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  • Member Spotlight: Jae Chang

    Jae Chang does Start-Up Operations for Bootstrap Legal at BLANKSPACES Downtown LA. Bootstrap Legal, founded by Amy Wan, reinvents the user experience around legal services, by using AI to automate real estate private equity fund documents. Jae graduated from the University of Southern California where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Control and Signal Processing.

     

    1. What is your favorite sporting event?

    The first question is by far the easiest one to answer! I love going to the USC football games, I have been to over 50 games since my first game in freshman year in 2004. I have even been to away games as far as Boston (vs Boston College) and New York (vs Syracuse). I love to tailgate on campus and cheer for the Trojans with my friends! 🙂

     

    2. Best restaurant for a quick lunch near the office?

    There are so many great lunch options near the office including the eateries inside the Grand Central Market – I love G&B Coffee for caffeinated drinks and Wexler’s Deli for bagels. But I really love going to Rice Bar to grab their Filipino Pork Longganisa dish that Charles creates from scratch! This was definitely a hard question to answer because I love to eat!

     

    3. What class in college/graduate school made the most impact on you?

    Even though I liked creating projects (like speakers) with resistors and capacitors during my undergrad electrical engineering classes, I loved my intro to theology class in grad school that taught me to have a very open-minded view on all religions.

     

    4. What do you consider to be the biggest development in your field?

    I consider making successful AI implementation in automation of legal document drafting (among other things in law) as the biggest development in my field.

     

    5. How do you unwind?

    I love to go out with my wife and friends to enjoy craft beers. When I am on my own, I try to read something educational or study… however, I often end up spiraling into the never-ending tunnel of YouTube videos about travel, food and unboxing shoes/tech.

     

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  • Introducing BLANKSPACES Pasadena! Now Open

     

     

     

    When I opened our first BLANKSPACES location in 2008, coworking was barely a word and we were the first space in SoCal. Almost 10 years later we’re proud to have thrived and expanded along with the coworking movement, allowing us to adopt this new location. Formerly known as EpicSpaces, the beautiful BLANKSPACES Pasadena (bP) is just steps away from the Pasadena Playhouse, Urth Cafe, Vroman’s Bookstore, and the Laemmele movie theater.

    We are so excited to finally provide freelancers and entrepreneurs with a BLANKSPACES option in the San Gabriel Valley. bP has WorkStations, Private Offices, WorkBar memberships, and Virtual Office packages immediately available. Click here for pricingchat with us, or call (626) 665-9955. Members will have the same privildges at bP as all other BLANKSPACES locations. Book a conference room or visit the WorkBar to check it out!

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  • Member Spotlight: Nicole áBeckett, SameSide

    Nicole aBeckett

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

     

    BLANKSPACES Member, Nicole áBeckett, is a busy woman. Not only is she a business owner, wife, mother, world traveler, political activist, and International Business teacher, but she is also a true leader (she actually was named the John Wooden Global Leadership Fellow from the UCLA Anderson School of Management).

     

    Nicole has always been interested in civic engagement, and now she has successfully turned her passion into her career. After the 2016 election, Nicole and her brother, David, noticed a divide in our country and knew they needed to take action. With a mission to promote political awareness and engagement through new and meaningful experiences, they co-founded SameSide.  “We all have a lot more in common than what draws us a part.” Nicole says, “We’re all on the SameSide.”

     

    SameSide is an experience marketplace that provides local, authentic adventures that bring people together to do something productive for a cause they care about. All of their experiences incorporate specific types of political action to move the needle in sustained engagement and influencer exposure. Says Nicole, “from calling your mayor for more funding for an arts programs to calling your senator to advocate for the protections of Obamacare, it’s a fun way for people to get civically involved.”

     

    SameSide’s goal is to reach the millions of people who want to get involved and do good but aren’t sure where to begin, or feel like they just don’t have time. “At SameSide, we believe that getting involved doesn’t necessarily mean marching in a protest or attending a fundraiser,” says Nicole. “There are lots of other ways to make a positive contribution. We want to show people hundreds of options they hadn’t considered before. Our core mission is to inspire people to get up and do something. Big, small, close to home, or across the country…just find something that excites you and do it.”

     

    Upcoming SameSide Experiences:

    Sat. 9/23 @2-6pm– Do Stunts with #KickAssWomen at Couer de Lion Martial Arts Gym- Associated Cause: Secure Economic Opportunity for All Women

    Sun. 9/24 @11:30am-12:45pm– Bollywood for Hollywood- Associated Cause: Gender and Racial Equality in Hollywood

    Sun. 9/24 @2pm-3:30pm– Dance Workout for Trans Troops- Associated Cause: Support Transgender Troops

    Sat. 9/30 @ 7-10:30pm– Music, Comedy & Art Show in a Private Hollywood Backyard- Associated Cause: MWALIMU Men- Increase the African American male, grade-school teaching population in the U.S.A.

    Tues. 10/3 @7:30pm-9:30pm– Dinners for DACA at Sawyer – Associated Cause- Dreamers FWD

    So what are you waiting for? Make plans. Make memories. Make a difference.

     

    Check out the SameSide website to see if there are events near you paired with a cause you’re passionate about. If not, you can create your own experience!

    Connect with SameSide on social media! @OnSameSide, or message Nicole on Bailiwik.

     


    Profile/interview by Gabrielle Corse, BLANKSPACES Community Experience Supervisor. Want to be featured in a future member spotlight? Contact her on Bailiwik.

  • From Blank Canvas to Community Spaces

    GCUC-logo                    Jerome GCUC 2016

     

    Since launching BLANKSPACES in 2008, Jerome Chang has made a respected name for himself in the coworking arena.

    As the first coworking space in SoCal and one of the first in the US, Jerome has become a go-to source of inspiration and knowledge. In fact, he put his experience to good use in 2011 by hosting one of the first national gatherings of coworking space owners and operators, which led to the creation of the League of Extraordinary Coworking and COSHARE.co.

    It’s fair to say he knows his stuff. So when he took to the stage at Camp GCUC, the workshop for novice operators on day one of this year’s All.GCUC Conference in LA, OT’s Ceci Amador was all ears. Here’s what she learned:

    On Design:

    Jerome’s coworking space is BLANKSPACES by name, but not by nature. Design, he says, is all-important, as coworking and creative offices are slowly turning into one and the same thing.

    A space that is “efficient, vibrant, and attractive” is your ultimate goal in coworking, as this enables you to use more of your space in a greater variety of ways, which is “the trick to revenue”.

    Jerome discussed “design by numbers”, which associates the architecture and design of a coworking space with the actual revenue, and made the case for good design not only attracting prospective members but also underlying retention.

     

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  • 2016 PREDICTIONS: COWORKING DESIGN

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    By Jerome Chang // Founder, BLANKSPACES

    2016 will be a banner year for the design of coworking spaces. Here are some of my predictions.

    1. Design styles will distinguish and even glamorize the coworking brands that want to grow. Coworking has its roots in fostering community, with some spaces that are claiming a curated experience. Curation will continue to include design as a requirement for success in scaling up, earning PR, and closing significant investment rounds.
    2. Open work environments will continue to proliferate, but more spaces will try to tackle acoustics…and fail. With limited resources…and limited knowledge, bootstrapped solutions will try to piecemeal efforts to improve acoustics. Examples are the dreaded phone booth (my opinion only!); small “acoustic” panels; and hanging balls of yarn. #FAIL
    3. That said, noise is good. People will begin to just embrace how the range of noises will always exist and therefore shape your experience in the space. (Article: New York Times: Dear Architects: Sound Matters)
    4. At least one automated access system will finally break ahead of the pack and become the popular choice. The reason isn’t so much that a good enough system solves our problem, but that coworking is finally on suppliers’ radars.
    5. Furniture choices will expand out from Ikea to West Elm and CB2. Whoo-hoo! Baby steps everyone. Baby steps. Systems furniture manufacturers (Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth, etc.) will continue to patiently wait for coworking spaces yet another year for space amateurs to become space professionals. Then again, most of the coworking industry will continue to wonder why they rarely ever see or meet these manufacturers Chicken. Egg. ?

    And for a sneak peak prediction for 2017: hipster style in the office will die. They belong only in bars and restaurants, which are themselves trendy. Therefore, premiums spent on vintage furniture will become costly discounts desperate to be hauled away.

  • NEWS: Inside Downtown’s Emerging Tech Boom

    Inside Downtown’s Emerging Tech Boom – Los Angeles Downtown News

    Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 5:00 am | Updated: 9:21 am, Mon Dec 15, 2014.

    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — When it comes to high technology in Los Angeles, the location of choice is “Silicon Beach.” The label describes the thriving scene in Santa Monica, Venice and adjacent neighborhoods that is home to the local offices of Google, Snapchat, Hulu and many smaller companies.

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    At the same time, and with far less flash, Downtown Los Angeles is emerging as a destination for some tech companies. While the Central City is not yet a rival to the Westside, certain startups are finding a ripe atmosphere in a supportive, creative community. In other instances, established firms like the ability to grow with the neighborhood.

    There are numerous reasons for this, say tech industry and real estate players. The Central City has cheaper office space than on the Westside, and the offerings are growing as developers build more “creative” office space, with open floor plans rather than traditional corner offices and cubicles (see sidebar below). Others point out that Downtown’s growing roster of restaurants, bars and entertainment spots makes it more urban and flat-out hipper than the more venerable hubs, which is important for an industry with a hefty concentration of young workers.

    Downtown’s greatest tech strength is in e-commerce, thanks to the proximity of the Fashion District and its network of manufacturing and distribution centers. Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal last year expanded into a larger space in its home of the PacMutual Building near Pershing Square. Other web-centric retailers to set up in Downtown include Hautelook, StyleSaint, GoJane, Ella Moss and Splendid.

    Additionally, more than 35 tech startups call Downtown home, according to startup mapping site Represent L.A., with brands ranging from the customer service app maker Showkit to online truck parts shop Findit Parts to teleconferencing company Oblong Industries.

    S. Ryan Meyer, regional director of tech education company General Assembly, has closely watched the area’s growing tech environment.The company, which has locations in 14 cities around the world, is expanding from Santa Monica into new digs at shared-office space Maker City, near Broadway and Washington Boulevard (in the complex formerly known as the L.A. Mart). They are also nearing a deal for a permanent office in the Arts District.

    “There’s a lot of innovation Downtown in the tech sector, and as an educational startup, being closer and more accessible to a majority of people in the city was important,” Meyer said.

    Startup Ecosystem

    One man with a bird’s-eye view of the local tech scene is Peter Marx, a longtime Qualcomm executive who Mayor Eric Garcetti hired to be the city’s first Chief Innovation Technology Officer. His duties include improving tech infrastructure across Los Angeles and tracking tech sector growth.

    When it comes to the latter category, he said, the city is performing “beyond everyone’s expectations.” Marx added that he has noticed an eastward trend in tech talent, and even traditional companies like real estate giant CBRE are choosing high-tech offices in Downtown.

    “Downtown is a completely different place than when I was growing up,” he said. “You have public transit, you have bike lanes, you have nightlife. It has all the characteristics of what a hip, contemporary digital crowd would want.”

    Marx is not alone in pointing to the cultural shift in the community.

    Jeff Ellermeyer founded the production company Buck, which specializes in motion graphics, usually in ads, in 2003. Three years later he moved the growing company from Koreatown to office space on the fourth floor of a building at 515 W. Seventh St., above where Mas Malo and the whiskey bar Seven Grand sit today. Ellermeyer has 30 employees in his Downtown office and calls coming to the community the “best decision I’ve made.” 

    “Production likes to be cool, and one thing I’m noticing now is — this is important for advertising — when clients come and participate in production, they used to want to be at the beach,” Ellermeyer said. “But a lot of clients want to stay Downtown now instead. There’s a tipping point for attracting creatives.”

    Anthony Kelani, the co-founder and CEO of startup app company Showkit, saw a similar hip factor before deciding to move to the Spring Arts Tower after “graduating” from a West Hollywood incubator. He has five employees and plans to expand the office soon. 

    “Everybody kind of congregates on the Westside and a lot of mixers and networking events take place there,” he said. “But you’re starting to see those things in Downtown, too. I think the whole startup ecosystem is growing up right now.”

    The hip factor is complemented by cost concerns. Scott Steuber, a broker with Avison Young, who has experience in both West L.A. and Downtown, said that a number of companies are getting priced out of Silicon Beach and are winding up in “peripheral” markets such as Downtown.

    Rents could be $7-$8 per square foot per month in certain neighborhoods in Venice, he said. It can cost $5-$6 in Santa Monica and $3-$4 in Playa Vista. Meanwhile, rents in Downtown are closer to $2.50-$3 per square foot, he said.

    Steuber doesn’t yet see a full-on migration of tech companies into the Central City, but he noted there are more office options for innovative brands than ever before.

    Other companies are choosing to expand in Downtown. NationBuilder, a digital organizing platform company founded in 2009 by longtime Central City resident Jim Gilliam, is moving from the Pershing Square Building into bigger headquarters in the Biltmore Hotel. Gilliam saidhe resisted pressure to relocate his company, which now has about 150 employees, to West L.A.

    Part of the reason for staying, he said, was to avoid being in a “bubble.” The Downtown location, he added, allows NationBuilder to integrate with the neighborhood in a meaningful way.

    “D.C., Silicon Valley, the Westside — they all have their own dominant culture that’s toxic in its own way,” Gilliam said. “I wanted to be in a community where people were trying to build new from something old. Downtown really represented that to me.”

    Ani Okkasian, director of member experience at Hub L.A., an Arts District incubator that specializes in companies with social entrepreneurship elements and has more than 30 locations around the world, echoed the point.

    “A couple years ago, the Arts District wasn’t as desirable. Now, people are coming in and newer businesses are re-establishing neighborhoods,” she said. “It felt like a neighborhood where we could ask, ‘Can we change it through good business?’”

    Hunting a Juggernaut

    No one pretends that Downtown is a direct competitor to Silicon Beach. Instead, say experts, its rivals for attracting businesses are smaller communities such as Culver City.

    One issue, Steuber said, is that much of the top engineering and programming talent is concentrated in West L.A., and executives from national companies continue to be attracted to living on the coastline. Moving Downtown into the tech big-time, he said, may require persuading a juggernaut company to set up in Downtown.

    That’s easier said than done, of course. Most recently, Yahoo, which real estate players say toured Downtown, rejected the area in favor of Plaza Vista, which is also where Google just bought 12 acres of land.

    Still, Christopher Rising sees big tech potential in Downtown. He and his father, real estate veteran Nelson Rising, founded the company Rising Realty Partners in 2012. Their first project was turning the faded PacMutual Building into a modern creative office complex. It is now more than 90% occupied, with tech tenants including Nasty Gal and movie effects firm Magnopus.

    In Rising’s long view, Downtown has more breathing room for companies and their talent. Santa Monica and Venice are low on space and are getting more expensive to live in, he said, and potential office and residential projects have been “shut down” by the community.

    “When these kids get older and start building families, they’ll run into a huge housing imbalance,” he said.

    Meanwhile, Rising said, younger people are attracted to Downtown’s “24-hour experience,” which he compared to the scenes in San Francisco and New York’s SoHo area.

    Marx has high hopes that the burgeoning Downtown tech trend will continue to grow. The Central City’s emergence, he said, reminds him of an aged San Francisco warehouse, next to a vein of railroad tracks, that software giantAdobe converted into its huge headquarters.

    “It was when Giants Stadium was being built, the Embarcadero was growing, and they’re still there and thriving,” Marx remarked. “We’ll have our own examples, in a very L.A. way, where Downtown and its beautiful buildings and communities stay hip and rejuvenated as a center for technology.”

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    The Creative Push

    Many Downtown law, banking and insurance firms have traditional office layouts, with executives in window suites and assistants relegated to interior cubicles. Amid the emerging tech boom, however, Downtown landlords are trying to lure innovative tenants by offering collaborative floor plans and modern tech infrastructure.

    It seems to be working.

    The New York-based We Work, which offers shared office space for entrepreneurs in creative and tech industries, recently announced it is leasing six floors (44,500 square feet) of the Fine Arts Building at 811 W. Seventh St. There’s a similar arrangement at Maker City L.A., near Broadway and Washington Boulevard, and newcomer Blankspaces in the Historic Core.

    The L.A. Cleantech Incubator also offers office space and support services to startups, as does its neighbor Hub L.A., which specializes in companies with social entrepreneurship elements.

    If office space is being built in Downtown, it probably comes with the “creative” tag. The former Ford and Coca Cola factories in the Arts District are undergoing such a transformation. The Herald Examiner Building in South Park will also have creative office space as part of its renovation.

    Rising Realty Partners’ Christopher Rising, who oversaw a renovation of the PacMutual Building into creative office space, notes that the shift in workspace design is affecting not just the tech and startup sectors, but “traditional” occupations like law and finance, too.

    “What’s interesting is that the term ‘creative’ isn’t going to mean a lot in the future,” Rising said. “A 32-year-old lawyer trying to start their own business is going to want open offices, too. I don’t see us going back to the time of 10-by-10 offices with all your files in cabinets. We don’t have horse-and-buggies anymore, either.”

    —Eddie Kim 


    Five Intriguing Downtown Tech Players

    Buck

    Location: 515 W. Seventh St.

    Employees: 30

    Website: Buck.tv

    Who Are They?: Even if you’ve never heard of motion graphics production company Buck, you’ve probably seen their work on TV. From McDonald’s “Heart Winter” campaign for their white chocolate drinks to Honda’s “Santa’s New Sleigh” ad, Buck does it all. The company, which moved Downtown in 2006, is one of the area’s oldest tech players.

    NationBuilder

    Location: 506 S. Grand Ave.

    Employees: Approx. 150

    Website: NationBuilder.com

    Who Are They?: Count Mayor Eric Garcetti among NationBuilder’s clients; he has used the digital organizing company for a bevy of services both before and after he was elected. The company is known for its software tool that streamlines different tasks — say, finances, employee and volunteer management and growth goals — into a single platform.

    General Assembly

    Location: 1933 S. Broadway

    Employees: Approx. 12

    Website: GeneralAssemb.ly

    Who Are They?: Education is being transformed in the age of digital media, and General Assembly is Exhibit A in Downtown. The company offers both online and campus classes with a focus on leveraging technology, with programs in data science, digital marketing, web development and more. General Assembly is expanding from Santa Monica to Downtown.

    LA Cleantech Incubator

    Location: 411 S. Hewitt St.

    Startups: 19 companies

    Website: laincubator.org

    Who Are They?: This Arts District facility (it’s next to Urth Caffé) is an incubator that nurtures a variety of tech startups. From a cutting-edge production lighting business (Hive) to tricked-out electric motorcycles (Juiced) to experimental lithium ion batteries (CalBattery), LACI teaches the next generation what to do and not do. The incubator, run by Fred Walti, is expanding as the La Kretz Innovation Campus, which will house R&D, conference and workplace training spaces.

    Magnopus

    Location: 523 W. Sixth St.

    Employees: Approx. 14

    Who Are They?: Hollywood has come Downtown, thanks to visual effects artists Alex Henning and Ben Grossmann, who partnered with Rodrigo Teixeira to create Magnopus. Henning and Grossmann won an Oscar for their work on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. Past titles from the duo include Sin City, The Amazing Spider-Man and the Leonardo DiCaprio-led Shutter Island. 

    —Eddie Kim

    © Los Angeles Downtown News 2014

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  • 20 Hot Coworking Spaces for Business

    20 Hot Coworking Spaces for Business

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    Working remotely doesn’t have to mean being cooped up in your house or apartment. Now there are spaces where remote workers and tech startups can get office space or just share a communal work area with others just like them.Coworking spaces like WeWork have even made the news recently scoring big cash investments.

    Robert Conrad, partner in another such venture, Co-Merge Workspace, explainsto UT San Diego why coworking is the future:

    “One, technology enables it. With all that technology offers, beyond face-to-face interaction there’s no reason to have an office. It’s much more effective to have people work wherever is most productive for them. Two, there’s a lot of value in this to big companies. It can reduce the real estate costs, and they’re more likely to retain talent if they allow employees to be more flexible about where they work.”

    Here’s a list of 20 hot coworking spaces currently making news, perhaps one in a city near you;

    WeWork

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    This New York based startup rents office space to entrepreneurs around the world. WeWork’s business model essentially pairs office space with the technology that it takes to run a business. After a recent round of funding, the company is now valued at $5 billion, making it one of the biggest players in the coworking industry.

    NextSpace

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    With nine locations throughout the country, primarily in California, NextSpace is one of the fastest growing coworking organizations around. Membership varies at each location, but most offer options ranging from day passes with mailbox access to full-time offices.

    Coalition

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    This coworking space in the heart of Boston offers a professional office setting with a vibrant community of entrepreneurs. Monthly plans range from $99 for conference space and a few other amenities to more than $1,450 for private office space.

    Enerspace

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    Enerspace offers coworking memberships in Chicago and Palo Alto, California. Members can choose between full-time and part-time, coworking and private offices, as well as other offerings. They also have access to special member events like demo days, classes and networking lunches.

    HackerLab

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    This Sacramento-based coworking space features membership for entrepreneurs and makers. Mentorship programs, networking and industry events are aimed at students, professionals and hobbyists, mainly in design and creative fields.

    Posh Coworking

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    Posh Coworking is a coworking community created specifically for women entrepreneurs. Located in Austin, Texas, membership at Posh comes in various levels, which come with different annual prices and benefits. The space also offers various networking events for women throughout the year.

    The Hive @ 44

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    The Hive @ 44 is a coworking center in St. Louis, Missouri that focuses on community building. Member amenities include meeting rooms, mail service, a photo and video studio, legal services and more. Cost ranges from $15 for a one-day pass to $575 and up for a private suite.

    BoxJelly

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    Entrepreneurs and freelancers in Hawaii also have access to coworking space withBoxJelly. Members can book a dedicated workspace, attend or host meetings and events, or even just use it as a place to receive business mail. Mail membership starts at $50 per month and dedicated desk spaces can range up to $349 per month.

    Blankspaces

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    Blankspaces offers three coworking locations in Southern California where entrepreneurs, freelancers and other creatives can gather or work privately. Full-time membership starts at $350 per month. But there are also part-time options for those who want to just drop by once in awhile.

    1776

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    This Washington D.C. based startup incubator aims to connect startups with the resources they need to succeed, from mentorships to capital. Mainly focused on sectors like education, energy, health and cities, 1776 accepts startup applicants and hosts events at its campus just a few blocks away from the White House.

    Collective Agency

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    Collective Agency in Portland, Oregon offers a cozy environment for anyone in the area who would rather work alongside others than at home by themselves. Membership ranges from $250 per month to $375 per month and includes amenities such as Wi-Fi, coffee, conference rooms, bike parking and more.

    Tahoe Mountain Lab

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    Located in the mountains of South Lake Tahoe, California, this coworking space offers both shared and private office space outfitted with the necessary technology for entrepreneurs and freelancers. The space has a variety of different plans to fit different needs, from a one-day pass for $25 to full-time, private offices for over $500 per month.

    Design Spaces

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    Design Spaces is a community focused coworking space in the heart of Silicon Valley. It aims to provide an office environment to foster collaboration and cooperation between entrepreneurs and other remote workers. Coworking membership starts at $250 per month and includes shared workspaces, conference rooms and other amenities.

    Spark Labs

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    This co-working space also offers support and consulting services for entrepreneurs in the media and tech industries. With locations in both New York City and Paris, Spark Labs also has partnerships with other incubators and accelerators around the world to enable its members in different markets.

    Venture X

    coworking spaces for entrepreneurs

    Venture X is a coworking space in Naples, Florida. Members can rent office space starting at $249 per month or rent meeting rooms or virtual office services.

    Game CoLab

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    Located in Tempe, Arizona, this incubator focuses specifically on the gaming industry. Its aim is to educate people about games and gamers about business, while also acting as an advocate for the gaming community.

    Thrive

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    With multiple locations in Denver, Colorado, Thrive offers everything from part-time lounge space to meeting rooms and offices. Part-time membership starts at $199 per month. Thrive also hosts various events for entrepreneurs in the Denver community.

    Venturef0rth

    coworking spaces for entrepreneurs

    Venturef0rth offers 10,000 square feet of coworking space in Philadelphia. The space is a mix of private offices and common areas for entrepreneurs to meet and collaborate. And this coworking space doesn’t keep regular office hours, so its amenities are available to members 24/7.

    Thinkspace

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    This coworking space offers a place for entrepreneurs to work and collaborate along with other acceleration services like virtual reception and member events.Thinkspace has two coworking spaces located in Seattle and Redmond, Washington, with more than 300 companies in its community.

    HQ Raleigh

    coworking spaces for entrepreneurs

    This coworking space in Raleigh, North Carolina offers a variety of different options for local entrepreneurs. Coworking membership starts at $125 per month and includes workspace, meeting space, and various other office benefits. And community membership starts at $300 per year and includes access to the group’s network of entrepreneurs and various other benefits.

     

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  • Coworking Space of the Week: BLANKSPACES

    06.16.2014
    Millenial Magazine

    “Coworking Space of the Week: BLANKSPACES”

    “…BLANKSPACES is the perfect location for Millennials who want to be surrounded by like-minded individuals…Coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of a home office.”

  • Santa Monica Mirror

    4.30.2014
    Santa Monica Mirror
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    “Silicon Beach Coworking Spaces: A Fad Or New Trend?” LEE S. SEGAL

    “Coworking offices have emerged as the new commercial real estate office in the past few years in Los Angeles.”

  • LA Biz Journal

    12.23.2013
    LA Business Journal
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    Ex-Phone Exec Placed on Hold” NATALIE JARVEY

    “Jerome Chang, the founder of co-working facility Blankspaces, said launching that many facilities in a short period of time is very capital intensive. And operating co-working spaces is unlikely to make someone a fortune. “Most people going into this business do it with the co-op mentality,” he said. “They’re looking to make a little margin to make it worth it but not looking to make a financial windfall.””