WWU joins Kitsap’s newest coworking space as a founding member

WWU joins Vibe Coworks as founding member

POULSBO — Western Washington University on the Peninsulas is the latest to join the founding members of Vibe Coworks, a coworking and event space under construction on 8th Avenue in Poulsbo.

Vibe Coworks seeks to create a central hub of resources, ideas and connections for the area’s innovative, entrepreneurial and creative thinkers. Vibe Coworks cofounder and CEO Alanna Imbach said WWU has “a role to play in fostering fresh thinking, entrepreneurial activity and cross-sector initiatives,” and that the university “shares our vision for fostering a culture of innovation, human connection and high-growth entrepreneurialism here in Poulsbo and beyond.”

Vibe Corporate Catalysts and Founding40 members represent industries ranging from academia to tech and HR, marketing, architecture, health and wellness, nonprofits, design, real estate, copywriting, event planning and more.

Marlene Harlan, West Sound senior director for WWU on the Peninsulas, said WWU values “the vision of Vibe Coworks in providing a collaborative working space that not only allows for strengthening community partnerships, but also provides a means for the creation of innovative community programs, resources and networking opportunities.”

Vibe Coworks is a shared workspace and coworking community, offering local creatives and professionals on-demand workspace, meeting rooms, high-speed internet, lounge space, print and mail services and a wide variety of member events — including lunch and learns, open office hours, mastermind groups, hackathons, pitch competitions and more.

Vibe operates on a membership basis, with memberships ranging from $35 per day to $415 per month. Meeting rooms are available for booking on an hourly basis to Vibe members and to the general public.

Vibe Coworks opened its temporary space, the Vibe Lab on Poulsbo’s 8th Avenuem in September. The permanent Vibe Coworks location in Poulsbo is expected to open in early 2018.