Introducing newest graduates of Spaceworks Incubator Business Planning Cohort

We’re pleased to announce the newest entrepreneurs graduating from the Business Planning Cohort, just one of the many programs we offer in our Incubator. Over the past 12 weeks, nine entrepreneurs and small business owners have determined the feasibility of their business ideas, researched their markets, created marketing and financial plans, and determined their launch or growth strategies. The cohort gelled beautifully and were incredibly supportive of each other. Keep your eyes peeled for these businesses in the coming months!

  • Aaliyah Al-Mahdi, The People’s Parlor
  • Anne Baker, ATMO Architecture
  • Colin Andersen, Colin Andersen Illustration
  • Geoff Cole, Orthographic Audio
  • Isaiah Hunt, Top Tenth Clothing
  • Michelle Matlock and Andrea Ghersetich, Circle Up Productions
  • Mihael Blikshteyn, Mihael Blikshteyn Photography
  • Ronita Boullt, Caring With Compassion™

The following images are from the graduation event, December 11th, 2018. Opening remarks were given by Gwen Kohl (Spaceworks Incubator Coordinator), Michael Liang (Spaceworks Director), Amy McBride (Arts Administrator for the City of Tacoma’s Office of Arts & Cultural Vitality), and David Schroedel (Vice President of Policy and Entrepreneurship for the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber). The main feature included each entrepreneur delivering a final presentation of their business, followed by questions from the audience. Then for the finale, of course, diplomas and a toast!

Spaceworks’ Incubator provides relevant and meaningful small business training, technical assistance, workshops, coaching, and peer-to-peer support to entrepreneurs creating or growing Tacoma-based businesses. We work with a growing roster of innovative, creative businesses that are strengthening our economy and making Tacoma a destination city.

We encourage entrepreneurs who are seeking to launch or grow a thriving business to participate in our Incubator program. To join, you must attend our hands-on, step-by-step, strategy-building Entrepreneur Success Workshop. Anyone is welcome to participate, but registration is required. Sign up for Notifications or attend Spaceworks Info Session to learn about the next workshop and application process.