What is Startup Week, and why should I attend?

Startup Week is a free, community-driven event that brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, and business enthusiasts for a week of workshops, networking, and learning. It's a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights, connect with like-minded individuals, and explore the entrepreneurial ecosystem in your city.

Is there a cost to attend Startup Week?

No, Startup Week is typically free to attend. Organizers rely on sponsors and volunteers to make the event accessible to the community. However, some premium or specialized workshops or events may have a separate registration fee, but the majority of content is free.

Where should I park on opening night?

Street parking is available around Tacoma Armory near the Pierce County-District Court Building, but is limited to either 30 minutes or one hour, and is free after 6 p.m. Paid public parking is available adjacent to the campus, operated by LAZ Parking. Please enter through the doors on the west side of the building on Yakima Avenue.

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Who can participate in Startup Week?

Startup Week is open to anyone interested in entrepreneurship, whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur, a startup founder, an aspiring business owner, or simply curious about the entrepreneurial world. It's designed to be inclusive and welcoming to all.

What types of events and sessions can I expect during Startup Week?

Startup Week typically offers a diverse range of events and sessions. These can include workshops on various aspects of starting and growing a business, keynote speakers, panel discussions, networking events, pitch competitions, and more. The specific lineup of events may vary from year to year.

Marketing Track

Dive into the world of marketing innovation at Startup Week Tacoma. Learn cutting-edge strategies, explore emerging trends, and discover how to effectively promote your startup in today's competitive landscape.

Financial Literacy Track

Gain financial wisdom and entrepreneurial insight in the Financial Literacy track. Unlock the secrets to smart financial management, investment, and growth strategies crucial for startup success.

Digital Equity

In the Digital Equity track, we address the digital divide and inclusivity in the startup ecosystem. Explore ways to bridge the gap and create opportunities for all, ensuring a level playing field for innovation

Mental Health

Prioritize your well-being as an entrepreneur. The Mental Health track offers valuable insights and resources to help you navigate the challenges of startup life while maintaining your mental and emotional health

Inclusivity/ Resources Track

Join us in the Inclusivity/Resources track to explore a diverse range of resources, networks, and strategies to build a more inclusive t community, where every business owner has the chance to thrive.

Fundraising Track

Secure the funding you need to turn your dreams into reality. In the Fundraising track, learn from experts about various funding options, pitch strategies, and investor relations to fuel your entrepreneurial journey.

How can I get involved with or support Startup Week?

There are several ways to get involved in Startup Week. You can attend as an attendee, volunteer to help organize or run events, become a sponsor to support the event financially, or even apply to be a speaker or presenter if you have expertise to share.

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