Ignite Northwest Graduates the Fall 2016 Class

Congratulations to the hard-working CEOs

After completing a 13-week program taught by 34 volunteer regional leaders in business planning, marketing, legal, intellectual property and more, the Fall 2016 class presented to a general audience on Demo Day last Tuesday at the Lincoln Center.  The graduates now join Ignite Northwest’s collaborative network of mentors and their success will be tracked and reported.  Locally renowned Venture Capitalist Kirk Washington gave commemorative remarks to the newest graduating class, including a “look from the other side of the deal-making table” for the entrepreneurs.

Amid the success of its past classes, Ignite Northwest continues to see enrollment interest for future classes. Applications are open for the Spring 2017 class from now until January 15th, 2017.

The full graduating class includes 15 companies with CEOs participating in Spokane (at Ignite Northwest’s headquarters), the Tri-Cities (via Fuse SPC, a co-working location in the Tri-Cities), and Hayden, ID (via the Panhandle Area Council offices).  The full graduating class consists of: 

Afterimage is the easiest way to make custom interactive displays for kiosks and signage.


Arise Assist attaches to standard walkers allowing physically challenged individuals to stand from a seated position.


BluPrint is revolutionizing the world of USB technology, making all wired USB devices wireless. 


Business Intelligence Solutions provides financial systems solutions that accelerate mission-driven companies towards realization of their vision.


Coeur d'Alene Wood has patented a wood aging and acceleration process, which gives new wood the appearance of a weathered and reclaimed look.


Compass DMS provides comprehensive software solutions to automobile dealers, including inventory tracking, customer analytics, reporting, and web services.


Dionysus Technology Concepts produces the Sonic Decanter, an innovative tabletop wine accessory product to make every wine taste better in 20 minutes.


PlayBash.com is a social game platform bringing people together to experience challenging and engaging cinematic themed entertainment activities.


Remio is a form and document generating web service that guides a buyer or seller of residential real estate through the entire purchase and sale contract process.


Rugged Trading Company is an online retailer that specializes in the redistribution of quality used goods and distribution of socially conscious goods that meet the company's values.


SCRYPTmail provides an encrypted email service for safe, secure communication.


Stay Alfred provides hotel style accommodations in downtown apartment buildings.


Wedding Nook is an automated wedding planning system that allows couples to find vendors who are local, available, and within their budget.


WholeStory is an anonymous professional network connecting candidates with a growth mindset and outstanding soft skills with companies who value them.


xCraft is a Northwest drone developer with a passion to provide flying machines that change the world.