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The Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) provides an applied training environment that supports military veterans’ entrepreneurial aspirations and promotes their understanding of the modern startup life cycle.


The future of VIBE is to be world class training environment that is Veteran friendly, embraces and encourages aspiring entrepreneurs from the University’s ecosystem to collaborate and help develop the local and world economy.


VIBE offers weekly workshops for veterans, students, and the local public to network with other entrepreneurs and locate resources in order to begin their start-up businesses.



The VIBE's Business Plan Competition is the pinnacle event for the Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington Tacoma.



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Contact Us

Tioga Library Building (TLB) 307A
1907 Jefferson Ave. Tacoma, WA. 98402
Office hours: Mon-Thurs 9a.m. - 5p.m. OR Fridays: by appointment
(253) 692-5813



Meet Altaf Merchant

Dr. Altaf Merchant, Gary E. and James A. Milgard Endowed Dean, UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business
March 11, 2021
Dean Altaf Merchant sees the Milgard School as a catalyst for entrepreneurship and social responsibility in the South Sound region.
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The Best She Can Be

UW Tacoma alumna Chelsi Johnson poses with other University of Washington alumni outside the D.C. Armory.
February 3, 2021
Alumna Chelsi Johnson took the strategic communications skills she learned at UW Tacoma to the D.C. National Guard and the Department of Defense.
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After Prison

Omari Amili, '14, '16
December 18, 2020
Omari Amili spent time in prison before earning three degrees from UW Tacoma. He interviews 10 other people who graduated after they got out.
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