Why Startup Week Tacoma?

Techstars Startup Week Tacoma is a five-day celebration of Tacoma's vibrant entrepreneurial spirit. Led by local entrepreneurs and fueled by our city's unique startup ecosystem, this event is your gateway to discovering

Tacoma's innovative heartbeat. Experience Tacoma's entrepreneurial energy through a dynamic lineup of meetups, thought-provoking lectures, engaging panel discussions, and joyful celebrations.

Dive into the heart of our city's startup scene, where ideas flourish, connections spark, and dreams take flight. Join us as we showcase Tacoma's boundless potential and foster the next generation of visionary startups.

What to Expect
Embark on a transformative entrepreneurial journey with Startup Week

Tacoma's array of tracks. From fundraising prowess to marketing mastery, financial literacy to digital equity, inclusivity advocacy to mental health support—our diverse tracks are your roadmap to success in the dynamic startup landscape.
Join our list for when registration opens for the 2nd Annual Startup Week Tacoma
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2023 Speakers

Meet some of our speakers from this year's Inauguaral Startup Week.
Carson Nye

Carson Nye

Investment Manager at Techstars

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Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson

Hilltop Artists/Glass artist

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Deanna Martinez

Deanna Martinez

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Dr. Cheri L. Dawson

Dr. Cheri L. Dawson

CEO SocialCo-Lab

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 Muhammad Nasir

Muhammad Nasir

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Derin Gbadebo

Derin Gbadebo

Amazon

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Dr. Nathalie Guillaume

Dr. Nathalie Guillaume

Acupuncture Physician

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Dr. Colin Zhu

Dr. Colin Zhu

Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Physician

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Dr. Yu

Dr. Yu

The Yu Center for Lifestyle Excellence

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Keith Blocker

Keith Blocker

Deputy Mayor at City of Tacoma

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Kiara Daniels

Kiara Daniels

Council Member At-Large Position 6

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Kris Oldenburg

Kris Oldenburg

Audit and Compliance Manager at City of Tacoma

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Greg Biersack

Greg Biersack

CEO and Business Development Coach

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Michael A. Jordan

Michael A. Jordan

Business Operations Specialist - Black Collective

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Jasmine Brown

Jasmine Brown

Public Art Coordinator

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Jennifer English

Jennifer English

Program Director at Spaceworks Tacoma

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Emilia Fesalbon Ganchorre

Emilia Fesalbon Ganchorre

Media Director Finance Association

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Derrick Standard

Derrick Standard

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Senator T’wina Nobles

Senator T’wina Nobles

CEO of the Black Future Co-op Fund

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Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn Taylor

Chief of Staff & Girls Gone Gravel Podcast Host

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DeiMarlon Scisney

DeiMarlon Scisney

Founder / CEO - Ethology

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Nastassia Joseph

Nastassia Joseph

Kay Tita/Social Media Manager

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Anna Herrington

Anna Herrington

Harborbridge Co-Founder

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Katie Tuite

Katie Tuite

Co-Founder/ Harborbridge

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Monique Idlett-Mosley

Monique Idlett-Mosley

Co-Founder/Managing Partner - Reign Ventures

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Angelina Villalobos Soto

Angelina Villalobos Soto

Director of Creativity

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Jaleesa Trapp

Jaleesa Trapp

PhD student and graduate research assistant at the MIT Media Lab

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Christina Blocker

Christina Blocker

Momentum Professional Strategy Partners

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Tanja Carter

Tanja Carter

City of Federal Way

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Luc-Rikardo Fils

Luc-Rikardo Fils

DomumGym

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Lanora Martinez

Lanora Martinez

ACE Partner

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Nikita Gupta

Nikita Gupta

Careerflow.ai

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Alan Gonzalez

Alan Gonzalez

DevMatch

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Emily Grantz

Emily Grantz

Functioning Workplace Consulting

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Sarah Studer

Sarah Studer

Techstars

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Stephanie Ung

Stephanie Ung

Diaspora Child

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Neetal Parekh

Neetal Parekh

Impact Ecosystem Builder

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Taylor Rae

Taylor Rae

Rae Enterprise LLC

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Nigel Sharp

Nigel Sharp

Aquagga

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Monica Mirth

Monica Mirth

Simply Hot Yoga

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Meko L. Lawson

Meko L. Lawson

Professional Women of Color Network

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Jennifer Flonacher

Jennifer Flonacher

Tacoma’s School of Industrial Design,

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Dennis Joyce

Dennis Joyce

Director of Investments at TVF

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Dan Kanivas

Dan Kanivas

Triple Summit Advisors

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Jason Cavness

Jason Cavness

CavnessHR

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Zithri Ahmed Saleem

Zithri Ahmed Saleem

Zithri Information Associates, LLC

AI & Consciousness

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Christopher Kennamer

Christopher Kennamer

Venture Partner at OneSixOne Ventures

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Margaret Dawson

Margaret Dawson

Chief of Staff & Communications Officer

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Allyson Turk

Allyson Turk

Accelerating Creative Enterprise (ACE)

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Ugo Nkalari

Ugo Nkalari

Amazon Black Business Accelerator

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Christina Azene

Christina Azene

Expedia Group

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Joseph Casebeer

Joseph Casebeer

Terrestrious

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Nzingah Oniwosan

Nzingah Oniwosan

Yes Baby I Like It Raw

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Nick Ellingson

Nick Ellingson

WTIA

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Torin Brazzle

Torin Brazzle

C4 National Ecosystem Builder - Powered by Ignite

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Carol Wolfe

Carol Wolfe

City Of Tacoma, Community and Economic Development

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Karina Baldwin

Karina Baldwin

True Adventure Collective

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Tanushree "Tee" Podder

Tanushree "Tee" Podder

Venture Capital Investor

I'm speaking on the Panel Startup Founders: Finding the 'Right' Investor

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Aleksandr Yeremeyev

Aleksandr Yeremeyev

City of SeaTac

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Domonique Meeks

Domonique Meeks

City of Seattle Office of Economic Development

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James Marszalek

James Marszalek

Operation Red Dot

I'm speaking on a panel about "Startup Founders: It is not all unicorns and rainbows."

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Laura Malcolm

Laura Malcolm

Give InKind

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Sarah Bell

Sarah Bell

Leap Sheep

I'm speaking on a panel about "Startup Founders: It is not all unicorns and rainbows."

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Ellenor McIntosh

Ellenor McIntosh

Twipes

I'm speaking on a panel about "Startup Founders: It is not all unicorns and rainbows."

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Zuarel Blue

Zuarel Blue

Founder - Foundational Black America

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Alicia Ortiz

Alicia Ortiz

Pivot Partner Co.

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Kate Dillon Levin

Kate Dillon Levin

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Dominica Zhu

Dominica Zhu

U.S. Census Bureau, Global Wisdom Collective

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Karina Martija-Harris

Karina Martija-Harris

Washington Maritime Blue

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Eileen F Lambert

Eileen F Lambert

Women in Tech® (Seattle chapter)

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Farah Ebrahim

Farah Ebrahim

Kay Tita

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Martin Guerrero

Martin Guerrero

Block Inc.

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Wave Robinson

Wave Robinson

Kingdon Financial Solutions

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David Pierre-Louis

David Pierre-Louis

Kay Tita

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Eurah Lee

Eurah Lee

Kami Social Media

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Stew Hang

Stew Hang

Surf Rider Media

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Ston Nguyen

Ston Nguyen

Startup253

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