RAIN joined in a partnership nearly 50 organizations in the PNW to develop a partnership of incubators, accelerators, universities, investors and industry associations that have pledged to work collaboratively in support of entrepreneurs and researchers across British Columbia, Washington state and Oregon. READ MORE
We were grateful for US Representative Derek Kilmer's recent visit to RAIN. He was enthusiastic about the research and entrepreneurial efforts we support at our life science innovation hub. Read more about his visit and efforts in Washington DC in this articles.
From Derek Kilmer's Newsletter:
RAIN is proud of one of our strongest entrepreneurs, Kristina Maritczak, who was recently highlighted in the Business Examiner for her work accelerating woman-owned businesses. Read an exert from the article:
“There are lots of women’s foundations,” says this entrepreneurial founder of Maritczak Legal Group. “We’re not here to create something instead of them. We’re here to create something out of the resources that are already here and supplement them with whatever we think needs to change.”
On Sept. 20, she officially launched the committee with a cocktail hour at Readiness Acceleration & Innovation Network (RAIN), her home base. Members of the committee include some impressive names: Tacoma City Manager Elizabeth Pauli, Pierce County strategic advisor for economic development Catherine Rudolph, Geneva Foundation founder and chief strategy officer Jane Taylor, Bamford Foundation Director Holly Bamford Hunt, vice president Joanna Monroe of TrueBlue, Forterra executive vice president of strategic enterprises Michelle Connor and other women who have built their own businesses.
(Originally posted on August 5, 2016)
The “Wedge” is RAIN’s center of operations. Located 2 blocks from UW Tacoma on Jefferson Avenue (and across the street from the brand new 7 Seas Brewery and Taproom – beer is Tacoma’s favorite biotech!), this space offers ample wet lab and maker space as well as a large open area for community events. The “Wedge” is designed to bring scientists, entrepreneurs, and industry experts together to collaborate on research & development while offering supplemental office workspace as well as a group whiteboard/conference room that is available to the community. With affordable membership, the “Wedge” is a destination for anyone in the domain of life science innovation.