Center for Business & Innovation

The City of Olympia supports entrepreneurs through their Business Resiliency Project by providing scholarships and funding for the following programs:

Quick Startup-A online incubator for Women Owned Businesses to develop an online store in one month.

Business Enterprise Startup Training-Online courses developed to help new entrepreneurs write a business plan, understand how to brand and market their startup, understand how to structure and license their startup and do basic accounting.

Build Your Market and Business TuneUp-Trainings for growth stage businesses interested in taking the next step to success.

CB&I Consulting-Business grants that pair consultants with growth stage businesses to improve web presence and marketing.

Individuals that own businesses or are starting businesses in the City of Olympia are eligible to apply for these grants and scholarships. Please call 1-888-821-6652 or email office@thurstonedc.com for more information on applying.

An Instructor Lead Business Startup Training Starts Sept.13, 2022. Scholarships are available from the City of Olympia ($750 value). Click below for the scholarship application. Scholarships recipients will be notified via email.

City of Olympia Business Growth and Startup Support

For more information:

Please call 1-888-821-6652 or email office@thurstonedc.com for application instructions.