Events




Current Events


Brown Bag Innovation hosted by The Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator and Tech Bridge/MAC

Wednesday, September 28, 11:30-1pm, Center for Urban Waters, 326 E D St, Tacoma, WA

Come join The Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator and Northwest Tech Bridge/MAC for an afternoon of networking! This event is great for startups to learn more on how to collaborate with Northwest Tech Bridge/MAC! Food and beverages will be served.
You can RSVP here.


Startup Sales Workshop with WTIA @ TractionSpace

Wednesday, September 28, 2-4pm, TractionSpace, 748 Market, Tacoma, WA
Join us for a Startup workshop in person at TractionSpace!
Join us to learn the basics of startup sales, including how to:develop a prospect list, structure a qualification call, use "value-based sales," and automate processes to make your sales team feel bigger than it is.This event will be hosted by Nick Ellingson, Director of Products, WTIA.You can register here.


Past Events


New Tech Tacoma and Startup253!

Tuesday, September 20, 5-7pm, La Cà Bar, 606 Junett, Tacoma, WA 98405
New Tech Northwest is the Pacific Northwest's largest Tech Community.
This month Startup253 is teaming up with New Tech Northwest! The New Tech Tacoma team has been an excellent hub for tech leaders in the South Sound. They have hosted numerous events in the past and this is their first one since the pandemic! We will be upstairs at La Cà Bar. You can register here.


Coffee with Co-Founders @ Campfire Coffee

Tuesday, September 6, 9-10am, - Campfire Coffee, 1554 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Startup253 and the Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator is teaming up to bring Coffee with Co-Founders to Tacoma!
This meetup is focused on meeting other entrepreneurs and talking about the challenges we all face. Starting a business is challenging. There are so many pitfalls and road blocks. We've all gone through them. It's great to interact with people that have gone through them and know how to deal with it. This is a great way to relate and advise one another about how to grow Tacoma's startup scene. Be prepared to bring your business cards and network with a great locals who are doing remarkable things. No pressure. Just good coffee and good conversations.


Networking @ TractionSpace with Startup253 and WTIA

Tuesday, August 23rd, 3-5pm, - TractionSpace, 748 Market St, Tacoma, WA
Join WTIA, TractionSpace, and Startup253 for a networking event for founders, investors, and other members of the startup community in Tacoma and the South Sound! All are welcome.


Tacoma Coffee with Co-Founders @ Dancing Goats

Wednesday, August 3rd, 9:30am, - Dancing Goats, 2102 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Startup253 and the Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator is teaming up to bring Coffee with Co-Founders to Tacoma!
This meetup is focused on meeting other entrepreneurs and talking about the challenges we all face. Starting a business is challenging. There are so many pitfalls and road blocks. We've all gone through them. It's great to interact with people that have gone through them and know how to deal with it. This is a great way to relate and advise one another about how to grow Tacoma's startup scene. Be prepared to bring your business cards and network with a great locals who are doing remarkable things. No pressure. Just good coffee and good conversations.


Startup253 Pitch Competition @ Union Club

Wednesday, July 27th, 5-7pm, - Union Club, 539 Broadway, Tacoma, WA, $10 Entry
Startup253 will be hosting a pitch competition at the Union Club! The pitching businesses will receive feedback from our panel of investors and experts. The $10 entry will include food and drinks. You can sign up to pitch here. This event will be free for our pitching companies, ages under 21, and for students. You can purchase your tickets here.

Startup253 Happy Hour with Tacoma Startups and Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, June 8, 5-7PM, 2022 - Center for Urban Waters, 326 East D Street
Come join us at the Center for Urban Waters to connect with Tacoma Startups and other entrepreneurs in our community. We will also have FREE food, beverages, networking, and all smiles. Startup253 is teaming up with Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator and Washington Technology and Industry Association (WTIA) to bring you this event.