2013 Incubator Participants

Spaceworks’ Incubator participants are provided with the tools, resources, and support they need to start a small business or non-profit in Tacoma, and they enjoy peer support and exchange while in our program. Each year we select a group of participants for the program, and you can learn more about the creative businesses that participated in each cohort.



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Townie Shades
Nick Ost

Townie shades focuses on bringing our customers unique and diverse eyewear that represents Northwest culture. (more…)

REVIVE: locally crafted custom furniture
Alchemy Concrete Works, birdloft, rePly Furniture, Spring Fever Upholstery, and Wane + Flitch.

Five local businesses came together at the beginning of December 2014 to form REVIVE, a collective of artisans; makers of locally crafted, sustainably sourced, custom-made furniture and furnishings. (more…)

Monopoly Entertainment
Kerry Williams

Monopoly Entertainment has a long history in Tacoma as a premier promotion and marketing group for nightclubs, music artist, private parties, and other entertainment opportunities. (more…)

Working Class Theater Northwest
Christina Hughes & Tim Samland

Work Class Theater Northwest aims to provide and encourage an inexpensive, high-quality theatre experience that is grounded in the diverse culture of Tacoma.  (more…)

Jeff Libby & Adrienne Wicks

Sustainable furniture design from wood, steel, and air that grounds and uplifts. Small shop, meticulous craft. Calibrated for sanctuary at home. (more…)

Rogue Friar
Gary Waldron

A self-taught bookbinder, Gary Waldron creates journals with care and craftsmanship as part of his spiritual practice. He cuts each cover with a knife from thick, soft cowhide leather or suede, leaving a raw-edge flap. (more…)

Alchemy Skateboarding
Ben Warner

Alchemy is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for youth to learn and grow through skateboarding. (more…)

Schnelluloid Films
Issac Olsen

Film maker, animator, and artist Isaac Olsen creates rockumentaries, cell animations, and art exhibits using nostalgic technology formats from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. (more…)

Grit City Grindhouse
Taylor Woodruff & Robert Boyle

Grit City Grindhouse offers the Tacoma area a more diverse selection of longboards and skateboards, along with services most board shops can’t offer. (more…)

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