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Jan. 8: ‘Cultivating Success’ course growing small farms
December 1, 2017

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

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EVERETT, Wash. – A 12-week course, “Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning,” begins Jan. 8 and will be offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays, in Stanwood and Renton, via simulcasting.

NSF program developing innovation, WSU entrepreneurs
November 17, 2017

The National Science Foundation developed the I-Corps program in 2011 to help move academic research to the marketplace. In 2016, NSF provided WSU with a three-year grant that also designates WSU I-Corps as one of 51 universities that are part of the NSF National Innovation Network.

NSF program developing innovation, WSU entrepreneurs
November 15, 2017

By Mary Catherine Frantz, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

nsf icorps_logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Kevin Gray, a chemical engineering instructor at Washington State University, had a revolutionary idea.

Brooks named SBDC advisor for Skagit, Island, San Juan counties
November 13, 2017

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Cynthia Ann Brooks has joined the Washington Small Business Development Center in Skagit County where she provides no-cost, confidential advising to entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to start, grow or transition a business.

Businesses today operate in a rapidly changing world, Brooks said, and successful businesses are those that can both adapt to changing conditions and pivot to new opportunities. “Business as usual is what we do without thinking about it,” Brooks said. As an SBDC advisor, “we are in a position to help people think things through in a different way.”

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Banking, marketing experts join SBDC in Puget Sound area
October 30, 2017

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

TACOMA, Wash. – Taryn Hornby, a former executive in the banking industry, has joined the Washington Small Business Development Center at Green River College to provide one-to-one, confidential, no-cost advising to entrepreneurs who want to start, grow or transition a business.

Seasoned entrepreneur joins SBDC office in Everett, Edmonds
October 30, 2017

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

EVERETT, Wash – Kathy Rupert, an entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in small business accounting and finance, has joined the Washington Small Business Development Center.

WSU and Amazon collaborate in effort to foster greater innovation
October 24, 2017

Amazon will provide up to $300,000 to launch the initiative, providing funding and mentorship to support the expansion of the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the WSU system. Grants will be available to students, staff and faculty across all of WSU’s campuses, colleges, research stations and extension offices located throughout the state and can be awarded in any field, including the humanities, engineering, physical and life sciences, and the arts.

Former Fortune 100 exec to kick off lecture series on innovation and outreach Oct. 9
October 3, 2017

The first presentation of the university’s new Presidential Innovation and Outreach Speakers Series will feature Judith Giordan, co-founder of the Chemical Angels Network and an entrepreneur and former Fortune 100 executive. The presentation is set for 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 9, in Fulmer Hall, Room 201, on the Pullman campus.

Sept. 21: Kaiser Permanente president to speak at annual WSU Seattle Power Breakfast
September 1, 2017

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

SEATTLE, Wash. – Susan Mullaney, president of Kaiser Permanente Washington, will present “Health Care: Bold Moves in a Time of Uncertainty” as the keynote speaker at the annual Power Breakfast networking event sponsored by the Washington State University Carson College of Business.