Welcome to Startup253!


Tacoma and the South Sounds’ First Stop For Entrepreneurship Assistance and Resources


Tacoma is busy with entrepreneurial activity! From the University of Puget Sound to downtown, after-school activities to industry Meet Ups, garages to co-working spaces.  Startup253 exists to serve you, the entrepreneur!

We’ve recently launched a new website for Startup253. We are Tacoma and the South Sounds’ first stop for startup and entrepreneurial support, providing you the resources you need to grow and thrive.  If you any questions or need help, please contact us at


Free postings for startup events. Browse through local events or post your own.


An ever-expanding list of organizations and services for startups.


Data and insights about the local startup landscape.