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What IS Grow50? 

Stimulating Emerging Business in the Pacific Northwest

 

The mission of Grow50 is to stimulate emerging businesses in the Pacific Northwest to benefit the local economy. Our long-term goal is to help grow 50 companies within 10 years.


The Grow50 Consortium's membership includes some of the top professional service firms in the Pacific Northwest. Our members provide early-stage entrepreneurs with the specialized skills and critical expertise they need to grow their businesses, including fundraising, CEO coaching, valuation, recruiting, legal services, tax advice, product development, engineering, public relations, international business, marketing and sales.


KEY INITIATIVES

Grow50 currently has four initiatives designed to make a positive difference to our local community.


Grow50 Provides Multi-Disciplinary CEO Counsel 

Every month, Grow50 invites a couple of local CEOs to share with the entire multi-disciplinary Grow50 team a business problem which is impeding the company's growth.  Subsequently, the CEO is a "silent observer," while the experienced Grow50 Consortium debate possible solutions to the company's challenge. This powerful blend of diverse professional perspectives often leads to highly creative solutions and always gives the CEO several new ideas to explore. Recent presenters include the CEOs of  Burn Manufacturing, Confer,  Dreamclinic, Pink's Ice Cream, Madison App, Piper, Qwizdom, Whooshh, and Zealyst. Upcoming presenters include the CEOs of

Smart with Art , Evergreen Salads  and Seattle Distilling.


Grow50 Provides Pro-Bono Consulting for Select  Not-for-Profit Entities

Grow50 provides pro bono consulting support to deserving not-for-profit entities. In 2013, we supported First Look Forum winner, MovingWorlds.  In 2014, we are supporting the winners of  Social Venture Partners annual Fast Pitch competition, Teachers United Washington and Project Feast. We are also supporting the winner of Crosscut Community Idea Lab, David Harris, to implement his winning idea, HacktheCD.  (See story below)  In 2015 we will again be supporting the winners of Social Venture Partners annual Fast Pitch competition..

Grow50 Provides Start-up Turn-Key Services

 Grow50 will be providing turn-key business start-up services to the new businesses being created by the Energy Cabinet Incubators at the Center for Energizing Leadership in Bellevue, WA. Members of Grow50 are also contributing to the Faculty of  the Energy Cabinet Incubators.


Grow50 Helps State Government Give Out-Of-State Entrepreneurs a 'Soft-landing'
Grow50 is working with Choose Washington, an initiative by Washington State Government to help bring more business into our state. As a proven network of professionals specialized in working with emerging businesses, The Grow50 Consortium is part of a package of benefits the State has pulled together to help entrepreneurs from out-of-state have a 'soft landing' here in the Evergreen State.


By taking these four initiatives, the Grow50 Consortium believes it is well on its way to achieving its mission of helping grow 50 companies by 2023.



In The News

Crosscut Idea Lab Winner David Harris of Hack the CD wins Consultation with Grow50.


Grow50 Immigration attorney, Cletus Weber becoming one of America's leading authorities on EB-5 investment visas.


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Grow50 Member Jennifer Olsen becomes Co-President of Seraph Capital. 


An excited Mark Horoszowski, the CEO of MovingWorlds, poses with his check for $50000 worth of Grow50 professional services. Mark took full advantage of services from Grow50 and subsequently went on to raise twice as much funding as he initially envisioned for MovingWorlds. Well done Mark! 

  


Grow50 Helps Young Central District residents get involved in Tech-Boom


The Grow50 Consortium is committed to building businesses for the long-term.  We are currently working with entrepreneur and community leader David Harris to help increase the number of Central District residents that ultimately  participate in the Puget Sound's tech boom. Seen, below right, entrepreneur David Harris (4th right) presents his idea for HacktheCD to a Grow50 Assembly in July, 2014. Listening to David are Grow50 members, 1st left, Elizabeth Andreini  of Accelerate Marketing;  3rd right, patent attorney, Bryan Santarelli of Lane Powell;  and far right, Jonathan Copley of CFOCare Inc.  Uma Rao of TAF looks on. 















Above left, is a photo of three of the middle-schoolers that took part in a Coding Bootcamp during the last week of August. The Bootcamp  was a pre-curser to a Start-up Weekend on September 26.  A special shout-out to  Coding Dojo  who provided patient instructors on a pro-bono basis.  And below right, David recognizes the achievement of a group of impressive young coders; while below left, another group proudly shows off their Certificates of Completion. For many of these future techies, this is their first taste of coding, and just maybe its their first step on the road to producing a string of video game hits by 2023. 





CFOCare Inc. Disclaimer

The Grow50® Consortium was started in 2013 by Jonathan Copley, a former managing consulting partner with both Andersen and Deloitte. Jonathan is currently the CEO of business consulting firm  CFOCare Inc. The Grow50 Consortium does not generate revenue directly from its collective activities as a consortium.  The Grow50® Consortium is a voluntary organization comprised of firms from multiple professions each with professional rules and regulations.  CFOCare Inc.‘s role as organizer of the Consortium is limited to basic administrative duties. Each member firm in the Grow50® Consortium is solely responsible for its own professional conduct.  CFOCare Inc. does not assume any liability for the activities of other firms.                                                           

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