Startup Spokane, a program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, will hold the inaugural Triangle Venture Expo next week as a way of showcasing 12 technology-related companies.
The expo will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and Thursday, Sept. 15, starting with a welcome reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Thursday’s festivities will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Breakfast will be followed by a keynote presentation by Stacey Cowles, president of Cowles Co., at 8:30 a.m.
Presentations will be made by the 12 showcased companies: 2nd Watch Inc., APANA, Demand Energy Networks Inc., H-Source Inc., HyperSciences Inc., Imprezzio Inc., Kochava, Next IT Corp., Paw Print Genetics, RiskLens, Rohinni LLC, and Stay Alfred. A lunch presentation by Josh Neblett, CEO and co-founder of etailz Inc., and a panel discussion with entrepreneurs Chip Overstreet and Jim Fowlers will precede the closing reception.
Tom Simpson, executive chairman of etailz Inc. and president of the Spokane Angel Alliance, will introduce each of the presenting companies and will moderate the panel discussion.
The expo’s objective will be to “build awareness for the many, highly innovative and very successful young businesses located in the Spokane region,” Simpson says.
The Triangle Venture Expo gets its name as part of movement to brand as the Robotics Triangle an area from Sandpoint on the north, Pullman and Moscow on the south, Coeur d’Alene in the middle, and Spokane and Cheney on the west, he says. Within that are several companies that can loosely be defined as involved with robotics, he says.
Key sponsors include the Spokane Angel Alliance, Cowles Co., Avista Corp., Ignite Northwest, Numerica Credit Union, and Moss Adams LLP, says Simpson. Regional entrepreneurs, investors, investment bankers, and service providers are among the people expected to attend the expo, he says.
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