Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

BELLEVUE - The stars are coming out on the Eastside! Be part of the Bellevue Chamber’s 30th annual celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit at the Eastside Business Awards on March 28, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.



Soojung Smith thought entrepreneurship was a grownup pursuit. Then her sons schooled her. The up-and-coming Generation Z-cohort that includes her two boys, “tend to be more independent minded and have seen the success of starting a business from social media and their icons,” Smith said. “And they have less fear. They’re like, ‘Hey, I want to try this.’”


RedMond Reporter

Douglas Smith has always had “a knack for business.”

His entrepreneurship seeds were first sewn when he launched his own tutoring business in eighth grade. Now, as a senior at The Overlake School in Redmond, he has launched a new business — KuriousMinds — with his mother.