"I worked in the industry for several years as a mechanic and hated what I saw. People were taken advantage of and lied to...I loved fixing cars but couldn’t stay in an industry with this landscape so I quit…and started daydreaming about how I could do it better."
Jaime Mendez is more than a Ventures entrepreneur. He's a triple threat.
Last year, we celebrated the 10 Year Anniversary of our Latino program by hosting an event that featured eight Latino businesses. That night, one of those businesses gave us a letter.
Elena Nebreda received a $2,000 loan through a vote by her peers to exhibit at the Seattle and Las Vegas gift shows.
When Viviana Lopez moved to the United States in 2012 from Spain, she was excited to begin a new life and seize the opportunity to become a businesswoman.
In 2016, Jayne Simmons was turning away customers. She was producing thousands of bottles of tinctures in a cramped, shared kitchen that had no storage or room to expand. It was not enough.
For entrepreneurs who come through our many programs – including training, coaching, incubation, and access...
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When the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) asked us to bring an emerging entrepreneur to their café in the Olympic Sculpture Park, La Panadería was a clear choice.
Britt Willey, the owner of Lacewing, shares her motivations, business aspirations, and how Ventures has supported her as an entrepreneur.