Innovation + Entrepreneurship
We believe in the power of entrepreneurship + innovation to build stronger, healthier, more equitable communities.
Vibe Coworks is a dynamic, high-touch entrepreneurial hub at Vibe Coworks, especially crafted for startup founders and small business owners from across the West Sound region.
While Vibe Coworks has always had a strong focus on entrepreneurship, the launch of Matchstick Lab in partnership with Kitsap Bank allows us to more formally create an epicenter of entrepreneurial-focused programs and activities that better serve the whole of our West Sound community and go above and beyond coworking space.
This work is done in in close collaboration with key drivers of our local ecosystem, including leading private sector business leaders, and entities such as the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA), NW Tech Bridge, WWU Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) among others.
Pending funding, future work is anticipated to include: an on-going accelerator program, intentional mixer events, a startup supper club for local angel investors, pitch competitions, founder launch parties, coworking scholarships for high-potential founders, work around community storytelling and more.
If you’d like to get involved, or if you have interest in funding future Matchstick Lab initiatives, please contact Alanna Imbach.
Mentors + Coaches
Interested in serving as a mentor or coach?
Please join us! We’re looking for mentors and coaches who are eager to help early stage founders and small business owners navigate new business ownership and preparations to scale, working one-on-one and in small groups on a volunteer basis to help them achieve their goals.
Mentors will be matched with entrepreneurs who can most benefit from their expertise, interest and availability.
Engagement will include a schedule of open office hours to be held at Vibe Coworks, as well as one-on-one or small group time as determined together by you and your mentees.