Ignite and Limelyte are delighted to introduce Sparks Weekend, a three day event at which entrepreneurs and innovators will collide to create new businesses. This marquee program is intended to inspire and develop an entirely new cohort of startups in our region. The winning team will be eligible to receive an investment commitment of $50,000 to fund their enterprise. Please register soon to participate!
Sparks Weekend kicks off on Friday, November 5th with a reception and rapid fire session of one minute elevator pitches. The business concepts will be voted on by all participants and the ten top ideas will move on to recruit their team. The real magic happens as sparks fly Friday evening through Sunday afternoon as teams make a mad dash to prove their business concept, develop their minimum viable product and potentially sign up their first customers. Final presentations will be made Sunday, November 7th. The first place winner of Sparks Weekend will receive a $50,000 investment (subject to final due diligence and agreement on investment terms).
Judges for Sparks Weekend include Richard Denenny of Lee & Hayes, Mark Gustafson of Avista, Rob Martinson of Limelyte, Darby McLean of Spiceology, and Lisa Shaffer of Paw Print Genetics. Go to our Sparks Weekend website to see the incredible mentors participating in the program, daily schedules and more information!
Ignite is dedicated to funding, enlightening and mentoring explosively growing companies in our region. Learn more at ignitenorthwest.com.