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The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) has selected 30 Washington tech startups — about a third of them from the Eastside — for the organization’s Founder Cohort Program that helps seed-stage startups grow and scale.

The program assists startups across six months by following a roadmap designed to guide them through milestones as they navigate increasing revenue, securing investment, and growing their teams, according to a news release.

Each startup in the cohort is headquartered in Washington state, features at least one product in development, has annual revenue of less than $1 million, and has passed a rigorous application process. The program, led by a committee of seasoned tech founders and entrepreneurs, will support the companies and guide them through fundraising, corporate governance, and customer development.

“We’re seeing record levels of venture investment this year, and speed and efficiency matter in an environment with this much opportunity and competition,” five-time founder and author Dave Parker, WTIA Startup Program’s board chair, said in the release. “Blazing the path in six months instead of one or two years is critical when resources are limited, and connecting to the right people doesn’t happen without a strong cohort like this. We’re providing these founders with the right resources and connecting them with the right people to help their startups forward.”

Companies selected for the Founder Cohort (* indicates Eastside startup):