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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.

August 2012 Issue

  • How to Start a Business - Smart Start workshop
    August 3. Washington State University Tri-Cities is hosting Smart Start: Steps to Starting a Business Workshop. more...
  • Webinar: Air Force SBIR/STTR webinars
    August 7 & 8: Presented by retired Air Force personnel, the August 7 webinar will focus on how the Air Force operates its SBIR and STTR programs and how they generate topics and evaluate proposals. more...
  • Webinar: Accelerating Innovation - Biomass
    August 8. The Accelerating Innovation - Biomass webinar will highlight four biomass-focused National Laboratory technologies, all of which are found on the DOE's Energy Innovation Portal. more...
  • SBIR/STTR letter of intent due
    September 4. Topics for the FY13 Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) have been issued and are available on the DOE SBIR/STTR website. more...
  • Startup Day
    September 22. Designed for entrepreneurs in the midst of building their own companies as well as would-be entrepreneurs about to take the plunge, Startup Day will pack a high-energy and inspirational punch no matter where you are in the startup process. 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 to or call (509) 372-6013.

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.

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