Startup253 is Tacoma’s home for the startup community.  We bring together entrepreneurial leaders, venture capital, corporate, and local government to advance our goal of helping the South Sound region become the best home for innovation and creative new companies.

Lee Reeves, Co-Founder

Lee Reeves supports the growth and development of West Coast tech companies and startup communities through mentorship, connections, and access to technology resources.

Eli Moreno, Co-Founder

Eli Moreno is a relentless entrepreneur and CEO of Premier Residential; a company that focuses on property investments, acquisitions & management. In the past decade Eli has launched several startup companies ranging from the delivery of goods for the E-commerce market, to the online disruptive efficiency of rental housing. Eli is an early investor in several startups and works closely with companies seeking to raise capital.