PRESS RELEASE: Eastside Cities Provide Free Resources for Entrepreneurs

Press Release

Eastside Cities Provide Free Resources for Entrepreneurs 

September 24, 2018

Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager

Redmond, WA – Five Eastside cities have once again partnered through the Startup 425 program to bring free training resources to entrepreneurs. Startup 425 Foundations is a series of free workshops for individuals who have a great idea for a product or business. The program brings together innovators, business advisors and entrepreneurs for a broad overview of the startup process, from ideation and business planning to finance and marketing.

The free Redmond workshops will run on Tuesday evenings throughout October at the Redmond Library as follows:

  • October 2 - Ideation
  • October 9 - Business Plans
  • October 16 - Structure and Licensing
  • October 23 - Marketing
  • October 30 - Financing

Startup 425 is a partnership of the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah and Renton, with support from the Port of Seattle and the King County Library System. Speakers are provided by Greater Seattle SCORE, a program of the Small Business Administration. In its first 18-months, the Foundations program served more than 800 Eastside residents.

To learn more about Startup 425 and the Foundations workshop series, including the schedule for all locations, visit

For questions and more information, contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on


City logos: City of Redmond, City of Bellevue, City of Kirkland, City of Issaquah, and City of Renton