Incubator: cultivating creative and community-oriented small businesses

Spaceworks’ Incubator provides relevant and meaningful small business training, coaching, technical assistance, and networking 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, locally based businesses to participate in our Incubator. We offer an application-based Business Planning Cohort,  regular workshops open to the public, and a suite of services to graduates of our cohorts.

Our most popular workshop is the Entrepreneur Success Workshop, a hands-on, step-by-step, strategy-building experience. This workshop, commonly referred to as the “ESW”, is held four times a year and is a great introduction to our Incubator. Attendees who decide to apply for a cohort can skip the application interview.

New to Spaceworks' Incubator?

New to Spaceworks? Spaceworks’ Incubator program offers opportunities for creative entrepreneurs to learn business planning and strategy through training and workshops. 

For Alumni

If you have already participated in a Spaceworks cohort, we offer further training and services to support business owners.

Featured Incubator Participants

Chowtown
Kirsty Kalkhoven and Devon Long

Chowtown is a family-friendly location full of food trucks, outdoor seating, and entertainment. (more…)

Fern + Foster
Olivia Bennett, Emily Ager and Danielle Schell

Fern + Foster is a team of perinatal providers: a nurse-midwife, a lactation consultant, and a doula.  It is a place for Tacoma families to access care and community during their early years.

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The People’s Parlor
Aaliyah Al-Mahdi

A classy place to hang out and get a quick salon fix. Includes a craft cocktail bar, hair and nail salon, and cigar room. Looking good and feeling great!
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ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

Spaceworks welcomes all clients and will obtain reasonable and appropriate accommodations for those with disabilities. We support equal access to our websites, services, programs, and activities. Accommodations for our programs should be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 253.627.2175 or emailing spaceworks@tacomachamber.org.

Most of Spaceworks training sessions are located at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, which is located at 950 Pacific, Suite 300, Tacoma, WA, 98402. The office and meeting rooms on the third floor are serviced by an elevator and are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are also on the third floor and are wheelchair accessible. Other events or programs may occur at businesses throughout the city.

Service animals are welcome.

Large print copies of training materials are available upon request.

American Sign Language interpreters are available upon request for any training or workshop. Please contact spaceworks@tacomachamber.org two weeks in advance to request an interpreter.