SOURCE: Washington Technology Industry Association

April 24, 2008 21:14 ET

Washington Technology Industry Association Announces 2008 Investment Forum Winners

N2uitive Corporation Takes Home Two Awards, One for Best and Brightest, the Other in the Software Category

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - The Washington Technology Industry Association -- the largest statewide association of technology companies, IT departments and individual technology professionals in North America, today announced the winning companies from its 15th annual Investment Forum.

Nearly 350 industry influencers attended the Investment Forum April 24 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, where 26 companies in the wireless, digital media, Web services, clean tech, software industries and online community were selected to present their business models to panels of top venture capitalists and regional business leaders.

Panelists scored each company on its business model, management team, market analysis, products and/or services and presentation, ultimately selecting one winner from each category. Among the winning presenters, N2uitive Corporation took home two awards for its recorded statement management solution, one for Best and Brightest, the other in the software category.

"The annual Investment Forum truly demonstrates the Washington Technology Industry Association's commitment to the growth of the Pacific Northwest's emerging technology industry," said Ken Myer, president and chief executive officer of the Washington Technology Industry Association. "With the highest number of attendees to date, the visibility for Washington state's most talented technology companies was unprecedented."

The winning companies included:

     --  Digital Media:
         --  Wetpaint

     --  Clean Tech:
         --  HaloSource, Inc.

     --  Online Communities:
         --  Zoodango.com

     --  Web Services:
         --  Track I Winner: Yapta, Inc.
         --  Track II Winner: Limeade

     --  Software:
         --  Track I Winner: Physware, Inc.
         --  Track II Winner: N2uitive Corporation

     --  Wireless:
         --  Medio Systems, Inc.

     --  Best and Brightest:
         --  N2uitive Corporation

Additionally, at the 2008 Investment Forum, the Washington Technology Industry Association partnered with the Alliance of Angels to bring both an early-stage and growth track to the forum's program.

About the Washington Technology Industry Association

The Washington Technology Industry Association, founded in 1984, is the largest state-wide 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 setting new industry directions, sharing expertise, fostering collaboration, delivering key business services, and advancing the economic value and global impact of technology companies doing business in Washington. The association's global partners are Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Microsoft, Regence BlueShield, The Hartford and Wells Fargo Insurance Services. Funding partners for the technology association are AH&T Insurance, Blink Interactive, Inc., Comerica Bank, GrapeCity Inc. and RealNetworks. For information, go to www.washingtontechnology.org.

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