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Nominate a student or teacher for a GWATA Innovators Award

Nominate a student or teacher for a GWATA Innovators Award

The 2016 Innovators Awards Luncheon will be held on March 29.

WENATCHEE, WA – GWATA, the NCW Technology Alliance will host the 16th Annual Innovator Awards on March 29th from Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

During the Innovator Awards Luncheon, GWATA will present several awards showcasing entrepreneurship, innovation, and education including:

• Entrepreneur of the Year
• Tech Savvy Business of the Year
• Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom
• Future Technology Leader K-12
• Future Technology Leader Post-Secondary

All businesses or individuals nominated will be considered by a panel of independent judges. Finalists will be showcased and recognized at the luncheon. Winners will be announced at the luncheon and will each receive a $250 cash award. Nominations are open now until March 1, 2016. To nominate a business or individual for any of the categories, please visit

At the 2014 luncheon Ethan Toth and Sara Rolfs took home the honors. Toth, a high school junior, won the Future Technology Leader award for his work creating a Makers Faire. Rolfs is a volunteer with the district who concentrates her efforts on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) projects. Rolfs won the honors for Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom. 

GWATA is a regional organization founded in 2000 to promote a vibrant technology-based economy benefiting the citizens and communities of North Central Washington. GWATA’s mission is to bring people and technology resources together, facilitate tech education, support entrepreneurs, and act a conduit between industry and education. 

To register for the luncheon or to learn more about GWATA, visit or call 509.661.9000.

Ethan Toth - 2014 GWATA Future Innovators Award Winner

Ethan Toth


Sara Rolfs  - 2014 Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom winner with husband Mike Rolfs

Sara Rolfs


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