SP3NW, WSU's membership-based business incubator, supports scalable startups regardless of university affiliation through co-working and wet lab space and wrap around programming for entrepreneurs.


SP3NW lowers the barriers to success for scalable startups through coaching, executive advisors, student consultants, physical space, lunch and learns, connections to funders and other wrap around services. With SP3NW’s unparalleled startup support, you can launch and direct your startup’s growth. Involving us in your journey on the road to success starts with a conversation where we assess the needs of your startup. SP3NW offers office space, business planning, and affiliations with organizations in our economic development ecosystem: Washington, Idaho and Montana.

Services offered by this organization are listed below. This provider specializes in the areas listed in bold.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Cash Flow/Financial Planning (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research
  • Operations
  • Regulatory

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investors
  • Bookkeeping /Tracking Expenses and Income
  • Financial Modeling
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Workforce Training (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects (Specialty)
  • Student Training (Specialty)

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Industry Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)
  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Life Sciences Development (Specialty)
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Wet Lab Incubator (Specialty)

Marketing and Sales

  • Branding
  • Competitive Analysis (Specialty)
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training (Specialty)
  • Market Research
  • Website Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs (Specialty)
  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific (Specialty)

Nonprofit Development

  • Board Development
  • Business Technical Services
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Planning


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Office Space (Specialty)
  • Wet Lab (Specialty)

Operations and Logistics

  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development (Specialty)
  • Prototype Development (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Business Technical Assistance (Specialty)
  • Business Training
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Business Bootcamps, Business Classes (Specialty)
  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • Technology Transfer
  • Website Development


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
  • Operations Planning/Systems
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Business Competitions/Pitch Events/Hackathon/Startup Week or Weekends
  • Connect with Other Businesses Like Yours (Specialty)
  • Meet-ups/Social Events (Specialty)
Contact Information
April Needham
120 N. Pine Street, Suite 270
Spokane, WA 99202