Local Programs

Invent is a place for startups of any type to launch their products. We’ll help to introduce you to advisers, partners, customers, and other entrepreneurs that will help you turn your idea into a successful business. You’ll get access to a creative workspace, a growing resource library of best practices, momentum-maintaining events, and a peer learning environment. It’s a place for startups to work in a fun collaborative community of like-minded peers. The Lab is designed to remain lean – connecting ventures to the right resources at the right times.


  • Free Office Space for you and your team
  • $5,000 in Brand Development
  • Free website hosting
  • Monthly Startup Centric Events
  • Help locating additional founders and team members
  • Introduction to Successful Mentors
  • Assistance with creating an advisory board
  • We help promote your milestones to news outlets
  • Access to interns
  • Introduction to Angel Investors

For more information contact the Invent Incubator Manager

Founded in January 2015, the IDEA Institute at Western Washington University promotes multi-purpose, interdisciplinary entrepreneurship and innovation. Whether you are a student, a professional, an alumni or community member looking to get involved, there's something for everyone.

Entrepreneurship Minor

We teach the skills, knowledge and abilities that drive the change leaders of today and shape the world we share tomorrow. Any student from any college can receive a minor in entrepreneurship and combine it with the focus of their studies. At the IDEA Institute, entrepreneurship is for everyone. Whether you focus on social justice, environment, arts, education, business, humanities, engineering or any other subject, this interdisciplinary program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully engage in entrepreneurial and innovative behaviors in new and existing organizations.

For more information, email the IDEA Institute