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Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Mentor Connect trains the next generation of Spokane businesses

January is National Mentoring Month, honoring individuals who help bring up the next generation. Mentoring takes on various forms, and in Spokane, a special business mentor program through Startup Spokane, a program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, is helping the next … Read more

2015 Annual Meeting: Shifting the Paradigm

Nearly everything that GSI does in Economic Development, Education & Workforce, Small Business & Entrepreneurial Support, and Public Policy is done with the support of an engaged membership and more than 800 volunteers. We work in collaboration with our civic … Read more

Students Learn Business by Doing Business 

This September GSI’s Startup Spokane program and Gonzaga’sNew Venture Lab will partner to expand business services into the new Startup Spokane coworking space. The New Venture Lab is a student-run consulting organization that works with local entrepreneurs to help develop new products and business ventures. … Read more

BizStreet: Your Road to Better Business

Small businesses account for more than 75% of GSI’s general membership, and the bulk of the greater-Spokane region’s economy. In other words, around here, small business is a big deal! Last week more than 130 small business owners and supporters … Read more

Kitchen Spokane Expands Into Spokane Valley

Last fall, Greater Spokane Incorporated was contacted by a local entrepreneur who was searching for a commercial kitchen space that would function as a “kitchen incubator” for his clients.  Jayme Cozzetto, owner of Kitchen Spokane, was operating a kitchen co-working space at … Read more

Startup is a Snap: iCPooch

Starting a business in Spokane is so easy an eighth grader can do it … Of course, in the case of iCPooch, it happened to be an exceptionally bright eighth grader, Brooke Martin, who had a unique idea: Create a device through … Read more

Mentorship Program Kickoff Party!

In a couple of weeks we’re throwing the Startup Spokane Mentorship Program Kickoff Party and if you’re interested in mentoring local startups and entrepreneurs, we want to meet you! We’re looking for dedicated people with startup experience and entrepreneurial spirit … Read more

Share Space Spokane: You Should Be Here!

If working from home just isn’t doing for you … If you can’t seem to focus on tasks from your seat in the coffee shop … You should totally become part of the Share Space Spokane community! Starting at just $95/month, … Read more

Entrepreneur Spotlight: OBLOCO

Victor Yefremov, CEO at OBLOCO Entrepreneur Spotlight highlights what local entrepreneurs are working on in Spokane, and what makes them tick. A first-generation Russian immigrant, Victor started OBLOCO, an intelligent cloud-based paper receipt alternative that helps people keep track of all of … Read more

Recent Staff Changes at GSI

We’re excited to welcome new staff and celebrate the advancement of a few of our organization’s existing staff members. We’re looking forward to moving forward in our endeavors to create something greater with fresh eyes and renewed energy!   Drew Repp | … Read more