We're excited to announce that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has chosen Ignite Northwest's Accelerator as a winner for the second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. A pool of over 400 applications were judged by more than 40 experts with entrepreneurial, investment, startup, economic development, capital formation and academic backgrounds from both the public and private sector; and they liked what Ignite Northwest is offering.
The purpose of the competition was to draw attention and funding to parts of the country where there are gaps in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is further proof for us that we're on to something good for the inland Pacific Northwest and we're happy to be able to use this funding to improve the accelerator that benefits all of you!
Check out more information about the SBA and their Growth Accelerator Fund Competition here: www.sba.gov/accelerators