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ScaleUp Thurston

ScaleUp Cohort 4

ScaleUp Cohort 4 ScaleUp Thurston is a comprehensive training program, which includes in person classroom training and one-on-one consultation to help small business owners plan and achieve their business growth goals. Here is what the Scalers will experience: 10 weeks of classroom sessions of Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac GrowthVenture Curriculum taught by certified instructors and guest speakers One-on-one business counseling throughout and after…

ScaleUp Cohort 4- Class is full and underway

Thee 4th Cohort of ScaleUp, a program of the Center for Business & Innovation that is designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion. The 14-week experience began May 4, 2017 and runs through August 3, 2017. The CB&I launched the first ScaleUp in January 2016, and companies who have participated in the program are already seeing the value and results….

Third Cohort Kickoff a Success!

The third ScaleUp Cohort kickoff was a resounding success! Nineteen new participants gathered on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Center for Business & Innovation, along with a slew of supporters including past participants, resource providers, and community partners to help celebrate the newest Scalers. Past Scalers shared stories of success and growth as a result of participating in this in-depth, holistic…

Third ScaleUp Cohort Selected

The Thurston EDC and the Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) are proud to announce the selection of 19 local companies for the third cohort of ScaleUp: Stuart Drebick, Adroit Contractors; adroitcontractors.com Liz Trotter, American Maid; myamericanmaid.com Jason Cornell, Apex Landscape Solutions; apexlandscapesolutions.com Ginger Stein, Black Lake Organic; blacklakeorganic.com Chris Smith, CK Construction and Excavating LLC; ckexcavating.com Jennifer Harshfield, Crowe Law Firm; crowelaw.net…

Apply Now for ScaleUp Cohort 3

Now’s the time to APPLY for the Third Cohort of ScaleUp Thurston, a program of the Center for Business & Innovation that is designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion. The 14-week experience begins January 5, 2017 and runs through April 6, 2017. The application deadline is December 5, 2016 for this round. For the 20-25 companies selected in this highly competitive round,…

Second Cohort Graduation

Congratulations to the second cohort of ScaleUp Thurston! On Thursday July 28, 2016, the class graduation took place in conjunction with the Center for Business & Innovation’s (CB&I) Business & Innovation Celebration. The first annual Business & Innovation Celebration provided a platform for businesses of all types and sizes to learn, grow, and innovate. With workshops on innovation training, networking, and an…

Second ScaleUp Kicks Off

The second ScaleUp Cohort kicked off in style on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Center for Business & Innovation, with more than forty people attending to celebrate the 19 companies participating in the intensive business training experience. Learn the names and view individual photos of the new Scalers by clicking here. The new Scalers opened the morning by introducing themselves with…

Second ScaleUp Cohort Selected

The Thurston EDC and the Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) are proud to announce the selection of 19 local companies for the second cohort of ScaleUp: Douglas Bolar, Accountable Custodial & Maintenance www.accountablecm.com Sarah Amell, Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants, www.AquaTerraCRC.com Jeannine Kempees, Belleza Ropa, www.bellezaropa.com Melly Rodriguez, Countryside Real Estate Sandra Hall, Dillinger’s Cocktails & Kitchen, www.dillingers.weebly.com Kyle Kennemore, Echo…

First Cohort Graduation

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the first Cohort of ScaleUp Thurston graduated!  Each company gave a 5 minute PowerPoint presentation with elements of their Growth Plans and lessons learned from the experience.  Some common themes emerged.  Many companies were launching into new marketing efforts such as new vehicle wraps, expanded use of social media, and entering new markets.  Several business owners expressed…

Apply Now for Second ScaleUp Thurston Cohort

Now’s the time to APPLY for the second Cohort of ScaleUp Thurston, a program of the Center for Business & Innovation that is designed to accelerate companies to significant growth and expansion. The 14-week experience begins May 5, 2016 and runs through July 28, 2016. The application deadline is April 4, 2016 for this round. For the 20-25 companies selected in this…