Information Session

Are you ready for business? The first step in joining our programs is to attend an Information Session.

Ready to launch or grow your business?

Join us at a free Information Session to learn more about Ventures’ small business programs. You’ll receive an overview of our robust toolkit of support including course offerings, free and unlimited business coaching, financial services, business incubators, and more. The information session is also the first step to learn how to apply to the Ventures program. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to apply for our cornerstone eight-week Business Basics Course that teaches you the fundamental principles of developing and running a business. The Business Basics Course is the entry point into the Ventures program that sets the foundation for your participation in all Ventures programs.

Participation Requirements

  • Live in Washington State (note: Ventures does not ask about immigration status)​
  • Be 18 years or older ​
  • You have one independent, for-profit business idea of existing business (we don’t accept non-profit or multi-level marketing business models)
  • You have experience or training that relates to the business you want to open
  • Meet Ventures’ income eligibility requirements for your household size