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Arizona State University Seeks Arizona Entrepreneurs for Accelerator Program

Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) May 06, 2014

Are you an Arizona entrepreneur with a budding venture youre ready to take to the next level? Could your great business idea benefit from mentorship, exclusive access to training and workspace, and the opportunity to secure funding from investors? If so, apply to be part of the next cohort of Arizona State Universitys Startup Accelerator program. Applications are due May 30, 2014, and space is limited.

Based at ASU SkySong in Scottsdale, the ASU Startup Accelerator strategically supports and guides startup companies as they develop products and services, build a customer base and secure funding. Arizona-based ventures in all sectors are encouraged to apply. The program is open to both ASU and non-ASU applicants, including students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

The ASU Startup Accelerator provides invaluable connections, resources and guidance for Arizonas emerging ventures, said Gordon McConnell, associate vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation in ASUs Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. This is an unprecedented opportunity for the states entrepreneurs to move their startups forward.

The ASU Startup Accelerator runs two six-month accelerator cycles each year, and up to 12 startups are accepted into each cycle. Ventures in the accelerator receive:

Connections to more than 300 mentors with extensive experience
Exclusive training opportunities, including ASUs Rapid Startup School
Collaborative workspace at ASU SkySong
Access to services from tech companies such as Google, Microsoft and Rackspace
Participation in a demo day with investors

The accelerator, which was created and is managed by ASUs Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, has been designed to nurture companies from all sectors. Participants in the current cohort are commercializing technologies ranging from mobile railroad crossings (Rail X) and nanocrystalline magnetic materials (Rayn Innovations) to customizable financial services (Set for Life Financial) and molecular medical diagnostics (Iron Horse Diagnostics). The interaction among participants working on diverse technologies and the different perspectives they share with each other are unique strengths of the program.

The diversity of businesses that benefit from the ASU Startup Accelerator is reflected in the current accelerator cohort, which includes:

Arium Learning Technologies
Bosse Tools
Iron Horse Diagnostics
Nutritional Health Awareness
Pivotal Energy Solutions
Rail X
Rayn Innovations
Set for Life Financial
TF Health
Volatus Logic
Yo! Moments

The companies in the current cohort have moved their businesses forward by leaps and bounds during the last accelerator cycle, said Fred von Graf, the ASU venture manager who leads the accelerator. We look forward to helping even more Arizona startups advance their ventures during the next cycle.

Teams interested in participating in the ASU Startup Accelerator must complete an online application describing their business model, team and target market. Companies will be selected based on the nature of their business idea and the team behind it and are not required to have any affiliation with ASU.

In recognition of the innovation ecosystem that ASU has created, U.S. News and World Report recently ranked ASU second among the countrys most innovative schools. Participants in the ASU Startup Accelerator will directly benefit from the resources and entrepreneurial spirit that have created this ecosystem.

Apply now to be part of the ASU Startup Accelerator and maximize the potential of your business with mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, training and resources designed specifically for startups, and opportunities to secure funding. Apply online by May 30, 2014.

Washington State Kitchen and Bath Sponsors Benefit Concert and Auction for Victims of Oso Landslide and Seattle Helicopter Crash on April 16th

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014

Washington State Kitchen and Baths General Manger, Erin Belmore, invites the public to attend an open auction and concert for victims of the tragic Oso landslide and the helicopter crash that occurred near the Space Needle in downtown Seattle in March.

All donations will directly benefit the Red Cross of Snohomish County, the Northwest Burn Foundation, and Richard Newman.

The event begins with a silent auction at 6pm; appetizers are being graciously donated by Maggianos cash bar. The band, Rock IT Science, featuring Roger Fisher (formerly of HEART), will play from 8pm-10pm.

Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets for just $ 25.00.

Erin Belmore, General Manager of Washington State Kitchen and Bath says of the event, Please join us for this transformative event. We have an incredible opportunity to support relief efforts for our neighbors and friends in the wake of this terrible tragedy. Please dont pass it up.

In addition to featuring Roger Fisher, Rock IT Science is comprised of many well-known artists including the following:

Rick Knotts on Guitar – Rail, Spike & the Impalers, and Elsewaves

Marc Willett on Bass Formerly of The Kingsmen and the Paul Allen Band

Rachel Beaver on Cello Seattle Orchestra

Bryan Olson on Vocals Medicine Hat

Terry Young on Base and Vocals – Rail

About Washington State Kitchen and Bath:

Washington State Kitchen & Bath is fully licensed, bonded and insured as a general contractor and is based in Woodinville, Washington. Because our company is independent and unconnected to a franchise, customers can select from a wider variety of products and services with confidence. Washington State Kitchen and Bath uses only the highest quality materials and ensures that certified installers complete every job. Refreshingly, our business model is based on avoiding high-pressure sales tactics and on earning the respect of every customer. We work hard for our customers, delivering a full spectrum of quality home improvement services on their terms.

With a Better Business Bureau A+ rating and an A rating on Angies List, Washington State Kitchen & Bath (WSKB), your premier bathroom, kitchen and home remodeler, is built on honesty and integrity. WSKB is fully licensed, bonded and insured as a general contractor in Washington State.

Contact us at: (800) 935-5524 or visit us online at http://WashingtonStateKitchenBath.com

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12601 NE Woodinville Dr. Ste. E4, Woodinville, WA 98072 (800) 935-5524

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Spring Views at West Virginias State Parks Include Nature Walks, Educational and Entertainment Programs and Discounts

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014

Spring wildflower walks, birding programs and quiet cabin settings are spring tonics at West Virginias State Parks and Forests. Many spring-related events, programs and discounts are available to visitors in April and May.

A mid-week cabin rental promotion that reduces costs and recognizes the amazing quiet of mountainous West Virginia appeals to travelers looking for fewer distractions. Fifteen parks and forests offer a 20 percent discount mid-week from dates in April through May 2014.

Migration of birds is an April-through-May anticipation, said Sissie Summers, programming coordinator with West Virginia State Parks. Winter feeders have hosted cardinals, juncos, various woodpeckers and more; but in spring, the treetops burst with song as migrants return. Songbirds and warblers returning from their winter locations create excellent bird watching opportunities statewide.

A banding program at Tygart Lake State Park May 2-4 and spring bird walks at Pricketts Fort State Park on three separate Saturdays are some of the nature-based activities scheduled. Spring wildflower walks showcase the vast numbers of species that can bee seen in spring. Kanawha State Forest and Chief Logan State Park offer excellent hikes. Special events and nature-based activities are posted on the State Park calendar of events at http://www.wvstateparks.com.

Beginning Memorial Day weekend (May 24, 2014) through August, special entertainment and educational programs are scheduled at West Virginia State Parks. Pipestem Resort State Parks outdoor amphitheater has a full schedule of evening programs that start at 8 p.m. The admission is $ 6 with some evening programs at no charge. For the first time, the park is offering a Summer Season Pass that includes all shows and also allows the pass holder can bring a friend or guest at no additional charge. Other parks with amphitheater programs in the summer include Chief Logan State Park, North Bend State Park, and Pricketts Fort State Park.

Campgrounds in West Virginias state parks and forests typically open mid-April through October. Online reservations are available at Pipestem Resort and Beech Fork state parks. Other areas have an application process or phone reservations for reservable sites from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, the only West Virginia state park that is a river island, opens for the season May 1. Access to the island is via the sternwheeler Island Belle. Blennerhassett Island is located in the Ohio River near Parkersburg. This island features special events such as Brunch with Margaret and Mansion by Candlelight. Horse-drawn wagon rides are some of the activities groups and individuals enjoy when they come to the island. http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com 304-420-4800

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park gears up for the 2014 season with Rail Fan Weekend May 16-18, 2014. The popular event is dedicated to train enthusiasts and photographers. Advance registration and payment required. Train season begins a week earlier in 2014 at Cass Scenic Railroad with the first trains departing for Whittaker Station a 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. A full schedule is posted online at http://www.cassrailroad.com or call 304-456-4300.

To learn more about West Virginias state parks and forests, visit http://www.wvstateparks.com.


Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.

Spring nature hikes are among popular activities available at West Virginia State Parks and Forests.

Zombies Unleashed on the Campus of East Tennessee State University October 26, 2013

Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) September 01, 2013

The ETSU & General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitors Center at the Gray Fossil Site is organizing campus-wide zombie events throughout the day. Proceeds from each event will benefit the museum and will help provide state-of-the-art exhibits and science education.

The main event, which will begin at 5:00 p.m., is a game of Zombie Tag, which is for participants 18 and up or with a valid college ID. The goal of Zombie Tag is to “survive” the game. “Human” participants attempt to reach six checkpoints on ETSUs main campus without getting tagged and turned into a “zombie.” Each player is required to wear a black shirt over a white shirt, which denotes “human.” As players are tagged, they must remove the black shirt, revealing their white shirt, which indicates “zombie.”

For those under 18, there will be “flag” Zombie Tag at noon for ages 11 and under. This will be held on the intramural field beside the Basler Center for Physical Activity. Each participant will receive a free childs and adults pass to the museum. There will also be face painting, a costume contest, inflatables, and more.

There will be a teens event at 2:00 p.m. for 12-17 year olds. The teen event will take place on the main campus, and will have rules identical to the main event.

Throughout the day, Zombie Tag players waiting to enter or having exited the playing field can visit a variety of booths including professional make-up artists, event merchandise, and event sponsors.

The events actually kickoff at 10:00am, with a Zombie themed 5k, co-hosted by the ETSU Department of Recreation. Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress up like zombies and travel through campus on a certified course. Prizes will be awarded for top runners as well as costume creativity.

“We are so excited to be planning an entire day of zombie activities,” said Dr. Blaine Schubert, museum director. “This is a unique way to use zombie culture to bring awareness to our Natural History Museum, paleontology.”

Tickets to the main event are available online at zombietix.com or at the gate, the price and registration for the Zombie 5k will be posted soon!

The ETSU Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site continually showcases the 5-million-year-old Gray Fossil Site and its unique ecosystem. Visitors are invited to observe live excavations in May through October, weather permitting. There are also many special events held at the Museum, such as a monthly Lecture Series, “Fossil & Artifact ID Nights” every other month, and many ongoing youth programs. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

The museum is located 1.8 miles off Exit 13 on Interstate 26. For more information, call (866) 202-6223 or visit the museum at http://www.etsu.edu/naturalhistorymuseum.