0 by Josh Maher

* nPost Networking by Nathan Kaiser

* Open Coffee by Andy Sack

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