Last night, a handful of GreenCupboards employees from every department attended the Connect Northwest Investment forum. GreenCupboards co-founder Tom Simpson was the event moderator and gave an inspiring speech about “the momentum growing in Spokane” of entrepreneurs. He also highlighted some of Spokane’s up and coming startups (GreenCupboards included). Tom quoted his grandmother and said, “Blossom where you are planted.” He described his personal commitment to the success of Spokane’s economy because this is where he grew up. GreenCupboards is just as dedicated to Spokane, as this is where we planted our roots.
Part of the evening included a panel, moderating by Tom. Panelist included representatives from Founder’s Co-op, WRF Capital, Union Bay Capital, 2ndWatch and Gravity Jack. Some of the panel topics included the importance of location, networking, team building, and being visionary with your work. Chris DeVore, who is a General Partner at Founder’s Co-op also gave the keynote address.
GreenCupboards was proud to be a Table Sponsor at the Connect Northwest Investment forum. All of the employees who attended the event learned many valuable lessons and will be sharing those with the rest of the GreenCupboards staff who were unable to attend.
After the event, several GreenCupboards employees met up with Mitch Williams of Gravity Jack and Justin Farris of Browsar Application at Scout, a nearby restaurant. GreenCupboards loves to get involved with local events to show our support for the community that we call home. Spokane, Washington is near nature and near perfect in our minds.