May 10, 2019
King County is the nation’s first local government to offer a certified carbon credit program that protects local forests
Source: Chad Lewis, KingCounty.gov, May 9 The county’s new Forest Carbon Program offers local companies the opportunity to offset a portion of their carbon emissions within King County where their employees and their families can explore and enjoy the protected forests in both urban and rural communities. “We are making it possible for local companies to help […]

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May 7, 2019
Commerce launches “ScaleUp” program to help small businesses grow
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 6 OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council’s Center for Business Innovation, has launched ScaleUp, a new program designed to help established small businesses achieve financial mastery, operational efficiency and marketing expertise necessary to expand. Patterned after the Thurston center’s highly successful […]

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May 3, 2019
DOE Announces $79 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development
Source: Department of Energy, May 3 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced over $79 million in funding for bioenergy research and development including biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. This funding supports DOE’s goal of providing consumers and businesses with a range of domestic energy options that are affordable, reliable, and secure. “At DOE, we are […]

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April 26, 2019
DOE Announces $47 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Solid-State Lighting
Source: The Department of Energy, April 23 The U.S. Department of Energy announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2019 Funding Opportunity (FOA) for up to $47 million for innovative technologies to make energy more affordable. Residential and commercial buildings account for approximately 40% of the Nation’s total energy demand and about […]

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April 18, 2019
Founders’ Co-op Raises $25M to Back More Pacific Northwest Startups
Source: Xconomy.com, April 16 Founders’ Co-op, a Seattle-based venture capital firm that has backed nearly 100 startups since its launch 11 years ago, has raised a new, $25 million fund to continue making investments. According to a document filed with federal securities regulators, it’s the fourth fund Founders’ Co-op has raised, and the money came from 99 […]

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April 18, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research
Souce: Energy.gov, April 17 The DOE announced a total of $20 million in funding for innovative research and development in artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning. DOE’s Office of Electricity has selected eight projects to receive nearly $7 million in total to explore the use of big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies to […]

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April 18, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $95 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
Source: Energy.gov, April 15  U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry today announced that the Department of Energy will award 86 grants totaling $95 million to 74 small businesses in 21 states.  Funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today’s selections are for Phase II research and development.  Small […]

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April 16, 2019
ImTrust is looking for a Sales VP with B2B/B2C Startup Experience
Stake: Co-Founder with vested equity. Job Description: An experienced startup Sales Leader to manage day-to-day Sales & Investor operations of the ImTrust product line. The right candidate must be ready to co-build and model a great company culture, demonstrating inspiring leadership, whilst establishing a productive working relationship with the founder and board of directors to […]

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