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Washington State University’s Business Incubator

Located in the University District of Spokane, SP3NW officially launched in December 2020 to build and support a flexible infrastructure for resilient entrepreneurship that identifies, grows, and deploys emerging innovations.

We support the launch of businesses by providing physical office and wet lab spaces, educational and experiential programming, executive advisement, and access to resources and advisors from five universities and colleges, including Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, and Community Colleges of Spokane.

Our Mission

Through its programs, SP3NW supports WSU’s mission as a land-grant research university by connecting community to academia, entrepreneurs, innovators, funding sources, and industry mentors to advance technological solutions, launch new companies, and create living-wage jobs in the region.

Our Goals

SP3NW strives to:
1. Translate ideas into scalable business models
2. Launch investable, successful companies
3. Contribute to a regional innovation ecosystem

Our Values

Entrepreneurial Spirit

We strive to be the incubator where the entrepreneurial spirit may thrive and be inspired to keep going, even when encountering roadblocks.


We strive to be the incubator where innovative ideas may flourish and expand.


We strive to offer creative solutions to support startups in meeting developmental milestones.

Quality & Excellence

We strive to offer quality programs and services to our members.

Explore Our Company Portfolio

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