Art meets co-working at The Department

As the elevator doors opened on the 6th floor at 1 North 1st street, I felt that I’d walked into a super-sized studio apartment with a modern flare that housed buzzing startups on the perimeter and beautifully designed furniture in the center. The building was first used by the Korrick department store between 1914-1966, and has … Read more

Coffee, collaboration and co-working – AZ Co-working Guide

Co-written with Carlene Reyes A 9-5 workday just isn’t what it used to be—especially for entrepreneurs and small businesses when it comes to getting work done. The day-to-day needs and lifestyle for this demographic are a little different from the average office worker, so why should they expect to work in the same ho-hum environment? … Read more

CO+HOOTS ranked Top 10 co-working space in the world

CO+HOOTS, a collaborative co-working space located along the light rail in downtown Phoenix, was named in the “Top 10 Co-working Spaces in the World” list by San Francisco-based company, Ubiq. Coming in at No. 9 on the list, downtown Phoenix’s first and largest co-working space was named among other spaces including California’s Hacker Lab and Berlin, … Read more

DeskHub acquires Salt Lake City-based co-working space Holodeck

Entrepreneurial workspace DeskHub acquired coworking campus Holodeck in Salt Lake City this week. The transition will happen over the summer months. DeskHub Salt Lake City will become the largest coworking space in the city. “We are acquiring the Holodeck brand and rebranding it (under) DeskHub,” Founder DeskHub Jay Chernikoff said. “We are really trying to focus our … Read more

Gangplank co-working expands to Queen Creek

A new co-working space has opened in Queen Creek with the intention of bridging important resources to prospective small businesses. Gangplank cut the ribbon on its new location in the Queen Creek Town Center on April 9th after being approved for a one year lease with the town council in February.   “Our vision for … Read more

17,000 sq-ft co-working space DeskHub opens in Scottsdale

Photo contribution Thomas Hawthorne A hammock swaying on the patio with a view of Camelback Mountain, steps away from Scottsdale Fashion Square and 17,000 square-feet filled with buzzing entrepreneurs describes the new DeskHub, a co-working space that opened in Scottsdale. Jay Chernikoff, a serial entrepreneur, founded DeskHub with the desire to attract thriving entrepreneurs from … Read more

New co-working space The Office Pile caters to Hispanic/Latino startups

Co-working spaces have been popping up all over Arizona to accommodate our growing number of entrepreneurs and small businesses. A recently opened co-working space, The Office Pile (TOP), particularly caters to the Hispanic/Latino entrepreneurial community and offers a unique twist of artistry. For TOP founder and CEO Francisco Aguirre, this workspace doubles as an art … Read more

Collaborate, create and have a beer: AZ co-working spaces make work fun

A 9-5 workday just isn’t what it used to be—especially for entrepreneurs and small businesses when it comes to getting work done. The day-to-day needs and lifestyle for this demographic are a little different than the average office worker, so why should they expect to work in the same ho-hum environment? Co-working spaces are becoming … Read more

Tempe's Big Bounce co-working space offers more than just a desk

Big Bounce is a membership-based co-working space where startups or Cohabs receive executive level guidance and other support to launch and grow a successful business. Big Bounce’s platform was established to offer advanced knowledge and skills to Cohabs at any point in their business development process. Evo Terra, an Arizona radio and podcast personality and co-author … Read more

Co-working space Jumpstart opens in West Phoenix May 28

The entrepreneurial spirit of Phoenix’s west valley is revving up and local businesses are seeking to capitalize on this momentum. Contributing to this combustion is the concept of co-working spaces. Jumpstart, a 10,000 square foot space, located in West Phoenix, will open its doors on Wednesday, May 28 for a lunchtime grand opening from 11:00 … Read more

Gilbert's EZ Spaces opens – a collaborative co-working space for small businesses

If small business owners are tired of working from home or coffee shops or are tired of paying for office space they do not need, EZ Spaces might be the answer. EZ Spaces, which is located in Gilbert, gives people a professional place to work as well as access to office amenities like Wi-Fi, printers … Read more

ASU co-working space debuts the hive @ central on Jan. 17th

Come join Arizona State University January 17th as the Phoenix Public Library and the City of Phoenix present the hive @ central, the newest location in ASU’s Alexandria Co-working space. The co-working space is a new ASU initiative that brings together inventors, problem-solvers, entrepreneurs and small businesses in collaboration spaces in community libraries across Arizona. The venue … Read more

Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship co-working space to open

On Monday, November 18, the new Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) co-working space, located in the City of Maricopa, opens for business. The facility offers a 24/7 tenant option, an open and dedicated work space, shared business services and unlimited coffee! MCE’s goal is to increase successful innovative small businesses originating in or relocating to … Read more

University Advancement Roundup: ASU a top Incubator, Wildcat & Pac-12 new website, Alexandria co-working network expands

ASU Venture Catalyst named one of the top business incubators in the world The University Business Incubator Index (UBI) for 2013 indicated that Arizona State University Venture Catalyst was named one of the top university business incubators in the world; it was ranked 18th on their list of the Top 25 Global University Incubators and … Read more

Xerocraft Co-working Space Expands to 4,400-Sq. Ft.

After being cramped in a 900-square foot facility for over three years, Xerocraft, a Tucson-based, non-profit, co-working space for makers and tinkerers are stretching their legs and moving into about a 4,400 square foot facility in downtown Tucson to accommodate their growing numbers and equipment. Jeremy Briddle, Xerocraft’s treasurer, shares the milestones leading up to … Read more

ASU Alexandria Co-working Network Opens At Scottsdale Civic Center Library

On May 2, 2013, the ASU Alexandria Co-working Network opened in Scottsdale, at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, a new initiative that brings together inventors, problem-solvers, entrepreneurs and small businesses in collaboration spaces in community libraries across Arizona. The “Eureka Loft” at the Scottsdale library is the first of five spaces opening around Arizona in … Read more

Co-Working Space For Game Developers Opens in Phoenix

Game CoLab, a co-working space catering to game developers and designers located in the downtown warehouse district at the Levine Machine will open May 8, 2013. Founders Ben Reichert and Joseph Darnell are at the helm. Reichert developed this co-working concept after his frustration to find programmers and developers for his own gaming project. With … Read more

ASU and Scottsdale Libraries Will Launch "Eureka" Co-working Spaces

ASU Venture Catalyst and the Scottsdale Public Library system are launching a new initiative called the Alexandria Network to help inventors, problem-solvers, social enterprises, entrepreneurs and small businesses. The Alexandria Network is designed to provide support for the innovation economy within designated libraries, creating a network of locations across the greater Phoenix area, and eventually across the … Read more

Co-working space, tech incubator LaunchSpot enters 2.0 phase

It all started with a cup of coffee. Technology consultant and Social Media AZ founder Fred von Graf had been thinking of starting an incubator for technology companies for a while. He wanted to provide a place where people could find the resources and mentorship they needed to turn their ideas into realities. One day, … Read more