FGWC-stack-200FiReGlobal : West Coast is proud to unveil its selection of eight pioneering technology companies to be featured as FiReStar award winners at this year’s FiReGlobal : West Coast conference. These companies, both regional and global, are selected based on their potential to bring positive change to the world. They will be showcased throughout the conference, and at a special FiReStar reception, during which regional and global investors will be given the chance to meet company officers.

Following are this year’s winners:

“These FiReStar companies represent real change, and they should provide all of us with a sense of optimism about the future.  We will watch these award winners going forward, as they do their best to improve the world, and we do our best to help them.” said Mark Anderson, CEO of SNS, Chair of FiRe and FiReGlobal : West Coast.

The FiReGlobal : West Coast conference will take place October 15th at the Seattle Four Seasons Hotel. It is the first regional version of the renowned Future in Review™ annual global technology conference, which the Economist calls “the best technology conference in the world.” FiReGlobal : West Coast will showcase a world-class gathering of local and global thought leaders in technology and economics, through a series of interviews and onstage conversations. In a move beyond current tech conferences, FiReGlobal : West Coast has overlaid regional problems nominated by local leaders, to be solved  through the collaboration of local Chief Technology Officers prior to the conference.

Other speakers will include Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell; Irwin Jacobs, Founder of Qualcomm; RealNetworks Founder, Chairman and CEO Rob Glaser; Nobel Laureate Lee Hartwell, President and Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Steve Reynolds, CEO of Puget Sound Energy; Washington State Commerce Department Director Rogers Weed; Larry Smarr,, John Delaney, and Mark Anderson.

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