COVID -19 Update - TheLab@everett is temporarily CLOSED.

Disruptions like we are experiencing bring big challenges to our everyday lives, but we also know they can be cornerstones and catalysts for innovation. While TheLab@everett is temporarily closed under the Washington State Safe Start Plan, the NWIRC advising services continue to support new and existing entrepreneurs in the region as you navigate the dynamic changes occurring, so please contact us if you want to schedule online video sessions or phone calls. We will be sharing through our Facebook page  up-to-date Community and Business resources for the region. We are also working to evolve our existing programs and other new events into online formats to continue providing quality information to serve the entrepreneurial community. Sign up for our newsletter to get updates about the programs as they become available or visit our events page.

If you are a Lab Member and have questions please contact the Lab Manager at 

A creative space for innovation to thrive

The NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC) has been assisting entrepreneurs and inventors in NW Washington for nearly a decade by bringing the resources entrepreneurs need to succeed in the communities where they live. The NW Innovation Lab or “TheLab” is the newest addition to our expanding set of resources that will help to build a stronger entrepreneurial community in a dynamic environment where entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators access resources and support that are essential for transforming ideas into successful businesses.  Contact us to see how we can help you!

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TheLab has what you need to get your ideas moving forward, within its co-working space, private offices, community collaboration space, Design Thinking workshop, mini makerspace and more.

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TheLab is more than just a desk – you will find mentorship and business advising, as well as a myriad of programs and events to help improve your entrepreneurial skills at every level.

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TheLab helps foster innovation by bringing you together with other entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, mentors and business advisors in building a community that supports entrepreneurship at all levels.

TheLab@everett is open and ready for entrepreneurs.

We are open Monday -Friday 11:30am-7pm

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Transforming Ideas

With its regional network, TheLab offers great opportunities to network with fellow innovators who use new technologies as well as experts in industries such as clean tech, manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture.

Community and Collaboration

Working side-by-side, whether in-person or across the region, innovative minds work together and challenge each other, sharing different perspectives to create bigger and better solutions to today’s challenges.

Accelerating Innovation

Through programs across the region and skilled mentorship, entrepreneurs will have access to programs that help them move their business ideas ahead further, faster.



Due to the varied and evolving nature of COVID-19 community restrictions across our service region the NWIRC has cancelled all future in-person events for the time being.  We are working to evolve our existing programs and other new events into online formats to continue providing quality information to serve the entrepreneurial community.  We will resume in-person events when possible, in the meantime, sign up for our newsletter to get updates about programs and events as they become available.

Current events from NWIRC can be found through on our NWIRC Competition page.
To see a complete listing and register go here.

Upcoming Events

Events at TheLab are more than just talking heads, we have developed a wide range of programs and events that will help any lab community member advance their entrepreneurial skills, connect with subject matter experts and network with others who can help them work through the challenges every entrepreneur faces. Space is usually limited with these events, so register early to secure your spot.

TheLab Members Only

(Check out the JOIN page for a full list of member benefits, and for access to these member only events.)

There are no upcoming events at this time.

All NWIRC Events

(These events are open to members of TheLab and the general public.)

There are no upcoming events at this time.