Skip to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy

Tri Cities Tech Business Update

This monthly e-mailed update contains news, opportunities, upcoming events, and other information about Mid-Columbia tech businesses and the organizations that support them. Visit the EDO Home page to subscribe to this Newsletter. Browse the archives for back issues.

April 2017 Issue

  • Applications Now Open for Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator
    Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator has opened its application process for clean technology entrepreneurs and early-stage startups who want to speed their path to market with curriculum, mentorship, and business connections. more...
  • Apply for the 2017 CleanTech Open Accelerator
    Applications are being accepted for the 2017 CleanTech Open Accelerator, which provides selected companies with access to intensive and specialized mentoring from business experts, a national network of entrepreneurs, visibility to investors and customers, and a 12-week series of intensive workshops and boot camps. more...
  • Fuse Offers Variety of Events
    Fuse SPC is the Tri-Cities’ first social purpose corporation that provides a shared work environment, community, and resources for the entrepreneurial, startup, artistic, and tech communities. more...
  • Classes Offered at Confluent
    Confluent, a makerspace targeted to the arts and tech communities in Tri-Cities, WA, offers a variety of classes for members and non-members. more...
  • Upcoming Government Contracting Workshops
    Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a statewide organization dedicated to guiding companies through the entire process of applying for and fulfilling government contracts. more...
  • PTAC Webinars and On-Demand Training
    Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center offers no-cost resources for new and established businesses to prepare for interacting with the growing government procurement market. more...
  • Launch Weekend Demo Dinner
    April 2. Fuse Coworking has tickets available for the Launch Weekend Demo Dinner, held April 2, 5 pm at the Washington State University-Tri-Cities’ Consolidated Information Center in Richland, WA. more...
  • Ask Richland Business
    April 12. The City of Richland, WA is hosting a monthly series, “Ask Richland Business,” where entrepreneurs and others in need of business support can receive assistance, such as resources for business counseling; loan, financing, grant, and gap-funding resources; and information on city-funded grants and the application process. more...
  • Save the Date: Governor's Summit on Career Connected Learning
    May 31. The Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning will be held May 31 in Redmond, WA. In addition, three-hour sessions are being planned across the state, including at Washington State University-Tri-Cities in Richland. more...
  • Call for Chemistry-Related Entrepreneurs
    June 25 – 28. Chemistry-related startups and researchers who want marketplace insights are invited to participate at the American Chemical Society’s 2017 Regional Meeting, June 25 through 28, at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. more...
  • Tweaking Electrolyte Makes Better Lithium-Metal Batteries
    New, early-stage research by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows that adding a small amount of the chemical lithium hexafluorophosphate to a dual-salt, carbonate solvent-based electrolyte can make rechargeable lithium-metal batteries stable, charge quickly, and have a high voltage. more...

We invite your contributions! We will consider items that fit the mission of this publication, including your tech-related news, awards, and notices of upcoming events. Please send text and photos to or call (509) 371-6017.

Tri-Cities Tech Business Update is published by the Economic Development Office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Each month, we send you an e-mail message, giving you the link of news, tips, awards, upcoming events, and other information about local technology-based businesses and organizations that support them. With business and community partners, our goal is to build and diversify the Tri-Cities economy—adding skilled jobs in primary-sector industries that bring in outside dollars. Currently, more than 1,100 tech-related businesses, investors, and economic development stakeholders subscribe to the newsletter, mostly in the Mid-Columbia area and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. This newsletter (RL-P00-009) supports PNSO's vision for the future of the Hanford Site and surrounding area through the creation of research opportunities, new industries, and new business clusters.

PNNL's EDO

Resources

Contacts