Office Space News
Published June 25th, 2013 by Jennifer LeClaire
NEW YORK – While some coworking office space providers never make it past the first year, one alternative New York office space operator is demonstrating staying power. The company’s niche may be serving it well.
Green Spaces, which bills itself as a go-to shared workspace and events venue for green businesses, social entrepreneurship and innovation, just celebrated five years at its New York and Denver office space locations.
“Since before the term ‘coworking’ was coined, we’ve been working to support social enterprise,” says Green Spaces founder Jennie Nevin. “We’re thrilled to see how well this movement is growing. These environmentally conscious and collaborative consumption principles are at the core of this mainstream movement. People want to create community and connect with one another.”
Deskmag reports the number of coworking spaces has been doubling in size each year globally, and Green Spaces recognizes that people are seeking a more innovative way to work. Green Spaces also discussed its strategy for future office space growth. The coworking office space company has a following of 25,000 people nationwide and has been home to more than 1,000 game-changing startups and organizations. Currently, the firm hosts more than 200 companies in New York and Colorado.
“For the past five years, we’ve scaled slowly, working hard to cultivate and become excellent at supporting the social enterprise community,” says Nevin and Feinberg. “Now, we are ready and excited to grow and further support the movements we intersect: social enterprise, environment, collaborative consumption, and the triple bottom line.”
As it celebrates its own success, the alternative office space provider is also spreading some love. As part of its five-year anniversary festivities, Green Spaces announced it is launching the “New Innovator Matching Challenge.”
“For the next 30 days, for every new person that joins Green Spaces, our company will match their membership by giving membership to a ‘new innovator’,” says Green Spaces co-founder Marissa Feinberg. “To qualify, ‘new innovators’ must be pre-revenue, have a solid business plan, and must have finished an undergraduate or graduate-degree program within the past five years. Social innovation is growing exponentially. It’s difficult to keep up with the number of new social ventures, and we want to support them as best we can.”