CALL: 877.333.9429

Office Space News

Forbes Highlights Networking Benefits at Alternative Office Space

NEW YORK – Incubators, accelerators and even coworking spaces are potential prowling grounds for venture capitalists looking for new, compelling startups. That’s how a recent article from Forbes magazine starts.

Entitled, “Networking at Incubators, Accelerators and Coworking Spaces,” the article by Karsten Strauss goes on to say that these alternative office space venues are also proving to be rich in networking opportunities for lawyers, accountants and business advisors. She then goes on to give some examples that bring the story to life.

ABetterOffice.com has been covering this space for many years. Here are some of the incubators we recommend:

YouWeb
YouWeb is a “cradle to exit” technology incubator whose founder happens to be none other than serial entrepreneur Peter Relan. Founded in 2007, YouWeb specializes in recruiting driven and technically talented entrepreneurs, without an idea, team or business plan, who have the potential to start a great software company. There were clear synergies. Both Hacker Dojo and YouWeb support technical hackers as they develop their projects and products.

1871
More and more often, incubators are blending with coworking office space. The latest example is I’ve come across is 1871. 1871 is positioning itself as the place where Chicago’s digital start-ups get their start. It is a not-for-profit tech hub that provides Chicago’s start-up community with access to mentors, investors, partners and peers, as well as a wide array of programming, including classes, special events and conferences.

TechNexus
Chicago’s first collaborative ecosystem for tech entrepreneurs and business leaders is now officially six years old. The incubator hosts 3,000 entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders every month in Chicago’s Loop. TechNexus is a hub for all kinds of business activity, with thousands of people flowing through into its alternative office space each month, including investors, business owners, entrepreneurs, students and advisors. An impressive 70 percent of young companies that have called TechNexus home are still in business today.

Port Business Incubator
The University City Science Center’s Port Business Incubator is the latest to jump on the coworking office space bandwagon. The new coworking space has been christened the Bullpen, and offers entrepreneurs a desk, phone and high speed Wi-Fi. Located on the Science Center campus at 3711 Market Street in Philadelphia, the Bullpen specifically targets emerging growth companies. Belgium-based Biologistics Consulting is the first company to call the Philadelphia coworking space home.

Related posts:

  1. Chicago Incubator TechNexus Takes Coworking to Next Level CHICAGO—Chicago’s first collaborative ecosystem for tech entrepreneurs and business leaders...
  2. Science Center Port Business Incubator Opens Coworking Office Space PHILADELPHIA-The University City Science Center’s Port Business Incubator is the...
  3. 1871 Offers Unique Chicago Coworking Incubator CHICAGO—More and more often, incubators are blending with coworking office...
  4. AZOffices.com Launches Incubator Office Space in Tempe TEMPE, AZ-Incubator office space was all the rage during the...
  5. OfficeLinks Proves Alternative Office Space Trend Is Rising Executive office suites provider OfficeLinks just posted the most successful...
  6. Green Spaces Builds Sustainable Coworking Office Space Niche NEW YORK AND DENVER-In an age where “green” is in,...
  7. Sunshine Suites Partners with Bloomberg on Incubator New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg broke ground this week...
  8. Detroit Coworking Hits Prime Time With Twitter Residency DETROIT—You know coworking office space has hit prime time when...

New York Office Space | Chicago Office Space | Los Angeles Office Space | Dallas Office Space | Houston Office Space | Washington DC Office Space

About the Author

Jennifer LeClaire

Jennifer LeClaire is a veteran business journalist, editor and new media entrepreneur with a strong niche in real estate and technology. She works from a home office on the beach in South Florida. You can reach her through LinkedIn. www.linkedin.com/in/jleclaire

3 Responses

What Does Bestseller 'Outliers' Have to Do with Coworking? December 5th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

[...] Outlier Labs is the brainchild of a coalition of successful business owners, city officials, educators and resource providers. Located at the Business Resource Center (BRC) at University Plaza on 1071 E. 100 S. in St. George, the coworking office space also offers a network of mentors and business resources. [...]

The Real Cost of Working in a Coworking Office Space August 6th, 2014 at 8:52 am

[...] are just starting to educate people on the benefits of coworking and we understand that educating people and spreading the word will be challenges we have to [...]

Time Magazine Explores Why Coworking Is Hot December 12th, 2014 at 9:28 am

[...] 160,000 people around the world are members at over 3,000 coworking spaces. As he was discussing why the coworking concept is so hot with his colleagues, they came up with several [...]

Leave a Response