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The NWIRC is a strategic partner for innovators – entrepreneurs and inventors – to help bring their ideas to life. We assist by building a customized strategy for success through an expert business toolkit, access to an exclusive Just-In-Time Mentorship™ program and an expansive community of local resources.
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COVID -19 Update

Disruptions like we are experiencing bring big challenges to our everyday lives, but we also know they can be cornerstones and catalysts for innovation. We continue to be here to support new and existing entrepreneurs in the region as you navigate the dynamic changes occurring, so please contact us if you want to schedule online video sessions or phone calls. We will be sharing through our Facebook page  up-to-date Community and Business resources for the region. We are also working to evolve our existing programs and other new events into online formats to continue providing quality information to serve the entrepreneurial community. Sign up for our newsletter to get updates about the programs as they become available or visit our events page.

Whether you are an inventor or entrepreneur, NWIRC helps you evaluate the idea, identify your needs and create a customized road map for success.


Every business needs a roadmap to help navigate the pitfalls. Using years of entrepreneurial expertise, we build customized strategies to meet the individual needs of your business.


Every business needs a toolkit to keep the business moving forward. We have an experienced toolkit full of business expertise and know-how to keep you on track.


Every business needs other people, whether they are mentors or customers. Our exclusive Just-In-Time mentorship program will connect you to an expansive community of local people who can help.

They really put so much effort into helping an entrepreneur achieve their goals. The fact that they provide so many services without any cost to the client is invaluable!!!!!

~Claudia Hall

We are here to help!

Contact us today to find out more about our programs or to volunteer as part of our Entrepreneurial Innovation Community.

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NWIRC, Providence, EvCC, and WSU Everett to Form Partnership

The NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC), Providence Health & Services Northwest (Providence), Everett Community College (EvCC) and Washington State University Everett (WSU), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on innovations that will benefit and improve community health and general medical care in the region.

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Got Ideas? Prototyping with everyday objects.

Got Ideas? Prototyping with everyday objects.

Over the last few months I have been writing articles for this column after talking to experts about issues that are important to “inventors”. However, this series is not just about getting a sneak peekinto the invention process; I really hope it will spark the...

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Artisan dog products

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