entrepreneurs http://kplu.org en Seattle Group To Hold Its First Investment Forum Solely For Women Entrepreneurs http://kplu.org/post/seattle-group-hold-its-first-investment-forum-solely-women-entrepreneurs <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150332987&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Getting your startup company funded can be tough no matter what, but women entrepreneurs may face the additional challenge of overcoming gender bias.</p><p>A Seattle-based angel investing group called ZINO Society is holding its first-ever investment forum dedicated solely to women business owners.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 16687 at http://kplu.org Marijuana Gold Rush begins as investors hunt for opportunities http://kplu.org/post/marijuana-gold-rush-begins-investors-hunt-opportunities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first state-licensed marijuana stores are still almost a year away, but business-minded people are already chasing profits. Today, entrepreneurs are pitching their pot-related ideas to dozens of wealthy investors in Seattle.&nbsp;</span></p><p>San Francisco-based&nbsp;<a href="http://arcviewgroup.com/investornetwork/" target="_blank">ArcView Investor Network</a>&nbsp;arranged the private forum akin to the TV show “Shark Tank.” Entrepreneurs will have a few minutes to pitch their idea—which includes everything from better grow lights to handheld vaporizers, to mobile apps for marijuana retailers—and e<span style="line-height: 1.5;">xplain why their idea is a worthy investment.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:56:33 +0000 Ashley Gross 8585 at http://kplu.org Marijuana Gold Rush begins as investors hunt for opportunities