Alliance of Angels Applications – We are a group of 140+ active angel investors. Each year, we invest $10M+ into 20+ startups and provide mentorship to help them succeed.
Export Vouchers – The Washington State Department of Commerce’s Export Voucher program, funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) State Trade and Export Promotion grant, offers qualified companies new to exporting or expanding into new export markets up to $5,000 for export-related expenses (a minimum 25% cash match is required).
Fledge Accelerator Applications – Helping entrepreneurs making a true impact in the world; improving lives, the environment, health, communities, or making a more sustainable world.
InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge – The InnovateHER Challenge is a national prize competition aimed at unearthing products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and families through local business competitions that culminate in a live pitch Final Round. During the InnovateHER Finals, up to 10 Finalists will compete for the Top Three cash prizes totaling $70,000 provided by Microsoft.
Microsoft Azure’s Search for Search Contest – Do you have an idea to build something really cool with search? Would you like to get some visibility on a high traffic platform, like the Azure Blog? If the answer is yes, then we’ve got something exciting for you. Azure Search is searching for awesome projects, big and small, that showcase its power. From now until the end of the year, we’ll be collecting submissions. In January, we’ll pick our favorite project and feature it on the Azure Blog with an interview from the author as well as a technical deep dive.
Seattle Angel Conference Applications – a recurring Seattle Angel-driven event where the investors create an LLC, engage in due diligence of the applying startup companies, and ultimately pool funds to invest in one of the presenting finalists.
Social Venture Partners Applications – We are volunteers, parents, community leaders, philanthropists – a global network of local partners connecting passion and purpose. We see the chasm between the challenges we face today as a society, and the scale at which we are engaging those challenges. – See more at: http://www.socialventurepartners.org/seattle/who-we-are/#sthash.ycmTVNOl.dpuf
Techstars Accelerator Applications – Our global ecosystem of founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners work together to create a network of support that lasts throughout your entrepreneurial journey.
WTIA’s First Look Forum Applications – A mashup of Shark Tank and The Voice for entrepreneurs who are serious about raising money for their venture and who have never publicly pitched. The audience of investors are getting a “first look” at these entrepreneurs. Twice a year (Spring in Seattle and Fall in Bellingham) 12 seed-stage companies who have never engaged with traditional angel and venture capital forums go through an in-depth, three-week coaching program and then compete for a cash prize of $10,000. The networking at the final event, and the connections finalists build with each other, are even more impactful.