Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Washington State's 2024 Flywheel Conference seeking innovative startups for major investment awards


The Flywheel Investment Conference, an event dedicated to fostering innovation and investment in Washington State, has announced the opening of applications for its 2024 investment competition. This event, sponsored by Ogden Murphy Wallace and Microsoft, will take place from April 17-19 in downtown Wenatchee.

The conference invites early-stage companies from Washington State to apply for a chance to secure angel investment, with investment awards starting at $150,000. The event also offers a $50,000 relocation incentive for businesses considering moving to Chelan or Douglas counties, along with a $5,000 audience favorite cash prize.

Welcoming applicants from a variety of industries, the Flywheel Conference emphasizes the potential and diversity within Washington State's business sector. There is no application fee, and participants are eligible for a 50% discount on conference tickets. All applicants will receive acknowledgment for their participation, independent of the competition results. Selected finalists will be provided with free conference tickets, hotel accommodations, and local tours. The deadline for applications is February 16, with further details available at

Since its establishment in 2018, the Flywheel Conference has distributed over $1.3 million in investment awards, leading to additional funding in subsequent deals for its participants. The event serves as a networking platform for entrepreneurs and investors in the region.

Each year, the Flywheel Angel Network forms a new LLC to invest in the competition's winners. The 2024 investment awards will be managed by the FLYWHEEL CONFERENCE 2024 FUND LLC, under the leadership of Jenny Rickel.

Public tickets for the 2024 Flywheel Conference are currently on sale. The event is a notable opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, and business professionals to engage and collaborate. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


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