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POULSBO—Registration is now open for 6 Month Startup Kitsap, an acclaimed monthly meetup that develops founders as they develop their business. Developed by tech-entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author, Dave Parker, the inaugural Kitsap cohort kicks off June 6 in Poulsbo, and is the first time the program has been made available outside of Seattle.

Over the course of the six month series, aspiring founders, corporate innovators, transitioning military service members and their spouses, digital nomads and students will refine their big idea, understand how to make money, and make an informed decision about whether to leave their day job and pursue this idea full-time. The 6 Month Startup format includes content, exercises, time to pitch, feedback from mentors and dinner.

“As a veteran tech exec and long-time commuter, I'm excited to to help facilitate the Kitsap cohort of Dave’s program. I believe we have founders and talent that can change the world living right here in our county, and 6 Month Startup Kitsap is practical, action-oriented means of bringing those people together,” said Brett Eddy, founder of Ignition Garage LLC and longtime Kitsap resident.

The inaugural 6 Month Startup Kitsap program begins Wednesday, June 6, and meets from 6:30 - 9:30pm at Vibe Coworks on the first Wednesday of every month through November 7. Participants should be prepared to do actual work on their ‘big idea’ and participate at every session. This work prepares them to receive honest and constructive feedback during group sessions with experienced mentors who have committed to sharing their time and expertise.

“The 6 Month Startup program and forthcoming book are designed to help founders learn from others’ experience at the earliest stage of their journey,” said 6 Month Startup founder and author, Dave Parker.
“Our mission is to help founders navigate the early stages of a startup with speed, experience and minimum personal trauma. We’re delighted to launch our first new city in Poulsbo, and look forward to learning more about the big ideas growing throughout Kitsap and the greater West Sound region.”

Program sponsors to date include Dave Parker LLC, Ignition Garage LLC, Heed CXO, Vibe Coworks and the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance. Additional sponsors and business leaders are also being sought to support the program. To view the program curriculum, learn more and sign up, visit StartupKitsap.com.