From GSI Blog: Mentor Connect and Startup Spokane Central assist new entrepreneurs

startup1Small businesses are at the heart of Spokane’s economic ecosystem. To support that ecosystem, Startup Spokane provides two resources for Inland Northwest entrepreneurs seeking to launch and grow successful companies: Mentor Connect and Startup Spokane Central.

Startup Spokane, a n entrepreneurial program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, offers its Mentor Connect initiative at no cost to entrepreneurs taking their first steps in beginning a new business. Mentor Connect provides invaluable connections with successful business leaders in our region who know first-hand the difficulties and challenges involved in growing a company. These leaders share their insight and spur new entrepreneurs over three to six months to meet their business launch goals.

Built for businesses moving beyond the “idea” phase, Mentor Connect is a perfect resource for businesses with their eyes on the next level. Startup Spokane pairs entrepreneurs with an appropriate mentor, who helps ensure startups have everything they need to create a foundation for their success.

“Startup Spokane has been a great resource and an awesome environment to work in. Whether it is free legal consults, help with your business plan, or you just to take advantage of other members knowledge and advice, Startup Spokane has been key to our success,” Kelly Gibbons of Synergy Web said. “Whether you’re a startup company or just looking for shared workspace, membership is a no brainer!”

It all takes place at Startup Spokane Central, a dedicated coworking facility in the heart of downtown Spokane. Startup Spokane Central is designed to facilitate opportunities to meet, connect, and learn through collaboration. The facility also serves as a perfect office for freelance and remote workers seeking a comfortable work environment.

Startup Spokane Central has a wide array of amenities to assist venture startup needs as businesses grow and expand. Members have 24/7 access to the 2,500 sq. ft. facility, which is designed to meet your venture needs. Additional membership benefits include use of meeting rooms equipped with projectors, discounted parking, private phone booths, and access to networking and educational events hosted by Startup Spokane and community partners.

Memberships to Startup Spokane Central start at $100 per month and require no long-term contracts.

To become a Startup Spokane Central member, or to receive more information on the Mentor Connect program, please contact April Needham, Community Manager for Startup Spokane.