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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.

October 2014 Issue

  • Carbon Fiber Product Featured in Luxury Goods
    A global, multibillion-dollar company has launched a new line of luxury accessories, and Carbitex, of Kennewick, WA, supplied the key material: flexible carbon fiber cloth. more...
  • Co-Working Space to Open
    Fuse, a new co-working space, is opening at 710 George Washington Way in downtown Richland, WA.  It’s between the Parkway and Howard Amon Park, overlooking the Columbia River. more...
  • New Angel Fund Launches
    Seattle Angel, the group operating the Seattle Angel Conference, will launch a new angel fund in January 2015, focused on investments in Pacific Northwest startup companies. more...
  • MBA Students Will Help Your Business
    An MBA student consulting group from the University of Washington is available to help businesses with recommendations on marketing, strategy, supply chains, and other functional areas. more...
  • Minimum Fundable Companies
    October 2. Do you have a Minimum Fundable Company™? Learn what investors are really looking for in startups. more...
  • Certification for Women- or Minority-Owned Contractors
    October 7. Women-owned and/or minority-owned contractors can attend a free workshop on October 7 to guide them through the process of becoming certified by OMWBE. more...
  • Tri-Cities Startup Weekend
    October 10.  Tri-Cities Startup Weekend is a three-day activity where members of the community come together to brainstorm and build business plans around potential startup opportunities. more...
  • Building a Fundable Company
    October 14.  “Building a Fundable Company” meets in Seattle on four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning October 14, offering information to create a company that appeals to angel investors. more...
  • Business Expo and Conference
    October 22, RSVP by October 17. Want ideas to grow your business while networking with other business leaders and stakeholders? Plan to attend the conference, “A Day of Ideas for a Year of Solutions” (the Business Expo) on October 22 at the TRAC Center in Pasco, WA. more...
  • Toward a More Sustainable Community
    October 23. “Tri-Cities 20/20 – Becoming a Sustainable Community” is October 23 from 1 – 5:30 pm at the Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA. more...
  • All About Crowdfunding
    November 18. Want to learn about the new crowdfunding for equity law and what it could mean for your business? Come hear Joseph Wallin, an attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Seattle, who drafted the equity crowdfunding bill that is now law in Washington state. 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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