SOURCE: Grow50

Grow50

April 16, 2013 11:00 ET

Grow50™ Launches in Washington State to Build a Stronger Support Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs and Early Stage Companies

Premier Business Advisors Team Together With the Goal of Helping 50 Select Companies Grow Over the Next 10 Years

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2013) - Grow50 (www.grow50.com) today launched its consortium of 16 premier professional service firms with extensive entrepreneurial experience to better help early stage companies in the Pacific Northwest. Grow50's mission is to help 50 select companies grow significantly over the next 10 years by enabling high potential businesses to get the expertise and funding they need. This will contribute to a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem and improve employment opportunities in Washington.

"Cam Myhvold of Ignition Partners suggested in a recent article published via Geekwire (http://bit.ly/XosTmc) that Seattle lacks entrepreneurial talent. We strongly disagree with that assertion and we believe that Seattle's entrepreneurs are among the greatest in the world as demonstrated by the likes of companies including Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks," said Jonathan Copley, founder of Grow50 and CEO of business consulting firm CFOCare (www.cfocare.com). "With greater nurturing from our experienced team of advisors we know we can help unleash even more of that entrepreneurial talent and help companies grow more rapidly and successfully."

Grow50 is a sponsor in the Northwest Entrepreneur Network's semi-annual First Look Forum (http://bit.ly/XSN4Z4), a competition involving hundreds of entrepreneurs from around the Pacific Northwest. Later this month on April 19th and then again in October of 2013, the winners of the First Look Forums will be awarded $50,000 worth of professional fees from Grow50 members, and the second-placed finishers will receive $25,000 worth of professional fees for an annual total of $150,000 in services for promising entrepreneurs. Prize winners will select from services offered by Grow50 member firms with specialized skills and critical expertise in key areas spanning from fundraising, legal & tax advice and product development to marketing & sales, among others. For a complete list of members and their expertise go to: www.grow50.com/Professional_Network.html.

About Grow50™
Based in Washington State, Grow50 is a consortium of 16 premier professional service firms with extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, each selected for its passion and commitment to helping early stage companies grow. Grow50 supports early stage businesses in the Pacific Northwest with the goal of helping 50 select companies grow significantly over the next 10 years. We enable businesses to get the expertise and funding they need to be successful contributing to a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in Washington. Consortium members of Grow50 also serve as resources to CEOs of existing companies looking to improve or expand their business by giving them access to experts who can help escalate their success.

Grow50 provides early stage companies with specialized skills and critical expertise in key areas spanning from fundraising, legal & tax advice and product development to marketing & sales, among others. For a complete list of firms and members' expertise go to: www.grow50.com/Professional_Network.html.

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