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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.

July 2013 Issue

  • Startup Weekend Coming to Tri-Cities, Seeking Sponsors
    For entrepreneurs, a little help can go a long way to jump-starting innovation. Startup Weekend, an event that gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to take their ideas and turn them into action, is coming to the Tri-Cities September 20 -22, 2013. more...
  • Free Space at Smartmap Expo; Registration Open
    At this year's Smartmap Expo, inventors exhibit for free! "Inventors Pavilion" is a free-of-charge opportunity for inventors to display their inventions, meet manufacturers that can build their products, and investors that can fund their start-ups. more...
  • Grow50 Launches in Washington State to Support Startups
    Grow50 launched its consortium of 16 premier professional service firms with extensive entrepreneurial experience to better help early stage companies in the Pacific Northwest. more...
  • NREL Industry Growth Forum
    The Industry Growth Forum is the premier event for clean energy startups to maximize their exposure to receptive venture capital, corporate investors, and strategic partners. more...
  • First Look Forum
    Applications are now open for NWEN's Fall 2013 First Look Forum. NWEN is the region's home for innovative businesses in every growth sector in the economy. more...
  • Start Smart Workshop
    July 8. Get solid advice on how to launch a small business at the Smart Start workshop. The easy-to-understand session will cover the basics of starting a business, from initial financing to getting the right licenses. more...
  • Made in Washington Meet Up
    July 9. Impact Washington is proud to announce its first Made in Washington Meet Up at J. Bookwalter Winery from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. more...
  • Life Science Innovation Northwest Meeting
    July 10 - 11. The Pacific Northwest is home to an expanding and collaborative consortium of biotechnology and biomedical firms, healthcare services, world-class research, innovative startups and established industry leaders. more...
  • Developing Your Capability Statement
    July 16: A capability statement is like a resume, only you use it for government contracting. It provides potential clients with a concise overview of your company's qualifications and experience. more...
  • Startup Weekend Tri-Cities Registration Open
    September 20 - 22: Startup Weekend is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas; it's a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, investors, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. 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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