Coast Works 2016 kicks off with six community “ideation” events, to be held February 1-4 in Taholah, Aberdeen, Amanda Park, La Push, Forks and Neah Bay (click here for details on locations and dates).

• Learn about the opportunity discovery process and practice putting it into action.

• Work with a team to apply “triple bottom line” business approaches to solve real community needs and problems.

• Find out how Enterprise for Equity training and support can help you start and grow your business.

• Answer all your questions about the competition, including how to apply, how the finalists and winners will be selected, what training and support will be provided, and more.

Ideation Events are free and open to the general public. There’s active learning for everyone – whether you are just curious, or just starting out in business, or are already an experienced business owner or business professional. Through chalk talks and group activities, we’ll help each other awaken our “inner entrepreneur” to brainstorm business ideas that transform problems and needs in our communities into profitable businesses that produce social and environmental benefits – and meet the criteria for the competition!

Contact the Coast Works team at if you have any questions or for more information about the competition.

Coast Works 2016 is being presented by The Nature Conservancy in partnership with Enterprise for Equity (with support from a USDA Rural Business Development Grant), Pinchot University’s Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship and the Ta’ala Fund. Click here for more information about the Coast Works partners.

Mike Skinner
Coast Works Competition Administrator
O: 206.780.6228 | C: 206.235-6029