Congratulations Kristina headlining the Best and Brightest from RAIN

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.   


RAIN's "Wedge"

(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.