Everyone was extremely supportive, offered great advice and feedback, and I feel we all greatly benefitted by bouncing ideas off of each other. IGNITE was an amazing resource and really helped us to think critically in regard to our business plans.
- Jen Lucas, Yang + Yin Health
My experience with IGNITE culminated into a hands-on, owned and operated small business in the Dog Care arena. IGNITE provided boundless opportunities for interactions with other Washington County up-and-coming entrepreneurs with which the exchange of experiences, personalities, knowledge and challenges never would have been possible.
Theresa Mirachi, Furry Friends Camp
IGNITE has helped me see my vision through. I’m very thankful and grateful for the knowledge I was blessed with in helping execute my business plan.
-Jamarko Brewer, The Pryse is Right Lawncare
IGNITE’s passion for sustainability has paved the way for Leaf2Go to introduce eco-friendly products and services to Washington County. With IGNITE, we light the lives of underprivileged men, women and children.
-Sudha Krishnasamy, Leaf2Go
IGNITE reinforced my commitment to becoming an entrepreneur. IGNITE truly cultivates a supportive, team environment, that is centered around the aspiring business owner/entrepreneur. The staff, facility, resources and environment are a blessing to our community. Participating in I2E gave me access to experts in the field, a broader understanding of business operations, and a community of creative minds that helped me define what Better Performance Physical Therapy will be.
— Brian Coleman PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Better Performance Physical Therapy
IGNITE is Open for Your Success.
Your ideas. Your business. Your community.
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you have a small home-based business and are outgrowing your home? Do you need a conference room to host a meeting? Do you have an idea for a start-up and unsure where to begin? Do you have an existing business and need business planning support to grow? Do you want to be around other entrepreneurs?
Come and visit us at IGNITE!
with no long-term commitments
Free On-site Parking
Conference Room 80” Flat Screen
High Speed Internet
Huddle Room 60” Flat Screen
Available Storage and Maker Space
Multipurpose Accommodation Room
Printing and Scanning
When you join IGNITE, you become a part of a community, dedicated to engaging and empowering Washington County residents. Whether you are looking for office space, transforming an idea into an enterprise, or have an existing business you are looking to revitalize, we invite you to join us. Experience the value of your membership that goes far beyond the four walls of our physical space.
Who Benefits from Shared Space
Small Business Owners
Individuals Between Jobs
What People are Saying
IGNITE is the space that we have been waiting for where ideas and planning can take form and flight into civic purpose and business enterprise. The space is welcoming and is a harbor of support and resources that will lead to a wide variety of thriving businesses providing products and services throughout the City of Washington and beyond. IGNITE has quickly become a community asset and it’s really great to see and be a part of W & J, the City and County of Washington all working together to deliver this outstanding initiative.
– Bob Griffin, Economic Development Director, Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington
Building spaces for entrepreneurs to learn and grow is critical to our long-term regional economic success. The opportunities and collaborative work IGNITE offers is fostering the next generation of local business entrepreneurs.
– Joe Piszczor, CFP, Stein Wealth Advisors
I am grateful for the continued support of IGNITE and the resources provided by I2E. The expert advice and collaborative environment have been invaluable on my entrepreneurial journey, especially in assistance with the entity formation, our business plan and branding. What About STEAM has been able to provide educational enriching STEM programming, made possible by I2E.
– Christine Coyle, PhD, What About Steam
As entrepreneurs, we understand change is hard at first, but in the end, it ignites creative solutions. We are grateful to IGNITE for the tools and resources to sustain our business through the COVID-19 pandemic and in providing eco-friendly products.
– Sudha Krishnasamy, Leaf2Go
IGNITE is an invaluable tool in supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs. The space provides a professional and convenient place to meet clients, hold organizational meetings, and make connections that will undoubtedly benefit any small business's long-term sustainability. I utilize the space to do just that. Additionally, as a marketer, I've been privileged to support IGNITE members with my services - supporting an integrated ecosystem for them.
— Mike "Skubo" Skubovius
Conductor of Creativity, Skubo Creative
IGNITE is a strategic asset for Washington County and our business community. As a majority of business in our country are small businesses, we need to encourage their growth by offering them support in an environment where they can learn from experts and, more importantly, other entrepreneurs. IGNITE will foster these opportunities for our small businesses and position them for long-term success.
—Jeff Kotula, President, Washington County Chamber of Commerce
IGNITE Your Passion
IGNITE is providing the tools and resources for entrepreneurs and businesses to make the right choices when starting or continuing a business.
The Cheerful Balloon, Owner: Jessica Garda
IGNITE Your Relationships
By engaging with local subject matter experts and participating in unique business programming, IGNITE creates connections for success in a collaborative environment.
IGNITE Your Learning
When you join IGNITE, you expand your toolkit of resources with access to a variety of programming including; office hours with industry experts, engaging speaker series, free one-on-one consultative support, community events, and our core program, Ideas 2 Enterprise, a signature series designed to guide you through business planning fundamentals.
57 East Chestnut Street, Washington, PA 15301
Downtown Washington, PA • Adjacent to main campus of Washington & Jefferson College • Convenient to I-70 and I-79