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Mind to Market: Filling a startup funding gap in Spokane

Credit: Kevin Blocker, Spokane Journal A handful of Spokane-area investors, including a mix of organizations and individuals, has developed Mind to Market LLC to invest in early-stage startups—and to fill a gap in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Steve Trabun, Avista Corp.’s regional business manager who also serves as a liaison […]

Winning B.C.-led supercluster bid to create thousands of B.C. jobs

Credit: BC Gov., Media Relations British Columbia’s innovation ecosystem received a huge boost today with the selection of a B.C.-based digital supercluster consortium to share a portion of $950 million in federal innovation funding, announced Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston. “Today is truly a landmark day for tech […]

From Silicon Valley to Vancouver, WA; AR Startup RealWear Raises $17 Million

Credit: Dave Aubrey, VRFocus Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) startups are getting more support than ever before from financiers and investors, and the industry’s worth just keeps getting bigger. In 2017 we saw investments in VR and AR technologies break records, and with several investments in companies already this year, […]

Four Clean Energy Startups Selected for Launch Alaska Business Accelerator

Credit: Lauren Glickman, Launch Alaska Launch Alaska has announced the four companies to participate in its 2018 business accelerator in Anchorage, AK. Four energy companies will complete a four month intensive program and receive mentorship, business training, business services, and $75,000 in exchange for equity in their companies. With the highest […]

OSU-Cascades names executive director of Innovation Co-Lab

Credit: Cascade Business News Adam Krynicki recently joined Oregon State University – Cascades as the first executive director of the Innovation Co-Lab, a new center at the Bend campus that will support innovative start up companies. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, Krynicki was director of technology and energy at the Alaska […]

Bend Startup Mission Limelight Takes Nonprofit Auctions to the Next Level

Credit: Kelly Kearsley, Startup Bend. When it comes to raising funds for charity, there are few things more effective than an auction. But when auction items go for less than what their donors hoped—or don’t capture the audience’s attention at all, then everyone misses out. “We were working on fundraising projects […]

Portland logistics startup lands $10M

Credit: Malia Spencer, Puget Sound Business Journal Online international logistics marketplace Fleet Logistics Inc. is the latest Portland-area company to announce a sizable investment round this year. The downtown Portland-based startup secured $10 million from investors led by Frankfurt, Germany,-based airline Lufthansa Cargo. As part of the deal, Lufthansa Cargo Chief Commercial […]

Eugene tech firm SheerID raises $18 million from investors to fuel growth

Credit: Sherri Buri McDonald, The Register Guard   Eugene-based tech firm SheerID recently raised $18 million from investors, the firm announced Tuesday. SheerID plans to nearly double its 58-person workforce by the end of the year and to expand its offices in Eugene and Portland, co-founder and chief executive Jake […]

Portland startup, NurseGrid, a health care app maker, snags $5.7M, plans more hiring

Credit: Malia Spencer, Portland Business Journal Portland health care startup NurseGrid said Thursday it has secured $5.7 million from investors. It will use the funds to boost its product team and double-down on a growth strategy as it further scales its user base. The round was led by Durham, N.C.-based […]