Fish Tank Bubbles with Exciting New Businesses

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Spaceworks invites you to learn more about a dozen new small businesses that are about to launch in Tacoma. They have applied to Creative Enterprise Tier I spring 2017 cohort and completed the training that culminates in small business pitch event, Fish Tank.

Fish Tank

Small Business Pitch Event
Spring 2017 Cohort

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Court House Square
cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres

free registration button

Join the audience May 23rd, 2017 to hear these creative minds pitch polished business plans to a panel of experts:

Baird Textile & Sundry

Ericka Baird & Noah Baird
Sewing haven, focused on clothing

Sabot Woodworks

Zach Bernard
Heirloom quality wood furniture

Burns Violins

Michael Burns
Full-service stringed instrument shop specializing in the service and sales of violins, violas, cellos, bows, cases and accessories.

Shanti – Yoga.Sound.Dance

Christina Felty |
Harmonizing lives through active health, meditation and creative connection

Uplift Yoga & Healing Arts

Anna Gildenhar |
Aerial yoga, sound healing pracitioner & Thai yoga therapist

Renaissance 21

LeShawn Gamble
Renaissance 21 (R21) is a modern resolution to racial inequity in art, a small firm that integrates visual art with community causes and awareness campaigns. R21 produces and sells unique, customized art for and through a variety of mediums. In addition, we produce shows and galleries that showcase our own pieces as well as those from our youth-based art program.


Erica Johnson |
A small batch operation of local canned goods. Mostly pickled, but I do occasionally produce small batch jams and fruits from locally sourced farms.

Destiny Town

Maria Jost & Zachary Marvick | &
collaborative studio/retail space showcasing visual art and design

Tacoma Aikikai

Ea Murphy |
Aikido: 1) the way of peace 2) a modern Japanese martial art
Dojo: 1) a place of the way 2) training hall for martial arts

The Green Wardrobe – Sustainable & Stylish Fashion

Kirsten Reynolds
Consignment store business model focused on up-cycling, renewing, reusing, and giving fashionable clothes a new home

Jade & Co. Succulent Boutique

Jeanne Serrano |
Succulents, terrariums, and workshops

Some of these local entrepreneurs have had experience under their belts. Others were recently touched by inspiration to start something new. However, what unites them all is a desire to serve Tacoma and build sustainable businesses with the tools that our Creative Enterprise program provides.

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Rochelle Bergstrom pitches Elope 253 business plan to the panel at Fish Tank in November 2016

Applications are now open for Fall 2017 cohort of Creative Enterprise Tier I. View the guidelines and submit applications by June 29th, 2017.