BLANKSPACES is returning to its original location in Santa Monica at 1450 2nd St!
I am pleased to announce that, after a year of arbitration, the 2nd St. location will once again be operating as a BLANKSPACES coworking facility, and no longer as CoWorks. Many new coworking neighbors in the Westside area, including CrossCampus, ROC, NextSpace/Amplify, and now General Assembly have opened in the past year to join Coloft and BLANKSPACES to host an amazing variety of events and classes. It has been great to see such an exciting, diverse set of gatherings. Now that the 2nd St location will again be operating as BLANKSPACES, you can again expect programming and community building events on a regular basis to build upon and complement what our original LA location has been fostering for five years. You will notice that we will additionally be focusing on mentoring, both peer-to-peer and peer-to-expert, since I feel that this is an aspect that could be better explored.
What I can officially announce now is as follows:
- Money. That’s right—I have partnered with a $500K fund, through Anonymous Angels, that is focused on mobile apps & games. The sole requirement is that you have been a current member of BLANKSPACES for a month. Thanks Vak Sambath!
- Mentors. We are planning a series of office hours so you can discuss in-person, one-on-one with a subject matter expert. Thanks John Diep!
- Peers. We recently started a Mastermind series of peers-to-peer mentoring at our LA location to help entrepreneurs advise fellow entrepreneurs. After a couple of series, we will bring these Mastermind sessions to our Santa Monica location. (See more info in our Event Highlight section below.) Thanks Giang Biscan!
I may not have been physically present much in Santa Monica this past year, but I have been working hard behind the scenes to hit the road running upon BLANKSPACES’ and my return.
I’m glad to be back!