We expect to begin accepting applications for the 2018 Coast Works competition in early September 2018. Check back soon for details!

Applicants must submit a completed Coast Works Application summarizing their business idea. Click here to download a copy of the application. Click here to download a copy of the last year’s application.

The application requires contact and demographic information as well as a written response to five questions designed to produce a short summary of the business concept and how it meets the Coast Works spirit and objectives. The application must not exceed 5 pages. Any pages beyond the 5-page limit will not be considered.

Completed applications may be mailed to the Coast Works Competition Administrator, Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, 220 Second Avenue South, #126, Seattle, WA 98104, or submitted by email to the Competition Administrator at as a single PDF document including the contestant’s name in the file name (example: contestantname.pdf) and including “Coast Works Competition” in the subject line. The application must be received by the Coast Works Competition Administrator by the application deadline (see “Calendar” on this website) to be considered for the competition. No late submission will be accepted.

The Coast Works Competition Committee will review the Coast Works Applications to determine who will advance to Round 2. Fifteen applicants will be selected as finalists to advance to Round 2. The Committee will strive to ensure a cohort of finalists that is geographically and ethnically diverse.  We expect to notify this year’s applicants of whether or not they have been selected as a finalist by mid-October 2018.