By Cliff Reeves

I was proud to be a presenter at the Washington Technology Industry Association’s Industry Achievement Awards on February 24th. The event was a lively one, well attended, and held at Showbox SODO, showcasing so much innovation.

Picture courtesy of Tim Reha and John McIntosh,

Six members of the Microsoft BizSpark program were finalists in this event, and I just want to tip my hat to them for this great achievement. These finalists, by category, were:

Consumer Product or Service of the Year

Service Provider of the Year

Best Early Stage Company of the Year

Best Seed Stage Company of the Year

I want extend special congratulations to the three who won their categories: SPARQCODE.COM, HasOffers, and Swype.

I was lucky enough to present the award for “Technology Leader of Tomorrow” where three sixth graders were the finalists. I was blown away by the quality of their work.

All in all it was a fantastic night.