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Spokane startup gets top prize at WTIA competition in Seattle

Kirkland Analytics, a Spokane startup that helps commercial buildings manage water use, won the top prize of $10,000 at this week's  WTIA Fall First Look Forum.

The Washington Technology Industry Association is a not-for profit trade group that supports technology companies and professionals, trying to build connections between startups and industry resources.

The Kirkland Analytics website says it helps customers “manage water like inventory,” and saves clients like Costco more than 20 percent on their water use with a plug-and-play, real-time monitoring and analytics system.

Its VP of Engineering and co-founder is Matt Rose, shown taking possession of the symbolic ten-grand check at the event this past week in Bellingham.

Frankly, we never heard of this group. (The firm's website is bare-bones. The HTML header in my browser identifies the page as "Adobe Muse Theme," an indication the website was assembled with a template.)

Stay tuned, and we'll add more details as we get them.

The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.