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The GeekWire Gala is Back on Dec. 6

GeekWire, the sponsoring association of ALLtech, is excited to bring its GeekWire Gala holiday party back to the Showbox Market on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.

In addition to a festive party with dancing, cocktails and karaoke, the event also will recognize the region’s “Uncommon Thinkers,” groundbreaking innovators who are changing the way we work, live and play.

In terms of dress code, attendees have the rare license to don cocktail attire in Seattle — or wear whatever you want for that matter. Tuxedos? Sure. Geeky T-shirts? Yep. Even better, break out your fiercest winter fashions, competing for individual and team prizes.

The GeekWire Gala is a 21+ event taking place from 6-10 p.m. at the historic Showbox Market near Pike Place Market at 1426 First Ave.

ALLtech Partner New Tech Northwest Returns to Bellevue November 8

ALLtech partners with Washington state’s most innovative tech organizations to support members with access to health insurance and other employee benefits. With exclusive pricing and a broad range of plan designs and comprehensive benefits, these partnerships help startups and other growing tech companies compete by offering employee benefits that rival the big players.

We’re excited to support one of those partners, New Tech Northwest, with the relaunch of their New Tech Eastside Meetup on November 8 at the newly opened Venture Mechanics Coworking Studio in Bellevue. The inaugural event begins at 5 p.m. and will feature:

Representatives with ALLtech also will be available to answer your questions about employee benefits and more – just in time for open enrollment!

Learn more about the meetup on the New Tech Northwest Events page, which also highlights the New Tech Seattle Meetup the following day, November 9, at The Collective in South Lake Union, where you also will be able to find ALLtech representatives. We hope to see you at one of these fun and educational networking events!

ALLtech Introduces New Tech Starter 4000 Plan for 2024

ALLtech Benefits is proud to offer even more choices to startups for the 2024 plan year with the expansion of our Tech Starter medical insurance suite. We know the tech world is competitive and ever-changing. Health care is, too, and it can be a challenge to find a plan that offers the right combination of choice, coverage and cost.

Enter the Tech Starter suite, now offering three distinct choices with the addition of the Tech Starter 4000 plan for 2024, joining the Tech Starter 7000 and 8700 plans to round out these low-cost options that are designed specifically with Washington-based startups in mind. Coverage is offered with Regence* BlueShield, one of the broadest and most established networks in Washington state, with coverage for your out-of-state employees available through the worldwide Regence BlueCard network.

With a total of 22 unique medical plans to choose from, businesses with 2 to 200 employees will easily find a plan that suits their workplace and their budget. In addition to the Tech Starter Plans, ALLtech offers:

  • Premier Plans with $250 to $1,500 deductible options
  • Choice Plans with $500 to $3,000 deductible options
  • Balance Plans with $2,500 to $5,000 deductible options
  • HSA Plans with $1,600 to $6,000 deductible options

All plans include 24/7 access to virtual care through MDLIVE at $0 co-pay, which can be used to treat a range of non-emergency conditions including cold/flu, allergies and headaches. Available by phone, secure video or mobile app, the diverse virtual visits available through MDLIVE go beyond primary care to include such valuable services as psychiatry and counselingdermatology, and substance use disorder.

More to Choose from with ALLtech 

Designed to meet the needs of both employers and their employees at growing Washington tech businesses, ALLtech’s comprehensive benefits also include:

  • Dental from Delta Dental of Washington, including 5 PPO plans with annual benefit maximums from $750 to $2,000
  • Vision from VSP Vision Care Inc., with three plans available including a voluntary plan, as well as access to Computer VisionCare
  • Life/AD&D from The Standard, featuring $20,000 of Basic Life & AD&D included with medical insurance
  • Employee assistance program from Wellspring EAP, featuring a three-visit plan included with medical insurance

To learn more about the diverse options available through ALLtech for the 2024 plan year, please download our 2024 ALLtech flyer.

*Asuris Northwest Health, a subsidiary of Regence BlueShield, services the Asotin, Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman counties.

Call for Nominations for GeekWire Awards on May 20!

One of the signature events from ALLtech’s exclusive partners at GeekWire is coming up May 20, and they’re asking for your help to celebrate the Pacific Northwest’s leading innovators, entrepreneurs and technologists.

The annual GeekWire Awards are chosen in part by your nominations, and you have until April 2 to make your voice heard on diverse award categories that include Startup of the Year, Next Tech Titan, Deal of the Year, Startup CEO of the Year, Big Tech CEO of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Health Innovation of the Year, Geeks Give Back, Workplace of the Year, Hardware/Gadget of the Year, UX Design of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and more.

The virtual event is free this year, and if you want to get a sneak peek of what you might be in store for, check out last year’s virtual GeekWire Awards.

We’ll see you May 20 at the GeekWire Awards! Don’t forget to register!

GeekWire Event February 25, 2021

GeekWire Event: What the Biden Administration Means for Startups

As the Biden administration takes office, startups and the investors who fund them are eager to learn how its agenda and policies will affect them over the next four years.

Join ALLtech’s exclusive partners at GeekWire on February 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for What the Biden Administration Means for Startups, a Lane Powell virtual event in partnership with GeekWire Studios.

This virtual program will kick-off with a 45-minute panel discussion featuring National Venture Capital Association CEO Bobby Franklin and venture capitalist Heather Redman of Flying Fish Partners. The session will be moderated by GeekWire co-founder John Cook.

Immediately following the panel discussion, pre-registered* attendees will have the opportunity to participate in one of five 45-minute breakout sessions led by Lane Powell attorneys.

Breakout sessions will provide actionable advice regarding issues relevant to startups. Each breakout session will include a short presentation, an open Q&A forum, and engaging conversation.

Registration is complimentary, space is limited.

*Registration for breakout sessions must be done at the time of initial sign up. The main panel session will be live-streamed via YouTube. Participants who have registered for one of the breakout sessions listed below will receive a direct link to their session via Zoom.