Startup 425 Foundations

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure where to start? Consider Startup 425 Foundations. Held each year in the spring and in the fall, this program brings together innovators, business advisors, and entrepreneurs for a broad overview of the startup process, from business plan preparation to financing, marketing and networking. Seminars are held in the evenings, to allow for mid-career exploration, and include light refreshments.

Not sure if you can commit to the entire series of seminars? No worries. Sign up for only the sessions which appeal the most to your interests or needs.

Spring 2020 Series

This spring, Startup 425 Foundations will be held in the libraries located in the cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond and Renton. Take a look at upcoming seminar sessions, locations, and dates below. You can register for one or more seminar in any of the locations. If you select multiple seminars you can take them in whatever order you choose. You are not required to register for each seminar in the entire series. Create a training schedule that best fits your topics of interest and availability.

  1. Small Business Planning with the Lean Canvas: Learn how business planning can help you manage the risk of starting a new business. We will show you how to use the lean canvas to put all the pieces together in a compelling way to turn your idea into a new product or service, and then into a business.
  2. Understanding How Marketing Can Help You Launch Your Small Business: An overview of the key marketing actvities you need to work on when launching a new business will be covered. They include defining your target market, designing, pricing and packaging your product or service, and ways to promote your business at launch.
  3. Understanding the Options for Financing Your Small Business: Explore the financing options for starting a new small businss. We will help you determine the option that makes the most sense for supplying the capital your business needs.
  4. How Partnering, Networking & Mentoring Can Help You When You Start a Small Business: Learn how developing partnerships with other small businesses, networking with other entrepreneurs and working with a mentor can support you when starting and growing your business.

Dates, Times, and Locations

Date Day of Week City Location Time Topic Registration is Open!
3/2 Monday Renton Renton Library 6:30p - 8:30p Small Business Planning with the Lean Canvas Register now!
3/10 Tuesday Issaquah Issaquah Library 6:30p - 8:30p Small Business Planning with the Lean Canvas Register now!
3/16 Monday Renton Renton Library 6:30p - 8:30p Understanding How Marketing Can Help You Launch Your Small Business Register now!
3/19 Thursday Kirkland Kirkland Library 6:30p - 8:30p Small Business Planning with the Lean Canvas

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3/24 Tuesday Issaquah Issaquah Library 6:30p - 8:30p Understanding How Marketing Can Help You Launch Your Small Business

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3/24 Tuesday Redmond Redmond Library 6:30p - 8:30p Small Business Planning with the Lean Canvas

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3/30 Monday Renton Renton Library 6:30p - 8:30p Understanding the Options for Financing Your Small Business

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4/1

Wednesday Bellevue Bellevue Library 6:30p - 8:30p Small Business Planning with the Lean Canvas

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4/2

Thursday Kirkland Kirkland Library 6:30p - 8:30p Understanding How Marketing Can Help You Launch Your Small Business

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4/7 Tuesday Issaquah Issaquah Library 6:30p - 8:30p Understanding the Options for Financing Your Small Business

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4/7 Tuesday Redmond Redmond Library 6:30p - 8:30p Understanding How Marketing Can Help You Launch Your Small Business

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4/13 Monday Renton Renton Library 6:30p - 8:30p How Partnering, Networking & Mentoring Can Help You When You Start a Small Business

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4/15 Wednesday Bellevue Bellevue Library 6:30p - 8:30p Understanding How Marketing Can Help You Launch Your Small Business

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4/16 Thursday Kirkland Kirkland Library 6:30p - 8:30p Understanding the Options for Financing Your Small Business Register now!
4/21 Tuesday Issaquah Issaquah Library 6:30p - 8:30p How Partnering, Networking & Mentoring Can Help You When You Start a Small Business

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4/21 Tuesday Redmond Redmond Library 6:30p - 8:30p Understanding the Options for Financing Your Small Business

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4/29 Wednesday Bellevue Bellevue Library 6:30p - 8:30p Understanding the Options for Financing Your Small Business Register now!
4/30 Thursday Kirkland Kirkland Library 6:30p - 8:30p How Partnering, Networking & Mentoring Can Help You When You Start a Small Business Register now!
5/5 Tuesday Redmond Redmond Library 6:30p - 8:30p How Partnering, Networking & Mentoring Can Help You When You Start a Small Business Register now!
5/13 Wednesday Bellevue Bellevue Library 6:30p - 8:30p How Partnering, Networking & Mentoring Can Help You When You Start a Small Business Register now!

“I really appreciate the speakers sharing their relevant experiences and knowledge and taking their time for us!”

— Spring 2018 Participant

Program Partners

Startup 425 is proud to partner with the community to make our programs possible. We’re not interested in reinventing the wheel—outstanding organizations and program providers are already doing great work on the Eastside. Instead, we convene and collaborate with strong, independent partners to promote entrepreneurship and economic development.