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10/15/2005 - Terabyte Tidbits

Spokane Makes Entrepreneurial Activity Index List
Maplewood Software is an example of why Spokane was named number 16 out of the top 55 midsize cities for entrepreneurs by the National Research Council and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2005 entrepreneurial activity index list. Maplewood Software, in the Terabyte Triangle’s Holley Mason Building, is just one example of a successful business thriving in this region. The company started in 1996. According to Nancy Janzen, CEO of Maplewood Software, Inc., “The continued growth and success of our company has been influenced by a large regional pool of skilled technology workers as well as a strong public sector committed to entrepreneurial development.”

The entrepreneurial index measures business formation and business growth. To measure business formation, researchers identified the percentage of businesses started 4 to 14 years ago and those with five or more employees today from the start of the business. To determine growth, researchers calculated the percentage of those new businesses that have experienced rapid growth over the last four years. For complete rankings go to,5276,498-Midsize,00.html

Life Sciences Summit draws 120
On October 7, Washington Technology Center (WTC) held the Pacific Northwest Biomedicine and Life Sciences Summit in Spokane to teach about federal funding. The one-day conference attracted 120 attendees interested in learning more about government grant programs available to fund life sciences research and development.

Employment Tax Workshop for Small Businesses – Free
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the SBA's Training Room at 801 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 200 in Spokane. Be prepared to fill out and file your quarterly tax returns, including W-2s and W-3s when they are due. Get ready by attending a free "Employment Taxes" workshop hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration in Spokane. Call 509-353-2811 to register.

Innovation and Technology Event of the Year – The 9th Annual Catalyst Awards
Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 6-9pm. Pend Oreille Pavilion - Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford, Airway Heights, 2005 Catalyst Awards will honor regional individuals, companies, organizations and mentors that have made astounding accomplishments related to innovation and technology. The goal is to recognize those business leaders that are impacting our region through their efforts. $50 individual ticket or special table pricing is available. Reserve Your Seat Today.
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Liberty Lake Internet Exchange Hosts Stay Connected Expo
Friday, October 21, 2005 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Liberty Lake Internet Exchange (LLIX) 23403 E. Mission Ave. Liberty Lake, WA. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are vital to success and compliance in today's business environment. The 2nd Annual Stay Connected Expo will provide a full day of seminars approaching these topics and associated new trends and technologies that help keep your business protected and connected. With regional experts leading the seminar sessions, you can't afford to miss this event. Pre-registration is $30.00. Space is limited - Registration at the door will be $60.00. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Hogan Entrepreneurial Program’s Business Plan Competition
The 2005-2006 Business Plan Competition (BPC), conducted in collaboration with the Eastern Washington University Center for Entrepreneurship Activities and the Whitworth College School of Commerce and Global Management, will be initiated in October with a series of information sessions at each participating school. For the first time, students from Washington State University are invited to participate. A total of $42,500 in prize money will be awarded to finalist teams in three categories: Student-Generated (for original student ideas), Community-Based (for students working on for-profit ideas originating from entrepreneurs in the community), and Social Enterprise (for students working on non-profit ideas). Please visit the BPC Web site at for specific information about the Information Sessions, Workshops, Rules and Guidelines, Criteria, and Entry information.

Research Funding Available through WTC’s RTD Grants Program
WTC is currently accepting applications for its spring 2006 Research and Technology Development (RTD) Awards program. This program awards more than $1 million annually to projects that partner Washington companies with academic and non-profit research teams. RTD grants provides state funds for research projects with near-term potential for commercialization. Awards are announced in June. For more information on the Spring 2006 RTD awards or for application materials, please visit the RTD Grants page on WTC’s Web site or contact Russell Paez, 206-616-3102,

Speaker and Sponsor Slots Open for 2006 Washington Technology Summit
WTC is currently seeking speakers and sponsors for its second annual Washington Technology Summit on April 28, 2006. WTC’s “Tech Summit” is our state’s premier conference dedicated to industry growth in Washington. This full day annual conference and networking event brings together technology leaders from across Washington State to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in emerging technology industries For more information, contact Kim Heuss, Director of Communications, 206-616-2847, email:

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