The Mobile Incubator has traveled 15,000+ miles visiting enterprise centers, business parks, universities, innovation districts, maker spaces, civic and economic development orgs, and other incubators and accelerators. Our mission is to incubate cultural businesses by spooling success stories, sharing obstacles, and cross pollinating ideas.
The Mobile Incubator is a showcase of American creative enterprise. The structure is a completely overhauled 1957 Shasta camper, an American icon of industrial design by Robert Gray. Shasta sold the largest volume of all trailers in the ‘canned ham’ era of campers 1940s through the 1970s, and the lightning stripe on its side has been replicated by numerous SOBs (Some Other Brand). The interior of the Mobile Incubator showcases contemporary design products such as a mosaic table designed by artist Kate Jessop, laser cut signage by Tieton Mosaic and sconces by GrayPants Inc. The upholstery was purchased on a factory tour of Pendleton Woolen Mills, where they have successfully licensed cultural content like Native American designs and visualized the National Parks System into woven blankets and other accessories. The walls of the Mobile Incubator are a 1,000+ piece wooden mosaic. The incubator was constructed at Mighty Tieton, an artisan business incubator in Central Washington State.
+ 1957 Shasta camper, 15 feet long, 2300 pounds
+ 200 watt solar system with 250 amp hours
+ Propane stove and fridge (with electric back up)
+ Satellite powered internet
+ Conference & podcasting equipment