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Feb. 24, 28 deadlines for free agriculture business gathering

PULLMAN, Wash. – Those interested in business startups are invited to the free, public “Pioneering Ideas in Agriculture” symposium all day Friday, March 17, in Smith CUE (room to be announced) at Washington State University. » More …

Jan. 25: Learn about, join business startup teams

PULLMAN, Wash. – Resources for creating a startup company and competing for funding in Washington State University business competitions will be presented at Partnering & Pizza 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Frank Innovation Zone in the basement of Dana Hall. » More …

Student entrepreneurs chosen for top worldwide competition

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

triboTEX-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – A student company at Washington State University will compete April 16-18 in the world’s richest and largest graduate student startup contest for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. » More …

Mix of skills, viewpoints drives student-entrepreneur success

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

go-kefi-220PULLMAN, Wash. – Monica Bomber, Amanda Scott and Troy Carpenter sit in a Todd Hall conference room surrounded by half-full mugs of coffee and crushed Red Bull cans. » More …

Business advising helps builders grow amid Great Recession

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

GaribayKENNEWICK, Wash. – In 2007 J. Trinidad “Trini” Garibay was making a good living selling cars. But he saw an opportunity in real estate – flipping houses in particular – to create something collaboratively with people he knew and liked, instead of constantly competing. » More …

Plant biotech startup speeds propagation

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

tiny-plant-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers-turned-entrepreneurs have developed a method for growing trees three times faster while conserving water and reducing the need for pesticides – and they just made their first sale. » More …