Western Washington University on the Peninsulas is the latest to join as a founding member of Vibe Coworks
We’re closing out Global Entrepreneurship Week with a bang: proud to announce that Western Washington University on the Peninsulas is the latest to join our line-up of founding members with big ideas on the future of life + work in the West Sound region. (Welcome WWU!)
As a Vibe Corporate Catalyst, Western Washington University on the Peninsulas (WOTP) joins the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and nearly 40 Founding Members in becoming part of a collective community of visionaries committed to helping create a central hub of resources, ideas and connections at Vibe for the area’s most innovative, entrepreneurial and creative thinkers.
“Universities have a critical role to play in fostering fresh thinking, entrepreneurial activity and cross-sector initiatives,” said Vibe Coworks cofounder and CEO, Alanna Imbach.
“WWU on the Peninsulas shares our vision for fostering a culture of innovation, human connection and high-growth entrepreneurialism here in Poulsbo and beyond. As we close out Global Entrepreneurship Week here at Vibe, we’re delighted to welcome WWU into the Vibe Coworks family as a Corporate Catalyst and are grateful for their early support.”
Vibe Corporate Catalysts and Founding40 members are diverse in perspective and expertise, representing industries ranging from academia to tech and HR, marketing, architecture, health and wellness, nonprofits, design, real estate, copywriting, event planning and more.
“Western Washington University on the Peninsulas (WOTP) is excited to join the community of Corporate Catalysts and the Founding 40 members at Vibe Coworks,” said Marlene Harlan, Senior Director West Sound, Western Washington University on the Peninsulas.
“We are grateful for the opportunity and value the vision of Vibe Coworks in providing a collaborative working space that not only allows for strengthening community partnerships, but also provides a means for the creation of innovative community programs, resources and networking opportunities.”
Vibe is a shared workspace and coworking community, offering local creatives and professionals on-demand workspace, meeting rooms, high-speed internet, lounge space, print and mail services and a wide variety of member events including lunch and learns, open office hours, mastermind groups, hackathons, pitch competitions and more.
Vibe operates on a membership basis, with memberships ranging from $35 per day to $415 per month. Meeting rooms are available for booking on an hourly basis to Vibe members and to the general public. Vibe Coworks opened its temporary space, the Vibe Lab on Poulsbo’s 8th Avenue in September. The permanent Vibe Coworks location in Poulsbo is expected to open in early 2018.
Western Washington University on the Peninsulas (WOTP) offers a variety of degree programs, certificate programs, community‐based (non‐credit) opportunities as well as programs for youth grades K‐9. WOTP’s work on the peninsulas has been advanced through partnerships with Olympic and Peninsula Colleges. By maximizing the strengths of two community colleges and a university, educational and professional pathways have been created, so area residents can complete their educational needs without relocating.
Western Washington University is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report college rankings. U.S. News and World Report also ranked Western as the top public university of its type in the West on its list of highly ranked universities that operate most efficiently.
In addition, Washington Monthly Magazine listed Western as the top public master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, as does Money Magazine in its 2016 rankings.