At the forum, 28 early-stage and expansion companies that are seeking funding made presentations to accredited investors/ZINO Society members in attendance. In addition to the individual members and guests who chose to invest directly with presenting entrepreneurs, ZINO Society put together a $100,000 investment fund that will be split 50/50 between the Best Technology Investment Opportunity and the Best Non-Technology Investment Opportunity that presented.
Three tech and three non-tech finalists were announced Thursday afternoon at the end of the forum, and once due diligence is performed, the two fund winners will be announced near the end of October.
The finalists are:
Check out this story on the forum posted by the Puget Sound Business Journal, and this story written by Xconomy.
KOMO Radio also ran this preview the morning of the event: