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As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Ignite Northwest held their Demo Day for their Fall 2016 accelerator class on November 15th at Spokane’s Lincoln Center.  The Ignite Northwest Accelerator is a 12 week program that accelerates local companies using Business Model Canvas philosophies along with industry-recognized instructors, experienced advisors, and knowledgeable coaches. This was the 3rd cohort to complete the accelerator program, and each of the 16 companies made three-minute presentations to a crowd of around 75.

Presenting companies included:

Ignite Northwest also announced their Growing and Accelerating the Inland Northwest (GAIN) equity fund, which will be a $2M fund for investments into early stage companies.  This fund will complement investments made by the Spokane Angel Alliance, a region-wide angel investment network in Spokane.