Jump-start your creative thinking by browsing these evolutionary business ideas developed by entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest!
Not all these ideas will succeed, but all have the potential to create a big impact, because innovation makes our lives better and tends to have a ripple effect, creating jobs in unexpected places.
Seattle draws strengths from the region’s deep knowledge in such areas as retail, aerospace, software, video games, medical device technology and global health. That diverse expertise has resulted in many global companies, including Boeing, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Starbucks, REI, Costco and, yes, Amazon. Each successful business has hired thousands of talented men and women who have, in turn, generated hundreds of other new ideas, many of which result in new companies like the ones profiled here.
We hope these ideas inspire your own innovations.