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New Office, Innovator Awards, Senator Visit – GWATA Update

As the technology community of North Central Washington continues to grow, so does the workload of GWATA – Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance.

Their Executive Director Jenny Rojanasthien swings by KOHO to talk about their new office located inside downtown Wenatchee’s The Mercantile, meeting with Senator Murray and other elected officials and the upcoming 19th Annual Innovation Awards Luncheon Sept.…

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GWATA’s Flywheel Investment Conference Awards $185,000 To Tech Start-Ups

The 3rd annual Flywheel Investment Conference in downtown Wenatchee awarded $185,000 to tech start-ups April 18. Hosted by GWATA – North Central Washington’s technology alliance, the event included a six-company competition, with each presenting to a panel of investors.

The big prize – over $100,000 – went to Beta Hatch, a biotechnology company specializing in insect production for animal feed and fertilizer.…

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STEM Education Support Key to Diverse Workforce of Tomorrow

Job openings in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) fields are increasing rapidly in Washington state. Local organizations like GWATA and the Apple STEM network work with school districts and Wenatchee Valley College to help train the workforce of tomorrow. But how can organizations and schools across the state make sure underserved students are represented in these fields?…

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Local Schools Hosting ‘Hour of Code’ As Part Of Computer Science Awareness Week

This year millions of schools, including dozens in North Central Washington, will take part in activities to raise awareness about opportunities for Computer Science Education, by participating in activities and events like Hour of Code during Computer Science Awareness week December 3-7.

The Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning, celebration, and awareness event.…

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