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UWT News and Information, May 20, 2019

VIBE Business Plan Competition Finalists Range from Auto Wraps to Cyber Defense

Six finalists will compete in the 2019 VIBE Business Plan Competition for a first prize of $10,000 in cash and in-kind services...

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South Sound Business, March 04, 2019

Positive VIBEs for Vets

For several years since its formation, the Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship at University of Washington Tacoma campus has worked hard at being “the epicenter of business creation” in the South Sound, according to Thomas Kuljam, the program’s director. VIBE has been a go-to center for business formation resources to military veterans striving to be entrepreneurs...

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UWT News and Information, November 21, 2018

VIBE Sets Agreement With U.S. SBA

VIBE, UW Tacoma’s entrepreneurship incubator, and the U.S. Small Business Administration have formed a two-year strategic alliance. Under the agreement, VIBE and the SBA will collaborate on business training and provision of incubator services as a way to enhance the military veteran entrepreneur ecosystem in the Puget Sound area...

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Will Talks Biz, February 16, 2017

It’s Just Business: UWT business plan competition reaches out to veterans

The Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) at University of Washington-Tacoma has launched its first ever business plan competition. With the goal to create future business leaders in Pierce County, and Tacoma in particular, the competition is open to all colleges and universities in the South Sound and members of the broader community as well. The winning team will receive in-kind services from businesses in the area and a cash prize that can be used as seed money for their entrepreneurial project...