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Spaceworks Info Sessions

29 Nov

Tiffanny Hammonds works on Artscapes mural “5 Stages” at the corner of 11th & Market. Photo by Kris Crews.

Starting in December 2017, Spaceworks Tacoma will begin offering monthly info sessions at various locations around Tacoma. Meet the staff, ask questions and learn about all the opportunities Spaceworks has to offer. We will present information about all our programs including:

Incubator, Artscapes, Coworking and Special Projects

Info Session

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:00-7:30 PM
Tacoma Arts Community Center
1102 S. 11th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
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Fish Tank – Fall 2017 Entrepreneurs Show Off Their Businesses

21 Nov

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At Fall 2017 Fish Tank, Spaceworks celebrated 10 businesses that developed new launch strategies through its Incubator training program. The entrepreneurs showcased skills from dance to film tech to lingerie design.

During a public showcase the entrepreneurs shared their wares, performed, and talked about upcoming launches. They also gave a quick overview of their business offerings during 60-second pitches.

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LiftPort Space Elevator Lands in Tacoma

26 Oct

Artwork ©2017 LiftPort Group

By Lisa Kinoshita

In 2000, I was invited to an award ceremony in Seattle hosted by the Foundation for the Future, a then-new and obscure organization co-founded by a Swiss physicist and inventor, Walter Kistler (1918-2015). Being a stranger to the intersecting worlds of high-tech, science and entertainment, I expected to find a banquet room full of sci-fi geeks celebrating one of their rumpled best. To my chagrin, the recipient turned out to be the great biologist and social theorist, Edward O. Wilson, and the prize was $100,000, plus a 200-gram medallion made of solid gold.

The Foundation for the Future is just one of a slew of under-the-radar, Seattle-area brain trusts and high-tech companies investing in high-stakes, future-based research that purports to change the course of science (and by extension, humanity). While Google, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic grab headlines in a battle-of-the-billionaires’ race to commercialize outer space, serious research is going on right in our own backyard.  The creator of a new Artscapes installation, and president of the LiftPort Group, Michael Laine, shares an insider’s perspective.

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Elope 253 on Move To Tacoma Podcast

24 Oct

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Rochelle Bergstrom was invited to local podcast Move To Tacoma to discuss her urban and sophisticated wedding chapel called Elope 253. Rochelle has received entrepreneurial training through Spaceworks Incubator program and opened her own business in 2016. She shares the story of how Spaceworks helped make her dream of owning a business possible.

Listen to the podcast here:

Move To Tacoma is a blog and podcast offering insight on Tacoma’s neighborhoods and cultural attractions. It is operated by entrepreneur and real estate agent Marguerite Giguere.

Marguerite has been selling houses in Tacoma since 2005 and nowadays she exclusively represents buyers in Downtown Tacoma and the immediate surrounding neighborhoods. As a long time Tacoma real estate agent and blogger, Marguerite is one of Tacoma’s biggest fans.

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