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					perspective
                                  intellectual property analysis cleantech
                                                                            2010                     cash flow

                                    angel Innovation SWOT information assessment
                                                             communication analysis
                                    network Partnership Zone
                                     strategic      jumpstart facilities   bootstrapping incubation service
clean
                                     partners       accelerating product guidance concept
                                                                                  shaping

tech manufacturing
        planning
                                       legal services launch Energy Innovation Fund
                                                             commercialization
  mentor competitive
         positioning


  branding                           technologyvalue pricing                                                     development
   sbir/sttr
   grant        innovation           economic
                                     development   start up tech-transfer biotech IP/BizNet
          delivering economic results
   assistance




            entrepreneurs workshops                                                   intellectual
                                                                                      property
                                                                                      protection     marketing
          client services                   executive
                                            matchmaking   business plan opportunities design
                                high-paying jobs                                                                  green analysis
        grants     University
                   District                                                                             trade
                                                                                                        show                 market
                                                                                                        support    patents   segmentation

                                coaching critical issues workshops growth
                                access to capital prototype       development

                                 ideas
    executive director’s                                                                                                                                delivering
    perspective                                                                                                                                         economic results                                                                                            “   the State’s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        wise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        investment in Sirti’s suite
                                                  For the past two years our State has been focused on navigating the                                   As an economic development agency for the State of Washington, it is imperative that
                                                  effects of the great recession. An important component to our navigation plan has                     Sirti’s results be effectively measured by the business metrics that we report and the
                                                                                                                                                                                     business results our clients achieve. Annually, Sirti collects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of innovation accelerating
                                                  been a continued commitment from Governor Gregoire and the Washington State Legislature to
                                                                                                                                                                                     metrics from clients to whom we have provided services over
                                                  support technology-based economic development. I applaud our State leadership’s commitment                                         the most recent ten year period. Sirti presents its clients’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and technology job creating
                                                  to stay the course under severe fiscal pressure and am pleased to report that the State’s continued                                data* in the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA)
                                                                                                                                                        standard format. We believe that it is vital to adopt best practices for measuring the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        services is delivering
                                                  investment in Sirti again produced tangible economic results.

                                                  As a state economic development agency, Sirti focuses on accelerating the development and
                                                                                                                                                        impact our clients have on the regional economy and to hold Sirti accountable for
                                                                                                                                                        delivering services that truly make an economic impact.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        strong economic
                                                  growth of innovative technology companies. In our 2010 Perspective, Sirti reports another year of
                                                  strong results accelerating and incubating innovative companies. Despite the prolonged recession,
                                                                                                                                                        Metrics, while vital, are never able to tell the full story of why technology-based                             results. the vital support
                                                                                                                                                        economic development is an excellent investment. Accelerating startup and high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        services, access to
                                                  Sirti clients continued to innovate, receive investment capital, launch products, and create and      growth technology companies will continue to pay dividends for the state. High demand
                                                  preserve high quality technology jobs.                                                                technology companies create high demand jobs that pay significantly higher wages

                                                  In 2009, I reported the emerging strength of Sirti clients
                                                                                                                                                        than both state and regional averages. The end result: a higher tax base, in-state                              capital and programs
                                                                                                                      our 2010 Perspective is           opportunities for our top college graduates and contributions to the state’s exceptionally
                                                  in the Cleantech sector. This trend continued in 2010 and                                             positive balance of trade. We are pleased with the strong results Sirti clients reported                        Sirti delivers to emerging
    was validated with a $1.5 million award from the Washington State Department of Commerce State                    also available online at          and our complementary role in delivering economic results.
    Energy Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The statewide $1.5 million                                                                                                                                                                         technology companies
    Sirti Foundation Energy Innovation Fund was created to stimulate jobs and accelerate clean energy
                                                                                                                      www.sirti.org/perspective.
    production and energy efficiency in Washington.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sustains the jobs
                                                                                                                                                        NBIA MetrIc                        SIrtI 2010     coMMeNtS
                                                                                                                                                        (most recent 10 year period)        reSult
    As Sirti clients will attest, starting and growing a technology-based business isn’t an easy task. To effectively address this challenge Sirti                                                                                                                      our state is depending on
                                                                                                                                                        1. Number of current clients           64         Includes on-campus (incubator) clients and off-
    continues to refine our services model to best provide the targeted programs and services entrepreneurs need to protect their innovations,                                                            campus clients located throughout the Inland

    access capital, and commercially launch their products into the marketplace. In 2010, we refined our go-to-market launch services to ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Northwest, each receiving greater than 20 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                          of service in 2010.                                                 economic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to return to
    that clients with the most promising job growth potential can access our comprehensive high quality, low cost services. It is our conviction
    that a strong brand, coupled with a strong launch strategy, is vital to a company’s market success and that job creation follows.
                                                                                                                                                        2. Total number of graduates
                                                                                                                                                           since program inception
                                                                                                                                                                                              228         Graduates represent past and present clients who
                                                                                                                                                                                                          received greater than 20 hours of service in a given
                                                                                                                                                                                                          year. In addition, we provided service to many other
                                                                                                                                                                                                          companies with referrals and advice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        prosperity.         ”
                                                                                                                                                        3. Number of graduate firms          68.5%        This compares very favorably with the national average
    Turn the page and see the evident economic results from the                                                                                            still in business                              survival rate of 44% after four years in business.               Senator lisa Brown
    State of Washington’s investment in technology-based economic                                                                                                                                                                                                          Majority Leader
                                                                                                                                                        4. Number of employees -             1,190        This represents jobs from 93 of the companies Sirti              Washington State Legislature
                                                                                                                                                           full time                                      has worked with over the last ten years.
    development. I invite you to learn about the innovative
                                                                                                       Sirti is a Washington State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           3rd Legislative District
    companies that are delivering these results and encourage                                                                                           5. Number of employees -              262         Sirti clients utilize part time employees (262) as well
                                                                                                                                                                                                          as contract employees (273) which helps employ 535
    you to support their business endeavors.                                                           economic development agency                         part time
                                                                                                                                                                                                          workers over and above their full time employment

                                                                                                       focused on accelerating the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          base.

                                                                                                                                                        6. Current annual salaries       › $42 Million    This metric captures payroll for 56% of the total jobs

    Sincerely,                                                                                         development and growth of                           and wages paid                                 reported. Not all companies provided payroll data.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Average pay per job reported was $58,482 which is
                                                                                                                                                                                                          significantly higher than both the state and regional
                                                                                                       innovative technology companies                                                                    averages.

                                                                                                       in the Inland Northwest, especially              7. Gross revenues for the        › $179 Million   The metric covers annual sales for the 64% of surveyed
                                                                                                                                                           most recent full year                          companies reporting on this question or for which data
                                                                                                                                                                                                          was publicly available.
                                                                                                       in Eastern Washington.
                                                                                                                                                        8, 9, 10. Dollar amount of        $54 Million     Sirti clients have attracted $325 million in add-on
                                                                                                                                                           debt, equity and grant                         investment over the last ten years.
    Kim Zentz, Executive Director                                                                                                                          funds raised in most
                                                                                                                                                           recent full year
                                                                                                                                                        technology Metric: Number              98         This metric reflects intellectual property developed by
                                                                                                                                                        of invention disclosures or                       30 different companies.
                                                                                                                                                        patent applications in the
                                                                                                                                                        most recent full year




                                                                                                                                                        *Data compiled from annual surveys supplied by 60% of client base, publicly available data and
                                                                                                                                                         personal interviews. Only verified data is reported, actual metrics are higher.
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2
    metrics 2010                         financial data                                                                                                  incubator facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIrtI techNoloGy ceNter
                                           SIRTI REVENUE SOURCES                                                                                         As the technology-based business accelerator for the Inland Northwest, Sirti’s two
                                       SIRTI REVENUE SOURCES

                           1,190+
FuLL-TIME                                  Fiscal Year (July - June)                                                                                     buildings located in the heart of Spokane’s university District and designated Innovation
                                       SIRTI Year (July - SOURCES
                                       Fiscal REVENUEJune)
EMPLoyEES                              Fiscal Year$3.0 - June)
                                                    (July                                                                                                Partnership Zone provide an ideal environment to incubate Cleantech, Biotech, and
created by Sirti                                       $3.0                                                                                              Information & Communication companies. In addition, the Sirti accelerator is home to
clients and alumni
                                JoBS                   $3.0
                                                          $2.5                                                                 Other
                                                                                                                                    Other
                                                       $2.5                                                                                              strategic partners including: the WSu Applied Sciences Laboratory, Impact Washington
                                                                                                                                Other
                                                       $2.5
                                                          $2.0                                                                      Private              (formerly Washington Manufacturing Services), Health Sciences & Services Authority of


                            262+
                                                       $2.0                                                                    Private
    PART-TIME                                          $2.0
                                                          $1.5
                                                                                                                                    (Rents & Services)
                                                                                                                                Private Services)
                                                                                                                                                         Spokane County (HSSA), Inland TechStart Fund and Institute for Systems Medicine.
                                                                                                                               (Rents &




                                            $ in Millions
    EMPLoyEES                                          $1.5                                                                     (Rents & Services)




                                        $ inin Millions
                                                       $1.5
                                                          $1.0                                                                      State Funding        The state-of-the-art Sirti accelerator was built with federal, state and local private
    created by Sirti




                                          $ Millions
                                                                                                                               State Funding
    clients and alumni
                               JoBS                    $1.0
                                                                                                                                State Funding            financial support and encompasses the Sirti Building on Riverpoint Boulevard and
                                                       $1.0 .5
                                                           $
                                                       $ .5                                                                                              the Sirti Technology Center. The mixed-use facilities have a total of 40,000 square feet
                                                       $ .5 0                                                                                            comprised of office space, wet labs of various sizes and amenities, clean room facilities,

                            273+
    CoNTRACT                                              0        2008      2009                           2010
    EMPLoyEES                                             0    2008       2009                           2010                                            light manufacturing space, warehouse facilities with shipping and receiving docks, as well
                                                    SIRTI EXPENSE PROFILE 2009
                                                                2008                                     2010
    created by Sirti                                                                                                                                     as reception service, boardrooms, training facilities and conference rooms. Companies
    clients and alumni
                               JoBS       SIRTI EXPENSE PROFILE 2010)
                                              Fiscal Year (July 2009 - June                                                                              lease space at prevailing market rates with flexible, short-term lease requirements.
                                          SIRTI Year (July 2009 - June 2010)
                                          Fiscal EXPENSE PROFILE
                                          Fiscal Year (July 2009 - June 2010)                                                                            Graduation Policy


                          1,725+
                                                                                                          $ 0.61 million
                                                                                                                                                         Companies that choose to locate in Sirti facilities benefit from close proximity to Sirti staff
                                                                                                     $ 0.61 million
                                                                                                          Sirti Technology                               and other Sirti clients and partners. As an incubation service, we strive to accelerate the
                                                                                                     $ 0.61 million
                                                                                                          Technology
                                                                                                     SirtiCenter Expenses                                development and growth of the companies we serve and establish a path to graduate
                               JoBS                                                                  Sirti Technology
                                                                                                     Center Expenses
                                                                                                          $ 1.34 million                                 from our facilities to grow into facilities in the community. The Sirti model of programs
                                                                                                     Center Expenses
                                                                                                     $ 1.34 million Benefits
                                                                                                          Wages and                                      and services has been designed with a targeted graduation date of three years or less
                                                                                                     $ 1.34 and Benefits
                                                                                                     Wages million
                                                                                                     Wages and Benefits
                                                                                                          $ 0.47 million                                 as the optimum time for most clients to lease space at Sirti facilities. Biotech companies
                                                                                                     $ 0.47 million Expenses
                                                                                                          Operating                                      typically need an extended timeline to graduate because of the requirement for laboratory
                                                                                                     $ 0.47 million
                                                                                                     Operating Expenses                                  space while securing regulatory review and approvals.

                          $179.4+
ANNuAL                                                                                               Operating Expenses
REvENuE                                                                                                                                                  It is important however, that the graduation plan provide for a smooth transition to a new
created by Sirti                            SIRTI FOUNDATION ASSETS                                                                                      location. A number of Sirti clients have unique facility requirements and it is necessary
                             MILLIoN     SIRTI FOUNDATIONYear
clients and alumni                          Calendar Fiscal ASSETS                                                                                       to allow for a measure of flexibility as clients relocate to an existing facility or work with      SIrtI oN rIverPoINt BoulevArd
                                         SIRTI FOUNDATION
                                         Calendar Fiscal Year ASSETS
                                         Calendar$8.0 Year
                                                  Fiscal                                                                                                 developers on the build-out of a new facility. Sirti is fundamentally about economic


                          $42.8+
ANNuAL                                                         $8.0
                                                                                                                                    TGF & Other
                                                                                                                                                         growth and job creation and strives to ensure that our client relocation is not disruptive
                                                                  $7.0
                                                               $8.0
PAyRoLL                                                        $7.0                                                             TGF & Other              to this result.
                                                                  $6.0
                                                               $7.0                                                             TGF & Other
created by Sirti                                               $6.0
clients and alumni
                             MILLIoN                              $5.0
                                                               $6.0
                                                               $5.0                                                             Land
                                                                                                                                    Land
                                                                  $4.0
                                                               $5.0                                                             Land
                                               $ in Millions




                                                               $4.0
                                           $ inin Millions




                                                                  $3.0
                                                               $4.0                                                                 Building
                                             $ Millions




                                                               $3.0                                                             Building


                           $54.1+
DEBT, EquITy &                                                    $2.0
                                                               $3.0                                                             Building
GRANT FuNDS
                                                               $2.0
                                                                  $1.0
                                                               $2.0
                                                               $1.0
                                                                                                                                                         metrics 2010
raised by Sirti clients                                        $1.0 0
and alumni
                             MILLIoN                              0          2008             2009             2010
                                                                  0       2008             2009             2010
                                                                          2008             2009             2010


                                          SIRTI CUMULATIVE CLIENT ADD-ON FINANCING
                                          For Prior Ten Years
                                                                                                                                                          CLIENT
                                                                                                                                                          SATISFACTIoN
                                                                                                                                                          5 PoINTS PoSSIBLE
                                                                                                                                                                                          4.5                       ACTIvE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CLIENTS                  64            oN-CAMPuS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           GRADuATES                    4
                                                               $ 350
                                                                         $ 325 MILLION
                                                               $ 300                                                                Private
                                                               $ 250
                                                               $ 200
                                                                                                                                    Public
                                                                                                                                                          oCCuPANCy
                                                                                                                                                          RATE                        64%           *               oN-CAMPuS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CLIENTS                   17           oN-CAMPuS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PARTNERS                     5
                                                               $ 150
                                               $ in Millions




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2.1                                      98
                                                               $ 100


                                                                                                                                                                               68.5%
                                                                                                                                                          CLIENT                                                    AvG. TENuRE                            INvENTIoN
                                                               $ 50
                                                                                                                                                          SuRvIvABILITy                                             oN-CAMPuS                              DISCLoSuRES
                                                                   0
                                                                         2006       2007     2008       2009       2010                                   FoR 10 yEARS                                              CLIENTS              yEARS             & PATENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           APPLICATIoNS
3                                                                                                                                                         * occupancy Rate 71% as of December 2010.                                                                                          4
                                                                                                                                                        access to
    the sirti model
    for accelerating innovative companies                                                                                                               legal services                                                                                 lArSeN MAchINe


    As the business accelerator for technology-based start-                                                                                             The ability to protect intellectual property and develop crucial business contracts            Larsen Machine of Pasco, Washington
    ups and emerging high-growth companies in the Inland                                                                                                is paramount to the long-term success of early-stage technology companies. yet                 is an example of how Sirti’s IP/BizNet program
    Northwest, Sirti has developed a services model that has                                                                                                                             many startup companies are often unable to afford the         provides essential intellectual
    proven to accelerate innovation as well as the economic                                                                                                                              necessary legal services to safeguard their hard work         property protection to technology
    growth and jobs that follow.                                                                                                                                                                                            partnership
                                                                                                                                                                  IP/BizNet and innovative ideas. Developed in and regionalwith
                                                                                                                                                                                         Gonzaga university School of Law                law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       startups. Larsen, developer and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       manufacturer of an exceptionally
    From the initial idea stage through to profits and jobs, Sirti’s                                                                                    firms in 2007, the Sirti IP/BizNet program allows Sirti clients to receive the crucial         accurate, high-capacity cherry
    team of seasoned technology entrepreneurs and business                                                                                              legal services they need for successful formation, intellectual property protection,           pitting machine for the domestic
    professionals provide strategic coaching, introduction to                                                                                           and long-term success.                                                                         and international agriculture industry,
    best practices, customized workshops, comprehensive go-                                                                                             Sirti IP/BizNet is a unique                                                                    used the service to incorporate the company
    to-market launch services, and ongoing tactical consulting                                                                                          partnership that blends                                                                        and patent the machine that could help deliver
    for innovative client companies.                                                                                                                                                            IP/BIzNet ProGrAM
                                                                                                                                                        the specialized knowledge               cuMulAtIve SuMMAry                                     a critical productivity improvement to cherry
                                                                                                                                                        of a respected national                                                                        growers everywhere. Working with Gonzaga
    our team understands the risks and rewards of running                                                                                                                                       PATENT APPLICATIoNS:                           24
                                                                                                                                                        law school, internationally                                                                    university Law School interns with oversight
    with a big idea to success. We know from real-world                                                                                                                                         BuSINESS LAW/INCoRPoRATIoNS:                   60
                                                                                                                                                        renowned local law firms and                                                                   by the Meline Law Firm, Larsen submitted a
    experience the value of applying clear thinking, preparation,
                                                                                                                                                        a technology-focused state              TRADEMARKS:                                    25      comprehensive patent application detailing
    a proven process, and long hours to an endeavor, regardless
                                                                               the Sirti model helps companies like GoNano technologies move from the   business accelerator.                   CLIENTS ASSISTED:                              70      their intellectual property to the united States
    of where the business is along the growth continuum.
                                                                               initial idea phase to profits, jobs, and commercial returns.                                                                                                            Patent and Trademarks office in August, 2010.
    utilizing the Sirti model — complementing our clients’
    strengths — Sirti is accelerating innovation and delivering
    economic results.




                     WorkShoPS
                     Account planning
                     Strategic planning
                                                 effective services                                                                                     access to                 capital
                                                                                                                                                        Sirti has a demonstrated ability to match promising technology companies with available
                     Business model                                                                                                                                                                                                                    eNerGy INNovAtIoN FuNd
                     value proposition             BuSINeSS coNSultING ServIceS                                                                         funding sources, giving entrepreneurs the capital necessary to accelerate product
                     value pricing                                                                                                                      development, commercialization and job growth. Through introductions made to regional
                     Marketing plan                Business Planning                  Finance/Financing                                                 investment groups, loans from the Sirti Technology Growth Fund, awards through the Sirti
                     Market research
                                                                                                                               Go-to-Market
                                                   Business plan development          Budget development                       Corporate identity       Foundation Energy Innovation Fund, or research grants from the SBIR/STTR, Sirti helps          Five Washington-based clean energy projects
                     Pricing strategy              Project management                 Equity financing (angel network)         Brand development        ensure technology startups have the financial backing to succeed.                              received an infusion of commercialization capital
                                                   Product development                Sirti Technology Growth Fund             Sales collateral                                                                                                        through the $1.5 Million Sirti Foundation energy
                                                   organizational Development         SBIR/STTR grant assistance               Website design            Sirti energy Innovation Fund
    ProGrAMS                                       Market research                    Cash flow analysis                                                                                                                                               Innovation Fund.
                                                                                                                               Investor / Press kits    The $1.5 million Sirti Foundation Energy Innovation Fund was created to help Cleantech
                                                   Market segmentation                Bootstrap financing                      Public relations                                                                                                        • deMANd eNerGy (Spokane county)
    energy Innovation Fund                                                                                                                              companies in their endeavors to create high quality jobs by bringing innovative solutions to
                                                   S.W.o.T analysis                                                            Product launch                                                                                                            Project: distributed electricity storage devices
                                                   Pricing models                                                                                       commercial markets in the general categories of energy savings, renewable generation,
                                                                                      technology                               Trade show support                                                                                                        and network management software
    Sirti technology Growth Fund                                                      Technology assessment
                                                                                                                                                        or environmentally
                                                                                                                               Lead management
                                                                                      Intellectual property protection                                  beneficial technologies.               AcceSS to cAPItAl 2010 SuMMAry                          • GreAt NortherN SPokANe, llc
    Sirti IP/BizNet legal Services                 Business Management                                                                                                                                                                                   (Spokane county) Project: Geothermal heat
                                                                                        (IP/BizNet)                                                     Made possible by an award
                                                   Monthly surrogate board                                                                                                                     ENERGy INNovATIoN FuND                                    pump demonstration project
                                                                                      Prototype development                                             from the Washington State
                                                    meetings                                                                   Growth Stage                                                          LoANS/GRANTS AWARDED:                      5
                                                   Executive matchmaking              Technology transfer support                                       Department of Commerce                                                                         • GreeNWood cleAN eNerGy (king county)
                                                                                                                               Banking Introductions                                                 AMouNT AWARDED:                  $ 1,500,000
                                                   Recruitment of new                                                          Surrogate Board          State Energy Program under                                                                       Project: Biomass boiler manufacturing
                                                                                                                                                                                               TECHNoLoGy GRoWTH FuND                                    enhancements
                                                    employees                                                                   Advising                the American Recovery                        LoANS AWARDED IN 2010:                     0
                                                   Referrals to regional service                                               Strategic Partner        and Reinvestment Act, the                    NuMBER oF LoANS (9 companies):            10      • Nu eleMeNt, INc. (Pierce county)
                                                    providers                                                                   Introductions
                                                                                                                                                        Energy Innovation Fund is                    LoANS ouTSTANDING:               $ 2,600,000        Project: Bio-Aviation, Fuel Battery-extender
                                                                                                                               venture Capital
                                                                                                                                                        comprised of $750,000 in                     FuND BALANCE:                    $ 3,148,000        Auxiliary Power unit commercialization
                                                                                                                                Referrals
                                                                                                                                                        grant funds and $750,000 in            ANGEL INvESTMENT GRouP                                  • WISerg corPorAtIoN (king county)
                                                                                                                                                        loan funds for qualified Clean         INTRoDuCTIoNS:                                  24        Project: Anaerobic digester
                                                                                                                                                        Energy Innovation projects             ANGEL EquITy INvESTMENT RAISED: $ 3,326,418
                                                                                                                                                        throughout Washington State.           SBIR/STTR RESEARCH GRANTS ASSISTED:              5
5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6
     BARR-TECH:                                                                                                                                          PACINIAN:

     Innovative cleantech project turns waste into resources,                                                                                            HapticTouch developer signs licensing agreements,
     earns key agreements in 2010                                                                                                                        wins awards, and raises capital
                                    Barr-Tech is an innovative, fully-     Barr-Tech laid the foundation for success by forming key strategic                                            Pacinian is the developer of          manufacture and distribute input device products incorporating
                                    integrated approach to organic waste   partnerships. In December 2009, the company signed a power purchase                                           HapticTouch™, a revolutionary         HapticTouch technology. Advanced Input and Pacinian will market
     processing unlike any existing project in the Northwest. using        agreement with Inland Power & light, selling rights to the renewable          technology designed to change the way people experience and           to original Equipment Manufacturers (oEMs) in select vertical
     a combination of synergistic technologies, Barr-Tech is capable       energy Barr-Tech produces. In September 2010,                                 interact with touch screen devices. A Sirti client since 2007,        markets worldwide.
     of converting multiple waste feedstocks into valuable, beneficial     Barr-Tech formed a critical alliance that will enable                         Pacinian began as the brainchild of CEo Jim Schlosser and CTo
     products, such as renewable energy, high-grade compost, and                                                                                                                                                               Pacinian received the Frost and Sullivan
                                                                           its compost to be sold in stores such as home                                 Cody Peterson, two engineers who set out to bring true tactile
     organic fruits and vegetables. Located at the Barr Regional Bio-                                                                                                                                                          2010 Innovative Haptic Technology of the
                                                                           depot, lowes, and Ace hardware in the Northwest.                              feedback to modern touch interface devices. using a proprietary
     Industrial Park, a 40-acre facility located 22 miles from Spokane                                                                                                                                                         year award, which benchmarked Pacinian’s
                                                                           Throughout the development of the project, Sirti                              actuating system based on the principles of electrostatics,
     along the I-90 Corridor, Barr-Tech processes a regional waste                                                                                                                                                             technology against key competitors
                                                                           consultants engaged Barr-Tech in strategic planning                           HapticTouch delivers the industry’s most compelling and satisfying
     stream in a facility that creates zero-waste of its own. To date,                                                                                                                                                         in criteria such as uniqueness of the
                                                                           sessions to help them meet objectives and refine                              user experience in devices ranging from mobile handsets to large
     the company has raised $6 million in debt capital and received                                                                                                                                                            technology, impact on new products and
                                                                           their long-term vision. Sirti’s Market Development &                          touch screen monitors.
     $6 million in state / federal grants or loans.                                                                                                                                                                            applications, impact on functionality, impact
                                                                           Communications team created the Barr-Tech brand, including logo and
                                                                                                                                                         Pacinian’s 2010 can be summed up in one word: momentum.               on customer value, and relevance of the
     In December, 2010, the City of Spokane selected Barr-Tech             tagline, and developed and implemented a public relations strategy to
                                                                                                                                                         The company signed additional licensing agreements, filed             innovation to the industry. Pacinian was also
     as the winning candidate for the Transporting, Processing and         raise awareness for the company’s efforts among political leaders and the
                                                                                                                                                         three new patents, raised $500k in operating capital (bringing        recognized as a top Innovator in the State of Washington by Seattle
     Composting of the City’s Residential yard Waste/Food Waste and        business community.
                                                                                                                                                         total capital raised to $1.615 Million), and won two prestigious      Business magazine.
     Commercial Food Waste. under the forthcoming agreement,               one of the most innovative cleantech projects in the Northwest, Barr-Tech
                                                                                                                                                         innovation awards. under a new licensing agreement, Pacinian will     Pacinian is currently negotiating with potential partners for
     Barr-Tech will transport waste feedstocks to its compost facility,    will begin Phase 2 construction in Spring 2011 on an anaerobic digester
                                                                                                                                                         partner with esterline Advanced Input Systems (Advanced Input),       additional contracts and agreements. The company plans to
     where it will be broken down and converted using the aerated          that will process 40,000 tons of waste every year. The company is poised
                                                                                                                                                         designer and manufacturer of custom input devices and control         submit five new patent applications, and anticipates hiring
     static pile method of composting, in which airflow is induced         to create 15 new jobs in the near term, an estimated 158 permanent and
                                                                                                                                                         panels for the medical, industrial, defense, and gaming industries.   additional employees in 2011 as they ramp up development for
     through the compost material using low pressure electric              temporary jobs as the project progresses, save the City of Spokane and
                                                                                                                                                         The licensing agreement allows Advanced Input Systems to              increased demand.
     blowers. The result is high-grade, commercially viable compost        its citizens substantial tax dollars, and provide an environmentally sound,
     for the consumer and agriculture markets.                             carbon-neutral solution to the region’s waste processing challenges.




     larry condon, general manager and co-founder

     of Barr-tech, at the company’s compost facility.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pacinian’s cody Peterson, cto,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and Jim Schlosser, ceo, display

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a sampling of devices that can

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  be enhanced with haptictouch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  technology.




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    SIrtI
    clIeNtS   cleantech
A rePreSeNtAtIve lISt oF SIrtI cleANtech clIeNtS:

              All Service All Packaging (ASAP) manufactures
              rugged, industrial duty pallets, crates and skids to
              individual customer specifications. Made of 100%
              recycled long-life plastic, ASAP’s no-maintenance
                                                                                      GoNano technologies develops and manufactures
                                                                                      environmentally friendly high surface area
                                                                                      nanomaterials for pollution control, catalysis,
                                                                                      composites and sensory technologies. The patent-
                                                                                                                                                                     Plant care technologies is a plant nursery bio-products
                                                                                                                                                                     company that has developed a tree bark-based growing
                                                                                                                                                                     medium for use as a plant mix component for the
                                                                                                                                                                     horticultural, ornamental and landscape nursery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “   Sirti has been a critical partner in helping

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Washington clean energy leadership council
              transport platforms easily handle loads of up to 100,000                pending nanomaterials provide a scalable, industry                             industry. plantcaretech@moscow.com (Moscow)
              pounds and are highly weather resistant. Because
              ASAP pallets, crates and skids are much more durable
                                                                                      compatible, low-cost platform for highly efficient
                                                                                      solutions. www.gonano-technologies.com (Moscow)                                tamarack Aerospace has developed innovative technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            develop a strategy to       grow clean energy
              than wood, they offer customers significant cost                                                                                                       for the general aviation industry that allows for higher
              avoidance over time. www.asappallets.com (Spokane)                                                                                                                                                                            companies and jobs in Washington State.
                                                                          GreenPure   GreenPure has pioneered processes and engineered                               performance, increased fuel efficiency, and reduced Co2
                                                                                      an environment that accelerates plant development,                             emissions without costly engineering modifications and
              Barr-tech is a fully integrated, state-of-the-art organic               helping ensure health in the first critical months of                          retrofitting. info@tamarackaero.com (Sandpoint)                        Washington’s strength is its diversity of innovative
              processing system unlike any existing cleantech project                 growth. Commercial growers can experience a
              in the Northwest. Located at the Barr Regional Bio-
              Industrial Park, an innovative 40-acre facility located
                                                                                      higher level of early plant success rate using
                                                                                      GreenPure’s methodology and technologies.
                                                                                                                                                                     techeNerGy designs, constructs, manages and supports
                                                                                                                                                                     wind and solar power systems for small scale, distributed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            companies working to bring         economically
              22 miles from Spokane on the I-90 corridor, Barr-Tech                   greenpuretech@gmail.com (Pullman)                                              generation installations in rural-, community-, and for-profit
              utilizes complementary techniques and technologies                                                                                                     energy provider settings. The systems deliver an excellent             viable and environmentally sound
              to convert waste into a diverse array of renewable                                   IvuS energy Innovations, Inc. brings                              return on owner investment, and qualify for a variety of federal
              resources and market-ready products, including high-                                 advanced energy technology to mission                             and/or local tax incentives. lou_reillo@msn.com (Spokane)              solutions to the global market. however, the
              grade compost, renewable energy, and organic fruits                     critical, rechargeable electronic device development,
              and vegetables. www.barr-tech.net (Sprague)                             with an emphasis on delivering processes, technologies                         Wind tower energy company (Wtec) and unitech Power
                                                                                      and products that provide superior performance, low                            Systems have developed a revolutionary wind tower power                energy sector can be a daunting marketplace for
                        commuter cars corporation delivers                            environmental impact, and high-energy efficiency.                              technology that outperforms traditional prop-driven turbine
                        safe, high performance electric vehicles.                     www.ivusenergy.com (Moscow/Spokane)                                            generators. A WTEC wind tower is capable of generating                 early–stage companies to navigate. Sirti plays
              The company’s model line-up features a patented ultra-                                                                                                 electricity at much lower wind speeds, is nearly silent, and
              narrow body and chassis that merges electric-power
              economy, automobile safety features, and the agility of a
                                                                                      PcS utilidata produces Adaptivolt™, a smart grid
                                                                                      technology that conserves energy by allowing end-
                                                                                                                                                                     requires less maintenance than a tower-based system.
                                                                                                                                                                     www.windtowerenergy.com (Richland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a   critical role in helping these companies
              motorcycle. www.commutercars.com (Spokane)                              users to optimize their consumption through automated
                                                                                      voltage management and energy producers to efficiently                         Winfiniti is a technology-based company providing a web-               grow, build partnerships, and bring their solutions


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ”
              eyeQlighting designs, produces, and installs induction                  manage voltage levels and reduce line losses.                                  based solution that helps commercial property owners and
              lighting systems that offer more light per watt of                      www.pcsutilidata.com (Spokane)                                                 managers save time and increase returns while assessing and            to market.
              energy and up to 70% energy savings over existing                                                                                                      implementing energy-efficient facility upgrades for small to
              metal halide, high pressure sodium and traditional                                                                                                     medium-sized buildings. www.winfiniti.com (Spokane)
              fluorescent lights. www.eyeqlighting.com (Post Falls)
                                                                                                                                                                     zebigo is an on-demand ride-sharing community that matches                  Marc cummings
              Flyback energy, Inc. develops and manufactures a                                                                                                       drivers and riders for commuting to and from work or events,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Director, Policy and External Affairs
              patented electronic switch that allows unprecedented                                                                                                   or for one-way, one-time trips. www.zebigo.com                              Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
              control over electrical power systems, leading to a                                                                                                    (Seattle/Spokane)                                                           Co-Chair, Governor’s Clean Energy Leadership Council
              reduction of energy consumption, a simplification
              of power control circuitry, elimination of RFI
              interference, and an increase in reliability.
              www.flybackenergy.com (Spokane)
                                                                                                                                               FlyBAck eNerGy


                                                                                                                                                                            Flyback Energy Inc. develops and manufactures a
                                                                                                                                                                            patented electronic switch that allows unprecedented                  SIRTI CLIENT SINCE:                  07/2007
                                                                                                                                                                            control over electrical power systems, leading to a                   EMPLoyEES:                                10
                                                                                                                                                                            reduction of energy consumption, a simplification of                  CoNTRACT EMPLoyEES:                        5
                                                                                                                                                                            power control circuitry, elimination of Electro-magnetic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EquITy CAPITAL RAISED:            $1,467,678
                                                                                                                                                                            interference (EMI), and an increase in reliability. Most
                                                                                                                                                                            current electrical processes waste the energy that is                 PATENTS PENDING:                           4
                                                                                                                                                                            released during the collapse of an electromagnetic                    PATENTS GRANTED:                           1
                                                                                                                                                                            field surrounding a conductive mass, but Flyback
                                                                                                                                                                            Energy’s proprietary technology utilizes that electrical
                                                                                                                                                                            energy to help create stronger, more controllable
                                                                                                                                               electromagnetic fields that require less energy. With prototype testing complete and
                                                                                                                                               benefits substantiated, the company has moved to low-rate initial production and is
                                                                                                                                               actively pursuing opportunities with interested companies that have applications for
                                                                                                                                               power controllers, metal halide and LED lighting, power inverters, and more.
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     SIrtI
     clIeNtS          biotech
A rePreSeNtAtIve lISt oF SIrtI BIotech clIeNtS:

Assay               Assay dynamics is developing the next generation                        Iasis Molecular Sciences specializes in the               Pneumex develops and manufactures proprietary
dynamics            of fully automated clinical and laboratory analysis                     development of antimicrobial formulations for             equipment and protocols designed to improve the
                    systems to provide smaller clinics with inexpensive,                    the treatment of infection, inflammation, and             quality of life for patients through rehabilitative therapy.
                    easy-to-use diagnostic tools to improve their                           secondary tissue loss associated with burn trauma,        The company’s patented equipment and programs
                    workflow and cut costs while maintaining the                            periodontal disease, and abnormal healing.                are in use by hospitals, physical therapy clinics,
                    highest standards for patient safety.                                   www.iasismolecular.com (Spokane)                          rehabilitation clinics and chiropractic clinics all over the
                    kjell@assaydynamics.com (Seattle)                                                                                                 world. www.pneumex.com (Sandpoint)
                                                                                            InhouseteleMd gives experienced physicians                                                                               MIrAdor BIoMedIcAl
                    empowering engineering technologies, Inc.                               the ability to provide telemedicine service to rural      rehablogic, Inc. delivers a neurological rehabilitation
                    (eetech) is a privately held early stage medical                        hospitals and patients. Interactive robots developed      treatment system that standardizes care and reduces
                    device company dedicated to improving the mobility                      by In-Touch Technologies allow InHouseTeleMD-             the cost of services. Their comprehensive web-based
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Founded in Seattle, Washington in 2009, Mirador
                    of people with disabilities. The company’s ExoWalk™                     equipped physicians to interact with and care for         software correlates multi-disciplinary rehabilitation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Biomedical, Inc. is developing the Compass™ family
                    appliance is a passive device that assists lower limb                   patients remotely, and provide after hours and            techniques for a pathway to effective treatment results.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of medical devices that enable physicians to use
                    muscles to facilitate walking. www.eetechcorp.com                       weekend support to rural locations.                       www.rehablogic.com (Spokane)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     physiologic pressure measurements in new ways to
                    (Seattle)                                                               www.inhousetelemd.com (Spokane)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     make procedures safer, faster and easier to perform.
                                                                                                                                                      reliantrx is a closed-door institutional pharmacy using
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mirador’s first two
                                GenPrime, Inc. is a leading provider        Malignext       Malignext targeting technologies, Inc. has                state-of-the-art software and transportation scheduling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     devices, one for insert-
                                of microbial detection and diagnostic       targeting       developed an injected polymer technology whereby          technology to deliver prescriptions, medication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ing central lines and the
                    analysis technologies. The company is presently         technologies    the margins surrounding a breast cancer tumor             management, health screening and immunization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     other for spinal taps,
                    focused on products for homeland security, health                       are very clearly identified, significantly lowering the   services, nutrition and diabetes education, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     received FDA clearance
                    care, and fermentation science. www.genprime.com                        possibility of further surgery to remove material         healthcare supplies and equipment to long term care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in late 2010.
                    (Spokane)                                                               that was missed during the first procedure.               facilities. www.reliantrxwa.com (Spokane)
                                                                                            jarrettleclaire@yahoo.com (vancouver)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Compass™ vascular
                    hyGenie, Inc. produces a High volume Evacuator                                                                                    revita Institute Northwest provides non-surgical,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Access provides
                    (HvE) for dental hygienists and dentists. The HyGenie                               Mirador Biomedical is developing              non-invasive therapies and treatments that combine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     physicians with a simple
                    HvE tip and HyDra Swivel Hose combination is a                                      the Compass™ family of medical devices        controlled stretching, therapeutic vibration, un-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tool to help identify the
                    patent-pending evacuation system that removes                           that enable physicians to use physiologic pressure        weighted strength training to effectively treat lower back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     location of their needle tip and avoid the devastating
                    fluid and debris from a patient’s mouth more quickly,                   measurements in new ways to make procedures               pain associated with sciatica, radiculopathy, herniated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     complications that occur when catheters intended for
                    safely and efficiently than any other evacuation                        safer, faster and easier to perform. Mirador’s first      discs and other conditions of the back, neck and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     veins are mistakenly inserted into arteries. The device
                    system available today. www.hygeniehve.com                              two devices, one for inserting central lines and the      shoulder. www.revitainstitutenw.com (Spokane)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     allows physicians to comply with emerging safety
                    (Spokane)                                                               other for spinal taps, received FDA clearance in late
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     guidelines that recommend confirming that the needle,
                                                                                            2010. www.miradorbiomedical.com (Seattle)                 rmihealth provides a pharmacy contact mechanism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     guidewire, and catheter are in the venous system during
                    hyprotek, Inc. is a biomedical company that has                                                                                   to enhance medication adherence and improve patient
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the insertion central venous catheters.
                    developed two patent-pending medical device                                                                                       health outcomes. The patent pending technology and
                    systems designed to significantly reduce the                                                                                      system provides an automated medication notification
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Compass™ Lumbar Puncture provides physicians
                    risk of patient infections in the clinical setting.                                                                               solution under the professional supervision of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     with real-time pressure information during spinal taps,
                    www.hyprotek.com (Spokane)                                                                                                        pharmacist. info@rmiHealth.net (Spokane)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     facilitating early indication of needle tip entry into the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     spinal fluid and providing an instant determination of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     CSF pressure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     In 2011, Mirador will launch its first cleared devices,



     “
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pursue FDA clearance for additional products, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     continue collaborating with leading physicians.
         Washington research Foundation’s mission is to capture and enhance the value of intellectual property arising

         from research institutions. our operations supporting this mission include funding and assistance to start-                                                                                                 SIRTI CLIENT SINCE:                           03/2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EMPLoyEES:                                         10
         ups. As such, we recognize the  value-add that Sirti brings to our start-ups and encourage them to seek                                                                                                     EquITy CAPITAL RAISED:                      $700,000

         Sirti’s guidance and support. In particular, their market launch services have helped our companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DEBT CAPITAL RAISED:                        $700,000



                                                                            ”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PATENTS PENDING:                                     3
         successfully launch their innovative products.
                                                                                      ronald S. howell
                                                                                      CEo, Washington Research Foundation




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     SIrtI            information and
     clIeNtS
                      communication
A rePreSeNtAtIve lISt oF SIrtI INForMAtIoN ANd coMMuNIcAtIoN clIeNtS:

                    AmberNet technologies, Inc. is a broadband consulting
                    services and solutions company that delivers network-
                    based solutions and consulting to the communications
                                                                                                             Geodata technologies developed SiteSeer3D,
                                                                                                             the first integrated suite of property search,
                                                                                                             collaboration and marketing tools for adding
                                                                                                                                                                              lIte-check is a leader in providing
                                                                                                                                                                              tools for trucking industry safety diagnosis.
                                                                                                                                                                   The company designs, manufactures and markets a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “   Sirti’s   focus on accelerating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    innovative technology-based companies
                    industry. www.ambernettech.com (Spokane)                                                 interactive 3D to company websites. SiteSeer3D        range of testers used to test and diagnose problems in
                                                                                                             includes lead capture, remote communications,         the ABS, air brake, and lighting systems of heavy-duty
                    Auction Pipeline llc is a national affiliation of top-tier,
                    independent wholesale vehicle auctions joined together
                                                                                                             aerial photo capture, landscape drawing and           trucks and trailers. www.lite-check.com (Spokane)                inpartnership with other
                                                                                                             labeling, landscape sharing and much more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    organizations has helped position
                    to maintain a web-based strategy that offers online                                      www.siteseer3d.com (Sandpoint)                        Pacinian has developed revolutionary HapticTouch™
                    auction access to a large, choice inventory and valuable                                                                                       technology, which enables digital devices such as
                    market reports on available vehicles nation-wide.                                        IBQ Systems develops fast and accurate online         mobile phones, touch screens, and keyboards to
                    www.auctionpipeline.com (Spokane)                                                        software tools for independent insurance agencies     provide natural tactile feedback and a more                      Washington to be a promising
                                                                                                             designed to help them increase productivity,          satisfying user experience. www.pacinian.com
                    Freefieldservice.com offers a fast, reliable, secure                                     retain more customers, save time, and maximize        (Spokane/Coeur d’Alene)                                          contender in an innovation-


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ”
                    cloud-based field service dispatching solution that                                      every sales opportunity. www.ibqsystems.com
                    helps small companies dispatch and manage a wireless
                    workforce, aids field personnel with job instructions,
                                                                                                             (Spokane)                                             rANdl Industries, Inc. manufactures products for the
                                                                                                                                                                   telecommunications and fire protection industries that           based economic recovery.
                    process service data, and file billing records. The                                      International language development creates            create a lifelong facility infrastructure for high speed
                    entry solution level is free of charge.                                                  web-based teaching and learning tools that help       data transmission, drive down instances of ground                             rogers Weed
                    www.freefieldservice.com (Spokane)                                                       people worldwide learn English as a second            faults and short circuits, and facilitate highly reliable,                    Director, Department of Commerce
                                                                                                             language, and assists native English speakers         cost effective installations. Clients include General
                    kiosks Interactive has developed interactive exhibit                                                                                                                                                                         State of Washington
                                                                                                             learn and teach other world languages.                Services Administration (GSA), Microsoft, Stanford
                    content software systems incorporating touch-screen                                      matt@lingwee.com (Spokane)                            university, The Pentagon, Kennedy Space Center,
                    kiosks, talking avatars, RFID tags and web-based                                                                                               and many others. www.randl-inc.com (Spokane)
                    access. These systems add excitement to exhibits,
                    engaging and attracting more visitors                                                                                                          roadWyze develops and manufactures patented,
                    for museums and similar venues.                                                                                                                high-quality, high-value, intelligent environmental
                    www.kiosksinteractive.com (Spokane)                                                                                                            sensors that furnish federal, state, and county
                                                                                                                                                                   governments with accurate, real-time roadway
                                                                                                                                                                   conditions. www.roadwyze.com (Walla Walla)

                                                                                                                                                                   School data Solutions creates technology products
                                                                                                                                                                   for school districts that enhance communication,
                                                                                                                                                                   collaboration, and efficiency. The company’s flagship
School dAtA SolutIoNS                                                                                                                                              product, HomeRoom, is a fully-featured, personalized
                                                                                                                                                                   online portal that lets teachers, principals, district-
                                                                                                                                                                   administrators, parents, and students easily
                                                                                                                                                                   communicate while providing access to a wealth of
                                                                                                                                                                   critical data. www.schooldatasolutions.net (Spokane)
                      School Data Solutions’ flagship product,
                      HomeRoom, solves a nearly universal                                                                                                          SearchingMyWay matches buyers and sellers in an
                      problem: the lack of an efficient, data-                                                                                                     online marketplace. Consumers who wish to purchase
                                                                                                                                                                   a specific product at a specified price in a particular
                      rich, easy-to-access method for teachers,
                                                                                                                                                                   locale post those criteria. Sellers meeting the buyer’s
principals, district-administrators, parents and students to                                                                                                       requirements receive automatic notification of the
communicate and collaborate. HomeRoom organizes previously                                                                                                         buyer’s active interest and are given the opportunity to
difficult-to-use information from school district databases                                                                                                        complete the transaction. www.searchingmyway.com
and presents it as a personalized, cleanly designed, fully-                                                                                                        (Spokane)
featured online portal. With HomeRoom, teachers can access a
                                                                                                                                                                            Softechnologies is a provider of business
student’s test scores, attendance history, and class schedule in                                                                                                            services and technology solutions for the mobile
seconds. Students and parents can easily email teachers, view                                                                                                      enterprise and the utility industry. Their Field Mobility
assignments, and check event calendars. Administrators can                        SIRTI CLIENT SINCE:                                                  07/2008     Suite of purpose-built applications allows businesses in
quickly view a student’s academic performance over a period                                                                                                        a range of industries to improve workforce efficiencies,
                                                                                  NuMBER oF DISTRICTS CoNTRACTED IN 2010:                                     12
                                                                                                                                                                   minimize resource requirements, and reduce costs.
of time to spot trends and take action. Already in use by 12
                                                                                  DISTRICT CuSToMERS:                                                              www.softechnologies.com (Spokane)
Washington School Districts, School Data Solutions’ products
                                                                                     Chehalis, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, North Kitsap, Renton,
enhance collaboration between everyone in the education                              Selah, Snohomish, Snoqualmie valley, Steilacoom, Sumner,                      SzenSoft is a full-service company focused on improving
system while helping educators work more efficiently.                                                                                                              the efficiency and productivity of its golf, retail, and
                                                                                     Tahoma, Tukwila
                                                                                                                                                                   hospitality management customers by way of a solution
                                                                                  EMPLoyEES:                                                                   6   that connects every facet of the enterprise together;
                                                                                                                                                                   from front-line customer service to back office
                                                                                                                                                                   operations. www.szencorp.com (Kennewick)
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                                                                                                          Sirti is a Washington State
                                                                                                          economic development agency
2010 SIrtI BoArd oF dIrectorS
                                                                                                          focused on accelerating the
Suzanne Allen, M.d., M.P.h.                 Norman Jangaard, Ph.d. (Chair)                                development and growth of
vice Dean for Regional Affairs              President
university of Washington School of          Jangaard Associates                                           innovative technology companies
Medicine                                    Paul knight (appointed Sept.)                                 in the Inland Northwest, especially
Greg Bever (through June)                   vice President
                                                                                                          in Eastern Washington.
Publisher                                   Product Management & Marketing
Spokane Journal of Business                 Telect, Inc.
chris coleman                               renee larocca
Interim Executive Director                  Manager of Global Product
Chief Financial officer and Director,       Management
Business operations                         Pyrotek, Inc.
                                                                                   Jeff Severs                               Willbann terpening (Treasurer)
Washington Technology Center                Michael le roy, Ph.d.                  Financial Representative                  Professor of operations Management
ezra eckhardt (appointed Sept.)             vice President, Academic Affairs       Northwestern Mutual Financial             School of Business
President and Chief operating officer       Whitworth university                   Network                                   Gonzaga university
Sterling Savings Bank                       Mark Palek, ed.d. (through Aug.)       Gary Spanner, Ph.d.                       toni ursich
Gary Flood                                  President                              Manager, Economic Development office      Senior Assistant Attorney General
President and Chief Executive officer       Spokane Falls Community College        Pacific Northwest National Laboratory     Chief, Spokane Division
Relion                                      John Pariseau                                                                    State of Washington
                                                                                   ken Spitzer, Ph.d.
Janet Gullickson, ed.d. (appointed Sept.)   General Manager                        Associate vice Provost for Research       kim zentz
Interim Academic Services officer           WIN Partners                           Retired                                   Executive Director
Community Colleges of Spokane               Wayne Quirk, Ph.d.                     Washington State university               Sirti
heidi hughes                                Provost/Senior vice President          harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.d.
Executive Policy Advisor                    for Academic Affairs                   Professor of Management
Governor’s Executive Policy office          Central Washington university          College of Business and Public
larry G. James, Ph.d.                                                              Administration
Associate Executive vice President                                                 Eastern Washington university
Washington State university




2010 SIrtI FouNdAtIoN BoArd oF dIrectorS
kevin cable (President)                     kathy kopczick (Secretary-Treasurer)   ken Spitzer, Ph.d. (Sirti Board Member)   The Sirti Foundation is an organization
Executive vice President                    Assurance Partner                      Associate vice Provost for Research       that is privately funded through grants
Cascadia Capital, LLC                       BDo Seidman, LLP                       Retired                                   and contributions to help support
Pete chase                                                                         Washington State university               Sirti’s vision and Mission. In particular,
                                            Mike ormsby
Executive Chairman                                                                                                           the Sirti Foundation pursues funding
                                            Administrative Partner                 roger Woodworth (vice President)
Purcell Systems, Inc.                                                                                                        for special projects, such as the
                                            K&L Gates, LLP                         vice President
                                                                                                                             Sirti Technology Center and the Sirti
Patrick ennis                                                                      Sustainable Energy Solutions
                                            John Pariseau (Sirti Board Member)                                               Technology Growth Fund, which help
Global Head of Technology                                                          Avista utilities
                                            General Manager                                                                  deliver results under Sirti’s Mission.
Intellectual ventures                       WIN Partners                           kim zentz
Steve helmbrecht (through July)                                                    Executive Director
                                            Jeff Severs (Sirti Board Member)
Senior vice President and                                                          Sirti
                                            Financial Representative
Chief Financial officer                     Northwestern Mutual Financial
Itron, Inc.                                 Network




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