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Ready to take your business leadership to the next level? Download and prepare your application following the process outlined below. To qualify a business must meet the following guidelines: Have at least three employees, been in business for at least three years, have revenues of at least $250,000.

Application Process



Download and complete the application

Download the application document or contact the Economic Development Director in your village to obtain a copy. The application requires basic information about your business, as well as your priorities in applying for the Next Level Northwest accelerator engagement. The Economic Development Director in your village is available to help you with any questions as you complete the application. 


Submit completed application

Submit your completed application to The application will be reviewed by a screening committee, who may contact you for additional information if needed. 


Application screening for pitch night

The screening committee will review the application and contact the applicant to schedule a pitch presentation during Pitch Night events in each participating community. You will be provided with guidelines for your pitch, and the Economic Development Director in your community will be available to help you prepare for the Pitch Night event.


Pitch night and final selection

Applicants will provide a pitch presentation at scheduled Pitch Nights in participating communities. The review panel will review all applications and pitches and will make final selections for companies to participate in the accelerator engagement. Applicants will be notified of the panel's decision.